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Capsaicin 8% patch repeat treatment plus standard of care (SOC) versus SOC alone in painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a randomised, 52-week, open-label, safety study

  • Aaron I. Vinik1Email author,
  • Serge Perrot2,
  • Etta J. Vinik1,
  • Ladislav Pazdera3,
  • Hélène Jacobs4,
  • Malcolm Stoker4,
  • Stephen K. Long4, 8,
  • Robert J. Snijder4,
  • Marjolijne van der Stoep4,
  • Enrique Ortega5 and
  • Nathaniel Katz6, 7
BMC NeurologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:251

Received: 3 May 2016

Accepted: 10 November 2016

Published: 6 December 2016

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10 Nov 2016 Editorially accepted
6 Dec 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12883-016-0752-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Eastern Virginia Medical School, Strelitz Diabetes Center
Hôpital Hôtel Dieu, Paris Descartes University
Vestra Clinics - Dedicated Research Clinics
Astellas Pharma Europe B. V
Hospital Rio Hortega
Analgesic Solutions
Tufts University School of Medicine
INC Research