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Special Issue "Intraoperative Neurophysiology: Optimizing Current and Developing New Techniques"
A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 1469
Special Issue Editor
Special Issue Information
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) has grown from an interesting investigational procedure to a widely used clinical method. IONM plays an important role in various surgeries in which the nervous system is at high risk of damage. Its goal is to protect patients from neurological injury during surgery. Modalities used in IONM are mostly well-known adapted neurophysiological techniques such as EEG, EMG, and evoked potentials (EPs). These modalities are not just about continuous monitoring the nervous system, e.g., motor and sensory pathways, but also about mapping. Mapping provides rapid anatomical identification and localization of neural structures. Current intraoperative monitoring and mapping techniques are being optimized, and new methods are being developed to obtain the best possible post-operative neurological outcome for each patient.
New surgical options require new IONM techniques to achieve optimal therapeutic outcome. For example, in neuromodulation, which has become a standard of care in movement disorders, other intraoperative monitoring techniques such as accelerometry are used to achieve this. Although IONM techniques have become indispensable in high-risk surgery, there is a lack of prospective studies. This Special Issue includes such studies and focuses on the improvement of IONM techniques, as well as the development of new ones.
Dr. Gea Drost
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- intraoperative neuromonitoring
- motor evoked potentials
- stereotactic surgery
- evidence-based medicine
- neurolog-ical outcome