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Neuromuscular Ultrasound for Focal Neuropathies

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2011 by Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by:
Wake Forest School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: July 13, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2011
History: No changes posted

The purpose of this study is to determine if a new diagnostic technique, called neuromuscular ultrasound, can improve our ability to diagnose focal nerve disease.

Focal Neuropathies
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Median Neuropathy
Ulnar Neuropathy
Peroneal Neuropathy
Radial Neuropathy
Sciatic Neuropathy
Tibial Neuropathy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Wake Forest School of Medicine:

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: September 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Ultrasound results reported
Ultrasound results NOT reported


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Individuals presenting to the Diagnostic Neurology Laboratory at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for evaluation of focal nerve disease.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Electrodiagnostic finding of focal nerve disease
  • Age 18 and older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Skin lesions preventing ultrasound
  • Known ultrasound gel allergy
  • Unable to complete 6 months of follow-up
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01394822

Contact: Christine O'Neill, BS 336-716-8611

United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Contact: Christine O'Neill    336-716-8611   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest School of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT01394822     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NINDS-K23NS062892
Study First Received: July 13, 2011
Last Updated: July 13, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Median Neuropathy
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Peroneal Neuropathies
Radial Neuropathy
Sciatic Neuropathy
Tibial Neuropathy
Ulnar Neuropathies
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Sprains and Strains
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