night pain


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nyc·tal·gi·a

(nik-tal'jē-ă),
Pain that characteristically occurs at night (for example, nocturnal bone pain experienced by patients with syphilis).
Synonym(s): night pain
[nyct- + G. algos, pain]

night pain

Pain that awakens the patient at night or interferes with sleep; may be due to infection, inflammation, neurovascular compromise, or severe structural damage.
See also: pain
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Patients in the nonsomnolent/nonsedating subgroup who were on duloxetine showed improvements in daily average pain and night pain severity, compared with those on placebo.
Five patients complained of occasional night pain at the time of their last follow-up examination.
001 versus placebo) were confirmed by secondary outcome measures as well, including night pain scores, Clinical Global Impressions for pain severity, and the SF-36 Health Status Survey sections addressing mental health and general health perceptions.
Improvement was also statistically significant for VAS night pain, Jamar hand-grip strength, total number of Fibromyalgia tender points and the average tender point pain threshold as measured by algometry.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data from a pooled analysis of three studies suggest that in patients with pain caused by diabetic nerve damage, or diabetic peripheral neuropathy, who are treated with Cymbalta (duloxetine HCl), improvements in both average daily pain and night pain severity were associated with less pain-related sleep interference than in those patients taking sugar pill.
Patients receiving REMICADE also showed significant improvements in individual measurements of disease activity, function, and mobility, as well as improvements in chest expansion, reduction in night pain and patient global assessment.