An evidence-based algorithm for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

  title={An evidence-based algorithm for the treatment of neuropathic pain.},
  author={N. B. Finnerup and Marit Otto and Troels Staehelin Jensen and S\oren Hein Sindrup},
  journal={MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine},
  volume={9 2},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to discuss an evidence-based algorithm that can be implemented by the primary care physician in his/her daily clinical practice for the treatment of patients with neuropathic pain conditions. METHOD A treatment algorithm for neuropathic pain was formulated on the basis of a review of 105 high-quality, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials. The number needed to treat (NNT) and number needed to harm (NNH) were used to compare the safety and… CONTINUE READING
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