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Neurological Disorder Gene Identified

...central nervous system degeneration and peripheral neuropathy and died. The team named the strain pale tremor mice for their lack of normal pigment and the severe trembling they developed soon after birth. What could explain the mices debilitating symptoms" And could that knowledge be relevant in people with ...

Velcade(R) Plus Doxil(R) Improves Previously Treated Multiple Myeloma Patients

...showed no increase in serious side effects such as neuropathy with the addition of DOXIL to the VELCADE. The findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) global cancer meeting in Chicago. The VELCADE/DOXIL combination was approved by the FDA just last month as a new treatment op...

Cure for CMT

...h was the first to attribute symptoms correctly to neuropathy rather than to myelopathy, as physicians previously had done. Coined on the names of the three scientists it was named Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. CMT is a condition that affects the nerves in your legs and arms, known as the peripheral nerves. It...

Parasomnias are Common in Children: Study

...ib movements in sleep, features such as peripheral neuropathy or myelopathy," the authors wrote. According to Mason and Pack, clinicians should be aware that many pediatric parasomnias are benign, self-limited and may not persist into late childhood or adolescence. The bottom line, said the authors, is that...

Diabetes II May Be Controlled By Sanofi's New Obesity Pill

...eart disease , stroke, renal damage, blindness and neuropathy which can lead to amputation of the foot. About 194 million people worldwide have diabetes mostly of the type 2 variety . This type is caused by an inability to regulate the glucose in the body properly, and is linked to being overweight or obese. ...

Potential Link Between Celiac Disease and Cognitive Decline

...ac disease and neurological issues like peripheral neuropathy (nerve problems causing numbness or pain) or balance problems, but this degree of brain problem -- the cognitive decline we’ve found here -- has not been recognized before. I was not expecting there would be so many celiac disease patients with cogni...

Restriction of Carbohydrates to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

...nnection between nutrition and Alzheimer’s Disease neuropathy by defining mechanistic pathways in the brain and scrutinizing biochemical functions. We hope these findings further unlock the mystery of Alzheimer’s and bring hope to the millions of Americans suffering from this disease.” Alzheimer’s Disease is a...

Abnormal Glucose Metabolism May Contribute to Chronic Nerve Disorder

...cose tolerance test, 62 patients (62 percent) with neuropathy had abnormal fasting glucose metabolism, including...eviously thought. Recent studies suggest that the neuropathy associated with impaired glucose tolerance may be milder than neuropathies traditionally associated ...

New Gene Therapy Treats Diabetic Neuropathy

...ients with long-term diabetes develop some form of neuropathy that can cause numbness and sometimes pain and wea...sex organs, eyes and digestive tract. ‘Diabetic neuropathy is a major problem in insulin-dependent diabetes, particularly in patients who have had the disease ...

Use Of Viagra May Affect Eyesight

...is known as non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy occurs in only one eye, and it is also known by the name ‘naion’. This is also called the stroke in the eye. Men who do not have a history of heart attacks do not run a very high risk of contracting this disease. The Viagra was launched in 1988, a...

Does Magnet Therapy Posses Healing Powers?

...worked with magnets in case of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in which the nerves start to degenerate. He studied 375 patients suffering from this disorder and provided magnetic therapy. The results how that they were al benefited from the treatment. He points to the statement in Finegold-Flamm editorial tha...

Breastfeeding To Reduce Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

... (damage to eyes, can lead to blindness), diabetic neuropathy (damage to nerves) and diabetic nephropathy (damage to kidney). In conclusion, more clinical studies are clearly indicated to better understand the physiological mechanisms behind the observation that can be used in the prevention and treatment of...

Bortezomib for salvage therapy against progressive myeloma

...xicities (thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, peripheral neuropathy and vasculitis) were observed in 7 patients, but no patient interrupted the treatment due to side effects. The study indicates that the use of bortezomib, in this specific setting, is generally safe and may be effective in a relevant proportion of ...

Oral use of ZYVOX (Linezolid) is better to Intravenous Vancomycin use for Skin Infections

...rted with the use of ZYVOX. Peripheral and optic neuropathy has been reported in patients treated with ZYVOX, ...recommended duration of 28 days. In cases of optic neuropathy that progressed to loss of vision, patients were treated for extended periods beyond the maximum rec...

Analyzing The Risk Factors For Diabetic Neuropathy

...o to avoid the painful condition known as diabetic neuropathy // say researchers based on findings of a recent s...th type 1 diabetes who were initially screened for neuropathy between 1989 and 1991. None of the patients had the condition, which is characterized by loss of fee...

A Drug That Might Relieve Chronic Cough

.... Twenty-eight patients suspected to have sensory neuropathy of the larynx were instructed to begin with 100 mi...e rate of overall improvement of cough and sensory neuropathy using the drug was 68 percent. Only five patients complained of dizziness and drowsiness as side eff...

Epilepsy Drug Helps Diabetic Nerve Damage

...hy. At the end of the eight-week study, markers of neuropathy -- dendrite length, intraepidermal nerve fiber density and peroneal nerve amplitude -- all increased in the patients. What that means, explains Dr. Vinik, is that the nerves were healing. Patients also experienced increased sensitivity to touch and a...

Protein in diabetic neuropathy treatment

...ases that diabetics can be affected with, diabetic neuropathy is also one. Neuropathy is the deterioration of nerves in the body. A diabetic patient with neuropathy has a 15 percent chance of undergoing one or more amputations. It has been found that more than half...

Diabetics & Foot infections

...hat many patients came to the Centre with advanced neuropathy and often had to undergo amputation to save their ...e infections. Of the group, 1123 had problems like neuropathy and deformity and 533 patients suffered from infections. It was found that there was considerable im...

Gene connected to Multi-System disorder discovered

...erited conditions involving deafness or peripheral neuropathy because of their widespread presence in cells during critical developmental periods. Researchers, during the course of this study, have also helped identify a faulty connexin gene as the cause of a skin and deafness disorder known as "KIDS" (for kera...

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