Minimally invasive surgery of the spine by Richard G Fessler MD PhD

By Richard G Fessler MD PhD

This factor of Neurosurgery Clinics of North the US is dedicated to "Minimally Invasive backbone Surgery" and is edited by way of Zachary A. Smith, MD and Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD. Articles during this factor comprise: problems and worry avoidance of minimally invasive backbone surgical procedure; Radiation publicity possibility and avoidance; present recommendations within the administration of cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy; Thoracic disc/pathology administration via minimally invasive routes; Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody fusion: long-term results and issues; Computer-assisted navigation process for minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and lateral interbody fusion; protection and the Anatomy of the retroperitoneal lateral hall; Minimally invasive extracavitary transpedicular corpectomy for the administration of spinal tumors; Minimally invasive anterolateral corpectomy for spinal tumors; Minimally invasive methods for the administration of intramedullary spinal tumors; Percutaneous fixation of thoracolumbar fractures; Advances and feasibility of complicated minimally invasive suggestions in deformity correction; Direct lateral procedure: results and Deformity Correction; and proof foundation and results.

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Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain by Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Mim Eichler Rivas

By Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Mim Eichler Rivas

This day he's referred to as Dr. Q, an across the world popular neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads state-of-the-art learn to treatment mind melanoma. yet lately, he used to be Freddy, a nineteen-year-old undocumented migrant employee toiling within the tomato fields of imperative California. during this gripping memoir, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his extraordinary existence story—from his impoverished early life within the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from unlawful immigrant to American citizen and proficient scholar on the collage of California at Berkeley and at Harvard scientific university. filled with experience and adversity—including a number of terrifying brushes with death—Becoming Dr. Q is a testomony to endurance, labor, the ability of wish and mind's eye, and the pursuit of excellence. It’s additionally a narrative concerning the value of relations, of mentors, and of giving humans an opportunity.

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OtherWorlds: How to Imagine, Paint and Create Epic Scenes of by Tom Kidd

By Tom Kidd

Go the place no artist has ever long past before.

Bizarre terrains, enchanted forests, futuristic metropolises, ornate palaces—these are the areas the place experience dwells. during this enjoyable and fiercely unique publication from celebrated delusion artist Tom Kidd, you'll the best way to set the scene for epic stories of experience. observe the place Kidd reveals his most sensible rules, the equipment in the back of his wonderful colour feel, and the way he turns all of it into beautiful skies, glittering towns, magnificent rock formations, stormy seas, exceptional forests and different daring, breathtaking vistas.

• learn how to draw and paint incredible settings in a fashion that makes them completely believable
• Get imagination-sparking ways for dreaming up those unusual new nation-states, seeing the realm round you with clean eyes and discovering prepared suggestion within the such a lot usual of places
• thirteen step by step demonstrations convey how rules are built into dynamic colour oil and watercolor renderings, with a few dialogue of electronic techniques

This booklet is your price ticket to locations of absolute ask yourself and peculiar good looks. Thrill your audience by means of transporting them to locales so monstrous and unreal, it's going to take their breath away.

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Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker: Techniques for by Pam Carriker

By Pam Carriker

Set your photos except the rest!

Portraits might be an intimidating topic. yet now not with artwork on the pace of existence writer and workshop teacher Pam Carriker as your instructor. She is helping you are taking on faces one speedy comic strip at a time for swifter, more uncomplicated, extra stress-free drawing and portray. no longer your common publication on drawing the face, combined Media pix With Pam Carriker exhibits effortless how one can draw extra sensible faces on your personal signature type. The target isn't an immaculate complete portrait, yet a regularly growing to be choice of own, expressive sketches that you should use and reuse on your mixed-media work.

Inside you'll find:

An easy-to-learn face-mapping method with the intention to draw faces out of your mind's eye, with out a version or photograph in entrance of you
Mini-demonstrations breaking down every one facial feature
uncomplicated colour combos for blending either real looking and out-of-the-ordinary dermis tones
15 step by step initiatives that includes unique how one can use your pics as beginning issues for mixed-media masterpieces
lots of specialist assistance, from selecting the best pencil for the activity to making self-portraits, operating with regard images and utilizing move techniques

In the genuine spirit of combined media, this ebook is all approximately combining, layering and experimenting on your pursuit of portrait nirvana. it is going to get you from your convenience quarter and into the behavior of creating faces which are really and uniquely your individual.

