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Basic Science and Clinical Evidence

Norton, J., Barie, P.S., Bollinger, R.R., Chang, A.E., Lowry, S., Mulvihill, S.J., Pass, H.I., Thompson, R.W. (Eds.)

2nd ed. 2008, CXXXV, 2442 p.

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  • A new edition of an instant classic
  • Features fully revised and updated information on the evidence-based practice of surgery
  • Includes significant new sections on trauma and critical care on the often challenging surgical care of unique populations

"…the ambitious undertaking of creating an evidence-based textbook of surgery has largely succeeded and I heartily recommend it. Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence have something for everyone, from the newest surgical resident to the established surgeon in practice." JAMA on the First Edition

"During a period of numerous adventures in the textbook arena, this is different in focus and quality…reader friendly with excellent illustrations and 200 evidence-based tables" Archives of Surgery on the First Edition

"The text is clearly written, and the chapters are well illustrated...Chief residents in surgery preparing for their board examinations will find this book especially helpful, because the chapters deal in a comprehensive way with the nine major areas of general surgery identified by the American Board of Surgery." New England Journal of Medicine on the First Edition

"…a strong text for the general surgeon, regardless of training status, academic affiliation, or practice venue. There is much here for everyone. The work is current, fairly complete, objective, and very readable compared with other general surgical textbooks." Surgical Infections on the First Edition.

The second edition of Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence features fully revised and updated information on the evidence-based practice of surgery, significant new sections on trauma and critical care on the often challenging surgical care of unique populations; (elderly, pediatric, immunocompromised, and obese patients). The internationally recognized editors and authors have maintained their evidence-based approach throughout the text with thoughtful and timely new chapters on the pre- and post-operative care of the cardiac surgery patient, intestinal transplantation, surgical infections, the fundamentals of cancer genetics and proteomics, and discussions of electrosurgical instruments, robotics, imaging modalities, and other emerging technologies influencing the modern practice of surgery. The oft-cited chapter on the principles of evidence-based decision-making in surgical practice is completely updated for the second edition, presenting the reader with a framework for the evidence-based practice of surgery.

The First Edition’s strong emphasis on the basic science underlying the practice of surgery is upheld, providing readers with solid preparation for inservice and recertification examinations. Clinically focused sections in gastrointestinal, vascular, cardiothoracic, transplant, and cancer surgery enable the surgeon to make decisions based upon the most relevant data. The text is enhanced by more than 1,000 illustrations and hundreds of the signature evidence-based tables that made the first edition of SURGERY an instant classic. With is strong basic science coverage and emphasis on evidence-based decision making, the Second Edition is required reading for all general surgery trainees, practitioners, and surgical subspecialists.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Colorectal Surgery - General Surgery - Surgery - Vascular Surgery - trauma

Related subjects » Surgery

Table of contents 

Fundamentals of Surgical Care.- Origins of Modern Surgery.- Evidence-Based Surgery.- Cell Structure, Function, and Genetics.- Mediators of Inflammation and Injury.- Substrate Metabolism.- Nutrition.- Perioperative Fluids and Electrolytes.- Hemostasis and Coagulation.- Transfusion Therapy.- Wounds: Biology, Pathology, and Management.- Diagnosis and Treatment of Infection.- Infections of Skin and Soft Tissue.- Intraabdominal Infections.- Nosocomial Infections.- Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock.- Shock and Resuscitation.- Perioperative Management.- Anesthesia.- Management of Perioperative Pain.- Biology and Practice of Trauma and Critical Care.- Development of Trauma and Critical Care.- Trauma Systems, Triage, and Disaster Management.- Monitoring of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function.- Imaging of the Critically Ill Patient.- Risk Prediction, Disease Stratification, and Outcome Description in Critical Surgical Illness.- Burns and Inhalation Injury.- Traumatic Brain Injury.- Trauma to the Torso.- Trauma to the Pelvis and Extremities.- Vascular Trauma.- Traumatic Injury of the Spine.- Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome.- Mechanical Ventilation.- Renal Replacement Therapy.- Open Abdomen.- Principles of Surgical Rehabilitation.- Care of Unique Populations.- Pediatric Surgery.- Surgery in the Immunocompromised Patient.- Evidence-Based Bariatric Surgery.- Surgical Care of the Pregnant Patient.- Palliative and End-of-Life Care.- Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Surgery.- History of Surgery of the Gastrointestinal Tract.- Assessment of Acute Abdominal Symptoms.- Principles of Minimally Invasive Surgery.- Esophagus Benign Diseases of the Esophagus.- Malignant Tumors of the Esophagus.- Stomach and Duodenum.- Pancreas.- Biliary System.- Liver.- Small Intestine.- Colon, Rectum, and Anus.- Spleen.- Hernias and Abdominal Wall Defects.- Endocrine Surgery.- History of Endocrine Surgery.- Parathyroid.- Thyroid.- Adrenal.- Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas and Gastrointestinal Tract and Carcinoid Disease.- Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia.- Vascular Surgery.- History of Vascular Surgery.- Pathobiology of Vascular Disease.- Cerebrovascular Disease.- Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta.- Diseases of the Great Vessels and the Thoracic Outlet.- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.- Arterial Disease of the Lower Extremity.- Venous Disease and Pulmonary Embolism.- Vascular Access for Dialysis, Chemotherapy, and Nutritional Support.- Thoracic Surgery.- History of Cardiac Surgery.- Preoperative and Postoperative Care of the Thoracic Surgery Patient.- Lung Neoplasms.- Thoracic and Pulmonary Infections.- Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery.- Pleura: Anatomy, Physiology, and Disorders.- Mediastinum.- Congenital Heart Disease.- Adult Heart Disease.- Cardiac Replacement Therapy.- Transplantation Surgery.- History of Clinical Transplantation.- Immunology of Transplantation.- Rejection.- Principles of Organ Preservation.- Kidney Transplantation.- Pancreas and Islet Transplantation.- Liver Transplantation.- Transplantation of the Intestine.- Lung Transplantation.- Heart Transplantation.- Cancer Surgery.- History of Surgical Oncology.- Genetics of Cancer.- Fundamentals of Cancer Genomics and Proteomics.- Fundamentals of Cancer Cell Biology and Molecular Targeting.- Immunology of Cancer.- Principles of Cancer Surgery.- Radiation as an Adjunct to Surgery.- Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Breast.- Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies.- Soft Tissue Sarcoma.- Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors.- Head and Neck Malignancies.- Surgical Emergencies in the Cancer Patient.- Nutritional Care of Cancer Patients.- Regional Therapy of Cancer.- Associated Disciplines.- Urology.- Gynecology.- Neurosurgery.- Orthopaedic Surgery.- Plastic Surgery.- Modern Practice of Surgery.- Technology, the Surgeon, and Surgical Innovation: An Introduction.- Biomaterials and the Evolution of Hernia Repair I: The History of Biomaterials and the Permanent Meshes.- Biomaterials and the Evolution of Hernia Repair II: Composite Meshes.- Biomaterials and the Evolution of Hernia Repair III: Biologically Derived Prosthetic Meshes.- Injectable Biomaterials in Surgery.- Energy Transfer in the Practice of Surgery.- Robot-Assisted Surgery: Technology and Current Clinical Status.

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