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Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342011/utility-of-time-and-frequency-domain-parameters-of-heart-rate-variability-in-the-context-of-autonomic-disorders-characterized-by-orthostatic-dysfunction
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Jacquie Baker, Juan M Racosta, Brittany Balint, Kurt Kimpinski
PURPOSE: The clinical significance of heart rate variability in the context of autonomic dysfunction continues to be a matter of debate. A consensus is lacking on the best heart rate variability measures for clinical purposes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of heart rate variability parameters in healthy versus autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: Healthy young (n = 134), healthy older (n = 32), and patients with mild (postural tachycardia syndrome; n = 25) and severe (neurogenic orthostatic hypotension; n = 34) autonomic dysfunction were included...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315089/high-amplitude-background-slow-waves-in-normal-children-aged-3-to-18-months-implications-for-the-consideration-of-hypsarhythmia
#2
John R Mytinger, Amanda Weber, Jorge Vidaurre
PURPOSE: To assess for the presence of high amplitude EEG background slow waves in normal young children. METHODS: One hundred children with normal development ages 3 to 18 months had normal EEGs for spells and did not have seizures or epilepsy. Three electroencephalographers retrospectively reviewed 5 minutes of stable stage II sleep to measure background slow waves for peak-to-peak amplitudes. A standard 10-20 longitudinal bipolar montage was used. Interrater agreement was assessed by intraclass correlation coefficient...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206768/inhibition-of-group-ia-afferents-between-brachioradialis-and-flexor-carpi-radialis-in-humans-a-study-using-an-electromyogram-averaging-method
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Mitsuhiro Nito, Wataru Hashizume, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Toshiaki Sato, Hiromi Fujii, Takuji Miyasaka, Masaomi Shindo, Akira Naito
PURPOSE: Our previous studies using a poststimulus time histogram method demonstrated inhibitory spinal reflex arcs (inhibition) between the brachioradialis (BR) and flexor carpi radialis (FCR) in humans. Group I afferents mediated the inhibition through an oligosynaptic path. In this study, effects of the inhibition on excitability of the motoneuron pools were examined, and we tried to clarify which afferents of group Ia or Ib are responsible for the inhibition. METHODS: We evaluated the effects of low-threshold afferents between BR and FCR on FCR and BR motoneuron pools, respectively, using an electromyogram-averaging method in 14 healthy human subjects...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215453/generalized-periodic-discharges-with-and-without-triphasic-morphology
#4
Ayham M Alkhachroum, Haifa Al-Abri, Alok Sachdeva, Sarita Maturu, Jennifer Waldron, Han Wang, Macym Rizvi, Guadalupe Fernandez-Baca Vaca, Hans O Lüders
PURPOSE: Generalized periodic discharges (GPDs) with a triphasic morphology have been associated with nonepileptic encephalopathies. We conducted the study to assess the reliability in which electroencephalographers can differentiate triphasic from nontriphasic periodic discharges and to evaluate for the presence of electroencephalogram and clinical characteristics that are associated with a higher risk of seizures. METHODS: We studied prospectively 92 patients between May 2016 and February 2017...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210842/electrodiagnostic-evidence-of-berrettini-anastomosis
#5
Madeleine E Seidel, Geoffrey K Seidel, David Hakopian, Erich Hornbach, Michael Andary
PURPOSE: Cadaveric palmar dissections reveal an ulnar sensory crossover (Berrettini anastomosis) to the third common palmar nerve so frequently that this crossover is considered a normal part of the anatomy. No literature has documented electrophysiologic evidence of the Berrettini anastomosis (BA). Presentation of third digit ulnar sensory crossover waveforms. METHODS: Retrospective chart review case series. Clinical office. Nerve conduction waveforms and data...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210841/comparison-of-heart-rate-variability-parameters-to-the-autonomic-reflex-screen-in-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-and-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension
#6
Jacquie Baker, Juan M Racosta, Kurt Kimpinski
PURPOSE: The clinical significance of heart rate variability (HRV) in the context of autonomic dysfunction continues to be a matter of debate. Therefore, the purpose of the current study was to investigate the clinical relevance of HRV in the context of autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: Heart rate variability data from 225 volunteers consisting of controls (n = 166) and patients with mild (n = 25) and severe (n = 34) autonomic dysfunction were retrospectively analyzed...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135702/relationship-between-sensory-dysfunction-and-walking-speed-in-patients-with-clinically-isolated-syndrome
