A Neuropathy Patient wrote: (Permission granted to use the story.) “My neuropathy is caused by long term malabsorbtion of vitamin E. I saw a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, after years of “treatment” in my home town. The diagnosis was polyradiculoneuropathy with ataxia. Why do I not see more information about […]
Guitar legend, Eric Clapton has told Classic Rock Magazine Peripheral Neuropathy makes playing guitar “hard work”. Clapton has had an unprecedented career including being ranked number 2 in a list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone; 17 Grammy Awards; and the only musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times.
By understanding important elements of the Doctor/Patient relationship, patients can participate in unlocking barriers which too often prevent them from getting the most out of visits to a medical professional.
Peter D. Donofrio, M.D. is professor of Neurology and director of the Neuromuscular Division of the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is director of Neuropathy Center at Vanderbilt. Read the excellent article by Dr. Donofrio on Medication Induced Neuropathy that is printed below. The limits of the blood-brain and blood nerve barriers […]
The news about the danger of the West Nile Virus in some areas of the U.S. and other countries is known to most of us. Given this news on WNV, it is important that neuropathy patients and those patients with neurological illness, in areas prone to mosquito infestation, take extra precautions […]
NARBERTH, Pa., Jan. 26, 2016 — The GBS|CIDP Foundation International and its Global Medical Advisory Board is closely monitoring the suspected link between the Zika virus and the onset of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). GBS is a rare inflammatory disorder of the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord with […]
Toxic Neuropathies is a very large subject and we will deal only with a few issues in this article. In a conversation I had with Dr. Waden Emery, MD FAAN Neuromuscular Neurologist, we discussed diabetic neuropathy and the many unanswered questions about the cause, as it is now thought the culprit may […]