Growing popularity of topiceuticals

Growing popularity of topiceuticals In 2017 topiceuticals, topical formulations, are increasingly referred to in pain medicine. In a recent state of the art review by Peter Paisley and Michael Serpell the following was highlighted: ‘Topiceuticals should be considered in a diagnosis of LNP, particularly in the frail and elderly population.’ and ‘The role of other…

Neuropathic pain treatment update

Neuropathic pain treatment update At the at plenary session of the NeuPSIG 2017 at Gothenburg, Sweden (June 2017) professor Bouhassira presented a Neuropathic Pain Treatment Update. He stipulated that not much new leads are currently in clinical development. He highlighted the importance to look for repositioning of old drugs in neuropathic pain, as well as…

Neuropathic itch

Neuropathic itch At the plenary session at the NeuPSIG 2017 at Gothenburg, Sweden a topic discussed was Neuropathic Itch. A state of the art lecture was given by professor Sarah Ross, USA, who outlined the pathophysiology of neuropathic itch. In the linked report, the use of topical phenytoin for neuropathic itch was highlighted. Read more…