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Concentric needle single fiber electromyography: Comparative jitter on voluntary-activated and stimulated Extensor Digitorum Communis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience.
2008 (English)In: Clinical Neurophysiology, ISSN 1388-2457, E-ISSN 1872-8952, Vol. 119, no 7, 1614-1618 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To compare the jitter values in voluntarily activated (v-CNE) and stimulated (s-CNE) techniques for Extensor Digitorum Communis muscle using a disposable concentric needle electrode (CNE). Quantifying jitter using a CNE in conjunction with a stimulated technique has not been reported previously. Methods: Forty-one normal subjects were studied, 15 male and 26 female with a mean age of 34.1 +/- 10.7 years (19-55). The jitter values were expressed as the mean consecutive difference (MCD) of 20 analyzed potential pairs using v-CNE and 30 isolated potentials using s-CNE. Results: The mean MCD (n = 41) was 23.0 +/- 2.8 mu s for v-CNE and 18.2 +/- 2.2 mu s for s-CNE. The mean jitter of all recorded potentials was 22.9 +/- 6.7 mu s for v-CNE (n = 820) and 18.3 +/- 5.2 mu s for s-CNE (n = 1230). Upper limits for the 18th (v-CNE) and 27th highest (s-CNE) MCD were 38.9 and 30 mu s, respectively (95% confidence limit). The jitter decrease in s-CNE compared to v-CNE was 1:0.79. Conclusions: Our findings of the jitter values using CNE were similar to other published reports using the voluntarily activated technique; however, these are the first described for the stimulated technique using CNE. Significance: The present study confirms that CNE can be used for the stimulated jitter acquisition and measurement, although certain precautions must be taken regarding signal quality, e.g., observing minimal summation.

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2008. Vol. 119, no 7, 1614-1618 p.
Keyword [en]
single fiber electromyography, jitter, concentric needle electrode, Extensor Digitorum Communis
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-152208DOI: 10.1016/j.clinph.2008.03.008ISI: 000257657300016PubMedID: 18455474OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-152208DiVA: diva2:412982
Available from: 2011-04-27 Created: 2011-04-27 Last updated: 2011-04-27Bibliographically approved

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