Handbook of Spinal Cord Monitoring

Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Spinal Cord Monitoring, London, UK, June 2–5, 1992

  • S. J. Jones
  • M. Hetreed
  • S. Boyd
  • N. J. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Invited Chapters

  3. Somatosensory and spinal cord evoked potential studies in humans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. H. Baba, N. Kawahara, S. Nagata, Y. Kikuchi, K. Tomita, S. Imura
      Pages 99-103
    3. H. Baba, N. Kawahara, K. Tomita, K. Nakahashi, S. Imura
      Pages 104-109
    4. C. Callegarini, G. Ciucci, D. Miserocchi, R. Quatrale, G. Serra, G. G. Rebucci
      Pages 110-116
    5. J. E. Fitzgerald, C. J. Griffiths, K. W. Mitchell, M. A. Leonard, M. Gibson, C. K. Mcknight
      Pages 117-124
    6. A. J. Gale, E. M. Sedgwick, R. Jackson
      Pages 125-129
    7. J. A. Halter, I. Štětkářová, M. R. Dimitrijević
      Pages 146-152
    8. J. A. Halter, I. Štétkěřová, M. R. Dimitrijević
      Pages 153-157
    9. P. D. Heath, N. W. Valentine, A. Allen
      Pages 158-160
    10. L. Henderson, S. L. Papastefanou, A. Hamilton, N. J. Smith, S. Clarke, J. K. Webb
      Pages 161-166
    11. J. Herdmann, F. Sonnenschein, W. Kunze, M. Krzan, M. Krämer, J. Dvorák et al.
      Pages 167-170
    12. M. Imai, Y. Atsuta, Y. Harada, T. Iwahara, Y. Takemitsu
      Pages 179-183
    13. N. Kawahara, H. Baba, S. Nagata, Y. Kikuchi, K. Tomita, H. Yugami
      Pages 192-196
    14. M. Murakami, M. Mochizuki, Y. Okamoto, A. Murata, H. Torikai
      Pages 197-204
    15. M. Nozawa, Y. Yamauchi, T. Tsuji, Y. Arai, H. Kajihara
      Pages 210-215
    16. N. J. Smith, D. Beer, S. A. Clarke, L. M. Henderson, A. Jardine, A. Mathew
      Pages 216-221
    17. B. A. Taylor, K. Gordiev, R. O’Brien
      Pages 231-236
  4. Studies of the human motor system

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. S. M. Bowles, P. S. Sebel, V. Saini, N. Chamoun
      Pages 247-252
    3. F. Bracchi, P. A. Grossi, L. Trovati, P. Vigano
      Pages 253-258
    4. D. Claus, C. B. Brunhölzl, M. Weis, A. Jaspert, E. Bianchi
      Pages 259-265
    5. M. E. Fennelly, B. A. Taylor, M. Hetreed
      Pages 272-276
    6. M. H. Fraser, B. Soni, G. Noble, J. H. Watt, R. Clay, K. R. Krishnan
      Pages 281-285
    7. J. Herdmann, M. Krzan, F. Sonnenschein, C. B. Lumenta
      Pages 286-293
    8. T. Izumi, Y. Nishijima, M. Okada, Y. Ohta, N. Toda, Y. Yamazaki
      Pages 301-311
    9. Y. Katayama, T. Tsubokawa, T. Yamamoto, T. Hirayama, S. Maejima
      Pages 312-320

About this book


Surgery for the treatment of deformities such as scoliosis carries a small but significant risk of damage to the spinal cord through inadvertent compression or interference with the blood supply. Electrophysiological techniques, principally those for recording sensory and motor evoked potentials, offer a means of continuously assessing the conduction of nerve signals up and down the spinal cord and hence the possibility of detecting a defect at an early stage, when the cause may be reversible. This form of monitoring is now accepted practice in many countries.
The main contributors to the Handbook are surgeons, neurophysiologists and anaesthetists at the forefront of research. From the United States, where practice has been most widespread, come the results of the first large-scale, multi-centre survey into monitoring methods and their effectiveness. The research papers forming the remainder of the text provide an indication of the high level of current interest and the likely direction of future developments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. J. Jones
    • 1
  • M. Hetreed
    • 2
  • S. Boyd
    • 3
  • N. J. Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Clinical NeurophysiologyThe National Hospital for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUK
  2. 2.Royal National Orthopaedic HospitalStanmore MiddlesexUK
  3. 3.Department of Clinical NeurophysiologyThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenLondonUK
  4. 4.Clinical Neurophysiology Department Queen’s Medical CentreUniversity HospitalNottinghamUK

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