Quality and Safety in Neurosurgery

Author: Daniel J. Guillaume,Matthew A. Hunt

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128128992

Category: Science

Page: 314

View: 9953

Quality and Safety in Neurosurgery covers recent improvements and presents solutions for problems that impact patient care. This book is written for anyone who works at the intersection of quality, safety and neurosurgery, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, clinical researchers looking to improve outcomes in neurosurgery, hospital quality and safety officers, department leaders, fellows and residents. Edited by neurosurgeons who helped build the culture of quality and safety in the Department of Neurosurgery at UMN, this work emphasizes quality and safety, whether through ‘value based purchasing’, finding specialty specific quality and safety metrics, or just the professional desire to provide quality care. Presents an overview of quality and safety in neurosurgical settings and discusses solutions for problems that impact patient care Gives readers the tools they need to improve quality and safety in neurosurgery Provides examples on how to implement new tactics Includes coverage on teams, competence, safety, hospital incentives, quality, the physician handoff, medication compliance and operating room efficiency, and more
Posted in Science

Risk Control and Quality Management in Neurosurgery

Author: H.-J. Steiger,E. Uhl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3709162378

Category: Medical

Page: 225

View: 4052

Quality in an invasive discipline such as neurosurgery comprises evidence based medicine, cost effectiveness and also risk control. Risk control and quality management have become a science on their own, combining the expertise of many specialists such as psychologists, mathematicians and also economists. Intensive communication with basic safety scientists as well as safety experts from the industry and traffic promises ideas and concepts than can be adopted for neurosurgery. An international conference was held in Munich in October 2000 bringing together neurosurgeons and safety experts from outside medicine in order to discuss basic aspects of risk control and quality management and to develop structures applicable to neurosurgery. Basic aspects such as principles of risk and safety management, the human factor as well as standards of neurosurgical patient care, proficiency of staff and residents, and industrial quality standards were discussed. The presentations and discussions resulted in a wealth of new ideas and concepts. This book contains this material and thus provides a unique and comprehensive source of information on the current possibilities of quality management in neurosurgery.
Posted in Medical

Functional Rehabilitation in Neurosurgery and Neurotraumatology

Author: K.R.H. von Wild

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783211837399

Category: Medical

Page: 150

View: 9146

Rehabilitation in Neurosurgery is not a new task but on Neurosurgical Rehabilitation in Munster, offering rather an indispensable part of neurological surgery the opportunity to visit various types of neurosurgical from the beginning, intended to avoid or to improve rehabilitation facilities. During this conference it be­ diagnosable or impending damage to the CNS, and came apparent that neurorehabilitation had been ne­ to prevent secondary and tertiary complications by glected by most of the neurosurgeons around the world adequate therapeutic measures. Rehabilitation should during the second half of the last century and it was agreed to improve on this situation by publishing the start right at the onset and site of the acute impact to the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves. Thanks results of their work as a special volume. to the tremendous progress in modern neurosurgery Selected papers from another two meetings (the regarding microsurgical techniques, instruments, so­ 5th Annual Meeting of the Euroacademy of Multi­ disciplinary Neurotraumatology, organised in con­ phisticated technologies, multidisciplinary team ap­ junction with the Meeting of the European Brain proaches, neuro-imaging, neuropharmacology, anti­ Injury Society and France Traumatism Cranien, Paris, biotics, neuroanaesthesiology, and intensive care organized by the Congress President Jean Luc Truelle, treatment, more and more patients frequently survive on September 20-23, 2000; Workshop on Early Re­ even life threatening lesions to the brain and spinal habilitation, Maribor, Chair Matej Lipovsek, March cord, however, at the expense of severe sensory, motor
Posted in Medical

Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery

Author: J. D. Pickard,V. V. Dolenc,C. Di Rocco,R. Fahlbusch,J. Lobo Antunes,M. Sindou,N. de Tribolet,C. A. F. Tulleken,M. Vapalahti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783211140277

Category: Medical

Page: 310

View: 4814

Epilepsy surgery is defined as any neurosurgical intervention whose pri­ mary objective is to relieve medically intractable epilepsy (European Fed­ eration of Neurological Societies Task Force 2000). The aim of epilepsy surgery is to reduce the number and intensity of seizures, minimise neuro­ logical morbidity and antiepileptic drug (AED) toxicity, and improve quality of life. By definition, epilepsy surgery does not include normal surgical treatment of intracranial lesions where the primary goal is to di­ agnose and possibly remove the pathological target, often an advancing tumour. In these patients, epileptic seizures are only one symptom of the lesion and will be treated concomitantly as part of the procedure. Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is recognised as the most common type of refractory, focal epilepsy. In one third of all cases the neuronal systems responsible for the seizures that characterise this form of epilepsy fail to respond to currently available AEDs (Andermann F 2002). New imaging methods, especially magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), identify localising abnormalities in an increasing proportion of patients with intractable focal epilepsy. Consequently, the accuracy of the preoperative diagnostic pro­ cedures has been significantly improved during the last decade; and suit­ able candidates for surgery can be selected more reliably. Currently the main resources in most epilepsy surgery centres have been used to evaluate candidates for TLE surgery.
Posted in Medical

