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Experimental Acupuncturology

by Jaung-Geng Lin (Editor)

This book focuses on the use of acupuncture as a possible and alternative treatment in analgesia, drug addiction, depression, itchiness, peripheral nerve regeneration, stroke, diabetes, cognitive deficits and sleep regulation. Formal recognition by WHO and UNESCO concerning the use and efficacy of acupuncture science in modern medicine has encouraged high levels of investment and commitment to research and development activities into acupuncture science from several top-level health science research and treatment institutes in China Mainland, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, France and the USA. This book aims to provide direction and guidance on how the medical community can proceed with acupuncturology in modern medical treatment and precision medicine.

Sciatica Exercises & Home Treatment: Simple, Effective Care For Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome

by Dr. George F. Best D.C. (Author)

Sciatica Exercises and Home Treatment provides simple, effective methods of self-treatment for sciatica and piriformis syndrome. Reader Comments About Sciatica Exercises and Home Treatment: "This book is excellent. It is easy to read, straight to the point, no fluff, just the stuff. Easy to understand, exercises to ease the pain. An excellent read." "Great book and very informative. An easy read and able to understand. If you have this kind of pain buy it!" "Great Author, Dr. George Best knows his stuff! The exercises have helped me and the book tells me all about a condition that affects a lot of people!" More About Sciatica Exercises and Home Treatment: The book begins with an explanation of the common causes of sciatica and piriformis syndrome and ways to tell what is causing your sciatica symptoms so you can treat them most effectively. The book has detailed instructions with illustrations on the most effective sciatica exercises and home treatments including advanced McKenzie exercises, stretching and massage for the piriformis and gluteus minimus muscles, acupressure for sciatica and back pain, a gentle pelvis repositioning technique used by some chiropractors, a method for releasing emotional pain triggers that can contribute to sciatica and back pain, a review of supplements and natural remedies to relieve sciatica, and a technique for easing sciatica and back pain while sitting. The book also reveals Dr. Best's exclusive "intensive care" protocol for getting lasting symptom relief as quickly as possible that has been used successfully by hundreds of sciatica sufferers worldwide. The book goes on to discuss techniques for managing the underlying causes of sciatica long-term to prevent a recurrence of the problem once symptoms have been alleviated. Finally, the book explains the warning signs that can accompany sciatica that indicate when you should seek out professional evaluation and treatment. While the book does reference the author's website as a source of additional information, it is not simply a "marketing piece" like so many Kindle books in the sciatica and back pain niche. This book goes into great detail and is fully illustrated with the critical things you need to know to successfully and safely treat sciatica and piriformis syndrome at home without any assistance or any special equipment.

Motor Speech Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment 3rd Edition

by Donald B. Freed (Author)

Motor Speech Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment, Third Edition offers a detailed yet streamlined introduction to motor speech disorders for graduate students and beginning clinicians. The text offers a brief historical overview of motor speech disorders, providing useful context for understanding the technology and methodology used by modern speech-language pathologists for evaluation and treatment. The text also provides a practical introduction to the human motor system and detailed coverage of six pure dysarthrias, mixed dysarthria, and apraxia of speech. Key Features:

  • Chapter outlines identify the major topics discussed in each chapter
  • A concise summary effectively wraps up each chapter to emphasize key points for students
  • End-of-chapter study questions prompt review and application of topics discussed in each chapter
  • Bolded key terms throughout and an end-of-book glossary
  • Videos of real life cases studies featuring patients with motor speech disorders
New to the Third Edition:
  • Updated chapters with the latest research on motor speech disorders, with particular attention to new studies of treatment procedures
  • Now with full-color illustrations, providing significantly better visualization and understanding of neuroanatomy
  • New 7" x 10" trim size
  • Access to a PluralPlus companion website with upgraded clinical case videos (especially those on apraxia of speech), PowerPoint lecture slides and images bank
NOTE: This book comes with supplementary content on a PluralPlus companion website. If you purchase or rent a used copy of the printed book, the code to access the website printed inside the book may have been previously redeemed/used or be incorrect and you will not be able to use it. To guarantee access to the website, it is recommended you purchase a new copy of this book.

Neurocritical Care Board Review: Questions and Answers

by Asma Zakaria MD (Author)

Neurocritical Care Board Review: Questions and Answers provides clinicians with a thorough review of the complex subspecialty of Neurocritical Care, using a question-and-answer (Q&A) format. The Q&A format is easily readable, high yield, and serves as good practice for test takers or anyone looking to improve or reinforce essential knowledge. The book covers the key topics pertinent to (and found on) neurocritical care boards, and is organized according to the exam core curriculum outline.. A total of 649 questions address both neuroscience critical care (general neurology, neurotrauma, neurovascular and neurosurgical problems) and general critical care topics (systems trauma, cardiovascular, infectious disease, pulmonary and renal issues, and hemodynamic monitoring). Detailed explanations follow in the answer section of each chapter, along with references for further study. Where relevant, neuroimaging, EEG and monitoring waveforms, and other images are included in case questions to allow candidates to familiarize themselves with these tools that form a significant part of the exam. Features of Neurocritical Care Board Review include:

  • Comprehensive, high-yield review that covers all areas tested on the neurocritical care certifying exam
  • Applicability to a wide range of physicians in multiple specialties reviewing for boards or looking to test skills and clinical acumen in this challenging area
  • Question and answer format with detailed explanations and references to facilitate recall of must-know information and help identify knowledge gaps for further attention
  • Material aggregated from multiple specialties into a singular resource for exam study

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology for Speech and Hearing Sciences

by J. Anthony Seikel

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology for Speech and Hearing Sciences provides a thorough yet readable examination of the neuroanatomical underpinnings within communication sciences and disorders. The textbook is designed for undergraduate or graduate courses related to the neuroscience of speech and hearing. Each chapter begins with detailed learning outcomes and also sets the context for the content in understandable terms, providing the student with an understanding of the importance of knowing the material. Additionally, each chapter ends with study questions to reinforce the content and check comprehension. After introduction to the field and to anatomical concepts, the text takes the student from discussion of neurons and other basic components to examination of basic reflexes and sensorimotor integration. The following chapters focus on the cerebral cortex and its function, particularly as related to neurophysiology of speech and hearing. The next section of the text discusses subcortical structures, the brainstem, cranial nerves, cerebellum and pathways. The text culminates in discussion of motor control for speech and swallowing. Key Features:'

  • More than 175 images and photographs presented in full-color
  • More than 65 tables that provide succinct depth and detail to the content
  • 16 neurological fully-annotated case studies with SLP diagnostic information, as well as 6 cases from neurosurgeons that include MRI and/or video
  • 45 boxed notes give informative and fascinating support to the content, including focus on neuroscience as it relates to speech-language pathology and audiology
  • Coverage of the neurophysiology of swallowing
  • Detailed discussion of auditory pathway and signal analysis
  • Clearly written with abundant supporting citations
  • Key terms are highlighted throughout the text and included in a glossary
  • A PluralPlus companion website including Neuroquest animation software, online study materials, and PowerPoint lecture slides.
Neuroquest: The Neuroquest study software delivers content in a form that is both accessible and meaningful to the student. Use of quizzes and testing helps the student review the content, solidifying the concepts from the text. The software provides an excellent study tool for the student, modeled after four other highly successful software tools developed for anatomy, physiology, and auditory physiology. NOTE: This book comes with supplementary content on a PluralPlus companion website. If you purchase or rent a used copy of the printed book, the code to access the website printed inside the book may have been previously redeemed/used or be incorrect and you will not be able to use it. To guarantee access to the website, it is recommended you purchase a new copy of this book.

Practical Neuroimaging in Stroke: A Case-Based Approach

by Alejandro Rabinstein

Practical Neuroimaging in Stroke, by Alejandro Rabinstein, MD, and Steven J. Resnick, is a neurology reference designed for anyone involved in treating stroke patients. It offers unique, thorough guidance—driven by nearly 500 completely original high-quality images from actual stroke cases—to help you learn and understand the clinical value of diagnostic neuroimaging. Examples of different diagnostic modalities—accompanied by succinct teaching messages—highlight a preference for those most commonly used in clinical practice and most typically interpreted by clinicians caring for patients at bedside. A consistent section format from chapter to chapter enables you to easily access the material. Brilliantly illustrated and clinically relevant, Practical Neuroimaging in Stroke is the closest thing to treating real-life patients!

  • Features the work of today’s leaders from the field of neurology to ensure that the material is current, accurate, and clinically relevant.
  • Examines real-life stroke cases—driven by nearly 500 completely original images—that enable you to apply your knowledge to real-life situations and experience the next best thing to actually being in the field.
  • Presents examples of different diagnostic modalities—accompanied by succinct teaching messages—that highlight a preference for those most commonly used in clinical practice and most typically interpreted by clinicians caring for patients at bedside.
  • Discusses indications and potential pitfalls of the various imaging modalities, when pertinent, to make you aware of possible considerations.
  • Uses a unique didactic approach that serves the knowledge needs of a wide range of experience levels.
  • Follows a consistent section format from chapter to chapter that covers general concepts, case vignettes, case images, teaching messages, and selected readings, to help you quickly and easily locate the guidance you need.

Clinical Neuroanatomy 29th Edition

by Stephen Waxman

Engagingly written and extensively illustrated, Clinical Neuroanatomy, Twenty-Ninth Edition gets you up to speed on neuroanatomy, its functional underpinnings, and its relationship to the clinic. You’ll learn everything you need to know about the structure and function of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. This authoritative guide illustrates clinical presentations of disease processes involving specific structures, explores the relationship between neuroanatomy and neurology, and reviews advances in molecular and cellular biology and neuropharmacology as related to neuroanatomy. The book is packed with case studies and hundreds of visuals―including CT and MRI scans, block diagrams showing muscle actions, root-by-root and nerve-by-nerve images of sensory areas and muscle intervention, and more―to help you retain critical information. Essential for board review or as a clinical refresher, Clinical Neuroanatomy features: • More than 300 full-color illustrations • An introduction to clinical thinking that puts neuroanatomy in clear clinical perspective • A discussion of the latest advances in molecular biology and cellular biology in the context of neuroanatomy • Numerous CT and MRI scans • Block diagrams illustrating actions of each muscle (essential for the clinical motor examination) • Hundreds of diagrams and tables encapsulating important information • Summary listings at the end of each chapter • Clear and memorable root-by-root and nerve-by-nerve illustrations of sensory areas and muscle intervention • Coverage of the basic structure and function of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves as well as clinical presentations of disease processes involving specific structures • Appendices including The Neurologic Examination, Testing Muscle Function, Spinal Nerves and Plexuses, and Questions and Answers • Case studies demonstrating how concepts apply to real-world clinical situations • All the must-know concepts, facts, and structures, and more • A complete practice exam to assess your knowledge

Neuropuncture: A Clinical Handbook of Neuroscience Acupuncture 2nd Edition

by Michael Corradino

Neuropuncture is the clinical manual of a groundbreaking acupuncture system that incorporates neuroscience into its clinical applications for pain management, orthopaedic conditions and internal medicine. It shows acupuncturists how to apply research into the neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture and electrical acupuncture to the traditional TCM model of healthcare. The book explains how acupuncture works using Western medical science and illustrates how to apply this knowledge to clinical cases with electrical acupuncture, creating evidence-based acupuncture protocols. These protocols are clinically proven and result in reproducible clinical outcomes.

Curbside Consultation in Neuro-Ophthalmology: 49 Clinical Questions

by Andrew G. Lee MD

Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional texts and references in neuro-ophthalmology? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for common clinical dilemmas or complications? Curbside Consultation in Neuro-Ophthalmology: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick and direct answers to the thorny questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between neuro-ophthalmologists. Dr. Andrew G. Lee, and associate editors Dr. Paul W. Brazis and Dr. Lanning B. Kline, have designed this unique reference in which neuro-ophthalmologists offer expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with neuro-ophthalmology. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to neuro-ophthalmology with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate common clinical dilemmas. Curbside Consultation in Neuro-Ophthalmology: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert pearls that even high-volume ophthalmologists will appreciate. Residents, fellows, and practicing physicians alike will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within. Some of the questions that are answered: • What is the best way to manage papilledema? • What treatments are there for traumatic optic neuropathy? • When and how do I order an imaging study in neuro-ophthalmology? • What is the work-up for anterior ischemic optic neuropathy? • What evaluation is necessary for an isolated ocular motor cranial neuropathy?

Atlas of Emergency Neurovascular Imaging

by Yang Tang

Ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes are common neurological emergencies. In recent years, endovascular intervention has become a standard of care in treating acute ischemic stroke, aneurysms, and vascular malformations. As a result, noninvasive CT- and MRI-based techniques have been increasingly used in emergency settings. In this context, neurovascular imaging has become an essential part of the curriculum for training emergency radiologists, stroke neurologists, and vascular neurosurgeons. This book provides a comprehensive review of the entire spectrum of emergent neurovascular imaging, with the emphasis on noninvasive CT angiography (CTA), MR angiography (MRA), and perfusion techniques. It is organized into 11 chapters. The first three chapters address the topics of acute stroke imaging, including algorithms based on recent clinical trials and updated American Heart Association stroke guideline, vascular territories, and stroke mimics. These are followed by discussions of cerebrovenous thrombosis, vasculopathies, aneurysms, and vascular malformations. Remaining chapters are devoted to the traumatic neurovascular injury, as well as the relatively rare albeit important topics of head and neck vascular emergencies and spinal vascular diseases. The book has an image-rich format, including more than 300 selected CT, MRI, or digital subtraction angiography (DSA) images. Atlas of Emergency Neurovascular Imaging is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, and fellows in emergency medicine, neuroradiology, emergency imaging, neurology, and vascular neurosurgery and can successfully serve as a primary learning tool or a quick reference guide.

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