Back to basics: ankle reflex in the evaluation of peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Shehab2012BackTB,
  title={Back to basics: ankle reflex in the evaluation of peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Dia K Shehab and Khaled F. Al-Jarallah and Mini Sara Abraham and Olusegun A Mojiminiyi and H Al-Mohamedy and Nabila A Abdella},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2012},
  volume={105 4},
  pages={
          315-20
        }
}
BACKGROUND Ankle reflex is a simple screening tool frequently used in the detection of peripheral neuropathy. AIM The purpose of this study is to assess the performance characteristics of ankle reflex in detecting diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) by evaluating the sensitivity, specificity and the predictive ability of the ankle reflex, a component of Neuropathy Disability Score (NDS) with reference to Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS). METHODS A total of 151 patients with type 2 diabetes… CONTINUE READING
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