Responses of muscles of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to chronic electrical stimulation.

@article{Scott1986ResponsesOM,
  title={Responses of muscles of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to chronic electrical stimulation.},
  author={O M Scott and Gerta Vrb{\'o}va and Sandrine Hyde and Victor Dubowitz},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1986},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={1427-34}
}
The effect of chronic low frequency stimulation on the tibialis anterior muscle of children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy was investigated. Baseline data from 16 boys established low values of maximum voluntary contraction which did not improve with age. Studies of the contractile properties revealed significant slowing (p less than 0.001) of mean relaxation time compared to that of normal children's muscles. There was no loss of force during fatigue testing, as in normal children, but in… CONTINUE READING

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