Quantcast

Latest diabetic neuropathy Stories

2008-07-23 18:00:53

RICHMOND, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. today reported second quarter 2008 financial results and accomplishments. For the second quarter ended June 30, 2008, Sangamo reported a consolidated net loss of $7.4 million, or $0.18 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.2 million, or $0.15 per share, for the same period in 2007. As of June 30, 2008, the company had cash, cash equivalents and investments of $64.3 million. Revenues for the second quarter of...

2008-07-01 09:01:12

XTL Biopharmaceuticals has completed patient randomization into its Phase IIb study of Bicifadine - a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor - for the treatment of diabetic neuropathic pain. Approximately 350 patients were randomized into the study. Based on the completion of randomization, the company expects to have the last patient complete the study in the next four months. The Phase IIb trial is aimed at demonstrating the efficacy of Bicifadine in diabetic neuropathic pain,...

2008-06-18 03:00:08

By Napoli, Maryann Many people with diabetes suffer from a painful condition called peripheral neuropathy. The burning, numbness, tingling and throbbing sensations that primarily affect the feet are notoriously resistant to successful treatment. Two Australian research scientists have conducted a preliminary study showing that high doses of vitamin D may reduce these symptoms. It was published recently as a research letter in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Drs. Paul Lee and Roger Chen...

2008-01-26 06:00:10

By Papanas, N Symeonidis, G; Mavridis, G; Georgiadis, G S; Papas, T T; Lazarides, M K; Maltezos, E Aim. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential role of ankle-brachial index (ABI) as a marker of microvascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods. This study included 126 type 2 diabetic patients (64 male and 62 female) with an age of 66.6+-5.3 years (mean+-SD) and diabetes duration of 13.2+- 4.1 years. ABI was measured with a Doppler device. The exclusion...

2006-08-18 14:25:07

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In more cases than would normally be expected, people who develop type 2 diabetes have a history of carpal tunnel syndrome. The wrist nerve problem sometimes predates the onset of diabetes by up to 10 years, according to a UK study. Led by Dr. Martin C. Gulliford, a team at King's College in London examined medical records for 644,495 patients in England and Wales. They identified 2647 patients diagnosed with diabetes between November 2003 and October...

2006-04-11 11:22:30

By Karla Gale SAN DIEGO (Reuters Health) - Injections of botulinum toxin A relieve pain in an animal model of diabetic neuropathy, according to research reported at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in San Diego. Diabetic neuropathy is a term used for the nerve damage that occurs in people with diabetes and that often leads to pain, numbness, or tingling in the feet and hands. Five days after scientists injected the paw pad of rats with diabetic neuropathy with...

2006-02-13 11:47:13

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Several years after participating in a clinical trial of intensive diabetes therapy, patients assigned this treatment still showed improvements in neuropathy symptoms, according to a report Diabetes Care. The study involved 1,257 subjects who were enrolled in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial who were randomly assigned to receive intensive or conventional diabetes therapy. The intensive approach involved at least three injections of insulin per...

2006-01-24 17:01:22

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vibrating insoles can improve balance in patients with stroke or diabetic neuropathy, a common nerve problem that affects sensation in the feet and elsewhere, Boston researchers report. The vibration, adjusted to a sub-sensory level, appears to "tickle" neurons, making them more sensitive to stimuli that are present during standing, Dr. James J. Collins of Boston University, the study's lead author, told Reuters Health. Collins and his...

2005-12-26 08:32:04

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Devices that deliver monochromatic infrared energy (MIRE) are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for certain uses, but it seems they are no better than placebo treatments in reducing the foot numbness experienced by people who have nerve damage related to diabetes. "Clinicians should be aware that MIRE may not be an effective modality for improvement of sensory impairments in patients with diabetic neuropathy," warn Judy K. Clifft, a physical...

2005-11-11 13:56:46

BOSTON "“ Foot ulcerations are one of the most serious complications of diabetes, resulting in more than 80,000 lower-leg amputations each year in the U.S. alone. A new study led by researchers at the Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Foot Center and Microcirculation Laboratory finds that early changes in the oxygenation of the skin could help foretell the development of ulcerations and enable doctors to treat patients at an earlier stage, before the onset of serious complications. Reported...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
Related