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Electromagnetic Stimulation (FREMS) in Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

2014-07-24 14:24:43 | BioPortfolio

Summary

We postulate that frequency-modulated electromagnetic stimulation (FREMS) may decrease pain in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy.

Description

The stuy was designed as a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over trial. Each patient received two series of ten treatments of either FREMS or placebo in random sequence, with each series lasting no more than three weeks. Primary outcomes (daytime and night-time pain scores) an secondary outcomes (Motor and sensory nerve conduction velocity, sensory tactile perception, foot vibration perception threshold, quality of life, cutaneous microvascular flow, partial tissue tension of oxygen and carbon dioxide) were measured at baseline, after FREMS/placebo series and after 4 months follow-up.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Intervention

Frequency-modulated electromagnetic neural stimulation

Location

San Raffaele Hospital and Scientific Institute
Milano
(Mi)
Italy
20132

Status

Completed

Source

IRCCS San Raffaele

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:24:43-0400

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