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Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery

Expert Consult - Online and Print

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 at www.expertconsult.com, you’ll have everything you need to minimize risk and get the best results.

Audience
Neurosurgery

Hardbound, 736 Pages

Published: April 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0907-0

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

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