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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339440/pulsed-radiofrequency-to-the-dorsal-root-ganglion-in-acute-herpes-zoster-and-postherpetic-neuralgia
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Koohyun Kim, Daehyun Jo, EungDon Kim
BACKGROUND: Latent varicella zoster virus reactivates mainly in sensory ganglia such as the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) or trigeminal ganglion. The DRG contains many receptor channels and is an important region for pain signal transduction. Sustained abnormal electrical activity to the spinal cord via the DRG in acute herpes zoster can result in neuropathic conditions such as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Although the efficacy of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) application to the DRG in various pain conditions has been previously reported, the application of PRF to the DRG in patients with herpes zoster has not yet been studied...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325536/self-reported-neuropathic-pain-characteristics-of-women-with-provoked-vulvar-pain-a-preliminary-investigation
#2
Emma Dargie, Ian Gilron, Caroline F Pukall
BACKGROUND: Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is a common chronic genital pain condition affecting approximately 12% of premenopausal women. Although parallels have been drawn between PVD and neuropathic pain (NP), no studies have examined self-reported NP characteristics in PVD. AIM: To explore pain symptoms that resemble NP reported by those with PVD and compare responses with those with an established NP condition. METHODS: Women with provoked vulvar pain (PVP; n = 65) completed online questionnaires designed to assess characteristics of NP...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267595/economic-burden-of-herpes-zoster-culebrilla-in-latin-america
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Emmanouil Rampakakis, Clare Pollock, Claudia Vujacich, Joao Toniolo Neto, Alejandro Ortiz Covarrubias, Homero Monsanto, Kelly D Johnson
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) is characterized by debilitating pain and blistering dermatomal rash. The most common complication of HZ is postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a persistent pain that can substantially affects patients' quality of life. HZ has significant impact on patients' lives with considerable implications for healthcare systems and society. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the healthcare resource utilization (HCRU) and medical costs associated with HZ in Latin America...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266963/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-topical-sodium-channel-inhibitor-tv-45070-in-patients-with-postherpetic-neuralgia-phn-a-randomized-controlled-proof-of-concept-crossover-study-with-a-subgroup-analysis-of-the-nav1-7-r1150w-genotype
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Nicola Price, Rostam Namdari, Judith Neville, Katie J W Proctor, Samer Kaber, Jeffery Vest, Michael Fetell, Richard Malamut, Robin P Sherrington, Simon N Pimstone, Yigal P Goldberg
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of TV-45070 ointment, as a treatment for postherpetic neuralgia, and to explore the response in patients with the Nav1.7 R1150W gain-of-function polymorphism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized, placebo-controlled, 2-period, 2-treatment crossover trial. Patients with postherpetic neuralgia with moderate or greater pain received TV-45070 and placebo ointments, each applied twice daily for 3 weeks...
April 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256737/treatment-patterns-of-postherpetic-neuralgia-patients-before-and-after-the-launch-of-pregabalin-and-its-effect-on-medical-costs-analysis-of-japanese-claims-data-provided-by-japan-medical-data-center
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Mariko Honda, Tatsunori Murata, Nozomi Ebata, Koichi Fujii, Setsuro Ogawa
Except for neurotrophin, no drug had an indication for postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in Japan prior to pregabalin approval. This approval might have changed PHN treatment patterns. This study aimed to compare PHN treatment patterns and medical costs between patients who started treatment before and after pregabalin approval. Japanese claims data were used to identify patients aged 18 years or more with PHN, postherpetic trigeminal neuralgia or postherpetic polyneuropathy who were initiated on their first PHN-associated prescription through May 2010 (before approval) or from June 2010 (after approval)...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225487/comparing-serum-microrna-levels-of-acute-herpes-zoster-patients-with-those-of-postherpetic-neuralgia-patients
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ying Huang, Xihan Li, Gaojian Tao, Tong Zhu, Jian Lin
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is commonly defined as pain persisting for at least 3 months after acute herpes zoster (AHZ) rash presentation. About one-tenth of all acute herpes zoster patients develop PHN. Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are promising biomarkers for infectious diseases; however, there has been no relationship established between circulating miRNAs and PHN to date; the aim of the present investigation was to elucidate this relationship.We compared serum levels of miRNA in PHN and AHZ patients...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210712/identification-of-an-epidermal-keratinocyte-ampa-glutamate-receptor-involved-in-dermatopathies-associated-with-sensory-abnormalities
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David Cabañero, Takeshi Irie, Marta Celorrio, Christopher Trousdale, David M Owens, David Virley, Phillip J Albrecht, Michael J Caterina, Frank L Rice, Jose A Morón
INTRODUCTION: Epidermal keratinocytes are increasingly recognized as active participants in the sensory transduction of itch and pain, processes known to involve primary afferent glutamatergic neurons. However the role of keratinocyte glutamate signaling in sensory functioning is not fully understood. Here, we present the observation of α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionic acid type glutamate receptors (AMPAR) in epidermal keratinocytes. METHODS: Immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization analyses were conducted to assess the expression of AMPAR subunits in epidermal keratinocytes in mouse and human skin samples, and in organotypic cultures of human keratinocytes...
September 2016: Pain Reports (Baltimore, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162710/-135-stressful-life-events-are-a-risk-factor-for-postherpetic-neuralgia-development-but-not-for-herpes-zoster-incidence-a-population-based-cohort-study-among-japanese-older-adults
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K Yamada, H Iso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162646/-404-healthcare-utilization-in-patients-with-postherpetic-neuralgia
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J Gilbert, T Goss, K Patel, J Gudin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158166/abnormal-local-brain-activity-beyond-the-pain-matrix-in-postherpetic-neuralgia-patients-a-resting-state-functional-mri-study
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Song Cao, Ganjun Song, Yi Zhang, Peng Xie, Ye Tu, Ying Li, Tian Yu, Buwei Yu
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) patients suffer debilitating chronic pain, hyperalgesia, and allodynia, as well as emotional disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, and depression. The brain structure and functional basis of PHN are still not fully understood. OBJECTIVES: To identify the changes of regional brain activity in resting-state PHN patients using regional homogeneity (ReHo) and fractional aptitude of low-frequency fluctuation (fALFF) methods. Correlations between spontaneous pain intensity and ReHo or fALFF were analyzed...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133989/other-facial-neuralgias
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Francis O'Neill, Turo Nurmikko, Claudia Sommer
Premise In this article we review some lesser known cranial neuralgias that are distinct from trigeminal neuralgia, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, or trigeminal neuropathies. Included are occipital neuralgia, superior laryngeal neuralgia, auriculotemporal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal and nervus intermedius neuralgia, and pain from acute herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia of the trigeminal and intermedius nerves. Problem Facial neuralgias are rare and many physicians do not see such cases in their lifetime, so patients with a suspected diagnosis within this group should be referred to a specialized center where multidisciplinary team diagnosis may be available...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119773/psoas-compartment-block-for-treatment-of-motor-weakness-and-pain-following-herpes-zoster
#12
Sae Young Kim, Dong Gyeong Kim, Yong Min Park, Young Hoon Jeon
Reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus in the sensory ganglion causes herpes zoster (HZ). Its characteristic symptom is a painful rash in the involved dermatome. HZ-induced motor weakness is rare and is usually resolved within one year of the onset, but some patients permanently experience motor dysfunction. Epidural steroid administration, with antiviral therapy, can be effective in treating pain from HZ and preventing postherpetic neuralgia. But an epidural block is contraindicated in patients receiving thromboprophylaxis...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119767/effects-of-applying-nerve-blocks-to-prevent-postherpetic-neuralgia-in-patients-with-acute-herpes-zoster-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hyun Jung Kim, Hyeong Sik Ahn, Jae Young Lee, Seong Soo Choi, Yu Seon Cheong, Koo Kwon, Syn Hae Yoon, Jeong Gill Leem
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a common and painful complication of acute herpes zoster. In some cases, it is refractory to medical treatment. Preventing its occurrence is an important issue. We hypothesized that applying nerve blocks during the acute phase of herpes zoster could reduce PHN incidence by attenuating central sensitization and minimizing nerve damage and the anti-inflammatory effects of local anesthetics and steroids. METHODS: This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the efficacy of using nerve blocks to prevent PHN...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088231/efficacy-of-gabapentin-for-prevention-of-postherpetic-neuralgia-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Manuel Rullán, Oana Bulilete, Alfonso Leiva, Aina Soler, Antonia Roca, María José González-Bals, Patricia Lorente, Joan Llobera
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a chronic neuropathic pain that results from alterations of the peripheral nervous system in areas affected by the herpes zoster virus. The symptoms include pain, paresthesia, dysesthesia, hyperalgesia, and allodynia. Despite the availability of pharmacological treatments to control these symptoms, no treatments are available to control the underlying pathophysiology responsible for this disabling condition. METHODS/DESIGN: Patients with herpes zoster who are at least 50 years old and have a pain score of 4 or higher on a visual analogue scale (VAS) will be recruited...
