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How does one become a successful academic surgeon? The Association for Academic Surgery
has been teaching this to medical students, residents, and young faculty for the over 20 years and this is the first time the experience and lessons learned have been summarized in a book format.
Success in Academic Surgery, Part 1, reinforces the curriculum of the Association for Academic Surgery courses and also provides guidance to individual surgeons who have not had the opportunity to attend these courses. Thus, this book is a valuable reference for medical students, surgical residents, and young surgical faculty.
This popular book covers the “how-to” of the respiratory care of newborns in outline format. It includes case studies for self-review and is illustrated with high quality radiographic images, figures, tables, and algorithms. Written and edited by international experts, the Third Edition is a thorough update and remains a convenient source of practical information on respiratory physiology, exam techniques, tips for performing procedures, radiography, ventilation, pain management, transport, and discharge planning.
·Up-to-date clinical information from world experts
·Easy-to-consult outline format
·Condensed information about all of the major mechanical ventilators (e.g., modes, displays, and alarms)
“The extent of coverage, easy readability, superb organization [and] ...practical pearls make [this book] worthwhile...simply a great bargain.” --Journal of Perinatology (review of a previous edition)
The administration of intravenous fluids is one of the most common and important therapeutic practices in the treatment of surgical, medical and critically ill patients. The international literature accordingly contains a vast number of works on fluid management, yet there is still confusion as to the best options in the various situations encountered in clinical practice.
The purpose of this volume is to help the decision-making process by comparing different solution properties describing their indications, mechanisms of action and side-effects according to physiologic body water distribution, electrolytic and acid-base balance, and to clarify which products available on the market represent the best choice in different circumstances. The book opens by discussing in detail the concepts central to a sound understanding of abnormalities in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and the effect of intravenous fluid administration. In the second part of the monograph, these concepts are used to explain the advantages and disadvantages of solutions available on the market in different clinical settings. Body Fluid Management: From Physiology to Therapy will serve as an invaluable decision-making guide, including for those who are not experts in the subject.
The SAGES Manual of Hernia Repair will serve as a state-of-the-art resource for hernia surgeons and residents alike who are interested in the rapidly evolving area of abdominal wall hernia repair. This manual captures and summarizes the current trends in the field, as well as describing the new ideas, programs, and strategies regarding hernia repair. Through a unique section called Current Debates in Inguinal Hernia Repair, this volume also provides readers an overview of the current opinions on many of the ongoing debates of this time period. Furthermore, the manual is lavishly illustrated, containing an array of instructional charts and photographs, and is authored by a panel of experts in hernia repair.
Comprehensive and easily accessible, The SAGES Manual of Hernia Repair is a portable reference that will be of great value to all practicing surgeons and residents working in the field of abdominal wall hernia repair.
Target Volume Delineation and Field Setup: A Practical Guide for Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) are based on the premise that patients should benefit in terms of recovery time, physical discomfort, pain, and cosmesis if a surgical procedure can be performed without visible scarring.
Scar-Less Surgery: NOTES, Transumbilical, and Others is a multi-disciplinary effort which weaves together the surgical aspects of these novel techniques. It is the first comprehensive reference on the subject providing state-of-the-art technical information to both general and urologic surgeons while also highlighting future developments and research needs.
This book provides foundational coverage of key areas, concepts, constructs, and approaches of medical informatics as it applies to clinical research activities, in both current settings and in light of emerging policies. The field of clinical research is fully characterized (in terms of study design and overarching business processes), and there is emphasis on information management aspects and informatics implications (including needed activities) within various clinical research environments.
The purpose of the book is to provide an overview of clinical research (types), activities, and areas where informatics and IT could fit into various activities and business practices. This book introduces and applies informatics concepts only as they have particular relevance to clinical research settings.
Written and edited by outstanding world experts, this is the first portable, single-source volume on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM). It is aimed at all members of the operative team – anesthesiologists, technologists, neurophysiologists, surgeons, and nurses.
