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Essential Neuromodulation

Neuromodulation is an emerging field that explores the use of electrical, chemical, and mechanical interventions to heal neurological deficits. Such neurostimulation has already shown great promise with disorders and diseases such as chronic pain, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease. This is the first concise reference covering all of the basic principles of neuromodulation in a single affordable volume for neuro-residents, fellows, and basic clinical practitioners, edited by two prominent clinical experts in the field.

This volume emphasizes essential observations from all of the important clinical phases involved in any neuromodulation: targeting, intraoperative assessment, programming, complications, and complication avoidance. There are commonalities to all neuromodulation procedures that must be brought to the forefront to form a cohesive presentation of neuromodulation, and such emphasis will give readers a more solid grounding in the fundamentals needed to embrace this field as a cohesive clinical entity.


Academic clinicians in neurophysiology, neurological diseases, behavioral neuroscience, sensory neuroscience, neuroanatomy and neurosurgery; biomedical engineers looking to understand the clinical aspects of neuro-therapies

Hardbound, 504 Pages

Published: June 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-381409-8


  • Introduction by Andres Lozano

    Section I: The Neuromodulation Approach
    1. The Neuromodulation Approach by Jeff Arle

    Section II: Regions of Application
    2. Cerebral - Surface by Sergio Canavero
    3. Cerebral - Deep by Yakov Gologorsky, Ron Alterman
    4. Spinal - Extradural by Tim Deer, Mathew Shocket
    5. Peripheral Nerve by Konstantin Slavin

    Section III: The Neuromodulation Therapy Interface
    6. The Electrode - Materials and Configurations by  Daniel Merrill
    7. The Electrode - Principles of the Neural Interface: Axons and Cell Bodies by Cameron McIntyre
    8. The Electrode - Principles of the Neural Interface: Circuits by Erwin Montgomery
    9. The Electrode - Device Materials, Handling and Upgradeability by John Kast, Gabi Molnar, Mark Lent
    10. The Electrode - Electronics by Emarit Ranu
    11. The Electrode - Power by Tracy Cameron

    Section IV: Placing Neuromodulation in the Human Body
    12. Surgical Techniques by Jeff Arle
    13. Trials and Their Applicability by Lou Raso
    14. Limiting Morbidity by Konstantin Slavin

    Section V: Troubleshooting and Repair
    15.  Intraoperative Evaluation by Jay Shils, Jeff Arle

    Section VI: Post-Operative Management
    16.  Programming -  DBS and other by Jay Shils
    17.  Programming -  SCS by Gabi Molnar, Lisa Johanek, Steve Goetz, John Heitman
    18. Safety and Environmental Constraints by Paul Larson, Alastair J. Martin

    Section VII: The End User
    19.  Expectations and Outcomes by Guillermo A. Monsalve,  Chad W. Farley, George T. Mandybur
    20.  Future Design Improvements by Alim-Louis Benabid



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