Neuromuscular Ultrasound for Focal Neuropathies

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael S. Cartwright, Wake Forest School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: July 13, 2011
Last updated: December 8, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
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
Official Title: Neuromuscular Ultrasound for Focal Neuropathies

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Neuropathy Sum Score [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Neuropathy specific scale

Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2014
Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01394822

United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Michael S. Cartwright, Associate Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine Identifier: NCT01394822     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NINDS-K23NS062892 
Study First Received: July 13, 2011
Last Updated: December 8, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Sprains and Strains
Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on May 23, 2016