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. Jul-Aug 1999;39(7):502-5.
doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.1999.3907502.x.

Use of Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) for Treating ECT-induced Headaches

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Use of Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) for Treating ECT-induced Headaches

E A Ghoname et al. Headache. .

Abstract

Five patients who experienced migrainelike attacks associated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) were treated using a novel nonpharmacologic therapy known as percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS). In this sham-controlled preliminary evaluation, PENS therapy proved to be a useful alternative to opioid analgesics for the acute treatment and/or prevention of ECT-induced headache.

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