Author: Biz India

Book Review: Modern Surgical Neuropathology, with CD-ROM

Author: Douglas C. Miller, MD Publisher: Cambridge University Press–519 pages, with 1,200+ full-color photomicrographs Book Review by: Nano Khilnani The nervous system is the most complex organ system in the human body, and this may be reason why it is susceptible to large variety and range of diseases, Dr. Douglas Miller, the sole author of this highly informative text, states in his introductory note. Much research in the field of neuropathology has been conducted in the past two decades, leading to better understanding of the causes of and treatment of diseases in the brain and within the vast network...

Read More

Book Review: Case Studies in Pediatric Critical Care

Editors: Peter J. Murphy, Stephen C. Marriage, and Peter J. Davis Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 335 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani The learning you will receive from this book is based on actual cases in pediatric critical care. Professor Peter J. Fleming of the FSID Research Unit in Bristol, UK, who wrote the Foreword for this book, asserts: “we learn best by experience.” He writes: “No textbook can hope to replace the learning process that occurs from long hours of clinical practice, the experience of decision-making (whether right or wrong) and the deeply ingrained learning that comes...

Read More

Book Review: The Causes of Epilepsy–Common and Uncommon Causes in Adults and Children, Second edition

Editors: Simon Shorvon, Renzo Guerrini, Steven Schachter, and Eugen Trinka Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 989 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani The good news about epilepsy is that advances in medical technologies in the last few decades have enabled neurologists to determine the causes of many types of epilepsies. When a symptom of epilepsy such as a headache or seizure occurs, the first objective is to find its causes. In epilepsies, there are many different causes. These main points are mentioned and discussed by the four editors named above in the Preface to this second (2019) edition. The...

Read More

Book Review: Reproductive Surgery – The Society of Reproductive Surgeons’ Manual

Editors: Jeffrey M. Goldberg, MD, Ceana H. Nezhat, MD, and Jay Sandlow, MD Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 164 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani A major concern among women is the preservation of fertility when they have cancer. This concern, and how to address it, is discussed in chapter 10, Female Fertility Preservation Surgery, authored by Sara Arian, Rebecca Flyckt, and Tommaso Falcone. The authors of this chapter point out that according to statistics of the National Cancer Institute, about 10 percent of new cases of invasive cancers in the United States are diagnosed in women of reproductive...

Read More

Book Review: Core Topics in Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Editors: Robert Feneck, John Kneeshaw, and Marco Ranucci Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 416 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani The editors report that in the last 10 years there has been a substantial increase in the use of transesophageal echocardiography. This means for 20 years (today we are in 2020), and this book was published in 2010.  Many of the TEEs have been due to more patients undergoing cardiac surgery, as well as major non-cardiac surgery. Today, TEE training is part of the fundamental process of acquiring knowledge and skills for aspiring and established cardiologists, as well as...

Read More