Requests for electromyography in Rome: a critical evaluation.

  title={Requests for electromyography in Rome: a critical evaluation.},
  author={Roberto Di Fabio and Claudio Castagnoli and Andrea Madrigale and Massimo Barella and Mariano Serrao and Francesco Pierelli},
  journal={Functional neurology},
  volume={28 4},
To date, there exist no data reporting the level of suitability of requests for electromyography examinations (EMGs) in Rome. The records of 1,220 consecutive patients (age: 57.6±15.0 years; 400 M, 820 F) in two neurophysiology laboratories were collected and analyzed. In total, 1,317 EMGs were requested, mainly by general practitioners (GPs) (57%) and orthopedic specialists (18%). The most common diagnoses were L4-L5 radiculopathy (22%) and carpal tunnel syndrome (21%); 332 examinations (25… CONTINUE READING
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