DIABETIC NEUROPATHY PATHOPHYSIOLOGY DIAGRAM FORM EBOOK
form with motor involvement in specific compression sites such as wrist me- dian nerve Schematic drawing – different clinical patterns of diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy (DN) refers to symptoms and signs of neuropathy in a patient with Figure 1 Schematic diagram showing types of diabetic neuropathy. Core tip: Diabetic neuropathic pain is a common complication of diabetes and the most common form of neuropathic pain. In this review, we will.
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The ePub format uses eBook readers, which have several "ease of reading" features Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a prevalent, disabling condition. Neuropathic pain is one of the major disabling symptoms of patients with DSP. . Ultimately, these different forms of cellular stress cause dysfunction and/or death of. Keywords: DiabetesPolyneuropathyNeuropathyDiagnosisTreatment forms and potential therapeutic approaches of diabetic neuropathy. Together they form the Foundations of Best Practice for Skin and Wound. Management, an online resource available for free download from the Wounds The negative cascade of diabetic foot complications persists despite the many treat- .. the presence of peripheral neuropathy, previous ulceration or.
In , Duckworth et al followed military veterans for a median of 5. Studies by Azad et al and Tovi et al followed much smaller numbers of patients and their results produced relative risks RR with large confidence intervals no statistically significant differences 22 , One such study, performed by the UKPDS study group in , is the second largest and longest randomized, controlled trial in patients with type 2 diabetes The main neuropathy outcome measure in this study was vibration threshold using a biothesiometer.
This group followed subjects for 15 years and reported a RR of 0. Overall, these eight studies support only a modest reduction in the development of neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes receiving enhanced glucose control, which is in stark contrast to the substantial effect in those with type 1 diabetes.
Possible explanations for this difference include the different outcome measures used, the different treatment regimens, the higher incidence of neuropathy in control subjects with type 2 diabetes, and the difference in baseline glucose control in these clinical trials. However, despite the similarities between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, these trials highlight the significant differences which exist in the disease mechanisms and complications of the two.
Hyperglycemia is a major factor underlying diabetic neuropathy, but other changes also contribute. In type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia is thought to play a major role Changes in insulin signaling are also key; in type 1 diabetes levels of both insulin and C-peptide are reduced, whereas in type 2 diabetes there is thought to be reduced neuronal insulin sensitivity 39 , Several recent reviews discuss the mechanisms of diabetic neuropathy in depth 38 , 41 — Therefore, we will briefly outline the major mechanisms Figure 3 and consider how the disease states in type 1 and type 2 diabetes are different, and why this may impact treatment efficacy.
Factors linked to type 1 diabetes yellow , type 2 diabetes blue and both green cause DNA damage, ER stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, apoptosis and loss of neurotrophic signaling.
This cell damage can occur in neurons, glial cells and vascular endothelial cells, as well as triggering macrophage activation, all of which can lead to nerve dysfunction and neuropathy.
The relative importance of the pathways in this network will vary with cell type, disease profile and time. Excess intracellular glucose is processed by increased flux through one or more glucose metabolism pathways, and prolonged hyperglycemia can lead to cellular damage in several ways.
First, excess glycolysis may lead to overload of the mitochondrial electron transport chain and generation of reactive oxygen species ROS Second, increased flux through the polyol pathway can increase cellular osmolarity, reduce NADPH levels and lead to oxidative stress Finally, increased flux through the hexosamine pathway is associated with inflammatory injury Another consequence of hyperglycemia is the generation of advanced glycation end products AGEs 45 , via attachment of reactive carbohydrate groups to proteins, lipids or nucleic acids.
This tends to impair the biological function of protein AGEs, thus impacting cellular function There is a high incidence of dyslipidemia in type 2 diabetic patients Dyslipidemia is linked to diabetic neuropathy 50 , and several underlying mechanisms have been identified.
