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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156905/i-hurt-so-hypnotic-interventions-and-palliative-care-for-traumatic-brain-injury
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Donald Moss
This article presents a case study in which self-hypnosis, hypnosis-assisted psychotherapy, and palliative care strategies were provided within a multi-modal integrative treatment program for a 38-year-old woman with traumatic brain injury (TBI) secondary to motor vehicle accident. Self-hypnosis was helpful in anxiety reduction and pain management. Hypnosis-assisted psychotherapy was beneficial in de-sensitizing many post-traumatic memories, and in managing post-concussion pain, including neuropathic pain and post-traumatic migraine headaches...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156899/modulating-the-endocannabinoid-pathway-as-treatment-for-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-a-selected-review-of-preclinical-studies
#2
Shannon O'Hearn, Patrick Diaz, Bo Angela Wan, Carlo DeAngelis, Nicholas Lao, Leila Malek, Edward Chow, Alexia Blake
Chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain is a distressing and commonly occurring side effect of many commonly used chemotherapeutic agents, which in some cases may prevent cancer patients from being able to complete their treatment. Cannabinoid based therapies have the potential to manage or even prevent pain associated with this syndrome. Pre-clinical animal studies that investigate the modulation of the endocannabinoid system (endogenous cannabinoid pathway) are being conducted to better understand the mechanisms behind this phenomenon...
August 31, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151570/a-case-report-of-refractory-notalgia-paresthetica-treated-with-lidocaine-infusions
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Yaroslava Chtompel, Marzieh Eghtesadi, Grisell Vargas-Schaffer
BACKGROUND Notalgia paresthetica is a neuropathic condition that manifests as a chronic itch in the thoraco-dorsal region. It is often resistant to treatment, and specific guidelines for its management are lacking. As such, we present a treatment approach with intravenous lidocaine infusions. CASE REPORT The case involves a 50-year-old woman with spinal cord injury caused by an epidural abscess. The patient developed notalgia paresthetica and sublesional neuropathic pain following its drainage. In the course of her pain management, she was treated with intravenous lidocaine which resulted in profound relief of notalgia paresthetica...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138154/pharmacologic-management-of-chronic-neuropathic-pain-review-of-the-canadian-pain-society-consensus-statement
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REVIEW
Alex Mu, Erica Weinberg, Dwight E Moulin, Hance Clarke
OBJECTIVE: To provide family physicians with a practical clinical summary of the Canadian Pain Society (CPS) revised consensus statement on the pharmacologic management of neuropathic pain. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: A multidisciplinary interest group within the CPS conducted a systematic review of the literature on the current treatments of neuropathic pain in drafting the revised consensus statement. MAIN MESSAGE: Gabapentinoids, tricyclic antidepressants, and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors are the first-line agents for treating neuropathic pain...
November 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127593/seom-clinical-guideline-for-treatment-of-cancer-pain-2017
#5
C Jara, S Del Barco, C Grávalos, S Hoyos, B Hernández, M Muñoz, T Quintanar, J A Meana, C Rodriguez, R de Las Peñas
Pain is a highly prevalent symptom in patients with cancer. Despite therapeutic advances and well-accepted treatment guidelines, a percentage of patients with pain are under-treated. Currently, it has been recognized that several barriers in pain management still exist and, in addition, there are new challenges surrounding complex subtypes of pain, such as breakthrough and neuropathic pain, requiring further reviews and recommendations. This is an update of the guide our society previously published and represents the continued commitment of SEOM to move forward and improve supportive care of cancer patients...
November 10, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125423/management-of-chronic-neuropathic-pain-with-single-and-compounded-topical-analgesics
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Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Tatiana Tverdohleb, Farid Nikibin, Ivana Knezevic, Kenneth D Candido
The goal of our review was to emphasize important aspects that physicians should take into consideration when prescribing topical analgesics as part of chronic neuropathic pain treatment. We discuss the dermatopharmacokinetics and microstructural components of the skin, differences between topical and transdermal drug delivery, and topical medication effects on peripheral neuropathy and central sensitization. Even though the US FDA approved topical analgesics are 8%-capsaicin and 5%-lidocaine patches for treating postherpetic neuralgia, there are many other studies conducted on the efficacy of topical ketamine cream, clonidine gel, topical gabapentin, topical baclofen and topical phenytoin for peripheral neuropathic pain, either alone or in combination with other formulations...
November 10, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123659/-why-me-the-problem-of-chronic-pain-after-surgery
#7
Patricia Lavand'homme
Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) has become a health priority and is scheduled to be included in the upcoming version of the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision (ICD-11). Recent studies on CPSP show unchanged prevalence despite progress made in fundamental research about underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. Nevertheless, clinical research has allowed better understanding of some CPSP aspects such as the development of neuropathic CPSP. Actually, some improvements are ongoing such as a refined definition and the assessment of CPSP in vulnerable populations, for example, paediatric patients...
