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Medial plantar nerve testing facilitates identification of polyneuropathy.
Muscle Nerve. 2008 Dec; 38(6):1595-8.MN

Abstract

Many studies have used sural nerve action potential (NAP) as an electrophysiological marker for distal symmetrical polyneuropathy (DSP). We examined the role of medial plantar nerve testing for identifying DSP by comparing amplitudes from sural, superficial peroneal, and medial plantar nerves in 85 participants with symptoms and clinical signs of DSP and 204 participants without DSP. Receiver-operating characteristic curves were used to determine the sensitivity of all three sensory conduction studies for the diagnosis of DSP. All three nerves could be used to discriminate between subjects with and without DSP with an area under the curve of more than 85% of cases. Sural and superficial peroneal nerve testing sensitivities were about 55%, whereas medial plantar nerve testing sensitivity was more than 90%. These findings suggest that testing the medial plantar nerve may increase the diagnostic yield of nerve conduction studies for DSP.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, 52621, Israel. Constantian.sylantiev@sheba.health.gov.ilNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19016533

Citation

Sylantiev, Constantin, et al. "Medial Plantar Nerve Testing Facilitates Identification of Polyneuropathy." Muscle & Nerve, vol. 38, no. 6, 2008, pp. 1595-8.
Sylantiev C, Schwartz R, Chapman J, et al. Medial plantar nerve testing facilitates identification of polyneuropathy. Muscle Nerve. 2008;38(6):1595-8.
Sylantiev, C., Schwartz, R., Chapman, J., & Buchman, A. S. (2008). Medial plantar nerve testing facilitates identification of polyneuropathy. Muscle & Nerve, 38(6), 1595-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.21029
Sylantiev C, et al. Medial Plantar Nerve Testing Facilitates Identification of Polyneuropathy. Muscle Nerve. 2008;38(6):1595-8. PubMed PMID: 19016533.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Medial plantar nerve testing facilitates identification of polyneuropathy. AU - Sylantiev,Constantin, AU - Schwartz,Roseline, AU - Chapman,Joab, AU - Buchman,Aron S, PY - 2008/11/20/pubmed PY - 2009/1/30/medline PY - 2008/11/20/entrez SP - 1595 EP - 8 JF - Muscle & nerve JO - Muscle Nerve VL - 38 IS - 6 N2 - Many studies have used sural nerve action potential (NAP) as an electrophysiological marker for distal symmetrical polyneuropathy (DSP). We examined the role of medial plantar nerve testing for identifying DSP by comparing amplitudes from sural, superficial peroneal, and medial plantar nerves in 85 participants with symptoms and clinical signs of DSP and 204 participants without DSP. Receiver-operating characteristic curves were used to determine the sensitivity of all three sensory conduction studies for the diagnosis of DSP. All three nerves could be used to discriminate between subjects with and without DSP with an area under the curve of more than 85% of cases. Sural and superficial peroneal nerve testing sensitivities were about 55%, whereas medial plantar nerve testing sensitivity was more than 90%. These findings suggest that testing the medial plantar nerve may increase the diagnostic yield of nerve conduction studies for DSP. SN - 0148-639X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19016533/Medial_plantar_nerve_testing_facilitates_identification_of_polyneuropathy_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.21029 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -