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  • This text presents state-of-the-art techniques for surgery of the craniovertebral junction and cervical spine. It provides concise explanations of the underlying principles of each technique and insights into the unique issues in pediatric surgery.
  • Machine generated contents note: Contributors vii -- Preface xi -- Dedication x ii -- Acknowledgments xiii --PART I PRINCIPLES AND TECHNOLOGY -- 1. Historical Perspective of Image-Guided Neurosurgery2 -- 2. Sources of Error in Image Registration for Cranial Image-Guided Neurosurgery 10 -- 3. Spinal Registration Accuracy and Error37 -- 4. The Optical Digitizer 45 -- 5. The Mechanical Arm System 54 -- 6. The Magnetic System 60 -- 7. The Passive Navigational System68 -- 8. Image-Guided Neurosurgery Combining Mechanical Arm and Optical Digitizer 73 -- 9. Videotactic Surgery 80 -- 10. Endoscopic Image-Guided Surgery 87 -- 11. Robotic Microscopes 98 -- 12. Image-Guided Robotic Radiosurgery 107 --PART II CRANIAL APPLICATIONS -- 13. Image-Guided Brain Biopsy 116 -- 14. Cerebrovascular Applications of Image-Guided Surgery 121 -- 15. Image-Guided Brain Tumor Resection 132 -- 16. Intraoperative Image Update by Interface with Ultrasound 141 -- 17. Intraoperative Image Update by Magnetic Resonance Imaging 146 -- 18. Image-Guided Epilepsy Surgery 156 -- 19. New Directions in Atlas-Assisted Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery 162 --PART III SPINAL APPLICATIONS -- 20. Image-Guided Cervical Instrumentation 176 -- 21. Thoracic Instrumentation: Stereotactic Navigation for Placementof Pedicle Screws in the Thoracic Spine 182 -- 22. Image Guidance for Scoliosis 191 -- 23. Image-Guided Lumbar Instrumentation 197 -- 24.Computer-Assisted Image-Guided Fluoroscopy (Virtual Fluoroscopy) 207 -- 25. Controversies in Image-Guided Spine Surgery218 --Index 224.
  • Surgical anatomy of the sacral hiatus for caudal access to the spinal canal -- Radiologic anatomy of the sacral canal -- Imaging in degenerative spine pathology -- Operative management of lumbar disc herniation: the evolution of knowledge and surgical techniques in the last century -- Philosophy and concepts of modern spine surgery -- Minimally invasive treatment for refractory low back pain, targeted by epidural endoscopy with O2/O3 and steroid therapy -- Epidural injections: past, present and future -- Long term intrathecal infusion of opiates for treatment of failed back surgery syndrome -- Modic changes: anatomy, pathophysiology and clinical correlation -- Periduroscopy: general review of clinical features and development of operative models -- The effectiveness of endoscopic epidurolysis in treatment of degenerative chronic low back pain: a prospective analysis and follow-up at 48 months -- Endoscopic approaches to the spinal cord -- Application of pulsed radio frequency to the dorsal horn and dorsal roots -- Automated nucleotomy and nucleolysis with ozone -- Treatment of discogenic low back pain with intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET): 24 months follow-up in 50 consecutive patients -- Percutaneous coblation nucleoplasty in patients with contained lumbar disc prolapse: 1 year follow-up in a prospective case series -- Plasma-mediated disc decompression for contained cervical disc herniation: results through 5 years -- Percutaneous laser discectomy: experience and long term follow-up -- Mechanism of action of oxygen ozone therapy in the treatment of disc herniation and low back pain -- Treatment of symptomatic lumbar spinal degenerative pathologies by means of combined conservative biochemical treatments -- Oxygen-ozone therapy for degenerative spine disease in the elderly: a prospective study -- Ozone: the one and only drug -- Vertebral augmentation: 7 years experience -- Kyphoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCF) procedure description and analysis of the outcomes of 128 patients -- Experience with coflex interspinous implant -- DIAM device for low back pain in degenerative disc disease: 24 months follow-up -- Percutaneous surgical treatment in lumbar spinal stenosis with Aperius-PercLID: indications, surgical technique and results -- Six level cervico-thoracic circumferential reconstruction: report of the second case of the literature -- Percutaneous vertebral augmentation: StabilitiT: a new delivery system for vertebral fractures -- Minimally invasive disc preserving surgery in cervical radiculopathies: the posterior microscopic and endoscopic approach -- The fullendoscopic anterior cervical fusion: a new horizon for selective percutaneous endoscopic cervical decompression -- Leucocyte-platelet haemocomponents for topical use: regenerative potentiality -- Current surgical options for articular cartilage repair -- Facial-hypoglossal nerve end-to-side neurorrhaphy: anatomical study in rats -- Anatomic study in cadaver of the motor branch of the musculocutaneous nerve -- Exposure of the sciatic nerve in the gluteal region without sectioning the gluteus maximus: an anatomical and microsurgical study -- Experimental and clinical employment of end-to-side coaptation: our experience -- Considerations on the treatment of anterior interosseous nerve syndrome -- Percutaneous balloon compression of the gasserain ganglion for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: personal experience of 206 patients.
  • Upper Body Nerves: Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus -- Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus -- Musculocutaneous Nerve -- Median Nerve -- Ulnar Nerve -- Axillary Nerve -- Radial Nerve -- Suprascapular Nerve -- Long Thoracic and Thoracodorsal Nerves -- Intercostal Nerves. Lower Body Nerves: Lumbosacral Plexus -- Femoral Nerve -- Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve -- Sciatic Nerve Technical Notes.
  • Laminoplasty for multilevel myelopathy and radiculomyelopathy / Kazuhiro Chiba -- Anterior cervical decompression and fusion techniques : anterior cervical decompression and fusion, corpectomy, and foraminotomy / Han Jo Kim, John M. Rhee, and K. Daniel Riew -- Indications and techniques of cervical pedicle screws c3-7 for degenerative conditions / Kuniyoshi Abumi and Manabu Ito -- Laminectomy and fusion for cervical spondylotic myelopathy / Kristian Dalzell, Aria Nouri, and Michael G. Fehlings -- Posterior cervical minimally invasive microendoscopic foraminotomy / Albert P. Wong, Tarek Y. El Ahmadieh, Zachary A. Smith, Nader S. Dahdaleh, and Richard G. Fessler -- Navigation for cervical reconstruction surgery / Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran and Ajoy Prasad Shetty -- Cervical disk arthroplasty / Justin W. Miller and Rick C. Sasso -- Cervical sagittal balance : what is normal and what is the effect on reconstruction outcomes / Peter L. Cohn, William Ryan Spiker, Kris E. Radcliff, and Alexander R. Vaccaro -- Complications of anterior surgery : vertebral artery injury, esophageal perforation, dysphagia / Luiz Roberto Vialle, Samuel Conrad, and Emiliano Vialle -- Adjacent segment pathology of the cervical spine / Babak Khamsi, Sandeep N. Gidvani, and Jeffrey C. Wang -- Upper cervical screw-fixation techniques : how to avoid complications / Han Jo Kim and Jin Sup Yeom.
  • "Authored by pioneers in the field, the Atlas of Acoustic Neurinoma Microsurgery--now in a fully updated second edition--provides step-by-step descriptions of the various surgical approaches complemented by clearly labeled, full-color intraoperative photographs. Numerous cases derived from the expert authors' own experience accompany each description to demonstrate the clinical application of the various techniques as well as to offer practical examples of what to do when faced with surgical complications. Concise, tightly focused chapters cover everything from surgical anatomy and operating room setup to detailed explanations of how to perform the full range of surgical procedures, including the enlarged translabyrinthine approach with transapical extension (introduced by Gruppo Otologico), the enlarged middle cranial fossa approach, the transotic approach, the modified transcochlear approach, and much more. Features - New chapters on the general features of acoustic neurinomas; functional surgery and intraoperative monitoring of the facial and cochlear nerves; imaging of acoustic neurinomas; facial nerve reanimation; and treatment options for patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 - In-depth information on key aspects of patient care, such as patient selection, preoperative care, and postoperative follow-up - Over 1000 high-quality images--including more than 900 full-color intraoperative photographs-- precisely display each step of the different procedures - Multiple cases in each chapter prepare the reader for clinical situations Reflecting the latest advancements in acoustic neurinoma microsurgery, this visual guide will help develop the surgical skills of every otolaryngologist and neurosurgeon who performs this delicate and complicated form of surgery"--Provided by publisher.
  • Complete state-of-the-art coverage of surgical techniques for the spine and peripheral nerves, engaging the full range of approaches--anterior, anterolateral, posterior, and spanning posteriolateral--for these operations. Each section opens with an in-dept discussion of pathology, etiology, and differential diagnosis to help master the underlying scientific principles of diseases and conditions of the spine and peripheral nerves. The authors then present technique-oriented chapters containing step-by-step descriptions of surgical procedures.
  • Beautifully illustrated and comprehensive, this must-have atlas guides readers through the delicate, high-risk surgical approaches they need to successfully manage pathology of the temporal bone, the most complex anatomic area in the human body. Each consistently organized chapter addresses a different technique, beginning with a clear definition of the approach followed by a discussion of indications and key information on anatomic orientation, surgical steps, and, in many cases, surgical anatomy. Clearly labeled, full-color illustrations accompany step-by-step descriptions of common and unique operative techniques. The author, a world-renowned otorhinolaryngologist, provides detailed explanations of important anatomic landmarks and advice on how to choose the appropriate instruments at each surgical stage. An ideal companion for use in both the dissection laboratory and the operating room.
  • Peripheral nerve analysis is a challenging task for pathologists, given the advent of new diagnoses and techniques of analysis and the impact of molecular genetics. This book presents a simple, logical method for constructing a differential diagnosis based on pathology and clinical presentation. It also provides advice on the selection of ancillary molecular, immunohistochemical and genetic techniques to establish a definitive diagnosis. Clear, authoritative guidance is offered on diagnosis of the full range of neuropathies with the aid of a wealth of high-quality color photomicrographs and electron micrographs. The pathologist will benefit greatly from the identification of a variety of artifacts and normal structures occasionally encountered in nerve biopsies that need to be distinguished from specific pathologic alterations. This user-friendly, practical text will be an invaluable aid in achieving the most specific diagnosis possible.
  • All European countries, including those that have recently joined the European Union or are candidates for membership, currently show a clear trend towards an increasing number of accidental injuries. This holds true for a range of injuries, including accidents among the elderly, sports injuries, and trauma due to traffic accidents. The increase in the number of injuries is accompanied by rising expectations among patients, who anticipate good functional results even after serious injuries. Despite these developments, trauma surgery is not yet established as an independent field in all European countries. Against this background, there is a clear need for a book that covers the state of the art in trauma surgery. This volume, which focuses on bone and joint injuries orthopedic trauma is intended to help to meet this need. It will also serve to harmonize the practice of trauma surgery within the European Union and to prepare for the UEMS EBSQ trauma surgery.
  • Eric S. Nussbaum and J. Mocco renowned surgical experts combine their expertise to provide the most current and comprehensive coverage of open brain bypass and endovascular options currently available. A detailed introduction familiarizes readers with the various indications for these technically demanding procedures. Concise chapters then supply thorough coverage of surgical strategies, complications, and outcomes using case examples from the authors' own collections to help prepare readers for surgery. Enhancing the text throughout, operative photographs and angiographic images clearly demonstrate the pre-, peri-, and postoperative management of ischemic stroke, giant aneurysms, and the spectrum of complex cerebrovascular diseases. Neurosurgeons, residents, and fellows will regularly refer to this definitive guide in both the operating room and the catheterization lab. It is also an indispensable resource for interventional radiologists, neurologists, vascular neurosurgeons, or for anyone who needs to learn more about these cutting-edge cerebral revascularization techniques.
  • Section 1. Cerebral hemodynamics and cerebrovascular imaging -- section 2. EC-IC bypass surgical techniques -- section 3. Cerebral ischemia -- section 4. Giant cerebral aneurysms -- section 5. Skull base tumors.
  • The book contains 48 articles presented at the 11th International Conference on Cerebral Vasospasm held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in July 2011. This collection of papers represents a cross-section of the enormous progress that has been made towards a thorough understanding and effective treatment of neurovascular events following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, including cerebral vasospasm. It is of interest to clinicians who wish to apply state-of-the-art knowledge to their management of this devastating condition and to basic scientists wishing to expand their understanding of cerebrovascular and neural pathophysiology related to subarachnoid hemorrhage.
  • Presents a focused and succinct review of surgical cervical spine cases, representing mid to high-level complexity, with preferred management methods, including a rationale of pros and cons of alternative methods. A quick, clear, and practical approach to diagnosis and surgical management of cervical problems of the spine. The diagnosis-based format proceeds logically to the specific and most up-to-date methods of treatment.
  • Odontoid fracture type I -- Transodontoid screw for type II odontoid fracture -- Nonunion of a type II odontoid fracture -- Atlantoaxial instability -- Bilateral locked facets -- Cervical kyphosis -- Spinal trauma -- Ankylosing spondylitis -- Esophageal injury -- Traumatic thoracic fracture -- Lumbar fracture -- Burst fracture -- Traumatic lumbar fracture -- Multiple burst fractures -- Sacral fracture / Rahul Vaidya and Marilyn Gates -- Atlanto-occipital dislocation / Eric Spickler -- Cranial settling -- Rheumatoid arthritis -- Rheumatoid patient with ventral cord compression -- Rheumatoid arthritis with instability -- Percutaneous cervical decompression -- Cervical cages -- Mechanical neck pain -- Multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) -- Hardware failure -- Postoperative kyphosis -- Multilevel cervical stenosis -- Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) -- Cervical myelopathy -- Cervical hardware failure -- Central cord with osteoporosis -- Pseudomeningocele -- Angioedema -- Thoracic disc -- Syrinx -- Transverse myelitis -- Discogenic back pain -- Adjacent segment disease -- Motion preservation technology -- Percutaneous lumbar laminotomies and foraminotomies -- Large disc herniation treated percutaneously -- Segmental instability -- Lumbar instability and radiculopathy -- Foot drop -- Pars defect -- High-grade spondylolisthesis -- Multilevel posterior lumbar interbody fusion -- Bone morphogenetic protein -- Degenerative scoliosis -- Nerve root impingement by pedicle screw -- Lumbar scoliosis -- Degenerative lumbar spine disease with segmental instability -- Lumbar nonunion -- Mechanical back with previous posterior fusion -- Osteoporosis -- Metastatic lesion -- Plasmacytoma with postembolization swelling -- Thoracic tumor -- Thoracolumbar instrumentation failure -- Thoracic screw misplacement -- Recurrent giant cell tumor -- Lumbosacral giant cell tumor with segmental instability -- Large upper cervical nerve sheath tumor -- Benign thoracic tumor -- Spinal tumor / Asim Mahmood -- Lumbar schwannoma -- Metastatic spinal cord lesion -- Sacral lesion -- Recurrent sacral tumor -- Spinal epidural abscess -- Thoracic osteomyelitis -- Pott's disease -- Intramedullary cervical lesion -- Klippel-Feil spine -- Klippel-Feil Syndrome -- Cervical rib -- Ankylosing hyperostosis of Forestier and Rotes-Querol -- Fibrous dysplasia -- Diastematomyelia -- Spinal teratoma -- Congenital abnormality of the spine -- Thoracic arteriovenous fistula -- Arachnoid cyst -- Achondroplasia -- Arachnoiditis -- Spinal deformity -- Tethered cord.
  • This text prepares its users to deliver expert care in this most challenging nursing specialty. It addresses neuroanatomy, assessment, diagnostic evaluation and management of the complete range of neurological disorders for which nurses provide patient care, including trauma, stoke, tumors, seizures, headache, aneurysms, infections, degenerative disorders and features new chapters on neurological critical care and peripheral neuropathies. The new edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect standards of care based on evidence-based practice. It now includes separate pathophysiology sections in each chapter, new resource guides, such as internet sites and professional and patient information sources, key points summaries, evidence-based boxes, and nursing research features.
  • Written and edited by leading international authorities in the field, this book provides an in-depth review of knowledge of complications of CSF shunting, with emphasis on prevention, identification, and management. It covers the full range of shunt-related complications and the various associated adverse consequences that remain common despite significant improvements in imaging techniques and therapeutic methods. The chapters are organized into three parts: introduction, complications of extrathecal CSF shunt devices, and complications of endoscopy. In addition to providing clinicians and investigators with the most pertinent current evidence, the book looks forward to future areas of hydrocephalus research and to innovative therapeutic philosophies. This comprehensive reference book will be an ideal source for neurosurgeons seeking both basic and more sophisticated information and procedures relating to the complications associated with CSF shunting. It will also contribute in overcoming the problem of lack of knowledge of basic fluid dynamics and workings of the shunts ? knowledge that is essential for optimal care of hydrocephalic patients.
  • This comprehensive guide answers commonly asked questions about neurosurgical conditions related to brain and spinal cord. Comprehensive Guide to Neurosurgical Conditions fills the gap which arises after a diagnosis is made on the loved one, explaining the basics of neurosurgical diseases and their management. Comprehensive Guide to Neurosurgical Conditions, looks at the Neurosurgical team, the Intensive Care Unit and the basic as well as the emergency neurosurgical procedures in a comprehensive and concise matter. Comprehensive Guide to Neurosurgical Conditions, which is part of a book set including Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions, delves into different kinds of brain surgeries, tumors and the management of stroke in chapters written by reputed neurosurgeons worldwide, to help the physicians, the patients and their families cope with all aspects of neurosurgery.
  • Anatomy -- Physiology -- Pathology and radiology -- Neurology -- Neurosurgery -- Critical care -- Glossary of abbreviations.
  • Trends in neurovascular surgery / Brian A. O'Shaughnessy [and others] -- Trends in endovascular surgery / Demetrius K. Lopes [and others] -- Novel approaches to neurovascular diseases / Michael L. DiLuna, Katie Pricola, and Murat Gunel -- Implications of trends in the marketplace for neurovascular diseases / Charles B. Wilson -- Neuroendovascular diseases: past, present, and future / Joseph M. Fitzgerald and Daniel Tuden -- Unruptured aneurysms: a neurological perspective / Nerissa U. Ko and Daryl R. Gress -- Unruptured aneurysms: a surgical perspective / Chirag D. Gandhi, Aman B. Patel, and Joshua B. Bederson -- Surgical treatment of anterior circulation aneurysms / G. Edward Vates and Art Day Shankar -- Endovascular treatment of anterior circulation aneurysms / Reza Jahan, Gary Duckwiler, and Fernando Vinuela -- Surgical considerations of posterior circulation aneurysms / Howard A. Riina and Robert F. Spetzler -- Endovascular treatment of posterior circulation aneurysms / Italo Linfante, Cole Blease Graham, III, and Ajay K. Wakhloo -- Treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations / Andrew Jea, Mustafa K. Bakaya, and Roberto C. Heros -- Endovascular treatment of arteriovenous malformations / Gary M. Nesbit [and others] -- Radiosurgical treatment of arteriovenous malformations / Douglas Kondziolka, L. Dade Lunsford, and John C. Flickinger -- Surgical treatment of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas / Y. Jonathan Zhang [and others]. Endovascular management of dural arteriovenous fistulas / Yasunari Niimi [and others] -- Surgical management of extracranial vascular occlusive disease / Brian E. Snell, Robert J. Wienecke, and Christopher M. Loftus -- Endovascular revascularization of carotid artery disease / Philip M. Meyers, Sean D. Lavine, and Randall T. Higashida -- Diagnosis and medical and endovascular management of intracranial atherosclerotic disease / Hunaldo Villalobos, Alan S. Boulos, and Lee R. Guterman -- The case for microsurgery in the treatment of cavernous malformations / Mustafa K. Bakaya, Andrew Jea, and Jacques J. Morcos -- Observation of cavernous malformations / Darryl Gress and Vineeta Singh -- The departmental model for practice in neurovascular disease / Christopher S. Ogilvy [and others] -- The institutional model for practice: an interventional neurovascular program within an academic neurological surgery department / T.C. Origitano, Harish Shownkeen, Mary Fitzgerald, and Trisha Cassidy -- The neurovascular center model for practice / Edwin J. Cunningham and Marc R. Mayberg -- Regionalization of neurovascular medicine / E. Sander Connolly, Jr., Mitchell F. Berman, and Robert A. Solomon -- Resolving controversy and uncertainty with evidence / S. Claiborne Johnston -- Developing the neurovascular surgical specialists of the future / Charles Y. Liu [and others] -- Developing the endovascular and neurovascular specialists of the future / Cameron G. McDougall.
  • Surgical removal of a tuberculum sellae meningioma : endoscopic vs. microscopic -- Management of a parasagittal meningioma involving the superior sagittal sinus -- Management of a petroclival meningioma -- Management of a small meningioma in a young patient -- Management of a vestibular schwannoma in a single hearing ear of a patient with neurofibromatosis type 2 -- Management of a trigeminal schwannoma : microsurgical removal vs. radiosurgery -- Surgical removal of a pituitary macroadenoma : endoscopic vs. microscopic -- Surgical approaches to a pituitary macroadenoma with cavernous sinus extensions : transcranial vs. transsphenoidal approach -- Total removal vs. subtotal removal with radiation of a craniopharyngioma -- Surgical approaches to a retrochiasmatic craniopharyngioma -- Glioma resection in eloquent areas -- Approaches to a colloid cyst : transcranial vs. endoscopic -- Management of an unruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm : coiling -- Treatment of a giant ophthalmic aneurysm -- Treatment of a ruptured wide-neck basilar aneurysm -- Approaches to a basilar tip aneurysm -- Treatment of arteriovenous malformation in eloquent areas -- Management of symptomatic carotid stenosis -- Treatment of trigeminal neuralgia -- Treatment of intractable facial pain -- Deep brain stimulation with frame vs. frameless stereotactic -- The application of artificial discs -- Clinical trials : are they authoritative or flawed?
  • Arachnoid cysts -- Communicating hydrocephalus -- Noncommunicating hydrocephalus -- Compartmentalized hydrocephalus -- Slit ventricle syndrome -- Craniopharyngioma -- Optic pathway/hypothalamic gliomas -- Ependymomas -- Scaphocephaly/sagittal synostosis -- Deformational plagiocephaly -- Intracranial suppuration -- Chiari malformations -- Intractable epilepsy -- Moyamoya disease -- Pediatric aneurysms -- Myelomeningocele -- Lipomyelomeningocele/tethered cord -- Intramedullary spinal cord tumors -- Spasticity -- Syringomyelia.
  • "Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery provides step-by-step guidance to help you effectively manage the full range of cranial and spinal neurosurgical disorders. Drs. Rahul Jandial, Paul McCormick, and Peter Black offer their expertise and experience in consistent chapters that cover the indications and contraindications, pitfalls, tips and tricks, and more for each procedure. With access to the full text and procedural videos online at www.expertconsult.com, you'll have everything you need to minimize risk and get the best results."--Publisher's website.
  • 5th Edition, edited by James E. Cottrell, MD, FRCA and William L. Young, MD, delivers the complete and authoritative guidance you need to ensure optimal perioperative safety for neurosurgical patients. Integrating current scientific principles with the newest clinical applications, it not only explains what to do under any set of circumstances but also why to do it and how to avoid complications. Comprehensive updates reflect all of the latest developments in neurosurgical anesthesia, and contributions from many new experts provide fresh insights into overcoming tough clinical challenges.
  • "The art and science of spinal surgery has been in constant evolution since the early middle ages. The majority of advances, however, have occurred after World War II with the advent of antibiotics, better imaging, improved diagnostic methods, and surgical care. In the past five to ten years, a greater understanding of spinal anatomy and the development of more sophisticated radiological imaging and instrumentation have further illuminated what is possible in spinal care. Decision Making in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery adds to the historical continuum by compiling a collection of chapters that define why a minimally invasive approach should be chosen and how to perform such a procedure, written by authors who have established themselves as experts in the field"--Provided by publisher.
  • This comprehensive guide answers commonly asked questions about neurosurgical conditions related to brain and spinal cord. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions fills the gap which arises after a diagnosis is made on the loved one, explaining the basics of neurosurgical diseases and their management. Emergency Approaches to Neurosurgical Conditions concentrates on the brain and spine, both in surgery and radiotherapy, as well as congenital and accident-related conditions. This comprehensive book which is part of a book-set including Comprehensive Guide to Neurosurgical Conditions, informs the reader on various symptoms to look for, and helps with the management of brain and spine surgery in chapters written by reputed neurosurgeons to help the physicians, the patients and their families.
  • Survey -- Cavum nasi and fossa pterygopalatina -- Sinus sphenoidalis and fossa pterygopalatina -- Tuba auditiva (eustachii) -- Pyramis (petrous bone, pars petrosa plus pars tympanica) -- Clivus area and pars condylaris -- Special surgical aspects examples.
  • "As the understanding of human physiology has become more complete, the importance of preserving normal tissues has become increasingly clear in the field of surgery. This understanding gave birth to the concept of minimally invasive surgery that has conquered almost all surgical fields, including spine surgery. With recent advances and experience, minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS) is gradually replacing conventional spine surgical procedures. The primary goal of MISS is to achieve outcomes comparable to those of open surgery while minimizing normal tissue damage and reducing recovery times. Advances in optics, radionavigation, and laser technology made MISS more accessible to surgeons and truly less invasive for the patient. Minimally invasive surgical techniques have touched the entire spinal column, from the cervical to the lumbosacral spine. The MISS spectrum ranges from simple disk surgeries to the most complicated spine surgeries, such as deformity correction. Of all MISS procedures, percutaneous endoscopic disk surgery has attracted the most attention from the global spine surgery community and has enjoyed phenomenal advances in sophistication in the past decade. The remainder of the chapter presents a historical account of percutaneous disk surgeries for the lumbar and cervical spine. "--Provided by publisher.
  • Endovascular neurosurgery is a recently introduced but rapidly evolving medical field, which uses minimally invasive interventions to treat major life-threatening vascular lesions of the Central Nervous System. Although its history counts less than 15 years of worldwide acceptance, it has rapidly displaced the traditional open neurosurgical techniques, being nowadays the first treatment choice for brain aneurysms and vascular malformations. Thus, the experience of each neuroendovascular center and performer is invaluable, offering the base for learning and teaching the new generation of interventionalists as well as for the evolvement of the method itself. This book presents the basic principles of endovascular neurosurgery starting from clinical cases. Through this close-to-clinical-reality-process, the reader will be able to more thoroughly understand the pathophysiology of the brain and spine vascular lesions as well as the decision-making strategy, related to the indications, endovascular methods and results, finding suggestions and solutions to his/her clinical questions and problems. Besides chapters devoted to CNS vascular embryology and anatomy, clinical cases organized in groups based on the treated lesions are introduced: ruptured and unruptured cerebral aneurysms of the anterior and posterior circulation, side-wall and bifurcation aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), dural arteriovenous fistulae (dAVF), arterial stenosis and angioplasty as well as spinal vascular lesions. A separate chapter is devoted to the organization and necessary equipment of the angio room and the department offering neuroendovascular service. This volume will be of interest to neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, vascular surgeons, neurologists and ICU physicians as well as health care providers who are involved in the diagnosis and management of the vascular lesions of the brain and spine.
  • 2011 ClinicalKey
    Neuromodulation is an emerging field that explores the use of electrical, chemical, and mechanical interventions to heal neurological deficits. Such neurostimulation has already shown great promise with disorders and diseases such as chronic pain, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease. This is the first concise reference covering all of the basic principles of neuromodulation in a single affordable volume for neuro-residents, fellows, and basic clinical practitioners, edited by two prominent clinical experts in the field. This volume emphasizes essential observations from all of the important clinical phases involved in any neuromodulation: targeting, intraoperative assessment, programming, complications, and complication avoidance. There are commonalities to all neuromodulation procedures that must be brought to the forefront to form a cohesive presentation of neuromodulation, and such emphasis will give readers a more solid grounding in the fundamentals needed to embrace this field as a cohesive clinical entity.
  • I. Principles of Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Practice. -- 1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Spinal Cord -- 2. Evaluation of the Patient with Spinal Cord Injury -- 3. Imaging of Acute Spinal Cord Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury -- 4. Pathophysiology of Spinal Cord Injury -- 5. Epidemiology of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury -- 6. Spinal Cord Injury Classification -- 7. Spontaneous Recovery Patterns and Prognoses after Spinal Cord Injury -- 8. Management of Spinal Cord Injury in the Intensive Care Unit -- 9. Concomitant Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury -- 10. Pharmacotherapy in Acute Spinal Cord Injury: Focus on Steroids -- 11. Halo Application and Closed Skeletal Reduction of Cervical Dislocations -- 12. Principles of Surgical Management of Spinal Trauma Associated with Spinal Cord Injury -- 13. Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis -- 14. Sexuality and Fertility after Spinal Cord Injury -- 15. Interdisciplinary Essentials in Pressure Ulcer Management -- 16. Autonomic Dysreflexia and Cardiovascular Complications of Spinal Cord Injury -- 17. Pain after Spinal Cord Injury -- 18. Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury: Psychosocial Aspects of Spinal Cord Injury -- 19. Posttraumatic Kyphotic Deformity of the Cervical Spine -- 20. Posttraumatic Syringomyelia: Pathophysiology and Management -- 21. Rehabilitation of the Individual with Spinal Cord Injury -- 22. The Management of Secondary Complications Following Spinal Cord Injury -- II. Controversies in Management. -- 23. Timing of Surgery for Acute Spinal Cord Injury: From Basic Science to Clinical Application -- 24. Hypothermia: Evidence-Based Review -- 25. Management of Cervical Facet Dislocation -- 26. Management of Acute Spinal Cord Injury in Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures Including Cauda Equina Syndrome -- 27. Management of Central Cord Syndrome -- III. Neuroprotective and Neuroregenerative Approaches. -- 28. Research in Spinal Cord Injury: Building an Effective Translational Research Program -- 29. North American Clinical Trials Network: Building a Clinical Trials Network for Spinal Cord Injury -- 30. Considerations for the Initiation and Conduct of Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trials -- 31. Animal Models of Spinal Cord Injury -- 32. Glial Scar and Monocyte-Derived Macrophages Are Needed for Spinal Cord Repair: Timing, Location, and Level as Critical Factors -- 33. Promising Preclinical Pharmacological Approaches to Spinal Cord Injury -- 34. Cellular Transplantation in Spinal Cord Injury -- 35. Neuroregeneration Approaches -- 36. Neuroprotective Trials in Spinal Cord Injury -- 37. Approaches Using Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering -- IV. Neurophysiology and Imaging. -- 38. Electrophysiological Measures after Spinal Cord Injury -- 39. Quantitative Tests of Sensory, Motor, and Autonomic Function -- 40. Basic Neurophysiological Approaches to Probing Spinal Circuits -- 41. Neuroimaging after Spinal Cord Injury: Evaluating Injury Severity and Prognosis Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging -- 42. The Role of Neurophysiology in the Study of Recovery and Spasticity -- V. Plasticity and Recovery. -- 43. Spinal and Supraspinal Plasticity after Spinal Cord Injury -- 44. The Human Central Pattern Generator and Its Role in Spinal Cord Injury Recovery -- 45. Electrophysiological Predictors of Lower Limb Motor Recovery: The Rehabilitation Perspective -- 46. Somatosensory Function and Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury: Advanced Assessment of Segmental Sensory Function -- 47. Electrical Stimulation Following Spinal Cord Injury -- 48. Operant Conditioning of Spinal Reflexes to Improve Motor Function after Spinal Cord Injury -- 49. Functional Restoration through Robotics -- 50. Peripheral Nerve Grafts and the Repair of Axonal Circuits Following Spinal Cord Injury -- VI. Resources. -- 51. Population-Based Spinal Cord Injury Registries: Potential Impacts and Challenges -- 52. Resources to Empower and Expand the Opportunities of People with Spinal Cord Injury -- VII. Achieving Success. -- 53. Neurogenomic and Neuroproteomic Approaches to Studying Neural Injury -- 54. Breakthroughs of the Last Twenty Years.
