Improved diagnosis of spinal cord disorders with contact heat evoked potentials.

@article{Ulrich2013ImprovedDO,
  title={Improved diagnosis of spinal cord disorders with contact heat evoked potentials.},
  author={Anett Ulrich and J Haefeli and Julia C. Blum and Kan Min and Armin Curt},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={80 15},
  pages={1393-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the sensitivity of contact heat evoked potentials (CHEPs) compared with dermatomal somatosensory evoked potentials (dSSEPs) and clinical sensory testing in myelopathic spinal cord disorders (SCDs). METHODS In a prospective cohort study, light-touch (LT) and pinprick (PP) testing was complemented by dermatomal CHEPs and dSSEPs in patients with a confirmed SCD as defined by MRI. Patients with different etiologies (i.e., traumatic and nontraumatic) and varying degrees of… CONTINUE READING