alexa Quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test (QSART): a new approach for testing distal sites.
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology

Author(s): Riedel A, Braune S, Kerum G, SchulteMnting J, Lcking CH

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test (QSART) is a useful tool in the evaluation of C-fiber function. Because many neuropathies show a length-dependent loss of nerve function, a new capsule was designed for distal performance of the QSART, allowing measurements on fingers and toes. We investigated 20 healthy volunteers and 15 patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and normal sensory nerve conduction studies. A QSART was performed on the forearm and on the thumb. The groups showed no differences in the QSARTs on the forearm, but the sweat volume on the thumb was significantly lower in patients. Calculation of the forearm/finger ratio reduced the interindividual variation and showed the highest sensitivity for detecting C-fiber dysfunction in the patient group. We conclude that the distal measuring device and the forearm/finger ratio are more sensitive tools for the early detection of distal-onset neuropathies than are the commonly used proximal testing sites. Copyright 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
This article was published in Muscle Nerve and referenced in Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords