Neuropathic pain is the sensation of pain due to abnormal discharges of impaired or injured neural structures in the peripheral &/or central nervous system.
It is characterized by hyperesthesia, hyperalgesia and allodynia.
Common neuropathic pain syndromes are central neuropathic pain, painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, postsurgical neuropathic pain, HIV-related neuropathy, lumbosacral radiculopathy and complex regional pain syndrome.
Treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) offers significant pain relief in patients with painful diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) resistant to standard therapies, without deleterious side effects, according to the results of a trial.
Delivering high-voltage pulsed radiofrequency of dorsal root ganglion via a multifunctional electrode yields significant pain relief and may prove valuable in the treatment of chronic lumbosacral radicular pain with neuropathic features, according to a recent study.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 October 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
Having migraine during midlife appears to be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, according to a large population-based longitudinal Danish study presented at the AHS* 2020 Virtual Meeting, indicating that migraine may be a risk factor for dementia.
An active lifestyle, regardless of vascular risk, may delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by slowing down cognitive decline and neurodegeneration, according to a study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2019).
Sex-specific differences in the way brain regions are connected may influence how tau propagates through the brain and thus, differences in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease between men and women; while participating in the workforce may help stave cognitive decline in women, suggest studies presented at AAIC 2019.
Use of the prescription stimulant methylphenidate appears to also exert a positive effect on the lower urinary tract in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) but without voiding dysfunction, specifically increasing voided volume and bladder capacity, as shown in a study.