Abernathy's Surgical Secrets - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780323478731, 9780323510417

Abernathy's Surgical Secrets

7th Edition

Authors: Alden Harken Ernest Moore
eBook ISBN: 9780323510417
eBook ISBN: 9780323497435
Paperback ISBN: 9780323478731
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 14th September 2017
Page Count: 544

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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


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.
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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