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Studies for the Pediatric and Geriatric Population 

Studies for the Pediatric and Geriatric Population
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Studies for the Pediatric and Geriatric Population
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Jun Kimura

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199738687.003.0029
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date: 24 October 2021

This chapter considers maturational process and aging as they relate to electrodiagnostic studies. These affect nerve conduction studies, late responses, blink reflex, tests of neuromuscular transmission, electromyography, and somatosensory and motor evoked potentials.Careful planning of the intended approach based on clinical diagnosis in question facilitates the process of assessment. A wide range of normal values reflecting the differing rates of neuromuscular maturation among children poses unique problems and limitations. Nonetheless, electrophysiologic studies play an important role in establishing the diagnosis in pediatric population. Adequate knowledge of pediatric neurology greatly improves the clinical practice of electromyography and nerve conduction studies. Declining motor function associated with aging includes decreased motor performance and muscle strength, but physical activity modifies the course of age-related motor changes.

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