Clinical Electrophysiology

Clinical Electrophysiology

Author(s): Peter W. Kaplan, Thien Nguyen

Published Online: 4 SEP 2010 01:29AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405185295

Online ISBN: 9781444322972

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322972

About this Book

Bridging the clinical electrophysiological investigation with the neurological consultation

Acutely ill patients present with symptoms that don't immediately yield a diagnosis. Electrophysiological testing can support diagnosis but only if the appropriate tests are ordered.  They must be properly interpreted in conjunction with the actual symptoms. Clinical Electrophysiology presents a wide range of symptoms with specific electrophysiological results. The handbook shows how the complete picture leads to better diagnostic, prognostic or therapeutic conclusions.

The book is organized by the presenting neurological problem in a clinical setting. For each case the authors provide a possible electrophysiological result. This is interpreted and tied to the patient's symptoms to yield a clinical solution. The handbook avoids theoretical discussion to provide a direct practical guide that:

  • Begins with the patient's symptoms
  • Uses a range of electrophysiological modalities
  • Shows different test results for similar symptoms
  • Relates clinical observation to electrophysiological testing

A final casebook section presents readers with rarer clinical challenges for self-testing.

Providing practical, to-the-point guidance on electrophysiological investigations, Clinical Electrophysiology will guide all neurologists attending acutely ill patients.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Central Nervous System Disorders - Section A: Altered Consciousness: Confusion, Delirium, and Unresponsiveness; Agitation, Hallucination, and Abnormal Behavior

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  2. Part 1: Central Nervous System Disorders - Section B: Periodic Patterns of Epileptiform Discharges or Seizures

  3. Part 2: Seizures - Section A: The Diagnosis of Confusional Events Due to Seizures

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  4. Part 2: Seizures - Section B: Status Epilepticus

  5. Part 3: Conditions of Prolonged Unresponsiveness - Section A: Locked-In Syndrome, Minimally Conscious State, Vegetative State, and Coma: Disorders of Consciousness and Responsiveness

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  6. Part 3: Conditions of Prolonged Unresponsiveness - Section B: Prolonged Unresponsive States

  7. Part 3: Conditions of Prolonged Unresponsiveness - Section C: Evoked Potentials in Consultative Neurology

  8. Part 4: Peripheral Nervous System Disease - Section A: Weakness and/or Respiratory Failure in ICU and on the Ward

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  9. Part 4: Peripheral Nervous System Disease - Section B: Segmental Weakness and/or Sensory Loss

  10. Part 4: Peripheral Nervous System Disease - Section C: Respiratory Failure/Diffuse Weakness

  11. Part 5: The Casebook of Clinical/Neurophysiology Consults

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