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Chapter 32. Peripheral Neuropathy Medication Therapy Management Data Set

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Which of the following types of peripheral neuropathy is considered the MOST common?

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a. Phantom limb pain

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b. Painful diabetic neuropathy

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c. Post-herpetic neuralgia

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d. Trigeminal neuralgia

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Which of the following is considered a late complication of diabetic peripheral neuropathy?

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a. Burning sensation

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b. Numbness in feet

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c. Absent reflexes in feet

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d. Amputation

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All of the following statements are correct regarding medications used in the symptomatic relief of peripheral neuropathy EXCEPT:

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a. Side effects from medications are rare

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b. Dosing adjustments of medications can be complicated

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c. Analgesic effect from medications is often delayed

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d. Medication effectiveness can be unpredictable

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Using living room language, which of the following terms is best described by the phrase "constant burning pain"?

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a. Allodynia

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b. Causalgia

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c. Dysesthesias

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d. Paresthesia

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Which of the following objective tests uses a 10-g monofilament to determine if the patient can perceive its placement?

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a. Pinprick test

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b. Light touch test

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c. Vibration test

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d. Pressure perception test

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In which of the following situations should a patient with diabetic peripheral neuropathy seek prompt medical attention?

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a. Upon physical exam, feet are observed as dry

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b. Upon physical exam, an ulcer is noted on side of large toe

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c. Patient describes symptoms of burning as worse than last visit

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d. Patient states that prescribed medications are no longer working

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BS is a 68-year-old male with a past medical history of HTN (20 years), GERD (5 years), type 2 diabetes (15 years), and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) (2 years). Current medications include metformin 1,000 mg twice daily, insulin glargine 20 units subcutaneously ...

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