Pharmacotherapy of painful diabetic neuropathy.

@article{Barbano2003PharmacotherapyOP,
  title={Pharmacotherapy of painful diabetic neuropathy.},
  author={Richard L. Barbano and Stephanie Hart-Gouleau and Janet Pennella-Vaughan and Robert H. Dworkin},
  journal={Current pain and headache reports},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={169-77}
}
The scope of this review is to describe the epidemiology, physiology, symptomatology, and treatment of diabetic painful neuropathy, which is a common complication of diabetes with significant morbidity. This article focuses on treatment options. Various clinical trials of several classes of medications (eg, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and topical medications) and alternative treatments (eg, acupuncture, electrostimulation, magnets) are reviewed. Physicians have a large panel of… CONTINUE READING
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