Description

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.

Key Features

  • Chapters offer point-counterpoint commentary for varied perspectives
  • Appendix distills current guidelines in easy, accessible format
  • Chapters follow story of patient care, effectively emphasizing general principles with supporting examples
  • Offers outstanding scholarship, with over 20% of chapters involving international contributors

Readership

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

Details

No. of pages:
504
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123814098
Electronic ISBN:
9780123814104

About the authors

Jeffrey Arle

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Jay Shils

Affiliations and Expertise

Rush University Medical Center, Director of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring; Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center in the Department of Anesthesiology, Chicago, IL, USA