Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle: Principles and Practice (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780199738687

Jun Kimura
1176 Pages
183 x 254 mm
Pub date
Mar 2014
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Here is the Fourth Edition of the classic text Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle. With each subsequent edition, Dr. Kimura has built upon his extensive experience teaching electromyography (EMG) around the world and has transferred his knowledge to the book. It is intended for clinicians who perform electrodiagnostic procedures as an extension of their clinical examination, and will be of value to neurologists and physiatrists who are interested in neuromuscular disorders and noninvasive electrodiagnostic methods, particularly those practicing electromyography (EMG). The book provides a comprehensive review of most peripheral nerve and muscle diseases, including specific techniques and locations for performing each test. While the book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the growth that has been made in the field since 2001, a DVD has also been added to the book, allowing the readers to watch and listen to various types of normal and abnormal EMG activities. The book is designed for those interested in a broad review of electrodiagnostic medicine, especially to those dealing with patients with neuromuscular disorders, who may benefit from a referral for electromyography and nerve conduction studies as part of the clinical practice. It will appeal to those wanting a current update on the subject and those interested in state of the art information and observation of electrophysiologic techniques.


Part I: Basics of Electrodiagnosis
Chapt 1: Anatomic Basis for Localization
Chapt 2: Electrical Properties of Nerve and Muscle
Chapt 3: Electronic Systems
Part II: Nerve Conduction Studies
Chapt 4: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Peripheral Nerve and Types of Nerve Pathology
Chapt 5: Principles of Nerve Conduction Studies
Chapt 6: Assessment of Individual Nerves
Part III: Late Response, Reflex and Other Method
Chapt 7: The F wave and the A wave
Chapt 8: Studies of the Facial Nerve and the Blink Reflex
Chapt 9: H, T and Masseter Reflexes, and Silent Period
Chapt 10: Other Techniques to Assess Nerve Function
Chapt 11: Facts, Fallacies and Fancies of Nerve Conduction Techniques
Part IV: Electromyography
Chapt 12: Anatomy and Physiology of the Skeletal Muscle
Chapt 13: Electromyography and Other Measures of Muscle Function
Chapt 14: Types of Electromyographic Abnormalities
Chapt 15: Examination of Non Limb Muscles
Chapt 16: Single-Fiber and Macro Electromyography
Part V: Neuromuscular Transmission and Muscle Excitability
Chapt 17: Anatomy and Physiology of the Neuromuscular Junction
Chapt 18: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation and Exercise Tests
Part VI: Somatosensory and Motor Evoked Potential and Monitoring Procedures
Chapt 19: Somatosensory Evoked Potential
Chapt 20: Motor Evoked Potentials
Chapt 21: Intraoperative Monitoring
Part VII: Disorders of the Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System
Chapt 22: Diseases of the Spinal Cord
Chapt 23: Radiculopathies and Plexopathies
Chapt 24: Polyneuropathies and Mononeuropathies Multiplex
Chapt 25: Mononeuropathies and Entrapment Syndromes
Part VIII: Disorders of Neuromuscular Junction, Muscle Diseases, and Abnormal Muscle Activity
Chapt 26: Myasthenia Gravis, Myasthenic Syndrome and Related Disorders
Chapt 27: Myopathies
Chapt 28: Disorders Characterized by Abnormal Muscle Activities
Part IX: Interpretation of Study Results
Chapt 29: Studies for the Pediatric and Geriatric Population
Chapt 30: Data Analyses and Reporting
Part X: Appendices
Appendix 1: Myotome, Normal Values for Nerve Conduction Studies and Case Descriptions for EMG Files
Appendix 2: Fundamentals of Electronics
Appendix 3: Historical Review
Appendix 4: AANEM Glossary of Terms in Clinical Electromyography

About the author: 

Dr. Kimura received a Bachelor of Technology degree in 1957 and MD in 1961 from Kyoto University in Japan. He moved to the United States as a Fulbright scholar in 1962 for residency training in neurology and fellowship in electrophysiology at the University of Iowa. He taught at the University of Manitoba in Canada, University of Iowa in the USA, Kyoto University in Japan and Tiantan Hospital in China. He has published more than 500 original articles, 70 book chapters and 10 books in neurology and electrophysiology. He has served as President of American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AAEM), Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (JSCN), Japanese Society of Neurology (JSN), International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) and the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), and as Editor in Chief of Muscle & Nerve. He holds an honorary membership in 22 national societies of neurology and neurophysiology.

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