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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866180/positive-effects-of-uyakujunkisan-therapy-kampo-medicine-for-postherpetic-neuralgia-with-concomitant-pregabalin-two-case-reports-with-a-literature-review
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Toshiaki Kogure, Naoyuki Harada, Kanoko Yamamoto, Takeshi Tatsumi
Context • The hallmark of herpes zoster (HZ) is a painful, blistering rash, but neuropathic pain can persist beyond the clearing of the rash and is diagnosed as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a chronic pain syndrome. However, the pain in PHN is often refractory to treatment. Objective • The study investigated the ability of Uyakujunkisan (UJS), or Kampo medicine, a traditional herbal medicine, to treat PHN successfully. Design • The study was observational, with discussion of 2 cases. Setting • The study took place in the Department of Japanese Oriental Medicine at Gunma Central and General Hospital (Maebashi, Gunma, Japan)...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862179/the-use-of-a-battery-of-pain-models-to-detect-analgesic-properties-of-compounds-a-two-part-four-way-crossover-study
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P Okkerse, G van Amerongen, M L de Kam, J Stevens, R P Butt, R Gurrell, A Dahan, J M van Gerven, J L Hay, G J Groeneveld
AIM: The aim was to investigate the ability of a battery of pain models to detect analgesic properties of commonly used analgesics in healthy subjects. METHODS: The battery consisted of tests eliciting electrical, mechanical and thermal (contact heat and cold pressor)-pain and included a UVB model, the thermal grill illusion and a paradigm of conditioned pain modulation. Subjects were administered fentanyl 3 µg/kg, phenytoin 300 mg, (S)-ketamine 10 mg and placebo (part I), or imipramine 100 mg, pregabalin 300 mg, ibuprofen 600 mg and placebo (part II)...
November 9, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856391/acute-anti-allodynic-action-of-gabapentin-in-dorsal-horn-and-primary-somatosensory-cortex-correlation-of-behavioural-and-physiological-data
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Sascha R A Alles, Mischa V Bandet, Kate Eppler, Myung-Chul Noh, Ian R Winship, Glen Baker, Klaus Ballanyi, Peter A Smith
Neuropathic pain is a debilitating consequence of neuronal injury or disease. Although first line treatments include the alpha-2-delta (α2δ)-ligands, pregabalin and gabapentin (GBP), the mechanism of their anti-allodynic action is poorly understood. One specific paradox is that GBP relieves signs of neuropathic pain in animal models within 30min of an intraperitoneal (IP) injection yet its actions in vitro on spinal dorsal horn or primary afferent neurons take hours to develop. We found, using confocal Ca(2+) imaging, that substantia gelatinosa neurons obtained ex vivo from rats subjected to sciatic chronic constriction injury (CCI) were more excitable than controls...
November 14, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843771/multi-modal-preemptive-analgesia-with-pregabalin-acetaminophen-naproxen-and-dextromethorphan-in-radical-neck-dissection-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Hamid Reza Amiri, Mojtaba Mirzaei, Mohammad Taghi Beig Mohammadi, Farhad Tavakoli
BACKGROUND: Preemptive analgesia may be considered as a method not only to alleviate postoperative pain but also to decrease analgesic consumption. Different regimens are suggested, but there is currently no standard. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to measure the efficacy of preemptive analgesia with pregabalin, acetaminophen, naproxen, and dextromethorphan in radical neck dissection surgery for reducing the intensity of pain and morphine consumption. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was conducted as a randomized double-blind clinical trial...
August 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843610/survey-of-the-management-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-japan-japanese-society-of-medical-oncology
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Yasuo Hirayama, Jiichiro Sasaki, Hirotoshi Dosaka-Akita, Kunihiko Ishitani
BACKGROUND: Various drugs are administered for the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in Japan. However, there have been no surveys undertaken to identify these drugs or their frequency of prescription. Therefore, we administered a questionnaire survey to the diplomates of the Subspecialty Board of Japanese Society of Medical Oncology (JSMO) to investigate the frequency of administration of different drugs for the management of CIPN in Japan. METHODS: We investigated the use of vitamin B12, antiepileptic agents such as pregabalin, duloxetine, antidepressants other than duloxetine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), opioids and the Kampo compound goshajinkigan in a questionnaire employing a three-step scale wherein A implies routine or prophylactic administration, B implies occasional administration and C implies infrequent administration...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826454/pregabalin-prescription-for-terminally-ill-cancer-patients-receiving-specialist-palliative-care-in-an-acute-hospital
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Ryo Yajima, Kazuaki Matsumoto, Yuya Ise, Norihito Suzuki, Yuta Yokoyama, Junko Kizu, Shiro Katayama
BACKGROUND: Pregabalin is recommended as an adjuvant analgesic for neuropathic cancer-related pain, and may be taken at all steps of the World Health Organization analgesic ladder. However, unlike opioids, pregabalin treatments are limited to an oral administration route. If patients have oral feeding difficulties, it is not possible to administer any drug as an adjuvant analgesic for neuropathic cancer-related pain. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to clarify the problems of pain control after pregabalin discontinuation in terminally ill cancer patients...
