- Paperback: 511 pages
- Publisher: Thieme; 1 edition (May 15, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0865778892
- ISBN-13: 978-0865778894
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,517,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review 1st Edition
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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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1) It is much more refined than the previous edition.
2) It is much more organised
3) Appears to Include Citow's other books under one cover. I don't recommend buying them if you buy this one.
i.e. a) "Neuoradiology and neuropathology :a review" --> LINK : Neuropathology and Neuroradiology: A Review
b) "Neuroanatomy and neuropysiology :A review" --> LINK :Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology: A Review
1) All in American units ... Any edition for the European market?
2) Errors in the book i.e some "RIGHT side" miraculously became "LEFT side" in the book.
If you are considering something to cover the whole curriculum to go along with the comprehensive neurosurgery board review then consider the following new release....--> LINK The Neurosurgeon's Handbook
The neurosurgeons hand book promises to be a very refined handbook for neurosurgeons pretty similar to the Oxford hand book series and perhaps a European contender to the legendary Greenberg Handbook of neurosurgery --> Handbook of Neurosurgery
Purpose: The book is targeted to junior and senior neurosurgery residents, who typically have little time available to absorb the massive amount of literature pertaining to the neurosurgical science. The purpose is primarily to provide a comprehensive board review for neurosurgery residents. This is a worthy and important objective and the book largely meets it. The material can also be very helpful to academic neurosurgeons engaged in teaching activities, physicians from variable specialties, medical students, and other health care professionals attentive to the field of Neurosurgery.
Audience: "Young Neurosurgeons preparing for the hurdles for professional examinations will find this to be a most valuable aid". The authors are credible authorities and have an exact understanding of what their audience wants and needs from this comprehensive review.
Features: A wide variety of topics are concisely reviewed with a special focus to deliver take home messages. The sequence of chapters is defined in the preface and the book is divided into six chapters: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Radiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Critical Care. The index is very helpful and the book is supplemented by a considerable number of fine quality illustrations.
Assessment: This is a valuable neurosurgery review book for the written boards. It has a dense amount of high yield information and represents an excellent resource for neurosurgery residents. "It is remarkable that the chief editor had the ability to write this book while still in residency", which makes it very useful to its intended audience. Readers are encouraged to supplement their readings with other in depth detailed sources.