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Carpal tunnel syndrome: current theory, treatment, and the use of B6.
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PMID:  12613409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To present the current state of the science of pathophysiology, assessment and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, including the use of pyridoxine (B6). DATA SOURCES: Selected research articles, texts, Websites, personal communications with experts, and the authors' own clinical experience. CONCLUSIONS: Much is yet to be learned about carpal tunnel syndrome. While the basic treatment of NSAIDs and nighttime splints seems universally accepted, much controversy remains. The use of vitamin B6 as a treatment is one such controversy requiring further investigation. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Current treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome should include NSAIDs, nighttime splinting, ergonomic workstation review, and vitamin B6 200 mg per day.
Gregory Holm; Linda E Moody
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1041-2972     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Acad Nurse Pract     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-04     Completed Date:  2003-03-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916634     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Nurse Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-22     Citation Subset:  N    
University of South Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Medical History Taking
Physical Examination
Pyridoxine / therapeutic use*
Risk Factors
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