Impact of treatments for painful diabetic polyneuropathies on patients

Man Chun WONG, Wai Yee Joanne CHUNG

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Abstract

Patients with painful diabetic polyneuropathy (PDN) commonly report neuropathic pain symptoms. Partanen and colleagues found that amongst 132 patients newly diagnosed with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), 7–13 % reported pain and paraesthesia [1]. In the same patient group 10 years post-diagnosis, 20 % reported pain and 33 % reported paraesthesia. In a study involving 2,610 NIDDM patients, Sorensen and colleagues found that painful neuropathy was present in 11.4 % of those who had a vibration perception threshold ≥30 V and in 3.3 % of those who had a vibration perception threshold <30 [2]. A cross-sectional study conducted in the UK reported that 26.4 % of 269 NIDDM patients with PDN experienced some degree of pain, and amongst those classified as having no neuropathy according to the Toronto Clinical Neuropathy Scoring System, 7.4 % reported pain [3]. Copyright © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPainful Diabetic polyneuropathy: A comprehensive guide for clinicians
EditorsErin LAWSON , Miroslav “Misha” BACKONJA
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer
Pages167-192
ISBN (Print)9781461462989, 9781461462996
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Citation

Wong, M.-c., & Chung, J. W. Y. (2013). Impact of treatments for painful diabetic polyneuropathies on patients. In E. Lawson, & M. M. Backonja (Eds.), Painful Diabetic polyneuropathy: A comprehensive guide for clinicians (pp.167-192). New York: Springer.

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