Painful diabetic polyneuropathy: approach to diagnosis and management.

@article{Spallone2012PainfulDP,
  title={Painful diabetic polyneuropathy: approach to diagnosis and management.},
  author={Vincenza Spallone and Marco R Lacerenza and Alessandra Rossi and Riccardo Sicuteri and Paolo Marchettini},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={
          726-43
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To provide a current overview of the diagnostic work-up and management of painful diabetic polyneuropathy (PDPN). METHODS A review covering the literature from 2004 to 2011, which describes the tools designed to diagnose neuropathic pain and assess its severity, including self-administered questionnaires, validated laboratory tests and simple handheld screening devices, and the evidence-based therapeutic approaches to PDPN. RESULTS The clinical aspects, pathogenesis, and… CONTINUE READING
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