Most Commons in Surgery

Overview

This handy, pocket-sized manual describes the most common cause, complication, manifestation, site, symptom or sign, or sex predilection of every major disease pertaining to surgery. The book incorporates this information into easy-to-use tables for a quick reference that is invaluable to students in their clinical rotations or in residency programs. Each table covers a particular topic (for example, AIDS) and consists of two columns: "Most Commons . . ." and "Answers and Explanations." Additionally, at the end ...

See more details below
This Paperback is Not Available through BN.com
Sending request ...

Overview

This handy, pocket-sized manual describes the most common cause, complication, manifestation, site, symptom or sign, or sex predilection of every major disease pertaining to surgery. The book incorporates this information into easy-to-use tables for a quick reference that is invaluable to students in their clinical rotations or in residency programs. Each table covers a particular topic (for example, AIDS) and consists of two columns: "Most Commons . . ." and "Answers and Explanations." Additionally, at the end of each table is a USMLE-style question with the corresponding answer and a brief explanation. MOST COMMONS IN SURGERY covers all the topics pertinent to surgical clerkship or residency, including information on surgical subspecialties.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Bruce E Jarrell, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This book contains detailed information on a wide variety of general surgical topics, presented in tabular form and occasional algorithms.
Purpose: This book is intended as a review for third and fourth year medical students on surgery. There is a vast amount of data presented in it, so much so that it would be difficult for a third year student to digest in one rotation.
Audience: Although intended for third and fourth year medical students as a review while on the surgery clerkship, it is perhaps a little advanced for that group and might be more useful to more advanced trainees.
Features: The book is intended to present listings of most common symptoms or findings among various diseases in tabular form. Those "most common" problems are then followed by a discussion in the form of an answer and explanation. The types of categories that fall into the "most common" are symptoms, laboratory findings, physical findings, or other types of findings. The typical "most common" would be "the most common presentation for mediastinal disease is..." followed by an answer and explanation. The most commons are arranged in a large number of tables categorized by specific disease or abnormality. The book is a wealth of information for factual knowledge on specific "most commons" and from that point of view is a new contribution to the literature. The tables are organized and easy to read and are capable of delivering a large amount of information in a brief amount of time.
Assessment: I found this book more useful as a reference than a review for third and fourth year students, primarily because the "most commons" have such a wide range of possibilities that it is difficult to pair up what one wants to look up to the groupings in the book. I think that a student would have the same problem while reading the text. Thus some type of organizational over-structure in addition to the one provided would have helped it become a review book. I did not find the book useful for decision-making but certainly felt that it made a strong contribution to factual didactic knowledge. This book might be more useful for a resident or practicing surgeon who already has a large amount of clinical decision making knowledge but who needs a concise review related to presenting symptoms and management and treatment of a particular diagnosis.

2 Stars from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721692913
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/15/2001
  • Series: Most Commons Series
  • Pages: 512

Table of Contents

Preoperative Care and Operative Risk
Postoperative Care and Complications
Wound Healing
Fluids and Electrolytes
Burns
Bites and Stings
Trauma
Transplantation Surgery
Cardiovascular Surgery
Pulmonary and Mediastinal Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Endocrine Surgery
Breast Surgery
Dermatologic Surgery (Malignant Melanoma)
Urologic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Neurosurgery

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)