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Nouveautés dans la physiopathologie, le diagnostic et le traitement de la douleur neuropathique [New concepts in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of neuropathic pain].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review Publication Status: ppublish
We here summarize five articles bringing new advances in our knowledge on neuropathic pain and put them into perspective with our current understanding. The first uses a mechanism-based approach with a capsaicin test to stratify patients suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy before starting a topical clonidine treatment. The second reviews disinhibition as a critical mechanism and a promising target for chronic pain. The third evokes neuroglial interactions and its implication regarding the interplay between injuries in childhood and hypersensitivity in adulthood. The last articles remind us that interventional therapies, not always very invasive, have a future potential in the therapy of frequent conditions such as head pain disorders.
Analgesics/therapeutic use, Capsaicin/diagnostic use, Clonidine/therapeutic use, Diabetic Neuropathies/diagnosis, Diabetic Neuropathies/drug therapy, Headache/diagnosis, Headache/drug therapy, Humans, Neuralgia/diagnosis, Neuralgia/drug therapy, Pain Measurement, Sensory System Agents/diagnostic use, Treatment Outcome
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