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Researchers test first drug to prevent the onset of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) Peripheral neuropathy is a very common side-effect of chemotherapy and may eventually lead to early discontinuation of treatment.Collaboration between research and industry led to the identification and successful testing of a new molecule capable of preventing this neurological complication.This molecule could potentially become the first existing treatment to prevent this frequent adverse effect and improve the quality of life of cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cryotherapy May Prevent Chemo - Induced Neuropathy
Breast cancer patients on paclitaxel had lower incidence of peripheral neuropathy with cryotherapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cooling Mitts, Socks May Ease a Major Chemo Side Effect
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- Many cancer drugs can cause debilitating nerve damage as a side effect. But a small study suggests that simple cold wraps to the hands and feet might prevent it. The side effect, known as peripheral neuropathy, damages... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Frozen Gloves, Socks Reduce CIPN in Patients With Breast Cancer Frozen Gloves, Socks Reduce CIPN in Patients With Breast Cancer
Cryotherapy delivered to the hands and feet during weekly paclitaxel chemotherapy significantly reduces the incidence of peripheral neuropathy in patients with breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Discovery of peripheral neuropathy cause suggests potential preventive measures
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) In discovering how certain chemotherapy drugs cause the nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found a potential approach to preventing this common and troublesome side effect of cancer treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dog bites and diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a dangerous combination - Mensa M, Cubitt JJ, Javed M, Bragg T.
All animal bites have the potential to cause significant infection. In the UK, dogs are the most common source of bites. Incidence of hospital attendances attributable to dog bites has risen over the last decade. Patient groups at particular risk of bites ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Multivitamin Use May Cut Risk of Chemo - Induced Neuropathy
Use before breast cancer diagnosis tied to reduced symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Maine Technology Institute funds MDI Biological Laboratory scientist
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The Maine Technology Institute has awarded a grant to Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory to study peripheral neuropathy. The grant will allow Rieger to collaborate with scientists from the University of New England (UNE) in Biddeford, Maine, to ascertain if compounds she previously identified as preventing or somewhat reversing peripheral neuropathy in zebrafish are also effective in rats. The research is an important step in moving the compounds into human clinical studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetic neuropathy and gait: a review - Alam U, Riley DR, Jugdey RS, Azmi S, Rajbhandari S, D'Ao ût K, Malik RA.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a major sequela of diabetes mellitus and may have a detrimental effect on the gait of people with this complication. DPN causes a disruption in the body's sensorimotor system and is believed to affect up to 50% of pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Clinical measures of balance in people with type two diabetes: a systematic literature review - Dixon CJ, Knight T, Binns E, Ihaka B, O'Brien D.
Approximately 422 million people have diabetes mellitus worldwide, with the majority diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The complications of diabetes mellitus include diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and retinopathy, both of which can lead... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Neuropathy After Breast Cancer Chemo Can Last For Years Neuropathy After Breast Cancer Chemo Can Last For Years
Breast cancer patients can have a significantly increased risk for peripheral neuropathy and consequent reduction in quality of life depending on the adjuvant chemotherapy used, warn US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What Is the Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy?
Title: What Is the Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/4/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/4/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 4, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Peripheral Neuropathy Rates Alarming
Peripheral Neuropathy Rates in Young Diabetes Patients 'Alarming' (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Peripheral Neuropathy Rates in Young Diabetes Patients'Alarming'Peripheral Neuropathy Rates in Young Diabetes Patients'Alarming '
Young people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have high rates of diabetic peripheral neuropathy associated with modifiable risk factors and poor glycemic control, warn US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Vibrometry Helps Screen Young Diabetics for Peripheral Neuropathy Vibrometry Helps Screen Young Diabetics for Peripheral Neuropathy
Children and adolescents who may have diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) can be screened for impaired vibrotactile sense by multi-frequency vibrometry, according to a new study from Sweden.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Surgery May Help in Diabetic Neuropathy With Squeezed Leg Nerves Surgery May Help in Diabetic Neuropathy With Squeezed Leg Nerves
Nerve-decompression surgery in diabetic peripheral neuropathy is considered"unproven" and is not reimbursed, but when these stronger data are published, this may change.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gait and Chemo-Induced Neuropathy: The Long and Short of It Gait and Chemo-Induced Neuropathy: The Long and Short of It
Neurotoxic chemotherapy is increasingly being linked to deterioration in gait and balance caused by chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, both in the short and long term.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Falls, functioning, and disability among women with persistent symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy - Winters-Stone KM, Horak F, Jacobs PG, Trubowitz P, Dieckmann NF, Stoyles S, Faithfull S.
This study compared objective and self-report measures of physical function, gait patterns, and falls between women can... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana expansion
Legislation Gov. Nathan Deal signed Tuesday will add six illnesses to the list of medical conditions that qualify for treatment in Georgia with a form of medical marijuana. Senate Bill 16 expands access to cannabis oil to Georgians suffering from Tourette's syndrome; autism spectral disorder in the case of adults and severe autism in children; epidermolysis bullosa; severe or end stage Alzheimer's disease, AIDS or peripheral neuropathy; and hospice patients who have been authorized by their physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana expansion
Legislation Gov. Nathan Deal signed Tuesday will add six illnesses to the list of medical conditions that qualify for treatment in Georgia with a form of medical marijuana. Senate Bill 16 expands access to cannabis oil to Georgians suffering from Tourette's syndrome; autism spectral disorder in the case of adults and severe autism in children; epidermolysis bullosa; severe or end stage Alzheimer's disease, AIDS or peripheral neuropathy; and hospice patients who have been authorized by their physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Area chiropractor works out $1M settlement over alleged false claims
A Kansas City-area chiropractor has agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations his offices submitted false claims to Medicare. According to a release from the office of U.S. attorney for Kansas, Dr. Brian Schnitta and his clinic, Natural Way Chiropractic Center PA, were alleged to be providing treatments for peripheral neuropathy, which "were not medically necessary or not otherwise covered by the program." Schnitta, who owns and operates chiropractic offices in Overland Park, Lenexa and Lee's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andrew Vaupel Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory scientist receives grant to study peripheral neuropathy
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the National Cancer Institute, an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study the molecular mechanisms underlying chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, a side effect of cancer chemotherapy causing symptoms such as pain, tingling, temperature sensitivity and numbness in the extremities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Burn-related peripheral neuropathy: a systematic review - Tu Y, Lineaweaver WC, Zheng X, Chen Z, Mullins F, Zhang F.
Peripheral neuropathy is the most frequent disabling neuromuscular complication of burns. However, the insidious and progressive onset of burn neuropathy makes it often undiagnosed or overlooked. In our study, we reviewed the current studies on the burn-re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism: Can it cause peripheral neuropathy?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Drugs Work for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Pain? (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Duloxetine, venlafaxine, pregabalin, oxcarbazepine, tricyclic antidepressants, atypical opioids (e.g., tapentadol), and botulinum toxin are all more effective than placebo in reducing … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Effects of B12 Deficiency
Metformin is Big Pharma's pride and joy when it comes to diabetes. Over 120 million diabetics take this drug to try to control their blood sugar. Even anti-aging doctors have gotten on the bandwagon. They think metformin is a wonder drug. My colleagues keep asking me when I'm going to start prescribing it. Short-term, drugs can be a lifesaver. But long-term, the track record is not so good. Long term, like so many of Big Pharma's "cures," metformin creates more problems than it solves… Patients often stay on this drug for 10 years… 20 years… and more. That's a long time to be ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential treatment for type of muscle and brain degenerative disease
In fruit flies modeled with IBMPFD disease, mitochondria (red circles) are severely disrupted. Treatment of VCP inhibitors in these diseased flies reversed  mitochondrial damage (green circles). FINDINGSUCLA researchers have discovered the molecular basis of, and identified potential treatment for, an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with frontotemporal dementia, or IBMPFD. Using both genetically engineered fruit flies that have the fly equivalent of the disease gene as well as cells from people with IBMPFD, the researchers discovered how mutations carried by those with IBMPFD cau...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Neurofeedback Promising in Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy Neurofeedback Promising in Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy
Neurofeedback attenuates pain and unpleasantness of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy compared with usual care, and has virtually no side effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical marijuana expansion clears Georgia House
Legislation expanding Georgia's two-year-old medical marijuana law cleared the state House of Representatives Wednesday. House lawmakers voted 156-6 to add eight medical conditions to the list qualifying Georgia patients to use cannabis oil, including Tourette's syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, epidermolysis bullosa, Alzheimer's disease, human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, autoimmun e disease and peripheral neuropathy. Patients with eight illnesses – including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Measuring pain: SLU scientist tests possible biomarkers
(Saint Louis University) A Saint Louis University researcher will leverage her discovery of a pain pathway to determine if either of two key molecules can be used as biomarkers for pain associated with four debilitating health conditions: chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and vulvodynia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 17, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Comparison of physical function and falls among women with persistent symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy - Hilton C, Luoh SW, Jacobs P, Faithfull S, Horak FB.
130 Background: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a side effect of cancer treatment that may persist and impact physical function. Studies that quantify functional consequences associated with CIPN in post-treatment cancer survivors are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Diabetes and risk of peripheral neuropathy
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with diabetes a few months ago, and I am concerned about peripheral neuropathy in my feet. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? ANSWER: Peripheral neuropathy?is a common problem that can happen as a result of diabetes. But it isn?t inevitable. To help prevent peripheral neuropathy, closely [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Blocking neuron signaling pathway could lead to new treatments for peripheral neuropathy
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre in Canada, have identified a molecular signaling pathway that, when blocked, promotes sensory neuron growth and prevents or reverses peripheral neuropathy in cell and rodent models of type 1 and 2 diabetes, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Frostbite
With the cold months here people need to be made aware of injuries that may occur during these months. Exposure to a temperature below freezing usually leads to severe soft tissue damage (Figure 1). How does the body protect itself from cold? Thermoregulation The body has the ability to maintain a core body temperature by the process of thermoregulation. During extreme cold, the body receives a signal from sensory receptors. For example, there receptors are present in the hands or the feet (Figure 2). These sensory receptors will respond to the cold and send a signal up to the brain. The posterior hypothalamus is respo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In the Workplace 2017: How Arkansas Employers Can Deal with Medical Marijuana
Editor's Note: This is the first of five articles this week by the labor and employment team at the law firm of Wright Lindsey Jennings of Little Rock examining key trends for employers and the workplace in 2017. Here's a quick look at important employment issues that could arise next year. Now that Arkansas is the latest state to have a medical marijuana law on the books, Arkansas employers must be prepared to address this issue. Although the amendment to the Arkansas Constitution is effective immediately, it should take some time for most Arkansas residents to take advantage of the approved use of medical ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 26, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Needling the Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy Needling the Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy
Pilot study suggests acupuncture gets somewhere other therapies have not in patients with breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Chemical compound holds promise as cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy
A synthetic version of a rare toxin produced by a sea creature appears to hold promise for treating many different types of cancer while minimizing the harmful side effects of widely used chemotherapy drugs.A study published today in the journal Science  Translational Medicine describes research on a substance called diazonamide, which prevents cell division, and was isolated from a marine animal calledDiazona angulata.Led by Patrick Harran, UCLA ’s Donald J. and Jane M. Cram Professor of Organic Chemistry, researchers produced a synthetic form of diazonamide that, in rodents, appears to be effective in fighting...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Are falls prevention programs effective at reducing the risk factors for falls in people with type-2 diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy: a systematic review with narrative synthesis - Gu Y, Dennis SM.
BACKGROUND: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common complication of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) that predisposes the elderly to a higher falls risk. Falls prevention programs with a component of weight-bearing exercises are effective in decrea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)
The election is over, and Arkansas is now the latest of many states to have a medical marijuana law on the books.  Although the new amendment to the Arkansas Constitution is effective immediately, it should take some time for the approved use of medical marijuana to begin. At the very least, someone has to design and print the required "Registry Identification Cards" for users — unless one of your employees shows up with a registry identification card from another state and claims to be a "visiting qualifying patient."   So, what does the new law do? It allows (among other things) "...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 10, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Aptinyx Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for Development of NYX-2925 as Treatment for Neuropathic Pain Associated with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 13, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Aptinyx Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel modulators of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor for the treatment of challenging neurologic disorders, today anno... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, FDA Aptinyx, NMDA, Neuropathic Pain, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long-term chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy among breast cancer survivors: prevalence, risk factors, and fall risk - Bao T, Basal C, Seluzicki C, Li SQ, Seidman AD, Mao JJ.
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common toxicity associated with chemotherapy, but researchers rarely study its risk factors, fall risk, and prevalence in long-term breast cancer survivors. We aimed to determine CIPN prevalence, risk ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Complex and simple clinical reaction times are associated with gait, balance, and major fall injury in older subjects with diabetic peripheral neuropathy - Richardson JK, Eckner JT, Allet L, Kim H, Ashton-Miller JA.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to identify relationships between complex and simple clinical measures of reaction time (RTclin) and indicators of balance in older subjects with and without diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). DESIGN: Prospect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory receives funds for research on nerve damage
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant of $456,500 over two years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the study of peripheral neuropathy. The grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will support research conducted by assistant professor Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, a disabling condition causing pain, numbness, tingling and temperature sensitivity in the distal extremities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NIH grant will fund new JAX Resource for Research of Peripheral Neuropathy
(Jackson Laboratory) The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has made a grant to The Jackson Laboratory to develop mouse models for inherited peripheral neuropathies and neurodegenerative diseases including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A potential target for peripheral neuropathy treatment discovered
Whole exome sequencing has revealed a novel mechanism and potential target for treating peripheral neuropathy, a condition that afflicts millions of people in the United States alone. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 2, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Yet Another Warning On Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Side Effects
Rare but significant and debilitating side effects - tendon rupture, peripheral neuropathy - can occur with fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Avelox or Cipro. The FDA is now warning that some of these side effects can occur together and that use of these drugs should be restricted for most uncomplicated infections. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll Source Type: news

VM BioPharma doses first patient in Phase III trial of VM202 to treat DPN
US-based ViroMed’s biopharmaceutical company division VM BioPharma has dosed the first patient in its Phase III clinical trial of a patented DNA-based gene therapy, VM202, to treat painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - June 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Targeting a Single Pathway to Treat Peripheral NeuropathyTargeting a Single Pathway to Treat Peripheral Neuropathy
Dr Alan Jacobs reviews the results of a recent study finding that overactivation of matrix-metalloproteinase-13 is a key mechanism underlying peripheral neuropathy. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Smart insole system helped reduce reulceration risk
NEW ORLEANS – Patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy who used a smart watch and specially designed smart insoles equipped with an alert system minimized their reulceration risk, results from a proof-of-concept study demonstrated. The findings suggest that mobile health “could be an... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - June 11, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news