THE ROLE OF MEDIAN NERVE SHEAR WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY IN CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME SEVERITY ASSESSMENT

THE ROLE OF MEDIAN NERVE SHEAR WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY IN CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME SEVERITY ASSESSMENT Overview  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a prevalent nerve condition commonly diagnosed through symptoms and nerve tests. Recent advances in ultrasound technology, particularly Shear Wave Elastography (SWE), offer new possibilities for diagnosis. However, defining clear diagnostic

The Battle Against Cerumen Buildup: Factors Related To Impaction

The Battle Against Cerumen Buildup: Factors Related To Impaction Overview This study aimed to assess the prevalence of cerumen impaction in a nationally representative sample of the US population and its association with various sociodemographic factors, hearing loss, and tinnitus.   Using data from NHANES (2005–2016), involving 14,230 individuals aged 12 years and above,

Tinnitus, Hearing Loss, and Distracted Sleep

Tinnitus, Hearing Loss, and Distracted Sleep Overview This study explores the intricate relationship between sleep characteristics, tinnitus, and hearing loss, focusing on whether hearing levels mediate the association between sleep disorders and tinnitus. Conducted as a cross-sectional analysis, the study utilized data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from

Difficulty With Hearing And Blood Pressure In Geriatric Adults

Difficulty With Hearing And Blood Pressure In Geriatric Adults Overview This cross-sectional study aimed to explore the relationship between hearing function, as measured by pure-tone average (PTA) of air conduction thresholds, and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (BP) in older adults. Conducted among 1404 community-dwelling individuals aged 65 years and above from the

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy To Challenge Tirofiban For Safest Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Therapy

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy To Challenge Tirofiban For Safest Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Therapy Overview In the realm of treating aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients with stent-assisted embolization, the management of perioperative complications, particularly thromboembolic events (TEs) and hemorrhagic events (HEs), is crucial, with antiplatelet protocols playing a pivotal role.   In this retrospective single-center analysis, a comparison

Brain Injury Devastation: Improving Cognitive Outcomes

Brain Injury Devastation: Improving Cognitive Outcomes Overview This meta-analysis investigates the efficacy of pharmacological interventions in improving cognitive impairments following acquired brain injury (ABI). Cognitive deficits are a common consequence of ABI and significantly impact rehabilitation outcomes and quality of life. Despite the lack of solid evidence for pharmacotherapy in this context,

Rheumatoid Arthritis And Atrial Fibrillation Connection

Rheumatoid Arthritis And Atrial Fibrillation Connection Overview Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune condition affecting multiple organs, has garnered attention for its potential link to adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including atrial fibrillation (AF). Yet, the precise association remains elusive, with conflicting findings in the literature. Our study sought to elucidate this relationship and explore

Psychiatric Admission and Mortality Risk

Psychiatric Admission and Mortality Risk Overview The study investigated the impact of clinical characteristics on mortality risk among patients admitted to a psychiatric acute ward at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, between 2005 and 2014. A total of 6,125 patients were included in the prospective total-cohort study, with clinical interviews conducted

Dysphagia After Stroke And Depression Symptoms

Dysphagia After Stroke And Depression Symptoms Overview The study aimed to investigate the correlation between swallowing difficulties, known as dysphagia, and symptoms of anxiety and depression following ischemic stroke. Conducted as part of the STROKE-CARD Registry study from 2020 to 2022, the research assessed dysphagia upon hospital admission, its persistence until discharge,

Insomnia And The Atrial Fibrillation Connection

Insomnia And The Atrial Fibrillation Connection Overview This study sought to address a notable gap in the existing literature regarding the potential link between insomnia and the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), a common cardiac arrhythmia associated with significant morbidity and mortality. By utilizing data from the HUNT study, a comprehensive population-based

THE ROLE OF MEDIAN NERVE SHEAR WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY IN CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME SEVERITY ASSESSMENT