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: 6832

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.
Posted in Medical

Issues in Neurological Surgery and Specialties: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464964181

Category: Medical

Page: 1895

View: 712

Issues in Neurological Surgery and Specialties: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Neurological Surgery and Specialties. The editors have built Issues in Neurological Surgery and Specialties: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Neurological Surgery and Specialties 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 Issues in Neurological Surgery and Specialties: 2011 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/.
Posted in Medical

Advances in Cryotherapy Research and Application: 2012 Edition

ScholarlyPaper

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481638211

Category: Medical

Page: 18

View: 8212

Advances in Cryotherapy Research and Application / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Cryotherapy in a compact format. The editors have built Advances in Cryotherapy Research and Application / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Cryotherapy 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 Advances in Cryotherapy Research and Application / 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/.
Posted in Medical

Year Book of Neurology and Neurosurgery - E-Book

Author: Alejandro A. Rabinstein,Maj Paul Klimo, Jr.

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323089674

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 9065

The Year Book of Neurology and Neurosurgery brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in neurology and neurosurgery, carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. Expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. There's no faster or easier way to stay informed! Readers will find information on a range of topics, including Movement Disorders, Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System, Neoplastic Disease, Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular, Neuro-oncology, and Spine. The Year Book of Neurology and Neurosurgery is published annually in June.
Posted in Medical

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient

Author: Cathy C. Cartwright,Donna C. Wallace

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642325548

Category: Medical

Page: 444

View: 2234

Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient is a detailed reference for nurses and other health care providers who care for children with neurosurgical problems. The explanations of pathophysiology, anatomy, radiodiagnostic testing, and treatment options for each neurosurgical diagnosis will help to clarify the rationale behind the nursing care. Descriptions of presenting symptoms, history and findings on neurological examination will help nurses understand the neurological disorder and identify problems. Each chapter includes case studies, impact on families, patient and family education, and practice pearls. Staff and student nurses working in clinics, critical care units, pediatric units, operating rooms, post-anesthesia care units, emergency departments, and radiology departments will benefit from the information presented. Although this book is written for nurses, medical students and neurosurgery residents will also find it helpful.
Posted in Medical

Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery

Author: Nejat Akalan,C. Di Rocco,Vinko V. Dolenc,J. Lobo Antunes,J.J.A. Mooij,J. Schramm,Marc Sindou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3211474234

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 4589

Targeted at clinicians and residents, this series has already become a classic, with one volume published each year. The Advances section presents fields of neurosurgery and related areas in which important recent progress has been made. The Technical Standards section features detailed descriptions of standard procedures to assist young neurosurgeons in their post-graduate training. The contributions have been written by experienced clinicians and are reviewed by all members of the editorial board.
Posted in Medical

Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Author: Andres M. Lozano,Philip L. Gildenberg,Ronald R. Tasker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540699597

Category: Medical

Page: 3288

View: 9427

This book covers stereotactic principles as well as functional stereotaxis, covering the history and uses of the techniques, treatments for specific conditions, and future developments. Includes a DVD demonstrating surgical procedures.
Posted in Medical

Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery

Author: John D. Pickard,Nejat Akalan,Concezio Di Rocco,Vinko V. Dolenc,J. Lobo Antunes,J.J.A. Mooij,Johannes Schramm,Marc Sindou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3211787410

Category: Medical

Page: 209

View: 9949

Posted in Medical

Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery

Author: F. Cohadon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3709165040

Category: Medical

Page: 314

View: 4485

As an addition to the European postgraduate training system for young neurosurgeons we began to publish in 1974 this series of Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery which was later sponsored by the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies. This series was first discussed in 1972 at a combined meeting of the Italian and German Neurosurgical Societies in Taormina, the founding fathers of the series being Jean Brihaye, Bernard Pertuiset, Fritz Loew and Hugo Krayenbiihl. Thus were established the principles of European co operation which have been born from the European spirit, flourished in the European Association, and have throughout been associated with this series. The fact that the English language is well on the way to becoming the international medium at European scientific conferences is a great asset in terms of mutual understanding. Therefore we have decided to publish all contributions in English, regardless of the native language of the authors. All contributions are submitted to the entire editorial board before publi cation of any volume. Our series is not intended to compete with the publications of original scientific papers in other neurosurgical journals. Our intention is, rather, to present fields of neurosurgery and related areas in which important recent advances have been made. The contributions are written by specialists in the given fields and constitute the first part of each volume.
Posted in Medical

Advances in Neuromodulation, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics,

Author: Won Kim,Antonio De Salles,Nader Pouratian

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323264018

Category: Medical

Page: 691

View: 7064

This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America is devoted to "Advances in Neuromodulation." Editors Won Kim, MD, Antonio De Salles, MD, and Nader Pouratian, MD have assembled the top experts to review topics such as: peripheral nerve stimulation; spinal cord stimulation for gait reanimation and vascular pathology; deep brain stimulation for Tourettes, OCD, depression, Parkinson’s disease, eating disorders, dystonia, and headache; and techniques for image-guided deep brain stimulation, advanced imaging for targeting, and closed loop neuromodulation.
Posted in Medical

Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery

Author: Reuben D. Johnson,Alexander L. Green

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191655538

Category: Medical

Page: 404

View: 9353

Evidence-based medicine is a concept that has come to the fore in the past few years. Clinicians are increasingly encouraged to practise patient management based on available evidence in the scientific literature. For example, new pharmacological therapies are only used when large randomized trials have 'proven' that a particular drug is better than existing ones. This is also the case in surgical specialties, although surgery has traditionally seen a lack of use of this information, with individual surgeon's preferences being most influential in treatment choices. However, more recently, there has been a large expansion of trials and studies aimed at providing surgeons with information to guide their choices using firm evidence. This new edition has been revised and expanded to include new data where relevant, and also features a new chapter on pituitary surgery. Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery, Second Edition, remains a key collection of the most important trials and studies in neurosurgery, allowing the reader to rapidly extract key results, and making it essential reading for all neurosurgeons and trainees in the field.
Posted in Medical

Diode Lasers in Neurosurgery

Author: François-Xavier Roux,Bertrand Devaux

Publisher: John Libbey Eurotext

ISBN: 9782742002764

Category:

Page: 86

View: 7804

This book is the result of the authors' many years of experience in using neurosurgical lasers. They began using laser diodes in their speciality at the start of the 1990s, making them pioneers in the field. The first part of the book deals with the general physical bases and comparative bio-tissue effects of the various kinds of surgical laser, safety measures required and legislation concerning powerful lasers. The second part focuses on laser diodes alone. The authors describe in detail how they use them to operate on intracranial and intraspinal tumours, in intraventricular endoscopy, and in surgery involving epilepsy. Details are given of: technical data; the choice of parameters depending on how the lasers are used (contact and non-contact, and the type of lesion being operated on) as well as their indications in neurosurgery. The authors emphasise the practical recommendations that make this book a valuable companion for current and potential users working in neurosurgery and other surgical applications. They also mention the new and future uses of laser diodes which are currently being developed and which show that this equipment really does represent a new generation of lasers. About 100 colour illustrations and tables are used to explain and underscore the authors' points.
Posted in

Computer Vision, Virtual Reality and Robotics in Medicine

First International Conference, CVRMed '95, Nice, France, April 3 - 6, 1995. Proceedings

Author: Nicholas Ayache

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540591207

Category: Medical

Page: 574

View: 7093

This book contains the written contributions to the program of the First In ternational Conference on Computer Vision, Virtual Reality, and Robotics in Medicine (CVRMed'95) held in Nice during the period April 3-6, 1995. The articles are regrouped into a number of thematic sessions which cover the three major topics of the field: medical image understanding, registration problems in medicine, and therapy planning, simulation and control. The objective of the conference is not only to present the most innovative and promising research work but also to highlight research trends and to foster dialogues and debates among participants. This event was decided after a preliminary successful symposium organized in Stanford in March 1994 by E. Grimson (MIT), T. Kanade (CMU), R. Kikinis and W. Wells (Chair) (both at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital), and myself (INRIA). We received 92 submitted full papers, and each one was evaluated by at least three members of the Program Committee, with the help of auxiliary reviewers. Based on these evaluations, a representative subset of the Program Committee met to select 19 long papers, 29 regular papers, and 27 posters. The geographical repartition of the contributions is the following: 24 from European countries (other than France), 23 contributions from France, 20 from Northern America (USA and Canada), and 8 from Asia (Japan and Singapore).
Posted in Medical

Fundamentals of Neuroanesthesia

A Physiologic Approach to Clinical Practice

Author: Keith J. Ruskin,Stanley H. Rosenbaum,Ira J. Rampil

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199755981

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 5538

Fundamentals of Neuroanesthesia is a comprehensive guide to neuroanesthesia which focuses neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neurosurgical procedures, and then offers practical approaches to the practice of neurosurgical anesthesia.
Posted in Medical

Epilepsy, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics - E-Book

Author: Edward F. Chang,Nicholas Barbaro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455712140

Category: Medical

Page: 139

View: 5346

In this issue of Neurosurgery Clinics, Drs. Chang and Barbaro provide a thorough look at epilepsy, with sections focusing on devices in epilepsy surgery, open loop systems, closed loop systems, and non-stimulation. Topics in this issue include history and overview of stimulation for epilepsy, trigeminal nerve stimulation, anterior thalamus DBS, hippocampal stimulation, neuropace RNS, seizure detection/prediction algorithms, cooling, seizure prediction and its applications, stimulation paradigms, and experimental stimulation.
Posted in Medical