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A novel approach for evaluating nerve function in healthy elderly persons: a pilot study.

Authors
  • Nishihara, Ken1
  • Kawai, Hisashi
  • Kanemura, Naohiko
  • Hara, Motohiko
  • Naruse, Hideo
  • Gomi, Toshiaki
  • 1 Department of Physical Therapy, Saitama Prefectural University, Saitama, Japan. [email protected] , (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical Science Monitor
Publisher
"International Scientific Information, Inc."
Publication Date
Apr 29, 2013
Volume
19
Pages
309–316
Identifiers
DOI: 10.12659/MSM.883897
PMID: 23624713
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

NCVCC compares the overall shape of compound muscle action potential and reflects not only the fastest motor unit, but also the motor nerve conduction velocity of other motor unit components. A significant negative correlation between DNCV and the correlation coefficient peak was observed only in elderly subjects, suggesting that older individuals, including those that maintain a high level of physical strength, experience a loss of motor nerve function. Thus, changes in motor nerve function among elderly persons can potentially be further examined for clinical use.

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