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Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology - Vol 2 : Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology, Volume 2 - Stalberg

Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology - Vol 2

Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology, Volume 2

By: Stalberg

Hardcover Published: 9th December 2003
ISBN: 9780444508676
Number Of Pages: 690

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This book is a review of basic physiology, pathophysiology, clinical symptoms and diagnostic methods with emphasis on electrophysiology in disorders of muscle and neuromuscular junction, including fatigue. The book is divided in three main parts. The first 7 chapters concern basic physiology, morphology and genetics within the field. The new classification system of muscle disorders is presented. The next 9 chapters cover to-date aspects of electrophysiological methods used for diagnosis and understanding of muscle disorders. This section includes EMG concepts, quantitative EMG methods, tests of neuromuscular transmission (SFEMG and repetitive nerve stimulation), surface EMG, nerve conduction methods, motor unit number estimation (MUNE), fatigue tests, respiratory system electrophysiology and a chapter on pediatric EMG. The last section contains 15 chapters on individual disorders of the muscle and neuromuscular junction. They represent reviews of various conditions within a main area such as limb-girdle myopathies, inflammatory myopathies, dystrophinopathies, distal myopathies, channelopathies, congenital myopathies, myasthenic disorders, muscle cramps, FSH, mitochondrial myopathies, critical illness myopathy and neuropathy, metabolic myopathies and toxic muscle diseases. Each chapter covers clinical aspects, and the specific values for EMG, nerve conduction studies, repetitive stimulation, SFEMG, macro-EMG, MUP quantitation, fatigue testing and MUNE. In general, the readers will find references on the electrodiagnostic findings in each type of condition in the chapter, both current and historical. Since each chapter should be self-contained as much as possible, some overlap of topics is inevitable. The strength of the volume lies in its coverage of the field from basic science to clinical aspects. Its main focus is the place of electrophysiological methods. This broad presentation of the various topics is aimed at stimulating the reader to efficiently use electrophysiology in diagnosis and future development in the field.

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"This Handbook has been well produced with universally clear line diagrams of neurophysiological recordings. ...It fulfils the aim of providing the information necessary to understand and assess muscle and neuromuscular junction disease, and contains much more that will be of use to practising and trainee neurophysiologists."


Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Skeletal muscle: structure and functionp. 7
Structure and function of the neuromuscular junctionp. 27
Nerve-muscle interactionsp. 47
Pathology and pathogenesis of muscle diseasesp. 67
Genetic aspects of diagnosisp. 99
Ultrasound examination of musclep. 113
Effects of aging on motor unit structure and functionp. 119
Electrophysiological Methods
Electromyographic methodsp. 147
Single fiber electromyographyp. 187
Methods for the quantitation of conventional needle EMGp. 213
Multichannel surface EMGp. 245
Neurography--motor and sensory nerve conduction studiesp. 269
Repetitive nerve stimulationp. 323
Motor unit number estimation in disorders of muscle and neuromuscular junctionp. 337
Muscle fatiguep. 349
Clinical neurophysiology of respirationp. 359
Pediatric electromyography and neurographyp. 389
Muscle Diseases
Limb girdle muscular dystrophyp. 409
Inflammatory myopathiesp. 415
Dystrophinopathiesp. 429
Distal myopathiesp. 443
Skeletal muscle channelopathies: myotonias, periodic paralyses and malignant hyperthermiap. 457
Congenital muscular disordersp. 485
Neuromuscular junction disordersp. 507
Involuntary muscle contraction of peripheral originp. 531
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophyp. 541
Mitochondrial diseasesp. 549
Critical care myopathiesp. 565
Muscle weakness in critical illnessp. 583
Metabolic myopathiesp. 603
Toxic myopathiesp. 621
Future Directions
The future role of clinical neurophysiology in muscle diseasep. 653
Subject indexp. 661
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ISBN: 9780444508676
ISBN-10: 0444508678
Series: Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 690
Published: 9th December 2003
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.68  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.91

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