What reference material or “authoritative sites” would you recommend if I still want to do more research?
A: Well, we think our site is pretty authoritative, but for anyone who wants to read more, here are some additional resources. These authors do not necessarily know about or refer to our new treatment for Neuropathy, but they will give you a good picture of the current “state of the art” with respect to Neuropathy and Neuropathy literature. As you read through it, think of how some of it will change as our treatment becomes better known and more widespread.
1. Peripheral Neuropathy – A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment, Symptoms, Research, and Support; August 2010 Edition, is a book about Neuropathy published by Medifocus. Here’s how they describe themselves:
“Since 1996, Medifocus has been the largest provider of medical information reports to consumers in North America. The Medifocus.com, Inc. management, supported by a team of highly experienced medical research professionals, are dedicated to providing the latest and most comprehensive detailed information about specific medical conditions.
The Guides are updated regularly using the most trusted peer-reviewed medical information sources. Medifocus has medical information Guides for over 120 medical conditions, including cancer, heart ailments and women’s health issues.”
Medifocus publishes books relating to almost every major disease, and they update their books regularly. If you’d like to browse their site, here’s a link: Medifocus Website.
2. http://ndep.nih.gov/media/feet_broch_eng.pdf This is a brochure from the National Institute of Health about taking care of your feet if you have Neuropathy. The booklet is called, “Taking Care of your Feet For A Lifetime”.
3. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/diabetesfootcare/htm/lesson.htm. This is an interactive tutorial about Diabetes and foot care from the Medline Library and National Institute of Health.
4. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/diabetesfootcare/db029104.pdf Another tutorial from Medline and NIH about footcare for diabetics.
5. FamilyDoctor.org is a good site and has good material about foot care and diabetes.
6. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/diabetesfootcare/htm/video.html. This is an interactive tutorial about diabetes and foot care from Medline and NIH.
To read any of these abstracts, click on the link. Please note that these are abstracts only. That means summaries. If you see something that looks particularly interesting, you can get it for free from your local library or follow the directions next to the abstract and buy it online. As you can see from the titles, some of these articles deal with surgery, which is not part of our approach or treatment. These articles do represent the latest medical literature, though, and we wanted our site to be both complete and authoritative. That’s why we have included material in our “Reference” section that we might not agree with. We believe patients should be given all the information related to their condition. We also believe that once they are given all of the information, most people will make the best choices for them.
|1:||A step-wise approach for surgical management of diabetic foot infections.|
|Authors:||Fisher TK, Scimeca CL, Bharara M, Mills JL Sr, Armstrong DG|
|Institution:||Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.|
|Journal:||J Vasc Surg. 2010 Sep;52(3 Suppl):72S-75S.|
|2:||Medical therapy of diabetic foot infections.|
|Authors:||Joseph WS, Lipsky BA|
|Institution:||Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Journal:||J Vasc Surg. 2010 Sep;52(3 Suppl):67S-71S.|
|3:||Wound care: the role of advanced wound healing technologies.|
|Authors:||Wu SC, Marston W, Armstrong DG|
|Institution:||Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Ill, USA.|
|Journal:||J Vasc Surg. 2010 Sep;52(3 Suppl):59S-66S.|
|4:||Surgical off-loading of the diabetic foot.|
|Authors:||Frykberg RG, Bevilacqua NJ, Habershaw G|
|Institution:||Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 85012-1892, USA. email@example.com|
|Journal:||J Vasc Surg. 2010 Sep;52(3 Suppl):44S-58S.|
|5:||Off-loading the diabetic foot for ulcer prevention and healing.|
|Authors:||Cavanagh PR, Bus SA|
|Institution:||Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-6500, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Journal:||J Vasc Surg. 2010 Sep;52(3 Suppl):37S-43S.|
|6:||What you can’t feel can hurt you.|
|Institution:||Manchester Royal Infirmary, and the Universities of Manchester, UK. ABoulton@med.miami.edu|
|Journal:||J Vasc Surg. 2010 Sep;52(3 Suppl):28S-30S.|
Peripheral Neuropathy – MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia