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Title:
Numb toes and aching soles : coping with peripheral neuropathy
Author:
Senneff, John A.
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Publication Information:
San Antonio, Tex. : MedPress, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxix, 300 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780967110721

9780967110714
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Book

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Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
Chapter 1 What It Is and How You Get Itp. 1
Peripheral Neuropathy Explainedp. 2
Typesp. 3
Symptoms and Effectsp. 5
Causesp. 6
Evaluation and Testingp. 9
1. Purposep. 9
2. Proceduresp. 10
Chapter 2 Peripheral Neuropathy Painp. 15
Physical Basisp. 16
Psychological Basisp. 18
Chapter 3 Pain Medicationsp. 20
Introductionp. 20
Generalp. 21
Non-Opioid Drugsp. 24
1. Elavil (amitriptyline); Norpramin (desipramine); Pamelor (nortriptyline); Tofranil (imipramine)p. 26
2. Mexitil (mexiletine hydrochloride)p. 36
3. Neurontin (gabapentin)p. 39
4. Ultram (tramadol)p. 44
5. Dilantin (phenytoin)p. 47
6. Klonopin (clonazepan)p. 49
7. Tegretol (carbamazepine)p. 52
8. Catapres (clonidine)p. 54
9. Lioresal (baclofen)p. 55
Non-Opioid Drug Costsp. 56
1. Costsp. 56
2. Payment Assistancep. 58
Topical Medicationsp. 60
Other Non-Opioid Analgesicsp. 65
Opioidsp. 70
1. Generalp. 70
2. Image Problemsp. 78
3. New Approachesp. 81
Chapter 4 Other Medical Therapiesp. 85
Hematological Treatmentsp. 85
1. Plasmapheresisp. 86
2. Immunosuppressant Medicationsp. 88
3. IVIgp. 94
4. Comparison of Treatmentsp. 98
Nerve-Based Treatmentsp. 99
1. Nerve Blocksp. 99
2. Direct Nerve Stimulationp. 103
Chapter 5 Alternative Treatmentsp. 112
Overviewp. 114
Physical Therapyp. 116
Psychotherapyp. 119
1. Relaxation and Meditation Trainingp. 120
2. Biofeedbackp. 124
3. Self Hypnosisp. 127
4. Prayerp. 128
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapyp. 131
Acupuncturep. 133
Touch (and Near Touch) Therapiesp. 141
1. Basic and Other Massagesp. 142
2. Reflexologyp. 147
3. Reiki; Qigong; Therapeutic Touchp. 148
Magnetsp. 150
Chelationp. 157
Chapter 6 Nutrientsp. 162
Generalp. 162
Vitaminsp. 163
1. Vitamin Ap. 163
2. B Complexp. 165
(a) B1 (thiamin)p. 165
(b) B2 (riboflavin)p. 166
(c) B3 (niacin)p. 167
(d) B5 (pantothenic acid)p. 168
(e) B6 (pyridoxine)p. 168
(f) B12 (cobalmin)p. 169
(g) Biotinp. 170
(h) Folic Acidp. 171
(i) Inositolp. 172
(j) Choline and Lecithinp. 173
(k) B Combinationsp. 173
3. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)p. 175
4. Vitamin Ep. 176
Mineralsp. 181
1. Seleniump. 181
2. Magnesiump. 182
3. Chromiump. 183
4. Zincp. 184
Herbsp. 186
1. Ginkgo Bilobap. 189
2. St. John's Wortp. 190
3. Bioflavonoidsp. 192
4. Other Herbs and Herbal Derivativesp. 193
Other Supplementsp. 198
1. Alpha-lipoic Acid (ALA)p. 198
2. Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)p. 201
3. Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC)p. 203
4. N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)p. 204
5. Glutaminep. 205
6. Coenzyme Q10p. 206
7. SAMe (S-Adenosylmethionine)p. 207
8. Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO); Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM)p. 208
Chapter 7 Experimental or "Unapproved" Drugsp. 216
Aldose Reductase Inhibitorsp. 217
1. General Clinical Studiesp. 218
2. Specific ARIsp. 220
(a) Epalrestatp. 220
(b) Tolrestatp. 220
(c) Zenarestatp. 222
(d) Zopolrestatp. 222
(e) FK-366p. 223
(f) SG-210p. 223
Aminoguanidine (pimagedine)p. 224
COX-2p. 225
Frogs and Snails (But No Puppy-Dogs' Tails)p. 226
1. ABT-594p. 226
2. SNX-111 (ziconotide)p. 227
Lamotrigine (Lamictal)p. 229
Memantinep. 230
"Natural" Pain Relieversp. 231
1. Bimoclomolp. 231
2. Cannabinoidsp. 232
3. Endorphinsp. 233
4. Nocistatin/OFQ2p. 234
Nerve Regenerating Compoundsp. 235
1. NGFp. 236
2. IGF-1p. 239
3. Neutrophin-3 (NT-3)p. 241
4. GPI 1046p. 241
Nimodipinep. 242
Peptide Tp. 243
PN 401p. 244
Chapter 8 Diabetes and HIV-Special Considerationsp. 246
Diabetesp. 246
1. Classificationsp. 247
2. Diabetic Neuropathyp. 248
(a) Typesp. 248
(b) Risk Factorsp. 249
(c) Blood Sugar Controlp. 251
(d) Other Treatment Approachesp. 254
HIV/AIDSp. 256
1. Typesp. 256
2. Treatment Approachesp. 258
Chapter 9 Copingp. 262
Exercisep. 262
1. Benefitsp. 262
2. Types of Exercisep. 264
Temperature Effectsp. 267
1. Cold or Heat?p. 267
2. Mechanismsp. 268
Sleepingp. 270
Foods and Dietp. 273
Special Considerations-Feetp. 275
1. Shoesp. 275
2. Insertsp. 278
3. Socksp. 281
4. General Foot Carep. 281
Special Considerations-Handsp. 282
Other Ways to Copep. 283
Final Notesp. 287
Request for Continuing Informationp. 291
Indexp. 293

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