Key Features

  • Blend of clinical and basic science information provides the best possible understanding of clinical issues surrounding operative situations.
  • Specific procedures are covered in great detail and are brought to life with full-color drawings and photographs.
  • Highly recognized contributors provide authoritative coverage that is useful for surgical specialists as well as practicing veterinarians who perform surgery or refer cases for surgery.
  • Detailed coverage of small animal surgery provides excellent preparation for the written examination of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes surgical biology, surgical methods and perioperative care, neurosurgery, and orthopedics in Volume I; soft tissue surgery is covered in Volume II.
  • Coverage of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in chapters on specific organs includes information critical to operative procedures and patient management.
  • In-depth chapters on anesthesia and pain provide indispensable resources for practicing surgeons.
  • Treatment of cancers in small animals is covered in chapters on surgical oncology, tumors of the spine, and musculoskeletal neoplasia.
  • Extensive references to published studies show the factual basis for the material.
  • The companion website includes all of the images in the book for convenient access,  plus references linked to original abstracts on PubMed.

 

Table of Contents

Volume I: Surgical Principles, Neurosurgery, and Orthopedic Surgery

Section I: Surgical Biology

1. Inflammatory Response

2. Molecular and Cellular Biology: Genomics

3. Biomarkers in Clinical Medicine

4. Stem Cells and Regenerative Therapy

5. Fluid Therapy

6. Shock

7. Bleeding and Hemostasis

8. Metabolism and Nutritional Needs of Surgical Patients

9. Wound Healing and Management of Devitalized Tissues

10. Wound Infections and Antimicrobial Use

11. Evidence-Based Medicine and Outcomes Assessment

Section II: Surgical Methods and Perioperative Care

12. Sterilization

13. Instrumentation

14. Preparation of the Patient, Operating Team, and Operating Room for Surgery

15. Monitoring for Surgical Infection

16. Surgical Modalities

17. Suture Material, Tissue Staplers, Ligation Devices, and Closure Methods

18. Tissue Handling and Technique in the Use of Operative Tools

19. Surgical Hemostasis

20. Bandages and Drains

21. Biopsy Methods and Sample Procurement

22. Pain management and Sedation

23. Anesthesia Principles and Monitoring

24. Basics of Minimally Invasive Surgery

25. Principles of Oncologic Surgery

Section III: Neurosurgery

26. Neurologic Examination

27. Neurodiagnostics

28. Imaging of the Neurologic System

29. Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of CNS Disease and Injury

30. Infectious and Inflammatory Conditions of the Nervous System

31. Cervical Spine

32. Thoracolumbar Spine

33. Lumbosacral Spine

34. Spinal Fracture and Luxation

35. Surgical Management of the Brain-Injured Pet

36. Intracranial Neoplasia

37. Management of Congenital Brain Malformations

38. Anesthesia for Intracran

Details

No. of pages:
2332
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9780323263375
Electronic ISBN:
9781437707441
Electronic ISBN:
9781455755004
Print ISBN:
9781437707465

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