November 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121279/clinical-and-preclinical-perspectives-on-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-cipn-a-narrative-review
#8
S J L Flatters, P M Dougherty, L A Colvin
This review provides an update on the current clinical and preclinical understanding of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). The overview of the clinical syndrome includes a review of its assessment, diagnosis and treatment. CIPN is caused by several widely-used chemotherapeutics including paclitaxel, oxaliplatin, bortezomib. Severe CIPN may require dose reduction, or cessation, of chemotherapy, impacting on patient survival. While CIPN often resolves after chemotherapy, around 30% of patients will have persistent problems, impacting on function and quality of life...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120935/neuropathic-pain-experiences-of-spinal-cord-injury-patients
#9
Chin-Ching Li, Hung-Ru Lin, Ming-Dar Tsai, Shiow-Luan Tsay
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain (NP) is a common, severe problem that affects spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. Only SCI patients truly understand the impact and extent of this type of pain. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to understand the NP experienced by SCI patients and the influence of this type of pain on their daily life. METHOD: A qualitative design was used. An interview guide including a semistructured questionnaire and in-depth interviews was conducted with SCI patients with NP in a neurorehabilitation department at a medical center in northern Taiwan...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117210/quality-of-life-and-impact-of-pain-in-women-treated-with-aromatase-inhibitors-for-breast-cancer-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Françoise Laroche, Serge Perrot, Terkia Medkour, Paul-Henri Cottu, Jean-Yves Pierga, Jean-Pierre Lotz, Karine Beerblock, Christophe Tournigand, Laure Chauvenet, Didier Bouhassira, Joël Coste
Women with hormone-dependent breast cancer are treated with aromatase inhibitors (AI) to slow disease progression by decreasing estrogen levels. However, AI have adverse effects, including pain, with potentially serious impact on quality of life (QOL) and treatment compliance. We evaluated quality of life during the first year of AI treatment, focusing particularly on the impact of pain. In a multicenter cohort study of 135 women with early-stage breast cancer, free of pain at the initiation of AI treatment, quality of life (by the EORTC QLQ-BR23), somatic and psychic symptoms, psychological characters, temperament and coping strategies were assessed at baseline and at each follow-up visit (1, 3, 6 and 12 months)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112008/tlr4-deficiency-abrogated-widespread-tactile-allodynia-but-not-widespread-thermal-hyperalgesia-and-trigeminal-neuropathic-pain-following-partial-infraorbital-nerve-transection
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Ting-Ting Hu, Ran-Ran Wang, Ying-Ying Tang, Yu-Xing Wu, Jie Yu, Wei-Wei Hou, Guo-Dong Lou, Yu-Dong Zhou, Shi-Hong Zhang, Zhong Chen
Pain sensitization following partial infraorbital nerve transection (p-IONX) in mice not only presents in orofacial region, but also spreads to distant body parts. The roles of toll like receptor 4 (TLR4) in orofacial pain and the spreading process are still unclear. Here we found that mice with deficient TLR4 due to Tr4 gene point mutation (C3H/HeJ) or spontaneous deletion (C57BL/10ScNJ) developed tactile allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia in the vibrissal pad in a parallel way to their respective wild types (C3HeB/FeJ or C57BL/6J) following p-IONX...
November 3, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107625/activation-of-erk-creb-pathway-in-noradrenergic-neurons-contributes-to-hypernociceptive-phenotype-in-h4-receptor-knockout-mice-after-nerve-injury
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Maria Domenica Sanna, Tommaso Mello, Emanuela Masini, Nicoletta Galeotti
G-protein coupled receptor H4 (H4R) is a histamine receptor subtype that is involved in a condition of pathological chronic pain, but its pathophysiological function is unknown. Here, we investigate the role of H4R in a model of traumatic nerve injury. H4R knockout (H4R(-)/(-)) mice exposed to spared nerve injury (SNI) developed a more prominent mechanical and thermal hypersensitivity than wild type mice. Western blotting and immunofluorescence were used to characterize the cellular mechanisms. Nerve injury increased phosphorylated pERK MAPK expression in the spinal cord that was further promoted in H4R(-)/(-) genotype...
October 28, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106051/treatment-of-chronic-refractory-neuropathic-pelvic-pain-with-high-frequency-10-kilohertz-spinal-cord-stimulation
#13
Thomas Simopoulos, Jason Yong, Jatinder S Gill
Chronic non-malignant pain perceived in the pelvic region commonly presents as a diagnostic challenge and is often difficult to manage. Treatment options are delayed as well as limited. The prevalence in the United States and the United Kingdom has been estimated to range from 14.7 % to 24% respectively (1, 2). Common chronic pelvic pain syndromes include interstitial cystitis, chronic prostatitis, coccygodynia, vulvodynia, chronic proctalgia, and pudendal neuralgia. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
November 6, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105941/assessment-and-manifestation-of-central-sensitisation-across-different-chronic-pain-conditions
#14
L Arendt-Nielsen, B Morlion, S Perrot, A Dahan, A Dickenson, H G Kress, C Wells, D Bouhassira, A Mohr Drewes
Different neuroplastic processes can occur along the nociceptive pathways and may be important in the transition from acute to chronic pain and for diagnosis and development of optimal management strategies. The neuroplastic processes may result in gain (sensitisation) or loss (desensitisation) of function in relation to the incoming nociceptive signals. Such processes play important roles in chronic pain, and although the clinical manifestations differ across condition processes, they share some common mechanistic features...
