Taking a "how-to" approach, the author meticulously describes the clinical evaluation of the peripheral nerves throughout the body using high-frequency ultrasound. The book opens with an introduction to the basics of ultrasound physics, instrumentation, and image optimization, scanning non-neurologic tissue, pertinent anatomy and anatomic variations, and normal and pathologic findings. The remainder of the text is a highly visual tour through the multiple nerves of the shoulder, neck, and upper and lower limbs, focusing on sonographic technique and acquisition and interpretation of findings. Clinical cases that illustrate the utility of anatomic localization with high-frequency ultrasound in conjunction with electrodiagnostic evaluations and clinical findings will be incorporated throughout. A bound-in DVD with actual video loops of the examinations (the corresponding "stills" in the book are taken from these loops) will also be included to demonstrate the important dynamic information ultrasound provides. "Ultrasound Evaluation of Peripheral Nerves and Entrapment Neuropathies" features: comprehensive yet practical text and atlas devoted to high-frequency ultrasound evaluation of peripheral nerve disorders and injuries; focused not simply on imaging technique; provides a context for utilizing ultrasound information for more comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatments; and, clinical cases that interface the imaging information with clinical and electrodiagnostic findings are interwoven throughout. It contains hundreds of high-quality images and line drawings to correlate anatomy and reflect probe placement. It includes a companion DVD with corresponding motion loops that provides important dynamic visualization, both of scanning techniques and tissue movement. It is a text that can be used by beginners or experienced practitioners.
This thorough reference book contains 5,418 listings of feature-length films produced in the United States from the beginning of the "talkies" era in 1927 through 1939. For each are supplied production credits, year of production and release, genre, plot synopsis, cast and technical crew, running time (when available), debuts and career finales, and varying critical reactions to the films and their stars (e.g., Academy Awards and nominations). A comprehensive index concludes the book.
A continent gorges itself on new arrivals. Vagabonds and lost animals collide at midnight in alleys, sheets, and casinos for distraction, denial, shouting never into darkness. Anything sounds like a symphony when you turn the volume all the way up. -from PianoCrank up the verse in this collection of more than eighty poems about gravity, love, music, stars, calico cats, and everything else. From the author of the punk-rock space-pirate adventure series Meteor Mags.2016 Paperback Edition.