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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922760/nervecheck-for-the-detection-of-sensory-loss-and-neuropathic-pain-in-diabetes
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Georgios Ponirakis, Maria N Odriozola, Samantha Odriozola, Ioannis N Petropoulos, Shazli Azmi, Maryam Ferdousi, Hassan Fadavi, Uazman Alam, Andrew Marshall, Maria Jeziorska, Anthony Miro, Ahmad Kheyami, Mitra Tavakoli, Ahmed Al-Ahmar, Maria B Odriozola, Ariel Odriozola, Rayaz A Malik
BACKGROUND: Accurate and economic detection of nerve damage in diabetes is key to more widespread diagnosis of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and painful diabetic neuropathy. This study examined the diagnostic performance of NerveCheck, an inexpensive ($500) quantitative sensory testing (QST) device. METHODS: One hundred forty-four subjects (74 with and 70 without diabetes) underwent assessment with NerveCheck, neuropathy disability score (NDS), nerve conduction studies (NCS), intraepidermal and corneal nerve fiber density (IENFD and CNFD), and McGill questionnaire for neuropathic pain...
December 6, 2016: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911052/synthesis-and-cytotoxicity-of-dendritic-platinum-nanoparticles-with-hek-293-cells
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Kyubin Shim, Jeonghun Kim, Yoon-Uk Heo, Bo Jiang, Cuiling Li, Mohammed Shahabuddin, Kevin C-W Wu, Md Shahriar A Hossain, Yusuke Yamauchi, Jung Ho Kim
Dendritic platinum nanoparticles (DPNs) have been synthesized from l-ascorbic acid and an amphiphilic non-ionic surfactant (Brij-58) via a sonochemical method. The particle size and shape of the DPNs could be tuned by changing the reduction temperature, resulting in a uniform DPN with a size of 23 nm or 60 nm. The facets of DPNs have been studied by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The cytotoxicity of DPNs has been investigated using human embryonic kidney cells (HEK-293), and the biological adaptability exhibited by DPNs has opened a pathway to biomedical applications such as drug-delivery systems, photothermal treatment, and biosensors...
December 2, 2016: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906877/association-between-small-fiber-neuropathy-and-higher-skin-accumulation-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Aleksandra Araszkiewicz, Agnieszka Gandecka, Michał Nowicki, Aleksandra Uruska, Agnieszka Malińska, Katarzyna Kowalska, Bogna Wierusz-Wysocka, Dorota Zozulińska-Ziółkiewicz
INTRODUCTION Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess the skin accumulation of AGEs in patients with long‑lasting type 1 diabetes in relation to the presence of DPN. PATIENTS AND METHODS We evaluated 178 patients with type 1 diabetes (99 men; age, 43 years [interquartile range [IQR], 34-54 years]; disease duration, 25 years [IQR, 18-31 years]). DPN was diagnosed if 2 or more of the following 5 abnormalities were present: symptoms of neuropathy, lack of ankle reflexes, and impaired sensation of touch, temperature, and/or vibration...
November 22, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901334/differential-efficacy-of-methylcobalamin-and-alpha-lipoic-acid-treatment-on-negative-and-positive-symptoms-of-type-2-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Yajuan Han, Min Wang, Jie Shen, Zhen Zhang, Min Zhao, Jing Huang, Youming Chen, Zhi Chen, Yulan Hu, Yubing Wang
BACKGROUND: Diabetic hyperglycemia damages peripheral nerves by triggering ischemia, oxidative stress, and inflammation. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and methylcobalamin (MC) are known to improve signs of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), possibly by enhancing neural and vascular endothelial cell metabolism and antioxidant capacity. We evaluated differences in efficacy following short-term MC or ALA treatment on DPN symptoms to guide clinical drug selection. METHODS: Forty DPN patients were randomly divided into MC and ALA treatment groups (n=20/20) and assessed by the Toronto Clinical Neuropathy Scoring System (TCSS), total symptom score (TSS), visual analog scale (VAS) of positive symptoms, and easy sensory test (EST) for negative symptoms before and after 2 weeks of treatment...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894152/surgical-decompression-in-the-treatment-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yiji Tu, William Charles Lineaweaver, Zenggan Chen, Junda Hu, Fred Mullins, Feng Zhang
Background Over the last decade, surgical decompression procedures have been commonly used in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. However, the effectiveness of them remains to be proved. Methods A comprehensive literature search of databases including PubMed-Medline, Ovid-EMBASE, and Cochrane Library was performed to collect the related literatures. The Medical Subject Headings used were "diabetic neuropathy," "surgical decompression," and "outcomes." The methodological index for nonrandomized studies was adopted for assessing the studies included in this review...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876022/foot-insensitivity-is-associated-with-renal-function-decline-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cohort-study
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Quratul A Altaf, Hamed Sadiqi, Milan K Piya, Abd A Tahrani
BACKGROUND: Identifying patients with diabetes at increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is essential to prevent/slow the progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). CKD and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) share common mechanisms. Hence, we aimed to examine the relationship between foot insensitivity and CKD in patients with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Patients with ESRD were excluded...
November 22, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861415/decompressive-surgery-for-diabetic-neuropathy-waiting-for-incontrovertible-proof
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Martijn R Tannemaat, Mirjam Datema, J Gert van Dijk, Rajiv Midha, Martijn J A Malessy
: : Triple decompression surgery has been advocated as a treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). A practice advisory published in 2006 by the American Academy of Neurology concluded that "this treatment alternative should be considered unproven." Since then, multiple cohort studies involving several thousands of patients and 1 nonblind, randomized, controlled trial have been published, suggesting that surgical treatment of DPN has become commonplace in many centers globally...
December 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848229/ambulatory-screening-of-diabetic-neuropathy-and-predictors-of-its-severity-in-outpatient-settings
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M S Qureshi, M Iqbal, S Zahoor, J Ali, M U Javed
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common causes of chronic neuropathic symptomatology and the most disabling and difficult-to-treat diabetic microangiopathic complication. The neuropathies associated with diabetes are typically classified into generalized, focal and multifocal varieties. There exists a scarcity of literature studying the correlation of different patient- and disease-related variables with severity of neuropathy. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to delineate the prevalence of diabetic neuropathy in type 2 diabetes, describe its characteristics and find out predictors of its severity...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834877/sugar-composition-analysis-of-fuzi-polysaccharides-by-hplc-ms-n-and-their-protective-effects-on-schwann-cells-exposed-to-high-glucose
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Bei-Bei Wang, Jia-Li Wang, Jiang Yuan, Qing-Hua Quan, Rui-Fang Ji, Peng Tan, Jing Han, Yong-Gang Liu
Fuzi has been used to treat diabetic complications for many years in china. In a previous study, we have shown that Fuzi aqueous extract can attenuate Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in rats and protect Schwann cells from injury. Thus, the protective effect of Fuzi polysaccharides (FPS) on high glucose-induced SCs and the preliminary mechanism were investigated. Firstly, the FPS were obtained and their monose composition was analyzed by the combination of pre-column derivatization and high performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization multi-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC/ESI-MS(n))...
November 9, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830156/administration-of-traditional-chinese-blood-circulation-activating-drugs-for-microvascular-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Lisha He, Han Wang, Chengjuan Gu, Xinhui He, Linhua Zhao, Xiaolin Tong
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an important complementary strategy for treating diabetes mellitus (DM) in China. Traditional Chinese blood circulation activating drugs are intended to guide an overall approach to the prevention and treatment of microvascular complications of DM. The core mechanism is related to the protection of the vascular endothelium and the basement membrane. Here, we reviewed the scientific evidence underpinning the use of blood circulation activating drugs to prevent and treat DM-induced microvascular complications, including diabetic nephropathy (DN), diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), and diabetic retinopathy (DR)...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825536/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
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REVIEW
Yu Gu, Sarah M Dennis
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 decreasing future falls in the elderly. However, weight-bearing exercise was only recently recommended in guidelines for exercise for people with T2DM and DPN. Since then, there have been an increasing number of studies to evaluate the effectiveness of falls prevention programs on this targeted population...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817132/inhibitory-effect-of-estrogen-receptor-beta-on-p2x3-receptors-during-inflammation-in-rats
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Qian Jiang, Wen-Xin Li, Jia-Run Sun, Tian-Tian Zhu, Juan Fan, Li-Hua Yu, Geoffrey Burnstock, Hua Yang, Bei Ma
Estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) has been shown to play a therapeutic role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, the mechanism underlying how ERβ exerts therapeutic effects and its relationship with P2X3 receptors (P2X3R) in rats with inflammation is not known. In our study, animal behavior tests, visceromotor reflex recording, and Western blotting were used to determine whether the therapeutic effect of ERβ in rats with inflammation was related with P2X3R. In complete Freund adjuvant (CFA)-induced chronic inflammation in rats, paw withdrawal threshold was significantly decreased which were then reversed by systemic injection of ERβ agonists, DPN or ERB-041...