January 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086817/cost-of-shingles-population-based-burden-of-disease-analysis-of-herpes-zoster-and-postherpetic-neuralgia
#15
Kevin J Friesen, Dan Chateau, Jamie Falk, Silvia Alessi-Severini, Shawn Bugden
BACKGROUND: Around 30% of the population will experience herpes zoster (HZ), 10% of whom develop postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Together, these illnesses produce a significant economic burden to the healthcare system. METHODS: Administrative healthcare data collected over the period of April 1(st) 1997 to March 31(st) 2014 were analyzed to determine the healthcare system burden of HZ using direct medical costs. Episodes of HZ were identified using international classification of disease (ICD) codes...
January 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078812/gentiana-scabra-bunge-formula-for-herpes-zoster-biological-actions-of-key-herbs-and-systematic-review-of-efficacy-and-safety
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REVIEW
Kaiyi Wang, Meaghan E Coyle, Suzi Mansu, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue
This study reviewed the biological action of key herbs and evaluated systematically the efficacy and safety of oral Gentiana formula for herpes zoster (HZ). Experimental studies relevant to HZ were identified in PubMed. Randomized controlled trials using Gentiana formula for HZ were identified from nine English and Chinese databases. The primary outcome was evaluation of pain. Potential risk of bias was assessed. Meta-analysis was conducted using mean difference or risk ratio with 95% confidence intervals. Key herbs Gentiana scabra Bunge, Gentiana triflora Pall, Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, and Gardenia jasminoides Ellis have shown antiinflammatory actions through inhibition of inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory enzymes...
January 12, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077839/atypical-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-rare-neurological-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Viki Kumar, Jaspinder Kaur, Pallavi Pothuri, Sahiba Bandagi
BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disorder of unknown etiology which can present at any age with symptoms of mucocutaneous, musculoskeletal, renal, central nervous system, and nonspecific clinical pictures making the disease a "master of mimicry". CASE REPORT A 53-year-old female, who was recently diagnosed with SLE, presented with right-sided sharp and electric shock-like facial pain starting at the side of her right nostril and traveling down the naso-labial fold and then back to the angle of the jaw, mostly in the region of V2-V3 distribution with no radiation beyond trigeminal distribution...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076964/trigeminal-neuralgia-diagnosis-and-treatment
#18
Stine Maarbjerg, Giulia Di Stefano, Lars Bendtsen, Giorgio Cruccu
Introduction Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is characterized by touch-evoked unilateral brief shock-like paroxysmal pain in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve. In addition to the paroxysmal pain, some patients also have continuous pain. TN is divided into classical TN (CTN) and secondary TN (STN). Etiology and pathophysiology Demyelination of primary sensory trigeminal afferents in the root entry zone is the predominant pathophysiological mechanism. Most likely, demyelination paves the way for generation of ectopic impulses and ephaptic crosstalk...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072797/effect-of-concomitant-pain-medications-on-response-to-pregabalin-in-patients-with-postherpetic-neuralgia-or-spinal-cord-injury-related-neuropathic-pain
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Stephan A Schug, Bruce Parsons, Mary Almas, Ed Whalen
BACKGROUND: Patients with neuropathic pain (NeP) often receive combination therapy with multiple agents in the hopes of improving both pain and any comorbidities that may be present. While pregabalin is often recommended as a first-line treatment of NeP, few studies have examined the effects of concomitant medications on the efficacy of pregabalin. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of concomitant medications on the efficacy and safety of pregabalin for the treatment of NeP...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039754/herpes-zoster-in-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-in-the-era-of-acyclovir-or-valacyclovir-prophylaxis-and-novel-treatment-and-maintenance-therapies
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Farah Sahoo, Joshua A Hill, Hu Xie, Wendy Leisenring, Jessica Yi, Sonia Goyal, Louise E Kimball, Ingi Lee, Sachiko Seo, Chris Davis, Stephen A Pergam, Mary E Flowers, Kai-Li Liaw, Leona Holmberg, Michael Boeckh
The epidemiology of herpes zoster (HZ) in contemporary autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients, and the impact of acyclovir (ACV)/valacyclovir (VACV) prophylaxis, is not well described. In this observational study from 2002 to 2010, we retrospectively identified 1000 varicella zoster virus (VZV)-seropositive autologous HCT recipients with up to 5 years of follow-up. The incidence of HZ and use of ACV/VACV prophylaxis were determined through review of medical records and mailed questionnaires...
March 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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