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cover image - The Neurosurgical Consult Book,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780323756143
Publication Date: 12-20-2022
Page Count: 416
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $146.99

The Neurosurgical Consult Book, 1st Edition

by Risheng Xu, MD/PhD, Jordina Rincon-Torroella, MD and Ann Liu, MD


cover image - The Neurosurgical Consult Book,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780323756143
Publication Date: 12-20-2022
Page Count: 416
Imprint: Elsevier
    • Features a real-life approach, based on actual consults, with chapters titled by the symptoms and clinical presentation of the patient, not by neurosurgical diagnosis.
    • Begins each chapter with the actual consult notification from the consulting team, mimicking how the neurosurgery provider is notified about a new patient in practice.
    • Presents initial imaging as it occurs in real life—whether imaging has already been done or whether the consulting physician needs guidance on what imaging is needed.
    • Includes "Walking Thoughts", guidance on how to tailor your thoughts toward the most important and pressing issues facing the patients before even meeting them, so that upon evaluation, the most important questions are asked first.
    • Covers the most essential neurosurgical grading scales, key physical exam findings, the systematic thought process behind triage management, and learning points to remember when seeing a particular type of neurosurgical patient.
    • Summarizes evidence-based standards of care and key literature.
    • Stepwise video demonstration of the most common emergent bedside procedures.
    • An excellent learning tool for neurosurgery residents as well as neurosurgery fellows, neurology residents, emergency room providers, neurocritical care providers, registered nurses, clinical fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, medical students, and nursing students.
    • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
  • 1 Fall with gradual drowsiness
    2 Dizziness with syncope and fall
    3 Fall and Altered mental status
    4 Unresponsive after MVC
    5 Unresponsive after gunshot wound to head
    6 Neck pain after syncopal fall
    7 Neck Pain after Trauma
    8 Back pain after work accident
    9 Left arm and neck pain after car accident
    10 Back pain after low-impact trauma
    11 Vomiting and neck pain after motor vehicle accident
    12 Headache, nausea, and speech difficulty
    13 Episodes of foul smell and bad taste
    14 Headache and right arm weakness
    15 New onset seizure with prior history of melanoma
    16 Altered mental status with brain lesions
    17 Incidental sellar mass after an accident
    18 Sudden headache and vision loss
    19 Headache, blurry vision, and intraventricular mass
    20 Progressive neurocognitive decline
    21 Unresponsive patient
    22 Severe headache
    23 Altered mental status
    24 Patient found down
    25 Acute aphasia and right sided weakness
    26 Headache
    27 Worst headache of life
    28 Headaches and vomiting
    29 Persistent altered mental status
    30 Seizure
    31 Right eye swelling and pain
    32 Acute onset left hemiparesis
    33 Acute loss of consciousness
    34 Lower back and right leg pain
    35 Neck pain and left arm weakness
    36 Left neck and shoulder pain
    37 Leg weakness and numbness
    38 Leg pain, weakness, and saddle anesthesia
    39 Right leg pain and weakness with prior lumbar fusion
    40 Arm and leg weakness and numbness after MVC
    41 Worsening back pain and leg weakness
    42 Acute inability to walk
    43 Subacute leg pain, numbness, and weakness
    44 Sudden bilateral lower extremity weakness with hemodynamic instability
    45 Right leg numbness and foot drop
    46 Worsening back and leg pain
    47 Prematurity and abnormal head imaging
    48 Newborn with a lumbar spinal defect
    49 Pediatric patient with headache and vomiting
    50 Worsening leg weakness with a mediastinal mass
    51 Pediatric depressed skull fracture
    52 Loss of consciousness after bike accident
    53 Right sided jerking and decreased appetite
    54 Numbness and weakness after head collision
    55 Worsening leg pain and weakness
    56 Persistent headaches
    57 Fever and forehead swelling
    58 Gait difficulty and falls
    59 Emesis and lethargy in a shunted patient
    60 Nausea and lethargy in a shunted patient
    61 Worsening vision in pseudotumor cerebri
    62 Headache, confusion, and chronic rhinorrhea
    63 Falls, memory loss, and fevers
    64 Abdominal pain and fevers in a shunted patient
    65 Increased spasticity and beeping baclofen pump
    66 Baclofen pump infection due to wound breakdown
    67 Abnormal eye movement
    68 Right facial pain
    69 Right arm swelling after surgery
    70 Postoperative lethargy and left sided weakness after craniotomy
    71 Postoperative leg weakness, numbness, and urinary incontinence
    72 Drainage from cranial incision
    73 Incisional swelling and drainage after spine surgery
    74 Leakage from spinal incision with headaches
    75 Hemiparesis with a previously treated arteriovenous malformation
    76 Change in exam after brain tumor biopsy
    77 Shunt Tap and Shunt Change
    78 Intracranial Pressure Monitor
    79 External ventricular drain
    80 Lumbar Puncture and Lumbar Drain Placement
  • Risheng Xu, MD/PhD, Jordina Rincon-Torroella, MD and Ann Liu, MD