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Ban C H Tsui, Timothy J Shakespeare, Danika H Leung, Jeremy H Tsui, Gareth N Corry
PURPOSE: Current methods of assessing nerve blocks, such as loss of perception to cold sensation, are subjective at best. Transcutaneous nerve stimulation is an alternative method that has previously been used to measure the current perception threshold (CPT) in individuals with neuropathic conditions, and various devices to measure CPT are commercially available. Nevertheless, the device must provide reproducible results to be used as an objective tool for assessing nerve blocks. METHODS: We recruited ten healthy volunteers to examine CPT reproducibility using the Neurometer(®) and the Stimpod NMS450 peripheral nerve stimulator...
August 2013: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
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