  • Begins with a review of the concepts and techniques involved in the practice of evidence-based medicine, including the basics of critical analysis using methodologically rigorous evidence-synthesis techniques. The second part of the text provides useful examples of the use of this critical analysis for common clinical situations, such as stent placement, managing infection, metastases, craniocerebral trauma, cervical spine trauma, and more.
  • One of the most common problems for spinal cord injury patients is urinary system dysfunction. The book Functional Bladder Reconstruction Following Spinal Cord Injury via Neural Approaches introduces how to solve this problem using multi-disciplinary approaches. From animal model studies to surgical techniques as well as successful case reports, six kinds of surgery are presented in separate chapters. This up-to-date monograph will be a valuable resource for surgeons, urologists and neurologists caring for spinal cord injury patients. The contributors are a group of surgeons working in the fields of orthopaedics and microsurgery.
  • pt. 1 ScienceDirect
    This issue of Progress in Brain Research is split over 2 volumes, bringing together cutting-edge research on Functional Neural Transplantation. The 2 volumes review current knowledge and understanding, provide a starting point for researchers and practitioners entering the field, and build a platform for further research and discovery. Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation, and provide their views and perspectives for future research Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist.
  • Introduction and the nature of radiosurgery -- Principles of stereotaxy -- Ionizing radiation and its effects on living tissue -- Biological effects of ionizing radiation -- Ionizing radiation and clinical practice -- Gamma knife development from 1967 to 2010 -- Radiophysics, radiobiology and the gamma knife -- Preparation for treatment planning -- Dose plan indices -- Gamma knife surgery and computer networks -- Aims of gamma knife surgery -- Principles of information and follow up -- Vestibular schwannomas -- Meningiomas -- Gamma knife for cerebral metastases -- Intraparenchymal intrinsic brain tumors -- Tumors of the pituitary region -- Less common skull base tumors -- Gamma knife for cerebral vascular anomalies -- Trigeminal neuralgia -- Diverse functional indications -- Rare tumors and other lesions -- Orbital indications -- Conclusion and possible future trends.
  • The articles in this volume cover the various options of the optimal management of brain tumors, vascular lesions, and functional disorders. They provide a good balance between microneurosurgery and radiosurgery, presenting also alternative surgical and radiosurgical treatment options with discussions on their advantages and disadvantages. The presentation of multiple treatment methods will help to provide better service to patients. Some papers, specifically highlighting alternative treatment options, are accompanied by editorials prepared by recognized experts in the field. Additional emphasis is put on importance of the advanced neuroimaging techniques for radiosurgical treatment planning and subsequent follow-up.
  • Molecular biology of glioma / Tomotoshi Marumoto and Hideyuki Saya -- Recent surgical management of gliomas / Nader Sanai and Mitchel S. Berger -- Recent medical management of glioblastoma / Derek R. Johnson and Susan M. Chang -- Basic concepts in glioma immunology / Ian F. Parney -- Mechanisms of immune evasion by gliomas / Cleo E. Rolle, Sadhak Sengupta, and Maciej S. Lesniak -- Glioma antigen / Masahiro Toda -- Cytokine therapy / Masasuke Ohno, Atsushi Natsume, and Toshihiko Wakabayashi -- Immunotherapeutic approach with oligodeoxynucleotides containing CpG motifs (CpG ODN) in malignant glioma / Renata Ursu and Antoine F. Carpentier -- Adoptive cell transfer therapy for malignant gliomas / Eiichi Ishikawa ... [et al.] -- Monoclonal antibody therapy for malignant glioma / Kevin S. Chen and Duane A. Mitchell -- Animal models for vaccine therapy / Dong-Sup Chung, Chang-Hyun Kim, and Yong-Kil Hong -- Immunogene therapy / Terry Lichtor and Roberta P. Glick -- Peptide vaccine / Shuichi Izumoto -- Active immunotherapy : oncolytic virus therapy using HSV-1 / Tomoki Todo -- Dendritic cell vaccines / Ryuya Yamanaka and Koji Kajiwara -- Antigen-receptor gene-modified T cells for treatment of glioma / Hiroaki Ikeda and Hiroshi Shiku -- Glioma stem cell research for the development of immunotherapy / Qijin Xu, Xiangpeng Yuan, and John S. Yu.
  • 2015 Thieme
  • Fully revised and updated, the Handbook serves as a practical guide to endovascular methods and as a concise reference for neurovascular anatomy and published data about cerebrovascular disease from a neurointerventionalist's perspective. Divided into three parts, the book covers:* Fundamentals of neurovascular anatomy and basic angiographic techniques; * Interventional Techniques and endovascular methods, along with useful device information and tips and tricks for daily practice; * Specific Disease States, with essential clinical information about commonly encountered conditions.New features in the 2nd Edition include:* Global Gems that illuminate aspects of the field outside the United States;* Angio-anatomic and angio-pathologic image correlates;* Newly released clinical study results influencing neurointerventional practice;* Information on emerging technologies in this rapidly advancing field.The Handbook is a vital resource for all clinicians involved in neurointerventional practice, including radiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons.
  • "The evolution of vascular neurosurgery has continued and now provides a new set of tools to treat hemorrhagic and ischemic disease. Clearly, this evolution is becoming mainstream in neurosurgical training and adds to the body of knowledge that currently exists within traditional neurosurgical education."--Excerpt from notes provided by publisher.
  • "Drawing on the experience of leaders in both neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery, Handbook of Spine Surgery is authoritative, concise, and portable--designed for use in a fast-paced clinical setting. Its coverage of both principles and techniques of contemporary spine surgery--including anatomy, pathology, procedures, and instrumentation--makes it highly useful as a refresher before surgery, an easily digestible study guide, or a daily companion for physicians caring for patients with spinal disorders"--Provided by publisher.
  • Animal models of cervical artery dissection / Okamoto, T., Miyachi, S., Yoshida, J. -- Epidemiology of cervical artery dissection / Schievink, W.I., Roiter, V. -- Association of cervical artery dissection with connective tissue abnormalities in skin and arteries / Brandt, T., Morcher, M., Hausser, I. -- Genetic approaches in the study of risk factors for cervical artery dissection / Grond-Ginsbach, C., Debette, S., Pezzini, A. -- Environmental factors and cervical artery dissection / Caso, V., Paciaroni, M., Bogousslavsky, J. -- Traumatic cervical artery dissection / Nedeltchev, K., Baumgartner, R.W. -- Vasodilation in spontaneous cervical artery dissection / Lucas, C., Leys, D. -- Clinical manifestations of carotid dissection / Baumgartner, R.W., Bogousslavsky, J. -- Clinical manifestations of vertebral artery dissection / Arnold, M., Bousser, M.-G. -- Ultrasound assessment of cervical artery dissection / Benninger, D.H., Caso, V., Baumgartner, R.W. -- Magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance and catheter angiography for diagnosis of cervical artery dissection / Paciaroni, M., Caso, V., Agnelli, G. -- Computed tomography angiography for the evaluation of carotid artery dissections / Taschner, C.A. ... [et al.] -- Prognosis of cervical artery dissection / Touz, E. ... [et al.] -- Thrombolysis in cervical artery dissection / Georgiadis, D., Baumgartner, R.W. -- Antithrombotic therapy for cervical artery dissection / Engelter, S., Lyrer, P. -- Intracranial dissections / Chen, M., Caplan, L.
  • Ch. 1. Background knowledge in the early days -- Ch. 2. Some physics from 550 BC and AD 1948 -- Ch. 3. Medical physics - particle accelerators - the beginning -- Ch. 4. From particle accelerator to radiosurgery -- Ch. 5. Stereotactic and radiosurgery concepts in Sweden -- Ch. 6. Stereotactic and radiosurgery research in Sweden -- Ch. 7. The journey from proton to gamma knife -- Ch. 8. The earliest gamma unit patients -- Ch. 9. Stockholm radiosurgery developing 1968-1982 -- Ch. 10. From Stockholm to Pittsburgh -- Ch. 11. Changing times and early debates -- Ch. 12. The development of dose planning -- Ch. 13. Changing the gamma knife -- Ch. 14. Conclusion and possible future trends -- Index.
  • "Hydatid disease, a zoonotic infection caused by a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus, has been encountered in various organs in humans. In spite of all the advances in imaging techniques and therapeutic methods, hydatidosis of the central nervous system is still a life-threatening condition in infested areas of the world. Geographical regions affected include the Middle East, Mediterranean countries, South America, Central and Eastern Europe, South Africa, India, and Australia. This is the first comprehensive reference book on hydatidosis of the central nervous system. It is written and edited by leading international authorities from infested areas and provides an in-depth review of diagnosis and management of the disease. Clinical and neuroradiological findings are extensively documented with the aid of numerous original photographs, and the role of surgical intervention and chemotherapy is carefully appraised. In addition to the provision of detailed current evidence, future avenues and innovative therapeutic philosophies are discussed. This book will serve as an ideal source of up-to-date information for all with an interest in this debilitating disease."--Publisher's website.
  • This book reviews in detail the role of neuroradiological imaging in the evaluation of patients who have undergone surgery or interventional radiology procedures, and particularly its value in the documentation of normal and pathological post-treatment changes, detection of complications, and follow-up. The opening sections describe pretreatment images in various conditions, including trauma, degenerative disc disease, and osteoporosis, and the different types of neurosurgical and interventional treatment that may be used. The post-treatment appearances of normal sequelae and complications on conventional radiography, CT, and MRI are then documented in detail on the basis of a large series of clinical cases, with a wealth of images. Guidance is provided on selection of one or a combination of imaging modalities. This book will be an invaluable clinical and research tool not only for neuroradiologists but also for neurosurgeons, and interventional radiologists.
  • Accurate interpretation of indications for treatment is the cornerstone of success in medicine. This book carefully examines the relation between clinical features, diagnosis, and choice of minimally invasive technique for a range of spine pathologies. It explains how selection of technique is intimately related to clinical and diagnostic aspects and how recognition of this relation forms the foundation for an optimal outcome. In addition to examining the various minimally invasive options, including the latest techniques, careful attention is paid to the role of medical treatment in avoiding recurrence after initial therapy. Nerve blocks, epidural injections, and intradiscal procedures are among the many options available in the armamentarium of the interventionalist, and advice is given on their use in different contexts.
  • The objective ofthe Techniquesin Interventional Radiology series is to provide easily accessible technique specific information on interventional radiology procedures, suitable for reference in the IR room or as a carry-around guide. Each volume has an EU and US editor so that the perspectives presented are balanced across these two major centres of interventional radiology. Each volume has a consistent template for easy and quick reference, with step-by-step bullet points, key point summaries at the end of each chapter and illustrations/line drawings as a visual aid. Interventional Neuroradiology will bring to the fore the collective wisdom of specialist interventional neuroradiologists, for their own reference and more crucially for the reference of trainees in interventional neuroradiology. This book will appeal to thosealready practisinginterventional neuroradiology and those taking fellowships in the speciality from neurology, neurosurgery or neuroradiology.
  • The intervertebral disc is composed of a complex tissue that separates neighboring vertebrae, permits a wide range of motion, and cushions the high biomechanical forces on the spine. Disc degeneration leads to a loss of function and is often associated with excruciating pain. Written by leading scientists and clinicians, this is the only book in the past fifty years devoted entirely to the study of the intervertebral disc. The first part of the book provides a review of the basic biology of the disc in health and disease. The second part considers strategies for mitigating the effects of disc degeneration and discusses the possibility of engineering replacement tissues. The final section is dedicated to approaches that model normal development, and the elucidation of the pathogenesis of degenerative disc disease using animal, organ and cell culture techniques. This unique and authoritative book bridges the gap between the basic and clinical sciences; its target audience includes basic scientists, orthopedists, neurologists, rehabilitation and physical therapists, primary care physicians and chiropractors, while it also addresses the needs of graduate students, medical students, interns, fellows, and patients who suffer from disc-related pathologies.
  • "In the face of rapid development and impressive improvements in endovascular technology and techniques, there remain a large number of intracranial aneurysms for which microvascular surgery remains either the only or the preferable management option. Additionally, the complications of endovascular treatment have generated a unique subset of aneurysms requiring special surgical skills. Preparation to meet the challenges raised by all of these lesions begins with assimilation of basic aneurysm surgical techniques and the development of a conceptual framework for their use. The most reliable training ground for excellent microsurgical technique remains cerebrovascular disease in general and aneurysm surgery in specific. Furthermore, despite the wide-spread availability of lengthy texts that address all aspects of intracranial vascular pathologies, there seems to remain a persistent demand for nitty-gritty technical advice presented in a consistent, straight-forward, didactic format"--Provided by publisher.
  • Digitised ICP over Three Decades -- Latency Relationships Between Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity and Intracranial Pressure -- The Linear Relationship Between Transcranial Doppler Pulsatility Indices and Intracranial Pressure Is Influenced by Traumatic Brain Injury and Vasospasm -- Time Constant of the Cerebral Arterial Bed -- Pulse Amplitude and Lempel-Ziv Complexity of the Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure Signal -- Association Between ICP Pulse Waveform Morphology and ICP B Waves -- Computerized Data Analysis of Neuromonitoring Parameters Identifies Patients with Reduced Cerebral Compliance as Seen on CT -- Early Warning of EUSIG-Defined Hypotensive Events Using a Bayesian Artificial Neural Network -- Trigger Characteristics of EUSIG-Defined Hypotensive Events -- Go Green! Reusing Brain Monitoring Data Containing Missing Values: A Feasibility Study with Traumatic Brain Injury Patients -- Investigation of the Relationship Between Transcranial Impedance and Intracranial Pressure -- Bioinformatics Analysis of Mortality Associated with Elevated Intracranial Pressure in Children -- A Versatile Software for Assessment of CSF Dynamics -- Modified Brainstem Auditory Evoked Responses in Patients with Non-brainstem Compressive Cerebral Lesions -- Analysis of Intracranial Pressure Time Series Using Wavelets (Haar Basis Functions) -- Stationarity in Neuromonitoring Data -- Is ICP Solid or Fluid? In Vitro Biomechanical Model Using a Fluid-Saturated Gel -- Implantable ICP Monitor for Improved Hydrocephalus Management -- Intracranial Pressure Telemetry: First Experience of an Experimental In Vivo Study Using a New Device -- Telemetric ICP Measurement with the First CE-Approved Device: Data from Animal Experiments and Initial Clinical Experiences -- The New ICP Minimally Invasive Method Shows That the Monro-Kellie Doctrine Is Not Valid -- Non-Invasively Estimated ICP Pulse Amplitude Strongly Correlates with Outcome After TBI. Realization of a Comprehensive Non-invasive Detection of Intracranial Pressure Analyzer Based upon FVEP and TCD -- Electrophysiological Monitoring of Cochlear Function as a Non-invasive Method to Assess Intracranial Pressure Variations -- Autoregulatory Model Comparison and Optimisation Methodology -- Assessment of Cerebral Autoregulation from Respiratory Oscillations in Ventilated Patients After Traumatic Brain Injury -- Monitoring of the Association Between Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity and Intracranial Pressure -- How Does Moderate Hypocapnia Affect Cerebral Autoregulation in Response to Changes in Perfusion Pressure in TBI Patients? -- Correlation of Clinical Outcome and Angiographic Vasospasm with the Dynamic Autoregulatory Response After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage -- Comparison of a New Brain Tissue Oxygenation Probe with the Established Standard -- Comparing Brain Tissue Oxygen Measurements and Derived Autoregulation Parameters from Different Probes (Licox vs. Raumedic) -- Experimental Comparison of the Measurement Accuracy of the Licox® and Raumedic® Neurovent-PTO Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitors -- Is PbrO2 Pressure Reactivity Index (ORx) Dependent on the Type of Oxygen Probe? An In Vivo Study -- Continuous Quantitative Monitoring of Cerebral Oxygen Metabolism in Neonates by Ventilator-Gated Analysis of NIRS Recordings -- Near Infrared Spectroscopy as Possible Non-invasive Monitor of Slow Vasogenic ICP Waves -- Drift of the Bowman Hemedex® Cerebral Blood Flow Monitor Between Calibration Cycles -- Quantification of Pulsatile Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow within the Prepontine Cistern -- Delta-ADC (Apparent Diffusion Coefficient) Analysis in Patients with Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus -- Evidence for Altered Spinal Canal Compliance and Cerebral Venous Drainage in Untreated Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension -- Automated Extraction of Decision Rules for Predicting Lumbar Drain Outcome by Analyzing Overnight Intracranial Pressure -- Lack of Correlation of Overnight Monitoring Data and Lumbar Infusion Data in iNPH Patients. Shunt-Dependent Hydrocephalus Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Correlates with Increased S100B Levels in Cerebrospinal Fluid and Serum -- Normal Hypocretin-1 (Orexin A) Levels in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension -- Frontal and Temporal Horn Ratio: A Valid and Reliable Index to Determine Ventricular Size in Paediatric Hydrocephalus Patients? -- Intraventricular Cooling During CSF Infusion Studies -- An Uncommon Case of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension with Diagnostic Pitfalls -- Micro-fabricated Shunt to Mimic Arachnoid Granulations for the Treatment of Communicating Hydrocephalus -- On the Method of a Randomised Comparison of Programmable Valves with and Without Gravitational Units: The SVASONA Study -- Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Results of a Prospective Cohort of 236 Shunted Patients -- Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH) and Co-Morbidity: An Outcome Analysis of 134 Patients -- Intracranial Pressure Measurement in Infants Presenting with Progressive Macrocephaly and Enlarged Subarachnoid Spaces -- Treatment Options for Intracranial Arachnoid Cysts: A Retrospective Study of 69 Patients -- A Microdialysis Study of Oral Vigabatrin Administration in Head Injury Patients: Preliminary Evaluation of Multimodality Monitoring -- The Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Does Not Serve Osmoregulation but Predicts Outcome Following Brain Injury -- Bedside Study of Cerebral Critical Closing Pressure in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Transcranial Doppler Study -- Traumatic Brain Injury in the Elderly: A Significant Phenomenon -- Fixed, Dilated Pupils Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Historical Perspectives, Causes and Ophthalmological Sequelae -- Why Mortality Is Still High with Modern Care of 613 Evacuated Mass Lesions Presented as Severe Head Injuries 1999-2009 -- Late Decompressive Craniectomy as Rescue Treatment for Refractory High Intracranial Pressure in Children and Adults -- CT Angiography as a Confirmatory Test in Brain Death. The Imaging Diagnosis and Prognosis Assessment of Patients with Midbrain Injury in the Acute Phase of Craniocerebral Injury -- The Effect of Intraventricular Thrombolysis in Combination with Low-Frequency Head Motion After Severe Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Interim Analysis of Safety, Clot Clearance Rate and Delayed Cerebral Ischemia -- Early CT Perfusion Measurement After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Screening Method to Predict Outcome? -- Cerebrospinal Fluid Lactate Concentration After Withdrawal of Metabolic Suppressive Therapy in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage -- Effect of Increased ICP and Decreased CPP on DND and Outcome in ASAH -- Prior Statin Use Has No Effect on Survival After Intracerebral Hemorrhage in a Multiethnic Asian Patient Cohort -- The Impact of Silver Nanoparticle-Coated and Antibiotic-Impregnated External Ventricular Drainage Catheters on the Risk of Infections: A Clinical Comparison of 95 Patients -- Dependence of Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure and Volume on the Changes in Serum Osmolarity in Cats -- The Effect of Body Position on Intraocular and CSF Pressures in the Lateral Ventricle, and in Cortical and Lumbar Subarachnoid Spaces in Cats -- Pressure Reactivity Index Correlates with Metabolic Dysfunction in a Porcine Model of Intracerebral Hemorrhage -- Evidence of Spreading Depolarizations in a Porcine Cortical Intracerebral Hemorrhage Model -- Spontaneous Cortical Spreading Depression and Intracranial Pressure Following Acute Subdural Hematoma in a Rat -- The Peptide AF-16 and the AF Protein Counteract Intracranial Hypertension -- Influence of Isoflurane on Neuronal Death and Outcome in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury -- Correlation of the Intracranial Pressure to the Central Venous Pressure in the Late Phase of Acute Liver Failure in a Porcine Model -- Visualisation of Cortical pO2 During an Epidural Mass Lesion in Rodents -- Development of an Experimental Model to Study the Pathophysiology of Cerebral Salt Wasting Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery from notion to practice / Erik-Olof Backlund -- Radiobiology of stereoatactic radiosurgery / John C. Flickinger -- How brain tumors respond to stereoatactic radiosurgery / György T. Szeifert ... [et al.] -- Image-guided stereoatactic radiosurgery / Jasvinder Nangiana, John R. Adler Jr., and Steven D. Chang -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations / L. Dade Lunsford ... [et al.] -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for dural arteriovenous fistulas / Michael Söderman ... [et al.] -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for cavernomas / Bengt Karlsson and Michael Söderman -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for meningiomas / Douglas Kondziolka ... [et al.] -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for pituitary adenomas / Jay Jagannathan ... [et al.] -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for skull base chordomas and chondrosarcomas / Jean-Louis Habrand ... [et al.] -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for glomus tumors / Jeffrey T. Jacob ... [et al.] -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for vestibular schwannomas / Nicholas Massager and Marc Levivier -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for nonvestibular schwannomas / Ajay Niranjan ... [et al.] -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia / Jean Régis ... [et al.] -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for movement disorders / Joel Bauman and John Y.K. Lee -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for epilepsy / Mark Quigg and Nicholas M. Barbaro -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for ocular disorders / Roman Lis̆c̆ák and Gabriela Śimonová -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for gliomas / Gregory J.A. Murad and William A. Friedman -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for brain metastases / Mayur Jayarao, Lawrence S. Chin, and William F. Regine -- Stereoatactic radiosurgery for pediatric brain tumors / Simon S. Lo, Gene H. Barnett, and John H. Suh.
  • "Intraoperative MR-Guided Neurosurgery contains detailed coverage of this state-of-the-art technology from the pioneers who developed it. World-renowned neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists combine their collective wisdom and experience to demonstrate how MR-guided neuronavigation can be used to view real-time images of a patient's brain during surgery to help remove tumors with greater precision. The authors provide step-by-step descriptions of how to perform procedures, including advice based on their clinical results. Readers will learn about the advantages and drawbacks of the various MR imaging systems, clinical indications for MR-guidance, anesthesia considerations, safety concerns related to working in a magnetic environment, and much more"--Provided by publisher.
  • Basis of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring -- Generation of electrical activity in the nervous system and muscles -- Practical aspects of recording evoked activity from nerves, fiber tracts and nuclei -- Anatomy and physiology of sensory systems -- Monitoring somatosensory evoked potentials -- Monitoring auditory evoked potentials -- Monitoring visual evoked potentials -- Anatomy and physiology of motor systems -- Practical aspects of monitoring spinal motor systems -- Practical aspects of monitoring cranial motor nerves -- Anatomy and physiology of peripheral nerves -- Practical aspects of monitoring peripheral nerves -- Identification of specific neural tissue -- Intraoperative diagnosis and guidance in an operation -- Anesthesia and its constraints in monitoring motor and sensory systems -- General considerations about intraoperative neurophysiology and monitoring -- Equipment, recording techniques, and data analysis and stimulation -- Evaluating the benefits of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.
  • This introductory book presents a comprehensive outline of spine surgery that will provide operating room personnel, spine fellows, spine residents, and other multidisciplinary team members with a firm understanding of the general science concepts, equipment, and key procedures in spinal patient care. Clearly presented figures, illustrations, and photographs illuminate procedural techniques at preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative stages of treatment.
  • Part 1. How can we identify ictal and interictal abnormal activity? / Robert S. Fisher, Helen E. Scharfman, and Marco deCurtis -- What is the clinical relevance of in vitro epileptiform activity? / Uwe Heinemann and Kevin J. Staley -- What is the importance of abnormal "background" activity in seizure generation? / Richard J. Staba and Gregory A. Worrell -- What is a seizure focus? / J. Victor Nadler and Dennis D. Spencer -- What is a seizure network? Long-range network consequences of focal seizures / Hal Blumenfeld -- What is a seizure network? Very fast oscillations at the interface between normal and epileptic brain / Roger D. Traub, Mark O. Cunningham, and Miles A. Whittington -- Is there such a thing as "generalized" epilepsy? / Gilles van Luijtelaar, Charles Behr, and Massimo Avoli -- Part 2. Are there really "epileptogenic" mechanisms or only corruptions of "normal" plasticity? / Giuliano Avanzini, Patrick A. Forcelli, and Karen Gale -- When and how do seizures kill neurons, and is cell death relevant to epileptogenesis? / Ray Dingledine, Nicholas H. Varvel, and F. Edward Dudek -- How is homeostatic plasticity important in epilepsy? / John W. Swann and Jong M. Rho -- Is plasticity of GABAergic mechanisms relevant to epileptogenesis? / Helen E. Scharfman and Amy R. Brooks-Kayal -- Do structural changes in GABA neurons give rise to the epileptic state? / Carolyn R. Houser -- Does mossy fiber sprouting give rise to the epileptic state? / Paul S. Buckmaster -- Does brain inflammation mediate pathological outcomes in epilepsy? / Karen S. Wilcox and Annamaria Vezzani -- Are changes in synaptic function that underlie hyperexcitability responsible for seizure activity? / John G.R. Jefferys -- Does epilepsy cause a reversion to immature function? / Aristea S. Galanopoulou and Solomon L. Moshé -- Are alterations in transmitter receptor and ion channel expression responsible for epilepsies? / Kim L. Powell, Katarzyna Lukasiuk, Terence J. O'Brien, and Asla Pitkänen -- Part 3. How do we make models that are useful in understanding partial epilepsies? / David A. Prince -- Aligning animal models with clinical epilepsy: where to begin? / Stephen C. Harward and James O. McNamara -- What non-neuronal mechanisms should be studied to understand epileptic seizures? / Damir Janigro and Matthew C. Walker -- What epilepsy comorbidities are important to model in the laboratory? clinical perspectives / Simon Shorvon -- Epilepsy comorbidities: how can animal models help? / Carl E. Stafstrom -- What new modeling approaches will help us identify promising drug treatments? / Scott C. baraban and Wolfgang Löscher -- What are the arguments for and against rational therapy for epilepsy? / Melissa Barker-Haliski, Graeme J. Sills, and H. Steve White -- How can advances in epilepsy genetics lead to better treatments and cures? / Renzo Guerrini and Jeffrey Noebels -- How might novel technologies such as optogenetics lead to better treatments in epilepsy? / Esther Krook-Magnuson, Marco Ledri, Ivan Soltesz, and Merab Kokaia -- Index.
  • Basic principles of head and neck surgery -- Scalp and skin -- Eyelids and orbit -- Nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses -- Skull base -- Lips -- Oral cavity -- Pharynx and esophagus -- Larynx and trachea -- Cervical lymph nodes -- Thyroid and parathyroid glands -- Salivary glands -- Neurogenic tumors and paragangliomas -- Soft tissue tumors -- Bone tumors, including odontogenic lesions -- Reconstructive surgery -- Oncologic dentistry, maxillofacial prosthetics, and implants -- Radiation therapy -- Chemotherapy.
  • Pituitary tumors and other parasellar region masses -- Gliomas and other "malignant" tumors -- Meningiomas -- Cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations -- Spinal tumors -- Posterior fossa tumors and other pathologies -- Special illustrations, additional operative sketches, teaching slides, and operating room photographs.
  • Why a Volume on Long-Term Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery? -- Methodological Demands on Observational Studies of Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery -- Long-Term Seizure and Antiepileptic Drug Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Adults -- Long-Term Seizure and Antiepileptic Drug Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Children -- Long-Term Cognitive Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Adults -- Long-term Cognitive Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Children -- Long-Term Psychiatric Outcomes After Epilepsy Surgery in Adults -- Long-Term Psychiatric and Behaviour Outcomes in Children Following Epilepsy Surgery -- Mortality After Epilepsy Surgery -- Long-Term Educational and Vocational Outcomes of Adults After Epilepsy Surgery -- Educational and Employment Outcomes Following Epilepsy Surgery in Childhood -- Quality of Life Outcomes in Adults Following Epilepsy Surgery -- Quality of Life and Psychosocial Outcomes in Children Following Epilepsy Surgery -- Subjective Experiences of Epilepsy Surgery in Adults -- Subjective Experiences of Children and Parents After Epilepsy Surgery -- Informed Consent for Epilepsy Surgery -- Managing Expectations of Epilepsy Surgery -- Health Economic Analyses of Epilepsy Surgery -- Long-Term Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery: Knowledge Gaps and Future Directions. .
  • Low-grade gliomas 2010
    Springer
    Advances in imaging low-grade gliomas -- Molecular neuropathology of low-grade gliomas and its clinical impact -- What is the place of conservative management for adult supratentorial low-grade glioma? -- Seizures in patients with low-grade gliomas - incidence, pathogenesis, surgical management, and pharmacotherapy -- Present day's standards in microsurgery of low-grade gliomas -- Is there a place for radiotherapy in low-grade gliomas? -- The place of interstitial brachytherapy and radiosurgery for low-grade gliomas -- Health-related quality of life aspects in patients with low-grade glioma.
  • Basic science -- Epidemiology and economics of intervertebral disc disease -- Anatomy and physiology of the lumbar intervertebral disc and endplates -- Biology of the lumbar intervertebral disc -- Biomechanics of the lumbar intervertebral disc -- Mechanisms of pain from intervertebral discs -- Biology and biomechanics of the spinal degenerative cascade -- Disc herniation -- Pathophysiology and etiology of intervertebral disc herniation -- Clinical features of herniated nucleus pulposus -- Nonsurgical treatment of herniated nucleus pulposus -- Percutaneous decompression -- Decompressive surgery for herniated nucleus pulposus (open, micro, and minimally invasive approaches) -- Annular repair and barrier technologies -- Degenerative disc disease -- Clinical presentation of disc degeneration -- Degenerative disc imaging -- Provocative testing (discography) -- Presurgical psychological screening -- Treatment of degenerative disc disease -- Mechanical diagnosis and therapy -- Role of education and back schools -- Cognitive therapy for symptomatic disc degeneration -- Biologic therapies for disc repair -- Intradiscal therapy -- Nucleus augmentation -- Interspinous devices -- Posterior nonfusion pedicle screw-based stabilization -- Lumbar spine arthroplasty -- Spinal fusion: posterior approaches -- Spinal fusion: anterior approach -- Spinal fusion: combined anteroposterior approach -- Minimally invasive spinal fusion procedures -- Biologics for spinal fusion -- Postoperative rehabilitation of lumbar spine patients -- Surgical treatment of degenerative lumbar disc disease: a critical review.
  • This book provides the anatomy of the posterior fossa, together with the main associated surgical techniques, which are detailed in numerous photographs and step-by-step color illustrations. The text presents approaches and surgical techniques such as the trans-cerebellomedullary fissure approach and its variation to the fourth ventricle, as well as the cerebellomedullary cistern, infratentorial lateral supracerebellar approach to the fifth cranial nerve in the upper cerebellopontine angle, infrafloccular approach to the root exit zone of the seventh cranial nerve, transcondylar fossa approach through the lateral part of the foramen magnum, and the stitched sling retraction technique utilized during microvascular decompression procedures for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. It also describes in detail the bridging veins of the posterior fossa, especially the petrosal vein, and bridging veins to the tentorial sinuses, which can block approaches to the affected area. The original Japanese version of this work was published 8 years ago, and has established itself as a trusted guide, especially among young neurosurgeons who need to study various surgical approaches and techniques. In the course of being translated into English, some sections have been revised and new information has been added. The author hopes that the book will help neurosurgeons around the world perform safer operations with confidence.
  • This compact book provides step-by-step guidance in the approaches and techniques developed and currently used at the authorsℓ́ℓ center in D©ơsseldorf for the treatment of a variety of aneurysms. All of the described procedures are minimally invasive and of proven efficacy. In order to assist the reader in fully comprehending all aspects of the techniques, they are illustrated through clear graphics instead of complex photos and radiologic imaging. While the rapid development of endovascular treatment means that it is no longer necessary to employ microsurgery for difficult and hidden aneurysms, proficiency in microsurgery remains essential. For example, full mastery of microsurgical techniques is vital in order to treat middle cerebral and peripheral aneurysms efficiently and with minimal trauma. Minimal invasiveness and optimal cosmetic results have become critically important in enabling the microsurgical method to compete with the endovascular method.℗ℓ In documenting ℓ́ℓtried and testedℓ́ℓ procedures, this book will be invaluable for both established neurosurgeons and residents in neurosurgery.
  • Part I. -- Techniques -- Endoscopic techniques, equipment, and optics / Liliana C. Goumnerova -- MR imaging of the central nervous system / Liangge Hsu -- Proton MR spectroscopy / Amir A. Zamani -- Functional brain mapping options for minimally invasive neurosurgery / Alexandra J. Golby and Kathleen A. McConnell -- Image guidance in minimally invasive neurosurgery / Richard D. Bucholz and Lee McDurmont -- Intraopertive imaging using the siemans and tesla MR systems / Christopher Nimsky and Rudolf Fahlbusch -- Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms / Christos Gkogkas, John Baker, Alexander M. Norbash, and Kai U. Frerichs -- Stent angioplasty for the treatment of intracranial cerebrovascular disease / Adel M. Malek and Clemens M. Schirmer -- The role of embolic agents in the endovascular treatment of intracranial arteriovenous malformations and tumors / Ricardo A. Hanel, Bernard R. Bendok, Jay U. Howington, Elad I. Levy, Lee R. Guterman, and L. Nelson Hopkins -- Radiofrequency lesioning / Michael Petr and John M. Tew, Jr. -- Radiosurgery:tTechniques and applications / William A. Friedman -- MRI-guided thermal therapy for brain tumors / Ferenc A. Jolesz and Ion-Florin Talos -- Gene-based and viral-based therapies / Manish Aghi and E. Antonio Chiocca -- Local delivery methods into the central nervous system / Timothy W. Vogel and Jeffrey N. Bruce -- Part II Specialties -- Minimally invasive pediatric neurosurgery / Michael Weaver and Mark R. Proctor -- Minimally invasive techniques in vascular neurosurgery / Prithvi Narayan and Daniel L. Barrow -- Minimally invasive treatment for brain tumors / Dennis S. Oh and Peter M. Black -- New directions in spinal surgery / Ian F. Dunn and Marc E. Eichler -- Endoscopic techniques in the management of carpal tunnel syndrome / David F. Jimenez -- Minimally invasive procedures in traumatic brain injury / Edward Ahn, William C. Chiu, Max Wintermark, Bizhan Aarabi, and Howard Eisenberg
  • Daniel H. Kim, MD, FACS, Kyung Hoon Kim, MD, and Yong Chul Kim, MD, helps you apply methods of spinal pain relief that involve less risk and shorter recovery times. Focusing on the broad appeal of this goal for you and your patients, this volume will help surgeons and specialists in various areas of pain management provide less invasive alternatives and faster recovery procedures for those suffering with spinal injuries. Step-by-step techniques are well-illustrated in the book and demonstrated extensively on DVD. Reduce the risk associated with invasive spinal procedures by considering new perspectives on pain management techniques that can be used by specialists from various disciplines. Address the growing need for less invasive surgeries with shorter recovery times among a large and aging population with musculoskeletal problems. You and your patients both want less invasive, less risky options for faster recovery & better outcomes.
  • Introduction to molecular neurosurgery / Ronald G. Wiley and Douglas A. Lappi -- Ribosome-inactivating proteins / Fiorenzo Stirpe -- Biochemical, physiological, and behavioral characterizations of the cholinergic basal forebrain lesion produced by 192 IgG-saporin / Jerene J. Waite -- Basal forebrain cholinergic lesion by 192 IgG-saporin: a tool to assess the consequences of cortical cholinergic dysfunction in Alzheimers disease / Reinhard Schliebs -- 192 IgG-saporin-induced partial cortical cholinergic deafferentation as a model for determining the interactions between brain aging and neurodevelopmental defects in the cortical cholinergic input system / Martin Sarter and John P. Bruno -- Exploring the role of acetylcholine in primate cognition using Me20.4 IgG-saporin / Rosalind M. Ridley and Harry F. Baker -- Cortical cholinergic deafferentation induces A-beta deposition: towards a physiologic animal model of Alzheimer's disease / Thomas G. Beach ... [et al.] -- Chemical dissection of brain glucoregulatory circuitry / Sue Ritter ... [et al.] -- Cardiovascular deficits after lesions of C1 adrenergic neurons with a saporin-based immunotoxin / Patrice G. Guyenet, Ruth L. Stornetta, and Ann M. Schreihofer -- Saporin conjugates and pain / Ronald G. Wiley and Douglas A. Lappi -- The use of saporin conjugates to dissect neurons responsible for sleep and wakefulness / Carlos Blanco-Centurion ... [et al.] -- Isolectin I-B4-mediated cytotoxic targeting of sensory neurons / Lucy Vulchanova and Christopher N. Honda -- B fragment of cholera toxin conjugated to saporin / Peter T. O'hara, Kanwarjit Kelley, and Luc Jasmin.
  • Part I. Techniques of Monitoring -- Chapter 1. Somatosensory Evoked Potentials -- Chapter 2. Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials -- Chapter 3. Auditory Evoked Potentials -- Chapter 4. VEP -- Chapter 5. Deep Brain Stimulation -- Chapter 6. Spinal Cord Stimulation Techniques -- Chapter 7. Electromyography -- Chapter 8. Cortical Mapping -- Chapter 10. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy -- Chapter 11. Transcranial Doppler -- Chapter 12. Jugular Bulb Monitoring -- Chapter 13. Monitoring Intracranial Pressure -- Part II. Anesthesia Considerations -- Chapter 14. Anesthesia for Awake Neurosurgery -- Chapter 15. General Anesthesia for Monitoring -- Chapter 16. Monitoring Anesthetic Effect -- Part III. Case-Based Presentations -- Chapter 17. Monitoring Applications and Evaluating Changes, Algorithm -- Chapter 18. Intracranial Aneurysm Clipping -- Chapter 19. Intracranial AVM Surgery -- Chapter 20. Surgery for Supratentorial Mass -- Chapter 21. Surgery for Infratentorial Mass -- Chapter 22. Microvascular Surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Chapter 23. Surgery for Hemifacial Spasm -- Chapter 24. Skull Base Surgery -- Chapter 25. Surgery for Arnold Chiari Malformation -- Chapter 26. ENT and Anterior Neck Surgery -- Chapter 27. Carotid Surgery -- Chapter 28. Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery -- Chapter 29. Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery -- Chapter 30. Surgery for Scoliosis Correction -- Chapter 31. Surgery on the Thoracic Spine -- Chapter 32. Surgery in the Lumbo-Sacral Spine -- Chapter 33. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Surgery -- Chapter 34. Surgery for Tethered Cord -- Chapter 35. Surgery in the Peripheral Nervous System -- Chapter 36. Surgery of the Aortic Arch -- Chapter 37. Surgery on Thoraco-Abdominal Aneurysms -- Chapter 38. Monitoring During Cardiopulmonary Bypass -- Chapter 39. Interventional Neuroradiology -- Part IV. Intensive Care Monitoring -- Chapter 40. Monitoring in Intensive Care -- Chapter 41. Monitoring Cerebral Blood Flood -- Afterword. Future of Monitoring the Nervous System.
  • History of surgery for movement disorders / Philip L. Gildenberg -- Rational for movement disorder surgery / Cameron C. McIntyre ... [et al.] -- Setting up a practice / Brian Harris Kopell, Kenneth Baker, Nicholas M. Boulis -- Selection of patients, centers and disorders / Leo Verhagen Metman -- Preparation for surgery / Ron L. Alterman, Michele Tagliati -- Anesthesia for movement disorder surgery / Robert E. Gross, Klaus Mewes, Ghaleb Ghani -- Stereotactic surgery with microelectrode recordings / Diane Sierens ... [et al.] -- Stereotactic surgery without microelectrode recording / Marwan I. Hariz, Nathalie Vayssière -- Implantation of multiple electrode and robotic techniques / Alim Louis Benabid ... [et al.] -- Frameless functional stereotactic approaches / Jaimie M. Henderson -- Deep brain stimulation for tremor / Jorge L. Eller, Kim J. Burchiel -- Deep brain stimulation for dystonia / Brian Harris Kopell, Craig I. Horenstein, Ali R. Rezai -- Deep brain stimulation programming / Erwin B. Montgomery, Jr. -- Avoiding complications and correcting errors / Philip A. Starr -- Efficacy and complications of deep brain stimulation for movement disorders / Erich O. Richter, Clement Hamani, Andres M. Lozano -- Gamma knife / Ronald F. Young -- Future directions in movement disorders surgery / Shivanand P. Lad ... [et al.].
  • "This multi-authored, well-organized monograph is a must read for any physician involved in the care of patients with Mmoyamoya disease. It is moderately short and very easy to read but still provides a state-of-the-art review of the disease with updated aspects, especially in its etiology and pathogenesis, epidemiology, and long-term results"--Provided by publisher.
  • Nerve surgery 2015
    Thieme
    Representing the treatment and management philosophy of Dr. Susan Mackinnon, Nerve Surgery provides extensive coverage of innovative surgical options as well as guidance on the management of complicated compression neuropathies. In addition to detailed information on tried-and-true as well as cutting-edge surgical techniques, it contains chapters on the basic principles of nerve surgery, such as Anatomy and Physiology for the Peripheral Nerve Surgeon and Evaluation of the Patient with Nerve Injury or Nerve Compression. Key Features: More than 850 compelling full-color figures and photographs demonstrate key concepts, Videos narrated by Dr. Mackinnon are available online, Coverage of important conditions that can be treated non-operatively, such as neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome and multilevel compression neuropathy, Strategies and secondary procedures for failed nerve surgeries, Dr. Mackinnon provides tips on how she manages complicated pain problems. This book is a core reference for all plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, hand surgeons, residents, and allied health specialists treating patients with nerve injuries.
  • During the past decade, neuroendoscopy has undergone a variety of technological improvements, and both indications and techniques have been significantly refined. As a result, neuroendoscopy is now used in the treatment of many more patients, enabling the performance of previously unavailable operations with low complication rates and rapid patient recovery. This book presents the distilled experience of world experts in this evolving field. Current applications are explained in detail and likely future developments are identified. Among the topics discussed are the neuroendoscopic management of hydrocephalus, a wide variety of tumors, colloid and suprasellar arachnoid cysts, Chiari malformation, and craniosynostosis; the use of neuroendoscopic techniques in improving altered CSF physiology; and the status of neuroendoscopically assisted neurosurgery. In addition, the available neuroendoscopic instruments are reviewed and the results of international trials and collaborative studies, presented. This book will fully acquaint the reader with the breadth and depth of available neuroendoscopy techniques and their impressive therapeutic potential. It should serve as the reference book on neuroendoscopy for the next 10 years.
  • Neuroengineering 2008
    CRCnetBASE
    Comparing electrodes for use as cortical control signals : tiny tines, tiny wires, or tiny cones on wires : which is best? / Philip R. Kennedy -- Neuromotor prosthetics : design and future directions / Mijail D. Serruya, Sung-Phil Kim, and John P. Donoghue -- Transcutaneous FES for ambulation : the parastep system / Daniel Graupe -- Development of a multifunctional 22-channel functional electrical stimulator for paraplegia / Ross Davis ... [et al.] -- An implantable bionic network of injectable neural prosthetic devices : the future platform for functional electrical stimulation and sensing to restore movement and sensation / Joseph Schulman ... [et al.] -- History and overview of neural engineering / Daniel DiLorenzo and Robert E. Gross -- Cellular mechanisms of action of therapeutic brain stimulation / Zelma Kiss and Trent Anderson -- Neuromodulation : current trends in interfering with epileptic seizures / Ana Luisa Velasco ... [et al.] -- Responsive neurostimulation for epilepsy--neurosurgical experience : patient selection and implantation technique / Kostas N. Fountas and Joseph R. Smith -- Responsive neurostimulation for epilepsy : RNS technology and clinical studies / Thomas K. Tcheng and Martha Morrell -- Deep brain stimulation for pain management / Donald E. Richardson -- Spinal cord stimulation for pain management / Allen W. Burton and Phillip C. Phan -- Motor cortex stimulation for pain management / Shivanand P. Lad, Kevin Chao, and Jaimie M. Henderson -- Deep brain stimulation for obsessive compulsive disorder / Wael F. Asaad and Emad N. Eskandar -- Cochlear prostheses : an introduction / Donald K. Eddington -- Visual prostheses / Robert J. Greenberg -- General clinical issues relevant to brain-computer interfaces / Eric C. Leuthardt ... [et al.] -- Implantable brain-computer interfaces : neurosurgical experience and perspective / Roy A.E. Bakay -- Tapping into the spinal cord for restoring function after spinal cord injury / Lisa Guevremont and Vivian K. Mushahwar -- Theory and physiology of electrical stimulation of the central nervous system / Warren M. Grill -- Transient optical nerve stimulation : concepts and methodology of pulsed infrared laser stimulation of the peripheral nerve in vivo / Jonathan D. Wells ... [et al.] -- Transcranial magnetic stimulation of deep brain regions / Yiftach Roth and Abraham Zangen -- Application of neural plasticity for vision restoration after brain damage / Imelda Pasley ... [et al.].
  • Neuromodulation. 1st ed. v. 1-2, 2009.
    ScienceDirect
    2009 ClinicalKey
    v. 1. Section I. An introduction to neuromodulation -- Section II. Fundamentals of neuromodulation -- Section IIA. Fundamentals of neuromodulation: mechanisms -- Section III. Biomedical engineering considerations -- Section IV. Neuromodulation for chronic pain -- Section IVA. Periphery and spinal cord electrical stimulation for non-visceral pain -- Section IVB. Infusional therapies for pain -- Section IVC. Brain stimulation for pain v. 2. Section V. Neuomodulation for movement disorders -- Section VI. Neurostimulation for epilepsy -- Section VII. Neuromodulation for psychiatric disorders -- Section VIII. Neuromodulation for functional restoration -- Section IX. Neuromodulation of body organs -- Section IXA. Neuromodulation for cardiovascular disorders -- Section IXB. Neuromodulation for gastrointestinal disorders -- Section IXC. Neuromodulation for urogenital disorders -- Section X. Neuromodulation for emerging applications -- Section XI. Neuromodulation device implant techniques.
  • Neurosurgery 2005
    Springer
    Neurophysiology -- Neuroradiology and ultrasound -- Neuropathology -- Neuroanesthesia -- Neurosurgical intensive care -- Neuroendoscopy -- Principles and practice of image-guided neurosurgery -- Stereotactic radiosurgery -- Low-grade gliomas in adults -- Neurosurgical management of high-grade gliomas -- Sellar and parasellar tumors -- Meningiomas -- Intraventricular and pineal region tumors -- Cerebello-pontine angle tumors -- Skull base tumors -- Tumors: cerebral metastases and lymphoma -- Cerebral blood flow: physiology and measurement techniques -- Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage --Interventional neuroradiology -- Arteriovenous malformations -- Management of severe head injury -- Spine injuries -- Rehabilitation of neurologically injured patients -- Hydrocephalus and shunts -- Craniosynostosis -- Syndromic craniosynostosis -- Spinal dysraphism -- Pediatric neuro-oncology -- Management of spinal tumors -- Management of extradural spinal tumors -- Degenerative disease of the cervical spine -- Peripheral and cranial nerve injury -- Pain -- Epilepsy surgery -- Functional neurosurgery for movement disorders -- Infections in the central nervous system -- Infections in neurological surgery -- Ischemic stroke and carotid endarterectomy.
  • Neurosurgery -- Clinical neurology -- Neuroanatomy -- Neurobiology -- Neuropathology -- Neuroradiology -- Clinical skills/critical care -- Neurosurgery -- Clinical neurology -- Neuroanatomy -- Neurobiology -- Neuropathology -- Neuroradiology -- Clinical skills/critical care.
  • An ideal resource for board exam preparation, this review distills the essentials of neurosurgery in a user-friendly question and answer format. Divided into three main sections, this text presents a comprehensive collection of cases covering intracranial pathology, spinal and peripheral nerve pathology, and neurology. Each chapter opens by detailing the clinical presentation of a problem frequently encountered in everyday practice followed by a list of questions and answers designed to test the reader's knowledge of diagnostic techniques, imaging, surgical indications, treatment options, potential complications, and outcomes. This book is an indispensable tool for neurosurgeons, residents, and fellows preparing for their oral board or recertification examinations. With its highly accessible presentation, this book will also be a valuable refresher for clinicians and a useful reference for students preparing for rounds.
  • "The book is devoted to the neurosurgical management of spasticity. Starting with a chapter on the anatomical and physiological foundations of spasticity and a short history of its neurosurgical treatment, it describes the neurosurgical methods currently available. As management differs between adults and children, the book is also structured accordingly, including evaluation, decision-making, Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (ITB), botulinum toxin therapy, and surgery. Beyond ITB, the neurosurgical options covered include procedures focusing on the peripheral nerves, dorsal roots, Dorsal Root Entry Zone and spinal cord. Based on surgical experience collected with more than a thousand patients, the book gathers the most important aspects of our present understanding, presented using a practical, educational approach. It stresses the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, including neurologists, pediatricians and rehabilitation specialists. Close collaboration with other surgical disciplines like orthopedic surgery and neuro-urology are also outlined."--Publisher's website.
  • "This book is intended to serve as a supplement to the knowledge gained during the long years of residency and in the early stages of practice. It tried to focus on the major aspects of diseases that a neurosurgeon may encounter, both in clinical practice and on the examination" --Provided by publisher.
  • "Neurosurgery Rounds: Questions and Answers is the first guide dedicated to preparing residents and medical students for the challenging questions -- known as "pimping" in the vernacular -- they will frequently encounter on neurosurgery rotation. Nine succinct chapters fully cover the basic and clinical neurosciences in a convenient Q&A format that is ideal for self-study. Short answers and explanations appear directly below the questions to enable easy reading on the go. Features - Over 1,600 questions and answers quiz readers on a wide range of neurosurgical topics - 30 cases -- also in an accessible Q&A format -- prime readers for clinical situations - More than 150 high-quality radiographs and anatomy drawings supplement the text The perfect size to fit in a lab coat pocket, this concise review will be the constant companion of every medical student on a neurosurgical rotation and every neurosurgery resident or general surgery resident who needs to prepare for rounds or study for board examinations"--Provided by publisher.

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