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Medical Newsletter


May 2010

Neurology & neurosurgery

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EPILEPSY p7 SLEEP p8 PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY P9 STROKE p10 NEUROSURGERY P11 Disorders of Voluntary Muscle 8/e Karpati G. 2010 Cambridge U.P. 536 pp

€ 241.30 This major new edition fulfils the need for a single-volume, up-to-date information resource on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of skeletal muscles, including the muscular dystrophies, mitochondrial myopathies, metabolic myopathies, ion channel disorders, and dysimmune myopathies. As background to the clinical coverage, relevant information on advances in molecular and developmental biology, immunopathology, mitochondrial biology, ion-channel dynamics, cell membrane and signal transduction science, and imaging technology is summarized. Combining essential new knowledge with the fundamentals of history-taking and clinical examination, this extensively illustrated book will continue to be the mainstay for practising physicians and biomedical scientists concerned with muscle disease. Regular updates on the clinical and basic science aspects of muscle disease - written mainly by rising stars of myology - will be published on an accompanying website. - Accessible, scientifically based clinical content with relevant translational science summarized - Expanded, high profile author team gives the content authority - Regular updates published on-line A new edition of the definitive guide to neurosurgery

Handbook of Neurosurgery 7/e Greenberg 2010 Thieme Verlag

1352 pp €89.95 For two decades, Handbook of Neurosurgery -- now in a fully updated seventh edition -- has been an invaluable companion for every neurosurgery resident and nurse, as well as neurologists and others involved in the care of patients with brain and spine disorders. Dr. Greenberg’s classic text covers the breadth of neurosurgery and its allied specialties and provides the latest information on anatomy and physiology, differential diagnosis, and currently accepted principles of clinical management. Renowned for its scope and accessibility, this portable, single-volume guide is packed with more than 1,300 pages of practical information, including thousands of literature citations, handy cross-references, and a thorough index. • New to the seventh edition: detailed coverage of blunt cervical arterial injuries; awake craniotomies; brain mapping; new grading systems for cervical and thoracolumbar fractures; radiation safety for neurosurgeons; organ donation after cardiac death; and expanded discussion of endovascular techniques • Numerous updates, including information on dural arteriovenous malformations; tumors and molecular biology; and new neuromonitoring modalities such as brain oxygen tension, cerebral microdialysis, and regional cerebral blood flow • The return of basic surgical material to acquaint readers with the operating room • A practical new feature called Booking the Case supplies helpful information about scheduling surgery and obtaining informed consent • Highly valuable section on hot topics in neurocritical care • Color highlights and full-color inserts to enhance readability


Niedermeyer’s Electroencephalography 6/e Basic Principles, Clinical Applications, and Related Fields Schomer D.L., Lopes da Silva F. December 2010 Lippincott W.& W. ca 1088 pp € 182.90 The leading reference on electroencephalography since 1982, Niedermeyer’s Electroencephalography is now in its thoroughly updated Sixth Edition. An international group of experts provides comprehensive coverage of the neurophysiologic and technical aspects of EEG, evoked potentials, and magnetoencephalography, as well as the clinical applications of these studies in neonates, infants, children, adults, and older adults. With this edition, Dr. Niedermeyer turns over the reins of lead editor to Donald Schomer, MD, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schomer has updated the technical information and added a major new chapter that identifies and demonstrates a wide variety of artifacts. Other highlights include a chapter on integrating other recording devices with EEG; chapters on transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation; complete coverage of EEG in the intensive care unit; a new chapter on EEG/TMS in evaluation of cognitive and mood disorders; and new chapters on sleep in premature infants, children and adolescents, and the elderly. An accompanying DVD contains EEGs, evoked potentials, and other recordings. Users will be able to manipulate the parameters of recording as if they were reading these in their own laboratories.

Clinical Electrophysiology - Handbook for Neurologists Kaplan P.W. July 2010 Wiley-Blackwell

ca 136 pp € 45.15

Neurologists in practice and in training will welcome this resource for clinical problem solving. By emphasizing the clinical symptom and the respective EP findings, the authors help you identify specific problems. Each problem is illustrated by a central figure showing the appropriate read out, annotated to show the key features. Each case follows a standard presentation over a two-page layout.

Samuels’s Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics 8/e Samuels M.A. April 2010 Lippincott W.&W.

ca 624 pp € 45.10

The Eighth Edition of the best-selling Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics is a practical, accessible guide to the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disorders. The book, geared toward primary care physicians, has been completely updated, with a special focus on such topics as treatment of neuromuscular disorders using IV immunoglobulin; enzyme replacement therapy for genetic muscle disease; new information on the interventional treatment for various cerebrovascular diseases; and updates on treatment options for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, coma, head trauma, spinal cord injury, primary brain tumours, sleep disorders, and chronic pain.

The Paroxysmal Disorders 2/e Schmitz B.

May 2010 Cambridge U.P. ca 256 pp € 76.90

The paroxysmal disorders present neurologists and other medical professionals with diagnostic problems across a range of disorders, including multiple sclerosis, migraine and epilepsy. This new English language edition of a compendium of the paroxysmal disorders, originally published in German as Paroxysmale Störugen in der Neurologie, is an informative and practical resource for clinicians, which provides invaluable help with differential diagnosis and management. Fully updated throughout, this new edition comprehensively covers the entire spectrum of the paroxysmal disorders, including sudden falls, headache, vertigo attacks, memory loss, visual disturbances, seizures and anxiety. Each chapter is practice oriented, covering definitions, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, examination techniques and therapy. Detailed guidelines for gathering case-histories, essential for accurate diagnosis, are also provided. Comprehensive coverage of the full spectrum of the paroxysmal disorders - Practice oriented approach provides accessible guidelines for examination, diagnosis and management - Tables and flowcharts provide summaries and quick reference points

Companion to Peripheral Neuropathy - Illustrated Cases and New Developments Dyck P.J. April 2010 WB Saunders ca 432 pp € 126.70 The new Peripheral Neuropathy Companion by Dr. Peter J. Dyck, et al, which supplements Dyck and Thomas’ authoritative and comprehensive Peripheral Neuropathy, features illustrated case studies that explore the evaluation and management of the most common peripheral nerve disorders. Leading authorities in the field contribute clues to the diagnosis, clinical features, imaging studies, histopathology and more for each case. You’ll gain new insights into the causes of peripheral nerve disorders to help you diagnose and treat every condition. The book is also featured on the up-to-date Expert Consult platform so that you will have access to the fully searchable text and image library.

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Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine 5/et Kryger M.H.

August 2010 WB Saunders ca 1504 pp

Expert Consult - Online and Print

€ 159.90

Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features and Print

€ 237.50

New to this edition : • Stay on top of the hottest topics in sleep medicine with 16 new or significantly updated chapters, including Postpartum Sleep Disturbances, Physician Examination of the Sleep Patient, Forensic Sleep Medicine, Pathophysiology and Models of Insomnia, Treatment of Insomnia: Developing Treatment Guidelines, Restrictive Lung Disorders, Animal Models for Disorders of Chronobiology: Cell and Tissue, Animal Models for Disorders of Chronobiology: Whole Organism, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Metabolic, and Renal Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery, Sleep and Renal Disease, Psychological and Behavioral Treatments, Why We Dream, Theories of Dreaming, The Historical Context and Definition of Dreaming, and Evaluating Sleep EEG and Sleep Stage Scoring. • Master the newest areas in the field with completely new sections covering Sleep Mechanisms and Phylogeny, Genetics of Sleep, Physiology in Sleep, Occupational Sleep Medicine, and Sleep Medicine in the Elderly. • Access the complete contents online, fully searchable, and follow links to abstracts for most bibliographical references. Apply evidence-based approaches wherever available.

Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine Expert Consult - Online and Print Kryger M.H. September 2010 WB Saunders

400 pp € 111.50

From Meir H. Kryger, MD, the editor of the definitive resource in sleep, Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, comes the Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine. This highly illustrated atlas provides you with an exceptional visual aid to the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date information for diagnosing and treating adult and pediatric patients with sleep disorders. It is the first atlas that uses the new scoring rules, and reviews how to use the new AASM scoring manual that helps you score, interpret, and diagnose sleep disorders. Each chapter details the physiologic, clinical, morphologic, and investigational aspects of the full range of sleep disorders you encounter in everyday practice. Clinical information is presented in an easy-to-understand style, and the integration of color offers increased visual guidance. Plus, with Expert Consult functionality, you’ll have easy access to the full text online, as well as all of the book’s illustrations, more than 20 videos of patient interviews, over 40 sleep lab videos, and 200 plus polysomnogram fragments at

Muscle Pain Understanding the Mechanisms Mense S. May 2010

Springer Verlag 320 pp € 160.45

As one half of a comprehensive two-volume publication that covers every angle of muscle pain and is edited by two of the leading figures in the field, this volume details the basic mechanisms of chronic muscle pain syndromes. It provides the practitioner with a deeper understanding of the physical processes involved in these often misunderstood conditions, and in clarifying the nature of muscle pain enables health care professionals to provide more effective treatment.

Cerebellar Disorders - A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management Ubaldo Manto M. 2010 Cambridge U.P. ca 312 pp

€ 76.90

During the last three decades, many laboratories worldwide have dedicated their research activities to understanding the roles of the cerebellum in motor control, cognitive processes and the biology of mental processes, behavioral symptoms and emotion. These advances have been associated with discoveries of new clinical disorders, in particular in the field of genetic ataxias, and the growing number of diseases presents a source of difficulty for clinicians during daily practice. This practical guide summarizes and evaluates current knowledge in the field of cerebellar disorders. Encompassing details of both common and uncommon cerebellar ataxias, including vascular, immune, neoplastic, infectious, traumatic, toxic and inherited disorders, this book will assist clinicians in the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of cerebellar ataxias encountered in daily practice. Essential reading for clinicians, including general practitioners, neurologists, pediatricians, radiologists, psychiatrists and neuropsychologists, this will also prove a valuable tool for students, trainees and researchers. - Includes the full spectrum of cerebellar disorders encountered in daily practice, emphasizing differential diagnosis - Includes a classification of cerebellar disorders, detailing common and uncommon cerebellar ataxias, and includes the most recent discoveries in inherited ataxias - Reviews the basic science behind cerebellar disorders, combining fundamental and clinical aspects

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Peripheral Neuropathies in Clinical Practice - Cont. Neurology Series 76 Herskovitz S. 2010 Oxford U.P. ca 396pp € 102.40 The last 2 decades have seen enormous strides in our understanding of the biological, genetic and clinical basis of the peripheral nerve disorders. This remains a difficult area for most practitioners. This text combines a thorough review of the neurologic literature with clinical experience in presenting a comprehensive yet concise and readable approach to the understanding, evaluation and management of these disorders. All practitioners seeing these patients, as well as all trainees in Neurology and related fields, should find this a useful, approachable initial resource.

Movement Disorders 4 - Blue Books of Neurology Series, Volume 34 Schapira A.H.V. March 2010 WB Saunders

ca 732 pp € 158.75

Movement Disorders 4, the newest volume in the Blue Books in Neurology series provides you with rapid access to practical, clinical guidance on the diagnosis and pharmacologic treatment on the full range of movement disorders.

Multiple Sclerosis 3 - Blue Books of Neurology Series, Volume 35 Lucchinetti C. 2010 WB Saunders

496 pp € 165.10

Multiple Sclerosis 3 emphasizes the latest in the pharmacologic treatment of this incurable inflammatory demyelinating disorder. Primary editors Claudia Lucchinetti, MD, and Reinhard Hohlfeld, MD, with the aid of all new contributors, present a complete and current reference on multiple sclerosis that includes discussions of such hot topics as Biomarkers, Genomics, and Surrogate Outcomes in MS; Pediatric MS; Transverse Myelitis; Attack Therapies in MS; Current Disease-Modifying Therapeutic Strategies in MS; Management of Aggressive MS; Symptomatic Therapies in MS; Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies; and Strategies to Promote Neuroprotection and Repair. Distinguish between MS and other similar demyelinating disorders and know the best and most aggressive methods of treatment.

Bacterial Infections of the Central Nervous System - Handbk of Clin. Neurol., Volume 96 Roos K.L. 2010 Elsevier Science 304 pp € 172.70 A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series on bacterial infections as they impact on the nervous system. Table of Contents: Pathogenesis and pathophysiology of bacterial CNS infections. Principles of antimicrobial therapy. Lumbar puncture and cerebrospinal fluid analysis. Bacterial meningitis. Brain abscess. Cranial epidural abscess and subdural empyema. Spinal epidural abcess and subdural empyema. Suppurative intracranial thrombophlebitis. Infections of the central nervous system in the neurosurgical patient. Rickettsial and Ehrlichial infections. Tuberculosis and atypical Mycobacterial Infections. Spirochetal infections. Neurological complications of bacterial endocarditis. Whipple’s disease of the central nervous system. Neuroimaging of central nervous system Infections. Toxin-mediated syndromes of the nervous system.

Neurologie Formularium - Een praktische leidraad Bindels P.J.E. 2010

Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum 358 pp € 35.00

Deel 1 van het Neurologie Formularium gaat over belangrijke klachten of symptomen in de neurologie en geeft de diagnosen die daarbij moeten worden overwogen. Met dit deel kan de niet-neuroloog, neurologische diagnosen stellen en kunnen patiënten, indien nodig, met goede vragen naar een neuroloog worden verwezen. De ziekten die in deel 1 genoemd worden, zijn terug te vinden in deel 2. Daar wordt kort beschreven om wat voor ziekte het gaat, wat de symptomen zijn, hoe de diagnose wordt gesteld, wat de differentiaaldiagnostische overwegingen zijn en wat de therapie is.

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Motor Neuron Disease - A Practical Manual Talbot K.

2010 Oxford U.P. 232 pp € 28.30

This book is a comprehensive guide to the complexities of care for the patient with Motor Neurone Disease, written by experienced members of a large care centre. It has been specifically written and designed to provide comprehensive, easily accessible advice for all healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with this challenging condition, including diagnostic, prognostic, physical, emotional, and practical challenges. The entire care pathway from presentation to diagnosis to symptom management and end of life issues is addressed in detail, but in a highly structured, easily accessible format, that allows the reader to find practical answers rapidly. This book is an invaluable resource for neurologists (including those in training), neurology wards and specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, respiratory and gastroenterology departments providing NIV or PEG support, palliative care teams and all healthcare professionals with an interest in MND patients. A comprehensive reference book covering the entire care pathway in MND from diagnosis to end of life. Black and white illustrations assist the reader in understanding phenotype heterogeneity Clearly structured to assist the reader in finding answers rapidly

Practical Approach to Electroencephalography (EEG) Libenson M.H. 2010 WB Saunders

464 pp € 79.35

Practical Approach to Electroencephalography, by Mark H. Libenson, MD, equips you with just the right amount of guidance you need for obtaining optimal EEG results! It presents a thorough but readable guide to EEGs, explaining what to do, what not to do, what to look for, and how to interpret the results. It also goes beyond the technical aspects of performing EEGs by providing case studies of the neurologic disorders and conditions in which EEGs are used, making this an excellent learning tool. Abundant EEG examples throughout help you to recognize normal and abnormal EEGs in all situations.

Inflammatory Diseases of the Central Nervous System Kilpatrick T. 2010 Cambridge U.P.

282 pp € 83.20

Interactions between the immune and nervous systems are involved in many disease processes. Modulation of inflammation can provide an important opportunity to enhance regeneration within the central nervous system. This authoritative book defines the key cellular players in mounting an inflammatory response and highlights critical factors in the target organ that influence the nature of that response and its capacity either to damage or protect the brain. Several key clinical areas are highlighted – particularly autoimmune diseases of the nervous system including multiple sclerosis, as well as microbiological and traumatic challenges; the book therefore provides both a summary of the basic science background as well as practical, clinical-friendly guidelines to management. The book will be of interest to a wide range of physicians, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurorehabilitationists, infectious disease physicians, and clinical neuroscientists, as well as neuroscientists and immunologists. - Reviews diseases involving interactions between the nervous and immunological systems - a complex area: text explains basic science in a clinician-friendly manner - Coverage includes major areas of neurology, e.g. multiple sclerosis, neurological infections, trauma - therefore wide readership potential - Therapeutic management of inflammation covered - practical clinical advice on how to manage inflammatory conditions - Rehabilitation aspects included - great interest in how modulation of inflammation can stimulate neurological function and aid recovery.

Meningiomas - Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome Lee J.H.

2010 Springer Verlag 640 pp € 74.85

Meningiomas contains the most up-to-date information currently available on this increasingly common type of brain tumour, with contributions from internationally recognized experts in their respective fields working towards the uniform vision of one world-renowned editor. As the reported incidences of meningiomas found among otherwise healthy patients has increased over the last few years, so too has our understanding of them, aided in particular by advances in imaging studies such as computer tomography and magnetic resonance testing. Publication of a fully comprehensive and updated textbook on this important subject of meningiomas is therefore critically needed now to incorporate all of the aforementioned advancements. Meningiomas is an authoritative title, summarising the entirety of the topic, aimed at neurosurgeons, neurologists and general medical libraries throughout the world.

Merritt’s Neurology 12/e Rowland L.P.

2010 Lippincott W.&W. 1216 pp € 111.40

This revision will be the Twelfth Edition of Merritt’s Neurology, first published in 1955. Houston Merritt, from Columbia, a “father” of modern neurology, was the first edition then passed the editorial ‘torch’ on to Lewis BUD Rowland, one of his residents, after 7 editions. Dr. Rowland edited the next 4 editions but with this Twelfth Edition, will bring on Tim Pedley, Chair of the Department of Neurology at Columbia, as a co-editor and as his successor. Most of the contributors are Columbia-trained. This edition will debut at the Neurological Institute of New York’s centennial in the fall of 2009. The book presents the latest neurologic findings in a crisp clinical focus that incorporates recent advances in the molecular biology of neurologic disease. Essential references direct the reader to more information. all prices are subject to change


Neurologie 2/e - Abrégé Connaissances et Pratique - Collège des enseignants de neurologie 2009 Elsevier Masson 560 pp € 38.15 En parfaite cohérence avec le programme de DCEM2-DCEM4, cet Abrégé Connaissances et Pratique aborde les connaissances fondamentales en neurologie. La première partie Connaissances développe les items du programme en 35 chapitres selon un découpage en trois grandes sous-parties : Orientation diagnostique devant, Maladies et grands syndromes, Items inscrits dans les Modules transversaux. Chaque chapitre reprend l’intitulé de l’item avec son numéro, présente les connaissances requises et les objectifs pédagogiques, les points forts, puis développe les données de l’item. De nombreux rappels de physiologie, de multiples tableaux et illustrations viennent étayer le texte. Enfin, une partie Annexes reprend les conclusions des principales conférences de consensus sur les thèmes neurologiques. La deuxième partie Pratique, composée de nombreux dossiers cliniques avec des corrections commentées, offre un véritable outil d’autoévaluation et d’entraînement. Chaque texte a été relu par un comité de rédaction afin d’obtenir une homogénéité de l’ensemble. Ainsi, le lecteur dispose de l’ensemble des connaissances requises pour aborder le 3e cycle des études médicales. Cette 2e édition fait l’objet d’une remise à jour globale et s’enrichit d’une vingtaine de clichés supplémentaires ; une quinzaine de dossiers cliniques viennent compléter la partie Pratique.

Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Chaudhuri K.R.

2009 Oxford U.P. 408pp € 83.20

The NMS of PD have a significant impact on patient quality of life and mortality and include neuropsychiatric, sleeprelated, autonomic, gastrointestinal, and sensory symptoms. While some NMS can be improved with currently available treatments, others may be more refractory and will require research into novel (non-dopaminergic) drug therapies for the future. • Most comprehensive textbook available focusing on non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease • Contributions from international experts

Clinical Neurophysiology 3/e Daube J.R.

2009 Oxford U.P. 914pp € 121.60

Clinical Neurophysiology, Third Edition will continue the tradition of the previous two volumes by providing a didactic, yet accessible, presentation of electrophysiology in three sections that is of use to both the clinician and the researcher. The first section describes the analysis of electrophysiological waveforms. Section two describes the various methods and techniques of electrophysiological testing. The third section, although short in appearance, has recommendations of symptom complexes and disease entities using electroencephalography, evoked potentials, and nerve conduction studies. Practical Knowledge about entire range of electrophysiologic tests. Teaching and reference CD. Organized by neurologic systems.

Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology 9/e Ropper A. 2009

McGraw-Hill 1572 pp € 153.65

More than a compilation of facts, Adams and Victor’s delivers expert insights not found in any other resource that help you understand every aspect of neurological disease. • Balanced presentation of evidence-based research coupled with the perspectives and experience of worldrenowned expert neurologists • Logical six-part organization reviews the clinical method, cardinal presentations, diseases of the central nervous system, diseases of the peripheral nervous system, and psychiatric disorders • A-to-Z coverage of cardinal manifestations, including disorders of the special senses; epilepsy and disorders of consciousness; disorders of energy, mood, autonomic, and endocrine functions; and neuromuscular, spinal cord, and psychiatric disease • Focus on symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment offers complete, practical guidance in clinical practice • Special section on growth, development, and aging related to neurologic disease presents the latest, cuttingedge research in this integral area

Brain’s Diseases of the Nervous System 12/e Donaghy M.

