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3D Echocardiography of Structural Heart Disease : An Imaging Atlas

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Hakimeh Sadeghian, Zahra Savand-Roomi. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This atlas presents outstanding three-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic images of structural heart diseases, including congenital and valvular diseases and cardiac masses and tumors. The aim is to enable the reader to derive maximum diagnostic and treatment benefit from the modality through optimal image acquisition and interpretation. To this end a wide range of instructive individual cases are depicted, with sequential arrangement of all images and views of diagnostic value, including 3D zoo…
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Sadeghian, Hakimeh
Other Authors
Savand-Roomi, Zahra
Responsibility
Hakimeh Sadeghian, Zahra Savand-Roomi
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 625 pages) : 24 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319540399
9783319540382 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional
Heart Defects, Congenital - diagnostic imaging
Heart Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Heart Neoplasms - diagnostic imaging
Ultrasonography
Abstract
This atlas presents outstanding three-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic images of structural heart diseases, including congenital and valvular diseases and cardiac masses and tumors. The aim is to enable the reader to derive maximum diagnostic and treatment benefit from the modality through optimal image acquisition and interpretation. To this end a wide range of instructive individual cases are depicted, with sequential arrangement of all images and views of diagnostic value, including 3D zoom, full-volume, and live 3D images. For each case, a key lesson is highlighted and attention is drawn to aspects of relevance to diagnosis and treatment. In addition, readers will have online access to echocardiographic video clips for each patient. The closing part of the book examines the role of 3D echocardiography in structural heart disease interventions. The superb quality of the illustrations and the range of cases considered ensure that this atlas will be an excellent visual learning tool and an ideal aid for cardiology residents and fellows in day-to-day clinical practice.
Contents
1. Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease -- 2. Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis -- 3. Aortic Valve Disease -- 4. Tricuspid Valve Disease -- 5. Pulmonary Valve Disease -- 6. Malfunction and Other Complications After Heart Valve Surgery -- 7. Paravalvular Leak of Prosthetic Valves -- 8. Infective Endocarditis (IE) -- 9. ASDs and PFO -- 10. VSD, PDA, Coarctation of Aorta, Subvalvular AS -- 11. Cardiac Mass -- 12. Intervention in Structural Heart Disease.
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3D Histology Evaluation of Dermatologic Surgery

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Helmut Breuninger, Patrick Adam. --London: Springer , c2013.
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Both surgical skill and histological preparation and evaluation are important for successful treatment of various malignant skin tumors. In addition, good knowledge of local patterns of infiltration is required to achieve complete excision. All tumors may show an irregular, often asymmetric, mainly horizontal subclinical infiltration with a wide extent. When deep infiltrations are present, they are also often asymmetric and hard to determine before excision. Until recently these tumor outgrowth…
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Breuninger, Helmut
Other Authors
Adam, Patrick
Responsibility
Helmut Breuninger, Patrick Adam
Alternate Title
Three-dimensional histology evaluation of dermatologic surgery
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 133 p. : 64 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781447144380
9781447144373 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dermatologic Surgical Procedures
Imaging, three-dimensional
Margins of Excision
Skin - anatomy & histology
Skin Neoplasms - diagnostic imaging
Skin Neoplasms - surgery
Abstract
Both surgical skill and histological preparation and evaluation are important for successful treatment of various malignant skin tumors. In addition, good knowledge of local patterns of infiltration is required to achieve complete excision. All tumors may show an irregular, often asymmetric, mainly horizontal subclinical infiltration with a wide extent. When deep infiltrations are present, they are also often asymmetric and hard to determine before excision. Until recently these tumor outgrowths have only been detectable using histologic evaluation, but 3D histology is highly sensitive and can detect even very small tumor infiltrations. Very narrow margins can thus be taken for excision, which helps spare healthy skin as only a subsequently targeted re-excision will be necessary to remove all of the asymmetric tumor infiltrations. Therefore the resulting defect will be as small as possible and as large as necessary, and can be adapted to the requirements for aesthetic surgical defect closure. 3D Histology Evaluation of Dermatologic Surgery compares the most commonly used methods in order to give the reader a graphical overview of the current state-of-the-art. The basic principles of various surgical methods and histological workups of the complete 3D tumor margins are described and extensively illustrated to allow better understanding. Furthermore, more complex treatments of larger tumors are also included. Therefore, this book will be vital for all involved in the management of these patients, including practicing and trainee dermatologists, ENT, plastic and facial-surgeons, pathologists and oncologists.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Basics for Excision and Flattening -- 3. Embedding and Sectioning -- 4. Dividing Tumors and Topographical Orientation -- 5. Communication with the Lab -- 6. The Aftermath or How to Excise Until Clear Margins -- 7. Variations for Special Locations and Large, Deep Penetrating Tumors -- 8. How to Perform 3D Histology on Different Types of Tumors -- 9. Terminology and Facts.
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The 21st Century Handbook of Clinical Ovarian Cancer

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Krishnansu S Tewari, Bradley J Monk. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis , c2015.
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A thorough review on ovarian cancer, treatment guidelines and emerging therapies available for the disease. The book was originally commissioned due to recent developments in therapies for ovarian cancer. This concise pocket book will review ovarian cancer's epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis and medical management. Busy healthcare professionals will benefit from this text, which will not only cover the foundation of ovarian cancer management, but discuss up-to-date national and interna…
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Tewari, Krishnansu S
Other Authors
Monk, Bradley J
Responsibility
Krishnansu S Tewari, Bradley J Monk
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 200 p. : 63 illus., 44 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319080666
9783319080659 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ovarian Neoplasms
Abstract
A thorough review on ovarian cancer, treatment guidelines and emerging therapies available for the disease. The book was originally commissioned due to recent developments in therapies for ovarian cancer. This concise pocket book will review ovarian cancer's epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis and medical management. Busy healthcare professionals will benefit from this text, which will not only cover the foundation of ovarian cancer management, but discuss up-to-date national and international treatment guidelines and upcoming therapies.
Contents
1 Introduction to ovarian cancer -- 2 Screening and prevention of ovarian cancer -- 3 Clinical presentation and diagnostics -- 4 Managing the patient -- 5 Translational science -- 6 Emerging therapies -- 7 Unique clinical scenarios -- 8 Supporting the patient -- Appendix -- A. Evolution of cytoreductive surgery -- B. Chemotherapy drugs and regimens -- C. Noteworthy clinical trials of historical interest -- D. National and scientific milestones.
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60 years of survival outcomes at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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M. Alma Rodriguez, Ronald S. Walters, Thomas W. Burke, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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This unique book provides a retrospective analysis of the changes in survival outcomes at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center over the past six decades. Since opening its doors in 1944, M.D. Anderson has kept a continuous, uninterrupted data repository of the treatment and outcomes of each of its patients. It is this visionary database from the Center's tumor registry which makes this groundbreaking book possible. Tracking results across time, the book shows radical shifts in ou…
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Rodriguez, M. Alma
Walters, Ronald S
Burke, Thomas W
Responsibility
M. Alma Rodriguez, Ronald S. Walters, Thomas W. Burke, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 346 p. : 124 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461451976
Subjects (MeSH)
Academies and Institutes - history
History, 20th century
History, 21st century
Neoplasms - epidemiology
Neoplasms - therapy
Registries
Survival Analysis
Texas - epidemiology
Treatment Outcome
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Epidemiology
Abstract
This unique book provides a retrospective analysis of the changes in survival outcomes at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center over the past six decades. Since opening its doors in 1944, M.D. Anderson has kept a continuous, uninterrupted data repository of the treatment and outcomes of each of its patients. It is this visionary database from the Center's tumor registry which makes this groundbreaking book possible. Tracking results across time, the book shows radical shifts in outcomes trends, where great progress has been made, and where there is still a long way to go, and offers a snapshot of the parallel history of developments in care. Such data is crucial to informing how patients are counseled, how treatment decisions are determined, and how prognoses are made. 60 Years of Survival Outcomes at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is the only book to concurrently present longitudinal data on survival outcomes across the spectrum of rare and common cancers. Each chapter deals with a specific disease site, discussing current management approaches and presenting key data replete with illustrative charts, graphs, and tables. With the resources available only to the practitioners at this inimitable institution, this book heralds a cornerstone moment in the study of survival outcomes and the depth of our knowledge of cancer care.
Contents
Ch. 1:Introduction -- Ch. 2:History of MD Anderson's Tumor Registry -- Ch. 3:Statistical Methods -- Ch. 4:Breast Cancer -- Ch. 5:Prostate Cancer -- Ch. 6:Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer -- Ch. 7:Small Cell Lung Cancer -- Ch. 8:Colon Cancer -- Ch. 9:Ovarian Cancer -- Ch. 10:Cervical Cancer -- Ch. 11:Endometrial Cancer -- Ch. 12:Pancreatic Cancer (Exocrine) -- Ch. 13:Kidney Cancer -- Ch. 14:Bladder Cancer -- Ch. 15:Cutaneous Melanoma -- Ch. 16:Liver Cancer -- Ch. 17:Esophageal Cancer -- Ch. 18:Gastric Cancer -- Ch. 19:Acute Myeloid Leukemia -- Ch. 20:Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma -- Ch. 21:Hodgkin Lymphoma -- Ch. 22:Non-Hodgkin Indolent B-Cell Lymphoma -- Ch. 23:Non-Hodgkin Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma -- Ch. 24:Multiple Myeloma -- Ch. 25:Head and Neck Cancer -- Ch. 26:Thyroid Cancer -- Ch. 27:Soft Tissue Sarcomas -- Ch. 28:Sarcomas of Bone -- Index.
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ABC of lung cancer

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Hunt, Ian. --Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books , 2009.
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WF 658 A134 2009
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Dickson Building
Call Number
WF 658 A134 2009
Author
Hunt, Ian
Other Authors
Muers, Martin
Treasure, Tom
Place of Publication
Chichester, England
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
55 p.
Series Title
ABC series
ISBN
9781405146524
Subjects (MeSH)
Lung Neoplasms
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
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ABC of skin cancer

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Rajpar, Sajjad. --Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. | BMJ Books , 2008.
Call Number
WR 500 A134 2008
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WR 500 A134 2008
Author
Rajpar, Sajjad
Other Authors
Marsden, Jerry
Place of Publication
Malden, MA
Publisher
Blackwell Pub.
BMJ Books
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
65 p.
Series Title
ABC series
ISBN
9781405162197
Subjects (MeSH)
Skin Neoplasms
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
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Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors

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Massimo Carlini, editor. --Milano: Springer , c2018.
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This book aims to equip readers with a better understanding of neuroendocrine tumors of the abdomen and explains how to manage them optimally by making use of novel therapeutic options that represent major advances on previous treatments. The most recent advances in epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, biomarkers, pathology, diagnostics, clinical assessment, medical therapy, and surgical treatment are presented. The information and data provided will stimulate readers to develop their per…
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Carlini, Massimo
Responsibility
Massimo Carlini, editor
Place of Publication
Milano
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 198 p.) : 20 illus., 10 illus. in color
Series Title
Updates in surgery
ISBN
9788847039551
9788847039544 (print ed.)
9788847039568 (print ed.)
9788847039711 (print ed.)
ISSN
2280-9848
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdominal Neoplasms
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Specialty
Endocrinology
Neurology
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book aims to equip readers with a better understanding of neuroendocrine tumors of the abdomen and explains how to manage them optimally by making use of novel therapeutic options that represent major advances on previous treatments. The most recent advances in epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, biomarkers, pathology, diagnostics, clinical assessment, medical therapy, and surgical treatment are presented. The information and data provided will stimulate readers to develop their personal opinions on significant issues and assist in decision making in individual patients during routine clinical practice. The book features a multidisciplinary approach and is designed to meet the needs of all physicians seeking comprehensive guidance from experts on the management of patients with neuroendocrine tumors. It will also be of value for researchers wishing to acquaint themselves with the state of the art in the field and emerging research avenues. Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors is published in Springer's highly successful Updates in Surgery series, which now comprises more than 20 titles.
Contents
Part I. Nosography -- 1. Neuroendocrine Tumors: a Nosologic Framework -- 2. Classification of Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 3. Hereditary Syndromes and Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 4. Sporadic Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors -- Part II. Diagnosis -- 5. Neuroendocrine Tumors Biomarkers -- 6. Endoscopic Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 7. Role of Non-Functional Imaging in the Diagnosis of Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 8. Role of Functional Imaging in the Diagnosis of Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 9. Pathological Analysis of Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- Part III. Management -- 10. Management of Gastric Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 11. Management of Pancreatic and Duodenal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 12. Management of Ileal, Appendiceal and Colorectal Neuroendocrine Tumors -- 13. Management of Liver Metastases from Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors.
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Abeloff's clinical oncology

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Niederhuber, John. (5th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders , 2014.
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Author
Niederhuber, John
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier Saunders
Date of Publication
2014
Physical Description
online resource
ISBN
9781455728657
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Medical Oncology - methods
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Abeloff's clinical oncology

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[edited by] John E. Niederhuber, James O. Armitage, Michael B. Kastan ...[et al.]. (6th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2020.
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Easily accessible and clinically focused, Abeloff's Clinical Oncology, 6th Edition, covers recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer, cellular and molecular causes of cancer initiation and progression, new and emerging therapies, current trials, and much more. Masterfully authored by an international team of leading cancer experts, it offers clear, practical coverage of everything from basic science to multidisciplinary collaboration on diagnosis, staging, treatment…
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Niederhuber, John E.
Responsibility
[edited by] John E. Niederhuber, James O. Armitage, Michael B. Kastan ...[et al.]
Edition
6th ed.
Alternate Title
Clinical oncology
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource, 2072 p.
ISBN
9780323476744
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Medical Oncology - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Cancer--Treatment
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Abstract
Easily accessible and clinically focused, Abeloff's Clinical Oncology, 6th Edition, covers recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer, cellular and molecular causes of cancer initiation and progression, new and emerging therapies, current trials, and much more. Masterfully authored by an international team of leading cancer experts, it offers clear, practical coverage of everything from basic science to multidisciplinary collaboration on diagnosis, staging, treatment and follow up.
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Absolute Clinical Radiation Oncology Review

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Daniel M. Trifiletti, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book provides a quick reference guide for clinicians in radiation oncology. It is designed to be an intuitive and easily reviewed study guide for board or maintenance of certification examinations, as well as a quick reference for residents and established radiation oncologists who need a refresher. The text begins with a general pearls chapter that radiation oncologists should consider in all aspects of their practice, including cancer visibility, dosing, counseling recommendations, and t…
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Trifiletti, Daniel M.
Zaorsky, Nicholas G.
Responsibility
Daniel M. Trifiletti, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 492 p.) : 191 illus., 178 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319968094
9783319968087 (Print ed.)
9783319968100 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This book provides a quick reference guide for clinicians in radiation oncology. It is designed to be an intuitive and easily reviewed study guide for board or maintenance of certification examinations, as well as a quick reference for residents and established radiation oncologists who need a refresher. The text begins with a general pearls chapter that radiation oncologists should consider in all aspects of their practice, including cancer visibility, dosing, counseling recommendations, and toxicity management. The subsequent chapters then delve into different cancer disease sites, including pediatrics, central nervous system, head and neck, thoracic, breast, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, genitourinary, hematologic, soft tissue, palliative, and radiophysics/radiobiology. Within each chapter, each disease and its recommended approach is then summarized in only a few pages, allowing a focus on the most essential information. Bullet points, figures, tables, and images make for an intuitive reader experience. The text includes the 7th and 8th editions staging from the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). Recommendations are taken from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the European Society for Radiation Oncology (ESTRO), and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Planning guides for imaging, diagnosis, and staging offer readers a starting point in approaching each patient based on disease origin, and dosing guidelines then detail consideration for treatment methods. Each chapter additionally includes disease-specific pearls and key points to test the knowledge reviewed in the chapters. Experts in the disease sites from the United States serve as senior authors on each chapter. The authors include all diseases associated with radiation oncology training to ensure a comprehensive resource for exam studying and clinical care. Residents, trainees, and established radiation oncologists find this an ideal study resource for both board and certification exams, as well as an easily accessible aid during practice.
Contents
1. General Principles of Radiation Oncology -- 2. Pediatrics Cancers - 3. Central Nervous System Cancers -- 4. Head and Neck Cancers -- 5. Lung Cancer -- 6. Breast Cancer -- 7. Gastrointestinal Cancers -- 8. Genitourinary Cancers -- 9. Gynecologic Cancers -- 10. Hematologic Cancers -- 11. Soft Tissue Cancers -- 12. Bone/Spine Cancers -- 13. Physics and Radiobiology.
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Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation : Techniques and Clinical Implementation

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edited by David E. Wazer, Douglas W. Arthur, Frank A. Vicini. (2nd ed.) --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2009.
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Wazer, David E
Other Authors
Arthur, Douglas W
Vicini, Frank A
Responsibility
edited by David E. Wazer, Douglas W. Arthur, Frank A. Vicini
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9783540880066
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy, Conformal - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiotherapy
Oncology
Gynecology
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Access device guidelines : recommendations for nursing practice and education

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Camp-Sorrell, Dawn. (3rd ed.) --Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society , 2011.
Call Number
WB 354 C186a 2011
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Call Number
WB 354 C186a 2011
Author
Camp-Sorrell, Dawn
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Pittsburgh, PA
Publisher
Oncology Nursing Society
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
170 p.
ISBN
9781890504960
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheterization - nursing - Practice Guideline
Neoplasms - nursing - Practice Guideline
Drug Delivery Systems - instrumentation
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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3
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Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer : A New Paradigm for Clinical Management

