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DPNCheck

DPNCheck can improve the effectiveness of neuropathy detection programs and is ideal for:

  • Risk Based Organizations
  • Clinic Based Health Risk Assessments
  • Health Risk Assessment Service Providers for In-home Use

Why Use Nerve Conduction to Detect Peripheral Neuropathy?

The prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in the general population is 10% and in patients over 65 it increases up to 25%1. Over 50% of patients with diabetes will develop neuropathy2. The rate of diagnosed neuropathy is often much lower than the prevalence rate resulting in unidentified risk.

  • Traditional detection tools (monofilament or tuning fork) detect only late stage neuropathy and have low sensitivity3
  • Due to the subjective nature of these tests they are usually performed by physicians not staff
  • Compliance rates for the performance of these tests are typically poor
  • Sural nerve conduction detects peripheral neuropathy with high diagnostic sensitivity at all stages of severity
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Benefits of Improved Peripheral Neuropathy Detection in a Managed Care Organization:

  • Accurately risk assess members
  • Early diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy presents opportunities to intervene and reduce costs
  • Identify those patients with neuropathy that are at highest risk for neuropathy related complications such as foot ulcers, neuropathic pain, and falls
  • Efficient and cost effective testing

DPNCheck Clinical Validation

DPNCheck has been clinically validated in numerous peer-reviewed journal publications and clinical conference presentations. Click here to view the complete list.

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References

1.  Mold JW, Vesely SK, Keyl BA, Schenk JB, Roberts M. The prevalence, predictors, and consequences of peripheral sensory neuropathy in older patients. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2004;17(5):309-318.

2. Pop-Busui R, Boulton AJ, Feldman EL, et al. Diabetic neuropathy: a position statement by the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2017;40(1):136–154

3. Perkins, et al. Simple Screening tests for Peripheral Neuropathy in the Diabetes Clinic. Diabetes Care. 24: 250-256, 2001.