2009 Oxford U.P. 1536 pp € 285.75

As in previous editions the book is arranged by disorder to provide detailed coverage of the full range of major neurological conditions. There are various new and revised sections, including an updated section on genetics and on developmental neurology, and the introductory chapters have been reorganised and substantially rewritten. Extensively referenced and in one complete and comprehensive volume, this new edition continues to be the definitive guide to clinical neurology. Extensively updated section on developmental neurology and a completely new section on pain Reorganised introduction section featuring new chapters on the history of neurological diagnosis and investigation techniques. Includes latest developments in the genetic understanding of motor neuron disease

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The Epilepsy Prescriber’s Guide to Antiepileptic Drugs Patsalos P.N. June 2010 Cambridge U.P.

224 pp € 45.20

The Epilepsy Prescriber’s Guide to Antiepileptic Drugs provides a practical and concise reference guide for use by all those clinicians and allied health professionals that treat or care for patients with epilepsy. In full colour throughout, this volume presents the antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in alphabetical order and for each AED the information is divided into eight coloured sections: general therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, interaction profile, adverse effects, dosing and use, special populations, and suggested reading. This handy pocket guide will be an excellent companion for all clinicians that treat patients with epilepsy. - All drugs licensed for clinical use are included: each drug is presented in the same format with coloured subsections to allow ready comparison of each drug - The content of each sub-section is comprehensive, allowing the reader to access all relevant information quickly and easily - Includes summary tables of seizure indications, common adverse effects and drug interactions for a quick reference guide to treatment decisions

Epilepsy Syndromes - Expert Consult - Online, Print, and DVD Werz M.A. June 2010

WB. Saunders 302 pp € 126.70

Drs. Mary Ann Werz and Ignacio L. Pita present Epilepsy Syndromes, a unique book with companion DVD that guides you through the difficult diagnostic challenges associated with this disorder. It is organized by epilepsy syndromes for easy reference, and the DVD shows patient videos running concurrently with their EEG tracings. It’s the perfect tool for evaluating patients with seizures.

Advanced Therapy in Epilepsy Wheless J.W.

2009 McGraw-Hill 475 pp € 146.00

A comprehensive and up-to-date primer on the latest therapeutic advances in the management and treatment of epilepsy. This Includes practical information on diagnostic criteria for all different syndromes along with detailed discussions of appropriate agents.

The Treatment of Epilepsy 3/e Shorvon S.D.

2009 Wiley-Blackwell 1116 pp € 222.25

A practical reference to the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy The third edition of The Treatment of Epilepsy has been thoroughly updated. It is a reference work, but has a strong practical bias, and is designed to assist neurologists, neurosurgeons and other clinicians at all levels who are involved in the treatment of patients with epilepsy. It is a definitive source of clinical information to guide clinical practice and rational therapy. This new edition covers the recent advances in the principles and approaches to epilepsy therapy, the introduction of new drugs and the development of new surgical techniques contains 26 completely new chapters and 61 new contributors, and, includes pharmacological properties and prescribing information for all drugs used in the treatment of epilepsy.

Epilepsy 2/e Mechanisms, Models, and Translational Perspectives Rho J.M. July 2010 CRC Press ca 664 pp € 153.90 Written for researchers and students in neurology and neuroscience or general practitioners interested in epilepsy, this text offers a bridge across the so-called “translational divide”, to cover innovative treatment strategies that while based on scientific principles have yet to be tested rigorously in clinical settings. The text features contributions of researchers in adult and pediatric epilepsy who cover a range of topics including gene therapy, metabolic regulation, and neuroprotective strategies. It offers an understanding of the pathogenesis and mechanisms of various epilepsy syndromes, highlights therapies with the greatest potential, and identifies challenges common to researchers.

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Sleep Disorders in Neurology Overeem S.

April 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 344 pp € 58.00

Sleep Disorders in Neurology provides the general neurologist with an overview of both common and rare neurological disorders that are frequently accompanied by significant sleep disturbances. It provides a practical approach for the diagnosis and management of these sleep problems and allows confident treatment plans. It also gives guidance as to when a general neurologist might benefit from the expertise of a sleep specialist in managing a particular sleep disorder. This practical guide is fully illustrated with schemes and flow-charts. Several of the chapters have been written by both a sleep specialist and a neurologist with a sub-specialist interest for the disorder at hand. • Provides the general neurologist with an overview of both common and rare neurological disorders • Follows a concise, practical approach for the diagnosis and management of sleep problems, suitable for general neurologists and trainees who, traditionally, have relatively little exposure to training in sleep medicine • Provides a practical approach for the diagnosis and management of sleep problems to allow confident treatment plans

Narcolepsy A Clinical Guide Goswami M.

2010 Springer Verlag 306 pp € 171.15

This interdisciplinary volume brings together many of the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to discuss current and anticipated developments in the understanding of narcolepsy. The volume is broadly divided into four main sections: Section I: Etiology; Section II: Clinical Considerations; Section III: Psychosocial considerations; and Section IV: Management. The areas covered include findings from research investigations on the genetic predisposition and pathophysiology, psychosocial aspects, and clinical management of narcolepsy by means of pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods. Special attention is paid to the translational aspects of narcolepsy. Key Features • Focus on issues faced in day-to-day clinical settings - helps to inform and change clinical practice • Chapters address both clinical and research basis - highlights potential areas of future research • Interdisciplinary and translational approach - suitable for a wide range of clinicians and biomedical professionals

Atlas of Polysomnography 2/e Geyer J.

