J Korean Acad Rehabil Med Search


Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;23(5):986-992.
The Phrenic Nerve Conduction Study in Diabetic Patients.
Song, Sun Hong , Jeong, Woo Jeong , Choi, Kyoung Hyo , Chun, Min Ho , Ha, Sang Bae
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine.
당뇨병 환자의 횡격막 신경전도 검사
송선홍, 정우정, 최경효, 전민호, 하상배
울산대학교 의과대학 서울중앙병원 재활의학과

To assess the possibility of phrenic neuropathy in diabetic patients, and to define the factors that influence phrenic neuropathy in those patients.

Seventeen diabetic patients and sixteen controls participated in this study. The fasting and postprandial 2 hours blood sugar levels, HbA1c study, motor and sensory nerve conduction study, pulmonary function test, and phrenic nerve conduction study were examined in all subjects. The neuropathic disability score (NDS) was measured for clinical assessment in diabetic patients.

1) The mean duration of diabetes was 12.3⁑7.7 years, and the mean NDS score was 3.2⁑3.8. 2) In pulmonary function test, FEV1 and FVC of diabetic patients were lower than controls (p<0.05). 3) The prolonged latency and decreased amplitude of phrenic nerve were shown in diabetic patients compared with controls (p<0.05). The FEV1 and FVC in the diabetics with phrenic neuropathy were lower than ones without phrenic neuropathy (p<0.05). 4) The duration of diabetes, NDS are related to prolonged phrenic latency.

The diabetic patients with decreased pulmonary function with might be related phrenic neuropathy. The prolonged latencies of phrenic nerve were related with longer duration of diabetes and higher NDS score.

Key Words: Phrenic neuropathy, Diabetes mellitus, Nerve conduction study


Browse all articles >

Terms of Use   |   Privacy Polity
Editorial Office
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital
101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: +82-10-8678-2671    Fax: +82-2-6072-5244    E-mail: edit@e-arm.org; edit.karm@gmail.com
Business Registration: 110-82-07460                

Copyright © 2024 by Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer