Can we not work together to help family practitioners become more effective pain managers?
Received 4 September 2016
Accepted for publication 5 September 2016
Published 13 October 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 803—806
Checked for plagiarism Yes
Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Enrica Santarcangelo
Jeffrey Fudin,1,2,3 Timothy J Atkinson,4 Mena Raouf,4 Michael E Schatman5
1Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY, USA; 2Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY, USA; 3Scientific and Clinical Affairs, Remitigate LLC, Delmar, NY, USA; 4VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Murfreesboro, Nashville, TN, USA; 5US Pain Foundation, Bellevue, WA, USA
Snyder et al recently published a review in American Family Physician titled, “Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: An Update”, which provided an overview of pharmacologic treatment options for providers; however, some of the recommendations made by the authors were concerning.1 Recommendations that caught our attention included statements around pregabalin adjustment for renal impairment, using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), classification of tramadol, tapentadol, and oxycodone in DPN.
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