Neuropathic Pain

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: an overview

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: an overview

Often underreported and undertreated, outcomes can be improved in this condition with appropriate screening and diagnosis.

Management and treatment of peripheral neuropathy

Management and treatment of peripheral neuropathy

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An older patient with type 2 diabetes expresses concern about potential peripheral neuropathy.

Prednisone improves function in acute radiculopathy

Prednisone improves function in acute radiculopathy

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Oral prednisone can improve 
functional status in patients 
with acute radiculopathy due to a herniated disk but does not improve pain.

Vegan diet may improve diabetic neuropathy pain

Vegan diet may improve diabetic neuropathy pain

The vegan group had lost 15 pounds, on average, versus about one pound in the comparison group.

Is it restless legs syndrome or neuropathy?

Is it restless legs syndrome or neuropathy?

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Restless legs syndrome and neuropathy can have similar symptoms, but they are distinct diagnoses with different treatments.

Antidepressant for neuropathy pain leads to hyponatremia

Antidepressant for neuropathy pain leads to hyponatremia

An older male patient started antidepressants for neuropathy pain but developed hyponatremia as a result.

Sleep apnea linked to diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Sleep apnea linked to diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be at higher risk for diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Screening for B12 deficiency in diabetic patients

What is the treatment goal for B12 in a patient with diabetic neuropathy, given the wide range of normal (200-950 pg/mL)?

NGX-4010, Capsaicin 8% Patch, Effective for Postherpetic Neuralgia in Older Population

A capsaicin 8% patch significantly reduces pain in older patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a debilitating condition characterized by persistent pain following the healing of a herpes zoster rash.

Milnacipran Improves Pain, Other Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Milnacipran treatment resulted in improvements in pain and global status regardless of baseline pain severity or fibromyalgia severity.

Duloxetine, pregabalin, and duloxetine + gabapentin safe for diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain

Duloxetine, pregabalin, and duloxetine + gabapentin were found to be safe and tolerable for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain.

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