Primer of Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring

1st Edition

Editors: Garfield Russell
Authors: Lawrence Rodichok
Paperback ISBN: 9780750695534
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 27th April 1995
Page Count: 290


  • The first text combining all aspects of neurophysiologic assessment - EEG, evoked potentials, ICP, TCD, etc. A user-friendly primer with important points stressed A joint anaesthesia and neurology effort. In this book, neurophysiology and
    pathophysiology are clinically applied in all aspects of intraoperative neuro-monitoring - including intracranial pressure, jugular venous oximetry and neuro-electric assessment with EEG and evoked potentials. Information is presented in a clear concise
    manner for the novice in neuromonitoring, with enough detail and descriptive assessment that the experienced clinician or neurophysiologist will be informed and kept current.

Table of Contents

INTRAOPERATIVE NEUROPHYSIOLOGIC MONITORING: A historical perspective; Functional neuroanatomy for neurophysiologic monitoring; Functional neurophysiology; Neuropathophysiology - the basics; Technical standards and techniques for basic
electroencephalography; Basic scalp electroencephalography; Computerised EEG analysis; Intraoperative electrocorticography; The epilepsy montoring unit as an extension of the operating room; Intraoperative evoked potentials; Technical standards and
instrumentation; Somatosensory evoked potentials; Brainstem auditory evoked potentials in intraoperative monitoring; Motor evoked potentials; Intraoperative electromyography; Intraoperative facial nerve monitoring; Intraoperative cortical stimulation and
recording; Combining somatosensory and motor evoked potentials for posterior spine fusion; Pharmacological effects of anesthesia on intraoperative neurophysiolgoical monitoring; Special problems in the operating room; Assessing and responding to detected
abnormalities during intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring; Intracranial pressure monitoring; Transcranial doppler monitoring; Cerebral oximetry; Arterial - jugular oxygen difference; A guide to intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring -
recommended techniques and protocols.


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About the Editor

Garfield Russell

Affiliations and Expertise

Eric A. Walker Professor and Chair and Staff Anesthesiologist, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA

About the Author

Lawrence Rodichok

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Neurology, Pennsylvania State University; Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories; The Milton S Hershey Medical Center, PA


Need more info on visual evoked potentials; very comprehensive coverage of auditory evoked potentials.