Division of Neurology

Alan McComas

M.D.

Professor Emeritus, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine

 

 

 

Education and Professional Standing

  • 2001 American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicines Distinguished Researcher Award
  • Work on trophic factors, consciousness and brain effects of peripheral nerve injuries.

Selected Publications

Books

  1. McCOMAS, A.J. (1977) Neuromuscular Function and Disorders. London:Butterworths.
  2. KILOH, L.G., McCOMAS, A.J., OSSELTON, J.W., UPTON, A.R.M. (1981) Clinical Electroencephalography, 4th edition, London:Butterworths.
  3. JONES, N.L., McCARTNEY, N., McCOMAS, A.J. (1985) Human Muscle Power. Human Kinetics:Champaign, Ill.
  4. GANDEVIA, S.C., ENOKA, R.M., McCOMAS, A.J., STUART, D.G., THOMAS, C.K. (1995). Fatigue: Neural and Muscular Mechanisms. New York: Plenum Press.
  5. McCOMAS, A.J. (1996) Skeletal Muscle: Form and Function. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.

Chapters in Books

  1. McCOMAS, A.J. (1963) The recording of muscle fibre potentials; technique and possible clinical applications. In: Research in Muscular Dystrophy (2nd Symposium), edited by J.N. Cumings et al, pp 221-229, London:Pitman.
  2. McCOMAS, A.J., MOSSAWY, S.J. (1965) Electrophysiological investigation of normal and dystrophic muscle in mice. In: Research in Muscular Dystrophy (3rd Symposium), edited by J.N. Cumings et al, pp 317-338, London:Pitman.
  3. McCOMAS, A.J., PAYAN, J.A. (1966) Motoneurone excitability in the Holmes-Adie syndrome. In: Control and Innervation of Skeletal Muscle, edited by B.L. Andrew, Edinburgh:Livingstone.
  4. McCOMAS, A.J., MROZEK, K., THOMAS, H.C. (1968) Electrophysiological studies in muscular dystrophy. In: Research in Muscular Dystrophy (4th Symposium), edited by J.M. Cumings et al, pp 447-456, London:Pitman.
  5. McCOMAS, A.J., JOHNS, R.J. (1968) Muscle fibre membrane recording in health and disease states. In: Disorders of Voluntary Muscle, 2nd edition, edited by J.N. Walton, London:J & A Churchill, Ltd.
  6. McCOMAS, A.J., MROZEK, K. (1970) An in vivo microelectrode study of muscle fibres in normal subjects and in patients with myotonia. In: International Congress of Muscle Disease, Milan 1969, edited by N. Canal and G. Scarlato, Amsterdam: Excerpta Medica.
  7. KILOH, L.G., McCOMAS, A.J., OSSELTON, J.W. (1972) Clinical Electroencephalography, 3rd edition. Chapters 1 & 2, pp 1-34, London:Butterworths.
  8. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., CAMPBELL, M.J. (1973) Numbers and sizes of human motor units in health and disease. In: New Developments in Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, edited by J.E. Desmedt, Vol. 1, pp 53-63, Basel:Karger.
  9. SICA, R.E.P., McCOMAS, A.J. (1973) Single motor unit twitches in man. In: New Developments in Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, edited by J.E. Desmedt, Vol. 1, pp 64-68, Basel:Karger.
  10. McCOMAS, A.J., HANKINSON, J., WILSON, P., UPTON, A.R.M. (1973) A study of thalamic somatosensory neurones in patients. In: Neurophysiology Studied in Man (Symposium), edited by E. Somjen, pp 196-197, Amsterdam:Excerpta Medica.
  11. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M., CACCIA, M.R. (1973) Physiological estimates of numbers and sizes of motor units in man. In: Control of Posture and Locomotion (Symposium, Edmonton), edited by R. Stein et al, Plenum Press:New York.
  12. McCOMAS, A.J., JOHNS, R.J. (1974) Potential changes in the normal and diseased muscle cell. In: Disorders of Voluntary Muscle, 3rd edition, edited by J.N. Walton, pp. 1073-1107, London:Churchill Livingstone.
  13. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M. (1974) Quantitative motor unit studies in human muscular dystrophy. Exploratory Concepts in Muscle II, edited by A.T. Milhorat, pp 560-563, Excerpta Medica:Amsterdam.
  14. McCOMAS, A.J., UPTON, A.R.M., JORGENSEN, P. (1975) Serial studies of sick motoneurones: the silent synapses. In: Advances in Myology, edited by W.G. Bradley et al, pp 84-90, Excerpta Medica:Amsterdam.
  15. McCOMAS, A.J. (1975) The neural hypothesis of Duchenne dystrophy. In: Advances in Myology, edited by W.G. Bradley et al, pp 152-158, Excerpta Medica:Amsterdam.
  16. McCOMAS, A.J., BRANDSTATER, M.E., UPTON, A.R.M., DELBEKE, J., de FARIA, C., TOYONAGA, K. (1977) Sick motor neurons and dystrophy: A reappraisal. In: Pathogenesis of Human Muscular Dystrophies, edited by L.P. Rowland, pp 180-186, Excerpta Medica:Amsterdam.
  17. McCOMAS, A.J., UPTON, A.R.M., TOYONAGA, K., de FARIA, C., DELBEKE, J. (1978) Estimation of motor unit numbers: Application to peroneal atrophy. In: Les atrophies peronières et les maladies apparentées, edited by G. Serratrice and H. Roux, pp. 175-190, Masson Publishing:New York.
  18. McCOMAS, A.J. (1978) Neurophysiological observations on patients with nerve lesions. In: International Workshop on Neurobiologic Mechanisms in Manipulative Therapy, edited by I.M. Korr.
  19. McCOMAS, A.J., JOHNS, R.J. (1981) Potential changes in the normal and diseased muscle cell. In: Disorders of Voluntary Muscle, 4th edition, edited by J.N. Walton, pp 1008-1029, London:Churchill Livingstone.
  20. McCOMAS, A.J., NEWSOM-DAVIS, J. (1984) The nervous system in the control of movement. In: Clinical Physiology, 5th edition, edited by E.J.M. Campbell, C.J. Dickenson & J.D.H. Slater, Oxford:Blackwell Scientific Publications.
  21. McCOMAS, A.J., BELANGER, A.Y., GARNER, S., McCARTNEY, N. (1985) Muscle performance in neuromuscular disorders. In: Human Muscle Power (Symposium proceedings), edited by N.L. Jones, N. McCartney, & A.J. McComas, pp. 309-322, Human Kinetics:Champaign, Ill.
  22. McCOMAS, A.J., GARNER, S.H., DANTES, M., HALL, A., QUARTLY, C. (1987) Three novel electrophysiological tests for patients with muscle weakness. In: Research and Clinical Aspects of the Effects of Poliomyelitis, edited by L.S. Halstead & D.O. Wiechers, pp. 201-212, Symposium Foundation:Miami.
  23. McCOMAS, A.J. (1987) Motor neurone disorders. In: Clinical Electromyography, edited by W.F. Brown & C.F. Bolton, pp. 431-452, London:Butterworths.
  24. McCOMAS, A.J. (1989) Sick motoneurones, silent synapses and neuromuscular diseases. In: Motor Disturbances: Mechanisms and Implications for Therapy, edited by M. Torode & R. Balnave. Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference, pp. 1-7, Cumberland College of Health Sciences:Sydney.
  25. McCOMAS, A.J., DeBRUIN, H., EINHORN, R.W., GALEA, V. (1989) Novel electrophysiological tests for patients with muscle weakness. In: Motor Disturbances: Mechanisms and Implications for Therapy, edited by M. Torode & R. Balnave. Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference. pp. 63-68, Cumberland College of Health Sciences:Sydney.
  26. McCOMAS, A.J., BELANGER, A.Y., VANDERVOORT, A.A. (1989) Muscle contraction studies in normal, aging and disease states. In: Motor Disturbances: Mechanisms and Implications for Therapy, edited by M. Torode & R. Balnave. Proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference. pp. 121-128, Cumberland College of Health Sciences: Sydney.
  27. McCOMAS, A.J., DeBRUIN, H., QUARTLY, C. (1991) Non-transmitting synapses in human neuromuscular disorders? In: Plasticity of Motoneuronal Connections, Restorative Neurology, Vol. 5, edited by A. Wernig, pp. 223-229, Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  28. EISEN, A.A., McCOMAS, A.J. (1993) Motor Neuron Disorders. In: Clinical Electromyography, 2nd Edition, edited by W.F. Brown & C.F. Bolton, pp. 427-450, Butterworth Heinemann:Stoneham, MA.
  29. McCOMAS, A.J., GALEA, V., EINHORN, R.W., HICKS, A.L., KUIACK, S. (1992) The role of the Na+,K+-pump in delaying muscle fatigue. In: Neuromuscular Fatigue, edited by A.J. Sargeant & D. Kernell, pp. 35-43, The Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences:Amsterdam.
  30. McCOMAS, A.J, GALEA, V, DeBRUIN H. (1994) Motor unit populations in healthy and diseased muscles. In Skeletal Muscle, edited by J.M. Rothstein, pp 48-57. Alexandria, VA: American Physical Therapy Association.
  31. SJOGAARD, G, & McCOMAS, AJ. (1995) Role of interstitial potassium. In: Fatigue: Neural and Muscular Mechanisms, edited by S. Gandevia, R.M. Enoka, A.J. McComas, D.G. Stuart, C.K. Thomas, pp. 69-80. New York: Plenum Press.
  32. McCOMAS, A.J., MILLER, R.G. & GANDEVIA, S. (eds.) (1995) Fatigue brought on by malfunction of the central and peripheral nervous systems. In: Fatigue: Neural and Muscular Mechanisms, edited by S. Gandevia, R.M. Enoka, A.J. McComas, D.G. Stuart, C.K. Thomas, pp. 495-512. New York: Plenum Press.
  33. GANDEVIA, S.C., ENOKA, R.M., McCOMAS, A.J., STUART, D.G., THOMAS, C.K. (1995) Neurobiology of muscle fatigue. Advances and issues. In: Fatigue: Neural and Muscular Mechanisms, edited by S. Gandevia, R.M. Enoka, A.J. McComas, D.G. Stuart, C.K. Thomas, pp. 515-525. New York: Plenum Press.
  34. McCOMAS, A.J. (1998) Containing the contents. In: Consciousness - At the Frontiers of Neuroscience, edited by H.H. Jasper, L. Descarries, V.E. Castellucci & S. Rossignol. New York: Lippincott-Raven. Advances in Neurology 77:135-148.

Chapters in Books: In Press

  1. 35. McCOMAS A.J. The neuromuscular system. In: C. Tipton (ed.) Exercise Physiology: People and Ideas. American Physiological Society: Oxford Press.

Journal Articles

  1. McCOMAS, A.J. (1963) Responses of the rat dorsal column system to mechanical stimulation of the hind paw. Journal of Physiology, 166:435-448.
  2. McCOMAS, A.J., MOSSAWY, S.J. (1966) Excitability of muscle fibre membranes in dystrophic mice. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 29:440-445.
  3. McCOMAS, A.J., MROZEK, K. (1967) Denervated muscle fibres in hereditary mouse dystrophy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 30:526-530.
  4. McCOMAS, A.J., WILSON, P. (1968) An investigation of pyramidal tract cells in the somatosensory cortex of the rat. Journal of Physiology, 194:271-288.
  5. McCOMAS, A.J., MROZEK, K., GARDNER-MEDWIN, D., STANTON, W.H. (1968) Electrical properties of muscle fibre membranes in man. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 31:434-440.
  6. McCOMAS, A.J., MROZEK, K. (1968) The electrical properties of muscle fibre membranes in dystrophia myotonica and myotonia congenita. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 31:441-447.
  7. McCOMAS, A.J., MROZEK, K., BRADLEY, W.G. (1968) The nature of the electro-physiological disorder in adynamia episodica. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 31:448-452.
  8. McCOMAS, A.J., THOMAS, H.C. (1968) Fast and slow twitch muscles in man. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 7:301-307.
  9. McCOMAS, A.J., THOMAS, H.C. (1968) A study of the muscle twitch in the Duchenne type muscular dystrophy. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 7:309-312.
  10. MROZEK, K., McCOMAS, A.J. (1969) Potencjzk spoczynkowy normalnego i dystroficznego miesnia myszy. Neurologia, Neurochirugia Polska, 3:613.
  11. McCOMAS, A.J., WILSON, P., MARTIN-RODRIGUEZ, J., WALLACE, C., HANKINSON, J. (1970) Properties of somatosensory neurones in the human thalamus. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 33:716-717.
  12. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., CAMPBELL, M.J. (1971) 'Sick' motoneurones. A unifying concept of muscle disease. Lancet, 1:321-325.
  13. McCOMAS, A.J., FAWCETT, P.R.W., CAMPBELL, M.J., SICA, R.E.P. (1971) Electrophysiological estimation of the number of motor units within a human muscle. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 34:121-131.
  14. SICA, R.E.P., McCOMAS, A.J. (1971) Fast and slow twitch units in a human muscle. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 34:113-120.
  15. McCOMAS, A.J., CAMPBELL, M.J., SICA, R.E.P. (1971) Electrophysiological study of dystrophia myotonica. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 34:132-139.
  16. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., BROWN, J.C. (1971) Myasthenia gravis: Evidence for a 'central' defect. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 13:107-113.
  17. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., CURRIE, S. (1971) An electrophysiological study of Duchenne dystrophy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 34:461-468.
  18. SICA, R.E.P., McCOMAS, A.J. (1971) An electrophysiological investigation of limb-girdle and facioscapulohumeral dystrophy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 34:469-474.
  19. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., CAMPBELL, M.J., UPTON, A.R.M. (1971) Functional compensation in partially denervated muscles. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 34:453-460.
  20. UPTON, A.R.M., McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P. (1971) Potentiation of 'late' responses evoked in muscles during effort. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 34:699-711.
  21. SICA, R.E.P., McCOMAS, A.J., UPTON, A.R.M. (1971) Impaired potentiation of H-reflexes in patients with upper motoneurone lesions. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 34:712-717.
  22. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M., AGUILERA, N., CURRIE, S. (1971) Motoneurone dysfunction in patients with hemiplegic atrophy. Nature New Biology, 233:21-23.
  23. UPTON, A.R.M., SICA, R.E.P., McCOMAS, A.J. (1972) Potentiated H-reflexes in healthy and hemiplegic subjects. Electromyography, 12:63-70.
  24. UPTON, A.R.M., McCOMAS, A.J. (1973) The double crush in nerve entrapment syndromes. Lancet, 2:359-362.
  25. CAMPBELL, M.J., McCOMAS, A.J., PETITO, F. (1973) Physiological changes in ageing muscles. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 36:174-182.
  26. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M., AGUILERA, N. (1973) Functional changes in motoneurones of hemiparetic patients. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 36:183-193.
  27. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., PETITO, F. (1973) Muscle strength in boys of different ages. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 36:171-173.
  28. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M. (1973) Comparisons of motor unit populations in disease. Transactions of the American Neurological Association, Z98:17-20.
  29. McCOMAS, A.J., UPTON, A.R.M., SICA, R.E.P. (1973) Motoneurone disease and aging. Lancet, II, 1477-1480.
  30. McCOMAS, A.J. (1973) Intracellular recording from muscle in man. Handbook of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 16:34-44.
  31. CACCIA, M.R., McCOMAS, A.J., UPTON, A.R.M., BLOGG, T. (1973) Cutaneous reflexes in small muscles of the hand. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 36:960-977.
  32. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M., PETITO, F. (1974) Sick motoneurons and muscle disease. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 228:261-279.
  33. SICA, R.E.P., McCOMAS, A.J., UPTON, A.R.M., LONGMIRE, D. (1974) Motor unit estimations in small muscles of the hand. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 37:55-67.
  34. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., McNABB, A.R., GOLDBERG, W.M., UPTON, A.R.M. (1974) Evidence for reversible motoneurone dysfunction in thyrotoxicosis. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 37:548-558.
  35. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M. (1974) Multiple muscle analysis of motor units in muscular dystrophy. Archives of Neurology, 30:249-251.
  36. McCOMAS, A.J., JORGENSEN, P., UPTON, A.R.M. (1974) The neurapraxic lesion: A clinical contribution to trophic mechanisms. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 1:170-179.
  37. McCOMAS, A.J., UPTON, A.R.M., JORGENSEN, P. (1975) Patterns of motoneuron dysfunction and recovery. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 2:5-15.
  38. LAW, P.K., McCOMAS, A.J., COSMOS, E. (1975) Histochemical and electrophysiological properties of soleus muscles cross-innervated by fast nerves of normal and dystrophic mice in parabiosis. Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, 23:311-312.
  39. LAW, P.K., ATWOOD, H.L., McCOMAS, A.J. (1976) Functional denervation in the soleus muscles of dystrophic mice. Experimental Neurology, 51:434-443.
