MOTOR NERVE IMPAIRMENT IN DIABETIC PATIENTS WITH SYMMETRICAL DISTAL SENSORY POLYNEUROPATHY: A SINGLE NERVE FIBER CONDUCTION VELOCITY STUDY


SÜNTER G. , ULUÇ K. , Salcini C., TEMUÇİN Ç. M. , Yilmaz O., Tanridag T. , ...Daha Fazla

MUSCLE & NERVE, cilt.49, ss.84-89, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/mus.23876
  • Dergi Adı: MUSCLE & NERVE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.84-89

Özet

Introduction: In this study we investigated the clinical utility of single fiber conduction velocity (SF-CV) testing in the evaluation of motor nerve function in diabetic patients with signs and symptoms of symmetrical distal sensory polyneuropathy (DSP). SF-CV findings were compared with conventional nerve conduction studies (NCS). Methods: Twenty-eight consecutive type 2 diabetic patients with clinically diagnosed DSP were studied. Results: SF-CV testing of the tibial nerve was abnormal in 16 (57.1%) patients. Twelve patients with normal conventional motor NCS had abnormal findings by tibial SF-CV. SF-CV testing of the tibial nerve was significantly superior to all other motor NCS. Conclusions: SF-CV testing of the tibial nerve often demonstrates motor nerve impairment in diabetic patients with sensory DSP when conventional NCS are normal. Muscle Nerve49: 84-89, 2014