A simple feeding probe can be helpful to confirm diagnosis when applied through nasal cavity or some colored solutions can be dripped in to the nose and checked to see if it is going to the mouth or not. More precisely, the diagnosis is made directly by endoscopic probes. Babies who suffer from unilateral choanal atresia without severe symptoms can maintain a normal life. In the following years, however, the obstructed passage must be opened to ensure efficient respiration is provided.
In choanal atresia, treatment is surgical. Atresia is unblocked by means of various surgical approaches.
Aims: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compression neuropathy of the median nerve at the wrist. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical and electrophysiological efficacy of phonophoresis in comparison to local corticostreoid injections in patients with moderate CTS.
Material and methods: 36 patients were recruited in this prospective clinical study. The patients were randomized in two groups. In group-A, the patients were treated with corticosteroid phonophoresis for 10 min/3 times a week for three weeks. In group-B, the patients were treated with local betametazone injections at the carpal tunnel. All of the patients in the groups were given night splints in neutral position. Boston Symptom Severity Scale (BSSS) was used to evaluate the symptoms of the patients. Grip strength was detected by Jamar hand dynamometer and a pinchmeter was used to measure lateral, palmar and tip pinch strength. The patients were evaluated before treatment and at the 3rd months.
Results: The BSSS scores improved in each group in comparison to 3rd month results (p