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Repinotan is a high-affinity, selective, full agonist of the 5HT1A-receptor subtype with neuroprotective properties. This paper presents the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study examining the safety and tolerability of three different doses of repinotan in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Sixty patients were enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Neuropathic pain has been shown to be accompanied by cognitive impairment, but the specific impact of postherpetic neuropathic pain on cognitive processes has not been explored. This study aims to evaluate the impact of pain on several domains of cognition in older patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of daily and recalled pain measurements in hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS A prospective study investigating pain intensity over 29 days in patients with painful OA. Pain was assessed on days 1 and 29 during visits. Between these two visits, daily (worst, least, usual, mean, at rest and during daily life) and(More)
BACKGROUND Neuropathic pain is often severe and adversely affects patients' quality of life. OBJECTIVE To perform a retrospective, observational study investigating the efficacy and safety of treating refractory chronic neuropathic pain with 5% lidocaine-medicated plaster, in patients attending pain centres. METHODS Medical records from 467 patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess whether acute 5-hydroxytryptamine-1A (5-HT1A)-receptor-mediated corticotropin, cortisol, and temperature responses are maintained after 3 weeks of treatment with controlled-release (CR) ipsapirone and fluoxetine compared with placebo and whether changes are reversible after cessation of treatment. METHODS This was a randomized(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of pain in children is an important aspect of pain management and can be performed by observational methods or by self-assessment. The Faces Pain Scale-Revised (FPS-R) is a self-report tool which has strong positive correlations with other well established self-report pain intensity measures. It has been recommended for measuring pain(More)
The recent prospect of pharmaceutical interventions for cognitive impairment of Down syndrome (DS) has boosted a number of clinical trials in this population. However, running the trials has raised some methodological challenges and questioned the prevailing methodology used to evaluate cognitive functioning of DS individuals. This is usually achieved by(More)
Patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain are typically prescribed a regimen of regular physical exercises to improve pain and function, increase workability, and prevent pain recurrence. However, adherence to home exercise programs is often partial at best. Patients often fail to translate their intention to exercise (motivation) into action(More)
BACKGROUND Motivation has long been emphasized as the most important determinant of action. However, there is a substantial gap between people's goals and their attainment. Patients may be motivated and yet unable to take action if their volitional competencies are insufficient. One of the important tasks of volition is goal-maintenance. Research has(More)