Medial plantar and dorsal sural nerve conduction studies increase the sensitivity in the detection of neuropathy in diabetic patients


ULUÇ K. , İŞAK B. , Borucu D., TEMUÇİN Ç. M. , Cetinkaya Y., KAHRAMAN KOYTAK P. , ...More

CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.119, no.4, pp.880-885, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 119 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clinph.2008.01.001
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.880-885
  • Keywords: medial plantar nerve, dorsal sural nerve, diabetic sensory neuropathy, SENSORY POLYNEUROPATHY, CLINICAL UTILITY, HEALTHY, FOOT

Abstract

objective: Clinical utility of nerve conduction studies (NCS) of the medial plantar and dorsal sural nerves in the early detection of polyneuropathy have already been shown separately. However, at present, there is no data about the combined assessment of these two nerves in distal sensory neuropathy. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the medial plantar and dorsal sural NCS in a group of diabetic patients with distal sensory neuropathy (DSN) and in healthy controls.