  40. LAW, P.K., COSMOS, E., BUTLER, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1976) The absence of dystrophic characteristics in normal muscles successfully cross-reinnervated by nerves of dystrophic genotype: Physiological and cytochemical study of crossed solei of normal and dystrophic parabiotic mice. Experimental Neurology, 51:1-21.
  41. BRITT, B.A., McCOMAS, A.J., ENDRENYI, L., KALOW, W. (1977) Motor unit counting and the caffeine contracture test in malignant hyperthermia. Anesthesiology, 47:490-498.
  42. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., BRANDSTATER, M.E. (1977) Further motor unit studies in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 40:1147-1151.
  43. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., BANERJEE, S. (1978) Central nervous system effects of limb amputation in man. Nature, 271:73-74.
  44. KOPEC, J., DELBEKE, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1978) Refractory period studies in a human neuromuscular preparation. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 41:54-64.
  45. DELBEKE, J., KOPEC, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1978) Effects of age, temperature, and disease on the refractoriness of human nerve and muscle. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 41:65-71.
  46. DELBEKE, J., McCOMAS, A.J., KOPEC, S.J. (1978) Analysis of evoked lumbosacral potentials in man. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 41:293-302.
  47. SICA, R.E.P., McCOMAS, A.J. (1978) The neural hypothesis of muscular dystrophy. A review of recent experimental evidence with particular reference to the Duchenne form. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 5:189-197.
  48. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., Banerjee, S. (1978) Long-term effects of partial limb amputation in man. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 41:425-432.
  49. SICA, R.E.P., McCOMAS, A.J., FERREIRA, J.C.D. (1978) Evaluation of an automated method for analysing the electromyogram. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 5:275-281.
  50. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., TOYONAGA, K. (1978) Incidence, severity and time-course of motoneurone dysfunction in myotonic dystrophy: Their significance for an understanding of anticipation. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 41:882-893.
  51. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P. (1978) Automatic quantitative analysis of the electromyogram in partially denervated distal muscles: Comparison with motor unit counting. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 5:377-383.
  52. VICKERS, J.D., McCOMAS, A.J., RATHBONE, M.P. (1978) Alterations of membrane phosphorylation in erythrocyte membranes from patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 5:437-442.
  53. VICKERS, J.D., McCOMAS, A.J., RATHBONE, M.P. (1979) Myotonic muscular dystrophy: Abnormal temperature response of membrane phosphorylation in erythrocyte membranes. Neurology, 29:791-796.
  54. McCOMAS, A.J., MIRSKY, M., VELHO, F., STRUPPLER, A. (1979) Soleus motoneurone excitability in man: An indirect approach for obtaining quantitative data. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 42:1091-1099.
  55. MARSH, E., SALE, D., McCOMAS, A.J., QUINLAN, J. (1981) Influence of joint position on ankle dorsiflexion in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology 51:160-167.
  56. BELANGER, A.Y., McCOMAS, A.J. (1981) Extent of motor unit activation during effort. Journal of Applied Physiology, 51:1131-1135.
  57. STUART, A., McCOMAS, A.J., GOLDSPINK, G., ELDER. G.B.C. (1981) Electrophysiologic features of muscle regeneration. Experimental Neurology, 74:148-159.
  58. SALE, D.G., QUINLAN, J., MARSH, E., McCOMAS, A.J., BELANGER, A.Y. (1982) Influence of joint position on ankle plantarflexion in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 52:1636-1642.
  59. ROBINSON, K.L., McCOMAS, A.J., BELANGER, A.Y. (1982) Control of soleus motoneurone excitability during muscle stretch in man. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 45:699-704.
  60. SALE, D., McCOMAS, A.J., MacDOUGALL, J.D., UPTON, A.R.M. (1982) Neuromuscular adaptation in human thenar muscles following strength training and immobilization. Journal of Applied Physiology 53:419-424.
  61. KERESHI, S., McCOMAS, A.J., KOWALCHUK, N., STUART, A. (1983) Absence of fibrillation after muscle injury. Experimental Neurology, 80:645-651.
  62. KERESHI, S., MANZANO, G., McCOMAS, A.J. (1983) Impulse conduction velocities in human biceps brachii muscles. Experimental Neurology, 80:652-662.
  63. McCOMAS, A.J., KERESHI, S., QUINLAN, J. (1983) A method for detecting functional weakness. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 46:280-282.
  64. VANDERVOORT, A.A., QUINLAN, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1983) Twitch potentiation after voluntary contraction. Experimental Neurology, 81:141-152.
  65. BELANGER, A.Y., McCOMAS, A.J., ELDER, G.B.C. (1983) Physiological properties of two antagonistic human muscle groups. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 51:381-393.
  66. SALE, D.G., MacDOUGALL, J.D., UPTON, A.R.M., McCOMAS, A.J. (1983) Effect of strength training upon motoneuron excitability in man. Medical Science Sports Exercise, 15:57-62.
  67. ELDER, G.B.C., DEAN, D., McCOMAS, A.J., PAES, B., deSA, D. (1983) Infantile centronuclear myopathy - evidence suggesting incomplete innervation. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 60:79-88.
  68. BELANGER, A.Y., McCOMAS, A.J. (1983) Contractile properties of muscle in myotonic dystrophy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 46:625-631.
  69. STUART, A., McCOMAS, A.J., DEAN, D. (1983) Restoration of functional continuity in dystrophic murine muscle after crushing. Experimental Neurology, 81:153-157.
  70. VANDERVOORT, A., McCOMAS, A.J. (1983) A comparison of the contractile properties of the human gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, 51:435-440.
  71. SALE, D.G., UPTON, A.R.M., McCOMAS, A.J., MacDOUGALL, J.D. (1983) Neuromuscular function in weight-trainers. Experimental Neurology, 82:521-531.
  72. McCOMAS, A.J., KERESHI, S., MANZANO, G. (1984) Multiple innervation of human muscle fibers. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 64:55-64.
  73. LEON, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1984) Touch dome properties as a function of age. Experimental Neurology, 84:274-282.
  74. LEON, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1984) Effects of vincristine sulphate on touch dome function in the rat. Experimental Neurology, 84:283-291.
  75. KOWALCHUK, N., McCOMAS, A.J., CORLEY, K. (1984) Physiologic and histologic features of muscle development in the hamster. Experimental Neurology, 85:41-51.
  76. CORLEY, K., KOWALCHUK, N., McCOMAS, A.J. (1984) Contrasting effects of suspension on hind limb muscles in the hamster. Experimental Neurology, 85:30-40.
  77. FITCH, S., McCOMAS, A.J. (1985) Influence of human muscle length on fatigue. Journal of Physiology, 362:205-213.
  78. BELANGER, A.Y., McCOMAS, A.J. (1985) A comparison of contractile properties in human arm and leg muscles. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 54:326-330.
