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Sensory Segmental Assessments Following Spinal Cord Injury


Kramer, J; Steeves, J; Curt, A (2009). Sensory Segmental Assessments Following Spinal Cord Injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 14(4):23-33.

Abstract

Advanced electrophysiological recording techniques can assess sensory function from individual spinal segments and track the potential risks or benefits of a therapeutic intervention. Dermatomal somatosensory-evoked potentials (dSSEPs) and contact heat-evoked potentials (CHEPs) have been introduced as distinct assessment tools; when combined with other clinical sensory evaluations, these tools can provide sensitive and reliable functional measurements of spinal connectivity. dSSEPs measure innocuous tactile inputs via dorsal column pathways from individual spinal segments. Conversely, CHEPs evaluate thermal (e.g., nociceptive) inputs via spinothalamic pathways arising from each spinal segment.

Advanced electrophysiological recording techniques can assess sensory function from individual spinal segments and track the potential risks or benefits of a therapeutic intervention. Dermatomal somatosensory-evoked potentials (dSSEPs) and contact heat-evoked potentials (CHEPs) have been introduced as distinct assessment tools; when combined with other clinical sensory evaluations, these tools can provide sensitive and reliable functional measurements of spinal connectivity. dSSEPs measure innocuous tactile inputs via dorsal column pathways from individual spinal segments. Conversely, CHEPs evaluate thermal (e.g., nociceptive) inputs via spinothalamic pathways arising from each spinal segment.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:20 May 2009
Deposited On:03 Feb 2010 10:42
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:51
Publisher:Thomas Land Publishers
ISSN:1082-0744
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1310/sci1404-23

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