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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885085/targeting-the-central-projection-of-the-dural-trigeminovascular-system-for-migraine-prophylaxis
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Simon Akerman, Marcela Romero-Reyes
Migraine abortives likely target both peripheral-dural and central trigeminovascular mechanisms in mediating their therapeutic effects. However, in preclinical assays, many migraine preventives have little success at inhibiting similar trigeminovascular-mediated peripheral changes within the dural microenvironment. In addition, their effects on central trigeminovascular neuronal responses are largely unknown. Using a validated preclinical model of acute dural-intracranial (migraine-like) head pain, using Sprague Dawley rats, we tested whether migraine preventives suppress ongoing firing of central trigeminocervical neurons, and evoked responses to cranial neurovascular activation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811247/pharmacological-analysis-of-poecilotheria-spider-venoms-in-mice-provides-clues-for-human-treatment
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Alexander Andreev-Andrievskiy, Anfisa Popova, Evgeniia Lagereva, Daniil Osipov, Antonina Berkut, Eugene Grishin, Alexander Vassilevski
Bites of tiger spiders belonging to Poecilotheria genus cause moderate to severe pain and long-lasting local or generalized muscle cramps in humans. Bites occur in regions of the spiders' natural habitat, India and Sri Lanka, but the popularity of these colorful tarantulas as pets leads to reports of envenomation cases worldwide. Treatment is predominantly symptomatic and often inadequate since there is almost no clinical or toxicology research data available, and physicians outside India or Sri Lanka typically have no experience in treating such cases...
August 12, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
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/28575767/lacosamide-and-concomitant-use-of-antiepileptic-and-other-medications-in-a-us-population-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
Linda Kalilani, Chao Lu, Bosny Pierre-Louis, Michael Gold
Information on the use of lacosamide and concomitant antiepileptic and non-antiepileptic drugs (non-AEDs) is available from clinical trials and observational studies with small sample sizes. This retrospective cohort study was conducted to gain insight into the use of lacosamide in a large number of patients with epilepsy in real-life clinical practice with less restrictive selection criteria compared with clinical trial participants. The Truven Health MarketScan (Commercial Claims and Medicare Supplemental) database was used to identify patients with a prior diagnosis of epilepsy with at least one prescription claim for lacosamide between June 2009 and September 2013 and continuous health insurance enrolment with medical and pharmacy coverage during the 1-year pre-index baseline period...
May 30, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215909/eslicarbazepine-acetate-for-neuropathic-pain-headache-and-cranial-neuralgia-evidence-and-experience
#5
A Alcántara Montero, C I Sánchez Carnerero
INTRODUCTION: Eslicarbazepine acetate (ESL), together with carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine, belongs to the dibenzazepine family. According to the latest clinical practice guidelines, tricyclic antidepressants, dual antidepressants (venlafaxine, duloxetine), and some antiepileptics (gabapentin, pregabalin) are first-line drugs for neuropathic pain; tramadol, lidocaine 5% patches, and capsaicin 8% patches are considered second-line drugs; and strong opioids constitute a third line of treatment...
February 16, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158167/the-rare-painful-phenomena-chronic-paroxysmal-hemicrania-tic-syndrome-as-a-clinically-isolated-syndrome-of-the-central-nervous-system
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Srdjan Ljubisavljevic, Ana Prazic, Miodrag Lazarevic, Dragan Stojanov, Dejan Savic, Slobadan Vojinovic
The association of paroxysmal hemicrania with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been described and called paroxysmal hemicrania-tic syndrome (PH-tic). We report the case of a patient diagnosed as having chronic PH-tic (CPH-tic) syndrome as a clinically isolated syndrome of the central nervous system (CNS) (CIS).A forty year old woman was admitted to our hospital suffering from right facial pain for the last 2 years. The attacks were paroxysmal, neuralgiform, consisting of throb-like sensations, which developed spontaneously or were triggered by different stimuli in right facial (maxilar and mandibular) areas...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910087/menstrual-migraine-and-treatment-options-review
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REVIEW
Kasra Maasumi, Stewart J Tepper, Jennifer S Kriegler
OBJECTIVE: A review of treatment options for menstrual migraine. BACKGROUND: Migraine affects ∼30 million people in the US. A subset of female migraineurs have migraines that are mainly associated with menstruation. Menstrual migraine (MM) is divided into pure MM and menstrually related migraine. Pure MM attacks occur only with menstruation and have a prevalence of 1%. Menstrually related migraine has a prevalence of 6-7%, and occurs both during menstruation as well as during the rest of the cycle...
February 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721585/comparative-pre-emptive-analgesic-efficacy-study-of-novel-antiepileptic-agents-lamotrigine-and-topiramate-in-patients-undergoing-major-surgeries-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Ankush Gupta, Uma A Bhosale, Priyank Shah, Radha Yegnanarayan, Shalini Sardesai
BACKGROUND: Central nervous sensitization, following surgical injury, leads to postoperative pain hypersensitivity due to lowered pain threshold in peripheral nociceptors and increased excitability of spinal neurons. Pre-emptive analgesia is intended to decrease pain perception and overall analgesic need by use of drug regimen, seizing CNS sensitization before exposure to painful stimuli. Few studies support pre-emptive analgesic efficacy of novel antiepileptic agent Gabapentin. Though Topiramate and Lamotrigine have been proven analgesic in animal models of chronic pain and clinical studies of Gabapentin-resistant neuropathic pain, literature search revealed scarce data on its pre-emptive analgesic efficacy...
September 2016: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721044/potential-role-of-selected-antiepileptics-used-in-neuropathic-pain-as-human-gaba-transporter-isoform-1-gat1-inhibitors-molecular-docking-and-pharmacodynamic-studies
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Łukasz Fijałkowski, Kinga Sałat, Adrian Podkowa, Paula Zaręba, Alicja Nowaczyk
The chemical interaction of nine antiepileptic drugs (tiagabine, gabapentin, pregabalin, lamotrigine, zonisamide, valproic acid, valpromide, vigabatrin, progabide) and two endogenous metabolites (4-aminobutanoic acid, 4-hydroxybutanoic acid) with a model of human GABA transporter 1 (hGAT1) is described using the molecular docking method. To establish the role of hGAT1 in chronic pain, tiagabine, a selective hGAT1 inhibitor, was assessed in the in vivo experiments for its antiallodynic properties in two mouse models of neuropathic pain...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527240/effectiveness-of-amitriptyline-and-lamotrigine-in-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-induced-neuropathic-pain-a-randomized-longitudinal-comparative-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
N Agarwal, M Joshi
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized longitudinal comparative study. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of lamotrigine and amitriptyline in the management of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI)-induced neuropathic pain (NP). SETTING: Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, India. METHODS: A total of 147 individuals with NP were randomized for a 3-week trial of either amitriptyline or lamotrigine. Amitriptyline was administered orally at doses of 25, 50 and 100 mg once daily at night time, and lamotrigine was administered orally at doses of 25, 50 and 100 mg twice daily, both for 1 week by means of optional titration...
February 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503824/-effective-microvascular-decompression-of-the-trigeminal-nerve-in-a-patient-with-sunct
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Shoji Kikui, Jun-Ichi Miyahara, Hanako Sugiyama, Yoshihiro Kashiwaya, Takao Takeshima
A 43-year-old man presented with severe, saw-tooth pattern pain around the right eye that started with conjunctival injection, lacrimation and nasal discharge, lasting for about 1 hour, 4 months after the initial onset of lancinating pain in the same area. The patient was diagnosed with SUNCT (short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing) according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders 3rd edition (beta version). The symptoms improved in 2 months but recurred 6 months later...
August 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487492/comparative-pre-emptive-analgesic-efficacy-study-of-novel-antiepileptic-agents-gabapentin-lamotrigine-and-topiramate-in-patients-undergoing-major-surgeries-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Uma A Bhosale, Radha Yegnanarayan, Ankush Gupta, Priyank Shah, Shalini Sardesai
BACKGROUND: Surgical injury leads to postoperative pain hypersensitivity preceded by central nervous sensitization, due to lowered pain threshold in peripheral nociceptors and increased excitability of the spinal neurons. Pre-emptive analgesia is intended to decrease pain perception and overall analgesic need by use of drug regimen seizing central nervous system sensitization before exposure to painful stimuli. Earlier, few studies support pre-emptive analgesic efficacy of novel antiepileptic agent gabapentin...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27411937/changes-in-utilisation-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-epilepsy-and-non-epilepsy-disorders-a-pharmacoepidemiological-study-and-clinical-implications
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Arton Baftiu, Cecilie Johannessen Landmark, Ida Rudberg Rusten, Silje Andrea Feet, Svein I Johannessen, Pål G Larsson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in utilisation of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in epilepsy and non-epilepsy disorders in Norway and furthermore to study the retention rates of the most commonly used AEDs in these indications in long-term use. METHODS: The data consisted of all prescriptions of AEDs from Norwegian pharmacies in the Norwegian Prescription Database (NorPD) (2004-2012). Variables included anonymous data regarding age, gender, diagnosis specific reimbursement codes and utilisation of AEDs...
