- Recommendation ID
- Further research studies into deep brain stimulation (DBS) for intractable trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs) should clearly define patient selection and report the intensity and duration of stimulation, medication use and quality of life, in addition to documenting the effects on headache symptoms as clearly as possible.
- Any explanatory notes
- Current evidence on the efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for intractable trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs) is limited and inconsistent, and the evidence on safety shows that there are serious but well-known side effects. Therefore this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Deep brain stimulation for intractable trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias
- Date issued
- March 2011
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|