Updated and expanded to reflect current management strategies and new technologies, Decision Making in Spinal Care, Second Edition provides readers with focused guidance to every major topic in spine, with an emphasis on clinical decision making. Covering the most common spine problems, this new edition covers the spectrum of diagnoses seen in a typical spinal practice, from trauma injuries to metabolic and degenerative diseases to spinal deformities. Highlights of the Second Edition: Focuses on must-know information that significantly impacts clinical decisionsIncludes new spinal technologies in the Contemporary Topics section to keep readers currentContains more algorithms, figures, and diagrams to aid understanding and facilitate rapid management guidanceWritten by world-renowned spinal care expertsThis handy portable reference will enable residents, fellows, spine surgeons, and associated clinicians in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery to quickly access the information they need to make the right decisions in treating typical spinal conditions.
Surgical Management of Pain, Second Edition, is a completely updated state-of-the-art reference on neurosurgical pain management. This new edition is in full color and includes the following sections: Anatomic and Physiologic Foundations for Nociceptive and Neuropathic Pain, Pain Medicine, Pain Diagnoses, Surgical Procedures for Pain, and New Directions for Pain Surgery. The chapters in the book focus on procedures that are currently performed by neurosurgeons to relieve pain.Key Features: Emphasizes best evidence treatment options free online access to videos demonstrating surgical techniques described in the bookExplores nonsurgical and pharmacologic methods of pain controlBeautifully illustrated drawings convey the wisdom of expert surgeons This book is a must-have for all neurosurgeons treating patients suffering from acute and/or chronic pain.
The research methods presented are the best currently available and the surgeon who employs them will discover that his or her results are more likely to be accepted as valid, be adopted in the care of patients, and endure the test of time James D. Heckman, MD, Consulting Editor, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (from the Foreword) <em>Advanced Concepts in Surgical Research</em> is a practical, reader-friendly guide to planning, conducting, and evaluating solid, evidence-based surgical research that leads to high-quality results. Geared to the investigator who has already mastered basic principles, this book focuses on more advanced topics such as randomized controlled trials, survey design, observational studies, meta analyses, statistical concepts, reporting of data, and much more. Special Features:<li>Includes tips and insights from experienced surgical researchers on how to conduct an effective clinical study and avoid pitfalls</li><li>Supplies hard-to-find information on current topics such as randomization systems and technology and publication bias</li><li>Provides standardized, easy-to-reference text boxes with highlighted key concepts, on-the-spot definitions of terminology in Jargon Simplified sections, and real-world case examples from the literature </li><li>Presents nearly 60 illustrations and tables to help in visualizing key concepts</li>Filled with proven research methodologies, clinical data, examples, and strategies that can be applied across a wide range of disciplines, <em>Advanced Concepts in Surgical Research</em> illuminates the challenges and solutions of modern day surgical research. It is essential for any clinician undertaking a well-defined, systematic, clinically relevant, and ultimately successful surgical research study.
Specifically designed for use in a fast-paced clinical setting, <em>Pocket Atlas of Spine Surgery</em> is a concise surgical guide that gives readers the essential tools needed to successfully perform spine surgery. It provides a distinctive view of complex spinal anatomy that facilitates a better understanding of the subtleties of both open and technically demanding minimally invasive spine procedures. Key Features:<li>An introductory chapter on patient positioning covers the basics for common cervical, thoracic, and lumbar procedures</li><li>Detailed illustrations with unique anatomical overlays are provided for each step in a surgical procedure</li><li>The procedures included represent most of those encountered in a typical spine surgery practice</li><li>Tips and Pearls before you begin, key steps with visuals, and Potential Pitfalls are included for each procedure</li><br></br>This atlas will serve as a valuable resource to orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and surgical trainees as well as physician assistants, surgical nurses, and all those involved in the operative care of patients undergoing spine surgery.
All the information you need to prepare for the neurology board exam in one bookPraise for the first edition:Comprehensive Board Review in Neurology makes a fine study tool for those who spend considerable time during residency preparing for the boards as well as those pressed for time. Sudha Tallavajhula, MD, Neurology, November, 2007 Comprehensive Board Review in Neurology, Second Edition, is an essential resource for neurology residents and fellows studying for the Resident In-Service Training Exam (RITE) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) board examination. It is also useful for neurologists preparing for recertification exams. Written in a concise outline format, the text distills all the information typically needed to master the RITE and ABPN examinations.Updates included in this second edition include a section on coma, expanded coverage of epilepsy, an overview of new pharmacological treatments for multiple sclerosis, and much more! Key Features:Content reflects the core continuing medical education topics established by the American Academy of Neurology Full-color, detailed illustrations and pathology photos help elucidate the text Filled with efficient summary tables and boxed content to highlight the most salient take-aways A new appendix, Tight Association List, enables readers to recognize commonly associated clinical terms in a multiple-choice settingThis reliable review book contains everything needed to successfully prepare for board exams or recertification exams in neurology.
Drawing on the experience of leaders in both neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery, <em>Handbook of Spine Surgery</em> is authoritative, concise, and portable, designed for use in a fast-paced clinical setting. Its coverage of both principles and techniques of contemporary spine surgery, including anatomy, pathology, procedures, and instrumentation, makes it highly useful as a refresher before surgery, an easily digestible study guide, or a daily companion for physicians caring for patients with spinal disorders. <br></br><strong>Key Features:</strong><li>An easy-to-read, bullet-style format that provides readable but not overwhelming content </li><li>Surgical Pearls that tap into the experiences of surgeons who have mastered that procedure</li> <li>Common Clinical Questions (with answers) at the end of each chapter that highlight topics frequently encountered in the operating room and on board exams</li> <li>Superb visual examples that illuminate the procedures described</li> <li>Helpful appendices that cover positioning, spinal orthoses, and scales and outcome measures</li> A first-of-its-kind, this handbook is designed to be the go-to guide for those conducting and involved in surgical spine treatment.
The ability to operate successfully in the posterior fossa requires a thorough understanding of its neuroanatomy and physiology, accurate localization of lesions, and optimal surgical technique. Principles of Posterior Fossa Surgery provides an in-depth review of this complex surgical region, with detailed coverage of anatomy, pathology, imaging, disease-based management, and surgical approaches. Written by a team of highly respected specialists, it will be a valued reference and refresher for clinicians who perform posterior fossa surgery, as well as for trainees. Special Features: Begins with a useful framework in neuroimaging, neuropathology, and microsurgical anatomy of the posterior cranial fossaCovers a wide range of approaches and pathologies in the region, including congenital Chiari malformations, infections, trauma, aneurysms, and tumorsHighlights the anatomy of common surgical approaches, with numerous radiographic and endoscopic images that aid in visualizing conceptsProvides full coverage of surgical techniques, starting with basic concepts and progressing to operations on more challenging entities like petroclival meningiomas, jugular bulb tumors, acoustic neuromas, complex basilar aneurysms, and posterior circulation aneurysmsIncludes comprehensive sections on surgical management of pediatric posterior fossa tumors and shunt surgery for lesionsShares the insights of prominent neurosurgeons from top centers around the world, who discuss their preferred strategies for tackling this challenging area of the brain Focusing solely on the posterior fossa, this book fills an important gap for neurosurgeons, skull base specialists, and residents and fellows who are training in this anatomically challenging region. It will enrich their understanding and knowledge of the field, expand their surgical armamentarium, and help achieve the most successful clinical outcomes.
Synthesizing the expert clinical advice of specialists who treat disorders of the nervous system, this book is an accessible, single-volume resource for primary care physicians requiring practical information on a range of neurological disorders. <i>A Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders</i> provides readers with a firm foundation in neuroscience concepts that will enable them to make timely diagnostic, treatment, and referral decisions about common symptoms, including chronic pain, headache, seizures, numbness, and dizziness. Additional chapters cover specific categories of neurological disease, providing the reader with concise descriptions of the clinical manifestations, examination techniques, and treatment options for each. <b>Features:</b><li>An outline at the start of each chapter aids rapid location of topics of interest</li><li>Thorough coverage of history-taking and the physical examination</li><li>Pearls and Pitfalls at the end of each chapter review fundamental concepts and provide helpful guideposts for managing each clinical situation</li>Packed with essential information on clinical neurosciences, this comprehensive book is ideal for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians' assistants, residents in primary care specialties, and medical students.<i>A co-publication of Thieme and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)</i>
Magnificently illustrated with clear depictions of key anatomic relationships, this new surgical atlas covers all minimally invasive abdominal procedures as well as combined endoluminal and endocavitary operations. A systematic organization of test and illustrations that facilitates the choice between options—from classic to more recent procedures—in a concise style for fast and reliable guidance. Plus, exquisitely detailed watercolor drawings reflect the modern realities of surgical practice and answer critical questions when time is of the essence. Highlights of this full-color atlas: Illustrated, step-by-step techniques and tactical guidelines–ideal to read and consult before a procedure Crucial discussions of alternative methods, repeat procedures, complications to avoid, and postoperative care Superb surgical illustrations that provide a clear orientation to the operating field Continuity in methodology throughout No other book available today provides the comprehensive approach you will find here. Covering the indications, strategy, technique, and goals of any abdominal procedure feasible through a minimalapproach, with anatomy integrated throughout, the book is a vital professional tool.
Hear the authors discuss AO Principles of Fracture Management . Volume 1 focuses on the basic knowledge and the principles of fracture management, covering biomechanics, tools for preoperative planning, soft-tissue management, different methods of reduction and fixation, and implants. This volume also addresses new issues pertaining to internal/external fixation, damage-control surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and biotechnology. Volume 2 presents the management of specific fractures in different anatomic areas. A separate chapter is devoted to each area to discuss the assessment of injuries, surgical anatomy, preoperative planning, surgical treatment, and postoperative care. The authors also highlight common pitfalls and complications. There are now more than 2,000 high-quality illustrations that vividly demonstrate key concepts of management. The accompanying DVD provides the entire text from the books and instructional AO teaching videos that demonstrate techniques and reinforce important teaching points. Electronic bookmarks and keyword search functions simplify navigation of the DVD. Links to abstracts and references on the Internet enable the user to fully utilize the wealth of information provided in this multimedia resource. AO Principles of Fracture Management is an essential resource for orthopaedists, trauma surgeons, and residents in these specialties.