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Measuring motor evoked-potentials in children with autism spectrum disorders accompanied with cerebral vein thrombosis following intraarterial heparin flushing


Background: The use of the term "Autism Spectrum Disorder" has led to confusion over this substance. Prior to DSM-V criteria, symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to the problems in brain vasculature and brain chemistry most likely affect the children behavior, whereas the authors' findings suggest such problems depicting a similar anomaly in cerebral vein thrombosis case (CVT). Recently, the evoked potentials, that demonstrated in CVT, have a possible prognostic value on patients suffering from ASD. This study purposes to measure the motor evoked potentials (MEPs) on patients following the intervention of intraarterial heparin flushing (IAHF).

Methods: A descriptive study was conducted on 17 patients admitted in Cerebrovascular Center of RSPAD Gatot Soebroto, Jakarta, diagnosed with ASD presenting CVT. The MEPs value was measured by conforming the IAHF procedure.

Results: The MEPs value (amplitude, latency, CMCT) pre and post-IAHF showed an increasing value. Meanwhile, there was a lowering value of latency and CMCT in left cortical participants after IAHF.

Conclusion: The group tends to perform more expected positive MEPs changes after IAHF.


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Setiawan, E., Soetikno, R., Risan, N. A., Shelly, S., Ratmono, T., Putranto, T. A., & Pramono, A. (2019). Measuring motor evoked-potentials in children with autism spectrum disorders accompanied with cerebral vein thrombosis following intraarterial heparin flushing. Bali Medical Journal, 8(2), 617–622.




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