Unusual case of optic neuropathy and OTC sexual enhancement products

Can a certain type of optic neuropathy and unregulated use of some over-the-counter sexual enhancement products be linked? Researchers from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida found an unusual case which indicates PDE-5 inhibitors may some serious unintended side effects. The case study An […]

Study finds patients may be taking pregabalin at lower levels than possible to reduce neuropathic pain.

Doctors often prescribe pregabalin, also sold as Lyrica, to help their patients with diabetic neuropathy, to get relief from pain. A team of researchers found, “Higher doses of pregabalin have been shown to be more effective in improving pain outcomes but, in practice, failing to appropriately increase the dose can leave patients under-treated.” One source […]

Acupuncture Treatment For Peripheral Neuropathy

An ancient treatment for pain relief, acupuncture, may have some use in the treatment of painful diabetic¬† peripheral neuropathy according to a research paper published in “Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology.” The study showed acupuncture improved nerve conduction and assessment of subjective symptoms in 16 of the 21 patients who received the treatment over a period […]