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This atlas systematically reviews sensory conduction studies of the median nerve, from pilot human studies in peripheral nerve conduction during the 1950s through to the most recent scientific evidence. Descriptions are provided of a wealth of sensory nerve conduction techniques that were reproduced in the laboratory, including both the originally proposed methods and variants. The methods are organized according to practical criteria for ease of reference. Attention is focused especially on those techniques which have shown higher sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of compressive mononeuropathies like carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and on the most widely accepted guidelines, recommendations, quality measures, and electrodiagnostic classifications. A detailed, well-illustrated glossary explains the more commonly used terms in electrodiagnostic medicine (EDX). The book is primarily intended for residents and professionals in Neurology, as well as rehabilitation physicians and clinical neurophysiologists. The detailed descriptions of techniques and their practical use will also make the book an invaluable tool for novices and clinical neurophysiology technicians.novices and clinical neurophysiology technicians.
About the Author
Giuliano Gentili has been a Senior Clinical Neurophysiology Technician in the Neurology Service at San Camillo de' Lellis General Hospital, Rieti, Italy, since 2010. He previously served as Professor at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" - S. Andrea Policlinic" of Rome, where he was responsible for the Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program covering "Coma and brain death recording techniques", "Evoked potentials (EP): recording techniques", and "Electroencephalography (EEG): recording techniques". He was also a Commission Member on the Clinical Neurophysiology Technology Program - graduation examination. Mario Di Napoli has been a Senior Neurology Consultant in the Neurology Service at San Camillo de' Lellis General Hospital, Rieti, Italy, since 2008. His main fields of research are cerebrovascular disease, neuroinflammation, aging, stroke, preclinical and clinical research, therapeutic strategies, neuroregeneration, neurophysiology, and neurophysiological techniques. Dr. Di Napoli is Editor-in-Chief for Reviews in Health Care and a member of the editorial boards of ISBN Stroke and ISRN Inflammation. He is a longstanding member of the Neurosonology Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology.