Difficult Decisions in Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach

Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery

An Evidence-Based Approach

Editors: Ferguson, Mark K (Ed.)

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About this book

The complexity of decision making in thoracic surgery is growing exponentially. As new technology is introduced, physicians from nonsurgical specialties offer alternative and competing therapies for what was once the exclusive province of the thoracic surgeon. In addition, there is increasing knowledge regarding the efficacy of traditional thoracic surgical therapies. How to select among these varied and complex approaches is becoming increasingly difficult. The first two editions of this book have found wide acceptance among practicing surgeons, trainees, and educators. Chapters from them are regularly cited by the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association as valuable resources for their weekly curriculum exercises. As in the first two editions, chapters adhere to a specific format (updated for the third edition).  This approach provides uniformity to the presentations, making it possible to identify useful material at a glance.

About the authors

Mark K. Ferguson, MD is Professor of Surgery at University of Chicago Medical Center. He specializes in the surgical management of diseases of the lungs and esophagus. He is experienced in all techniques of lung and esophageal resection and is skilled in surgical methods to relieve airway obstruction and malignant pleural effusions. He has served on the boards and committees of numerous national societies and institutions including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ferguson is the author of more than 75 chapters in medical textbooks. He has edited or written books on esophageal reconstructive surgery, failed anti-reflux therapy, and decision-making in thoracic surgery. He recently authored an atlas of general thoracic surgery. Dr. Ferguson has also written more than 175 papers in medical journals, and serves as an editor or associate editor for three cardiothoracic surgery journals. His research interests include risk analysis and long-term outcomes after lung resection and esophageal resection.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This is the third edition of a book on difficult and controversial topics in general thoracic surgery that presents practical and evidence-based advice. … It is written for practitioners and trainees in the area of general thoracic surgery. The editor is a recognized authority and has assembled an impressive list of authors to contribute on a comprehensive list of topics.” (Michael Bates, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2014)


Table of contents (60 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ferguson, Mark K.

    Pages 1-13

  • Evidence Based Medicine: Quality of Evidence and Evaluation Systems

    Chandar, Apoorva Krishna (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • Decision Analytic Techniques and Other Decision Processes

    Puri, Varun (et al.)

    Pages 35-45

  • Decision Making: The Surgeon’s Perspective

    Varghese, Thomas K.

    Pages 47-57

  • Decision Making: The Patient’s Perspective

    Hemmerich, Joshua A. (et al.)

    Pages 59-71

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6403-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7124-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery
Book Subtitle
An Evidence-Based Approach
Editors
  • Mark K Ferguson
Series Title
Difficult Decisions in Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6404-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6404-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6403-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7124-9
Series ISSN
2198-7750
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXI, 787
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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