To evaluate the usefulness, sensitivity and specificity of a new neurophysiological test for partial conduction block. METHODS. In 17 patients (17 nerves) with clinical pictures strongly suggesting the presence of motor conduction block and 20 healthy subjects (40 nerves), motor nerve conduction studies were performed with the conventional surface technique and with a new technique developed by us: the single fiber EMG (SFEMG) conduction block test. Moreover, we also evaluated patients with other neurological diseases. The recent American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AAEM) consensus criteria for partial conduction block were used for the standard conduction block tests.

Padua, L., Aprile, I. G., D'Amico, P., Pauri, F., Sabatelli, M., Caliandro, P., Tonali, P. A., A useful electrophysiological test for diagnosis of minimal conduction block, <<CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY>>, 2001; 112 (6): 1041-1048 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/4509]

A useful electrophysiological test for diagnosis of minimal conduction block

Padua, Luca;Aprile, Irene Giovanna;Sabatelli, Mario;Caliandro, Pietro;Tonali, Pietro Attilio
2001

Abstract

To evaluate the usefulness, sensitivity and specificity of a new neurophysiological test for partial conduction block. METHODS. In 17 patients (17 nerves) with clinical pictures strongly suggesting the presence of motor conduction block and 20 healthy subjects (40 nerves), motor nerve conduction studies were performed with the conventional surface technique and with a new technique developed by us: the single fiber EMG (SFEMG) conduction block test. Moreover, we also evaluated patients with other neurological diseases. The recent American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AAEM) consensus criteria for partial conduction block were used for the standard conduction block tests.
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Padua, L., Aprile, I. G., D'Amico, P., Pauri, F., Sabatelli, M., Caliandro, P., Tonali, P. A., A useful electrophysiological test for diagnosis of minimal conduction block, <<CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY>>, 2001; 112 (6): 1041-1048 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/4509]
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