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Book Reviews
June 2013

Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring

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Author Affiliation: Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

JAMA Neurol. 2013;70(6):803-804. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.2847

Neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring (IOM) is used during surgery to prevent permanent neurological injury from surgery. The demand for IOM has increased steadily over the past 3 decades. Various neurophysiologic multimodal techniques have been used to improve the accuracy and sensitivity of IOM. It is critical that those who perform and interpret IOM studies keep up with the current trends in intraoperative neurophysiology in order to improve patient safety and quality of care during surgical procedures. Dr Galloway and her colleagues have done an excellent job of reviewing the new techniques and their clinical uses in the field. Despite the numerous books on IOM that have been published, few have the practical guidelines that this one has.

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