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Comprehensive Electromyography
With Clinical Correlations and Case Studies

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  • Date Published: April 2018
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  • isbn: 9781108639026

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  • Electromyography (EMG) is a technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by nerves and muscles. Interpreting EMG is a mandatory skill for neurologists and rehabilitation specialists. This textbook provides the reader with a detailed discussion of the concepts and principles underlying electrodiagnostic medicine. It is written for an audience without pre-existing knowledge in this discipline, including beginner technicians and physicians in training. It is an ideal review for seasoned practitioners and those preparing for board examinations. It begins with a review of the foundational sciences and works through the field in twenty chapters, including a large number of case studies demonstrating correct application and interpretation. Appendices of information frequently required in the EMG laboratory, such as Nerve Conduction Study techniques and their age-related normal values, anatomic regions assessed by each NCS and needle EMG studies, safety issues, and other important topics, are also included.

    • Provides a large number of cases, each of which is discussed as the study unfolds, allowing the reader to 'think through' the findings with the author
    • Contains reference information frequently sought in the day-to-day practice of electromyography (EMG)
    • Includes essential EMG skills exercises such as interpreting waveforms, calculating the degree of the various pathophysiologies producing the lesion, and calculating motor unit action potential (MUAP) parameters, recruitment ratios, and firing rates
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    • Date Published: April 2018
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108639026
    • contains: 199 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introductory Chapters:
    1. Basic electricity and electrical concepts pertinent to EDX medicine
    2. Instrumentation
    3. Anatomy and physiology of neurons
    4. Anatomy and physiology of the neuromuscular junction
    5. Anatomy and physiology of muscle
    Part II. Nerve Conduction Studies:
    6. Electrodes and nerve conduction study basics
    7. Motor nerve conduction studies
    8. Sensory nerve conduction studies
    9. The NCS manifestations of various pathophysiologies
    10. The utility of NCS for lesion localization and characterization
    11. Late responses and blink reflexes
    12. Repetitive nerve stimulation studies and their manifestations
    Part III. Needle EMG:
    13. The needle electrode examination (Needle EMG)
    14. The Needle EMG manifestations of pathology
    15. Single fiber EMG and macro EMG
    Part IV. Other Pertinent Information:
    16. Assessment, prognosis, and initial management of peripheral nerve injuries
    17. The EDX Manifestations of Disorders at Various Levels of the Neuraxis
    18. Common pitfalls and their resolution
    19. Safety issues
    20. Nontechnical issues, the patient encounter, and the EDX report
    Part V. Case Studies in Electrodiagnostic Medicine: Case 1 through Case X
    Part VI. Appendices: Appendix 1. Anatomy of the brachial and lumbosacral plexuses
    Appendix 2. Anatomy of the major upper and lower extremity nerves
    Appendix 3. The myotomes of the upper and lower extremities
    Appendix 4. The SNAP, CMAP, and needle EMG domains of the brachial plexus
    Appendix 5. The sensory and motor NCS techniques used in our EMG laboratories
    Appendix 6. The age-related, normal control values for the sensory and motor NCS
    Appendix 7. Our screening sensory NCS, motor NCS, and needle EMG studies
    Appendix 8. The advantages and disadvantages of the EDX test components
    Appendix 9. Needle EMG findings with lesions at various levels of the neuraxis.

  • Author

    Mark A. Ferrante, University of Tennessee
    Mark A. Ferrante is a Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he serves as the Neurophysiology Fellowship Co-Director and the Assistant Director of the Residency Training Program. He is also the Section Chief of Neurophysiology, the EMG Laboratory Director, and the ALS Clinic Director at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis. He has extensively published on EMG and various neuromuscular topics; his current research interests include brachial plexopathies, neuralgic amyotrophy, and thoracic outlet syndrome, as well as the relationship between sustained gripping and carpal tunnel syndrome and the role of surgical treatment for advanced carpal tunnel syndrome. He has received numerous teaching awards for his ability to simplify complex material, including the Annual AAET Physician Recognition Award.

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