Special Issue "The Contributing Role of Clinical Neurophysiology in Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: clinical neurophysiology; neuromonitoring and neuromodulation; neurological disorders; pathophysiology of nervous system
Interests: epilepsy; epilepsy surgery; autoimmune epilepsy; sleep disorders
Interests: disorders of consciousness; functional neuroimaging; magnetoencephalography; transcranial magnetic stimulation
Interests: neurophysiology; neuropathic pain; neuromuscular disease; peripheral neuropathy
Interests: sleep-wake cycle; circadian disruption; sleep deprivation; sleep disorders
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There is ample evidence that pinpoints neurological disorders as one of the greatest threats to public health. Neurological disorders and their sequelae are currently estimated to affect as many as a billion people worldwide. These disorders are found among all age groups and in all geographical regions. Because most of the neurological disorders result in long-term disability and many have an early age of onset, measures of prevalence and mortality vastly understate the disability they cause. There are several gaps in understanding the many issues related to neurological disorders. This Special Issue focuses on “The Contributing Role of Clinical Neurophysiology in Public Health” and invites neurophysiological investigations of the central or peripheral nervous system or muscle in healthy humans or patients with neuromuscular or autonomic diseases, pain, movement disorders, demyelinating diseases, sleep disorders, headache, dementia, epilepsy, neurological disorders associated with malnutrition, stroke, and brain injuries.
The clinical neurophysiology takes advantage of multiple procedures for nervous system structure and function, from molecular to behavioral levels of inquiry, including electro- or magnetoencephalography; electromyography and nerve conduction studies; single fiber EMG; surface EMG patterns; nerve and muscle ecography; evoked potentials, event-related potentials, and polysomnography; deep brain stimulators; invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation; and intraoperative neuromonitoring. The techniques and knowledge of clinical neurophysiology by optimizing neurologic health might contribute to the improvement of public health through preventing, screening, diagnosis, and monitoring neurological diseases and modulating neurological injuries.
Dr. Paola Lanteri
Dr. Giuseppe Didato
Dr. Davide Rossi Sebastiano
Dr. Daniele Cazzato
Dr. Sergio Garbarino
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- neuromuscular diseases
- neurological disorders
- brain injuries
- sleep disorders
- clinical neurophysiology
- cognitive behavioral assessment