Predictive Factors for Postherpetic Neuralgia Using Ordered Logistic Regression Analysis

@article{Kanbayashi2012PredictiveFF,
  title={Predictive Factors for Postherpetic Neuralgia Using Ordered Logistic Regression Analysis},
  author={Yuko Kanbayashi and Keiko Onishi and Keita Fukazawa and Kousuke Okamoto and Hiroshi Ueno and Tatsuya Takagi and Toyoshi Hosokawa},
  journal={The Clinical Journal oF Pain},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={712–714}
}
Objectives:To identify predictive factors for the occurrence of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Methods:The participants were 73 herpes zoster patients who had been treated at the pain clinic of our hospital between January 2008 and June 2010. Variables present at the initial visit were extracted from the clinical records for regression analysis of factors related to the occurrence of PHN. The following scores for response were used: 0=no PHN after 3 months; 1=PHN present after 3 months but… 
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