Author: Reuben D. Johnson (Editor), Alexander L. Green (Editor) Full Title: Landmark Papers In Neurosurgery, 2nd Edition Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (August 5, 2014) Year: 2014 ISBN-13: 9780199674022 (978-0-19-967402-2) ISBN-10: 0199674027 Pages: 416 Language: English Genre: Medicine: Surgery > Neurosurgery File type: PDF (True, but nonnative Cover) Quality: 9/10 Price: £80.00 Evidence-based medicine is a concept that has come to the fore in the past few years. Clinicians are increasingly encouraged to practise patient management based on available evidence in the scientific literature. For example, new pharmacological therapies are only used when large randomized trials have 'proven' that a particular drug is better than existing ones. This is also the case in surgical specialties, although surgery has traditionally seen a lack of use of this information, with individual surgeon's preferences being most influential in treatment choices. However, more recently, there has been a large expansion of trials and studies aimed at providing surgeons with information to guide their choices using firm evidence. This new edition has been revised and expanded to include new data where relevant, and also features a new chapter on pituitary surgery. Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery, Second Edition, remains a key collection of the most important trials and studies in neurosurgery, allowing the reader to rapidly extract key results, and making it essential reading for all neurosurgeons and trainees in the field. Overview: The most important trials and studies in neurosurgery are summarized in detail Summaries allow the reader to rapidly extract the results of major trials Each chapter is written by a prominent international neurosurgeon in that particular field Features a new chapter on Pituitary surgery The chapters on vascular surgery, neuro-oncology, head injury, and functional & epilepsy surgery have been extensively revised ------------- Damnant quod non intellegunt!