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Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry Update

With the support of two significant grants, the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy is continuing to enroll new patients into our one-of-a-kind, Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry (PNRR).  Our goal is to enroll 280 patients this year with an ultimate goal of 2000 enrolled patients. The data in the PNRR aims to help researchers access detailed genotypic and …

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Medical Cannabis for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment- Part 5 of 5

This is the fifth and final article on medical cannabis and its use as a peripheral neuropathy treatment. How to Use Medical Cannabis by Dr. Rosemary Mazanet Cannabis smoke contains thousands of organic and inorganic chemical compounds, similar to that found in tobacco smoke or cigars.  Smoking any substance will carry the same risk due to …

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Medical Cannabis for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment- Part 4 of 5

This is the fourth of five articles on medical cannabis and its use as a peripheral neuropathy treatment. Benefits and Effects of Medical Cannabis for Treating Peripheral Neuropathy by Dr. Rosemary Mazanet Benefits of Medical Cannabis Although CBD and THC act differently in the body, they seem to have many of the same medical benefits.  …

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Medical Cannabis for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment- Part 3 of 5

This is the third of five articles on medical cannabis and its use as a peripheral neuropathy treatment. How Does Cannabis Work by Dr. Rosemary Mazanet In Part 2 of this series we described the history of cannabis and explained that there are two different species:  Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. This installment will describe how …

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Medical Cannabis for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment- Part 2 of 5

This is the second of five articles on medical cannabis and its use as a peripheral neuropathy treatment. The History of Cannabis Use by Dr. Rosemary Mazanet Hemp is one of the earliest crops cultivated by humans dating back 10,000 years ago, providing a source of food, fiber, oil and paper for these civilizations.  But cultivators …

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Medical Cannabis for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment- Part 1 of 5

This is the first of five articles on medical cannabis and its use as a peripheral neuropathy treatment. The Status of Legalized Medical Marijuana and What is Dispensed by Dr. Rosemary Mazanet Before reviewing the history and science behind the use of cannabis for various medical conditions, peripheral neuropathy treatment in particular, it is important …

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Peripheral Neuropathy Research – Valuing the Patient’s Perspective

Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., conducts peripheral neuropathy research at MDI Biological Laboratory.  A recent attendee of the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy 2016 International Research Symposium in Chicago, she recently wrote a post for the MDI Biological Laboratory’s blog, “Breaking Through,” that addresses in part her experiences at our symposium. Dr. Rieger’s article, The Patient Perspective: How …

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Scrambler Therapy for Treating Neuropathic Pain

by Dr. Thomas Smith and Dr. Charles Loprinzi What is neuropathic pain, from the non-expert oncologist’s point of view? The way we think of it, pain is about the most protective instinct and impulse known to humans! If you touch a hot plate, you retract your hand even before you actually feel the pain. Then, the …

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Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: An Update

Summary of journal article reviewing the current state of diabetic peripheral neuropathy treatment: Painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy occurs in approximately 25% of patients with diabetes mellitus who are treated in the office setting and significantly affects quality of life. It typically causes burning pain, paresthesias, and numbness in a stocking-glove pattern that progresses proximally from …

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Neuropathy Pain Medication That Could End the Opioid Crisis

As opioid-related deaths and addiction in the United States reach epidemic proportions, James Zadina has been attempting to engineer a new kind of neuropathy pain medication that would not have the devastating side effects often caused by commonly prescribed drugs such as Oxycontin. His pursuit is difficult because the very mechanisms that make those pills good …

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