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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616956/tramadol-for-neuropathic-pain-in-adults
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REVIEW
Rudolf Martin Duehmke, Sheena Derry, Philip J Wiffen, Rae F Bell, Dominic Aldington, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: This review is an update of a review of tramadol for neuropathic pain, published in 2006; updating was to bring the review in line with current standards. Neuropathic pain, which is caused by a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system, may be central or peripheral in origin. Peripheral neuropathic pain often includes symptoms such as burning or shooting sensations, abnormal sensitivity to normally painless stimuli, or an increased sensitivity to normally painful stimuli...
June 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615772/postherpetic-neuralgia-presenting-as-delusional-parasitosis-a-case-series
#2
Shailendra Mohan Tripathi, Priti Singh, Nisha Mani Pandey
Delusional parasitosis (DP) or Ekbom's disease is a rare psychiatric condition where the sufferers have a firm-fixed belief of insects crawling over their skin. The condition may be primary monosymptomatic hypochrondrical delusion or secondary to an underlying psychiatric or organic condition. We present two cases of elderly men presenting with classical symptomatology of DP, which is found to be secondary to postherpetic neuralgia following an acute episode of shingles or herpes zoster infection. One patient responded to a combination of antipsychotic, olanzapine, and pregabalin, used for neuropathic pain, and the other patient responded completely with medications used for neuropathic pain only without any antipsychotic use...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605285/analysis-of-real-world-health-care-costs-among-immunocompetent-patients-aged-50%C3%A2-years-or-older-with-herpes-zoster-in-the-united-states
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Juliana L Meyers, Shweta Madhwani, Debora Rausch, Sean D Candrilli, Girishanthy Krishnarajah, Songkai Yan
Few peer-reviewed publications present real-world United States (US) data describing resource utilization and costs associated with herpes zoster (HZ) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). The primary objective of this analysis (GSK study identifier: HO-14-14270) was to assess direct costs associated with HZ and PHN in the US using a retrospective managed care insurance claims database. Patients ≥ 50 y at HZ diagnosis were selected. Patients were excluded if they were immunocompromised before diagnosis or received an HZ vaccine at any time...
June 12, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597471/gabapentin-for-chronic-neuropathic-pain-in-adults
#4
REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Sheena Derry, Rae F Bell, Andrew Sc Rice, Thomas Rudolf Tölle, Tudor Phillips, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: Gabapentin is commonly used to treat neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve damage). This review updates a review published in 2014, and previous reviews published in 2011, 2005 and 2000. OBJECTIVES: To assess the analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of gabapentin in chronic neuropathic pain in adults. SEARCH METHODS: For this update we searched CENTRAL), MEDLINE, and Embase for randomised controlled trials from January 2014 to January 2017...
June 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596150/pain-improvement-with-novel-combination-analgesic-regimens-pain-care-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Ian Gilron, Dongsheng Tu, Ronald Holden, Alan C Jackson, Nader Ghasemlou, Scott Duggan, Elizabeth Vandenkerkhof, Roumen Milev
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain (NP) (including painful diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, etc) affects approximately 7% to 8% of the population and is associated with a devastating symptom burden as well as a profound economic impact for patients, their families, and the health care system. Current therapies have limited efficacy and dose-limiting adverse effects (AEs). Rational combination therapy with carefully selected NP drugs has shown potential for measurable improvements in pain relief, quality of life, and health care use...
June 8, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595241/stratifying-patients-with-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-based-on-sensory-profiles-algorithm-and-sample-size-recommendations
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Jan Vollert, Christoph Maier, Nadine Attal, David L H Bennett, Didier Bouhassira, Elena K Enax-Krumova, Nanna B Finnerup, Rainer Freynhagen, Janne Gierthmühlen, Maija Haanpää, Per Hansson, Philipp Hüllemann, Troels S Jensen, Walter Magerl, Juan D Ramirez, Andrew S C Rice, Sigrid Schuh-Hofer, Märta Segerdahl, Jordi Serra, Pallai R Shillo, Soeren Sindrup, Solomon Tesfaye, Andreas C Themistocleous, Thomas R Tölle, Rolf-Detlef Treede, Ralf Baron
In a recent cluster analysis, it has been shown that patients with peripheral neuropathic pain can be grouped into 3 sensory phenotypes based on quantitative sensory testing profiles, which are mainly characterized by either sensory loss, intact sensory function and mild thermal hyperalgesia and/or allodynia, or loss of thermal detection and mild mechanical hyperalgesia and/or allodynia. Here, we present an algorithm for allocation of individual patients to these subgroups. The algorithm is nondeterministic-ie, a patient can be sorted to more than one phenotype-and can separate patients with neuropathic pain from healthy subjects (sensitivity: 78%, specificity: 94%)...
