Here is the Fourth Edition of the classic text Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle. With each subsequent edition, Dr. Kimura has built upon his extensive experience teaching electromyography (EMG) around the world and has transferred his knowledge to the book. It is intended for clinicians who perform electrodiagnostic procedures as an extension of their clinical examination, and will be of value to neurologists and physiatrists who are
interested in neuromuscular disorders and noninvasive electrodiagnostic methods, particularly those practicing electromyography (EMG). The book provides a comprehensive review of most peripheral nerve and muscle diseases, including specific techniques and locations for performing each test.
While the book has been thoroughly updated to reflect the growth that has been made in the field since 2001, a DVD has also been added to the book, allowing the readers to watch and listen to various types of normal and abnormal EMG activities.
The book is designed for those interested in a broad review of electrodiagnostic medicine, especially to those dealing with patients with neuromuscular disorders, who may benefit from a referral for electromyography and nerve conduction studies as part of the clinical practice. It will appeal to those wanting a current update on the subject and those interested in state of the art information and observation of electrophysiologic techniques.
Dr. Kimura received a Bachelor of Technology degree in 1957 and MD in 1961 from Kyoto University in Japan. He moved to the United States as a Fulbright scholar in 1962 for residency training in neurology and fellowship in electrophysiology at the University of Iowa. He taught at the University of Manitoba in Canada, University of Iowa in the USA, Kyoto University in Japan and Tiantan Hospital in China. He has published more than 500 original articles, 70 book chapters and 10 books in neurology and electrophysiology. He has served as President of American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AAEM), Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (JSCN), Japanese Society of Neurology (JSN), International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) and the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), and as Editor in Chief of Muscle & Nerve. He holds an honorary membership in 22 national societies of neurology and neurophysiology.
Part I: Basics of Electrodiagnosis ; Chapt 1: Anatomic Basis for Localization ; Chapt 2: Electrical Properties of Nerve and Muscle ; Chapt 3: Electronic Systems ; Part II: Nerve Conduction Studies ; Chapt 4: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Peripheral Nerve and Types of Nerve Pathology ; Chapt 5: Principles of Nerve Conduction Studies ; Chapt 6: Assessment of Individual Nerves ; Part III: Late Response, Reflex and Other Method ; Chapt 7: The F wave and the A wave ; Chapt 8: Studies of the Facial Nerve and the Blink Reflex ; Chapt 9: H, T and Masseter Reflexes, and Silent Period ; Chapt 10: Other Techniques to Assess Nerve Function ; Chapt 11: Facts, Fallacies and Fancies of Nerve Conduction Techniques ; Part IV: Electromyography ; Chapt 12: Anatomy and Physiology of the Skeletal Muscle ; Chapt 13: Electromyography and Other Measures of Muscle Function ; Chapt 14: Types of Electromyographic Abnormalities ; Chapt 15: Examination of Non Limb Muscles ; Chapt 16: Single-Fiber and Macro Electromyography ; Part V: Neuromuscular Transmission and Muscle Excitability ; Chapt 17: Anatomy and Physiology of the Neuromuscular Junction ; Chapt 18: Repetitive Nerve Stimulation and Exercise Tests ; Part VI: Somatosensory and Motor Evoked Potential and Monitoring Procedures ; Chapt 19: Somatosensory Evoked Potential ; Chapt 20: Motor Evoked Potentials ; Chapt 21: Intraoperative Monitoring ; Part VII: Disorders of the Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nervous System ; Chapt 22: Diseases of the Spinal Cord ; Chapt 23: Radiculopathies and Plexopathies ; Chapt 24: Polyneuropathies and Mononeuropathies Multiplex ; Chapt 25: Mononeuropathies and Entrapment Syndromes ; Part VIII: Disorders of Neuromuscular Junction, Muscle Diseases, and Abnormal Muscle Activity ; Chapt 26: Myasthenia Gravis, Myasthenic Syndrome and Related Disorders ; Chapt 27: Myopathies ; Chapt 28: Disorders Characterized by Abnormal Muscle Activities ; Part IX: Interpretation of Study Results ; Chapt 29: Studies for the Pediatric and Geriatric Population ; Chapt 30: Data Analyses and Reporting ; Part X: Appendices ; Appendix 1: Myotome, Normal Values for Nerve Conduction Studies and Case Descriptions for EMG Files ; Appendix 2: Fundamentals of Electronics ; Appendix 3: Historical Review ; Appendix 4: AANEM Glossary of Terms in Clinical Electromyography