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May 1977

Manual of Electroneuromyography

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(5):323. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500170077028

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This book is divided into five sections: electroneuromyography (ENM), nerve stimulation studies, electromyography, electrodiagnosis, and illustrative case reports. The first chapter is a general introduction to the EMG laboratory, while the next three chapters deal with technical aspects of performing the tests. The last chapter, which occupies nearly half of the book, is devoted to clinical examples of representative neurological disorders. Each example consists of a brief summary of history, physical findings, pertinent laboratory findings, and ENM data with their interpretation. A short section is included in which unknowns are presented for reader evaluation. Only typical neurological entities are presented and the interpretation of the electrical testing is relatively straightforward.

There are a few confusing and erroneous statements. Although in the past, the term "electrodiagnosis" has been used for the determination of nerve degeneration specifically by faradic and galvanic currents, that usage is now obsolete since the technique is outmoded.

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