Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery

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By

  • Rahul Jandial, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, City of Hope Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
  • Paul McCormick, MD, MPH, FACS, Herbert & Linda Gallen Professor of Neurological Surgery, Director, Spine Center, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.
  • Peter Black, MD, PhD, Founding Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Franc D. Ingraham Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, Boston, MA, USA.

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.
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Neurosurgery

 

Book information

  • Published: April 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-0907-0


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