Abundant illustrations demonstrate significant imaging studyfindings and depict key techniques and strategies.
With its detailed descriptions and thorough explanations of awide variety of approaches to imaging, brain protection andmonitoring, and aortic reconstruction, Aortic Arch Surgery:Principles, Strategies and Outcomes gives practicing andprospective thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons access to the fullarmamentarium of management options. Anesthesiologists,perfusionists, neurologists, radiologists, and others who have aspecial interest in treating patients with thoracic aortic diseasewill also find this book an invaluable source of dependableinformation.
Scott A. LeMaire, MD
Associate Professor, Director of Clinical and TranslationalResearch, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College ofMedicine; and Cardiovascular Surgery Staff, the Texas HeartInstitute at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX,USA
Success in Academic Surgery: Basic Science is a unique and portable handbook that focuses on the basic and translational research. It includes new educational materials that are necessary to address not only the rapid evolution and rise of novel research methodologies in basic science and translational research, but also the changing environment for academic surgeons.
Success in Academic Surgery: Basic Science is a valuable text for medical students, surgical residents, junior faculty and others considering a career in surgical research.
We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third.
In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds.
An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.
Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is -- complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human.
Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur and why good surgeons go bad. He also shows us what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable: an architect with incapacitating back pain for which there is no physical cause; a young woman with nausea that won't go away; a television newscaster whose blushing is so severe that she cannot do her job. Gawande offers a richly detailed portrait of the people and the science, even as he tackles the paradoxes and imperfections inherent in caring for human lives.
At once tough-minded and humane, Complications is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the conflicts and uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor.
Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
Overcome tough challenges, manage unusual situations, and avoid complications with the most trusted advice in your field.
Get the depth of coverage you need in an easily accessible, single volume organized by organ and along traditional lines beginning with principles common to surgical specialties including fluid and electrolyte management, metabolic support, and wound healing. Subsequent sections review the management of injury, transplantation, oncology, breast, endocrine, and abdominal procedures.
Explore topicsencountered by general surgery residents in training as well as in-depth coverage of subspecialty areas including head and neck, thoracic, vascular, urology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, and gynecology.
Visually grasp and retain difficult conceptsthanks to a full-color design featuring an abundance of illustrations, intraoperative photographs, and tables as well as more schematic diagrams that facilitate the comprehension of surgical techniques and procedures. Glean all essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information about the latest surgical perspectives and approaches to treatment including innovations in minimally invasive surgery and percutaneous devices.
Streamline clinical decision makingwith an increased number of schematic diagrams and key data on surgical outcomes.
Robotic Urologic Surgery, Second Edition is an updated and revised technical manual focusing on the various robotic approaches to robotic urologic surgical procedures.
This book provides instructions on how to develop a successful robotics program, learn the various techniques, and improve outcomes. It also aids the reader with helpful hints to avoid pitfalls.
Robotic Urologic Surgery, Second Edition includes up-to-date contributions from leading robotic urologic surgeons from around the world. The detailed body of data which this book provides is supported by schematic diagrams and anatomic photographs to illustrate the concept being discussed.
Robotic Urologic Surgery, Second Edition is an essential guide for all urologists as a reference to establish a robotics program, refine their surgical technique, and provide information to patients.