Abernathy's Surgical Secrets

Abernathy's Surgical Secrets

7th Edition - August 15, 2017

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  • Authors: Alden Harken, Ernest Moore
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323478731
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323497435

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For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series® has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Abernathy’s Surgical Secrets, 7th Edition, features the Secrets’ popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, and an easy-to-read style – making reference and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.

Key Features

  • The proven Secrets® format gives you the most return for your time – concise, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective.
  • Covers the full range of essential topics in general surgery for in-training or practicing professionals.
  • Written by global experts and thought leaders in surgery.
  • Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams.
  • Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime.

Table of Contents

  • Top 100 Secrets

    I. General Topics

    1. Are You Ready for Your Surgical Rotation?

    2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    3. How to Treat All Cardiac Dysrhythmias

    4. How to Think about Shock

    5. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Pulmonary Insufficiency

    6. Mechanical Ventilation

    7. Why Get Arterial Blood Gases?

    8. Fluids, Electrolytes, Gatorade, and Sweat

    9. Nutritional Assessment, Parenteral, and Enteral Nutrition

    10. What Does Postoperative Fever Mean?

    11. Surgical Wound Infection

    12. Priorities in Evaluation of the Acute Abdomen

    13. Surgical Infectious Disease

    14. Risks of Blood-Borne Disease

    15. Septis

    16. Frailty

    II. Trauma

    17. Initial Assessment

    18. Posttraumatic Hemorrhagic Shock

    19. Traumatic Brain Injury

    20. Spinal Cord Injuries

    21. Penetrating Neck Trauma

    22. Blunt Thoracic Trauma

    23. Penetrating Thoracic Trauma

    24. Blunt Abdominal Trauma

    25. Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

    26. Hepatic and Biliary Trauma

    27. Splenic Trauma

    28. Pancreatic and Duodenal Injury

    29. Trauma to the Colon and Rectum

    30. Pelvic Fractures

    31. Upper Urinary Tract Injuries

    32. Lower Urinary Tract Injury and Pelvic Trauma

    33. Extremity Vascular Injuries

    34. Facial Lacerations

    35. Maxillofacial Trauma

    36. Basic Care of Hand Injuries

    37. Burns

    38. Pediatric Trauma

    III. Abdominal Surgery

    39. Appendicitis

    40. Gallbladder Disease

    41. Pancreatic Cancer

    42. Acute Pancreatitis

    43. Diagnosis and Therapy of Chronic Pancreatitis

    44. Portal Hypertension and Esophageal Varices

    45. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    46. Esophageal Cancer

    47. Acid-Peptic Ulcer Disease

    48. Small Bowel Obstruction

    49. Intestinal Ischemia

    50. Diverticular Disease of the Colon

    51. Acute Large Bowel Obstruction

    52. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    53. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    54. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    55. Colorectal Polyps

    56. Colorectal Carcinoma

    57. Anorectal Disease

    58. Inguinal Hernia

    59. Bariatric Surgery

    IV. Endocrine Surgery

    60. Hyperparathyroidism

    61. Hyperthyroidism

    62. Thyroid Nodules and Cancer

    63. Surgical Hypertension

    64. Adrenal Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy Incidentaloma

    V. Breast Surgery

    65. Breast Masses

    66. Primary Therapy for Breast Cancer

    VI. Other Cancers

    67. What Is Cancer?

    68. Melanoma

    69. Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

    70. Parotid Tumors

    71. Neck Masses

    VII. Vascular Surgery

    72. What Is Atherosclerosis?

    73. Arterial Insufficiency

    74. Carotid Disease

    75. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    76. Venous Disease

    77. Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory

    VIII. Cardiothoracic Surgery

    78. Coronary Artery Disease

    79. Mitral Stenosis

    80. Mitral Regurgitation

    81. Aortic Valvular Disease

    82. Thoracic Surgery for Non-Neoplastic Disease

    83. Lung Cancer

    84. Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

    85. Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm

    IX. Pediatric Surgery

    86. Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis

    87. Intestinal Obstruction of Neonates and Infants

    88. Tracheoesophageal Malformations

    89. Tracheoesophageal Malformations

    90. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

    91. Abdominal Tumors

    92. Congenital Cysts and Sinuses of the Neck

    X. Transplantation

    93. Liver Transplantation

    94. Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

    95. Heart Transplantation

    96. Mechanical Circulatory Support

    97. Lung Transplantation

    98. Penile and Scrotal Urologic Emergencies

    99. Urolithiasis

    XI. Urology

    100. Renal Cell Carcinoma

    101. Bladder Cancer

    102. Prostate Cancer

    103. Urodynamics and Voiding Dysfunction

    104. Pediatric Urology

    XII. Health Care

    105. Can Health Care Be Reformed?

    106. Ethics in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit

    107. Professionalism

    108. Required Reading

Product details

  • No. of pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: August 15, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323478731
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323497435

About the Authors

Alden Harken

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francosco, CA; Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco-East Bay, Oakland, CA

Ernest Moore

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Chief of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO

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