Aminoff's Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disorders, 4th Edition
- Describes the range of clinical manifestations of individual neuromuscular diseases; the power and limitations of electrodiagnostic techniques as they relate to neuromuscular disorders; the place of genetic studies in the diagnosis and prognostication of these diseases; and the scope and utility of newer imaging procedures in detecting and localizing the underlying pathologic process.
- Reviews neuromuscular physiology and the pathology of major diseases.
- Provides a readable, well-illustrated synthesis of clinical and investigative techniques in diagnosing neuromuscular diseases, with concise guidance on how to conduct clinical, electrodiagnostic, and ultrasound evaluations and the
- Covers a wide variety of electrodiagnostic and ultrasound procedures, including techniques for evaluating different individual nerves.
- Features video clips of waveforms and of ultrasound images to illustrate key concepts.
- An ideal resource for neuromuscular specialists, clinical neurologists, physiatrists, rehabilitation specialists, clinical neurophysiologists, and electromyographers, as well as trainees and those preparing for board certification in neurology, PM&R, neuromuscular medicine, clinical neurophysiology, and electrodiagnostic medicine.
- An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud.
New chapters are shown in bold type. The other chapters will be extensively revised and updated.
1. Approach to Neuromuscular Diagnosis
(The aim of this new chapter is to share the thought process that experienced neuromuscular clinician use in making diagnoses.)
2. Electrodiagnostic Methods for the Study of Nerve and Muscle
3. Nerve Physiology
4. Neuromuscular Junction Physiology
5. Muscle Physiology and the Motor Unit
6. Electrodiagnostic Apparatus
7. General Aspects of Needle Electromyography
8. Clinical Aspects of Needle Electromyography
9. Nerve Conduction Studies: Basic Principles and Pathologic Correlations
10. Quantitative and Related Techniques of Electromyography
11. Other Electrodiagnostic Techniques for the Evaluation of Neuromuscular Disorders
12. Electrophysiologic Evaluation of the Autonomic Nervous System
13. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Nerve and Muscle in Health and Disease
(A brief review of MR technology will be presented. The MR characteristics of healthy muscle and nerve will then be shared. Then, the imaging correlates to various diseases of muscle and nerve will be discussed.)
14. Neuromuscular Ultrasound
(The technology and apparatus will first be introduced. The technique of conducting an evaluation will be presented. The imaging characteristics of normal muscle and nerve will be discussed before moving to a discussion of the correlates to common disease of muscle and nerve.)
15. Myopathic Disorders and Myalgia
16. Motor Neuron Disorders
17. Muscle Fiber and Motor Unit Hyperactivity States
18. Polyneuropathy and Mononeuropathy Multiplex
19. Root and Plexus Lesions
20. Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
NERVES IN THE UPPER EXTREMITIES
21. Median Neuropathies
22. Ulnar Neuropathies
23. Radial Neuropathies
24. Disturbances of Other Nerves in the Upper Extremities
NERVES IN THE LOWER EXTREMITIES
25. Peroneal Neuropathies
26. Tibial and Sural Neuropathies
27. Sciatic Neuropathies
28. Disturbances of Other Nerves in the Lower Extremities
29. Facial Neuropathies
30. Disturbances of Other Cranial Nerves and the Phrenic Nerve
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
31. Electrophysiologic Evaluation of Selected Aspects of the Central Nervous System
A Glossary of Terms Used in Clinical Electromyography
Michael J. Aminoff, MD, DSc, FRCP, Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, Jeffrey W. Ralph, MD, Clinical Professor
Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine and Francis Walker, MD