Monitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals , Second Edition

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Mar 272018
 

This widely praised, first-of-its-kind book has been thoroughly updated, expanded, and enriched with extensive new case material, illustrations, and link-outs to multimedia, practice guidelines, and more. Written and edited by outstanding world experts, this was the first and remains the leading single-source volume on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM). It is aimed at graduate students and trainees, as well as members of the operative team, including anesthesiologists, technologists, neurophysiologists, surgeons, and nurses.
Now commonplace in procedures that place the nervous system at risk, such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, otologic surgery, vascular surgery, and others, effective IOM requires an unusually high degree of coordination among members of the operative team. The purpose of the book is to help students, trainees, and team members acquire a better understanding of one another’s roles and thereby to improve the quality of care and patient safety.
From the reviews of the First Edition:

“A welcome addition to reference works devoted to the expanding field of nervous system monitoring in the intraoperative period… will serve as a useful guide for many different health care professionals and particularly for anesthesiologists involved with this monitoring modality…An excellent reference…[and] a helpful guide both to the novice and to the developing expert in this field.” ‐‐Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

“Impressive… [The book] is well written, indexed, and illustrated…The chapters are all extensively referenced. It is also very good value at the price….I would recommend this book to all residents and especially to all neuroanesthesiologists. It will make a worthwhile addition to their library.” ‐‐Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology

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Biomarkers for Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease

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Mar 272018
 


This volume discusses the importance of imaging, fluid, and genetic biomarkers in detecting the earliest pre-symptomatic stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The chapters in this book are separated into five parts. Part one explores the reasons why we need improved approaches for early detection and diagnosis of AD. Part two describes clinical and research techniques for preclinical AD diagnosis. Part three looks at the current methods in use to diagnose AD and how they can also be used for early detection in healthy older individuals. Parts four and five talk about technological advancements in AD diagnosis and ethical considerations in AD research. In Neuromethods series style, chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your laboratory.
Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Biomarkers for Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease is a valuable resource for individuals interested in the use of biomarker strategies to improve early AD detection. This book will be of great interest to researchers and clinicians from both academia and industry.”

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Handbook of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurointerventional Technique, Third Edition

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Mar 252018
 

This book offers a practical guide to endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular disease and provides a concise reference for the related neurovascular anatomy and the various disorders that affect the vascular system. Fully revised and updated, the information is accessible and easy to read. It discusses fundamental principles underlying cerebral and spinal angiography; interventional techniques, devices, and practice guidelines; and commonly encountered cerebrovascular disorders for which interventional and endovascular methods are appropriate.
New topics and features include: intracerebral and intraventricular hemorrhage; intracranial tumor embolization; vasculitis work-up and management; percutaneous carotid artery puncture technique; and pediatric aspects of neurointerventional techniques and disease states. Handbook of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurointerventional Technique, 3rd Edition, is a portable and concise resource for interventional neuroradiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons.

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Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease and Related Movement Disorders

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Mar 252018
 

Psychiatric and cognitive changes are common in patients with Parkinson’s disease and have key clinical consequences but, despite this, these symptoms are often under-diagnosed and under-treated, leading to increased morbidity and costs. With chapters focused on the major neuropsychiatric features, Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Changes in Parkinson’s Disease and Related Movement Disorders rectifies this deficit. Written by experts in the field, with a consistent focus on relevant clinical knowledge, it provides a comprehensive overview including all the major behavioral changes associated with movement disorders. The book provides broad, in-depth, accurate and up-to-date scientific information as well as crucial understanding and practical tools to help patients. The book is essential reading for clinicians working in neurology, psychiatry and geriatric medicine.
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CT and MRI of Skull Base Lesions: A Diagnostic Guide

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Mar 252018
 

This superbly illustrated book offers a comprehensive analysis of the diagnostic capabilities of CT and MRI in the skull base region with the aim of equipping readers with the knowledge required for accurate, timely diagnosis. The authors’ vast experience in the diagnosis of skull base lesions means that they are ideally placed to realize this goal, with the book’s contents being based on more than 10,000 histologically verified cases of frequent, uncommon, and rare diseases and disorders.
In order to facilitate use, chapters are organized according to anatomic region. Readers will find clear guidance on complex diagnostic issues and ample coverage of appearances on both standard CT and MRI methods and newer technologies, including especially CT perfusion, susceptibility- and diffusion-weighted MRI (SWI and DWI), and MR spectroscopy. The book will be an ideal reference manual for neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neuro-otolaryngologists, craniofacial surgeons, general radiologists, medical students, and other specialists with an interest in the subject.

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Panic Disorder: Neurobiological and Treatment Aspects

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Mar 242018
 

All updated neurobiological aspects in just one book
Researchers from different countries working together
Psychopharmacological aspects based on research data described in a clear and practical way to clinicians
Neuroimaging and respiratory data

The book focuses on the neurobiological and treatment aspects of panic disorder. It describes the most recent research data and pharmacological therapeutic aspects of panic disorder. The biochemical, respiratory, imaging, and translational aspects will be together with diagnostic and pharmacological discussion. We have the collaboration of important and recognized researchers from various countries – Brazil, USA, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, and Switzerland – all of them with a continuous and relevant work on anxiety disorders. “Panic Disorder: Neurobiological and Treatment Aspects” is intended to be a reference book for those who research or treat panic disorder and anxiety disorder patients.

 

 

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Synesthesia (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

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Mar 242018
 

One in twenty-three people carry the genes for the synesthesia. Not a disorder but a neurological trait – like perfect pitch – synesthesia creates vividly felt cross-sensory couplings. A synesthete might hear a voice and at the same time see it as a color or shape, taste its distinctive flavor, or feel it as a physical touch. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Richard Cytowic, the expert who returned synesthesia to mainstream science after decades of oblivion, offers a concise, accessible primer on this fascinating human experience.

Cytowic explains that synesthesia’s most frequent manifestation is seeing days of the week as colored, followed by sensing letters, numerals, and punctuation marks in different hues even when printed in black. Other manifestations include tasting food in shapes, seeing music in moving colors, and mapping numbers and other sequences spatially. One synesthete declares, “Chocolate smells pink and sparkly”; another invents a dish (chicken, vanilla ice cream, and orange juice concentrate) that tastes intensely blue. Cytowic, who in the 1980s revived scientific interest in synesthesia, sees it now understood as a spectrum, an umbrella term that covers five clusters of outwardly felt couplings that can occur via several pathways. Yet synesthetic or not, each brain uniquely filters what it perceives. Cytowic reminds us that each individual’s perspective on the world is thoroughly subjective.

 

 

 

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Computational Neuroscience Models of the Basal Ganglia

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Mar 242018
 

The book is a compendium of the aforementioned subclass of models of Basal Ganglia, which presents some the key existent theories of Basal Ganglia function. The book presents computational models of basal ganglia-related disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and addiction. Importantly, it highlights the applications of understanding the role of the basal ganglia to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. The purpose of the present book is to amend and expand on James Houk’s book (MIT press; ASIN: B010BF4U9K) by providing a comprehensive overview on computational models of the basal ganglia. This book caters to researchers and academics from the area of computational cognitive neuroscience.

 

 

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Anatomical Basis of Cranial Neurosurgery

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Mar 212018
 

This didactic book clearly and systematically describes the anatomical-surgical fundamentals of cranial neurosurgery, relating them to norm variants, imaging modalities and interdisciplinary aspects. All illustrations, hand drawn in ink by the first author, are simple and self-explanatory.
The book reflects the first author’s lifetime experience as an academic neurosurgeon and teacher, as well as the second author’s theoretical and practical knowledge of neurosurgical subspecialties such as epilepsy surgery.

In addition to its core audience in neurosurgery, it provides all connected disciplines, in particular neuroradiology, neurology, neuropathology, ENT surgery, maxillofacial surgery and eye surgery, with unique anatomical insights into the neurosurgeon’s perspective.

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Neuropsychiatry Case Studies

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Mar 212018
 

This book comprises succinct, accessible clinical cases in neuropsychiatry. Each clinical case has a specific and practical learning point, concerned with assessment, diagnosis, treatment or general approach. Each case models clinical reasoning and shows how the ‘puzzle’ in the case changed the future practice of the author.

Neuropsychiatry Case Studies is divided into sections relating to specific areas of neuropsychiatry, including dementias, movement disorders, autoimmune encephalopathies and epilepsy, amongst others. This book is aimed at trainee doctors in neurology and psychiatry and will also be of interest to fully trained doctors, nurses, psychologists and other allied health professionals working in this area.​

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