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Pain Ther. 2017 Dec;6(Suppl 1):35-42. doi: 10.1007/s40122-017-0087-0. Epub 2017 Nov 24.

A review of Neuropathic Pain: From Guidelines to Clinical Practice.

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1
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy. giorgio.cruccu@uniroma1.it.
2
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition representing a significant burden for patients, society, and healthcare systems. The prevalence of neuropathic pain in the general population has been estimated at 7-8% and is expected to increase in the future. Neuropathic pain differs from nociceptive pain and requires a different therapeutic approach; and the management of neuropathic pain is complicated and challenging. This chapter discusses clinical practice guidelines for neuropathic pain and their usefulness in clinical practice.

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Pfizer, Italy.

KEYWORDS:

Analgesia; Diagnosis; Guidelines; Neuropathic pain; Quality of life; Treatment

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