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Title: Serial changes in somatosensory evoked potentials following cerebral infarction.
Authors: Macdonell, Richard A L;Donnan, Geoffrey A;Bladin, Peter F
Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 8-Jul-1991
Citation: Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology; 80(4): 276-83
Abstract: The relationship between somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and recovery from stroke was investigated in 12 patients. All had suffered recent cerebral infarction. SEPs were performed within the first week, 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months after stroke onset. Improvement of initially abnormal SEPs was maximal in the first 6 weeks and this correlated closely with the period of maximum clinical improvement. The results of this study suggest that the major effect of stroke on SEPs occurs acutely and is little affected by secondary degenerative processes.
Internal ID Number: 1713837
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Cerebral Cortex.physiopathology.radiography
Cerebral Infarction.diagnosis.physiopathology
Electric Stimulation
Evoked Potentials, Somatosensory.physiology
Follow-Up Studies
Median Nerve.physiology
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic
Neural Conduction.physiology
Neurologic Examination
Reaction Time.physiology
Reference Values
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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