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Difficult Decisions in Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach

Difficult Decisions in Vascular Surgery

An Evidence-Based Approach

Editors: Skelly, Christopher L., Milner, Ross (Eds.)

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This book looks at specific vascular surgery questions that have arisen and where careful analysis is given according to the level of supporting evidence available. As new technology is introduced to treat the cardiovascular system, alternative therapies begin to challenge and also complement traditional vascular surgery. All chapters contain the PICO table to summarise specific characteristics relative to the questions posed in each chapter.

Difficult Decisions in Vascular Surgery- An Evidence-Based Approach is a current and timely reference source for practicing surgeons, surgeons in training, and educators, that describes the recommended ideal approach, rather than customary care, in selected clinical situations.

About the authors

Christopher L. Skelly, MD FACS 

Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy; Director of Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program and Director of Vascular Lab. 

Christopher Skelly, MD specializes in vascular surgery. He performs a full range of open and endovascular procedures, including the treatment of carotid disease, complex aortic pathologies and peripheral vascular disease. In addition, he performs minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of median arcuate ligament syndrome.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Skelly directs a research laboratory aimed at improving outcomes and durability of vascular graft repairs. As a 2008 recipient of the NHLBI Jointly Sponsored Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, his research is funded by the American Vascular Association (AVA)/American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Dr. Skelly has authored more than 35 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and several book chapters and reviews. He is working on numerous clinical trials, including a below-knee arterial bypass trial, for which he serves as site-principal investigator.

Ross Milner, MD

Director at the Center for Aortic Diseases

Ross Milner, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in vascular surgery. He specializes in the treatment of complex aortic diseases.

Dr. Milner has been the primary investigator on numerous endovascular device trials. In one study, he examined the use of remote pressure sensor monitoring for surveillance after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. He also is working on the development of a prosthetic vein valve. His research has been funded by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Milner teaches medical students, residents and fellows about vascular disease management, including the use of aortic stents. In addition, he is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences on vascular surgery and aortic aneurysms.

Reviews

“This is a useful resource for vascular trainees or vascular attendings throughout their careers as they face difficult situations that they do not encounter on a routine basis. … This is an accessible and well‐organized resource for dissecting the components of decision-making for clinical scenarios in vascular surgery. It provides a useful overview of the literature for each scenario and management recommendations graded by level of evidence. I found it to be a good resource.” (Katherine Hekman, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2017)


Table of contents (42 chapters)

Table of contents (42 chapters)
  • In Patients with Acute Type B Aortic Dissection, Do Current Operative Therapies Reduce Complications Compared to Medical Management?

    Pages 3-12

    Awad, Nadia, MD (et al.)

  • In Patients with a Chronic Type B Dissection, Does Endovascular Treatment Reduce Long Term Complications?

    Pages 13-22

    Etkin, Yana, MD (et al.)

  • In Patients with a Retrograde Type A Aortic Dissection, Does Treatment Like a Type B Aortic Dissection Improve Outcomes?

    Pages 23-35

    Hobbs, Reilly D., MD, MBS (et al.)

  • In Patients with Small AAA, Does Medical Therapy Prevent Growth?

    Pages 37-48

    Ziegler, Kenneth R., MD (et al.)

  • Challenging AAA Neck Anatomy: Does the Fenestrated or Snorkel/Chimney Technique Improve Mortality and Freedom from Reintervention Relative to Open Repair?

    Pages 49-61

    Ullery, Brant W., MD (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33293-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $139.00
$249.00 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
valid through September 30, 2020
Softcover $139.00
$249.00 (listprice)
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valid through September 30, 2020
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Difficult Decisions in Vascular Surgery
Book Subtitle
An Evidence-Based Approach
Editors
  • Christopher L. Skelly
  • Ross Milner
Series Title
Difficult Decisions in Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33293-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33293-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33291-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81478-0
Series ISSN
2198-7750
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 523
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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