Thanks for giving it a shot; I appreciate your help! OK, here's the rest of the story....
I have a particular patient that I'm doing a case study on. He has peripheral neuropathy secondary to trauma/physical abuse from years ago. I understand the pathophys behind it, but I have to find research to support my statements. That's where I'm having problems. A CRNA friend suggested that I simply do the pathophys for peripheral neuropathy and leave it at that. So far, that's what I've done. (Did I mention the paper is due tomorrow - Monday? LOL Yes, I'm a Christmas Eve shopper
So no, I can't play with the scenario, and of course he doesn't have diabetes - that would be just way too easy. At this point, I'm beginning to think I'm making this much harder than it has to be. Maybe it IS enough to do the pathophys for neuropathy and call it good. I think I may be reaching for something that isn't there by trying to tie the neuropathy and the trauma into one neat little package - at least as far as research that I can access for free on the internet.
So at this point, my question is twofold. Should I tie them together? If so, where or how would I find evidence to support my statements? (Free evidence at that. LOL I AM a broke college student, after all.)
I don't ask for much, huh?