  79. BELANGER, A.Y., McCOMAS, A.J. (1985) Neuromuscular function in limb girdle dystrophy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 48:1253-1258.
  80. VANDERVOORT, A.A., McCOMAS, A.J. (1986) Contractile changes in opposing muscles of the human ankle joint with aging. Journal of Applied Physiology, 61:361-367.
  81. ELDER, G.B.C., McCOMAS, A.J. (1987) Development of rat muscle during short term and long-term hindlimb suspension. Journal of Applied Physiology, 62:1917-1923.
  82. KOWALCHUK, N., McCOMAS, A.J. (1987) Effects of impulse blockade on the contractile properties of rat skeletal muscle. Journal of Physiology, 382:255-266.
  83. McCOMAS, A.J., GARNER, S., DANTES, M., HALL, A., QUARTLY, C. (1987) Three novel electrophysiologic tests for patients with muscle weakness. Birth Defects, 23:201-212.
  84. McCOMAS, A.J., PRESWICK, G., GARNER, S.H. (1988) The sick motoneurone hypothesis of muscular dystrophy. Progress in Neurobiology, 30:309-331.
  85. GARLAND, S.J., GARNER, S.H., McCOMAS, A.J. (1988) Reduced voluntary electromyographic activity after fatiguing stimulation of human muscle. Journal of Physiology, 401:547-556.
  86. GARLAND, S.J., GARNER, S.H., McCOMAS, A.J. (1988) Relationship between numbers and frequencies of stimuli in human muscle fatigue. Journal of Applied Physiology, 65:89-93.
  87. McCARTNEY, N., MOROZ, D., GARNER, S.H., McCOMAS, A.J. (1988) The effects of strength training in patients with selected neuromuscular disorders. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, 20:362-368.
  88. MANZANO, G., McCOMAS, A.J. (1988) Longitudinal structure and innervation of two mammalian limb muscles. Muscle & Nerve, 11:1115-1122.
  89. ALWAY, S.E., MacDOUGALL, J.D., SALE, D.G., SUTTON, J.R., McCOMAS, A.J. (1988) Functional and structural adaptations in skeletal muscle of trained athletes. Journal of Applied Physiology, 64:1114-1120.
  90. BELANGER, A.Y., McCOMAS, A.J. (1989) Contractile properties of human skeletal muscle in childhood and adolescence. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 58:563-567.
  91. GARNER, S.H., HICKS, A.L., McCOMAS, A.J. (1989) Prolongation of twitch potentiating mechanism throughout human muscle fatigue and recovery. Experimental Neurology, 103:277-281.
  92. HICKS, A., McCOMAS, A.J. (1989) Increased sodium pump activity following repetitive stimulation of rat soleus muscles. Journal of Physiology, 414:337-349.
  93. HICKS, A., FENTON, J., GARNER, S., McCOMAS, A.J. (1989) M-wave potentiation during and after muscle activity. Journal of Applied Physiology, 66:2606-2610.
  94. GARLAND, S.J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1990) Reflex inhibition of human soleus muscle during fatigue. Journal of Physiology, 429:17-28.
  95. GARNER, S.H., SUTTON, J.R., BURSE, R.L., McCOMAS, A.J., CYMERMAN, A., HOUSTON, C.S. (1990) Operation Everest II: Neuromuscular performance under conditions of extreme simulated altitude. Journal of Applied Physiology, 68:1167-1172.
  96. FENTON, J., GARNER, S., McCOMAS, A.J. (1991) Abnormal M-wave responses during exercise in myotonic muscular dystrophy: A Na+-K+ pump defect? Muscle & Nerve, 14:79-84.
  97. DANTES, M., McCOMAS, A. (1991) The extent and time course of motoneuron involvement in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle & Nerve, 14:416-421.
  98. McCOMAS, A.J. (1991) Invited Review: Motor Unit Estimation: Methods, results and present status. Muscle & Nerve, 14:585-597.
  99. 9GALEA, V., DeBRUIN, H., CAVASIN, R., McCOMAS. A.J. (1991) The numbers and relative sizes of motor units estimated by computer. Muscle & Nerve, 14:1123-1130.
  100. KUIACK, S., McCOMAS, A.J. (1992) Transient hyperpolarization of non-contracting muscle fibres in anaesthetized rats. Journal of Physiology, 454:609-618.
  101. McCOMAS, A.J., GALEA, V., DeBRUIN, H. (1993) Motor unit populations in healthy and diseased muscles. Physical Therapy, 73:868-877.
  102. McCOMAS, A.J., GALEA, V., EINHORN, R.W. (1994) Pseudofacilitation: A misleading term. Muscle & Nerve, 17:599-607.
  103. McCOMAS, A.J. (1994) Human neuromuscular adaptations that accompany changes in activity. Medical Science Sports Exercise, 26:1498-1509.
  104. CUPIDO, C.M., HICKS, A.L., McKELVIE, R.S., SALE, D.G., McCOMAS, A.J. (1994). Effect of selective and nonselective B-blockade on skeletal muscle excitability and fatiguability Journal of Applied Physiology, 76:2461-2466.
  105. McCOMAS, A.J. (1995) Motor unit estimation:anxieties and achievements. Muscle & Nerve, 18:369-379.
  106. McCOMAS, A.J. (1995) Motor unit estimation: A 25 year perspective. Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska, 29:19-21.
  107. McCOMAS, A.J. (1995) Motor unit estimation: the beginning. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 12:560-564.
  108. HAWRYLYSHYN, T., HEDDLE, S. McCOMAS, A.J. (1996) Limited plasticity in human muscle. Muscle and Nerve, 19:103-105.
  109. CUPIDO, C.M., GALEA, V., McCOMAS, A.J. (1996) Potentiation and depression of the M-wave in human biceps brachii. Journal of Physiology, 491.2:541-550.
  110. MacINTYRE, N.J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1996) Non-conscious choice in cutaneous backward masking. NeuroReport, 7:1513-1516.
  111. BROWN, T., GALEA, V., McCOMAS, A.J. (1996) Muscle shortening, response latency, and conduction velocity. Muscle and Nerve, 19:1493-1495.
  112. McFADDEN, L.K., McCOMAS, A.J. (1996) Late depression of muscle excitability in humans after fatiguing stimulation. Journal of Physiology, 496.3:851-855.
  113. McCOMAS, A.J., WHITE, C.M. (1996) Distal dysfunction and recovery in ulnar neuropathy. Muscle and Nerve, 19:1617-1619.
  114. BROWN, T., GALEA, V., McCOMAS, A.J. (1997) Loss of twitch torque following muscle compression. Muscle & Nerve, 20:167-171.
  115. SACCO, P., NEWBERRY, R., McFADDEN, L., BROWN, T., McCOMAS, A.J. (1997) Depression of human electromyographic activity by fatigue of a synergistic muscle. Muscle & Nerve, 20:710-717.
  116. McCOMAS, A.J., QUARTLY, C., GRIGGS, R.C. (1997) Early and late losses of motor units after poliomyelitis. Brain, 120:1415-1421.
  117. McCOMAS, A.J. (1998) Oro-facial muscles: Internal structure, function and ageing. Gerodontology, 15:3-14.
  118. McCOMAS, A.J. (1998) Motor units: how many, how large, what kind? Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 8:391-402
  119. McCOMAS, A.J. (1999) The world of touch. From evoked potentials to conscious perception. The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 26:7-17.
  120. SCARFONE, H., McCOMAS, A.J., PAPE, K., NEWBERRY, R.(1999) Denervation and reinnervation in congenital brachial palsy. Muscle & Nerve, 22:600-607.
  121. McCOMAS, A.J., CUPIDO, C.M. (1999) The Ruler model. Is this how the somatosensory cortex works? Clinical Neurophysiology, 110:1987-1994.
  122. BROWN, T., CUPIDO, C., SCARFONE, H., PAPE, K., GALEA, V., McCOMAS, A. (2000) Developmental apraxia following neonatal brachial plexus palsy. Neurology, 55: 24-30.
  123. GALEA, V., FEHLINGS, D., KIRSCH, S., McCOMAS, A. (2001) Depletion and sizes of motor units in spinal muscular atrophy. Muscle & Nerve, 24:1168-1172

