Small Animal Spinal Disorders

Diagnosis and Surgery

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Author: Simon J. Wheeler,Nicholas J. H. Sharp

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780723418979

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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This is an illustrated guide to the diagnosis and management of disorders of the spine in the dog and cat, including trauma, degenerative and neoplastic diseases of the musculoskeletal and nervous tissues. Photographs, line diagrams and radiographs illustrate clinical signs and the surgical techniques appropriate to the management of those conditions most commonly seen in small animal practice.

Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal Expert Consult

2-Volume Set

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Author: Spencer A. Johnston,Karen M. Tobias

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9780323320658

Category: Veterinary surgery

Page: 2600

View: 5367

Focus on the "how" and "why" of medical/surgical conditions - the critical issues that lead to successful outcomes for your patients - with Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal, Second Edition. This two-volume full-color resource offers an authoritative, comprehensive review of disease processes, a thorough evaluation of basic clinical science information, and in-depth discussion of advanced surgeries. With an updated Expert Consult website you can access anytime and detailed coverage of surgical procedures, it is the definitive reference for surgical specialists, practicing veterinarians, and residents. Expert Consult website offers access to the entire text online, plus references linked to original abstracts on PubMed. Comprehensive coverage includes surgical biology, surgical methods and perioperative care, neurosurgery, and orthopedics in Volume One, and all soft tissue surgery organized by body system in Volume Two. Extensive references to published studies available on Expert Consult show the factual basis for the material. Strong blend of clinical and basic science information facilitates a clear understanding of clinical issues surrounding operative situations. Highly recognized contributing authors create chapters from their own experience and knowledge base, providing the most authoritative, current information available. Coverage of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in chapters on specific organs includes information critical to operative procedures and patient management. In-depth chapters on anesthesia, surgical oncology, tumors of the spine, and musculoskeletal neoplasia provide valuable resources for practicing surgeons, especially in the area of cancer treatment. Preoperative considerations and surgical implications for surgical procedures help surgeons make decisions about treatment approaches. NEW and UPDATED! Expert Consult website with print text plus complete online access to the book's contents, so you can use it anytime - anywhere. EXPANDED! Coverage of interventional radiology techniques in Volume Two (soft tissue volume) to provide cutting-edge information on contemporary imaging modalities that gain access to different structures of the patient's body for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons. NEW and UPDATED! Expanded coverage of coaptation devices and small animal prosthetics clearly explains how they are used in a variety of clinical situations. EXPANDED! Principles of minimally invasive plate treatment added to Volume One (orthopedic volume) to show how these advancements maximize healing and protect the patient while meeting the surgeon's goals in using fracture fixation.

Small Animal Critical Care Medicine - E-Book

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Author: Deborah Silverstein,Kate Hopper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323243525

Category: Medical

Page: 1152

View: 993

Emphasizing evidence-based therapy for critically ill or injured dogs and cats, Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Edition puts diagnostic and management strategies for common disorders at your fingertips. It covers critical care medical therapy, monitoring, and prognosis — from triage and stabilization through the entire course of acute medical crisis and intensive care treatment. To make therapeutic decisions easier, clear guidelines address underlying clinical findings, pathophysiology, outpatient follow-up, and long-term care. From lead editors Deborah Silverstein and Kate Hopper, along with a Who’s Who of experts from the veterinary emergency and critical care world, this comprehensive reference helps you provide the highest standard of care for ICU patients. Over 200 concise chapters are thoroughly updated to cover all of the clinical areas needed for evaluating, diagnosing, managing, and monitoring a critical veterinary patient. More than 150 recognized experts offer in-depth, authoritative guidance on emergency and critical care clinical situations from a variety of perspectives. A problem-based approach focuses on clinically relevant details. Practical, user-friendly format makes reference quick and easy with summary tables, boxes highlighting key points, illustrations, and algorithmic approaches to diagnosis and management. Hundreds of full-color illustrations depict various emergency procedures such as chest tube placement. Appendices offer quick access to the most often needed calculations, conversion tables, continuous rate infusion determinations, reference ranges, and more. All-NEW chapters include Minimally Invasive Diagnostics and Therapy, T-FAST and A-FAST, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS), Sepsis, Physical Therapy Techniques, ICU Design and Management, and Communication Skills and Grief Counseling. NEW! Coverage of basic and advanced mechanical ventilation helps you in deliver high-quality care to patients with respiratory failure. NEW! Coverage of increasingly prevalent problems seen in the Intensive Care Unit includes multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and coagulation disorders. NEW chapters on fluid therapy and transfusion therapy provide information on how to prevent complications and maximize resources. UPDATED coagulation section includes chapters on hypercoagulability, platelet function and testing, anticoagulant therapy, and hemostatic drugs.

Do You Really Need Back Surgery?

A Surgeon's Guide to Neck and Back Pain and How to Choose Your Treatment

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Author: Aaron G. Filler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199895511

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 436

View: 2967

An internationally recognized expert in nerve and spinal surgery covers everything a back patient needs to know in deciding whether or not to have surgery, discussing the various types of surgery available, the risks of surgery, and the options one may have.

Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal Expert Consult - E-Book

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Author: Spencer A. Johnston

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032332049X

Category: Electronic books

Page: 6758

View: 9432

Focus on the "how" and "why" of medical/surgical conditions -- the critical issues that lead to successful outcomes for your patients -- with Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal, Second Edition. This two-volume full-color resource offers an authoritative, comprehensive review of disease processes, a thorough evaluation of basic clinical science information, and in-depth discussion of advanced surgeries. With an updated Expert Consult website you can access anytime and detailed coverage of surgical procedures, it is the definitive reference for surgical specialists, practicing veterinarians, and residents. Expert Consult website offers access to the entire text online, plus references linked to original abstracts on PubMed. Comprehensive coverage includes surgical biology, surgical methods and perioperative care, neurosurgery, and orthopedics in Volume One, and all soft tissue surgery organized by body system in Volume Two. Extensive references to published studies available on Expert Consult show the factual basis for the material. Strong blend of clinical and basic science information facilitates a clear understanding of clinical issues surrounding operative situations. Highly recognized contributing authors create chapters from their own experience and knowledge base, providing the most authoritative, current information available. Coverage of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in chapters on specific organs includes information critical to operative procedures and patient management. In-depth chapters on anesthesia, surgical oncology, tumors of the spine, and musculoskeletal neoplasia provide valuable resources for practicing surgeons, especially in the area of cancer treatment. Preoperative considerations and surgical implications for surgical procedures help surgeons make decisions about treatment approaches. NEW and UPDATED! Expert Consult website with print text plus complete online access to the book's contents, so you can use it anytime -- anywhere. EXPANDED! Coverage of interventional radiology techniques in Volume Two (soft tissue volume) to provide cutting-edge information on contemporary imaging modalities that gain access to different structures of the patient's body for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons. NEW and UPDATED! Expanded coverage of coaptation devices and small animal prosthetics clearly explains how they are used in a variety of clinical situations. EXPANDED! Principles of minimally invasive plate treatment added to Volume One (orthopedic volume) to show how these advancements maximize healing and protect the patient while meeting the surgeon's goals in using fracture fixation.

Low Back Pain

Mechanism, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Author: James M. Cox

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451180454

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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The Seventh Edition of this textbook is built upon the peer-reviewed literature and research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of low back and radicular pain, focusing on the nonsurgical chiropractic adjusting methods. This text is the culmination of twelve years of updated research and development of spinal manipulation. From spinal stenosis to rehabilitation of low back pain patients to the latest treatise on fibromyalgia, you’ll find it all in Low Back Pain, Seventh Edition.

The Pocket Spine, Second Edition

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Author: Camden Whitaker,Stephen Hochschuler

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482253992

Category: Medical

Page: 311

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Featuring a compact format offering quick-reference coverage, The Pocket Spine, Second Edition emphasizes basic spine concepts in concise terms. With a wealth of drawings, charts, and tables to support the text, the book explores: Head and spine trauma Cervical degenerative disc disease Rheumatoid arthritis Spinal deformities Compression fractures Lower back pain Spinal cord tumors Medical management Imaging The easy-to-read outline structure provides a logical flow of content, allowing medical practitioners to quickly find the information they need for diagnosis and treatment.

