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Monitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals

Monitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals

Monitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals

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This widely praised, first-of-its-kind book has been thoroughly updated, expanded, and enriched with extensive new case material, illustrations, and link-outs to multimedia, practice guidelines, and more. Written and edited by outstanding world experts, this was the first and remains the leading single-source volume on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM). It is aimed at graduate students and trainees, as well as members of the operative team, including anesthesiologists, technologists, neurophysiologists, surgeons, and nurses.

Now commonplace in procedures that place the nervous system at risk, such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, otologic surgery, vascular surgery, and others, effective IOM requires an unusually high degree of coordination among members of the operative team. The purpose of the book is to help students, trainees, and team members acquire a better understanding of one another’s roles and thereby to improve the quality of care and patient safety.From the reviews of the First Edition:

“A welcome addition to reference works devoted to the expanding field of nervous system monitoring in the intraoperative period… will serve as a useful guide for many different health care professionals and particularly for anesthesiologists involved with this monitoring modality…An excellent reference…[and] a helpful guide both to the novice and to the developing expert in this field.” ‐‐Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

“Impressive… [The book] is well written, indexed, and illustrated…The chapters are all extensively referenced. It is also very good value at the price….I would recommend this book to all residents and especially to all neuroanesthesiologists. It will make a worthwhile addition to their library.” ‐‐Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology


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  • Published on: 2017-06-13
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.00″ h x .0″ w x 7.00″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 718 pages

Manual of Neuroanesthesia: The Essentials

Manual of Neuroanesthesia: The Essentials
Manual of Neuroanesthesia: The Essentials

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This book will provide all the basic details of neuroanaesthesia and how management of different neurosurgical cases may differ. Simple issues such as neurological examination of patient, understanding CT-scan and MRI scans along with anaesthetic management are discussed in simple language, making this book a ready-reckoner. The title provides an insight into all possible aspects of anesthetic management of neurosurgical and commonly encountered neurologic patients. The book also includes chapters related to allied specialities such as critical care, neurology and neuroradiology, making it a complete package.


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  • Published on: 2017-06-12
  • Original language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 520 pages

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About the Author

Dr.HemanshuPrabhakar is Additional Professor in Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He received his training in neuroanaesthesia in the same institute and is currently completing his PhD. He is recipient of the AIIMS Excellence award for notable contribution in academics. He has more than 200 publications in national and international journals to his credit. He is a reviewer for various national and international journals. He is also a review author for the Cochrane Collaboration and has special interest in evidence based practice of neuroanaesthesia. He is a member of various national and international neuroanaesthesia societies and past Secretary of the Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care. He is an invited faculty for various national and international conferences. He is on the Editorial board of Indian Journal of Palliative care and is the executive editor of the Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care.

Neurophotonics and Brain Mapping

Neurophotonics and Brain Mapping

Neurophotonics and Brain Mapping

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Understanding how the brain works and developing effective therapeutics are important in advancing neuroscience and improving clinical patient care. This book covers state-of-the-art research and development in optical technologies and applications for brain mapping and therapeutics. It provides a comprehensive overview of various methods developed using light, both microscopic and macroscopic techniques. Recent developments in minimally-invasive endoscopic imaging of deep brain structure and function, as well as light-based therapy are also reviewed.


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  • Published on: 2017-06-08
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 585 pages

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About the Author

Dr. Yu Chen is an associate professor at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1997 and his PhD in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2003. His research interests include the following: optical coherence tomography (OCT), laminar optical tomography (LOT), and multiphoton microscopy (MPM), development of novel quantitative optical sensing and imaging devices for clinical translation, and preclinical and clinical applications of optical technologies in imaging brain function, renal physiology, cancer therapy, and tissue engineering. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2012. Dr. Chen has been an associate editor of Medical Physics and a guest editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Quantum Electronics and the SPIE journal Neurophotonics. He is a member of IEEE, SPIE, and the Optical Society of America (OSA) and has served as conference program chair and general chair for OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO): Applications and Technologies.

Babak Kateb, MD, is a neuroscientist with more than 15 years of research experience. His research has been focused on the introduction of advance diagnostics and therapeutics into clinical neuroscience in order to rapidly identify and introduce game-changing technologies to treat neurological disorders such as brain cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and brain and spinal disorders. He did his research fellowship at the University of South California (USC) department of neurosurgery and also studied neuroengineering at USC Ming Hsieh Institute.

Dr. Babak established the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) while doing his fellowship 13 years ago at USC. He is the founding chairman of the board of directors and CEO of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), president and scientific director of the Brain Mapping Foundation and director of the National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics; the center is focused on the integration of nanotechnology, cellular therapeutics/stem cell, medical device and imaging. He was director of research and development at the Department of Neurosurgery at City of Hope Cancer Center. He was a research scientist in the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for nearly a decade, where he developed a partnership between Cedars-Sinai and NASA and established clinical trails using NASA technologies. He is a recipient of NASA Tech Brief Award for his pioneering work on sniffing cancer cells using NASA’s electronic nose. He has pioneered the technique for using NASA multiwall carbon nanotubes to activate macrophages for brain cancer immunotherapy and recently has received an approval from the FDA to microwave soft tissue. The technology could also be used for brain, liver, head and neck, prostate, and breast cancer.

In 2015, the SBMT and Brain Mapping Foundation Board of Directors presented him with the Pioneer in Medicine award. He has been recognized by Vice President Biden, Mayor of Los Angeles, and the Governor of California for his dedication in science. He is currently collaborating with Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) and has duel appointment with NASA/JPL as a visiting scientist. His research at NASA and LANL involves the use of artificial intelligence and supercomputing for brain mapping and therapeutics, use of electronic nose for cancer detection, application of new UV imaging for intraoperative brain mapping, and use of LANL advance ultrasonic technology for brain stimulation; Dr. Babak holds many patents in these areas.

He established a new publication with PLoSOne, which is called PLoSOne NeuroMapping & Therapeutics, for which he serves as editor-in-chief and was the force behind three successful NeuroImage-Brain Mapping and Therapeutics special issues. He is editor of the inaugural textbook titled The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery, published by Taylor & Francis Group 2013, and the editor of the inaugural textbook of Neurophotonic and Brain Mapping. On September 1, 2015, he took over new roles at the California Neurosurgical Institute (CNI) as scientific director and director of strategic alliance; CNI provides neurological and neurosurgical care for five major hospitals (4 million residents) in LA.

He has been deeply involved in global neuroscience legislation through his close collaboration with the U.S. Congressional Neuroscience Caucus as well as members of the Canadian Parliament. He has chaired three congressional briefing on brain mapping and given a talk at the Canadian Parliament. His initiatives have impacted health care delivery to wounded soldiers in the United States. He was one of the key players in President Obama’s BRAIN initiative and a coauthor of the G20 World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Initiative and African Brain Mapping Initiative. He is also 14 times marathon runner.

Book: Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 1e (The Clinics: Orthopedics)

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 1e (The Clinics: Orthopedics)
By Blessen C Eapen MD, David X. Cifu MD

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, An Issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 1e (The Clinics: Orthopedics)

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This issue will focus on traumatic brain injury and will include articles on the following: Pathophysiology of TBI; Acute Management of Moderate-Severe TBI; Disorder of Consciousness; Rehabilitation of Moderate-Severe TBI; Acute Diagnosis and Management of Concussion; Rehabilitation of Persistent Symptoms after Concussion Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy; Unique Aspect of TBI in the Military and Veteran; and many more!


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  • Published on: 2017-05-31
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.27″ h x .87″ w x 5.91″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover

Book: Homonymous Visual Field Defects

Homonymous Visual Field Defects

Homonymous Visual Field Defects

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This book provides a concise, up-to-date overview on homonymous visual field defects, and especially homonymous hemianopia. All aspects of the subject are covered, from anatomy and pathophysiology to diagnosis and management. Emphasis is placed on practical issues and major advances in ophthalmology, neurology, imaging techniques, and psychology. Rehabilitation strategies are described, and methods supporting compensation strategies are recommended. A separate chapter considers driving with homonymous hemianopia, which represents one of the critical issues in traffic ophthalmology. This book will be of particular value to ophthalmologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroscientists. It will be an invaluable asset in diagnostic and treatment decision making in patients with homonymous visual field defects, which are the most frequent type of visual field deficit after acquired unilateral postchiasmal brain damage. ​


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  • Published on: 2017-05-30
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.00″ h x .0″ w x 7.00″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 180 pages

About the Author
Karolína Skorkovská, MD, PhD, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, in 2002. She then undertook postgraduate studies in the Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Masaryk University and St. Ann University Hospital, Brno, completing a thesis on the importance of structural examination methods in the follow-up of patients with ocular hypertension. In 2009 Dr. Skorkovská passed the Specialization Examination in Ophthalmology at the Institute of Postgraduate Education, Prague. She continues to work at the Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Masaryk University/St. Ann University Hospital, Brno, specializing in glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, and cataract surgery. She has been the recipient of a Marie Curie Fellowship and of a Fellowship from the Jung Foundation. Dr. Skorkovská has published almost 20 articles in national and international journals and received an award from the Czech Glaucoma Society for the best publication on glaucoma in 2008.

Pediatric Vascular Neurosurgery: Principles and Practice of Neurovascular Disorders (Part 1)

Pediatric Vascular Neurosurgery: Principles and Practice of Neurovascular Disorders (Part 1)

Pediatric Vascular Neurosurgery: Principles and Practice of Neurovascular Disorders (Part 1)

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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.

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  • Published on: 2017-05-08
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.30″ h x .0″ w x 6.10″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 325 pages

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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

Book: Backbone: The Life and Game-Changing Career of a Spinal Neurosurgeon

Backbone: The Life and Game-Changing Career of a Spinal Neurosurgeon

By Volker K. H. Sonntag MD M.D.

Backbone: The Life and Game-Changing Career of a Spinal Neurosurgeon

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On a beautiful spring morning in 1989, neurosurgeon and spine expert Volker Sonntag was just finishing rounds at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. At that same moment sixteen miles away, a hard-charging boy named TJ veered his bike into the path of a speeding pickup truck. The impact all but killed the boy, leaving him with a shattered leg, severe internal injuries, a massive blood clot near the brain stem, and—but for the fragile spinal cord—a complete separation of the skull from the spine.

This is the riveting story of how Dr. Sonntag’s pioneering innovation that day launched him into the forefront of the emerging field of spinal neurosurgery. Surgeon to a Who’s Who of royalty, celebrities and politicians, his clear-eyed accounts of failures and successes, hostile turf wars, media accusations of quackery, political challenges, and cutting-edge technical advances reveal to the reader just what it takes to be a game-changer in one of the world’s most harrowing professions.

Revered by patients, residents, and fellows for his highly personal approach to teaching and mentorship, and for his example of life balance, in this book Dr. Sonntag also shares stories of his youth as a German immigrant in Cold War America that lend insight into how, with humility, sacrifice, honesty, compassion, industry—and humor—an individual can overcome adversity and achieve the American Dream.


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  • Published on: 2017-05-02
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00″ h x .60″ w x 6.00″ l,
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 260 pages

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About the Author

Volker K.H. Sonntag, MD, is vice-chairman emeritus at Barrow Brain and Spine. A world-renowned spinal neurosurgeon, he has been widely acclaimed for his pioneering contributions to the treatment and understanding of spinal disorders and is now a sought after speaker and consultant. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.