Reliability of Motor Evoked Potentials Induced by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: The Effects of Initial Motor Evoked Potentials Removal.

Citation data:

Basic and clinical neuroscience, ISSN: 2008-126X, Vol: 8, Issue: 1, Page: 43-50

Publication Year:
2017
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PMID:
28446949
DOI:
10.15412/j.bcn.03080106
Author(s):
Hashemirad, Fahimeh; Zoghi, Maryam; Fitzgerald, Paul B; Jaberzadeh, Shapour
Publisher(s):
CASRP: Center of Advanced Scientific Research and Publications
Tags:
Medicine; Neuroscience
article description
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a useful tool for assessment of corticospinal excitability (CSE) changes in both healthy individuals and patients with brain disorders. The usefulness of TMS-elicited motor evoked potentials (MEPs) for the assessment of CSE in a clinical context depends on their intra-and inter-session reliability. This study aimed to evaluate if removal of initial MEPs elicited by using two types of TMS techniques influences the reliability scores and whether this effect is different in blocks with variable number of MEPs.