Dr Paul Verrills presented with the highly esteemed Best Research Paper Prize

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Dr Paul Verrills from Metro Pain Group has been announced as the prestigious winner of the Best Research Paper Prize for his presentation at the 87th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in the section of Pain Medicine. The Congress was held on 7 – 11 May 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

The title of the research paper was “Investigating the Efficacy of High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation at 10 kHz for Treating Chronic Abdominal Pain: Interim Results from a Multicenter Feasibility Study”. Dr Paul Verrills in collaboration with a wider international team, presented the research findings from a spinal cord stimulation study which aims to assess the safety and effectiveness of HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulation (HF10-SCS) in the treatment of chronic abdominal pain. Unlike other spinal cord stimulation systems, HF10-SCS provides pain relief by producing wave forms at 10 kHz without paresthesia 1. HF10-SCS has previously established its ability to provide relief for chronic back and leg pain 2, and more recently for chronic abdominal pain, as presented by Dr Verrills at the Congress.


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1 Verrills P, Sinclair C, Barnard A. A review of spinal cord stimulation systems for chronic pain. Journal of Pain Research. 2016;9:481-492. doi:10.2147/JPR.S108884.
2 Leonardo Kapural, Cong Yu, Matthew W. Doust, Bradford E. Gliner, Ricardo Vallejo, B. Todd Sitzman, Kasra Amirdelfan, Donna M. Morgan, Lora L. Brown, Thomas L. Yearwood, Richard Bundschu, Allen W. Burton, Thomas Yang, Ramsin Benyamin, Abram H. Burgher; Novel 10-kHz High-frequency Therapy (HF10 Therapy) Is Superior to Traditional Low-frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Back and Leg Pain: The SENZA-RCT Randomized Controlled Trial. Anesthesiology 2015;123(4):851-860. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000774.


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