The investigation of the somatosensory pathway by means of neurophysiological approach represents one of the most exciting and intriguing field of the clinical research by itself. On the other hand somatosensory neurophysiological methodologies can be effectively integrated with either other neurophysiological procedures or imaging for the study of the peripheral and central nervous system disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, systemic neurodegenerative disorders.
Somatosensory neurophysiological methods can be adapted for the study of large fiber systems as well as the small in the study of nociceptive pain.
The study of large fiber somatosensory pathway had allowed a unique approach for the early diagnosis and prognosis in area critica application such as coma and patients with chronic brain damages and injuries.
Notwithstanding, the study of somatosensory had allowed a robust support in the field of intraoperative monitoring.
The purpose of lesson is to provide an extensive overview of what somatosensory evoked potentials are and how to correctly performed them to get the better results in clinical context and experimental clinical research. The most robust data of SEP in neurological condition and application will be reported and commented, as well as the most interesting prospective in oncoming clinical researches.
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