National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) meeting
summary Advances toward measuring diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy: from the
bench to the clinic and back again (April 4-5, 2007, Baltimore, Maryland).
Authors Kern TS, Berkowitz BA, Feldman EL
Submitted By Eva Feldman on 2/22/2009
Status Published
Journal Journal of diabetes and its complications
Year 2008
Date Published 3/1/2007
Volume : Pages 23 : 219 - 223
PubMed Reference 18413183
Abstract The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases sponsored a
meeting recently to explore new ways to assess diabetic retinopathy and
neuropathy, both in diabetic patients and in diabetic mice. The workshop
compared current gold standards for assessment of retinopathy and neuropathy,
new improvements of existing techniques, and new functional biomarkers measured
with nontraditional technologies. Since the anatomical changes that comprise
diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy take long to develop and have proven
difficult to arrest once initiated, some talks highlighted the value of methods
that are based on the pathophysiology that precedes, and might contribute to,
the histopathology. In addition, a goal of the workshop was to produce a set of
working criteria on phenotyping diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy that could
be reviewed by the scientific community.

Investigators with authorship
Bruce BerkowitzWayne State University
Eva FeldmanUniversity of Michigan