Central Sulcus Misfolding: Polarity Reversal of SSEP N20 Potential in "layered" Polymicrogyria.
Central Sulcus Misfolding: Polarity Reversal of SSEP N20 Potential in "layered" Polymicrogyria. Neurodiagn J. 2019 Sep 05;:1-7 Authors: Hale T, Knecht A, Barbarevech K, Yue Q Abstract Paradoxical cortical potential polarity of the upper extremity somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) has been reported in cases of polymicrogyria (PMG) syndrome. To date, the pathophysiological basis of this electrophysiological aberration remains under investigation. Here we present a case of mild PMG that showed "layered" microgyri in the left frontoparietal cortices affecting both hand and foot sens...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Review of "Atlas of Artifacts in Clinical Neurophysiology," by William O. Tatum, IV Atlas of Artifacts in Clinical Neurophysiology by William O. Tatum , IV, Demos Medical Publishing, 2018 , 419 pages. ISBN: 9780826169341 . E-book ISBN: 978-0826169358 . List Price: $185.00; Amazon New: $154.02; Amazon Used: $144.00; Kindle: $129.36.
Review of "Atlas of Artifacts in Clinical Neurophysiology," by William O. Tatum, IV Atlas of Artifacts in Clinical Neurophysiology by William O. Tatum , IV, Demos Medical Publishing, 2018 , 419 pages. ISBN: 9780826169341 . E-book ISBN: 978-0826169358 . List Price: $185.00; Amazon New: $154.02; Amazon Used: $144.00; Kindle: $129.36. Neurodiagn J. 2019 Aug 23;:1-2 Authors: Clark-Bash RJ PMID: 31441708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - August 25, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia: Two Case Reports and Review.
We describe two neonates who presented with neonatal encephalopathy, apnea, and progressive lethargy. Increased CSF glycine level along with an elevated CSF to plasma glycine ratio was suggestive of classic NKH. Burst suppression EEG and agenesis of the corpus callosum were supportive findings. Evolution of the EEG patterns and course of the disease are discussed in detail. Transient phases of clinical stabilization and normalized plasma biochemical results may not necessarily reflect the actual encephalopathic process. Serial EEGs are helpful to assess the efficacy of treatment and to modify the therapeutic approach. ...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - August 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Collodion Remover Can Degrade Plastic-Containing Medical Devices Commonly Used in the Intensive Care Unit.
We report that collodion remover is capable of degrading the hard plastic components of multiple medical devices after prolonged exposure; however, intermediate duration exposure was also capable of producing damage to clave connectors used with intravenous and central lines, which could plausibly lead to adverse events given the widespread use of these devices. These data suggest a pathway-based approach to collodion remover use might be beneficial in minimizing the potential impact of this solvent on plastic-containing medical devices. PMID: 31411943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - August 16, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Triggered EMG (T-EMG) Values of Pedicle Screws with a Powered Screwdriver vs A Standard Probe in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Do Not Agree: A Prospective Validation Study.
This study tests the validity of t-EMG values obtained with a standard ball-tipped probe after completion of screw placement versus t-EMG values obtained during screw insertion with a powered screwdriver. t-EMG values were collected for screws spanning T7-L5 using both a standard probe and a powered screwdriver. A power analysis determined that a sample size of 300 screws would provide enough precision to estimate limits of agreement within ±2 mA. A monopolar constant current stimulation technique (0.2 ms duration and 3.11 Hz stimulation rate) was used at each level. EMG was acquired with placement of bipolar pairs ...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - June 30, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Waveform Window #45: Cortical Amplitude Reduction of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials during Epileptic Seizure.
Authors: Diaczun C, Lüders HO PMID: 31237526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - June 27, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Electrophysiological Mapping and Monitoring during an Awake Craniotomy for Low-Grade Glioma: Case Report.
We present an illustrative case where the patient's gross motor function deteriorated during the resection of a LGG and mapping techniques using the phase reversal technique and Taniguchi direct cortical stimulation technique while the patient was awake proved to be valuable in determining continuity of the corticospinal tracts. PMID: 31233378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - June 26, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Credentialing Organizations.
Authors: PMID: 31210605 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Technical Tips: A Checklist for Responding to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Changes.
Authors: Rendahl R, Hey LA Abstract When changes occur in neurological responses during a surgical case, it is very important that all staff in the operating room (OR) understand their role in resolving or improving these conditions. Timely interventions are needed, and each personnel team is responsible for very specific tasks. Our intent was to cut down on confusion and delay by implementing a checklist that assigns tasks and designates a coordinator, so we incorporated the use of a checklist developed by Vitale et al. into our process for neuromonitoring cases. Staff members who used the checklist were surveyed ...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Percutaneous Threshold of Facial Nerve Stimulation Predicts Facial Canal Dehiscence.
In this study, our aim was to determine if preoperative percutaneous FN stimulation could predict middle ear facial canal dehiscence. Between January 2015 and February 2017, we performed preoperative HRCT and percutaneous FN stimulation on adult patients who underwent otologic surgery at our institution. Stimulation was performed with a monopolar probe placed on the skin over the stylomastoid foramen. Electrical stimuli ranged from 0 to 40 milliamperes (mA). Recordings were made from ipsilateral facial muscles. Dependent variables included threshold to compound muscle action potential (CMAP), threshold to maximum amplitude...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Prolonged Ictal Aphasia.
We report the case of a 62-year-old man with focal motor status epilepticus manifested initially as episodic right cheiro-oral clonic movements with preserved awareness and expressive aphasia for 48 hours. EEG showed left frontal and central lateralized periodic discharges (LPDs) without plus features (rhythmicity, overlying fast) and electrographic seizures that correlated with right clonic movements. Treatment with two seizure medications (levetiracetam and lacosamide) resulted in complete electrographic and clinical resolution of his symptoms, including aphasia. In this case, aphasia was determined to be an ictal s...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

ASET-CEU Quiz.
Authors: PMID: 31210609 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Waveform Window #44: Epileptiform Discharges in REM.
Authors: Sullivan L, Dunn C, Trudeau P PMID: 31021280 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - April 27, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Assist Device Artifact in EEG.
This report describes a case of a patient with altered mental status and history of congestive heart failure with a left ventricular assist device who developed seizures following left subdural hematoma and emergent evacuation. While being treated for seizures, the EEG showed a diffuse continuous and regular delta, predominant on the left that mirrored the electrocardiogram (EKG) rhythm strip and appeared to indicate an external artifact. Moving the amplifier farther away from the heart and repositioning the patient resolved the artifact. It is important to recognize potential sources of interference and artifacts when the...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - April 17, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Review of "Handbook of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Spinal Medicine for Nurses and Advanced Practice Health Professionals," edited by Michael Y. Wang, Andrea L. Strayer, Odette A. Harris, Cathy M. Rosenberg, and Praveen V. Mummaneni.
Review of "Handbook of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Spinal Medicine for Nurses and Advanced Practice Health Professionals," edited by Michael Y. Wang, Andrea L. Strayer, Odette A. Harris, Cathy M. Rosenberg, and Praveen V. Mummaneni. Neurodiagn J. 2019 Apr 16;:1-2 Authors: Spradlin ML PMID: 30990390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - April 17, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Review of "Spasticity: Diagnosis and Management," edited by Allison Brashear and Elie Elovic.
Review of "Spasticity: Diagnosis and Management," edited by Allison Brashear and Elie Elovic. Neurodiagn J. 2019 Apr 12;:1-2 Authors: Neiman ES, Rosenberg SJ PMID: 30978298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - April 14, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Correction.
Authors: PMID: 30916630 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - March 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Technical Tips: Surviving a Joint Commission Visit in the Neurodiagnostic Department.
Authors: Johnson K Abstract An accreditation site visit from The Joint Commission (TJC) can strike fear in the heart of staff, but knowing what surveyors expect can go a long way toward reducing anxiety. Embedding TJC standards into our everyday routine increases the likelihood of a positive survey. Although TJC accredits many different types of organizations (and specialty services within organizations), the focus of this article will be on hospital-based, neurodiagnostic (ND) departments and includes information specific to infection prevention; medication management; provision of care, treatment, and services; r...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - March 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Waveform Window #43: "As Focal as Can Be and Buzzes Like a Bee"-High-Frequency Oscillations in Regions of Possible Epileptiform Discharges.
Waveform Window #43: "As Focal as Can Be and Buzzes Like a Bee"-High-Frequency Oscillations in Regions of Possible Epileptiform Discharges. Neurodiagn J. 2019;59(1):58-61 Authors: Neiman ES, Rosenberg SJ, Arnold AZ PMID: 30916632 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - March 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Credentialing Organizations.
Authors: PMID: 30916633 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - March 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Reusable Electroencephalography Electrodes: Variability in Cleaning and Reprocessing Practices.
In this study, personnel who supervised cleaning of electroencephalography cup electrodes/lead wires completed an investigator-developed survey. Generalized mixed-effect models compared sites, including storage area within site as a random effect, to adjust for correlation between wires stored in the same location. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated. Of nine characteristics (transportation time, wait time pre-cleaning, storage pre-cleaning [covered or not covered], disinfection time, cleaning time, bundled cleaning [always, frequently, or occasionally], drying practice [towel or air], drying time, and...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - March 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

ASET-CEU Quiz.
Authors: PMID: 30916635 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - March 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Motor Evoked Potential Recordings from the Urethral Sphincter Muscles (USMEPs) during Spine Surgeries.
This study demonstrates the ability to acquire transcranial electrical motor evoked potentials (TCeMEPs) from the urethral sphincter muscles (USMEPs) by utilizing a urethral catheter with an embedded electrode. A retrospective analysis of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) data from nine intradural tumors, four tethered cord releases, and two spinal stenosis procedures was performed (n = 15). The cohort included seven females and eight males (median age: 38.91 years). A catheter with embedded urethral electrodes was used for recording TCeMEPs and spontaneous electromyograph (s-EMG) from the external u...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - March 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Review of "Imaging Anatomy of the Human Spine: A Comprehensive Atlas Including Adjacent Structures," by Scott E. Foreseen and Neil M. Borden.
Review of "Imaging Anatomy of the Human Spine: A Comprehensive Atlas Including Adjacent Structures," by Scott E. Foreseen and Neil M. Borden. Neurodiagn J. 2019 Jan 24;:1-2 Authors: Johnson K PMID: 30677324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - January 26, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

The Use of Neuromuscular Ultrasound and NCS/EMG Testing in the Differential Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Radiculopathy.
DISCUSSION: Neuromuscular ultrasound and NCS/EMG combined techniques helped in the differential diagnosis between CTS and C6-7 nerve roots radiculopathy. In this case, physical examination could not give an immediate conclusive answer. PMID: 30601727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - January 3, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

ASET 59th Annual Conference Proceedings.
Authors: PMID: 30540529 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Credentialing Organizations.
Authors: PMID: 30540530 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Volume 58 Contents.
Authors: PMID: 30540531 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

The Maureen Berkeley Award.
Authors: PMID: 30540532 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Calendar of Events.
Authors: PMID: 30540533 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - December 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Guideline 4: Recording Clinical EEG on Digital Media.
Authors: Halford JJ, Sabau D, Drislane FW, Tsuchida TN, Sinha SR Abstract Digital EEG recording systems are now widely available and relatively inexpensive. They offer multiple advantages over previous analog/paper systems, such as higher fidelity recording, signal postprocessing, automated detection, and efficient data storage. This document provides guidance for the creation of digital EEG recordings including (1) documentation of patient information, (2) notation of information during the recording, (3) digital signal acquisition parameters during the recording, (4) storage of digital information, and (5) disp...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - November 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Ictal Asystole in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Possible Cause of Sudden Unexplained Death - A Case Report.
We report a case of a 47-year-old woman who presented with a 3-year history of paroxysmal events after suffering traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident. She had not previously been diagnosed with epilepsy. On video-EEG monitoring, she was found to have a right temporal seizure associated with ictal asystole lasting for 18 seconds. Our case raises the possibility that undiagnosed ictal asystole could be a potential cause of sudden unexplained death. PMID: 30388934 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - November 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

An Alternative Transcranial Motor Evoked Potential Montage to Minimize Ipsilateral "Crossover" Motor Responses.
We present three cases using an alternative TcMEP montage in which anodal stimulation of the target hemisphere is referenced to Fpz at midline. Compared with the C3-C4/C4-C3 montage, crossover responses are minimized with the modified montage. C3-Fpz/C4-Fpz TcMEP stimulation may be a potential tool to implement in certain intraoperative neuromonitoring cases. PMID: 30388936 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - November 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Treatment Options for Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate Receptor Encephalitis.
Authors: Schutt-Ainé K Abstract Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is an autoimmune limbic disorder with an unknown cause, which affects mostly young women. Behavioral changes, seizures, orofacial muscle contractions, and memory impairment are usually observed. The variability of the symptoms depends on which part of the brain is inflamed. Treatment options aim to reduce serious neurological damage. Early diagnosis combined with the proper treatment favorably impacts the outcome. In our facility, weekly induction therapy is started pending an investigation into an associated ovarian or other tumor. Two case studies are...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - November 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Review of "Neurotechnologist Reference Guide, 4th Edition," by Quantum Neuromonitoring.
Review of "Neurotechnologist Reference Guide, 4th Edition," by Quantum Neuromonitoring. Neurodiagn J. 2018 Nov 02;:1 Authors: Rendahl R PMID: 30388948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - November 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Review of "The Central Nervous System, 5th Edition," by Per Brodal.
Review of "The Central Nervous System, 5th Edition," by Per Brodal. Neurodiagn J. 2018 Oct 26;:1-2 Authors: Vogel R PMID: 30365395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - October 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Use of Subtemporal Electrode Chains and Their Contribution to Presurgical Evaluation.
Authors: Keller CM, McNeill D, Piper JT, Sinha SR Abstract Subtemporal electrode chains are part of the international 10-10 system. Since 2012, they have been routinely used at our institution in adult patients with intractable epilepsy who are undergoing video EEG evaluation for epilepsy surgery. In 2016, this was extended to the pediatric population. However, there are few data regarding the utility of these electrodes. We performed a retrospective study to investigate the sensitivity and specificity for detection and lateralization of an ictal EEG pattern in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurophysiologis...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Credentialing Organizations.
Authors: PMID: 30257167 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Review of "Landmark Papers in Neurology," edited by Martin R. Turner and Matthew C. Kiernan.
Review of "Landmark Papers in Neurology," edited by Martin R. Turner and Matthew C. Kiernan. Neurodiagn J. 2018;58(3):192-193 Authors: Doan AT PMID: 30257168 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Waveform Window #42: Sudden Unexpected Change of Latency during Median Nerve Phase Reversal.
Authors: Jahangiri FR, Overzet K, Crosier T, Tarasiewicz I PMID: 30257169 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Lower Extremity Somatosensory Evoked Potential P37 Waveform Optimization.
In this study, we attempted to determine the best derivation for recording the P37 waveform. Surgical cases using tibial nerve SEP NIOM were reviewed. Only cases in which the P37 was recorded using all of the following derivations were analyzed: centroparietal ipsilateral-centroparietal contralateral (CPi-CPc), centroparietal midline-frontopolar midline (CPz-Fpz), and CPz-CPc. The amplitude of the P37 waveform was measured in each derivation. Descriptive statistics were obtained for the P37 waveform amplitude. The mean amplitude in each of the derivations was compared using a chi-square test. Data from 39 patients (78 lowe...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Solving a Problem by Insight: A Neuropsychological Approach.
Authors: Slayden JA Abstract Have you ever had a question in your mind that you want to know the answer to? Or found yourself in an unusual predicament, with no apparent solution before you? These days, most of the time you can just plug the problem into Google, and without a thought, the first result will be your answer, followed by a plethora of other possible solutions. However, before you come to rely too much on the Internet for answers, consider trying to discern the answer for yourself. Critical thinking for problem-solving is an essential skill, one that requires exercise to maintain and refine it, not to d...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

ASET-CEU Quiz.
Authors: PMID: 30257172 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

The Next Paradigm Change in EEG Recording: What Will it Mean for EEG Technologists?
Authors: Fisher RS, Burdelle ME Abstract Several companies are developing an EEG recording system that uses dry, wireless electrodes, and one has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical use. Today, the quality of EEG signals recorded by these dry systems may not always match those of conventionally applied electrodes, but the gap is closing fast. As dry, wireless EEG systems find their way into hospitals and clinics over the next few years, the job of the EEG technologist will change. Dry systems can be placed on like a cap and, after a few minutes of adjustment, begin broadcast...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

The Emerging Role of Neurodiagnostic Informatics in Integrated Neurological and Mental Health Care.
Authors: Bosl WJ Abstract Mental, neurological, and neurodevelopmental (MNN) disorders impose an enormous burden of disease globally. Many MNN disorders follow a developmental trajectory. Thus, defining symptoms of MNN disorders may be conceived as the end product of a long developmental process. Many pharmaceutical therapies are aimed at the end symptoms, essentially attempting to reverse pathological brain function that has developed over a long time. A new paradigm is needed to leverage the developmental trajectory of MNN disorders, based on measuring brain function through the life span. Electroencephalography ...
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Calendar of Events.
Authors: PMID: 30257175 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Editorial: Advancements in Neurodiagnostic Technologies and Their Impact on Technologists.
Authors: PMID: 30257176 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - September 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Editorial: Building a Qualified Neurodiagnostic Technology Workforce.
Authors: PMID: 28436766 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - August 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Use of Posterior Root-Muscle Reflexes in Peripheral Nerve Surgery: A Case Report.
We report the successful use of posterior root-muscle (PRM) reflex to monitor the decompression of the sciatic nerve at its bifurcation in a 22-year-old female with a history of severe sciatic nerve neuropathic pain and muscle weakness following benign thigh tumor resection. PMID: 28436768 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - August 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research

Comparison of Subdermal Needle and Surface Adhesive Stimulating Electrodes for Somatosensory Evoked Potential Monitoring during Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.
CONCLUSION: This study found little significant difference between the frequencies of alarm in patients who had SSEP responses obtained using surface adhesive electrodes when compared to needle electrodes. This lack of significant difference was observed even when alarms were established at various stages of the surgery before any major manipulation. For short procedures monitoring the upper extremities only, surface adhesive electrodes may provide a reliable alternative to invasive needle electrodes. PMID: 28436771 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal)
Source: The Neurodiagnostic Journal - August 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurodiagn J Source Type: research