The committee notes that although there is no single clinical, imaging or provocative test
that definitely confirms the SI joint as a primary pain source, a critical step in confirming the SI joint as the source of pain involves a diagnostic intra-articular injection of the SI joint with local anesthetic.
A more sensitive provocative test
is the pressure-flexion test, in which the elbow is flexed and pressure applied over the cubital tunnel for 30 seconds, with paraesthesia being reproduced in the ulna nerve distribution.
But the United States and its allies have nevertheless reacted angrily to what they see as a provocative test
of a long-range Taepodong-2 (Unha-2) missile.
Its provocative test
in July, like a previous one in 1998, was a flop.
WuDunn again responds: "Drinking a large quantity of fluid over a short period of time will cause a brief (less than one hour) increase in eye pressure in most persons, especially those with glaucoma, and is the basis of the water provocative test
used occasionally in testing for glaucoma.
The possibility of false negative provocative test
results was first demonstrated in a single case report involving the use of digital subtraction angiography (Bolton et al.
Lidocaine injection into external carotid branches: Provocative test
to preserve cranial nerve function in therapeutic embolization.
In one of her finest two hours ever on screen during a controversial film career, Demi plays Lt Jordan O'Neil, a naval intelligence officer selected to be guinea-pig in a provocative test
His physicians suspected that his spells were nonepileptic seizures (NES) and undertook a provocative test
described in the neurological literature to confirm this diagnosis.
1) is the provocative test
for the MCL; it is a modification of the moving valgus test.
The pentagastrin test for CT is the most widely used provocative test
for the diagnosis of MTC and for assessment of cure after surgery for MTC in patients with undetectable basal CT concentrations.
If a blood test shows lead even at a low level, it's worthwhile considering doing a provocative test