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Clinical Neurophysiology: Basis and Technical Aspects, Part I, Vol 160. Handbook of Clinical Neurology

  • ID: 4519496
  • Book
  • 624 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Clinical Neurophysiology, Part I, the latest release in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, is organized into sections on basic physiological concepts, on the function and limitations of modern instrumentation, and on other fundamental or methodologic aspects related to the recording of various bioelectric signals from the nervous system for clinical or investigative purposes. There is discussion of the EEG, nerve conduction studies, needle electromyography, intra-operative clinical neurophysiology, sleep physiology and studies, the autonomic nervous system, various sensory evoked potentials, and cognitive neurophysiology.
  • Provides an up-to-date review on the practice of neurophysiological techniques in the assessment of neurological disease
  • Explores the electrophysiological techniques used to better understand neurological function and dysfunction, first in the area of consciousness and epilepsy, then in the areas of the peripheral nervous system and sleep
  • Focuses on new techniques, including electrocorticography, functional mapping, stereo EEG, motor evoked potentials, magnetoencephalography, laser evoked potentials, and transcranial magnetic stimulation
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Section 1. Basic Physiological and Recording Concepts 1. Generation and propagation of the action potential 2. Volume conduction, waveform analysis, and near and far field potentials 3. Instrumentation for electrodiagnostic studies 4. Filtering of neurophysiological signals 5. Electrical safety

Section 2. EEG: Technologic Aspects and Basic Rhythms 6. EEG source localization 7. Adult EEG 8. Child EEG (and maturation) 9. Normal EEG variants 10. Ambulatory EEG 11. Video-EEG 12. High-resolution EEG 13. Magnetoencephalography for localizing and characterizing the epileptic focus

Section 3. Nerve Conduction Studies, Methods and Techniques 14. Nerve conduction studies: Basic concepts 15. F wave, A wave, H reflex, and blink reflex

Section 4. Needle Electromyography, Methods and Techniques 16. Needle electromyography: basic concepts 17. Normal and abnormal spontaneous activity 18. Normal and abnormal voluntary activity 19. Single fiber EMG

Section 5. Intra-operative Clinical Neurophysiology, MEP, SSEP 20. Electrocorticography and functional mapping 21. Spinal cord monitoring 22. Electrophysiological mapping for deep brain stimulation for movement disorders

Section 6. Sleep Physiology and Studies 23. Sleep-wake physiology 24. Practical aspects of actigraphy and approaches in clinical and research domains 25. Polysomnography 26. The Multiple sleep latency test

Section 7. Autonomic Nervous System: Basic and Technical Aspects 27. Basics of autonomic nervous system function 28. Autonomic testing, methods and techniques

Section 8. Auditory, Visual and Somatosensory Evoked Potentials 29. Cochlea and auditory nerve 30. Auditory brainstem response 31. The auditory and association cortex and language evaluation methods 32. Electroretinograms 33. The Electrooculogram 34. Visually evoked potentials 35. Somatosensory evoked potentials

Section 9. Cognitive Neurophysiology 36. Cognitive neurophysiology: event-related potentials 37. Transcranial magnetic stimulation

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