Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Provide Pain Relief in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral NeuropathyJanuary 18, 2018
Self-guided online cognitive behavioral pain management may result in improved "worst" pain but not "average" pain compared with usual care for the treatment of painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
A recent study evaluated the efficacy of cryotherapy for chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy; study participants wore frozen gloves and socks on the dominant side for 90 minutes, including the entire duration of drug infusion.
The researchers found that paclitaxel triggers CIPN by altering IP3 receptor phosphorylation and intracellular calcium flux and activating calcium-dependent calpain proteases.
Multivitamin use before diagnosis of breast cancer is associated with reduced risk of symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Patients in the neurofeedback group reported significant declines in CIPN symptoms, compared with patients who did not get neurofeedback training.
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