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Magdalena Krbot Skorić, Luka Crnošija, Tereza Gabelić, Ivan Adamec, Mario Habek
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate a relationship between sensory dysfunction examined with somatosensory-evoked potentials of the posterior tibial nerve (tSSEP) and walking speed in patients with clinically isolated syndrome. METHODS: In 120 patients (mean age 32.2 ± 8.7 years, 84 females), Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), timed 25-foot walk test (T25FW), brain and spinal cord MRI, and tSSEP were performed. P40 latencies and N22a-P40 interlatencies were analyzed, and the z-score for each latency was calculated and combined into total tSSEP z-score...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112523/electrophysiological-study-of-the-frontal-branch-of-the-facial-nerve-in-normal-subjects
#8
Alberto M Cappellari
INTRODUCTION: The authors compared the electrophysiological results of the frontal branch over the main trunk stimulation of the facial nerve in normal subjects. METHODS: Nerve conduction studies of the main trunk and frontal branch of the facial nerve were performed on both sides of 31 healthy subjects, recording the compound muscle action potential (CMAP) from the frontalis muscle. RESULTS: A good quality CMAP was obtained in all subjects after stimulation of the frontal branch, but only in 64...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111992/cardiovascular-and-cerebral-hemodynamics-in-asymptomatic-healthy-subjects-with-without-abnormal-head-up-tilt-test-versus-recurrent-fainters
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Antonio González-Hermosillo, Manuel Sierra-Beltrán, Ulises López-Peña, Andrei Kostin, Guadalupe Hernández-Pacheco, Claudia Lerma
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare hemodynamic and autonomic responses during head-up tilt test (HUTT) between healthy volunteers and patients with a history of fainting and confirmed vasovagal syncope. We hypothesize that the autonomic and hemodynamic physiologic responses remain intact during orthostatic stress in people without previous fainting and negative HUTT, but deteriorate similarly in patients with recurrent vasovagal syncope and in asymptomatic healthy subjects who develop a vasovagal response during HUTT...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099408/electrographic-and-clinical-natural-history-of-lateralized-periodic-discharges
#10
Vineet Punia, Ravi Vakani, Richard Burgess, Stephen Hantus
PURPOSE: The long-term electrographic features of lateralized periodic discharges (LPD) and their impact on clinical management are unclear. The authors investigated routine EEGs (rEEG) to analyze the delayed natural history of LPDs, and studied the clinical care of these patients. METHODS: After IRB approval, the prospectively maintained continuous EEG (cEEG) database was searched to identify patients fulfilling the following criteria: LPDs on cEEG, age ≥18 years, no epilepsy history, and rEEG completed within 1 to 12 months of hospital discharge...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300715/intraoperative-somatosensory-evoked-potential-monitoring-decreases-eeg-burst-suppression-ratio-during-deep-general-anesthesia-erratum
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January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300714/electrophysiology-of-olfactory-and-optic-nerve-in-outpatient-and-intraoperative-settings
#12
Praveen Hariharan, Jeffery R Balzer, Katherine Anetakis, Donald J Crammond, Parthasarathy D Thirumala
Evoked potentials are time-locked electrophysiologic potentials recorded in response to standardized stimuli using scalp electrodes. These responses provide good temporal resolution and have been used in various clinical and intraoperative settings. Olfactory evoked potentials (OEPs) may be used as an adjunct tool in identifying patients of Parkinson disease and Alzheimer dementia. In clinical practice, visual evoked potentials (VEPs) are particularly useful in identifying subclinical cases of optic neuritis and in treatment surveillance...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298213/electrophysiology-of-cranial-nerve-testing-spinal-accessory-and-hypoglossal-nerves
#13
Amro M Stino, Benn E Smith
Multiple techniques have been developed for the electrodiagnostic evaluation of cranial nerves XI and XII. Each of these carries both benefits and limitations, with more techniques and data being available in the literature for spinal accessory than hypoglossal nerve evaluation. Spinal accessory and hypoglossal neuropathy are relatively uncommon cranial mononeuropathies that may be evaluated in the outpatient electrodiagnostic laboratory setting. A review of available literature using PubMed was conducted regarding electrodiagnostic technique in the evaluation of spinal accessory and hypoglossal nerves searching for both routine nerve conduction studies and repetitive nerve conduction studies...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298212/electrophysiology-of-cranial-nerve-testing-cranial-nerves-ix-and-x
