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Title
Management of neuropathic pain after surgical and non-surgical trauma with lidocaine 5% patches: study of 40 consecutive cases
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Abstract
Objective: To determine the efficacy of lidocaine 5% patches* *Versatis, commercialised by Grünenthal GmbH, Aachen, Germany. in patients with PNCCP. Background: This study focuses on chronic pain states of a neuropathic nature, located at the scar or over a larger area of the skin around the scar. This post-operative/post-traumatic neuropathic chronic cutaneous pain (PNCCP) may be a side-effect of any incision of the skin in the context of a surgical procedure or a traumatic event. Research design and methods: A single-centre, open, non-randomised, prospective study was performed in a university hospital referral centre for patients with chronic neuropathic pain after surgical or non-surgical trauma. Forty consecutive patients with chronic PNCCP, a VAS score ≥5, a LANSS score ≥12, and a stable consumption of pain medication were prospectively evaluated. All patients were given lidocaine 5% patches, following a 12h on/off schedule. Main outcome measures: Visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANSS) scorings were performed pretreatment (day 0), on the 28th day (4weeks), and after 84days (12weeks).
Language
English
Source (journal)
Current medical research and opinion. - London
Publication
London : 2009
ISSN
0300-7995
Volume/pages
25:11(2009), p. 2737-2743
ISI
000273417700018
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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