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This practical guide is a compilation of firsthand expertise from leading authorities around the world on the use of ultrasound elastography. The stiffness or softness of the imaged tissue derived from elastography provides accurate radiologic diagnosis for disease processes including cancer, inflammation, and fibrosis. It is an efficacious and accurate diagnostic imaging modality that helps avoid invasive biopsies.

Thieme Publishers is proud to announce that four of its titles have been honored at the prestigious 2017 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards). Pediatric Neurosurgery: Tricks of the Trade won first prize in the category Textbook/Clinical Medicine, with Neuroendoscopic Surgery and Neuro-Ophthalmology Illustrated (2nd Edition) receiving honorable mentions in the same category. Another honorable mention went to The Surgery Journal in the category Journal/Award for Innovation category.

The clinical inception of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in the late 1980s resulted in incremental reduction in prostate cancer mortality and improved oncologic outcomes. These screenings also led to massive overdiagnosis of low grade lesions while missing potentially significant cancers. In 2012, routine PSA screenings were determined to be of questionable value by a U.S. task force, casting a pall on early prostate cancer diagnosis and intervention efforts. Prostate cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer-related death in men in the U.S., with a projected 161,130 cases and 26,730 deaths in 2017.

The imaging quality achievable in MR imaging today was inconceivable just a few years ago. No other subdiscipline has evolved so swiftly while placing ever-greater emphasis on fast and accurate results. This book is intended as an indispensable tool at the workplace, as reference for image interpretation, and even for fast orientation during the examination. Adjunct information is provided that fosters the dialogue with referring physicians: for most diseases and conditions there are summaries of epidemiology, clinical findings, pathogenesis and pathophysiology, as well as basic therapy concepts.

Neurosonology is a first-line modality in the diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular disease and especially of stroke. In this new edition of Neurosonology and Neuroimaging of Stroke, this noninvasive, realtime imaging method has been given expanded coverage, particularly for its clinical utility.

Thieme Publishers and the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association will be showcasing Neuro-Developmental Treatment: A Guide to NDT Clinical Practice at APTA-CSM from February 15th to 18th in 2017. Authored by instructors of the NDTA, this book is the culmination of a five-year project aimed toward developing an up-to-date guide to the neurorehabilitation approach originally developed by Karl and Berta Bobath.

Current statistics indicate that 75 to 80 % of people worldwide will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. Lumbar pain is a leading cause of disability – a global public health burden with serious economic implications. Written by internationally renowned spine experts, the 8th volume in the AOSpine Masters series is a concise, state-of-the-art overview on fundamental management strategies and current issues and challenges. The text covers the full age spectrum – from childhood to older adulthood – and contributing factors such as the sacroiliac joints, genetics, and spine infections.

Authored by renowned neuroradiologist Steven P. Meyers, Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Head and Neck is a stellar guide for identifying and diagnosing head and neck diseases based on location and neuroimaging results. The succinct text reflects more than 25 years of hands-on experience gleaned from advanced training and educating residents and fellows in radiology, neurosurgery, and otolaryngology. The high-quality MRI and CT scans have been collected over Dr. Meyers's lengthy career, presenting an unsurpassed visual learning tool.

Authored by renowned neuroradiologist Steven P. Meyers, Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Spine is a stellar guide for identifying and diagnosing cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine anomalies based on location and neuroimaging results. The succinct text reflects more than 25 years of hands-on experience gleaned from advanced training and educating residents and fellows in radiology, neurosurgery, and orthopaedic surgery. The high-quality MRI, CT, and X-ray images have been collected over Dr. Meyers's lengthy career, presenting an unsurpassed visual learning tool.

This updated edition provides a comprehensive basis for understanding, identifying, and treating the underlying multifactorial etiologies of dizziness and imbalance. Vertigo is a common malady for which patients seek treatment, yet the vestibular system and its associated disorders are often misunderstood. This book effectively demystifies this topic, with clinical pearls and knowledge from foremost experts in the field.

The second edition of this practical guide provides a thorough introduction to the essential concepts of clinical neurology. Coverage includes history-taking; the neurological examination and ancillary tests; topical diagnosis and differential diagnosis of typical syndromes; the diseases of the central nervous system, peripheral nerves, autonomic nervous system, and muscles; epilepsy; and inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Student praise for the previous edition:
"This book contains great illustrations and relevant, succinct information. (...) I highly recommend this product to all students of any undergraduate or graduate level anatomy course."

From the authors of the bestselling Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, here is the concise "how-to" guide on conducting diagnostic spine exams. The text begins with a thorough review of the fundamentals, including basic anatomy and neurology, and goes on to systematically outline tests for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. It is an ideal resource for both beginners and practicing physicians.

In training to become a neurosurgeon, many of the crucial manual skills that must be acquired can only be mastered through growing experience during the rigorous and lengthy training process. Yet, many – often essential – practical skills can quickly be learned, practiced, and even mastered, away from the OR.

Written by an esteemed educator and founder of the renowned Chicago Review Course in Neurological Surgery™, this updated review reflects substantive content additions to the 8th edition. The two prior editions of the Rapid Review were must-have companions that fully leveraged the vast knowledge contained within Greenberg's legendary tome.

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