Electrodiagnosis in cancer treatment and rehabilitation Journal Article


Author: Custodio, C. M.
Article Title: Electrodiagnosis in cancer treatment and rehabilitation
Abstract: As cancer patients are living longer and the number of cancer survivors increases, more secondary complications related to cancer and its treatments are being recognized. A large number of neuromuscular processes, stemming from cancer itself, from secondary metabolic effects, from paraneoplastic syndromes, from preexisting conditions, or from adverse effects related to cancer treatments, can affect the peripheral nervous system at any level. Electrodiagnostic tools such as nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography are uniquely suited to assess the function of the peripheral nervous system and are valuable tools in confirming and defining neuromuscular dysfunction and in helping guide oncologic and physiatric treatment and prognosis for the cancer rehabilitation patient. Copyright © 2011 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Keywords: treatment; cancer rehabilitation; electrodiagnosis; nerve conduction studies; neuromuscular; neuropathies
Journal Title: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Volume: 90
Issue: 5 Suppl.
ISSN: 0894-9115
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  
Date Published: 2011-05-01
Start Page: S38
End Page: S49
Language: English
DOI: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e31820be34e
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 21765262
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 23 June 2011" - "CODEN: AJPRE" - "Source: Scopus"
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