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Chapter 32. Peripheral Neuropathy Medication Therapy Management Data Set

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

a. Phantom limb pain

b. Painful diabetic neuropathy

c. Post-herpetic neuralgia

d. Trigeminal neuralgia

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

a. Burning sensation

b. Numbness in feet

c. Absent reflexes in feet

d. Amputation

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

a. Side effects from medications are rare

b. Dosing adjustments of medications can be complicated

c. Analgesic effect from medications is often delayed

d. Medication effectiveness can be unpredictable

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

a. Allodynia

b. Causalgia

c. Dysesthesias

d. Paresthesia

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

a. Pinprick test

b. Light touch test

c. Vibration test

d. Pressure perception test

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

a. Upon physical exam, feet are observed as dry

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

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

d. Patient states that prescribed medications are no longer working

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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