Functional Neuroimaging

Functional Neuroimaging

608 Mayo Clio Proc, June 1995,Vol 70 BOOK REVIEWS Strengths: The text presents a wide range of recent studies on headache epidemiology. Most of the...

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Mayo Clio Proc, June 1995,Vol 70


Strengths: The text presents a wide range of recent studies on headache epidemiology. Most of the reports are well referenced; thus, interested readers can delve further into specific topics. Deficiencies: As with most multiauthored books, the writing style and merit of individual chapters vary. Recommended Readership: Epidemiologists, neurologists, and other physicians interested in headaches. Overall Grading:


Jerry W. Swanson, M.D., Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota

Primary Podiatric Medicine, edited by Jeffrey M. Robbins, 436 pp, with illus, $60, Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company (telephone: 800-545-2522), 1994, ISBN 0-7216-4363-9

Type of Book: A multiauthored text that focuses on the components and practice of primary podiatric care. Scope ofBook: The major topics in the field of primary podiatric medicine are presented in a concise, interesting manner. Contents: Part one covers subjects relative to professional education, communication, and psychosocial and ethical considerations. This section includes current topics such as quality assurance, utilization review, and ambulatory care. Podiatric prevention, community health, epidemiology, and development of a health program for foot care are discussed. Part two consists of medical aspects of patient care, including interpretation of laboratory values, clinical problem solving, geriatric assessment, and pedal manifestations of systemic disease. Podiatric aspects of diabetes, infection, biomechanics, orthopedics, sports medicine, dermatology, peripheral vascular disease, and rheumatology are discussed. Both palliative and surgical care are presented. Strengths: This well-written book has multiple references at the end of most chapters. The broad range of topics is enhanced with clear illustrations and photographs. Deficiencies: Although podiatric radiology and neurology are included in parts of the book, specific chapters on each of these topics might have been helpful. Recommended Readership: Practicing podiatric physicians, all physicians involved in foot care, residents, and medical students. Overall Grading:


Gordon G. Weller, D.P.M., Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota

Functional Neuroimaging, edited by Roger E. Kelley, 470 pp, with illus, $98, Armonk, New York, Futura Publishing Company (telephone: 914-273-1014), 1994, ISBN 0-87993-590-1

Type of Book: A multiauthored text on the application of neuroimaging techniques in clinical practice. Scope of Book: Both anatomic (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, and myelography) and physiologic (positron emission tomography and single photon emission

computed tomography) imaging are discussed. Major categories of neurologic disease are addressed. Contents: Despite the title, this is not a radiologic imaging text or a monograph on physiologic imaging. It is a clinician-oriented volume on the practical (functional) application of imaging for neurologic diagnosis. The first part of the book describes the technical basis and current status of individual techniques: positron emission tomography, single photon emission computed tomography, ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Angiography and myelography are omitted in this section but are included in subsequent discussions. The bulk of the book addresses the use of these modalities in major categories of neurologic problems: stroke, neoplasm, headache, infection, dementia, hydrocephalus, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, spinal disorders, and neuropsychology. The theme of efficacious use of imaging provides focus for much of the book and integrates anatomic and physiologic studies. Several chapters, however, discuss only physiologic techniques. Strengths: The specific recommendations for imaging strategies are the essence of this volume. Physiologic imaging advances, although currently of limited clinical utility, are extensively reviewed. Reference lists are exhaustive. Deficiencies: The theme of the book is not evident in all chapters. Images are of modest quality. Recommended Readership: Trainees in neurology, neurosurgery, and radiology and practicing clinicians with an interest in neuroimaging techniques. Overall Grading:


Timothy P. Maus, M.D., Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota

Practical Approach to Head and Neck Tumors, by Jack Gluckman, Patrick Gullane, and Jonas Johnson, 212 pp, $75, New York, Raven Press (telephone: 212-930-9500), 1994, ISBN 07817-0228-3

Type of Book: A multiauthored text written by three prominent head and neck surgeons. Scope of Book: A review of the basic diagnostic and management problems encountered in head and neck oncologic surgery. Contents: The text adequately reviews, in 15 chapters, most areas of surgical treatment of head and neck tumors. Each chapter is well written, is concise, and provides a practical approach to commonly encountered problems. Although the text is not meant to be comprehensive, it provides practical and useful information. It will be easily identified because of the hologram on its cover. Strengths: An unusual feature is the coauthors' comments on specific statements written by the main author of the chapter. With this format, areas of disagreement and controversy are readily identified, and readers have two or more options for managing specific problems. Deficiencies: Because of the abundant knowledge and skills of the authors, the text could have been more comprehensive. The comments on the topics in which the author and coauthors reached

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