Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 1999 , Vol 2, Issue 1
Demet OFLUOĞLU, Gülseren AKYÜZ, Betül TURAN, Önder KAYHAN, Önder US
Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, İSTANBUL
Marmara Üniversitesi Nörolojik Bilimler Enstitüsü Elektrodiagnostik Nöroloji Bölümü, İSTANBUL
Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı - İSTANBUL
Age, height and gender are physiological factors that effect somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs). in our study, we performed median nerve antidromic sensory and motor conduction velocities and median SEPs on 96 healthy volunteers, 64 females and 32 males. Their ages were between 20 and 70 (mean age of 40.9±12.8). We grouped the volunteers according to age (20-35, 45-54, and 55-70) and gender. We used Erb's point, the cervical and cortical points according to international 10/20 system to obtain the SEPs recordings. We assessed the N9, N13 and N20 peak latencies and amplitudes and central conduction time (CCT). We investigated the correlation of SEPs with age and gender. As a result, we saw that the age and gender have different effects on SEPs. Keywords : Somatosensory evoked potentials, Age, Gender