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1. Epidemiology and treatment of pain in multiple sclerosis subjects.
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Symptom management in multiple sclerosis (MS) represents a primary focus for neurologists, data available in the literature on pain are lacking. There are no double-blind, parallel-arm, placebo-controlled trials and the majority of therapeutic approaches are taken from clinical experience. Pain syndromes can be classified as nociceptive somatic/visceral, neuropathic and psycogenic pain. Several studies has been recently pubblished addressing the prevalence of pain in MS subjects, finding a frequency of 40%. The principal neuropathic pain syndromes common in MS are trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and ... Read More »
» Published in Neurol Sci. 2006 Sep;27 Suppl 4:s291-3.
2. Relief of acute pain in chronic idiopathic gastroparesis with intravenous phentolamine.
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OBJECTIVE: To report a case in which complete relief of pain associated with gastroparesis, with promotion of gastric emptying, was achieved with administration of phentolamine. CASE SUMMARY: A 37-year-old opiate-tolerant female with a history of recurrent abdominal pain, gastroparesis, cyclic vomiting syndrome, and migraine headaches was admitted to the emergency department (ED) with severe acute abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. The patient had been previously implanted with a permanent gastric electrical stimulator and she was adherent to her prokinetic, antiemetic, analgesic, and ... Read More »
» Published in Ann Pharmacother. 2006 Nov;40(11):2032-6. Epub 2006 Sep 26.
3. Obesity distribution and reproductive hormone levels in women: a report from the NHLBI-sponsored WISE Study.
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PURPOSE: Relationships between body weight and disease are not straightforward. Central obesity appears to be a relatively greater cardiovascular risk factor than generalized obesity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference and the association of obesity distribution with blood estrogen levels (estradiol, bioavailable estradiol, and estrone). METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 207 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) undergoing angiography for evaluation of suspected ischemia. RESULTS: Both BMI and ... Read More »
» Published in J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2006 Sep;15(7):836-42.
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