DETECTION OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY WITH SUDOSCAN
At the Pharmacy Gillain, we do our utmost to offer you services at the cutting edge of technology. New is the SUDOSCAN consultation.
This is done thanks to a highly specialised device that evaluates the sweat function. The procedure is reliable, quick (3 minutes) and painless.
The company Impeto Medical has developed a patented technology that allows for the rapid and non-invasive assessment of sweat function. The results are a conductance, which expresses the health of the small nerve fibres that innervate the sweat glands. The ease of use, quantitative, reproducible and sensitive results encourage its use to detect and monitor small fibre neuropathy (peripheral autonomic neuropathy).
These neuropathies may be present in patients with pre-diabetes or diabetes. This method allows for very early detection of this complication of diabetes, which is usually poorly monitored. The introduction of specific medical care for neuropathies at an early stage, when they are still reversible, could prevent the development of more serious and costly complications.
Autonomic peripheral neuropathies can also occur in patients with pain, amyloidosis or undergoing chemotherapy.
The patient places their hands and feet on the electrodes.
A low electrical voltage is applied to the surface to stimulate the sweat glands.
The results of the response to this stimulation are expressed as :
Electrochemical Skin Conductance for SUDOSCAN, indicating the presence and severity of peripheral autonomic small fibre neuropathies.
Applications of SUDOSCAN
Sweat dysfunction is a common phenomenon and one of the first detectable abnormalities in many peripheral and autonomic neuropathies. Small fibre neuropathies have been tested with SUDOSCAN in different diseases and against reference diagnostic tests:
– Impaired glucose tolerance
– Genetic diseases
– Infectious diseases
– Autoimmune diseases
– Vitamin deficiency
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