Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle

Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle

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Building on the author's personal experience in working with fellows and residents in the electromyography laboratory, this volume is a definitive reference in the field, addressing the specific needs of neurologists interested in noninvasive electrodiagnostic methods, particularly those practicing electromyography (EMG). The book provides a comprehensive review of most peripheral nerve and muscle diseases, including specific techniques and locations for performing each test. Divided into two major sections, the first addresses the basics of electrodiagnosis, including information on anatomy and physiology, techniques for nerve conduction studies, discussions of the blink reflex and H-reflex, etc. The second section presents each neuromuscular disorder, covering clinical aspects and extensive information on the distinctive electrophysiological findings typical of the disease.
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  • Hardback | 1018 pages
  • 188 x 259.1 x 50.8mm | 1,905.11g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • numerous halftones and illustrations
  • 0195129776
  • 9780195129779
  • 2,144,815

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"This is an important and essential textbook in the training of the clinical neurophysiologist and should be a 'cover to cover' read ... highly recommended." European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 5
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Table of contents

Part 1 Basics of Electrodiagnosis; 1: Anatomic Basis for Localization; 2: Electrical Properties of Nerve and Muscle; 3: Electronic Systems and Data Analysis; Part II Nerve Conduction Studies; 4: Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Nerve; 5: Principles and Variations of Conduction Studies; 6: Assessment of Individual Nerves; 7: Facts, Fallacies, and Fancies of Nerve Conduction Studies; 8: Other Techniques to Assess Nerve Function; Part III Assessment of Neuromuscular Transmission; 9: Anatomy and Physiology of the Neuromuscular Junction; 10: Techniques of Repetitive Stimulation; 11: Activation Procedures and Other Methods; Part IV Electromyography; 12: Anatomy and Physiology of the Skeletal Muscle; 13: Techniques to Assess Muscle Function; 14: Types of Electromyographic Abnormalities; 15: Examination of Nonlimb Muscles; 16: Single Fiber and Macro Electromyography; Part V Techniques to Assess the Central Nervous System and Studies in Children; 17: The Blink Reflex; 18: The F Wave; 19: H, T, Masseter, and Other Reflexes; 20: The Somatosensory Evoked Potential; 21: Motor Evoked Potentials; 22: Electrodiagnosis in Pediatric Population; Part VI Disorders of the Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System; 23: Motor Neuron Diseases and Myelopathies; 24: Radiculopathies and Plexopathies; 25: Polyneuropathies; 26: Mononeuropathies and Entrapment Syndromes; Part VII Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction, Myopathies and Abnormal Muscle Activity; 27: Myasthenia Gravis and Other Disorders of Neuromuscular Transmission; 28: Myopathies; 29: Neuromuscular Diseases Characterized by Abnormal Muscle Activity; Appendices; 1: Ethical Considerations in Clinical Practice; 2: Fundamentals of Electronics; 3: Electrical Safety; 4: Historical Review.
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