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Practice parameter: utility of electrodiagnostic techniques in evaluating patients with suspected peroneal neuropathy. An evidence-based review

Review published: 2005.

Bibliographic details: Marciniak C, Armon C, Wilson J, Miller R.  Practice parameter: utility of electrodiagnostic techniques in evaluating patients with suspected peroneal neuropathy. An evidence-based review. Muscle and Nerve 2005; 31(4): 520-527. [PubMed: 15768387]

Quality assessment

This review assessed the diagnostic and prognostic value of electrodiagnostic (EDX) techniques in evaluating peroneal neuropathy. The limited literature search, significant methodological flaws of the included studies, and inconsistent reporting mean that the results may not be reliable. The authors' positive conclusion, that the current literature supports the use of EDX for suspected peroneal neuropathy, is not supported by the data presented. Full critical summary

Abstract

An evidence-based review of electrodiagnostic (EDX) techniques in the evaluation of peroneal neuropathy was conducted to determine whether these techniques are useful for diagnosis and prognostication in this disorder. A Medline search and a review of relevant sources were performed in 1999 and updated through July 2003 to identify articles describing the use of EDX in patients suspected to have peroneal neuropathy. From the 499 articles identified, 112 articles describing motor and sensory nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography in peroneal neuropathy were reviewed in detail; 11 articles met the predetermined literature inclusion criteria for the adequacy of EDX techniques employed. Six articles provided Class III evidence in support of a role for nerve conduction studies in making the diagnosis of peroneal neuropathy; five articles provided Class IV evidence. Implicit in making the diagnosis were normal EDX findings outside the distribution of the peroneal nerve. The current literature supports the use of EDX in patients with suspected peroneal neuropathy (Level C recommendation).

CRD has determined that this article meets the DARE scientific quality criteria for a systematic review.

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