Spine Surgery

Tricks of the Trade

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Author: Alexander R. Vaccaro,Albert J. Todd

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1626232954

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 1786

Written by world-renowned masters in spine surgery, this expanded third edition details all the major procedures and newest technical innovations in the field. Experts share clinical pearls gleaned from years of surgical experience and ongoing refinement of techniques. Throughout 21 well organized sections, the essential elements of a full spectrum of cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacroiliac joint procedures are distilled into 112 concise, easy to understand chapters. From deformities to spinal tumors, the text facilitates a greater understanding of surgical nuances and potential complications encountered in standard to complex cases. The authors share insights for improving patient safety and outcome such as reducing radiation exposure during fluoroscopy, minimizing intraoperative blood loss, and utilization of the surgical microscope. Updated pain management content encompasses varied strategies including injections, steroids, and nerve blocks. Special Features: More than 400 stunning full color illustrations, diagrams, and photographs replace black and white images from the previous edition Online access to 40 videos in which surgeon-authors share personal tips and demonstrate how to deftly navigate challenging, real life cases. Highlights include up close and personal footage shot in the OR and cadaver simulations Greatly expanded section on minimally invasive technologies covers AxiaLIF, Presacral Interbody Fusion, SI Joint Fusion, and the use of both Robotics and Endoscopy Up to date and comprehensive, this book is an outstanding resource for orthopedic and neurosurgical fellows and residents, as well as clinicians specializing in spine surgery.

Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine

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Author: Alex Gough,Kate Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111840971X

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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A vital pocket-sized reference tool for busy practitioners andstudents, saving hours of searching through multiple sources.Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Medicine, SecondEdition brings together comprehensive differential diagnosislists covering a wide range of presenting signs. This newedition has been fully updated with alphabetised lists for improvednavigation. The lists cover the majority of presentations that areencountered in practice, including both common and uncommonconditions. Details differential diagnoses from diverse findings such ashistory, physical examination, diagnostic imaging, laboratory testresults and electrodiagnostic testing Provides guidance on how common conditions are, and howcommonly they are the cause of the presenting sign Useful throughout the working day for vets in small animalpractice, the information will save hours searching alternativemultiple references New co-author Kate Murphy brings her expertise as an ECVIMdiplomate For ultimate ease of use this book is also available as an appfor iOS and Android devices. To purchase the app visit ahref="http://www.skyscape.com/wiley/DDxSAMed2"www.skyscape.com/wiley/DDxSAMed2/a

Synopsis of Spine Surgery

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Author: Howard S. An,Kern Singh

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1626230315

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 8765

The third edition of this concise, essential spine handbook expands on the previous edition, reflecting recent advances in the field. Written by highly renowned spine surgeons, the new edition is presented in full color with the addition of several hundred exquisitely crafted illustrations. Portable but comprehensive, this book offers a well-rounded perspective on surgical and nonsurgical management of spine-related conditions and disease in adult and pediatric patients. In the opening chapters, a solid clinical foundation is laid – covering anatomy, physical examination, imaging and diagnostic testing, biomechanics of the spine, and instrumentation. Clinical information is summarized in an outline format, enabling readers to peruse broad topics in an expeditious manner. Chapters are categorically arranged, encompassing cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine pathologies. Within the framework of trauma, degenerative changes, congenital conditions, tumors, and infections – topics include spinal cord injury, thoracolumbar spine fractures; lumbar disk disease, stenosis, and spondylolisthesis; and spinal deformities in children and adults. Rounding out the volume are chapters on tumors, infections, and immune disorders that impact the spine such as rheumatoid arthritis and seronegative spondyloarthropathies. Key features: New chapters on surgical positioning and neuromonitoring Updates on minimally invasive surgical techniques, bone physiology, and biologics More than 300 beautiful illustrations presented in full-color Key references offer more in-depth insight on topics Succinct layout enables cover-to-cover reading and study prep for board examinations This handy resource is small enough to carry around during rounds and is particularly useful for orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in training. The reader-friendly format also makes it an excellent reference book for practicing spine surgeons and practitioners involved in the nonsurgical management of spine conditions.

Diseases and Disorders

A Nursing Therapeutics Manual

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Author: Marilyn S Sommers,Ehriel Fannin

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803644876

Category: Medical

Page: 1200

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Everything you need to know about caring for patients—in one portable "must have" handbook! Clear, but comprehensive discussions of pathophysiology, with rationales in the medications and laboratory sections, explain the scientific basis for the nursing care.

Reptile Medicine and Surgery

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Author: Douglas R. Mader

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721693279

Category: Medical

Page: 1242

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This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations. Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI

Parkinson's Disease

A Complete Guide for Patients and Families

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Author: William J. Weiner,Lisa M. Shulman,Anthony E. Lang

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142141077X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 344

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Recent innovations, including deep brain stimulation and new medications, have significantly improved the lives of people who have Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, patients and families continue to face many challenges. They have long relied on this book for reliable advice about medical, emotional, and physical issues. Bringing this trusted guide up to date, three expert neurologists describe • New understandings gained by five years of additional research on Parkinson’s disease• New focus on the importance of exercise• New information about imaging techniques such as SPECT Scan and DATScan that are aiding in the diagnosis• New findings about the genetics of the disease• Promising uses of new technologies such as tablet devices for people who have trouble communicating• Information about impulse control disorders caused by some drugs used to address the symptoms of the disease• A complete update on treatments such as medications, surgery, and more

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse - E-Book

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Author: Michael W. Ross,Sue J. Dyson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437711766

Category: Medical

Page: 1424

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Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.

Small Animal Internal Medicine

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Author: Richard W. Nelson,C. Guillermo Couto

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323086820

Category: Medical

Page: 1473

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With hundreds of images and a practical clinical emphasis, Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition helps you recognize, diagnose, and treat common internal disorders and conditions. Clear, step-by-step guidelines thoroughly describe commonly performed procedures. Hundreds of summary tables make it easy to look up clinical signs, potential causes, drug information, and treatment modalities. This edition is updated with the latest research findings for accurate diagnosis and management of small animal pathologies. Written by veterinary clinicians Richard Nelson and C. Guillermo Couto, and joined by a team of expert contributors, this text is a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide to solving internal medical challenges. A problem-oriented approach begins with a discussion of clinical signs, diagnostic recommendations, and techniques, and then moves on to therapeutic considerations and management. Step-by-step procedures provide an easy-to-follow description of each procedure. Over 850 full-color photographs and illustrations accurately depict specific disorders, diseases, and procedures. Color-coded summary tables and boxes make it quick and easy to look up clinical signs, etiology, differential diagnoses, treatment, and recommended drug dosages and indications. Knowledgeable contributors are recognized experts in their respective internal medicine specialties, and known for their clinical as well as academic and research expertise. Practical algorithms promote decision-making skills based on clinical findings. Extensive cross-referencing makes it easy to locate related information. Suggested readings at the end of each chapter facilitate access to the latest research findings. NEW! Updated content on hundreds of internal medicine topics helps you make the best diagnostic and treatment determinations. New coverage includes management of heart failure, chronic mitral valve disease, and heartworm disease; diagnosis of hepatobiliary disease in cats and treatment of pancreatitis in dogs; treatment and monitoring of diabetic dogs and cats; dietary recommendations for obesity in dogs and cats; diagnosis and management of seizure disorders; and new diagnostic methods in patients with hematologic disorders. NEW authors have completely revised the Urinary Tract Disorders and Reproductive System Disorders sections, providing all-new content that clarifies the latest research and clinical findings in these areas. UPDATED! Drug and treatment tables ensure that you have the most current treatment information.

Clinical Veterinary Advisor - E-Book

Birds and Exotic Pets

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Author: Joerg Mayer,Thomas M. Donnelly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455773824

Category: Medical

Page: 784

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Providing accurate, at-a-glance information on managing the diseases of birds and exotic pets, Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets is the only comprehensive resource on the market covering birds, reptiles, small mammals, and other non-traditional pets. Concise summaries of hundreds of common medical problems help you consider differential diagnoses, recommend diagnostic tests, interpret results mindful of unique species differences, utilize important concepts of species-specific husbandry and nutrition, prescribe treatments, and provide follow-up care. With contributions from recognized avian and exotics experts and edited by Jörg Mayer and Thomas M. Donnelly, this clinical reference provides all the information you need in one book! Six-books-in-one format includes six separate sections: Diseases and Disorders, Procedures and Techniques, Differential Diagnosis, Laboratory Tests, Clinical Algorithms, and Zoonoses. In-depth, cutting-edge coverage includes all exotic species — birds, reptiles, pocket pets, amphibians, and fish — in one comprehensive resource. Concise summaries feature a definition of each problem, epidemiology, physical findings and clinical presentation, etiology, differential diagnosis, diagnostic workup (such as laboratory tests and imaging studies), treatment, prognosis and patient follow-up, zoonotic potential, and references. Diagnostic and treatment algorithms provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance to clinical assessment and treatment planning. A companion website includes the complete text from the book, making the entire contents fully searchable, along with 250 full-color illustrations, client handouts, and the ability to print out any pages.

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Author: Chris Zink,Janet B. Van Dyke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119380456

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Second Edition offers a thoroughly revised and updated new edition of this gold standard reference for all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation, encompassing basic science and integrated veterinary and physical therapy approaches. Presents current, state-of-the-art information on sports medicine and rehabilitation in dogs Offers perspectives from an international list of expert authors Covers all topics related to veterinary care of the canine athlete and all active dogs Includes illustrations and photographs throughout to demonstrate key concepts Provides clinical cases that set the information in context

Veterinary Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neurology - E-Book

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Author: Alexander de Lahunta,Eric N. Glass,Marc Kent

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455748579

Category: Medical

Page: 600

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Organized by functional neurologic system, the 3rd edition of this authoritative reference provides the most up-to-date information on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, and clinical neurology as it applies to small animals, horses, and food animals. Accurate diagnosis is emphasized throughout with practical guidelines for performing neurologic examinations, interpreting examination results, and formulating effective treatment plans. In-depth disease descriptions, color images, and video clips reinforce important concepts and assist with diagnosis and treatment. Expert authors bring more than 50 years of experience in veterinary neuroanatomy and clinical neurology to this book — Dr. Alexander DeLahunta and Dr. Eric Glass offer their unique insights from both academic and practitioner perspectives. Disease content is presented in a logical case study format with three distinct parts: Description of the disorder Neuroanatomic diagnosis (including how it was determined, the differential diagnosis, and any available ancillary data) Course of the disease (providing final clinical or necropsy diagnosis and a brief discussion of the syndrome) More than 600 full-color photographs and line drawings, plus approximately 150 high-quality radiographs, visually reinforce key concepts and assist in reaching accurate diagnoses. The book comes with free access to 370 video clips on Cornell University’s website that directly correlate to the case studies throughout the book and clearly demonstrate nearly every recognized neurologic disorder. High-quality MR images of the brain are presented alongside correlating stained transverse sections for in-depth study and comparison. Vivid photos of gross and microscopic lesions clearly illustrate the pathology of many of the disorders presented in the book.

A Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology

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Author: Curtis W. Dewey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118714091

Category: Medical

Page: 729

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A Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology provides students and clinicians with the tools necessary to understand and be clinically proficient with neurology cases faced in small animal practice. Highlights of the Second Edition include new coverage of breed predisposition, signalment and history, spinal disorders, and expanded coverage of pain management and diagnostic imaging. Designed as a user-friendly guide, practitioners, specialists, and students alike will enjoy the book's practical and clinically relevant approach.

Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats

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Author: James Fingeroth,William Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470959592

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats defines our present knowledge of this common clinical problem, compiling information related to the canine and feline intervertebral disc into a single resource. As a comprehensive, focused work, the book is an authoritative reference for understanding and treating disc disease, providing a sound scientific and clinical basis for decision making. Offering an objective synthesis of the current literature, the book supplies guidance on the approach to a potential disc rupture, surgical and medical strategies, and management of the patient. Offering a complete understanding of intervertebral disc disease, the book describes and discusses the controversies and issues surrounding this topic, acknowledging the gaps in our knowledge. Advances in Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs and Cats presents up-to-date, reliable information on this common condition for veterinary surgeons and general practitioners. Key features Describes the current knowledge of disc disease in dogs and cats Provides a state-of-the-art, complete resource focused entirely on this common clinical problem Gives an objective picture of the controversies around intervertebral disc disease in canine and feline patients Presents evidence-based and clinically relevant information for understanding and treating intervertebral disc disease Offers clear clinical recommendations grounded in the current literature Part of the Advances in Veterinary Surgery series copublished with the ACVS Foundation