Use of the novel contact heat evoked potential stimulator (CHEPS) for the assessment of small fibre neuropathy: correlations with skin flare responses and intra-epidermal nerve fibre counts

@article{Atherton2007UseOT,
  title={Use of the novel contact heat evoked potential stimulator (CHEPS) for the assessment of small fibre neuropathy: correlations with skin flare responses and intra-epidermal nerve fibre counts},
  author={Duncan Donald Atherton and Paul Facer and Katherine M Roberts and Vijay Peter Misra and Boris Andreyevich Chizh and C. Bountra and P. R. Vijai Anand},
  journal={BMC Neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={21 - 21}
}
BACKGROUND The Contact Heat Evoked Potential Stimulator (CHEPS) rapidly stimulates cutaneous small nerve fibres, and resulting evoked potentials can be recorded from the scalp. We have studied patients with symptoms of sensory neuropathy and controls using CHEPS, and validated the findings using other objective measures of small nerve fibres i.e. the histamine-induced skin flare response and intra-epidermal fibres (IEF), and also quantitative sensory testing (QST), a subjective measure… CONTINUE READING