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Book: Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
By James R. Doty MD

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

List Price: $16.00


The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the extraordinary things that can happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart.
Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor. But back then his life was at a dead end until at twelve he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires. Her final mandate was that he keep his heart open and teach these techniques to others. She gave him his first glimpse of the unique relationship between the brain and the heart.

Doty would go on to put Ruth’s practices to work with extraordinary results—power and wealth that he could only imagine as a twelve-year-old, riding his orange Sting-Ray bike. But he neglects Ruth’s most important lesson, to keep his heart open, with disastrous results—until he has the opportunity to make a spectacular charitable contribution that will virtually ruin him. Part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction, Into the Magic Shop shows us how we can fundamentally change our lives by first changing our brains and our hearts.


Product Details

  • Published on: 2017-02-14
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00″ h x .70″ w x 5.40″ l, .63 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 288 pages

Editorial Reviews

Into the Magic Shop is pure magic!  That a child from humble beginnings could become a professor of neurosurgery and the founder of a center that studies compassion and altruism at a major university, as well as an entrepreneur and philanthropist is extraordinary enough. But it is Doty’s ability to describe his journey so lyrically, and then his willingness to share his methods that make this book a gem.”
—Abraham Verghese, MD, Author of Cutting for Stone

“This book tells the remarkable story of a neurosurgeon’s quest to unravel the mystery of the link between our brains and our hearts. From the moment in his childhood when a simple act of kindness changed the course of his own life to his founding a center to study compassion at Stanford University. Jim Doty’s life illustrates how each of us can make a difference. We can make the world a more compassionate place. I’m sure many readers will be moved by this inspiring story to open their hearts and see what they too can do for others.”
—His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Into the Magic Shop offers a gripping, well-told journey into the mysteries of the human mind and brain. Neurosurgeon James Doty has written a heartwarming tale of courage and compassion.”
—Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence

Into the Magic Shop is a captivating journey of discovery. Neurosurgeon Jim Doty’s well-told personal story illuminates for us all the power of insight and empathy to transform our lives and enhance our world. Read it and you too may find magic in the mystery and majesty of the mind to bring health and healing to our individual and collective lives.
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.,Author of Mindsight

“Part memoir, part scientific exploration, Into the Magic Shop is a powerful work of emotion and discovery, showing that we all have within us our own small magic shop, a place of calm and beauty we can return to whenever we need it. As James Doty compellingly shows, we simply have to open the door, and let ourselves in.”
—Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive

“A moving memoir on the power of compassion and kindness. Neurosurgeon James Doty shares his inspiring story of growing up with seemingly insurmountable challenges, receiving a gift that changed his life, achieving remarkable success but then losing it all, and discovering that the mind is shaped as much by the heart as the brain.”
—Adam Grant, PhD, author of Give and Take

“A powerful, eloquent, deeply spiritual and exquisitely beautiful book.  Real magic!”
—Dean Ornish, M.D., author of The Spectrum
“This is one of the most compelling and inspiring books I have ever read. We’re with Jim at each step, as he struggles with poverty and trauma, becomes a world-class brain surgeon, gains and loses a fortune, and learns deep lessons about the magic in each person’s heart. Gripping, profound, extraordinary.”
—Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Hardwiring Happiness

“Dr. Doty’s powerful book, Into the Magic Shop, is a testament to how faith and compassion extend beyond religion, race and nationality and can help an individual overcome adversity and personal limitations.  It is an inspiration.”
—Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, spiritual leader and founder of the Art of Living Foundation

“Into the Magic Shop will literally rewire your brain. A candid and personal story about a life transformed by a chance encounter in a magic shop. It is a truly optimistic and inspirational testament to the power of compassion and the ability to overcome adversity and discover your true potential.”
—Glenn Beck, nationally syndicated radio host and founder of The Blaze 

“An optimistic and engagingly well-told life story that incorporates scientific investigation into its altruistic message.”
Kirkus Reviews

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
James R. Doty, M.D., is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), where he researches the neuroscience of compassion and altruism. He is also a philanthropist funding health clinics throughout the world and has endowed scholarships and chairs at multiple universities. He serves on the board of a number of nonprofits, including the Charter for Compassion International and the Dalai Lama Foundation.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
The day I noticed my thumb was missing began like any other day the summer before I started eighth grade. I spent my days riding my bicycle around town, even though sometimes it was so hot the metal on my handlebars felt like a stove top. I could always taste the dust in my mouth—gritty and weedy like the rabbit brush and cacti that battled the desert sun and heat to survive. My family had little money, and I was often hungry. I didn’t like being hungry. I didn’t like being poor.

Lancaster’s greatest claim to fame was Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier at nearby Edwards Air Force Base some twenty years earlier. All day long planes would fly overhead, training pilots and testing aircraft. I wondered what it would be like to be Chuck Yeager flying the Bell X-1 at Mach 1, accomplishing what no human had ever done before. How small and desolate Lancaster must have looked to him from forty five thousand feet up going faster than anyone ever thought possible. It seemed small and desolate to me, and my feet were only a foot above the ground as I pedaled around on my bike.

I had noticed my thumb missing that morning. I kept a wooden box under my bed that had all my most prized possessions. A small notebook that held my doodles, some secret poetry, and random crazy facts I had learned—like twenty banks are robbed every day in the world, snails can sleep for three years, and it’s illegal to give a monkey a cigarette in Indiana. The box also held a worn copy of Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, dog-eared on the pages that listed the six ways to get people to like you. I could recite the six things from memory.

1. Become genuinely interested in other people.
2. Smile.
3. Remember that a person’s name is, to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
4. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
5. Talk in terms of the other person’s interest.
6. Make the other person feel important—and do it sincerely.

I tried to do all of these things when I talked to anyone, but I always smiled with my mouth closed because when I was younger I had fallen and hit my upper lip on our coffee table, knocking out my front baby tooth. Because of that fall my front tooth grew in crooked and was discolored a dark brown. My parents didn’t have the money to get it fixed. I was embarrassed to smile and show my discolored crooked tooth, so I tried to keep my mouth closed at all times.

Besides the book, my wooden box also had all my magic tricks—a pack of marked cards, some gimmicked coins that I could change from nickels into dimes, and my most prized possession: a plastic thumb tip that could hide a silk scarf or a cigarette. That book and my magic tricks were very important to me—gifts from my father. I had spent hours and hours practicing with that thumb tip. Learning how to hold my hands so it wouldn’t be obvious and how to smoothly stuff the scarf or a cigarette inside it so that it would appear to magically disappear. I was able to fool my friends and our neighbors in the apartment complex. But today the thumb was missing.
Gone. Vanished. And I wasn’t too happy about it.

My brother, as usual, wasn’t home, but I figured maybe he had taken it or at least might know where it was. I didn’t know where he went every day, but I decided to get on my bike and go looking for him. That thumb tip was my most prized possession. Without it I was nothing. I needed my thumb back.

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119 of 124 people found the following review helpful.
4Kindness Is His Religion . . . .
By SundayAtDusk
This book is an interesting one that I read in one night. It is both a memoir and a metaphysical book, and is written by a neurosurgeon. The introduction has a graphic description of brain surgery which I stopped reading long before it was over. Chapter One then goes back to Lancaster, California in 1968, where the author is a twelve-year-old who feels like he is most unlucky where his family is concerned. His father is an alcoholic with unsteady employment, his mother is depressed and sometimes suicidal, his older brother is always frightened, and eviction is always a possibility. But then he walks into a magic shop one day, where Ruth, the owner’s mother, decides he would be a good candidate to teach the “magic” of metaphysics.

What she basically teaches him is meditation and visualization. Those are two topics I’ve read much about, since I’ve read hundreds of metaphysical books, but have never been truly enticed to practice. No, I’m not going to add “until now”. Although if you are interested in those two things and don’t won’t to get bogged down in “heavy” reading, this book would be an excellent one to read. What you will learn is “relaxing the body”, “taming the mind”, “opening the heart” and “clarifying your intent”. There are step-by-step instructions, of two to three pages, about each of those techniques after they are discussed. There are also audio versions of those instructions at a website mentioned in the book. Thus, this is a bit of a self-help book, too.

Dr. Doty describes how his childhood is tremendously changed after spending six weeks learning Ruth’s lessons. His family life doesn’t really change, he is the one who changes. Sometimes while reading this book, it seems unreal a 12-year-old American boy in 1968 would have the patience and desire to learn those lessons, but I will believe that the good doctor is telling the truth. He then goes on to describe the rest of his life, where he beat all odds to go to college and medical school, and became a very successful and wealthy neurosurgeon. With success came arrogance, however, and there were some disastrous happenings. But once Dr. Doty realized he was listening too much to his brain and not enough to his heart, he balanced out his life and began teaching compassion and altruism. Like the Dalai Lama, he says kindness is his religion. The author has certainly come a long way from his days as an angry, envious child, who was afraid his life would always be defined by his unhappy, poor family and circumstances beyond his control. A good read.

63 of 64 people found the following review helpful.
5One Doctor’s Prescription for a Much Better World.
By Michael
Back in the 1970’s, I took a meditation course with a well-known Hindu teacher named Swami Rama, who was one of the first yogis whose significant mental powers were studied by Western scientists. What I learned from him about the tools of relaxation, meditation, focusing on a mantra were very effective in my life. But like so many others, my best intentions were waylaid by daily living, and after a few years I stopped meditating. This was to my detriment since the constant stress of working, raising a family and trying to keep my head above water financially created havoc with my health.

In the meantime, Swami Rama became a controversial character after being accused by several women of being sexually abused and exploited by the “holy man” in his Ashram. This kind of revelation has become almost common place as we’ve come to understand that great teachers can all-too-often possess a great ability to take advantage of those he or she teaches and who place so much trust and love in that person.

Today, “mindfulness” is almost a buzzword in everything from sports to business as meditation has been studied and proven to be beneficial and rewarding to those who practice it.

As I read through the first few chapters of “Into the Magic Shop”, I felt a definite deja vu as Dr. Doty describes the “magic” he was taught by Ruth in the magic shop of his youth. I purchased the book because the blurb about Dr. Doty seemed intriguing, but I soon felt like the book was nothing more than a self-help book disguised as an autobiography, and while I understood that the magic described in the book is indeed powerful, I already knew all about what he was describing as the “magic” and was about to put the book aside; disappointed that the book never felt like it was going anywhere.

I’m very glad that I didn’t, however, since once Dr. Doty began to relate the amazing journey he took from Lancaster, California to the pinnacle of financial and professional success, the book became one I couldn’t put down. The remarkable arc of his journey becomes a life lesson for so many people hell bent on success at all costs.

Dr. Doty is frank about his failings in relationships and about how the magic he learned got him everything he wanted materially, but let him bankrupt in many other ways. It was only when he began to understand that only through Kindness, Compassion, Empathy and Love does a life truly become fulfilled that he understood how he had misused the magic he’d learned.

In our society, the words above are used often, but they are not taken to heart, which is the organ Dr. Doty believes be the true seat of our greatest human virtues; not the brain.

Dr. Doty’s story of how the magic he learned as a child can be used toward good or ill is a vitally important one in a society that values material wealth, fame and irresponsible consumerism as the most desirable. Not one to just talk about Kindness, Compassion, Empathy and Love, he created the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. CCARE states as its mission that it “investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences. In addition, CCARE provides a compassion cultivation program and teacher training as well as educational public events and programs.”

“Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart” is both a fascinating journey of a successful neurosurgeon and entrepreneur as well as a remarkable prescription for creating a much happier and healthier individual so that those same benefits can be shared with the entire human population. It is an ambitious goal, but one that more and more people feel dedicated to achieving; especially in a world where hatred, injustice and intolerance seem to predominate in our media and in our politics.

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
5One of the best stories ever that corroborates decades of research on fostering resiliency “for kids like Jim.”
After 25 years teaching, writing, and dialoguing with thousands about human resiliency, I am considered an expert in the field. This is one of the very best books I have ever read on the subject. I am not sure Dr. Doty even understands how much of what helped him “succeed despite the odds” (for kids like him) is in alignment with the growing body of resiliency research. There were and sadly are a myriad of kids like Jim, but the question to be answered is, why did he “make it” and so many others -probably some he went to school with, and certainly his brother and sister- did not? One finding from resiliency research is “the power of one person”, especially the right person at the right time in a child’s life.

One reason there are not more “Ruths” in the world is that many people have the erroneous belief that a few hours or a few weeks of caring, support, positive mirroring, teaching life skills, and encouragement such as Ruth gave Jim can’t hold a torch to the daily stress and trauma of poverty, alcoholism, and mental illness in a child’s home.

Dr. Doty’s story effectively challenges this myth. The story also provides evidence that “even a little bit” given to a child in need can make an amazing difference and it corroborates the research on resiliency now proliferating in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and sociology. Yet nothing is as powerful as a human face, a real story, behind the research statistics and Dr. Doty’s story is as powerful a story as I have ever heard (and I have heard hundreds). Yes, this is a great book for a struggling young person, but it is just as important for neighbors, educators, ministers, youth workers, community volunteers, and everyone who has ever been inspired to try to help a struggling child.

Was it the “magic” Ruth taught Jim that helped him so much? We have a growing body of brain research that suggests what she taught might have changed his young brain. But we also now **know** that the kind of kindness, compassion, caring and belief Jim got from both Ruth and her son Neil, when he had it no where else in his life, create the foundation for fostering a resilient outcome for all kids like Jim.

–Nan Henderson, President of Resiliency In Action, author of The Resiliency Workbook

Book: Innovative Neuromodulation

Innovative Neuromodulation
From Academic Press

Innovative Neuromodulation

List Price: $99.95


Innovative Neuromodulation serves as an extensive reference that includes a basic introduction to the relevant aspects of clinical neuromodulation that is followed by an in-depth discussion of the innovative surgical and therapeutic applications that currently exist or are in development.

This information is critical for neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, bioengineers, and other proceduralists, providing a clear presentation of the frontiers of this exciting and medically important area of physiology. As neuromodulation remains an exciting and rapidly advancing field―appealing to many disciplines―the editors’ initial work (Essential Neuromodulation, 2011) is well complemented by this companion volume.

  • Presents a comprehensive reference on the emerging field of neuromodulation that features chapters from leading physicians and researchers in the field
  • Provides commentary for perspectives on different technologies and interventions to heal and improve neurological deficits
  • Contains 300 full-color pages that begin with an overview of the clinical phases involved in neuromodulation, the challenges facing therapies and intraoperative procedures, and innovative solutions for better patient care

Product Details

  • Published on: 2017-02-14
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.25″ h x 6.25″ w x 1.00″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 340 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Edited by two prominent clinical experts in the field, Innovative Neuromodulation 1e will serve as an extensive reference that includes a basic introduction to the relevant aspects of clinical neuromodulation followed by in-depth discussion of the innovative surgical and therapeutic applications that currently exist or are being developed at present. This information contained is critical for neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, bioengineers, and other proceduralists, providing a clear presentation of the frontiers of this exciting and medically important area of physiology.

As neuromodulation remains an exciting and rapidly advancing field, appealing to many disciplines, the editors’ initial volume (Essential Neuromodulation, 2011) will be well complemented by this companion volume. Innovative Neuromodulation stands on its own, capturing the up-to-date advances and inspiration that currently grip the field.

About the Author
Jeff Arle, MD, PhD, FAANS
Dr. Arle is currently the Associate Chief of Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, the Chief of Neurosurgery at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, and an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School. He received his BA in Biopsychology from Columbia University in 1986 and his MD and PhD from the University of Connecticut in 1992. His dissertation work for his doctorate in Biomedical Sciences was in computational modeling in the Cochlear Nucleus. He then went on to do a residency in neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania, incorporating a double fellowship in movement disorder surgery and epilepsy surgery under Drs. Patrick Kelly, Ron Alterman, and Werner Doyle, finishing in 1999.

He edited the companion text Essential Neuromodulation with Dr. Shils, the first edition published by Elsevier in 2011. He has now practiced in the field of functional neurosurgery for 17 years and is experienced in all areas of neuromodulation from deep brain stimulators to vagus nerve, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and motor cortex stimulators, contributing frequent peer-reviewed publications and numerous chapters to the literature on many aspects of the neuromodulation field. He currently serves as an associate editor at the journals Neuromodulation and Neurosurgery, is the co-chair of the Research and Scientific Policy Committee for the International Neuromodulation Society, and is on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Intraoperative Neurophysiology. His longstanding research interests are in the area of computational modeling in the understanding and improved design of devices used in neuromodulation treatments.

Jay L. Shils, Ph.D., D.ABNM, FASNM, FACNS is the director of intra-operative neurophysiology and associate professor in anesthesiology at Rush University Medical center in Chicago, IL. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University, and both his masters and PhD in Bio-Engineering at The University of Pennsylvania investigating higher order signal extraction and processing techniques on human EEG data to investigate interactions in the visual system and in epilepsy.

He began his work in the field of intraoperative neurophysiology in 1995 specializing in single unit recordings during surgery for movement disorders in the department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of medicine. Dr. Shils’ research interests include investigating methods for improving real-time intraoperative neurophysiologic techniques as well as theoretical research in neuromodulation mechanisms of action. Dr. Shils has published over 30 peer reviewed papers and multiple chapters on intraoperative neurophysiologic surgical technique, post-operative management of movement disorders patients, and computational modeling as related to neuromodulation effects on various neural circuits. He is the co-editor of two books: “Neurophysiology in Neurosurgery: A modern approach” with Dr. Vedran Deletis; and “Essential Neuromodulation” with Dr. Jeffrey E. Arle. Prior to going to graduate school Dr. Shils was an electrical engineer at the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics where he was involved in various modifications to existing electrical systems.

Dr. Shils is the past President of the International Society for Intraoperative Monitoring and was the founding secretary of the society. He is a past board member of and past chairman for the American Society of Neurophysiologic Monitoring ethics committee and is the 2106/2017 president of the ASNM. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Neurosurgery and Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Adult and Pediatric Spine Trauma, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 1e

Adult and Pediatric Spine Trauma, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 1e (The Clinics: Surgery)By Douglas L. Brockmeyer MD FAAP, Andrew T. Dailey MD

Adult and Pediatric Spine Trauma, An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 1e (The Clinics: Surgery)

List Price: $98.99


This issue will focus on both adult and pediatric spine trauma. Featured articles are as follows:

Pharmacologic Treatment of SCI; Classification of Adult Subaxial Cervical Trauma; Classification and Management of Pediatric Craniocervical Injuries; Classification and Management of Pediatric Subaxial Injuries; Classification of Adult Thoracolumbar Injuries; Management of Pediatric Thoracolumber Injuries; Treatment of Odontoid Fractures in the Aging Population; Treatment of Facet Fractures in the Cervical Spine; and many more!

Product Details

  • Published on: 2017-02-11
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.27″ h x .87″ w x 5.91″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover

Book: Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery, 3e

Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery, 3e
By Eli M. Baron, Alexander R. Vaccaro MD PhD FACS

Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery, 3e

List Price:$210.20


Focusing solely on must-know procedures, Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery, 3rd Edition by Drs. Alexander R. Vaccaro and Eli Baron, offers a highly visual, step-by-step approach to the latest techniques in the field. Thorough updates keep you current with recent changes in spine surgery, and new contributors bring a fresh perspective to this rapidly-changing specialty. Part of the popular Operative Techniques series, this practical reference focuses on individual procedures, each presented in an easy-to-follow format for quick reference.

    • Step-by-step intraoperative photos depict each technique, and high-quality radiographs show presenting problems and post-surgical outcomes.
    • Surgical videos available online demonstrate how to perform state-of-the-art procedures.
  • Clean design layout features brief, bulleted descriptions, clinical pearls, and just the right amount of relevant science.
  • Ideal for orthopaedic and neurosurgery residents, fellows, and practicing surgeons.
  • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
  • Updated coverage includes hybrid surgery, coflex fusion, and modifications to the lateral transosseous approach.

Product Details

  • Published on: 2017-02-07
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.10″ h x .80″ w x 8.60″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 480 pages

New Book: Imaging in Spine Surgery, 1e (Hot Topics)

Imaging in Spine Surgery, 1e (Hot Topics)
By Jeffrey S. Ross MD, Bernard R. Bendock MD FAANS, Jamal McClendon Jr. MD

Imaging in Spine Surgery, 1e (Hot Topics)

lIST pRICE: $179.99


Imaging in Spine Surgery tailors the highly regarded Diagnostic Imaging series templates with radiology images and color graphics to the needs of neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, pain management and rehab (PM&R) physicians, and anesthesiologists. It provides clinical information for diagnosis and appropriate care for the patient, resulting in the perfect comprehensive text for spine surgeons.

    • Combines chapters that include all entities that neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, PM&R physicians, and anesthesiologists who do spine procedures are likely to encounter from the following Amirsys radiology titles:
    • Imaging Anatomy: Musculoskeletal by Manaster
    • Diagnostic Imaging: Spine by Ross
    • Specialty Imaging: Craniovertebral Junction by Ross
    • Specialty Imaging: Postoperative Spine by Ross
  • Specialty Imaging: Pain Management by LaBarge
  • Allows readers to understand the significance of a given radiologic finding and what should be done next for the appropriate care of that patient
  • Each chapter contains Key Facts and 4 images (a mix of radiology images and drawings) with captions and extensive annotations designed specifically for surgeons, important clinical information, and definitions and clarifications of unfamiliar radiology nomenclature
  • Selected prose intros and imaging anatomy chapters help nonradiology clinicians quickly master the key points of imaging relevant to spine surgery
  • Written at a level accessible to neurosurgery and orthopedic residents, but also contains “pearls” the most experienced surgeons will find useful
  • Expert Consult eBook version included, which allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices

Product Details

  • Published on: 2017-02-01
  • Original language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 536 pages

Book: Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient

Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient

Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient

List Price : $129.00


This text addresses many of the questions which occur when medical professionals of various disciplines interact and have different plans and interventions, each with its own valid scientific and/or experience-based rationale:  Questions involving tourniquet placement, ideal fluids and volumes for resuscitation, VTE prophylaxis and many other management considerations. Straightforward decisions in the patient with a single diagnosis often conflict when applied to the neurologically injured polytrauma patients.

 Neurotrauma Management for the Severely Injured Polytrauma Patient answers as many of these questions as possible based on the current literature, vast experience with severe neurotrauma in the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the experience of trauma experts across the globe as well as proposes areas for future study where answers are currently less clear.

Product Details

  • Published on: 2017-01-13
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.00″ h x .0″ w x 7.00″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 340 pages

James M. Ecklund, M.D., F.A.C.S. serves as Chairman of the Inova Neuroscience Institute. Prior to joining Inova Medical Group, he served as Professor and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Program of the National Capital Consortium, which includes Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University. He is a retired colonel in the U.S Army and was deployed as a Neurosurgeon to both Afghanistan and Iraq. His program received the vast majority of American neurotrauma casualties.

Dr. Ecklund’s primary clinical and research interests include complex spine, cerebrovascular disease and neurotrauma with an emphasis on blast and penetrating injury. He directs a neurotrauma laboratory at the Uniformed Services University, has over 100 publications and abstracts, and has lectured throughout the world. He also has served on multiple oversight and advisory boards for the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NATO, Neurotrauma Foundation, and Brain Trauma Foundation.

Leon E. Moores, MD, MS, FACS is the CEO of Pediatric Specialists of Virginia and the Associate Chair for Pediatric Programs at the Inova Neuroscience Institute. He retired as a Colonel from the US Army where he led as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Chief of Neurosurgery at Walter Reed, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Walter Reed, Deputy Commander of the National Naval Medical Center, and Commander of the Fort Meade Medical System. Dr Moores also served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Dr Moores’ clinical and research interests center on brain and spinal tumors in children, CNS infections in combat soldiers, and complex craniofacial reconstruction in severe head and facial trauma. He is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University, and a Professor of Neurosurgery at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Book: Pediatric Vascular Neurosurgery: Disorders and their Management

Pediatric Vascular Neurosurgery: Disorders and their Management

Pediatric Vascular Neurosurgery: Disorders and their Management

List Price: $179.00


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.

Product Details

  • Published on: 2017-01-03
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.30″ h x .0″ w x 6.10″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 327 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover
This book focuses on core concepts of vascular neurosurgery in pediatric population,. It is designed to fill the knowledge gaps and to answer the frequently sought questions on various management strategies for commonly encountered pediatric neurosurgical conditions. The chapters, authored by experts in their respective field, provide a standard of care based on current diagnostic and management guidelines for pediatric neurosurgical diseases.

Pediatric Vascular Neurosurgery – Disorders and their Management is specially written and illustrated for residents, fellows and consultants in all pediatric related specialties, including but not limited to Neurosurgery, Neurology, Pediatrics, Neuroradiology and Neuroanesthesia.

About the Author
Dr Abhishek Agrawal, M.D.: House Staff, Department of Neurosurgery/ Radiology, Brigham and Women’s’ Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Dr Gavin Britz, MBCCh, MPH, MBA, FAANS: Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston, Texas