Journal article

Pharmacologic interventions for treating phantom limb pain

Maria Jenelyn M Alviar, Tom Hale, Monalisa Dungca

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in Issue 12, 2011. Phantom limb pain (PLP) is pain that arises in the missing limb after amputation and can be severe, intractable, and disabling. Various medications have been studied in the treatment of phantom pain. There is currently uncertainty in the optimal pharmacologic management of PLP. OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to summarise the evidence of effectiveness of pharmacologic interventions in treating PLP. SEARCH METHODS: For this update, we searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, the Cochrane Library), MEDLINE, and Embase for relevant studies. We ran the searches for the o..

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