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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072813/a-case-report-on-red-ear-syndrome-with-tinnitus-successfully-treated-with-transcranial-random-noise-stimulation
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Peter M Kreuzer, Veronika Vielsmeier, Timm B Poeppl, Berthold Langguth
BACKGROUND: The red ear syndrome represents a rare symptom complex consisting of auricular erythema associated with painful and burning sensations. It has been described in combination with tinnitus rarely. It has been hypothesized to be etiologically related to altered trigeminal afferent input, temporomandibular disorders, and thalamic dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: The initial objective of applying transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) in a case of red ear syndrome in combination with tinnitus was the alleviation of the phantom sounds...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057164/role-of-pregabalin-in-management-of-pruritus-a-literature-review
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Nazanin Foroutan, Naemeh Nikvarz
Pruritus can be one of the distressing symptoms of many dermatologic, systemic, neurologic or psychiatric disorders. In each case, the origin of itch is in the skin and/or the nervous system. Involvement of the nervous system causes neurogenic, psychogenic or neuropathic itch. Itch sensation is transferred to the central nervous system via unmyelinated C-type nerve fibers, and many mediators and receptors engage in the its induction and transmission. Also it has been demonstrated that there are similarities and interactions between neurotransmitters and pathways of pain and itch sensation...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042075/topical-treatment-of-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-applying-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Claudia Sommer, Giorgio Cruccu
CONTEXT: Patients with peripheral neuropathic pain (NP) may only achieve partial pain relief with currently recommended first-line oral treatments, which are also associated with systemic adverse events. Topical treatments are currently considered second- or third-line options, but a recent pharmacological treatment algorithm has called for broader first-line use of these agents. This has highlighted a need to communicate the benefits associated with topical agents, in particular around the efficacy, targeted local action and limited systemic availability resulting in minimal systemic adverse events and drug-drug interactions...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005051/-russian-experience-of-lacosamide-vimpat-usage-in-treatment-of-uncontrolled-focal-epilepsy
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A V Lebedeva, S G Burd, O V Belyaev, P N Vlasov, M Yu Dorofeeva, A M Ismailov, M Ya Kissin, I Yu Kovaleva, N Yu Koroleva, L V Lipatova, K Yu Mukhin, Yu V Solomatin, A Chervyakov, R G Shikkherimov, O A Pylaeva, N V Freidkova
: Many patients with epilepsy receive treatment in polytherapy. Selection of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) for the combination should be carried out in accordance with the principles of rational polytherapy, taking into account the mechanism of action, pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties of drugs. Along with levetiracetam, gabapentin, vigabatrin and pregabalin, lacosamide (LCM) shows superior PK profile in rating of all AED and can be combined with any of them. The goal of this study was to evaluate efficacy and tolerability of LCM in patients with uncontrolled partial onset seizures (POS) in routine clinical practice...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996204/postoperative-pain-control-following-craniotomy-a-systematic-review-of-recent-clinical-literature
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Georgia G Tsaousi, Simon W Logan, Federico Bilotta
BACKGROUND: Pain intensity after craniotomy is considered to be moderate to severe during the first 2 postoperative days. The ideal pain treatment to facilitate a rapid postoperative recovery and optimize outcome is unknown. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aims to report current clinical evidence related to pharmacological and adjuvant analgesic modalities for postcraniotomy pain control. DESIGN: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
December 20, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956447/towards-understanding-and-managing-chronic-cough
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Imran Satia, Huda Badri, Bashar Al-Sheklly, Jaclyn Ann Smith, Ashley A Woodcock
Chronic cough is a common and troublesome condition affecting approximately 12% of the general population. It is associated with poor quality of life with psychological, social and physical consequences. Patients typically complain of a dry irritating cough, driven by a strong urge to cough associated with a sensation or irritation located in the throat. Treatment of potential 'causes', ie asthma, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and rhino-sinusitis, may produce a complete or partial response, but the response of some patients to opiates and alpha-2-delta ligand antagonists (gabapentin and pregabalin) supports the concept that this is primarily a neurological disorder, characterised by hyper-responsiveness of the nerves...
December 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
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/27864947/determining-the-toxicological-significance-of-pregabalin-in-fatalities
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Simon P Elliott, Timothy Burke, Christopher Smith
Pregabalin has become more widely prescribed and abused in recent years but is still not always included in laboratory analysis. An LC-MS-MS method has been developed and applied to measure pregabalin in 93 postmortem cases, including drug-related deaths, alternative causes of death, and fatalities where pregabalin was likely to have contributed to death. Other drugs or alcohol was detected, and the most common drug types (in decreasing frequency) were antidepressants, opioids, benzodiazepines, opiates, alcohol, antipsychotics, cocaine, cardiac drugs, amphetamines, cannabis, anticonvulsants, and antihistamines...
January 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848217/pregabalin-for-the-treatment-of-drug-and-alcohol-withdrawal-symptoms-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Rainer Freynhagen, Miroslav Backonja, Stephan Schug, Gavin Lyndon, Bruce Parsons, Stephen Watt, Regina Behar
Treatments for physical dependence and associated withdrawal symptoms following the abrupt discontinuation of prescription drugs (such as opioids and benzodiazepines), nicotine, alcohol, and cannabinoids are available, but there is still a need for new and more effective therapies. This review examines evidence supporting the potential use of pregabalin, an α2δ voltage-gated calcium channel subunit ligand, for the treatment of physical dependence and associated withdrawal symptoms. A literature search of the MEDLINE and Cochrane Library databases up to and including 11 December 2015 was conducted...
