MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Medical Center physicians Christopher Loftus, MD, and José Biller, MD, are co-editors of a new comprehensive guide to monitoring neural function during brain and spine surgery.
The 416-page text, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring, is published by McGraw-Hill Professional. The third co-editor is Eli Baron, MD.
Intraoperative Neuromonitoring takes the reader step-by-step through the proper protocols for measuring and mapping neural function, emphasizing the correct application of intraoperative recordings for improved surgical outcomes.
The text describes how to use the latest neuromonitoring tools and presents common and lesser-known techniques for neural assessment. Features include:
- Learn-as-you-go guidance on measuring and mapping neural structures, focusing on the proper evaluation of pertinent patient data and providing the surgeon with accurate updates through the duration of the case.
- Five-part organization that explains topics such as neuromonitoring during cerebrovascular surgery, mapping cerebral and brainstem function and neuromonitoring in spinal surgery peripheral nerve procedures.
- Numerous illustrations, figures, surgical images and angiograms.
- Full chapter-ending references.
Loftus is chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery and Biller is chair of the Department of Neurology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Baron is a clinical associate professor of neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles.