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Overview

This modern classic, the leading volume in the highly popular Secrets Series®, has been completely revised and updated in this exciting new edition. Key questions and answers in surgery "set the glue" on the information in a way unlike any other text presentation. Socrates was right: the best way to learn is to ask the right questions, and Surgical Secrets provides all the right answers.

• Completely updated with new surgical procedures and techniques

• Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets"

• Bulleted lists, tables, and illustrations for quick review

• Succinct text written by experts

• Thorough, highly detailed index

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Editorial Reviews

Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Carmine M. Volpe, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This book is designed to teach clinical surgery in a question and answer format. Now in its fourth edition, it was previously published in 1996.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive, yet to the point, easily accessible surgical reference the gives students the opportunity to learn a large body of information in a brief period of time. This noteworthy objective which is often pursued, but rarely attained, is fulfilled with this book.
Audience: The authors have brought together a credible group of contributors whose vast expertise has resulted in a book appealing to medical students as well as practitioners.
Features: In less than 350 pages, this book covers all the material typically presented in the medical school curriculum surgery clerkship. Its 102 chapters span the gamut of surgery ranging from how to prepare for a surgical rotation to issues concerning medical ethics and healthcare reform. The heart and soul of the book lies is its unique method of teaching by asking questions. Each chapter consists of a series of key questions followed by its answer and a brief discussion. A limited but up-to-date bibliography is at the end of each chapter. Answers are equipped with mnemonics, tables, and time-honored pearls of wisdom. The book also tackles controversial issues, presenting the pros and cons. Lacking is an adequate number of figures and illustrations.
Assessment: This book can make studying surgery fun for students. Immediate access to the information and "on the spot" learning propel this book to the front of the class. The book is amazingly thorough and well researched. The authors believe the best way to teach is to question and they have extracted and compressed "need to know" information into key questions and answers illuminating a pathway through the forest. This edition is completely updated and expanded. Its small size and paperback format offer an easy to carry feature not available with the standard hard cover, two-volume surgical textbooks. Students can expect to shorten their learning curve with this book.
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Reviewer: Carmine M. Volpe, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This book is designed to teach clinical surgery in a question and answer format. Now in its fourth edition, it was previously published in 1996.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive, yet to the point, easily accessible surgical reference the gives students the opportunity to learn a large body of information in a brief period of time. This noteworthy objective which is often pursued, but rarely attained, is fulfilled with this book.
Audience: The authors have brought together a credible group of contributors whose vast expertise has resulted in a book appealing to medical students as well as practitioners.
Features: In less than 350 pages, this book covers all the material typically presented in the medical school curriculum surgery clerkship. Its 102 chapters span the gamut of surgery ranging from how to prepare for a surgical rotation to issues concerning medical ethics and healthcare reform. The heart and soul of the book lies is its unique method of teaching by asking questions. Each chapter consists of a series of key questions followed by its answer and a brief discussion. A limited but up-to-date bibliography is at the end of each chapter. Answers are equipped with mnemonics, tables, and time-honored pearls of wisdom. The book also tackles controversial issues, presenting the pros and cons. Lacking is an adequate number of figures and illustrations.
Assessment: This book can make studying surgery fun for students. Immediate access to the information and "on the spot" learning propel this book to the front of the class. The book is amazingly thorough and well researched. The authors believe the best way to teach is to question and they have extracted and compressed "need to know" information into key questions and answers illuminating a pathway through the forest. This edition is completely updated and expanded. Its small size and paperback format offer an easy to carry feature not available with the standard hard cover, two-volume surgical textbooks. Students can expect to shorten their learning curve with this book.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Carmine M. Volpe, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This book is designed to teach clinical surgery in a question and answer format. Now in its fourth edition, it was previously published in 1996.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive, yet to the point, easily accessible surgical reference the gives students the opportunity to learn a large body of information in a brief period of time. This noteworthy objective which is often pursued, but rarely attained, is fulfilled with this book.
Audience: The authors have brought together a credible group of contributors whose vast expertise has resulted in a book appealing to medical students as well as practitioners.
Features: In less than 350 pages, this book covers all the material typically presented in the medical school curriculum surgery clerkship. Its 102 chapters span the gamut of surgery ranging from how to prepare for a surgical rotation to issues concerning medical ethics and healthcare reform. The heart and soul of the book lies is its unique method of teaching by asking questions. Each chapter consists of a series of key questions followed by its answer and a brief discussion. A limited but up-to-date bibliography is at the end of each chapter. Answers are equipped with mnemonics, tables, and time-honored pearls of wisdom. The book also tackles controversial issues, presenting the pros and cons. Lacking is an adequate number of figures and illustrations.
Assessment: This book can make studying surgery fun for students. Immediate access to the information and "on the spot" learning propel this book to the front of the class. The book is amazingly thorough and well researched. The authors believe the best way to teach is to question and they have extracted and compressed "need to know" information into key questions and answers illuminating a pathway through the forest. This edition is completely updated and expanded. Its small size and paperback format offer an easy to carry feature not available with the standard hard cover, two-volume surgical textbooks. Students can expect to shorten their learning curve with this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560535867
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Series: Secrets Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

