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Principles and Practice of Surgery is the surgical companion textbook to the international medical bestseller Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. It is a comprehensive textbook for both the surgical student and trainee, guiding the reader through key core surgical topics which are encountered throughout an integrated medical curriculum as well as in subsequent clinical practice. Although sharing the same format and style as Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, this text is complete in ...

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Principles and Practice of Surgery: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

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Overview

Principles and Practice of Surgery is the surgical companion textbook to the international medical bestseller Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. It is a comprehensive textbook for both the surgical student and trainee, guiding the reader through key core surgical topics which are encountered throughout an integrated medical curriculum as well as in subsequent clinical practice. Although sharing the same format and style as Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, this text is complete in itself, thus enabling the student to appreciate both the medical and surgical implications of diseases encountered in surgical wards.

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  • A three-section textbook of surgical principles and regional clinical surgery.

  • Superbly presented with line drawings, high quality radiographic images and colour photographs.

  • Presented in similar form to its sister textbook Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine.

  • Full online text version as part of Student Consult
  • The contents have been restructured into three sections - Principles of Perioperative care, Gastrointestinal Surgery, and Surgical Specialties.
  • Two new chapters have rationalised and amalgamated information on the Metabolic response to injury and Ethics and pre-operative considerations to avoid repetition.
  • Throughout the text has been altered to reflect changes in understanding, evidence and practice, and to keep the contents in line with undergraduate and postgraduate surgical curricula
  • A substantial number of new illustrations have been added to give better consistency and improved image quality.
  • The evidence-based revision boxes that focus on major international guidelines have been thoroughly updated.
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"Principles and Practice of Surgery (6th edition) is a concise yet comprehensive source of general surgery aimed at the medical student who is seeking more than just the "generic knowledge" required as well as the junior surgical trainee who wants to consolidate their knowledge base. The sound and up-to-date structure of this edition, with each chapter written by an expert in the field, offers a nicely readable, beautifully illustrated reference. What is particularly appealing are the EBM (Evidence Base Medicine) boxes, which provide the reader with the much needed information in a bullet point format to compliment the text. This feature does not interfere with its readability; an almost unavoidable inconvenience that exists in medical literature."

British Journal of Surgery, October 2012

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702051166
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences UK
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 592
  • File size: 18 MB
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Table of Contents

Section 1 Principles of perioperative care.

1 Metabolic response to injury, fluid and electrolyte balance and shock

2 Transfusion of blood components and plasma product

3 Nutritional support in surgical patients

4 Infections and antibiotics

5 Ethics, pre-operative considerations, anaesthesia and analgesia

6 Principles of the surgical management of cancer

7 Trauma and multiple injury

8 Practical procedures and patient investigation

9 Post-operative care and complications

10 Day surgery

Section 2 Gastrointestinal surgery.

11 The abdominal wall and hernia

12 The acute abdomen and intestinal obstruction

13 The oesophagus, stomach and duodenum

14 The liver and biliary tract

15 The pancreas and spleen

16 The small and large intestine

17 The anorectum

Section 3 Surgical specialties.

18 Plastic and reconstructive surgery

19 The breast

20 Endocrine surgery

21 Vascular and endovascular surgery

22 Cardiothoracic surgery

23 Urological surgery

24 Neurosurgery

25 Transplantation surgery

26 Ear, nose and throat surgery

27 Orthopaedic surgery

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