Neurosurgical Neuropsychology

  • ID: 4519331
  • Book
  • 300 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Neurosurgical Neuropsychology: The Practical Application of Neuropsychology in the Neurosurgical Practice comprehensively explains the use of neuropsychology in neurosurgical settings. The book covers various preoperative techniques that may benefit neurosurgeons, such as functional neuroimaging (fMRI, SPECT, MEG) for presurgical cognitive mapping, as well as more traditional methods to predict outcomes after surgery, including neurocognitive testing and the Wada procedure. The book's editors discuss why neuropsychologists add considerable value to the neurosurgical team. A wide range of patient populations are covered, ranging from Deep Brain Stimulation candidates for Parkinson's disease, to adult and pediatric epilepsy candidates and neuro-oncology cases.

This book is ideal for neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuro-oncologists, epileptologists, general neurologists, and others who want to know more about the use of neuropsychology as a tool in the presurgical and postoperative phases of neurosurgery.

  • Comprehensively explains the use of neuropsychology in neurosurgical settings
  • Written for researchers and clinical practitioners, focusing on neurosurgery, neuropsychology, clinical neuroscience and neurology
  • Discusses various techniques that may be of benefit to neurosurgeons, including presurgical and postoperative choices like functional neuroimaging (fMRI, SPECT, MEG) for presurgical cognitive mapping, neurocognitive testing, and the Wada procedure
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Introduction

1. Introduction & Overview

2. The historical role of neuropsychology in neurosurgery

3. Foundations of contemporary neuropsychology

4. Measuring pre- and post-surgical change in neuropsychology

5. A primer on neuropsychology for the neurosurgeon

Methods

6. Functional Neuroimaging in the Presurgical Work-up

7. Neuropsychological testing in the pre-surgical workup

8. Wada Testing and neurosurgical patients

9. Awake craniotomy and bedside cognitive mapping in neurosurgery

Applications

10. Neuropsychology in adult epilepsy surgery

11. Neuropsychology in pediatric epilepsy surgery

12. Neuropsychology in the Neurosurgical Management of Primary Brain Tumors

13. The Neuropsychologist's role in deep brain stimulation candidates

14. Future directions in deep brain stimulation

15. Neuropsychology in the outcome of severe traumatic brain injury

Treatment & Management

16. Neuropsychological rehabilitation

17. Assessment of functional status after neurosurgical intervention
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Pearson, Caleb
Dr. Pearson is an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, as well as a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist at The University of Kansas Hospital. His clinical and research interests have focused primarily on the presurgical evaluation of patient's with epilepsy and brain tumors, cognitive outcomes following functional neurosurgery, the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor tractography in presurgical planning, and the identification of risk factors related to cognitive decline following neurosurgical interventions.
Johnson, Eric Ecklund
Dr. Ecklund-Johnson is a clinical neuropsychologist in the neuropsychology department at the University of Kansas Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor in the KUMC departments of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology and his clinical and research work has focused on cognitive assessment of surgical and non-surgical patients with known or suspected neurological problems including Parkinson's disease, other movement disorders, brain tumors, memory disorders, and traumatic brain injury, among other conditions.
Gale, Shawn
Dr. Gale is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University. His research interests are largely centered in the field of neuropsychology, which is the study of brain-behavior relationships. He utilizes both clinical and research techniques to investigate outcomes following traumatic brain injury and epilepsy.
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