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american diabetes asociation

Vera Bril, John D England, Gary M Franklin, Miroslav Backonja, Jeffrey A Cohen, David R Del Toro, Eva L Feldman, Donald J Iverson, Bruce Perkins, James W Russell, Douglas W Zochodne
The objective of this report was to develop a scientifically sound and clinically relevant evidence-based guideline for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). The basic question that was asked was: "What is the efficacy of a given treatment (pharmacological: anticonvulsants, antidepressants, opioids, others; non-pharmacological: electrical stimulation, magnetic field treatment, low-intensity laser treatment, Reiki massage, others) to reduce pain and improve physical function and quality of life (QOL) in patients with PDN?" A systematic review of literature from 1960 to August 2008 was performed, and studies were classified according to the American Academy of Neurology classification of evidence scheme for a therapeutic article...
June 2011: Muscle & Nerve
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