K-I Cheng

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BACKGROUND In experimental early painful diabetic neuropathy, persistent hyperglycaemia induces dys-regulated sodium channel (Navs) expression in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and activates microglia in the spinal dorsal horn (SDH). However, information on diabetes-induced chronic neuropathic pain is limited. Therefore, we investigated abnormal Navs in the(More)
Despite known detrimental effects on the blood flow and histology of nerves after intraneural corticosteroid injection, the neurotoxic effect of corticosteroids remains unclear. We investigated the effect of topical dexamethasone on nerve function. Two sponge strips soaked with dexamethasone at doses of 0.8, 1.6, and 3.2 mg were placed under and over the(More)
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