(Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology)
Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle: Principles and Practiceby Jun Kimura
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Building on the author's personal experience in working with fellows and residents in the electromyography laboratory, this volume is the definitive reference in the field. It is intended for clinicians who perform electrodiagnostic procedures as an extension of their clinical examination, and will be of value to neurologists and physiatrists who are interested in neuromuscular disorders and 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, and 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. New for this edition: thorough updating of all chapters with extensive new references; entirely new sections on magnetic stimulation, human reflexes, late responses, quantitative EMG, motor unit number estimate, threshold electrotonus, and pediatric electrodiagnosis; consolidated yet comprehensive coverage of periperhal, as well as CNS studies, offering a practical approach for problem-solving; ample space allotted for clinical discussion.
(Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a comprehensive review of the techniques used in electrodiagnosis and their usefulness in diagnosing diseases of the peripheral nervous system. Special features include the normative data and description of abnormalities in certain diseases in the appendixes, definitions of terms used in electrodiagnosis, and a DVD that contains waveforms. The third edition was published in 2001.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an update of current practice and assist readers in electrophysiological problem-solving. The new data include more information on the pediatric and geriatric populations and techniques such as intraoperative monitoring. Although there are other books on electrophysiology, this one meets its objectives in a concise and well-organized fashion, making it an excellent reference.
Audience: The author intends this book for clinicians who perform electrodiagnostic procedures. It can be used as a quick guide for beginning electromyographers (for anatomical location or reviewing a technique), but it also provides in-depth discussions and references for advanced practitioners. Dr. Kimura is a renowned authority on electromyography and electrodiagnosis who has made many contributions to the field and is an excellent teacher and clinician.
Features: The book is very well organized. It starts with the basic principles of electrodiagnosis including physiology and anatomy as well as equipment set up, techniques, and practical applications. It discusses the intricacies of both nerve conduction studies and electromyography. There are also chapters on other procedures such as somatosensory and motor evoked potentials and intraoperative monitoring. It describes not only the techniques, but also what might be found in normal individuals as well as results for different disease entities. The appendixes are very easy to refer to and the DVD adds extra value. The main shortcoming is the quality of some of the printed waveforms, which are not clear in some cases.
Assessment: This is a very useful book, not only for those training in neurophysiology or studying for an exam, but also as a reference in the lab when performing tests and reviewing results. I like the fact that it starts with the basics and then builds upon them. I am a great fan of the previous editions, but I think this update has excellent added features and sections making it a valuable tool.
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Meet the Author
Dr. Kimura received a Bachelor of Technology degree in 1957 and MD in 1961 from Kyoto University in Japan. He moved to the United States as a Fulbright scholar in 1962 for residency training in neurology and fellowship in electrophysiology at the University of Iowa. He taught at the University of Manitoba in Canada, University of Iowa in the USA, Kyoto University in Japan and Tiantan Hospital in China. He has published more than 500 original articles, 70 book chapters and 10 books in neurology and electrophysiology. He has served as President of American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AAEM), Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (JSCN), Japanese Society of Neurology (JSN), International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) and the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), and as Editor in Chief of Muscle & Nerve. He holds an honorary membership in 22 national societies of neurology and neurophysiology. His current professional titles include Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University in Japan and Professor of Neurology, University of Iowa in the USA.
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