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JANUARY 2019

Welcome to FPN's Newest Research Partner: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy continues to bu ild a network
of 
leading neurological consortium partner clinics.  Starting in January 2019, we are pleased to announce our newest research partner added to our consortium of institutions: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis .

Read more and learn if you qualify to enroll in this biobank and help us advance research.
In  September 2018, Phil, a Charlotte area member and a member of
our  Virtual Support Group, shared his experiences with learning to drive in a hands controlled vehicle.  He highlighted that as part of this process, he registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles as required.  

In Part 2 of his story, just published in January 2019, Phil offers an update on getting his drivers' license with the hands controls restriction.

How Low Vitamin D Levels Affect 
Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
It has been estimated that a quarter of all patients with diabetes suffer from a complication known as painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The aim of this study is to determine if an association exists between low vitamin D levels and painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
 
The study indicates that there may be an association between low Vitamin D and painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, but more study is required to determine the significance of this finding.
Are Statin Drugs Safe?
The American Heart Association recently provided a comprehensive  commentary on the safety and tolerability of statin drugs.
 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Trial
A non-invasive device has been developed to alleviate symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and is being investigated in an NIH-funded clinical trial

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and have the diagnosis confirmed via a nerve conduction study, then you/they may be eligible to join this study. 

UPDATE: Australia Wearable Device Clinical Trial
We omitted some information from our November ENews issue... 

A lthough WalkJoy isn't yet available in Australia, it is available in the US. If you have difficulty walking and have problems with your balance, WalkJoy may be able to help.  Learn more at www.walkjoy.com and please consult your doctor before undergoing any new treatment.

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