I.GENERAL TOPICS
1. Are You Ready for Your Surgery Rotation?
2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
3. Evaluation and Treatment of Cardiac Dysrhythmias
4. How to Think about Shock
5. What is Pulmonary Insufficiency?
6. Why Get Arterial Blood Gases?
7. Fluids, Electrolytes, Gatorade, and Sweat
8. Nutritional Assessment and Enteral Nutrition
9. Parenteral Nutrition
10. What Does Postoperative Fever Mean?
11. Oxygen Monitoring and Assessment
12. Central Venous and Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring
13. Surgical Wound Infection
14. Priorities in Evaluation of the Acute Abdomen
15. Surgical Infectious Disease

II. TRAUMA
16. Initial Assessment
17. Posttraumatic Hemorrhagic Shock
18. Traumatic Brain Injury
19. Spinal Cord Injuries
20. Penetrating Neck Trauma
21. Blunt Thoracic Trauma
22. Penetrating Thoracic Trauma
23. Blunt Abdominal Trauma
24. Penetrating Abdominal Trauma
25. Hepatic and Biliary Trauma
26. Splenic Trauma
27. Pancreatic and Duodenal Injury
28. Trauma to the Colon and Rectum
29. Pelvic Fractures
30. Upper Urinary Tract Injuries
31. Lower Urinary Tract Injury and Pelvic Trauma
32. Extremity Vascular Injuries
33. Facial Lacerations
34. Basic Care of Hand Injuries
35. Burns
36. Pediatric Trauma

III. ABDOMINAL SURGERY
37. Appendicitis Can Be Tough to Diagnose
38. Gallbladder Disease
39. Pancreatic Cancer
40. Acute Pancreatitis
41. Diagnosis and Therapy of Chronic Pancreatitis
42. Portal Hypertension and Esophageal Varices
43. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
44. Esophageal Cancer
45. Acid-Peptic Ulcer Disease
46. Small Bowel Obstruction
47. Intestinal Ischemia
48. Diverticular Disease of the Colon
49. Acute Large Bowel Obstruction
50. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
51. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
52. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding
53. Colorectal Polyps
54. Colorectal Carcinoma
55. Anorectal Disease
56. Inguinal Hernia

IV. ENDOCRINE SURGERY
57. Hyperparathyroidism
58. Hyperthyroidism
59. Thyroid Nodules and Cancer
60. Surgical Hypertension

V. BREAST SURGERY
61. Breast Masses
62. Primary Therapy for Breast Cancer

VI. OTHER CANCERS
63. What Is Cancer?
64. Melanoma
65. Parotid Tumors
66. Hodgkin’s Disease and Malignant Lymphomas
67. Neck Masses

VII. VASCULAR SURGERY
68. What Is Atherosclerosis?
69. Arterial Insufficiency
70. Carotid Disease
71. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
72. Venous Disease
73. Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory

VIII. CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY
74. Coronary Artery Disease
75. Mitral Stenosis
76. Mitral Regurgitation
77. Aortic Valvular Disease
78. Thoracic Surgery for Non-neoplastic Disease
79. Lung Cancer
80. Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
81. Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm

IX. PEDIATRIC SURGERY
82. Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
83. Intestinal Obstruction of Neonates and Infants
84. Imperforate Anus
85. Tracheoesophageal Malformations
86. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
87. Abdominal Tumors
88. Congenital Cysts and Sinuses of the Neck

X. TRANSPLANTATION
89. Liver Transplantation
90. Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
91. Heart Transplantation
92. Lung Transplantation

XI. UROLOGY
93. The Surgical Approach to Infertility
94. Urinary Calculus Disease
95. Renal Cell Carcinoma
96. Bladder Cancer
97. Prostate Cancer
98. Urodynamics and Voiding Dysfunction
99. Pediatric Urology

XII. HEALTH CARE
100. Can Health Care Be Reformed?
101. Risks of Bloodborne Disease
102. Ethics in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit

INDEX

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