Pharmacotherapy for neuropathic pain in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Central post-stroke pain: clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, and management
A classification of chronic pain for ICD-11
The IASP Task Force, which comprises pain experts from across the globe, has developed a new and pragmatic classification of chronic pain for the upcoming 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, termed “multiple parenting.”
Chronic pain as a symptom or a disease: the IASP Classification of Chronic Pain for the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)
In conditions such as fibromyalgia or nonspecific low-back pain, chronic pain may be conceived as a disease in its own right; in this proposal, this subgroup is called “chronic primary pain,” and in 6 other subgroups, pain is secondary to an underlying disease.
Algorithm for neuropathic pain treatment: An evidence based proposal
The revised International Association for the Study of Pain definition of pain: concepts, challenges, and compromises.
This review provides a synopsis of the critical concepts, the analysis of comments from the IASP membership and public, and the committee's final recommendations for revisions to the definition and notes, which were discussed over a 2-year period.
Quality of life is impaired in patients with neuropathic pain owing to increased drug prescriptions and visits to health care providers, as well as the morbidity from the pain itself and the inciting disease.
The evidence for pharmacological treatment of neuropathic pain
Sensory function in spinal cord injury patients with and without central pain.
- N. Finnerup, I. Johannesen, A. Fuglsang-Frederiksen, F. Bach, T. Jensen
- MedicineBrain : a journal of neurology
The data suggest that lesion of the spinothalamic pathway alone cannot account for central pain in SCI patients, and that neuronal hyperexcitability at injury or higher level may be an important mechanism for pain below injury level.
Neuropathic pain: an updated grading system for research and clinical practice
A revised grading system of possible, probable, and definite neuropathic pain from 2008 is presented with an adjusted order, better reflecting clinical practice, improvements in the specifications, and a word of caution that even the “definite” level of neuropathicPain does not always indicate causality.