The Guide to Owning Discus by Mary E. Sweeney

By Mary E. Sweeney

It is a consultant to assist and help with the care and maintenance for Discus fish. comprises tank requisites and common details that comes with health and wellbeing and breeding details.

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Thus, the type of injury to the nerve can be inferred from the electrical studies without having to remove the nerve from the body for microscopic examination. Electrical testing of nerves and muscles is often known collectively as electromyography (EMG), but there are actually two separate components of the test. Nerve conduction studies are the most important part of the electrophysiologic testing in GBS. The term electromyography should really be reserved for that part of the test where a needle is inserted into the muscle.

DIFFICULTIES IN MAKING AN EARLY DIAGNOSIS Weakness is the preeminent feature of GBS, and this should make the diagnosis easy. Indeed, in the majority of new GBS cases, weakness is an obviously new event, causing the person experiencing the weakness to go to the doctor, and asking him or her to look for an explanation. However, individual reports indicate that weakness is not always appreciated as a new event that signals the doctor to look for a new medical problem. This potential dilemma can make the diagnosis of GBS challenging, or even suspect.

Shocks are given using a small, hand-held device, as shown in Figure 3-2. The responses can be recorded with small discs that stick to the skin or, less commonly, with small needles inserted just under the skin. These electrical shocks are uncomfortable, but they do not cause any harm because the amount of current extremely is small. There is no risk of burning the skin or damaging the nerves. The electrical impulse travels along the nerve, and can be recorded from the muscle that it supplies (motor NCS) or directly from sensory nerve fiber bundles (sensory NCS).

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