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Outcomes in Neurological and Neurosurgical Disorders - Michael Swash

Outcomes in Neurological and Neurosurgical Disorders

By: Michael Swash (Editor)

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Published: 13th May 1998
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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 specialties, 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 help 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 the severity and outcome of each disorder and to advise 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 new therapies and as a reference in medicolegal spheres.

'With the plethora of authoritative neurology textbooks, do we need another? This new publication, I believe, makes a strong case that we do ... Professor Swash must be congratulated on this massive endeavour ... The publishers have also done a wonderful job, with excellently laid out tables and clear diagrams.' Journal of The Royal Society of Medicine '... an ideal introduction to those wishing to appreciate the clinical as well as financial implications of the therapies which are in today's repertoire. In attempting to bring outcome measures, outcomes, and financial aspects to our minds, this book certainly does achieve its goal.' Cephalalgia 'The authors are obvious experts in their fields and impart knowledged in a concise and easily understood manner ... The book is exhaustively referenced and when read selectively is a very valuable source of information.' Neuroradiology

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
The measurement of outcomes of health care
Definition and measurement of outcome
Cost-benefit analysis
Imaging of the nervous system
Vascular Disorders
Stroke
Intracranial aneurysms and subarachnoid haemorrhage
Cerebral arteriovenous malformations
Spinal vascular malformations
Trauma to the Central Nervous System
Head injury
Outcomes in spinal cord injuries
Tumours
Extrinsic lesions of the CNS
Outcome measurements for intrinsic brain and pituitary tumours
Spinal tumours
Degenerative Disease
Multiple sclerosis
Mechanical disorders of the spine
Degenerative diseases in the CNS
Neuromuscular disease
Outcome of polyneuropathies and mononeuropathies
Infections of the Central Nervous System
Bacterial meningitis
Brain abscess
Viral infections of the nervous system
Epilepsy, Coma and Other Syndromes
Epilepsy: medical and surgical outcome
Post-traumatic syndrome, 'myalgic encephalomyelitis'
Outcome in coma
Syringomyelia
Surgery for Movement Disorders and Pain
Neurosurgical treatment of pain syndromes
Neurosurgical treatment for pain: trigeminal neuralgia
Neurosurgical treatment for pain: spinal cord stimulation
Stereotactic surgery for movement disorder
Rehabilitation
Neuropsychology: recovery after brain lesions
Rehabilitation outcomes in neurological and neurosurgical disease
Index
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ISBN: 9780521443272
ISBN-10: 052144327X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 630
Published: 13th May 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 4.32
Weight (kg): 1.38