Trigeminal Neuralgia
September 2018 Issue

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Trigeminal Neuralgia abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Trigeminal Neuralgia. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Trigeminal Neuralgia. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

We will continue to update you with the latest scientific and clinical developments through the Medifocus Digest Alert on Trigeminal Neuralgia every 3 months. Thank you for your ongoing subscription to this publication.

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1:Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia Associated with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
Authors:Iwai Y, Ishibashi K, Yamanaka K
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address: Osaka, Japan.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Jul;115:24-28. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.03.192. Epub 2018 Apr 5.

2:Acupuncture for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: A protocol for the systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
Authors:Kim JI, Kim HJ, Lee JJ, Jun JH, Choi TY, Lee MS
Institution:Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, Seoul. Seoul. Republic of Korea. Republic of Korea. Republic of Korea.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(11):e0108. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000010108.

3:Computed Tomography Cisternography for Evaluation of Trigeminal Neuralgia When Magnetic Resonance Imaging Is Contraindicated: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Authors:Gospodarev V, Chakravarthy V, Harms C, Myers H, Kaplan B, Kim E, Pond M, De Los Reyes K
Institution:Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, USA. address:
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 May;113:180-183. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.02.066. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

4:Adverse effects of anti-epileptics in trigeminal neuralgiform pain.
Authors:Tentolouris-Piperas V, Lee G, Reading J, O'Keeffe AG, Zakrzewska JM, Cregg R
Institution:Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, UCL, London, UK. Dental Hospital, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. UK.
Journal:Acta Neurol Scand. 2018 Jun;137(6):566-574. doi: 10.1111/ane.12901. Epub 2018 Jan 28.

5:Comparative efficacy and acceptability of antiepileptic drugs for classical trigeminal neuralgia: a Bayesian network meta-analysis protocol.
Authors:Qin Z, Xie S, Mao Z, Liu Y, Wu J, Furukawa TA, Kwong JSW, Tian J, Liu Z
Institution:Department of Acupuncture and Neurology, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China. Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing, China. Hospital, Beijing, China. Sciences, Beijing, China. Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China. School of Medicine/School of Public Health, Kyoto, Japan. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.
Journal:BMJ Open. 2018 Jan 21;8(1):e017392. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017392.

6:Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia Due to Venous Compression Alone.
Authors:Zhao Y, Zhang X, Yao J, Li H, Jiang Y
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Jinan Central Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan. University, Jinan.
Journal:J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Jan;29(1):178-181. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004174.

7:The Current Status of Microvascular Decompression for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia in Japan: An Analysis of 1619 Patients Using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination Database.
Authors:Mizobuchi Y, Ohtani M, Satomi J, Fushimi K, Matsuda S, Nagahiro S
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, University of Tokushima Graduate School. Environmental Health. Tokushima Graduate School. Graduate School. University of Occupational and Environmental Health. Tokushima Graduate School.
Journal:Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2018 Jan 15;58(1):10-16. doi: 10.2176/nmc.oa.2017-0100. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

8:A new target for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia with botulinum toxin type A.
Authors:Wu C, Xie N, Liu H, Zhang H, Zhang L, Lian Y
Institution:Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, 450052, China. China. Zhengzhou, 450052, China. Zhengzhou, 450052, China. Zhengzhou, 450052, China. Zhengzhou, 450052, China.
Journal:Neurol Sci. 2018 Mar;39(3):599-602. doi: 10.1007/s10072-017-3171-7. Epub 2017 Oct 30.

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