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Submaximal nerve stimulation with the Datex relaxograph NMT monitor in myasthenia gravis.
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PMID:  1783534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently submaximal train-of-four stimulation of motor nerves has been reported as a reliable technique for monitoring the neuromuscular function in patients awakening from anaesthesia, in order to prevent residual curarization. On the basis of the similarity between curarization and Myasthenia Gravis, we studied the neuromuscular impairment of four myasthenic patients by means of a commercially available monitor, which has been designed for routine application in the operating room. We demonstrate that the cardinal features of Myasthenia Gravis can be easily detected with this simple and painless method.
F Fiacchino; M Gemma; M Bricchi; C Ferrazza; R Regi; V Scaioli; M Montolivo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian journal of neurological sciences     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0392-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital J Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-18     Completed Date:  1992-03-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006502     Medline TA:  Ital J Neurol Sci     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  565-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istituto Neurologico Nazionale C. Besta, Milano.
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MeSH Terms
Electric Stimulation / instrumentation*
Middle Aged
Motor Neurons / physiology
Myasthenia Gravis / physiopathology*
Neurologic Examination / instrumentation

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