New Book: Neurosurgery: The Essential Guide to the Oral and Clinical Neurosurgical Exam

Neurosurgery: The Essential Guide to the Oral and Clinical Neurosurgical Exam

By Vivian A. Elwell, Ramez Kirollos, Syed Al-Haddad

Neurosurgery: The Essential Guide to the Oral and Clinical Neurosurgical Exam

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Neurosurgery: The Essential Guide to the Oral and Clinical Neurosurgical Examination is the first book of its kind to cover the International and Intercollegiate FRCS Specialty Examination in Neurosurgery. It will also help you prepare for the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) examination and other neurosurgical examinations around the world. Written by neurosurgeons, this book is a hands-on guide that translates basic science and theories of neurosurgery into clinical practice. This comprehensive resource takes a standardized and logical approach to the clinical neurosurgical examination. Based on the authors’ own clinical practice, teaching and examination experiences, this book provides candidates with a firm grasp of neuroscience and the ability to solve problems under pressure.

Scenario- and patient-based, the book covers history-taking, clinical examination, differential diagnosis, investigations, management, treatment options and potential complications. The text is based on the Royal College of Surgeons of England and U.S. board syllabuses. In addition to serving as a reliable preparation resource for the neurosurgical examination, it will also be invaluable in your future surgical practice.


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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #485213 in Books
  • Published on: 2014-12-16
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.69″ h x .35″ w x 7.44″ l,
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 181 pages

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About the Author

Miss Vivian A. Elwell is currently working as a Post-CCT Senior Spinal Fellow at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. Miss Elwell’s awards include the Swinford Edward Silver Medal Prize for her OSCE Examination; the Columbia University Research Fellowship at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, USA; the Columbia University King’s Crown Gold and Silver Medal Awards; the Kathrine Dulin Folger Cancer Research Fellowship and the ‘Who’s Who Young Scientists Award’. In 2010, she was a finalist for the BMA’s Junior Doctor of the Year Award. Miss Elwell received her BA from Columbia College, Columbia University, and her MA from the University of Cambridge. She earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Imperial College School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Mr Ramez Kirollos is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. His main clinical interests include anterior and middle skull base, pituitary and pineal surgery, and surgical treatment of arteriovenous malformations. A passion for neurosurgical technique based on the thorough understanding of anatomy has accompanied Mr Kirollos’ neurosurgical training and forms the basis of his surgical practice. Dr Kirollos oversees weekly registrar teaching sessions at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and serves on the faculty for Neuroanatomy of Operative Approaches and the British Neurosurgical Trainee. In 2006, Dr Kirollos was elected as a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 2010, for his commitment to surgical education, he received the prestigious Silver Scalpel Award. He is the chairman of the British Neurovascular Group (2013-2015).

Mr Syed Al-Haddad is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland. He commenced his neurosurgical training at the Walton Centre in Liverpool, where he developed his interest in neuro-oncology research. He undertook further training in neurosurgery in Manchester, Leeds, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. He has been actively involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students and is a faculty member for Leeds and Edinburgh operative neuroanatomy courses. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. Mr Al-Haddad is the founder and director of the highly successful Aberdeen FRCS (SN) Viva course, which gives practical advice to neurosurgeons preparing for the challenge of the neurosurgical exam.


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New Book: Intraoperative Neurophysiology : Interactive Case Studies

Intraoperative Neurophysiology : Interactive Case Studies
By Alan D. Legatt MD PhD

Intraoperative Neurophysiology : Interactive Case Studies

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Intraoperative Neurophysiology contains100+ cases with audio narration teaching users the how-to s of intraoperative neurophysiology, from set-up to interpretation and troubleshooting. The DVD showcases examples of intraoperative neurophysiology (ION) recordings as well as supplemental material that provide the foundation for choosing the right test and understanding the surgical challenges for effective monitoring. Video clips of continuous data recordings are also included within the cases where appropriate.

Intraoperative Neurophysiology on DVD contains three modules. The first is didactic, and provides instructional material about the various techniques used for ION, technical tips for obtaining optimal recordings, (and the interpretation of ION data. The second module presents case examples of ION data from different types of operations and using a variety of techniques, along with questions about the interpretation of the data. The examples can be accessed in random order, or the user can select a specific subset of cases if desired. A short practice quiz that enhances self-assessment and exam preparation is also included.

Unique to this DVD: Didactic module and video clips with audio EMG recordings Available for Windows and Macintosh


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  • Published on: 2014-12-15
  • Released on: 2014-12-15
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 7.25″ h x .60″ w x 5.25″ l,
  • Binding: DVD-ROM
  • 1 pages

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Alan D. Legatt, MD, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Director of Intraoperative Neurophysiology, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

XI Curso Nacional de Neurorradiología

El XI Curso Nacional de Neurorradiología,  tendrá lugar en el Auditori AXA de Barcelona, los días 19 y 20 de Febrero 2015.

El tema elegido para esta edición es Neurorradiología en la Patología Tumoral Cerebral y el objetivo es estimular a los asistentes en el conocimiento de las técnicas de diagnóstico neurorradiológicas y de medicina nuclear más actuales (estudios de perfusión, RM difusión y tensor de difusión, RM funcional, PET y SPECT) con capacidad de dar una mayor información sobre sus características estructurales y funcionales. Ello ha de permitir una mejor tipificación de los tumores cerebrales y optimizar el análisis de su respuesta a las distintas terapias, bien dentro de la práctica asistencial o de estudios de investigación.

Habrá sesiones como: – Tumores de estirpe neuroglial y otros tumores corticales – Tumores del área selar, paraselar y de la región pineal – Tumores de la Base del Cráneo y Fosa Posterior – Técnicas de imagen en la planificación quirúrgica de los tumores cerebrales. RM funcional y Tractografía – Epidemiología y Clasificación de los Tumores cerebrales del Sistema nervioso central – Pseudo respuesta y cambios postratamiento con fármacos antiangiogénicos. Criterios RANO – Tumores cerebrales en la edad pediátrica – Enfermedad metastásica y Síndromes Paraneoplásicos en el SNC Biología y Diagnóstico – Opciones de tratamiento quimioterápico y radioterápico de los tumores cerebrales – PET y SPECT en la valoración de la respuesta y progresión tumoral etc.

Igual que en ediciones pasadas, colaboraran prestigiosos expertos que compartirán sus conocimientos y experiencias en un atractivo programa científico que pueden pueden consultar en la web oficial:

www.geyseco.es/neuro15 

XXXI Reunión de la Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía Pediátrica

El próximo día 20 de diciembre finaliza el plazo de presentación de comunicaciones para la XXXI Reunión de la Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía Pediátrica que se celebra en Tenerife el próximo mes de febrero.

En esta ocasión se quiere estimular fundamentalmente la discusión entre los participantes, por lo que se anima a remitir comunicaciones en un formato que facilite su difusión de una forma directa y rápida, haciendo hincapié a los aspectos más técnicos y prácticos así como a la toma de decisiones y enfoques terapéuticos en situaciones cotidianas y también en los casos más complejos. Con esta idea, el motivo de la reunión es: “Así lo hago, enfoque terapéutico y técnica quirúrgica en Neurocirugía Pediátrica

Página web del congreso www.seneptenerife2015.es

Allí se puede encontrar la normativa de presentación de comunicaciones y donde enviar el resumen.

La SENEP otorga un PREMIO Y DIPLOMA  a la MEJOR COMUNICACIÓN ORAL Y PÓSTER.

The SYNAPSE Trial has failed

Progesterone is an endogenous steroid hormone involved in the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and embryogenesis of humans and other species.

It belongs to a group of steroid hormones called the progestogens, and is the major progestogen in the body. Progesterone is also a crucial metabolic intermediate in the production other endogenous steroids, including the sex hormones and the corticosteroids, and plays an important role in brain function as a neurosteroid.

Progesterone has been associated with robust positive effects in animal models of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and with clinical benefits in twophase 2 randomized controlled trials. Skolnick et al, investigated the efficacy and safety of progesterone in a large, prospective, phase 3 randomized controlled trial.

A multinational placebo controlled study, in which 1195 patients, 16 to 70 years of age, with severe traumatic brain injury TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale score, ≤8 (on a scale of 3 to 15, with lower scores indicating a reduced level of consciousness and at least one reactive pupil) wererandomly assigned to receive progesterone or placebo. Dosing began within 8 hours after injury and continued for 120 hours. The primary efficacy end point was the Glasgow Outcome Scale score at 6 months after the injury.

Proportional-odds analysis with covariate adjustment showed no treatment effect of progesterone as compared with placebo (odds ratio, 0.96;confidence interval, 0.77 to 1.18). The proportion of patients with a favorable outcome on the Glasgow Outcome Scale (good recovery or moderate disability) was 50.4% with progesterone, as compared with 50.5% with placebo. Mortality was similar in the two groups. No relevantsafety differences were noted between progesterone and placebo.

Primary and secondary efficacy analyses showed no clinical benefit of progesterone in patients with severe TBI. These data stand in contrast to the robust preclinical data and results of early single-center trials that provided the impetus to initiate phase 3 trials. (Funded by BHR Pharma; SYNAPSE ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01143064 .) 1).

1) Skolnick BE, Maas AI, Narayan RK, van der Hoop RG, MacAllister T, Ward JD, Nelson NR, Stocchetti N; the SYNAPSE Trial Investigators. A Clinical Trial of Progesterone for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25493978.