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Special Issue "Neuropathic Pain: Correct Diagnosis for Correct Management"
A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021) | Viewed by 18647
Special Issue Editor
Interests: ultrasound imaging; neurological diseases; diagnostic imaging; neurophysiology; ultrasonography; neurology; neuroimaging; movement analysis; trauma; clinical neurology
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Special Issue Information
Pain is the most common symptom reported by patients. A particular species of pain is the neuropathic type: a debilitating condition, affecting the quality of life with different levels of severity. When this condition is present, the perception of physical and mental wellness can be harshly compromised. The patients’ quality of life may be significantly reduced with substantial impairments in every aspect of their personal and social lives. The complexity of the origin and the modifying factors are known. Furthermore, several situations may cause this condition. For these reasons, extensive knowledge of the mechanisms of neuropathic pain and the correct diagnosis is fundamental to proper patient management. Specific treatments, based on drugs and habits, represent effective tools. Additionally, rehabilitation, with its variety of approaches (physical agents, physiotherapy, education, etc.) is fundamental to restoring patient health.
This Special Issue is focused on the following aims:
- The evaluation of the evidence related to the diagnostic tools of neuropathic pain;
- The evaluation of new diagnostic methods for the assessment of neuropathic pain (neurophysiological, radiological, patient-oriented, etc.);
- An overview of the different conditions that cause neuropathic pain;
- An assessment of the effects of specific drugs on symptom reduction and quality of life;
- The development of detailed rehabilitative programs for neuropathic pain;
- The development of personalized protocols for patient management;
- The analysis of proper outcome measures.
Dr. Daniele Coraci
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- neuropathic pain
- outcome measures
- quality of life