Free fatty acids FFAs have been shown to directly cause injury to Schwann cells in vitro 51 , but also have systemic effects such as promoting inflammatory cytokine release from adipocytes and macrophages Additionally, cholesterol may be oxidized to oxysterols, which have been shown to cause apoptosis in neurons 41 , While insulin is not involved in glucose uptake into neurons, it has been shown to have neurotrophic effects, promoting neuronal growth and survival 56 , Reduction of this neurotrophic signaling due to insulin deficiency type 1 diabetes or insulin resistance IR; type 2 diabetes is thought to contribute to the pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy Disruption of this pathway may also lead to mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress, further promoting neuropathy Treatment with C-peptide may slow progression of neuropathy in type 1 diabetic patients The mechanisms outlined above lead to multiple cellular disturbances, including mitochondrial dysfunction, endoplasmic reticulum ER stress, DNA damage and apoptosis.
Furthermore, many of these changes will trigger activation and recruitment of macrophages 59 , feeding back into inflammatory mechanisms of cell stress and death. As discussed above, tight glucose control can reduce neuropathy in type 1 diabetic patients but is not as efficacious in type 2 patients 20 , This is likely to be related to differences in the underlying mechanisms: A patient does not typically develop type 2 diabetes rapidly; it occurs after many years of obesity and other aspects of the metabolic syndrome see below.
Although hyperglycemia contributes to the vicious cycles of oxidative stress, inflammation and cellular damage in type 2 diabetes, reducing hyperglycemia alone may not be enough to stop the cycle from continuing. Two separate groups have shown that there is an increased prevalence of IGT in subjects with idiopathic neuropathy compared to literature-based controls 60 , A third group identified an increased prevalence of neuropathy in patients with IGT compared with controls In addition, Smith et al followed a cohort of subjects with IGT and neuropathy that underwent an extensive diet and exercise regimen.
They found that these subjects had an increase in nerve fiber density NFD over time, which is in stark contrast to historical controls The implication of this study is that treatment of IGT may improve neuropathy outcomes, although this study lacked a control group for comparison. In contrast, Hughes et al did not find a statistically significant association of IGT with neuropathy in a small case-control study Similarly, Dyck et al found no difference in the prevalence of neuropathy in patients with IGT compared to matched controls in a population based study in Olmsted County abstract only The answer has direct implications for potential therapies for many patients with neuropathy.
Currently, one third of adult Americans meet criteria for pre-diabetes While glucose control is the only disease modifying therapy for diabetic neuropathy, pain management is the other mainstay of treatment that can dramatically improve the quality of life of these patients. Over the last two decades, tremendous effort has been made to improve the treatment of DNP using randomized placebo controlled clinical trials.
Data from these trials have provided support for the use of certain pharmacological treatments for DNP, as outlined below. Taking into consideration the efficacy of these interventions, several guidelines have been generated. According to these guidelines, several classes of drugs are considered to be effective for the treatment of DNP Table 2. The consensus from these guidelines provides information for the best evidence-based practice for the treatment of DNP.
This recommendation is based on three to four class I studies that all revealed superiority of pregabalin compared with placebo. Interestingly, the effect size was small in the highest quality studies. In contrast, the EFNS guidelines are based on a meta-analysis of 7 trials with class I evidence for a systematic review. Lamotrigine is also not recommended by the AAN based on two class I studies that failed to show benefit compared with placebo The EFNS justified its decision to classify it as ineffective or with discrepant results because both positive studies were published from the same group 73 , 74 and one negative study has been published The negative study was not discussed in the AAN guideline.
Of note, the two positive studies did not report a significant placebo effect or significant side effects that are usually attributed to this medication. The two guidelines disagree on whether the current evidence supports or refutes the effectiveness of sodium valproate for the treatment of DNP. The reason for the discrepancy in the level of evidence is that the EFNS describes three class I studies for duloxetine whereas the AAN classifies only one of these studies as class I.
Similarly, the AAN classifies only one of the two studies of venlafaxine as class I. Topical capsaicin treatment 0. Similarly, the EFNS cited the same study but also reported a study that used glyceryl trinitrate spray class I and determined treatment with nitrate derivatives is supported with Level A evidence based on these two studies This treatment is not discussed in the AAN guidelines.
