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Book Review: Facial Paralysis – Rehabilitation Techniques

Editors: Mark May, MD; and Barry M. Schaitkin, MD Publisher: Thieme – 289 pages, with 1,000+ illustrations Book Review by: Nano Khilnani The editors point out that the encyclopedic 885-page-long second edition of The Facial Nerve published in 2000 received high praise from peer reviewers, but practitioners commented that it was “overwhelming” to them due to its length. There has been great interest in Section VI of that large book dealing with rehabilitation techniques for acute and long-standing facial paralysis. Because of the special interest in that particular Section, the publisher agreed with the editors to reproduce it as...

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Book Review: Examination of the Shoulder – The Complete Guide

Editor-in-Chief: Edward G. McFarland, MD Editors: Tae Kyun Kim, MD; Hyung Bin Park, MD, George L. Rassi, MD; Harpreet Gill, MD; and Ekavit Kayurapan, MD Publisher: Thieme – 282 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani The shoulder is a particularly complex system consisting of four distinct joints and 21 separate muscles. Those examining the shoulder must sort out the complaints of the patients into a ‘coherent diagnostic whole’ in order to develop a ‘comprehensive treatment program’ points out Dr. Frank W. Jobe, who wrote the Foreword for this book. Because of its complex anatomy and physiology, pain in the...

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Book Review: Surgery of Peripheral Nerves – A Case-Based Approach

Editors: Rajiv Midha, MD; and Eric L. Zager, MD Publisher: Thieme – 288 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani This book is a concise text and reference source for topics associated with peripheral nerves. Sixty-four specialists in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, general surgery and internal medicine, from all over the United States and Canada, and five other countries – Australia, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea – authored the 57 chapters of this book. The contributors of content are physicians and surgeons, and professors at schools of medicine and medical centers. The contents of this book are...

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Book Review: The Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Preparation Book – Illustrated Questions and Answers

Authors: Paul V, Birinyi, MD; Najib E. El Tecle, MD; Eric Marvin, DO; Carlos Zamora, MD; Richard Prayson, MD; Samer K. Elbabaa, MD; Matt Pierson, MD; and Katie P. Huynh, DO Publisher: Thieme – 448 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani This book provides you sample questions and answers for you to review and test yourself on, to prepare for the primary neurosurgeon’s board exam, a step toward board certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS). The most complex system of structures in the human body is found in the neurological tract: the brain, spinal cord, and...

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Book Review: Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships – Decoding Social Mysteries Through Autism’s Unique Perspectives

Authors: Dr. Temple Grandin and Sean Barron Publisher: Future Horizons Inc. – 426 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram Many more books about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been written and published in recent years than in the past. If you do an advanced search on Amazon, you will find that out of the 20 highest-ranking books on this subject, 18 were published between 2002 and 2017, and only two appeared before that, in 1994 and 1997. The reason for this fact is simple: much more has been researched, discovered, and published about autism and related conditions such as...

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