Spinal Cord Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment

Spinal Cord Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment

by Gordon Engler
     
 

Featuring an impressive array of medical and surgical perspectives, this valuable reference addresses the main topics of spinal disease and its management, from anatomy and physiology to neurology and rheumatology.
With contributions from over 40 established clinicians and pioneering researchers, Spinal Cord Diseases

  • describes developmental abnormalities,
  • Overview

    Featuring an impressive array of medical and surgical perspectives, this valuable reference addresses the main topics of spinal disease and its management, from anatomy and physiology to neurology and rheumatology.
    With contributions from over 40 established clinicians and pioneering researchers, Spinal Cord Diseases

  • describes developmental abnormalities, including surgical intervention of myelodysplasia and dysraphism
  • stresses accurate diagnosis of degenerative spinal column disease
  • outlines the surgical removal of intramedullary tumors of the spinal cord, offering major improvements for prognosis
  • charts progress in the diagnosis and treatment of benign tumors
  • examines the latest advances in managing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, demyelination, and inflammatory diseases
  • details acute treatment for various levels of trauma to the spinal cord, including postinjury syrinx
  • highlights medical management of bacterial and HIV infections
  • analyzes the sexual aspects of spinal cord problems as well as chronic pain and the terminal care of patients
  • estimates the epidemiological frequency and financial cost of spinal cord injuries
  • and more!
  • Editorial Reviews

    Doody's Review Service
    Reviewer: Tadashi Shibuya(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
    Description: This book is written to provide extensive knowledge about spinal cord disease in a comprehensible way, using simple illustrations and an easy-to-read structure.
    Purpose: The aim is to explain spinal cord disease to the non-specialized physician and enlighten those in the various fields of therapy on the management of spinal cord disorder.
    Audience: It is written for students, residents, and practitioners who treat patients with, or have an interest in, spinal cord disease. In addition, it is a good review for the specialist who takes care of spinal cord patients.
    Features: It uses a unique structure to impart general knowledge about spinal cord disease, covering neuroanatomy, developmental abnormalities, modern diagnostic methods, and treatments of various types of spinal cord disease. Furthermore, it discusses the problems of pain, sexuality, and terminal care.
    Assessment: This book is useful for gaining general knowledge about spinal cord diseases and the problems surrounding management of patients with the diseases.
    3 Stars from Doody
    Journal of Neurology Neurosciences and Psychiatry
    ...it will appeal to all disciplines that deal with spinal cord disease, bringing together neurological, rheumatological, and surgical disease that is often covered in separate textbooks.
    Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
    ...a very valuable book.
    Tadashi Shibuya
    This book is written to provide extensive knowledge about spinal cord disease in a comprehensible way, using simple illustrations and an easy-to-read structure. The aim is to explain spinal cord disease to the non-specialized physician and enlighten those in the various fields of therapy on the management of spinal cord disorder. It is written for students, residents, and practitioners who treat patients with, or have an interest in, spinal cord disease. In addition, it is a good review for the specialist who takes care of spinal cord patients. It uses a unique structure to impart general knowledge about spinal cord disease, covering neuroanatomy, developmental abnormalities, modern diagnostic methods, and treatments of various types of spinal cord disease. Furthermore, it discusses the problems of pain, sexuality, and terminal care. This book is useful for gaining general knowledge about spinal cord diseases and the problems surrounding management of patients with the diseases.
    Booknews
    Contains 29 chapters divided into sections on developmental/genetic disease, injuries, infections, tumors, neurology and systemic disease, investigation of spinal cord disease, and additional problems. Specific topics include myelodysplasia, birth injuries, HIV disease of the spinal cord and nerve roots, pathology of tumors, metastatic disease, multiple sclerosis, vascular disease, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, imaging of spinal disease, pain associated with disease, and sexual dysfunction. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780824794897
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    06/11/1998
    Series:
    Neurological Disease and Therapy Series
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    696
    Product dimensions:
    6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 2.00(d)

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