Overall, these two guidelines are in close agreement for the vast majority of medications evaluated. However, the data for sodium valproate and capsaicin cream is conflicting with one guideline providing evidence for and one revealing evidence against their use. Therefore, many trials were downgraded from class I to class II because of this stringent criteria with a resulting effect that only pregabalin was shown to have Level A evidence in the AAN guidelines.
Of note, with increasing knowledge of the proper conduct and reporting of clinical trials through the years, there is likely a bias in favor of newer medications. Furthermore, the levels of evidence do not take into account the number needed to treat or the number needed to harm. Rather, the levels of evidence are based on the number of high quality studies that show benefit.
Unfortunately, few studies compare medications head to head or evaluate for effect on quality of life. Future studies are needed to further clarify the role of these medications in the treatment of DNP. Several review articles recommended treatment algorithms for DNP based on their efficacy and safety Figure 4. We reviewed algorithms from Jensen et al. Importantly, there is no evidence to support one treatment algorithm versus another.
All three algorithms recommend gabapentin, pregabalin, TCAs, venlafaxine, and duloxetine as first line medications. Which agent to choose is largely determined by co-morbidities of the patient and side effect profiles of the medications. This is especially important in treating DNP because none of the drugs were designed specifically for neuropathic pain and therefore they each have other indications such as the treatment of seizures and depression. Dworkin et al also recommends topical lidocaine for those with localized neuropathic pain and in those with concern for central nervous system side effects.
All three sources recommend titrating a first line medication to a maximum tolerated dose before switching to a second first line medication or combination therapy. Only once all these options fail is a second line agent recommended. All three algorithms also support opioid analgesics and tramadol as second line medications.
While these medications are also backed by Level A evidence in the EFNS and Level B evidence in the AAN guidelines, concern exists over their long term use given their addiction potential, side effect profile, and waning effectiveness over time.
None of the recommendations incorporate cost into the decision, but this is also an important consideration for not only the patients, but also the health system. TCAs are the most affordable of the first line agents. Gabapentin and venlafaxine are cheaper than pregabalin and duloxetine, respectively.
Currently, glucose control and pain management are the backbones of treatment for diabetic neuropathy. However, glucose control is not the sole answer as patients with adequate glucose control continue to develop neuropathy or their neuropathy worsens over time.
Furthermore, pain management is not a disease modifying therapy. Therefore, discovery of modifiable risk factors for neuropathy is essential, with metabolic syndrome MetS components representing one possibility. Over the last 10 years, there has been an increased interest in the possible role of MetS in the development of neuropathy.
In , Isomaa et al compared 85 subjects with MetS and type 2 diabetes to subjects without MetS controlled for age, gender, glycemic control, and duration of diabetes They found that subjects with MetS had a higher prevalence of neuropathy, but that in multiple logistic regression models, MetS and its components were not associated with neuropathy. Later, Costa et al and the Metascreen investigators used cross-sectional designs to independently show that MetS was associated with neuropathy in subjects with diabetes 91 , They found that MetS was associated with a combined macrovascular endpoint, but not with a combined microvascular endpoint.
Recently in , Smith et al compared subjects with idiopathic neuropathy and normoglycemia to those with IGT and discovered that each group had the same prevalence of the separate components of the MetS This result suggests that the other components of the MetS besides IGT may have a role in the development of neuropathy. However, these studies have almost all been carried out on subjects with diabetes, have used cross-sectional designs, and have utilized inconsistent definitions of neuropathy.
Complementing the studies investigating the role of the MetS on neuropathy, many groups evaluated the effect of the individual MetS components on neuropathy. In , Straub et al conducted a cross-sectional study of 91 subjects with type 2 diabetes, and stratified them based on Body Mass Index BMI However, this study did not account for any confounding factors to this association.
In , Tesfaye et al followed patients with type 1 diabetes for a median of 7. They also found associations with hypertension and LDL in minimally adjusted models. In the same year, De Block and colleagues performed a cross-sectional study in subjects with type 1 diabetes Their study revealed no association between BMI, lipid abnormalities, triglycerides, or hypertension and neuropathy. More recently in , Van Acker et al investigated subjects with diabetes in a cross-sectional design 6. They discovered that obesity, HDL, and triglyceride levels were all independently associated with neuropathy.
