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Effect of anti-oxidant (α-lipoic acid) treatment on the improvement of diabetic neuropathic pain.

Nasir Siddique, Faisal Awais, Muhammad Shakil, Sadaf Sarwar, Nargis Haider Kakar, Muhammad Ikram Ullah.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the mean change in total symptom score (TSS) or neuropathic symptom score (NSS) in diabetic patients taking α-lipoic acid and in controls taking usual treatments.
Methodology: This randomized control trial study comprised of 110 patients who were divided into equal treatment group and control group. The mean change in TSS was determined in both groups. Data analysis was performed by using SPSS version 20.
Results: Mean age of patients with treatment group was 46.0911.86 years and in control group 47.6710.66 years. Male to female ratio was 1.03:1. The mean change in TSS in treatment group was 2.381.99 and in control group was 0.531.32 (p<0.001). The comparison of mean TSS score was significantly reduced for other variables (HbA1c, numbness, burning and paresthesia) in post-treatment group than the pretreatment group (p <0.001).
Conclusion: The mean change in TSS improved in diabetic patients taking α-lipoic acid and it showed significantly better effect and reduced the diabetic neuropathic pain in treated patients than controls.

Key words: Diabetes mellitus, complication, neuropathy.


 
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Siddique N, Awais F, Shakil M, Sarwar S, Kakar NH, Ullah MI. Effect of anti-oxidant (α-lipoic acid) treatment on the improvement of diabetic neuropathic pain..


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Siddique N, Awais F, Shakil M, Sarwar S, Kakar NH, Ullah MI. Effect of anti-oxidant (α-lipoic acid) treatment on the improvement of diabetic neuropathic pain.. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=82947 [Access: January 12, 2021].


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Siddique N, Awais F, Shakil M, Sarwar S, Kakar NH, Ullah MI. Effect of anti-oxidant (α-lipoic acid) treatment on the improvement of diabetic neuropathic pain..



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Siddique N, Awais F, Shakil M, Sarwar S, Kakar NH, Ullah MI. Effect of anti-oxidant (α-lipoic acid) treatment on the improvement of diabetic neuropathic pain..



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Siddique, N., Awais, . F., Shakil, . M., Sarwar, . S., Kakar, . N. H. & Ullah, . M. I. (2021) Effect of anti-oxidant (α-lipoic acid) treatment on the improvement of diabetic neuropathic pain..



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Siddique, Nasir, Faisal Awais, Muhammad Shakil, Sadaf Sarwar, Nargis Haider Kakar, and Muhammad Ikram Ullah. 2021. Effect of anti-oxidant (α-lipoic acid) treatment on the improvement of diabetic neuropathic pain..



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Siddique, Nasir, Faisal Awais, Muhammad Shakil, Sadaf Sarwar, Nargis Haider Kakar, and Muhammad Ikram Ullah. "Effect of anti-oxidant (α-lipoic acid) treatment on the improvement of diabetic neuropathic pain.."



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Siddique, Nasir, Faisal Awais, Muhammad Shakil, Sadaf Sarwar, Nargis Haider Kakar, and Muhammad Ikram Ullah. "Effect of anti-oxidant (α-lipoic acid) treatment on the improvement of diabetic neuropathic pain.."



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Siddique, N., Awais, . F., Shakil, . M., Sarwar, . S., Kakar, . N. H. & Ullah, . M. I. (2021) Effect of anti-oxidant (α-lipoic acid) treatment on the improvement of diabetic neuropathic pain..








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