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Reproducibility of different methods for diagnosing and monitoring diabetic neuropathy.
Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1998 Jul-Aug; 38(5):295-9.EC

Abstract

Conflicting results have been published concerning the reliability of methods to assess diabetic polyneuropathy. Therefore we compared the reproducibility of nerve conduction studies and quantitative measurements of vibratory sensation in 23 diabetic patients with clinically and/or neurophysiologically established neuropathy. Motor nerve conduction of peroneal and median nerves, sensory nerve conduction of sural and median nerves and vibratory perception thresholds of index fingers and big toes (forced-choice method) were assessed on three occasions with an interval of one to fourteen days, within a period of three weeks. We conclude that both nerve conduction studies and vibratory perception threshold measurements are reproducible methods to assess diabetic neuropathy. Determination of vibration perception thresholds has the advantage of being a simple and unobtrusive method. Nerve conduction studies are less variable and therefore more suited for monitoring diabetic neuropathy.

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Department of Neurology, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9741007

Citation

Nasseri, K, et al. "Reproducibility of Different Methods for Diagnosing and Monitoring Diabetic Neuropathy." Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 38, no. 5, 1998, pp. 295-9.
Nasseri K, Strijers RL, Dekhuijzen LS, et al. Reproducibility of different methods for diagnosing and monitoring diabetic neuropathy. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1998;38(5):295-9.
Nasseri, K., Strijers, R. L., Dekhuijzen, L. S., Buster, M., & Bertelsmann, F. W. (1998). Reproducibility of different methods for diagnosing and monitoring diabetic neuropathy. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 38(5), 295-9.
Nasseri K, et al. Reproducibility of Different Methods for Diagnosing and Monitoring Diabetic Neuropathy. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1998 Jul-Aug;38(5):295-9. PubMed PMID: 9741007.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Reproducibility of different methods for diagnosing and monitoring diabetic neuropathy. AU - Nasseri,K, AU - Strijers,R L, AU - Dekhuijzen,L S, AU - Buster,M, AU - Bertelsmann,F W, PY - 1998/9/19/pubmed PY - 1998/9/19/medline PY - 1998/9/19/entrez SP - 295 EP - 9 JF - Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology JO - Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol VL - 38 IS - 5 N2 - Conflicting results have been published concerning the reliability of methods to assess diabetic polyneuropathy. Therefore we compared the reproducibility of nerve conduction studies and quantitative measurements of vibratory sensation in 23 diabetic patients with clinically and/or neurophysiologically established neuropathy. Motor nerve conduction of peroneal and median nerves, sensory nerve conduction of sural and median nerves and vibratory perception thresholds of index fingers and big toes (forced-choice method) were assessed on three occasions with an interval of one to fourteen days, within a period of three weeks. We conclude that both nerve conduction studies and vibratory perception threshold measurements are reproducible methods to assess diabetic neuropathy. Determination of vibration perception thresholds has the advantage of being a simple and unobtrusive method. Nerve conduction studies are less variable and therefore more suited for monitoring diabetic neuropathy. SN - 0301-150X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9741007/Reproducibility_of_different_methods_for_diagnosing_and_monitoring_diabetic_neuropathy_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/diabeticnerveproblems.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -