Alarm criteria for motor-evoked potentials: what's wrong with the "presence-or-absence" approach?

@article{Calancie2008AlarmCF,
  title={Alarm criteria for motor-evoked potentials: what's wrong with the "presence-or-absence" approach?},
  author={Blair Calancie and Maria del Rosario Molano},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={406-14}
}
STUDY DESIGN Combined prospective and retrospective. OBJECTIVE Evaluate 2 published criteria for interpreting motor-evoked potentials (MEP) in response to repetitive transcranial electrical stimulation (rTES) during surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There is controversy regarding how to interpret MEPs elicited by rTES. Many centers warn the surgical team only if the MEP is lost entirely ("Presence-or-Absence" method). Alternatively, we monitor the stimulus energy needed to elicit a… CONTINUE READING

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