Essentials of Breast Surgery: A Volume in the Surgical Foundations Series E-Book

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This new volume in the Surgical Foundations series delivers need-to-know, current information in breast surgery in an exceptionally economical and user-friendly format. Coverage encompasses everything from anatomy and physiology, evaluation of breast symptoms...to discussions of breast cancer risk and management of breast cancer, equipping you to face any challenge with confidence. Whether reviewing key material in preparation for a procedure or studying for the boards, this is an invaluable resource in training and practice.
  • Presents coverage that encompasses anatomy and physiology, evaluation of breast symptoms, breast cancer risk, and management of breast cancer to equip you to face any challenge with confidence.
  • Addresses hot topics including gynecomastia, neoadjuvant therapy, management of ductal carcinoma in situ and Paget’s disease, risk assessment and genetic testing, breast MRI, partial breast irradiation, microarray analysis, and targeted therapies...providing you with a current perspective on this fast changing field.
  • Begins each chapter with a bulleted list of key points, and presents crucial facts in boxes, to help facilitate review.
  • Features abundant illustrations, photographs, and tables that clarify complex concepts.
  • Follows a concise, logical, and consistent organization that makes the material easy to review.
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Publisher
Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
Apr 23, 2009
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9780323074643
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Surgery / General
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This comprehensive manual on breast disease deals with all aspects of the surgical management of both benign and malignant disease. The chapters are written by leading experts, clearly illustrated with line drawings, clinical photos and diagnostic radiology images. Breast Surgery is divided into sections following the patterns of patient management from diagnosis through treatment and reconstruction. Part One, "Fundamentals", addresses common aspects of working with breast cancer patients and understanding the members of the breast cancer team. Part Two is an overview of "Biologic Principles". Parts Three, Four, and Five review "The Initial Evaluation", "Common Presenting Problems", and "Diagnostic Techniques". Part Six, an overview of breast cancer treatment, includes chapters on "Breast Cancer Staging", "Introduction to Gene Expression Profiling", and "Psychological Issues". Part's Seven through Twelve deal with important aspects of breast surgery and interdisciplinary care including pathology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology, with several chapters on neoadjuvant therapy and partial breast irradiation. Part Thirteen includes many chapters on followup of the breast cancer survivor, including late changes on physical exam and imaging, local recurrence, and treating metastatic disease. Though not intended to replace a text reference, Breast Surgical Disease and Interdisciplinary Management offers a comprehensive guide to provide practical advice for those seeking concise, expert input that can be quickly accessed on multiple topics associated with the care of the breast cancer patient.
The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist

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.

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