June 7, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538207/association-of-serum-ninjurin2-levels-with-neurologic-damage-and-postherpetic-neuralgia-occurrence-an-observational-cohort-study-in-chinese-herpeszoster-patients
#7
Guozhuan Zhang, Yingjiao Sun, Lei Wang, Hui Tian, Lishuang Liang
OBJECTIVES: Postherpetic neuralgia(PHN) is the most common complication of herpeszoster (HZ) infection. The study aimed to explore whether serum Ninjurin2 (for nerve injury-induced protein 2, NINJ2), a novel neurologic damage related protein, is associated with nerve injury and the occurrence of PHN. RESULTS: Seventy-four of the eighty patients completed the study. On the 7th day of AHN, the patients had significantly higher values of NINJ2, cold-sense dispersion (ΔCS), warm-sense dispersion (ΔWS), cold-pain dispersion (ΔCP), heat-pain dispersion (ΔHP) and NRS score compared to controls...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530894/preventing-herpes-zoster-through-vaccination-new-developments
#8
REVIEW
Phuc Le, Camille Sabella, Michael B Rothberg
Herpes zoster (HZ) affects 1 million Americans every year. The disease burden is higher in immunocompromised patients. The live-attenuated HZ vaccine is effective in preventing HZ and postherpetic neuralgia and has been recommended for immunocompetent adults age 60 and older. However, because protection wanes by 10 years, a booster may be necessary. In 2015, an adjuvanted subunit HZ vaccine was shown to reduce incidence by 97%, even in the elderly, but long-term data on vaccine protection are not available...
May 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530786/morphine-for-chronic-neuropathic-pain-in-adults
#9
REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Junqiao Chen, Philip J Wiffen, Sheena Derry, Daniel B Carr, Dominic Aldington, Peter Cole, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain, which is caused by a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system, may be central or peripheral in origin. Neuropathic pain often includes symptoms such as burning or shooting sensations, abnormal sensitivity to normally painless stimuli, or an increased sensitivity to normally painful stimuli. Neuropathic pain is a common symptom in many diseases of the nervous system. Opioid drugs, including morphine, are commonly used to treat neuropathic pain...
May 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514508/methadone-for-neuropathic-pain-in-adults
#10
REVIEW
Ewan D McNicol, McKenzie C Ferguson, Roman Schumann
BACKGROUND: This review replaces an earlier review, "Methadone for chronic non-cancer pain in adults". This review serves to update the original and includes only studies of neuropathic pain. Methadone belongs to a class of analgesics known as opioids, that are considered the cornerstone of therapy for moderate-to-severe postsurgical pain and pain due to life-threatening illnesses; however, their use in neuropathic pain is controversial. Methadone has many characteristics that differentiate it from other opioids, which suggests that it may have a different efficacy and safety profile...
May 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497473/topical-analgesics-for-acute-and-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
#11
REVIEW
Sheena Derry, Philip J Wiffen, Eija A Kalso, Rae F Bell, Dominic Aldington, Tudor Phillips, Helen Gaskell, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: Topical analgesic drugs are used for a variety of painful conditions. Some are acute, typically strains or sprains, tendinopathy, or muscle aches. Others are chronic, typically osteoarthritis of hand or knee, or neuropathic pain. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the analgesic efficacy and associated adverse events of topical analgesics (primarily nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), salicylate rubefacients, capsaicin, and lidocaine) applied to intact skin for the treatment of acute and chronic pain in adults...
May 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486993/a-case-control-study-on-family-history-as-a-risk-factor-for-herpes-zoster-and-associated-outcomes-beijing-china
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Luodan Suo, Li Lu, Juan Li, Mu Sun, Haihong Wang, Xinhui Peng, Fan Yang, Xinghuo Pang, Mona Marin, Chengbin Wang
BACKGROUND: Hospital-based case control studies have found family history of herpes zoster (HZ) was associated with risk of HZ, but the role of family history is not fully examined for other HZ-associated outcomes such as recurrent HZ, occurrence of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), and HZ with different pain severities. METHODS: We conducted a population-based matched case control study. HZ cases that occurred during December 1, 2011 to November 30, 2012 were identified by face-to-face interview with all residents of eight selected communities/villages from three districts of Beijing, China...
May 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486850/vaccine-profile-of-herpes-zoster-hz-su-subunit-vaccine
#13
Anthony L Cunningham, Thomas Heineman
Herpes zoster (HZ) causes an often severe and painful rash in older people and may be complicated by prolonged pain (postherpetic neuralgia; PHN) and by dissemination in immune-compromised patients. HZ results from reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection, often associated with age-related or other causes of decreased T cell immunity. A live attenuated vaccine boosts this immunity and provides partial protection against HZ, but this decreases with age and declines over 8 years. Areas covered: A new HZ subunit (HZ/su) vaccine combines a key surface VZV glycoprotein (E) with a T cell-boosting adjuvant system (AS01B) and is administered by two intramuscular injections two months apart...
