Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy

A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians

  • Erin Lawson
  • Miroslav "Misha" Backonja

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher H. Gibbons, Aristidis Veves
      Pages 3-9
  3. The Neuropathies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Teresa Mixcoatl-Zecuatl, Nigel A. Calcutt
      Pages 13-26
    3. Vera Bril, Bruce A. Perkins
      Pages 27-34
  4. Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Alberto Piaggesi, Elisabetta Iacopi, Valerio Vallini
      Pages 37-46
  5. Medical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Yamile Vidal, Charles Brock, Clifton L. Gooch
      Pages 49-59
  6. Non-pharmacologic Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Karin Pieber, Malvina Herceg, Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga
      Pages 63-69
    3. Lance M. McCracken, Su-Yin Yang
      Pages 71-81
    4. Timothy Furnish, Benjamin Beal
      Pages 95-104
  7. Billing and Reimbursement and Healthcare Utilization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Marco daCosta DiBonaventura, Jeffrey Vietri
      Pages 107-118
  8. Future Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
  9. Nursing Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
  10. Patient Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Man-chun Wong, Joanne W. Y. Chung
      Pages 167-192
    3. Erin Lawson, Miroslav “Misha” Backonja
      Pages 193-195
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 197-204

About this book


Painful diabetic polyneuropathy is the most common and disturbing of painful conditions experienced by people with diabetes. As the diabetes rate continues to grow, the number of people suffering from painful diabetic polyneuropathy will as well – increasing both patient suffering and demands on healthcare resources.  

Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy covers all aspects of these painful disorders from pathophysiology and diagnosis, treatment and prevention, future approaches and the nursing perspective, to billing issues and the patient’s experience. Written by experts in their fields, each chapter presents the full perspective of these painful disorders with an emphasis on evidence-based scientific information. 

Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy is a comprehensive resource for general and family medicine practitioners, neurologists and pain medicine specialists. It will also serve as a resource for patients for education, support, and treatment sites.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Erin Lawson
    • 1
  • Miroslav "Misha" Backonja
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of California San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  2. 2., Department of NeurologyUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6298-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6299-6
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