Author(s) : Paul E. Barkhaus, M.D.; Sanjeev D. Nandedkar, Ph.D.
Assessment of the EMG signals is an audio-visual experience. One learns about the abnormalities of the EMG signals by watching them flash on the diaplay screen, by listening to their sound and by watching an expert manipulate the instrument to get the desired information. A major problem is the availability of the EMG signals to study at leisure. Some laboratories have used tape recorders for archiving EMG signals, others have prepared excellent video tapes. CASA has now used the multi-media technology to bring the patients, the expert and the instrument to you.
The nine CDs of the expanded second edition are now avaialble. It contains 4 sections: (1) Instrumentation, (2) Insertional & Spontaneous Activity, (3) Motor Unit Action Potential Analysis, and (4) Interference Pattern / Recruitment. Each topic begins with a detailed lecture that describes physiology, pathology, waveform recognition & characterization, methods for capturing the potential, interpretation, and reporting. The methods include those used in the routine EMG examination, as well as sophisticated quantitative analysis. In the workshops, you will see the authors demonstrate the techniques using signals recorded in normal subjects, and in patients with a variety of neuromuscular diseases. The electronic technology will give you the feeling as if you are in a real laboratory with a real patient studied with a real instrument as the authors systematically teach EMG signal analysis.
* 20+ hours of instruction
* 59 lectures
* Analysis of 227 signals in workshops