Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders – A Comprehensive Review

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An authoritative review of peripheral nervous system disorders and of specific details and techniques of electrodiagnostic tests, muscle and nerve biopsies.

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Stay Current with Major Advances

This CME program focuses on basic and advanced electrodiagnostic techniques used in the evaluation of patients with actual or suspected neuromuscular disease. Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders – A Comprehensive Review includes the latest research, updates and current standards of care to help you better:

  • Recognize classic, possible, and unlikely neuromuscular disorders according to clinical symptoms
  • Assess the need of laboratory tests, electrodiagnostic studies, imaging, and muscle and nerve biopsies to establish a diagnosis
  • Illustrate effective management of painful neuropathies
  • Outline strategies to deliver the best care possible to patients with neuromuscular disorders

Expand Your Skills

Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders – A Comprehensive Review provides a maximum of 32.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders – A Comprehensive Review and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

Course Director:
Anthony A. Amato, MD
Vice-Chairman
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

William S. David, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Director, EMG Laboratory
Co-Director, Neuromuscular Division
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Credits: Earn a maximum of 32.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Basics of Nerve Conduction Studies

  • Basics of Nerve Conduction Studies - Sanjeev D. Nandedkar, PhD
  • Specific Motor Conduction Studies - Michael P. Bowley, MD, PhD
  • Specific Sensory Conduction Studies - Michael P. Bowley, MD, PhD
  • Evaluation of Neuromuscular Junction - William S. David, MD, PhD

Basics of Electromyography

  • EMG: Spontaneous Activity - William S. David, MD, PhD
  • EMG: Voluntary Activity - William S. David, MD, PhD
  • EMG: Anatomy, Needle Placement - Emer McGrath, MB, BCh, PhD

Special Techniques

  • Autonomic Testing - William S. David, MD, PhD
  • Decomposition-Based Quantitative EMG/Motor Unit Number Estimation - Sanjeev D. Nandedkar, PhD
  • Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound - Amanda C. Guidon, MD

Clinical Applications for Electrodiagnostic Medicine

  • Focal Mononeuropathies in the Arm - Steven A. Greenberg, MD
  • Electrophysiologic Approach to Brachial Plexopathies - William S. David, MD, PhD
  • The Patient With Focal Leg Symptoms and Signs - William S. David, MD,PhD
  • Lower Extremity Plexopathies/Radiculopathies - Haatem M. Reda, MD

Motor Neuron Diseases

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Katherine A. Nicholson, MD
  • Case Histories: MND Variants and Mimics - William S. David, MD, PhD
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Basil T. Darras, MD

Polyneuropathies

  • Approach to Neuropathy - Reza Seyedsadjadi, MD
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth and Other Hereditary Disorders - Reza Seyedsadjadi, MD
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Related Disorders - David A. Chad, MD
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy and Related Disorders - David A. Chad, MD
  • Neuropathies Associated with Systemic Disease and Cancer - Christopher T. Doughty, MD
  • Toxic Polyneuropathies - Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD
  • Treatment of Painful Neuropathy - Reza Seyedsadjadi, MD

Neuromuscular Junction Disorders

  • Myasthenia Gravis - Amanda C. Guidon, MD
  • Congenital, Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome, Botulism - Amanda C. Guidon, MD

Myopathies

  • Approach To Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders - Anthony A. Amato, MD
  • Muscular Dystrophies - Anthony A. Amato, MD
  • Congenital Myopathies - Basil T. Darras, MD
  • Metabolic Myopathies - Anthony A. Amato, MD
  • Mitochondrial Neuromyopathies - Anthony A. Amato, MD
  • Muscle Channelopathies - Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD
  • Inflammatory Myopathies - Steven A. Greenberg, MD
  • Myopathies Associated with Systemic Disease and Toxic Myopathies - Anthony A. Amato, MD

Special Topics

  • Approach to the Floppy Infant - Basil T. Darras, MD
  • Approach To Muscle and Nerve Biopsies - Anthony A. Amato, MD
  • Neuromuscular Mimics - Erik R. Ensrud, MD
  • Rehabilitation of Neuromuscular Disorders - Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD
  • Injection Therapies (Botulinum Toxin) - Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD

Course Directors

Anthony A. Amato, MD

  • Vice-Chairman
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

 

William S. David, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, EMG Laboratory
  • Co-Director, Neuromuscular Division
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Faculty

Michael P. Bowley, MD, PhD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant in Neurology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

David A. Chad, MD

  • Staff Neurologist
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Basil T. Darras, MD

  • Associate Neurologist-in-Chief
  • Chief, Division of Clinical Neurology
  • Joseph J. Volpe Chair in Neurology
  • Department of Neurology
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Christopher T. Doughty, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Erik R. Ensrud, MD

  • Director, Neuromuscular Center/EMG Lab
  • Boston VA Healthcare System
  • Associate Neurologist
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Steven A. Greenberg, MD

  • Associate Neurologist
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Amanda C. Guidon, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant in Neurology, Director
  • Myasthenia Gravis Clinic
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Associate Director
  • Partners Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship
  • Boston, MA

 

Emer McGrath, MB, BCh, PhD

  • Associate Neurologist
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Sanjeev D. Nandedkar, PhD

  • Natus Medical, Inc.
  • Hopewell Junction, NY

Katharine A. Nicholson, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant in Neurology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston VA Healthcare System
  • Boston, MA

Haatem M. Reda, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant in Neurology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Mohammad Kian Salajegheh, MD

  • Director, Neuromuscular Center
  • Director, EMG Laboratory
  • VA Boston Healthcare System
  • Neuromuscular Staff, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Reza Seyedsadjadi, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Neurologist
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Neurologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 32.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Updated for Re-Release: July 31, 2018
Date of Original Release: March 31, 2016
Date Credits Expire: July 31, 2021

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders – A Comprehensive Review and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Perform a history and examination in order to evaluate patients presenting with actual or suspected neuromuscular complaints
  • Recognize classic, possible, and unlikely neuromuscular disorders according to clinical symptoms
  • Apply current literature on electrodiagnostic medicine and neuromuscular disorders to the evaluation and management of patients
  • Analyze whether laboratory tests, electrodiagnostic studies, imaging, and muscle and nerve biopsies are necessary or unnecessary for diagnosis
  • Assess relevant treatment options
  • Develop improved competence in providing optimal care to the neuromuscular patient
  • Predict and manage patient expectations regarding treatment, outcomes, rehabilitation, and prognosis
  • Summarize treatment options for painful neuropathies

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for Neurologists, Physiatrists (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctors), Neurology residents and fellows PM&R residents and fellows.