This book describes how to perform nerve conduction studies and electromyography in children, and explains the relevant physiology and anatomy crucial to making a diagnosis. Relevant case presentations are included to aid learning, and the authors also focus on the practical applications of the test results, including discussions of major neuromuscular diseases amenable to diagnosis via electromyography.
Pediatric Electromyography: Concepts and Clinical Applications is aimed at residents, technologists and staff pediatric neurologists, as a practical guide and exam study guide.
Peter B.-H. Kang
Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology and Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine
Hugh J. McMillan
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
Pediatric Neurology, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Program Director, Pediatric Neurology Residency Training Program
Basic Concepts.- The utility of pediatric electromyography.- Basic anatomy of the peripheral nervous system.- Basic physiology of the peripheral nervous system.- Axonotmesis versus neurapraxia.- Anesthesia and sedation issues.- Nerve Conduction Studies.- Sensory studies.- Motor studies.- Repetitive stimulation.- Late responses.- Artifacts and technical factors.- Needle Electromyography.- Spontaneous activity.- Motor unit analysis.- Single fiber EMG.- Artifacts and technical factors.- Clinical Applications.- Differentiating nerve and root lesions.- Motor neuron disease.- Radiculopathies and plexopathies.- Acquired and inherited polyneuropathies.- Small fiber neuropathies.- Mononeuropathies.- Neuromuscular junction disorders.- Myopathies and myotonic disorders.- Appendices.- Normal value tables.- Case presentations.