SWASH, MICHAEL (EDITOR).
Title Outcomes In Neurological And Neurosurgical Disorders.
Book Condition Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand new book.
Publisher Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1998.
052144327X / 9780521443272
Seller ID 42445X1
Natural history and treatment outcome of disease are of critical importance to patients, clinicians and health care providers across the full range of medical disciplines. In many specialities, such as neurology and neurosurgery, this sort of information can be hard to obtain in the absence of extensive outcome studies and agreed measures of outcome in different conditions. This volume seeks to inform about effective care and rehabilitation by providing a succinct review of whatever data is available for the majority of conditions encountered in clinical practice. Particular attention has been given to the evaluation of severity and outcome of each disorder and to advice on comparing risks and benefits of treatment. This resource will prove invaluable to all involved in informing patients of treatment options and making important cost efficient decisions on care. It should also be welcomed in the planning of clinical trials for potential therapies and as a reference in medicolegal spheres. The contents of this book is as follows: Contributors; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. The measurement of outcomes of health care Anthony Hopkins; 2. Definition and measurement of outcome Ann Bowling and Charles Normand; 3. Cost-benefit analysis Charles Normand and Ann Bowling; 4. Imaging of the nervous system B. Schuknecht and A. Valavanis; Part II. Vascular Disorders: 5. Stroke Julien Bogousslavsky, Marc Hommel and Claudio Bassetti; 6. Intracranial aneurysms and subarachnoid haemorrhage Akio Morita, Michael R. Puumala and Fredric B. Meyer; 7. Cerebral arteriovenous malformations Mark G. Hamilton and Robert F. Spetzler; 8. Spinal vascular malformations Edward H. Oldfield; Part III. Trauma to the Central Nervous System: 9. Head injury J. Hsiang and L. F. Marshall; 10. Outcomes in spinal cord injuries H. L. Frankel; Part IV. Tumours: 11. Extrinsic lesions of the CNS H. I. Sabin; 12. Outcome measurements for intrinsic brain and pituitary tumours Edward R. Laws; 13. Spinal tumours Jacques Brotchi; Part V. Degenerative Disease: 14. Multiple sclerosis Alan J. Thompson; 15. Mechanical disorders of the spine Howard L. Weiner and Paul R. Cooper; 16. Degenerative diseases in the CNS Donald B. Calne and W. Koller; 17. Neuromuscular disease W. J. K. Cumming; 18. Outcome of polyneuropathies and mononeuropathies L. H. van den Berg, J. H. J. Wokke and F. G. I. Jennekens; Part VI. Infections of the Central Nervous System: 19. Bacterial meningitis G. Urwin and R. A. Feldman; 20. Brain abscess R. A. Feldman and G. Urwin; 21. Viral infections of the nervous system Mohammed K. Sharief and Michael Swash; Part VII. Epilepsy, Coma and Other Syndromes: 22. Epilepsy: medical and surgical outcome Teresa A. Tran, Susan S. Spencer and Dennis D. Spencer; 23. Post-traumatic syndrome, 'myalgic encephalomyelitis' J. M. S. Space; 24. Outcome in coma N. E. F. Cartlidge; 25. Syringomyelia Bernard Williams; Part VIII. Surgery for Movement Disorders and Pain: 26. Neurosurgical treatment of pain syndromes R. R. Tasker; 27. Neurosurgical treatment for pain: trigeminal neuralgia Kim J. Burchiel and Kevin R. Moore; 28. Neurosurgical treatment for pain: spinal cord stimulation Andrew Parrent; 29. Stereotactic surgery for movement disorder R. R. Tasker; Part IX. Rehabilitation: 30. Neuropsychology: recovery after brain lesions Ian H. Robertson; 31. Rehabilitation outcomes in neurological and neurosurgical disease Derick T. Wade; Index. "With the plethora of authoritative neurology textbooks, do we need another? This new publication, I believe, makes a strong case that we do É Professor Swash must be congratulated on this massive endeavour É The publishers have also done a wonderful job, with excellently laid out tables and clear diagrams." - Journal of The Royal Society of Medicine
(Key Words: Meurological Disorders, Diseases, Neurosugical Disorders, Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Anthony Hopkins, Ann Bowling, Charles Normand, B. Schuknecht, A. Valavanis, Julien Bogousslavsky, Marc Hommel, Claudio Bassetti, Akio Morita, Michael R. Puumala, Fredric B. Meyer, Mark G. Hamilton, Robert F. Spetzler, Edward H. Oldfield, J. Hsiang, L. F. Marshall, H. L. Frankel, H. I. Sabin, Edward R. Laws, Jacques Brotchi, Alan J. Thompson, Howard L. Weiner, Paul R. Cooper, Donald B. Calne, W. Koller, W. J. K. Cumming, L. H. van den Berg, J. H. J. Wokke, F. G. I. Jennekens, G. Urwin, R. A. Feldman, Mohammed K. Sharief, Michael Swash, Teresa A. Tran, Susan S. Spencer, Dennis D. Spencer, J. M. S. Space, N. E. F. Cartlidge, Bernard Williams, R. R. Tasker, Kim J. Burchiel, Kevin R. Moore, Andrew Parrent, R. R. Tasker, Ian H. Robertson, Derick T. Wade).