Complex neuropathic pain states
Publication date: Available online 6 September 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Rhian P. Lewis, Indre KriukelyteAbstractIn this article we discuss complex neuropathic pain states: diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP), phantom limb pain (PLP), central post-stroke pain (CPSP), and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Pain in these conditions can often be severe, significantly affect quality of life and be resistant to current treatment options. Multidisciplinary assessment and treatment is essential.
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Prostaglandins &Other Lipid MediatorsAuthor(s): Anne Barden, Michael Phillips, Emilie Mas, Lisa M. Hill, Ian Mowat, P.S. Loh, Tomas Corcoran, Trevor A. Mori
This study was aimed to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain in different regions of China. Data on pain and its treatment were collected from 9357 participants using questionnaires and telephone-based interviews, from 31 regions of China. Gathered data were then coded into electronic data acquisition system and descriptive and inferential statistical analysis was performed. Out of 9298 participants, the ratio of chronic pain was 31.54% with the proportion of male having chronic pain (33.86%) was higher than that of female (29.53%). The average age of participants with pain (45.02 ± 15.07 years) was higher than f...
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Authors: Yang CM, Chen NC, Shen HC, Chou CH, Yeh PS, Lin HJ, Chang CY, Cheng TJ, Lin KC Abstract Neuropathic pain is a complicated symptomatic disease as migraine in recent years. Not because the pain character differed from the nociceptive inflammatory symptoms but because of its complexity of mechanisms. Though peripheral sensitization, ectopic discharge, central sensitization, central re-organization and loss of inhibition play part of roles in mechanisms, however, based on this mechanistic treatment, the outcome still disappointed physicians and patients, exampled as central post-stroke central pain (CPSP). The...
The scope of the problem Chronic pain is a health epidemic. Estimates suggest that up to a third of adults or a hundred million Americans live with chronic pain conditions that interfere with their work and life. From back pain to headaches to diabetic neuropathy, chronic pain is widespread and debilitating. These patients suffer tremendously, and societal consequences are significant; back pain is one of the most common causes of missing work and prescription drug abuse is a consequence of our struggle to manage these chronic conditions. Pain syndromes span a wide spectrum of diseases Patients who come to a pain clinic in...