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Ultrasonography of peripheral nerves.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23314937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Over the last decade, neuromuscular ultrasonography has emerged as a useful tool for the diagnosis of peripheral nerve disorders. This article reviews sonographic findings of normal nerves, including key quantitative ultrasound measurements that are helpful in the evaluation of focal and possibly generalized peripheral neuropathies. It also discusses several recent articles outlining the evidence base for the use of this technology, as well as new findings in compressive, traumatic, and generalized neuropathies. Ultrasonography is well suited for use in electrodiagnostic laboratories, where physicians, experienced in both the clinical evaluation of patients and the application of hands-on technology, can integrate findings from the patient's history, physical examination, electrophysiological studies, and imaging for diagnosis and management.
Authors:
Jung Im Suk; Francis O Walker; Michael S Cartwright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current neurology and neuroscience reports     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1534-6293     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  2013-06-24     Revised Date:  2014-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100931790     Medline TA:  Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / ultrasonography*
Humans
Peripheral Nerves / ultrasonography*
Ulnar Neuropathies / ultrasonography*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1K23NS062892/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; K23 NS062892/NS/NINDS NIH HHS
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