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Effects of monochromatic infrared energy in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
© Robinson et al. 2015
- Published: 11 November 2015
- Neuropathic Pain
- Placebo Effect
- Pain Symptom
- Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Summarize the effect of MIRE in plantar sensitivity and neuropathic pain in patients with DPN trough a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.
MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central and Google Scholar were searched for studies published up to May 2015. Two independent reviewers assessed study eligibility based on predefined criteria and performed data extraction. Results of plantar sensitivity were in standard mean difference, and pain were in mean difference, with 95% of confidence intervals. Statistical heterogeneity was assessed by Cochran's Q test and inconsistency I2 test. A p value ≤ 0.05 was statistically significant. Meta-analysis was performed on RevMan 5.3.
MIRE slightly improves plantar sensitivity in DPN with moderate confidence; further well-designed studies were likely to change effect size and reduce heterogeneity.
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