Cilt 3, Sayı 1, Sayfalar 62 - 67 2017-03-04

The diagnostic efficacy of clinical findings and electrophysiological studies in carpal tunnel syndrome

Nilufer Buyukkoyuncu Pekel [1] , Pelin Nar Senol [2] , Demet Yildiz [3] , Ahmet Kasim Kilic [4] , Deniz Kamaci Sener [5] , Meral Seferoglu [6] , Aygul Gunes [7]

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Objective. The aim of the study was to examine the relation between clinical findings, neurological examination and electrophysiological studies in diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and share our institutional experience in patients with CTS. Methods. Patients presenting with complaints of pain, paresthesia, and weakness in hands who diagnosed CTS between 2014 and 2015 were examined retrospectively. Demographic characteristics, clinical and neurological examination findings and electrodiagnostic evaluations were analyzed. Results. A total of 348 patients were included to the study. Weight and height measurements were significantly higher in patients with CTS on the right side (p=0.05 and p=0.04, respectively). Right hand side was the most dominant lateralization in patients with CTS (p=0.001) but there was no significant correlation for left side (p>0.05). The score of visual analogue scale was positively correlated with the severity of CTS (p=0.001). Thenar atrophy, hypoesthesia, positivity of Tinel and Phalen tests were also related to bilateral CTS (p=0.001 for each). Conclusion. We agree that clinical features, neurological examination findings and electrophysiological studies are effective diagnostic means in patients with CTS. 

Carpal tunnel syndrome,pain,paresthesia,weakness,electrophysiological study
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Yazar: Nilufer Buyukkoyuncu Pekel
E-posta: niluferbuyuk@hotmail.com
Kurum: Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Pelin Nar Senol
E-posta: pelinar@hotmail.com
Kurum: Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Demet Yildiz
E-posta: demetyildiz@gmail.com
Kurum: Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Ahmet Kasim Kilic
E-posta: kasimkilic@gmail.com
Kurum: Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Deniz Kamaci Sener
E-posta: drdenizkamaci@gmail.com
Kurum: Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Meral Seferoglu
E-posta: drmboz@mynet.com
Kurum: Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Aygul Gunes
E-posta: doctoraynes80@mynet.com
Kurum: Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
Ülke: Turkey


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { eurj285500, journal = {The European Research Journal}, issn = {}, address = {Sağlık Araştırmaları ve Stratejileri Derneği}, year = {2017}, volume = {3}, pages = {62 - 67}, doi = {10.18621/eurj.2017.5000195868}, title = {The diagnostic efficacy of clinical findings and electrophysiological studies in carpal tunnel syndrome}, language = {en}, key = {cite}, author = {Nar Senol, Pelin and Buyukkoyuncu Pekel, Nilufer and Seferoglu, Meral and Kamaci Sener, Deniz and Yildiz, Demet and Gunes, Aygul and Kilic, Ahmet Kasim} }
APA Buyukkoyuncu Pekel, N , Nar Senol, P , Yildiz, D , Kilic, A , Kamaci Sener, D , Seferoglu, M , Gunes, A . (2017). The diagnostic efficacy of clinical findings and electrophysiological studies in carpal tunnel syndrome. The European Research Journal, 3 (1), 62-67. DOI: 10.18621/eurj.2017.5000195868
MLA Buyukkoyuncu Pekel, N , Nar Senol, P , Yildiz, D , Kilic, A , Kamaci Sener, D , Seferoglu, M , Gunes, A . "The diagnostic efficacy of clinical findings and electrophysiological studies in carpal tunnel syndrome". The European Research Journal 3 (2017): 62-67 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/eurj/issue/27747/285500>
Chicago Buyukkoyuncu Pekel, N , Nar Senol, P , Yildiz, D , Kilic, A , Kamaci Sener, D , Seferoglu, M , Gunes, A . "The diagnostic efficacy of clinical findings and electrophysiological studies in carpal tunnel syndrome". The European Research Journal 3 (2017): 62-67
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