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Surgery : basic science and clinical evidence

Author: Jeffrey A Norton
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book brings a fresh approach to the already strong group of comprehensive textbooks in general surgery. As its title states, it emphasizes the basic science underlying the practice of surgery and the evidence supporting clinical decisions. The book tells the reader not only how to perform surgery, but why. It is a textbook and not an atlas or history of surgery, but the authors do illustrate operations with  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey A Norton
ISBN: 9780387308005 0387308008 9780387681139 0387681132
OCLC Number: 144516836
Description: xliv, 2442 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Origins of modern surgery --
Evidence-based surgery --
Cell structure, function, and genetics --
Mediators of inflammation and injury --
Substrate metabolism --
Nutrition --
Perioperative fluids and electrolytes --
Hemostasis and coagulation --
Transfusion therapy --
Wounds: biology, pathology, and management --
Diagnosis and treatment of infection --
Infections of skin and soft tissue --
Intraabdominal infections --
Nosocomial infections --
Severe sepsis and septic shock --
Shock and resuscitation --
Perioperative management --
Anesthesia --
Management of perioperative pain --
Development of trauma and critical care --
Trauma systems, triage, and disaster management --
Monitoring of cardiovascular and respiratory function --
Imaging of the critically ill patient --
Risk prediction, disease stratification, and outcome description in critical surgical illness --
Burns and inhalation injury --
Traumatic brain injury --
Trauma to the torso --
Trauma to the pelvis and extremities --
Vascular trauma --
Traumatic injury of the spine --
Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome --
Mechanical ventilation --
Renal replacement therapy --
Open abdomen --
Principles of surgical rehabilitation --
Pediatric surgery --
Surgery in the immunocompromised patient --
Evidence-based bariatric surgery --
Surgical care of the pregnant patient --
Palliative and end-of-life care --
History of surgery of the gastrointestinal tract --
Assessment of acute abdominal symptoms --
Principles of minimally invasive surgery --
Esophagus: benign diseases of the esophagus --
Malignant tumors of the esophagus --
Malignant tumors of the esophagus --
Stomach and duodenum --
Pancreas --
Biliary system --
Liver --
Small intestine --
Appendix --
Colon, rectum, and anus --
Spleen. Hernias and abdominal wall defects --
History of endocrine surgery --
Parathyroid --
Thyroid --
Adrenal --
Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and gastrointestinal tract and carcinoid disease --
Multiple endocrine neoplasia --
History of vascular surgery --
Pathobiology of vascular disease --
Cerebrovascular disease --
Diseases of the thoracic aorta --
Diseases of the great vessels and the thoracic outlet --
Abdominal aortic aneurysms --
Arterial disease of the lower extremity --
Venous disease and pulmonary embolism --
Vascular access for dialysis, chemotherapy, and nutritional support --
History of cardiac surgery --
Preoperative and postoperative care of the thoracic surgery patient --
Lung neoplasms --
Thoracic and pulmonary infections --
Video-assisted thoracic surgery --
Pleura: anatomy, physiology, and disorders --
Mediastinum --
Congenital heart disease --
Adult heart disease --
Cardiac replacement therapy --
History of clinical transplantation --
Immunology of transplantation --
Rejection --
Principles of organ preservation --
Kidney transplantation --
Pancreas and islet transplantation --
Liver transplantation --
Transplantation of the intestine --
Lung transplantation --
Heart transplantation --
History of surgical oncology --
Genetics of cancer --
Fundamentals of cancer genomics and proteomics --
Fundamentals of cancer cell biology and molecular targeting --
Immunology of cancer --
Principles of cancer surgery --
Radiation as an adjunct to surgery --
Benign and malignant diseases of the breast --
Melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies --
Soft tissue sarcoma --
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors --
Head and neck malignancies --
Surgical emergencies in the cancer patient --
Nutritional care of cancer patients --
Regional therapy of cancer --
Urology --
Gynecology --
Neurosurgery --
Orthopaedic surgery --
Plastic surgery --
Biomaterials and the evolution of hernia repair I: the history of biomaterials and the permanent meshes --
Biomaterials and the evolution of hernia repair II: composite meshes --
Biomaterials and the evolution of hernia repair III: biologically derived --
Injectable biomaterials in surgery --
Energy transfer in the practice of surgery --
Robot-assisted surgery: technology and current clinical status.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey A. Norton [and others].

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The new edition of this heavily-illustrated text features fully revised and updated information on the evidence-based practice of surgery as well as new sections on trauma, critical care, and the  Read more...

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