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By Walter A. Hall, Peter D. Kim

The editors have succeeded in generating an excellent reference on all points of neurosurgical infections. this can be a well-written, accomplished evaluation of a tricky topic. -- Doody companies, Inc.

Rapid prognosis and therapy are the most important to profitable results in infections concerning the vital worried procedure, that may reason major neurological morbidity and mortality. Neurosurgical Infectious ailment: Surgical and Nonsurgical Management is a entire advisor that offers surgeons the middle wisdom they should diagnose, deal with, and stop infectious ailments of the important worried system.

Key Features:

  • Emphasizes more moderen surgical innovations, together with: endoscopy, neuronavigation, and intraoperative guidance
  • Covers modern radiologic diagnostic ideas and offers first-class imaging examples
  • Includes chapters on antibiotic prophylaxis, intracranial an infection, and the an infection of implanted devices

This first-class neurosurgical reference might be a vital a part of the armamentarium utilized by neurosurgeons and infectious illness experts of their day-by-day practice.

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Biopsy specimens should be cultured for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and for fungi. Cultures for mycobacteria or Brucella should be performed if the patient has risk factors. For mycobacteria this would include immunosuppression or a mycobacterial infection at another site. For Brucella, this would include exposure to domestic farm animals or consumption of raw meat or unpasteurized milk products. 52,53 On the other hand, the sensitivity of CT-guided percutaneous biopsy is 50%. 52,54 Therefore, a negative value is helpful to rule out vertebral osteomyelitis when cultures are negative.

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