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Book: Neuro Spinal Surgery Operative Techniques: Micro Lumbar Discectomy: The Gold Standard

Neuro Spinal Surgery Operative Techniques: Micro Lumbar Discectomy: The Gold Standard
By Jkbc Parthiban

Neuro Spinal Surgery Operative Techniques: Micro Lumbar Discectomy: The Gold Standard

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Neuro Spinal Surgery Operative Techniques – Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion is the latest book in the Neuro Spinal Surgery Operative Techniques series. This book covers Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) in eight concise chapters. This surgical procedure involves decompressing the spinal cord and nerve roots in the neck. The first chapter covers the basic anatomy and approaches to ACDF, with illustrated guidance on microdiscectomy and bone grafting. Further chapters cover decompression of the nerve root and cord, interbody grafting technique, corpectomy and fusion, with the most current information on each procedure. The important technique of sinking’ the graft in the disc space to prevent graft migration is covered in detail. The final chapter provides information on instruments used in ACDF procedures. Neuro Spinal Surgery Operative Techniques – Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion is enhanced by nearly 200 full colour images, making this an ideal quick reference guide for spine surgeons. Key Points Latest in Neuro Spinal Surgery Operative Techniques series Other topics in the series include Lateral Mass Fixation in Sub-axial Cervical Spine, and Cervical Laminoplasty 197 full colour images and illustrations


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  • Published on: 2017-08-01
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.50″ h x .0″ w x 6.20″ l, 2.20 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 182 pages

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About the Author
JKBC Parthiban MCh (Neurosurgery) FNS Senior Consultant (Neurosurgery and Spine Neurosurgery), Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Book: Complex Surgical Cases of the Limbic System

Complex Surgical Cases of the Limbic System
By Sepehr Sani

Complex Surgical Cases of the Limbic System

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The limbic system (also known as the paleomammalian brain) is a collection of brain structures located in the middle of the brain. It is not a discrete system itself but rather a collection of structures-anatomically related but varying greatly in function. The limbic system is the centre for emotional responsiveness, motivation, memory formation and integration, olfaction, and the mechanisms to keep ourselves safe (Neuropsychotherapist.com). This book is a guide to surgical procedures for the limbic system. Beginning with an overview of brain embryology and anatomy, each of the following sections covers surgical approaches for disorders in different parts of the limbic system. Procedures are explained in a step by step approach, with emphasis on anatomical markers and avoidance of complications. The final chapters discuss brain mapping during surgery, giant and unusual tumours, and vascular lesions. Authored by a team of highly experienced, Illinois and Wisconsin-based neurosurgeons, the book is enhanced by anatomical dissections, operative photographs and illustrations, and includes a DVD ROM demonstrating surgical procedures. Key points * Guide to surgical procedures for the limbic system * Step by step approach with emphasis on anatomical markers and avoidance of complications * Highly experienced, Illinois and Wisconsin-based author team * Includes DVD ROM demonstrating surgical procedures


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  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.50″ h x .0″ w x 6.30″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 180 pages

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About the Author
Sepehr Sani MD Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, IL, USA Mustafa K Baskaya MD Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine, Madison, WI, USA Richard W Byrne MD Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Centre, Chicago, IL, USA

Manual de Neurocirugía infantil en español

El neuropediatra Javier López Pisón y el neurocirujano Javier Orduna Martínez, del hospital Infantil Miguel Servet de Zaragoza, han editado el primer manual escrito en español sobre Neurocirugía infantil destinada a los pediatras.

La publicación, que recoge los Fundamentos de la Patología Neuroquirúrgica para Pediatras, consiste en un manual actualizado, con respuestas eficaces y eficientes a los problemas que se presentan en el quehacer diario de la atención pediátrica.

El texto surgió a petición de los propios pediatras y ha contado con la colaboración de 110 expertos de diversas especialidades, según informaron ayer fuentes del Gobierno aragonés.

Aunque una gran parte de los colaboradores trabajan en el hospital Miguel Servet o el Clínico, muchos otros especialistas proceden de centros de otras comunidades españolas como San Joan de Déu y Valle de Hebrón (Barcelona), La Fe (Valencia), Virgen del Rocío (Sevilla), Nacional de Parapléjicos y Virgen de la Salud (Toledo) o el Doce de Octubre, La Paz y Niño Jesús (Madrid).

El manual se aborda desde la compleja perspectiva de la Pediatría, que contempla la evolución constante del niño en un continuo proceso de crecimiento y de cambio. Y en el ámbito de la Neurocirugía se descarta una simple extrapolación al niño de la actividad en el paciente adulto. «El libro, presentado ayer, implica de lleno la Neurocirugía en esa variabilidad que exige la Pediatría para acometer las diferencias del manejo de la misma enfermedad en el lactante, en el niño o en el adolescente», añadieron estas fuentes.

Además, el carácter práctico de la obra contempla la exigencia de la Medicina actual de resolver los problemas del paciente «con la mayor eficacia y coste-efectividad posibles».

Controversies in Spinal and Cranial Surgery, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 1e (The Clinics: Internal Medicine)

Controversies in Spinal and Cranial Surgery, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 1e (The Clinics: Internal Medicine)
By Russell R. Lonser, Daniel K. Resnick MD MS

Controversies in Spinal and Cranial Surgery, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 1e (The Clinics: Internal Medicine)

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This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics focuses on Controversies in Spinal and Cranial Surgery. Article topics will include:Sacro-illiac Fusion; Interspinous Spacers;Bone Morphogenetic Protein, Platelet Concentrates and Other Biologics; MIS decompression; Pipeline flow diversion in subarachnoid hemorrhage; Direct versus indirect bypass for moyamoya disease; Management of prenatally diagnosed myelomeningocele; Management of incidental aneurysm; Surgical management of incidental low-grade glioma; and more!


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  • Published on: 2017-06-28
  • Original language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover

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About the Author
Dr. Russell R. Lonser is professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Ohio State University. His research interests include the development of drug delivery paradigms for the central nervous system pathology, as well as investigation of tumor pathogenesis and biology. His clinical and surgical interests are centered on the treatment of brain, skull base, and spinal cord tumors. He is an author on over 250 scientific and clinical publications. He received the Young Investigator Award in 2001 and Mahaley Clinical Research Award in 2013 from the Joint Section on Tumors. He is co-inventor on a patent for imaging delivery of therapeutic agents in the nervous system. He has served the Congress of Neurological Surgeons as past President, a member-at-large of the Executive Committee, scientific meeting chair, Annual Meeting chair, and treasurer. He has been actively involved in the mentoring and training of over 40 neurosurgical fellows. He is on the editorial boards for Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery and Journal of Neurosurgery. He is an Academic Editor for PLoS One and Science Reports and is consulting editor for Neurosurgery Clinics of North America.

Book: Atlas of Postsurgical Neuroradiology: Imaging of the Brain, Spine, Head, and Neck

Atlas of Postsurgical Neuroradiology: Imaging of the Brain, Spine, Head, and Neck

Atlas of Postsurgical Neuroradiology: Imaging of the Brain, Spine, Head, and Neck

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This book, now in a revised and updated second edition, remains a unique reference on postoperative neuroimaging. It is designed as a guide that will familiarize the reader with the radiological features of various types of surgical procedures, implanted hardware, and potential complications. Specific topics covered include imaging after facial cosmetic surgery; orbital and oculoplastic surgery; sinus surgery; scalp and cranial surgery; brain tumor treatment; psychosurgery, neurodegenerative surgery, and epilepsy surgery; skull base surgery, including transsphenoidal resection; temporal bone surgery, including various ossicular prostheses; orthognathic surgery; head and neck oncologic surgery, including neck dissection and flap reconstruction; CSF diversion procedures and devices; spine surgery; and vascular and endovascular neurosurgery. The book is written by experts in the field and contains an abundance of high-quality images and concise descriptions. It will be of value for neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, and otolaryngologists wishing to deepen their knowledge of the imaging correlates of postsurgical findings and to improve their ability to interpret images correctly.


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  • Published on: 2017-06-24
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.00″ h x .0″ w x 7.00″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 710 pages

A Different Perspective After Brain Injury: A Tilted Point of View (After Brain Injury: Survivor Stories)

A Different Perspective After Brain Injury: A Tilted Point of View (After Brain Injury: Survivor Stories)
By Christopher Yeoh

A Different Perspective After Brain Injury: A Tilted Point of View (After Brain Injury: Survivor Stories)

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Whilst preparing for his travel adventures into a world he had yet to explore, Christopher Yeoh was involved in a road traffic accident and experienced something few others would be “privileged” to witness. Eight days in a coma, more than a year in and out of hospital and a gradual re-introduction to the world of work.

A Different Perspective After Brain Injury: A Tilted Point of View is written entirely by the survivor, providing an unusually introspective and critical personal account of life following a serious blow to the head. It charts the initial insult, early rehabilitation, development of understanding, the return of emotion, moments of triumph and regression into depression, the exercise of reframing how a brain injury is perceived and a return to work. It also describes the mental adjustments of awareness and acceptance alongside the physical recovery process.

Readily accessible to the general public, this book will also be of particular interest to professionals involved in the care of people who have had significant brain injuries, brain injury survivors, their families and friends and also those who fund and organise health and social care. This unique author account will provide a degree of understanding of what living with a hidden disability is really like.


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  • Published on: 2017-06-20
  • Original language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 154 pages

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‘This very engaging book, written by a high functioning survivor of a traumatic brain injury, gives an introspective and critical account of what it actually feels like to suffer a brain injury and ‘come through the other side’. Christopher Yeoh integrates his phenomenological experience of brain injury with science, literature, autobiography, and philosophy, resulting in an extremely readable account of his experience. It provides a real ‘insider’s view’ of brain injury not possible to capture in a purely academic textbook. For this reason, the book will be of huge importance not only to the individuals and their families affected by brain injury, but also the clinicians involved in their care and rehabilitation.’ Rudi Coetzer, Consultant Neuropsychologist, North Wales Brain Injury Service, Betsi Cadwaladr UHB NHS Wales and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neuropsychology, School of Psychology, Bangor University.

‘Christopher’s poignant narrative of his recovery and rehabilitation shows how personal characteristics and social resources interact to overcome the serious aftermath of severe traumatic brain injury. This is a balanced and insightful account of loss, challenge and triumph. He writes with humility and humour, whilst never masking the devastation the injury caused for him and his loved ones. Many inspiring books are written by survivors; A Different Perspective After Brain Injury will strike a chord with people grappling with changes to self in the context of ANY major life change. This is also an invaluable resource for clinicians, researchers and educators who seek a deeper understanding of the experience of brain injury.’ – Professor Tamara Ownsworth, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia

About the Author

Christopher Yeoh is a holder of an LLB and LLM from the London School of Economics. He continues to practice securities law as a solicitor of England and Wales at a major global law firm.

After his adventure he now runs a multi award winning food and travel blog at quieteating.com and is a featured photographer in the Telegraph and Sunday Times newspapers. His photos have also been featured in brochures by the luxury travel company, Audley Travel.

As an action man he was previously an avid triathlete and a national award winning karateka. Now he prefers a slower pace of life by writing and irritating people with his camera.

Life after brain injury is not something less but just something different.

The Broca-Wernicke Doctrine: A Historical and Clinical Perspective on Localization of Language Functions

The Broca-Wernicke Doctrine: A Historical and Clinical Perspective on Localization of Language Functions
By Geert-Jan Rutten

The Broca-Wernicke Doctrine: A Historical and Clinical Perspective on Localization of Language Functions

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This book discusses theories that link functions to specific anatomical brain regions. The best known of these are the Broca and Wernicke regions, and these have become synonyms for the location of productive and receptive language functions respectively. This Broca-Wernicke model has proved to be such a powerful concept that is remains the predominant view in modern clinical practice. What is fascinating, however, is that there is little evidence for this strictly localist view on language functions. Modern neuroscience and numerous clinical observations in individual patients show that language functions are represented in complex and ever-changing neural networks. It is fair to say that the model is wrong, and that Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas in their classic forms do not exist.

This is a fascinating paradox: why do neurologists and neurosurgeons continue to use these iconic language models in everyday decision-making? In this book, the author uses his background as a neurosurgeon and a neuroscientist to provide some answers to this question.

The book acquaints clinicians and researchers with the many different aspects of language representation in the brain. It provides a historical overview of functional localisation, as well as insights into the misjudgements that have kept the localist doctrine alive. It creates an awareness of the need to integrate clinical observations and neuroscientific theories if we want to progress further in clinical language research and patient care.


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  • Published on: 2017-06-19
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.30″ h x .0″ w x 6.10″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 306 pages