Magnetic Stimulation in Clinical Neurophysiology

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Mark Hallett, Sudhansu Chokroverty
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2005 - Medical - 457 pages
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This revised and updated 2nd Edition of this unique resource comprehensively covers the diagnostic and clinical applications of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). A team of internationally renowned authorities offer cutting-edge, in-depth guidance on the use of TMS to study brain physiology and pathophysiology as well as its current and future therapeutic uses. Readers will find the essential up-to-date information they need to make the most of this dynamic method-all in one authoritative resource.

  • Delivers a detailed analysis of the physics of magnetic stimulation as well as basic mechanisms of how magnetic stimulation activates neural tissue.
  • Presents expert guidance on the clinical uses of TMS as well as its therapeutic and research applications.

  • Covers the field's hottest topics in chapters on Evaluation of Epilepsy and Anticonvulsants and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Sleep and Sleep-Related Disorders.
  • Discusses the future uses of TMS

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Individual Differences in the Response 25 Intraoperative Monitoring of Corticospinal
Contributing Authors vii 10 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Basic Electromagnetism 1 11 Motor System Physiology
Basic Physics and Design of 12 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Activation of Peripheral Nerve and Sergio Bagnato and Alfredo Berardelli
Transcranial Electrical and Magnetic Yoshikazu Ugawa and Nobue K Iwata
The Physiology and Safety of Repetitive Frank L Mastaglia
Central Motor Conduction and Its Clinical 16 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Agnes P Funk and Charles M Epstein
the Motor Cortex 303 of the Motor Cortex
Potential Therapeutic Uses of 26 Magnetic Stimulation in the Assessment
Mark S George Ziad Nahas 27 Clinical Applications of Functional
External Modulation of Visual 28 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Somatosensory System 341 Stefan Cohrs and Frithjof Tergau
Eye Movements 349 Studies in Children
Charles PierrotDeseilligny Index

Evaluation of Myelopathy Radiculopathy 17 Evaluation of Epilepsy
Cranial Nerves 129 18 Components of Language as Revealed

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DOB: 22 Oct 1943. Dr Hallett is currently Chief of the Human Motor Control Section, Medical Neurology Branch. his research activities focus on the physiology of human voluntary movement and its pathophysiology in disordered voluntary movement and involuntary movement. Dr Hallet obtained his undergraduate and medical degree at Harvard University and had his neurology training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He had fellowships in neurophysiology at the NIH and in the Department of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry in London. Before coming to NIH, Dr Hallett was the Chief of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr Hallett is active in the fields of Clinical Neurophysiology and Movement Disorders. He has served as the President of the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the International Medical Society of Motor Disturbances and is now President of the Movement Disorder Society. Dr Hallett organised the first International Congress of Movement Disorders in Washington, DC. Dr Hallett serves on a number of editorial boards and medical advisory boards of lay organisations. He has published many scholarly contributions to the medical literature. He is well known for his work on the classification of myoclonus and his studies on the physiology and pathophysiology of voluntary movement including dystonia. He has been one of the pioneers in the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the study of the central nervous system and the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin. Recently a major focus of his research has been the plasticity of the human motor system.

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