Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery

Author: Rahul Jandial


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  • ISBN: 9781437709070
  • Author: Rahul Jandial
  • Publ Date: 2011-05-24
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 736
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13643

Table of Contents :

SECTION I EVALUATING THE PATIENT WITH MEMORY LOSS CHAPTER 1 Why Diagnose and Treat?...1 CHAPTER 2 Evaluating the Patient with Memory Loss ...4 SECTION II DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF MEMORY LOSS CHAPTER 3 Alzheimer's Disease...43 CHAPTER 4 Mild Cognitive Impairment ...71 CHAPTER 5 Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Including Parkinson's Disease Dementia) ...79 CHAPTER 6 Vascular Dementia and Vascular Cognitive Impairment ...91 CHAPTER 7 Frontotemporal Dementia...104 CHAPTER 8 Progressive Supranuclear Palsy ...118 CHAPTER 9 Corticobasal Degeneration ...128 CHAPTER 10 Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus...136 CHAPTER 11 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease...143 CHAPTER 12 Other Disorders...148 SECTION III TREATMENT OF MEMORY LOSS CHAPTER 13 Goals of Treatment...163 CHAPTER 14 Cholinesterase Inhibitors...166 CHAPTER 15 Memantine (Namenda) ...184 CHAPTER 16 Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements, and Anti-Inflammatories...193 CHAPTER 17 Future Treatments of Memory Loss ...199 CHAPTER 18 Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Memory Loss ...214 SECTION IV BEHAVIORAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA CHAPTER 19 Evaluating the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia...220 CHAPTER 20 Caring for and Educating the Caregiver...228 CHAPTER 21 Non-Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia ...236 CHAPTER 22 Pharmacological Treatment of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia...247 SECTION V ADDITIONAL ISSUES CHAPTER 23 Life Adjustments ...259 CHAPTER 24 Legal and Financial Issues...266 CHAPTER 25 Special Issues...271 SECTION VI CASE STUDIES...275 ONLINE ONLY APPENDICES: (See inside front cover for details) APPENDIX A Cognitive Test and Questionnaire Forms, Instructions, and Normative Data APPENDIX B Screening for Memory Loss APPENDIX C Our Current Understanding of Memory Index...289


"Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery" provides step-by-step guidance to help you effectively manage the full range of cranial and spinal neurosurgical disorders. Drs. Rahul Jandial, Paul McCormick, and Peter Black offer their expertise and experience in consistent chapters that cover the indications and contraindications, pitfalls, tips and tricks, and more for each procedure. With access to the full text and procedural videos online, you'll have everything you need to minimize risk and get the best results.


"Overall, this is an excellent, practical guide for residents and practitioners who want to review complex topics in a short amount of time. With its streamlined overview of complex neurosurgical techniques, this is an excellent resource for neurosurgery residents, neurosurgical staff, and practitioners. " - Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine), Excerpts from Doody's review service, Rating - 4 Stars!


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