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PURPOSE To determine the analgesic effect of the addition of gabapentin to opioids in the management of neuropathic cancer pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred twenty-one consecutive patients with neuropathic pain due to cancer, partially controlled with systemic opioids, participated in a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled,(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer-related pain continues to be a major healthcare issue worldwide. Despite the availability of effective analgesic drugs, published guidelines and educational programs for Health Care Professionals (HCPs) the symptom is still under-diagnosed and its treatment is not appropriate in many patients. The objective of the study is to evaluate the(More)
Objective. Opioid therapy in patients with chronic noncancer pain must be preceded by evaluation of the risk of opioid misuse. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive validity of the Italian translation of the Pain Medication Questionnaire (PMQ) and of the Diagnosis Intractability Risk and Efficacy Score (DIRE) in chronic pain patients. Design.(More)
important progress has been made in the study and treatment of several painful conditions, pain is still underestimated and under-treated both inside hospitals and in medical practice in the community. This seems to be due to three main reasons: – Pain is too often considered unavoidable. – In medical practice pain is not considered a priority. – Medical(More)
In this document we propose a new improvement for boosting techniques as proposed in ([2, 3]) by the use of non-convex cost functional. The idea is to introduce a correlation term to better deal with forecasting of additive time series. The problem is discussed in a theoretical way to prove the existence of minimizing sequence, and in a numerical way to(More)
In this paper we extend the state preference technique to the valuation of some exotic options. Such approach allows to relax some of the strongest assumptions that are imposed by most of the financial models that give rise to a unique value. The technique proposed makes use of stochastic dominance criteria in order to give lower and upper bounds for the(More)
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