Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of topically applied capsaicin for chronic pain from neuropathic or musculoskeletal disorders. Data sources: Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase, PubMed, an in-house database, and contact with manufacturers of topical capsaicin. Study selection: Randomised controlled trials comparing topically applied capsaicin with placebo or another treatment in adults with chronic pain. Data extraction: Primary outcome was dichotomous information for the number...Expand abstract
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- Peer review status:
- Peer reviewed
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- Copyright holder:
- Lorna Mason et al.
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- Citation: Mason, L et al. (2004). 'Systematic review of topical capsaicin for the treatment of chronic pain', BMJ, 328 (7446), 991. [First published by BMJ Publishing Group and available at http://www.bmj.com].
Systematic review of topical capsaicin for the treatment of chronic pain
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