According to the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, approximately half of those with diabetes have some form of nerve damage, or neuropathy, but not all will develop symptoms. While nerve problems can occur at any time, the highest rates are among those who have had diabetes for at least 25 years. People who have had problems controlling their blood sugar levels, have high blood pressure, are overweight, have high levels of blood fat, or are over the age of 40, may also have a greater risk of developing diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms can include numbness, tingling or pain and weakness in the toes, feet, legs, hands, arms and fingers. These symptoms are often worse at night.
Recognizing that treatment of chronic pain can be confounding, the Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee, an international group of more than 60 leading pain specialists, has created the first consensus guidelines for the use of neurostimulation in chronic pain.
NeuroMetrix, Inc., a medical device company focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the neurological complications of diabetes, today reported business and financial highlights for the quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2012.
US researchers call for clinical guidelines for detection of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in children after finding that a significant proportion of young patients are affected.
Ankle muscle strength and joint mobility are the key factors influencing gait abnormalities in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, Brazilian research suggests.
Pfizer Inc. announced that top-line results of a double-blind, Phase 3 study evaluating pregabalin controlled-release (CR) formulation in patients with fibromyalgia indicate that pregabalin CR had a statistically significant positive effect compared to placebo in the primary endpoint, time to loss of therapeutic response (LTR).
RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. reports that U.S. researchers have found that Thymosin Beta 4 (Tβ4) promotes statistically significant recovery of peripheral neuropathy in type II diabetic mice including recovery of neurovascular dysfunction in the sciatic nerve and recovery of neurological function.
About two years ago NeuroMetrix changed their focus from general purpose devices, used to perform nerve conduction tests, to devices designed to specifically address diabetic peripheral neuropathy or DPN.
Pfizer Inc. announced today that top-line results for Lyrica (pregabalin) capsules Study A0081147 - Long Term Safety and Efficacy of Pregabalin in Subjects with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - demonstrate that drug discontinuation symptoms were low after tapering Lyrica treatment following three months and six months in GAD patients.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is independently associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a new study from researchers in the UK. The severity of DPN is also correlated with the degree of OSA and the severity of nocturnal hypoxemia.
Cebix Incorporated today announced that data from a Phase 1 study demonstrated that Ersatta, the company's long-acting form of C-peptide, was well tolerated with no serious adverse events in patients with type 1 diabetes and exhibited a pharmacokinetic profile consistent with once-weekly dosing.
Researchers in Sheffield have been awarded over £310,000 to carry out a study that could help revolutionise the way clinicians treat the pain experienced by thousands of people with diabetes.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the results of an investigational Phase 3 study suggesting NUCYNTA ER (tapentadol) extended-release tablets were significantly more effective than placebo in providing pain management among adults with chronic moderate to severe, painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Pfizer Inc. announced today that a Phase 3 randomized withdrawal design study for Lyrica (pregabalin) in patients with inadequately treated painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (pDPN) did not meet its primary efficacy endpoint, change in endpoint mean pain score relative to baseline.
EpiCept Corporation today announced operating and financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011, and provided an update on the Company's key business initiatives.
EpiCept Corporation today announced that it has filed for Fast Track designation for AmiKet(amitriptyline 4%, ketamine 2% cream) for the treatment for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Johnson & Johnson today announced sales of $16.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 3.9% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. Operational sales increased 4.0% and the negative impact of currency was 0.1%.
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. announced today that it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for NUCYNTA ER (tapentadol) extended-release tablets, an oral analgesic, for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy in adults.
University of Michigan Health System researchers will use a $3.5 million federal grant to study a new approach in halting the downward spiral of diabetes.
NeuroMetrix, Inc., a science-based health care company improving patient care through neurotechnology, today reported business and financial highlights for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011.
InVasc Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that it has initiated a Phase IIa, proof of concept (POC), clinical trial with INV-144, a combination drug of losartan with alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in hypertensive diabetic patients.