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Laurence Klotz, editor. (Second edition) --Cham: Humana Press , c2018.
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This fully updated and revised new edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in prostate cancer. The book reviews new data about molecular characteristics of the disease, profiles the new grading system for prostate cancer introduced in 2015, and provides new perspectives about imaging of prostate cancer, as well as the role of targeted biopsies. The text summarizes the…
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Klotz, Laurence
Responsibility
Laurence Klotz, editor
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 250 p.) : 39 illus., 27 illus. in color
Series Title
Current clinical urology
ISBN
9783319627106
9783319627090 (print ed.)
9783319627113 (print ed.)
9783319873756 (print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7194
Subjects (MeSH)
Disease Progression
Medical Overuse - prevention & control
Prostatic Neoplasms - diagnosis
Prostatic Neoplasms - therapy
Watchful Waiting
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Urology
Abstract
This fully updated and revised new edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in prostate cancer. The book reviews new data about molecular characteristics of the disease, profiles the new grading system for prostate cancer introduced in 2015, and provides new perspectives about imaging of prostate cancer, as well as the role of targeted biopsies. The text summarizes the role of biomarkers and MRI in patient selection and management and details the world wide results of active surveillance. Specific chapters address communication and ethical issues, QOL outcomes, economic aspects, and psycho-social aspects of surveillance. The role of focal therapy for low risk disease is summarized, and the data supporting preventive interventions during surveillance reviewed. This text will serve as a very useful resource for physicians and researchers dealing with, and interested in this common malignancy, as it provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts.
Contents
Cancer Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment -- Can We Screen and Still Reduce Overdiagnosis? -- The Role of Fear in Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment -- Ethical and Legal Considerations in Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer -- Gleason 6 Tumors Should Still Be Labeled As Cancer -- Risk Based Selection for Active Surveillance -- Surveillance at the Margins: Management of High Volume Gleason 6, PSA>10, or Gleason 3+4 -- How Should Patients on Active Surveillance be Followed? -- Triggers for Intervention -- MR Imaging in Prostate Tumor Volume Assessment: How Accurate? -- Can MRI Replace Biopsy in Men on Surveillance? -- Tissue Based Markers for Risk Prediction -- International AS Registry: The Movember Foundation's Global Action Plan Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Initiative -- Better Informed Decision Making to Optimize Patient Selection -- How Does QOL Compare Between Surveillance and Active Treatment? -- The Potential Benefits of Diet and Physical Activity among Active Surveillance Patients with Low-Burden Prostate Cancer -- Is there a Role for Pharmacologic Manipulation to Prevent Progression in Men on Active Surveillance? The Role of 5-ARIs, Statins, and Metformin -- The Update of Active Surveillance around the World: Utilization and Outcomes -- Tissue Preservation: Active Surveillance and Focal Therapy as Complimentary Strategies -- The Economics of Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer -- Research Questions in Active Surveillance.
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Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer : A New Paradigm for Clinical Management

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Laurence Klotz, editor. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
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Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer: A New Paradigm for Clinical Management will serve as a useful resource for physicians dealing with, and interested in, this complex and evolving branch of prostate cancer management. The book will also be of interest to scientifically literate patients and their families. The volume provides an introduction to the concept of active surveillance in oncology in general and prostate cancer specifically. The primary focus is to provide a comprehens…
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Klotz, Laurence
Responsibility
Laurence Klotz, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 208 p. : 33 ill., 22 ill. in color)
Series Title
Current clinical urology
ISBN
9781617799129
Subjects (MeSH)
Disease Progression
Early Diagnosis
Prostatic Neoplasms - diagnosis
Prostatic Neoplasms - therapy
Watchful Waiting
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Urology
Abstract
Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer: A New Paradigm for Clinical Management will serve as a useful resource for physicians dealing with, and interested in, this complex and evolving branch of prostate cancer management. The book will also be of interest to scientifically literate patients and their families. The volume provides an introduction to the concept of active surveillance in oncology in general and prostate cancer specifically. The primary focus is to provide a comprehensive guide to the management of patients on surveillance. The volume covers the many complexities and nuances to this approach including, patient selection, risk assessment, how to overcome 'cancer hysteria' when counseling patients, identifying appropriate triggers for intervention, use of PSA kinetics and MR imaging information, technique and frequency of biopsies, secondary prevention interventions, and the relative roles of surveillance and focal therapy.
Contents
1. The Problem of Cancer Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment -- 2. Patient Selection for Active Surveillance -- 3. Predicting High Risk Disease Using Tissue Biomarkers -- 4. Predicting High Risk Disease Using Serum and DNA Biomarkers -- 5. Triggers for Intervention in Men on Surveillance -- 6. The Role of MRI in Active Surveillance -- 7. Active Surveillance: The European Experience -- 8. Active Surveillance: The Canadian Experience -- 9. Psychosocial Aspects of Active Surveillance -- 10. Statistical Considerations for Patient Selection and Triggers for Intervention in Active Surveillance -- 11. Interpreting PSA Kinetics using GLMM Technique -- 12. The Potential Benefits of Diet and Physical Activity among Active Surveillance Patients with Low-Burden Prostate Cancer -- 13. The Role of 5[alpha]-Reductase Inhibitors (5-ARIs) in Expectant Management of Low Risk Prostate Cancer -- 14. Urologists' Opinion on Active Surveillance: United States vs. the Netherlands -- 15. Clinical "Pearls" in Managing Patients on Surveillance -- 16. Active Surveillance, Focal Therapy and the Future -- 17. The Economics of Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer -- 18. The Future of Active Surveillance.
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Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence-based Therapy for Cancer

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William C.S. Cho, editor. --Dordrecht: Springer , c2012.
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Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments' side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CAM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is great demand in narrowing the knowledge…
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Cho, William C.S.
Responsibility
William C.S. Cho, editor
Place of Publication
Dordrecht
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 354 p. : 25 ill., 18 ill. in color)
Series Vol.
v. 3
Series Title
Evidence-based anticancer complementary and alternative medicine
ISBN
9789400748330
Subjects (MeSH)
Acupuncture Therapy
Evidence-Based Medicine
Moxibustion
Neoplasms - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Alternative medicine
Acupuncture
Abstract
Cancer is one of the leading killers in the world and the incidence is increasing, but most cancer patients and cancer survivors suffer much from the disease and its conventional treatments' side effects. In the past, clinical data showed that some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) possessed anticancer abilities, but some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CAM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is great demand in narrowing the knowledge gap to explore the scientific and evidence-based knowledge of CAM in the anticancer field. With this aim, an unparalleled undertaking of a book series is launched to structurally consolidate this area. Although acupuncture and moxibustion have been practiced for millennia, they have come under scientific investigation only recently. Acupuncture and moxibustion have been used clinically to treat cancer-related symptoms (e.g. cancer pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia), manage treatment-induced side effects (e.g. hot flashes, nausea and vomiting) and enhance immunity (e.g. blood cell count, lymphocyte and natural killer cell activity). This is the first book manages to provide comprehensive and updated scientific evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion intervention for cancer care. Laboratory and animal studies have uncovered the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion for cancer therapy. Promising results of most clinical trials show the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion in cancer management. This book consists of fifteen chapters which address a range of important aspects that will impact on the application of acupuncture and moxibustion. An overview of the safety and side effects of acupuncture and moxibustion for cancer care are also covered. In addition, the integration of acupuncture with Western medicine in cancer treatment and recent clinical trials are included as well. Opinion leaders around the world have teamed up to pursue a thorough and up-to-date review of the area, this volume will contribute great to the cancer, clinical and academic community by providing evidence-based information on the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion as an anticancer therapy.
Contents
Prelims -- 1. An Overview of Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Cancer Care -- 2. The Mechanistic Studies of Acupuncture and Moxibustion -- 3. Acupuncture for Cancer Pain -- 4. Acupuncture for the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Cancer Patients -- 5. Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Cancer-related Symptoms -- 6. Use of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in the Control of Anticancer Therapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting -- 7. Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Side Effects of Chemotherapy in Cancer Patients -- 8. Acupuncture for the Treatment of Symptoms Associated with Radiation Therapy -- 9. Quality of Life of Cancer Patients after Acupuncture and Moxibution Treatment -- 10. Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Palliative and Supportive Cancer Care -- 11. Is Acupuncture or Moxibustion Better Than a Sham or Placebo-treatment?-12. Safety and Side Effects of Acupuncture and Moxibustion as a Therapy for Cancer -- 13. Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Animal Models of Cancer -- 14. Integrating Acupuncture with Western Medicine in Cancer Treatment -- 15. Recent Clinical Trials of Acupuncture for Cancer Patients. Index.
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Adipocytic, Vascular and Skeletal Muscle Tumors : A Practical Diagnostic Approach

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Raf Sciot, Clara Gerosa, Gavino Faa, editors. --Cham: Humana Press , c2020.
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This book focuses on the subsets of soft tissue tumors that show adipocytic, vascular or skeletal muscle differentiation. It reviews the surgical pathologists’ approach to diagnosing soft tissue tumors guided by vital morphological and immunohistochemical data in the differential diagnosis of this family of tumors. Written by experts in the field, the text contains a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that helps guide diagnosis and patient management, and stimu…
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Sciot, Raf
Gerosa, Clara
Faa, Gavino
Responsibility
Raf Sciot, Clara Gerosa, Gavino Faa, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 182 p.)
Series Title
Current clinical pathology
ISBN
9783030374600
9783030374594 (Print ed.)
9783030374617 (Print ed.)
9783030374624 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2197-781X
Subjects (MeSH)
Soft Tissue Neoplasms - diagnosis
Soft Tissue Neoplasms - pathology
Specialty
Diagnosis
Medical Oncology
Pathology
Abstract
This book focuses on the subsets of soft tissue tumors that show adipocytic, vascular or skeletal muscle differentiation. It reviews the surgical pathologists’ approach to diagnosing soft tissue tumors guided by vital morphological and immunohistochemical data in the differential diagnosis of this family of tumors. Written by experts in the field, the text contains a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that helps guide diagnosis and patient management, and stimulates investigative efforts. The book is filled with high-quality drawings of the salient histologic features of these various tumors, alongside photomicrographs and tips and tricks that help the relatively untrained or inexperienced eye to recognize the various structures or cell types that comprise each of these lesions. This innovative approach seeks to make recognition of these tumors easier. Adipocytic, Vascular and Skeletal Muscle Tumors serves as a valuable resource for pathologists, oncologists, surgeons, and researchers dealing with and interested in these complex and challenging tumors.
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1. Adipocytic Tumors -- 2. Vascular Tumors -- 3. Skeletal Muscle Tumors.
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Adipocytokines, Energy Balance, and Cancer

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Ofer Reizes, Nathan A. Berger, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Adipocytokines provide the circuitry by which adipose tissue communicates among its component cells which include adipocytes, stromal cells, immune cells and vascular elements, with adipose tissue depots in other locations throughout the body and with other tissues in order to regulate physiologic processes of energy intake, utilization, and distribution. Since disturbances, both qualitative and quantitative, in adipocytokine function contribute significantly to many of the comorbidities associ…
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Reizes, Ofer
Berger, Nathan A
Responsibility
Ofer Reizes, Nathan A. Berger, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 302 pages) : 19 illus., 16 illus. in color
Series Vol.
12
Series Title
Energy balance and cancer
ISBN
9783319416779
9783319416755 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-2622
Subjects (MeSH)
Adipokines
Energy metabolism - physiology
Neoplasms - etiology
Neoplasms - metabolism
Obesity - complications
Abstract
Adipocytokines provide the circuitry by which adipose tissue communicates among its component cells which include adipocytes, stromal cells, immune cells and vascular elements, with adipose tissue depots in other locations throughout the body and with other tissues in order to regulate physiologic processes of energy intake, utilization, and distribution. Since disturbances, both qualitative and quantitative, in adipocytokine function contribute significantly to many of the comorbidities associated with obesity, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, this volume, which discusses most of the major adipocytokines independently and collectively and their roles in normal and pathologic processes, should be useful to all individuals seeking a deeper understanding of these processes. Moreover, it provides a valuable complement to the series on Energy Balance and Cancer, in which each volume is focused on a specific aspect of this process, which now constitutes an expanding problem as the obesity pandemic continues and more of the population reaches the age where cancer is most prevalent. This volume should provide a valuable resource to all clinicians and scientists engaged in caring for susceptible patients and in exploring the relation between energy balance and cancer as well as an important platform to providing the background for research development.
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Preface -- 1. Adipocytes, Adipocytokines, and Cancer -- 2. Adiponectin, Obesity, and Cancer -- 3. Leptin in Cancer; Epidemiology and Mechanisms -- 4. Leptin Signaling Pathways as Therapeutic Targets in Cancer -- 5. Retinol Binding Protein 4: Role in Diabetes and Cancer -- 6. Visfatin, Obesity, and Cancer -- 7. Apelin and Cancer -- 8. Novel Adipocytokines: Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1, Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1, Chemerin -- 9. Resistin, Obesity, and Cancer -- 10. CRP Role in Cancer -- 11. GI Peptides, Energy Balance and Cancer -- Index.
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Adjuvant therapy for breast cancer

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--Boston, MA: Springer-Verlag US , c2009.
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Castiglione, Monica
Piccart, Martine J
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer-Verlag US
Date of Publication
c2009
Series Vol.
151
Series Title
Cancer treatment and research
ISBN
9780387751153
Subjects (MeSH)
Adjuvants, Pharmaceutic
Breast Neoplasms - therapy
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Gynecology
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Adult brain tumour handbook

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Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. (6th ed.) --London, ON: Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada , 2012.
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WL 358 B814a 2011
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WL 358 B814a 2011
Corporate Author
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Edition
6th ed.
Alternate Title
Adult brain tumor handbook
Place of Publication
London, ON
Publisher
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Date of Publication
2012
Physical Description
296 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Brain Neoplasms - Popular Works
Brain Neoplasms - therapy - Popular Works
Format
Book
Publication Type
Handbook
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Nova Scotia Hospital
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3
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Adult CNS Radiation Oncology : Principles and Practice

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Eric L. Chang, Paul D. Brown, Simon S. Lo, Arjun Sahgal, John H. Suh, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book elucidates the radiation therapy protocols and procedures for the management of adult patients presenting with primary benign and malignant central nervous system tumors. With the development of new treatment strategies and rapid advancement of radiation technology, it is crucial for radiation oncologists to maintain and refine their knowledge and skills. Dedicated exclusively to adult CNS radiation oncology, this textbook explores CNS tumors ranging from the common to the esoteric as…
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Chang, Eric L.
Brown, Paul D.
Lo, Simon S.
Sahgal, Arjun
Suh, John H.
Responsibility
Eric L. Chang, Paul D. Brown, Simon S. Lo, Arjun Sahgal, John H. Suh, editors
Alternate Title
Adult central nervous system radiation oncology
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 766 p.) : 349 illus., 257 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319428789
9783319428772 (print ed.)
9783319428796 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Central Nervous System Diseases - radiotherapy
Central Nervous System Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology - methods
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Neurology
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This book elucidates the radiation therapy protocols and procedures for the management of adult patients presenting with primary benign and malignant central nervous system tumors. With the development of new treatment strategies and rapid advancement of radiation technology, it is crucial for radiation oncologists to maintain and refine their knowledge and skills. Dedicated exclusively to adult CNS radiation oncology, this textbook explores CNS tumors ranging from the common to the esoteric as well as secondary cancers of metastatic origin. The first half of the book is organized anatomically: tumors of the brain, spinal cord, leptomeninges, optic pathway, ocular choroid, and skull base. The second half covers primary CNS lymphoma, rare CNS tumors, metastatic brain disease, vascular conditions of the CNS, radiation-associated complications, and radiation modalities. Each chapter provides guidance on treatment field design, target delineation, and normal critical structure tolerance constraints in the context of the disease being treated. Learning objectives, case studies, and Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment Continuing Medical Education-style questions and answers are incorporated throughout the book. This is an ideal guide for radiation oncologists, residents, and fellows, but medical students may also find value in the text.
Contents
Part I. Brain Tumors: Benign -- Meningioma -- Pituitary Adenoma -- Craniopharyngioma -- Vestibular Schwannoma -- Part II. Brain Tumors: Malignant Gliomas -- Low Grade Glioma -- High Grade Gliomas -- Part III. Spine: Benign -- Schwannomas and Neurofibromas -- Spinal Meningioma -- Part IV. Spine: Malignant -- Astrocytic Tumors of Spinal Cord -- Spinal Cord Ependymoma -- Part V. Spine: Metastatic -- Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression: Conventional Radiotherapy -- Vertebral Body Metastasis -- Part VI. Leptomeningeal Disease -- Evaluation and Workup of Leptomeningeal Disease -- Palliative Radiation Therapy for Leptomeningeal Disease -- Part VII. Optic Pathway Tumors -- Optic Pathway Gliomas -- Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma -- Part VIII. Ocular Oncology -- Uveal Melanoma -- Part IX. Skull Base Tumor -- Skull Base Tumors -- Part X. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma -- Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma -- Part XI. Rare Tumors -- Choroid Plexus Tumors -- Hemangiopericytoma -- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Hemangioblastomas -- NF2 Related Tumors and Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors -- Germ Cell Tumors -- Pineal Region Tumors -- Glomus Tumors -- Adult Medulloblastoma -- Intracranial Ependymoma -- Central Neurocytoma -- Part XII. Metastatic Brain Disease -- Prognostic Classification Systems for Brain Metastases -- Neurosurgical Management of Single Brain Metastases -- Multiple Brain Metastases -- Postoperative Treatment for Brain Metastasis -- Part XIII. Vascular Conditions of the CNS -- Vascular Malformation -- Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Part XIV. Radiation Associated Complications -- Brain Radionecrosis -- Spinal Cord Tolerance and Risk of Radiation Myelopathy -- Radiation Optic Neuropathy -- Cerebral Atrophy and Leukoencephalopathy Following Cranial Irradiation -- Hypopituitarism -- Neurocognitive Changes -- Cranial Nerve Palsies, Vascular Damage, and Brainstem Injury -- Part XV. Radiation Modalities Applied to CNS Tumors -- 3-D Conformal Therapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy/Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy -- Linac Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy -- Gamma Knife’ Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Hypo-Fractionated Stereototatic Radiotherapy -- Spinal Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy -- Proton Beam Therapy (For CNS Tumors) -- Brachytherapy.
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