The relationship between symptoms and electrophysiological detected compression of the median nerve at the wrist

The relationship between symptoms and electrophysiological detected compression of the median nerve at the wrist

Author Campos, C. C. de Google Scholar
Manzano, G. M. Google Scholar
Leopoldino, J. F. Google Scholar
Nobrega, JAM Google Scholar
Sanudo, A. Google Scholar
Peres, C. D. Google Scholar
Castelo, A. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective - the aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms and compression of the median nerve at the wrist in symptomatic patients. Methods - A total of 250 patients were selected among those referred for electrodiagnostic evaluation with complaints involving hand or wrist. Primary and secondary symptoms were extracted from the answers to the instrument proposed by Levine et al. [J Bone Joint Surg Am 1993;75:1585]. the association of symptoms and the presence of compression of the median nerve at the wrist were ascertained through a multiple logistic regression test. Results - Secondary symptoms (pain and weakness) were inversely associated with the presence of median nerve compression. Furthermore, primary symptoms (paresthesia, disability and nocturnal symptom) occurred similarly in patients with and without electrophysiologic findings of median nerve compression at the wrist.
Keywords weakness
paresthesia
pain
disability
nocturnal symptoms
carpal tunnel syndrome
nerve conduction
Language English
Date 2004-12-01
Published in Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. Copenhagen: Blackwell Munksgaard, v. 110, n. 6, p. 398-402, 2004.
ISSN 0001-6314 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Blackwell Munksgaard
Extent 398-402
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0404.2004.00332.x
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000224904300009
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28046

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