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Overview

Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery provides step-by-step guidance to help you effectively manage the full range of cranial and spinal neurosurgical disorders. Drs. Rahul Jandial, Paul McCormick, and Peter Black offer their expertise and experience in consistent chapters that cover the indications and contraindications, pitfalls, tips and tricks, and more for each procedure. With access to the full text and procedural videos online at www.expertconsult.com, you’ll have everything you need to minimize risk and get the best results.

  • Master each technique by watching step-by-step videos online at www.expertconsult.com, and access the book’s complete text and illustrations.
  • Find information easily with consistent chapters that include indications and contraindications, common pitfalls, bailout options, and tips and tricks from the experts for each procedure.
  • Apply the expertise and experience of the world’s leading authorities in the field of neurosurgery.

The ideal neurosurgical reference offering the tools needed to hone a surgeons existing skills and learn new techniques in order to minimize risk and maximize earning potential in a comprehensive yet concise, easy-to-read reference

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: This book describes the current techniques used in neurosurgical procedures with insight from experts in the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to present classic and alternative approaches to cranial and spinal neurosurgical procedures, their pitfalls, advantages, and drawbacks.
Audience: Neurosurgery residents, neuroradiologists, staff neurosurgeons, and practitioners are the main audience.
Features: Over 150 authors contribute 99 chapters in this book. Divided into 10 sections, this guide encompasses most aspects of operative neurosurgery, including cranial, functional, vascular, and peripheral nerve. The book has a unique approach and, besides excellent technique illustrations, provides a guide to the application of diverse approaches, alternatives, and bailout techniques in case of trouble. Each section also details pitfalls and opinions from leading experts on what to avoid, predict, and do in case of trouble. Overall, this is an excellent, practical guide for residents and practitioners who want to review complex topics in a short amount of time.
Assessment: With its streamlined overview of complex neurosurgical techniques, this is an excellent resource for neurosurgery residents, neurosurgical staff, and practitioners.
From the Publisher

"Overall, this is an excellent, practical guide for residents and practitioners who want to review complex topics in a short amount of time. With its streamlined overview of complex neurosurgical techniques, this is an excellent resource for neurosurgery residents, neurosurgical staff, and practitioners. " - Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine), Excerpts from Doody’s review service, Rating - 4 Stars!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437709070
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/25/2011
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I EVALUATING THE PATIENT WITH MEMORY LOSS

CHAPTER 1 Why Diagnose and Treat?...................................................................1

CHAPTER 2 Evaluating the Patient with Memory Loss ............................................4

SECTION II DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF MEMORY LOSS

CHAPTER 3 Alzheimer’s Disease.........................................................................43

CHAPTER 4 Mild Cognitive Impairment ...............................................................71

CHAPTER 5 Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Including Parkinson’s

Disease Dementia) ...........................................................................79

CHAPTER 6 Vascular Dementia and Vascular Cognitive

Impairment ......................................................................................91

CHAPTER 7 Frontotemporal Dementia................................................................104

CHAPTER 8 Progressive Supranuclear Palsy .....................................................118

CHAPTER 9 Corticobasal Degeneration .............................................................128

CHAPTER 10 Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.....................................................136

CHAPTER 11 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease..............................................................143

CHAPTER 12 Other Disorders..............................................................................148

SECTION III TREATMENT OF MEMORY LOSS

CHAPTER 13 Goals of Treatment.........................................................................163

CHAPTER 14 Cholinesterase Inhibitors................................................................166

CHAPTER 15 Memantine (Namenda) ...................................................................184

CHAPTER 16 Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements, and Anti-Inflammatories...................193

CHAPTER 17 Future Treatments of Memory Loss .................................................199

CHAPTER 18 Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss ............................214

SECTION IV BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS

OF DEMENTIA

CHAPTER 19 Evaluating the Behavioral and Psychological

Symptoms of Dementia...................................................................220

CHAPTER 20 Caring for and Educating the Caregiver...........................................228

CHAPTER 21 Non-Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and

Psychological Symptoms of Dementia .............................................236

CHAPTER 22 Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological

Symptoms of Dementia...................................................................247

SECTION V ADDITIONAL ISSUES

CHAPTER 23 Life Adjustments ............................................................................259

CHAPTER 24 Legal and Financial Issues.............................................................266

CHAPTER 25 Special Issues...............................................................................271

SECTION VI CASE STUDIES..............................................275

ONLINE ONLY APPENDICES: (See inside front cover for details)

APPENDIX A Cognitive Test and Questionnaire Forms, Instructions,

and Normative Data

APPENDIX B Screening for Memory Loss

APPENDIX C Our Current Understanding of Memory

Index.....................................................................................................................289

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