The Electrophysiological Evaluation of Sympathetic Nervous System in Patients with Peptic Ulcer
Kafkas Journal of Medical Sciences
AIM: The aim of the study was to compare the results of sympathetic skin test in patients with positive and negative test results for helicobacter pylori. METHODS: Sympathetic skin response was studied in helicobacter pylori positive 20 peptic ulcer patients (Group 1), helicobacter pylori negative 20 peptic ulcer patients (Group 2) and 20 healthy controls (Group 3). Sympathetic skin response test applied in all three groups, amplitudes and latencies were recorded. Three groups were compared
... the test results. RESULTS : The mean ages of the participants of Group 1, Group 2 and control group were 48.7, 46.5 and 46.3 years, respectively. The mean age and the female/male ratio did not differ signifi cantly among the groups. The mean sympathetic skin response latency was 1.44±0.3 in Group 1; 1.49±0.15 in Group 2 and 1.54±0.1 ms in controls. The mean amplitude values were 935±258 in Group 1; 949±320 in Group 2 and 895±360 μV in controls. There were no signifi cant differences in terms of latency and amplitude among the three groups. CONCLUSION: Latency and amplitude values of the sympathetic skin response are similar in helicobacter pylori positive and negative peptic ulcer patients and healthy controls. ÖZET AMAÇ: Bu çalıșmanın amacı sempatik deri testi bulgularının helikobakter pilori testleri pozitif ve negatif olan hastalarda karșılaștırmaktır. YÖNTEM: Helikobakter pilori pozitif 20 peptik ülser hastası (1. grup), helikobakter pilori negatif 20 peptik ülser hastası (2. grup) ve 20 sağlıklı kontrol grubu katılımcısına sempatik cilt testi çalıșıldı. Üç gruba da test uygulandı, amplitüd ve latanslar ölçüldü. Test bulgularına göre gruplar karșılaștırıldı.