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Book Review: Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Head and Neck

Editors: Peter C. Neligan, MB; and Fu-Chan Wei, MD Illustrators:  Jennifer C. Darcy, MS; Emily Ullo Steigler, MS, CMI;, Amanda Yarberry Behr, MA, CMI Publisher: Quality Medical Publishing – 899 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani This book published in 2010 is focused on microsurgery as well as micro-vascular surgery in the head and neck. In instances where cancerous tumors are found and reconstruction is needed, it is important to understand disease processes, the two editors point out in the Preface. This is an important book also because it is the combined effort of specialists doing exciting new work...

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Book Review: Ocular Trauma – Principles and Practice

Editors: Ferenc Kuhn, MD; and Dante J. Pieramici, MD Publisher: Thieme –  468 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Ocular trauma is a multidisciplinary specialty wherein collaboration among colleagues is the best means of learning about different types of injuries and on different parts of the ocular anatomy. Collaboration helps greatly in treating patients with a variety of injuries to the eyes. This is because what is not be available in books and other media can often be found in the heads of those specialist clinicians who have encountered different types of ocular trauma in their patients, the editors...

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Book Review: Fundamental Topics in Plastic Surgery

Editor: Diego Marre, MD Publisher: Thieme – 417 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Plastic surgery is a specialty that does not have an anatomical region of its own, unlike other specialties like cardiology or nephrology for example. Plastic surgeons can work on the abdomen, breasts, buttocks, the face and its features, or many other areas of the human body. They reshape those areas by liposuction or removal of fat, such as from the abdominal area, or from the buttocks. Plastic surgeons also do the reverse, called augmentation, by injecting fat into the breasts for example, to make them...

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Book Review: Principles of Posterior Fossa Surgery

Editor: Anil Nanda, MD Publisher: Thieme – 252 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Navigating the terrain of the posterior fossa can often be intimidating to the beginning neurosurgeon. This book has been written to make that exploration easier for the uninitiated, and eventually, surgical treatment, successful. Forty-seven specialists in neuroanatomy, neurology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, and related fields from all over the United States and five other countries – Australia, Canada, Germany, India, and Japan – authored the 25 chapters of this book We list them below to provide you an overview of the contents of this book, organized around...

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Keys to Success for Filipino Nurses in the U.S.

By Kumar Balani NEW YORK, Sunday, September 09, 2018 – In the truest sense of the word, while ‘know who’ is a plus factor in success as a professional besides the essential knowhow, the United States is essentially a meritocracy. All immigrants who have done well, will attest to this. College graduates with several years’ experience in a profession and the desire to learn what are the latest advances in their fields can succeed, and are being rewarded handsomely, as we cite one real-life example below. The caveat: they absolutely need to be aware in which fields in the...

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