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Effectiveness of the capsaicin 8% patch in the management of peripheral neuropathic pain in European clinical practice: the ASCEND study

  • Colette Mankowski1,
  • Chris D. Poole1,
  • Etienne Ernault2Email author,
  • Roger Thomas3,
  • Ellen Berni3,
  • Craig J. Currie4,
  • Cecil Treadwell1,
  • José I. Calvo5,
  • Christina Plastira6,
  • Eirini Zafeiropoulou6 and
  • Isaac Odeyemi1
BMC NeurologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:80

Received: 23 August 2016

Accepted: 13 March 2017

Published: 21 April 2017

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Original Submission
23 Aug 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Line Jacques
25 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - John Ney
25 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Colette Mankowski
Resubmission - Version 2
25 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - John Ney
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
13 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
21 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12883-017-0836-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd, Chertsey, UK
Astellas Pharma Europe B.V., Leiden, The Netherlands
Pharmatelligence, Cardiff, UK
Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece