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July 2017
MDI Biological Laboratory Scientist Receives Grant to Study Peripheral Neuropathy
MDI Biological Laboratory Scientist Receives Grant to Study Peripheral Neuropathy
NIH award will support research by Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., on nerve damage induced by cancer chemotherapy. To read more, click here! 

Dr. Rieger participated in FPN's 2016 International Research Symposium.
Evidence Lacking for Current Pharmacologic Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
Evidence Lacking for Current Pharmacologic Treatment of Neuropathic Pain 
Successful management of neuropathic pain remains elusive, despite the variety of pharmacologic classes prescribed to treat it, new research suggests. Furthermore, the actual evidence-supporting drugs used on an everyday basis is remarkably deficient. Read more about the findings of a survey of literature on current pharmacologic management of neuropathic pain. 
Integrative Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy - Music Therapy
Integrative Treatment for PN - Music Therapy
Music therapy is a common and growing treatment remedy for people in pain. For acute episodes during a pain crisis, and for lingering pain resulting from a chronic condition, music therapy is becoming a well-known analgesic for an increasingly pain-stricken population .

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Study Finds No Link Between Statin Use and Risk of Polyneuropathies
Study finds no link between statin use and risk of polyneuropathies 
Here is a piece of good news for patients who rely on cholesterol-lowering medications. In a break from earlier assumptions, Danish researchers reported that the use of statins did not lead to a higher risk of developing polyneuropathy.

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Recruiting Patients for Clinical Trial in Missouri
Recruiting Patients for Clinical Trial in Missouri
Diabetic nerve pain [painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy] is a common medical problem with few reliably effective treatments. There is some evidence that sensory testing may help determine how individuals will respond to analgesic therapy. In this study, the investigators are evaluating the relationship between sensory testing and subject response to lidocaine infusion therapy.    

For more information visit, www.ClinicalTrials.gov
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