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Title: Antiepileptic drugs for the treatment of neuropathic pain: a systematic review
Author: Vargas Espinosa, María-Lucila
Sanmartí Garcia, Gemma
Vázquez Delgado, Eduardo
Gay Escoda, Cosme
Keywords: Anticonvulsius
Neuràlgia del trigemin
Malalties del sistema nerviós
Ressenyes sistemàtiques (Investigació mèdica)
Trigeminal neuralgia
Nervous system Diseases
Systematic reviews (Medical research)
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Many therapies have been proposed for the management of neuropathic pain, and they include the use of different antiepileptic drugs. However, the lack of high quality studies indicates that results on the different neuropathic disorders under study do not recommend a particular drug treatment. This study makes a systematic review of the published literature on the use of several antiepileptic drugs to treat neuropathic pain, and has the objective of considering both its clinical characteristics and pharmacological use, which will depend on their level of scientific evidence and will follow the principles of evidence-based dentistry. The articles were stratified according to their scientific evidence using the SORT criteria (Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy), and it included those articles that only have level 1 or 2. Randomized clinical trials were stratified according to their level of quality using the JADAD scale, an instrument described by Jadad et al. (7). to assess the quality of clinical trials, while studies with a level below 3 were discarded. Recently, type A or B recommendations are given in favor or against the use of antiepileptic drugs to treat neuropathic pain on the basis of their scientific quality.
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It is part of: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal, 2012, vol. 17, num. 5, p. e786-e793
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ISSN: 1698-4447
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