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EMG Secrets

From the highly popular Secrets Series® comes the succinct, practical electromyography book that practitioners have been waiting for. Major authorities in the field present a series of key questions and answers in areas of importance in EMG, featuring the additional tips, pearls, and "secrets" that are the hallmark of the series. Major sections include Anatomy and Physiology, Instrumentation, Nerve Conduction Studies, Electromyography, Specific Diseases, and Interpretation of Results.

PMR and neurology residents, EMG fellows, electromyographers, neurologists

Paperback, 288 Pages

Published: September 2003

Imprint: Hanley And Belfus Medical Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-56053-593-5


  • Part I Anatomy and Physiology
    1. Anatomy
    2. Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Nerve

    Part II Instrumentation
    3. Filter Settings
    4. Common Mode Rejection and Impedance
    5. Volume Conduction
    6. Electrical Safety

    Part III Nerve conduction studies
    7. Electrical Stimulation of the Nerve/ Recording of Potentials
    8. Motor Nerve Conductions
    9. Sensory Nerve Conductions
    10. Anomalous Innervations
    11. Late Responses (H-reflex, F-wave, A-wave)
    12. Repetitive Nerve Stimulation
    13. Somatosensory eVoked Potentials
    14. Pediatric Nerve Conduction Techniques
    15. Blink Reflex
    16. Autonomic Nerve Conductions
    17. Common Technical Errors

    Part IV Electromyography
    18. Needle Types and Effect on EMG
    19. Mechanics of Needle Exam
    20. Needle Interpretation
    21. Single Fiber EMG
    22. Pediatric EMG Techniques

    Part V – Specific Diseases
    23. Myelopathy
    24. Anterior Horn Cell and Motor Neuron Diseases
    25. Radiculopathies
    26. Plexopathies
    27. Polyneuropathies
    28. Mononeuropathies and Entrapment Syndromes
    29. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Comparison Studies
    30. Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
    31. Myopathies
    32. Diseases with Abnormal Muscle Activity
    33. Pediatric Diseases
    34. Spasticity Blocks
    35. Pediatric Spasticity Blocks
    36. Trauma

    Part VI Summary
    37. Interpretation of Results


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