Prevalence and risk factors for diabetic peripheral neuropathy, neuropathic pain and foot ulceration in the Arabian Gulf Region

Important work from our colleagues throughout the Gulf states. Anchored by Rayaz Malik of Cornell/Doha. Bottom line- the largest ever study in the region shows that so much of this is silent and sinister. For instance: 43% prevalence of painful diabetic neuropathy of whom 54% were undiagnosed. Risk factors for painless, painful neuropathy and diabetic... Continue Reading →

Effect of High-frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients With Painful Diabetic #Neuropathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial @JAMANeuro

Intriguing report from Petersen and coworkers for a common, complex and costly condition. Importance  Many patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy experience chronic pain and inadequate relief despite best available medical treatments. Objective  To determine whether 10-kHz spinal cord stimulation (SCS) improves outcomes for patients with refractory painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). Design, Setting, and Participants  The prospective, multicenter, open-label... Continue Reading →

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