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Concentric needle jitter on stimulated Orbicularis Oculi in 50 healthy subjects
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Clinical Neurophysiology.
2011 (English)In: Clinical Neurophysiology, ISSN 1388-2457, E-ISSN 1872-8952, Vol. 122, no 3, 617-622 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: The aim of this study was to estimate the jitter parameters in healthy controls in stimulated Orbicularis Oculi (OOc) muscle using concentric needle electrode (CNE). Methods: Fifty healthy subjects, 13 males and 37 females (21-56 years, mean age of 38 +/- 9.2 years) were studied. The zygomatic branch of facial nerve was stimulated with a bar electrode. Jitter was expressed as the mean consecutive difference (MCD). Filter settings 1000 Hz-10 kHz. Results: The mean MCD from individual studies (n = 50, Gaussian distribution) was 21.5 +/- 1.99 mu s (median = 21 mu s), ranging from 17.8 to 26 mu s (upper limit, 97.5%, 25.5 mu s). The mean and median MCD from all potentials (n = 1500, non-Gaussian distribution) were 21.6 and 21 mu s, ranging from 7.1 to 39 mu s (upper limit, 97.5%, 33.4 mu s). Conclusions: Suggested practical limits in the OOc for mean MCD was 26 mu s and for outliers 34 mu s. Significance: Stimulation jitter recordings with CNE could be used in practice but borderline findings should be judged with great caution until larger database obtained with uniform setting available.

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2011. Vol. 122, no 3, 617-622 p.
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Single fiber electromyography, Jitter, Concentric needle electrode, Stimulation jitter, Orbicularis Oculi
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-146886DOI: 10.1016/j.clinph.2010.07.012ISI: 000286456300028PubMedID: 20708431OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-146886DiVA: diva2:399250
Available from: 2011-02-21 Created: 2011-02-21 Last updated: 2011-02-21Bibliographically approved

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