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OBJECTIVE Tropical Spastic Paraparesis/HTLV-I Associated Myelopathy (TSP/HAM) is a chronic myelopathy, and pain has been mentioned as a frequent sensory symptom in this condition. The authors aimed at analyzing this symptom in a TSP/HAM patients series. METHOD For this, 46 patients were analyzed considering demographic and clinical characteristics and(More)
Gabapentin (GBP) is an anti-convulsive drug often used as analgesic to control neuropathic pain. This study aimed at evaluating whether oral GBP treatment could improve nerve inflammation response after sciatic nerve constriction in association with selected pain and motor spontaneous behavior assessments in Wistar rats. We evaluated nerve myeloperoxidase(More)
Gabapentin (GBP) is an anti-convulsive drug often used as analgesic to control neuropathic pain. This study aimed at evaluating oral GBP treatment (30, 60, 120 mg/kg, 60 min prior to chronic constriction of the sciatic nerve (CCSN) along 15-day treatment post-injury, 12 h/12 h) by monitoring spontaneous and induced-pain behaviors in Wistar rats on 5th and(More)
Plectranthus barbatus is a medicinal plant used to treat a wide range of disorders including seizure. However, the anticonvulsant activity of this plant has not been studied in depth. We therefore sought to evaluate the anticonvulsant activity of a hydroalcoholic extract of P. barbatus leaves on seizures induced by strychnine sulphate (2.0 mg/kg) and(More)
The HTLV-1 (human T-cell lymphotro-pic virus type 1) is a retrovirus etiologically associated with tropical spastic parapare-sis/HTLV-1 associated myelopathy (TSP/ HAM) and adult T-cell lymphoma/leuke-mia (ATLL). These two forms of clinical presentation are the best known and studied , although the virus may be also related with other clinical conditions,(More)
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