Electrodiagnosis in Clinical Neurology

Electrodiagnosis in Clinical Neurology

by Michael J. Aminoff
     
 

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New to the 5th ed. of this comprehensive text are chapters on magnetoencephalography, quantitative electromyography, and neurophysiological evaluation of sacral function, and revision of the remaining 33 chapters and their references. Each chapter provides background to the technique, its principles, scope, limitations, diagnostic importance, prognostic relevance, and… See more details below

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New to the 5th ed. of this comprehensive text are chapters on magnetoencephalography, quantitative electromyography, and neurophysiological evaluation of sacral function, and revision of the remaining 33 chapters and their references. Each chapter provides background to the technique, its principles, scope, limitations, diagnostic importance, prognostic relevance, and possible complications, with many tables and charts included for illustration. The material is contained in six sections, an introduction, electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography, electromyography and nerve conduction studies, evoked potentials, testing of vestibular function, and electrophysiologic evaluation in special situations. Chapter topics for the last section include polysomnographic evaluation of sleep disorders, electrophysiologic evaluation of patients in intensive care, and electrophysiologic evaluation of brain death. Aminoff is in the department of neurology at the School of Medicine of the U. of California, San Francisco. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Reviewer: Daniel B. Hier, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443087950
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
3rd ed
Pages:
822
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

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