Description: This is a pocket-sized guide to core topics in neurosurgery, neurology, and neurocritical care.
Purpose: As with other Tarascon Pocketbooks, this book is designed to provide concise, basic information in a specialty area.
Audience: The intended audience includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, and residents in these fields.
Features: The book is divided into sections covering the three areas. The neurology section briefly addresses stroke, seizures, communication disorders, movement disorders, infectious diseases and neuro-ophthalmology. The neurosurgery section covers pediatric neurosurgery, brain tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery, neuroendocrinology, neuroradiology, spine, neurovascular, trauma, peripheral nerves, functional and pain, surgical approaches, and templates. The final section on neurocritical care covers anatomy, ICU issues, and procedures. References are current, but tables and figures are few and in black and white.
Assessment: The book brings together quick "need to know" topics. Such a pocketbook is useful in providing essential information to students and residents. It provides useful templates for dictations in neurosurgery and helpful diagrams and figures.