2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806445/neuropathic-and-non-neuropathic-chronic-pain-at-gp-encounters-prevalence-patient-characteristics-suffering-and-pregabalin-use
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Joan Henderson, Allan J Pollack, Ying Pan, Graeme C Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790557/oral-clonidine-vs-oral-pregabalin-premedication-to-attenuate-pressor-response-to-direct-laryngoscopy-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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Shirin Parveen, Devendra Singh Negi, Rajesh Kumar, Mohd Chand Bagwan
INTRODUCTION: Direct laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation has adverse effects like tachycardia, hypertension, myocardial ischemia and cerebral haemorrhage. There are several studies on various pharmacological agents to attenuate this response. AIM: This study was designed to compare efficacy and safety of oral clonidine and oral pregabalin premedication to attenuate stress response in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total 80 patients of ASA grade I and II, aged between 20-60 years of both sexes scheduled for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy were included in the study...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785092/improvement-in-pain-severity-category-in-clinical-trials-of-pregabalin
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Bruce Parsons, Charles E Argoff, Andrew Clair, Birol Emir
BACKGROUND: Pregabalin is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM), diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), and neuropathic pain due to spinal cord injury (SCI). Approval was based on clinical trial data demonstrating statistically significant differences in pain scores versus placebo. However, statistically significant pain relief may not always equate to clinically meaningful pain relief. To further characterize the clinical benefit of pregabalin, this analysis examined shifts in pain severity categories in patients with FM, DPN/PHN (pooled in this analysis), and SCI treated with pregabalin...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764706/management-of-postoperative-pain-after-lumbar-surgery-pregabalin-for-one-day-and-14-days-a-randomized-triple-blinded-placebo-controlled-study
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Mohammad Zarei, Arvin Najafi, Pejman Mansouri, Sadaf Sadeghi-Yazdankhah, Houshang Saberi, Mehran Moradi, Mahmoud Farzan
OBJECTIVES: Despite the progress in understanding acute pain physiology during recent decade, eighty percent of patients still suffer from post-operative discomfort. Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant agent that is approved for painful neuropathies in diabetic patients and post herpetic neuralgia. The main objective of the present study was to compare the improvement in post-operative pain management and patient lifestyle in 3 groups, as first group received placebo, second who received Pregabalin for one day and the last group those who received it for 14 days...
October 17, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757590/niflumic-acid-a-trpv1-channel-modulator-ameliorates-stavudine-induced-neuropathic-pain
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Lovish Marwaha, Yashika Bansal, Raghunath Singh, Priyanka Saroj, Rupinder Kaur Sodhi, Anurag Kuhad
TRP channels have been discovered as a specialized group of somatosensory neurons involved in the detection of noxious stimuli. Desensitization of TRPV1 located on dorsal root and trigeminal ganglia exhibits analgesic effect and makes it potential therapeutic target for treatment of neuropathic pain. With this background, the present study was aimed to investigate the protective effect of niflumic acid, a TRPV1 modulator, on stavudine (STV)-induced neuropathic pain in rats. Stavudine (50 mg/kg) was administered intravenously via tail vein in rats to induce neuropathic pain...
October 18, 2016: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755156/pregabalin-associated-stuttering-in-a-patient-with-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-case-report
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Esra Giray, Canan Şanal Toprak, Rekib Saçaklidir, Osman Hakan Gündüz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753650/efficacy-and-safety-of-once-daily-controlled-release-pregabalin-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-double-blind-randomized-withdrawal-placebo-controlled-trial
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Cynthia L Huffman, James N Goldenberg, James Weintraub, Luis Sanin, Joseph Driscoll, Ruoyong Yang, Marci L Chew, Joseph M Scavone
OBJECTIVES: To assess efficacy and safety of once-daily controlled-release (CR) formulation of pregabalin in patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). METHODS: A randomized withdrawal trial, with 6-week single-blind pregabalin treatment phase and 13-week double-blind phase, where patients with ≥50% decrease in mean pain score at single-blind end point from baseline were randomized (1:1) to pregabalin CR (82.5-660 mg d) or placebo. Primary efficacy outcome was time to loss of therapeutic response (LTR; <30% decrease in weekly mean pain score from single-blind baseline or discontinuation due to adverse event [AE] or lack of efficacy)...