November 5, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076666/comparison-of-topical-capsaicin-and-topical-turpentine-oil-for-treatment-of-painful-diabetic-neuropathy
#15
Muhammad Usman Musharraf, Zaheer Ahmad, Zernab Yaqub
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus is a pandemic of the modern era owing to our rapidly deteriorating lifestyle. Painful diabetic neuropathy is one of the costliest and disabling complications of diabetes mellitus. No single treatment exists to prevent or reverse neuropathic changes or to provide total pain relief. Topical Capsaicin and Turpentine Oil are found to be effective in treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. METHODS: Patients of either gender with ages between 18 and 70 years having painful diabetic neuropathy already taking one oral drug for painful neuropathy and treatment for diabetes mellitus and an HbA1C less than 8...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076422/the-prophylactic-use-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-patients-scheduled-for-neurosurgery
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Barbara Miziak, Kinga Borowicz-Reutt, Radoslaw Rola, Barbara Blaszczyk, Miroslaw Czuczwar, Stanislaw J Czuczwar
Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) possess diverse mechanisms of action - enhancement of GABA-mediated events, inhibition of glutamate-mediated excitation, blockade of voltage-dependent sodium or calcium channels being the most frequently shared. They are not only used for the symptomatic management of epilepsy but in the treatment of psychiatric or neurologic disorders (e.g. bipolar disorder, neuropathic pain, prophylaxis of migraine). Generally, this group of drugs is also widely used in neurosurgery patients for the prevention of seizure activity and their effectiveness in this regard has been evaluated in this review...
October 27, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074941/orofacial-pain-an-update-on-diagnosis-and-management
#17
S Ghurye, R McMillan
The diagnosis and management of orofacial pain may be challenging due to complex histories, pathophysiology and associated psychosocial co-morbidities such as depression and anxiety. Neuropathic facial pain conditions such as burning mouth syndrome (BMS), persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP), atypical odontalgia (AO) and trigeminal neuralgia (TN) require early recognition by primary care clinicians and referral to secondary care. Acute pain-related temporomandibular disorder (TMD) may be managed in the primary care setting, with identification of those at risk of developing chronic TMD receiving an early referral to secondary care...
December 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066865/the-roles-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-in-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-an-update-on-preclinical-in-vivo-studies-and-future-perspectives
#18
REVIEW
Sabrina Bimonte, Marco Cascella, Vincenzo Schiavone, Farrokh Mehrabi-Kermani, Arturo Cuomo
Neuropathic pain (NP) is a complex and chronic disease caused by lesions or defects of the somatosensory nervous system. The treatments normally used for managing NP usually lack efficacy. Several animal models of NP have been engineered in order to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying NP and to find alternative molecules to use as new therapeutic agents. Preclinical in vivo studies identified the epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a main active component of green tea (Camellia sinensis), as a possible therapeutic molecule for NP treatment due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063488/attenuation-of-nociceptive-pain-and-inflammatory-disorders-by-total-steroid-and-terpenoid-fraction-of-euphorbia-tirucalli-linn-root-in-experimental-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-model
#19
Partha Palit, Dhrubojyoti Mukherjee, Poulami Mahanta, Md Shadab, Nahid Ali, Shubhadeep Roychoudhury, Md Asad, Subhash C Mandal
The plant Euphorbia tirucalli Linn has been successfully used as a tribal folk medicine in India and Africa for the management of acute inflammatory, arthritic, nociceptive pain and asthmatic symptoms. The present study was conducted to assess the anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-asthmatic and anti-arthritic role of the total steroid and terpenoid rich fractions of the hydro-alcoholic extract of E. tirucalli root (STF-HAETR). STF-HAETR fraction demonstrated 71.25 ± 2.5 and 74.25 ± 5.1% protection against acetic acid-induced pain and central neuropathic pain at 75 and 100 mg/kg doses, respectively...
October 23, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059509/gene-therapy-for-neuropathic-pain-induced-by-spared-nerve-injury-with-naked-plasmid-encoding-hepatocyte-growth-factor
#20
Hu Chunsheng, Lu Yuxin, Cheng Xiaochen, Cui Yufang, Wu Zuze, Zhang Qinglin
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain (NP) is a refractory disease in clinic and tremendously impacts on the patients' quality of life. Gene therapy is a potential strategy for the management of NP. In this paper, we examined the analgesic effect and mechanism of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: We examined the proinflammatroy gene changes in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced BV2 cells with quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS)...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
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