Review of Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials Targeting Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

당뇨병성 말초 신경병증에 대한 RCT 분석 연구

  • Kim, Jin-Mi (Internal Department of Oriental Medicine College, Daejeon University) ;
  • Son, Chang-Gue ;
  • Cho, Chung-Sik (Internal Department of Oriental Medicine College, Daejeon University) ;
  • Kim, Chul-Jung (Internal Department of Oriental Medicine College, Daejeon University)
  • 김진미 (대전대학교 한의과대학 신계내과학교실) ;
  • 손창규 (대전대학교 한의과대학 간장면역학교실) ;
  • 조충식 (대전대학교 한의과대학 신계내과학교실) ;
  • 김철중 (대전대학교 한의과대학 신계내과학교실)
  • Received : 2010.04.29
  • Accepted : 2010.07.09
  • Published : 2010.07.31


Objective: This study aimed to produce an overview of RCT for treatments of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Method: All RCT studies for treatments of diabetic peripheral neuropathy were selected via PubMed. The general trend of RCT number, subject and result, including Oriental medicine, were analyzed. Result: A total 147 RCT studies were found. The number of RCT has rapidly increased since 2003. 114 RCTs were conducted with western drugs, while RCTs with electrical stimulation and Oriental medicine were eight and ten respectively. All RCTs with acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal drugs showed positive results. Conclusion: Oriental medicine-derived RCTs for diabetic peripheral neuropathy are very rare, even their potential was sufficient. This study may provide valuable information for development of Oriental medicine against diabetic peripheral neuropathy in the future.


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