Treatment of intractable painful diabetic neuropathy with intravenous lignocaine.

  title={Treatment of intractable painful diabetic neuropathy with intravenous lignocaine.},
  author={V. Viola and Harvey H Newnham and Richard W. Simpson},
  journal={Journal of diabetes and its complications},
  volume={20 1},
OBJECTIVE Lignocaine is a cardiac antiarrhythmic agent occasionally used to treat neuropathic pain. This study was designed to examine the effectiveness of intravenous lignocaine in patients with intractable painful diabetic neuropathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Fifteen patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, who had appeared to respond to previous lignocaine infusions, completed a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial of two doses of intravenous lignocaine (5 and 7… CONTINUE READING


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