Single-fiber electromyography, nerve conduction studies, and conventional electromyography in patients with critical-illness polyneuropathy: evidence for a lesion of terminal motor axons.

@article{Schwarz1997SinglefiberEN,
  title={Single-fiber electromyography, nerve conduction studies, and conventional electromyography in patients with critical-illness polyneuropathy: evidence for a lesion of terminal motor axons.},
  author={Johannes Schwarz and Johannes Planck and Josef Briegel and Andreas M. Straube},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={696-701}
}
Nine patients at risk for critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP) were included in a prospective study. We performed nerve conduction studies, electromyography, and a stimulation single-fiber electromyography (SFEMG). Five of 9 patients were diagnosed as CIP because they developed abnormal spontaneous activity during the follow-up period. Their SFEMG revealed a significant increase in mean jitter (25%, P < 0.005). In 4 patients without abnormal spontaneous activity there was no significant… CONTINUE READING

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