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Title: Quantitative sensory testing (QST) to establish normative vibratory and thermal thresholds
Author: Murugesan, Saravanan
Awarding Body: The University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2007
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Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) is emerging as a potential adjunct to the neurological examination in the evaluation of sensory dysfunction after Spinal Cord injury (SCI). In both clinical and research areas, the QST technique is used as an aid in early diagnosis, follow-up, and evaluations of therapy in SCI patients. QST's are psychophysical in nature, requiring cooperation from the patient. A normative database from healthy controls helps to establish neurological disorders or changes in sensory dysfunction during the SCI treatment. A deviation from the normal range can indicate the existence of neurological disorders in Spinal cord. The main objective of this study was to establish a normative database to evaluate the sensory dysfunction after SCI and to evaluate the reliability of the QST methodology.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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