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Visual Fields via the Visual Pathway by Fiona Rowe

By Fiona Rowe

Visual Fields through the visible Pathway presents the various field of vision deficits occurring with lesions of the visible pathway. The e-book covers anatomy, pathology and signs, plus visual view defects linked to particular components of the visible pathway. additionally lined is the fundamental idea of field of vision assessment.

This new version contains up-to-date tools of field of regard review, extra descriptions of the way person field of regard effects might be interpreted, an up-to-date evaluation of the professionals and cons of some of the to be had attempt courses, and up to date learn advances and proposals on baseline evaluate, analysis, and re-evaluation recommendations to advertise reliable scientific perform decisions.

The publication expands at the prior variation to consider further varieties of perimetry and likewise updates existing perimetry info. The Octopus 900 perimetry, introduced because the first variation, features alongside Goldmann and Humphrey perimeters. Artefacts of checking out are mentioned in addition to their id as opposed to real sight view deficit. a bit on differential analysis is usually included.

Chapters comprise a number of illustrations of field of regard effects, color plates of linked fundus photos, and neuroimaging scans. References and extra analyzing lists also are supplied with key articles and updated literature.

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Epilepsy Surgery: Principles and Controversies (Neurological by John W. Miller, Daniel L. Silbergeld

By John W. Miller, Daniel L. Silbergeld

Supplying authoritative assurance of the giant array of significant medical concerns in epilepsy surgery-from the choice of surgical applicants to presurgical assessment, surgical suggestions, and postoperative rehabilitation-this reference offers a chain of essays at the rules and controversies within the box with concentrated segments that categorical opposing viewpoints through skilled clinicians within the self-discipline.

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The 100 Most Influential Painters & Sculptors of the by Kathleen Kuiper

By Kathleen Kuiper

The meant viewers is grades 9–12. The titles within the Britannica advisor to the World’s so much Influential humans sequence are prepared chronologically.

Articles, a mixture of new content material and content material drawn from Britannica’s repository, in general diversity from to 5 pages and are headed with date and homeland and, the place appropriate, dying. There are not any article-specific bibliographies or references. each one quantity concludes with a thesaurus, a short further-reading record, and an index.

Although no longer visually attractive, those volumes provide reliable details in handy applications and will be worthwhile in high-school and public libraries.

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Advances in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 12: by Marwan I. Hariz M.D., Ph.D. (auth.), C. B. Ostertag, D. G.

By Marwan I. Hariz M.D., Ph.D. (auth.), C. B. Ostertag, D. G. T. Thomas, A. Bosch, B. Linderoth, G. Broggi (eds.)

Neurosurgery o/the destiny: desktops and Robots in medical Neurosurgical perform and in education - a Philosophical trip into the longer term Many brand new neurosurgeons think that they already receive stable leads to operative surgical procedure with the advantage of the working microscope and different aids that have turn into to be had within the final 3 a long time and that the advent of desktops and robots to the working theatre is superfluous. although, it's transparent from analogy with the functionality of the airline pilot, one other occupation the place there are nice calls for on handbook ability and on spatial know-how, that those units do have a lot to supply neurosurgery. Classical neurosurgery, throughout the time of Cushing, Dandy and Scarff, used to be in keeping with a 3 dimensional photograph of the patient's mind shaped within the surgeon's brain and sometimes illustrated in stylish drawings. Such photos have been in accordance with neuroradiological reviews by means of pneumoencephalography, ventriculography or through angiography. quite often those stud­ ies confirmed the presence and place of a lesion via displacement of ordinary mind buildings and the image was once outfitted up by means of interference. This was once then switched over via the skilled neurosurgeon right into a plan for the craniotomy website and the trajectory of the surgical process. as soon as the mind was once uncovered additional pre-operative details used to be received through visible inspection and via palpation with the mind needle. those classical types ofneuroradiology have mostly been outmoded by means of computerised tomography and through magnetic resonance imaging.

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