Transcranial magnetic stimulation reveals an interhemispheric asymmetry of cortical inhibition in focal epilepsy.

@article{Cicinelli2000TranscranialMS,
  title={Transcranial magnetic stimulation reveals an interhemispheric asymmetry of cortical inhibition in focal epilepsy.},
  author={Paola Cicinelli and Donatella Mattia and Francesca Spanedda and Raimondo Traversa and Maria Grazia Marciani and Patrizio Pasqualetti and Paolo Maria Rossini and Giorgio Bernardi},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={701-7}
}
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TCS) was applied to both hemispheres of 16 patients affected by criptogenic focal epilepsy to evaluate the interhemispheric symmetry of the motor cortex excitability. The amplitude of the motor evoked potentials (MEPs) and the duration of the post-MEP silent period (SP) were measured at threshold (THR) and at increasing TCS stimulation intensities. The THR was significantly higher in patients than in 16 age-matched control subjects (p < 0.01). No… CONTINUE READING
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