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Ankara Medical Journal Assessment Of Peripheral Nerve Injuries By Electroneuromyography After Kahramanmaras Earthquakes (On February 6, 2023) [Ankara Med J]
Ankara Med J. 2024; 24(1): 72-83 | DOI: 10.5505/amj.2024.97957

Assessment Of Peripheral Nerve Injuries By Electroneuromyography After Kahramanmaras Earthquakes (On February 6, 2023)

Talha Yamak1, Duygu Engez1, Şadiye Gümüşyayla2, Gönül Vural2
1Department of Neurology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Neurology, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to assess the peripheral nerve injuries among survivors after the two consecutive Kahramanmaraş Earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.7 Mw and 7.6 Mw.
METHODS: In the study, the medical records and electroneuromyographic findings of 94 earthquake victims who referred to Ankara City Hospital and underwent electroneuromyography analysis were analyzed.
RESULTS: Peripheral nerve damage was most common in the lower extremities. The presence of crush syndrome was closely associated with peripheral nerve damage (p=0.049).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Peripheral nerve injuries require special attention as they may cause serious disability.

Keywords: Earthquake, electroneuromyography, peripheral nerve injury

Talha Yamak, Duygu Engez, Şadiye Gümüşyayla, Gönül Vural. Assessment Of Peripheral Nerve Injuries By Electroneuromyography After Kahramanmaras Earthquakes (On February 6, 2023). Ankara Med J. 2024; 24(1): 72-83

Corresponding Author: Gönül Vural, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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