The authors treat the three main branches of clinical neurophysiology - peripheral neurophysiology, evoked potentials and electroencephalography - in a consistent and integrated way with emphasis on a clear exposition of practical details of how and why each investigation is done. Their aim is that the reader should understand exactly how to choose and to undertake appropriate investigations, and how to interpret the findings in the light of the latest evidence-based studies. Using historical evidence and illustrative case reports, they address the scientific principles, both biological and electrical, recording techniques, the development and characteristics of electrical potentials in normal subjects, and the ways in which these are disturbed by physical factors or disease. This foundation should enable the reader to interpret recordings from first principles. The main clinical sections are set in the context of typical referral problems or disease groups, showing how the appropriate sequence of investigations and their interpretation help in diagnosis or surveillance of the patient's condition.
Part 4. Electroencephalography.
4.1 Historical introduction (R. Cooper, B.B. MacGillivray). 4.2 EEG technology (R. Cooper, C.D. Binnie, J.W. Osselton, P.F. Prior, T. Wisman). 4.3 EEG phenomenology (C.D. Binnie, W. van Emde Boas, P.F. Prior, J.C. Shaw). 4.4 Activation procedures (C.D. Binnie). 4.5 General philosophy of clinical EEG investigation and interpretation (C.D. Binnie). 4.6 The EEG and cerebral pathology (A.C. van Huffelen). 4.7 The EEG in epilepsy (C.D. Binnie, H. Stefan). 4.8 Effects of drugs on the EEG (C.D. Binnie). 4.9 The EEG in systemic disorders: the encephalopathies (B.B. MacGillivray). 4.10 Head injury (P.F. Prior). 4.11 EEG and psychiatry (H.W. McConnell, H.B. Andrews, C.D. Binnie, T.D. Rogers). 4.12 EEG analysis (R. Cooper, C.D. Binnie, J.C. Shaw).
Part 5. Neonatal and paediatric neurophysiology.
5.1 General introduction (D. Scheffner, R. Pressler). 5.2 Neurophysiology of the neonatal period (R. Pressler, B. Bady+, C.D. Binnie, G.B. Boylan, J.A. Connell, J. Lütschg, R.C. Oozeer, P.F. Prior, A. Suppiej, B.M. Tedman). 5.3 Paediatric neurophysiology (R. Pressler, B. Bady+, C.D. Binnie, J. Lütschg, N.A. Fletcher, D. Scheffner, A. Suppiej, B.M. Tedman). 5.4 Combined references for Part 5.
Part 6. Special techniques and applications.
6.1 Investigation of wakefulness, drowsiness and sleep (M. Billiard). 6.2 Epilepsy monitoring (C.D. Binnie, W. Burr, H. Stefan). 6.3 Assessment of epilepsy for surgery (F. Brunnhuber, C.D. Binnie, A.J. Fowle). 6.4 Neurophysiological investigations in the intensive care unit (P.F. Prior, L. Garcia-Larrea, K. Nagendran, N.J. Smith). 6.5 Neurophysiological monitoring during surgical operations (N.J. Smith, P.F. Prior). 6.6 Neurophysiological evaluation of drugs (A. Wauquier, C.D. Binnie). 6.7 Magnetoencephalography and evoked magnetic fields (C.N. Guy, C.D. Binnie). 6.8 Specific medico-legal use of neurophysiological investigations (
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Emeritus Professor, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' School of Medicine, King's College Hospital, London, UK
Former Scientific Director, Burden Neurological Institute, Bristol, UK
Department of Functional Neurology and Epileptology, Hôpital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer, Lyon, France
Formerly Senior Lecturer, Electoencephalography, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals, West Smithfield, London, UK
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK