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Pharmacotherapy for neuropathic pain in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Advances in neuropathic pain: diagnosis, mechanisms, and treatment recommendations.
Randomized controlled clinical trials of gabapentin, the 5% lidocaine patch, opioid analgesics, tramadol hydrochloride, and tricyclic antidepressants provide an evidence-based approach to the treatment of neuropathic pain.
Gabapentin for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia: a randomized controlled trial.
- M. Rowbotham, N. Harden, B. Stacey, P. Bernstein, L. Magnus-Miller
- Medicine, PsychologyJAMA
- 2 December 1998
Gabapentin is effective in the treatment of pain and sleep interference associated with PHN and Mood and quality of life also improve with gabapentin therapy.
Recommendations for the management of herpes zoster.
- R. Dworkin, Robert W. Johnson, R. Whitley
- Medicine, PsychologyClinical infectious diseases : an official…
The results of controlled trials and the clinical experience of the authors support the use of acyclovir, brivudin (where available), famciclovir, and valacy Clovir as first-line antiviral therapy for the treatment of patients with HZ.
Cannabis in painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy
Smoked cannabis was well tolerated and effectively relieved chronic neuropathic pain from HIV-associated sensory neuropathy and the findings are comparable to oral drugs used for chronic Neuropathic pain.
NeuPSIG guidelines on neuropathic pain assessment
Postherpetic Neuralgia: Irritable Nociceptors and Deafferentation
Patients with PHN have been studied using quantitative testing of primary afferent function, skin biopsies, and controlled treatment trials to provide a preliminary glimpse of the pain-generating mechanisms in PHN.
Topical lidocaine patch relieves postherpetic neuralgia more effectively than a vehicle topical patch: results of an enriched enrollment study
Pregabalin for the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Pregabalin at 450 mg/day was efficacious for the treatment of FMS, reducing symptoms of pain, disturbed sleep, and fatigue compared with placebo and was well tolerated and improved global measures and health-related quality of life.