Evoked potentials have been used for decades to assess neurologic function in outpatient studies and are now routinely used in the operating room during surgery. Illustrated Manual of Clinical Evoked Potentials is a modern, practical guide to performing these studies and interpreting the results. The book is uniquely organized as a singular resource that provides the necessary background for understanding and conducting evoked potential studies, and functions as a multi-purpose text, atlas, and reading session with numerous examples of studies, findings, and discussion of key takeaways. Divided into five chapters, the book opens with an introduction to the basics of data acquisition and interpretation that lays the foundation for the modality-specific chapters that follow. The next group of chapters are in-depth reviews of visual, brainstem auditory, and somatosensory evoked potentials. Each of these chapters lay out the specifics of the modality and study protocol with examples to show how things should--and should not--be done. Sample studies with discussions about how to interpret them highlight a particular aspect of normalcy or pathology. Imaging correlates are provided to emphasize salient points and offer perspective. The final chapter is an overview of the use of evoked potentials during surgery with imaging and case discussions to introduce the reader to this very important use of evoked potentials. Neurologists, clinical neurophysiologists, technologists, trainees, or anyone who has to interpret evoked potential studies, even intermittently, will find this illustrated manual to be a trusted companion in gaining proficiency and avoiding common pitfalls. Key Features Detailed review of methodology of evoked potential studies Many examples of actual patient studies with imaging correlates Interpretation of each evoked potential study presented in detail "Reading session"-like discussion of each example Special chapter on evoked potentials in the operating room
Evoked potentials (EPs) have been used for several decades to assess neurologic function intraoperatively and in outpatient studies. Although the clinical emphasis has changed over time with advances in imaging technology, EPs remain a procedure performed by nearly all neurophysiology laboratories. Illustrated Manual of Clinical Evoked Potentials is a modern, practical guide to performing these studies and interpreting the results. The book opens with an introductory chapter on the basic principles of EPs, followed by in-depth discussion of each clinical modality including Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP), Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAEP) and Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEP). A concluding chapter devoted to Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring is intended to hone skills in performing baseline EPs and evaluating tracings for this important application. Within each chapter technical aspects of conducting studies, obtaining tracings, identifying waveforms, and normative data are reviewed. Detailed presentations of clinical findings, amplified by numerous examples of EP tracings and brief text with salient interpretive points are provided for all applications.
The Third Edition of this reliable reference could easily serve as a single resource for the clinical neurophysiologist performing evoked potentials in clinical practice. Coverage includes new clinical applications for evoked potential (EP) tests, advanced test variations such as motor and cognitive EPs, and new techniques that improve the efficiency of testing. Step-by-step instruction is provided on methodology and interpretation for each major test -- pattern-shift visual, brainstem auditory, and short-latency somatosensory. New to this edition is a section on evoked potential monitoring in the operating room. The renowned authors describe new techniques for eliminating artifact and improving the averaging process; and explain important techniques such as pattern electroretinography and registration of peripheral nerve action potentials. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC
(2E 1987) Covers intraoperative monitoring/magnetoelectric stimulation/visual evoked potentials/single fiber EMG/etc.
Evoked Potential Manual
Author: E. Colon, S.L. Visser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Evoked potentials are potentials that are derived from the peripheral or central nervous system. They are time locked with an external stimulus and can be influenced by subjective intentions. Evoked potentials have become increasingly popular for clinical diagnosis over the last few years. Evoked potentials from the visual system are used by ophthalmologists in order to localize the abnormalities in the visual pathway. The otologists are mainly involved in brainstem auditory evoked potentials, while the pediatricians, neonatologists, neurologists and clinical neurophysiologists make use of multimodal stimulation. The psychiatrists and psychologists, generally, examine the slow potentials such as P300 and CNV. Anesthesiologists use short latency somatosensory and visual evoked potentials in order to monitor the effectiveness of the anesthesia. Pharmaco evoked potentials are very promising measures for the quan tification of the effectiveness of drug action on the cerebral cortex. Urologists are more and more involved in pudendal somatosensory evoked potentials and in the intensive care unit evoked potentials are used in order to monitor the functional state of the central nervous system of the patient. This overwhelming number of examinations and exam ina tors clearly demonstrates the need for guidelines and standardization of the methods used. The evoked potential metholody is restricted by the relative poor signal to noise ratio. In many diseases this signal to noise ratio decrease rapidly during the progression of the illness. Optimal technical equipment and methodology are therefore essential.
Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery covers all of the latest advances in the surgical management of epilepsy. The book provides a thorough understanding of epileptogenic mechanisms in etiologically different types of epilepsy and explains neuronavigation systems. It discusses new neuroimaging techniques, new surgical strategies, and more aggressive surgical approaches in cases with catastrophic epilepsies. The contributors also analyze the improved statistics of surgical outcome in different epilepsy types. The book follows a systematic approach to the diagnostic evaluation of patients who are candidates for epilepsy surgery. It first discusses the general principles of surgery, and then describes the presurgical evaluation according to the six zones (symptomatogenic, irritative, ictal onset, epileptic lesion, functional deficit, and epileptogenic zone). This series of chapters concludes with the description of the Epilepsy Surgery Management Meeting, an essential and indispensable part of the surgical evaluation. The book next incorporates detailed discussions of the cortical mapping techniques and the numerous surgical techniques. This is followed by the post-surgical medical management and a discussion of the surgical outcome. Finally, selected case studies are presented, along with protocols for the storage and processing of brain tissue for molecular studies. This definitive textbook is an invaluable reference for neurologists, neurosurgeons, epilepsy specialists, and those interested in epilepsy and its surgical treatment.
Unlike many other diagnostic procedures, EEG, now over 80 years old, and epilepsy monitoring, now over 40 years old, have demonstrated their usefulness and stood the test of time. Although the benefits of these diagnostic procedures are clear, monitoring is currently not available to the majority of patients in need. One of the factors limiting broader implementation is the lack of practitioners with special expertise. Epilepsy and Intensive Care Monitoring was developed to address this concern. This practical volume contains detailed chapters covering all areas of clinical epilepsy monitoring. Featuring expert authors from major epilepsy centers, this seminal work reviews all current procedures and applications for monitoring adults and children with epilepsy in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and the ICU. Opening sections are devoted to indications, procedures, administrative considerations, and technical aspects of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and ICU monitoring, followed by dedicated sections on EEG diagnosis and localization and monitoring of neurological disorders in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and ICU. The book concludes with special procedures and an Appendix with guidelines for organizing epilepsy monitoring centers and technical aspects of EEG monitoring. Key Features include Covers both adult and pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and ICU monitoring Contains over 235 high-quality EEGs and other illustrations, including an 8-page color section Comprehensive coverage; no other book in this area has comparable breadth and depth Clinical Focus Expert authors tell you when and how to perform the procedures they discuss
Students and practitioners have relied on Sphelmann's Evoked Potential Primer for years. This third edition brings Dr. Sphelmann's technique into the present. Focusing on current methods, Drs. Misulis and Fakhoury provide you with practical issues and interpretations of evoked potentials used in clinical practice.
Radiation Oncology Review for Boards and MOC is a singular study guide, written for those who are preparing for the American Board of Radiology certification exam or maintenance exam. The authors provide a concise, targeted overview of the key knowledge within each clinical area of radiation oncology practice, as well as to related topics that are relevant to practice and are covered on examinations. Chapters span the relevant disease site and subspecialty areas including gastrointestinal, gynecologic, genitourinary, breast, soft tissue and bone, pediatric, central nervous system, head and neck, skin, lung/ thoracic, and hematologic malignancies. The chapters detail the latest research and statistics, along with essential clinical knowledge on staging, management considerations, treatment planning and simulation, toxicity, follow up and outcomes that will be tested during the certification and recertification exams. Each chapter includes a focused practice test with multiple-choice questions and answers, which contain rationales and references. Two full practice exams appear at the end of the book. Ideal for first-time test-takers and recertification candidates alike, the bulleted, straightforward format will help anyone preparing for the boards or MOC recall their existing, specialized knowledge, and sharpen their skills in other areas of radiation oncology. KEY FEATURES: Includes two comprehensive practice tests that assess your knowledge of all disease sites and subtopics Reviews palliative care in several site-specific chapters Presents other related topics crucial to the exam, including biostatistics
Offers a complete exploration of clinical techniques associated with the neurosciences, building from a strong foundation in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Straightforward discussions explain exactly how to undertake appropriate neurophysiological investigations. Both biological and electrical scientific principles are addressed, as well as recording techniques, electrical potentials in normal subjects, and ways in which these are disturbed by physical factors or disease. Well-referenced sections reflect clinical applications through discussions of nerve conduction studies, electromyography, evoked potentials, EEG and EEG analysis, monitoring of epilepsy for surgery, recording in the neonatal and pediatric patient, monitoring during surgery and intensive care, sleep studies, and magnetoencephalography. Content addresses the uses, limitations, advantages, calibration, etc. of digital instruments.