November 5, 2016: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790428/glycaemia-status-lipid-profile-and-renal-parameters-in-progressive-diabetic-neuropathy
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Debahuti Mohapatra, Komaladevi Sampath Damodar
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) is a common complication of diabetes. Existence of systemic co-morbidities in DPN patients has not been studied much, especially in Indian population. AIM: To evaluate glycaemic status, lipid profile, renal parameters and blood count to assess occurrence of co-morbidities as severity of DPN progresses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case control study involving 104 DPN patients and 43 controls of age 31-70years were selected...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785092/improvement-in-pain-severity-category-in-clinical-trials-of-pregabalin
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Bruce Parsons, Charles E Argoff, Andrew Clair, Birol Emir
BACKGROUND: Pregabalin is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM), diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), and neuropathic pain due to spinal cord injury (SCI). Approval was based on clinical trial data demonstrating statistically significant differences in pain scores versus placebo. However, statistically significant pain relief may not always equate to clinically meaningful pain relief. To further characterize the clinical benefit of pregabalin, this analysis examined shifts in pain severity categories in patients with FM, DPN/PHN (pooled in this analysis), and SCI treated with pregabalin...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776497/development-genetic-mapping-and-qtl-association-of-cotton-phya-phyb-and-hy5-specific-caps-and-dcaps-markers
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Fakhriddin N Kushanov, Alan E Pepper, John Z Yu, Zabardast T Buriev, Shukhrat E Shermatov, Sukumar Saha, Mauricio Ulloa, Johnie N Jenkins, Abdusattor Abdukarimov, Ibrokhim Y Abdurakhmonov
BACKGROUND: Among SNP markers that become increasingly valuable in molecular breeding of crop plants are the CAPS and dCAPS markers derived from the genes of interest. To date, the number of such gene-based markers is small in polyploid crop plants such as allotetraploid cotton that has A- and D-sub-genomes. The objective of this study was to develop and map new CAPS and dCAPS markers for cotton developmental-regulatory genes that are important in plant breeding programs. RESULTS: Gossypium hirsutum and G...
October 24, 2016: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756190/comparison-of-sensory-tests-and-neuronal-quantity-of-peripheral-nerves-between-streptozotocin-stz-induced-diabetic-rats-and-paclitaxel-pac-treated-rats
#16
Heung Yong Jin, Na Young Lee, Hyun A Ko, Kyung Ae Lee, Tae Sun Park
Although diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) are different disease entities, they share similar neuropathic symptoms that impede quality of life for these patients. Despite having very similar downstream effects, there have been no direct comparisons between DPN and CIPN with respect to symptom severity and therapeutic responses. We compared peripheral nerve damage due to hyperglycemia with that caused by paclitaxel (PAC) treatment as represented by biochemical parameters, diverse sensory tests, and immunohistochemistry of cutaneous and sciatic nerves...
September 2016: Somatosensory & Motor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752287/getting-the-right-balance-insole-design-alters-the-static-balance-of-people-with-diabetes-and-neuropathy
#17
Joanne Paton, Sam Glasser, Richard Collings, Jon Marsden
BACKGROUND: Over 1 in 3 older people with diabetes sustain a fall each year. Postural instability has been identified as independent risk factor for falls within people with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). People with DPN, at increased risk of falls, are routinely required to wear offloading insoles, yet the impact of these insoles on postural stability and postural control is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a standard offloading insole and its constituent parts on the balance in people with DPN...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733822/the-facilitative-effect-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-visuospatial-working-memory-in-patients-with-diabetic-polyneuropathy-a-pre-post-sham-controlled-study
#18
Yi-Jen Wu, Philip Tseng, Han-Wei Huang, Jon-Fan Hu, Chi-Hung Juan, Kuei-Sen Hsu, Chou-Ching Lin
Diabetes mellitus can lead to diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) and cognitive deficits that manifest as peripheral and central neuropathy, respectively. In this study we investigated the relationship between visuospatial working memory (VSWM) capacity and DPN severity, and attempted to improve VSWM in DPN patients via the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Sixteen DPN patients and 16 age- and education-matched healthy control subjects received Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) for baseline cognitive assessment...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717882/pain-modulation-from-the-brain-during-diabetic-neuropathy-uncovering-the-role-of-the-rostroventromedial-medulla
#19
Marta Silva, José Tiago Costa-Pereira, Daniel Martins, Isaura Tavares
Diabetic neuropathy has a profound impact in the quality of life of patients who frequently complain of pain. The mechanisms underlying diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP) are no longer ascribed only to damage of peripheral nerves. The effects of diabetes at the central nervous system are currently considered causes of DPN. Management of DNP may be achieved by antidepressants that act on serotonin (5-HT) uptake, namely specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The rostroventromedial medulla (RVM) is a key pain control center involved in descending pain modulation at the spinal cord through local release of 5-HT and plays a peculiar role in the balance of bidirectional control (i...
October 4, 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701714/the-therapeutic-effect-of-pancreatic-kininogenase-on-treatment-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#20
Y-P Jin, X-F Su, H-Q Li, J-D Wu, B Ding, R Sun, T Shan, L Ye, J-H Ma
Background: To determine the therapeutic efficacy and cost-effective of pancreatic kininogenase (PKase) on treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) compared with Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) in patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods: 104 patients with DPN receiving standard glucose control therapy were randomly assigned into 3 groups: Group-A received PKase treatment, Group-B received PGE1 treatment, and Group-C received only standard glucose control therapy. Michigan neuropathy screening instrument (MNSI) score, neurophysiology examination, and nerve conduction velocity were measured...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
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