JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/32119
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Author Unal, Murat| Tataroglu, Cengiz| Toros, Fevziye| Kanik, Arzu| Pata, Yavuz Selim|
Abstract <p>We investigated the brainstem integrity in children with primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE) using auditory brainstem responses (ABR), blink reflex and exteroceptive suppression of the masseter muscle. We examined 23 children with PNE (16 male, 7 female; mean age: 10.4 years) and 19 control subjects (11 male, 8 female; mean age: 11.8 years). ABR parameters such as wave latencies, amplitudes and interpeak latencies and blink reflex parameters such as R1 and R2 amplitude and latencies were not significantly different between the 2 groups. Although S2 parameters of the exteroceptive suppression of the masseter muscle were easily and completely obtained from the control subjects, in the PNE group S2 onset latency and duration were not recorded in 26% of the study children (n = 6) (P = 0.01). S2 duration time was significantly lowered in the enuretic group (left side: P = 0.001 and right side: P = 0.003). S2 duration time changes in the enuretic group supports a possible brainstem dysfunction in children with PNE.</p>
Keywords nocturnal enuresis auditory brainstem response blink reflex exteroceptive suppression brainstem neurophysiology
Amo Type Article
Published Date 2004-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume58
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 1
End Page 6
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 15157005
Web of Science KeyUT 000189271100001