Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Maybe, especially for folks who spend more than 5 hours a day on their devices, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
ConclusionsHere we report the case of a patient with hereditary cardiac amyloidosis associated with a Pro24Ser mutation in transthyretin, which is the first case reported in Japan. Technetium pyrophosphate scintigraphy was extremely useful for definitive diagnosis. Thus, we propose that the nuclear imaging technique should be taken into account even for an exploratory diagnosis of transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis.
The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between nerve conduction studies and three commonly used patient-reported outcome measures (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand [DASH], Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire [MHQ], and the Polish version of the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire [BCTQ])
Conclusions We found a positive relationship between decreased cross-sectional area around the distal radioulnar joint and positive ulnar variance on radiologic investigation. These findings show the importance of variance in the positive ulna variance to the development of CTS.
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Publication date: Available online 8 December 2018Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Bahar Say, Ufuk Ergün, Ebru Turgal, İlknur YardımcıAbstractClinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is confirmed by nerve conduction studies (NCS). In some cases, NCS may be normal. We aimed to demonstrate changes of distal motor latency (DML) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) pathology of demyelination in entrapment neuropathy with cold application in case of clinical CTS with normal NCS. This prospective, cross-sectional, randomise, case-control involved 15 patients (25 hands) with clinically definite ...
Ulnar neuropathy is the second most common mono-neuropathy after carpal tunnel syndrome. It usually results from focal nerve abnormality around the elbow, with an estimated incidence of 24.7/105/year (Mondelli et al., 2005). It presents with paraesthesia or sensory loss in the little and ring fingers and weakness of ulnar innervated muscles. Untreated ulnar neuropathy can progress to cause severe disability. However, despite its relatively high incidence, diagnosis and management of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow can be still challenging.
;zeri B Abstract Gökay S, Kardaş F, Kendirci M, Sözeri B. Arthropathy-like findings and a carpal tunnel syndrome as the presenting features of Scheie syndrome: Three cases from the same family. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 344-347. Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type I is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme α-L-iduronidase. MPS I is divided into three subtypes based on the severity of symptoms: Hurler, Hurler-Scheie, and Scheie syndrome (severe, intermediate, and mild forms, respectively). Musculoskeletal involvement may be the only presenting sign in the pat...
CONCLUSIONS: The panel reached consensus on the designation of critical or noncritical for all steps of a carpal tunnel release, all but 1 step of an ulnar nerve transposition, and all but 1 step of open reduction and internal fixation of the distal part of the radius. The lack of consensus on whether 2 of the steps are critical leaves this determination at the discretion of the attending surgeon. The findings of our Delphi panel provide guidance to our division on which portions of the surgical procedure are critical and thus require the attending surgeon's presence. PMID: 30516635 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most frequent among entrapment neuropathies. The usual etiology is idiopathic, but can be caused by space-occupying lesions, a relatively rare condition. This condition becomes exceptional when the space-occupying lesion corresponds to a rare tumor whose location is atypical. The authors report the case of a 36-year-old woman with CTS due to hibernoma of the wrist. PMID: 30528551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract The utility of routine preoperative electrodiagnostic studies for carpal tunnel syndrome is controversial. One argument in support of routine preoperative electrodiagnostic study is the acquisition of an objective baseline for comparison in cases of postoperative symptom persistence or recurrence. We identified 1141 patients who underwent carpal tunnel release in 1383 limbs at a tertiary care referral centre from July 2008 to June 2013. The prevalence of preoperative electrodiagnostic study acquisition was 88%. Postoperative studies were acquired in 129 out of 1383 limbs that underwent carpal tunnel relea...