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High-Cost Neuropathy Screening

Are you paying too much for neuropathy screening? Researchers at the University of Michigan found that less expensive, more effective tests are less likely to be used than the costlier ones. Almost one-quarter of patients receiving neuropathy diagnoses undergo high-cost, low-yield MRIs while very few receive low-cost, high-yield glucose tolerance tests, according to the study …

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Blood-nerve barrier model allows closer look at diseases affecting peripheral nerves

The cells regarded as the “gate-keepers” of the barrier between blood circulation and the peripheral nerves have been hard to study and even harder to isolate. However, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have created a laboratory model that will enable scientists to study a wide variety of diseases affecting peripheral nerves. They describe their …

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