October 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27207115/pharmacological-treatment-of-pain-in-cancer-patients-the-role-of-adjuvant-analgesics-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Marieke H J van den Beuken-van Everdingen, Alexander de Graeff, Joost L M Jongen, Denise Dijkstra, Irina Mostovaya, Kris C Vissers
CONTEXT: In patients with cancer, pain is one of the most feared and burdensome symptoms. Adjuvant analgesics are an important cornerstone on which treatment of pain in patients with cancer is based. OBJECTIVES: To update our guidelines for the treatment of pain in patients with cancer, we performed a systematic review on the use of adjuvant analgesics in pain in cancer. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was performed searching for articles that studied the effect of (1) antidepressants, (2) anti-epileptics, (3) N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists, and (4) other adjuvant analgesics in patients with cancer pain and described their effects on pain intensity and/or side effects...
March 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27042607/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-to-compare-preemptive-analgesic-efficacy-of-novel-antiepileptic-agent-lamotrigine-in-patients-undergoing-major-surgeries
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Priyank Shah, Uma A Bhosale, Ankush Gupta, Radha Yegnanarayan, Shalini Sardesai
BACKGROUND: If postoperative acute pain remains unrelieved, it may result in significant morbidity and mortality. Preemptive analgesic initiated before surgery offers premature analgesia even before exposure to an initial noxious stimulus bestowing effective postoperative analgesia. In developed countries, it is regularly practiced as a part of well-defined protocol. In our country however, only a few centers practice it and that too irregularly and with undefined protocol. Few studies support preemptive analgesic efficacy of novel antiepileptic agent gabapentin...
February 2016: North American Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26916326/-lacosamide-and-neuropathic-pain-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Antonio Alcántara-Montero, Clara I Sánchez-Carnerero
INTRODUCTION: Most of the clinical practice guidelines consulted agree that tricyclics, dual (venlafaxine/duloxetine) antidepressants, gabapentin/pregabalin antiepileptic drugs, lidocaine 5% patches and capsaicin 8% patches are the first-line drugs in the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain, being tramadol and some strong opioids (morphine, oxycodone and tapentadol) second-line drugs treatment. Moreover, the prevalence of neuropathic pain refractory to treatment is about 1.5% of the population, so that an estimated 50% of patients not responding to prescribed treatment...
March 1, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26740928/treating-comorbid-anxiety-and-depression-psychosocial-and-pharmacological-approaches
#17
REVIEW
Jeremy D Coplan, Cindy J Aaronson, Venkatesh Panthangi, Younsuk Kim
Comorbid anxiety with depression predicts poor outcomes with a higher percentage of treatment resistance than either disorder occurring alone. Overlap of anxiety and depression complicates diagnosis and renders treatment challenging. A vital step in treatment of such comorbidity is careful and comprehensive diagnostic assessment. We attempt to explain various psychosocial and pharmacological approaches for treatment of comorbid anxiety and depression. For the psychosocial component, we focus only on generalized anxiety disorder based on the following theoretical models: (1) "the avoidance model"; (2) "the intolerance of uncertainty model"; (3) "the meta-cognitive model"; (4) "the emotion dysregulation model"; and (5) "the acceptance based model"...
December 22, 2015: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26690028/comparative-animal-study-of-the-antinociceptive-efficacy-of-lamotrigine-and-gabapentin-for-the-management-of-pain
#18
A Z Szabo, I C Bocsan, S Suciu, A D Buzoianu
UNLABELLED: Pain relief using drugs with high efficacy provides significant improvement in the patients' lives. Drugs like lamotrigine (LTG) and gabapentin (GBP) have the ability to overcome the symptoms of neuropathic pain. AIM: The present study offers a comparative analysis of LTG and GBP efficacy in a rat model of nociceptive pain after single administration. METHOD: Sixty-three Wistar-Bratislava rats randomized into 7 groups were included: a control group treated with saline solution and 6 groups treated with different doses of LTG and GBP...
December 2015: Acta Physiologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26411963/the-neuropharmacology-of-cluster-headache-and-other-trigeminal-autonomic-cephalalgias
#19
REVIEW
Alfredo Costa, Fabio Antonaci, Matteo Cotta Ramusino, Giuseppe Nappi
Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs) are a group of primary headaches including cluster headache (CH), paroxysmal hemicrania (PH) and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT). Another form, hemicrania continua (HC), is also included this group due to its clinical and pathophysiological similarities. CH is the most common of these syndromes, the others being infrequent in the general population. The pathophysiology of the TACs has been partly elucidated by a number of recent neuroimaging studies, which implicate brain regions associated with nociception (pain matrix)...
2015: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26350991/lamotrigine-induced-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-uveitis-atypical-cogan-syndrome
#20
Anton M Kolomeyer, Shyam Kodati
PURPOSE: To report a case of lamotrigine-induced tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU)-atypical Cogan syndrome. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 16-year-old boy with traumatic brain injury and seizures presented to the emergency department with facial swelling, rash, and back pain several days after increasing lamotrigine dose secondary to a breakthrough seizure. Creatinine, urine β2 microglobulin, and eosinophils were elevated...
January 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
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