Computer simulation of nerve conduction study of a sural nerve to evaluate human peripheral nervous system

T. Hayami, K. Iramina, X. Chen

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Abstract

Nerve conduction study is a test to examine the function of electric signal transmission at the trunk of a peripheral nerve, which is an effective method for the diagnosis of diabetes to quantify the peripheral numbness and to evaluate the stage of this complication. In a routine test, the feature to measure in the electric potential waveform observed in this test is limited to the velocity and the amplitude of the peaks. To make the measurement more precise, the production process of the electric potential waveform should be observed carefully. In this study, nerve conduction study of a sural nerve, which is the most popular for the patients with diabetes, was simulated in a computer using general cable equation and neuroanatomical data. As a result, the approximate electric potential waveform was reproduced, whereas the conduction velocity of the peaks was not completely conformed to the physiological data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam, BME6
EditorsToi Vo Van, Thanh An Nguyen Le, Thang Nguyen Duc
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages461-465
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789811043604
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam, BME 2016 - Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jun 29 2016

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume63
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Other

Other6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam, BME 2016
CountryViet Nam
CityHo Chi Minh
Period6/27/166/29/16

Keywords

  • Boundary element method
  • Cable equation
  • Sensory nerve action potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Hayami, T., Iramina, K., & Chen, X. (2018). Computer simulation of nerve conduction study of a sural nerve to evaluate human peripheral nervous system. In T. Vo Van, T. A. Nguyen Le, & T. Nguyen Duc (Eds.), 6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam, BME6 (pp. 461-465). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 63). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4361-1_78