Editorial Comment: An Unusual Cause of Peroneal Neuropathy

This article by Dr. Ananth and colleagues reports a patient being evaluated for symptoms consistent with a peripheral neuropathy. In addition, the patient developed an arteriovenous fistula. Genomic testing subsequently identified a COL31A mutation, which is known to be associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) of the vascular type.
Source: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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Conclusion: The results of our unsupervised classification algorithm based on three variables of laboratory tests correlated well with the neurologists' diagnoses. PMID: 32076460 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Yu-pu Liu, Shui-jin Shao, Hai-dong GuoAbstractDiabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common complication of diabetes mellitus that affects approximately half of patients with diabetes. Current treatment regimens cannot treat DPN effectively. Schwann cells (SCs) are very sensitive to glucose concentration and insulin, and closely associated with the occurrence and development of type 1 diabetic mellitus (T1DM) and DPN. Apoptosis of SCs is induced by hyperglycemia and is involved in the pathogenesis of DPN. This review considers the patholo...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
We’ve all been there. You awaken in the morning and one of your hands is completely numb. It feels dead, heavy, and simply won’t work. Perhaps there’s some tingling as well. Or, you arise from a long dinner or movie and one of your legs feels that way. Then over a few minutes — maybe you shook your hands, stamped your foot — everything goes back to normal. Until the next time. The first time this happened, it might have been worrisome. Now that you know it’s temporary and happens to everyone, it may not bother you. But did you ever wonder why in the world this happens? Read on! When the ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Healthy Aging Neurological conditions Source Type: blogs
In conclusion, 10 kHz SCS treatment resulted in significant pain relief in all the patients, decreased reliance on pain medication and improved lower limb sensory function in majority of patients. PMID: 32073352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
AbstractBackground/aimDiabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is the most common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). The Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) is a simple, brief, and useful screening tool that was designed to assess DPN. The aim of this study was to develop a Turkish version of the MNSI and assess its reliability and validity.Materials and methodsEighty-three patients with DM who were divided into two groups according the results of nerve conduction studies (NCS) as having DPN or without DPN were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. The Toronto clinical scoring system, pain detect questionnai...
Source: Diabetology International - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis review identified that a number of self-management strategies that were initiated by patients, including heat, exercise, meditation, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy, may reduce self-reported PN symptoms. As the available studies were of low quality, these strategies warrant further investigation with more homogeneous samples, using more rigorously designed trials and larger samples.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsPatients experiencing PN may find a range of self-initiated strategies beneficial in reducing PN symptoms and improving quality of life. However, because of the low q...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The use of custom-made foot orthoses help in the management of the symptoms by participants. This study could contribute to the foot specialists being considered as an additional member in multidisciplinary teams that are trying to develop an approach for patients with EDS.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
The objectives of this paper are to review current guidelines for the pharmacological management of DPN and to discuss research rel evant to the further development of pharmacological recommendations for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.SummaryDiabetic neuropathy is a highly prevalent, disabling condition, the management of which is associated with significant costs. Evidence supports the use of specific anticonvulsants and antidepressants for pain management in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. All current guidelines advise a personalised approach with a low ‐dose start that is tailored to the maximum re...
Source: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Source: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy Source Type: research
​BY JENNIFER TUONG; IVAN KHARCHENKO; JEAN LUC AGARD; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 65-year-old man who had HIV well-controlled with highly active antiretroviral therapy, hypertension, sciatica, and restless leg syndrome presented to the emergency department with left leg pain. He also had had chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer. The patient said the pain had started 45 minutes earlier when he was sitting on the toilet.He described the pain as sore in quality and 10/10 on the pain scale. He reported that it had started in his lower back and radiated to his left leg. He said he had had no trauma or weakness to the regio...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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