Moreover, Wiggins et al revealed that diabetic subjects with progressive neuropathy had higher triglyceride levels compared to non-progressors. Given the conflicting results reported to date, further studies are needed to adequately define the role of MetS in the development and progression of neuropathy. There is also a need to better understand the underlying mechanisms by which MetS components cause neuropathy.
Our knowledge of how MetS components damage nerves is rapidly evolving. Another central MetS component, visceral adiposity, may be particularly detrimental as it causes increased plasma FFAs and also induces a pro-inflammatory state by secretion of adipokines also contributing to development of IR Hypertension, another aspect of the MetS, may also be connected to neuropathy, though the link is less well-established. The renin-angiotensin system RAS , which controls blood pressure, is upregulated in obesity, and may also contribute to development of type 2 diabetes in part through promotion of IR and pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion from adipose tissue Angiotensin-converting enzyme ACE inhibitors have been shown to improve diabetic neuropathy in animal studies , , but the mechanism is unclear.
Microvascular dysfunction in the nerve and decreased endoneurial perfusion are also thought to contribute to neuropathy While this may be regulated by metabolic factors, upregulation of RAS might also contribute These mechanisms are likely to be linked at multiple levels.
Indeed, in terms of the mechanisms linking MetS and type 2 diabetes to neuropathy, it may be more accurate to describe these pathways as a network in which hyperglycemia, IR, dyslipidemia, systemic inflammation and RAS activation all feed into a self-perpetuating cycle of oxidative stress, inflammatory signals and disruption of normal cellular function.
Thus, even in the absence of overt diabetes, other aspects of the MetS may be sufficient to cause neuropathy. Diabetes can injure peripheral nerves in a variety of distributions.
DSP leads to substantial pain, morbidity, and impaired quality of life. Societal, personal, and healthcare costs associated with diabetic neuropathy are high.
Unfortunately, few interventions are currently available for the remediation of non-painful symptoms, and glucose control is the only proven disease-modifying intervention for these patients. While pain is a common feature, it is often under-reported and undertreated. However, many effective therapies exist for DNP including medicines designed to treat seizures and depression. Evidence-based consensus guidelines have been created to guide the use of these pain interventions. There are many areas of research that are yet to be fully explored in regards to diabetic neuropathy, which could lead to improved prevention and treatment of the condition.
The magnitude of the effect of glucose control on neuropathy is much smaller in patients with type 2 diabetes as compared to patients with type 1 diabetes. Given this small effect size and that many patients with type 2 diabetes continue to develop neuropathy despite adequate glucose control, discovery of modifiable risk factors for neuropathy is essential.
MetS components, including pre-diabetes, are potential risk factors for neuropathy, and future studies are needed to define whether they are causally related to neuropathy with direct implications for new treatments. Funding is provided by the A. S is supported by a JDRF fellowship. We thank J. Boldt and G.
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It explains the terminology associated with neuropathy. Education is an important component of healing so we explain some of the terminology associated with Peripheral Neuropathy.
Terms such as small and large fiber neuropathy, motor, sensory and autonomic neuropathy. The second section discusses the many different Causes of Neuropathy including Idiopathic neuropathy. We discuss diabetic neuropathy, nutrient deficiencies, chemo- induced, autoimmune issues, medications, hereditary, toxicity, inflammation and their role in neuropathy.
In the third section, Examination and Testing procedures are revealed including some tests that are not frequently recommended.
We go into detail on labs that we recommend and how sometimes you have to search further to discover the true cause. We explain how gut health, food sensitivities, stress and inflammation all can play a critical role in not only causing the neuropathy but in creating some level of improvement.
The final section emphasizes Treatment Options. We discuss in detail supplementation, dietary recommendations, exercises and lifestyle modifications.
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This anatomic feature is important because motor neurons above the level of this synapse are upper motor neurons UMN , whereas the peripheral nerve cell bodies in the anterior horn of the cord, and their axonal extensions outside the cord are lower motor neurons LMN.
