Electrodiagnostic studies in the management and prognosis of neuromuscular disorders

Muscle & Nerve
James M Gilchrist, George M Sachs


Prognosis remains a neglected aspect of modern medical care and research, behind diagnosis and treatment. The very term "electrodiagnosis" implies as much. Despite this, much has been published regarding the use and benefit of electrodiagnostic techniques in assessing prognosis and assisting in management of patients after the diagnosis has been established. This information is often hidden or otherwise not emphasized. This review summarizes the literature regarding the use of such techniques for prognosis and management of disorders of lower motor neurons, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular transmission, and muscle.


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