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SGB References

The first large scale case-series showing the benefit of SGB for PTSD.
The first large scale case-series showing the benefit of SGB for PTSD.

Stellate Ganglion Block Used to Treat Symptoms Associated With Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series of 166 Patients. Military Medicine 2014

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The first multi-centered randomized clinical trial showing efficacy of SGB for PTSD published in a major journal.
The first multi-centered randomized clinical trial showing efficacy of SGB for PTSD published in a major journal.

Effect of the Stellate Ganglion Block Treatment on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms-A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry 2019

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The first study showing which specific PTSD symptoms were most improved by SGB.
The first study showing which specific PTSD symptoms were most improved by SGB.

Effect of Stellate Ganglion Block on Specific Symptom Clusters for Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Military Medicine 2016

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The first study of its kind showing that SGB treatment for PTSD can improve global neurocognitive function.
The first study of its kind showing that SGB treatment for PTSD can improve global neurocognitive function.

Neurocognitive Performance is Not Degraded After Stellate Ganglion Block Treatment. Military Medicine 2015

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The first study demonstrating successful treatment of Anxiety with SGB and the benefit of a bilateral SGB over a single side.
The first study demonstrating successful treatment of Anxiety with SGB and the benefit of a bilateral SGB over a single side.

Stellate Ganglion Block Reduces Anxiety Symptoms by Half: A Case Series of 285 Patients. Journal of Personalized Medicine 2023

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The first study showing that some patients only respond to a left-side SGB.
The first study showing that some patients only respond to a left-side SGB.

The successful use of left-sided stellate ganglion block in patients that fail to respond to right-sided stellate ganglion block for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms: a retrospective analysis of 205 patients. Military Medicine 2021

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The first study showing behavioral health clinicians support SGB for PTSD.
The first study showing behavioral health clinicians support SGB for PTSD.

Behavioral health clinicians endorse stellate ganglion block as a valuable intervention in the treatment of trauma-related disorders. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2021

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The first study showing the potential benefit of using a two-level SGB.
The first study showing the potential benefit of using a two-level SGB.

Comparison of C6 Stellate Ganglion Block vs C6 and C4 Cervical Sympathetic Chain Block for Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD): Analysis of 147 Patients. Journal of Neurological Disorders & Stroke 2020

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