In recent years, the resourcefulness of researchers together with the steady development of new techniques have given a renewed energy to the different fields of clinical neurophysiology. The interdisciplinary approach with special emphasis on neuroimaging and genetics has opened new and exciting avenues for the study of the nervous system. This volume contains many of the lectures on basic and clinical topics presented at the XV International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 16-20 May 2001. The proceedings will provide not only a state-of-the-art review on the most recent advances in our enlarging field, but also will stimulate further research in all areas of clinical neurophysiology.
Preface. List of Contributors.
Section I. Special Lectures.
The Berger Lecture. 1. Cognition, gamma oscillations and neuronal synchrony (W. Singer). The Kugelberg Lecture. 2. The role of the basal ganglia in the control of tremor and epilepsy (C.H. Lücking, B. Hellwig, C. Deransart).
Section II. Ion Channel Disorders.
3. Basic mechanisms of ion channel function (B.A. Kotsias). 4. Ion channel disorders in neuropathy (K. Arimura, Y. Sonoda, O. Watanabe et al.). 5. Calcium channelopathies in neuromuscular transmission (O.D. Uchitel). 6. Disorders of membrane channels or channelopathies (G.G. Celesia). 7. Ion channels, epilepsy and anticonvulsants (G.G. Celesia). 8. Sodium channelopathies in skeletal muscle and brain (H. Lerche, N. Mitrovic, K. Jurkat-Rott et al.).
Section III. Neuromuscular and Autonomic Disorders.
9. Basic mechanisms of muscle fatigue in humans (V. Galea, A. Hicks, A.J. McComas). 10. Motor unit estimates in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (V. Galea, M. Dantes, H. DeBruin et al.). 11. Pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (R.E.P. Sica). 12. Leprosy neuropathy (W. Marques Jr.). 13. An appraisal of the role of clinical neurophysiology in toxic neuropathy (G. Singh, J.S. Chopra). 14. Immune mediated peripheral neuropathies (A.M. Villa). 15. HIV-related peripheral neuropathies (R.K. Olney). 16. Some neurophysiological aspects in Chagas' disease (J.H. Xavier de Castro). 17. Neurophysiological features in HAM/TSP (HTLV-I associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis) (J.L. Castillo). 18. The autonomic neuropathies (P.A. Low). 19. Microneurography may differentiate between neural and effector organ dysfunctions in autonomic disorders (M. Elam). 20. Breathing control in neurological diseases (M.A. Nogués).
Section IV. Pain and Paresthesias.
21. Methods of study of neuropathic pain (R.J. Verdugo). 22. Neurophysiologic assessm
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Neurology Department, British Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Reed Neurological Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA Professor and Department Head
School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
Service of Clinical Neurophysiology, Hospital J.P. Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina