Konstantinos Martsidis

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INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS A correlation exists between external anal sphincter (EAS) damage during birth and the subsequent development of fecal incontinence. This study evaluated the effect of delivery-related trauma on EAS innervation by means of intra-anal EMG performed with a rectal probe with 16 silver electrodes equally spaced along the(More)
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS Locating the innervation zones (IZs) of the external anal sphincter (EAS) is helpful to obstetricians to identify areas particularly vulnerable to episiotomy in pregnant women. The aim was to investigate the motor unit (MU) properties of the EAS during voluntary contractions. METHODS Electromyographic signals were detected,(More)
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