Satu M Laaksonen

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We studied: (1) the sensitivity of various neurophysiologic parameters in the diagnosis of uremic polyneuropathy, (2) the relationship between subjective symptoms and neurophysiologic parameters, and (3) the effect of a single hemodialysis on the neurophysiologic parameters in 21 patients undergoing hemodialysis. The following parameters were studied:(More)
OBJECTIVES Autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction and peripheral neuropathy occur in patients with chronic renal insufficiency. Adequate renal replacement therapy should prevent development or correct these abnormalities. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS We studied retrospectively ANS and peripheral neuropathy in 32 patients with chronic uraemia who received(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the neurologic and neurophysiologic findings and neurologic symptoms in 12 women with Fabry disease and to study the relationship between the subjective symptoms and the findings on the various tests done. METHODS Neurography, vibratory and thermal quantitative sensory testing (QST), skin biopsy for measuring intraepidermal nerve(More)
Thalidomide is today an increasingly used therapy in advanced and refractory myeloma patients, especially in patients relapsing after high dose therapy. One important and well-known side effect of thalidomide is polyneuropathy (PNP). The purpose of this study was to investigate 1) how severe the thalidomide-induced PNP is in patients treated for myeloma 2)(More)
The sensory symptoms due to lesions of the superficial branch of the radial nerve are usually limited to the dorsolateral area of the hand. We describe a 40-year-old woman who presented with numbness of the dorsomedial aspect of the right hand following arthroplasty of the wrist. Clinically, the sensory loss suggested a lesion of the dorsal branch of the(More)
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