From the highly popular Secrets Series® comes the succinct, practical electromyography book that practitioners have been waiting for. Major authorities in the field present a series of key questions and answers in areas of importance in EMG, featuring the additional tips, pearls, and "secrets" that are the hallmark of the series. Major sections include Anatomy and Physiology, Instrumentation, Nerve Conduction Studies, Electromyography, Specific Diseases, and Interpretation of Results.
All the most important "need-to-know" questions-and-answers in the proven format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series®
Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets"
Bulleted lists, algorithms, and illustrations for quick review
Thorough, highly detailed index
Thought-provoking questions that provide succinct answers
Part I Anatomy and Physiology 1. Anatomy 2. Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Nerve
Part II Instrumentation 3. Filter Settings 4. Common Mode Rejection and Impedance 5. Volume Conduction 6. Electrical Safety
Part III Nerve conduction studies 7. Electrical Stimulation of the Nerve/ Recording of Potentials 8. Motor Nerve Conductions 9. Sensory Nerve Conductions 10. Anomalous Innervations 11. Late Responses (H-reflex, F-wave, A-wave) 12. Repetitive Nerve Stimulation 13. Somatosensory eVoked Potentials 14. Pediatric Nerve Conduction Techniques 15. Blink Reflex 16. Autonomic Nerve Conductions 17. Common Technical Errors
Part IV Electromyography 18. Needle Types and Effect on EMG 19. Mechanics of Needle Exam 20. Needle Interpretation 21. Single Fiber EMG 22. Pediatric EMG Techniques
Part V - Specific Diseases 23. Myelopathy 24. Anterior Horn Cell and Motor Neuron Diseases 25. Radiculopathies 26. Plexopathies 27. Polyneuropathies 28. Mononeuropathies and Entrapment Syndromes 29. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Comparison Studies 30. Neuromuscular Junction Disorders 31. Myopathies 32. Diseases with Abnormal Muscle Activity 33. Pediatric Diseases 34. Spasticity Blocks 35. Pediatric Spasticity Blocks 36. Trauma
Part VI Summary 37. Interpretation of Results
By Faye Chiou Tan, MD, Assistant Professor, Dept. PM&R, Baylor College of Medicine, Director, Electrodiagnosis, Harris County Hospital District, Director, Center for Trauma Rehabilitation Research, Harris County Hospital District, Chief of Service, Dept. PM&R, Harris County Hospital District, Houston, Texas