Michael M Minieka

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Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) and its diagnosis have been topics of controversy, fueled in part by the lack of an objective test for early diagnosis. True neurogenic TOS results in diagnostic EMG findings only in its later stages. We describe a series of patients in whom the diagnosis is supported by changes in the medial antebrachial cutaneous (MAC) nerve(More)
The effect of temperature on motor unit action potential (MUAP) configuration and recruitment was studied using automatic decomposition electromyography (ADEMG) recordings from a concentric needle electrode placed in the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) muscle of 10 normal adult subjects during isometric contraction. Focally cooling the FDI resulted in(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the diagnostic use of compound muscle action potential duration in patients with critical illness myopathy. Accurate diagnosis is important because the muscles recover once the offending agents are withdrawn. We retrospectively reviewed 9 cases seen at our institution between 1999 and 2003 in which critical(More)
BACKGROUND During the evolution of the senior author's technique of ulnar nerve transposition to in situ decompression for ulnar neuropathy at the elbow, nerve conduction studies (NCS) including the Kimura inching method were performed preoperatively in an effort to ensure that all potential sites of compression were investigated intraoperatively. The(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the utility of an uncrossed asymmetry in full-field pattern reversal visual evoked potentials (FF-PVEPs) will accurately predict a retrochiasmal lesion confirmed by MRI. METHODS During an 8-year period, 754 patients had FF-PVEPs performed and analyzed without knowledge of their clinical histories and imaging studies.(More)
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