Drawing on the expertise of world-renowned orthopedic and neurological spine surgeons, <strong><i>Controversies in Spine Surgery: Best Evidence Recommendations</i></strong> compiles, summarizes, and synthesizes the most relevant scientific literature available in the field today.Each succinct, problem-oriented chapter addresses a different controversial issue where there is a lack of consensus about the best possible course of action. The authors provide guidance and objective recommendations for each scenario based on the most relevant data found in the literature to give surgeons the background they need to make fully informed treatment decisions.<strong>Features:</strong><li>Concise outline format enables rapid reading for the busy spine surgeon</li><li>Invaluable synopses of highly practical evidence-based literature</li><li>Detailed coverage of commonly disputed issues, such as how to manage vertebral compression fractures, surgery for axial back pain, minimally invasive lumbar fusion, the use of prophylactic antibiotics in spine surgery, and much more</li><li><strong><i>Grading of Best Evidence</i></strong> feature in which the authors rate the viability of the data presented</li><li>Numerous summary tables throughout the text emphasize the main conclusions of published studies</li><li>Pearls highlight important points in each chapter</li>This cutting-edge clinical reference will help every resident, fellow, and spine surgeon in orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery streamline their medical decision making process and improve their patient care.This is exactly the book one should have ready access to.–American Journal of NeuroradiologyAll providers who care for patients with spinal problems should consider using this book to help with decision making for their patients on an everyday basis.–Journal of Neurosurgery
Decision Making for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery provides the critical tools needed to determine exactly when, for whom, and why minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is a viable option.Ten tightly focused chapters each begin with a decision making algorithm that explains how to ascertain if MISS will benefit the patient more than traditional open surgery. Following each algorithm, concise yet detailed information on the preoperative evaluation, surgical techniques, and possible outcomes helps the reader to formulate a clear surgical strategy. The book closes with an incisive analysis of radiosurgery, instrumentation systems, image guidance, and promising advances in MISS that will stimulate further discussion of this emerging area. Features A realistic assessment of both the advantages and drawbacks of MISS by pioneers in the fieldEvaluative algorithms allow readers to form rapid, fully informed treatment decisionsIntuitive organization by spinal region facilitates quick referenceSpine surgeons, residents, or fellows in orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery will refer to this easily accessible manual every time they consider performing a minimally invasive spine procedure.This is an excellent book with no comparisons, useful for neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, and radiologists.–Doody's
[Four stars] Could not be published at a better time… superb illustrations, well-referenced text… technique insights… not only a superb book, but also one with historical significance… unparalleled in the book literature on aneurysm clipping. Doodys Review Seven Aneurysms: Tenets and Techniques for Clipping, a Finalist in the 2012 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, combines the instructive nature of a textbook with the visual aspects of an atlas to guide readers through the surgical principles, approaches, and techniques they need to dissect and clip cerebral aneurysms. Comprised of three concise sections, the book distills the distinguished author's vast experience into a series of easily accessible tutorials presented through clear, systematic descriptions and stunning, full-color illustrations. The first section explains the critical concepts and basic tenets of aneurysm microsurgery followed by a section on the various craniotomies and exposures necessary for successful clipping. The final section covers microsurgical anatomy, dissection strategies, and clipping techniques for each of the seven most common aneurysm types that are the focus of this book. Features: Strategies for handling the seven aneurysms most often seen by neurosurgeons: PCoA, MCA, ACoA, OphA, PcaA, basilar bifurcation, and PICA 383 full-color surgical photographs demonstrate operative techniques; 77 high-quality drawings display anatomy and spatial relationships Succinct text facilitates quick reading and easy referenceClipping remains an essential treatment method for the most frequently encountered aneurysms. This must-have guide will enable neurosurgery residents, fellows, or practicing neurosurgeons to handle the majority of the aneurysms they will encounter with confidence and poise.
RadCases contains cases selected to simulate everything that you'll see on your rounds, rotations, and exams. RadCases also helps you identify the correct differential diagnosis for each case – including the most critical.Visit RadCases.thieme.com for free sample cases and to experience this dynamic learning tool for yourself! RadCases covers: Cardiac Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neuro Imaging, Thoracic Imaging, Pediatric Imaging, Gastrointestinal Imaging, Breast Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound Imaging, Head and Neck Imaging, Genitourinary ImagingEach RadCases title features 100 carefully selected, must-know cases documented with clear, high-quality radiographs. The organization provides maximum ease of use for self-assessment.Each case begins with the clinical presentation on the right-hand page; simply turn the page for imaging findings, differential diagnoses, the definitive diagnosis, essential facts, and more.Each RadCases title includes a scratch-off code that allows 12 months of access to a searchable online database of all 100 cases from the book plus an additional 150 cases in that book's specialty – 250 cases in total! Learn your cases, diagnose with confidence and pass your exams. RadCases. Thoracic Imaging will enable you to diagnose the full range of chest and pulmonary diseases. Features of Thoracic Imaging : Numerous high-resolution radiographs demonstrate key thoracic abnormalitiesA variety of common and uncommon presentations cover everything from asthma to nonspecific interstitial pneumoniaExamples of critical cases that must be diagnosed immediately – to avert potential disaster in daily practice and on exams – such as septic pulmonary embolismOverall, the book is an excellent resource for anyonewanting to review cardiovascular imaging cases. It is a particularlywell-suited educational tool for residents and medicalstudents. Few comparable cardiovascular imaging texts areavailable, and this book represents an excellent addition toavailable educational resources.–Academic Radiology
Winner of Association of American Publishers Clinical Medicine Book Award, 2005Combining new, evidence-based literature with the hands-on experience of leading specialists, this book provides the practical approach clinicians need, especially when dealing with an emergency situation. Each chapter examines a question frequently encountered during neurotrauma care, offering clear and succinct answers to core topics. Most importantly, internationally recognized experts explain why they agree or disagree with a specific study, adding unique insights into vital patient management issues. Special highlights:Tightly focused chapters target key questions for quick and easy referenceAnswers reflect the best available data, ensuring accuracy and underscoring the validity of the authors' recommendationsTop authorities in the field draw on their own clinical experience to provide differing viewpointsValuable coverage of related topics, such as resuscitation methods, classification of head and spinal cord injuries, imaging protocols for head injuries, postacute care, and moreThrough reliable data and respected opinions, this text is sure to improve your diagnostic and decision-making skills. An ideal way to ''confer'' with the experts, it belongs in the libraries of all neurosurgeons, trauma specialists, general surgeons, neurologists, and emergency room physicians.
This text provides insights into current trends and controversial issues regarding state-of-the-art techniques in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, and endovascular surgery. The authors confront such questions as: Are unruptured aneurysms managed most effectively by neurosurgical clipping or endovascular coiling? Is surgery or endovascular coiling the best treatment for ruptured cerebral aneurysms of the anterior or posterior cerebral circulation? In managing arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, should clinicians use neurointerventional techniques or surgery, or a combination of both? <strong>Highlights:</strong><li> More than 240 excellent illustrations, figures, and radiological images reviewing key concepts </li><li> Detailed coverage of treatments for ischemic diseases, including extracranial and intracranial atherosclerosis </li><li> Discussion of the organizational issues of integrating subspecialties and training subspecialists </li>This text also offers you the opportunity to earn valuable CME credits online. Neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, vascular surgeons, and specialists will find the book's balanced coverage of critical current issues in neurosurgery an indispensable aid in making informed decisions.<i>(A co-publication of Thieme and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)</i>
Benefit from the expertise of world-renowned neurosurgeons, who share their strategies for managing a wide range of cerebral and spinal conditions involving vascular and tumor pathology. Presented in a case format, the book details problems, history, surgical tactics, procedures, and postoperative course, followed by a valuable section of comments from the experts. You will find insights on such complex procedures as clipping of giant intracranial aneurysms, removal of brain stem tumors, bypass surgery with radial artery graft and more. The resulting work is a compilation that explains some of the most difficult clinical problems in the field while enhancing your ability to treat more routine cases. By turning their talents to the toughest cases, Dr. Kobayashi and his colleagues have created a reference that is certain to advance the practice of neurosurgery at every level, with treatments that are more accurate, less invasive, and safe.
This text presents state-of-the-art techniques for surgery of the craniovertebral junction and cervical spine. It provides concise explanations of the underlying principles of each technique and insights into the unique issues in pediatric surgery. With this complete resource, you will gain the solid foundation in surgical concepts necessary to make critical clinical decisions as well as the technical knowledge and confidence to carry them out. Highlights include:<li> Detailed explanations illuminating the links between embryology and normal and abnormal development of the craniovertebral junction and cervical spine </li><li> In-depth discussion of the issues and techniques involved in both atlantoaxial and occipitocervical surgery in children </li><li> An entire chapter devoted to managing craniocervical conditions of patients with Down Syndrome </li><li> An examination of traumatic injuries of the craniocervical junction in children </li><li> More than 100 step-by-step illustrations demonstrating key surgical techniques </li>This readily accessible text will be a valuable asset in the library of physicians managing and treating craniocervical conditions, from the most experienced pediatric neurosurgeon to residents in the early stages of their careers.
This book is a valuable tool for studying and reviewing key concepts in orthopedic surgery. Written in a question-and-answer format, this review tests readers' knowledge of surgical anatomy, biomechanics, and the principles of diagnosis and treatment of common and rare pathologies. Each chapter covers a different anatomic region, enabling quick reference to topics of interest. The book also features additional chapters on basic science as well as important clinical concepts related to oncologic management, pediatric surgery, and rehabilitation.<b>Features:</b><li>5,276 questions and answers that provide comprehensive coverage of essential concepts</li><li>Two-column format with questions on the left and answers on the right for rapid review</li><li>Emphasis on specific details that are frequently tested in a closing chapter, Last-Minute Rapid Review of Selected Topics</li>Designed for residents, orthopedic surgeons, and medical students, this book is ideal as a supplemental study aid in preparation for board examinations and as a refresher prior to performing surgeries.
The interest in shoulder and elbow surgery, especially due to new arthroscopic procedures, has exploded in the last decade. This lavishly illustrated new book gives you the latest surgical techniques and a state-of-the-art update on the management of shoulder and elbow conditions. Written by two renowned experts in the field, the book provides valuable information in a case-based approach designed for easy reading and practical application.Thieme's acclaimed MasterCases series selects key clinical cases to provide diagnostic and therapeutic information for optimal patient care. In this new book, you'll get detailed instructions on 56 different shoulder and elbow surgical procedures, with more than 400 high-quality photographs and radiographs to help walk the surgeon through the techniques. While some attention is given to rare problems or situations, the focus of the book is the shoulder and elbow problems orthopedic surgeons encounter in their daily practice. You'll find clear and concise information on rotator cuff disorders, fractures, arthritic problems, neuropathies, and much more!Key features: Outstanding illustrations, intra-operative photographs, and supporting radiographs that clearly demonstrate the various techniques Special focus on the arthroscopic management of shoulder and elbow conditions Nearly 60 cases addressing the clinical situations you face every day Entire text written by two leading practitioners for a consistent and integrated approach to this rapidly changing field Pearls and Pitfalls-emphasizing facts you need to knowHere is the practical, user-friendly, and up-to-date guide that specialists need. It is invaluable for orthopedists, shoulder and elbow surgeons, and residents who need to expand their knowledge and skills in the surgical treatment and management of a wide range of shoulder and elbow conditions.