Author(s): Cherchi M, Bellinaso NP, Card K, Covington A, Krumpe A,
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine if a sound evoked myogenic potential could be obtained from the triceps with the recording and stimulus parameters routinely used to obtain a vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) from the sternocleidomastoid. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study of myogenic potentials recorded from the triceps in healthy subjects. We used a monaural acoustic stimulus and measured the unrectified myogenic potential using surface electromyography electrodes, using response-triggered averaging, on the triceps of 18 subjects. SETTING: University-affiliated otoneurology clinic. PATIENTS: Eighteen healthy adult volunteers (11 women and 7 men), age ranging between 27 and 36 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Latencies and amplitudes of the first two waves of the evoked response. RESULTS: : The P1 latency was 36.83 +/- 8.42 ms (range, 26.34-57.99 ms; 95\% confidence interval [CI], 33.53-40.14 ms), the N1 latency was 43.74 +/- 8.80 ms (range, 34.67-66.32 ms; 95\% CI, 40.29-47.19 ms), the P1-N1 interlatency was 6.90 +/- 1.23 ms (range, 5.21-9.79 ms; 95\% CI, 6.42-7.39 ms), and the P1-N1 interamplitude was 93.23 +/- 51.25 microV (range, 16.33-206.62 microV; 95\% CI, 73.14-113.32 V). CONCLUSION: A monaural sound stimulus elicits a robust and reproducible surface myogenic potential in triceps muscles.
This article was published in Otol Neurotol
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