Pediatric Neurosurgery

Tricks of the Trade

Author: Alan R. Cohen

Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers

ISBN: 9781604068696

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Page: 735

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Pediatric neurosurgery is a uniquely exacting subspecialty in which surgeons are given the extraordinary privilege of alleviating suffering for gravely ill children, and in best-case scenarios, restoring their health. Understanding the vast and complex anatomy, pathology, and pathophysiology that evolves throughout childhood presents considerable challenges. Further, the field is rapidly progressing with advancements in neurodiagnostic imaging and surgical instrumentation, as well as an expanding knowledge of the molecular and genetic bases underlying many neurosurgical disorders. While this book’s primary focus is on how to achieve technical excellence in the OR, this is a remarkably personal book about the art of pediatric neurosurgery. In it you will find wisdom gained from decades of experience. Read this book, use the knowledge you gain from it, and you will become a safer, more skillful neurosurgeon. Special Features: More than 800 stunning, full-color illustrations Online access to videos in which experts from all over the world demonstrate the operative nuances and techniques that help surgeons get patients safely in and out of the OR Written by master surgeons from 10 countries who share a wealth of insightful wisdom garnered from years of experience, refinement of surgical techniques, and development of numerous innovations Surgical pearls, operative nuances, procedural modifications, and techniques for avoiding and dealing with pitfalls This state-of-the-art volume is an unparalleled teaching tool that reveals invaluable tricks of the trade. It is an essential resource for pediatric and general neurosurgeons, neurosurgery residents and fellows.
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Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade

Spine and Peripheral Nerves

Author: Remi Nader,Scott C Berta,Cristian Gragnaniello

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604069155

Category: Medical

Page: 498

View: 3254

Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade: Spine and Peripheral Nerves presents core surgical procedures in a concise, highly didactic format, enabling surgeons to quickly grasp their essence from the bulleted text and superb illustrations that accompany them. Expert neurosurgeons specializing in the spine and peripheral nerves describe how they perform common procedures and offer surgical tips and pearls. Key Features: Distills a wealth of information in a concise, step-by-step format, making it easy for neurosurgeons and other spine specialists to review how procedures are performed Includes more than 100 procedures focusing on the spine and peripheral nerves, each accompanied by high-quality, original illustrations Presents all procedures using a consistent outline and covers topics in either a pathology-based or an approach-based manner Surgeons at all levels, from residents learning procedures to experienced practitioners needing a quick refresher, will find this book and its companion volume, Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade: Cranial, to be invaluable resources throughout their surgical careers. This book has been developed from Thieme eNeurosurgery, the worlds most comprehensive neurosurgical resource online. For a free trial, go to: http://thieme.com/eneurotrial
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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Theoretical Principles — Art of Surgical Techniques

Author: Anthony J. Raimondi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642588271

Category: Medical

Page: 631

View: 2762

Both a theoretic text book and a descriptive atlas, this standard reference in the field presents the individual steps of each surgical procedure. It represents the current perspective in the management of the child`s nervous system and discusses at great length the individual pathological entities which may be treated surgically. Numerous illustrations highlight both the operative technique and theoretic principles sections of the book, whereas the neuroimages are used in the theoretic principle section - accentuating the correlation of imaging with surgical planning and decision making. Recent world literature has been systematically reviewed, analysing critically different perspectives.
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Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

Preoperative Assessment and Surgical Treatment

Author: Oguz Cataltepe,George I. Jallo

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 160406255X

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 6969

Written by internationally recognized authorities in pediatric epilepsy surgery, this cutting-edge book provides essential information about the preoperative assessment of and surgical approaches to the treatment of epilepsy in children. The book opens with an overview of pediatric epilepsy followed by four main sections detailing preoperative assessment, surgical approaches and techniques, outcomes, and recent promising advances. The authors present numerous approaches for managing temporal lobe epilepsy and extratemporal lobe epilepsy and guide clinicians through various surgical techniques for hemispherectomy, disconnection procedures, neuromodulation, and more.Highlights: Complete coverage of the selection of surgical candidates, including young patients with congenital or early lesions Detailed discussion of the latest surgical techniques such as hippocampal transection, cortical and deep brain stimulation and radiosurgery Comprehensive presentation of all major hemispherectomy and hemispherotomy techniques More than 100 illustrations, including 85 in full-color, to elucidate key concepts Ideal for pediatric neurosurgeons, epilepsy surgeons and pediatric epileptologists, this authoritative text is also a valuable reference for clinicians, residents, and fellows in neurology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, and neurophysiology with an interest in pediatric epilepsy surgery.
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Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Author: A. Leland Albright,Ian F. Pollack,P. David Adelson

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604064609

Category: Medical

Page: 1296

View: 3825

This book presents the latest management techniques for pediatric neurosurgical disorders frequently encountered in clinical practice. In this edition, chapters are organized into separate sections including cerebral disorders, spinal disorders, neoplasms, trauma, cerebrovascular disease, functional disorders, and infectious disorders. Each chapter describes the diagnostic studies, pathology and pathobiology, indications for surgery, treatment alternatives, prognostic factors and outcomes.Features of the second edition: Commentaries at the end of each chapter provide insights from the senior editors Pearls identify critical steps in management More than 850 high-quality images demonstrate disease pathology and surgical approaches and techniques Easy-to-read tables synthesize key clinical concepts New chapters cover ethical issues in pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery in developing countries, and in utero neurosurgery This comprehensive book is a must-have reference for all neurosurgeons, and specialists and residents in pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric neurology.
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Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery E-Book

Expert Consult - Online

Author: Rahul Jandial,Paul McCormick,Peter M Black

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437737722

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 8560

Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery provides step-by-step guidance to help you effectively manage the full range of cranial and spinal neurosurgical disorders. Drs. Rahul Jandial, Paul McCormick, and Peter Black offer their expertise and experience in consistent chapters that cover the indications and contraindications, pitfalls, tips and tricks, and more for each procedure. With access to the full text and procedural videos online at www.expertconsult.com, you’ll have everything you need to minimize risk and get the best results. Master each technique by watching step-by-step videos online at www.expertconsult.com, and access the book’s complete text and illustrations. Find information easily with consistent chapters that include indications and contraindications, common pitfalls, bailout options, and tips and tricks from the experts for each procedure. Apply the expertise and experience of the world’s leading authorities in the field of neurosurgery.
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Handbook of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Author: George I. Jallo,Karl Kothbauer,Violette Recinos

Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers

ISBN: 9781604068795

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Page: 556

View: 6000

An essential backpack-size resource on the treatment of pediatric neurological conditions Pediatric neurosurgery has witnessed considerable technological advances, resulting in more efficacious outcomes for young patients with hydrocephalus, epilepsy, brain tumors, spinal deformities, and a host of other conditions. The art of pediatric neurosurgery is a delicate balancing act--taking into account child and parents and emotional and disease challenges. As such, the management of serious neurological conditions in pediatric patients must encompass the big picture in addition to treating underlying pathologies. Handbook of Pediatric Neurosurgery by George Jallo, Karl Kothbauer, and Violette Recinos covers the full depth and breadth of this uniquely rewarding subspecialty including congenital, developmental, and acquired disorders. The latest information is provided on anatomy, radiological imaging, and principles guiding the surgical and nonsurgical management of a full spectrum of neurological pathologies impacting infants and children. The book is divided into 11 sections and 56 chapters with state-of-the-art procedures, best practices, and clinical pearls from top pediatric neurosurgeons. Key Features Cranial disorders including Chiari malformations, encephaloceles, Dandy-Walker malformation, and craniosynostosis Benign and malignant tumors--from the hypothalamus and optic pathways to the brainstem and spinal column Spinal abnormalities such as spina bifida, tethered cord, and scoliosis Clinical questions and answers at the end of chapters--ideal for self-testing and exam prep Comprehensive and compact, this is the perfect backpack reference for neurosurgery residents and pediatric neurosurgery fellows to carry on rounds. It is also a must-have resource for seasoned pediatric neurosurgeons and all practitioners entrusted with the neurological care of pediatric patients.
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Essentials of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Author: Dr. Rahim Valani

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 1550596942

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 558

Provide the best care for young patients with this essential reference. - Sharpen your practice with a guided approach to pathophysiology, history taking, physical examinations, diagnostic imaging, differential diagnoses, and treatment options. - Keep a comprehensive review of common pediatric emergencies at your fingertips. Find what you need quickly and easily in clear, bulleted points. - Sharpen your readiness for board exams with this valuable supplemental resource. This high-yield resource provides residents and physicians with a powerful tool to help diagnose and treat the most common pediatric emergencies. Whether you’re a clinician staying current with the latest information or a resident studying for your board exams, Essentials of Pediatric Emergency Medicine will help you stay on top of your field. Sections include: General Assessment and Management; Acute Presentations; Cardiac Emergencies; Neurologic Emergencies; Respiratory Emergencies; Musculoskeletal Emergencies; Endocrine Emergencies; Hematology/Oncology Emergencies; Rheumatological Emergencies; Infectious Disease Emergencies; Ophthalmology Emergencies; Dermatology Emergencies; Otorhinolaryngology Emergencies; Gastrointestinal Emergencies; Neonatal Emergencies; Genitourinary Emergencies; Renal Emergencies; Trauma; Toxicology; and Environmental Emergencies.
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Neurointerventional Techniques

Tricks of the Trade

Author: Fernando L. Gonzalez,Felipe C. Albuquerque,Cameron G. McDougall

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604067586

Category: Medical

Page: 366

View: 6094

Neurointerventional Techniques: Tricks of the Trade is a practical reference that includes core procedures used in the growing neurointerventional subspecialty. The step-by-step, concise presentation of procedures along with original line drawings and high-quality images concisely distill a wealth of information, making it easy for both novice and expert neurointerventionists to review how procedures are performed. The book includes over 50 specific procedures as well as important chapters on access points, physiological testing, and pharmacology in the endovascular suite. Key Features: Written by leading experts in neurointerventional practice Strong emphasis on complication avoidance throughout the text Covers both basic and more complex neuroendovascular procedures Appendices are rich with information on catheters, presented in an easy-to-access tabular format, as well as important guidance on intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring as it applies to neurointerventional procedures Neurosurgeons and neurointerventionists at all levels, from residents learning procedures to experienced practitioners needing a quick refresher, will find this book to be an invaluable resource that they will consult frequently in clinical practice.
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The Shunt Book

Author: James M Drake,C. Sainte Rose

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780865422209

Category: Medical

Page: 246

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Shunt: a mechanism which bypasses/diverts accumulations of fluid to an absorbing or excreting system. Though the shunt operation is the most common neurosurgical procedure performed, it has a high failure rate (one year averaged a 30% failure rate). A problem is the lack of understanding and lack of knowledge, by neurosurgeons, of basic fluid dynamics and internal workings of the shunts themselves. They simply use "what they were trained on" without the benefit of an objective guide to the best shunts and why they are superior to others. As the author states, their only other source of information comes from biased manufacturer's representatives. The Shunt Book fills a void in the literature by presenting basic information on types of shunts and their functions, thus allowing neurosurgeons to rationally select shunt equipment and understand their mechanical effects. This inexpensive and easily accessible handbook offers chapters on fluid dynamics, internal mechanisms of shunts, types of shunts available, alternative devices and how to measure shunt effectiveness. This volume discusses How shunts work, How shunts fail, Alternatives to shunts, and Measuring implanted shunt performance.
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Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques

Brain

Author: Laligam N. Sekhar,Richard Glenn Fessler

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604067705

Category: Medical

Page: 1074

View: 8984

Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Brain presents the current information on how to manage diseases and disorders of the brain. Ideal as a reference for review in preparation for surgery, this atlas features succinct discussion of pathology and etiology that helps the reader gain a firm understanding of the underlying disease and conditions. The authors provide step-by-step descriptions of surgical techniques, clearly delineating the indications and contraindications, the goals, the operative preparation and anesthesia, and postoperative management. Common complications of techniques are also emphasized. Over 900 illustrations aid the rapid comprehension of the surgical procedures described in the text.Highlights: Clear descriptions of the surgical management of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, occlusive and hemorrhagic vascular diseases, tumors, lesions, pain disorders, trauma, infections, and more Detailed discussion of disease pathology, etiology, and differential diagnosis Concise outlines of indications, contraindications, as well as advantages and disadvantages of each technique illuminate the rationale behind surgical management More than 900 illustrations, including 684 in full-color, demonstrate key concepts Sections on the latest techniques in stereotactic and minimally invasive surgery This companion volume to Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Spine and Peripheral Nerves is an essential reference for all neurosurgeons and residents seeking the current information on state-of-the-art techniques in brain surgery.
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Foot and Ankle Disorders

Tricks of the Trade

Author: Frederick G. Lippert,Sigvard T. Hansen

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604064501

Category: Medical

Page: 286

View: 2920

In this quick, easy-to-access reference, a top team of orthopedic surgeons share their tricks and techniques for performing a wide range of foot and ankle surgeries. This concise book discusses 35 different procedures for the foot and ankle, covering everything from hind foot alignment and hallux varus to metatarsal phalangeal fusion and adult flatfoot syndrome. For each operation, you'll find notes, clear and simplified drawings, tips, and pitfalls, all designed to make even the most challenging surgery seem easy. Special benefits:- Simplifies all concepts with succinct, to-the-point text- Annotated drawings allow you to grasp the procedure at a glance- Pitfalls describe typical problems and strategies for avoiding them- Guidelines help explain procedures to patients and obtain informed consentHere is the valuable text all orthopedists, podiatrists, and residents who perform foot and ankle procedures need to expand their surgical armamentarium.
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The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists

Author: Jane Johnson

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 3132048313

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 5226

For any therapist who has been challenged by a client complaining of pain or stiffness in the neck or back, The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists is packed with ideas and suggestions for the assessment, treatment, and aftercare of the spine. The author shares tips gathered from many years of experience as a physical therapist and massage therapist, providing step-by-step guidance on everything from testing range of motion and documenting findings, to locating specific muscles and vertebrae, to identifying the source of pain and managing posture and muscle tone issues. With a clear and conversational writing style and easy-to-follow organization of chapters, this book allows readers to gain valuable insights and immediately apply techniques into practice. Highlights: Organizes material by sections on cervical spine, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine with each section following a consistent format to aid in quick reference of needed information Presents commonly asked questions, answered by the author, throughout the text Offers helpful hints for encouraging client self-care Includes useful tables, forms, checklists, and questionnaires to optimize treatment outcomes Clarifies methods and concepts with more than 900 simple line drawings The wealth of practical advice and information contained within makes The Big Back Book: Tips & Tricks for Therapists a must-have volume for massage therapists, physical therapists, and osteopaths with clients seeking relief from neck and back pain. Practitioners and students alike will enhance their knowledge and expand their repertoire of assessment and treatment techniques.
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Neurosurgical Operative Atlas

Author: Setti S. Rengachary

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9781879284418

Category: Nervous system

Page: 254

View: 3825

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First Aid for the Neurology Boards

Author: Michael Rafii,Thomas Cochrane

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071742887

Category: Medical

Page: 495

View: 4513

The Insider's Guide to Acing the Neurology Boards-- Written by Physicians Who Passed! Apply the proven First Aid formula for Neurology Board success! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This is a nice, concise review of high-yield neurology and psychiatry topics focused on preparing for neurology board examinations. It can easily be read or reviewed in a short period of time, and the tables and graphics are also helpful. 4 Stars."--Doody's Review Service 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. Features 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 Content You Need to Excel on the Boards: Guide to the ABPN Examination, Neurology Topics: Neuroanatomy, Neuropharmacology, Neuroimmunology, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Headache and Pain, Neuro-oncology, Neuro-ophthalomology and Neuro-otology, Stroke and Neurocritical Care, Neurological Infections, Neuromuscular Disease, Pediatric Neurology and Neurogenetics, Seizures, Epilepsy, and Sleep Disorders, Psychiatry Topics: Substance Abuse and Dependence, Delirium, Anxiety Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Primary Psychotic Disorders. Visit www.FirstAidfortheBoards.com and www.FirstAidTeam.com
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Neurointerventional Management

Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Robert W. Hurst,Robert H. Rosenwasser

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1841848077

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 9666

Crossing the boundaries of classically delineated medical and surgical specialties including neurosurgery, neuroradiology, and neurology, Interventional Neuroradiology uses advanced neuroimaging combined with endovascular techniques to guide catheters and devices through blood vessels to treat disease involving structures of the head, neck, and central nervous system. Through the combination of the latest imaging modalities and microdevice delivery, interventional neuroradiologic techniques are currently revolutionizing therapy of many of the most common neurological and neurosurgical disorders. These advances now provide noninvasive treatment for many disorders that were previously treated only with open surgical techniques, and make treatments possible for many patients - who until recently would have had no acceptable therapeutic options.
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Pocket Atlas of Spine Surgery

Author: Kern Singh,Alexander R. Vaccaro

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 160406725X

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 8848

Specifically designed for use in a fast-paced clinical setting, Pocket Atlas of Spine Surgery 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: An introductory chapter on patient positioning covers the basics for common cervical, thoracic, and lumbar procedures Detailed illustrations with unique anatomical overlays are provided for each step in a surgical procedure The procedures included represent most of those encountered in a typical spine surgery practice Tips and Pearls before you begin, key steps with visuals, and Potential Pitfalls are included for each procedure 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.
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Atlas of Distal Radius Fractures

Author: Francisco del Piñal

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1626238839

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 1961

Written by one of the world's foremost authorities, this beautifully illustrated surgical atlas is a case-based presentation of the management of distal radius fractures. Each chapter offers a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of a specific fracture, including possible complications and how to prevent them, using detailed photographs and illustrations. The cases are accompanied by high-quality operative video to complete the surgical picture. Special emphasis throughout focuses on avoiding pitfalls and using special techniques to optimize outcomes. Key Highlights Nearly 700 illustrations and intraoperative photographs guide the reader through procedures. Operative video for all chapters, narrated by the author, including detailed explanations and rationale for each maneuver. A focus on the "how" of surgical technique (rather than the "why") keeps attention on the necessary steps, tools, and procedures to address a specific type of fracture. Real cases, presented from beginning to end, cover all of the difficult aspects of fracture management. Francisco del Piñal is considered to be among the world's best hand surgeons. His contributions in arthroscopic surgery techniques for wrist fractures are endorsed and used internationally. This book, written for hand surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and plastic surgeons, provides essential insight to specialists and subspecialists alike.
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