Elise M. Halpern

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OBJECTIVE In vivo corneal confocal microscopy (IVCCM) has been proposed as a noninvasive technique to assess small nerve fiber structural morphology. We investigated the structure-function relationship of small fibers in diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Ninety-six type 1 diabetic subjects with a spectrum of clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) is hindered by the need for complex nerve conduction study (NCS) protocols and lack of predictive biomarkers. We aimed to determine the performance of single and simple combinations of NCS parameters for identification and future prediction of DSP. MATERIALS AND METHODS 406 participants(More)
BACKGROUND Confirmation of diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) relies on standard nerve conduction studies (NCS) performed in specialized clinics. We explored the utility of a point-of-care device (POCD) for DSP detection by nontechnical personnel and a validation of diagnostic thresholds with those observed in a normative database. RESEARCH DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE Compared to recently-studied novel morphological measures, conventional small nerve fiber functional tests have not been systematically studied for identification of diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP). We aimed to determine and compare the diagnostic performance of cooling detection thresholds (CDT) in a cross-sectional type 1 diabetes(More)
BACKGROUND Older patients with longstanding type 1 diabetes have high cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk such that statin therapy is recommended independent of prior CVD events. We aimed to determine self-reported CVD prevention guideline adherence in patients with longstanding diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS 309 Canadians with over 50 years of type(More)
OBJECTIVE In vivo Corneal Confocal Microscopy (IVCCM) is a validated, non-invasive test for diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) detection, but its utility is limited by the image analysis time and expertise required. We aimed to determine the inter- and intra-observer reproducibility of a novel automated analysis program compared to manual analysis.(More)
There are limited epidemiological studies addressing the prevalence of muscle cramps in the general population and diseases like diabetes (1). Common long-term complications of diabetes, such as neuropathy and nephropathy, have been associated with higher rates of muscle cramps (2). We aimed to determine the prevalence and characteristics of muscle cramps(More)
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