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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443722/characterizing-treatment-utilization-patterns-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-in-the-united-states
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Joanna M Zakrzewska, Ning Wu, John Y K Lee, Brian Werneburg, Deborah Hoffman, Ying Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare orofacial disorder characterized by severe unilateral paroxysmal pain in the region of the fifth cranial nerve. Clinical guidelines recommend carbamazepine (only US Food and Drug Administration-approved drug for TN) and oxcarbazepine as first-line therapies. We utilized the US Truven Health MarketScan database to examine treatment patterns among patients with TN. METHODS: Included patients were aged ≥18 years, newly diagnosed with TN (≥2 TN diagnoses ≥14 days apart; no diagnosis in the prior year), continuously enrolled 1 year pre-index, with ≥3 years' follow-up post-index...
February 19, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416380/spinal-dopaminergic-involvement-in-the-antihyperalgesic-effect-of-antidepressants-in-a-rat-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Mi Chen, Hajime Hoshino, Shigeru Saito, Yang Yang, Hideaki Obata
Antidepressants such as tricyclic antidepressants, and serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors are a first-line treatment for neuropathic pain. Here, we aimed to determine the involvement of the spinal dopaminergic system in the antihyperalgesic effects of antidepressants in a rat model of neuropathic pain induced by spinal nerve ligation (SNL). The right L5 spinal nerve of male Sprague-Dawley rats was ligated under inhalation anesthesia to induce hyperalgesia. Behavioral testing was performed by measuring ipsilateral hindpaw withdrawal thresholds after intraperitoneal injection of amitriptyline, duloxetine, milnacipran, and fluoxetine...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20458213/acute-and-chronic-pain-management-in-fibromyalgia-updates-on-pharmacotherapy
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Eric S Hsu
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a mysterious pain syndrome with progressive and widespread pain, explicit areas of tender points, stiffness, sleep disturbance, fatigue, and psychological distress without any obvious disease. FM is commonly perceived as a condition of central pain and sensory augmentation. There are documented functional abnormalities in pain and sensory processing in FM. Central sensitization and lack of descending analgesic activity are the 2 leading mechanisms that have been demonstrated by advance in both basic and clinical research...
November 2011: American Journal of Therapeutics
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