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Quantitative electromyography: carrier detection in Duchenne type muscular dystrophy using a new automatic technique
  1. Allie Moosa,
  2. Brian H. Brown,
  3. Victor Dubowitz
  1. Department of Child Health, University of Sheffield, Sheffield
  2. The Regional Medical Physics Department, Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield

    Abstract

    An automated method of quantitating small electromyographic changes, based on the ratio of action potential duration to the number of phases per potential, was applied to carriers of X-linked Duchenne type muscular dystrophy. The ratio was found to be significantly raised in a proportion of these cases.

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