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Extraction of Significant Nerve Conduction Predictors in Early Diagnosis of Leprosy

Ramakrishnan, AG and Srinivasan, TM (1992) Extraction of Significant Nerve Conduction Predictors in Early Diagnosis of Leprosy. In: The Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1992, 29th October -1st November, Paris,France, Vol.4, 1463-1464.


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Compound nerve action potentials were obtained from 25 normal subjects and 21 leprosy patients after electrical stimulation of median nerves. Parameters such as sensory nerve conduction velocity, motor threshold of stimulation and peak to peak amplitudes were measured. Responses were recorded from two orthodromal locations and one antidrolal site. Multivariate analysis was applied on the data to determine the discriminating power of each of the parameters. Results clearly indicate the suitability of amplitudes more than conduction velocities in correctly quantifying neural abnormalities. Clinical correlation studies confim these results.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 May 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/6982

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