Table 1

Study inclusion and exclusion criteria

Criteria

Included

Excluded


Type of study

All study designs, both prospective and retrospective (except case studies for one patient)

Case studies for one patient


Population

Adult patients

NeP due to any cause (central or peripheral)

Treatment-refractory NeP (as defined in the included studies)

Studies in children

Treatment naive patients


Study size

Any

None


Trial length

Any

None


Interventions

Pregabalin

Lidocaine plaster

Duloxetine

Other treatment for NeP


Comparator

Any/None

-


Language

English language only

Non-English language


Plested et al. BMC Neurology 2010 10:116   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-10-116

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