A prospective study was performed to evaluate the changes in the auditory brain stem response (ABR) that occur in healthy premenopausal women throughout the menstrual cycle. Ninety-four women with ovulatory menstrual cycles underwent ABR testing by auditory evoked potentials for wave I, III, and V latencies and for interpeak I-III, I-V, and III-V intervals during the follicular, periovular, and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle. The wave latencies and the interpeak intervals showed shorter values during the periovular phase than during the luteal phase (p < .05) and shorter values during the follicular phase for wave I (p < .05) and interpeak interval I-V (p < .05). The ABR seems to be influenced by the variations of ovarian steroids that occur during the menstrual cycle.
|Titolo:||Auditory brain stem response throughout the menstrual cycle.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|