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Current And Emerging Tools For Assessing Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Maria K. Piemontese, DPM, and Andrew J. Meyr, DPM | 20,659 reads | 0 comments | 04/20/2010

An international study of patients with diabetes presenting with incident foot ulceration identified the “critical triad” of peripheral neuropathy, trauma and foot deformity in the pathogenesis of approximately 63 percent of patients.1 The most common component was peripheral neuropathy, which was present in nearly 80 percent of the patients in this study.

Can Medical Marijuana Offer Relief For Painful Diabetic Neuropathy?

Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor | 3,203 reads | 0 comments | 11/19/2015

The Emerging Role Of Alpha-Lipoic Acid For Diabetic Neuropathy

Kevin Ragothaman, BS, and David Shofler, DPM, MSHS | 23,767 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/2015

Treating Metatarsus Adductus Deformity In A Patient With Uncontrolled Diabetic Neuropathy

Naohiro Shibuya, DPM, MS, FACFAS, and Britton S. Plemmons, DPM | 4,598 reads | 0 comments | 08/31/2015

Comparing open versus minimally invasive procedures, these authors discuss whether reconstructing a non-compensating metatarsus adductus deformity is appropriate in a 52-year-old patient with a history of neuropathic ulcerations.

Does Nerve Decompression Improve Static Balance In Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy?

hmpadmin | 2,545 reads | 0 comments | 11/21/2014

By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

Why Studying Microbiomes May Help In The Treatment Of Diabetic Neuropathy

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS | 2,017 reads | 0 comments | 04/17/2015

I had finally had made it back from my much delayed next visit to the Super Brain, the Bari Tass. At first, I did not know what to make of what it had told me. I thought my question was very simple and straightforward. But when I got the answer, I was initially disappointed: “Get some guts.”

“Get some guts,” I thought. What the hell was that for an answer to my question about what the next, landmark discipline of study in medicine was going to be? Then it bellowed at me, “It’s all about the microbiome.”

Can Sensors And Balance Exercises Improve Balance And Reduce Fall Risk In People With Diabetic Neuropathy?

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,084 reads | 2 comments | 02/26/2015

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can be a risk factor for falls due to deficits in sensory and motor skills that can lead to proprioceptive difficulties. In a new study in Gerontology, my coauthors and I investigate the use of interactive balance training to increase postural stability.1

Why You Should Consider The Use Of Supplements In The Management Of Diabetic Neuropathy

Allen Jacobs DPM FACFAS | 11,342 reads | 1 comments | 06/17/2014

Supplements have proven useful for improved management of diabetes and diabetes-related complications such as neuropathy, wounds, cardiovascular complications, renal complications and ophthalmic complications.

Point-Counterpoint: Is An Initial TMA Better Than A Partial Ray Amputation in Patients With Diabetic Neuropathy?

Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS, and Suhad Hadi, DPM, FACFAS | 7,833 reads | 0 comments | 05/26/2014
Yes. Surveying the research and drawing on her own experience, this author says partial ray amputations in this population can lead to complications and further amputation whereas initial TMA procedures can facilitate a durable and functional residual limb.

By Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS

Can Benfotiamine Provide Relief For Patients With Painful Peripheral Neuropathy?

Jeffrey Bowman DPM MS | 30,856 reads | 1 comments | 05/22/2013

Do you have patients with diabetes, geriatric patients, patients with hypertension, patients who have had a gastric bypass or patients who suffer from alcoholism? These patients probably cover a large percentage of your patient demographic.