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The Pocket Spine, Second Edition

The Pocket Spine, Second Edition

The Pocket Spine, Second Edition

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Featuring a compact format offering quick-reference coverage, The Pocket Spine, Second Edition emphasizes basic spine concepts in concise terms. With a wealth of drawings, charts, and tables to support the text, the book explores:

  • Head and spine trauma
  • Cervical degenerative disc disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal deformities
  • Compression fractures
  • Lower back pain
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Medical management
  • Imaging

The easy-to-read outline structure provides a logical flow of content, allowing medical practitioners to quickly find the information they need for diagnosis and treatment.


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  • Published on: 2014-06-16
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .56″ h x 5.14″ w x 6.97″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 311 pages

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” … the authors have graciously compiled the many clinical lessons and pearls that they picked up during their training into this pocket-sized book. … a valuable resource for anyone taking care of spine patients … especially valuable to residents and fellows training in spine surgery. The organization and small size of this reference allows the reader quick access to the pertinent information. The book’s greatest strength is its inclusion of many scales, measurements, and scores, often complete with diagrams illustrating each … .”
—Journal of Neurosurgery

Nearly a decade after publication of the first edition, Camden Whitaker and Stephen H. Hochschuler submit an updated second edition of The Pocket Spine. As the title suggests, the book is designed to be a compact, quick reference of spinal conditions to guide the reader in evaluation and management. Through 12 chapters written by an expert panel of neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeons, a spectrum of spinal topics is reviewed. The book is broadly organized into chapters covering pre- operative and postoperative care, imaging, trauma, cervical degenerative disease, rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine, deformity (pediatric and adult), lumbar radiculopathy, compres- sion fractures, low back pain, spinal stenosis, sacroiliac joint disease, and tumors. The format for each chapter is consistent and intuitive: clinical presentation, relevant physical examination, diagnostic studies, management options and treatment algo- rithms, surgical techniques, and complications. When appropri- ate, a brief discussion of the supporting clinical literature is presented.

As Lawrence Lenke points out in the Foreword, there has been a “tremendous explosion” recently in spine care treatment options, yet the underlying conditions and indications remain relatively finite and constant. The Pocket Spine therefore may serve as a potentially valuable educational resource for students and trainees to gain understanding of basic spinal disorders. This particular demographic is likely the target audience; the book is manageable in length (,300 pages), with many chapters ,20 pages. The book is organized for easy reference, allowing quick review for teaching rounds or conference. Text is commonly presented via bullet points. Figures, tables, and charts provide facile reference for various classification and grading systems. More than 50 illustrations and photos demonstrate clinical examination and radiologic findings. Outlined treatment algorithms (eg, cervical radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis) and sample postoperative admission orders may be particularly useful for residents performing inpatient consultation. Throughout, “Red Flags” boxes provide critical, clinical pearls. The compact design of the book is such that it will easily fit in a white coat. According to the publisher’s Web site (CRC Press), an electronic format is also available, which may allow access on personal mobile devices.

Whitaker indicates in the Preface that The Pocket Spine originated as a natural extension of the personal notecards that he made while in training. Therein lie many of the limitations of the book; the abbreviated format may often lead readers to look for missing information. For example, notable omissions include osteomyelitis, ankylosing spondylitis, spina bifida, and spinal dysraphism, conditions not infrequently encountered by residents covering the wards. Elsewhere, broad generalizations are made that are not entirely accurate. The discussion of spinal schwannomas is followed by a single statement: “use nerve stimulator to identify nerve fascicles intraoperatively.” Inexplicably, the review of surgical treatment options for rheumatoid atlantoaxial instability inappropriately lists “anterior cervical discectomy and fusion,” “anterior cervical corpectomy,” and “laminoplasty” as potential options.

To this reviewer, there also appears to be an inconsistent distribution of topic coverage, which may reflect the particular expertise of the authors. For example, there is an extensive review of the Lenke classification for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. There are nearly 8 pages devoted to discussing bone morphogenetic protein in spine surgery, 2 pages more than the entire chapter review of lumbar radiculopathy. The spinal trauma chapter contains a detailed overview of the Allen and Ferguson classification of cervical fractures, without any mention of Hangman fractures, occipital condyle fractures, or atlanto-occipital dislocation. The review of chymopapain as a potential treatment for lumbar radiculopathy may suggest an area of particular expertise of the authors because this modality is not widespread common practice.

