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dc.titleSymptoms associated with electrophysiologically verified carpal tunnel syndrome in asian patients
dc.contributor.authorWilder-Smith, E.P.
dc.contributor.authorLirong, L.
dc.contributor.authorSeet, R.C.S.
dc.contributor.authorLim, E.C.H.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-27T05:15:26Z
dc.date.available2011-09-27T05:15:26Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationWilder-Smith, E.P., Lirong, L., Seet, R.C.S., Lim, E.C.H. (2006). Symptoms associated with electrophysiologically verified carpal tunnel syndrome in asian patients. Journal of Hand Surgery 31 (3) : 326-330. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsb.2005.12.017
dc.identifier.issn02667681
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/26767
dc.description.abstractSensory symptoms are crucial for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). We have studied the spectrum of sensory symptoms in 67 cases of neurophysiologically confirmed CTS in Singapore and investigated the correlation of semi-quantitative clinical ('Historical-Objective') and neurophysiological ('Bland') scales. The range of sensory symptoms was large. The more frequent use of the terms 'woodenness' and 'aching' rather than 'pins and needles' suggests racial and cultural differences in symptom expression, or recognition of previously ignored descriptors. 'Numbness' (97%) was the most common descriptive symptom, followed by 'tingling' (81%), 'tightness' (60%), 'aching' (45%), 'woodenness' (39%) and 'pins and needles' (33%). Less common were 'deadness' (27%), prickling (24%), and cramp-like pain (18%). Uncommon sensations included 'jabbing' (10%), 'shooting pain' (10%), 'stabbing' (9%), 'tight-band like pressure' (9%), 'cold' (8%), 'crushing' (6%) and 'burning' (6%). The semi-quantitative clinical and neurophysiological scales correlated well (Pearson 0.645, P<0.001). © 2006 The British Society for Surgery of the Hand.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsb.2005.12.017
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectcarpal tunnel syndrome, clinical, symptoms, neurophysiology, Asia
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentMEDICINE
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.jhsb.2005.12.017
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Hand Surgery
dc.description.volume31
dc.description.issue3
dc.description.page326-330
dc.identifier.isiut000238295000018
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