Diagnostic accuracy and certainty from sequential evaluations in peripheral neuropathy

G. A. Suarez, C. H. Chalk, J. W. Russell, S. M. Kim, P. C. O'Brien, P. J. Dyck

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Abstract

Three masked neuromuscular experts analyzed the contribution of the data from sequential evaluations in predicting specific varieties of peripheral neuropathy in 72 patients. The largest improvement (16%) in diagnostic accuracy resulted from presentation of neurologic history. By contrast, diagnostic confidence increased gradually with presentation of additional medical information. Therefore, the authors conclude that for diagnostic accuracy and certainty, expert neuromuscular judgment and extensive characterizing or discriminative testing are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1118-1120
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 25 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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