Motor Unit Territories in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Patients

Goker I., Baslo M. B. , ERTAS M., Ulgen Y.

Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, Minnesota, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, 3 - 06 Eylül 2009, ss.819-820 identifier identifier identifier

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  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/iembs.2009.5334552
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Minnesota
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.819-820


In this study, the scanning EMG technique was implemented to investigate electrophysiological cross-sections of the motor unit (MU) territories in healthy volunteers and in subjects with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and spinal muscular atrophy. Measurements were taken intramuscularly by means of two concentric needle electrodes from biceps brachialis muscles. 3-D maps of the MU territories were plotted for each MU to determine the lengths of MU cross-section and the maximum amplitudes of each MU. There was evidence of a preponderance of large MUs in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.