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First-Time National Poll Confirms Neuropathy Hits Millions in Their Prime

Data shows 82% of patients have neuropathy onset during their 30s-60s NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national Neuropathy Association poll of peripheral neuropathy patients finds that the majority of respondents had their neurological disease begin during their prime adult y...

Gene Therapy Improves Diabetic Neuropathy in Study

Injections appear to be safe, but more research needed WEDNESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy shows promise in treating diabetic polyneuropathy, a disorder that commonly affects diabetics who've had the disease for many years, a new study finds. Researchers in Boston ...

ReBuilder Medical (RBRM) Neuropathy Market Doubles to $5 Billion

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The US neuropathic pain market consists of 4.7 million patients, and is expected to grow to more than 6.1 million patients, and be valued at $5.1 billion in 2018. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061128/REBUILDERLOGO ) ...

Doctors Issue New Neuropathy Test Guidelines

Common nerve problem best diagnosed with combination of assessments, researchers say THURSDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of blood tests and other specialized assessments seems to be most effective in finding the cause of a common nerve problem called neuropathy, accordin...

Quigley Announces Completion of Phase IIb Clinical Study of QR-333 For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy on November 25, 2008; Collection and Evaluation of Study Data to Begin Immediately Thereafter

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quigley Pharma Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Quigley Corporation (Nasdaq: QGLY ) announced today that the last subject in the Phase IIb Study is scheduled to complete treatment on November 25, 2008. This will effectively move the stu...

The Neuropathy Association's Scientific Research Grants Focus: Autoimmune and Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathies

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Neuropathy Association has announced two awardees for its annual Scientific Research Grants Program. Every year, The Neuropathy Association--a national patient-based non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for neuropathy--awards tw...

The cause of all hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type II cases has been established

A major discovery that details the existence of a neuronal specific form of the WNK1 gene, henceforth referred to as the WNK1/HSN2 isoform, was recently completed by the research group of Dr. Guy A. Rouleau and published in the scientific journal The Journal of Clinical Investigation . The group ...

The Neuropathy Association Featured on NBC's 'Today Show' as Part of National Neuropathy Week

Appearance Aimed To Raise Awareness of Little-Known Neurological Disease That Affects Nearly 20 Million Americans NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tina Tockarshewsky, executive director at The Neuropathy Association, today called for heightened public awareness and early ...

ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Contracts with ETS to Manufacture the Newest Version of its ReBuilder Neuropathy Treatment Device; Expects Sales to Increase 30%

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RBRM) today announced a contract with ETS, Inc of Albuquerque NM ( http://www.etsnm.com ) to manufacture an updated version of the ReBuilder System(R), the Professional Model 2407. ETS is an FDA-regi...

Current and Emerging Therapies Have No Advantage Over Pfizer's Lyrica in Their Effect on Patients' Quality of Life in the Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy

However, Owing to Safety and Delivery End Points, Drugs from Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim Will Remain as the Gold Standard Treatments, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading r...

Patient Enrollment Completed in Phase IIb Trial of EpiCept(TM) NP-1 in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Top-line data expected in early 2008 TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EpiCept Corporation (Nasdaq and OMX Nordic Exchange: EPCT) today announced that it has completed patient enrollment in the Phase IIb "Neuracept" trial for EpiCept(TM) NP-1 cream. EpiCept NP...

Protein in diabetic neuropathy treatment

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions the world over, with India being touted as the "Diabetes Capital of the World". Amongst the many serious diseases that diabetics can be affected with, diabetic neuropathy is also one. Neuropathy is the deterioration of nerves in the body. A diabetic patient...

Cholesterol lowering drugs increase neuropathy risk

According to a new study taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called 'statins' could elevate the risk of peripheral neuropathy. Previous research has shown the benefits of statins, drugs that lower cholesterol levels. However, researchers in Texas now reveal that the drugs might// increase their ri...

New Gene Therapy Treats Diabetic Neuropathy

A preclinical trail carried out to treat diabetic nerve damage has shown promising results. A novel therapeutic, discovered by researchers// of the University of Manchester, when injected into the system, it was found to trigger a particular gene responsible to prevent nerve damage in hands and fee...

Analyzing The Risk Factors For Diabetic Neuropathy

Controlling blood sugar may not be the only thing diabetics need to do to avoid the painful condition known as diabetic neuropathy // say researchers based on findings of a recent study. High triglyceride levels, being overweight, smoking, and high blood pressure, is found to exacerbate the conditi...

Gene variant foretells diabetic neuropathy

A gene variant that is linked to an increase in the risk of Alzheimer's disease also predicts which people with diabetes are most likely to suffer neuropathy. In diabetes, impaired circulation may cause neuropathy in the lower limbs - that is, //peripheral nerve damage leading to pain and numbness....

New Drug in Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy can be a painful condition which is a very agonizing nighttime pain seen in diabetics. However, new hope lies with experimental drug, memantine, which blocks NMDA receptors, which are believed to mediate pain effects in diabetic neuropathy being researched by Central Arkansas Re...

Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies

..., those who need medicine for chronic pain - including Californians suffering from arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (a painful diabetes-related nerve condition) - are especially hurt. It is not only unethical, but cruel, for insurers to deny a patient access to a m...

Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends

...can linger for months or years. Chemotherapy can also cause delayed problems that aren't apparent until months or years later, including peripheral neuropathy (nerve pain or numbness), infertility, organ dysfunction, hearing loss, muscle atrophy and cardiovascular disease. "Chemotherapy is an effective tr...

Scientists Track Impact of DNA Damage in the Developing Brain

... evidence linking single-strand DNA damage with human diseases, including ataxia with oculomotor apraxia (AOA1) and spinocerebellar ataxia with axonal neuropathy (SCAN1). Both disorders are inherited and are characterized by progressive difficulty with walking and other movement. AOA1 is among the most common f...

Quigley Corporation Announces Final Results of Quigley Pharma's Phase IIb Study

...ther formulations. The ADA estimates that neuropathy occurs in up to 60-70% of diabetics, and an estima...a diagnosis of diabetes and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy were eligible for enrollment into the study. Eligi...the ages of 18 and 70 with a diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy were enrolled in the study. Duration o...

96-Week Safety and Efficacy Findings Presented for INTELENCE(TM) (etravirine) As Part of HIV Combination Therapy

...weeks were rash (9.0% vs. 3.1%), diarrhea (5.2% vs. 9.6%), nausea (4.7% vs. 3.5%), fatigue (3.3% vs. 4.0%), abdominal pain (3.0% vs. 2.5%), peripheral neuropathy (2.8% vs. 1.8%), hypertension (2.8% vs. 2.2%), headache (2.7% vs. 4.1%), and vomiting (2.3% vs. 2.0%). Drug Interactions INT...

NeurogesX Announces Resignation of Bruce A. Peacock from Board of Directors

... chronic peripheral neuropathic pain, including postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), painful HIV-distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP) and painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). NeurogesX' late stage product portfolio is led by its product candidate Qutenza, a dermal patch designed to manage pain associated with periphe...

ANDRES F. ALONSO, ESQ., a Partner in the Law Firm of PARKER WAICHMAN ALONSO LLP, Was Appointed Co-Lead Counsel to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Denture Cream Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2051

...sult in serious negative adverse neurological effects. In August 2008, the peer reviewed journal, "Neurology" reported on four patients suffering from neuropathy and other neurological symptoms typical of zinc poisoning and copper depletion. It was determined that excess use of denture cream could have been re...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

... 39 percent), vomiting (32 percent vs 22 percent), constipation (31 percent vs 31 percent), mucositis/stomatitis (20 percent vs 5 percent), peripheral neuropathy (42 percent vs 45 percent), neuralgia (17 percent vs 20 percent), and rash (22 percent vs 18 percent) In addition, 19 percent vs less than 1...

Neuropathy Patients, Doctors and Medical Professionals Rally in Sacramento to Demand Access to Lifesaving Medical Treatments

...ia Congressional Delegation to Remember Needs of neuropathy Patients at 3rd Annual "Neuropathy Action Awarenes...ush for national health care reform, more than 300 neuropathy patients, physicians and medical professionals gat...s to life-sustaining and lifesaving treatments for neuropathy patients. At a press conference kicking off the t...

NeurogesX and Astellas Enter Commercialization Agreement for Qutenza(TM)

... chronic peripheral neuropathic pain, including postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), painful HIV-distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP) and painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). NeurogesX' late stage product portfolio is led by its product candidate Qutenza, a dermal patch designed to manage pain associated with periphe...

