Quality Assurance Program on Stereotactic Radiosurgery: by Günther H. Hartmann Ph.D. (auth.)

By Günther H. Hartmann Ph.D. (auth.)

Radiosurgery played with the "Gamma Knife" or on a linac facility is a selected radiotherapy technique to deal with definite lesions within the mind with a excessive unmarried radiation dose. Geometric leave out of a radiosurgica aim is taken into account the main most probably critical blunders in a stereotactic radiosurgery treaatment. accordingly, the problem of caliber coverage in stereotactic radiosurgery is a major one for neurosurgeons, physicists, sufferers and people people who desire to examine the result of radiosurgery. the aim of this e-book is to supply and describe a top quality insurance application and systems of the actual and technical features via picking out the resources of attainable blunders and suggesting caliber coverage exams that are supposed to be played to ensure that a stereotactic process for use clinically.

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The Essential Neurosurgery Companion by Jaime Gasco

By Jaime Gasco

Presented in a hugely effective question-and-answer structure, The crucial Neurosurgery Companion is a conveyable instruction manual for speedy referencing of key innovations encountered in neurosurgical perform. With a robust concentrate on the realities citizens face every day, the ebook covers useful concerns corresponding to how you can observe to residency courses, what to do in the course of rounds, and the way to ascertain sufferers, in addition to extra complicated concerns in all parts of neurosurgical management.

Key Features:

  • More than 5,000 person questions with corresponding solutions in tabular structure distill quite a lot of info
  • Detailed colour illustrations create visible summaries of advanced content material
  • A logical development of hassle, from simple suggestions to high-level surgical themes
  • Reviews either key basics and extra complicated medical techniques in neurosurgery
  • Includes a worthy appendix highlighting surgical anatomy pearls

Residents thinking about the perform of neurosurgery all over the world will wish this compelling consultant of their armamentarium even if for day-by-day rounds or getting ready for forums. Clinicians will locate it a precious source to refer to in daily practice.

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Cranioplasty: Indications, Techniques, and Results by Dragoslav Stula M.D. (auth.)

By Dragoslav Stula M.D. (auth.)

This monograph provides a accomplished assessment of the medical adventure in surgical fix of cranial defects which the writer has received in the course of a interval of over ten years. specific difficulties of sufferers present process cranioplasty, akin to neurological impairments, EEG adjustments, diversifications of intracranial strain, and sinking pores and skin flap syndrome are defined and mentioned. the writer offers convincing proof of the significance of cranioplasty in bettering the standard of lifetime of sufferers with huge and disfiguring cranial defects. regrettably, cranioplasty nonetheless ameliorates in basic terms to a minimum volume the final situation in sufferers discomfort of significant cerebral lesions. i'm confident that this quantity will serve the aim it used to be designed for : that it'll be a so much useful advent into the issues on the topic of reconstructive surgical procedure. Basel, August 1984 Otmar Gratzl Contents advent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 A. background of Cranioplasty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three B. medical features of Cranial Bone Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 I. starting place of Cranial Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1. received Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2. Congenital Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nine three. Demographic and different features of sufferers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nine II. Neurological and Psychic alterations sooner than and After Cranioplasty . . . . . . . eleven 1. category of Neurological Deficits and of the outside Flap forms . . . . . thirteen 2. The "Sinking epidermis Flap Syndrome" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixteen three. The impression of Cranioplasty Upon Neurological and Psychic adjustments 17 III. Electroencephalographic (EEG) adjustments in sufferers with Cranial Defects 21 1. EEG Recordings and Casuistic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2. assessment of EEG alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 IV. Scintigraphy Findings in sufferers with Cranial Bone Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 1. Casuistic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2. effects and dialogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young by Behrooz A. Akbarnia, Muharrem Yazici, George H. Thompson

By Behrooz A. Akbarnia, Muharrem Yazici, George H. Thompson

The moment variation of The becoming backbone has been greatly revised to hide fresh advances in wisdom and administration. The booklet is meant as a complete, one-stop reference for experts and healthiness pros who take care of youngsters with spinal deformities. moreover, it is going to successfully support to standardize the care of those sufferers. looking on the etiology, youngsters with spinal deformities are usually cared for by means of a number of experts, together with pediatricians, pediatric orthopaedists or orthopaedic backbone surgeons, neurologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, oncologists, and pulmonologists. The multidisciplinary nature of care is mirrored in The becoming Spine, so as to be of worth for all concerned practitioners instead of simply orthopaedic experts. it is going to even be an incredible reference for nurses, actual therapists, and healthcare execs in education, who're frequently strange with spinal deformities in children.

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Best Evidence for Spine Surgery: 20 Cardinal Cases by Rahul Jandial MD PhD, Steven R. Garfin MD

By Rahul Jandial MD PhD, Steven R. Garfin MD

Best facts for backbone surgical procedure offers consultant instances that assist you make certain the optimum surgical interventions to your sufferers. Drs. Rahul Jandial and Steven R. Garfin, and a balanced staff of preeminent neurosurgeons and orthopaedists, deal with the fad towards a extra collaborative strategy among backbone and orthopaedic surgical procedure. This easy-to-read, evidence-based source additionally positive factors "Tips from the masters" for a fast evaluate of significant components of prognosis and therapy and on-line entry at www.expertconsult.com with absolutely searchable textual content and downloadable images.

  • Choose the easiest thoughts in your sufferers utilizing proof that helps the optimum surgical intervention for every case.
  • Access the absolutely searchable textual content on-line at www.expertconsult.com, besides a downloadable snapshot gallery and a video library demonstrating nuances of key techniques.
  • Apply a multi-disciplinary method via assurance that displays the altering nature of the strong point with chapters written by means of neurosurgeons and orthopaedists.
  • Quickly evaluate crucial parts of prognosis via "Tips from the masters."
  • Easily locate the data you wish with a constant, case-based structure that in actual fact offers proof and techniques.

Best proof for backbone surgical procedure is the proper source for any health care professional drawn to studying concerning the top proof on instances for which there's debate concerning the surgical administration. info offered incorporates a thorough evaluation of literature, approach, and situations as offered through preeminent backbone surgeons. info is gifted from a balanced panel of orthopaedic and neurological surgeons, to articulate a collaborative strategy that has been the traditional evolution within the educational environment. This identify offers a consultant case and the facts for the optimum surgical intervention for that case, inside of a layout that makes crucial components available and appealing.

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Nerve Block for Common Pain by Richard Cytowic

By Richard Cytowic

The method during this ebook is direct and easy. the writer offers basically with nerve block for the most common discomfort syndromes that the common practitioner will come across often. this feature is extremely powerful, yet usually now not used just because oral analgesics and anti-inflammatories are extra widespread tools. The transparent writing type leads step by step to the right nerve block technique. the writer additionally discusses succinctly sensible mental problems with ache, placebos, etc.

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Neurofibromatoses by Dieter Kaufmann

By Dieter Kaufmann

The neurofibromatoses are autosomal-dominant genetic problems of the fearful process that essentially have an effect on the advance and development of neural mobile tissue. those issues reason tumors to develop on nerves and convey different abnormalities equivalent to pores and skin adjustments and bone deformities. in recent times, the genes and mutations inflicting neurofibromatoses were pointed out. the most sorts of neurofibromatoses, style 1 (NF1) and sort 2 (NF2), were proven to be designated problems either clinically and genetically. extra lately, allelic and non-allelic subtypes of NF1 were outlined in addition to the NF2-related situation schwannomatosis. the various complicated molecular mechanisms resulting in the neurofibromatoses were elucidated, leading to a transforming into physique of courses that are tough to take care of with. This quantity presents a major evaluate of modern findings at the neurofibromatoses. It makes a speciality of the genetics and molecular biology underlying those illnesses, but additionally covers their scientific positive aspects, analysis and therapy, stressing the necessity for interdisciplinary therapy. With contributions by means of the most important investigators within the box, this well timed ebook will entice geneticists, genetic counselors, pediatricians, neurologists and oncologists.

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Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Head and Neck by Steven Meyers

By Steven Meyers

Authored by means of well known neuroradiologist Steven P. Meyers, Differential prognosis in Neuroimaging: Head and Neck is a stellar consultant for deciding on and diagnosing head and neck illness in accordance with place and neuroimaging effects. The succinct textual content displays greater than 25 years of hands-on adventure gleaned from complicated education and instructing citizens and fellows in radiology, neurosurgery, and otolaryngology. The Read more...

summary: Authored by way of popular neuroradiologist Steven P. Meyers, Differential analysis in Neuroimaging: Head and Neck is a stellar advisor for picking and diagnosing head and neck affliction according to place and neuroimaging effects. The succinct textual content displays greater than 25 years of hands-on event gleaned from complicated education and instructing citizens and fellows in radiology, neurosurgery, and otolaryngology. The high quality MRI and CT scans were accumulated over Dr. Meyers's long occupation, proposing an unsurpassed visible studying software. The distinct 'three-column desk plus pictures' forma

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Complications in Head and Neck Surgery with CD Image Bank, by David Eisele MD, Richard V. Smith MD FACS

By David Eisele MD, Richard V. Smith MD FACS

Successfully fending off, spotting, and handling issues is necessary on your operative good fortune. allow a multidisciplinary staff of specialists in otolaryngology, cosmetic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgical procedure, and normal surgical procedure advisor you thru the entire variety of problems linked to all sorts of head and neck process . . . so that you should be outfitted to supply the main favorable results for even the main difficult cases!

  • Expert, entire, multidisciplinary assurance of head and neck problems lets you correctly include new surgical suggestions into your practice.
  • An emphasis on worry prevention and popularity assists you in averting the "complication cascade."
  • Coverage of either acute and long term care of sufferers with head and neck problems prepares you to make potent offerings in either instances.
  • A new "Quality of lifestyles" part examines the controversies that regularly encompass deciding upon one technique over one other, illuminating why convinced strategies should not consistently top for a few patients.
  • A new part on issues of facial plastic and reconstructive surgical procedure equips you to accomplish those innovations with higher confidence.
  • A constant, useful bankruptcy layout is helping you concentrate on key scientific and surgical considerations.
  • A new, extra cohesive full-color representation software richly captures visible nuances of scientific presentation and operative technique.
  • A bonus CD-ROM lets you use all the pictures from the e-book in digital presentations.
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Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children by M. Memet Özek, Giuseppe Cinalli, Wirginia Maixner, Christian

By M. Memet Özek, Giuseppe Cinalli, Wirginia Maixner, Christian Sainte-Rose

This e-book, written by means of specialists from the world over, presents a accomplished, updated evaluation protecting all facets of posterior fossa neoplasms in pediatric sufferers, together with medulloblastoma, ependymoma, cerebellar astrocytoma, abnormal teratoid/rhabdoid tumor, chordoma, mind stem tumors, and rarer entities. for every tumor variety, person chapters are dedicated to genetics, radiological overview utilizing complicated imaging recommendations, surgical procedure, pathology, oncology, and radiation therapy. additionally, a separate part describes a few of the surgical techniques that could be followed and gives suggestions at the remedy of hydrocephalus and the function of intraoperative mapping and tracking. precious details is usually supplied on anatomy, medical presentation, neurological review, and molecular biology. The ebook closes via discussing intimately instant postoperative care, the administration of surgical problems, and longer-term rehabilitation and aid. Posterior fossa tumors are the commonest pediatric mind tumors yet are frequently tricky to regard as a result of their proximity to serious mind buildings and their tendency to reason marked intracranial high blood pressure. Practitioners of all degrees of expertise will locate Posterior Fossa Tumors in youngsters to be a richly illustrated, state-of-the-art advisor to the administration of those tumors that may function an excellent reference in medical practice.

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