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Document Type: Artigo
Title: Influence of gender on the vestibular evoked myogenic potential
Other Titles: Influência do gênero no potencial miogênico evocado vestibular
Authors: Carnaúba, Aline Tenório Lins
Farias, Vanessa Vieira
Santos, Nastassia
Oliveira, Aline Cabral de
Rodrigues, Renato Glauco de Souza
Menezes, Pedro de Lemos
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Abstract: There is no consensus on the relevance of factors that influence gender differences in the behavior of muscles. Some studies have reported a relationship between muscle tension and amplitude of the vestibular evoked myogenic potential; others, that results depend on which muscles are studied or on how much load is applied. AIMS: This study aims to compare vestibular evoked myogenic potential parameters between genders in young individuals. METHODS: Eighty young adults were selected - 40 men and 40 women. Stimuli were averaged tone-bursts at 500 Hz, 90 dBHL intensity, and a 10-1000 Hz bandpass filter with amplification of 10-25 microvolts per division. The recordings were made in 80 ms windows. STUDY TYPE: An experimental and prospective study. RESULTS: No significant gender differences were found in wave latency - p = 0.19 and p = 0.50 for waves P13 and N23, respectively. No differences were found in amplitude values - p = 0.28 p = 0.40 for waves P13 and N23, respectively. CONCLUSION: There were no gender differences in latency and amplitude factors; the sternocleidomastoid muscle strain was monitored during the examination.
Keywords: Potenciais Evocados
Potencial Miogênico Evocado Vestibular
Potencial Evocado Motor
ISSN: 1808-8694
Publisher / Institution : Associação Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia Cérvico Facial
Citation: CARNAUBA, A. T. L. et al. Influence of gender on the vestibular evoked myogenic potential. Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, São Paulo, v. 77, n. 2, mar./abr. 2011. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 14 fev. 2014.
License: Creative Commons Attribution License
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