Neurosurgery Case Review

Questions and Answers

Author: Remi Nader,Abdulrahman J Sabbagh

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604062177

Category: Medical

Page: 462

View: 3700

An ideal resource for board exam preparation, this review distills the essentials of neurosurgery in a user-friendly question and answer format. Divided into three main sections, this text presents a comprehensive collection of cases covering intracranial pathology, spinal and peripheral nerve pathology, and neurology. Each chapter opens by detailing the clinical presentation of a problem frequently encountered in everyday practice followed by a list of questions and answers designed to test the reader's knowledge of diagnostic techniques, imaging, surgical indications, treatment options, potential complications, and outcomes.Highlights: Contributions from internationally recognized authorities in the main subspecialties of neurosurgery, including neurosurgical oncology, skull base surgery, vascular neurosurgery, spine surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and epilepsy surgery Succinct bullet-point format and consistent presentation in each chapter for rapid review of essential concepts Detailed coverage of common and rare neurologic pathologies More than 380 high-quality images, including 76 full-color illustrations that demonstrate important concepts Valuable references to current evidence-based scientific data This book is an indispensable tool for neurosurgeons, residents, and fellows preparing for their oral board or recertification examinations. With its highly accessible presentation, this book will also be a valuable refresher for clinicians and a useful reference for students preparing for rounds.
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100 Case Reviews in Neurosurgery

Author: Rahul Jandial,Michele R Aizenberg,Mike Y. Chen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323392237

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 2021

Jandial’s 100 Case Reviews in Neurosurgery is the only reference offering a comprehensive approach to effective preparation for oral examinations, MOC, or grand rounds. Ideal for residents and graduates alike, it covers 100 of the most commonly encountered neurosurgical cases and presents them in a layout mirroring that of the oral exams. This singular resource eliminates the need to consult several texts, providing readers with all of the complete, concise knowledge needed to go in with confidence. Covers 100 of the most commonly encountered neurosurgical cases on oral exams. Highly templated format mirrors that of the oral exams and ensures quick and easy navigation. Over 500 illustrations ensure an enhanced visual understanding. Provides a chapter on endovascular neurosurgery, a topic newly included on oral exams. Features robust sections and art on the challenging areas of peripheral nerve surgery and vascular surgery. Includes common questions on complication management. Appendices with key neurosurgery tables and figures (e.g. positioning, spinal fracture grading, and neuropathology) facilitate quick review. Information is backed by evidence when available.
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Um Leben und Tod

Ein Hirnchirurg erzählt vom Heilen, Hoffen und Scheitern - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641153700

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 2065

Bekenntnisse eines Hirnchirurgen Wie arbeitet ein Hirnchirurg? Wie fühlt es sich an, in das Organ zu schneiden, mit dem Menschen denken und träumen? Wie geht man damit um, wenn das Leben eines Patienten von der eigenen Heilkunst abhängt? Und wie, wenn man scheitert? Mehr noch als in anderen Bereichen der Medizin ist es in der Hirnchirurgie so gut wie unmöglich, nie einem Patienten zu schaden, denn Operationen am Innersten des Menschen sind immer mit unkalkulierbaren Risiken verbunden. Henry Marsh, einer der besten Neurochirurgen Großbritanniens, erzählt beeindruckend offen, selbstkritisch und humorvoll von den Ausnahmesituationen, die seinen Arbeitsalltag ausmachen. Seine Geschichten handeln vom Heilen und Helfen, vom Hoffen und Scheitern, von fatalen Fehlern und von der Schwierigkeit, die richtige Entscheidung zu treffen.
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Bevor ich jetzt gehe

Was am Ende wirklich zählt - Das Vermächtnis eines jungen Arztes

Author: Paul Kalanithi

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641189365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 6909

„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.
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Taschenatlas Neurologie

Author: Reinhard Rohkamm,Pawel Kermer

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3132403342

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 7450

Mit dem Taschenatlas Neurologie sind Sie für den medizinischen Alltag bestens gerüstet. Neurologische Zusammenhänge werden durch doppelseitige, sich ergänzende textliche und grafische Darstellungen optimal veranschaulicht. Sie erhalten eine rasche und übersichtliche Information zu Funktionssystemen, Syndromen und Krankheitsbildern, Diagnostik und Therapie. Die Anamnese und körperlich-neurologische Untersuchung nimmt in der täglichen Praxis einen führenden Rang für die Diagnose und Therapie neurologischer Erkrankungen ein, daher ist diesem Bereich ein eigenes Kapitel gewidmet. In einem ausführlichen Tabellenanhang werden wesentliche Details zu den Symptomen, Befunden und paraklinischen Untersuchungen übersichtlich zusammengefasst. Dieser Anhang ergänzt den Text und dient zugleich als Nachschlagewerk. Jederzeit zugreifen: Der Inhalt des Buches steht ohne weitere Kosten digital in der Wissensplattform eRef zur Verfügung (Zugangscode im Buch). Mit der kostenlosen eRef App sind zahlreiche Inhalte auch offline immer griffbereit.
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The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Surgery

Author: Thomas Schlich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349952605

Category: History

Page: 578

View: 3449

This handbook covers the technical, social and cultural history of surgery. It reflects the state of the art and suggests directions for future research. It discusses what is different and specific about the history of surgery - a manual activity with a direct impact on the patient’s body. The individual entries in the handbook function as starting points for anyone who wants to obtain up-to-date information about an area in the history of surgery for purposes of research or for general orientation. Written by 26 experts from 6 countries, the chapters discuss the essential topics of the field (such as anaesthesia, wound infection, instruments, specialization), specific domains areas (for example, cancer surgery, transplants, animals, war), but also innovative themes (women, popular culture, nursing, clinical trials) and make connections to other areas of historical research (such as the history of emotions, art, architecture, colonial history). Chapters 16 and 18 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com
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Brain Imaging: Case Review Series E-Book

Author: Laurie A. Loevner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323076483

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 8328

This volume in the best-selling "Case Review" series uses hundreds of case studies to challenge your knowledge of a full range of topics in brain imaging. With 170 brand new cases, new coverage of MRA, CTA, MR spectroscopy and multi-detectors and over 600 brilliant images, this is your ideal concise, economical, and user-friendly tool for self assessment in this specialty! Utilizes case studies organized into "Opening Round," "Fair Game," and "Challenge" sections, so you can test yourself at varying difficulty levels. Provides at-a-glance review/self-testing of brain imaging cases ideal for preparing for the boards in brain imaging, the CAQ exam for neuroradiology or for the general radiologist ready for re-certification. Mimics the official exam formats and daily practice environment by giving you cases/images as unknowns with three to four questions; then, on the flip side of the page, diagnosis, answers to the questions, additional commentary, and references to the corresponding volume in Elsevier’s popular Requisites Series. Includes 600 state of the art images to effectively compliment and support the text and provide a clear picture of what you can expect, both in test-taking and in practice. Uses randomly organized cases so you can test yourself without the aid of logical organization by anatomy or disease type. Includes 170 new cases and over 50 new diagnoses so you can keep pace with the latest developments. Includes a greater emphasis on differential diagnosis. Adds coverage of MRA, CTA, MR spectroscopy and multi-detectors to keep you completely current. Provides all new images for existing entities. Adds cutting-edge coverage of neuro-imaging including spectroscopy, CTA, MRA, Functional imaging, tractography, perfusion and diffusion.
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Goodman's Neurosurgery Oral Board Review

A Primer

Author: Allan D. Levi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190636939

Category:

Page: 192

View: 7662

This book will educate and prepare neurosurgery candidates who are preparing for the Neurosurgery Oral Board exam, the final step prior to board certification. It will also serve as a primer for the Goodman oral board course, a bi-annual course sponsored by the AANS. The book begins by initially describing the format of the oral board exam in the US. It then examines some of the concepts and techniques in the question-answer process that forms the major premise of the oral board exam. Each chapter contains 4-5 case presentations, which are organized similarly to how oral board questions are presented, with a brief history / physical and relevant imaging studies. The authors provide detailed analysis of these cases, as well as key references for each case with the salient conclusions from each referenced paper. While there are a few books that cover the board exams, none of them are specifically designed as case-based resources for oral board exam preparation. Goodman's Neurosurgery Oral Board Review focuses specifically on the oral board exam. Its primary intended audience is US, Canadian and British neurosurgeons who are preparing for the oral board, but it will also be a very appropriate resource for those who are trying to maintain competence in neurosurgery. Dr. Levi's edited text is authored by a group of long-standing, dedicated members to the course who have taught it for the last 15 years. With their extensive experience in teaching for the board exams, the skillset they bring to this book is unrivaled.
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Schmidek and Sweet: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques E-Book

Indications, Methods and Results (Expert Consult - Online and Print)

Author: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455723282

Category: Medical

Page: 2592

View: 4645

Wherever, whenever, or however you need it, unmatched procedural guidance is at your fingertips with the new edition of Schmidek & Sweet: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques! Completely revised under the auspices of new editor-chief Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, this comprehensive medical reference examines indications, operative techniques, complications, and results for nearly every neurosurgical procedure. Full-color illustrations, 21 new chapters, internationally-acclaimed contributors, surgical videos, and online access make it a "must have" for today's practitioner. Hone your skills for Master virtually every routine and specialized procedure for brain, spinal, and peripheral nerve problems in adult patients. Review clinical information on image-guided technologies and infections. Easily understand and apply techniques with guidance from more than 1,600 full-color illustrations. Rely on the knowledge and experience of new editor-in-chief Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa and leading international authorities, who offer multiple perspectives on neurosurgical challenges, from tried-and-true methods to the most current techniques. See exactly how to proceed with online surgical videos that guide you through each technique and procedure to ensure the best possible outcomes and results. Apply the latest techniques and knowledge in deep brain stimulation for epilepsy, movement disorders, dystonia, and psychiatric disorders; surgical management of blast injuries; invasive electrophysiology in functional neurosurgery; and interventional management of cerebral aneurysms and arterio-venous malformations. Take it with you anywhere! Access the full text, downloadable image library, video clips, and more at www.expertconsult.com.
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Oxford Case Histories in Neurosurgery

Author: Harutomo Hasegawa,Matthew Crocker,Pawan Singh Minhas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599831

Category: Medical

Page: 453

View: 9124

Part of the Oxford Case Histories series, this volume includes 65 neurosurgical cases covering core topics specified in the UK Neurosurgical Training Curriculum. Cases are drawn from the following clinical areas: trauma, vascular neurosurgery, tumours, spinal neurosurgery, hydrocephalus and paediatric neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery, and medical problems in neurosurgery. Revolving around actual patients and the relevant knowledge required in specific situations for decision making in clinical practice, this book will serve as an invaluable educational tool to help trainees, doctors, and pratising neurosurgeons manage the a wide variety of clinical scenarios encountered in neurosurgery.
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Essentials of Neuroanesthesia

Author: Hemanshu Prabhakar

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128054301

Category: Medical

Page: 1036

View: 8439

Essentials of Neuroanesthesia offers useful insights on the anesthetic management of neurosurgical and neurologic patients. This book covers all topics related to neuroanesthesia, providing essential knowledge on the brain and spinal cord. Sections include chapters on anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology, along with specific chapters related to various neurosurgical and neurological problems and their anesthetic management. This book provides an understanding of related issues, such as palliative care, evidence based practice of neuroanesthesia, sterilization techniques, biostatistics, and ethical issues, and is useful for trainees, clinicians, and researchers in the fields of neurosurgery, neurocritical care, neuroanesthesia, and neurology. Offers useful insights on the anesthetic management of neurosurgical and neurologic patients Discusses related issues, such as palliative care, evidence based practice of neuroanesthesia, sterilization techniques, biostatistics, and ethical issues Useful for trainees, clinicians, and researchers in the fields of neurosurgery, neurocritical care, neuroanesthesia, and neurology
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Blick in die Ewigkeit

Die faszinierende Nahtoderfahrung eines Neurochirurgen

Author: Eben Alexander

Publisher: Integral

ISBN: 3641095913

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 5368

Eine spektakuläre Reise in das Leben nach dem Tod Was geschieht, wenn wir sterben? Gibt es ein Leben nach dem Tod? Fragen, die jeden Menschen berühren und die in diesem Buch auf revolutionäre Weise neu beantwortet werden. Mit 54 Jahren erkrankt der renommierte Neurochirurg und Harvard-Dozent Eben Alexander an einer extrem seltenen Form der Hirnhautentzündung. Er fällt ins Koma. Die Ärzte stellen fest, dass sein Gehirn irreparabel geschädigt ist, und prognostizieren sein baldiges Ende. Doch Eben Alexander kehrt ins Leben zurück – und gesundet innerhalb kurzer Zeit. Minutiös berichtet der Gehirnforscher, was er während des Komas durchlebte: Begleitet von einem Engelwesen taucht er ein in eine Welt ohne Zeit und Raum, in der sich ihm die göttliche Quelle allen Seins offenbart. Hier erfährt er: Wir alle sind Teil eines universalen, unsterblichen Bewusstseins.
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Meningiomas E-Book

Author: M. Necmettin Pamir,Peter M Black,Rudolf Fahlbusch

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455708992

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 2369

Meningiomas, by M. Necmettin Pamir, MD, Peter M. Black, MD, PhD, and Rudolf Fahlbusch, MD, presents current and comprehensive guidance on this most common, yet clinically challenging type of brain tumor. Written and edited by the world’s most prominent brain tumor neurosurgeons, it helps you to not only determine the type and location of the tumor, but also the most ideal surgical approach to provide your patients with the best outcomes. An extensive collection of surgical photographs covers unique and original cases, while discussions of pre-surgical techniques and approaches emphasize decision making with the help of all imaging modalities and analysis of symptoms and patient history. Expert Consult functionality enhances your reference power with convenient online access to the complete text and illustrations from the book, along with videos that depict surgical techniques in real time. Provides access to the complete text online—fully searchable, along with all of the illustrations downloadable for your personal presentations, and real-time surgical videos covering microscopic extended endonasal approach to suprasellar meningioma, and more, at expertconsult.com. Covers today’s full range of management methods, including adjuvant therapies, providing you with the best strategies for obtaining optimal outcomes. Features the work of the world’s most prominent brain tumor neurosurgeons—a completely international authorship—bringing you the best procedures globally. Offers an in-depth section on surgical methods and approaches based upon tumor location, to help you in the decision-making process. Includes coverage of spinal meningiomas including pre-diagnosis symptoms and outcomes.
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Pediatric Imaging: Case Review Series E-Book

Author: Thierry A. G. M. Huisman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323082718

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 6288

Pediatric Imaging: Case Review, by Thierry A.G.M. Huisman, MD, tests your ability to interpret a wide range of images seen in practice. The completely revised edition of this title in the popular Case Review series features all-new cases and superb-quality accompanying images that explore the newest imaging modalities, including the newest technology in post processing such as lung reconstruction and tractography of fibers within the brain. This complete study of pediatric imaging has been reorganized anatomically for quick reference and easy board review. This book contains approximately 200 cases—organized by difficulty—and 400 images—with questions and answers, diagnoses, commentary, references, and cross-references to Pediatric Radiology: The Requisites. Study effectively with content that mimics the format of official exams as well as the everyday clinical experience—offering highly effective preparation for certification, recertification, and practice. Distinguish between common and rare diagnoses with 200 case studies organized into ''Opening Round,'' ''Fair Game,'' and ''Challenge'' sections that present varying levels of difficulty and occurrences. Clearly see and interpret 400 high-quality, state-of-the-art images representing a wide range of clinical situations encountered in pediatric imaging. Supplement your Pediatrics board prep and get greater depth of information with easy cross-referencing to companion Get a fresh perspective from 200 new cases reflecting the most recent changes in pediatric imaging, including the newest technology in post processing such as lung reconstruction and tractography of fibers within the brain, and expert guidance from new editor Dr. Thierry Huisman, Director of Pediatric Radiology at Johns Hopkins. Spend less time searching and more time learning with easy-to-navigate chapters focused on visual identification and diagnosis, and reorganized by degree of case difficulty and then by body part within each category.
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Central Neurocytomas, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America,

Author: Isaac Yang

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323341977

Category: Medical

Page: 161

View: 5039

Central neurocytoma is a tumor of young adults composed of uniform round cells with neuronal differentiation, typically occurring in the lateral ventricles in the region of the foramen of Monro. Neurocytomas is a hot topic in neuro oncology especially with modern developments of radiation and novel chemotherapy agents.
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Drain's PeriAnesthesia Nursing - E-Book

A Critical Care Approach

Author: Jan Odom-Forren

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455751499

Category: Medical

Page: 880

View: 749

Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach, 6th Edition is the most comprehensive book on the market specifically tailored to perianesthesia nurses. The book features five distinct sections – the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology. This edition expands coverage of evidence based research and adds a new chapter on care of the obese patient undergoing bariatric surgery. Written by Jan Odom-Forren, an expert in the anesthesia and post-operative fields, Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing is also an excellent study tool for ASPAN certification. Five separate sections provide coverage including the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. An overview of essential PACU concepts section covers issues such as patient safety, evidence-based research, and legal/ethical considerations Anatomy and physiology chapters cover physiologic considerations for each body system Pharmacology chapters cover basic principles as well as types of anesthetic agents such as intravenous anesthetics and regional anesthesia, including the physiology of action and the appropriate nursing interventions to prepare you for common situations in the PACU. Nursing care chapters cover assessment, patient education, complications, pain management, and care of specialty-surgery patients. A section on special considerations covers the care of patients of different ages and those with conditions such as malignant hyperthermia, substance abuse, and cardiac arrest. Coverage of current policies and issues affecting perianesthesia nursing practice includes patient safety, infection control, managed care implications, pain management, and bioterrorism. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology for a comprehensive look at disease and treatment. NEW Evidence Based Research boxes are added to all the chapters in Section IV and Section V. NEW! Care of the Obese Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery chapter discusses the challenges that weight-loss surgery presents to the patient and perianesthesia nurse. Streamlined format includes an overview, chapter summary, and references for each chapter. More than 275 illustrations show key concepts and principles of care. Updated The Changing Health Care System and Its Implications for the PACU chapter includes content on healthcare reform. Revised Patient Safety and Legal Issues in the PACU chapter includes content on patient safety. Expanded Evidence-based Practice and Research and Bioterrorism and Its Impact on the PACU chapters include coverage of new developments and practices.
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Cerebral Arterial Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition

ScholarlyBrief

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481613944

Category: Medical

Page: 53

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Cerebral Arterial Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Cerebral Arterial Diseases in a concise format. The editors have built Cerebral Arterial Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Cerebral Arterial Diseases in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Cerebral Arterial Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Pediatric Anesthesia

Basic Principles, State of the Art, Future

Author: Bruno Bissonnette

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 9781607950936

Category: Medical

Page: 2255

View: 939

No longer merely a subspecialty, pediatric anesthesia is now a professional entity in its own right, as is amply demonstrated in this comprehensive addition to the medical and surgical literature. Pediatric Anesthesia: Basic Principles--State of the Art--Future contains the contributions of 220 international experts from all five continents. This is the only textbook of its kind that has such a strong international representation of the very best authorities in the field. This textbook will help anesthesiologists already interested in pediatric anesthesia to the knowledge and skills inherent to the safe practice of anesthesia for infants and children.
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