electrodiagnosis


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e·lec·tro·di·ag·no·sis

(ē-lek'trō-dī'ag-nō'sis),
1. The use of electronic devices for diagnostic purposes.
2. By convention, the studies performed in the EMG laboratory, that is, nerve conduction studies and needle electrode examination (EMG proper). Synonym(s): electroneurography

electrodiagnosis

Alternative medicine
The use of an electric device to evaluate an internal organ by measuring its “electromagnetic energy balance”. For example, the “Accupath-100”, a computerised galvanometer, is used to allegedly help select and prepare homeopathic remedies and “probe” the patient’s acupuncture points on the hands, interpreting values that appear on a computer monitor. The FDA regards all such electrodiagnostic devices it has evaluated as ineffective.

e·lec·tro·di·ag·no·sis

(ĕ-lek'trō-dī-ăg-nō'sis)
1. The use of electronic devices for diagnostic purposes.
2. By convention, the studies performed in the electromyographic laboratory, i.e., nerve conduction studies and needle electrode examination (electromyography proper).
Synonym(s): electroneurography.
3. Determination of the nature of a disease through observation of changes in electrical activity.
Synonym(s): evoked electromyography.

electrodiagnosis

The general term for a wide range of diagnostic methods involving the pickup, amplification, recording and display of any of the electrical events of the body. It includes ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, ELECTROMYOGRAPHY and ELECTRONYSTAGMOGRAPHY.

e·lec·tro·di·ag·no·sis

(ĕ-lek'trō-dī-ăg-nō'sis)
1. Use of electronic devices for diagnostic purposes.
2. By convention, studies performed in the electromyographic (EMG) laboratory, i.e., nerve conduction studies and needle electrode examination (EMG proper).
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Relationship between electrodiagnosis and various ultrasonographic findings for diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Clinical quality measures for electrodiagnosis in suspected carpal tunnel syndrome.
Electrodiagnosis of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE): a Bayesian approach.
Kimura, Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle, Oxford University Press, 2013.
This case-control study was conducted in 20 eyes diagnosed as primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in patients aged 45 to 74 years and 40 control aged 38 to 72 years in the Electrodiagnosis Lab II (Neurophysiology Lab) of Department of Physiology, BPKIHS.
Prior to electrodiagnosis, all the animals underwent detailed ophthalmic examination which included complete history pertaining to visual abnormality and clinical assessment of visual functions by reflexes like menace, pupillary light, 4th purkinje and tapetal, different tests like fluorescein staining, schirmer's tear test, tonometry, complete ophthalmic examination with hand held slit lamp biomicroscope and binocular indirect ophthalmoscope and B-mode ultrasonography in appropriate cases.
Low sensitivity of F-wave in electrodiagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
[12.] Miller RG, Peterson GW, Daube JR, Albers JW Prognostic value of electrodiagnosis in Guillain-Barre syndrome.
In the case of suspected entrapment neuropathy, electrodiagnosis is part of the first line of investigations.
(16) reported that UNEE was identified in 105 out of 148 computer keyboard operators, referred for electrodiagnosis due to clinical suspicion of focal upper limp neuropathies.