A. Keith Lethlean

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In awake human subjects, neural responses in cutaneous nerves to electrical stimulation were recorded with intrafascicular tungsten micro-electrodes. Changes in the activity of individual fibre groups during blocking procedures were recorded and correlated with simultaneous alterations in the perception of standardized stimuli. Light touch sensibility in(More)
Using surface electrodes, sensory nerve action potentials (SAP) have been recorded in the proximal segment (mid-calf to lateral malleolus) and the distal segment (lateral malleolus to toe 5) of the sural nerve and in the median nerve in 79 control subjects. The values obtained for the distal segment of the sural nerve varied widely and in seven apparently(More)
Cutaneous afferent activity was recorded in fascicles of the median and radial nerves of normal subjects using percutaneous microelectrodes. Multi-unit fascicular responses were dominated by activity in large myelinated fibres. Easily tolerated electrical stimuli evoked the full spectrum of fast and slow myelinated fibre activity but more intense levels(More)
Isometric contraction of the abductor digiti minimi muscle (ADM) has been studied in six normal subjects. Twitch contraction times of ADM ranged from 60 to 68 ms and twitch torque ranged from 2·33 to 6·24 × 10(-3) Nm. In three subjects torque declined by an average of 31% after tetanization at 50 Hz for 30 seconds but there was no similar diminution in the(More)
Four kindreds of east Arnhem Land Australian aboriginal people from Groote Eylandt and adjacent communities display symptoms of a similar spinocerebellar degeneration (multiple-system degenerative disease). The familial pattern indicates an autosomal dominant inheritance, though with varying penetrance in different families. This condition is clinically and(More)
In two subjects with paramyotonia congenita the isometric torque generated by the abductor digiti minimi and the surface EMG recorded over ADM decreased during prolonged or repetitive contractions, whether these were voluntarily or electrically induced. Isometric twitch times did not alter significantly during this muscle fatigue. Cooling greatly(More)
Ocular changes occur in up to 50% of cases of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) usually at the same time as other neurological signs. Occasionally, visual symptoms precede other manifestations by a few weeks or months. Fundal changes (most commonly a macular chorioretinitis) are the most frequent ocular manifestation of SSPE. Inclusion bodies occur(More)