The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer by Andrew S. BlumThe Clinical Neurophysiology Primer by Andrew S. Blum

The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer

EditorAndrew S. Blum

Paperback | December 8, 2010

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The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer presents a broad yet focused treatment of central topics in the field of clinical neurophysiology. This volume was inspired by the clinical neurophysiology lecture series at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital, where faculty and trainees at these renowned teaching hospitals participate in a lecture series over the course of the academic year. Much like the lecture series, The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer is designed to acquaint trainees with the essential elements of clinical neurophysiology.Each chapter in this four-part volume is written by leading and respected clinical neurophysiologists. Part I presents introductory considerations such as basic electronics, basic CNS physiology, and volume conduction for clinical neurophysiology. Parts II and III attend to all aspects of electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG), respectively. In Part IV, topics in fields related to clinical neurophysiology are emphasized, including autonomic testing, evoked potentials, sleep studies, and their applications. Fellows engaged in neurophysiology training, those pursuing more focused training in those areas, and neurology residents will all find this volume to be an indispensable reference.
Title:The Clinical Neurophysiology PrimerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:536 pagesPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617372935

ISBN - 13:9781617372933

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Table of Contents

LIST OF CHAPTERS FOR CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY PRIMERBLUM/RUTKOVE-RevisedI. Basic Considerations1. Basic Electronics in Clinical Neurophysiology - Andrew Blum, Christopher Sinclair, Mason Gasper2. Basic CNS Physiology and Cortical Basis of EEG - Gregory Holmes, Roustem Kazipov3. Ions, Membrane Potentials and Electrical Properties of Nerves - Devanand Jillapalli, Jeremy Shefner4. Introduction to Volume Conduction - Seward RutkoveII. EEG5. The Normal EEG in an Adult - Donald Schomer6. Activation of the EEG - Barbara A. Dworetzky, Edward B. Bromfield, Nanon E. Winslow7. Normal Variant EEG Patterns - Richard Cervone, Andrew Blum8. Epileptiform Abnormalities - Bernard Chang, Frank Drislane9. Focal and Generalized Slowing, Coma and Brain Death - Edward Donnelly, Andrew Blum10. Normal Pediatric EEG - Ann Bergin, Blaise Bourgeois11. Pediatric EEG Abnormalities - James RivielloIII. EMG12. Neurophysiology of Nerve Conduction Studies - James Carress, Seward Rutkove, Gregory Esper13. Technical, Physiological, and Anatomical Considerations in Nerve Conduction Studies - James Carress14. Introduction to the Needle Electrode Examination - Seward Rutkove, Gregory J. Esper15. Mononeuropathies of the Upper and Lower Extremity - Milind Kothari, Kevin R. Scott16. Electrophysiology of Polyneuropathy - Annabel Wang, Seward Rutkove17. Radiculopathy and Motor Neuron Disorders - Elizabeth Raynor, Juan A. Acosta18. Electrophysiology and Brachial and Lumbosacral Plexopathies - Elizabeth Raynor, Juan A. Acosta19. Evaluation of the Cranial Nerves - George Sachs20. Electrophysiology of Myopathy: Approach to the Patient with Myopathy in the EMG Laboratory - Nithi S. Anand, David Chad21. Neurophysiology of Neuromuscular Transmission and Disorders - James M. Gilchrist22. Pediatric Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography - Peter B. KangIV. Autonomic, EP, and Sleep23. Polysomnography and Sleep Disorders - Jean Matheson, Andreja Packard, randip Singh24. Autonomic Nervous System Testing - Roy Freeman, Frederick Nahm25. Visual Evoked Potentials - Frank Drislane26. Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials - Andrew Blum, Jacob R. Berger27. Somatosensory Evoked Potentials - Andrew Blum, Jacob R. Berger28. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - Alvaro Pascual - Leone, Masahito Kobayashi

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Each chapter in this four-part volume is written by clinical neurophysiologists and aimed at those engaged in neurophysiology training and neurology residents." (Times Higher Education, May, 2008)"This multi-author textbook was developed from a teaching hospital lecture series for clinical neurophysiology trainees. It provides a broad and basic overview of neurophysiology which is also a good introduction to the field for . neurologists. . I would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting an approachable introduction to clinical neurophysiology." (Anna Basu, European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, Issue 12, December, 2008)