visión de conjunto:Críticas ...the reason this new edition is particularly unique and appealing is the incredible reorganization. Each section is consciously split-up to be both more comprehensive and more concise. A concerted effort has been made to have each section organized into parallel subsections for ease of reading throughout...Overall Handbook of Neurosurgery is one of the most important texts in neurosurgery. -- World Neurosurgery There are of course many books on neurosurgery available but to this reviewer Dr. Greenberg's newest edition is highly useful and the best way for a neuro-radiologist to have at his/her finger tips a complete overview of the field. -- ANJR Blog Reseña del editor An outstanding backpack reference for day-to-day neurosurgical practice Now in an updated eighth edition the Handbook of Neurosurgery has enjoyed legendary status on the bookshelf of every neurosurgery department for over a quarter of a century. Renowned for its scope and accessibility the portable single-volume guide is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the care of patients with disorders of the central nervous system - neurosurgical residents nurses neurologists and allied healthcare practitioners. This classic handbook covers the full depth and breadth of the complex field of neurosurgery - including inherited and acquired neurological disorders developmental anomalies and more esoteric topics such as toxins that impact the central nervous system. The text also covers conditions treated primarily by neurologists that may come to the attention of a neurosurgical care provider such as Parkinsonism multiple sclerosis motor neuron diseases and dementia. The latest information is provided on anatomy and physiology differential diagnosis and current principles of nonsurgical and surgical management covering the full age continuum - from pediatric to geriatric conditions. Key Features: Expanded four-color graphics and illustrations Packed with more than 1600 pages of practical information including thousands of literature citations handy cross-references and a comprehensive index Fundamentals of neurocritical care with a comprehensive overview of conditions - from SAH to head and spine trauma - and complications such as rebleeding vasospasm cerebral salt wasting and brain death Comprehensive and conveniently compact this is a must-have daily reference a perfect study companion for board exams as well as ideal for maintenance of certification preparation. It is certain to be a treasured tome for legions of new neurosurgery residents and an essential tool for anyone working in the clinical neurosciences. Biografía del autor Mark Greenberg (1955- ) was born in Chicago Illinois. In college he majored in electrical engineering where he gained early exposure to computers. He attended Northwestern University Medical School and it was there during his cardiovascular surgery rotation that he was given a little red book that contained information on drugs cardiac angiograms and even particulars about what medications each attending liked and disliked. It was at this time that he decided that he would produce a book like that for neurosurgery. In 1983 Dr. Greenberg began his neurosurgical residency in Cincinnati Ohio. In November of that year he bought the first IBM PC model - with no hard drive and the memory was measured in kilobytes. Work on the first edition of the Handbook of Neurosurgery began on this computer and later migrated to the Mac platform because of superior graphics capabilities. Early versions of the book were printed on the neurosurgery department's photocopier at night and distributed to the other residents. The first real edition was published in 1990 by his own publishing company Greenberg Graphics - a name he made up when a commercial printer asked him for the name of his company. The first edition had a print run of 660 copies selling for $19.95 each. Without the internet and with no advertising budget the existence of the book spread by word-of-mouth and after successfully selling all 660 copies a real print run of a second edition was made in 1991. As sales increased he was able to partner with Thieme Medical publishers in 2005 for the 5th edition and could finally get rid of all the pallets of books in the family garage. The most recent version of the Handbook of Neurosurgery is the eighth edition and is packed full of useful information critical in the day-to-day care of neurosurgical patients. This edition has full color throughout to enhance readability and it has been organized into about 100 sections of similar size for ease of use. Dr. Greenberg sincerely hopes it continues to fill the needs of anyone caring for these patients.