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 . 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 . 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 . Copyright © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.
|Title of host publication||Painful Diabetic polyneuropathy: A comprehensive guide for clinicians|
|Editors||Erin LAWSON , Miroslav “Misha” BACKONJA|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|ISBN (Print)||9781461462989, 9781461462996|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|