neuropathic pain

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Newswise — Identifying the type of pain an adult with sickle cell disease (SCD) experiences may be useful in improving treatment, according to a new study by researchers at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and Smilow Cancer Hospital. The findings are to be presented Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the 61st Am...

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Newswise — John A. Moran Eye Center physician-researcher Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD, and his patients at the University of Utah played a key role in the recent discovery of the first genetic cause for a rare eye disease.

Macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel) affects about one in 5,000 people,...

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Combined electrochemical treatment (CET) uses local anesthetics and with electronic signal treatment (EST) to mitigate/eliminate pain, allodynia, numbness, and other symptoms of neuropathic and chronic pain. Its physiological actions are understood using the principles of physics, not pharmacology....

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Newswise — Neuropathic pain affects between 15 and 20 million people in the U.S. This type of pain can occur after injuries to the nervous system due to trauma, disease or exposure to neurotoxins, including after chemotherapy.

Exceedingly difficult to treat, these injuries cause chronic changes in...

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Central poststroke pain (CPSP) is a neuropathic pain disorder frequently described as burning pain associated with allodynia and hyperalgesia over affected regions of the body. The underlying mechanisms are not well understood. It has been suggested that stroke associated loss of inhibitory neurons...

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A research team from the University of Texas at Dallas, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Health Science Center at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine reports a significant advance in understanding the source of chronic neuropathic pain in humans. The discovery has broad ranging implications...

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Altered sensory acuity occurs at spinal and supraspinal levels via sensitization and chronicity. Cortical changes including imprecision of the somatosensory homunculus have been evidenced with fMRI and identified in a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. However, these changes can...

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A paper is this month’s edition of Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery discusses the benefits of primary targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) in reducing or preventing phantom limb pain resulting from below-the-knee amputation surgery. Authored by Ian Valerio, MD, with the Ohio State University...

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In terms of diagnosis and treatment of neuropathic pain, we have a long way to go.  Many patients have a component of neuropathic pain to their overall pain experience that is not recognized by those taking care of them. And then often when it is recognized, it’s not treated adequately. An example...

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Advances in chemotherapy are producing better survival rates for patients with cancer, but chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) remains a significant problem affecting anywhere from 30% to 60% of chemotherapy recipients. CIPN causes pain, tingling, and numbness in the hands and feet, as...

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