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Complications in Surgery, Second Edition offers authoritative recommendations for preventing and managing complications in all current general surgery procedures. The opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in immunosuppressed patients. Subsequent sections focus on complications of specific procedures in thoracic, vascular, gastric, endocrine, breast, and oncologic surgery, as well as ...
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Complications in Surgery

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Overview

Complications in Surgery, Second Edition offers authoritative recommendations for preventing and managing complications in all current general surgery procedures. The opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in immunosuppressed patients. Subsequent sections focus on complications of specific procedures in thoracic, vascular, gastric, endocrine, breast, and oncologic surgery, as well as organ transplantation and pediatric surgery. This edition includes new information on surgical quality assessment and patient safety and updated information in the organ-specific chapters.

This volume offers authoritative, evidence-based recommendations for preventing and managing complications in all current general surgery procedures. The opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in immunosuppressed patients. Subsequent sections focus on complications of specific procedures in thoracic, vascular, gastric, endocrine, breast, and oncologic surgery, as well as organ transplantation and pediatric surgery. For each procedure, the authors discuss surgical goals, expected outcomes, preoperative identification of risk factors, intraoperative technique, and postoperative risk. Numerous decision-making algorithms, drawings of techniques, and tables complement the text.

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Reviewer: Jose Greenspon, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This is a first edition book focusing on surgical complications by the authors of the distinguished textbook of surgery, The Greenfield Solution - Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice plus Integrated Content Website, 4th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006)
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based, and contemporary resource of common and important complications encountered in the care of general, thoracic, vascular, transplant, and pediatric surgery patients.
Audience: Surgeons and residents practicing surgery, especially those presenting in weekly morbidity and mortality conferences, will benefit greatly from this compilation.
Features: The book begins with sections addressing institutional risk management and risks common to all operations (wound healing, infection, shock, and immunosuppressed patients). The remainder comprehensively covers the complications typically encountered in thoracic, vascular, gastric, endocrine, breast, cancer, transplantation, and pediatric surgery. The chapters are uniformly easy to read. For each surgical procedure, the chapter begins with normal goals and outcomes and continues with sections enumerating specific risk factors and complications associated with patient population, technique, and postoperative care. When appropriate, illustrations, radiographs, figures, tables, and algorithms are included, all of which are of excellent quality.
Assessment: This superb book stands alone as an evidence-based resource for the risk assessment and management of surgical complications. Although all of the available surgery overview textbooks (ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice 2006 (WebMD, 2006), Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice, 17th edition (Elsevier, 2004) and the Greenfield) have short discussions throughout chapters addressing complications as a component of surgical education and care, no other book centers the discussion on risks and complications. As such, this is meant to complement basic surgical texts and assumes the reader already has the background to assimilate the information presented here. The early chapters discuss in detail the past, present, and future of surgery and why complications, and more importantly, systematic prevention, will be a primary focus of surgical education and patient care. The chapters parse the information in a way that is easily navigable by the reader, making this outstanding book one that is likely to become highly regarded and favored by its users.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451153699
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 884
  • Sales rank: 906,087
  • File size: 18 MB
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Table of Contents

1 Surgical complications 3
2 Contemporary surgical training 5
3 Future surgical training 9
4 Continuing education for praticing surgeons 18
5 Surgical credentials 25
6 Assessing surgical quality with structure and process of care measures 30
7 Assessing surgical quality with clinical outcomes measures 45
8 Assessment of perioperative risk 59
9 Anesthesia complications 69
10 Complications of wound healing 102
11 Surgical site infections 114
12 Septic shock 126
13 Hypovolemic shock 136
14 Fluid and electrolyte abnormalities 144
15 Acute renal failure 150
16 Pulmonary complications 157
17 Cardiac complications 174
18 Abnormalities in coagulation 185
19 Complications of nutritional support 195
20 Complications of immunosuppression 212
21 Complications of intubation, tracheotomy, and tracheal surgery 227
22 Complications of esophageal surgery 245
23 Complications of pulmonary and chest wall surgery 264
24 Complications of extracorporeal circulation 277
25 Complications of surgical coronary revascularization 286
26 Complications of valvular cardiac surgery 298
27 Complications of thoracoscopy 306
28 Complications of arterial surgery 317
29 Complications of venous disease and therapy 337
30 Complications of endovascular therapy 357
31 Complications of gastric surgery 385
32 Complications of hepatic surgery 407
33 Complications of biliary surgery 423
34 Complications of pancreatic surgery 463
35 Complications of intestinal surgery : small bowel 477
36 Complications of appendectomy and colon and rectal surgery 498
37 Complications of abdominal wall and hernia operations 523
38 Complications of laparoscopic surgery 546
39 Complications of adrenal surgery 557
40 Complications of thyroid and parathyroid surgery 575
41 Complications in endocrine pancreatic surgery 594
42 Complications of breast surgery 603
43 Complications of soft-tissue tumor surgery 619
44 Complications of lymphadenectomy 628
45 Complications of renal transplantation 639
46 Complications of liver transplantation 655
47 Complications of pancreatic transplantation 665
48 Complications of pulmonary transplantation 683
49 Complications of heart transplantation 700
50 Surgical complications in newborns 725
51 Surgical complications in children 764
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