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Book Review: Neurosurgery Fundamentals

Editor: Nitin Agarwal, MD Publisher: Thieme – 412 pages + 302 illustrations Book Review by: Nano Khilnani This compact 5” x 8” handbook that fits in the coat pockets of neurosurgeons-in-training such as medical students, residents, fellows, as well as established and practicing specialists, provides a distilled form of the most essential and fundamental information required in neurosurgery practice. This is a project developed and delivered in finished form by someone who is still a medical resident. It is a handy guide that is a ready-reference manual with a lot of information in brevity, as shown below just by...

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Book Review: Fluorescense-Guided Neurosurgery – Neuro-oncology and Cerebrovascular Applications

Editors: Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis MD and Walter Stummer MD Publisher: Thieme – 149 pages, with 74 illustrations Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS) is a step forward for better illumination and visualization in determining which structures are normal and which are abnormal. FGS is a technological advancement in medicine, providing better views than the current instruments used by neurosurgeons – the operative microscope and the endoscope, write the editors of this book – Dr. Hadjipanayis and Dr. Stummer. In 1910, the neuro-endoscope was introduced in Dr. Victor Lespinasse, and Dr. Theodore Kurze introduced the operative microscope for...

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Book Review: Endoscopic Surgery of the Orbit – Anatomy, Pathology, and Management

Editors: Benjamin S. Blier MD, Suzanne K. Freitag MD, and Raymond Sacks MBBCH Publisher: Thieme – 159 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Endoscopic orbital surgery is one of the fastest-growing areas, particularly advanced endoscopic endonasal and periocular approaches to the orbital apex and skull base, the editors point out. Because there is no single book on these techniques and related knowledge that exist in the minds of its practitioners, the editors saw a need for this book that puts together all the needed information in this field for the benefit of all. . Forty-one specialists in a variety...

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Book Review: Audiology Treatment, 3rd edition

Editor:   Jason A. Galster, PhD Publisher: Thieme – 366 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Evidence has emerged that untreated hearing loss can result in accelerated cognitive decline, the author writes at the beginning of this book. In addition, continued non-treatment of hearing loss can result in the following outcomes: Decreased social engagement Increased fatigue Poorer academic performance Reduced quality of life This book provides an introduction to fundamental practices and considerations associated with treatment of hearing loss by audiologists. Among other topics related to hearing, the following are discussed and reviewed: Assessment of patient needs and measurement of...

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Book Review: Atlas of Neuroanatomy for Communication Science and Disorders

Editor: Leonard L. La Ponte – based on the work of Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, and Udo Schumacher. Illustrators: Markus Voll and Karl Vesker Publisher: Thieme – 235 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani When things go wrong with the machinery of our brain, our ability to communicate goes awry, writes Dr. Joseph Duffy in the Foreword to this book. He is emeritus consultant and professor in the division of speech pathology in the department of neurology at Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota. He states that knowing neuroanatomy can be fundamental to speech language pathologists, and those in related fields of communication science. This atlas contains more than 450 illustrations or almost two of them on average per page. Leonard L. LaPointe is one of today’s foremost teachers and practitioners of brain-based communication disorders. The rich illustrations are based on the recently-published second editions of the Schuenke atlases that have content on: Clinic-pathological effects Cognition Higher cortical function Spinal cord Structural damage This is a large page-size (12” x 9”) atlas as most such good books are, and should be. Most of its illustrations are in full color, very clear, crisp, sharp, and detailed. The images and accompanying text are organized around seven chapters that we name below: Introduction and Brain Basics General Anatomical concepts Head, Skull, Neck Anatomy Anatomy of...

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