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Improving Outcomes of Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Improving Outcomes of Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Although peripheral nerve decompression has been found to be effective in relieving some symptoms for burn patients, there is still some uncertainty.

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Restless Legs Syndrome Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Mortality

Restless Legs Syndrome Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Mortality

Women with RLS are more likely to have cardiovascular-related comorbidities than those without RLS.

FDA Reviewing NDA for Hereditary aTTR Amyloidosis Gene-Silencing Therapy

FDA Reviewing NDA for Hereditary aTTR Amyloidosis Gene-Silencing Therapy

The FDA has accepted Alnylam's New Drug Application for patisiran, and investigational drug for treating hereditary aTTR amyloidosis, for priority review.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Severity Indicated by Plasma Neurofilament Concentration

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Severity Indicated by Plasma Neurofilament Concentration

The measurement may provide a dynamic measure of axonal damage in a disease in which neuropathy is the only neurologic manifestation.

Guidelines: Opioids for the Treatment of Refractory Restless Legs Syndrome

Guidelines: Opioids for the Treatment of Refractory Restless Legs Syndrome

For patients with restless leg syndrome, opioids may be very beneficial if taken in low daily doses.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain Associated With Diabetic Polyneuropathy

Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain Associated With Diabetic Polyneuropathy

Chronic pain symptoms in patients with PDPN are effectively reduced with spinal cord stimulation.

Acupuncture Relieves Pain Associated With Trigeminal Neuralgia

Acupuncture Relieves Pain Associated With Trigeminal Neuralgia

Secondary myofascial pain and mandibular limitations were reduced in the acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups immediately after treatment.

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia in Chronic Pain Patients With Simple Exams

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia in Chronic Pain Patients With Simple Exams

A probable diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be indicated with 2 simple tests in chronic pain patients.

Virtual Reality May Provide Neuropathic Pain Relief for Spinal Cord Injury

Virtual Reality May Provide Neuropathic Pain Relief for Spinal Cord Injury

Virtual reality and multisensory stimulation could play a role in rehabilitation for patients with spinal cord injury.

Peripheral Neuropathy After Chemotherapy: Mechanism Identified

Peripheral Neuropathy After Chemotherapy: Mechanism Identified

The mechanism for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy may have been uncovered.

Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Location Linked to Hyperalgesia, Hypoalgesia

Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Location Linked to Hyperalgesia, Hypoalgesia

In patients with multiple sclerosis, lesions in the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex may be associated with hypoalgesia, and lesions in the posterior periventricular area, with hyperalgesia.

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