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Correlation of electromyogram and muscle biopsy in myopathy of young age.
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PMID:  21530726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the accuracy of electromyogram (EMG) compared to muscle biopsy in young myopathic patients.
DESIGN: Observational study.
SETTING: A university rehabilitation hospital.
PARTICIPANTS: Cases (N=62) were included if the patient was 18 years or younger, and if data were available from muscle biopsy, EMG, and final clinical diagnosis.
INTERVENTION: No intervention.
RESULTS: EMG showed myopathic findings in 55 patients, and microscopy revealed myopathy in 50 patients and nonspecific findings in 5 patients. Twenty-eight out of 33 patients showed myogenic EMG findings with a conventional EMG, and histology revealed myopathy in 24 patients. In comparison, turns/amplitude analysis (TAA) with a conventional EMG detected myogenic findings in 27 of 29 patients. Twenty-six of these 27 patients showed myogenic findings in the biopsy.
CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that EMG is useful for the detection of myopathy in young patients. In addition, TAA may be helpful in cases of no definite conventional EMG findings and less cooperative patients.
Jihoon Chang; Yoon Ghil Park; Young-Chul Choi; Jung Hwa Choi; Jae Ho Moon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1532-821X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  780-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute of Muscular Disease, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
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