Do Real World Outcomes Fall Short of Peer Reviewed Research: A Debate/Discussion Featured

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Friday, Jan. 13

In the field of neuromodulation for pain, we have been fortunate to have a deluge of high-quality literature over the past few years, including multiple level 1, randomized controlled trials. At times, real-world results and follow-up studies fall short of expected results. During this session, we will discuss the following: - How large, industry-funded studies are constructed. - Whether real-world follow-up studies or large randomized trials are more applicable to generalized practice. - What determines which studies are published during peer review? - How do we interpret current literature to improve outcomes for our patients in the real world?

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss commonly used study designs for large-scale, peer-reviewed neuromodulation research.
  • Review dissemination and application of recently published landmark neuromodulation trials.
  • Describe the difference between outcomes in clinical research and real-world application of novel neuromodulation.
  • Discuss whether real-world outcomes match research conclusions.

Debate/Discussion: How Should Peer Reviewed, Large Scale Research Guide Real World Clinical Care?

Robert M. Levy, MD PhD

Erika A. Petersen, MD

Leonardo Kapural, MD PhD

Ahmed Raslan, MD

David Dickerson, MD

Lynn Kohan, MD

Amy Pearson, MD

Jonathan M. Hagedorn, MD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.