More Details about Handbook Of Clinical Neurophysiology Vol. 2 Handbook Of Clinical Neurophysiology

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Author(s)Stalberg E
PublisherELSEVIER
ISBN9780444508676
Pages690
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearNovember 2003

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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 cra...