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Dr. Michael Munin discusses quantitative EMG in evidence-based medicine, and the identification of data points which support EMG diagnosis.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Describe how to perform quantitative EMG
  • Identify cases where EMG can be used in clinical practice

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.

Disclosures:

Dr. Munin has no relevant financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

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Release Date: 9/4/2012 | Last Modified On: 7/14/2014 | Expires: 7/14/2015

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