Akemi Iharada

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The purpose of this study is to find the most effective concentration of topical prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) to treat pain in postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). The concentrations of PGE1 dissolved in vaseline were 0 microgram.g-1, 2 micrograms.g-1, 4 micrograms.g-1 and 8 micrograms.g-1. Visual analog scale (VAS) score was reduced after the ointment application in(More)
A 45-year-old woman came to our clinic because of chest wall pain. It was 6 years earlier when she first felt slight chest pain. The pain was in the infraclavicular region and ran to the left arm when pressure was applied. When the pain increased, she felt not only left upper chest pain but also paresthesia and weakness of the left arm. Physicians noted(More)
To the editor: We report a case of trigeminal neuralgia, in which a nerve-block therapy with a 12% tetracaine and 0.5 % bupivacaine solution relieved pain for 3 months without prolonged sensory loss. A 35-year-old man consulted our hospital because of intermittent pain in the right forehead and cheek. The pain was always sudden in onset and persisted for a(More)
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