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rheumatoid arthritis obesity diabetes carpal tunnel syndrome

A G Titchener, A Fakis, A A Tambe, C Smith, R B Hubbard, D I Clark
Lateral epicondylitis is a common condition, but relatively little is known about its aetiology and associated risk factors. We have undertaken a large case-control study using The Health Improvement Network database to assess and quantify the relative contributions of some constitutional and environmental risk factors for lateral epicondylitis in the community. Our dataset included 4998 patients with lateral epicondylitis who were individually matched with a single control by age, sex, and general practice...
February 2013: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Marion A Simpson, Bruce Day
Carpal tunnel syndrome, resulting from median nerve compression at the wrist, is a common and often disabling mononeuropathy. Risk factors include female sex, family history, repetitive hand use, obesity, pregnancy and a variety of medical comorbidities including diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other connective tissue diseases. In many cases, an accurate diagnosis can be reached on the basis of clinical history and supportive examination findings alone. Neurophysiological investigations are essential for confirming the diagnosis, assessing severity and excluding more generalised neuropathies, as well as providing a baseline preoperative index of median nerve function...
October 3, 2011: Medical Journal of Australia
C-H Tseng, C-C Liao, C-M Kuo, F-C Sung, D P H Hsieh, C-H Tsai
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), with unclear etiology, is the most common entrapment neuropathy. Its occurrence is related to lots of medical and non-medical conditions with uncertain causality. With a large population, we characterized selected demographical and clinical factors to add more information on CTS-correlated factors and new insight into future CTS prevention. METHODS: A national insurance claim dataset of one million enrollees in Taiwan was used to identify 15 802 patients with CTS and 31 604 randomly selected controls, during a period of 7 years starting 1 January 2000...
January 2012: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Teresa Makowiec-Dabrowska, Halina Sińczuk-Walczak, Zbigniew W Jóźwiak, Patrycja Krawczyk-Adamus
Certification of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) as an occupational disease should be based on evidence that the job performance is a dominant factor responsible for its development. Features of the way the job is performed, which can increase the constriction in carpal tunnel and their quantitative analysis are presented. They include a specific position of the hand during the job performance (dorsal bending, alternate bending and extension), e.g., overcoming resistance with fingers, pincher grip, object catching and holding, exerting pressure on the hand, repeated movements or work with vibratory tools...
2007: Medycyna Pracy
K Balci, U Utku
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy. Many factors such as diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, hormonal replacement therapy, corticosteroid use, rheumatoid arthritis and wrist fractures may cause CTS. Metabolic syndrome includes abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia, and hypertension that may cause CTS. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relation between CTS and metabolic syndrome. We studied 107 (96 female and 11 male) right-handed patients who had a clinical and electrophysiologically confirmed diagnosis of CTS...
August 2007: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
J M Geoghegan, D I Clark, L C Bainbridge, C Smith, R Hubbard
We have undertaken a large case-control study using the UK General Practice Research Database to quantify the relative contributions of the common risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in the community. Cases were patients with a diagnosis of CTS and, for each, four controls were individually matched by age, sex and general practice. Our dataset included 3,391 cases, of which 2,444 (72%) were women, with a mean age at diagnosis of 46 (range 16-96) years. Multivariate analysis showed that the risk factors associated with CTS were previous wrist fracture (OR=2...
August 2004: Journal of Hand Surgery: Journal of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand
C Hamann, R A Werner, A Franzblau, P A Rodgers, C Siew, S Gruninger
BACKGROUND: The authors undertook a study to determine the prevalence in dentists of abnormal sensory nerve conduction and/or symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, the most common nerve entrapment syndrome. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, dentists (n = 1,079) were screened during the American Dental Association's Annual Health Screening Program in 1997 and 1998 by means of standard electrodiagnostic measures in the dominant hand and a self-reported symptom questionnaire...
February 2001: Journal of the American Dental Association
A R Upton, A J McComas
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