Core Topics in General & Emergency Surgery - Print and E-Book

A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

Edited by

  • Simon Paterson-Brown, MBBS MPhil MS FRCS, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Clinical and Surgical Sciences (Surgery), University of Edinburgh; Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK

Core Topics in General & Emergency Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.

This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon.

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  • Higher surgical trainees preparing for their final examinations.
  • Surgical residents preparing for the board exams in specific specialties.
  • Busy surgeons in practice who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and evidence-based practice in their specialty.


Book information

  • Published: August 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4964-4

Table of Contents

• Evidence-based practice in surgery
• Outcomes and health economic issues in surgery
• Day case surgery
• Abdominal hernias
• Organisation of emergency general surgical services and the early assessment and investigation of the acute abdomen
• Perforations of the upper gastrointestinal tract
• Acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding
• Pancreaticobiliary emergencies
• Acute conditions of the small bowel and appendix
• Colonic emergencies
• Anorectal emergencies
• Paediatric surgical emergencies
• Abdominal trauma
• Venous thromboembolism: prevention, diagnosis and treatment
• Patient assessment and surgical risk
• Perioperative and intensive care management of the surgical patient
• Surgical nutrition
• Abdominal sepsis and abdominal compartment syndrome

• Complications of bariatric surgery presenting to the general surgeon