New Jefferson study may redefine how a chronic auto-immune disease is diagnosed

...se studies are determined to have CIDP. The study involved 26 CIDP patients and a control group of 21 patients, nine ALS patients and 12 diabetic neuropathy patients. The researchers judged the number of demyelinating findings in the CIDP patients that responded to the treatment. They then analyzed the n...

Sangamo BioSciences Presents Positive Phase 2 ZFP Therapeutic Data at ADA 2009

...alysis of Subjects with Moderately Severe Diabetic neuropathy Shows Statistically Significant Improvement in Mul...gram to develop SB-509 as a treatment for diabetic neuropathy (DN) at the 69th Annual Scientific Sessions of the... both diabetic microvascular disease and metabolic neuropathy are evident. The statistically significant improve...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Efficacy and Safety Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Picoplatin in Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

...to date. In contrast, data from the published literature report evidence of neuropathy in 30 percent of patients, including severe neuropathy (Grade 3/4) in almost 2 percent of patients.i Neutropenia was the ...

High Blood Fats Tied to Diabetic Nerve Loss

... Triglycerides better predictor of neuropathy than blood glucose levels, study suggests ...d risk of developing a serious complication called neuropathy -- the loss or damage of nerves that results in nu... significantly more likely to experience worsening neuropathy over one year. Other factors, including blood gluc...

The Quigley Corporation Announces Update on Strategic Alternatives and Commitment to Additional Review of Current Cost Structure

..., "As we continue to implement our long-term strategic plan and work to realize the potential of Pharma's QR-333 compound to treat Diabetic Peripheral neuropathy and other formulations currently under development by the Company's Pharma division, management and our Board of Directors have determined that we sho...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Agent Provides Treatment Option for Women with Hot Flashes

...been shown to decrease hot flashes more than do placebos. This drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy and for shingles; anecdotal evidence suggested that menopausal women who used it had a reduction in hot flashes, Dr. Loprinzi says. Multiple placebo-c...

Mayo Clinic researchers say agent provides treatment option for women with hot flashes

...been shown to decrease hot flashes more than do placebos. This drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy and for shingles; anecdotal evidence suggested that menopausal women who used it had a reduction in hot flashes, Dr. Loprinzi says. Multiple placebo-c...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Now Available for Self-Administration in Adult Patients With Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

...nd/or radiographic evidence of demyelinating disease. Rare cases of neurological disorders, including seizure disorder, optic neuritis, and peripheral neuropathy have been reported in patients treated with CIMZIA; the causal relationship to CIMZIA remains unclear. Exercise caution in considering the use of CIMZ...

Cenegenics Reveals Ways Obama Can Cut Healthcare Costs, Saving Nation Billions

...nning 10% to 12% and rising. Diabetics have an increased incidence of stroke, heart disease, renal failure, nonhealing ulcers, amputations, peripheral neuropathy and other related issues requiring hospitalization. All that costs money. Cutting diabetes down to 6% via a preventive medical approach like Cenegenic...

UCB's CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Approved by the U.S. FDA for Adult Patients Suffering From Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

...nd/or radiographic evidence of demyelinating disease. Rare cases of neurological disorders, including seizure disorder, optic neuritis, and peripheral neuropathy have been reported in patients treated with CIMZIA; the causal relationship to CIMZIA remains unclear. Exercise caution in considering the use of CIMZ...

Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation at the JMP Securities Research Conference

...ZFP Therapeutic(TM) development program is currently in Phase 2 clinical trials for evaluation of safety and clinical effect in patients with diabetic neuropathy and ALS. Sangamo also has a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate safety and clinical effect of a ZFP Therapeutic for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Other th...

SkinMedica to Co-Promote ACZONE(R) (dapsone) Gel 5% to Pediatricians in the U.S.

...in patients with G6PD deficiency. Peripheral neuropathy : Peripheral neuropathy (motor loss and muscle weakness) has been reported...th oral dapsone treatment. No events of peripheral neuropathy were observed in clinical trials with topical ACZO...

The Quigley Corporation Issues Open Letter to Stockholders; Urges Stockholders to Reject Dissident Ted Karkus' Solicitation Efforts

... POSITIVE FINDING FOR QR-333 COMPOUND TO TREAT DIABETIC PERIPHERAL neuropathy EXPANDS POTENTIAL Diabetic Peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes associated with nerve damage in the fe...
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