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Farnaz Dehghan, Shila Haghighat, Hadiseh Ramezanian, Mehdi Karami, Mohammad Reza Rezaei
Background: The aim of this study is to determine the predictive value of ultrasonography for results of local steroid injection in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Materials and Methods: This prospective cohort study was conducted during a 1-year period in outpatient clinics of rehabilitation and physical medicine including 35 patients with moderate and severe CTS who receive ultrasonography-guided local steroid injection. The Boston self-assessment questionnaire and electrodiagnosis parameters were recorded at baseline, 1 month, and 3 months after therapy...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
Ahmet Yildirim, Turgut Adatepe, Aysegul Gunduz, Orhan Yagiz, Nurten Uzun
Repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS) is a highly sensitive electrophysiological test used for diagnosing myasthenia gravis (MG). Here, we evaluated electrodiagnostic value of RNS using facial nerve and occipitalis muscle. Patients with generalized MG were included. Clinical findings were assessed. RNS test was performed on occipitalis, nasalis, trapezius, abductor policis brevis (APB) and abductor digiti minimi (ADM) muscles. Twenty-five (78%) patients had relevant decrement during RNS test of at least one muscle...
February 10, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
Jing Zeng, Yalin Xu, Yao Shi, Chenyin Jiang
OBJECTIVES: Prediabetes involves people with glucose-metabolism impairment, and is related to different diabetic complications, like peripheral neuropathy. We aimed to explore the relationship among inflammatory (tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNFα]) and antiinflammatory (interleukin 10 [IL10]) cytokines as well as neuropathy of very distal-sensory-nerves in Chinese patients with prediabetes/diabetes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present study, 55 patients having prediabetes, 55 patients having type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), and 48 controls were included...
January 31, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Sung-Jun Kim, Geun-Young Park, Yong-Min Choi, Dong-Gyun Sohn, Sae-Rom Kang, Sun Im
In the elderly, myasthenia gravis (MG) can present with bulbar symptoms, which can be clinically difficult to diagnose from other neurological comorbid conditions. We describe a case of a 75-year-old man who had been previously diagnosed with dysphagia associated with medullary infarction but exhibited aggravation of the dysphagia later on due to a superimposed development of bulbar MG. After recovering from his initial swallowing difficulties, the patient suddenly developed ptosis, drooling, and generalized weakness with aggravated dysphagia...
December 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Claudio Semplicini, Marianne Hézode-Arzel, Pascal Laforêt, Anthony Béhin, Sarah Leonard-Louis, Jean-Yves Hogrel, François Petit, Bruno Eymard, Tanya Stojkovic, Emmanuel Fournier
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the role of an electrodiagnsotic provocative test (long exercise test, LET) in McArdle disease. METHODS: Twenty-five McArdle patients and two control groups underwent an electrodiagnsotic protocol with LET, consisting of recording the compound muscle action potential (CMAP) before and after 5 minutes of isometric contraction. RESULTS: LET disclosed a post-exercise decrease in CMAP amplitude in 23/25 McArdle patients...
January 19, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
Peter Y K Van den Bergh, Françoise Piéret, John L Woodard, Shahram Attarian, Aude-Marie Grapperon, Guillaume Nicolas, Marion Brisset, Julien Cassereau, Yusuf A Rajabally, Vinciane Van Parijs, Donatienne Verougstraete, Philippe Jacquerye, Jean-Marc Raymackers, Céline Redant, Claure Michel, Emilien Delmont
INTRODUCTION: There is uncertainty as to whether the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) subtypes, acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP) and acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN), can be diagnosed electrophysiologically. METHODS: We prospectively included 58 GBS patients. Electrophysiology was performed at means of 5 and 33 days after disease onset. Two traditional and one recent criteria sets were used to classify studies as demyelinating or axonal...
January 5, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
Enrique Villarreal-Ríos, Margarita Cedillo-García, Emma Rosa Vargas-Daza, Liliana Galicia-Rodríguez, Lidia Martínez-González, Verónica Escorcia-Reyes
OBJECTIVE: To determine the cost of medical care in patients with gonarthrosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cost study in patients over 40 years of age with gonarthrosis, diagnosed according to the radiological classification of Kellgren and Lawrence. The average annual cost (euros) was estimated taking the unit cost plus average use of services such as family medicine, imaging, laboratory, electrodiagnosis, orthopedics, hospitalization, physical therapy, surgery, nutrition, preoperative assessment and medication...
December 16, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
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Electrodiagnostic (EDX) studies are often very helpful in the diagnosis and management of patients who have or are suspected to have Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy (DSP). However, EDX studies may not be appropriate in every situation. There are five common scenarios in which EDX studies are likely to be beneficial: (1) determining primary and alternative diagnoses; (2) determining severity, duration and prognosis of disease; (3) evaluating risk of associated problems; (4) determining the effect of medications; and (5) evaluating the effect of toxic exposures...
February 2018: Muscle & Nerve
J Ibrahim, A-M Grapperon, F Manfredonia, P Y van den Bergh, S Attarian, Y A Rajabally
OBJECTIVES: To assess the usefulness of serial electrophysiology in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in a multicenter setting and the reasons for change in electrodiagnostic subtypes with serial studies. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed serial electrophysiology of 51 patients with GBS from 4 European centres. Proportions of subtypes were determined at each timing. Individual case analyses were also performed where diagnostic changes occurred with either criteria, to ascertain if changes were due to disease progression or criteria inadequacy...
November 21, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Seungyeon Kim, Joonghyun Park, Bum Sun Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Ho Jun Lee, Jin-Ho Choi, Kiyeun Nam
BACKGROUND: Until recently, the peripheral nervous system (PNS) had been known to be spared in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). However, some studies of late have reported PNS damage in demyelination diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) such as MS and NMOSD. Although multiple studies have reported characteristics reminiscent of peripheral neuropathy in MS, there have been limited reports in NMOSD. To investigate the incidence and pathology of peripheral neuropathy in NMOSD, we reviewed articles describing such cases including our own case...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
Gian Maria Fabrizi, Stefano Tamburin, Tiziana Cavallaro, Ilaria Cabrini, Moreno Ferrarini, Federica Taioli, Francesca Magrinelli, Giampietro Zanette
OBJECTIVE: Nerve ultrasound (US) data on myelin protein zero (MPZ)-related Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) are lacking. To offer a comprehensive perspective on MPZ-related CMTs, we combined nerve US with clinics, electrodiagnosis and histopathology. METHODS: We recruited 36 patients (12 MPZ mutations), and correlated nerve US to clinical, electrodiagnostic measures, and sural nerve biopsy. RESULTS: According to motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) criteria, nine patients were categorized as "demyelinating" CMT1B, 17 as "axonal" CMT2I/J, and 10 as dominant "intermediate" CMTDID...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Paulo Eugênio Silva, Vinicius Maldaner, Luciana Vieira, Karina Livino de Carvalho, Hedian Gomes, Priscilla Melo, Nicolas Babault, Gerson Cipriano, Joao Luiz Quagliotti Durigan
PURPOSE: It is unclear whether the muscular changes in mechanically-ventilated traumatic brain injury patients (TBI) are only associated with disuse or additionally to neuromuscular electrophysiological disorders (NED). The correlation between muscle atrophy and NED may affect functional outcomes and rehabilitation programs significantly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational study was performed to investigate the presence of NED and muscle atrophy in TBI patients undergoing mechanical ventilation...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
Dimitrios Kostopoulos, Mohini Rawat
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October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Chaoqun Yang, Jianguang Xu, Jie Chen, Shulin Li, Yu Cao, Yi Zhu, Lei Xu
INTRODUCTION: We sought to investigate the reliability of a new electrodiagnostic method for identifying Electrodiagnosis of Brachial Plexus & Vessel Compression Syndrome (BPVCS) in rats that involves the application of transcranial electrical stimulation motor evoked potentials (TES-MEPs) combined with peripheral nerve stimulation compound muscle action potentials (PNS-CMAPs). RESULTS: The latencies of the TES-MEP and PNS-CMAP were initially elongated in the 8-week group...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Parag P Moon, Dilip Maheshwari, Vijay Sardana, Bharat Bhushan, Sankalp Mohan
BACKGROUND: Numerous nerve conduction tests are used for the electrodiagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), with a wide range of sensitivity and specificity reported for each test in clinical studies. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of various nerve conduction tests and determine the properties of the most accurate test. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A prospective observational case control study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty patients with clinically confirmed CTS and 80 asymptomatic healthy controls were included in the study...
