Understanding EMG

Paperback | August 28, 2013

byAndrew Michell

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Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) are electrodiagnostic tests used for identifying neuromuscular diseases and for assessing low-back pain and disorders of motor control. Many doctors refer their patients to the clinical neurophysiology department for electrodiagnostictests and are then faced with interpreting the results. This book will teach the principles of NCS and EMG, promote better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of these techniques, and thereby improve their use. Understanding EMG is different from existing books in this field since it iswritten for the large group of referring doctors and other healthcare professionals who need to know the basic principles of NCS and EMG, including when to request and how to interpret the tests, but who do not need to know how to perform them.

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Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) are electrodiagnostic tests used for identifying neuromuscular diseases and for assessing low-back pain and disorders of motor control. Many doctors refer their patients to the clinical neurophysiology department for electrodiagnostictests and are then faced with interpreting th...

Andrew Michell is Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:August 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019959550X

ISBN - 13:9780199595501

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Table of Contents

Section 11. Essential anatomy and physiology2. Principles of nerve conduction3. Nerve conduction in disease4. Anatomy and the normal EMG5. Deconstructing the EMG: origin of abnormalities6. Axis 1: PATHOLOGY7. Axis 2: LOCALISATION8. Axis 3: TIME COURSE9. Special studies of the neuromuscular junction10. Neurophysiology in clinical context11. Statistics and neurophysiologySection 212. Reference and anatomy busterSection 313. Cases 1-10