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Basic physiology

Matthew Pitt.

in Paediatric Electromyography

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology. 3061 words.

The basic physiology common to all neurophysiological testing is covered in this chapter. It describes the process of the production of a transmembrane gradient by the sodium pump to the...

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Introduction

Matthew Pitt.

in Paediatric Electromyography

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology. 7332 words.

This chapter opens with a discussion of how paediatric electromyography (EMG) is materially different from that performed in adults. In this chapter, the recognition that EMG is considered...

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Investigation of channelopathies

Matthew Pitt.

in Paediatric Electromyography

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology. 4533 words.

The chapter begins with a general description of the clinical findings in conditions where hyperexcitability occurs. These are divided into the dystrophic conditions, such as myotonia...

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More advanced techniques

Matthew Pitt.

in Paediatric Electromyography

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology. 9699 words.

This chapter covers some of the less common, more advanced techniques which will be demanded of the paediatric electromyographer. Diaphragmatic function can be assessed by phrenic nerve...

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Motor unit anatomy and physiology

Matthew Pitt.

in Paediatric Electromyography

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology. 7479 words.

This chapter focuses on the signals recorded with needle electromyography (EMG) and the measurement of their specific parameters. These parameters include duration, amplitude, number of...

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Needle EMG findings in different pathologies

Matthew Pitt.

in Paediatric Electromyography

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology. 12165 words.

In this chapter, the inability of electromyography (EMG) to be able to further progress the diagnosis of myopathy on its own—requiring muscle biopsy and other modalities such as genetics to...

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Nerve damage and entrapment syndromes

Matthew Pitt.

in Paediatric Electromyography

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology. 9547 words.

In this chapter, the pathological classification of nerve damage using the Sunderland classification is described. The neurophysiological findings that allow distinction between...

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Nerve physiology

Matthew Pitt.

in Paediatric Electromyography

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology. 5039 words.

The chapter begins with a description of the normal findings in healthy sensory and motor nerves. The distribution of nerve fibres by diameter in the sensory nerve and its effect on the...

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Paediatric Electromyography

Matthew Pitt.

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology. 320 pages.

Paediatric Electromyography is a single-author textbook which covers the full range of applications of the techniques of nerve conduction and electromyography (EMG) in children...

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Pathophysiological associations in paediatric neuromuscular junction disorders

Matthew Pitt.

in Paediatric Electromyography

October 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology. 13840 words.

Myasthenia can be caused by acquired or autoimmune conditions and other conditions resulting from genetic abnormalities of the proteins in the neuromuscular junction. The clinical clues to...

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