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Statin drugs may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy
Statin drugs can increase the risk of developing peripheral neuropathy, according to a study published in the May 14 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2002-05-13)

Boston college biologist awarded NIH grant to probe link between HIV and peripheral neuropathy
Boston College Associate Research Professor of Biology Tricia Burdo has been awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the NIH to study a debilitating neurological condition that strikes people living with HIV. (2013-02-05)

Amplitude of sensory nerve action potential in early stage diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Early diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is important for the successful treatment of diabetes mellitus. (2014-08-21)

Diagnosing, treating neuropathy symptoms in cancer patients not exact science
Most of the roughly 15.5 million cancer survivors in the US receive chemotherapy, and roughly 65 percent develop some degree of the chemotherapy-induced nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy. (2018-04-17)

Research leads to better understanding of peripheral neuropathy
Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are part of an international team that has for the first time unlocked the key to a mechanism for peripheral neuropathy in people with multiple brain tumors. (2013-03-05)

Study: Erectile dysfunction drug relieves nerve damage in diabetic mice
New animal studies at Henry Ford Hospital found that sildenafil, a drug commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction, may be effective in relieving painful and potentially life-threatening nerve damage in men with long-term diabetes. (2015-03-17)

Genetic biomarker may predict nerve pain side effects associated with prostate cancer treatment
Taxanes are a group of drugs commonly used to treat cancers of the breast, lung, ovary, or prostate, but its use can be limited by significant side effects. Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center report prostate cancer patients who have a variation in the VAC14 gene are more susceptible to a side effect called peripheral neuropathy when treated with the taxane docetaxel. (2016-05-13)

YouTube videos on peripheral nerve pain may misguide patients
Researchers who combed YouTube for videos regarding peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage that causes weakness, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet, found 200 videos, but only about half of them were from healthcare professionals, mostly chiropractors. (2015-10-21)

Neuropathy patients more likely to receive high-cost, screening instead of more effective tests
Researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed the tremendous cost of diagnosing peripheral neuropathy and found that less expensive, more effective tests are less likely to be used. (2012-01-23)

Diabetic neurological disease could affect central nervous system
Damage to the nervous system associated with diabetes could influence the central nervous system in addition to the peripheral nervous system, suggest authors of a pilot study published in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2001-07-05)

MDI Biological Laboratory receives funds for research on nerve damage
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. (2016-08-17)

Nerve damage from alcoholism reversed after liver transplantation
A new study describes a patient with alcoholic liver disease complicated by peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage affecting the arms and legs) who underwent a liver transplant and regained almost normal muscle strength. (2004-12-01)

McGill professor awarded grant to continue neuropathy research
Dr. Gary J. Bennett, a professor at McGill University's department of anesthesia, has been awarded a scientific research grant by The Neuropathy Association, a US patient-based nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City. Peripheral neuropathy results from injury to the peripheral nervous system, disrupting the body's ability to communicate with its muscles, organs and tissues. (2008-11-10)

Falling May Be Linked To Neurological Disorder In Elderly
Nearly one in three people over age 65 and not living in a nursing home fall each year---and those falls often result in serious injury and significant cost. Now, through a series of studies, researchers have documented a strong link between falling and a neurological disorder called peripheral neuropathy. (1998-02-05)

Diabetics with previous foot ulcers may be able to participate in walking program
Previously, doctors and scientists have recommended that individuals with diabetic peripheral neuropathy stay off their feet. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has concluded that individuals with DM+PN might be able to engage in a graduated walking program under close supervision of a medical professional and thus prevent other life threatening illnesses. (2009-01-13)

MDI Biological Laboratory discovery could lead to new therapies for diabetics
New research by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., has demonstrated that an enzyme she had previously identified as playing a role in peripheral neuropathy induced by cancer chemotherapy also plays a role in peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes. The significance of the identification of a common molecular mechanism is that the drug candidates she identified to treat chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy could potentially be used to treat peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes as well. (2018-01-11)

LSUHSC researchers working to prevent diabetic neuropathy
Dennis Paul, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology, and Harry Gould, M.D., Ph.D., the Tom Benson professor of neurology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, have been awarded one of two scientific research grants made in 2009 by the Neuropathy Association. The $80,000 grant will fund research to learn how to prevent nerve cell death in people with uncontrolled or untreated diabetes resulting in neuropathy. (2009-09-22)

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
News tops for Journal of Neuroscience includes the following: Perceived controllability modulates the neural response to pain, and neuronal nicotinic receptor antibodies and autonomic neuropathy. (2004-08-11)

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in long-term survivors of childhood cancer
A new study assesses chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in 121 long-term survivors of childhood cancer to detail clinical, functional, neurophysiological and patient-reported outcomes of the condition. (2018-05-14)

Genetic marker linked to increased risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
This is the first real effort to have a genome wide search for genes predisposing to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. (2019-06-11)

Acupuncture may ease severe nerve pain associated with cancer treatment
Acupuncture may help ease the severe nerve pain associated with certain cancer drugs, suggests a small preliminary study published in Acupuncture in Medicine. (2011-12-05)

Discovery of peripheral neuropathy cause suggests potential preventive measures
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. (2017-10-11)

Erectile dysfunction study shows high prevalence of peripheral neuropathy
Researchers have uncovered clear links between erectile dysfunction (ED) and peripheral neuropathy. Up to now the impact of damaged nerves in the peripheral nervous system on ED has been underestimated say the authors. However, this study of 90 patients shows that men with more severe symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, which can be caused by disease, trauma or illness, had greater self-reported ED and required more aggressive treatment. (2011-11-15)

Gene therapy for diabetic neuropathy
Blisters to the feet, a mere annoyance for most people, are a grim and sometimes life threatening danger for diabetics, whose ulcerations can be so serious that they require amputation of the lower leg. These injuries occur because of nerve degeneration, which reduces pain perception the lower leg. (2001-05-01)

Medication duloxetine helps reduce pain from chemotherapy
Among patients with painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, use of the anti-depressant drug duloxetine for five weeks resulted in a greater reduction in pain compared with placebo, according to a study in the Apr. 3 issue of JAMA. (2013-04-02)

New research sets stage for noninvasive monitoring of HIV-induced peripheral neuropathy
Corneal nerve fiber assessment has great potential as a tool to diagnose and monitor peripheral neuropathy induced by HIV, say scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The results of their study are published in the American Journal of Pathology. (2014-05-12)

NIH grant will fund new JAX Resource for Research of Peripheral Neuropathy
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. (2016-08-17)

Gastric bypass and stomach-stapling patients should recognize risk of nerve injury post-surgery
Mayo Clinic researchers have found a significant number of patients who undergo (2004-10-14)

$500,000 gift launches new clinical research effort in peripheral neuropathy
A generous gift of $500,000 from Jack Miller of Lincolnshire, Illinois, the founder and president of Quill Corporation, will be used to launch a concerted effort by University of Chicago neuroscientists to investigate the biology of peripheral neuropathy and to search for better treatments for this common nerve disorder. (1999-11-30)

CWRU research examines over-the-counter drug's effect on chemo's side effects
Beth Faiman M.S.N., C.N.P., a doctoral candidate at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, is studying whether an over-the-counter medication could ease chemotherapy side effects for people with blood and bone marrow cancers. (2011-09-19)

Blocking neuron signaling pathway could lead to new treatments for peripheral neuropathy
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. (2017-01-17)

Yale researchers uncover source of mystery pain
An international team of scientists headed by researchers from Yale University, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Haven and the University Maastricht in the Netherlands found that mutations of a single gene are linked to 30 percent of cases of unexplained neuropathy. (2011-06-22)

Medical food reduces medical costs and use of anti-convulsant medication
Diabetic patients diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy had lower medical costs and reduced use of anti-convulsant medications when treated with a folate-enriched prescription medical food, according to data presented today at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 12th Annual European Congress. (2009-10-27)

Various metabolic risk factors could be linked to diabetes-related pain with major implications for treatment
Around one in 50 people in the general population and one in six of those aged over 40 years experience neuropathy (damage to the nerves of the peripheral nervous system), which can cause numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness. Growing evidence suggests that various metabolic risk factors, including prediabetes, could be linked with neuropathy and thus be targets for new disease-modifying drugs. (2012-05-17)

APOE genotype identified as risk factor for diabetic peripheral neuropathy
A cross-sectional study has convinced some researchers that the APOE genotype is a risk factor for diabetic neuropathy severity equal to having 15 extra years of age or diabetes duration. The study, led by Richard S. Bedlack, MD, Phd, of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, is reported in the March 25 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2003-03-24)

Mayo Clinic study finds nerve damage after hip surgery may be due to inflammation
A recent Mayo Clinic Proceedings article links some nerve damage after hip surgery to inflammatory neuropathy. Historically, nerve damage from hip surgery has been attributed to mechanical factors caused by anesthesiologists or surgeons, such as positioning of the patient during surgery or direct surgical injury of the nerves. (2014-05-05)

Study finds cold therapy may be effective at controlling cancer treatment side effects
A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing symptoms of neuropathy. (2017-10-12)

Researchers test first drug to prevent the onset of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
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. (2017-10-24)

Synthetic carbohydrates against autoimmune diseases
Researchers are developing an innovative approach for the treatment of a rare autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system, using a type of molecular sponge consisting of carbohydrates to remove pathogenic antibodies from the bloodstream. Developed to treat anti-MAG neuropathy, the approach also has potential applications for the treatment of other autoimmune diseases. Scientists from the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel have reported their findings in the scientific journal PNAS. (2017-04-17)

Increased risk of neuropathy in patients with celiac disease
Celiac disease, which results from a sensitivity to gluten, was associated with a 2.5-fold increased risk of neuropathy (nerve damage), according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology. (2015-05-11)

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