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Gabapentin was originally designed as an anti-convulsant gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) mimetic capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier. In the present review we show that although gabapentin is not a GABA mimetic, it has great utility as an add-on therapy for epilepsy and as a first-line treatment for neuropathic pain. We summarise the studies that(More)
The construction and application of the vulvalgesiometer are described. This manually-applied device allows for the quantifiable measurement of pressure-pain thresholds in the external female genital region. A set of five vulvalgesiometers exerting pressures from 3 to 950 g was used in two studies. The goal of the first study was to examine the ability of(More)
Psychosocial and psychophysical functioning in 25 women with and 25 without provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) were examined. Participants underwent quantitative sensory testing and completed psychosocial measures. Women with PVD displayed lower pain thresholds, higher pain ratings, lower sexual functioning and sexual self-efficacy, and higher levels of(More)
Anonymity online is important to people at times in their lives. Anonymous communication applications such as Whisper and YikYak enable people to communicate with strangers anonymously through their smartphones. We report results from semi-structured interviews with 18 users of these apps. The goal of our study was to identify why and how people use(More)
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