Thermal thresholds predict painfulness of diabetic neuropathies.

@article{Krmer2004ThermalTP,
  title={Thermal thresholds predict painfulness of diabetic neuropathies.},
  author={Heidrun Helga Kr{\"a}mer and Roman Rolke and Andreas Bickel and F. Birklein},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 10},
  pages={2386-91}
}
OBJECTIVE Pathophysiology explaining pain in diabetic neuropathy (DN) is still unknown. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty patients with peripheral DN (17 men and 13 women; mean age 52.4 +/- 2.5 years) were investigated. Fifteen patients had neuropathic pain, and 15 patients were free of pain. Patients were followed over 2 years and examined at the beginning and thereafter every 6 months. Clinical severity and painfulness of the DN were assessed by the neuropathy impairment score and visual… CONTINUE READING

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