NeuroMetrix Study Highlights Breakthroughs in Diagnosing Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Vantage Market Research

May 16, 2024

NeuroMetrix, Inc. has announced the publication of a significant study demonstrating that their DPNCheck® diagnostic device can accurately detect Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). This development is a critical advancement for diabetes care, offering a reliable alternative to traditional and often unreliable methods of diagnosing DPN.

In a study led by Hayashi and colleagues, involving 167 patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, the DPNCheck device demonstrated high accuracy when combined with a standard electrocardiogram (EKG). The study also showed that DPNCheck alone can effectively detect DPN, with the combined approach yielding a remarkable area under the receiver operating curve of 0.88, indicating high diagnostic performance.

Shai N. Gozani, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of NeuroMetrix, expressed his satisfaction with the study's results, emphasizing that the accuracy of DPNCheck has been validated in over 10 independent studies involving more than 1,500 individuals with diabetes. He noted that this high level of consistency stands in stark contrast to monofilament testing, which has traditionally been used for DPN screening despite its low reliability and accuracy. In fact, a recent multi-center study recommended against the use of the monofilament method for diagnosing DPN.

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) is a common complication of diabetes, affecting about half of all people with the condition. The impact of DPN is profound, contributing to the development of foot ulcers and, in severe cases, leading to lower extremity amputations. Beyond physical complications, DPN often causes chronic nerve pain, impairs proprioception, and increases the risk of falls, particularly among the elderly. This condition significantly reduces the quality of life for those who suffer from it.

DPNCheck is an automated, fast, and accurate sural nerve conduction test designed to evaluate peripheral neuropathies at the point-of-care. It can detect early-stage nerve deterioration, allowing for timely intervention, and can monitor disease progression and treatment efficacy. Given its accuracy and reliability, DPNCheck has the potential to become a game-changer in diagnosing and managing DPN, offering clinicians a robust tool to improve patient outcomes. With this latest study's positive results, NeuroMetrix continues to lead the way in innovative neurotechnology solutions. 

According to analysts at Vantage Market Research, the Diabetic Neurotherapy market is anticipated to achieve USD 7.8 Billion by 2032 with a CAGR of 7.2%. 

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