Med J Tabriz Uni Med Sciences Health Services. 2013;35: 32-37.
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The Effect of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression on Nerve Conduction Velocity in Diabetic Patients

Maryam Pashaei 1*, Farid Bahrpeima 1, Yaghoob Salekzamani 2, Majid Mobasseri 3

1 School of Medicine, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sceinces, Tabriz, Iran
3 Department of Endocrinology, School of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Email: pashaeimaryam@yahoo.com


Background and Objectives: Diabetes is assosiated with neuropatic disorders. It is related to vascular or ischemic disorders. Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) has been recomanded for treatment of peripheral circulatory disorders. IPC is based on phases of intermittent positive pressure. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of IPC on diabetic peripheral neuropath. Materials and Methods: In this study, 17 subjects (13 men,4 women) with diabetic neuropathy, were studied. They received 60 mmhg of IPC for 45 minutes in10 sessions, three time weekly. Neuropathy was measured by electrodiagnostic testes. Data were analyzed by using Repeated Measures ANOVA. Results: Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) of tibial, peronal and sural nerves significantly improved after the modally sessions. Conclusion: This study showed IPC therapy improwed diabetic neuropathy and increasing of NCV as a sign of improvement.
Keywords: Diabetic neuropathy, Intermittent pneumatic compression, Nerve conduction
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Submitted: 06 May 2013
Accepted: 05 Aug 2013
ePublished: 30 Oct 2013
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