September 2017: Neurology India
Bina Eftekharsadat, Peyman Roomizadeh, Shervin Torabi, Fariba Heshmati-Afshar, Fatemeh Jahanjoo, Arash Babaei-Ghazani
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. INTRODUCTION: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. To date, no previous study has evaluated the efficacy of topical Lavendula stoechas (Lavender) oil in CTS patients. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effectiveness of topical Lavender essential oil in pain intensity, isometric pinch strength, electrophysiological features, and functional status of patients with mild to moderate CTS...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
Mustafa Aykut Kural, Páll Karlsson, Kirsten Pugdahl, Baris Isak, Anders Fuglsang-Frederiksen, Hatice Tankisi
OBJECTIVE: The electrodiagnosis of polyneuropathy (PNP) may benefit from examination using near-nerve needle technique (NNT) and from inclusion of distal nerves. This study compared the diagnostic utility of distal nerve conduction studies (NCS) and NNT recording. METHODS: Bilateral NNT and surface recording of the sural nerve and surface recording of the dorsal sural and medial plantar nerves were prospectively done in 91 patients with clinically suspected PNP...
September 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Asma Azadeh, Attiyeh Vasaghi, Reza Jalli, Mohammadreza Emad
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of both inching method through the electrodiagnostic test and ultrasonographic assay in localizing the site of entrapment in patients with symptoms and signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. DESIGN: Thirty-two hands with confirmed carpal tunnel syndrome through electrodiagnostic test and 30 hands as control group were enrolled. For both groups, sensory and motor latencies by inching technique and cross-sectional area by ultrasonography were measured at the inching points...
December 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Junpei Yamamoto, Keiichi Hokkoku, Yuki Hatanaka, Shunichi Sakoda, Jun-Hui Yuan, Masahiro Sonoo
We reported a 32-year-old man who was a sporadic case of myotonic syndrome with muscle stiffness or transient weakness of limbs upon initiating movements after rest. On examination, he showed painless myotonia with warm-up phenomenon, Hercules-like hypertrophic musculature and myotonic discharges in EMG. The clinical findings resembled to those of Becker disease rather than Thomsen disease. But electrodiagnosis suggested sodium channel myotonia instead of chloride channelopathy. Genetic testing detected a novel missense mutation (p...
June 28, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
Antonino Uncini, Luigi Ippoliti, Nortina Shahrizaila, Yukari Sekiguchi, Satoshi Kuwabara
OBJECTIVE: To optimize the electrodiagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) subtypes at first study. METHODS: The reference electrodiagnosis was obtained in 53 demyelinating and 45 axonal GBS patients on the basis of two serial studies and results of anti-ganglioside antibodies assay. We retrospectively employed sparse linear discriminant analysis (LDA), two existing electrodiagnostic criteria sets (Hadden et al., 1998; Rajabally et al., 2015) and one we propose that additionally evaluates duration of motor responses, sural sparing pattern and defines reversible conduction failure (RCF) in motor and sensory nerves at second study...
July 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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