Postherpetic Neuralgia

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective for Chronic Pain With Postherpetic Neuralgia

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective for Chronic Pain With Postherpetic Neuralgia

Researchers observed a reduction in pain score in a patient using wireless peripheral nerve stimulation for chronic pain secondary to postherpetic neuralgia.

Gabapentin Assessed in Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Gabapentin Assessed in Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Gabapentin, at doses of 1800 mg to 3600 mg can provide "good levels of pain relief" to some individuals suffering from postherpetic neuralgia and peripheral diabetic neuropathy.

Capsaicin 8% Patch Effective on Nondiabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Capsaicin 8% Patch Effective on Nondiabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

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Results from the ASCEND study recently published in BioMed Central Neurology indicate that an 8% capsaicin patch is effective in relieving peripheral neuropathic pain resulting from a wide range of etiologies.

Classification of Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Based on Sensory Profiles

Classification of Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Based on Sensory Profiles

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Researchers identified 3 subgroups of patients with peripheral neuropathic pain, based on sensory signs and symptoms.

Assessing Pregabalin Efficacy With Concomitant Neuropathic Pain Medications

Assessing Pregabalin Efficacy With Concomitant Neuropathic Pain Medications

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The therapeutic efficacy of pregabalin in treating 2 types neuropathic pain (NeP) is not influenced by concomitant NeP medications.

Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy on Incidence of Postherpetic Neuralgia

Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy on Incidence of Postherpetic Neuralgia

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Because the increased cytokine levels in the acute phase of herpes zoster are assumed to be a potential mechanism for inducing PHN, the early suppression of these cytokines by LLLT may help prevent the development of PHN.

Stellate Ganglion Block for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Stellate Ganglion Block for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Report demonstrates benefit in severe photophobia secondary to trigeminal postherpetic neuralgia

Is Asthma Linked to Shingles Risk in Adults?

Is Asthma Linked to Shingles Risk in Adults?

Odds of herpes zoster 70% higher among people with respiratory condition.

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Not Cost-Effective in Adults Aged 50 Years, Study Shows

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Not Cost-Effective in Adults Aged 50 Years, Study Shows

At willingness-to-pay threshold of 100,000 per QALY, 3 probability of vaccine being cost-effective.

Treatment and Prevention Strategies for PHN

Treatment and Prevention Strategies for PHN

Despite the availability of shingles immunization and treatment options, the incidence of postherpetic neuralgia is increasing.

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