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Review Article

Quality of Life in Painful Peripheral Neuropathies: A Systematic Review

Table 1

Characteristics of the papers included in the review.

Total number of papers included in this review66

Type of paper (%)
 Case series30 (45.5)
 Case-controlled study7 (10.6)
 Randomised controlled trial29 (43.9)
Mean number of patients with painful neuropathy, per paper (SD)125.1 (122.5)
Male to female ratio1 : 1

Aetiology of polyneuropathy, number of papers (%)
 Chronic idiopathic axonal2 (3.0)
 Chemotherapy-induced4 (6.1)
 Diabetic47 (71.2)
 Genetic1 (1.5)
 Gluten1 (1.5)
 HIV3 (4.5)
 Immune-mediated1 (1.5)
 Multiple aetiologies6 (9.1)
 Sarcoidosis1 (1.5)

Number of publications per decade
 Until 20003 (4.5)
 2000–200916 (24.2)
 2010–201847 (71.2)

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