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Magnetic coil stimulation of the brachial plexus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8379838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study establishes a protocol and normal values for magnetic stimulation of the brachial plexus at the mid-clavicular point. We evaluated twenty normal subjects bilaterally, and determined normal latencies to the abductor pollicis brevis, abductor digiti minimi, biceps, triceps, deltoid, infraspinatus, latissimus dorsi, and rhomboid major. Our values were comparable to latency values obtained with electrical stimulation at Erb's point and reported in the literature. Patient's compared their comfort between electrical stimulation and magnetic stimulation and magnetic stimulation was found more comfortable. To demonstrate that magnetic stimulation is an easier and less painful method to study brachial plexus injuries, we report two cases where we were unable to record evoked responses with electrical stimulation at Erb's point yet easily obtained magnetic recordings.
J N Rosenberg; J Turchetta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-19     Completed Date:  1993-10-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  928-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI.
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MeSH Terms
Brachial Plexus*
Electric Stimulation / methods*
Middle Aged
Muscles / innervation
Neural Conduction

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