Peripheral nerve conduction abnormalities in nonparetic side of ischemic stroke patients

Marco Paoloni, Benedetta Volpe, Massimiliano Mangone, Francesco Ioppolo, Valter Santilli

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Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases manifest similar age and sex distribution in the general population and have some commons risk factors with some neuropathies. The aim of this study is to verify whether standard nerve conduction studies show significant differences in a group of poststroke hemiplegic patients, when compared with a control group, in the hypothesis that stroke, as a primary cardiovascular event, could be strongly associated with peripheral nervous system disease. Nerve conduction studies were performed in 15 hemiplegic patients and 10 aged matched control subjects. Percentage of patients showing slowed ulnar and common peroneal motor nerve conduction and lower ulnar sensory nerve action potential was significantly higher in hemiplegic patients. These findings suggest that an overall increased risk of neuropathies could be detected among stroke patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neurophysiology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Cerebral infarction
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Neurology

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