Deriving pediatric nerve conduction normal values in the very young (<3 years).

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Summary of "Deriving pediatric nerve conduction normal values in the very young (<3 years)."

This work describes our efforts to obtain nerve conduction studies normal values in a pediatric cohort between birth and 3 years of age using the extrapolated norms or e-norms method. Interpretation of these studies poses major challenges when no reliable normal values can be found in the literature.


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Name: Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
ISSN: 1872-8952
Pages: 177-182


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