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115 Gabapentin is Highly Efficacious in the Treatment of Chronic Pain in the Paediatric Population
  1. Pam Cupples and
  2. John Currie
  1. Department of Anaesthetics, Yorkhill Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, UK

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Background

Gabapentin was originally developed as an anticonvulsant therapy for treatment of partial seizures. Its mechanism of action is not clearly understood, but its effects may be mediated by enhancing the natural metabolism of GABA or via calcium channels. Although well established in adult practice, evidence of efficacy remains sparse in the …

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