James Byrne is Professor of Neuroradiology at the University of Oxford and Director of its MSc course in Endovascular Neurosurgery. He recently retired from clinical practice as Consultant Neuroradiologist to the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
He trained in Neuroradiology at The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London and completed his MD degree thesis on the role of nitric oxide in cerebral vasospasm. He was first appointed Consultant Neuroradiologist at St George’s Hospital, London and moved to Oxford in 1991. His research interests include functional angiography and Interventional Neuroradiology. After moving to Oxford, he set up a laboratory to develop and test novel embolisation devices. He performed the first intracranial aneurysm treatments with the GDC device in the EU and trained the first European users. He has written over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications, 3 books and presented at numerous international scientific meetings. He organizes the successful ECMINT training program courses.
His international experience includes; Editor-in-Chief of NEURORADIOLOGY and currently the European Journal of Radiology, President of the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy and membership of the European Union Medical Specialties task force on training in Endovascular Neurosurgery. He serves on several professional international and national Society executive committees and as a specialist advisor to commercial and Government boards.
The book is divided into four sections. It opens by discussing general issues, such as definition of complications, medicolegal aspects, the role of resident training, and checklists. The subsequent three sections address the avoidance and management of complications when performing surgical, endovascular, and radiosurgical procedures, covering the full range of indications and potential adverse events. All chapters have a standardized format, simplifying the search for information on a specific disease process. Numerous intraoperative images are included, and, when appropriate, algorithms for the avoidance, early recognition, and management of complications are presented. Each chapter concludes with a checklist of preparatory steps and “emergency procedures” that each member of the team must perform in order to ensure the best possible outcomes.
In addition, it provides coverage of modern-day advances in the genetics of cavernous malformations, as well as discussion regarding future open research questions. Readers from the laboratory bench to the bedside can expect a broad, yet objective, review of this pathology, with updates from the latest scientific literature and data supporting current practices.Offers an evidence-based focus with coverage of both the scientific and clinical aspects of cavernous malformationsAddresses epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and geneticsContains clinical insights regarding indications for surgery, surgical techniques, outcomes, and prognostic factors drawn from the authors' extensive experiencesEdited work with chapters authored by leaders in the field from around the globe – the broadest, most expert coverage available
With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick’s patients and unsparing yet fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain—the culmination of decades spent struggling to learn an unforgiving craft—illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.
Now in an updated eighth edition, the Handbook of Neurosurgery has enjoyed legendary status on the bookshelf of every neurosurgery department for over a quarter of a century. Renowned for its scope and accessibility, the portable, single-volume guide is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the care of patients with disorders of the central nervous system – neurosurgical residents, nurses, neurologists, and allied healthcare practitioners.
This classic handbook covers the full depth and breadth of the complex field of neurosurgery – including inherited and acquired neurological disorders, developmental anomalies, and more esoteric topics such as toxins that impact the central nervous system. The text also covers conditions treated primarily by neurologists that may come to the attention of a neurosurgical care provider such as Parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron diseases, and dementia. The latest information is provided on anatomy and physiology, differential diagnosis, and current principles of nonsurgical and surgical management covering the full age continuum – from pediatric to geriatric conditions.
Key Features:Expanded four-color graphics and illustrations Packed with more than 1,600 pages of practical information, including thousands of literature citations, handy cross-references, and a comprehensive index Fundamentals of neurocritical care, with a comprehensive overview of conditions – from SAH to head and spine trauma – and complications such as rebleeding, vasospasm, cerebral salt wasting, and brain death
Comprehensive and conveniently compact, this is a must-have daily reference, a perfect study companion for board exams, as well as ideal for maintenance of certification preparation. It is certain to be a treasured tome for legions of new neurosurgery residents and an essential tool for anyone working in the clinical neurosciences.