Chronic pain in the elderly leads to memory decline

Chronic pain in the elderly leads to memory decline Chronic pain is associated with accelerated memory decline and development of dementia in the elderly patients. According new findings, published in the last quarter of 2017, elderly patients suffering from chronic pain experienced an accelerated decline in functional independence. Elizabeth L. Whitlock, MD, investigator of the…

Topical phenytoin gains momentum

Topical phenytoin gains momentum In a recent overview, published in the Pubmed indexed peer reviewed journal ‘Pain Management’ of November 2017: ‘Management of chronic neuropathic pain with single and compounded topical analgesics’ a number of references to the work of Topical Innovations on phenytoin cream can be found. In the introduction of the paper we find as…

Phenytoin inhibits inflammation in the skin

Phenytoin inhibits inflammation in the skin In dermatological conditions, topical phenytoin has been evaluated in the treatment of ulcers, epidermolysis bullosa, and in other inflammatory conditions of the skin. Topical phenytoin (2% to 5% in cream) was effective in treating the ulcers of epidermolysis bullosa simplex, and has also been used in treating discoid lupus…

Topical Analgesics in Real Life: results

Topical Analgesics in Real Life: results The results of a new study on topical analgesics ‘Optimizing Patient Experience and Response to Topical Analgesics (OPERA) Study’ was published in the Journal of Pain Research in October 2017. The results indicate that topical treatments may provide an effective and safer treatment alternative to opioids and prescription NSAIDs…

Presenting phenytoin cream on EFIC 2017 Copenhagen

Presenting phenytoin cream on EFIC 2017 Copenhagen Andrea Truini had a very interesting presentation at the EFIC 2017 pain conference in Copenhagen. The title of his talk was PAINFUL NEUROPATHIES. HOW NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL TESTING AND SKIN BIOPSY HELP IN DIAGNOSING AND IDENTIFYING NEUROPATHIC PAIN. This presentation was a part of the workshop: NEUROPATHIC PAIN. CAN WE…