Neuro-Oncology

Neuro-Oncology

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by Roger J. Packer
     
 

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The aim of the Neurology in Practice series is to provide a clinical 'in the office' or 'at the bedside' guide to effective patient care for neurologists in practice and in training. The tone will be practical, not academic. The working assumption is that readers want to know what (and what not) might or should be done, without over emphasis on the why. That said,

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The aim of the Neurology in Practice series is to provide a clinical 'in the office' or 'at the bedside' guide to effective patient care for neurologists in practice and in training. The tone will be practical, not academic. The working assumption is that readers want to know what (and what not) might or should be done, without over emphasis on the why. That said, it is important to review the crucial basic science necessary for effective diagnosis and management, and to provide reminders in the context of the practical chapters.

The books will not be heavily referenced, in line with a more practical approach. This allows for smoother reading (and also relieves the burden of comprehensive citing from authors). Key evidence (clinical trials, Cochrane or other meta analyses) should be summarized in 'Evidence at a Glance' boxes and key references such as reviews, major papers can be provided in the 'selected bibliography' at the end of each chapter.

Practical guidance will be provided through:

  • the use of algorithms and guidelines where they are appropriate
  • 'Tips and Tricks' boxes – hints on improving outcomes perhaps via practical technique, patient questioning etc
  • 'Caution' warning boxes – hints on avoiding problems, perhaps via contraindications
  • 'Science Revisited' – quick reminder of the basic science principles necessary for understanding

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Joseph I Sirven, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is an easy-to-read, practical overview of the field of neuro-oncology. It is not intended as an authoritative overview, but rather a clinically based review of the latest advances in the approach to brain tumors in adults and children.
Purpose: It discusses general aspects of the therapy for adults and children with brain tumors, while covering the pathogenesis and the most commonly encountered brain neoplasms.
Audience: The book is designed to update both academic and practicing neurologists and neurosurgeons, as well as physicians in practice and others caring for patients with brain tumors and cancers affecting the nervous system. The authors and editors are leaders in their fields.
Features: The book's four main sections cover general aspects of therapy, adult nervous system tumors, pediatric brain tumors, and the effects of systemic cancer and treatments on the nervous system. The chapter on the systemic effects of cancer is particularly well written. The tips and pearls that appear throughout the book are particularly effective in reinforcing concepts.
Assessment: This is an excellent addition to any clinical library that supports the care of patients with brain tumors. It fills a void in a discipline that is undergoing rapid change in its approach to treatment.
From the Publisher
“This is an excellent addition to any clinical library that supports the care of patients with brain tumors. It fills a void in a discipline that is undergoing rapid change in its approach to treatment.”  (Doody’s, 14 September 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470655757
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
NIP- Neurology in Practice Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Edited by
Roger J. Packer, MD, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine, Brain Tumor Institute, Gilbert Family Neurofibramatosis Institute, Children's National, Washington, DC, USA

David Schiff, MD, Departments of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, and Medicine, University of Virginia Health Science Center, Charlottesville, VA, USA

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Neuro-oncology 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dammit casey! This is why i dont give a crap about life im done i cant take it goodbye!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What ever u can think what u want. Keep fu.ck nick
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know you are the guy who was Nick I know you were also casey. Quit being a fu<_>cking sycopath! Ur such a catfish that its not even funny! You are not cool by doing this in fact you are quite pathetic! Fu<_>ck you pu<_>ssy a<_>ss bi<_>tch i hope you fu<_>cking fall in a hole you dou<_>che bag