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Papers: 22 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024


Front Neurol



Efficacy and safety of acupuncture for painful diabetic neuropathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Liu J, Lin Y, Huang Y, Yang Q, Li X, Ye Y, Zheng B, Song W


Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is a common chronic neurological complication of diabetes mellitus. Medications are often used to relieve pain, but with significant side effects. Acupuncture is now a component of pragmatic and integrative treatment for PDN. An increasing number of relevant randomized controlled trials have been published in recent years, but a comprehensive meta-analysis has not yet been performed. The aim of this paper is to verify the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for PDN by meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis (TSA).