Surface EMG parameters in schizophrenia patients.

Surface EMG parameters in schizophrenia patients.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014 Aug;2014:3260-3263

Authors: Miroshnichenko G, Kuzmina A, Meigal A, Burkin M, Rissanen SM, Karjalainen PA

Abstract
The aim of the study was to compare a variety of surface EMG (sEMG) parameters in several groups of schizophrenia (SZ, n=69) patients and healthy controls (n=44). We computed spectral, mutual information (MI) based and recurrence quantification analysis (RQA) parameters of sEMG. The major finding is that sEMG of the controls had higher values of the MI-based parameter, mean and median spectrum frequencies, and lower values of most of RQA parameters. It means higher content of recurrent fragments in sEMG of SZ patients. We suggest that the differences might be caused by either denervation/renervation process of single muscle fibers in SZ patients and/or by increased motor unit synchronization induced by antipsychotic therapy.

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