Now commonplace in procedures that place the nervous system at risk, such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, otologic surgery, vascular surgery, and others, effective IOM requires an unusually high degree of coordination among members of the operative team. The purpose of the book is to help team members acquire a better understanding of one another’s roles and thereby to improve the quality of care and patient safety.
• Concise and thorough
• Comprehensive coverage of monitoring techniques, from deep brain stimulation to cortical mapping
• Synoptic coverage of anesthetic management basics
• 23 case-based examples of procedures, including surgery of the aortic arch, ENT and anterior neck surgery, intracranial aneurysm clipping, and interventional neuroradiology
• Monitoring in the ICU and of cerebral blood flow
Diseases of the Brain, Head & Neck, Spine 2012-2015: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Techniques
This book covers the patient journey through such a programme, commencing with optimisation of the patient’s condition, patient education and conditioning of their expectations. Manual of Fast Track Recovery for Colorectal Surgery investigates the metabolic response to surgery, anaesthetic contributions and optimal fluid management, after surgery. It also details examples of enhanced recovery pathways and practical tips on post-operative pain control, feeding, mobilisation and criteria for discharge.
Manual of Fast Track Recovery for Colorectal Surgery is a valuable reference tool for colorectal surgeons, anaesthetists, ward nurses and other members of the team involved in perioperative care: pain control specialists, physiotherapists, dietitians, specialist therapists (such as colorectal and stoma nurses), and outpatient nurses.
Evaluation Methods in Medical Informatics, Second Edition is a heavily updated and revised volume based on editors Friedman and Wyatt's successful first edition. This book incorporates the solid foundation of evaluation theories, methods, and techniques laid out in the first edition, and builds on it to include case studies from real world situations. Designed as a guide for both the informatics novice and the seasoned professional seeking a comprehensive resource, this book explores information systems evaluation from the ground up. Critique and disscussion of actual evaluation efforts will guide the reader through real world application of the techniques described.
Just like its first edition, this volume is an unparalled reference for a broad range of health information professionals. From those in training for careers in informatics to on-site medical information systems staff, Evaluation Methods in Medical Informatics, Second Edition is an invaluable guide to successful evaluation of information technology in health care.
This text presents current information on retinal and choroidal manifestations of systemic diseases from leading experts in the field. Topics include retinal and choroidal manifestations of AIDS, pediatric diseases, toxicity of systemic drugs, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN), viral and fungal diseases, sarcoidosis, Behçet's disease, carotid artery and renal diseases, changes related to pregnancy, intraocular lymphoma, and more. Their knowledge and experience will assist ophthalmologists, retina specialists, uveitis and ocular oncology specialists, and general physicians approach a level of knowledge about retinal and choroidal manifestations of systemic diseases to benefit patients in everyday clinical practice.
Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders is a state-of-the-art resource devoted to disorders characterized by excessive movement. Organized according to specific disorders or syndromes, each chapter is written by a group of internationally recognized experts. Chapters have been organized by the individual authors to best highlight the salient features of the disorders. Each chapter features a video accompaniment that provides highly instructive examples of each disorder, offering clinicians an important video-based tool to aid in making correct diagnoses. The video is on an accompanying DVD and can also be found at www.springerimages.com/Suchowersky. Without a visual evaluation of the phenomenology, diagnosis of the hyperkinetic disorder is fraught with error. Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders is a unique and essential new text written for neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, internists, residents and all others interested in movement disorders. An invaluable resource, it will lead to a better understanding and recognition of the hyperkinetic movement disorders, and that, in turn, will lead to better care for patients.
This book is the first and definitive reference in the growing field of ultrasonography in pain medicine. Each chapter details all you need to know to perform a specific block. Comparative anatomy and sonoanatomy of the various soft tissues are featured, and tips and tricks for correct placement of the ultrasound probe and admimistration of the injection are described in detail. All the major peripheral nerve blocks are discussed as well as the various injections of the spine, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system.
Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches: The AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAIN MEDICINE Textbook on Patient Management
Edited by master clinician-experts appointed by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, this is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary textbook covering medical, interventional, and integrative approaches to the treatment and management of pain. It is designed as a practical and comprehensive primary reference for busy physicians and is also an up-to-date resource for preparing for certification examinations in pain medicine.
· Written and edited by world-class authorities
· “Key Points” preview contents of each chapter
· Leading edge medical topics, such as monitoring opioid use and abuse, and the emerging role of cannabinoids in pain treatment
· Expert guidance on full range of interventional techniques
· Clinical anatomy and physiology for the interventionist
· Behavioral dimensions of the experience and management of pain
· Integrative approaches for treating the “whole person”
· Legal issues, such as failure to treat pain
· First-hand patient accounts
Theranostics, Gallium-68, and Other Radionuclides: A Pathway to Personalized Diagnosis and Treatment
Building upon the impeccable reputation of its earlier editions, Operative Hip Arthroscopy, Third Edition has been entirely reconceived, rewritten, revised and updated to address current issues and developments in hip arthroscopy. This edition includes 18 new chapters that discuss issues like loose bodies, labral management, chondroplasty and microfracture, lesions of the acetabular fossa, synovial disease, iliopsoas release, iliotibial band release, preitrochanteric space, and capsulorrhaphy, among other topics. Every chapter includes vivid color photographs and illustrations to supplement accessible, engaging text. Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd, a pioneer in the field, has once again assembled a group of distinguished international contributors whose chapters consititute one of the most complete and comprehensive books on the subject.
The Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices is a unique, accessible title that provides a complete review of the most well-established and current diagnostic and treatment techniques comprising in vitro fertilization. Throughout the chapters, a uniform structure is employed, including a brief abstract, a keyword glossary, a step-by-step protocol of the laboratory procedures, several pages of expert commentary, key issues of clinical concern, and a list of references. The result is a readily accessible, high quality reference guide for reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, embryologists, biologists and research scientists. The Manual also offers an excellent description of novel procedures that will likely be employed in the near future. An indispensable resource for physicians and basic scientists, the Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices is an invaluable reference and addition to the literature.
Contemporary Coloproctology covers colorectal surgery, as practiced today, in an easily accessible format with emphasis on bringing key facts rapidly into focus. It is ideal reading both for the medical trainee and the practicing colorectal surgeon.
As well as a succinct presentation of the current colorectal knowledge base, each chapter contains practical advice and pearls of wisdom from established practicing clinicians. A unique feature of the format is the identification of key references and questions and scenarios that present real life decisions in colorectal surgery.
Edited and authored by outstanding surgeons in their fields, this book brings the reader expertise in surgery and management across the various conditions encountered in coloproctology.
After diabetic retinopathy, the varieties of retinal vein occlusion (central, hemi-central, and branch) constitute the most prevalent category of retinal vascular disease. For macular edema associated with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), no effective therapy existed until 2009 despite decades of research and failed pilot therapies. In 2009, serial intravitreal triamcinolone therapy was proven to be effective compared to observation. In 2010, a randomized controlled trial reported that laser anastomosis was associated with improved vision relative to observation. For iris neovascularization associated with CRVO, laser panretinal photocoagulation has been proven to be effective at reducing neovascular glaucoma since 1995 and intraocular anti-VEGF drug injections for short term regression of iris neovascularization since 2005. For macular edema associated with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO), grid laser photocoagulation was proven to have modest benefits compared to observation since 1988. Sector panretinal photocoagulation for retinal neovascularization associated with BRVO was proven to be effective in reducing vitreous hemorrhage in 1990.
Many proposed surgical therapies including radial optic neurotomy, retinal venous sheathotomy, and vitrectomy with panretinal laser photocoagulation have been piloted and abandoned in the last 20 years because of an excess of adverse side effects or lack of efficacy relative to a treatment benefit.
In the past 5 years, intravitreal injections of anti VEGF drugs have been developed and hold out the promise of improved outcomes compared to the older therapies. Concomitant with these treatment advances has been an improved but incomplete understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of retinal vein occlusions.