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1. (WO2014199221) METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ASSESS EARLY STAGES OF PERIPHERAL DISTAL NEUROPATHY IN DIABETIC PATIENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/199221    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2014/001047
Publication Date: Fri Dec 19 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 13 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A61B 5/00
A61B 5/053
Applicants: MEDICAL SCREENING CORP
Inventors: MAAREK, Albert
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ASSESS EARLY STAGES OF PERIPHERAL DISTAL NEUROPATHY IN DIABETIC PATIENTS
Abstract:
A method and apparatus assess sudomotor function to detect early stage peripheral distal neuropathy. The method sends a low voltage direct current of 1 to 5 volts between pairs of electrodes for a time of between 15 and 60 seconds, switches the current at the middle time and measures the peak and slope of the decreased conductance. The method can be used to assess skin blood flow when current is initially from cathode to anode and sweat gland density when current is initially from anode to cathode.