Recently, President Joe Biden was diagnosed with mild sensory neuropathy (a form of idiopathic neuropathy) in both feet. FPN is coordinating efforts to do the appropriate follow-ups, and we will keep you posted in the New Year.
Comedian George Lopez Sheds Light on Neuropathy and Kidney Disease
In the latest issue of Brain&Life magazine, comedian George Lopez shares his personal journey with kidney disease and neuropathy and how he raises awareness for both—all while promoting better health in the Latino community. FPN Board Member, Dr. A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN, is quoted in the article.
The incident rate of small fiber neuropathy (SFN) seems to have increased over the past 20 years, according to a study published recently in the journal Neurology. FPN PNRR Principal Investigator, Dr. Rob Singleton of the University of Utah is quoted in the study and the article.
Moderated by U.S. Pain Foundation CEO Nicole Hemmenway, this discussion features Dr. Helen Blake, a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and Board-Certified Pain Management specialist who discusses the causes of neuropathic pain and treatment options.
FPN is pleased to announce the recent pledge of $1,000,000 from a generous supporter. This transformative gift will be designated for research, focused on the connection between peripheral neuropathy and patient lifestyle.
Association of Painful HIV Neuropathy with Aberrant Expectation of Pain Relief
Mechanisms underlying chronic neuropathic pain associated with HIV-associated distal sensory polyneuropathy are poorly understood, yet 40% of those with distal neuropathy (or 20% of all people with HIV) suffer from this debilitating condition. This limited-sample study is one of few that explores the possible cause and relief of polyneuropathy pain related to HIV.
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