Ultimately, most surgeons who routinely perform spine surgery will likely find The Pocket Spine to be too basic and frequently incomplete. The Pocket Spine is ideal for students and trainees for quick reference. Postgraduate orthopedic and neurosurgeons who do not generally practice spine may use this quick reference to supplement preparation for board certification or maintenance of certification. Finally, interested readers may find that the limited information provided here will help direct them to authoritative and comprehensive texts for more in-depth study.

Disclosure

The author has no personal, financial, or institutional interest in any of the drugs, materials, or devices described in this article.

Daniel J. Hoh, MD

Department of Neurological Surgery University of Florida Gainesville, Florida

Neuroimaging of Traumatic Brain Injury

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By Natalia Zakharova, Valery Kornienko, Alexander Potapov, Igor Pronin

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The main purpose of this book is to present emerging neuroimaging data in order to define the role of primary and secondary structural and hemodynamic disturbances in different phases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to analyze the potential of diffusion tensor MRI, tractography and CT perfusion imaging in evaluating the dynamics of TBI. The authors present a new MRI classification of brain stem and hemispheric cortical/subcortical damage localization that is of significant prognostic value. New data are provided regarding the pathogenesis and dynamics of diffuse and focal brain injuries and qualitative and quantitative changes in the brain white matter tracts. It is shown that diffuse axonal injury can be considered a clinical model of multidimensional “split brain” with commissural, association and projection fiber disorders. The book will be of interest for neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists and others with an interest in the subject.


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  • Published on: 2014-06-04
  • Released on: 2014-06-04
  • Format: Kindle eBook

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Endovascular Cerebral Aneurysm Repair Market By Medtech Ventures

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Endovascular Cerebral Aneurysm Repair Market
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The global market for endovascular cerebral aneurysm repair (ECAR) devices has surpassed the $1 billion mark and currently stands at US$1.1 billion. The market, which has experienced explosive growth over the previous decade, has matured at the current level of technology. In its purest form, the endovascular cerebral aneurysm repair market consists of three broad categories of minimally invasive devices; embolic coils, intracranial stents and access devices. When used alone, or in combination, they allow the intervening physician to use the patient’s arteries as highways to deliver intended therapies, in the form of coils or stents, to the aneurysm location within the patient’s brain. The delivery procedure is performed under real-time visual guidance from high-powered imaging machines in a neurointerventional suite. The endovascular cerebral aneurysm repair market experienced a phenomenal growth phase that saw revenue rise over ten folds in just over a decade, from less than $100 million in 2000 to its current level of $1.1 billion. Current market leaders are seeking cost reductions and profit maximization through consolidation and moving production to lower cost jurisdictions. However, new research in endothelial biology is ushering in a new breed of biotech startups in search for disease modifying molecular targets, which could, theoretically, disrupt the market before the end of this decade. Medtech Ventures’ Endovascular Cerebral Aneurysm Repair Market Report is an exclusive update to the recently changed global landscape of this market. It provides a brief, but thorough, analysis of the market with profiles of leading participant and a solid forecast to 2020.


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  • Published on: 2014-06-01
  • Original language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 34 pages

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Medtech Ventures is a forward looking think tank and virtual startup accelerator specialized in the medical technology industry. We offer our clients a broad portfolio of services revolving around the concept of “Virtual Incubation”. We help with idea evaluation, opportunity sizing, technology assessment, market analysis as well as perception management and venture capital sourcing and finance. We also publish brief market insight & niche opportunity reports targeted at senior executives in the medical technology field.


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Book: Stereotaxic Neurosurgery in Laboratory Rodent

Stereotaxic Neurosurgery in Laboratory Rodent: Handbook on Best Practices
By Barbara Ferry, Damien Gervasoni, Catherine Vogt

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Stereotaxic neurosurgery in rodents is used by a variety of people working at research laboratories (research staff, technicians, students at animal facilities…). The present handbook presents all the steps necessary to complete a stereotaxic neurosurgery protocol in accordance with current animal welfare guidelines. This book will guide surgeons step by step, from anesthesia to the post-surgery recovery procedures, including asepsis of the surgical tools and surgical zone, analgesia, correctly identifying the reference points on the skull and brain targets, etc. In keeping with the current international trends, the authors above all focus on the following points: the consideration of pain and how to best treat it depending on the type of surgery; and ensuring asepsis. This book will serve as an important reference work and valuable guidebook for the scientific community.


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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1065507 in Books
  • Published on: 2014-05-08
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .0″ h x .0″ w x .0″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 181 pages

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Stereotaxic neurosurgery in rodents is used by a variety of people working at research laboratories (research staff, technicians, students at animal facilities…). The present handbook presents all the steps necessary to complete a stereotaxic neurosurgery protocol in accordance with current animal welfare guidelines. This book will guide surgeons step by step, from anesthesia to the post-surgery recovery procedures, including asepsis of the surgical tools and surgical zone, analgesia, correctly identifying the reference points on the skull and brain targets, etc. In keeping with the current international trends, the authors above all focus on the following points: the consideration of pain and how to best treat it depending on the type of surgery; and ensuring asepsis. This book will serve as an important reference work and valuable guidebook for the scientific community.

About the Author
Dr Barbara Ferry works in the Center of Research in Neurosciences Lyon, at the university of Lyon in France. She is the author of numerous research articles and book chapters and is strongly involved in teaching activities in the field of stereotaxic neurosurgery as well as in neurosciences.

Neurosurgery From Knowledge flow

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery
From Knowledge flow

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This eBook provides “Neurosurgery” references.

1. Brain Tumor
2. Carotid Artery Disease
3. Intracerebral Hemorrhage
4. Cerebral Aneurysms
5. Chronic Lower Back Pain
6. Chronic Lower Neck Pain
7. Gamma Knife Treatment of Brain Tumor
8. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
9. Management of Degenerative Spine Disease


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  • Published on: 2014-03-13
  • Released on: 2014-03-13
  • Format: Kindle eBook

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Seven AVMs: Tenets and Techniques for Resection

Seven AVMs: Tenets and Techniques for Resection

Seven AVMs: Tenets and Techniques for Resection
From Thieme

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This sequel to Dr. Lawtons best-selling Seven Aneurysms focuses on microsurgical resection techniques for AVMs found in the lobes and deep regions of the brain and categorizes them into subtypes to simplify the broad spectrum of brain AVMs neurosurgeons may encounter. The book is organized into three sections: The Tenets, which establishes eight steps for AVM resection; The Seven Arteriovenous Malformations, which describes the anatomical terrain and surgical strategies for thirty-two AVM subtypes; and The Selection section, in which Dr. Lawton discusses what he believes to be the keys to successful AVM surgery: good patient selection and best application of multiple treatment modalities.

Summarizing the common AVMs encountered in practice, neurosurgeons and neurosurgical residents will find this hybrid atlas-text to be an essential part of their armamentarium.


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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #203984 in eBooks
  • Published on: 2014-03-10
  • Released on: 2014-03-10
  • Format: Kindle eBook

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It is a valuable resource for residents, fellows, or young surgeons with an interest in scoliosis surgery because of the concise manner it goes through basic fundamentals of idiopathic scoliosis treatment up to the most complex cases.–AANS Young Neurosurgeons’ Newsletter In attempting to convey lessons and insights gained from his experience in aneurysm surgery to current and future generations of neurosurgeons,in aneurysm surgery to current and futuregenerations of neurosurgeons, Dr. Lawton has achieved a resounding success through this book. –Journal of Neurosurgery

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This sequel to Dr. Lawtons best-selling Seven Aneurysms focuses on microsurgical resection techniques for AVMs found in the lobes and deep regions of the brain. It categorizes the techniques into subtypes to simplify the broad spectrum of brain AVMs neurosurgeons may encounter. The book is organized into three sections: The Tenets, which establishes eight steps for AVM resection; The Seven Arteriovenous Malformations, which describes the anatomical terrain and surgical strategies for thirty-two AVM subtypes; and The Selection section, in which Dr. Lawton discusses what he believes to be the keys to successful AVM surgery: good patient selection and best application of multiple treatment modalities.

Key Features:

  • Includes more than 700 spectacular full-color illustrations developed exclusively for this book
  • Creates a system for conceptualizing and approaching AVMs
  • Illustrates a stepwise process for AVM resection using strategic battle plans

Summarizing the common AVMs encountered in practice, neurosurgeons and neurosurgical residents will find this hybrid atlas-text to be an essential part of their armamentarium.

About the Author

Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery; Tong-Po Kan Endowed Chair; Chief, Vascular Neurosurgery, Director, Cerebrovascular Disorders Program, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, USA.

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Surgery Notes: Skull And Brain

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Surgery Notes: Skull And Brain

Surgery Notes: Skull And Brain
By Ahmed El-Bishry, Amr Mohsen

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In the formation of this book the authors aimed at combining modern surgery facts with a trim reader-friendly format that allows for easy understanding, easy recall of knowledge, and wiser application in a clinical setting.
The book would, thus, be especially handy for undergraduate students. It is also a quick solution for revision in preparation for surgery specialty examinations. Furthermore, it would be equally helpful as a rapid reference guide for surgeons in training.


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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #548045 in eBooks
  • Published on: 2014-02-09
  • Released on: 2014-02-09
  • Format: Kindle eBook

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