Advances in Clinical Neurophysiology, Volume 57

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 27th International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology, AAEM 50th Anniversary and the 57th Annual Meeting of the ACNS Joint Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 15-20 September 2003, Volume 53

Print ISBN: 9780444514394
eBook ISBN: 9780444529206
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st December 2004
Page Count: 782


The book presents material from the September 2003 meeting of three societies that met simultaneously: the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AAEM) had its 50th annual meeting; the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) held its 27th Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology; the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) had its 57th annual meeting. The IFCN is the international society whose members are the societies of clinical neurophysiology around the world, and the AAEM and ACNS are two such members. The meeting was wide ranging and covered all aspects of clinical neurophysiology in an up-to-date fashion. This title provides an update on a broad range of topics, from EEG to EMG, from evoked potentials to magnetic brain stimulation, from neuroimaging to operating room monitoring, from autonomic function testing to polysomnography. There was also emphasis on diseases that clinical neurophysiologists see, e.g. updates on neuropathies, myopathies, the epilepsies, movement disorders and genetics. The chapters of the book derive from plenary lectures and symposia.

Table of Contents

Preface. List of Contributors.

Section I. Special Lectures: CNP of Pain.

1. The neurobiology of persistent pain and its clinical implications (R. Dubner). 2. Unmyelinated nerves, challenges, and opportunities: skin biopsy and beyond (W.R. Kennedy). 3. The irritable human nociceptor under microneurography: from skin to brain (J.L. Ochoa). 4. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy and causalgia (R. Baron). 5. Central mechanisms of pain perception (H. Shibasaki). 6. The role of the thalamus in pain (F.A. Lenzet al.). 7. The role of secondary somatosensory cortex and insula in pain (F. Mauguière). 8. Neuroimaging of pain (K.D. Davis). 9. Therapeutic approaches to low back pain (C.J. Standaert, S.A. Herring).

Section II. New Electrodiagnostic Techniques.

10. Nerve excitability studies: past, present, future? (H. Bostock). 11. Quantitation of EMG, what and why (E. Stålberg). 12. Clinical utility of pain - laser evoked potentials (G. Cruccu, L. Garcia-Larrea). 13. Surface EMG: how far can you go? (M.J. Zwarts et al.). 14. Motor unit number estimation: new techniques and new uses (M.B. Bromberg). 15. Techniques in pediatric neurophysiology (K.E. Eeg-Olofsson).

Section III. Neuromuscular Junction Disorders.

16. Antibody-mediated disorders of neuromuscular transmission (A. Vincent). 17. Botulinum toxin mechanisms of action (D. Dressler). 18. Electrophysiologic tests of neuromuscular transmission (D.B. Sanders).

Section IV. Neuropathies and Anterior Horn Cell Disorders.

19. Traumatic injury to peripheral nerves (L.R. Robinson). 20. Recent considerations in the etiopathogenesis of ALS (A. Eisen). 21. Conduction block in demyelinated axons precipitated by normally innocuous physiological processes (D. Burke, C. Cappelen-Smith, S. Kuwabara). 22. Peripheral neuropathies in human immunodeficiency virus infection (A. Hoke, D.R. Cornblath). 23. The genetics of amyotro


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