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Jun Lee 16 Articles
Yeungnam University type drive-through (YU-Thru) coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) screening system: a rapid and safe screening system
Wan Seok Seo, Seong Ho Kim, Si Youn Song, Jian Hur, Jun Lee, Sunho Choi, Yoojung Lee, Dai Seg Bai
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2020;37(4):349-355.   Published online September 18, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2020.00640
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Active and prompt scale-up screening tests are essential to efficiently control the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The goal of this work was to identify shortcomings in the conventional screening system (CSS) implemented in the beginning of the outbreak. To overcome these shortcomings, we then introduced a novel, independently developed system called the Yeungnam University type drive-through (YU-Thru), and distributed it nationwide in Korea. This system is similar to the drive-throughs utilized by fast food restaurants. YU-Thru system has shortened the time taken to test a single person to 2–4 minutes, by completely eliminating the time required to clean and ventilate the specimen collection room. This time requirement was a major drawback of the CSS. YU-Thru system also reduced the risk of subjects and medical staff infecting one another by using a separate and closed examination system. On average, 50 to 60 tests were conducted per day when using the CSS, while now up to 350 tests per day are conducted with the YU-Thru system. We believe that the YU-Thru system has made an important contribution to the rapid detection of COVID-19 in Daegu, South Korea. Here, we will describe the YU-Thru system in detail so that other countries experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks can take advantage of this system.

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  • Experience of operating a medical humanities course at one medical school during the COVID-19: a retrospective study
    Yu Ra Kim, Hye-won Shin, Young Hwan Lee, Seong-Yong Kim
    Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science.2023; 40(2): 179.     CrossRef
  • Lessons Learned From an Analysis of the Emergency Medical Services’ COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Facilities in Israel
    Itay Zmora, Evan Avraham Alpert, Uri Shacham, Nisim Mishraki, Eli Jaffe
    Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.2022; 16(5): 2091.     CrossRef
  • A study on the mental health of students at a medical school during COVID-19 outbreak: a retrospective study
    Yu Ra Kim, Hye Jin Park, Bon-Hoon Koo, Ji Young Hwang, Young Hwan Lee
    Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science.2022; 39(4): 314.     CrossRef
Fibromuscular Dysplasia of the Distal Internal Carotid and Middle Cerebral Artery.
Ju Hyun Kim, Jun Lee
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2009;26(1):78-83.   Published online June 30, 2009
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2009.26.1.78
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Fibromuscular dysplasia is an uncommon condition of idiopathic, non-inflammatory and non-atherosclerotic disease of the musculature of arterial walls. The disease is rare, but it commonly affects young and middle aged women. Isolated intracranial cerebral fibromuscular dysplasia is extremely rare because cerebral fibromuscular dysplasia usually affects extracranial vessels. A 26-year-old woman was admitted with right hemiplegia and global aphasia. Brain MRI and MRA demonstrated acute left middle cerebral artery territory infarction with a multifocal stenosis and dilatation of the left middle cerebra artery and left internal carotid. The characteristic conventional cerebral angiographic findings demonstrated a typical string-of-beads appearance in the left distal internal carotid artery and proximal portion of the left middle cerebral artery, which suggested a medial type fibromuscular dysplasia. We report a case of isolated intracranial fibromuscular dysplasia with left middle cerebral artery territory infarction. Fibromuscular dysplasia should be considered as a stroke risk factors in children and young adults, especially in patients with no known cardiovascular risk factors.

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  • Cerebral Infarction and Recovery in a 12-Year-Old Child With Intracranial Fibromuscular Dysplasia
    Min Hwan Kim, Jae In Lee, Shin-seung Yang
    Brain & Neurorehabilitation.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
Relationship between Clinical Grading of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Electrophysiological Parameter
Hyun Chul Do, Jun Lee, Se Jin Lee, Mee Young Park, Jung Sang Hah
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2007;24(2 Suppl):S407-415.   Published online December 31, 2007
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2007.24.2S.S407
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Background
:To investigate the relationship between clinical grading and electrophysiological parameter in carpal tunnel syndrome. Materials and Methods:This studies examined 75 outpatients (100 hands) who were diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome at neurologic clinic from March to July in 2006. They were divided into three groups by clinical grading and then each groups were compared with sensory nerve conduction velocity (SNCV) and sensory compound nerve action potential (CNAP) amplitude of I-W, F-W, and P-W segments, motor terminal latency (TL), motor compound muscle action potential (CMAP) amplitude of distal segment, and disto-proximal ratio on the third finger.
Results
:The first group(mild) was 46 (51 hands) patients, second group(moderate) was 29 (35 hands) patients, and the third group (severe) was 14(14 hands) patients. The mean ages were 55.9, 57.4 and 57.0 years in each group, and there were no statistical differences in age and sex between 3 groups. SNCV of I-W, F-W and P-W segments and motor TL were different significantly between 3 groups, but disto-proximal ratio on the third finger was not different significantly(P<0.05). Motor TL was correlated with clinical grading. And also sensory CNAP amplitude of I-W, F-W, and P-W segments, and motor CMAP amplitude of distal segment were different significantly between 3 groups. Especially, sensory CNAP amplitude of P-W segment and motor TL were correlated with higher clinical grading groups(2, 3 groups)(p<0.05).
Conclusion
:SNCV of F-W and P-W segments, motor TL, motor CMAP amplitude of distal segment and sensory CNAP amplitude of each segments were correlated with the clinical grading of carpal tunnel syndrome.
A case of Bilateral Near Blindness Secondary to Isolated Sphenoid Sinus Aspergillosis with Headache.
Jun Pil Yoon, Se Jin Lee, Jun Lee, Ju Hyun Kim, Hyun Doo Noh
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2007;24(1):79-84.   Published online June 30, 2007
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2007.24.1.79
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Sphenoid sinus aspergillosis is notorious for its serious complications, such as permanent cranial nerve deficits and possible death. The most common associated symptoms are headache, followed by visual changes, and cranial nerve palsies. Because of an insidious onset, frequently resulting in missed and delayed diagnosis, sphenoid sinus aspergillosis is a potentially lethal medical condition. We report a case of visual loss secondary to isolated sphenoid sinus aspergillosis. A 69-year-old man presented to our hospital with the complaint of headache. The headache started one year previously and was described as severe dull pain localized bilaterally to the temporo-orbital region. The patient took daily NSAIDs for the pain. The neurological examination was normal. The MRI of the brain showed a left sphenoid sinusitis. A transnasal endoscopic superior meatal sphenoidotomy was performed. Aspergillosis was confirmed after a surgical biopsy was obtained. The patient was discharged from hospital without antifungal therapy. One month later, the patient complained of headache and loss of vision bilaterally. The orbital MRI showed a left cavernous sinus and bilateral optic nerve invasion. The loss of visions was permanent. In our case, the diagnosis was delayed; antifungal agents were not administered after surgery and the patient lost his vision as a result. Therefore, early diagnosis and proper treatment are important. Although the treatment of an invasive type of aspergillus has not been established, surgical removal of a nidus and aggressive antifungal therapy are recommended.
A Family of Dentatorubropallidoluysian Atrophy.
Ji Yoon Chung, Mee Young Park, Jun Lee, Jun Pil Yoon, Hyun Jung Park
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2006;23(1):118-123.   Published online June 30, 2006
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2006.23.1.118
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Dentatorubropallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder usually inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. DRPLA has been shown to be associated with expansion of an unstable cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) trinucleotide repeat in a gene on chromosome 12p. We evaluated a family with DRPLA that affected three members; A 35-year-old female presented with seven year history of gait ataxia, dysarthria and mild cognitive impairment. The MRI of the brain revealed diffuse cerebellar atrophy with an incidental lipoma in the midbrain. Her 30-year-old brother presented with progressive cerebellar ataxia that developed at the age of 20. Her grandmother and mother were reported to have developed ataxia during the late period of their life, and died at the age of 60 and 55, respectively. The demonstration of an expanded CAG repeat in the gene for DRPLA was used to confirm the diagnosis.
A Case of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Presenting with Amaurosis Fugax without Antiphospholipid Antibodies Syndrome.
Jung Hyun Kim, Jung Sang Hah, Mee Young Park, Se Jin Lee, Jun Lee
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2006;23(1):113-117.   Published online June 30, 2006
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2006.23.1.113
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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that may affect many organ systems including the nervous system. The immune response in patients with SLE can cause inflammation and other damage that can cause significant injury to the arteries and tissues. A 48-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of transient monocular blindness. Magnetic resonance imaging and conventional angiography showed severe stenosis of the distal intracranial internal carotid artery. The patient was diagnosed as having SLE but the antiphospholipid antibodies were negative. Amaurosis fugax has not been previously reported as an initial manifestation of SLE in Korea. We report a patient with a retinal transient ischemic attack as the first manifestation of SLE.
A Case of Wernicke's Encephalopathy Associated with Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
Seung Hyun Lee, Se Jin Lee, Yun Kyung Lee, Jung Sang Ha, Jun Lee
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2004;21(1):91-95.   Published online June 30, 2004
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2004.21.1.91
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Wernicke's encephalopathy is an acute-onset illness characterized by mental confusion, ataxia and ophthalmoplegia due to a thiamine deficiency. Immediate administration of thiamine prevents progression of the disease and reverses brain lesions. We have experienced a case of Wernicke's encephalopathy associated with hyperemesis gravidarum. As Wernicke's encephalopathy is mostly associated with chronic alcoholism, the possibility of Wernicke's encephalopathy may be ignored in young women. We emphasize the need for thiamine supplementation in the patient requiring intravenous alimentation such as hyperemesis gravidarum.
Antithrombotic Therapy for Ischemic Stroke.
Jung Sang Hah, Jun Lee
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2003;20(1):1-12.   Published online June 30, 2003
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2003.20.1.1
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Ischemic stroke is among the principal causes of death and disability in the elderly. Although control of blood pressure, decreased cigarette smoking, and modified dietary habits are among important reasons for stroke decline, the use of antithrombotic therapy, rigorously prescribed. Several antiplatelet agents are approved to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke. Aspirin is the best-studied and most widely used antiplatelet agent for stroke prevention; it provides approximately 15% to 25% relatively risk reduction for secondary prevention of stroke or the major vascular death. Combining 2 antiplatelet agents with different mechanism of action was demonstrated to provide a substantial increase in efficacy in several studies. Anticoagulation should be considered first with potential cardiac sources of embolism. Heparin reduces development of erythrocyte-fibrin thrombi that form in regions of vascular stasis especially within the heart, in severely stenosed arteries sometimes engrafted on white thrombi, in acute arterial occlusion. Heparin should not be indiscriminately given to all acute brain ischemia patients, but may contribute to treatment of large artery occlusion and severe stenosis, cardiogenic embolism with a high acute recurrence risk, and dural sinus and cerebral venous thromobosis.
Comparison of the Repetitive Nerve Stimulation Test(RNST) Findings Between in Upper and Lower Extremity Muscles in Myasthenia Gravis.
Yun Seuk Jung, Jun Lee, Se Jin Lee, Jung Sang Hah, Wook Nyeon Kim
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2000;17(2):129-136.   Published online December 31, 2000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2000.17.2.129
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BACKGROUND
AND PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to compare the sensitivity of the Repetitive Nerve Stimulation Test (RNST) between the upper and lower extremity muscles in myasthenia gravis(MG) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 20 normal persons(control group) and 10 MG patients(MG group). Using Stalberg's method. RNST was systemically performed in orbicularis oculi muscle. upper extremity muscles(flexor carpi ulnaris. abductor digiti quinti), and lower extremity muscles(tibialis anterior. extensor digitorum brevis. vastus medialis). RESULTS: There were statistical differences of decremental response(mean+/-SD) in orbicularis oculi and upper extremity muscles between the control and MG groups(p<0.05 or p<0.01). However, there was no statistical difference of decremental response(mean+/-SD) to RNST in lower extremity muscles between the control and MG groups. There were highersensitivity in orbicularis oculi and upper extremity muscles than lower extremity muscles. Although positive reponse were detected in the lower extremity muscles, the positive response rates of lower extremity muscles were lower than o.oculi and upper extremity muscles. CONCLUSIONS: When the response rates of RNST in facial and upper extremity muscles are normal, may not be required RNST in lower extremity muscles.
A Case of Becker's Type Congenital Myotonia.
Sung Hwan Yun, Jung Sang Hah, Jun Lee
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 1999;16(1):125-130.   Published online June 30, 1999
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1999.16.1.125
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Congenital myotonia is a hereditary disorder of the skeletal muscle. The most characteristic features of the disease are myotonia and variable muscular hypertrophy. Molecular biologic investigations have revealed that mutations in the gene of the human skeletal muscle chloride ion channel protein are a cause of the disease. The Becker's type congenial myotonia is clinically similar to the autosomal dominantly inherited congenital myotonia (Thomsen's disease). Both disorders are characterized electrophysiologically by increased excitability of muscle fibers, reflected in clinical myotonia. In general, Becker's type congenital myotonia is more severe than Thomsen's disease in muscular hypertrophy and weakness. The authors recently experienced a 25-year-old female patient who has no family-related disease history and who has conspicuous muscular hypertrophy and the stiffness with muscles which occurred from the age of 3 or 4. Clinically she showed the authors a percussion myotonia. On electrophysiological study, exercise and repetitive stimulation of the abductor digiti quinti muscle disclosed a decline in the compound muscle action potential. Biopsy of biceps muscle revealed enlargement of muscle fibers with marked nuclear internalization. After the oral taking the Mexiletine, the patient showed a favorable turn a little with her stiffness of muscles. So we authors are reporting one case of Becker's type congenital myotonia with review of literatures.
A Case of Leber's Hereditary Optic Nouropathy Showing 11778 Point Mutation of Mitochondrial DNA.
Yun Seok Jung, Seung Kwon Park, Seung Yeop Lee, Jung Sang Hah, Mee Yeoung Park, Se Jin Lee, Jun Lee
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 1999;16(1):114-118.   Published online June 30, 1999
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1999.16.1.114
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Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy(LHON) is an optic nerve disease that causes blindness and is associated with maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA(mt DNA) mutations. The most common mitochondrial DNA mutation among LHON patients is a point mutation at the nucleotide 11778 in the subunit 4 of complex I. In one 45-year old male LHON patient with bilateral optic neuropathy, we investigated the presence of a point mutation of mitochondrial DNA and identified a single guanine to adenine transition mutation in the mitochondrial DNA at nucleotide point 11778.
Comparison of Usefulness of Laboratory Tests in Diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis.
Seung Kwon Park, Hyun Cheol Do, Min Jung Kim, Seung Yeop Lee, Mee Yeoung Park, Jung Sang Hah, Wook Nyeun Kim, Jun Lee
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 1998;15(1):125-134.   Published online June 30, 1998
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1998.15.1.125
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PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to evaluate the clinical usefulness of Tensilon test, repetitive nerve stimulation test(RNST), single fiber EMG(SFEMG) test and acetylcholine receptor antibody(AchR Ab) assay for making diagnosis of myasthenia gravis(MG). METHOD: These tests were performed in 21 MG patients which were classified into 11 ocular, 5 mild generalized, 4 moderate generalized, and 1 chronic severe MG. RESULT: The overall positivity of Tensilon test, SFEMG and AchR Ab was 95%, 87%, and 76% respectively. The overall positivity of RNST was 67%; 38% on flexor carpi ulnaris, 43% on adductor digiti quinti and 62% on orbicularis oculi muscles. The positivity of each test was higher in generalized MG group than in ocular MG group. But we could observe the statistically significant difference only in the RNST(p<0.05). CONCLUSION: Tensilon test showed the highest positivity in all MG groups. So we would like to recommend the Tensilon test for the diagnosis of MG at first, followed by RNST and AchR Ab assay, and SFEMG would be indicated to MG group which showed relatively low postivity in other tests.
Utility of H-reflex in the Diagnosis Cervical Radiculopathy.
Jun Lee, Gun Ju Park, Hyun Cheol Doo, Sung Geon Park, Yun Seog Jeong, Jung Sang Hah
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 1997;14(1):111-122.   Published online June 30, 1997
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1997.14.1.111
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H-reflex is a kind of late respons which can be used for the proximal nerve conduction study. Also it is a useful and widely used nerve conduction technique es to look electrically at the monosynaptic reflex. Although recordable from all muscles theoretically, H-reflexes are most commonly recorded from the calf muscles following stimulation of the tibial nerve in the popliteal fossa. But in this study, We tried to establish the normal data and to evaluate the significance of the H-reflex study in cervical radiculopathy. H-reflexes were recorded from flexor carpi radialis (FCR) muscle, extensor carpi radialis (ECR) muscle, brachioradialis (BR) muscle, and abductor digiti minimi (ADM) muscle in 31 normal adults (62 cases) and 12 patients with cervical radiculopathy. The mean values of H-reflex latency in normal control group were 16.16+/- 1.65 msec in FCR; 15.99+/- 1.25 msec in ECR; 16.47+/- 1.59 msec in BR; 24.46+/- 1.42 msec in ADM. And the mean values of side to side difference of H-reflex latency were 0.47+/- 0.48 msec in FCR; 0.68+/- 0.72 msec in ECR; 0.63+/- 0.43 msec in BR; 22.31+/- 1.24 msec in ADM. Mean values of side to side differences of interlatency time were 0.49+/-0.47 msec in FCR; 0.73+/- 0.62 msec in ECR; 0.79+/- 0.71 msec in BR; 0.69+/- 0.44 msec in ADM. Also, there were no significant differences in H-reflex latency between right and left side. H-reflex tests in patient group with cervical radiculopathy revealed abnormal findings in 11 out of 12 patients. These results suggest that H-reflex in the upper extremity would be helpful in the diagnosis of the cervical radiculopathy.

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A Clinical Study of 52 Patients with Myasthenia Gravis Syndrome.
Gun Ju Park, Jung Sang Hah, Jun Lee, Hyun Cheol Do, Seung Kweun Park, Sang Dug Suh, Byung Soo Kee
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 1996;13(1):86-96.   Published online June 30, 1996
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1996.13.1.86
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The authors experienced 52 patients with myasthenia gravis who were diagnosed at the Department of Neurology, Yeungnam University Hospital from August 1985 to January 1996. The following results were obtained through diagnostic evaluation and treatment. 1. The ratio of male to female was 1:1.7 and the most prevalent age group was second decade. 2. The most common initial presentation symptom was ocular(71.2%) and the peak incidence group was stage I (69.3%) according to the modified Osserman's classification. 3. In 16 patients(30.8%), it took more than a year to diagnose due to symptoms which were relapsed and remitting. 4. Of 52 patients, 2 cases were associated with thyroid disease(3.8%) and 2 with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus(3.8%). 5. All of those who received anticholinesterase and corticosteroid therapy were improved with the exception of 5 cases which were improved after thymectomy and/or plasmapheresis.
Comparision of Heoatitis B Virus Markers in the Serum and the Cerebrospinal Fluid
Sang Dug Suh, Seong Min Kim, Jun Lee, Gun Ju Park, Hyun Cheol Do, Yeung Ju Byun
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 1995;12(2):282-291.   Published online December 31, 1995
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1995.12.2.282
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We investigated HBV markers in serum and cerebrospinal fluid of 50 subjects with neurologic disorders or other disorders, who visited Dept. of neurology, college of medicine, Yeungnam University, from April-1 to August-31 1994 and were performed cerebrospinal fluid analysis to investigate the detection rate of HBV markers in cerebrospinal fluid and the possibility of neurologic disorders associated with HBV infection. The results were as follows. The positivity of HBsAg and. HBV prevalence rate in serum were 6 (12.04) and 37 (74.0%). Thf, number of patient with HBsAg, only anti-HBV and no markers were 6 (12.0%), 31 (62.0%) and 13 (26.0%), respectively. The positivity of HBsAg and HBV prevalence rate in cerebrospinal fluid were 3 (6%) and 18 (36.0%). The number of patient with HBsAg, only anti-HBV and no markers were 6 (100.0%), 12 (38.7%) and 0 (0.0%) respectively. The number of patient with virus associated diseases (VAD) and non virus associated diseases (NVAD) were 26 (52%) and 24 (48%). The HBV prevalence rate in serum of VAD and NVAD groups were 88.5% and 58.3% (p<0.05). The HBV prevalence rate in CSF of VAD and NVAD groups were 53.8% and 16.7% (p<0.05). The HBV prevalence rate in serum and CSF of VAD and NVAD groups were 60.9% and 28.6%. As a conclusion, the HBV markers in the CSF were partially detected at the presence of the HBV markers in serum. The prevalence rate of HBV in the CSF was increased at the HBsAg positive in the serum and the CSF was significantly increased at the VAD group than the NVAD group
Motor Evoked Potential Study with Magnetic Stimulation In Ischemic Stroke Patients.
Seong Min Kim, Sang Dug Suh, Jun Lee, Jung Sang Hah
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 1994;11(2):248-261.   Published online December 31, 1994
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1994.11.2.248
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This study was undertaken to evaluate the clinical usefulness of magnetic motor evoked potential (MEP) in the diagnosis of stroke and predicting the motor improvement following stroke. The cortical, cervical and lumbar stimulations were performed in the case of 24 healthy controls and 24 to a target muscle between after transcranial stimulation and after cervical or lumbar stimulation. There was no case showing no response in controls. But in 11 out of 24 ischemic patients, we could not get cortical MEP. Mean CMCT of abductor pollicis brevis muscle was not significantly different in controls and stroke patients in whom MEPs were recorded. There were significant differences between mean CMCT of normal controls and that of stroke patients showing MEPs in AH Muscle. MEP Results from testing the stroke patients were correlated with site of lesion, degree of motor weakness and motor improvement after 1 to 2 months. These results suggest that magnetic MEP is easy and useful in electrophysiological test of central motor pathway and is useful indicator for representing the motor weakness and predicting the motor outcome in acute ischemic stroke patients.

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