Review: Pregabalin reduces chronic neuropathic pain in adults
- Clinical research in homeopathy: asking the right questions. Mathie, Robert T. // International Journal of High Dilution Resarch;2012, Vol. 11 Issue 40, p131
Identifying the 'right' clinical research questions in homeopathic medicine requires that the targets for that research are clearly and optimally defined. The definition of such targets depends, in turn, on a full and clear understanding of the current research evidence base. Moreover, it is...
- Sham device versus inert pill: randomised controlled trial of two placebo treatments. Kaptchuk, Ted J.; Stason, William B.; Davis, Roger B.; Legedza, Anna R. T.; Schnyer, Rosa N.; Kerr, Catherine E.; Stone, David A.; Nam, Bong Hyun; Kirsch, Irving; Goldman, Rose H. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/18/2006, Vol. 332 Issue 7538, p391
Objective To investigate whether a sham device (a validated sham acupuncture needle) has a greater placebo effect than an inert pill in patients with persistent arm pain. Design A single blind randomised controlled trial created from the two week placebo run-in periods for two nested trials that...
- Want to cure your chronic pain? // USA Today Magazine;Jan97, Vol. 125 Issue 2620, p12
Offers suggestions to those seeking to alleviate their chronic pain. Headaches; Body aches; Low back pain; Neck pain; The message from Teresa Deshields of Saint Louis University Medical Center that some chronic pain is self-caused.
- Efficacy and safety of pregabalin 600 mg/d for treating painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy: A double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Arezzo, Joseph C.; Rosenstock, Julio; LaMoreaux, Linda; Pauer, Lynne // BMC Neurology;2008, Vol. 8, Special section p1
Background: Recent consensus guidelines recommend pregabalin as a first-tier treatment for painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). We evaluated the efficacy of pregabalin 600 mg/d (300 mg dosed BID) versus placebo for relieving DPN-associated neuropathic pain, and assessed its safety using...
- Pregabalin, celecoxib, and their combination for treatment of chronic low-back pain. Carlo Romanò; Delia Romanò; Cristina Bonora; Giuseppe Mineo // Journal of Orthopaedics & Traumatology;Dec2009, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p185
Abstract BackgroundÂ Â The efficacy and safety of the association of celecoxib [a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor] and pregabalin (commonly used to control neuropathic pain), compared with monotherapy of each, were evaluated for the treatment of chronic low-back pain, a...
- Testing a Novel Experimental Approach to Proving Studies. Herscu, Paul; Shalts, Edward // American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine;Spring2003, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p44
Describes a step-by-step process of creating a novel methodological approach to studies of the utility of placebo provings. Emphasis on the method of selection of the remedy, target symptoms and the time-frame; Results of pre-pilot studies in Amherst, Massachusetts.
- Choose treatments you believe in. Jaret, Peter // Health (Time Inc. Health);Apr97, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p98
Discusses the healing powers of placebo effects. How placebo studies have helped medicine from art to science; Success of alternative medicines. INSETS: 6 alternative therapies.;Health breaks the news..
- The Placebo Effect in Alternative Medicine: Can the Performance of a Healing Ritual Have Clinical Significance? Kaptchuk, Ted J. // Annals of Internal Medicine;6/4/2002, Vol. 136 Issue 11, p817
In alternative medicine, the main question regarding placebo has been whether a given therapy has more than a placebo effect. Just as mainstream medicine ignores the clinical significance of its own placebo effect, the placebo effect of unconventional medicine is disregarded except for polemics....
- Research: RELTON. RELTON // Positive Health;Jul2014, Issue 215, p1
Background The 'placebo effect' concept is intrinsic to the architecture of the double blind placebo randomized controlled trial (RCT), the oft quoted 'gold standard' method of clinical research whose findings are supposed to inform our understanding of the interventions used in clinical...