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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1994;18(3):18.
The Diagnostic Sensitivity of F-wave Parameters in Diabetic Neuropathy
Seong Bum Pyun, M.D., Myeong Ok Kim, M.D. , Hee Kyu Kwon, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine
당뇨병성 신경병변에서 각 F파 계수의 민감도에 관한 연구
편성범, 김명옥, 권희규
고려대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

F-wave minimal latency, mean latency, persistence, chronodispersion and tacheodispersion were studied to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity of various F-wave parameters in the ulnar and peroneal nerves in subjects with diabetic polyneuropathy. The minimal & mean latencies were corrected by height and age, 35 diabetic patients were divided into two groups according to the conventional electrophysiologic study: no evidence of polyneuropathy (group 1) and polyneuropathy (group 2).

F mean latency of ulnar nerve and F minimal latency, mean latency of peroneal nerve showed the highest sensitivity. The F conduction velocity and tacheodispersion showed gradual decline from control to group 2 in ulnar & peroneal nerves.

Therefore height and age corrected F mean and minimal latency or F tacheodispersion are sensitive methods in early diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy.

Key Words: Chronodispersion, Tacheodispersion, F-wave latency, Persistence, Chronodispersion, Tacheodispersion, Diabetic neuropathy


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