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Neuropathy

Oct 15, 2015 Issue
Unilateral Shoulder Weakness and Visual Deformity in a Young Military Recruit [Photo Quiz]

A man who had recently started an intensive exercise regimen had weakness in his arm and dull, achy shoulder pain. Examination revealed an obvious deformity.


Jul 1, 2015 Issue
The Role of Levetiracetam in Treating Chronic Neuropathic Pain Symptoms [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Based on low-quality evidence, levetiracetam was found to be ineffective for the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain symptoms. Moreover, patients who were taking levetiracetam experienced adverse effects at a significantly higher rate than those who were taking placebo.


May 1, 2015 Issue
Treatments for Sciatica [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Surgical diskectomy can be offered to patients with refractory sciatica, but there is only modest, short-term improvement in leg pain and disability scores. Epidural steroid injections may be offered to patients with sciatica of more than six months' duration.


Feb 15, 2014 Issue
Unilateral Weakness of the Muscles of Facial Expression [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Feb 1, 2014 Issue
Common Questions About Bell Palsy [Article]

Bell palsy is an acute affliction of the facial nerve, resulting in sudden paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of the face. Testing patients with unilateral facial paralysis for diabetes mellitus or Lyme disease is not routinely recommended. Patients with Lyme disease typically present ...


Dec 1, 2013 Issue
Facial Palsy in a 38-Year-Old Man [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Sep 1, 2012 Issue
AAN, AANEM, and AAPMR Publish Guideline for Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy [Practice Guidelines]

Painful diabetic neuropathy is a chronic disease that affects approximately 16 percent of patients who have diabetes mellitus. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and ...


Apr 15, 2011 Issue
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome [Article]

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy, affecting approximately 3 to 6 percent of adults in the general population. Although the cause is not usually determined, it can include trauma, repetitive maneuvers, certain diseases, and pregnancy. Symptoms are related to compression...


Jul 15, 2010 Issue
Treating Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain [Article]

Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain affects the functionality, mood, and sleep patterns of approximately 10 to 20 percent of patients with diabetes mellitus. Treatment goals include restoring function and improving pain control. Patients can realistically expect a 30 to 50 percent reduction in disc...


Apr 1, 2010 Issue
Peripheral Neuropathy: Differential Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Peripheral neuropathy has a variety of systemic, metabolic, and toxic causes. The most common treatable causes include diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and nutritional deficiencies. The diagnosis requires careful clinical assessment, judicious laboratory testing, and electrodiagnostic studies or...


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