October 6, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749332/central-poststroke-pain-can-occur-with-normal-sensation
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Ajit Kumar, Sanjeev K Bhoi, Jayantee Kalita, Usha K Misra
OBJECTIVE: In view of the paucity of studies on central poststroke pain (CPSP), in this hospital-based prospective study, we evaluated the frequency, the spectrum, imaging, and quantitative sensory testing in a cohort of stroke patients with CPSP. METHODS: Stroke patients who developed CPSP at onset or during follow-up were included. Patients were subjected to clinical evaluation and sensory testing. The severity of stroke was defined by the Modified Rankin Scale and disability by the Barthel Index...
November 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742549/knowledge-on-fibromyalgia-among-general-practitioners-from-chiclayo-peru-2016
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Fátima Evelin Acuña Ortiz, Victoria Alejandra Capitán de la Cruz, Franco Ernesto León Jiménez
OBJECTIVE: Knowledge about fibromyalgia in general practitioners in the province of Chiclayo, Peru, 2016. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross sectional descriptive study. Non-probability sampling, census type. In all, 145 physicians were evaluated through a questionnaire of 14 questions, validated by experts and a pilot. The analysis was performed using STATA v. 13. RESULTS: Accuracy in questions involving diagnosis was 41.1% and in questions about treatment: 65%; 75...
October 11, 2016: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729319/pain-management-after-outpatient-shoulder-arthroscopy-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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William J Warrender, Usman Ali M Syed, Sommer Hammoud, William Emper, Michael G Ciccotti, Joseph A Abboud, Kevin B Freedman
BACKGROUND: Effective postoperative pain management after shoulder arthroscopy is a critical component to recovery, rehabilitation, and patient satisfaction. PURPOSE: This systematic review provides a comprehensive overview of level 1 and level 2 evidence regarding postoperative pain management for outpatient arthroscopic shoulder surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the various modalities reported in the literature for postoperative pain control after outpatient shoulder arthroscopy and analyzed their outcomes...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728981/the-safety-of-pregabalin-in-the-treatment-of-fibromyalgia
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Maria Chiara Gerardi, Fabiola Atzeni, Alberto Batticciotto, Manuela Di Franco, Maurizio Rizzi, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
Pregabalin is indicated for the treatment of fibromyalgia and pregabalin-treated subjects have shown improved pain, sleep and functional measures in placebo-controlled and open-label studies. This article reviews pregabalin's safety profile. Areas covered: The safety findings in pregabalin clinical trials were accessed by a PubMed search using the key words 'pregabalin' or 'anti-epilectics drug' or 'gabapentinoids' or 'anticonvulsants' and 'fibromyalgia'. Although frequent, the side effects of pregabalin therapy are usually mild to moderate, well tolerated in the long term, and can be monitored in a primary care setting...
October 11, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
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
#18
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...
October 6, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704502/neuropathic-pain
#19
Janne Gierthmühlen, Ralf Baron
Diagnosing neuropathic pain and distinguishing it from nociceptive pain can be challenging, but is essential because both forms of pain require different treatment strategies. The diagnosis of neuropathic pain is primarily based on clinical findings. Therefore, a careful, focused history and an examination of the signs characteristic of neuropathic pain are crucial. Imaging techniques and electrophysiological examinations, as well as punch skin biopsy can support the clinical diagnosis. Ideally, treatment should be individualized using a mechanism-based approach...
October 2016: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703368/postherpetic-neuralgia-epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-pain-management-pharmacology
#20
Theresa Mallick-Searle, Brett Snodgrass, Jeannine M Brant
Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is a distinctive clinical condition caused by the reactivation of latent varicella zoster (chickenpox) virus following an initial infection. Approximately 1 million cases of herpes zoster occur annually in the US, and one in every three people develops herpes zoster during their lifetime. Postherpetic neuralgia is a neuropathic pain syndrome characterized by pain that persists for months to years after resolution of the herpes zoster rash. It stems from damage to peripheral and central neurons that may be a byproduct of the immune/inflammatory response accompanying varicella zoster virus reactivation...
2016: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
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