Neuromuscular Ultrasound for Focal Neuropathies

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 14, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wake Forest University Health Sciences ( Wake Forest University )

Brief Summary:
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.

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

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 120 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Neuromuscular Ultrasound for Focal Neuropathies
Study Start Date : September 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2014

Ultrasound results reported
Ultrasound results NOT reported

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall Neuropathy Sum Score [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Neuropathy specific scale

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01394822

United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest University
Principal Investigator: Michael S Cartwright Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Responsible Party: Wake Forest University Identifier: NCT01394822     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NINDS-K23NS062892
First Posted: July 14, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2017
Last Verified: December 2014

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

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