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Comparison of Neuropathic Pain Treatment Guidelines, Excluding Trigeminal Neuralgia*

NeuPSIG: Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group, CPS: Canadian Pain Society, EFNS: European Federation of Neurological Societies, PPN: painful polyneuropathy, PHN: postherpetic neuralgia, CP: central pain, SNRIs: serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, NP: neuropathic pain. *Only medications considered first or second line in 1 of the guidelines are presented. Opioid analgesics and tramadol were considered first-line options in the following circumstances: for the treatment of acute NP, episodic exacerbations of severe NP, neuropathic cancer pain, and during titration of a first-line medication in patients with substantial pain.

Korean J Pain 2010;23:99~108
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