April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA112
Academic Journal
Transcranial magnetic stimulation(IMS) allows study of the central motor pathways from cerebral cortex to muscles of the human pharynx and oesophagus and has been used to explore mechanisms of swallowing recovery from dysphagia after stroke. TMS was well tolerated, and oesophageal EMG responses were easily recorded from all subjects. At 5% below MT, an optimal repeatability coefficients of 2 was achieved after 15 stimuli. A higher number of stimuli did not yield further improvement in repeatability.


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