Affordable Access

Reproducibility of vibratory perception thresholds in patients with diabetic neuropathy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diabetes research (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
9
Pages
463–466
Identifiers
PMID: 3829585
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Using an improved biothesiometer, intraindividual variability of vibratory perception thresholds was investigated in 60 healthy volunteers, 39 diabetics with diabetic neuropathy and 21 diabetics without symptoms or signs of neuropathy. Reproducibility of vibratory perception thresholds was satisfactory in the normal subjects and most diabetic patients. However, a considerable variability was found in some diabetics. For determination of vibratory thresholds, vibrometers with amplitude measurement and controlled application pressure are recommended. In longitudinal studies of patients with diabetic neuropathy, a combination of neurophysiological test methods should be used to monitor impaired nerve function.

Statistics

Seen <100 times