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September 1997

Clinical Neurophysiology

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass
Irvine, Calif

Arch Neurol. 1997;54(9):1067. doi:10.1001/archneur.1997.00550210009005

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This book provides a comprehensive but relatively simplistic overview of clinical neurophysiology. The first section covers basic elements, including electronics, electrical safety, volume conduction, digital signal processing, waveform classification and generators, and artifacts. The second section describes the assessment of the major systems, presenting techniques and results obtained in normal subjects and patients: electroencephalogram (EEG) (adult, pediatric, ambulatory, prolonged video, epilepsy surgery, and movement related potentials), evoked potentials (somatosensory, brainstem auditory, and visual), audiograms and acoustic reflexes, electromyogram (EMG) (nerve conduction studies, compound muscle action potentials, repetitive stimulation, motor evoked potentials, needle electromyography, quantitative EMG, and single-fiber studies), reflexes (H, cranial, long latency, and silent period), central motor control in movement disorders, vestibular testing, autonomic function, sleep, and consciousness. The third section attempts to integrate these techniques in the evaluation of neurological diseases.

This book grew out of the syllabus used at the

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