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August 2017
Easy New Way to Find a Peripheral Neuropathy Clinical Trial Near You
FPN Clinical Trials
Participating in a clinical trial is an invaluable way to get involved in the pursuit of a cure for peripheral neuropathy. the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy has partnered with "Antidote" to help you find and take part in a clinical trial that is right for you! All you have to do is answer a few questions and the "smart search engine" will match you to a trial quickly and easily.  
 
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Treating Neuropathy: Why Medications Are a Pain, and Some Alternatives for Relief
Treating Neuropathy
There's the pain of neuropathy itself. Then there are the side effects from the medications to treat it. Finding balance is a battle. FPN Board member, Dr. David Cornblath of Johns Hopkins Medical Center speaks about the challenges of the different drugs available to treat peripheral neuropathy.

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New Form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) May Help with Chronic Pain Management
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy _CBT_
New research zooms in on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and examines its benefits for people living with chronic pain. ACT is a new form of CBT, which is currently used to treat a variety of psychological challenges ranging from addiction to helping people cope with disabilities.

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Adjuvant Mexiletine Effective for the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Adjuvant Mexiletine Effective for the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain
A retrospective chart review supports mexiletine as an adjuvant therapy for chronic neuropathic pain. According to the data, when used as a second adjunct therapy to anticonvulsants, mexiletine demonstrated improved patient-reported pain and Patient Health Questionnaire-9 scores as well as lower daily opioid consumption.

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Orthoses for Children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
This article from Physical Therapy Reviews presents the findings from a review of articles and books on the indication for orthoses for children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease - the most common form of inherited peripheral neuropathy.   

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Texas Support Group Events:

Austin - West
Saturday, August 12th from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
"Managing Your Neuropathic Pain" with Paul Le, MD

Saturday, September 9th from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
"Navigating the Aging Process" with Virginia Sampson, attorney 
 
Location: Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, Parlor, 7127 Bee Cave Rd., Austin, TX 78746
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Austin - Northwest Hills 
Monday, August 28th from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
"Navigating the Aging Process" with Virginia Sampson, attorney  

Location: Jewish Community Center, Room 150C, 7300 Hart Ln., Austin, TX 78731 
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Georgetown
Monday, August 14th from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
"Tai Chi Demonstration" with Gill, Tai Chi instructor

Monday, September 11th from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. "Show and Tell: Treatments" - patients will bring treatments they have tried, what worked and what hasn't

Location: Lake Aire Shopping Center, Community Room A,
2423 Williams Dr., Suite 101, Georgetown, TX 78628

For questions about any of the above meetings, contact the Neuropathy Alliance of Texas at (512)553-9130 or info@neuropathyalliancetx.org or visit neuropathyalliancetx.org. 
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