T. J. Skillman, M.D.; E. W. Johnson, M.D.; G. J. Hamwi, M.D., F.A.C.P.; H. J. Driskill, M.D.
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Disturbances in neurologic function occur in from 25 to 90% of diabetic patients. Although neurologic deficits are largely considered to be afferent, motor nerve involvement occurs frequently. Function of the motor unit may be measured in a precise quantitative manner with modern instruments: The method consists of percutaneous stimulation of the ulnar and peroneal nerves at two points along their course. Electrical potential from the induced contraction is then picked up over the abductor digiti quinti and extensor digitorum brevis. Latency of response is photographed from an oscilloscope. Nerve length between stimulation points is measured on the skin. Conduction velocity
Skillman TJ, Johnson EW, Hamwi GJ, Driskill HJ. Motor Nerve Conduction Velocity in Diabetes Mellitus.. Ann Intern Med. ;54:1047. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1047_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1047.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology.
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