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Table 1 The characteristics and clinical data of the patients

From: Motor unit number estimation versus compound muscle action potential in the evaluation of motor unit loss in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Character/parameter  
Age (years) 55.2 ± 12.312 (range 24–69)
Gender  
Females
Males
Disease duration (months)
12 (42.8%)
16 (57.2%)
3 - 48
El Escorial criteria  
Definite
Probable
Possible
9 (32.1%)
19 (67.9%)
0 (0%)
Disease duration  
Slow
Rapid
23 (82.1%)
5 (17.9%)
Region of the disease onset  
Lower limbs
Upper limbs
14 (50%)
12 (42.9%)
Bulbar 2 (7.1%)
Associated disease  
None
Bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome
Liver transplantation
Ulnar neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy
Cervical spine surgery
Lumber spine surgery
ALS functional rating scale
MRC score for FDI muscle
20 (71.4%)
3 (10.7%)
1 (3.6%)
1 (3.6%)
1 (3.6%)
1 (3.6%)
1 (3.6%)
36.79 ± 8.556 (range 13–46)
3.43
Mean MUAP duration of FDI muscle
Normal lower limb F wave
F repeater
21.1 ms
23 (82.1%)
5 (17.9%)
  1. FDI first dorsal interosseous, MUAP motor unit action potentials, data are presented in mean ± SD or range or number (%)