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March 16, 1984

Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle: Principles and Practice

Author Affiliations

Veterans Administration Medical Center Long Beach, Calif

JAMA. 1984;251(11):1481-1482. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340350069035

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This 672-page volume written by a single author contains 26 chapters in seven parts and three appendices. Part 1 deals with basic anatomy and physiology of the neuromuscular system and basics of electrodiagnosis, including recording apparatus. The next three parts contain nerve conduction studies, tests for neuromuscular transmission, and electromyography, including single-fiber electromyography. Part 5 contains reviews of blink reflex, F wave, H-reflex, and somatosensory evoked potentials. The disorders of the spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, neuromuscular junction, myopathies, and abnormal muscle activity are discussed in the last two parts. The appendices cover a historical review of electrodiagnosis, the fundamentals of electronics, instrumentation, and a glossary of terms approved by the American Association of Electrodiagnosis and Electromyography.

The book is intended for practicing electromyographers and all those concerned with electrodiagnostic tests in clinical practice. The author's extensive experience in electrophysiological studies prompted him to write this book.

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