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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Oliver Aalami, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a wonderful review of the significant contributions to the vascular literature from 2005-2006. It is well organized with color-coded sections and wonderful summaries of each of the papers.
Purpose: The purpose is to cover the highlights of the contribution to the field of vascular surgery in the year 2005-2006. Each article is reviewed by an expert in the field. In today's fast-paced world, such a book can be quite useful for those who don't have the time to sift through thousands of articles to pick the significant articles to review.
Audience: This book is meant to keep students, residents, and practicing vascular surgeons abreast of the latest publications.
Features: It covers a wide range of vascular disorders, from aneurysms to venous disease, as well as medical management of vascular patients. The concise format of the reviews and the summaries of each article are very valuable. In addition, the authors list pertinent references related to the topic to allow further reading.
Assessment: The book provides a valuable service by summarizing the most significant contributions to the field of vascular surgery from 2005-2006 in a small and manageable handbook. The reviews are concise and to the point. Bullet points at the end of each topic list the take-home messages in a very reader-friendly manner.