DTM™ spinal cord stimulation shows superior back pain relief in RCT

By Akshay Kedari  Date: 2020-01-22

DTM™ spinal cord stimulation shows superior back pain relief in RCT

Medtronic plc, a Dublin-based medical technology, services, and solutions company, has reportedly announced three-month results from a large, multicenter RCT (randomized controlled trial) demonstrating statistically meaningful (p=0.0009) and improved back pain relief with DTM (Differential Target Multiplexed) SCS (Spinal Cord Stimulation) compared to conventional SCS. Both arms have used the company’s Intellis™ platform.

Reportedly, the three-month outcomes demonstrated 80% of chronic back pain patients treated with DTM registered minimum 50% pain relief, compared to 51% of the patients treated with conventional SCS, as measured by VAS (Visual Analog Scale).

Meanwhile, the RCT showed great pain relief and substantial reductions in leg and back pain with DTM. 63% of patients with back pain treated with DTM showed great pain relief of 80% or more compared to 26% treated with conventional SCS.

All in all, patients treated with DTM demonstrated an average of 74% decrease in back pain compared to 46% with conventional SCS for three months period. Likewise, improvements were noted with DTM for leg pain with a mean decrease of 72% compared to 59% with conventional SCS.

Matt Thomas, General Manager and Vice President of the Stim and Early Interventions business, that is part of the Restorative Therapies Group at Medtronic, said that DTM therapy is the first customized SCS approach purposely created from new scientific concept and demonstrated in an RCT.

The clinical study determines that DTM therapy offers greater efficacy for chronic back pain patients compared to conventional stimulation. Moreover, when combined with Medtronic Intellis, patients could access superior results as displayed in the RCT on an unrivaled simulation platform.

For a record, Medtronic secured DTM therapy as part of its acquisition of Stimgenics declared in early January. DTM therapy is a new and unique programming option to treat patients who are suffering from chronic pain, and is based on years of preclinical research.

Source Credit - http://newsroom.medtronic.com/news-releases/news-release-details/dtmtm-spinal-cord-stimulation-using-medtronic-intellistm

About Author

Akshay Kedari     aeresearch.net

Akshay Kedari

A qualified computer engineering graduate, Akshay Kedari takes pride in having his way with words. Following his passion for content creation, he writes insightful pieces on aeresearch.net and a few other portals. Also endorsed with a short-term experience in web deve...

Read More

More News By Akshay Kedari

Square to acquire installment payment firm Afterpay for USD 29 Bn

Square to acquire installment payment firm Afterpay for USD 29 Bn

By Akshay Kedari

With the increasing competition in the buy now pay later (BNPL) arena for U.S. consumers, digital payments firm Square Inc. recently announced its plans of acquiring BNPL company Afterpay Ltd. in an all-stock deal valued at USD 29 billion. The San F...

Hyundai Motor, LG Energy Solution to launch battery plant in Indonesia

Hyundai Motor, LG Energy Solution to launch battery plant in Indonesia

By Akshay Kedari

This new battery production plant will be built in the Karwang Regency. It will reportedly have a yearly output of around 10 gigawatt-hours of batteries. South Korean multinational conglomerates Hyundai Motor Company and LG Energy Solution Ltd. ...

Amazon’s ‘Key for Business’ raises security concerns for U.S apartments

Amazon’s ‘Key for Business’ raises security concerns for U.S apartments

By Akshay Kedari

American technology and e-commerce giant, Amazon.com Inc. has reportedly been using ‘Key for Business’- a system that enables the company’s delivery agents to gain access to apartment complexes without requiring to be buzzed in by r...

Volvo Cars might take full control of its Chinese stake ahead of IPO

Volvo Cars might take full control of its Chinese stake ahead of IPO

By Akshay Kedari

Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars Corporation reportedly signed an agreement with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to buy out from their decade-long joint ventures to gain complete ownership of its facilities in China. According to relia...

Lamborghini expects sale volumes to hit record highs in India this year

Lamborghini expects sale volumes to hit record highs in India this year

By Akshay Kedari

Italian luxury sports car manufacturer, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is reportedly expecting substantial growth in sales volumes in India this year as the carmaker is experiencing a V-shaped upturn in demand after the easing out of COVID-19 pandemic...