|Author||: Dan Greitz|
|Release Date||: 1993|
|ISBN 10||: 9789162808563|
|Pages||: 23 pages|
Addressing the gap in the literature between pediatric medicine and geriatric medicine, Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders examines the disorders of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways from birth to old age. Highlights of the book include: Comprehensive content detailing CSF disorders and their effects on the brain and spine at all developmental stages Key updates to recent developments that physicians can utilize in their practice Clear organization with each section divided into background information, disease discussion, surgical aspects, controversies, and social issues—giving readers quick access to the most important information needed to properly diagnose and manage patients with CSF disorders Multidisciplinary content written by clinicians representing a host of specialties, making the book useful for not only neurologists, but also those in related specialties involved in treating CSF disorders, including neurosurgery, pediatrics, general practice, ophthalmology, radiology, and emergency medicine Expert patient communication tips to help practitioners deliver information to patients and their caregivers on highly sensitive issues, such as alternative treatments, quality-of-life issues, and medico-legal aspects More than 400 illustrations to clarify content Exploring the management of the resultant effects of such disorders on both the brain and spine throughout the body’s changes in development, the book is written by more than 50 global experts in neurology and related disciplines. Their combined wisdom offers the most effective diagnostic and management guidelines for treating patients with CSF disorders.
For centuries the great minds of medical science puzzled over the importance of the cerebrospinal fluid. As far back as Hippocrates, it was thought that this "phlegm" that flooded the intracranial contents had pathological significance. However, not until the late 1800s, when Quincke introduced and popularized lumbar puncture, did physicians take an interest in the study of this fluid in relation to clinical illness. Since then a variety of techniques for obtaining cerebrospinal fluid from various sites have developed, and the relationship of cerebrospinal fluid to a variety of disease processes has received considerable study. In this volume, we have attempted to assemble reviews of some of these important developments during the past century. Chapter 1 contains a historical review of key investigations that helped shape our concepts of cerebrospinal fluid from the earliest recorded description by the author of the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus in the seventeenth century B. C. to contemporaries such as Kabat, Glusman, and Knaub, who introduced quantitative determinations of cerebrospinal fluid gamma globulin levels. In Chapter 2 there is a description of our current understanding of the anatomical compartment for the cerebrospinal fluid and the physiology of its formation, circulation, and absorption. Dr. Richard Leech in Chapter 3 contributes a comprehensive description of the disorders associated with excessive quanti ties of cerebrospinal fluid-commonly referred to as hydrocephalus. A variety of techniques for properly collecting and evaluating cerebrospinal fluid are detailed in Chapter 4.
CSF collectopms are rather uncommon, but a great deal has been learned about them in the CT/MRI era. Treatment has also advanced with the development of minimally invasive surgery. This invaluable resource provides a comprehensive description of the anatomy of CSF spaces and variants and abnormal conditions. It also describes the imaging og CSF collections, differential diagnosis and treatment.
|Author||: Hugh Davson,Keasley Welch,Malcolm Beverley Segal|
|Release Date||: 1987|
|Pages||: 1013 pages|
|Author||: Judy Craft,Christopher Gordon,Sue E. Huether,Kathryn L. McCance,Valentina L. Brashers|
|Publisher||: Mosby Limited|
|Release Date||: 2018-08-10|
|ISBN 10||: 0729586332|
|Pages||: 1400 pages|
Written by Judy Craft and Christopher Gordon, Understanding Pathophysiology 3e remains Australia and New Zealand's leading pathophysiology text for nursing and allied health students. Updated to include the most current scientific and clinical case material across the life span, complex subject manner is presented in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Beginning with essential concepts, the text examines the normal structure and function of each body system, followed by the alterations to that system caused by disease. Conditions particularly relevant to children and to the ageing are described in separate sections in each chapter to demonstrate disease processes across the life span. Strong ANZ pathophysiological focus -- with disease and disorder profiles specific to the region explained in greater detail and with an epidemiological focus Expert editors, clinicians, researchers and academic writers Recent developments in evidence-based practice for diseases and disorders incorporated throughout Evolve Student Resources: eBook on VitalSource Animations Glossary References Evolve Instructor Resources: Answer Guides to in-print features Focus on Learning, Case Studies and Review Questions Image collection Instructor's Manual PowerPoints References Test Bank NEW chapter on diabetes to highlight the prevalence of the disease in Australia and New Zealand Expanded obesity chapter to reflect the chronic health complications and comorbidities New concept maps designed to stand out and pull together key chapter concepts and processes Updated Focus on Learning, Case Studies and Chapter Review Questions Now includes an eBook with all print purchases
This book was written to serve both as a guide for the dissection of the human brain and as an illustrated compendium of the functional anatomy of the brain and spinal cord. In this sense, the book represents an updated and expanded version of the book The Human Brain and Spinal Cord written by the author and published in Swedish by Scandinavian University Books in 1961. The complicated anatomy of the brain can often be more easily appreciated and understood in relation to its development. Some insight about the coverings of the brain will also make the brain dissections more meaningful. Introductory chapters on these subjects constitute Part I of the book. Part 2 is composed of the dissection guide, in which text and illustrations are juxtaposed as much as possible in order to facilitate the use of the book in the dissection room. The method of dissection is similar to dissection proce dures used in many medical schools throughout the world, and variations of the technique have been published by several authors including Ivar Broman in the "Manniskohjarnan" (The Human Brain) published by Gleerups F6rlag, Lund, 1926, and Laszlo Komaromy in "Dissection of the Brain," published by Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, 1947. The great popularity of the CT scanner justifies an extra laboratory session for the comparison of nearly horizontal brain sections with matching CT scans.
Adult hydrocephalus is an insidious yet treatable condition that develops slowly, with usual onset around 60 years of age. It is poorly recognized and many cases are not diagnosed until late in the course of disease, leading to poorer patient outcomes and a high financial cost to healthcare providers. The resulting neurological symptoms include gait/balance problems, loss of bladder control, and a cognitive decline leading to dementia, which is often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease. This book - the first published on this topic since 1993 - provides comprehensive guidelines to improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis, and covers various neurosurgical techniques used to treat the disease, including the insertion of different types of shunts and endoscopic third ventriculostomy. This is essential reading for neurologists, neurosurgeons, family physicians, and radiologists who may well encounter adult patients with hydrocephalus more often than they realize.
A review of state-of-the-art therapies currently used with leptomeningeal cancer patients, including information on symptom management, new clinical trials, epidemiology, as well as research in animal models for experimental treatments.
Hydrocephalus is a common manifestation of many diseases. Caring and treating a patient with hydrocephalus involve engagement and acquire a deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and technical details. Despite the technological developments, treatment of hydrocephalus is still a challenge for every neurological surgeon. The aim of this project is to provide a detailed and accessible information for every single discipline, not only for neurological surgeons, involved in the diagnosis and treatment of the patients with hydrocephalus.