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Dr. Michael Munin, Co-Director of Electromyography laboratory at UPMC, presents on the approach to peripheral neuropathy. In this presentation, Dr. Munin reviews the history, examination, and electrodiagnosis in driving patient care and management.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze and be able to identify demyelinating disease.
  • Improve diagnostic understanding of peripheral neuropathy.
  • Identify indicators of neuropathy

Reading Resources:

  1. Nandedkar SD, Barkhaus PE. Quantitative analysis: Objective and interactive assessment of the EMG signals. In: Bertorini T, ed. Evaluation and Diagnostic Tests in Neuromuscular Disorders. Boston, Mass: Butterworth Heinnemann. 2002.
  2. Stalberg E. Invited review: electrodiagnostic assessment and monitoring of motor unit changes in disease. Muscle Nerve. Apr 1991;14(4):293-303.
  3. Barkhaus PE, Nandedkar SD. Serial quantitative electrophysiologic studies in sporadic inclusion body myositis. Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol. Mar-Apr 2007;47(2):97-104.


Dr. Munin has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

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Release Date: 9/9/2015 | Last Modified On: 9/9/2015 | Expires: 9/9/2016

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