Manuscripts in Press

  1. GALEA, V., DANTES, M., DeBRUIN, H., McCOMAS, A.J. (2001) Motor units in ALS. Supplements to Clinical Neurophysiology.
  2. GALEA, V., HICKS, A., McCOMAS, A.J. (2001) Basic mechanisms of muscle fatigue in humans. Supplements to Clinical Neurophysiology.

Manuscripts Submitted

  1. McCOMAS, A.J, KRONBY, M.H. A unique pain complex: Basilar migraine, trigeminal neuralgia and hemiplegic body pain. Submitted to Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences.
  2. GALEA, V., DeBRUIN, H., McCOMAS, A. The input-output relationship between Ia fibres and motoneurones. Submitted to The Journal of Physiology.
  3. SICA, R., McCOMAS, A. (2001) Review of MUNE over 30 years. Supplements to Clinical Neurophysiology (eds., M.B.Bromberg and M. Hallett).
  4. UPTON, A.R.M., McCOMAS, A.J. (2001) MUNE in the electrodiagnostic clinic. Supplements to Clinical Neurophysiology (eds., M.B.Bromberg and M. Hallett).
  5. TURNBULL, J., MARTIN, J., BUTLER, J., GALEA, V. AND McCOMAS, A. (2001) MUNE in ALS: Natural history and implications. Supplements to Clinical Neurophysiology (eds., M.B.Bromberg and M. Hallett).
  6. FEHLINGS, D., GALEA, V., GRIGGS, R., KIRSCH, S., McCOMAS, A., QUARTLY, C. (2001) MUNE in prior poliomyelitis and spinal muscular atrophy. Supplements to Clinical Neurophysiology (eds., M.B.Bromberg and M. Hallett).

Abstracts, Communications

  1. McCOMAS, A.J. (1961) Longitudinal organization in the gracile nucleus. Journal of Physiology, 161:21P.
  2. McCOMAS, A.J. (1964) Innervation of cells in rat gracile nucleus. Journal of Physiology, 175:46P.
  3. McCOMAS, A.J., MOSSAWY, S.J. (1964) Muscle fibre resting potentials in normal and dystrophic mice. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 17:705.
  4. McCOMAS, A.J., MOSSAWY, S.J. (1964) Electrophysiological studies on muscle fibres in dystrophic mice. Journal of Physiology, 177:69P.
  5. McCOMAS, A.J., WILSON, P. (1967) Some properties of pyramidal tract cells in the rat somatosensory cortex. Journal of Physiology, 188:35-36P.
  6. McCOMAS, A.J., LARSON, P.F. (1970) Muscle. Difficult disease. Nature, 225:316.
  7. CAMPBELL, M.J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1970) The effect of aging on muscle function. In: Research in Muscular Dystrophy and Related Disorders (Abstracts of 5th Symposium). London:Pitman.
  8. CAMPBELL, M.J., McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P. (1970) An electrophysiological investigation of dystrophia myotonica. Journal of Physiology, 209:28P.
  9. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P. (1970) Muscular dystrophy. Myopathy or neuropathy? Lancet, 1:1119.
  10. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., CURRIE, S. (1970) Evidence for a neural factor in muscular dystrophy. Nature, 226:1263-1264.
  11. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M. (1970) Excitability of human motoneurones during effort. Journal of Physiology, 210:145P.
  12. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P. (1971) Properties of motor units in normal and partly denervated human muscles. Journal of Physiology, 212:28P.
  13. HANKINSON, J., McCOMAS, A.J., UPTON, A.R.M., WILSON, P. (1971) Properties of somatosensory neurones in the human thalamus. Journal of Physiology, 216:23P.
  14. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M., CAMPBELL, M.J. (1972) Evidence of neural involvement in muscular dystrophy. In: Research in Muscular Dystrophy (Symposium Abstracts), edited by J.N. Cumings.
  15. UPTON, A.R.M., McCOMAS, A.J. (1972) Electrophysiological detection of pyramidal lesions. Specialty Clinics, 19:801.
  16. McCOMAS, A.J. (1972) Myasthenia gravis. Where is the primary lesion? Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Meeting: Toronto.
  17. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M. (1972) The nature of hemiplegic atrophy. 7th Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, p. 42.
  18. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M. (1973) Comparisons of motor unit populations in disease. 8th Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, p 30. Montreal.
  19. McCOMAS, A.J., UPTON, A.R.M. (1972) Transneuronal degeneration as basic mechanism of muscular atrophy of central origin. Nature New Biology, 238:285-286.
  20. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M., CAMPBELL, M.J. (1972) Evidence of neural involvement in muscular dystrophy. In: Research in Muscular Dystrophy, Abstract of VI Symposium, edited by J.N. Cumings, London.
  21. McCOMAS, A.J. (1972) Evaluation of motor units in patients with neuromuscular disorders. Structure and Function of Normal and Diseased Muscle and Peripheral Nerve. Symposium Abstracts, p 74, Kazimierz, Poland.
  22. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., McNABB, A.R., GOLDBERG, W.M., UPTON, A.R.M. (1973) Neuropathy in thyrotoxicosis. New England Journal of Medicine, 289:219-220.
  23. McCOMAS, A.J., SICA, R.E.P., UPTON, A.R.M. (1973) Reversible motoneurone dysfunction in man. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 34:825.
  24. UPTON, A.R.M., McCOMAS, A.J., BIANCHI, F.A. (1973) Neuropathy in McArdle's syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine, 289:750-751.
  25. McCOMAS, A.J. (1974) Neural hypothesis of muscular dystrophy is flourishing. Nature 251:569-570.
  26. UPTON, A.R.M., McCOMAS, A.J., JORGENSEN, P. (1974) The double crush syndrome. 3rd International Congress on Muscle Diseases, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  27. McCOMAS, A.J., UPTON, A.R.M., BRANDSTATER, M.E., SHIMIZU, A., TOYONAGA, K. (1975) Serial neurophysiological studies in renal failure. In: Fifth International Congress on Electromyography, Rochester.
  28. McCOMAS, A.J., BRANDSTATER, M.D., BUTSON, A.R.C. (1977) Further motor unit studies in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 4:231.
  29. KOPEC, S.J., DELBEKE, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1977) Refractoriness of human nerve and muscle fibres. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology,
  30. KOHN, I., MISSIRLIS, Y., McCOMAS, A.J., BRAIN, M.C. (1977) Increased resistance to deformation of erythrocytes in muscular dystrophy. Specialty Clinics, 25:708A.
  31. VICKERS, J.D, RATHBONE, M.P., McCOMAS, A.J. (1977) Altered activity and temperature response of membrane-bound protein kinases in erythrocytes of patients with myotonic muscular dystrophy. Society for Neuroscience, 7th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California (Abstract No. 705).
  32. McCOMAS, A.J., MIRSKY, M., STRUPPLER, A., VELHO, F. (1979) Indirect estimation of e.p.s.p.s in human soleus motoneurones. Journal of Physiology, 287:14-15P.
  33. LEON, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1979) Changes in the sensitivity of cutaneous mechanoreception during development and aging. Society for Neuroscience, 9th Annual Meeting (Abstract No. 2399).
  34. LEON, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1980) Effect of vincristine sulphate on touch dome function. Journal of Physiology, 298:34P.
  35. BELANGER, A.Y., McCOMAS, A.J. (1981) Are motor units fully activated during strong effort? Society for Neuroscience, 11th Annual Meeting,
  36. ROBINSON, K., McCOMAS, A.J., BELANGER, A.Y. (1981) Do joint receptors affect motoneurone excitability in man? Society for Neuroscience, 11th Annual Meeting.
  37. KERESHI, S., McCOMAS, A.J., STUART, A. (1981) Fibrillation potentials after muscle injury. Journal of Physiology, 324:27P.
  38. BELANGER, A.Y., McCOMAS, A.J. (1982) Comprehensive neuromuscular assessment in myotonic dystrophy. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 9:358-359.
  39. VANDERVOORT, A.A., McCOMAS, A.J. (1982) Effects of aging on neuromuscular function in man. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 9:367.
  40. STUART, A., McCOMAS, A.J. (1982) Electrophysiological features of muscle regeneration in murine dystrophy. Fifth International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases, Marseilles.
  41. McCOMAS, A.J., QUINLAN, J., VANDERVOORT, A.A. (1982) Twitch potentiation after voluntary contraction. Journal of Physiology, 334:33-34P.
  42. BELANGER, A.Y., McCOMAS, A.J. (1982) Comprehensive neuromuscular assessment of two antagonistic human muscle groups. Fifth International Congress of Neuromuscular Disease, Marseilles.
  43. McCOMAS, A.J., KERESHI, S., STUART, A. (1982) Significance of fibrillations in myopathies. Fifth International Congress of Neuromuscular Diseases, Marseilles.
  44. BELANGER, A.Y., McCOMAS, A.J. (1982) Neuromuscular function in human myotonic dystrophy. Fifth International Congress on Neuromuscular Disease, Marseilles.
  45. SALE, D., McCOMAS, A.J., MacDOUGALL, D., UPTON, A.R.M. (1982) Neuromuscular function in weight-trained athletes. Canadian Association of Applied Sports and Science Victoria, B.C. S. Karger, Basel, Switzerland, 416 pp.
  46. McCOMAS, A.J. (1982) Motor unit types, recruitment and plasticity in health and disease - by J.E. Desmedt, 416 pp., S. Karger, Basel, Switzerland. Book review in Muscle & Nerve, April, pp. 346-347.
  47. ROBINSON, K.L., McCOMAS, A.J. (1983) Excitability cycle of a low-threshold human flexion reflex. Society for Neuroscience, 13th Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass.
  48. VANDERVOORT, A.A., McCOMAS, A.J. (1983) Neuromuscular function in a healthy aged population. Society for Neuroscience, 13th Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass. Abstracts, Society for Neuroscience, 9:12.
  49. McCOMAS, A.J., ROBINSON, K.L. (1983) Identification of a low-threshold cutaneous reflex in the human arm. Journal of Physiology, 343:111P -112P.
  50. VANDERVOORT, A.A., McCOMAS, A.J., TOI, A., VIVIANI, K. (1983) Measurement of triceps surae muscle cross-sectional area in young and very old adults using ultrasonic imaging. Canadian Journal of Applied Sports and Science, 8:211.
  51. VANDERVOORT, A.A., McCOMAS, A.J. (1983) Contractile properties of the human triceps surae muscle. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise, 15:177.
  52. McCOMAS, A.J., NEWSOM-DAVIS, J. (1984) The nervous system in the control of movement. In: Clinical Physiology, 5th edition, edited by E.J.M. Campbell, C.J. Dickenson, & J.D.H. Slater, Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications.
  53. VANDERVOORT, A.A., QUINLAN, J.G., McCOMAS, A.J. (1984) Effect of varied interpulse-intervals on evoked human muscle contractions. Society for Neuroscience 14th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California.
  54. GARNER, S., HICKS, A., McCOMAS, A.J. (1986) M-wave potentiation during muscle fatigue and recovery. Journal of Physiology, 377:108P.
  55. McCOMAS, A.J., KOWALCHUK, N. (1986) Muscle properties following neurapraxia. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 13:173-174.
  56. GARNER, S.H. SUTTON, J.R., BURSE, R.L., McCOMAS, A.J., CYMERMAN, A., HOUSTON, C. (1987) Operation Everest II: Neuromuscular performance under conditions of chronic hypobaric hypoxia. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 19:S28.
  57. HICKS, A., McCOMAS, A.J. (1987) The effect of fatigue on muscle membrane potential in rat soleus. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 19:S77.
  58. GARLAND, J., GARNER, S., McCOMAS, A.J. (1987) Central factors in human fatigue. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, 19:S76.
  59. GARLAND, J., GARNER, S., McCOMAS, A.J. (1987) Relationship between numbers and frequencies of stimuli in human muscle fatigue. Journal of Physiology, 384:33P.
  60. GARNER, S.H., HICKS, A., McCOMAS, A.J. (1987) Twitch potentiation during recovery from fatigue. Muscle & Nerve, 10:649.
  61. HICKS, A.L., McCOMAS, A.J. (1987) A new role for the Na+-K+ pump in muscular exercise. Physiologist, 30:200.
  62. GARLAND, S.J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1987) Reflex inhibition following fatigue of human soleus muscle. Physiologist, 30:200.
  63. BROOKE, J.D., McCOMAS, A.J., YOON, P., WILSON, M.K., McILROY, W.E. (1988) Homosynaptic depression is substantial in soleus but infrequent in vastus medialis. Abstracts, Society for Neuroscience, 14:1061.
  64. HICKS, A., McCOMAS, A.J., GARNER, S. (1988) Muscle fibre membrane phenomena underlying "pseudofacilitations". III International Conference on Computerized EMG, Cyprus, June.
  65. MANZANO, G., McCOMAS, A.J. (1988) Complex innervation of mammalian muscles. III International Conference on Computerized EMG, Cyprus, June.
  66. GARLAND, S.J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1988) Role of the small diameter afferents in reflex inhibition during fatigue of human soleus muscle. Abstracts, Society for Neuroscience, 14:62.
  67. CAVASIN, R., DeBRUIN, H., McCOMAS, A.J. (1989) An automated motor unit counting system. Muscle & Nerve, 11:957.
  68. EINHORN, R., McCOMAS, A.J. (1989) Motor point stimulation in the study of neuromuscular transmission. Muscle & Nerve, 12:772-773.
  69. GARNER, S., FENTON, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1989) M-wave changes in myotonic dystrophy: A sodium pump abnormality? Muscle & Nerve, 12:777.
  70. DeBRUIN, H., McCOMAS, A.J., GALEA, V. (1989) Automated motor unit counting in proximal limb muscles. Muscle & Nerve, 12:779.
  71. KUIACK, S., McCOMAS, A.J. (1990) Transient hyperpolarization of non-contracting muscle fibres in anaesthetized rats. Journal of Physiology, 426:29P.
  72. McCOMAS, A.J., EINHORN, R.W. (1990) Electric responses of human muscles to prolonged repetitive stimulation. Muscle & Nerve, 13:879.
  73. MILO-MANSON, G., MARTIN, R.F., McCOMAS, A.J., LEVIN, S.D. (1990) The neurogenic origin of talipes equinovarus. International Congress on Clubfeet, Medical College of Wisconsin.
  74. McCOMAS, A.J. (1990) Can non-transmitting synapses occur in common human neuromuscular disorders? Motoneural Plasticity International Symposium, University of Bonn.
  75. GALEA, V., McCOMAS, A.J. (1991) Effects of ischemia on M-wave potentiation in human biceps brachii muscles. Journal of Physiology, 438:212P.
  76. GALEA, V., DeBRUIN, H., McCOMAS, A.J. (1991) Automated determination of human motor unit properties. Journal of Physiology, 438:280P.
  77. GALEA, V., QUARTLY, C., FAWCETT, S., GROVES, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1991) Automated motor unit estimation in a man with cramps and fasciculations. Muscle & Nerve, 14:917.
  78. GALEA, V., McCOMAS, A.J. (1991) Tetanic stimulation of the human soleus. Muscle & Nerve, 14:917.
  79. McCOMAS, A.J., GALEA, V., HICKS, A.L., KUIACK, S. (1992) Enhanced Na+,K+-pump in delaying muscle fatigue. Symposium: Current Problems of Neuromuscular Fatigue, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam.
  80. McCOMAS, A.J., GALEA, V., DeBRUIN, H. (1992) Automated motor unit estimation in the neuromuscular clinic. IX International Congress of Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, Jerusalem, Israel.
  81. 8McCOMAS, A.J., HICKS, A., KUIACK, S. (1992). Pseudofacilitation is not "pseudo". International Congress on Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, Cuba.
  82. DeBRUIN, H., McCOMAS, A.J. (1992). How many motor units? New and old approaches. International Congress on Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, Cuba.
  83. McCOMAS, A.J., GALEA, V., DeBruin, H. (1992). Automated motor unit estimation in the neuromuscular clinic. International Congress on Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, Cuba.
  84. TARNAPOLSKY, M., HICKS, A., CUPIDO, C., McCOMAS, A.J. (1992). Caffeine and neuromuscular function in humans: no effects of tolerance. Physiologist, 35:201.
  85. McCOMAS, A.J. (1993). Clinical experience with the McMaster motor unit estimating system. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 20:346.
  86. McCOMAS, A.J. (1993). EMG potentiation - Another example of muscle wisdom. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 20:349.
  87. GALEA, V., McCOMAS, A.J. (1993). Changes in motor unit estimates with aging. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 20:355.
  88. GALEA, V., McFADDEN, L., CUPIDO, C., McCOMAS, A.J. (1993). Delayed depression of human muscle excitability following fatigue. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 20:359.
  89. McCOMAS, A.J., PAPE, K., KIRSCH, S. (1993) Apraxia in congenital brachial palsy. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 20:362.
  90. EINHORN, R.W., BLOGG, T., BUTLER, J., McCOMAS, A.J. (1993). Does human skin contain a battery? Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 20:361.
  91. McFADDEN, L., GALEA, V., McCOMAS, A.J. (1994). Changes in muscle membrane excitability following fatigue. Society for Neuroscience, Abstract 492.9.
  92. McCOMAS, A.J. (1995) Motor unit estimation: a 25 year perspective. Proc. International Symposium, Warsaw, Poland.
  93. SJOGAARD, G., McCOMAS, A.J. (1996) Fatigue of single muscle fibers: role of interstitial potassium. Muscle & Nerve, Suppl.4:S2.
  94. McCOMAS, A.J., MILLER, R.G., GANDEVIA, S. (1996) Fatigue brought on by malfunction of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Muscle & Nerve, Suppl. 4:S33.
  95. McCOMAS, A.J., McFADDEN, L., NEWBERRY, R., SACCO, P. (1996) Is voluntary motor drive affected by fatigue of a synergist muscle? Muscle & Nerve, Suppl. 4:S49.
  96. McFADDEN, L., GALEA, V., McCOMAS, A.J. (1996) Changes in muscle membrane excitability following fatigue. Muscle & Nerve, Suppl. 4:S40.
  97. McCOMAS, A.J., BROWN, T., SCARFONE, H., CUPIDO, C. (1997) Cognitive function and congenital brachial palsy. XVI World Congress of Neurology, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  98. BROWN, T., SCARFONE, H., CUPIDO, C., McCOMAS, A. (1997) Cognitive function and congenital brachial palsy. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 150 (Suppl):S153.
  99. McCOMAS, A.J. (1998) Motor units: how many, how large, what kind? Proc. XII International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology.
  100. McCOMAS, A.J. (1998) Oro-facial muscles: Internal structure, function and ageing. Proc. Symposium on Aging Changes in the Mouth, 76th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research
  101. McCOMAS, A.J. (1998) The world of touch. From evoked potentials to conscious perception. Proc. 33rd Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences.
  102. McCOMAS, A.J. (1998) Quantitative Electromyography in ALS. Proc. 33rd Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences.
  103. MILLER, T., ROTH, J, McCOMAS, A.J. (1999) Monomelic amyotrophy presenting as isolated thenar wasting after a fall. 34th Meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, June 15-19, 1999, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  104. McCOMAS, A., GALEA, V. (2000) Reply from the authors. Neurology, 55: 1761.
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