- Year: 2000
- Page Number: 216
- File Type: PDF
- File Size: 3.34 MB
- Authors/ Editiors: George Zouridakis
Covering both the applications and the related theory, A Concise Guide to Intraoperative Monitoring provides a general but comprehensive introduction to IOM. Unlike existing texts that typically report the results of specific studies, this book presents comprehensive coverage of the entire procedure, as well as the specific protocols used in hospital practice, examples of typical recordings, possible problems, and recommended solutions. At the end of each chapter the author poses several questions for review. These questions help technologists and medical residents in their preparation for the board exams. Taken together, these features make the book an ideal reference or training manual.
A Concise Guide to Intraoperative Monitoring begins by discussing the basic principles underlying the generation of bioelectrical signals. It then describes the electronic equipment and the various electrophysiological procedures involved in IOM. From this foundation, the book gradually advances to more specific topics, such as surgical procedures, neuronal structures at risk, the optimum combinations of tests to administer, and the proper interpretation of test results. The material
also provides you with a background on general anesthesia and analyzes the effects of various drugs on electrophysiological recordings. A Concise Guide to Intraoperative Monitoring also discusses the proper placement of stimulation and recording electrodes, as well as intervention strategies and equipment troubleshooting.
Now, finally, there’s a book in this category that I can recommend, “A Practical Approach to Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring” by Aatif M. Husain. It seems to be intended for beginners and for technologists, and goes into a lot of introduction to the OR at the beginning, what’s a C-Arm, what’s a sterile field, that kind of thing, which beginners will find useful. For the rest, it’s a monograph, i.e. many authors, though Husain himself is an author on several chapters. It seems to be very solid, comprehensive, and relatively digestible. I’d recommend it as an introductory book, and also recommend having the Deletis and Nuwer books available for reference. The price is also right on this one, and apparently it comes with a PDF of the whole book on CD (I’ve only seen the PDF), which is very convenient. The Nuwer book has this feature also.
This book is full of small and large mistakes: “debulging” tumors (for “debulk”); “bare hugger” (for Bair Hugger); it states that the middle cerebral artery is part of the posterior circulation, which is a ridiculous mistake showing a very poor understanding of cerebral circulation (the posterior circulation comes from vertebral and basilar arteries; the anterior circulation is everything that comes off the carotid). The outrageously controversial claim that “dermatomal SSEP’s” routinely improve during surgery is made as if it were fact, with no evidence offered. There are lots of pictures, but very few of them are of actual waveforms.
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