Category: Medical / Test Preparation & Review

Neurosurgery

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Neurosurgery: The Essential Guide to the Oral and Clinical Neurosurgical Examination is the first book of its kind to cover the International and Intercollegiate FRCS Specialty Examination in Neurosurgery. It will also help you prepare for the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) examination and other neurosurgical examinations around the world. Written by neurosurgeons, this book is a hands-on guide that translates basic science and theories of neurosurgery into clinical practice. This comprehensive resource takes a standardized and logical approach to the clinical neurosurgical examination. Based on the authors’ own clinical practice, teaching and examination experiences, this book provides candidates with a firm grasp of neuroscience and the ability to solve problems under pressure.

Scenario- and patient-based, the book covers history-taking, clinical examination, differential diagnosis, investigations, management, treatment options and potential complications. The text is based on the Royal College of Surgeons of England and U.S. board syllabuses. In addition to serving as a reliable preparation resource for the neurosurgical examination, it will also be invaluable in your future surgical practice.

Clinical Neurophysiology Board Review Q&A

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[R]eflects great erudition and knowledge of the field… …for question-and-answer reviews, this book stands out as the most comprehensive and rigorous one in recent years. The illustrations are well chosen to match the questions… This book is recommended for its intended audience and candidates for board certification in a field of clinical neurophysiology. It can be a useful resource for fellows during their training. Neurology residents, general neurologists, and technologists who want to take on a challenge may use it to assess their depth of understanding.” –Edward Faught, Emory University, Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology

This is a very useful board review for the neurophysiology sections in several board certification examinations. Anyone preparing for these examinations should have access to these prototypical questions and the explanations of the answers.” —Doody’s Reviews

This high-yield, illustrated clinical neurophysiology board review is a comprehensive resource for assessing and refining the knowledge tested on multiple board examinations. Written by authors who are collectively board certified in all of the areas covered, the book is a valuable study tool for candidates preparing for certification or recertification in clinical neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, epilepsy, sleep medicine, and neurology. Using structured question formats typically encountered on boards, this comprehensive review allows users to assess their knowledge in a wide range of topics, provides rationales for correct answers, and explains why the other choices are incorrect. A unique ÏPearlsÏ section at the end of the book allows for quick review of the most important concepts prior to exam day.

Clinical Neurophysiology Board Review Q&A contains 801 questions with answers and detailed explanations. The book is divided into eight chapters covering anatomy and physiology, electronics and instrumentation, nerve conduction studies and EMG, EEG, evoked potentials and intraoperative monitoring, sleep studies, ethics and safety, and advanced topics including QEEG, MEG, TES, autonomic testing, and more. Liberal use of image-based questions illustrating the full spectrum of neurophysiologic tests and findings build interpretive skills. Questions are randomized and include both case-related questions in series and stand-alone items to familiarize candidates with the question types and formats they will find on the exam.

Key Features:

? Contains 801 high-yield board-type questions covering all areas of the complex subspecialty of clinical neurophysiology

? Q&A format with answers and detailed rationales to facilitate recall of must-know information and help identify knowledge gaps for further study

? P rovides case-based questions in series to simulate full range of board question types

? I ncludes 148 state-of-the-art digital images to ensure familiarity with studies and findings that form a significant part of any certifying exam

? Contains unique ÏPearls for PassingÓ section for quick review of key facts

Neuroanatomy

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In this Second Edition of the text, new research that has discarded several previous hypotheses and seeming facts have been pointed out. The text serves the practitioner. Therefore, there is a balance of intellectual neuroanatomy required to correlate neurologic function and structure against the practical neuroanatomy required to diagnose the next patient. In addition more clinical applications throughout the text justify the student’s devotion to learning neuroanatomy.

Clinical Neuroanatomy

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Organized classically by system, this popular text gives medical and health professions students a complete, clinically oriented introduction to neuroanatomy. Each chapter begins with clear objectives, includes clinical cases, and ends with clinical notes, clinical problem-solving, and review questions. Hundreds of full-color illustrations, diagnostic images, and color photographs enhance the text.

This Seventh Edition features new information relating the different parts of the skull to the brain areas, expanded coverage of brain development and neuroplasticity, and updated information on stem cell research.

A companion Website includes the fully searchable text and 454 USMLE-style review questions with answers and explanations.

Neuroanatomy

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Now in its 25th year, this best-selling work is the only neuroanatomy atlas to integrate neuroanatomy and neurobiology with extensive clinical information. It combines full-color anatomical illustrations with over 200 MRI, CT, MRA, and MRV images to clearly demonstrate anatomical-clinical correlations.

This edition contains many new MRI/CT images and is fully updated to conform to Terminologia Anatomica. Fifteen innovative new color illustrations correlate clinical images of lesions at strategic locations on pathways with corresponding deficits in Brown-Sequard syndrome, dystonia, Parkinson disease, and other conditions. The question-and-answer chapter contains over 235 review questions, many USMLE-style.

Interactive Neuroanatomy, Version 3, an online component packaged with the atlas, contains new brain slice series, including coronal, axial, and sagittal slices.

Neuroanatomy

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Designed primarily for medical and dental students preparing for the USMLE Step 1 and other examinations, this book presents the essentials of human neuroanatomy in a succinct outline format with abundant illustrations. Over 600 USMLE-style questions with complete answers and explanations are included, some at the end of each chapter and some in an end-of-book Comprehensive Examination.

This edition uses color to delineate neuroanatomical pathways and highlight clinical correlations. New clinical MRI and MRA images have been added. Questions follow the clinical vignette-based format of the current USMLE.

A companion Website on thePoint offers instant access to the complete, fully searchable text and all questions from the book.

Neurology

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Completely revised by new authors, this Fourth Edition presents 76 patient cases designed specifically to prepare students for clinical vignettes on the USMLE Step 2. Each case proceeds from chief complaint through diagnostic workup and treatment and includes buzzwords in history taking, physical examination, laboratory tests, imaging, and pathology.

This edition’s cases give greater emphasis to pathogenesis, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, management, and complications and include radiologic images, photographs, tables, and algorithms. A new two-page format encourages students to read the case presentation and formulate an initial diagnosis before turning the page for the answer. The book ends with twenty all-new board-format questions and answers.

Neurology

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Blackwell Underground Clinical Vignettes: Neurology, Third Edition is your primary source for clinically relevant, case-based material essential for USMLE Step 2 review. Each Clinical Vignette simulates USMLE format, and includes classic buzzwords in history taking, physical examination, lab, imaging, and pathology.

Blackwell Underground Clinical Vignettes: Neurology, Third Edition is perfect for medical students. Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and related health professionals will also find Underground Clinical Vignettes valuable.