1. Content and Objectives
Definition of neuropathic pain
Terms used to describe pain signs
Common types of neuropathic pain syndromes
Patho-physiological mechanisms involved in neuropathic pain
Treatments for neuropathic pain
2. Required Readings
Chapter 1, 4, 5, 6 In: Cepeda MS, Cousins MJ, Carr DB. Fast Facts: Chronic Pain. Oxford: Health Press; 2007 (Required text).
Hansson PT, Dickenson AH. Pharmacological treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain conditions based on shared commonalities despite multiple etiologies. Pain 2005;113:251-254.
Cepeda MS, Farrar JT. Economic evaluation of oral treatments for neuropathic pain. J Pain 2006;7:119-128.
Cepeda MS, Lau J and Carr DB. Local anesthetic sympathetic blockade for chronic regional pain syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005. CD004598.