Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review

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Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review

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9780865778894: Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review

What is the function of G-proteins in phototransduction?<br>Do you know the X-linked neural metabolic diseases?<br>What is the surgical approach to the vertebral-basilar junction aneurysm?<br><br>In Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review, you'll find all the information you need to answer questions like these and every other type of question you'd find on the neurosurgery boards. Co-written by a physician who recently placed second in the U.S. on the neurosurgery boards and a renowned team from the University of Chicago, it provides "everything you need to know" to thoroughly prepare for these exams. <br><br>The well organized chapters cover all seven sections of the boards including: anatomy; physiology; neurology; pathology; radiology; neurosurgery; and critical care. Detailed, yet succinct, each section is broken down into simple facts to make memorization easy. Plus, the book contains all relevant X-rays, CT's, MRI's, and pathology slides-eliminating the need for additional expensive texts and atlases.<br><br>Benefits include:<br>* Summarizes all the key facts on the neurosurgery boards in less than 600 pages, saving you the trouble of reviewing more than 4,000 pages in the main texts<br>* More than 300 high-quality illustrations show the types of images you'll see on the boards<br>* Highlighted facts from earlier board exams point out the most pertinent areas for review<br>* Logical organization allows for quick access and easy memorization of the most vital information<br><br>This book is the ideal tool for residents preparing for the neurosurgery board exams. No other book is as comprehensive in scope while still providing the efficiency and ease-of-use residents demand. This material helped ensure the author's success and it can help you too.

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I wrote this book using the notes that I scribbled down while studying for the neurosurgery oral board examination. This book is not intended to serve as a replacement for the classic neurosurgical texts, but as a supplement to the knowledge gained during the long years of residency and in the early stages of practice. I tried to focus on the major aspects of diseases that a neurosurgeon may encounter, both in clinical practice and on the examination. For a more thorough helping of knowledge, consider thumbing through the texts in the reference list. My favorite is Comprehensive Neurosurgical Board Review, but I may be a little biased. That book was geared for the written boards, but the anatomy, pathology/radiology, neurology, and neurosurgery sections provide useful information that is not covered in this text. I must admit that I was a tad intimidated by the oral examination before I lived through it. I expected hear "So Dr. Citow can you please show me the incision for the hypoglossal-pundendal nerve anastomsas used for people who constantly speak out of their asses..." But it really was a fair test and a surprisingly pleasant experience. I truly got the sense that the examiners are out to reinforce their preconceived notion that the examinee (you) is indeed competent (not the other way around) and makes reasonable decisions. They are not out to trick you with obscure details. Stay relaxed and suggest exactly what you would do in everyday practice (not at the Mayo Clinic) and all will be fine. The only disheartening aspect of the test is that none of the examiners smile (but this may be their baseline state) or acknowledge that you are correct, but neither do your patients in the hospital, unless they have been on the Internet. . . . Good luck!

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Praise for the previous edition: "An excellent review for the written neurosurgical boards...recommended to all neurosurgery residents. - Journal of Neurosurgery"

The second edition of "Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review" contains all the information you need to prepare for the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) written examination. Authored by a team of expert clinicians and neurosurgery trainees who earned top scores on their exams, this edition distills the current knowledge of the neurosciences and essential information for clinical practice. Six chapters provide comprehensive coverage of core concepts in anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiology, neurology, neurosurgery, and critical care.

Features of the second edition: Concise descriptions aid rapid review of key concepts Bullet-point format enhances ease of use and facilitates comprehension Up-to-date coverage of classic symptoms and signs of common neurosurgical diseases Current information related to the genetic basis of neurosurgical conditions 450 high-quality illustrations and images typical of those appearing on exams

This superb review is an indispensable resource for neurosurgical residents preparing for the ABNS certification exam. It is also ideal for clinicians seeking a refresher or for those preparing for recertification exams.

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