December 2016: CNS Drugs
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/27766590/an-updated-overview-on-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-recent-antiepileptic-drugs
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REVIEW
Shery Jacob, Anroop B Nair
Given the distinctive characteristics of both epilepsy and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) can make a significant contribution to the field of epilepsy. The measurement and interpretation of serum drug concentrations can be of benefit in the treatment of uncontrollable seizures and in cases of clinical toxicity; it can aid in the individualization of therapy and in adjusting for variable or nonlinear pharmacokinetics; and can be useful in special populations such as pregnancy. This review examines the potential for TDM of newer AEDs such as eslicarbazepine acetate, felbamate, gabapentin, lacosamide, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, perampanel, pregabalin, rufinamide, retigabine, stiripentol, tiagabine, topiramate, vigabatrin, and zonisamide...
December 2016: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763691/pregabalin-for-essential-tremor
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REVIEW
Elisa Bruno, Alessandra Nicoletti, Graziella Quattrocchi, Graziella Filippini, Carlo Colosimo, Mario Zappia
BACKGROUND: Essential tremor is one of the most common movement disorders. Treatment primarily consists of pharmacological agents. While primidone and propranolol are well-established treatments in clinical practice, they may be ineffective in 25% to 55% of patients and can produce serious adverse events in a large percentage of them. For these reasons, it is worth evaluating the treatment alternatives for essential tremor. Some specialists have suggested that pregabalin could be a potentially useful agent, but there is uncertainty about its efficacy and safety...
October 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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/27684492/pregabalin-for-pain-in-fibromyalgia-in-adults
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REVIEW
Sheena Derry, Malene Cording, Philip J Wiffen, Simon Law, Tudor Phillips, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: This review updates part of an earlier Cochrane review on 'Pregabalin for acute and chronic pain in adults' (Moore 2009), and considers only fibromyalgia pain.Antiepileptic drugs have been used in pain management since the 1960s. Pregabalin is an antiepileptic drug also used in management of chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia. Pain response with pregabalin is associated with major benefits for other symptoms, and improved quality of life and function in people with chronic painful conditions...
September 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643884/pregabalin-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Marcelo B Generoso, Alisson P Trevizol, Siegfried Kasper, Hyong J Cho, Quirino Cordeiro, Pedro Shiozawa
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), characterized by pervasive and highly distressing anxiety and worries, is associated with severe impairment. Although numerous agents from various drug classes are available to treat GAD, as many as 50% of patients have inadequate response, constituting an important medical frontier. In the face of this challenge, new pharmacological alternatives need to be further studied aiming at clinical improvement and better quality of life for patients. To assess the efficacy of pregabalin (PGB) compared with placebo for amelioration of anxiety symptoms in patients with GAD...
January 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577678/the-efficacy-of-preoperative-administration-of-gabapentin-pregabalin-in-improving-pain-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
#17
Yingdelong Mao, Lianguo Wu, Weiguo Ding
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) was to evaluate the pain control by gabapentin or pregabalin administration versus placebo after total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: In January 2016, a systematic computer-based search was conducted in the Medline, Embase, PubMed, CENTRAL (Cochrane Controlled Trials Register), Web of Science and Google databases. This systematic review and meta-analysis were performed according to the PRISMA statement criteria...
August 30, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573693/the-effect-of-pregabalin-on-acute-postoperative-pain-in-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Jian Dong, Wenmin Li, Yuling Wang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) was to evaluate the effect of pain control of pregabalin versus placebo after a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: The electronic databases: Medline, Embase, PubMed, CENTRAL (Cochrane Controlled Trials Register), Web of Science and Google were searched from inception to February 2016. This systematic review and meta-analysis were performed according to the PRISMA statement criteria...
October 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550949/an-evidence-based-review-of-the-efficacy-of-perioperative-analgesic-techniques-for-breast-cancer-related-surgery
#19
Gloria S Cheng, Brian M Ilfeld
OBJECTIVE: To review the published evidence regarding perioperative analgesic techniques for breast cancer-related surgery. DESIGN: Topical review. METHODS: Randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) were selected for inclusion in the review. Also included were large prospective series providing estimates of potential risks and technical reports and small case series demonstrating a new technique or approaches of interest to clinicians. RESULTS: A total of 514 abstracts were reviewed, with 284 studies meeting criteria for full review...
August 22, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27472529/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-oral-medications-compared-with-placebo-treatment-in-the-management-of-postherpetic-neuralgia
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REVIEW
Sabrina Salah, Lesly Thomas, Saravanan Ram, Glenn T Clark, Reyes Enciso
AIMS: To conduct a systematic review to determine the efficacy of oral medications for the management of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). METHODS: Three electronic databases were searched: Cochrane Library (up to 7 July 2015), MEDLINE via PubMed (from 1950 to 7 July 2015), and Web of Science (1864 to 7 July 2015). Studies were limited to double-blind, placebo controlled, randomized controlled trials on oral medications used to treat PHN. Risk of bias was independently assessed in duplicate...
December 0: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
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