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With the growth of combined clinical neurophysiology fellowship training programs and their corresponding “pan-physiology” board examinations, there has been an increased need for educational materials that span the range of clinical neurophysiology topics. The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer aims to meet this need by providing a broad and intentionally basic treatment of the most central topics within clinical neurophysiology. The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer initially took shape within the clinical neurophysiology sections at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital, as an outgrowth of their fellowships’ didactic lecture series. Faculty and trainees at these and affiliated teaching hospitals participate in a series of lectures over the course of the academic year designed to acquaint trainees with the elements of clinical neurophysiology, supplementing their clinical experiences. We hope that this primer will prove valuable to others as a companion book intended for clinical neurophysiology fellows and neurology residents, to be used in conjunction with such a program of lectures.


A broad yet focused treatment of central topics in the field of clinical neurophysiology

Inspired by the clinical neurophysiology lecture series at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital

Designed to acquaint trainees with the essential elements of clinical neurophysiology




I. Basic Considerations

1. Basic Electronics in Clinical Neurophysiology - Andrew Blum, Christopher Sinclair, Mason Gasper

2. Basic CNS Physiology and Cortical Basis of EEG - Gregory Holmes, Roustem Kazipov

3. Ions, Membrane Potentials and Electrical Properties of Nerves - Devanand Jillapalli, Jeremy Shefner

4. Introduction to Volume Conduction - Seward Rutkove


5. The Normal EEG in an Adult - Donald Schomer

6. Activation of the EEG - Barbara A. Dworetzky, Edward B. Bromfield, Nanon E. Winslow

7. Normal Variant EEG Patterns - Richard Cervone, Andrew Blum

8. Epileptiform Abnormalities - Bernard Chang, Frank Drislane

9. Focal and Generalized Slowing, Coma and Brain Death - Edward Donnelly, Andrew Blum

10. Normal Pediatric EEG - Ann Bergin, Blaise Bourgeois

11. Pediatric EEG Abnormalities - James Riviello


12. Neurophysiology of Nerve Conduction Studies - James Carress, Seward Rutkove, Gregory Esper

13. Technical, Physiological, and Anatomical Considerations in Nerve Conduction Studies - James Carress

14. Introduction to the Needle Electrode Examination - Seward Rutkove, Gregory J. Esper

15. Mononeuropathies of the Upper and Lower Extremity - Milind Kothari, Kevin R. Scott

16. Electrophysiology of Polyneuropathy - Annabel Wang, Seward Rutkove

17. Radiculopathy and Motor Neuron Disorders - Elizabeth Raynor, Juan A. Acosta

18. Electrophysiology and Brachial and Lumbosacral Plexopathies - Elizabeth Raynor, Juan A. Acosta

19. Evaluation of the Cranial Nerves - George Sachs

20. Electrophysiology of Myopathy: Approach to the Patient with Myopathy in the EMG Laboratory - Nithi S. Anand, David Chad

21. Neurophysiology of Neuromuscular Transmission and Disorders - James M. Gilchrist

22. Pediatric Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography - Peter B. Kang

IV. Autonomic, EP, and Sleep

23. Polysomnography and Sleep Disorders - Jean Matheson, Andreja Packard, randip Singh

24. Autonomic Nervous System Testing - Roy Freeman, Frederick Nahm

25. Visual Evoked Potentials - Frank Drislane

26. Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials - Andrew Blum, Jacob R. Berger

27. Somatosensory Evoked Potentials - Andrew Blum, Jacob R. Berger

28. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - Alvaro Pascual - Leone, Masahito Kobayashi


ISBN-13: 9781597452717
Publisher: Springer (Humana Press)
Publication date: May, 2007
Pages: 540

Subcategories: Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology