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Controversies on the Usefulness of Nerve Conduction Study in the Early Diagnosis of Diabetic Polyneuropathy

Other Title
당뇨병성 다발신경병증의 조기 진단에서 신경전도검사의 유용성에 관한 논란
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주, 인수
Citation
Taehan Imsang Singyŏng Saengni Hakhoe chi, 10(1):25-28, 2008
Journal Title
Taehan Imsang Singyŏng Saengni Hakhoe chi; Journal of the Korean Society for Clinical Neurophysiology; Korean Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology; 대한임상신경생리학회지
ISSN
1229-64142288-1026
Abstract
Diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) is the most frequently encountered form of neuropathy in diabetic patients, and it either relentlessly progresses or remains relatively stable for many years, not showing any trend towards improvement. From this point of view, early detection of DPN is very important to prevent the irreversible change of the peripheral nerve from diabetic insults. Although a number of clinical symptoms and/or deficit scales have been developed for clinical or research purposes, nerve conduction study (NCS) has been known one of the most objective and sensitive tools to detect peripheral nerve dysfunctions in diabetic patients. NCS, however, also have several shortcomings. The next two consecutive articles will focus on debates about diagnostic usefulness of NCS and on recent updates of other diagnostic tests including quantitative sensory testings and skin biopsy in the field of diabetic polyneuropathy.
Keywords
Diabetic PolyneuropathyNerve Conduction StudyDianostic usefulness
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