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Apologies for being quiet this past few months. New material will begin being posted on the website. What has been holding things back has been a very considerable dynamic in figuring out how clinical trials in chronic pain should be interpreted. The evidence is accumulating that using average pain score values is just plain wrong, and a new approach based on responder analyses will be needed. But it's a tad more complicated than that, and itb will probably be a little while yet before all the finer points are teased out.

The photograph this month is from an autumnal view of the Westonbirt Arboretum in Goucestershire.


The information in Bandolier is not intended as specific medical advice, and is Bandolier's own interpretation of data largely published elsewhere. Individuals seeking specific advice should consult their own doctor.

Newly written for Bandolier for October-December 2010

What does "evidence" mean in chronic pain
Pregabalin in neuropathic pain - 2010 update
Duloxetine: painful diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia (2010 update)
Carbamazepine for neuropathic pain
Investigating OTC oral analgesics

Bandolier Books and Journal

Visit the section on Bandolier Books, which will keep you informed about other products from the Bandolier stable. Most recent is "Bandolier's Little Book of Making Sense of the Medical Evidence" available from Oxford University Press.

All previous issues of the Bandolier Journal are available online for Bandolier and ImpAct; they are also available as PDFs.