This book answers frequently asked questions about common pediatric neurosurgical conditions related to vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord, in an attempt to fill in the gap and answer numerous questions that arises after a diagnosis is made. Pediatric patients with neurosurgical conditions are almost always referred from either primary care physicians, neurologists internists or a specialist in family medicine. Recently, neurosurgeons treating adult population also refer a pediatric patient to their colleague specialized in this field. There are over 1500 academic and private hospitals in the US who have dedicated tertiary Neurosurgery services and cater thousands of small children every year, in addition to numerous centers that have level 1 and 2 trauma care. However, there are few tertiary level Pediatric centers which can provide quality care for neurosurgical conditions. This book is specially written and illustrated for residents, fellows and consultants/attendings in all pediatric related specialties, including but not limited to Neurosurgery, Neurology, Pediatrics, Radiology, Anesthesia.
Principles and Practice of Neurovascular Disorders
Author: Abhishek Agrawal,Gavin Britz
Dr. Paul Klimo, a Neurosurgeon with the Wright-Patterson Medical Center at the Wright-Patterson United States Air Force Base in Ohio guest edits this informative issue on pediatric vascular neurosurgery. Dr. Klimo and his contributors cover numerous key topics, including normal and abnormal development of the intracranial vascular system, congenital and inherited pediatric neurovascular diseases, diagnosis and management of arteriovenous malformations in children, radiosurgery for pediatric arteriovenous malformations, neurointerventional techniques in children, intracranial cavernous malformations in children, spinal vascular malformations in children, and many more.
Author: Paul Klimo,Cormac O. Maher,Edward R. Smith
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
Ideal for both neurosurgical residents and recertifying neurosurgeons, Neurosurgery Self-Assessment: Questions and Answers offers the most comprehensive, up to date coverage available. Over 1,000 clinically relevant multiple-choice questions across 46 topic areas test the candidate’s knowledge of basic neuroscience and neurosurgical subspecialties to an unparalleled degree and provide detailed answer explanations to facilitate learning and assessment. Over 700 histology, pathology, radiology, clinical and anatomical images serve as an index of routinely tested-on images in neurosurgical examinations with high-yield summaries of each pathology to reinforce and simplify key concepts. Includes only multiple choice questions in both single-best-answer and extended matching item (10-20 options) format increasingly adopted by neurosurgery certification boards worldwide. Questions are organized by topic and classified by degree of difficulty through a highly visual "traffic light system" which codes each question in green, amber, or red. Includes coverage of the landmark studies in areas such as vascular, stroke, spine and neurooncology. Practical tips facilitate study with test-taking strategies and things to consider before sitting for an exam. Utilizes Imperial and SI units throughout.
Questions and Answers
Author: Rahul S. Shah,Thomas A.D. Cadoux-Hudson,Jamie J. Van Gompel,Erlick A.C. Pereira
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The evidence-based medicine movement is gaining influence in many medical specialties. This issue will cover topics from patient safety in neurosurgery and medical errors, to measuring outcomes for neurosurgical procedures.
Author: Andrew Parsa
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
For this issue, Dr. Michael Lim of Johns Hopkins and Dr. Isaac Yang of UCSF team up to deliver a packed issue on the latest developments in Immunotherapy. The issue covers hot topics such as immunostimulants, Passive Antibody Mediated Immunotherapy, Clinical Applications of A Peptide Based Vaccine, Challenges for Clinical Design of Immunotherapy Trials, The EGFRv3 Peptide Vaccine, Stem Cell Therapy and Dendritic Cell Vaccines, Dendritic Glioma Fusion Vaccine, Adoptive Cellular Immunotherapy, Virus Mediated Immunotherapy, and so much more.
Author: Isaac Yang,Michael J Lim
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This book is a guide dedicated to vascular pathologies affecting the central nervous system. It uses a multiple-choice format with more than 340 genuine MCQs in a convenient format that is ideal for self-study. Seven chapters provide comprehensive coverage of core concepts in vascular neurosurgery. The questions are structured and organized so as to offer a step-by-step description of each disease, from the definition, related anatomy, pathology, clinical features, radiology to surgical decisions and operative tricks. Answers and explanations appear directly below the questions to make reading easy. This book is essential for residents across neurosurgical disciplines as it includes most of the neurovascular information neurosurgical residents need to prepare for their certification exam. It is also beneficial for those seeking a refresher or for those preparing for certification maintenance.
