Spinal Cord Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment

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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 ...

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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!

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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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.
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.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824794897
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/11/1998
  • Series: Neurological Disease and Therapy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 696
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Clinical Presentations of Spinal Cord Disease from a Pathophysiological Perspective, Jonathan Cole and Roy O. Weller

Developmental/Genetic Disease

Myelodysplasia, Terry J. Coyne and Michael G. Fehlings The Chiari Malformations, R. John Hurlbert and Michael G. Fehlings Spastic Paraplegia, Bulbar Palsy, and Spinocerebellar Degeneration, Ian E. C. Ormerod and Paul T. G. Davies

Injuries to the Spinal Cord and Column

Injuries to the Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord, George S. Miz Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma, Kenneth Main and Gordon L. Engler Birth Injuries, Kent Patrick Posttraumatic Syrinx: Diagnosis and Treatment, Noel I. Perin

Infections

Infections of the Spinal Cord, J. B. Peiris and S. B. Gunatilake Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Postinfective Neuroradiculoneuropathies, John Winer HIV Disease of the Spinal Cord and Nerve Roots, Hadi Manji

Tumors

Pathology of Spinal Tumors, Roy O. Weller Benign Spinal Tumors, Ali R. Rezai, Mark Lee, and Rick Abbott Primary Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors of Children and Adults, Shlomi Constantini and Fred Epstein Metastatic Disease of the Spine, Kenneth J. Paonessa and Michael J. Halperin

Neurological and Systemic Disease

Spinal Features of Multiple Sclerosis, Clive Paul Hawkins Motor Neuron Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Catherine M. Lloyd and P. Nigel Leigh Rheumatological Aspects of Spinal Disease, Cyrus Cooper and Michael I. D. Cawley Spinal Vascular Disease, W. Louis Merton Decompression Illness, A. W. Murrison, T. James R. Francis, and E. M. Sedgwick Cervical Spondylosis and Myelopathy, Jonathan Duffill and Fausto Iannotti Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament, Robert Jeffrey Martin and Christopher S. Kent

Investigation of Spinal Cord Disease

Imaging of Spinal Disease, Simon Barker Clinical Neurophysiology of Spinal Cord Disorders, W. Louis Merton and Jonathan Cole Urological Aspects of Spinal Cord Disease, Vijay Chandiramani, David Thomas, and Clare J. Fowler

Additional Problems

Omental Transposition in Spinal Cord Injury, C. J. Gerber, Glenn Neil-Dwyer, and Dorothy A. Lang Pain Associated with Disease of the Spinal Cord, Jonathan Cole Sexual Problems Associated with Spinal Cord Disease, Anthony Matthew Tromans and Jonathan Cole The Palliative and Terminal Care of Patients with Spinal Cord Disease, Tony O'Brien

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