Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery

Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery

Reuben D. Johnson and Alexander L. Green

Print publication date: Jun 2014

ISBN: 9780199674022

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Evidence-based medicine is a concept that has come to the fore in the past few years. Clinicians are increasingly encouraged to practise patient management based on available evidence in the scientific literature, which also applies to surgical specialties, although surgery has traditionally seen a lack of use of this information, with individual surgeon's preferences being most influential in treatment choices. However, more recently, there has been a large expansion of trials and studies aimed at providing surgeons with information to guide their choices using firm evidence. The new edition of this resource has been revised and expanded to include new data where relevant, and also features a new chapter on pituitary surgery.