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Jan 28 12:00pm

Study opportunity: Seeking volunteers with type 2 diabetes and painful peripheral neuropathy

By Narayan R. Kissoon, M.D., @narayanrki

2020_2_18 Spinal Cord Stimulator

Quantitative Assessment of Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy after High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation: (QUANT) HF10 Study Seeking volunteers with Type 2 Diabetes and painful peripheral neuropathy

Principal Investigator: Dr. Narayan Kissoon

IRB #17-004317

The Mayo Clinic pain clinic in Rochester, MN is seeking volunteers with type 2 diabetes and painful lower extremity peripheral neuropathy.  We are conducting research on the use of a spinal cord stimulator and whether it can improve nerve function.  Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is already FDA approved for treatment of intractable neuropathic (nerve) pain related to diabetic peripheral neuropathy.  A screening visit which would take about 1 hour is required to make sure you are eligible.

If you are eligible, it will take about 1 year to complete this research study. During this time, we will ask you to make 3 study visits to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN (1 initial visit, 1 visit at 6 months, and 1 visit at 12 months). In between the on-site visits you will be contacted via telephone to review your progress. Remuneration is offered after completion of the study at 6 months and again at 12 months.

For more information, please contact the study coordinator at 507-422-0582 or Stoltenberg.Anita@mayo.edu

 

Connect with other patients talking about living with neuropathy in the Neuropathy Support Group.

Is the use of the Spinal Cord Stimulation new for neuropathy patients? I thought this system had already been used successfully for pain associated with the spinal cord.

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@camil1957

Is the use of the Spinal Cord Stimulation new for neuropathy patients? I thought this system had already been used successfully for pain associated with the spinal cord.

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Hi @camil1957, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You ask a very good question. The physician-researchers of this study explain:

“You are correct in that spinal cord stimulation has been successful in treating neuropathic (nerve related) pain for over 30 years. Newer programming settings have recently come out for the spinal cord stimulators that seem to work better than the older systems and we are looking to see the impact these new settings have on the health of the nerves.”

Camil, might I ask, do you live with neuropathic pain? If yes, you may be interested in joining the discussions with other members of Mayo Clinic Connect in the Neuropathy group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/neuropathy/

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I have severe lumbar stenosis and osteoarthritis. I am also DM 2, with stage 4 CKD. The lumbar pain is debilitating frequently. I have a slight amount of numbness in my left foot and neuropathy in both thighs. Would I be a candidate for this procedure? Thank you very much. P.S. I also have 2 autoimmune diseases — giant cell Arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica and am on a fairly low dose of prednisone (6 mg.)

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@valb68

I have severe lumbar stenosis and osteoarthritis. I am also DM 2, with stage 4 CKD. The lumbar pain is debilitating frequently. I have a slight amount of numbness in my left foot and neuropathy in both thighs. Would I be a candidate for this procedure? Thank you very much. P.S. I also have 2 autoimmune diseases — giant cell Arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica and am on a fairly low dose of prednisone (6 mg.)

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@valb68, please contact Anita, the study coordinator to verify your eligibility for the study. You can reach her at 507-422-0582 or Stoltenberg.Anita@mayo.edu
Thank you for your interest in this research.

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