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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.