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Revista de investigación clínica

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GUEVARA-LOPEZ, Uriah; COVARRUBIAS-GOMEZ, Alfredo; GARCIA-RAMOS, Guillermo  y  HERNANDEZ-JIMENEZ, Sergio. Practice guidelines for neuropathic pain management. Rev. invest. clín. [online]. 2006, vol.58, n.2, pp.126-138. ISSN 0034-8376.

Neuropathic pain (NP) is a heterogeneous entity with wide diversity of symptoms. Despite the controversies regarding its definition and classification, which difficult its epidemiology, it has been estimated that 4 million people, in USA develop NP. Objective. A task force was created to generate a series of recommendations which facilitate the decision making and therapeutic approach of this kind of pain. Method. A search of medical literature was made in different electronic data bases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, COCHRANE); after this search we conducted three work-sessions and evaluated the evidence regarding the diagnosis and treatment of pain in painful diabetic polineuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and trigeminal neuralgia were evaluated. Results. We found 329 documents for further analysis, and with the aid of the literature results we generate this practice guidelines.

Palabras llave : Neuropathic pain; Practice guidelines; Postherpetic neuralgia; Trigeminal neuralgia; Diabetic neuropathy.

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