Recently, several studies have examined fibromyalgia patients for small fiber neuropathy using a skin biopsy test to determine Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD). The studies reported a decrease in ENFD in a subset of patients with fibromyalgia.
Neuropathy Digest Volume IV. Selections include: Muscle cramps and SFN, metabolic syndrome and SFN, and fatigue in Gulf War veterans with autonomic neuropathy.
Therapath has established normative values for two upper limb body sites for Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) and Sweat Gland Nerve Fiber Density (SGNFD). These new sites complement the existing standardized biopsy sites on the lower extremities.
Under the agreement, Therapath will work directly with the United Healthcare physician network to handle and process the pathology specimens at a fraction of the cost of non-participating pathology laboratories. In addition, the transaction will improve the turn-around time of results for both the patients and physicians.
Neuropathy Digest Volume III. Selections include: Reduced nerve fiber density in patients with fibromyalgia, and mononeuropathy in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
Neuropathy Digest Volume II. Selections include: POTS and reduced epidermal nerve fiber density (ENFD), and muscle cramps in diabetes.
Neuropathy Digest Volume I. Selections include: Length vs non-length dependent small fiber neuropathy, sweat gland nerve fiber density (SGNFD), and autoimmune autonomic neuropathy.