Through evolution, human verticality became associated with a wide range of normal pelvic shapes and associated pelvic incidence angles (PIs). While all types of sagittal alignment generally provide adequate support to young adults, age, stress, and related degeneration can progressively lead to sagittal imbalance and contribute to various spinal pathologies.
The number of cervical fusion procedures has increased in the U.S. and globally during the last decade, in part due to an aging population and higher incidence of complex cervical problems. Despite advances in the surgical treatment of cervical deformities, few resources detail modern clinical assessment, radiographic evaluation, and surgical approaches. Cervical Spine Deformity Surgery by world-renowned spine surgeons Christopher Ames, K. Daniel Riew, Justin Smith, and Kuniyoshi Abumi fills a void in the literature. It provides a concise, state-of-the-art resource on current cervical deformity knowledge compiled from the literature and recognized masters in the field.
Interventional radiology training has evolved rapidly during the last decade, with recent recognition as a primary medical specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The number of IR residency positions continues to increase each year with a greater number of trainees rotating through the IR elective. The bar is set high and expectations of trainees have increased. Written clearly, concisely, and at a trainee's level, Pocketbook of Clinical IR: A Concise Guide to Interventional Radiology by Shantanu Warhadpande, Alex Lionberg, and Kyle Cooper is the first IR pocketbook written specifically for medical students and junior residents to help them excel on their IR rotation.
The certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgery is considered as the gold standard for neurosurgeons. The final hurdle in accomplishing the certification process is the challenging oral examination. In 2017, the format of the ABNS oral exam was revised to make it more relevant, rigorous, and reflective of recent advances in neurosurgery. Therefore, in the third edition of Neurosurgery Oral Board Review the authors have expanded on the widely acclaimed prior editions.
Since its publication nearly 20 years ago, Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review has garnered legendary status as the leading high-yield review for neurosurgical residents preparing for the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) primary exam. The updated third edition by Jonathan S. Citow and associate editors R. Loch Macdonald, Ross C. Puffer, Syed I. Khalid, Bob S. Carter, Alan R. Cohen, Robert J. Spinner, and Daniel Refai reflects technological advances made in the past decade. Seven comprehensive, systematically formatted chapters succinctly cover the tested core topics: anatomy, physiology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neurology, neurosurgery, and critical care.
Clinical Neuroanatomy: A Case-Based Approach by Douglas Gould and Gustavo Patino presents nervous system anatomy in a clinically-integrated manner, making it an ideal learning tool for medical students. Forty-seven succinct patient presentations feature a step-by-step walk-through of the lesion localization, correlating neuroanatomy with signs and symptoms. Each consistently organized case also includes the patient complaint, salient medical history, physical exam findings, discussion of symptoms, differential diagnoses, and potential tests.
Dr. Cathrin Weinstein has been appointed Managing Director of Thieme USA, with immediate effect. The company, based in New York, is one of four international subsidiaries of Thieme Group. Dr. Cathrin Weinstein will be responsible for operations and business performance at Thieme USA and will work with her team to further develop Thieme’s international activities in the North American market.
Given that the great majority of brain surgeries are preceded by a craniotomy, mastering the procedure is essential for junior residents. Choosing the appropriate craniotomy and executing it safely is the difference between a straightforward case with good access to the target and a procedure where access to the target is needlessly traumatic and may even be impossible.
Shoulder problems related to degenerative conditions, sports injuries, or trauma comprise a significant percentage of orthopaedic surgery practice. Shoulder Surgery: Tricks of the Trade reflects collective expertise from Joshua Dines, David Dines and Lawrence Gulotta, renowned orthopaedic surgeons at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and an impressive cadre of contributors.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and microneedling are two increasingly popular off-label modalities intended to harness the body's self-rejuvenation and repair abilities. PRP and Microneedling in Aesthetic Medicine is the most comprehensive, clinically informed resource available today on these two techniques. Internationally renowned, minimally invasive facial aesthetics experts Amelia K. Hausauer, Derek H. Jones, and a cadre of esteemed contributors have written the definitive guide on this topic. Readers will learn how to evaluate and critically appraise various approaches and leverage evidence-based methods to guide best practices.
Patient and family-centered care is a vital component of improving treatment satisfaction and measurable success. Patient and Family-Centered Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology focuses on teaching speech-language pathology and audiology students how to develop and incorporate this model into everyday practice. Carly Meyer, Nerina Scarinci, Louise Hickson, and an impressive array of international authors share personal experiences and pearls that prepare students with both scientific evidence and practical information for implementation. The content reflects a cross-collaborative approach, with contributions from speech-language pathologists and audiologists, as well as other health professionals including psychologists and occupational therapists.
The cholesteatoma, strictly speaking a cyst and not a cancer, nevertheless shows expansive and destructive growth patterns that may give rise to serious symptoms and consequences, including fatality, not unlike those seen for malignant neoplasms.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to modulate dysfunctional circuits in the brain with stimulation pulses applied to specific target areas of the brain. Globally, DBS procedures have been most commonly performed for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, but there are now new and growing research efforts studying DBS for psychiatric disorders and epilepsy.
The range of non-vascular procedures that can be performed in interventional imaging is vast and includes management of a wide range of conditions, such as treatment of kidney stones, obtaining diagnostic biopsies in suspected cancers, bile duct occlusions, compression fractures, drainage of abscesses, collection of fluids, etc. In particular, various cancers often lend themselves well to local tumor destruction with interventional techniques, while holding morbidity and mortality to a minimum.
The ABNS primary examination is an important step in the certification process, designed to evaluate candidates' knowledge and provide direction for continued learning. It requires many months of preparation, and passing it is a significant accomplishment integral to becoming board certified. Neurosurgery Primary Board Review by Ross Puffer presents an up-to-date question bank designed to prepare neurosurgeons for the ABNS written examination. The comprehensive question bank encompasses the seven sections on the neurosurgery primary examination: neuroanatomy, neurosciences, neuropathology, neuroimaging, clinical neurology, neurosurgery, critical care/fundamental clinical skills, and core competencies.