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Non-antiepileptic drugs for trigeminal neuralgia

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • L He,

  • B Wu,

  • M Zhou


Dr Li He, Department of Neurology, First University Hospital, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, CHINA. hlwsy@hotmail.com.

Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective of this review is to examine the efficacy of non-antiepileptic drugs used to treat TN.

The following hypotheses will be tested:
1.Therapy A* is more effective in controlling TN than placebo treatment.
2.Therapy A* is more effective in controlling TN than no treatment.
3. Therapy A* is more effective in controlling TN than carbamazepine
4.Therapy B* is more effective in controlling TN than placebo treatment.
5.Therapy B* is more effective in controlling TN than no treatment.
6.Therapy B* is more effective in controlling TN than Therapy A.
7.Therapy B* is more effective in controlling TN than carbamazepine.

*Therapy A = baclofen, pimozide, racemic ketamine, proparacaine and tocainade or any other single non-antiepileptic therapeutic agent studied in the literature.
*Therapy B =combination of any two drugs of Therapy A.

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