Electrodiagnosis in Clinical Neurologyby Michael J. Aminoff
Widely acknowledged as the most comprehensive book on its subject, Electrodiagnosis in Clinical Neurology offers concise, practical guidance on the use of electrodiagnostic techniques for investigating problems of both the central and peripheral nervous systems. 42 experts- many new to this 4 th edition -discuss the principles, scope, limitations, diagnostic importance, prognostic relevance, and complications for each technique.
- Provides state of the art information about the applications of electroencephalography, electromyography, nerve conduction studies, evoked potentials, and other electrodiagnostic techniques
- Offers six new chapters
- Features an increased emphasis on the use of electrodiagnosis for pediatric conditions and in special situations
- Presents over 400 new illustrations to depict scientific principles and clinical applications more clearly than ever before
Description: This is the fourth edition of the editor's multiauthored introductory textbook on electrodiagnosis in neurology.
Purpose: The book gives a comprehensive and complete introduction to the important areas of clinical neurophysiology including electroencephalography, electromyography, polysomnography, and evoked responses.
Audience: It is aimed primarily at neurologists who use electrodiagnostic methods in their clinical work.
Features: The book provides an excellent introduction to EEG including long-term monitoring, invasive monitoring, and intra-operative monitoring. The chapters on electromyography and nerve conduction studies are clear and readable. A separate section covers all the important evoked responses including motor, visual, auditory, somatosensory, and event-related. The final chapters cover electronystagmography, polysomnography, use of electrodiagnosis in the ICU, and brain death.
Assessment: This remains one of the best introductory texts to clinical neurophysiology including EEG, EMG, and evoked responses. The book is clear, to the point, and terse without being superficial. This is a valuable book that is strongly recommended for both neurology residents and neurophysiology fellows. Although the advanced neurophysiology fellow will need to do further reading in both EEG and EMG, this is a highly recommended book for neurology residents doing their EMG and EEG rotations.
- Elsevier Health Sciences
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- 3rd ed
- Product dimensions:
- 8.27(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)
Meet the Author
Dr. Michael Aminoff was born and educated in England, graduating from University College London in 1962 and as a physician from University College Hospital Medical School in 1965. He subsequently trained in neurology and neurophysiology at The National Hospital (Queen Square) in London, and in 1974 moved to UCSF where he has been Professor of Neurology since 1982. He was Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories at UCSF until 2004, when he became Executive Vice Chair of the department of neurology, and also directs the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic and Research Center, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence.
He is the author of more than 230 published medical or scientific articles, as well as the author or editor of some 29 books. His published scientific contributions led to the award of a Doctorate in Science, an advanced doctorate in the Faculty of Science, by the University of London in 2000. He is the one of the two editors-in-chief of the four-volume Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2nd Edition, Academic Press, 2014), and one of the series editors of the multi-volume Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Elsevier). He was Editor-in Chief of the journal Muscle & Nerve from 1998 to 2007 and serves on numerous other editorial boards. He was a director of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology for 8 years, and chair of the board in 2011.
Dr. Aminoff has received numerous prizes including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 2006 and the A.B. Baker Award of the American Academy of Neurology for life-time achievements and contributions to medical education in 2007. In 2010, he was awarded the title of “Distinguished Professor” at the University of California, San Francisco.
He is married and has three children, one a pediatric rheumatologist, another a federal defense attorney, and the third an assistant district attorney.
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