The following articles and websites are mentioned in VPS Webinar of 16 January 2013: Vulvodynia research update – Dr David Nunns, which was a webinar (online presentation) originally given by Dr David Nunns in January 2013. The references are given in the order in which they appear in the webinar podcast. Timings are provided for ease of reference, and refer to the video podcast, which is available at the above link.

Slide 3 (05:11)    Guidelines for the management of vulvodynia

  • Mandal D, Nunns D, Byrne M, McLelland J, Rani R, Cullimore J, Bansal D, Brackenbury F, Kirtschig G, Wier M; British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease (BSSVD) Guideline Group. Guidelines for the management of vulvodynia. Br J Dermatol 2010 Jun; 162(6):1180-5. Epub 2010 Mar 16.

Slide 4 (06:14)    Guidelines for the management of vulvodynia: some salient points

Slide 6 (10:49)    Placebo response is important!

  1. Zolnoun DA, Hartmann KE, Steege JF. Overnight 5% lidocaine ointment for treatment of vulvar vestibulitis. Obstet Gynecol 2003 Jul; 102(1):84-7.
  2. Foster DC, Kotok MB, Huang LS, Watts A, Oakes D, Howard FM, Poleshuck EL, Stodgell CJ, Dworkin RH. Oral desipramine and topical lidocaine for vulvodynia: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2010 Sep; 116(3):583-93.

Slide 10 (16:53)    Does recurrent vulvovaginal thrush develop into vulvodynia? Discussion of 2011 study modelling vulvodynia in mice

Slide 14 (24:34)    Do enoxaparin injections help in the treatment of localised provoked vulvodynia?

Slide 19 (30:25)    NHS Choices page: Clinical trials and medical research

Slide 20 (30:46)    Summary