2010 Lippincott W.&W. 384pp € 151.20

This text/atlas is a unique source of practical information for clinicians who must interpret polysomnography tracings of the neonate, infant, child, and adult. Most atlases show just the images of the various findings. In the Second Edition of the Atlas of Polysomnography (formerly Atlas of Digital Polysomnography), the authors have expanded the captions to include both explanations and helpful hints as well as formal interpretation. The book maintains its emphasis on how to actually interpret and report on the polysomnography findings. The book is organized into sections that allow it to be both comprehensive and practical. This edition has been expanded to cover the breadth and depth of neonatal and pediatric sleep.

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Sleep Medicine Pandi-Perumal S.R. 2010 Cambridge U.P.

470 pp € 96.00

Sleep disorders cause considerable morbidity and distress in the aging population. By highlighting the clinical diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, this volume provides a valuable resource for all those involved in health care of older individuals. The changes in sleep patterns that occur during normal aging are described, followed by authoritative chapters on the presentation of various age-related sleep disorders. The book deals with the range of therapeutic measures available for managing these disorders and gives insight to potential areas of research that have emerged in the last few years, such as the study of circadian rhythms in later life, sleep patterns associated with co-morbidities and the use of quality-of-life measurement tools to determine sleep quality as we age. This volume is relevant to sleep disorders specialists, psychiatrists, geriatricians and gerontologists, and any professionals and researchers working in the interdisciplinary areas of sleep and aging. - Focus on issues faced in day-to-day clinical settings - helps to inform and change clinical practice - Chapters address both clinical and research basis - highlights potential areas of future research - Interdisciplinary approach - suitable for a wide range of clinicians and health-care settings

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Paediatric Neurology

Movement Disorders in Childhood - Expert Consult - Online and Print Singer H.S. March 2010 WB Saunders

288 pp € 79.35

This authoritative text and accompanying video focuses on all movement disorders commonly and rarely found in children. Designed to educate the non-expert and the specialist alike, the book discusses neurobiology, clas sification, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment. The video enhances the material covered in the book by illustrating specific disease entities.

Clinical Pediatric Neurology 6/e - A Signs and Symptoms Approach Expert Consult - Online and Print Fenichel G. 2009 WB Saunders

€ 92.15

Clinical Pediatric Neurology, 6th Edition, by Gerald M. Fenichel, MD, offers you highly practical assistance in diagnosing and managing the primary neurologic disorders of childhood. Simply look up the presenting symptoms, and you’ll be guided step by step through evaluation and management! Thorough coverage for each neurological disease clearly defines age at onset, course of illness, clinical features, and treatment options. Differential diagnosis tables and treatment algorithms expedite clinical decision making. And now, you can also rapidly consult the book from any computer at! Online access at allows you to rapidly and efficiently reference the complete contents of the book from any computer. Updated clinical treatment strategies throughout equip you with the most current drugs and dosages.

Diseases of the Nervous System in Childhood 3/e Aicardi J. 2009

Mac Keith Press 912 pp € 222.25

• The premier textbook of clinical child neurology • Comprehensive descriptions of the neurological disorders of the neonate, infant, child and adolescent • Third edition comprehensively revised and updated Jean Aicardi (Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris, France) - Martin Bax (Emeritus Reader in Child Health, Imperial College London (Chelsea and Westminster Campus) - Christopher Gillberg (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden)

A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep 2/e - Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems Mindell J. 2009 Lippincott W.&W. 406 pp € 55.50 Written for busy primary care practitioners, this book is a practical clinical guide to common pediatric sleep disorders and their treatment. Information is organized by specific disorder and by the most frequent presenting complaints. Symptom-based algorithms will enable practitioners to evaluate sleep complaints in a stepwise manner. Other features include symptom checklists for specific disorders and chapters on sleep problems in special populations. Appendices provide practical tools for screening for sleep problems, evaluating sleep studies, and counseling families. This edition includes updated ICSD-2 and ICD-10 diagnostic criteria and new and revised American Academy of Sleep Medicine Standards of Practice guidelines. Other highlights include new chapters on sleep hygiene and sleep enuresis, updated and expanded chapters on all sleep disorders, and up-to-date information on sleep medications and sleep in special populations. A companion Website will offer parent handouts for each age group and each sleep disorder, as well as screening questionnaires and sleep diaries.

Epilepsy in Children 4/e Aicardi J.

December 2010 Lippincott W.&W. € 120.00

Every physician who treats children with epilepsy will welcome this new edition of Dr. Aicardi’s internationally acclaimed text. Now coauthored by three distinguished experts-Alexis Arzimanoglou, MD, Renzo Guerrini, MD, and Jean Aicardi, MD, FRCP-this edition has been completely revised to reflect the past years’ advances in diagnosis and therapy. The book describes in detail the types of seizures occurring during infancy, childhood, and adolescence and explains the key principles of diagnosis, prognosis, and medical and surgical treatment. This edition provides up-to-the-minute information on anticonvulsant drugs and the genetics of epilepsy and includes a new chapter on epileptic encephalopathies.

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Toole’s Cerebrovascular Disorders 6/e Roach E.S.

April 2010 Cambridge U.P. 422pp € 115.20

Toole’s Cerebrovascular Disorders was the first modern book devoted to care of the stroke, originally published more than 40 years ago. This is a completely revised and updated sixth edition of the highly respected standard for stroke diagnosis and treatment. Dr James Toole has stayed on as a consultant for the text, and Drs E. Steve Roach, Kerstin Bettermann, and Jose Biller have reworked Dr Toole’s book to include chapters on genetics, pregnancyrelated stroke, and acute treatments. The practical focus of the book has not changed, retaining its emphasis on bedside diagnosis and treatment. Easily accessible both for stroke specialists and residents, the sixth edition has been modernized to keep pace with the rapid expansion of knowledge in stroke care and includes evidence-based recommendations, the latest technology and imaging, and risk factors. The text is supplemented with more than 200 images, many in color. - Features full color pathological and neuroimaging studies of cerebrovascular disorders to enhance understanding - Discusses all cerebrovascular diseases - Written in a logical, easily readable fashion

Textbook of Stroke Medicine Brainin M.

2010 Cambridge U.P. 336 pp € 83.20

This concise and informative textbook is aimed at trainee doctors beginning work on a stroke unit or residents embarking on their postdoctoral training in stroke care. It has a practical approach covering all important issues of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. Chapters on the basics of neuropathology and pathophysiology are followed by reviews of clinical issues, including neuroimaging, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment, stroke in the young, and stroke-related dementia. Topics of rising importance are covered in chapters on stroke unit management, monitoring and management of complications including infections, recommendations for thrombolysis, interventions and neurosurgical procedures, and clear and balanced recommendations for secondary prevention. Finally, neuropsychological syndromes are explained and an up-todate view on neurorehabilitation is presented. The authors are all experts in their field and many of them teach on the European Master’s Program on Stroke Medicine, which is supported and endorsed by the European Stroke Organization. - Extensive, balanced coverage - gives the reader a complete but readable textbook - Special chapters on practical and important issues - enables in-depth coverage of issues important for diagnosis and therapy - Management and therapy recommendations are included - has practical importance for patient handling

Accidents vasculaires cérébraux - Coll. Traité de Neurologie Léger J.M. 2009 Doin Editeurs

1225 pp € 165.65

Longtemps négligés par les responsables de la santé, méconnus du grand public, et misérablement financés en terme de recherche, les accidents vasculaires cérébraux commencent enfin à être reconnus pour ce qu’ils sont : un véritable fléau responsable de 9% des décès dans le monde , première cause de handicap acquis et deuxième cause de démence. La lutte contre ce fléau, qui risque de se transformer en véritable épidémie avec l’augmentation de la longévité, ne concerne pas que les neurologues, elle est l’affaire de tous : généralistes, gériatres, cardiologues, diabétologues, neuro-chirurgiens, radiologues, réanimateurs...Tous trouveront dans cette nouvelle édition, deux fois plus volumineuse et illustrée que la précédente publiée il y a déjà 16 ans, la synthèse des connaissances actuelles concernant ce domaine en pleine évolution que constituent les accidents vasculaires cérébraux.

The Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology of Stroke Bogousslavsky J. 2009 Cambridge U.P.

668 pp € 76.80

The care of stroke patients has changed dramatically. As well as improvements in the emergency care of the condition, there have been marked advances in our understanding, management and rehabilitation of residual deficits. This book is about the care of stroke patients, focusing on behavioural and cognitive problems. It provides a comprehensive review of the field covering the diagnostic value of these conditions, in the acute and later phases, their requirements in terms of treatment and management and the likelihood and significance of long-term disability. This book will appeal to all clinicians involved in the care of stroke patients, as well as to neuropsychologists, other rehabilitation therapists and research scientists investigating the underlying neuroscience.

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The Neurosurgeon’s Handbook Samandouras G.

2010 Oxford U.P. 960 pp € 89.50

The Neurosurgeon’s Handbook is compact, readable, multi-authored, extensively illustrated and authoritative source of high quality neurosurgical information; it is the ultimate companion to neurosurgical trainees and neurosurgeons around the world. Based on the curriculum of British, North American and European neurosurgical training programmes, and with the contribution of some of the worlds leading neurosurgeons and neuroclinicians, the Neurosurgery Handbook has been produced with the highest possible standards. The Neurosurgeon’s Handbook concisely covers all aspects of adult and paediatric neurosurgery. It is systematically, meticulously and clearly broken down into easy-to-follow sections that contain condensed but comprehensive neurosurgical information. Over 18 sections and 113 chapters, all critical neurosurgical information is systematically presented to include clear definitions; epidemiology, pathophysiology and mechanisms of disease; neuroradiological and neuropathological features; critical care and neuroanaesthesia; clinical presentation and differential diagnosis; treatment; critical surgical anatomy and step-by-step key operative techniques of the brain, skull base and spine. The material is based on clinical trials, major clinical series and the extensive personal experience of some of the worlds best neurosurgeons and neuroclinicians who contributed to the handbook. Hundreds of imaging studies, neuropathological photographs (some in full colour) and anatomical and surgical diagrams supplement the text which is methodically organised to allow understanding of all complex neurosurgical concepts of adult and paediatric neurosurgery. Widely accepted practice guidelines, major classification schemes, commonly used neurological scales, significant syndromes and constellation of key signs and symptoms are found in 188 tables, presented in a way easy to understand and remember.

The Greenberg Rapid Review - A Companion to the Handbook of Neurosurgery Kranzler L.I. 2010 Thieme Verlag 512 pp

€ 79.95

Designed to challenge the reader and bring active participation and efficiency to the learning and review process, this indispensable study guide is the ideal companion to the sixth edition of Dr. Greenberg’s bestselling Handbook of Neurosurgery. Developed from Dr. Kranzler’s highly regarded annual review course, the text fully explores each neurosurgical topic and breaks down complex subjects into digestible bits with over 7,000 individual questions and answers. Each question topic is referenced to a specific page in Greenberg’s Handbook to enable readers to easily find relevant background material. Packed with mnemonic devices, helpful hints, and study charts, this book is an essential review tool that tests and reinforces knowledge as it teaches. • Over 7,000 strategically sequenced questions and answers that directly refer to a specific location in the Handbook • Short answers that appear on the same page as questions to save time

Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery - Preoperative Assesment and Surgical Treatment Cataltepe O. 2010 Thieme Verlag 400 pp

€ 199.95

Written by internationally recognized authorities in pediatric epilepsy surgery, this cutting-edge book provides essential information about the preoperative assessment of and surgical approaches to the treatment of epilepsy in children. The book opens with an overview of pediatric epilepsy followed by four main sections detailing preoperative assessment, surgical approaches and techniques, outcomes, and recent promising advances. The authors present numerous approaches for managing temporal lobe epilepsy and extratemporal lobe epilepsy and guide clinicians through various surgical techniques for hemispherectomy, disconnection procedures, neuromodulation, and more.

Neurosurgery Case Review - Questions and Answers Nader R.

2010 Thieme Verlag 462 pp € 109.95

An ideal resource for board exam preparation, this review distills the essentials of neurosurgery in a user-friendly question and answer format. Divided into three main sections, this text presents a comprehensive collection of cases covering intracranial pathology, spinal and peripheral nerve pathology, and neurology. Each chapter opens by detailing the clinical presentation of a problem frequently encountered in everyday practice followed by a list of questions and answers designed to test the reader’s knowledge of diagnostic techniques, imaging, surgical indications, treatment options, potential complications, and outcomes. • Succinct bullet-point format and consistent presentation in each chapter for rapid review of essential concepts • Detailed coverage of common and rare neurologic pathologies • More than 380 high-quality images, including 76 full-color illustrations, that demonstrate important concepts • Valuable references to current evidence-based scientific data

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Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery Dade Lunsford L.

2010 Thieme Verlag 200 pp € 149.95

Written by recognized experts in the fields of neurologic surgery, neurology, physics, and radiation oncology, Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a comprehensive reference for current techniques for radiosurgery of the brain. Following introductory chapters on the relevant history, radiobiology, and neuropathology of radiosurgery, the book provides detailed discussion of radiosurgical procedures for various disease entities, including arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, meningiomas, vestibular and nonvestibular schwannomas, movement disorders, epilepsy, ocular disorders, and brain metastases. These chapters address the benefits and limitations of radiosurgical techniques for each indication and describe the outcomes, possible complications and their management, and alternative treatments. • Review of all currently available treatment systems • Discussion of frame-based versus frameless techniques • Coverage of single and multisession radiosurgery with descriptions of indications and benefits of each approach • More than 100 high-quality illustrations, many in full color

Clinical Neurosurgery - A Publication of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (Volume 56 ) Grant G.A. 2009 Lippincott W.&W.

€ 79.40 Volume 56 of Clinical Neurosurgery is the official compendium of the platform presentations at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons held in September, 2008. It represents the official compilation of the invited scientific manuscripts from the plenary sessions.

Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 2/e Lozano A.M. 2009 Springer Verlag 3288 pp

€ 640.95

The Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery will become a reference text in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. The authors have been selected based on their international recognition and academic excellence in the field. It covers stereotactic principles as well as functional stereotaxis. Amongst the stereotactic principles are discussions of frame-based and frameless systems of stereotaxis, image guidance stereotaxis, atlases and the technical aspects of radiosurgery. Within functional neurosurgery, disorders covered include the diagnosis and management of pain, epilepsy, movement disorders and the rediscovered field of surgery for psychiatric disorders. The book ends with a look into the future of technological advances. Videos on DVD or online show the surgical procedures step by step. Offers a state-of-the art appraisal of the field of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery Integrates the knowledge and experience of leading international authorities Includes a DVD video

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Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery 2/e Connolly May 2010 Thieme Verlag ca 940 pp

€ 99.95

The important information every neurosurgeon needs! The only portable handbook on operative techniques in neurosurgery, this step-by-step guide offers unparalleled coverage of every major operative procedure seen in daily practice. Each concise chapter incorporates key clinical information on indications, preoperative planning, intraoperative technique, postoperative care, and complications, with insights and advice from renowned experts representing every main specialty in the field.

Meningiomas - Expert Consult - Online and Print Pamir M.N.

2010 WB Saunders 800 pp € 237.90

Written and edited by the world’s most prominent brain tumor neurosurgeons, it helps you to not only determine the type and location of the tumor, but also the most ideal surgical approach to provide your patients with the best outcomes. An extensive collection of surgical photographs covers unique and original cases, while discussions of pre-surgical techniques and approaches emphasize decision making with the help of all imaging modalities and analysis of symptoms and patient history. Expert Consult functionality enhances your reference power with convenient online access to the complete text and illustrations from the book, along with videos that depict surgical techniques in real time. acco Leuven - Maria-Theresiastraat 2-4 - 3000 Leuven - T: 016/291100 - F: 016/207389 - acco Heverlee - Celestijnenlaan 200P - 3001 Heverlee - T: 016/327870 - F: 016/327871 - acco Antwerpen - Prinsstraat 21 - 2000 Antwerpen - T: 03/2266402 - F: 03/2268153 - acco Adrénaline (St-Luc) - 43, rue Martin V straat - 1200 Woluwe - T: 02/7631686 - F: 02/7706528 - acco Gent - Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 105 - 9000 Gent - T: 09/235 73 00 - F: 09/235 73 01 - for more information and ordering visit our website acco Brugge - Xaverianenstraat 10 - 8000 Brugge - T: 050/71 08 74 - F: 050/71 08 75


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