- Drug Approved for Post-Shingles Pain. // Journal of Gerontological Nursing;Apr2011, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p21
The article reports on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 2011 decision to approve the drug Gralise for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia and to designate the drug as an orphan drug.
- Antiepileptics for Post-Herpetic Neuralgia in the Elderly: Current and Future Prospects. Pickering, Gisèle // Drugs & Aging;Sep2014, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p653
Post-herpetic neuralgia is a painful condition and its prevalence increases with age. It is a burden for older patients and the association of age-related pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes, high co-morbidity and polypharmacy leads to the risk of adverse drug reactions and interactions....
- Approach to a patient with postherpetic neuralgia - a review. Kaur, Jasleen; Jyotika, Kalsy // Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists;2012, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p146
Postherpetic neuralgia is a type of neuropathic intractable pain which develops as a sequel of acute herpes zoster infection (shingles). Postherpetic neuralgia is a vexing problem. The effective treatment of these patients remains a clinical challenge despite a standard pharmacological approach...
- When it is used, shingles vaccine works. // Clinical Advisor;Mar2011, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p28
The article discusses various studies on the use of herpes zoster vaccination in reducing the risk of developing shingles and other chronic diseases.
- Pain after shingles. // Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Oct2013, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p4
The article presents information on managing postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles wherein a person experiences severe nerve pain. The disorder occurs if the nerve during a shingles outbreak are damaged. Treatment options include lidocaine skin patches, capsaicin and anti-seizure...
- An alternative to the diagnostic dilatation and curettage--endometrial cytology. Polson, D.W.; Morse, A.; Beard, R.W. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);3/31/1984, Vol. 288 Issue 6422, p981
Examines endometrial cytology as an alternative to the diagnostic dilatation and curettage. Importance off endometrical aspiration cytology in assessing the endometrium; Effectiveness of progestogens in reversing hyperplasia; Suggestions to use endometrial aspiration for the investigation of...
- psst, YOU MAY NEED A PLAN C... PLOSSER, LIZ // Cosmopolitan;Apr2014, Vol. 256 Issue 4, p214
The article informs that progestin-only emergency contraception does not work well for heavier women weighing more than 165 pounds and mentions that they can use Rx for Ella contraception.
- Pain after shingles. // Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Nov1997, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p1
Presents information on shingles (herpes zoster) and the severe pain which follows called postherpetic neuralgia. What is shingles; What happens when the virus reaches your skin; Continuation of pain after shingles; Frustration in finding an effective treatment for shingles; Treatment for...
- Education, proper management can keep herpes zoster from progressing to postherpetic neuralgia. Mangan, Richard B. // Primary Care Optometry News;May2010, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p18
The article offers information on postherpetic neuralgia, a painful and debilitating complication of herpes zoster or shingles.