HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Case definition for polyneuropathy developed to standardize research

ST. PAUL, Minn. A new case definition for distal symmetrical polyneuropathy has been developed by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The definition is published in the January 25 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. This represents a new effort to standardize and facilitate clinical research.

The three organizations initially intended to develop a practice guideline about treatment for polyneuropathy, a noninflammatory nerve disease. The definition of polyneuropathy was inconsistent in available studies, making it impossible to compare the studies and make recommendations for practice. This led to the decision to write a case definition.

"Where case definitions have been developed, they have improved clinical research," said co-author John D. England, MD, of Deaconess Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont.

The author panel evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of the predictors of polyneuropathy and used an extensive literature review and a formal consensus process to develop an approach ranked by the likelihood of disease.

According to the definition, the combination of neuropathic symptoms, signs, and abnormal electrodiagnostic studies provides the most accurate diagnosis of distal symmetrical polyneuropathy. Electrodiagnostic studies are recommended, since they are objective and validate tests of peripheral nerve function. Electrodiagnostic studies should not be used alone to make the diagnosis because their sensitivity and specificity are not perfect.

The case definition will be available for downloading on January 25 at www.aan.com/professionals/practice/guideline/index.cfm.


'"/>

Contact: Marilee Reu
mreu@aan.com
651-695-2789
American Academy of Neurology
24-Jan-2005


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. University of Pittsburgh researcher provides first-ever definition of HIV-associated lipodystrophy
2. New definition may make number of heart attack cases soar
3. Computer model being developed at Stanford may help surgeons better predict patient outcomes
4. New marrow transplant method developed at Stanford may eliminate fatal side effects
5. Rutgers-developed biomaterial drives a technology transfer story toward success
6. Method developed to replicate stem cells from the heart
7. Patients with severe depression improve using guidelines developed by UT Southwestern researchers
8. Prototype system developed by Wright State computer engineer allows blind to see
9. Sandia-developed foam likely would stop SARS virus quickly, Sandia/Kansas State team shows
10. New dressing for wounds developed at Hebrew University
11. Successful, rapid protein crystallization possible with technique developed by UCSD researcher

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/7/2020)... ... August 07, 2020 , ... Alexandria Dental ... Led by Dr. Mojgan Mazhari, this well-respected practice offers advanced smile solutions to ... Studio is among an exclusive group of dental practices with a large number ...
(Date:8/5/2020)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... August 05, 2020 , ... AdventHealth ... strategy for safely reopening for class on Monday, August 12, 2020. AdventHealth provided the ... the spread of COVID-19 in the classroom setting. , “We are taking extra ...
(Date:8/5/2020)... , ... August 05, 2020 , ... CentrAlert, Inc. ... help everyone gain access to essential COVID-19 information. Know NOW!, which is available for ... COVID-19 updates and unify them in one easy-to-use mobile application. , “When COVID-19 first ...
(Date:8/3/2020)... ... August 03, 2020 , ... Evolution Labs announced ... and Prevention program district-wide, developed to help students navigate a range of issues ... schools and districts must provide their students with preventative lessons after recent studies ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... 31, 2020 , ... Dentists Drs. Tye Thompson, Jordon Green, ... Midland for groundbreaking laser dentistry treatment whether or not they have ... experience the many advantages of laser dentistry including less invasive treatment, fewer visits, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/5/2020)... ... August 04, 2020 , ... Help.org , a ... announced the Best Rehab Facilities in Akron, Ohio for 2020. The informational guide recognizes ... more. , According to recent studies , drug overdose is the leading ...
(Date:8/5/2020)... ... 04, 2020 , ... Millions of America’s seniors could face ... quality of life unless Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ... today. , At issue is CMS’s 2021 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule ...
(Date:8/3/2020)... SEATTLE (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2020 , ... ... announced that an agreement has been reached, to amend and restate IDRI’s license ... of the United States and Canada). Under the amendment, the parties have agreed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: