Neuropathies are disorders that affect one or more peripheral nerves causing weakness, clumsiness and disturbances of sensation and coordination. They include mononeuropathies, polyneuropathies, peripheral neuropathies, mononeuritis multiplex, sensory neuropathies, motor neuropathies, and sensorimotor neuropathies.
Neuropathy Community Forum
Support for patients with peripheral neuropathy and related neurological disorders. Discussions among patients, families, caregivers and professionals on topics related to diagnosis, treatment, and activities of daily living.
Neuropathy patients more likely to receive high-cost screening instead of more effective tests
Jan 24, 2012
Almost one quarter of patients receiving neuropathy diagnoses undergo high-cost, low-yield MRIs, whereas very few receive low-cost, high-yield glucose tolerance tests, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Omega-3 fatty acids could prevent and treat nerve damage
Jan 11, 2012
Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate.
Possible therapy for an inherited neuropathy
Nov 02, 2011
Work in mice, by a team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has revealed a rational candidate oral therapy for 1 hereditary neuropathy -- hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 1 (HSAN1).
Popular colorectal cancer drug may cause permanent nerve damage
Sep 28, 2011
Oxaliplatin, a platinum-based anticancer drug that's made enormous headway in recent years against colorectal cancer, appears to cause nerve damage that may be permanent and worsens even months after treatment ends.
New imaging technique evaluates nerve damage
Sep 13, 2011
A new imaging technique could help doctors and researchers more accurately assess the extent of nerve damage and healing in a live patient, report researchers at Laval University in Québec and Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Mice point to a therapy for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Aug 02, 2011
VIB researchers have developed a mouse model for Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy. They also found a potential therapy for this incurable disease. The treatment not only halted the damage to the nerves and the atrophy of the muscles, it even succeeded in reversing the symptoms.
Diabetes drug may help prevent neuropathic pain
Jul 26, 2011
The diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia) can control inflammation leading to nerve damage and abnormal pain responses, suggests a paper in the August issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.
Breathing restored after spinal cord injury in rodent model
Jul 13, 2011
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine bridged a spinal cord injury and biologically regenerated lost nerve connections to the diaphragm, restoring breathing in an adult rodent model of spinal cord injury. The work, which restored 80% to more than 100% of breathing function, will be published in the online issue of the journal Nature July 14.