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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153351
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The effect of plantar vibration on the progression of peripheral neuropathy
Abstract:
The effect of plantar vibration on the progression of peripheral neuropathy
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Britton, Geraldine R. Avidano, RN, FNP, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Binghamton University
Title:Research Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Daniel Britton, MD, MS; Leann Lesperance, MD, PhD and Claudia Haile, BS
[Research Presentation] Peripheral neuropathy, a diagnosis with significant disability sequelae, has a prevalence approaching 10% in the general population. While its pathophysiology is poorly understood, its most common cause relates to glucose intolerance or overt diabetes. Classification of neuropathies is based on nerve fiber size: large fiber, small fiber and mixed types. To date, the only objective referent for small fiber types is skin biopsy. Plantar vibration, which affects large fibers, has been demonstrated to enhance peripheral and systemic blood flow, peripheral lymphatic and venous drainage.áTherefore, since fluid retention in axons, nerve sheaths and surrounding connective tissues may contribute to neuropathy, the purposes of this study are to 1) assess the effect of plantar vibration on regeneration of small peripheral nerve fibers, symptoms and quality of life in subjects with diagnosed peripheral neuropathy; and 2) assess the correlation of health history, demographic variables, diet, alcohol and smoking history with small fiber neuropathy analysis by skin biopsy and other neurological assessments. The design of the study is a randomized block, cross-over experimental with subjects acting as their own controls. Twenty-four subjects (12 men, 12 women; 95.8% White; 70.8% diabetes) with a mean age of 55 years (range, 26-70) were enrolled in the study. Those in the experimental phase of the trial were provided a Juvent 1000-CS device in their homes to be used daily for six months. Measures included health history, HgbA1c, pain inventory scale, neurological exam, obtained at baseline, and at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months, as well as EMG/nerve conduction studies and skin biopsies, at baseline and at 6 and 12 months. Preliminary results will be presented. These study results have implications in the use of alternative therapies in the nursing care of patients with chronic illnesses and in the contribution to evidenced-based data on skin biopsy assays.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe effect of plantar vibration on the progression of peripheral neuropathyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153351-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The effect of plantar vibration on the progression of peripheral neuropathy</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Britton, Geraldine R. Avidano, RN, FNP, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Binghamton University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gbritton@binghamton.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Daniel Britton, MD, MS; Leann Lesperance, MD, PhD and Claudia Haile, BS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Peripheral neuropathy, a diagnosis with significant disability sequelae, has a prevalence approaching 10% in the general population. While its pathophysiology is poorly understood, its most common cause relates to glucose intolerance or overt diabetes. Classification of neuropathies is based on nerve fiber size: large fiber, small fiber and mixed types. To date, the only objective referent for small fiber types is skin biopsy. Plantar vibration, which affects large fibers, has been demonstrated to enhance peripheral and systemic blood flow, peripheral lymphatic and venous drainage.&aacute;Therefore, since fluid retention in axons, nerve sheaths and surrounding connective tissues may contribute to neuropathy, the purposes of this study are to 1) assess the effect of plantar vibration on regeneration of small peripheral nerve fibers, symptoms and quality of life in subjects with diagnosed peripheral neuropathy; and 2) assess the correlation of health history, demographic variables, diet, alcohol and smoking history with small fiber neuropathy analysis by skin biopsy and other neurological assessments. The design of the study is a randomized block, cross-over experimental with subjects acting as their own controls. Twenty-four subjects (12 men, 12 women; 95.8% White; 70.8% diabetes) with a mean age of 55 years (range, 26-70) were enrolled in the study. Those in the experimental phase of the trial were provided a Juvent 1000-CS device in their homes to be used daily for six months. Measures included health history, HgbA1c, pain inventory scale, neurological exam, obtained at baseline, and at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months, as well as EMG/nerve conduction studies and skin biopsies, at baseline and at 6 and 12 months. Preliminary results will be presented. These study results have implications in the use of alternative therapies in the nursing care of patients with chronic illnesses and in the contribution to evidenced-based data on skin biopsy assays.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:12:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:12:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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