#14
Alberto R M Martinez, Melina P Martins, Ana Lucila Moreira, Carlos R Martins, Paulo A T Kimaid, Marcondes C França
The cranial nerves IX and X emerge from medulla oblongata and have motor, sensory, and parasympathetic functions. Some of these are amenable to neurophysiological assessment. It is often hard to separate the individual contribution of each nerve; in fact, some of the techniques are indeed a composite functional measure of both nerves. The main methods are the evaluation of the swallowing function (combined IX and X), laryngeal electromyogram (predominant motor vagal function), and heart rate variability (predominant parasympathetic vagal function)...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298211/clinical-evaluation-of-the-vestibular-nerve-using-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials
#15
Jamie M Bogle
Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials are currently the most clinically accessible method to evaluate the otolith reflex pathways. These responses provide unique information regarding the status of the utriculo-ocular and sacculo-collic reflex pathways, information that has previously been unavailable. Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials are recorded from tonically contracted target muscles known to be innervated by these respective otolith organs. Diagnosticians can use vestibular evoked myogenic potentials to better evaluate the overall integrity of the inner ear and neural pathways; however, there are specific considerations for each otolith reflex protocol...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298210/electrophysiology-of-cranial-nerve-testing-auditory-nerve
#16
Alan D Legatt
The electrocochleogram and brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) are electrophysiologic signals used to assess the auditory nerve. The electrocohleogram includes the cochlear microphonic, the cochlear summating potential, and the eighth nerve compound action potential. It is used predominantly for hearing assessment and for diagnosis of Ménière disease and auditory neuropathy. Brainstem auditory evoked potentials are used for hearing assessment, diagnosis of dysfunction within the cochlea, the auditory nerve, and the brainstem auditory pathways up to the level of the mesencephalon, and intraoperative monitoring of these structures...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298209/electrophysiology-of-cranial-nerve-testing-trigeminal-and-facial-nerves
#17
Iryna M Muzyka, Bachir Estephan
The clinical examination of the trigeminal and facial nerves provides significant diagnostic value, especially in the localization of lesions in disorders affecting the central and/or peripheral nervous system. The electrodiagnostic evaluation of these nerves and their pathways adds further accuracy and reliability to the diagnostic investigation and the localization process, especially when different testing methods are combined based on the clinical presentation and the electrophysiological findings. The diagnostic uniqueness of the trigeminal and facial nerves is their connectivity and their coparticipation in reflexes commonly used in clinical practice, namely the blink and corneal reflexes...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298208/electrophysiology-of-extraocular-cranial-nerves-oculomotor-trochlear-and-abducens-nerve
#18
Praveen Hariharan, Jeffery R Balzer, Katherine Anetakis, Donald J Crammond, Parthasarathy D Thirumala
The utility of extraocular cranial nerve electrophysiologic recordings lies primarily in the operating room during skull base surgeries. Surgical manipulation during skull base surgeries poses a risk of injury to multiple cranial nerves, including those innervating extraocular muscles. Because tumors distort normal anatomic relationships, it becomes particularly challenging to identify cranial nerve structures. Studies have reported the benefits of using intraoperative spontaneous electromyographic recordings and compound muscle action potentials evoked by electrical stimulation in preventing postoperative neurologic deficits...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298207/neurophysiology-of-cranial-nerves-i-xii
#19
Benn E Smith
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January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023309/reply-to-considerations-about-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-grading-using-high-resolution-ultrasonography
#20
Hala R El Habashy, Reem A El Hadidy, Sandra M Ahmed, Basma B El Sayed, Aya S Ahmed
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November 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
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