Upper and lower motor neuron injuries produce different clinical signs. Although lesions at either level result in weakness, the presentations differ. Potential of Nonregenerating Tissues Last Updated on Tue, 11 Jun Regenerative Medicine Second, regenerative responses have been induced or enhanced in a number of tissues of experimental animals.
Biodegradable, cell-free artificial regeneration templates have been used to induce dermal regeneration in excisional skin wounds and improve regeneration across gaps in peripheral nerves, though the results have been far from perfect Yannas, A variety of neuroprotective agents, as well as agents that neutralize molecules inhibitory to axon regeneration, and enzymes that degrade glial scar , have been used to improve spinal cord regeneration and slow the loss of neurons in Parkinson 's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS.
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Cell-free ceramic templates can induce bone regeneration across large gaps Constanz et al. Attempts to induce epimorphic limb regeneration from the non- or poorly regenerating limbs of adult frogs have also elicited or enhanced regenerative responses. In contrast, more than two copies of a gene may also cause disease inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, as is seen with duplication of the PMP22 gene in Charcot-Marie-Tooth IA peripheral neuropathy Boerkel et al.
Factors Influencing Nerve Regeneration Last Updated on Tue, 11 Jun Microsurgery 1 comment After its reconstruction the peripheral nerve must be kept in a soft and well-vascularized bed. If the lesion is associated to skin problems or necrotic surrounding tissues, the best possible local conditions have to be created with the use of local or distant flaps The more proximal the lesion, the more difficult it will be to obtain a good functional result as fiber mixing increases at the proximal levels.
The nerve becomes simpler distally as it leaves its collateral motor or sensory branches. Distally, the terminal branches organize to reach their final targets, so, the best results can be obtained at a distal level. Therefore, from a prognostic point of view, we may divide the possible lesion sites into 4 groups with inferior results from proximal to distal plexus nerve trunks well defined peripheral nerves terminal branches.
Scar formation is another factor which has to be technically contrasted as already stated, tension must be avoided while reconstructing peripheral nerve Clinical Findings and Diagnosis Last Updated on Sun, 27 May Travel Medicine Leprosy is a chronic disease that affects not only the skin but particularly the peripheral nerves bilaterally.
The hands and feet are the anatomical sites where inflammation, characteristic skin lesions, and nerve damage occur in the course of leprosy. The commonest skin lesions are nodules, erythematous plaques, or hypopigmented patches. Symptoms like hypo- or dysaesthesia, together with motor sensory nerve abnormalities and obvious thickening of peripheral nerve branches, suggest the characteristic demyelinating neuropathy of leprosy.
Advanced disease manifests with skin atrophy, pigmentary changes, and in severe cases chronic ulceration leading to mutilation and disability Figure 9. Mutilating lesions of the hands and feet result from bone resorption, mechanical trauma, and secondary bacterial infection.
These latest findings suggest that C to U RNA editing occurs in only a subset of peripheral nerve sheath tumors and was undetectable in tissues from unaffected subjects. In exploring the features that distinguish tumors, in which C to U RNA editing was demonstrated, two defining characteristics emerged.
This feature is considered particularly relevant since the underlying mechanism of NF1 RNA editing and its relationship, if any, to apoB RNA editing was previously unresolved. Secondly, alignment of Skeletal Muscle Dedifferentiation Produces Progenitor Cells for Limb Regeneration Last Updated on Sun, 11 Nov Muscle Cells 1 comment A major question since the beginning of regeneration research has been which tissues contribute cells to the blastema and by what mechanism.
Experiments tracing the origin of the blastema through transplantation of marked tissues showed that the blastema derives from multiple tissues, including dermis, peripheral nerve, bone and muscle. Therefore the transplantation of tissue did not completely resolve the cellular origin and the mechanism by which the blastema was formed.
Retinic photoreceptors, cones and rods, relay the signal for further processing to other retinic neurons bipolar cells, horizontal cells, amacrine cells, retinal ganglion cells, and interplexiform cells.
