Management of Central Poststroke Pain: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Clinical Sciences

Conclusions— Our findings are inconsistent with major clinical practice guidelines; the available evidence suggests no beneficial effects of any therapies that researchers have evaluated in randomized controlled trials.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Other Treatment, Other Stroke Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Although the results support the role of surgery in the management of nhSPCs, they have to be interpreted with a great deal of caution as the current evidence is limited, consisting only of case reports and retrospective surgical series. Inherent to such studies are inhomogeneity and incompleteness of data, selection bias and bias related to assessment of outcome carried out by the treating surgeon in the majority of cases. Prospective studies with patient-reported and objective outcome assessment are needed to provide higher level of evidence.PMID:34854993 | DOI:10.1007/s00701-021-05054-0
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough the results support the role of surgery in the management of nhSPCs, they have to be interpreted with a great deal of caution as the current evidence is limited, consisting only of case reports and retrospective surgical series. Inherent to such studies are inhomogeneity and incompleteness of data, selection bias and bias related to assessment of outcome carried out by the treating surgeon in the majority of cases. Prospective studies with patient-reported and objective outcome assessment are needed to provide higher level of evidence.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Digital media&downloads Compound Developed at UArizona Health Sciences Provides Innovative Pain Relief Researchers targeted a common sodium ion channel to reverse pain and saw positive results that could lead to a nonaddictive solution to treat pain. Today University of Arizona Health Sciencespain-relief-web.jpgHealthBIO5College of Medicine - TucsonExpertsResearch Media contact(s)Stacy Pigott University of Arizona Health Sciencesspigott@arizona.edu520-539-4152Researchers at the  University of Arizona Health Sciences are closer to developing a safe and effective non-opioid pain reliever after a study showed t...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, we present a case of a patient with thalamic stroke with acute onset of pain and paresthesia who was responsive to rTMS. After a right thalamic stroke, a 32-year-old woman presented with drug-resistant pain and paresthesia on the left side of the body. There were no motor or sensory deficits, except for blunted thermal sensation and allodynia on light touch. Ten daily sessions were performed, where 10 Hz rTMS was applied to the hand area of the right primary motor cortex, 40 days after stroke. Before rTMS treatment (T0), immediately after treatment conclusion (T1), and 1 month after treatment (T2), three pai...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
RARITAN, N.J., November 4, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today that more than 45 company-sponsored abstracts, including 11 oral presentations, plus more than 35 investigator-initiated studies will be featured at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition. ASH is taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta and virtually from December 11-14, 2021.“We are committed to advancing the science and treatment of hematologic malignancies and look forward to presenting the latest research from our robust portfolio and pipeline dur...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
The objective of the project will be to evaluate the impact of adding anodal high-definition (HD)-tDCS during an intensive 3-week UL VRT and conventional therapy program on paretic UL function in chronic stroke.MethodsThe ReArm project is a quadruple-blinded, randomized, sham-controlled, bi-centre, two-arm parallel, and interventional study design. Fifty-eight chronic (> 3 months) stroke patients will be recruited from the Montpellier and Nimes University Hospitals. Patients will follow a standard 3-week in-patient rehabilitation program, which includes 13 days of VRT (Armeo Spring, 1 × 30 min session/day) and con...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 25, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson today announced data from two new analyses of STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).1,2 In a modelled analysisa focused on treatment sequencing using data from randomized controlled trials, network meta-analysis and literature, results showed patient time spent in clinical remission or response was highest when STELARA was used as a first-line advanced therapy for bio-naïve patients with moderately to...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
We report a case of relief in central poststroke pain of the lower extremity by stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). Central poststroke pain is a poorly understood and even more poorly managed condition that can greatly impact the quality of life. To the best of our knowledge, this investigation is the first to describe the successful treatment of previously intractable chronic pain caused by stroke using DRG stimulation. Noting the anatomical structures and the physiological function, the efficacy of DRG stimulation in central poststroke pain could be explained in a neurophysiological manner. This clinical obser...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Note Source Type: research
J Integr Neurosci. 2021 Sep 30;20(3):687-693. doi: 10.31083/j.jin2003073.ABSTRACTMany patients complain of hemiplegic shoulder pain following stroke. Here, the effectiveness of pulsed radiofrequency stimulation of the suprascapular nerve is compared with intra-articular corticosteroid injection for chronic hemiplegic shoulder pain following stroke. This single-center, prospective, randomized controlled study included 20 patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain after stroke, randomly assigned to the pulsed radiofrequency and intra-articular corticosteroid injection treatment groups (n = 10 in each). Hemiplegic shoulder pain s...
Source: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Qigong research publications have been increasing gradually. Reports on study types, participants, Qigong Intervention, and outcomes are diverse and inconsistent. There is an urgent need to develop a set of reporting standards for various interventions of Qigong. Further trials of high methodological quality with sufficient sample size and real world studies are needed to verify the effects of Qigong in health and disease management. PMID: 32444061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
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