- A survey of peripheral nerve injuries caused by needle-sticks in Akita University Hospital
There were twenty nine cases of peripheral nerve injury, caused by needle-sticks, that received medication and occupational therapy according to the treatment manual of the needle-stick nerve injury. The main symptoms of the injury were numbness and pain, and it seemed that the most common cause of the symptoms was a direct damage of peripheral nerve by needle-sticks. Of the total, twelve cases recovered in 36 days on average. Eleven cases had remission of symptoms and completed their treatment in 129 days on average. The symptoms of the other 5 cases also decreased. The remaining 1 case's symptoms disappeared during initial evaluation. We recognized that it was very important to examine, treat, and support patients with the accident as a team from the early stage following the treatment manual.
秋田医学 36 (3-4), 179-183, 2010-03-01