Decision Making in Degenerative Spinal Surgery: A Case Based Approach

by Kern Singh and Sheeraz Qureshi

This book is a compilation of surgical techniques and pearls for the management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal pathology from some of the world’s most prominent figures in spine surgery. The chapters are organized by case vignettes to reflect commonly encountered spinal diseases such as cervical disc herniation, cervical myelopathy, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and deformity as well as conditions including cervical pseudoarthrosis and thoracic disc herniation. The surgical approaches include disc replacement, fusion, decompression, and laminoplasty as performed by expert spine surgeons as they lend their know-how on both minimally invasive and open techniques for the surgical management of spinal pathology. This book will enable spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, fellows, residents, physiatrists, pain management professionals, and medical students to gain valuable insight into the typical presentations, appropriate evaluation, surgical techniques, benefits, complications, and the pearls and pitfalls in the treatment of spinal diseases.


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2014-2015 Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC): Section 4: Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors

Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumorsby American Academy of Ophthalmology (Author), Robert H. Rosa Jr. MD

Section 4 presents materials in two parts: Part I, Ophthalmic Pathology; and Part II, Intraocular Tumors: Clinical Aspects. Part I uses a hierarchy that moves from general to specific to help derive a differential diagnosis for a specific tissue. Part II is a compilation of selected clinical aspects of importance to the general ophthalmologist. Following Part II are the American Joint Committee on Cancer 2010 staging forms for ocular and adnexal tumors.

Upon completion of Section 4, readers should be able to:

Describe a structured approach to understanding major ocular conditions based on a hierarchical framework of topography, disease process, general diagnosis and differential diagnosis
Summarize the steps in handling ocular specimens for pathologic study, including obtaining, dissecting, processing, and staining tissues
Identify those ophthalmic lesions that indicate systemic disease and are potentially life threatening


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Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 4th Edition

by Karen Fenstermacher, Barbara Toni Hudson

Prepare for FNP practice with the latest evidence-based guidelines! Practice Guidelines for Family Nurse Practitioners, 4th Edition provides essential information on current assessment and management protocols for primary care patients of all ages. Key details are easy to find, with the book’s concise, outline-style guidelines and abundant summary tables and charts. And you’ll be ready to manage care more effectively with the latest information on topics such as pain management, bariatric surgery follow-up, restless legs syndrome, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Written by expert nurse practitioners Karen Fenstermacher and Barbara Toni Hudson, this guide equips you for the conditions most commonly seen in primary care settings.

Essential, evidence-based guidelines provide the latest guidance for management of disorders commonly seen by FNPs in primary care settings, including information on which problems must be referred to a physician and which constitute an emergency. Quick-reference tables and charts include pediatric conditions charts, comparative charts for similar disorders, and health maintenance guidelines charts. Coverage of special populations assessment provides quick access to information on adult, pediatric, and geriatric assessment. Compact size and spiral binding make this guide easy to carry and easy to use in the clinical setting. Full-color insert provides an illustrated, quick reference to common skin disorders. Concise outline format makes it easy to locate essential information quickly. NEW! Treatment guidelines include the latest nationally recognized evidence-based treatment guidelines, including those for dementia, asthma, and diabetes. UPDATED content throughout includes bariatric surgery follow-up after release from surgical care, assessment of pelvic masses, restless legs syndrome, the advanced eye examination including advanced staining techniques, and new medications for diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. NEW Pain chapter provides guidelines on pain management and caring for patients with pain. NEW Laboratory and Diagnostic Pearls chapter offers useful laboratory and diagnostic tips that the authors have accumulated over years of clinical practice. NEW! Coverage of respiratory and ENT disorders is presented into two separate chapters, reflecting how these problems are actually handled in clinical practice. NEW user-friendly design includes an improved outline format, easier-to-read tables, and color highlighting for essential information.


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Orthopaedic Surgery: Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment Retail PDF

Orthopaedic surgery principles of diagnosis and treatmentByBrent B. Wiesel Wudbhav N Sankar John N. Delahay Sam M. Wiesel

Orthopaedic Surgery: Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment is ideally suited for the first two years of the orthopaedics residency. Each chapter is coauthored by a senior resident or fellow and an established academic physician and is concise enough for a PGY1 resident to read in two or three hours. PGY1 residents can read the text from cover to cover to gain a general foundation of knowledge that can be built upon when they begin their second year. PGY2 and PGY3 residents can then use specific chapters to review a subspecialty before starting a new rotation or seeing a patient with a subspecialty attending.

The book contains two sections: General Principles and Orthopaedic Subspecialties. The General Principles section covers basic science in enough detail to prepare the reader for in-service and board exams. The Orthopaedic Subspecialties section focuses on diagnosis and management of the most common pathologic entities. Each subspecialty chapter covers history, physical examination, imaging, and common diagnoses. For each diagnosis, the book sets out the typical presentation, options for nonoperative and operative management, and expected outcomes.

Key Features

Each chapter is concise enough so that a PGY1 should be able to read it in 2-3 hours. Each chapter is written by a junior author who is a senior resident, fellow, or just out of training and a second senior author with an established academic reputation. The junior author will ensure that the material is presented at the right level. Covers the basics of examination and the diagnosis and management of the most common pathologic entities. For common diagnoses, the chapters set out the typical presentation, options for nonoperative and operative management, and expected outcomes. Explains why and when to do procedures and leads into the how to do it of Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Outline format The General Principles section presents orthopaedic basic science in sufficient detail to prepare the resident for in-training and board examinations.
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