New perspectives on the management of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain.

@article{Jensen2006NewPO,
  title={New perspectives on the management of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain.},
  author={Troels Staehelin Jensen and Misha-Miroslav Backonja and Sergio Hern{\'a}ndez Jim{\'e}nez and Solomon H. Tesfaye and Paul Valensi and Dan Ziegler},
  journal={Diabetes & vascular disease research},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={108-19}
}
Peripheral neuropathy affects about 30% of people with diabetes mellitus. Between 16% and 26% of diabetes patients experience chronic pain. This may be referred to as diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP) or diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP). Minimum requirements for diagnosis of DPNP should include assessment of pain and symptoms and neurological examination, with the accent on sensory examination. Given that depression and other co-morbidities are commonly associated with this condition… CONTINUE READING
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