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Axons from the ganglion cells form the optic nerve. The potentials generated are transmitted via the optic nerve to the lateral geniculate nucleus visual information , superior colliculus somatic reflexes , and pretectal areas autonomic reflexes. In mammals, visual information is relayed to the thalamic lateral geniculate body, from which optic information is directed to the primary visual cortex through the geniculo-striate projection, or optic radiation.
In humans, the cortical area surrounds both walls Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries in Adults Sun, 23 Apr Microsurgery Knowledge of the anatomy of the brachial plexus and of the pathological changes of peripheral nerve lesions allows better understanding of the clinical symptoms and the findings of paraclinical diagnostic examination.
Classification of nerve injuries on the other hand, is essential for the therapeutic approach and for the evaluation of the results.
In the majority of cases, the injury is the result of motorcycle accidents involving young adults and the lesions are usually more severe. Although a small number of patients spontaneously recover in the early months following trauma, the majority of cases with total palsies diagnosed in the emergency department, do not recover spontaneously. Exposure is via inhalation main source leaded petrol and ingestion water, old paint. Multi-organ toxicity occurs with kidneys, central and peripheral nervous system, testes, red cells, bones and gastrointestinal tract all damaged.
After initial distribution into red blood cells it is eventually deposited in bone. The main biochemical effect is interference with haem synthesis at several points. Kidney toxicity may be due to lead-protein complexes and inhibition of mitochondrial function. Damage to nerves leads to peripheral neuropathy. Treatment involves use of chelating agents EDTA. Thu, 19 Oct Protein Design Transthyretin TTR , a homotetramer with amino acid residue in each chain, is synthesized in the liver and is found in blood plasma and cerebrospi-nal fluid TTR is able to form amyloid which accumulate in different peripheral nerves of patients affected by familial amyloid polyneuropathy or in the heart of people affected by familial amyloid cardiomyopathy It has been published that TTR is a major AP-binding protein in cerebrospinal fluid 59 , and further studies demonstrated that TTR is able to prevent formation of AP fibrils in vitro, sequestering AP from cerebrospinal fluid by a stable complex formation Fri, 05 Jan Regenerative Medicine To decrease the area that needs to be covered by epidermis and filled in by scar tissue.
Contraction is characterized by the sliding and stretching of perilesional skin over the defect and should not be confused with contracture, which is the shortening of scar tissue, leading to deformity and loss of function. Dermal contraction accounts for a much greater percentage of wound closure in rodents than in pigs or humans figure 2. In vivo, contraction accounts for up to 90 of wound closure in mice Yannas, In humans, less than 50 of excisional wound closure is due to contraction the majority is due to scar tissue formation.
In addition to dermis, contraction has been shown to help close wounds in peripheral nerve, ligaments, ureter, esophagus, and duodenum Yannas, J Exp Zool Bisby MA Regeneration of peripheral nervous system axons. The Axon Structure, Function and Pathophysiology.
New York, Oxford University Press, pp Bunge R Tissue culture observations relevant to the study of axon-Schwann cell interactions during peripheral nerve development and repair. J Exp Biol Mol Neurobiol 14 Goodrum JF, Bouldin TW The cell biology of myelin degeneration and regeneration in the peripheral nervous system. J Neuropath Exp Neurol 55 Sun, 23 Dec Protein Kinase However, one striking difference between knockout and wild-type mice has been characterized mice lacking protein kinase Cy display reduced responses to nonnoxious pain stimuli following painful stimulation such as resulting from nerve injury, reduction in a phenomenon referred to as neuropathic pain.
Studies with knockout mice in protein kinase Ce have also implicated this isozyme as a potential target for pain and, also, anxiety , for example, mice lacking this isozyme display less anxiety in response to threatening situations. Targeted disruption of the gene encoding protein kinase CP results in mice with an impaired immune response , with analysis of B cells from these mice revealing that the P isozymes are involved in B-cell activation.
However, the molecular basis for many of the physiological differences observed in knockout mice is largely unresolved.The opioids studied were classified as weak tramadol, propoxyphene and codeine or strong morphine and oxycodone [ 76 ].
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Recombinant human NGF restores these neuropeptide levels to normal and prevents manifestation of sensory neuropathy in animals.