Current Surgical Therapy

Current Surgical Therapy

by John L. Cameron
     
 

For the 8th edition, Cameron (surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore) has reduced the size of the volume and focuses more strictly on the most current therapy in each area of surgery. The 272 chapters have been rewritten, almost all by new authors. Chapters are organized by parts of the body; individual chapter topics include esophageal tumors, Mallory… See more details below

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For the 8th edition, Cameron (surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore) has reduced the size of the volume and focuses more strictly on the most current therapy in each area of surgery. The 272 chapters have been rewritten, almost all by new authors. Chapters are organized by parts of the body; individual chapter topics include esophageal tumors, Mallory-Weiss syndrome, refactory ascites, common bile duct stones, transplantation of the pancreas, thyroiditis, brachiocephalic reconstruction, deep venous thrombosis, nerve injuries, and electrolyte disorders. Twenty-one chapters describe various laparoscopic surgeries. Each chapter includes brief descriptions of pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, complications, outcome after surgery, among other topics. Surgical techniques are described in detail, illustrated with clear b&w drawings and some photos. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Randy S. Haluck, MD (Pennsylvania State University)
Description: This book for general surgeons is provided as an update to address standard of care for all problems that a general surgeon may encounter. This series of Current Surgical Therapy is released every three years.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an up-to-date source for surgical management and therapeutic options in general surgery. These are certainly worthy objectives and the authors meet these objectives as this is the most comprehensive update in general surgery.
Audience: This book is written for residents of surgery and is more helpful to more senior residents in surgery. It is pertinent for practicing general surgeons in academic and private settings. It is especially useful in studying for the American Board of Surgery Qualifying and Certifying Examinations, as well as the Recertifying Examinations. The authors are certainly credible authorities.
Features: It covers virtually every problem that a general surgeon may encounter in his or her career. There are new expanded sections focusing on innovative techniques in general surgery, as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Assessment: This is an excellent text that stands out among others as an authority on up-to-date therapeutic options in general surgery. It is an excellent text for study for the American Board of Surgery or Recertifying Examinations. The release of new editions every three years keeps this series current in standards of care.
David N. Bimston
This is the fifth edition of a well-received generalsurgery book. The book evaluates the management and therapy of a widerange of surgical diseases. The previous edition was published in 1992.Each edition features chapters written by different authors. Thepurpose is to provide an up-to-date discussion of the treatment andmanagement of surgical problems. The author fully meets this objective.One can obtain a variety of viewpoints on a subject by reading the samechapter in different editions. Written for the practicing surgeon andthe senior resident, leaders in the field of surgery discuss many rareand controversial issues. This book is not intended for the surgicalnovice. The book covers a wide range of subjects that are clearlypresented. Most discussions include a critical interpretation ofcurrent literature and are supplemented by easy to follow figures,tables, and charts. The fifth edition features updated references and anew section on minimally invasive surgery. As with previous editions,this book is a useful resource for both senior residents and surgicalpractitioners. It provides a current review of the management andtherapy of a wide range of surgical problems. The text's concisepresentation makes it useful for both primary and referenceuses.
Randy S. Haluck
This book for general surgeons is provided as anupdate to address standard of care for all problems that a generalsurgeon may encounter. This series of Current Surgical Therapy isreleased every three years. The purpose is to provide an up-to-datesource for surgical management and therapeutic options in generalsurgery. These are certainly worthy objectives and the authors meetthese objectives as this is the most comprehensive update in generalsurgery. This book is written for residents of surgery and is morehelpful to more senior residents in surgery. It is pertinent forpracticing general surgeons in academic and private settings. It isespecially useful in studying for the American Board of SurgeryQualifying and Certifying Examinations, as well as the RecertifyingExaminations. The authors are certainly credible authorities. Itcovers virtually every problem that a general surgeon may encounter inhis or her career. There are new expanded sections focusing oninnovative techniques in general surgery, as well as minimally invasivesurgical techniques. This is an excellent text that stands out amongothers as an authority on up-to-date therapeutic options in generalsurgery. It is an excellent text for study for the American Board ofSurgery or Recertifying Examinations. The release of new editionsevery three years keeps this series current in standards ofcare.
From the Publisher
"These illustrations are particularly helpful when preparing the night before for operative cases. It should be indispensable to a busy practicing general surgeon who may not have time to read every peer-reviewed journal published...Personally expect it to be a godsend as I prepare for the written and oral American Board of Surgery examinations."—Current Surgery

"Maintains a roster of accomplished authors with recognized expertise. The book achieves the formidable task of concisely overviewing changes in the field of general and vascular surgery. Unequivocally, Current Surgical Therapy should be a part of any practicing general or vascular surgeon's armamentarium."—Journal of Vascular Surgery

"Unequivocally, 'Current Surgical Therapy' should be a part of any practi­cing general or vascular surgeon's armamen­ta­rium." Journal of Vas­cular Surgery, review of the last edition

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815128359
Publisher:
Mosby, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/04/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1300
Product dimensions:
8.83(w) x 11.18(h) x 2.05(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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