|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 101
Reference values of dorsal sural sensory nerve action potential: A useful tool to diagnose peripheral neuropathy
Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
|Date of Web Publication||28-Feb-2022|
Dr. Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
P.O.Box 55302, Baghdad Post Office, Baghdad
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Al-Mendalawi MD. Reference values of dorsal sural sensory nerve action potential: A useful tool to diagnose peripheral neuropathy. Muller J Med Sci Res 2021;12:101
|How to cite this URL:|
Al-Mendalawi MD. Reference values of dorsal sural sensory nerve action potential: A useful tool to diagnose peripheral neuropathy. Muller J Med Sci Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Mar 25];12:101. Available from: https://www.mjmsr.net/text.asp?2021/12/2/101/338501
I read with interest the study by Acharya and Jena published in January–June 2021 issue of the Muller Journal of Medical Sciences and Research. Acharya and Jena generated age and sex reference data of amplitude, onset latency, and conduction velocity of sensory nerve action potential (SNAP) in the Indian population which could be helpful for the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy (PN). The authors addressed few study limitations. I presume that the following limitation is additionally worthy. As PN could be asymmetrical and there are noticeable side-to-side variations in reference values of SNAP,, the constructed normative SNAPRV of both sides has been generated for certain populations. In the study methodology, Acharya and Jena did not consider the SNAPRV of both sides. Hence, this methodological limitation might curtail the utilization of the formulated nomogram in the evaluation of patients with PN in clinical settings and research centers in India.
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