Description

Essentials of Surgery efficiently delivers the knowledge you need to succeed in medical school and surgical residencies. More than 80 respected academic surgeons from leading institutions across the United States synthesize the most important information from the field. Essentials of Surgery will get you through this complex and dynamic specialty - expertise you'll turn to for years to come.

Key Features

  • Zeroes in on the hands-on know-how necessary to diagnose and manage the full range of surgical diseases, including only the minimum basic science needed to meet these clinical challenges.
  • Considers surgery within the full armamentarium of therapeutic options, not simply as the sole route for treatment.
  • Emphasizes minimally-invasive surgery, ambulatory surgery and new surgical technologies to reflect the realities of today's practice.
  • Uses "Pearls for the OR" and "Pearls for Rounds" to convey key information at a glance.
  • Includes hundreds of original full-color illustrations to make concepts clear.
  • Includes one-year access to Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 17th edition.
  • Includes access to www.studentconsult.com - where you'll find the complete text and illustrations of the book online, fully searchable · "Integration Links" to bonus content in other STUDENT CONSULT titles · video clips of common surgical procedures · content clipping for handheld devices · an interactive community center with a wealth of additional resources · and much more!

Table of Contents

SECTION I. STUDENT-SPECIFIC ISSUES

1. Conquering Your Surgical Clerkship

2. Interpersonal and Communication Skills and Professionalism

3. Health and Safety

4. The Core Competencies

SECTION II. HOMEOSTASIS IN SURGICAL
PATIENTS


5. Principles of Preoperative Care and
Risk Assessment

6. Fluid and Electrolyte Management

7. Nutrition in Surgical Patients

8. Blood and Bleeding: Transfusions, Control, and Prevention

9. Wound Healing

10. Prevention and Management of Surgical Infections


SECTION III. CRITICAL CARE

11. Trauma

12. Critical Care

13. Burns

SECTION IV. ABDOMEN

14. The Acute Abdomen

15. Appendicitis

16. Hernias

SECTION V. HEPATOBILIARY AND SPLEEN

17. Biliary System

18. Liver

19. Portal Hypertension

20. Spleen and Hematologic Disorders

SECTION VI. GASTROINTESTINAL

21. Colon and Anorectum

22. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

23. Motility Disorders

24. Pancreas

25. Small Intestine

26. Stomach and Duodenum

27. Esophagus

SECTION VII. CARDIOTHORACIC

28. Disorders of the Trachea, Chest Wall, Pleura, Mediastinum, and Lung

29. Acquired Cardiac Disorders

30. Congenital Cardiac Disorders

SECTION VIII. ENDOCRINE

31. Thyroid Gland

32. Parathyroid Glands

33. Adrenal Glands

34. Pituitary Glands

SECTION IX. VASCULAR SYSTEM

35. Lymphatic and Venous Systems

36. Deep Venous Thrombosis and
Pulmonary Embolism

37. Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease

38. Aneurysms

39. Cerebrovascular Disease

SECTION X. TUMORS AND ONCOLOGY

40. Breast Cancer

41. Principles of Sur

Details

No. of pages:
862
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323339063
eBook ISBN:
9780323313643
Print ISBN:
9780721681863

About the authors

James Becker

Affiliations and Expertise

James Utley Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine; Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Univeristy Medical Center, Boston, MA

Arthur Stucchi

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Pathology, and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA