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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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Review

‘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

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.


Product Details

  • Published on: 2017-06-14
  • Released on: 2017-06-14
  • Format: Kindle eBook

Editorial Reviews

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.

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques

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This work details contemporary clinical knowledge on the multidisciplinary management of pituitary and other sellar/parasellar tumors, with a focus on surgical techniques and a particular emphasis on complication avoidance and management. International experts provide guidance on natural history, radiologic and clinical aspects, surgical indications, and resection techniques.In addition, case presentations and clinical photographs help the reader reduce the risk of error and advance their own surgical skills. Readers also have access online to streaming videos of key procedures to help them provide the best possible outcomes for every patient.

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques will be of great value to Neurosurgeons, Otolaryngologists, Endocrinologists, Radiation Oncologists, and residents and fellows in these specialties.


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  • Published on: 2017-06-13
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.30″ h x .0″ w x 6.10″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 641 pages

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