The New Edition of this respected reference delivers complete, practical guidance on current electrodiagnostic techniques and their clinical applications for investigating problems of both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Completely revised and updated, this 5th Edition provides state-of-the-art knowledge on electroencephalography, electromyography, nerve conduction studies, evoked potentials, polysomnography, and electronystagmography.
- Emphasizes the clinical applications of each electrodiagnostic technique, providing state-of-the-art guidance for both non-specialists and specialists.
- Discusses the principles, scope, limitations, diagnostic importance, prognostic relevance, and complications for each technique.
- Clarifies the technical and practical aspects of electrodiagnostic tests with over 700 charts, figures, and tables.
1. The Emergence of Electrophysiology as an Aid to Neurology
2. Electrophysiologic Equipment and Electrical Safety
3. Electroencephalography: General Principles and Clinical Applications
4. Neonatal and Pediatric Electroencephalography
5. Long-Term Monitoring for Epilepsy
6. Ambulatory Electroencephalographic Monitoring
7. Invasive Clinical Neurophysiology in Epilepsy and Movement Disorders
8. Topographic Mapping, Frequency Analysis, and Other Digital Techniques in Electroencephalograpy
9. Intraoperative Electroencephalographic Monitoring
III. Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies, and Related Techniques
11. Clinical Electromyography
12. Quantitative Electromyography
13. Nerve Conduction Studies
14. Microneurography as a Clinical research Tool
15. Electrophysiologic Study of Disorders of Neuromuscular Transmission
16. H-Reflex and F-Response Studies
17. The Blink Reflex
18. Electrophysiologic Evaluation of Movement Disorders
19. Evaluation of the Autonomic Nervous System
IV. Evoked Potentials and Related Techniques
21. Visual Evoked Potentials in Clinical Neurology
22. Visual Evoked Potentials in Infants and Children
23. Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials: Methodology, Interpretation and Clinical Application
24. Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials in Infants
25 Somatosensory Evoked Potentials
26. Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Infants and Children
27. Motor Evoked Potentials
28. Event-Related Potentials
29. Intraoperative Monitoring by Evoked Potential Techniques
30. Electrophysiologic Evaluation of Sacral Function
V. Testing of Vestibular Function
31. Vestibular Laboratory Testing
VI. Electrophyisiologic Evaluation in Special Situations
32. Polysomnographic Evaluation of Sleep Disorders
33. Electrophysiologic Evaluation of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit
34. Electrophysiologic Evaluation of Brain Death: A Critical Appraisal
35. Use of Neurophysiologic Techniques in Clinical Trials
36. Electrophysiologic Techniques in the Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Neurotoxic Disorders
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- 20th April 2005
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Dr. Michael Aminoff was born and educated in England, graduating from University College London in 1962 and as a physician from University College Hospital Medical School in 1965. He subsequently trained in neurology and neurophysiology at The National Hospital (Queen Square) in London, and in 1974 moved to UCSF where he has been Professor of Neurology since 1982. He was Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories at UCSF until 2004, when he became Executive Vice Chair of the department of neurology, and also directs the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic and Research Center, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence.
He is the author of more than 230 published medical or scientific articles, as well as the author or editor of some 29 books. His published scientific contributions led to the award of a Doctorate in Science, an advanced doctorate in the Faculty of Science, by the University of London in 2000. He is the one of the two editors-in-chief of the four-volume Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2nd Edition, Academic Press, 2014), and one of the series editors of the multi-volume Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Elsevier). He was Editor-in Chief of the journal Muscle & Nerve from 1998 to 2007 and serves on numerous other editorial boards. He was a director of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology for 8 years, and chair of the board in 2011.
Dr. Aminoff has received numerous prizes including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 2006 and the A.B. Baker Award of the American Academy of Neurology for life-time achievements and contributions to medical education in 2007. In 2010, he was awarded the title of “Distinguished Professor” at the University of California, San Francisco.
He is married and has three children, one a pediatric rheumatologist, another a federal defense attorney, and the third an assistant district attorney.
Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA