The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316242257

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons Excerpt :

The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories. Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims' personalities. Parents suddenly couldn't recognize their own children. Pillars of the community became pathological liars. Some people couldn't speak but could still sing. In The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, Sam Kean travels through time with stories of neurological curiosities: phantom limbs, Siamese twin brains, viruses that eat patients' memories, blind people who see through their tongues. He weaves these narratives together with prose that makes the pages fly by, to create a story of discovery that reaches back to the 1500s and the high-profile jousting accident that inspired this book's title.* With the lucid, masterful explanations and razor-sharp wit his fans have come to expect, Kean explores the brain's secret passageways and recounts the forgotten tales of the ordinary people whose struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made neuroscience possible. *"The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons" refers to the case of French king Henri II, who in 1559 was lanced through the skull during a joust, resulting in one of the most significant cases in neuroscience history. For hundreds of years scientists have gained important lessons from traumatic accidents and illnesses, and such misfortunes still represent their greatest resource for discovery.

Neurosurgical Neuropsychology Book

Neurosurgical Neuropsychology

  • Author : Caleb M. Pearson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128099629

Neurosurgical Neuropsychology Excerpt :

Neurosurgical Neuropsychology: The Practical Application of Neuropsychology in the Neurosurgical Practice comprehensively explains the use of neuropsychology in neurosurgical settings. The book covers various preoperative techniques that may benefit neurosurgeons, such as functional neuroimaging (fMRI, SPECT, MEG) for presurgical cognitive mapping, as well as more traditional methods to predict outcomes after surgery, including neurocognitive testing and the Wada procedure. The book's editors discuss why neuropsychologists add considerable value to the neurosurgical team. A wide range of patient populations are covered, ranging from Deep Brain Stimulation candidates for Parkinson’s disease, to adult and pediatric epilepsy candidates and neuro-oncology cases. This book is ideal for neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuro-oncologists, epileptologists, general neurologists, and others who want to know more about the use of neuropsychology as a tool in the presurgical and postoperative phases of neurosurgery. Comprehensively explains the use of neuropsychology in neurosurgical settings Written for researchers and clinical practitioners, focusing on neurosurgery, neuropsychology, clinical neuroscience and neurology Discusses various techniques that may be of benefit to neurosurgeons, including presurgical and postoperative choices like functional neuroimaging (fMRI, SPECT, MEG) for presurgical cognitive mapping, neurocognitive testing, and the Wada procedure

The Disappearing Spoon Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,968 Ratings

The Disappearing Spoon

  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2010-07-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0316089087

The Disappearing Spoon Excerpt :

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. THE DISAPPEARING SPOON masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery--from the Big Bang through the end of time. *Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.

Neuroscience for Clinicians Book

Neuroscience for Clinicians

  • Author : Eduardo E. Benarroch
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190948894

Neuroscience for Clinicians Excerpt :

"The aim of this book is to provide the clinician with a comprehensive and clinical relevant survey of emerging concepts on the organization and function of the nervous system and neurologic disease mechanisms, at the molecular, cellular and system levels. The content of is based on the review of information obtained from recent advances in genetic, molecular and cell biology techniques, electrophysiological recordings, brain mapping, and mouse models, emphasizing the clinical and possible therapeutic implications. Many chapters of this book contain information that will be relevant not only clinical neurologists but also to psychiatrists and physical therapists. The scope includes the mechanisms and abnormalities of DNA/RNA metabolism, proteostasis, vesicular biogenesis, and axonal transport and mechanisms of neurodegeneration; the role of the mitochondria in cell function and death mechanisms; ion channels, neurotransmission and mechanisms of channelopathies and synaptopathies; the functions of astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and microglia and their involvement in disease; the local circuits and synaptic interactions at the level of the cerebral cortex, thalamus, basal ganglia, cerebellum, brainstem and spinal cord transmission regulating sensory processing, behavioral state and motor functions; the peripheral and central mechanisms of pain and homeostasis; and networks involved in emotion, memory, language, and executive function"--

So You Want to be a Brain Surgeon  Book

So You Want to be a Brain Surgeon

  • Author : Simon Eccles
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199231966

So You Want to be a Brain Surgeon Excerpt :

The new edition of So you want to be a brain surgeon? continues to provide a fun yet informative guide for all medical students and for all those considering a medical degree. An entertaining, authoritative and indispensable guide for all levels, from those thinking of applying to medical school through to medical students and to young doctors. The text has been radically updatedd, and includes even more chapters.

Deep Brain Stimulation Book

Deep Brain Stimulation

  • Author : William S. Anderson
  • Publisher : Thieme
  • Release Date : 2019-05-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626237988

Deep Brain Stimulation Excerpt :

The one-stop resource on deep brain stimulation for functional neurosurgeons! Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to modulate dysfunctional circuits in the brain with stimulation pulses applied to specific target areas of the brain. Globally, DBS procedures have been most commonly performed for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, but there are now new and growing research efforts studying DBS for psychiatric disorders and epilepsy. Deep Brain Stimulation: Techniques and Practices written by the Society for Innovative Neuroscience in Neurosurgery along with Dr. William S. Anderson and distinguished experts presents the latest DBS approaches. The book begins with a history of DBS, general frame-based techniques, patient selection primarily for movement disorders, multidisciplinary collaboration, and ethical considerations. Subsequent chapters detail diverse technologies and disease-specific treatment for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, OCD, epilepsy, major depression, Tourette syndrome, emerging psychiatric indications, and pediatric applications. Key highlights Lead placement techniques utilizing currently available customized platforms and robotics Microelectrode recording and image-based direct targeting with MRI and CT to enhance lead placement Lesioning methods including radiofrequency, and MR-guided focused ultrasound Discussion of recent innovations in tractography to delineate white matter tracts in the brain and closed loop stimulation DBS has helped thousands of patients with intractable conditions, allowing for a programmable therapy with durable treatment effect. This remarkable guide provides the essentials for functional neurosurgeons to pursue intraoperative research opportunities in this growing subspecialty and incorporate DBS into clinical practice.

Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing Book

Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing

  • Author : Denita Ryan
  • Publisher : Thieme
  • Release Date : 2019-03-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626233799

Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing Excerpt :

Stellar, pocket-sized nursing guide facilitates implementation of best practices in the care of neurosurgical patients Written by advanced practice nurses in collaboration with physician experts from one of the world's most renowned neurosurgical institutions, this is the first point-of-care book designed to enhance patient care at the bedside. Every chapter is written by leading authorities in their respective specialties, resulting in a concise but robust neuroscience nursing management tool. The authors lay a foundation with an in-depth description of central nervous system anatomy, followed by step-by-step processes required to perform accurate and thorough neurological assessments. Subsequent chapters describe common neurological disorders and conditions such as tumors, vascular anomalies, and traumatic brain injury. The authors deftly guide the reader through managing neurological diagnoses and help the reader understand the treatment that patients with these conditions may undergo. Key Highlights Superb illustrations and 10 animations created by master artists bring to life the anatomical structures, pathologies, and mechanisms of injury described in the chapters Lists, tables, and boxes are organized in a concise layout that allows quick consultation and implementation Diagnostic images, medical illustrations, and treatment algorithms help elucidate the implications of managing patients with complex neurological conditions Appendices contain extensive complementary information including discharge instructions and checklists that are of great help to family caregivers and healthcare professionals alike This book is an accessible, easy-to-navigate reference for nurses and ancillary staff of varied experience levels and specialties who are caring for neurosurgical patients. It is a must-have resource for nurse practitioners and physician assistants at any institution with a high-volume neurosurgical service.

Neurology and Neurosurgery Illustrated E Book Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Neurology and Neurosurgery Illustrated E Book

  • Author : Kenneth W. Lindsay
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2010-09-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702049170

Neurology and Neurosurgery Illustrated E Book Excerpt :

New edition of a highly successful illustrated guide to neurology and neurosurgery for medical students and junior doctors. • Comprehensive guide to neurology and neurosurgery for medical students and junior doctors – competing books do not cover both areas. • Graphic approach to the subject – concise text is arranged around clear and memorable line diagrams. Readers find this approach accessible and easy to learn form. • Clarifies a subject area which students tend to find difficult and forbidding. Updated and revised in all areas where there have been developments in understanding of neurological disease and in neurological and neurosurgical management. This revision has also incorporated current guidelines, particularly recommendations from National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Modern Neurosurgery Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Modern Neurosurgery

  • Author : Dennis A. Turner
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2004-06-25
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780203503997

Modern Neurosurgery Excerpt :

Focusing on how increased understanding of brain function affects clinical neuroscience, this incisive text explores the interface between neuroscience and clinical neuroscience advances by examining the hypotheses that drive this evolution. The author reviews the relevant underpinnings of new neurosurgical techniques, treatments, and conceptual ap

Principles of Molecular Neurosurgery Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Principles of Molecular Neurosurgery

  • Author : Andrew Freese
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 659
  • ISBN 10 : 9783805577847

Principles of Molecular Neurosurgery Excerpt :

The future of neurosurgery will be characterized by less invasive, molecular technologies that promise to revolutionize the field of neurosurgery and impact the treatment of additional neurological disorders, including neurometabolic diseases, stroke, dementias, affective and psychiatric diseases, movement disorders, epilepsy, and others. This book encompasses developing an understanding of the principles underlying the advent of novel molecular approaches to neurological and neurosurgical diseases. It Identifies key principles that will allow dramatic improvement in the treatment and outcomes of patients suffering from a varity of disorders affecting the central nervous system and spinal axis. This volume gives neurosurgeons an excellent understanding of the development of novel molecular and cellular technologies that will markedly change the way neurosurgery is practiced in the near future. It is also of special interest to neurologists, psychiatrists, physiatrists, spinal orthopaedic surgeons, neurobiologists and gene therapy research scientists.

Ethics in Neurosurgical Practice Book

Ethics in Neurosurgical Practice

  • Author : Stephen Honeybul
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108494120

Ethics in Neurosurgical Practice Excerpt :

A comprehensive introduction and practical framework to bioethics, for all who are involved in the management of neurosurgical patients.

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Book

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery

  • Author : Neil D. Kitchen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-03-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781840765557

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Excerpt :

This illustrated colour review covers all aspects of neurology and neurosurgery including: dystonia, tremor, akinetic rigid syndrome (Parkinsonian conditions), infectious diseases, headache, brain tumors, demyelinating disease, epilepsy, neuro-ophthalmology, peripheral neuropathy, clinical neurophysiology, pituitary, coma, neurogenetics, surgical technique, hydrocephalus, AVM/aneurysm, pain and trigeminal neuralgia, head injury, spinal injury, stroke and neuroradiology. The editors and contributing authors all specialise in neurology and/or neurosurgery. The book is aimed at professionals in practice and in training, from hospital based doctors preparing for higher qualifications to established physicians in their continuing professional development. The cases are presented randomly, as in real life and, where appropriate, are superbly illustrated.

Saturday Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings


  • Author : Ian McEwan
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371225

Saturday Excerpt :

From the pen of a master — the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Atonement — comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man — a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before. On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne’s day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perowne’s professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him — with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive.

The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery Book

The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery

  • Author : Babak Kateb
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-25
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439849415

The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery Excerpt :

Nanoneuroscience, nanoneurosurgery, and nanobioelectronics have the potential to revolutionize medicine and improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders over the next 10-20 years. The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery presents a state-of-the-art review of the field, providing current information about nanoplatforms and their use in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroscience, and neuroradiology. The text also reviews the latest regulatory guidelines that influence the translation of nanotechnological research from the laboratory to the clinic, as well as the most recent information on biodevices and pharmaceutical spinoffs. It highlights presidential and congressional initiatives and programs that may significantly impact the field in the near future. Chapters discuss the latest science and technologies—which are applied to diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders—as well as regulatory issues that impact product development. This volume describes advances that have already been translated to the clinic or hold significant promise for future application in nanoneurosurgery, as well as their potential impact. A full-color text, the book contains contributions by more than 120 researchers, original and descriptive illustrations, and more than 3,000 references. Offering broad coverage of nanotechnological applications in diverse areas and addressing FDA regulation and healthcare policy, this volume provides a foundation of ideas and methods for scientists and physicians to devise successful, less invasive procedures for future treatment of nervous system disorders.

Neurosurgery Rounds  Questions and Answers Book

Neurosurgery Rounds Questions and Answers

  • Author : Mark Shaya
  • Publisher : Thieme
  • Release Date : 2017-11-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626233638

Neurosurgery Rounds Questions and Answers Excerpt :

Neurosurgery Rounds: Questions and Answers, Second Edition by Mark Shaya and an impressive cadre of coauthors and contributors, thoroughly prepares medical students and residents for common yet challenging questions frequently encountered during neurosurgery rounds. The convenient, easy-to-follow format provides diverse coverage of multiple disciplines intertwined in the understanding, care, and treatment of neurosurgical patients. Bringing the state of the art in neurosurgery up to date, nine revised and expanded chapters cover a full range of congenital, degenerative, traumatic, neoplastic, infectious, vascular, and inflammatory conditions impacting the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Short answers and explanations appear directly below the questions, enabling quick reference during busy hospital shifts. Key Features More than 1,600 questions and answers test readers on a wide range of basic neuroscience, brain, spine, and peripheral nerve topics 30 featured cases provide invaluable clinical pearls and insightful discussions More than 175 high-quality radiographs and anatomical illustrations enhance the text This concise review is an essential lab coat companion for all medical students pursuing neurosurgical clerkships or sub-internships and junior residents on rounds.