Each chapter focuses on a specific case, opening with a detailed description of the patient’s diagnosis and the procedure that will need to be performed, followed by the prayer “request.” From there, readers get to look over Dr. Levy’s shoulder as he performs the operation, and then we wait—right alongside Dr. Levy, the patients, and their families—to see the final results.
Dr. Levy’s musings on what successful and unsuccessful surgical results imply about God, faith, and the power of prayer are honest and insightful. As we watch him come to his ultimate conclusion that no matter what the results of the procedure are, “God is good,” we cannot help but be truly moved and inspired.
This atlas will serve as a valuable resource to orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and surgical trainees as well as physician assistants, surgical nurses, and all those involved in the operative care of patients undergoing spine surgery.
• Comprehensive guide to neurology and neurosurgery for medical students and junior doctors – competing books do not cover both areas.
• Graphic approach to the subject – concise text is arranged around clear and memorable line diagrams. Readers find this approach accessible and easy to learn form.
• Clarifies a subject area which students tend to find difficult and forbidding.
Updated and revised in all areas where there have been developments in understanding of neurological disease and in neurological and neurosurgical management. This revision has also incorporated current guidelines, particularly recommendations from National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
The review is organized by neurosurgical topic with 20 chapters equally divided among questions followed by answers. Starting with physiology and anatomy, each chapter methodically covers core topics including radiology, neurology, pathology/histology, ophthalmology, and more. The authors provide brief explanations and pearls that accompany each question, which provide a solid springboard for delving deeper into any given topic. The easy-to-follow format enables residents to partake in long study sessions or tackle just a question or two in the midst of a busy day of neurosurgical service.
Key HighlightsMore than 1,300 questions reflect key concepts in the ABNS primary examEnhanced with more than 350 images, most in color, which reflect the computerized, image-rich format of the current examA full-length practice test at the end of the book mirrors the cadence and time constraints of the actual examExplanations of correct and incorrect answers facilitate learning and retaining vast amounts of material
This comprehensive board review book will help neurosurgical residents of all levels prepare thoroughly for the March exam. It is a one-stop self-assessment tool for any neurosurgeon who endeavors to attain and maintain ABNS certification.
Hone your surgical skills and technique with intraoperative videos and more than 800 outstanding illustrations demonstrating each technique step by step.Grasp and apply the latest knowledge from more than 25 brand-new chapters, as well as extensive revisions or total rewrites to the majority of existing chapters to present all of the most up-to-date information available on every aspect of spine surgery including motion preservation technologies, endovascular management, back pain and psychosocial interactions, biomechanics, and more.
Consult with the best. Renowned neurosurgery authority Edward C. Benzel leads an international team of accomplished neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons - many new to this edition - who provide dependable guidance and share innovative approaches to surgical techniques and complications management.
Equip yourself to address increasing occurrences of pain among aging and physically active patients.
Access the information you need, where you need it on your laptop or mobile device via expertconsult.com, with fully searchable text, a wealth of procedural videos, online updates from the experts, downloadable image gallery and links to PubMed.
Key Features:Material is cross-referenced to highlight relationships between the different areas of SCIChapters are concise, focused, and include key points, pearls, and pitfallsAn Overview of the Literature table is provided in most chapters, giving readers a meaningful distillation of each publication referenced Each editor is a world-renowned expert in one of these core disciplines involved in the management of SCI patients: neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, spinal cord science, and rehabilitative medicine
This is a must-have guide that all neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and allied health professionals involved in the care of spinal cord injury patients should have on their bookshelf.
Key Features:An easy-to-read, bullet-style format that provides readable but not overwhelming content Surgical Pearls that tap into the experiences of surgeons who have mastered that procedure Common Clinical Questions (with answers) at the end of each chapter that highlight topics frequently encountered in the operating room and on board exams Superb visual examples that illuminate the procedures described Helpful appendices that cover positioning, spinal orthoses, and scales and outcome measures A first-of-its-kind, this handbook is designed to be the go-to guide for those conducting and involved in surgical spine treatment.
Video Atlas of Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery brings the spectrum of microsurgical procedures for intracranial aneurysms to residents, fellows, and younger neurosurgeons in an increasingly endovascular-focused field.
Principles of Neurophysiological Assessment, Mapping, and Monitoring is designed for use as a text in academic courses or in corporate training programs. It also provides a concise refresher for experienced clinicians and for physicians, neurophysiologists, and technologists preparing for board exams.
-Biologics in Spine Fusion Surgery
-Endoscopic and Transnasal Approaches to the Craniocervical Junction
-Cellular Injection Techniques for Discogenic Pain
-Minimally Invasive Techniques for Thoracolumbar Deformity
-Spinal Cord Herniation and Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
-MIS Versus Open Spine SurgeryExtensive revisions to many of the existing chapters present all of the most up-to-date information available on every aspect of spine surgery.Improved visuals and over 100 brand-new illustrations enhance learning and retention.
This technique-specific book is primarily of benefit to those in training in general radiology and more specifically for Residents and Fellows who are training in interventional radiology and who may be taking subspeciality certificate examinations in interventional radiology. In addition, this book will be of help to most practicing interventional radiologists, be they be in academic or private practice. This is the kind of book that can be left in the interventional lab and will be of benefit to ancillary staff, such as technicians/radiographers or nurses who are specialising in the care of patients referred to interventional radiology.
This volume on neurointervention will enhance the series by expounding on the specific techniques required when working on conditions of the head, neck and spine.
Written by 21st Century pioneers in the field, this second, cutting-edge edition offers the latest science throughout 1,400 pages and a remarkable video library covering anatomy, diagnosis, epidemiology, history, treatment indications, technical nuances, outcomes, and complications. Internationally renowned experts from across the globe share clinical pearls and best practices,from the research lab to the ER to the OR.
Medical, surgical, endovascular, cerebral revascularization, bypass surgery, radiation therapy, and other procedures are covered in depth. Evidence-based and transdisciplinary, the second edition covers the full spectrum of neurovascular pathologies,preoperatively and postoperatively,including:
Ischemic Stroke and Vascular InsufficiencyCerebral and Spinal AneurysmsCerebral and Spinal Arteriovenous Fistulae and MalformationsVascular TumorsCarotid Artery DiseaseMoya-Moya Disease Moya-Moya DiseaseRevascularization techniques
Organized into 11 primary sections, 99 richly illustrated chapters, and more than 140 videos, this volume is an invaluable, one-stop reference tool. It is a must-have for general, vascular and endovascular neurosurgeons; interventional radiologists; neurologists; critical care practitioners; and neuro-rehabilitation specialists.
Gain a clear visual understanding from over 1,200 outstanding illustrations—half in full color—including many superb clinical and operative photographs, surgical line drawings, and at-a-glance tables.
Apply best practices in neuroimaging techniques, minimally invasive surgery, epilepsy surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery.Master key procedures by watching experts perform them in a video library online at www.expertconsult.com, where you can also access the fully searchable text, an image gallery, and links to PubMed.
Keep up with recent advances in neurosurgery with fully revised content covering neuroimaging, the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy, minimally invasive techniques, new techniques in position and incisions, deep brain stimulation, cerebral revascularization, and treatment strategies for traumatic brain injury in soldiers.
Apply the latest guidance from new chapters on Cerebral Revascularization, Principles of Modern Neuroimaging, Principles of Operative Positioning, Pediatric Stroke and Moya-Moya, Anomalies of Craniovertebral Junction, and Degenerative Spine Disease.
Tap into truly global perspectives with an international team of contributors led by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen and Saleem I. Abdulrauf.
Find information quickly and easily thanks to a full-color layout and numerous detailed illustrations.
Key Features:Distills a wealth of information in a concise, step-by-step format, making it easy for neurosurgeons and other spine specialists to review how procedures are performedIncludes more than 100 procedures focusing on the spine and peripheral nerves, each accompanied by high-quality, original illustrationsPresents all procedures using a consistent outline and covers topics in either a pathology-based or an approach-based manner
Surgeons at all levels, from residents learning procedures to experienced practitioners needing a quick refresher, will find this book and its companion volume, Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade: Cranial, to be invaluable resources throughout their surgical careers.
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Get a complete explanation of each clinical disorder, including a detailed description of the condition, as well as relevant clinical and pathological information, to help make a more accurate diagnosis.
Broaden your recognition of imaging features with case studies that often include additional images of other patients with the same condition, to emphasize the range of features possible for the area being discussed.
Keep your memory fresh with the current nomenclature of various types of disc herniations, listed in a separate, illustrated chapter, and get a brief overview of the major treatment options currently available for each particular disorder.
Beginning with an introductory section discussing the state of the art and background support (including software) related to the technique, the book then reviews applications in managing stroke, thrombosis and tumors. It concludes with a section that evaluates the utility of perfusion CT in comparison with other modalities such as MRI.
A comprehensive introduction to further clinical applications of a newly established technology, this volume demonstrates the utility of the technique and covers all relevant theory necessary for its implementation.
All neuroradiologists, interventionalists, general radiologists, and diagnostic neuroradiologists, as well as residents and fellows in these specialties, will read this book cover to cover and frequently consult it for a quick review before performing procedures.
Presented in a highly efficient question-and-answer format, The Essential Neurosurgery Companion is a portable handbook for quick referencing of key concepts encountered in neurosurgical practice. With a strong focus on the realities residents face each day, the book covers practical issues such as how to apply to residency programs, what to do during rounds, and how to examine patients, as well as more advanced issues in all areas of neurosurgical management.
Key Features:More than 5,000 individual questions with corresponding answers in tabular format distill large amounts of information Detailed color illustrations create visual summaries of complex content A logical progression of difficulty, from basic concepts to high-level surgical topics Reviews both key fundamentals and more advanced clinical concepts in neurosurgery Includes a helpful appendix highlighting surgical anatomy pearls
Residents involved in the practice of neurosurgery around the globe will want this compelling guide in their armamentarium whether for daily rounds or preparing for boards. Clinicians will find it a valuable resource to consult in everyday practice.
Clinical information is summarized in an outline format, enabling readers to peruse broad topics in an expeditious manner. Chapters are categorically arranged, encompassing cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine pathologies. Within the framework of trauma, degenerative changes, congenital conditions, tumors, and infections – topics include spinal cord injury, thoracolumbar spine fractures; lumbar disk disease, stenosis, and spondylolisthesis; and spinal deformities in children and adults. Rounding out the volume are chapters on tumors, infections, and immune disorders that impact the spine such as rheumatoid arthritis and seronegative spondyloarthropathies.
New chapters on surgical positioning and neuromonitoringUpdates on minimally invasive surgical techniques, bone physiology, and biologicsMore than 300 beautiful illustrations presented in full-color Key references offer more in-depth insight on topics Succinct layout enables cover-to-cover reading and study prep for board examinationsThis handy resource is small enough to carry around during rounds and is particularly useful for orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in training. The reader-friendly format also makes it an excellent reference book for practicing spine surgeons and practitioners involved in the nonsurgical management of spine conditions.
First Aid for the Neurology Boards is a unique high-yield guide for success on the Neurology Boards, in-training exams, and recertification. Readers will find hundreds of frequently tested facts based on feedback from test takers who just passed the exam, along with mini-cases that are essential for board preparation. Unlike similar reviews, First Aid for the Neurology Boards covers must-know neurology and psychiatry topics in one complete volume.This new edition is enhanced by an increased number of clinical images, a new section on how to prepare for in-training and board exams, more margin notes, completely updated coverage of movement disorders, and a web-based component linked to each chapter of the book that includes PowerPoints for residents to use during presentations.Mini-cases highlight frequently tested scenarios and classic patient presentations Written by recent test takers and reviewed by top faculty to assure the most up-to-date and relevant material possible
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.
Dr. Kern Singh has designed this unique reference which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with the spine. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to the spine with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references allow readers to browse large amounts of information in an expedited fashion.
Curbside Consultation of the Spine: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume clinicians will appreciate. Practicing orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic and neurosurgical residents, and medical students will benefit from the user-friendly, casual format and the expert advice contained within.
Some of the questions that are answered:
• How do I know intraoperatively that I have done a thorough lumbar decompression?
• When I see my patients pre-operatively, what risk factors should I warn them about that may increase their chance for a post-operative infection?
• I have a 65-year-old female who fell and suffered a central cord syndrome. What’s her prognosis and are there other types of incomplete spinal cord syndromes?
• I have a 34-year-old patient with back pain and some buttock pain for two weeks. When should I get an MRI?
• Do I need to perform neuromonitoring for every spine surgery? The cost appears to be relatively high and I want to be selective about its use.
• I have a 64-year-old female who was fused posteriorly in the lumbar spine and I need to correct her lordosis. What’s the difference between a Smith-Peterson and a pedicle subtraction osteotomy?