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Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders

David C. Preston and Barbara E. Shapiro

PUBLISHED: 21st November 2012
ISBN: 9781455726721
Helps you diagnose neuromuscular disorders more quickly and accurately. This title shows you how to correlate electromyographic and clinical findings and use EMG techniques to their fullest potential.
Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders
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PUBLISHED: 21st November 2012
ISBN: 9781455726721
Helps you diagnose neuromuscular disorders more quickly and accurately. This title shows you how to correlate electromyographic and clinical findings and use EMG techniques to their fullest potential.


Helps you diagnose neuromuscular disorders more quickly and accurately. This title shows you how to correlate electromyographic and clinical findings and use EMG techniques to their fullest potential.

Publisher Description

Diagnose neuromuscular disorders more quickly and accurately with Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders: Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations, 3rd Edition! State-of-the-art guidance helps you correlate electromyographic and clinical findings and use the latest EMG techniques to their fullest potential.

Successfully correlate electrodiagnostic findings with key clinical findings for more confident diagnoses. Clearly see how to apply what you've learned with abundant case studies throughout the book. Obtain relevant clinical guidance quickly and easily with an accessible, easy-to-read writing style that's both comprehensive and easy to understand.

Ensure correct EMG needle placement and avoid neurovascular injuries by referring to more than 65 detailed, cross-sectional anatomy drawings. Diagnose many newly defined genetic neuromuscular conditions based on their electrodiagnostic presentation. Stay up to date with must-know information on iatrogenic complications of electrodiagnostic studies. Visualize key concepts more easily with a brand-new full-color design, new artwork, and new photographs. Access Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders online, fully searchable, at , along with more than 70 videos that allow you to see and hear the EMG waveforms discussed in the text, as well as a convenient "test yourself" module.

Author Biography

preston is a md and associate professor of neurology, case western reserveuniversity school of medicine, cleveland ohio; attending neurologist, university hospitals of cleveland, ohio

Table of Contents

I. Overview of Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography

  1. Approach to Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography

  2. Anatomy and Neurophysiology

II. Fundamentals of Nerve Conduction Studies

  1. Basic Nerve Conduction Studies

  2. Late Responses

  3. Blink Reflex

  4. Repetitive Nerve Stimulation

III. Sources of Error: Anomalies, Artifacts, Technical Factors and Statistics

  1. Anomalous Innervations

  2. Artifacts and Technical Factors

  3. Basic Statistics for Electrodiagnostic Studies

IV. Detailed Nerve Conduction Studies

  1. Routine Upper Extremity, Facial and Phrenic Nerve Conduction Techniques

  2. Routine Lower Extremity Nerve Conduction Studies

V. Fundamentals of Electromyography

  1. Basic Overview of Electromyography

  2. Anatomy for Needle Electromyography

  3. Basic Electromyography: Analysis of Spontaneous Activity

  4. Basic Electromyography: Analysis of Motor Unit Action Potentials

VI. Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations

  1. Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations: Overview and Common Patterns

Part 1. Common Mononeuropathies

  1. Median Neuropathy at the Wrist

  2. Proximal Median Neuropathy

  3. Ulnar Neuropathy at the Elbow

  4. Ulnar Neuropathy at the Wrist

  5. Radial Neuropathy

  6. Peroneal Neuropathy

  7. Femoral Neuropathy

  8. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

  9. Facial and Trigeminal Neuropathy

Part 2. Polyneuropathy

  1. Polyneuropathy

Part 3. Motor Neuron Disease

  1. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and its Variants

  2. Atypical Motor Neuron Diseases

Part 4. Radiculopathy, Plexopathies and Proximal Neuropathies

  1. Radiculopathy

  2. Brachial Plexopathy

  3. Proximal Neuropathies of the Shoulder and Arm

  4. Lumbosacral Plexopathy

  5. Sciatic Neuropathy

Part 5. Disorders of Neuromuscular Junction and Muscle

  1. Neuromuscular Junction Disorders

  2. Myopathy

  3. Myotonic Muscle Disorders and Periodic Paralysis Syndromes

VII. Electromyography In Special Clinical Settings

  1. Approach to Electrodiagnostic Studies in the Intensive Care Unit

  2. Approach to Pediatric Electromyography

VIII. Electronics and Instrumentation

  1. Basis of Electricity and Electronics for Electrodiagnostic Studies

  2. Electrical Safety and Iatrogenic Complications of Electrodiagnostic Studies


"As in their previous editions, the authors successfully provide a comprehensive guide to performing electrodiagnostic studies. In addition, potential pitfalls of such studies are highlighted and example cases help readers to understand the diagnostic approach to complicated patients. New to this edition are the colorful cross-sectional anatomy illustrations that assist readers in proper needle insertion, online videos of EMG waveforms, and updated information on the advances in the field of neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine since the 2005 edition. As an added bonus, the book is electronically available and provides a mobile resource for busy clinicians and tech-savvy electromyographers.

This is a valuable resource for anyone embarking on a career in neurophysiology and is a must-have in the EMG lab. The material is well organized with handy tables and wonderful illustrations. Whether reading it from cover to cover or using it as a quick reference, readers will be pleased. " - Elizabeth Ann Mauricio, MD(Mayo Clinic Flordia) Doody 4 stars!

"This is the much-awaited edition of what has become a standard textbook. The 2 authors are prominent figures in the field of neuromuscular medicine and have been active in resident and fellow education for many years at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

[...] Although I have read the book at least twice, I often find myself referring to the chapters in [Section 6: Clinical-Electrophysiological Complications] while doing complicated studies. [...] The case examples at the end of the chapters are from the authors' experience. For a reader, the interactive discussion of the cases is very helpful in interpreting one's own cases.[...]

Some welcome new features of this edition are its color images and cross-sectional views of muscles in the EMG section. Moreover, the book is now accessible online online for quick reference. Readers can also listen to EMG sounds online instead of installing a CD, which was not always successful with the second edition.

?This is a very well-organized and clearly written book. I would recommend this book to all residents and clinical neurophysiology fellows as well as anyone who interprets nerve conduction studies and performs EMGs."

Siddharta Varma, MD; Muscle &?Nerve, Volume 48, Issue 2, page 308, August 2013?

Product Details

David C. Preston, Barbara E. Shapiro
Approx. 540 illustrations (540 in full color)
Short Title
Saunders W.B.
Publication Date
Elsevier Health Sciences
Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations (Expert Consult - Online and Print)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom