Spinal Cord Monitoring

Basic Principles, Regeneration, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Aspects

  • Erik Stålberg
  • Hari Shanker Sharma
  • Yngve Olsson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Spinal cord blood flow, neurochemistry and sensory function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. K. Simpson Jr., C. S. Robertson, J. Clay Goodman
      Pages 75-106
    3. K. Matsumura, H. S. Sharma, C. Cao, Yu. Watanabe, K. Yamagata, M. Ozaki et al.
      Pages 107-125
  3. Spinal cord regeneration and repair

  4. Spinal cord electrophysiology: methods and various techniques

  5. Spinal cord evoked potentials: pathophysiology and pharmacological aspects

  6. Spinal cord monitoring in clinic: pathology and disease processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. B. A. Kakulas, R. L. Lorimer, A. D. Gubbay
      Pages 395-407
    3. M. R. Dimitrijevic
      Pages 409-420
    4. V. Deletis, K. Kothbauer
      Pages 421-444
  7. Spinal cord monitoring in clinic: pharmacology, therapy and outcome measures

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 521-531

About this book


During the last decades, research on spinal cord has attracted a great deal of attention because of problems such as sensory-motor and autonomic dysfunctions associated with traumatic and other injuries. Recording of spinal cord evoked potentials is one of the most promising approaches to understand the spinal cord function. However, the details of the evoked potentials and their significance in various pathological conditions are not yet fully characterized. This book summarizes new findings in the field of electrophysiology and relates this knowledge to pathology and regeneration research. It is the first one which deals in great detail with various ways to monitor spinal cord function in experimental and clinical situations. It provides an up-to-date knowledge regarding spinal cord bioelectrical activity and its modification with pharmacological agents and covers new aspects of regeneration studies, particularly the role of myelin associated inhibitory molecules. A section is devoted to clinical studies dealing with electrical activity, pathology, and current therapeutic measures. This volume will be useful both to basic and clinical neuroscientists engaged in the field of neurology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neurosurgery, neuropathology, and related disciplines in order to understand basic functions of the spinal cord and to stimulate further research in this rapidly advancing field.


Neurology electrophysiology evoked potentials neuropathology neurophysiology neurosurgery pathophysiology physiology sensory function spinal cord injury spinal cord regeneration surgery trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik Stålberg
    • 1
  • Hari Shanker Sharma
    • 2
  • Yngve Olsson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical NeurophysiologyUniversity Hospital, Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Laboratory of Neuroanatomy, Department of Medical Cell BiologyBiomedical Centre, Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Laboratory of Neuropathology, Department of PathologyUniversity Hospital, Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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