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Table 1 Patient description and functional results

From: Chronic muscle stimulation improves muscle function and reverts the abnormal surface EMG pattern in Myotonic Dystrophy: a pilot study

  MRC 10MWT (min) 6 MWT (m) TUG (min) F index values
Patient Sex Age (years) T0 T1 T0 T1 T0 T1 T0 T1 T0 T1
1 DM1 M 35 5 5 7,54 5,34 364 402 8,78 8,75 0,59 -0,11
2 DM1 F 28 4 5 8,18 6,87 394 353 8,92 8,92 0,23 -0,06
3 DM1 M 65 4 5 8,98 6,25 411 465 8,1 8,22 0,3 -0,33
4 DM1 M 28 4 5 11,89 11,55 322 340 12,6 12,12 0,31 0,07
5 DM1 F 58 3 3 15,3 14,44 285 301 13,67 13,56 -0,23 -0,27
6 CM M 39 5 5 8,43 7,88 438 475 8,76 8,5 0,65 0,58
  1. Patients description, functional assessment and F Index before (T0) and after 15 days (T1) of electrical stimulation protocol. DM1 Myotonic Distrophy type 1, CM Congenital Myotonia, MRC Medical Research Council, 10MWT 10 Meters Walking Test, 6MWT 6 Minutes walking Test, TUG Timed Up and Go test, min minutes, m metres.