Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review by Jonathan Stuart Citow (Editor); R. Loch Macdonald (Editor); Ross Puffer (Editor); Syed Khalid (Editor); Bob Carter (Editor); Alan Cohen (Editor); Robert Spinner (Editor); Daniel Refai (Editor)The quintessential neurosurgical text review for acing the ABNS written exam! Since its publication nearly 20 years ago, Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review has garnered legendary status as the leading high-yield review for neurosurgical residents preparing for the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) primary exam. The updated third edition by Jonathan S. Citow and associate editors R. Loch Macdonald, Ross C. Puffer, Syed I. Khalid, Bob S. Carter, Alan R. Cohen, Robert J. Spinner, and Daniel Refai reflects technological advances made in the past decade. Seven comprehensive, systematically formatted chapters succinctly cover the tested core topics: anatomy, physiology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neurology, neurosurgery, and critical care. Key Highlights: The streamlined outline format and handy tables enhance memorization and retention of knowledge More than 1200 high-quality illustrations and images, many in full color, detail impacted anatomy and processes Each chapter has concise sections encompassing important concepts, disease states, diagnostic criteria, and treatment approaches As with prior editions, this reader-friendly textbook does a remarkable job summarizing the vast data and knowledge required to ace the ABNS exam. The new edition is destined to build on its legacy as an indispensable resource for every young neurosurgeon sitting for the exam. This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.
Publication Date: 2019
Neurosurgery by Vivian A Elwell; Ramez Kirollos; Syed Al-Haddad; Peter BodkinThis new edition of Neurosurgery: The Essential Guide to the Oral and Clinical Neurosurgical Exam provides a concise and practical guidebook of the core knowledge and principles for the International and Intercollegiate FRCS Specialty Examination in Neurosurgery. It is a vital resource for the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) and other neurosurgical examinations around the world. Written by neurosurgeons at the top of their field and based on new guidelines this book takes students through how to succeed in the FRCS Neurosurgery exams and provides an overview of crucial short and intermediate cases designed to mirror the exam's testing of candidate's clinical knowledge, diagnostic acumen, investigation and interpretation, treatment options and taking consent. Furthermore, this edition includes crucial guidance to Vivas including: Operative Surgery and Surgical Anatomy Investigation of the Neurosurgical Patient The Non-Operative Clinical Practice of Neurosurgery 　 This book is a must-read for candidates preparing for the final Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in Neurosurgery (UK), International FRCS Specialty Examination in Neurosurgery as well as American, Canadian, European, and Australasian exams. As well as help candidates pass their final exams, the book provides a wonderful insight into Neurosurgery for Medical Students, Surgical Residents, and Neurosurgical Consultants.
Publication Date: 2023
Neurosurgery Outlines by Paul KaloostianPocket-size, user-friendly roadmap outlines most common surgical procedures in neurosurgery! Surgery requires a combination of knowledge and skill acquired through years of direct observation, mentorship, and practice. The learning curve can be steep, frustrating, and intimidating for many medical students and junior residents. Too often, books and texts that attempt to translate the art of surgery are far too comprehensive for this audience and counterproductive to learning important basic skills to succeed. Neurosurgery Outlines by neurosurgeon Paul E. Kaloostian is the neuro-surgical volume in the Surgical Outlines series of textbooks that offer a simplified roadmap to surgery. This unique resource outlines key steps for common surgeries, laying a solid foundation of basic knowledge from which trainees can easily build and expand. The text serves as a starting point for learning neurosurgical techniques, with room for adding notes, details, and pearls collected during the journey. The chapters are systematically organized and formatted by subspecialty, encompassing spine, radiosurgery, brain tumors and vascular lesions, head trauma, functional neurosurgery, epilepsy, pain, and hydrocephalus. Each chapter includes symptoms and signs, surgical pathology, diagnostic modalities, differential diagnosis, treatment options, indications for surgical intervention, step-by-step procedures, pitfalls, prognosis, and references where applicable. Key Features Provides quick procedural outlines essential for understanding procedures and assisting attending neurosurgeons during rounds Spine procedures organized by cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccyx regions cover traumatic, elective, and tumor/vascular-related interventions Cranial topics include lesion resection for brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease and TBI treatment This is an ideal, easy-to-read resource for medical students and junior residents to utilize during the one-month neurosurgery rotations and for quick consultation during the early years of neurosurgical practice. It will also benefit operating room nurses who need a quick guide on core neurosurgical procedures. This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.
Publication Date: 2020
Neurosurgery Oral Board Review by Jonathan Stuart Citow (Editor); Robert J. Spinner (Editor); Ross C. Puffer (Editor)The perfect white coat study companion for acing the ABNS oral boards! The certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgery is considered as the gold standard for neurosurgeons. The final hurdle in accomplishing the certification process is the challenging oral examination. In 2017, the format of the ABNS oral exam was revised to make it more relevant, rigorous, and reflective of recent advances in neurosurgery. Therefore, in the third edition of Neurosurgery Oral Board Review the authors have expanded on the widely acclaimed prior editions. The user-friendly book is packed with all the essentials that are needed to prepare for the exam. It can be used either for a rapid review a few days prior to the exam or as an outline to organize study preparation. Each chapter starts with a collection of salient facts, followed by cases that simulate the actual oral board experience. Key Highlights Eighty entirely new, first-rate cases supplemented by a large number of images In-depth focus on the current state-of-the-art in neurosurgery, including endovascular and functional approaches, minimally-invasive brain and spine procedures, arthrodesis, etc. More than 300 outstanding anatomic drawings and radiographs to enhance the ability to visualize complex concepts Complications and emergency procedures discussed in greater detail This quintessential pocket-sized oral board review has earned its place as a trusted study companion in the past 15 years. The new and improved edition will continue to play an invaluable role for neurosurgeons prepping for this challenging final stage of ABNS certification. This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.
Publication Date: 2019
Rapid Neurology and Neurosurgery by Kumar Abhinav; Richard Edwards; Alan WhoneRAPID Neurology & Neurosurgery The Rapids are a series of two-colour reference and revision pocket books that cover key facts in a simple and memorable way. Each book covers the common conditions or drugs that students and junior doctors encounter on the wards, in clinics, and in their exams. The core relevant facts are provided to ensure these books are perfect concise 'rapid refreshers'. To see all titles in the series, go to: www.wiley.com/go/rapids Rapid Neurology and Neurosurgery is a must for all medical students and junior doctors-it is a quick and easy on-the-ward or clinical reference and the perfect revision tool for those approaching finals, undergraduate neurology and neurosurgery examinations and the Membership of Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) examinations. It provides a concise, structured approach to neurology and neurosurgery learning, covering key fact in a simple and memorable way: PART I (The Basics) features the basic principles and facts essential for a good understanding of neurology and neurosurgery and includes sections on relevant neuroanatomy, neurological history and examination, and investigation including neurophysiology and neuroradiology. MRI and CT scans are included throughout the text. PART II (Complaints: Face-to-Face with the patient) features OSCE-style and viva-voce examination preparation and has chapters on presenting complaints, with relevant and selected questions to ask for establishing the differential diagnoses (presented in a table) with basic investigations and management. PART III (Conditions: Applying the basics) presents important clinical conditions with sections on definition, epidemiology, aetiology, associations/risk factors, pathology, history, examination, investigations, management, complications, prognosis and a list of differential diagnoses with general clinical information and distinguishing information to exclude the alternative diagnoses. Each chapter includes key points to remember and highlights key facts. Rapid Neurology and Neurosurgery contains only the essential, core, and relevant facts in a concise, pocket-sized, 'rapid' refresher-providing a thorough foundation of neurology and neurosurgery knowledge that will allow you to excel in the examinations. All content reviewed by students for students Wiley-Blackwell Medical Education books are designed exactly for their intended audience. All of books are developed in collaboration with students. This means that our books are always published with you, the student, in mind. If you would like to be one of our student reviewers, go to www.reviewmedicalbooks.com to find out more. To receive automatic updates on Wiley-Blackwell books and journals, join our email list. Sign up today at www.wiley.com/email
The Neurosurgical Atlas, known as the ultimate resource in cranial surgery, is the most comprehensive, interactive multi-media collection that unveils novel and efficient techniques for brain surgery. Includes Atlas volumes, case series videos, neuroanatomical images, 3D models, and more.
Video Atlas of Neurosurgery by Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa"One can only imagine the prodigious amount of work involved in producing this educational treasure chest. Credit is due to the authors and to the publishers for creating this appealing and useful Atlas." Reviewed by: Edward R. Laws, Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Oct 2015 "Useful, complete and visual are the words which best summarize the aim of this masterpiece. Really great job! Congratulations for this excellent Video-Book!!" Reviewed by: Dr. J. Gonzalez, Director of the Residency Program Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Oct 2015 Step-by-step, state-of-the-art videos - 40 in total - are accessible through Expert Consult and narrated by Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa. Each video is around 10 minutes with a total running time of over 6 hours Videos highlight key surgical anatomy, focusing special attention on the relationship between lesions and important landmarks. Procedures are broken down step-by-step for easy overview and comprehension. Covers advanced techniques such as: intraoperative brain mapping; intraoperative assessment of resection through iMRI; fluorescence imaging; brain stem mapping techniques; combined open-and-endoscopic approaches, cortical-subcortical stimulation in awake surgery; and more. Dedicated neurosurgical artwork by Devon Stuart includes superb figures that depict the surgical neuroanatomy and approaches in a step-wise fashion. Chapters are presented from the less complex, more common surgeries to the most complex and cutting-edge procedures that may require multidisciplinary approaches. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to access all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Complications in Neurosurgery by Keki E. Turel (Editor); Mikhail F. Chernov (Editor); Hrishikesh Sarkar (Editor)This book illustrates and discusses key points related to intra- and postoperative complications of brain, spine and peripheral nerve surgery, and covers the majority of neurosurgical subspecialties, including skull base surgery, brain tumor surgery, vascular and endovascular neurosurgery, neuroendoscopy, functional neurosurgery, spine surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, radiosurgery and radiotherapy. In addition, it considers related medicolegal, ethical and philosophical aspects. Including material that represents the combined proceedings of the First International Conference on Complications in Neurosurgery (March 3-5, 2017; Mumbai, India) and the dedicated symposium "Complications in Neurosurgery" during the XVI Congress of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (August 20-25, 2017; Istanbul, Turkey), the articles in this volume were written by recognized experts in the field and based both on their personal experience and the latest scientific evidence. It offers a valuable reference guide, providing detailed recommendations on the prevention and management of complications in neurosurgery.
Publication Date: 2023
Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery by Rahul JandialGet step-by-step, expert guidance on fundamental procedures in neurosurgery - both in print and on video. Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery, 2nd Edition, provides the tools needed to hone existing surgical skills and learn new techniques, helping you minimize risk and achieve optimal outcomes for every procedure. Led by Dr. Rahul Jandial, this concise reference offers quick access to the expertise and experience of the world's leading authorities in the field of neurosurgery. Presents consistent, easy-to-follow chapters that cover the indications and contraindications, pitfalls, tips and tricks from the experts, and more for each procedure. Covers minimally invasive spine techniques such as Thoracic Corpectomy and Minimally Invasive Direct Lateral Transpsoas Interbody Fusion. Includes new chapters on Microvascular Decompression and Brachial Plexus Injury Nerve Grafting and Transfers. Features procedural videos that summarize the key steps in neurosurgery. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Publication Date: 2019
Global Neurosurgery by Robert J. DempseyDuring his training, neurosurgeon Robert J. Dempsey, M.D. was told that global health was something for infectious diseases and not possible in super-specialties. This is the story of questioning that belief, of addressing a massive need by working in the areas of need, going to numerous ministers of health worldwide and showing them that with the training of even a few neurosurgeons, we can complete a trauma system in their country. The result is now we can also provide care for cancer, stroke and congenital defects of newborn children where it was previously impossible. In 2015, the Lancet Commission's report predicted, over the next few years, 47 million unnecessary deaths worldwide due to the lack of essential surgeries. This book relates the importance of rectifying that ongoing tragedy and, more importantly, the humanizing influences that such a journey has had on a super-specialist working with the people of greatest need. It concludes that in spite of massive need, the present situation is actually very hopeful, as we have shifted the focus of global health from service alone to partnered teaching, leading us now to self-sustaining systems of care delivered for and by the people in the regions of need. Global Neurosurgery covers the thought-provoking and often frightening lessons learned over four decades of neurosurgical involvement in global health, working from a period when little or none existed to the present state of specialized healthcare in the area of need. This process starts in the U.S. and then addresses health disparity on four continents and now on U.S. tribal reservations. It emphasizes the importance of first listening, then partnering with government, medical societies, universities and private foundations, and most importantly, learning from mistakes. The programs developed allow the recipients of the care to take over the training so that it becomes about them and their patients in their home lands. It will appeal to a wide audience because its stories explain actual worldwide health conditions while giving an insight valuable to the professional or lay person into the experiences and operating rooms of a neurosurgeon working under very difficult conditions.
Publication Date: 2023
Image-Guided Neurosurgery by Alexandra J. Golby (Editor)Image-Guided Neurosurgery provides readers with an update on the revolutionary improvements in imaging and visualization relating to neurosurgery. From the development of the pneumoencephalogram, to the operating microscope, to cross sectional imaging with CT and later MRI, to stereotaxy and neuronavigation, the ability to visualize the pathology and surrounding neural structures has been the driving factor leading surgical innovation and improved outcomes. The book provides a comprehensive reference on the application of contemporary imaging technologies used in neurosurgery. Specific techniques discussed include brain biopsies, brain tumor resection, deep brain stimulation, and more. The book is ideal for neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and radiologists, as well as technical experts in imaging, image analysis, computer science, and biomedical engineering.
Publication Date: 2015
Learning and Career Development in Neurosurgery by Ahmed Ammar (Editor)The neurosurgical, surgical and medical training and practice models have to keep up with the technological revolution in the 21st Century as our lives changed on a swift base. Making bioethics and metacognition a cornerstone in medical education and practice will flourish our humane societies. Metacognition is thinking about one's thinking, to plan, monitor and assess one's understanding and performance. By adherence to medical ethics and Values-Based Medicine (VsBM) as guiding principles, we can develop benevolent medical practice. To enhance knowledge application, skills, and character qualities in realms beyond the immediate context in which they were learned. In this book, we developed a framework on how to evolve medical education and training by utilizing hi-tech. We divided the book into five principal components; Current and traditional root analysis of the learning process, Ethics and metacognition of education, learning and career development, Obstacles, difficulties and setbacks in learning and career development process, Learning in the digital era, and Mentorship.The author believes we are entering a new era of information technology, which will have a significant impact on the education, sciences, strategies and philosophy. Therefore, in preparation for this colossal transformation, the author brings together the best brains in the neurosurgical field from around the globe. Twenty distinguished Professors of Neurosurgery and educators from Canada, the USA, Colombia, the UK, Italy, the Netherland, India, Japan, China, Rwanda, Egypt and Saudi Arabia gathered their experiences and thoughts in this book to shade light on an evolving world that will be the norm in near future.
Publication Date: 2022
Neurosurgery by Christianto B. Lumenta (Editor); Concezio Di Rocco (Editor); Jens Haase (Editor); J. J. A. Mooij (Editor)In a specialized field such as neurosurgery, highly specific knowledge is required. Training programs in the EU vary, making it difficult to standardize medical training. This manual forms the basis for a European consensus in neurosurgery. It is written for residents, students and physicians with a special interest in neurosurgery. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are detailed according to localization (cranial, spinal, peripheral nerves) with special consideration given to congenital defects and pediatric neurosurgical disorders, functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, as well as critical neurosurgical care. Each chapter contains the basics of anatomy and physiology. The book is well-organized and clearly structured according to each entity and its neurosurgical treatment options. A better understanding of specific neurosurgical problems will help practicing neurosurgeons provide better medical care for their patients, and will also provide the neurosurgery resident with a reliable European standard for step-by-step management of neurosurgical problems, which will prove useful when preparing for the board examination.
Publication Date: 2009
Neurosurgery and Global Health by Isabelle M. Germano (Editor)This book is a combination of ideas and experiences from over 100 dedicated and brilliant neurosurgeons around the world. Their common goal is to provide data for a deeper understanding of the multi-faceted aspects of neurosurgery and, by doing so, to better serve patients across the globe. Scientific curiosity, deep dedication, incredible work ethics, entrepreneurship, and creativity are the common traits among all neurosurgeons, and not the exception. By allowing readers to see the field of neurosurgery from the perspectives of surgeons spanning five continents, this book serves to provide multiple, diverse viewpoints and to build a foundation for future collaborations. The book's 24 chapters are organized into 3 parts. Part I provides the reader with an overview of the role of neurosurgery in worldwide health care, its evolution over the past decades, the current state and future directions of each neurosurgical subspecialty across the five continents. Over the years, the overarching goal for neurosurgeons has been to develop new, more effective and high-end solutions for complex diseases and to provide access to neurosurgical services for all patients. Part II discusses the differences and similarities of neurosurgery education and training across the globe, providing a snapshot of how new tools, technology, and paradigms reduce inequality and increase access to neurosurgical education. Educational accomplishments and challenges still present for the in different regions of the world are reviewed. Part III focuses on economic aspects influencing neurosurgery globally, including how to make efficient decisions in the face of scarcity, yet demand. The authors provide theories, models, and tools helpful to apply when planning to allocate resources, not just financial, but also human and intellectual. A deeper understanding of economics does not necessarily provide the answer to the problem; rather it provides the tools to find an answer, or, ideally, multiple possible solutions. Neurosurgery and Global Health is the first comprehensive guide to the role of neurosurgery in the global health care sphere, providing an in-depth compendium about the understanding of the neurosurgical role within global health, its efforts in the education of tomorrow's workforce, and the economic aspects driving the field.
Publication Date: 2022
Practical Handbook of Neurosurgery by Marc Sindou (Editor)"Practical Handbook of Neurosurgery" invites readers to take part in a journey through the vast field of neurosurgery, in the company of internationally renowned experts. At a time when the discipline is experiencing a (detrimental) tendency to segment into various subfields and scatter in the process, it can be worthwhile to collect a number of practical lessons gleaned from experienced and leading neurosurgeons. The book also aims to present numerous important figures in the neurosurgical community, with a brief overview of the vitae and main contributions for each. We must confess that we were sad that some of the most active members were unable to participate, likely due to time constraints. We are however fortunate that the majority were able to take part. As such, though not exhaustive, the book does represent an anthology of contemporary neurosurgeons. From the preface: At the very beginning of the project, our intention was to make a "poetbook". But month after month it became obvious that the work would be much more expansive; ultimately we produced three volumes. Nevertheless we hope that all the three volumes together will remain easily accessible and a daily companion. The pocket has to be more like a travel bag! We would like to thank all of the contributors; they have sacrficed their valuable time to deliver sound and critical views, and above all useful guidelines.
Samii's Essentials in Neurosurgery by Ricardo Ramina (Editor); Paulo Henrique Pires de Aguiar (Editor); Marcos Tatagiba (Editor)This second edition of Samii's Essentials in Neurosurgery contains revised and updated versions of chapters from the first edition plus contributions on new topics written by leading neurosurgeons who were trained by Professor Madjid Samii in Hannover, Germany.nbsp;Almost all fields of neurosurgery are covered. The authors follow the traditional principles of Samii's philosophy in the diagnosis and management of various neurosurgical pathologies, while presenting their own personal experiences. The extensively illustrated texts document clearly how cutting-edge technology in neurosurgery is being applied in new approaches and techniques. This book will greatly assist neurosurgeons, ENT surgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and neurophysiotherapists in their everyday practice.
Publication Date: 2014
Surviving Neurosurgery by Nitin Agarwal (Editor); Vamsi Reddy (Editor)Surviving Neurosurgery: Vignettes of Resilience is a practical guide to the inner workings of the lives of neurosurgeons, healthcare partners, and patients. To this end, this text serves as a first-hand documentary of the unique challenges faced as one progresses through their career. It is a snapshot in time capturing the experiences of both patients and providers. The text is divided into seven parts that run the gamut of a neurosurgeon's career symbolic of the seven years of neurosurgical training. These narratives include, but are not limited to, residency challenges, surgical nuances, research and funding, embracing humanity, patient experiences, and overcoming hurdles along the journey. Chapters share the wisdom and experiences of over 100 authors consisting of patients, trainees, advanced practice providers, and attending neurosurgeons.
Publication Date: 2022
Quality and Safety in Neurosurgery by Daniel J. Guillaume (Editor); Matthew A. Hunt (Editor)Quality and Safety in Neurosurgery covers recent improvements and presents solutions for problems that impact patient care. This book is written for anyone who works at the intersection of quality, safety and neurosurgery, including neurosurgeons, neurologists, clinical researchers looking to improve outcomes in neurosurgery, hospital quality and safety officers, department leaders, fellows and residents. Edited by neurosurgeons who helped build the culture of quality and safety in the Department of Neurosurgery at UMN, this work emphasizes quality and safety, whether through 'value based purchasing', finding specialty specific quality and safety metrics, or just the professional desire to provide quality care.