Research

PRMRP Research Funding FY22: Now Accepting Applications

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) included peripheral neuropathy as a condition eligible for research funding for the first time ever in 2021. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) is proud to have been instrumental in making more funding available for PN research and researchers. For a second consecutive year, …

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DOD’s PRMRP Neuropathy Research Awards

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) has determined the grant applications that it wishes to award in fiscal year 2021 (FY21). In this first year that applications were accepted for research in peripheral neuropathy, 41 applications out of over 1000 applications received focused on peripheral neuropathy. DoD is recommending awarding a grant …

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AAN’s New Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy Guidelines

A study entitled “Oral and Topical Treatment of Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy: Practice Guideline Update Summary” was published on December 29, 2021, in the journal Neurology®. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) is pleased to announce that Lindsay Colbert, Executive Director, was among the few esteemed authors on the subcommittee for this important review and update. …

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PNRR Study on Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 toxicity is known to be a cause of peripheral neuropathy. There is debate regarding the threshold at which intake levels can cause neurological symptoms through vitamin B6. In a 2021 study from the Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry (PNRR), funded by the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, researchers asked if elevated plasma vitamin B6 levels …

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Research Study Back on Track!

Following over a year’s delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IMAGiNe Study is finally back on track! The IMAGiNe Study (Immunoglobulin M(IgM)-Anti-myelin-associated-glycoprotein (MAG) Peripheral Neuropathy Study) is a research program that aims to create a standardized database and biobank to be used for the research and analysis of Anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy. The goal is to be able to …

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FPN Applauds Congressional Action to Increase Research for Peripheral Neuropathy

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy (FPN) applauds action taken by Congress to designate “peripheral neuropathy” as a condition eligible for research funding from the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). Language designating the condition eligible for funding is included in the fiscal year 2021 Omnibus Appropriations Act cleared yesterday by the …

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Can Exercise Help Patients with Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy?

Exercise to Help Patients with Idiopathic Neuropathy Research has consistently demonstrated that regular exercise reduces polyneuropathy (PN) symptoms in patients with type 2 diabetes. Patients with prediabetes or metabolic syndrome have also shown to benefit from regular exercise. Exercise has also shown to slow progression of peripheral neuropathy in these patient groups. However, little is …

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Ask the Expert: Popular Questions from PN Patients

Following the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy‘s (FPN) recent webinar on current research trends, Lindsay Colbert, FPN’s Executive Director, caught up with the program’s panelists, Dr. Senda Ajroud-Driss, Dr. Ahmet Höke and Dr. Gordon Smith to follow-up on some important questions that the program did not have time to cover. In this “Ask the Expert” series, …

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