A study of muscle twitch responses, the effect of anaesthetic agents and the correlation with histology, histochemistry, electron microscopy and clinical presentation
Ralph, Jane Louise Markus
Studies were carried out on muscle specimens from patients with various neuromuscular disorders, including malignant hyperthermia carriers , in order to determine the value of muscle tension tests in the diagnosis of malignant hyperthermia. I t was found that when the results of muscle tension studies were considered together with those of other tests, this technique facilitate d the detection of malignant hyperthermia carriers . When used alone, however, the study of muscle tension could not be regarded as infallibly predictive .
A dissertation submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Physiotherapy in the Faculty of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, 1980