Effectiveness of ultrasonography and nerve conduction studies in the diagnosing of carpal tunnel syndrome: clinical trial on accuracy

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two diagnostic tests routinely used for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) —ultrasonography (US) and nerve conduction studies (NCS)—by comparing t...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Authors: Michaud M, Belmatoug N, Catros F, Ancellin S, Touati G, Levade T, Gaches F Abstract Mucopolysaccharidosis are lysosomal storage diseases, secondary to the accumulation of mucopolysaccharides. Type 1 mucopolysaccharidosis is the most common form and affects between 0.69 and 1.66 newborns per 100,000. The severity of mucopolysaccharidosis is variable with lethal forms in utero and attenuated forms diagnosed in adults. The most common symptoms are short stature, facial dysmorphism, chronic articular pains that can mimic chronic inflammatory rheumatism, axial and peripheral bone involvement, hepatosplenomegaly...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
Condition:   Carpal Tunnel Interventions:   Drug: 30 patients received conventional medical treatment (NSAIDs, diclofenac 150 mg/day for 2 weeks and 1500 g vitamin B 12 per day for 6 weeks) and hand support.;   Procedure: 30 patients went to surgical procedure;   Other: Injection Sponsor:   Dalia Salah Saif Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) develops from chronic compression of the median nerve. Chronic compression results in a number of vascular, structural and functional changes to the carpal tunnel tissues which ultimately manifest in the characteristic symptoms of CTS. The purpose of this study was to investigate the interplay of median nerve function, median nerve hemodynamics, and finger flexor tendon and subsynovial connective tissue (SSCT) mechanics in CTS patients. Thirty-five patients were recruited following nerve conduction study for this double-blinded imaging study.
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionWe compared the preoperative quality of life (QOL) of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, lower extremity-, and para-lumbar entrapment syndrome, and the effect of surgery on their QOL.Patients and methodsWe prospectively enrolled 66 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome (group 1,n = 23), lower extremity entrapment syndrome (group 2,n = 22), and para-lumbar entrapment syndrome (group 3,n = 21). Their pre- and postoperative overall health status was assessed on the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form 36 Health Survey, v2 (SF-36).Res...
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Condition:   Carpal Tunnel Interventions:   Drug: 30 patients received conventional medical treatment (NSAIDs, diclofenac 150 mg/day for 2 weeks and 1500 g vitamin B 12 per day for 6 weeks) and hand support.;   Procedure: 30 patients went to surgical procedure;   Other: Injection Sponsor:   Dalia Salah Saif Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Sarah AM. Cuddy, Rodney H. FalkAbstractThe systemic amyloidoses are a group of diseases, all characterized by the deposition of amyloid, a material formed from misfolding of proteins, in one or more organs. The 2 commonest forms of amyloidosis, transthyretin amyloidosis (derived from wild-type {ATTRwt} or mutant transthyretin {ATTRm}) and light chain (AL) amyloidosis, derived from abnormal circulating light chains produced by a plasma cell dyscrasia. Both frequently involve the heart, producing an infiltrative cardiomyopathy ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsMRI is highly accurate at diagnosing CTS and moderately accurate at determining CTS severity. We recommend using CSA  >  15 mm2 either proximal to or distal to the tunnel as a diagnostic criterion for CTS and CSA  >  19 mm2 proximal to the tunnel as a marker for severe CTS.
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common upper-limb nerve compression disease. Carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to several symptoms such as tingling or numbness, pain in the hand or wrist, and reduced grip strength. ...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- From carpal tunnel to a stiff neck, too much time on the computer can cause a slew of health problems. But what if you ditch the keyboard and mouse for virtual reality? New research from Oregon State University in...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Abstract Short-term systemic corticosteroids, also known as steroids, are frequently prescribed for adults in the outpatient setting by primary care physicians. There is a lack of supporting evidence for most diagnoses for which steroids are prescribed, and there is evidence against steroid use for patients with acute bronchitis, acute sinusitis, carpal tunnel, and allergic rhinitis. There is insufficient evidence supporting routine use of steroids for patients with acute pharyngitis, lumbar radiculopathy, carpal tunnel, and herpes zoster. There is evidence supporting use of short-term steroids for Bell palsy and ...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
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