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Papers: 19 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019

Human Studies

2019 Jun

Pain Pract



Sleep shortage is associated with postherpetic neuralgia development through hyperesthesia and acute pain intensity: a community-based prospective cohort study.


Yamada K, Kubota Y, Shimizu Y, Cui R, Mori Y, Okuno Y, Asada H, Yamanishi K, Iso H
Pain Pract. 2019 Jun; 19(5):476-483.
PMID: 30659740.


There are no community-based studies investigating the association between sleep duration and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) development. The aim of the current study was to examine the association of sleep with herpes zoster (HZ) incidence and PHN.