I checked out this website by looking at Peripheral
Neuropathy. (I am a P.N. sufferer and know a lot about it.) The
information was poor at best and harmful at worst. Trauma is NOT the
major cause, diabetes is. Trauma is way down the list. As for the
medications suggested, there is no mention of the two most commonly
prescribed and most effective, gabapentin (Neurontin) and tricyclic
antidepressants (mainly, Elavil). The site refers people NOT to the
Neuropathy Association but to a book (albeit a great one). Hmmm.
If this is typical of their coverage, I not only would NOT recommend it
to my readers (medical librarians) but would urge them to steer clear.
(And I wrote Dynamic Medicine telling them this. I will let you know if I
get a response.)
In the meantime, I urge you to look at it yourself--critically--and to
rely on other, more authoritative sites like the NIH.
At 02:58 PM 04/14/2001 -0400, Tanya T. Feddern wrote:
Hello. This is one of my most
Judith A. Siess
Urge users to use the onsite search engine--for some reason, the
listing is not as good. Registration is free. I always
site by looking up asthma. At the top, the date an annotation of
recent entry is given. Entries are backed up extensively with
to peer-reviewed medical journals, and whenever possible, the direct
to the article is given.
Tanya Feddern, MLIS, MOT
Reference & Education Services Librarian
University of Miami School of Medicine
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