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Aminoff, M.J. Electrodiagnosis in Clinical Neurology, 3rd Edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1992.

The 822page tome consists of a comprehensive overview of techniques and equipment used in neurological electrodiagnosis. It begins with a brief history of electrophysiology followed by a description of the pertinent instrumentation and its use. Topics covered include the use of electroencephalography in pediatrics, neonatology, and epileptic patients. The book also discusses topographic mapping, frequency analysis, nerve conduction studies, late responses, the blink reflex, movement disorders, the autonomic nervous system, various evoked potentials, electromyography, electroretinography, electronystagmography, posturography, polysomnography, and brain death.

Barry, E.; Sussman, N.M.; O'Conner, M.J.; Harner, R.N. Presurgical Electroencephalographic Patterns and Outcome From Anterior Temporal Lobectomy. Archives of Neurology. 49:2127; 1992.

This article discusses electroencephalographic patterns and their relation to patient outcome in surgicallytreated epilepsy. All subjects underwent anterior temporal lobe resection. Those with presurgical EEG'sand in particular, interictal scalp EEG'sshowing a temporal lobe focus had the most successful outcome. Patients with extratemporal spread of the interictal spike on scalp EEG, however, did less well (only one third improved). Thus, the paper suggests that the interictal scalp EEG is a valuable tool for presurgical evaluation of medically intractable temporal lobe epilepsy.

Becker, R.O. Cross Currents: The Promise of Electromedicine, The Perils of Electropollution. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc.; 1990.

In 3 parts and 336 pages this book analyzes the effects of electromagnetic radiation on man. In part 1, the author documents the historic use of electromagnetic forces in medicine and also describes their more recent applicati...

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