The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery / Edition 1

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The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is designed to provide a rapid access pocket reference for residents, fellows, private clinicians, and allied health professionals caring for patients with colorectal surgical diseases. The Manual, abstracted from the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition, is intended to impart succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care. The chapters take an evidence-based approach and many provide ASCRS practice parameters. The contents are presented consistently, with concise overviews of the most clinically relevant topics. The disease chapters discuss etiology, anatomic considerations, patient evaluation, lab results, imaging, diagnosis and treatment. The surgical chapters address these same issues, in addition to discussion of minimally invasive versus open techniques, possible complications, and perioperative care. The Manual also includes anatomical and technique drawings, operative photos and algorithms.

Concise yet comprehensive, The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is very useful for physicians and researchers dealing with diseases of the colon and rectum.

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Reviewer: Daniel L Feingold, MD (Columbia University Medical Center)
Description: This companion to The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Wolff et al. (Springer, 2007), provides succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care and enough detail to stimulate interested readers to seek more extensive information in the textbook.
Purpose: The purpose of this manual is to provide a condensed version of the textbook for readers to easily access.
Audience: Students, residents, and clinical fellows would all benefit from this manual, as it provides a hands-on, practical review of the field of colorectal surgery.
Features: The manual covers all of the major topics in modern day colorectal surgery including anatomy and physiology, benign conditions, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Several unique chapters cover healthcare economics, ethical and legal considerations, and the future of surgical education.
Assessment: This is a high quality manual covering the spectrum of colorectal diseases with an emphasis on clinically relevant content.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387734385
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 5/29/2009
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1064
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

David E. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, New Orleans, LA, USA

Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed)
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Director, Digestive Disease Center, Chair, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Emeritus Chief of Staff
Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, Affiliate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Florida International University College of Medicine, Clinical Professor and Affiliate Dean for Clinical Education, Weston, FL, USA

Tracy L. Hull, MD
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Digestive Disease Institute, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland, OH, USA

Patricia L. Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Lahey Clinic, Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Burlington, MA, USA

Theodore J. Saclarides, MD
Loyola University Medical Center, Professor of Surgery, Head, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Maywood, IL, USA

Anthony J. Senagore, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Central Michigan University School of Medicine, Chairman, Surgical Disciplines, Mount Pleasant, MI, USA

Michael J. Stamos, MD, FACS, FASCRS
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, John E. Connolly Chair, Professor of Surgery, Irvine, CA, USA

Scott R. Steele, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Madigan Army Medical Center, Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Fort Lewis, WA, USA

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Table of Contents

Anatomy and Embryology of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus.- Physiology: Colonic.- Anal Physiology.- Physiologic Testing.- Diagnostic Evaluations – Endoscopy: Rigid, Flexible Complications.- Diagnostic Evaluations – Radiology, Nuclear Scans, PET, CT Colography.- Endoluminal Ultrasound.- Preoperative Management – Risk Assessment, Medical Evaluation, and Bowel Preparation.- Postoperative Management: Pain & Anesthetic, Fluids & Diet.- Postoperative Complications.- Benign Anorectal: Hemorrhoids.- Benign Anorectal: Anal Fissure.- Benign Anorectal: Abscess and Fistula.- Benign Anorectal: Rectovaginal Fistulas.- Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa.- Perianal Dermatology and Pruritus Ani.-Sexually Transmitted Diseases.- Benign Colon: Diverticular Disease.- Colonic Volvulus.- Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.- Endometriosis.- Colon and Rectal Trauma and Rectal Foreign Bodies.- Colorectal Cancer: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Molecular Basis.- Screening for Colorectal Neoplasms.- Polyps.- Polyposis Syndromes.- Colon Cancer Evaluation and Staging.- Surgical Management of Colon Cancer.- The Preoperative Staging of Rectal Cancer.- Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer.- Adjuvant Therapy for Colorectal Cancer.- Colorectal Cancer Surveillance.- Management of Locally Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Cancer.- Colorectal Cancer: Metastatic (Palliation).- Anal Cancer.- Presacral Tumors.- Miscellaneous Neoplasms.- Hereditary Non-polyposis Colon Cancer.- IBD: Diagnosis and Evaluation.- Medical Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.- Surgical Management of Ulcerative Colitis.- Surgery for Crohn’s Disease.- Less Common Benign Disorders of the Colon and Rectum.- Intestinal Stomas.- Stoma Complications.- Incontinence.- Rectal Prolapse.- Constipation.- Pelvic Floor Disorders.- Laparoscopy.- Pediatric: Hirschsprung’s, Anorectal Malformations, and Other Conditions.- Critically Reviewing the Literature for Improving Clinical Practice.

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