Large studies examining the efficacy of intraoperative lidocaine infusions on breast cancer surgery-associated pain were found to be feasible.
A structured medical management program was found to improve outcomes in patients with trigeminal neuralgia after 2 years.
According to the results of a recent review, there is “insufficient” evidence to conclude that either nutmeg or St John’s wort are effective in helping treat pain in neuropathic conditions.
Mirogabalin was found to be safe, well tolerated, and effective at alleviating postherpetic neuralgia-associated pain.
The painDETECT questionnaire, when used in secondary care, may not be adapted for the identification of the neuropathic components of orofacial pain and may underestimate the complexity of this condition.
The use of short-segment stimulation along the ulnar sensory nerves and across the elbow may provide reliable diagnostic confirmation of ulnar neuropathies.
To investigate the association between hormone therapy and carpal tunnel syndrome risk, researchers conducted a secondary analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy trials.
Neuropathic-like knee pain may be driven by central risk factors that include depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing.
The treatment is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2 study (ELEVATE) in patients with major depressive disorder who have had an inadequate response to standard antidepressant therapy.
The efficacy of a diagnostic nerve block may be a poor predictor of the success of surgery for focal nerve injury.