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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1989;13(2):9.
The Effect of Cutaneous Temperature on Median Nerve Conduction Studies
Young-Jin Cho, M.D., Jae-Ik Choi, M.D., Yoon-Kyoo Kang, M.D. , Sei-Joo Kim, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University
표면피부온도가 정중신경전도검사에 미치는 영향에 대한 연구
조영진, 최재익, 강윤규, 김세주
고려대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

The relationship of cutaneous temperature and median sensory and motor conduction was studied in 24 normal subjects after cooling and then warmed over physiological temperature ranges.

The cutaneous temperature along distal median nerve (forearm, wrist and finger) showed significant correlations with nerve conduction measurements.

The compund sensory nerve action potential (CSNAP) of median nerve was altered -0.14 msec/℃ in distal latency. -0.9㎶/℃ in amplitude, -0.06 msec/℃ in duration and 1.83 msec/℃ in conduction velocity. The compound muscle action potential(CMAP) was changed, -0.19 msec/℃ in distal latency, -0.13 mV/℃ in amplitude, 0.30 msec/℃ in duration and 0.76/sec/℃ in conduction velocity.

Our studies suggest that temperature corrected nerve conduction velocities should be calculated routinely during clinical NCV examinations especially sensory nerve conduction distal to the wrist area.

Key Words: Cutaneous temperature, Median nerve conduction


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