July 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415907/transdermal-oxycodone-patch-for-the-treatment-of-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
#14
Paul D Gavin, Louise Tremper, Alisha Smith, Gemma Williams, Charles Brooker
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy, systemic exposure, safety and tolerability of a transdermal oxycodone patch containing tocopheryl phosphate mixture (TPM) in patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). PATIENTS & METHODS: The study was a Phase IIa, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled crossover study. RESULTS: While the TPM/oxycodone patch did not significantly improve 'average' Numeric Pain Rating Scale scores versus vehicle patch, patients reporting high levels of paresthesia (n = 9) showed a trend toward improved pain reduction...
April 18, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383710/the-mobile-study-a-phase-iia-enriched-enrollment-randomized-withdrawal-trial-to-assess-the-analgesic-efficacy-and-safety-of-asp8477-a-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-inhibitor-in-patients-with-peripheral-neuropathic-pain
#15
Daniel Bradford, Anjali Stirling, Etienne Ernault, Maggie Liosatos, Katherine Tracy, Jennifer Moseley, Paul Blahunka, Mike D Smith
Objective.:  To evaluate the analgesic efficacy and safety of ASP8477 in patients with peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP). Design.:  Enriched enrollment randomized withdrawal. Setting.:  Centers in Poland (four), Czech Republic (six), and the United Kingdom (two). Subjects.:  Patients aged 18 years or older with PNP resulting from painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy or postherpetic neuralgia. Methods...
April 5, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381144/varicella-zoster-virus-gastritis
#16
Erik W Nohr, Doha M Itani, Christopher N Andrews, Margaret M Kelly
We report varicella-zoster virus (VZV) gastritis in a 70-year-old woman postchemotherapy for lymphoma, presenting with abdominal pain, vomiting, and delirium without rash. A gastric biopsy demonstrated viral inclusions but posed a diagnostic challenge as immunohistochemistry for cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus were negative, and VZV immunohistochemistry was not available. The patient developed a vesicular rash 7 days after her symptoms began. Molecular testing of the gastric biopsy and a skin swab both confirmed VZV infection...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375916/neuropathic-pain
#17
Lindsay A Zilliox
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuropathic pain is a frequently encountered condition that is often resistant to treatment and is associated with poor patient satisfaction of their treatment. Several medications have been shown to be effective in treating neuropathic pain associated with diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia, and these medications are often used to treat neuropathic pain associated with other conditions as well. This article summarizes the diagnosis and assessment of patients with neuropathic pain as well as available pharmacologic and interventional treatment options...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367398/varicella-zoster-virus-glycoproteins-entry-replication-and-pathogenesis
#18
Stefan L Oliver, Edward Yang, Ann M Arvin
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV), an alphaherpesvirus that causes chicken pox (varicella) and shingles (herpes zoster), is a medically important pathogen that causes considerable morbidity and, on occasion, mortality in immunocompromised patients. Herpes zoster can afflict the elderly with a debilitating condition, postherpetic neuralgia, triggering severe, untreatable pain for months or years. The lipid envelope of VZV, similar to all herpesviruses, contains numerous glycoproteins required for replication and pathogenesis...
December 2016: Current Clinical Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362955/effectiveness-and-duration-of-protection-provided-by-the-live-attenuated-herpes-zoster-vaccine-in-the-medicare-population-ages-65-years-and-older
#19
Hector S Izurieta, Michael Wernecke, Jeffrey Kelman, Sarah Wong, Richard Forshee, Douglas Pratt, Yun Lu, Qin Sun, Christopher Jankosky, Philip Krause, Chris Worrall, Tom MaCurdy, Rafael Harpaz
Background: Tens of millions of seniors are at risk of herpes zoster (HZ) and its complications. Live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine (HZV) reduces that risk, although questions regarding effectiveness and durability of protection in routine clinical practice remain. We used Medicare data to investigate HZV effectiveness (VE) and its durability. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included beneficiaries ages ≥65 years during January 2007 through July 2014...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357404/painvision%C3%A2-apparatus-for-assessment-of-efficacy-of-pulsed-radiofrequency-combined-with-pharmacological-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-postherpetic-neuralgia-and-correlations-with-measurements
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Dong Wang, Kai Zhang, ShaoLong Han, LingZhi Yu
Objective. PainVision device was a developed application for the evaluation of pain intensity. The objective was to assess the efficacy and safety of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) combined with pharmacological therapy in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). We also discussed the correlation of the measurements. Method. Forty patients with PHN were randomized for treatment with PRF combined with pharmacological therapy (PRF group, n = 20) or pharmacological therapy (control group, n = 20) at postoperative 48 hours...
2017: BioMed Research International
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