Last Friday, April 30, our workmate Cristina Naranjo Muñoz defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Relationship between diabetic neuropathic pain and comorbidity. Their impact on pain intensity, diabetes complications and quality of life in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus“, an excellent work that has been directed by Dr. Immaculate Failde Martínez and Dr. Guillermo Moratalla Rodríguez and that was marked with a Cum Laude distinction.
Due to the current situation and the current normative of the University of Cádiz, the thesis defense was performed by videoconference, with a court formed by Dr. Concepción Pérez Hernández, doctor of the Pain Unit of the University Hospital de La Princesa (Madrid) , Dr. Rafael Gálvez Mateos, Professor of Anesthesia and Pain at the University of Granada and Dr. José Pedro Novalbos Ruiz, Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Cádiz.
An important issue in the pain field of diabetes mellitus: diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP)
Along its three articles, the thesis addresses aspects of diabetic neuropathic pain and its associated comorbidities, taking into account sensory phenotypes. It analyzes the relationship between the phenotypic characteristics of pain and the presence of affective, sleep and cognitive function disorders in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus and neuropathic pain.
The thesis has appeared in congresses and reports of important magazines such as Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
The team of the Observatory of Pain congratulates our workmate for this recognition and for all work done that we hope it will be useful to improve the management of diabetic neuropathic pain in patients with DM-2.