EEG and Evoked Potentials in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurology discusses the two techniques of examining brain function: electroencephalography (EEG) and evoked potentials. The book also addresses conditions that fall under the umbrella term ""behavioral sciences"" and are associated with psychiatry and neurology. The book begins by discussing current definitions of organic brain syndrome in order to delineate more clearly the processes whose EEG correlates are to be described. It then outlines the various EEG correlates of impaired central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction for a variety of specific organic etiologies. Separate chapters cover EEG studies of schizophrenia, affective disorders, alcoholism, mental retardation, childhood psychiatric disorders, and changes in CNS function caused by psychtropic drugs. The various aspects of EEG pertinent to electroconvulsive therapy are also discussed, including the role of a baseline EEG, beneficial and adverse changes, neurophysiologic mechanisms, and the nature of the seizures themselves. This book is intended for the neurologist dealing actively with psychiatric or mental disorders; the electroencephalographer who is generally concerned with behavioral neurology or especially interested in various controversial EEG patterns; and the psychiatrist interested in organicity in general or EEG in particular.
This atlas serves as a comprehensive working reference for a wide range of clinicians practicing in the field of clinical neurophysiology, including adult and pediatric neurologists, epileptologists, neurocritical care specialists, and electroneurodiagnostic technologists. Covering EEG, EMG, MEG, evoked potentials, sleep and autonomic studies, EP, and intraoperative monitoring techniques, expert authors share examples of common and novel artifacts and highlight signature features to help practitioners recognize patterns and make accurate distinctions. This visual compendium of information in atlas format addresses the artifact in all areas of clinical neurophysiology and highlights the traps and pitfalls that can taint studies and lead to misdiagnosis if not properly identified. Atlas of Artifacts in Clinical Neurophysiology provides full-page examples of waveforms and recordings to enhance appreciation of the nuances involved in distinguishing artifacts from neurological findings that require intervention. With the most up to date information available on artifact present during procedures in both adult and pediatric patients, this book provides readers with an in-depth understanding of artifact interpretation that is essential to any clinician working in the field of clinical neurophysiology given the ubiquitous nature of artifact during electrophysiological recording. Key Features: The only dedicated reference on artifacts in all areas of clinical neurophysiologic testing Large-format examples of both common and unusual artifacts encountered in each procedure category Up-to-date text in each chapter provides greater depth of explanation Draws on the expertise and clinical wisdom of leading practitioners to develop mastery in recognizing artifacts and avoiding diagnostic pitfalls Includes access to the digital book
(1E 1985) Incl. averaging/clinical interpretation/methods of stimulating & recording/clinical use/types/theory & methods.
Evoked Spinal Cord Potentials
Author: Koki Shimoji, William D. Jr. Willis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book covers the basics of evoked spinal cord potentials (SCPs) with reference to studies in animals. Many illustrations help the reader grasp the neurophysiological and neuropharmacological background of spinal cord functions. Case studies offer insight into monitoring and diagnosing spinal cord dysfunctions and spinal cord diseases. The book is intended for students in clinical neurophysiology, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedics and neuroanesthesia.
Author: Anuradha Singh
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
If it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, a visual memory of a good clinical case will be retained and absorbed in a way that traditional text readings are not. Case-based Neurology is organized by chief complaint, each case includes an introduction, physical exam, case questions, laboratory testing and imaging findings,, diagnosis, and discussion including differential diagnosis and treatment.. The back of the book provides a topic list for readers who want to review cases by disease pathology or subject, rather than as unknowns, covering movement disorders, epilepsy, trauma, stroke, tumors, vascular lesions, and more. All major areas of neurology are covered, and the cases come from the authors' personal experience working at a major tertiary referral center. Both typical and atypical presentations of a disease are included. Cases are illustrated with high-quality images, and diagnosis and clinical management is emphasized. For each case, controversies in management are discussed and references provided. Features of Case-Based Neurology include: • Case-based format that simulates clinical situations and strengthens diagnostic skills • Effective teaching and learning tool; ideal for Board preparation • Consistent presentation • Management focus; Clinical correlates and key points are emphasized • Highly illustrated