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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934778/the-effect-of-early-use-of-supplemental-therapy-on-preventing-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiu-Fang Xing, Zhen-Feng Zhou, Feng-Jiang Zhang, Min Yan
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common and refractory complication of herpes zoster (HZ). Aggressive treatment of acute pain in HZ has the potential to prevent the development of PHN, but the preventive efficacy of supplemental therapy commonly used in clinical practice is controversial. OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to examine the efficacy of supplemental therapy in preventing PHN. STUDY DESIGN: A meta-analysis. SETTING: All of the selected studies are randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925505/glossopharyngeal-postherpetic-neuralgia-palliated-with-fluoroscopic-guided-nerve-block-a-case-report
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Nathaniel M Schuster, Maximilian E Hsia-Kiung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920039/treatment-option-for-refractory-postherpetic-neuralgia-transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-two-case-reports
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Sun Kyung Park, Yun Suk Choi
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a severe neuropathic pain syndrome. The treatment of PHN is complex and refractory in some patients. We present two cases with refractory anterior abdominal wall pain due to PHN that were successfully treated with transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. The TAP block seems to be an alternative for patients with PHN who suffer from anterior abdominal wall pain accompanied by allodynia and hyperalgesia and do not respond to the existing conservative treatments.
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879245/effects-of-high-dose-capsaicin-on-tmd-subjects-a-randomized-clinical-study
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B K Campbell, R B Fillingim, S Lee, R Brao, D D Price, J K Neubert
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a complex musculoskeletal disorder that presents with pain, limited jaw opening, and abnormal noises in the temporomandibular joint. Despite the significant impact that TMD has in terms of suffering and financial burden, relatively few new treatments have emerged; therefore, development of novel treatments to treat TMD pain remains a high priority. The rationale of this study was to use a double-blind, vehicle-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effects of a high-concentration (8%) capsaicin cream on TMD...
January 2017: JDR Clinical and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872473/capsaicin-8-patch-repeat-treatment-in-nondiabetic-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-a-52-week-open-label-single-arm-safety-study
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Rafael Gálvez, Marie-Louise Navez, Graeme Moyle, Christian Maihöfner, Malcolm Stoker, Etienne Ernault, Turo J Nurmikko, Nadine Attal
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the long-term safety and tolerability of capsaicin 8% patch repeat treatment in nondiabetic patients with peripheral neuropathic pain. METHODS: A prospective, open-label, observational study in patients with postherpetic neuralgia, posttraumatic or postsurgical nerve injury, HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy, or other peripheral neuropathic pain, and average daily pain score ≥4, who received ≤6 capsaicin 8% patch treatments over 52 weeks according to clinical need (retreatment at 9 to 12 wk intervals)...
October 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865822/botulinum-toxin-a-might-be-an-alternative-or-adjunct-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-and-postherpetic-neuralgia
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Ya-Wei Chen, Sung-Kiang Chuang
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: The efficacy of botulinum toxin for the treatment of trigeminal and postherpetic neuralgia: A systematic review with meta-analyses. Shackleton T, Ram S, Black M, Ryder J, Clark GT, Enciso R. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2016;122(1):61-71. SOURCE OF FUNDING: Information not available TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
September 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841868/a-systematic-review-of-the-effectiveness-of-policies-restricting-access-to-pregabalin
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Brett R Stacey, Jonathan Liss, Regina Behar, Alesia Sadosky, Bruce Parsons, Elizabeth T Masters, Patrick Hlavacek
BACKGROUND: Formularies often employ restriction policies to reduce pharmacy costs. Pregabalin, an alpha-2-delta ligand, is approved for treatment of fibromyalgia (FM); neuropathic pain (NeP) due to postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), diabetic peripheral neuropathy (pDPN), spinal cord injury; and as adjunct therapy for partial onset seizures. Pregabalin is endorsed as first-line therapy for these indications by several US and EU medical professional societies. However, restriction policies such as prior authorization (PA) and step therapy (ST) often favor less costly generic pain medications over pregabalin...
August 25, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837075/botulinum-toxin-for-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain
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REVIEW
JungHyun Park, Hue Jung Park
Botulinum toxin (BoNT) has been used as a treatment for excessive muscle stiffness, spasticity, and dystonia. BoNT for approximately 40 years, and has recently been used to treat various types of neuropathic pain. The mechanism by which BoNT acts on neuropathic pain involves inhibiting the release of inflammatory mediators and peripheral neurotransmitters from sensory nerves. Recent journals have demonstrated that BoNT is effective for neuropathic pain, such as postherpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and peripheral neuralgia...
August 24, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834546/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-a-single-oral-dose-of-mirogabalin-in-japanese-subjects-with-varying-degrees-of-renal-impairment
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Manabu Kato, Naoyuki Tajima, Takako Shimizu, Masahiro Sugihara, Kenichi Furihata, Kazuhiro Harada, Hitoshi Ishizuka
Mirogabalin (DS-5565) is a novel preferentially selective α2 δ-1 ligand being developed for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain and postherpetic neuralgia. The current multicenter open-label study determined the effect of varying degrees of renal impairment on the pharmacokinetics and safety of a single dose of mirogabalin 5 mg in Japanese subjects. A total of 30 subjects (6 subjects per renal function category [normal, mild, moderate, or severe impairment; and end-stage renal disease (ESRD)]) were enrolled and completed the study...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776544/quantitative-evaluation-of-pain-with-pain-index-extracted-from-electroencephalogram
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Jian-Xiong An, Yong Wang, Doris K Cope, John P Williams
BACKGROUND: The current pain assessment methods are strongly subjective and easily affected by outside influences, and there is an urgent need to develop a reliable objective and quantitative pain-monitoring indicator. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using Pain index (Pi) to assess pain symptoms in pain patients. METHODS: Subjects were enrolled from patients seeking treatment at Pain Medicine Center of China Medical University Aviation General Hospital from October 2015 to December 2016, such as postherpetic neuralgia, spinal cord injury, femoral head necrosis, lumbar disc herniation, trigeminal neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, perineal pain, phantom limb pain, etc...
August 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757922/earlier-treatment-improves-the-chances-of-complete-relief-from-postherpetic-neuralgia
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Dong Hee Kang, Su Young Kim, Hyuck Goo Kim, Jung Hyun Park, Tae Kyun Kim, Kyung Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND: As herpes zoster progresses via postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) to well-established PHN, it presents its recalcitrant nature to the treatment. At this point, the well-established PHN is fixed as a non-treatable, but manageable chronic painful neuropathic disorder. This study evaluated the incidence of complete relief from PHN according to PHN duration at their first visit, and the other factors influencing it. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on patients with PHN at a university-based pain clinic over 7 years...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731977/interventions-for-neuropathic-pain-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Svjetlana Dosenovic, Antonia Jelicic Kadic, Maja Miljanovic, Marina Biocic, Krste Boric, Marija Cavar, Nikolina Markovina, Katarina Vucic, Livia Puljak
Numerous interventions for neuropathic pain (NeuP) are available, but its treatment remains unsatisfactory. We systematically summarized evidence from systematic reviews (SRs) of randomized controlled trials on interventions for NeuP. Five electronic databases were searched up to March 2015. Study quality was analyzed using A Measurement Tool to Assess Systematic Reviews. The most common interventions in 97 included SRs were pharmacologic (59%) and surgical (15%). The majority of analyzed SRs were of medium quality...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729077/white-matter-microstructure-degenerates-in-patients-with-postherpetic-neuralgia
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Fuxiang Chen, Fuyong Chen, Zhanfang Shang, Yuan Shui, Guorong Wu, Chen Liu, Zhangya Lin, Yuanxiang Lin, Lianghong Yu, Dezhi Kang, Wei Tao, Yongjie Li
OBJECTIVE: The central mechanisms underlying postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) pain remains unknown. The primary purpose of this study was to identify microstructural white matter changes closely related to the PHN pain by means of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) analysis. METHODS: DTI data of the brains were obtained from 8 PHN patients and 8 healthy controls (HC) that were matched in age, gender, and educational level. DTI metrics, including fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity (MD), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity (RD), were separately compared between the two groups using TBSS analysis to detect subtle microstructural changes...
July 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727713/local-brain-activity-differences-between-herpes-zoster-and-postherpetic-neuralgia-patients-a-resting-state-functional-mri-study
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Song Cao, Ying Li, Wenwen Deng, Bangyong Qin, Yi Zhang, Peng Xie, Jie Yuan, Buwei Yu, Tian Yu
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) can develop into postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), both of which are painful diseases. PHN patients suffer chronic pain and emotional disorders. Previous studies showed that the PHN brain displayed abnormal activity and structural change, but the difference in brain activity between HZ and PHN is still not known. OBJECTIVES: To identify regional brain activity changes in HZ and PHN brains with resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) technique, and to observe the differences between HZ and PHN patients...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727712/intervertebral-foramen-injection-of-ozone-relieves-mechanical-allodynia-and-enhances-analgesic-effect-of-gabapentin-in-animal-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Wen-Jun Luo, Fan Yang, Fei Yang, Wei Sun, Wei Zheng, Xiao-Liang Wang, Fang-Fang Wu, Jiang-Lin Wang, Jia-Shuang Wang, Su-Min Guan, Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: In a 5-year follow-up study in a hospital in southern China, it was shown that intervertebral foramen (IVF) injection of ozone at the involved segmental levels could significantly alleviate paroxysmal spontaneous pain and mechanical allodynia in patients with chronic, intractable postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and improve the quality of life. However, so far no proof-of-concept studies in animals have been available. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate whether IVF ozone has an analgesic effect on animal models of neuropathic and inflammatory pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727708/efficacy-of-short-term-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-acute-subacute-zoster-related-pain-a-retrospective-study
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Dao-Song Dong, Xue Yu, Cheng-Fu Wan, Yan Liu, Lin Zhao, Qi Xi, Wen-Yao Cui, Qiu-Shi Wang, Tao Song
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a refractory condition that impairs the patient's quality of life (QoL), it develops secondary to herpes zoster infection. Therefore, it's important to prevent the transition of acute/subacute zoster-related pain to PHN. Despite of numerous studies, the optimal intervention that reduces PHN incidence is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: We evaluate the efficacy of short-term spinal cord stimulation (stSCS) in patients with refractory acute/subacute zoster-related pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727702/subcutaneous-injection-of-triamcinolone-and-lidocaine-to-prevent-postherpetic-neuralgia
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Jiaxiang Ni, Xiaoping Wang, Yuanzhang Tang, Liqiang Yang, Yuanjie Zeng, Yuna Guo
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) is associated with inflammation of the peripheral nerves, which is considered to be an important cause of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Interventions aimed at reducing this inflammation could prevent PHN. One option is the epidural administration of corticosteroid and local anesthetic. However, several authors have reported a risk of arachnoiditis with epidural corticosteroids. Subcutaneous injection in an outpatient setting is a safer option. However, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of this alternative for preventing PHN...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714350/activation-and-expression-of-%C3%AE-calpain-in-dorsal-root-contributes-to-rtx-induced-mechanical-allodynia
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Xiao-Cui Yuan, Cai-Hua Wu, Fang Gao, Hong-Ping Li, Hong-Chun Xiang, He Zhu, Xiao-Li Pan, Li-Xue Lin, Yan-Shen Liu, Wei Yu, Bo Tian, Xian-Fang Meng, Man Li
Background Calpain is a calcium-dependent cysteine protease, and inhibition of calpain by pre-treatment with MDL28170 attenuated the rat mechanical allodynia in a variety of pain models. Postherpetic neuralgia (Shingles) is a neuropathic pain conditioned with the presence of profound mechanical allodynia. Systemic injection of resiniferatoxin can reproduce the clinical symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia. In this study, we determined to study whether activation of calpain contributes to cleave the myelin basic protein of dorsal root and is involved in resiniferatoxin-induced mechanical allodynia of postherpetic neuralgia animal model...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712474/postherpetic-neuralgia-practical-experiences-return-to-traditional-chinese-medicine
#19
REVIEW
Majid Avijgan, Seyedeh Tahoora Hajzargarbashi, Aliasghar Kamran, Mahtab Avijgan
Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a complication of herpes zoster that can cause different types of pain in the affected area. It often occurs mainly in severe cases of herpes zoster. The problem is defined as a persisting pain for 90-120 days after relieving of acute phase of herpes lesions. This complication causes suffering in patients and reduces the quality of life. In western medicine's viewpoints, PHN is due to disturbance in local and dermatomal nerves. There are several topical and systemic drugs that are used to manage the pain relief...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705842/facial-palsy-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-special-case-of-ramsay-hunt-syndrome
#20
Fares Ayoub, Dhruv Mahtta, Roland-Austin Federico, Michael Kaufmann
Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster oticus) is a rare complication of latent Varicella Zoster virus infection. It can be complicated by permanent hearing loss, loss of taste and postherpetic neuralgia. Although Ramsay Hunt syndrome most prominently involves the facial nerve, a number of other cranial nerves can be involved such as the vestibulocochlear, glossopharyngeal and the vagus nerve. We report on a case of Ramsay Hunt syndrome with cranial polyneuritis complicated by atrial fibrillation. Vagal involvement as evidenced by physical examination and MRI findings was present in our patient...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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