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Research Article

Analgesic Therapy in Postherpetic Neuralgia: A Quantitative Systematic Review

  • Kathleen Hempenstall,

    Affiliation: Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, United Kingdom

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  • Turo J Nurmikko,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurological Science, School of Medicine, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Robert W Johnson,

    Affiliation: Bristol Royal Infirmary and University of Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Roger P A'Hern,

    Affiliation: Royal Marsden NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew S.C Rice mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: a.rice@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 26, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020164

About the Authors

Kathleen Hempenstall
Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, United Kingdom
Turo J Nurmikko
Department of Neurological Science, School of Medicine, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Robert W Johnson
Bristol Royal Infirmary and University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Roger P A'Hern
Royal Marsden NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
Andrew S.C Rice
Department of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: a.rice@imperial.ac.uk

Author Contributions

KH and ASCR designed the study. KH, TJN, RWJ, RPA, and ASCR analyzed the data. KH, TJN, RWJ, RPA, and ASCR contributed to writing the paper.