Essential Neuromodulation

Other | April 14, 2011

byJeffrey E. Arle, Jeffrey E. Arle, Jay L. Shils

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Neuromodulation is an emerging field that explores the use of electrical, chemical, and mechanical interventions to heal neurological deficits. Such neurostimulation has already shown great promise with disorders and diseases such as chronic pain, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease. This is the first concise reference covering all of the basic principles of neuromodulation in a single affordable volume for neuro-residents, fellows, and basic clinical practitioners, edited by two prominent clinical experts in the field.

This volume emphasizes essential observations from all of the important clinical phases involved in any neuromodulation: targeting, intraoperative assessment, programming, complications, and complication avoidance. There are commonalities to all neuromodulation procedures that must be brought to the forefront to form a cohesive presentation of neuromodulation, and such emphasis will give readers a more solid grounding in the fundamentals needed to embrace this field as a cohesive clinical entity.



  • Chapters offer point-counterpoint commentary for varied perspectives
  • Appendix distills current guidelines in easy, accessible format
  • Chapters follow story of patient care, effectively emphasizing general principles with supporting examples
  • Offers outstanding scholarship, with over 20% of chapters involving international contributors

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Neuromodulation is an emerging field that explores the use of electrical, chemical, and mechanical interventions to heal neurological deficits. Such neurostimulation has already shown great promise with disorders and diseases such as chronic pain, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease. This is the first concise reference covering all of th...

Jay L. Shils, Ph.D., D.ABNM, FASNM, FACNS was most recently the director of intra-operative neurophysiology in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Lahey Hospital and Health System in Burlington, MA and an Associate Professor in the department of neurosurgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Scie...

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Format:OtherDimensions:504 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 14, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123814103

ISBN - 13:9780123814104

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Andres Lozano

Section I: The Neuromodulation Approach1. The Neuromodulation Approach by Jeff Arle

Section II: Regions of Application2. Cerebral - Surface by Sergio Canavero 3. Cerebral - Deep by Yakov Gologorsky, Ron Alterman 4. Spinal - Extradural by Tim Deer, Mathew Shocket 5. Peripheral Nerve by Konstantin Slavin

Section III: The Neuromodulation Therapy Interface6. The Electrode - Materials and Configurations by Daniel Merrill 7. The Electrode - Principles of the Neural Interface: Axons and Cell Bodies by Cameron McIntyre 8. The Electrode - Principles of the Neural Interface: Circuits by Erwin Montgomery 9. The Electrode - Device Materials, Handling and Upgradeability by John Kast, Gabi Molnar, Mark Lent 10. The Electrode - Electronics by Emarit Ranu 11. The Electrode - Power by Tracy Cameron

Section IV: Placing Neuromodulation in the Human Body12. Surgical Techniques by Jeff Arle 13. Trials and Their Applicability by Lou Raso 14. Limiting Morbidity by Konstantin Slavin

Section V: Troubleshooting and Repair 15. Intraoperative Evaluation by Jay Shils, Jeff Arle

Section VI: Post-Operative Management16. Programming - DBS and other by Jay Shils 17. Programming - SCS by Gabi Molnar, Lisa Johanek, Steve Goetz, John Heitman 18. Safety and Environmental Constraints by Paul Larson, Alastair J. Martin

Section VII: The End User19. Expectations and Outcomes by Guillermo A. Monsalve, Chad W. Farley, George T. Mandybur 20. Future Design Improvements by Alim-Louis Benabid

Appendix