Neuromuscular Disorders: Evaluation and Diagnostic Tests
ISBN 0750672900 · Hardback · 400 Pages · 33 Illustrations
Butterworth Heinemann · Published September 2002
This book provides expert advice from leading authorities on how and when to use the numerous evaluation tests now available for diagnosis and management of neuromuscular disorders. Its practical approach will appeal to both practicing neurologists as well as neurology residents and fellows. All methods of testing and assessment are covered and an invaluable section on protocol rounds the material out at the end.
Overview and Classification of Neuromuscular Diseases; Clinical Evaluation and Clinical Laboratory Tests; Antibody Testing; Computerized Sensory Evaluation; Nerve Conduction Velocity Tests; Proximal Conduction Techniques: Somatosensory Evoked Responses; Magnetic Stimulation and Root Stimulation; Other Special EMG Techniques: Silent Periods , Masseter Reflex and Blink Reflex; Autonomic Function Testing; Repetitive Stimulation Tests; Role of In-Vitro Intracellular Microelectrode Studies in The Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Diseases; Routine Needle Electromyography; Quantitative Analysis: Objective & Interactive Assessment in EMG; Single Fiber and Macro Electromyography ; Motor Unit Number Estimates, Quantitative Analysis of Muscle Contraction; Strength and Fatigue; Dynamometry, Ergometry and In-Vivo/In-Vitro Muscle Contraction Analysis Techniques; Phosphorus MR Spectroscopy in The Clinical Investigation of Muscle Disorders; Biochemical Evaluation of Metabolic Myopathies; Imaging Techniques; Histology and Histochemistry of Muscle and Nerve; Basic Medical Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics