Clinical Neurophysiology, the latest release in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series is organized into sections on the basics of clinical neurophysiology, central nervous system disease states, peripheral nervous system disease states, sleep disorders, and autonomic disorders. Specific central nervous system topics include epilepsy, altered states of consciousness, CNS demyelinating diseases, stroke, pain, movement disorders, vestibular disease, auditory disorders, disorders of cognition, and prognostication in disorders of consciousness. Peripheral nervous system topics include focal mononeuropathies, generalized polyneuropathies, muscle diseases, hyperexcitability states, neuromuscular junction disorders, anterior horn cells diseases, and cranial neuropathies.
Sleep disorders covered include apneas, hypersomnias, parasomnias, and circadian rhythm disorders. Autonomic topics include primary autonomic failure, multisystem atrophy, and postural orthostatic tachycardia.
- 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, optical coherence tomography, magnetoencephalography, laser evoked potentials, transmagnetic stimulation, and motor evoked potentials
Section 1. Basic physiological and recording concepts Section 2. Basics of EEG and evoked potentials Section 3. EEG: methods, techniques, and basic patterns Section 4. Nerve conduction studies, methods and techniques Section 5. Needle electromyography, methods and techniques Section 6. Intra-operative Clinical Neurophysiology, MEP, SSEP Section 7. Basics of sleep physiology Section 8. Sleep studies, methods and techniques Section 9. Basics of autonomic nervous system function Section 10. Autonomic testing, methods and techniques Section 11. Audition, vestibular, and language testing Section 12. Visual system testing