Course introduction In this workshop we intend to explore the MUP signals as a tool to help in the diagnosis of different clinical conditions. For this purpose, in addition to volitional
In this workshop we intend to explore the MUP signals as a tool to help in the diagnosis of different clinical conditions. For this purpose, in addition to volitional MUPs recruitment, we will approach the relevance of morphology of fasciculation potentials and the recruitment rate of motor units. Regarding different MUPs we will observed the importance of stability and complexity.
At the conclusion of this seminar the participants will be able to:
- To understand the meaning of MUPs
- To explore its potentialities for diagnosing different neuromuscular disorders
- How it can be used in appraising pathophysiology
Speakers for this event
Mamede de Carvalho
Mamede de Carvalho
Mamede de Carvalho, M.D. Ph.D. Prof de Carvalho studies neurodegenerative and neuromuscular disorders, in particular applying neurophysiological methods to investigate disease mechanisms and adaptation, studying how the disorder of the motor system impact on patients function, and exploring the interplay between environmental features-genotype-phenotype in those diseases. Prof de Carvalho has an educational background on neurology and neurophysiology, and more than 30 years continuous experience in medical research. Different areas have been involved in his investigations, supported by large databases and big data extraction, including neurophysiology, bioengineering, molecular biomarkers, genetics, imaging, data mining and machine-learning statistics, and mathematical models for epidemiology findings. For these purposes he has established a strong net of national and international collaborations, and developed a large unit covering different expertise.
(Thursday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST