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October 1991

Clinical Neurophysiology Update

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Baltimore, Md

Arch Neurol. 1991;48(10):1006. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530220018004

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Abstract

This series, edited by Professor Desmedt, who has been very active in the field of clinical neurophysiology for many years, follows the first series, Clinical Neurophysiology, published in 1973, and the second series, Clinical Neurophysiology Progress, published in 1981.

Volume 1 contains 20 chapters written by world authorities dealing with neuromonitoring techniques in surgery. This field has been developing rapidly because of new technology and is very important in surgical interventions on brain, spinal cord and roots, and peripheral nerves. The techniques help the operating team to assess function during a procedure to avoid neurologic damage. These new neuromonitoring techniques require the training of a new group of neuroanesthesiologists-clinical neurophysiologists, who can document preservation of neural function during difficult surgical procedures. This area of clinical neurophysiology should continue to develop and already has shown its value in surgical therapy. Included in this volume are chapters dealing with somatosensory evoked potentials,

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