Rosier, Randy N., and William F. Blair
"Nerve conduction studies, an essential diagnostic tool in medicine, are frequently not practical or cost effective in certain clinical settings using standard equipment. Currently available equipment is expensive, somewhat bulky, and requires specialized training to operate. The digital electroneurometer is a hand-held, battery powered device based on CMOS integrated circuits which measures conduction times in peripheral nerves, and was recently developed to increase the range of applications of cost-effective nerve conduction measurements in the clinical setting. 20 patients with symptoms of peripheral median or ulnar nerve compression at the wrist were evaluated with both the digital electroneurometer and standard electromyographic equipment. This preliminary clinical trial of the digital electroneurometer demonstrates excellent correlation of results with standard nerve conduction measurement techniques and suggests that this device may be useful as a screening tool for peripheral compression neuropathies, or in settings where standard equipment is not available."
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