Author | Amber N. Mitchell, MD


Evaluating the Effectiveness of Tonabersat for Migraine Prophylaxis

June 19, 2014

A recent review found that tonabersat, a novel benzoylamino benzopyran compound, is well-tolerated, but no better than placebo for migraine prophylaxis.

Motor Cortex Stimulation Provides Long-Term Analgesia for Neuropathic Pain

April 09, 2014

Patients who also responded positively to preoperative non-invasive transcranial stimulation analgesic effect were more likely to experience long-term benefit from MCS.

Are COX-2 NSAIDs the Most Efficacious Treatment for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain?

March 12, 2014

According to a recent systematic review, the prescient and short-term use of NSAIDs and opioids with pharmacological sensitivity to an individual's comorbidities may result in pain relief, improved functioning, and reduced vocational and avocational absenteeism.

Evaluating Treatments for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

February 13, 2014

Meta-analysis of clinical trial data on the use of antidepressants and anticonvulsants for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy indicates gabapentin is the most efficacious agent for this condition, while the side effects associated with amitriptyline make it the least tolerable treatment option evaluated in the study.