Neuropathic Pain

Evaluating Orexin Antagonist for Diabetic Neuropathy Tx

Evaluating Orexin Antagonist for Diabetic Neuropathy Tx

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Researchers are looking into improving sleep in order to alleviate chronic pain.

Gabapentin Effective for Postherpetic Neuralgia, Neuropathy

Gabapentin Effective for Postherpetic Neuralgia, Neuropathy

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Patients suffering from postherpetic nearalgia found relief taking gabapentin.

Patients With Fibromyalgia, Depression May Benefit From Pregabalin

Patients With Fibromyalgia, Depression May Benefit From Pregabalin

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Although there is currently no gold standard therapy for the treatment of fibromyalgia, a number of medications have shown modest efficacy in managing fibromyalgia-related pain, including pregabalin.

Cannabinoids for Neuropathic Pain: Do They Work?

Cannabinoids for Neuropathic Pain: Do They Work?

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The effects of dronabinol, nabilone, and nabiximols on neuropathic pain were assessed.

Pregabalin Use in Pregnancy: What's the Risk?

Pregabalin Use in Pregnancy: What's the Risk?

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Previous research has suggested a link between early use of pregabalin in pregnancy and congenital malformations.

Combo Fibromyalgia Treatment Improves Adherence

Combo Fibromyalgia Treatment Improves Adherence

While adherence was improved, health care costs were increased.

Fibromyalgia Pain Reduced With Cold Compress on Trapezius Muscles

Fibromyalgia Pain Reduced With Cold Compress on Trapezius Muscles

A 10-minute application resulted in significant reductions in pain scores.

Treatment Trends in Trigeminal Neuralgia

Treatment Trends in Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Patients with trigeminal neuralgia face a significant burden of illness.

Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Treated With Capsaicin 8% Patch

Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Treated With Capsaicin 8% Patch

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The patch used in the study is approved in the United States for postherpetic neuralgia and in Europe for PNP arising from any etiology.

Fibromyalgia May Benefit From Online Pain Management Course

Fibromyalgia May Benefit From Online Pain Management Course

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Even minor improvements in fibromyalgia symptoms, depression, anxiety, and pain can have a significant impact on the quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Benefit From Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technique

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Benefit From Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technique

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Transcranial random noise stimulation improved both physical and cognitive symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Neuropathic Pain: Navigating the Challenges of an Elusive Disease

Neuropathic Pain: Navigating the Challenges of an Elusive Disease

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As the population ages, and as both the incidence of diabetes and the survival rates after chemotherapy treatment increase, the number of patients with neuropathic pain is expected to rise.

Pregabalin vs Placebo for Sciatica: Is It Effective?

Pregabalin vs Placebo for Sciatica: Is It Effective?

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No significant between-group differences were observed for change in leg pain intensity and disability.

Differentiating Central Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

Differentiating Central Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

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In patients with impaired sensory discrimination, pain descriptors, localization, and pain triggers are often vague or poorly defined.

Neurofeedback Aids in Reducing Nerve Damage from Chemo

Neurofeedback Aids in Reducing Nerve Damage from Chemo

Clinically and statistically significant reductions in peripheral neuropathy were seen following neurofeedback.

Diabetic Neuropathy Guidelines Updated by ADA

Diabetic Neuropathy Guidelines Updated by ADA

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New evidence on diabetic neuropathy has emerged since the ADA's last published a position statement in 2005.

Pregabalin: Can Concomitant Neuropathic Pain Medications Affect Efficacy?

Pregabalin: Can Concomitant Neuropathic Pain Medications Affect Efficacy?

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Patients who received concomitant NeP medications showed little difference in therapeutic response in comparison to those who received pregabalin alone.

CoQ10 May Help Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

CoQ10 May Help Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Significant improvement were observed for sensitivity, depression, and anxiety, among others.

Possible Link Between Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Function

Possible Link Between Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Function

Patients with fibromyalgia had a high prevalence of TRAb positivity compared with control populations in previous studies.

New Possibilities for Neuropathic Pain Treatment

New Possibilities for Neuropathic Pain Treatment

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Recent findings offer a new avenue for the development of peripheral analgesics with minimal adverse effects.

Surgery May Boost Risk of Guillain-Barré in Immuno-Compromised

Surgery May Boost Risk of Guillain-Barré in Immuno-Compromised

Patients with cancer or an autoimmune disease who underwent surgery were at a greater risk.

Practice Guidelines: Restless Legs Syndrome

Practice Guidelines: Restless Legs Syndrome

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The guidelines were developed by a group of RLS experts from the US and Europe who utilized the American Academy of Neurology's 2004 guideline development manual.

Prediabetes, Obesity May Impact Risk of Polyneuropathy

Prediabetes, Obesity May Impact Risk of Polyneuropathy

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Diabetes, waist circumference, and prediabetes were the main metabolic factors associated with neuropathy.

Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain: Which Costs Less?

Pregabalin vs Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain: Which Costs Less?

Even after loss of exclusivity, pregabalin has lower health care costs than gabapentin.

New Data Informs Algorithm to Diagnose, Treat Neuropathic Pain

New Data Informs Algorithm to Diagnose, Treat Neuropathic Pain

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The group developed the algorithm through a year-long process of reviewing relevant published data.

Parkinson's Intestinal Gel May Cause Nerve Damage

Parkinson's Intestinal Gel May Cause Nerve Damage

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The small study documented several cases of denervation and increased thermal thresholds in patients treated with LCIG.

FDA Fast Tracks Potential Neuropathy Treatment

FDA Fast Tracks Potential Neuropathy Treatment

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The designation has been granted to potentially treat neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Gabapentin Use Does Not Affect Pregabalin Efficacy in Neuropathic Pain

Gabapentin Use Does Not Affect Pregabalin Efficacy in Neuropathic Pain

The researchers found that the extent of pain relief and relief of pain-related sleep interference did not differ between the +GBN and −GBN cohorts for any dose of pregabalin.

Pregabalin Improves Neuropathic Pain Regardless of Symptom Onset

Pregabalin Improves Neuropathic Pain Regardless of Symptom Onset

No significant differences in treatment response were seen between the different categories of pain duration.

Self-Regulatory Fatigue Impact Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia

Self-Regulatory Fatigue Impact Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia

Higher self-regulatory fatigue linked to lower QOL scores relating to physical functioning, role limitations-physical, bodily pain, and general health.

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