• Corpus ID: 24193224

Reinforcement of motor evoked potentials in patients with spinal cord injury.

@article{Hayes1991ReinforcementOM,
  title={Reinforcement of motor evoked potentials in patients with spinal cord injury.},
  author={Keith C. Hayes and R. D. Allatt and Dalton L Wolfe and Tatsuya Kasai and Jane T C Hsieh},
  journal={Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology. Supplement},
  year={1991},
  volume={43},
  pages={
          312-29
        }
}
  • K. Hayes, R. Allatt, J. Hsieh
  • Published 1991
  • Biology, Medicine, Psychology
  • Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology. Supplement
Transcranial magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex has been used to investigate the putative existence of spared motor pathways in spinal cord injured patients with clinically complete paralysis. Particular consideration was given to methods of neurological reinforcement likely to minimize the risk of false negative interpretation of absent motor evoked potentials (MEPs). The principal methods of reinforcement included target and remote muscle contractions and conditioning of MEPs with a… 
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