Effectiveness of the capsaicin 8% patch in the management of peripheral neuropathic pain in European clinical practice: the ASCEND study

@inproceedings{Mankowski2017EffectivenessOT,
  title={Effectiveness of the capsaicin 8% patch in the management of peripheral neuropathic pain in European clinical practice: the ASCEND study},
  author={Colette Mankowski and Chris D. Poole and Etienne Ernault and Roger Thomas and Ellen R Berni and Craig J Currie and Cecil Treadwell and J. I. Calvo and Christina Plastira and Eirini Zafeiropoulou and Isaac A. O. Odeyemi},
  booktitle={BMC neurology},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND In randomised studies, the capsaicin 8% patch has demonstrated effective pain relief in patients with peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP) arising from different aetiologies. METHODS ASCEND was an open-label, non-interventional study of patients with non-diabetes-related PNP who received capsaicin 8% patch treatment, according to usual clinical practice, and were followed for ≤52 weeks. Co-primary endpoints were percentage change in the mean numeric pain rating scale (NPRS) 'average… CONTINUE READING
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