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Effect of ischaemia on somatosensory evoked potentials in diabetic patients.
  1. T López-Alburquerque,
  2. A García Miguel,
  3. J J Ruiz Ezquerro,
  4. J de Portugal Alvarez

    Abstract

    The nerve action potential at the elbow and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) at the scalp were recorded over 30 minutes of tourniquet-induced limb ischaemia in 10 diabetic patients and 10 controls. According to the SEP changes, an increased resistance to nerve ischaemia in diabetic patients was observed. The pathways involved in SEP conduction are discussed.

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