Pregabalin versus gabapentin in the treatment of neuropathic pruritus in maintenance haemodialysis patients: A prospective, crossover study (pages 710–717)
YALCIN SOLAK, ZEYNEP BIYIK, HUSEYIN ATALAY, ABDUZHAPPAR GAIPOV, FIGEN GUNEY, SULEYMAN TURK, ADRIAN COVIC, DAVID GOLDSMITH and MEHMET KANBAY
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2012.01655.x
This paper examines the complex relationship betwen peripheral neuropathy and itch in patients receiving haemodialysis and considers whether treatment with gabapentin or pregabalin provides effective therapy. Either treatment was useful for modification of both pruritus and neuropathic pain. Further trials are required to explore this in greater detail.