Tag Archives: neuropathy

Cardiac autonomic neuropathy: Risk factors, diagnosis and treatment

Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that is strongly associated with approximately five-fold increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. CAN manifests in a spectrum of things, ranging from resting tachycardia and fixed

Is there a link between hematologic malignancy and ischemic optic neuropathy?

Ischemic optic neuropathy is the most common acute optic neuropathy in patients over the age of 50. The ischemic injury may be localized to the anterior part of the optic nerve – anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION),

Dysfunction of cellular analgesic control in neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain in small-fiber neuropathy was traditionally considered a consequence of injury to nociceptors and sensitization. An alternative view has also been put forward: there may be a loss of the neuronal analgesic control system, paralleling the

Safety of quinlones reviewed by FDA

The fluoroquinolone antibiotics are a commonly prescribed group of agents which includes ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and moxifloxacin. They are used in a wide range of infections. Late last year FDA convened an Advisory Committee to review the information

Peptides (small proteins) sharing an active nerve cell protecting site

Activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP), essential for brain formation, is frequently mutated in children on the autism spectrum. This protein, together with Activity-dependent neurotrophic factor (ADNF) are two proteins that were discovered in the laboratory of Prof. Illana

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. Population-based studies have suggested more than half of patients with either type I or type II diabetes will develop neuropathy, and as much as 30% of those manifestations