"Practical Surgical Neuropathology: A Diagnostic Approach" English | 2010 | ISBN: 0443069824 | 656 pages
Practical Surgical Neuropathy-a volume in the new Pattern Recognition series- offers you a practical guide to solving the problems you encounter in the surgical reporting room. Drs. Arie Perry and Daniel J. Brat present diagnoses according to a pattern-based organization that guides you from a histological pattern, through the appropriate work-up, around the pitfalls, and to the best diagnosis. Lavish illustrations capture key neuropathological patterns for a full range of common and rare conditions, and a "visual index" at the beginning of the book directs you to the exact location of in-depth diagnostic guidance. No other single source delivers the practical, hands-on information you need to solve even the toughest diagnostic challenges in neuropathology.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has contributed significantly to progress in neuroscience by permitting noninvasive imaging of the "human brain at work" under physiological conditions. Within clinical neuroimaging, fMRI is opening up a new diagnostic field by measuring and visualizing brain function. However, fMRI is not yet a standard diagnostic imaging procedure. This textbook is devoted to preoperative fMRI in patients with brain tumors and epilepsies, which are the most well-established clinical applications. By localizing and lateralizing specific brain functions in individual patients, as well as epileptogenic zones, fMRI facilitates the selection of a safe treatment and the planning and performance of function-preserving neurosurgery. State of the art fMRI procedures are presented, with detailed consideration of practical aspects, imaging and data processing, normal and pathological findings, and diagnostic possibilities and limitations. The relevant information on brain physiology, functional neuroanatomy, imaging technique, and methodology is provided by recognized experts in these fields. Further chapters address the validity of presurgical functional localization, multimodality functional neuroimaging, brain plasticity, and pitfalls, tips, and tricks. The book is designed to be of value to beginners, trained clinicians and experts alike.
Louis R. Caplan Caplan's Stroke: A Clinical Approach (4th edition) Published: 2009-06-04 | ISBN: 1416047212 | 688 pages
Updated and revised, this new edition of Caplan's Stroke continues to provide a concise and pragmatic approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of adult and pediatric stroke patients. Dr. Caplan-a highly esteemed stroke authority- shares with you his vast experience and wisdom as a stroke clinician, including his time-tested strategies and unique clinical pearls that you can implement into your own practice. Expanded coverage of imaging and laboratory diagnosis and treatment as well as extensive revisions throughout, brings you the latest advances on prevention, complications, and rehabilitation. The use of case studies illustrates the types of clinical scenarios you may experience in practice. And, its conversational, easy-to-read format make Caplan's Stroke an ideal resource for general neurologists, non-neurologists, and stroke specialists alike. Discusses all cerebrovascular diseases to help you differentiate among all types of stroke so you can treat each patient appropriately. Takes a distinctly personal and individual approach to general principles, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, offering practical, clinical guidance on stroke and stroke related issues. Provides detailed discussions on stroke syndromes in children and adults, including large artery occlusive disease of the anterior circulation, brain embolism, spinal cord stroke, and many, many more, to help you better manage every condition you see. Uses case studies to highlight and emphasize clinical points. Includes expanded coverage of imaging and laboratory diagnosis and treatment to help you make better informed evaluation and management decisions. Presents meticulous revisions and updates throughout, particularly to the chapters on stroke prevention and rehabilitation to keep you current on today's best practices. Features a new two-color design with updated artwork and more images that elucidates key points and enhances visual guidance.
Transsphenoidal Surgery: Expert Consult English | 1 Har/Psc edition (August 23, 2010) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 1416002928
Transsphenoidal Surgery, by Drs. Laws and Lanzino, captures all of today's clinical knowledge on the multidisciplinary management of pituitary tumors, with a focus on surgical techniques. Acclaimed international experts bring you detailed guidance on natural history, radiologic and clinical aspects, surgical indications, and resection techniques. What's more, case presentations and clinical photographs help you reduce the risk of error and advance your own surgical skills. At expertconsult.com, you'll have online access to the full text plus streaming videos of key procedures to help you provide the best possible outcomes for every patient.
Computer Vision-Guided Virtual Craniofacial Surgery: A Graph-Theoretic and Statistical Perspective Published: 2011-04-06 | ISBN: 0857292951 | 192 pages
This unique text/reference discusses in depth the two integral components of reconstructive surgery; fracture detection, and reconstruction from broken bone fragments. In addition to supporting its application-oriented viewpoint with detailed coverage of theoretical issues, the work incorporates useful algorithms and relevant concepts from both graph theory and statistics. Topics and features: presents practical solutions for virtual craniofacial reconstruction and computer-aided fracture detection; discusses issues of image registration, object reconstruction, combinatorial pattern matching, and detection of salient points and regions in an image; investigates the concepts of maximum-weight graph matching, maximum-cardinality minimum-weight matching for a bipartite graph, determination of minimum cut in a flow network, and construction of automorphs of a cycle graph; examines the techniques of Markov random fields, hierarchical Bayesian restoration, Gibbs sampling, and Bayesian inference.
"First Aid for the Neurology Boards" 2010 | ISBN-10: 007149622X | 495 pages
The Insider's Guide to Acing the Neurology Boards-- Written by Physicians Who Passed! Apply the proven First Aid formula for Neurology Board success!
First Aid for the Neurology Boards is a unique guide for success on the Neurology Boards, in-training exams, and recertification. You will find hundreds of frequently-tested facts based on feedback from students who just passed the exam along with mini-cases essential for oral board preparation.The books is written by recent test-takers and reviewed by top faculty so you know you are studying the most up-to-date, relevant information possible.
* Hundreds of high-yield facts, mnenomics, clinical images, and summary tables help you ace the boards and in-service exams * Covers must-know neurology AND psychiatry topics in one complete volume * Written by recent, successful test-takers and reviewed by faculty so you know you're studying the most relevant, up-to-date material possible * Integrated mini-cases highlight frequently tested scenarios and classic patient presentations * Great for in-service and board exams and the perfect refresher before recertification
"The Central Nervous System" English | 4 edition | English | 2010-03-29 | ISBN: 0195381157 | 606 pages
The Central Nervous System: Structure and Function, Fourth Edition continues the tradition of one of the most respected textbooks in clinical neuroscience by providing medical students the knowledge and understanding of neuroscience as a basis for clinical thinking. While remaining concise and easy to read, the text encourages reflection and critical thinking of established facts and scientific conjecture and will be of interest to medical, graduate, and undergraduate students alike.
Prof Per Brodal provides clear descriptions of brain structures and relates them to their functional properties by incorporating data from molecular biology to clinical neurology. The numerous full color line drawings - based on the author's long experience of teaching undergraduate students and new to this edition - make it easier to understand complex structural and functional relationships.
Thoroughly revised, this fourth edition goes further in integrating material from all fields of the neurosciences. Now divided into 8 Sections with a total of 34 Chapters, each chapter is introduced by a brief overview of what the student can expect to learn. New material has been incorporated in all chapters while maintaining the scope and coverage that has established The Central Nervous System: Structure and Function as the preeminent neuroscience textbook.
"The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Headache Therapy" English | 2011 | ISBN: 146140178X | 313 pages
The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Headache Therapy is a hands-on, practical guide to diagnosis, work-up, and treatment of common headache disorders. Each chapter is written by a Cleveland Clinic Headache Center care provider. The book uses an evidence-based approach to sift through the wealth of available data and identify the most appropriate treatments. This manual is aimed at practicing neurologists and pain specialists, fellows and residents, and also primary care physicians. The Cleveland Clinic Manual is the most trusted source on this ever expanding and developing topic.
Hugues Duffau "Brain Mapping: Fr om Neural Basis of Cognition to Surgical Applications" English | ISBN: 3709107229 | 2011 | 404 pages
The goal of this book is to make a link between fundamental research in the field of cognitive neurosciences, which now benefits from a better knowledge of the neural foundations of cerebral processing, and its clinical application, especially in neurosurgery – itself able to provide new insights into brain organization. The anatomical bases are presented, advances and lim itations of the different methods of functional cerebral mapping are discussed, updated models of sensorimotor, visuospatial, language, memory, emotional, and executive functions are explained in detail. In the light of these data, new strategies of surgical management of cerebral lesions are proposed, with an optimization of the benefit–risk ratio of surgery. Finally, perspectives about brain connectivity and plasticity are discussed on the basis of translational studies involving serial functional neuroimaging, intraoperative cortico-subcortical electrical mapping, and biomathematical modeling of interactions between parallel distributed neural networks.
"Localization in Clinical Neurology (6th edition)" English | 2011 | ISBN: 1609132815 | 668 pages
This classic work is written for frontline clinicians who need to ask "Where is it?" when diagnosing a neurological disorder, helping them reach a diagnosis with greater accuracy and avoiding unnecessary testing. Updated to reflect the latest literature, enhanced with color anatomical diagrams and additional tables, this book is a cornerstone in clinical neurology.
Dilip R. Patel, Donald E. Greydanus, Hatim A. Omar, Joav Merrick
"Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical Care for Children and Young Adults" English | ISBN 10: 940070626X | 2011 | 513 pages
Increasingly more and more children with developmental disabilities survive into adulthood. Pediatricians and other clinicians are called upon to care for an increasing number of children with developmental disabilities in their practice and thus there is a need for a practical guide specifically written for paediatricians and primary care clinicians that addresses major concepts of neurodevelopmental pediatrics.
In the United States, the specialty training leading to a conjoint board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, requires a total of 6 years of training (2 years of pediatrics, 1 year of neurology, 18 months of child neurology, 18 months of neurodevelopmental disabilities). As of December 2006, in the US, there were 241 pediatricians and 55 child neurologists certified in the subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Thus most of the children with developmental disabilities are seen by pediatricians and therefore it is important for these pediatricians to be well informed of common issues in the field. The 60,000 or so pediatricians in the United States (and hundreds more in other countries) are the main target audience for a practical book on neurodevelopmental pediatrics.
"Spinal Disorders: Fundamentals of Diagnosis and Treatment" English | ISBN: 3540405119 | edition 2008 | 1166 pages
Spinal disorders are among the most common medical conditions with significant impact on health related quality of life, use of health care resources and socio-economic costs. Spinal surgery is still one of the fastest growing areas in clinical medicine. The increasing age of the population will require an increased need for the treatment of degenerative spinal disorders particularly spinal stenosis.
Basic knowledge on the state of the art in diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders is required not only for spine specialists but also for general orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, basic scientists and health care executives to choose and/or evaluate appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. "Spinal Disorders" is an easily readable teaching tool focusing on fundamentals and basic principles. It provides a homogeneous syllabus with a consistent didactic strategy teaching fundamentals and general principles. The chosen didactic concept highlights and repeats core messages throughout the chapters. This modern, up-to-date and easy to read textbook on spinal disorders with its appealing layout will inspire and stimulate the reader for the study of spinal disorders.
Martin A Samuels MD, Steve K. Feske MD "Office Practice of Neurology" English | ISBN: 0443065578 | 2003 | 1536 pages
This comprehensive text is the perfect clinical resource, offering quick access to all of the information needed to provide out-patient neurologic care. It focuses on the common and chronic problems that require long-term management, and provides step-by-step guidance on the decision-making process. Readers will find an expanded section on multiple sclerosis as well as updated and revised information in every section, including all of the latest studies and their results. Plus, a table at the beginning of each chapter summarizes the authors' approaches to diagnosis and management. Features contributions from more than 200 authors, representing a wide spectrum of specialists in neurology and related fields. Covers the major problems that any practicing neurologist might encounter, including those that may be rare. Presents a wealth of useful clinical information with enough comprehensive coverage on the difficult, long-term, and complicated disorders. Features an expanded section on multiple sclerosis, with in-depth discussions on the clinical issues surrounding the disease. Discusses the latest molecular genetic studies, including new information on the progressive ataxias · Alzheimer's disease · Huntington's disease · mitochondrial disorders · and familial stroke and headache syndromes. Reports on the results of recent clinical studies on asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis and symptomatic carotid endarterectomy. Includes the latest methods for treating stroke · seizures · multiple sclerosis · migraine · Parkinson's disease · amyotrophic lateral sclerosis · and Alzheimer's disease. Presents a summary table at the beginning of each chapter, highlighting the authors' approaches to various problems of diagnosis and management.
Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 2-Volume Set Expert Consult - Online and Print, 6e (Bradley, Neurology in Clinical Practice e-dition 2v Set)
Robert B. Daroff MD, Gerald M Fenichel MD, Joseph Jankovic MD and John C Mazziotta MD PhD English | 2012 | ISBN: 1437704344 | 2337 pages
Neurology in Clinical Practice brings you the most current clinical neurology through a comprehensive text, detailed color images, and video demonstrations. Drs. Daroff, Fenichel, Jankovic and Mazziotta, along with more than 150 expert contributors, present coverage of interventional neuroradiology, neurointensive care, prion diseases and their diagnoses, neurogenetics, and many other new developments. Online at www.expertconsult.com, you'll have access to a downloadable image library, videos, and the fully searchable text for the dynamic, multimedia content you need to apply the latest approaches in diagnosis and management.
- Find answers easily through an intuitive organization by both symptom and grouping of diseases that mirrors the way you practice. - Diagnose and manage the full range of neurological disorders with authoritative and up-to-date guidance. - Refer to key information at-a-glance through a full-color design and layout that makes the book easier to consult. - Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com, along with downloadable images, video demonstrations, and reference updates. - Stay current on advances in interventional neuroradiology, neurointensive care, prion diseases, neurogenetics, and more. - See exactly how neurological disorders present with online videos of EEG and seizures, movement disorders, EMG, cranial neuropathies, disorders of upper and lower motor neurons. - Keep up with developments in the field through significant revisions to the text, including brand-new chapters on neuromodulation and psychogenic disorders and a completely overhauled neuroimaging section. - Tap into the expertise of more than 150 leading neurologists-50 new to this edition.
Don't fall behind the advances in clinical neurology - use Bradley's multimedia content and get ahead
Duane E. Haines Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems (7th edition) Published: 2007-06-01 | ISBN: 0781763282 | 336 pages
Now in its 25th year, this best-selling work is the only neuroanatomy atlas to integrate neuroanatomy and neurobiology with extensive clinical information. It combines full-color anatomical illustrations with over 200 MRI, CT, MRA, and MRV images to clearly demonstrate anatomical-clinical correlations. This edition contains many new MRI/CT images and is fully updated to conform to Terminologia Anatomica. Fifteen innovative new color illustrations correlate clinical images of lesions at strategic locations on pathways with corresponding deficits in Brown-Sequard syndrome, dystonia, Parkinson disease, and other conditions. The question-and-answer chapter contains over 235 review questions, many USMLE-style.
Steven C. Cramer MD and Randolph J. Nudo PhD "Brain Repair After Stroke" Publisher: Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521515335 | edition 2010 | 302 pages
Increasing evidence identifies the possibility of restoring function to the damaged brain via exogenous therapies. One major target for these advances is stroke, where most patients can be left with significant disability. Treatments have the potential to improve the victim's quality of life significantly and reduce the time and expense of rehabilitation. Brain Repair After Stroke reviews the biology of spontaneous brain repair after stroke in animal models and in humans. Detailed chapters cover the many forms of therapy being explored to promote brain repair and consider clinical trial issues in this context. This book provides a summary of the neurobiology of innate and treatment-induced repair mechanisms after hypoxia and reviews the state of the art for human therapeutics in relation to promoting behavioral recovery after stroke. Essential reading for stroke physicians, neurologists, rehabilitation physicians and neuropsychologists.
H. Royden Jones Jr., Jayashri Srinivasan, Gregory J. Allam, Richard A. Baker Netter's Neurology (2nd edition) Published: 2011-10-05 | ISBN: 1437702732 | 768 pages
First Prize Winner, Illustrated Book Category, British Medical Association 2012 Medical Book Competition: "It communicates often very difficult areas of neurology quite simply, and builds on basics to advanced understanding. I've never seen such well-thought-out and informative illustrations with such detail in another neurology book of this type. It does not take long to ascertain that this is a high quality book with not only content to a high standard but also the way it is presented to a learner. I have not seen any others which can compete." Master general neurology and its intersection with internal medicine, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, psychiatry, and orthopedics through comprehensive topic coverage. Get a quick and memorable overview of anatomy, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation from the precision and beauty of Netter and Netter-style plates that highlight key neuroanatomical and neurologic concepts. Explore specific clinical applications with vignettes included throughout the text that bring each topic to life. Find the information you need quickly and easily thanks to the short text and concise topic overviews. See the latest developments in the field in clear detail with new artwork and new entries on ALS, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, African Sleeping Sickness, and more. Effectively visualize the underlying anatomy in living patients through upgraded neuroimaging coverage, including MR, CT, and PET. Tap into additional treatment information with more clinical vignettes that provide "real-life" illustrative case evaluations.
"So you want to be a brain surgeon?" English | 2009 | ISBN: 0199231966 | 320 pages
Which doctors make the most money? Which doctors work the hardest? How do you become an expedition doctor? What is it like to be a brain surgeon? Will it affect your career if you take a break? If any of these questions are relevant to you then this could be the most important book you ever read. Whether you are wondering what career to choose or want to know how to follow a particular medical career, you'll find the answers inside.
Deciding which path to pursue has a huge impact on your future life and yet few doctors or medical students ever receive formal careers advice. This has become even harder since the changes brought about by the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) initiative. Fortunately help is at hand: this book has been fully rewritten to include the latest MMC information and summaries of 100 different medical careers and how to get there.
Whether you aspire to be a general practitioner, forensic psychiatrist, cardiologist or even a brain surgeon you'll find details on the lifestyle, job and specific career route. Each career chapter has been written by a senior specialist in that particular field to give you the 'insider's opinion', resulting in the most complete and up-to-date medical careers guide ever published.
Alongside the careers chapters there are new sections on the Foundation Programme, Core Training, Specialty Training and Academic Training. These also describe the major hurdles in each career and how to overcome them. From filling in application forms and choosing jobs to interviews and improving your CV, every aspect of your career is covered in detail.
David C. Preston, Barbara Ellen Shapiro Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders: Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations (2nd edition) Published: 2005-03-11 | ISBN: 075067492X | 704 pages
This New Edition delivers, in a straightforward manner, all of the information readers need to understand and interpret electrodiagnostic studies. It emphasizes clinical/neurophysiological correlations and uses a practical, hands-on, interactive approach throughout. With new chapters on electrical safety and the use of EMG in the ICU-and the inclusion of two bonus CDs with over 75 EMG waveforms-this resource continues to be the single source to consult for guidance on the clinical and electrophysiological evaluation of disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Features case studies at the end of each chapter. Provides a wealth of tables that summarize guidelines for the evaluation of most neuromuscular disorders as well as tables that highlight the results of nerve conduction studies and the electromyography for that particular patient. Provides clear, original photographs that emphasize correct needle placement. Delivers new chapters on electrical safety (including absolute and relative contraindications for EMG and NCS), the use of EMGs in the ICU, and basic statistics for electrodiagnostic studies Includes new bonus CDs with over 70 waveforms, enabling readers to see and hear all of the waveforms discussed in the text. Provides new discussions of pediatric EMG. Discusses new disorders such as paralytic poliomyelitis caused by West Nile virus.
Stacey L. Chamberlin, Brigham Narins The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders (2 Volume Set) Published: 2004-11-16 | ISBN: 078769150X | 1000 pages
Provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia, and epilepsy, targeted to patients, their families and allied health students. Related topics include communication aids, electric personal assistive mobility devices, medications, and the needs of Alzheimer patient caregivers among others.