In Multiple-Choice Questions
Author: Samer S. Hoz
Praise for this book:Instructive and...high quality...[an] excellent book...it fully meets its objective to highlight a very important part of both paediatric and vascular neurosurgery.--Neurosurgical ReviewBridging the gap between the pediatric specialist unaccustomed to handling neurovascular pathologies and the neurovascular specialist unaccustomed to treating pediatric patients, this text covers the cutting-edge, multi-modal techniques for managing pediatric neurovascular disease, disorders, and malformations. It contains full descriptions and insightful perspectives on the most advanced surgical, endovascular, and medical treatments for cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous fistulas, arteriovenous malformations, Galen's vein malformations, moyamoya disease, spinal vascular malformations, pediatric stroke, and more. Highlights: Easy-to-follow organization of disease topics according to endovascular, surgical, or medical treatment method Discussion of endovascular techniques and tools for angioplasty and stents in children, as well as how to manage possible complications such as stroke and hemorrhage More than 200 illustrations highlighting principles of disease pathology Review of the existing literature helps the clinician gain a full understanding of the fundamentals in neurovascular disease management With contributions from world-renowned experts, this is an exceptional clinical reference for neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurointerventionalists, neurologists, and pediatricians seeking to gain expertise in a multi-pronged approach to pediatric neurovascular disease.
Surgical, Endovascular and Medical Management
Author: Michael J. Alexander,Robert F. Spetzler
The second (Chapters 52-107) of two companion volumes covering all major new advances in the field of Neurosurgery since the 1985 publication of the three-volume Neurosurgery. Available in December 1990.
Vascular, Spinal, Pediatric, and Functional Neurosurgery
Author: Robert H. Wilkins,Setti S. Rengachary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
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.
Questions and Answers
Author: Remi Nader,Abdulrahman J Sabbagh
Praise for previous editions: I am sure that this second edition of Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery will continue to be the standard text for residents, consultants, and attendings the world over.-- Journal of Neurosurgery Lavishly illustrated and eminently readable, this book should find a place in every pediatric neurosurgeons library. Pediatric Neurosurgery Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Third Edition is a completely revised edition of the most authoritative guide to the management of pediatric neurosurgical disorders encountered in clinical practice. Written by leaders in the field, it provides pediatric neurosurgeons with a clear understanding of the current standards of practice and treatment in the subspecialty. Key Features: Now in full color, with more than 1,000 images An increased emphasis on clinical management strategies in pediatric neurosurgery Seven new chapter topics, including cellular therapy for pediatric neurosurgical disease, conjoined twins, lipomeningoceles, and skeletal syndromes Pearls and pitfalls in every chapter This book is an essential reference for all residents and practitioners in pediatric neurosurgery and pediatric neurology.
Author: A. Leland Albright,Ian F. Pollack,P. David Adelson
Offering expert recommendations and selected color illustrations, this guide furnishes readers with state-of-the-art information on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of AVMs. Offering a multidisciplinary approach, this book spans a wide array of therapeutic options and surgical approaches with step-by-step presentations of each procedure covered in the text.
Author: Philip E. Stieg,H. Hunt Batjer,Duke Samson
Publisher: CRC Press
Principles of Neurosurgery, by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen, Saleem I. Abdulrauf and Laligam N Sekhar, provides a broad overview of neurosurgery ideal for anyone considering or training in this specialty. From general principles to specific techniques, it equips you with the perspectives and skills you need to succeed. Comprehensive without being encyclopedic, this new edition familiarizes you with the latest advances in the field—neuroimaging, the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy, minimally invasive techniques, and new techniques in position and incisions—and shows you how to perform key procedures via an online library of surgical videos at www.expertconsult.com. No other source does such an effective job of preparing you for this challenging field! Get comprehensive coverage of neurosurgery, including pre- and post- operative patient care, neuroradiology, pediatric neurosurgery, neurovascular surgery, trauma surgery, spine surgery, oncology, pituitary adenomas, cranial base neurosurgery, image-guided neurosurgery, treatment of pain, epilepsy surgery, and much more. Gain a clear visual understanding from over 1,200 outstanding illustrations—half in full color—including many superb clinical and operative photographs, surgical line drawings, and at-a-glance tables. Apply best practices in neuroimaging techniques, minimally invasive surgery, epilepsy surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery. Master key procedures by watching experts perform them in a video library online at www.expertconsult.com, where you can also access the fully searchable text, an image gallery, and links to PubMed. Keep up with recent advances in neurosurgery with fully revised content covering neuroimaging, the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy, minimally invasive techniques, new techniques in position and incisions, deep brain stimulation, cerebral revascularization, and treatment strategies for traumatic brain injury in soldiers. Apply the latest guidance from new chapters on Cerebral Revascularization, Principles of Modern Neuroimaging, Principles of Operative Positioning, Pediatric Stroke and Moya-Moya, Anomalies of Craniovertebral Junction, and Degenerative Spine Disease. Tap into truly global perspectives with an international team of contributors led by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen and Saleem I. Abdulrauf. Find information quickly and easily thanks to a full-color layout and numerous detailed illustrations.
Expert Consult - Online
Author: Richard G. Ellenbogen,Saleem I. Abdulrauf,Laligam N Sekhar
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Vascular Neurosurgery, a new volume in the second edition of the classic Neurosurgical Operative Atlas series, is an exquisitely detailed atlas of the surgical approaches to common neurovascular diseases and conditions. Chapters are divided into three main sections including aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage, vascular malformations, and ischemic and other cerebrovascular diseases. In each chapter renowned experts guide the clinician step-by-step through management, providing insights into patient selection, preoperative evaluation, surgical technique, and postoperative management. Highlights: Concise chapters arranged in a consistent format to enhance ease of use Coverage of microsurgical techniques, minimally-invasive approaches, and endoscopy Practical tips on patient positioning, instruments, and how to avoid and manage potential complications More than 300 illustrations, most of them in full-color, demonstrating surgical steps Vascular Neurosurgery is a practical, how-to book for clinicians, fellows, and residents in neurosurgery and vascular surgery. It is an ideal reference to consult in advance of performing a neurovascular procedure or to prepare for the oral board examinations. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Thieme have collaborated to produce the second edition of the acclaimed Neurosurgical Operative Atlas series. Edited by leading experts in the field, the series covers the entire spectrum of neurosurgery in five volumes. In addition to Vascular Neurosurgery, the series also features: Neuro-Oncology, edited by Behnam Badie Spine and Peripheral Nerves, edited by Christopher Wolfla and Daniel K. Resnick Pediatric Neurosurgery, edited by James Tait Goodrich Functional Neurosurgery, edited by Philip A. Starr, Nicholas M. Barbaro, and Paul S. Larson
Author: R. Loch Macdonald
Featuring the clinical expertise of leading authorities in the field, this book is a lavishly illustrated surgical atlas of the latest neurosurgical approaches to frequently encountered problems in the pediatric patient. Step-by-step descriptions offer practical guidance for skin incision, operative exposure, patient positioning, surgical approaches, and various closing techniques.
Author: James T. Goodrich
Featuring the clinical expertise of leading authorities in the field, this book is a lavishly illustrated surgical atlas of the latest neurosurgical approaches to frequently encountered problems in the pediatric patient. Each chapter in the book opens with a brief overview of the problem and then goes on to provide concise discussions of preoperative preparation, operative procedure, and postoperative management. The authors address the possible complications involved in each procedure and provide recommendations for how to avoid and manage them. Features: 380 full-color illustrations and photographs demonstrate key concepts with precision and clarity Step-by-step descriptions offer practical guidance for skin incision, operative exposure, patient positioning, surgical approaches, and various closing techniques Consistent organization throughout the chapters facilitates rapid reference to topics of interest This atlas is an invaluable visual reference that is ideal for neurosurgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, as well as residents preparing for board examinations. Series Description:The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Thieme have collaborated to produce the second edition of the acclaimed Neurosurgical Operative Atlas series. Edited by leading experts in the field, the series covers the entire spectrum of neurosurgery in five volumes. In addition to Pediatric Neurosurgery, the series also features: Spine and Peripheral Nerves, edited by Christopher Wolfla and Daniel K. Resnick Neuro-Oncology, edited by Behnam Badie Vascular Neurosurgery, edited by R. Loch Macdonald Functional Neurosurgery, edited by Philip Starr, Nicholas M. Barbaro, and Paul Larson
Author: James Tait Goodrich
This book is a detailed reference for all nurses caring for children with neurosurgical problems. The explanations and treatment options for each neurosurgical diagnosis will help the reader to understand the rationale behind the nursing care. Each chapter includes information on patient and family education and gives helpful guidelines. There is no other reference available that provides such specific information.
Author: Cathy C. Cartwright,Donna C. Wallace
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The new third edition of Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders provides a modern clinical approach to managing stroke and other cerebrovascular problems in infants, children, and adolescents. Incorporating data from important clinical trials and case series, recommendations from the American Heart Association evidence-based paper on the management of pediatric stroke, and the latest information on new diagnostic techniques, the book offers a comprehensive analysis of the current thinking and practice by three physicians who have vast clinical experience in this challenging field. The third edition of this classic work has been completely updated and rewritten to reflect current science and practice. Covering occurrence, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment, this integrated state-of-the-art text is essential reading for anyone involved in the care of children with suspected stroke or other cerebrovascular abnormalities. The third edition of this classic work has been completely updated and rewritten to reflect current science and practice. An extensive, entirely new chapter on treatment provides specific guidance on when to use antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and thrombolytic agents in children and also includes a section on neurorehabilitation after stroke. An expanded and thoroughly updated diagnostic approach chapter covers the latest applications in stroke imaging such as computed tomography angiography, diffusion weighted MRI, and perfusion CT. The first chapter stresses the etiology and pathophysiology of childhood stroke as the basis for evaluations and treatment. Features of Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders, Third Edition Include: Comprehensive in scope: detailed analysis of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of cerebrovascular disorders in children with many evidence-based management guidelines The third edition has been updated to include recommendations from the AHA consensus guidelines All chapters in the third edition have been revised and updated An extensive, entirely new chapter on treatment provides specific guidance on when to use antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and thrombolytic agents in children Stresses the etiology and pathophysiology of childhood stroke as the basis for evaluation and treatment Maintains the practical, clinical flavor established in previous editions, with numerous illustrations and useful suggestions for patient care Written by internationally known stroke experts: Dr. Roach chaired the AHA panel that produced the consensus guidelines on childhood stroke and Drs. Lo and Heyer have published extensively on stroke and related topics
Author: E. Steve Roach, MD,Warren D. Lo, MD,Geoffrey L. Heyer, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Since 1945, radiologists have turned to Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging for the most comprehensive coverage and unparalleled guidance in all areas of pediatric radiology. Continuing this tradition of excellence, the completely revised 12th edition - now more concise yet still complete - focuses on the core issues you need to understand new protocols and sequences, and know what techniques are most appropriate for given clinical situations. "This text will obviously be of great interest not only to radiologists, also to those who work with children including all pediatric specialties. It is also extremely useful in countries with resource poor setting where there is shortage of well-trained radiologists in pediatric specialties." Reviewed by: Yangon Children Hospital on behalf of the Journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society, January 2014 "This is a thoroughly up-to-date text, divided into manageable topics, at a very reasonable price and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who needs updating in the field of paediatrics or paediatric imaging." RAD, February 2014 Determine the best modality for each patient with state-of-the art discussions of the latest pediatric imaging techniques. Quickly grasp the fundamentals you need to know through a more precise, streamlined format, reorganized by systems and disease processes, as well as "Teaching Boxes" that highlight key points in each chapter. Apply all the latest pediatric advances in clinical fetal neonatology techniques, technology, and pharmacology. Achieve accurate diagnoses as safely as possible. Increased coverage of MRI findings and newer imaging techniques for all organ systems emphasizes imaging examination appropriateness and safety. Reap the fullest benefit from the latest neuroimaging techniques including diffusion tensor imaging, fMRI, and susceptibility weighted imaging. Keep current with the latest pediatric radiological knowledge and evidence-based practices. Comprehensive updates throughout include new and revised chapters on prenatal imaging; newer anatomic and functional imaging techniques (including advances in cardiac imaging); disease classifications and insights into imaging disease processes; and advanced imaging topics in neurological, thoracoabdominal, and musculoskeletal imaging. Compare your findings to more than 10,000 high-quality radiology images. Access the full text online at Expert Consult including illustrations, videos, and bonus online-only pediatric imaging content.
Author: Brian D. Coley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences