Prognosis and Outcomes in Surgical Disease

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In today’s managed-care environment, it’s becoming more and more common: Your patient wants the least traumatic therapy; however, his/her health plan wants the least expensive, and you want the one most likely to produce a favorable long-term outcome but lack the time and resources to research success rates for every available intervention. In the end, you rely on your experience—and perhaps a hasty online search—to arrive at the right course of action, then call on your powers ...

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Overview

In today’s managed-care environment, it’s becoming more and more common: Your patient wants the least traumatic therapy; however, his/her health plan wants the least expensive, and you want the one most likely to produce a favorable long-term outcome but lack the time and resources to research success rates for every available intervention. In the end, you rely on your experience—and perhaps a hasty online search—to arrive at the right course of action, then call on your powers of persuasion to get everyone else on the same page.

If this scenario sounds all too familiar, Prognosis and Outcomes in Surgical Disease is an indispensable reference that will not only help you save time and optimize outcomes, but also facilitate the informed consent process with surgical patients under your care. Edited by Drs. Daniel P. McKellar, Richard B. Reiling, and Ben Eiseman, this book is unique for both its comprehensive scope and diagrammatic approach. In a single, convenient volume, you gain immediate access to concise, algorithmic presentations of expected outcomes for the surgical treatment of more than 150 different conditions, covering 99 percent of all conditions a surgeon may encounter.

Information that used to take hours to uncover is now at your fingertips and accessible at a glance. Furthermore, it is supplied by more than 150 world-renowned experts. Just open the text to the appropriate section, scan the algorithm to assess your options, and consult the shaded outcomes to weigh the pros and cons of the various treatments at your disposal. For easy reference, each disorder commands its own two-page spread, allowing you (and your patient) to compare and contrast therapies quickly, clearly, and objectively.

Prognosis and Outcomes in Surgical Disease is the definitive source for clinical results presented in a pragmatic, user-friendly way!

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Paul A. Taheri, MD, MBA (University of Michigan Health System)
Description: This reference about surgical outcomes has a unique and effective structure, in which clear diagrams and tables are presented on one page and a written description of the algorithm are on the facing page. The elegance of this design is that it affords simple navigation and rapid identification of issues.
Purpose: The purpose is to fill the much-needed void in the surgical literature in which a text functions as a reliance compendium for surgical outcome. The editors designed this book to allow readers of all levels to quickly understand the surgical outcome(s) surrounding a particular disease. They achieve their laudable goal with this text by delivering valuable content which is important to surgical practitioners.
Audience: Although targeted to the practicing general surgeon, this book is written at a level that is accessible to a much broader audience. Medical students, residents, case managers, and administrative executives would benefit from having this text available to them for their daily activities. Taken together, these editors and contributors have a history of outcome-based thinking and are credible in their presentation.
Features: General surgery is emphasized, and other domains such as vascular, cardiothoracic, transplantation, and pediatric surgery are all covered. Unfortunately the editors are unable to encompass even more diseases into this text. The rationale for omission of some pertinent topics is understandable, however, since even today outcomes for certain surgical disorders are not well understood. The only substantive shortcoming is the apparent desire to always apply an outcome percentage to each and every disorder. This has the effect of placing a broad range of percentages to a particular disorder as exemplified by the non-operative liver trauma rate of 20%-70%. However, the diagrams are clear and concisely organized, which facilitates rapid navigation through the text.
Assessment: This is a welcome addition to a surgeon's portfolio of textbooks and references. It is clear, concise, and organized in a simple, readable manner. As a reference manual, this text should be beneficial to a broad base of readers including medical students, residents, surgeons, and administrative personnel.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Paul A. Taheri, MD, MBA (University of Michigan Health System)
Description: This reference about surgical outcomes has a unique and effective structure, in which clear diagrams and tables are presented on one page and a written description of the algorithm are on the facing page. The elegance of this design is that it affords simple navigation and rapid identification of issues.
Purpose: The purpose is to fill the much-needed void in the surgical literature in which a text functions as a reliance compendium for surgical outcome. The editors designed this book to allow readers of all levels to quickly understand the surgical outcome(s) surrounding a particular disease. They achieve their laudable goal with this text by delivering valuable content which is important to surgical practitioners.
Audience: Although targeted to the practicing general surgeon, this book is written at a level that is accessible to a much broader audience. Medical students, residents, case managers, and administrative executives would benefit from having this text available to them for their daily activities. Taken together, these editors and contributors have a history of outcome-based thinking and are credible in their presentation.
Features: General surgery is emphasized, and other domains such as vascular, cardiothoracic, transplantation, and pediatric surgery are all covered. Unfortunately the editors are unable to encompass even more diseases into this text. The rationale for omission of some pertinent topics is understandable, however, since even today outcomes for certain surgical disorders are not well understood. The only substantive shortcoming is the apparent desire to always apply an outcome percentage to each and every disorder. This has the effect of placing a broad range of percentages to a particular disorder as exemplified by the non-operative liver trauma rate of 20%-70%. However, the diagrams are clear and concisely organized, which facilitates rapid navigation through the text.
Assessment: This is a welcome addition to a surgeon's portfolio of textbooks and references. It is clear, concise, and organized in a simple, readable manner. As a reference manual, this text should be beneficial to a broad base of readers including medical students, residents, surgeons, and administrative personnel.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Paul A. Taheri, MD, MBA (University of Michigan Health System)
Description: This reference about surgical outcomes has a unique and effective structure, in which clear diagrams and tables are presented on one page and a written description of the algorithm are on the facing page. The elegance of this design is that it affords simple navigation and rapid identification of issues.
Purpose: The purpose is to fill the much-needed void in the surgical literature in which a text functions as a reliance compendium for surgical outcome. The editors designed this book to allow readers of all levels to quickly understand the surgical outcome(s) surrounding a particular disease. They achieve their laudable goal with this text by delivering valuable content which is important to surgical practitioners.
Audience: Although targeted to the practicing general surgeon, this book is written at a level that is accessible to a much broader audience. Medical students, residents, case managers, and administrative executives would benefit from having this text available to them for their daily activities. Taken together, these editors and contributors have a history of outcome-based thinking and are credible in their presentation.
Features: General surgery is emphasized, and other domains such as vascular, cardiothoracic, transplantation, and pediatric surgery are all covered. Unfortunately the editors are unable to encompass even more diseases into this text. The rationale for omission of some pertinent topics is understandable, however, since even today outcomes for certain surgical disorders are not well understood. The only substantive shortcoming is the apparent desire to always apply an outcome percentage to each and every disorder. This has the effect of placing a broad range of percentages to a particular disorder as exemplified by the non-operative liver trauma rate of 20%-70%. However, the diagrams are clear and concisely organized, which facilitates rapid navigation through the text.
Assessment: This is a welcome addition to a surgeon's portfolio of textbooks and references. It is clear, concise, and organized in a simple, readable manner. As a reference manual, this text should be beneficial to a broad base of readers including medical students, residents, surgeons, and administrative personnel.
From the Publisher
"This is a welcome addition to a surgeon’s portfolio of textbooks and references. It is clear, concise, and organized in a simple, readable manner. As a reference manual, this text should be beneficial to a broad base of readers including medical students, residents, surgeons, and administrative personnel."
Doody’s Journal
Paul A. Taheri
This reference about surgical outcomes has a unique and effective structure, in which clear diagrams and tables are presented on one page and a written description of the algorithm are on the facing page. The elegance of this design is that it affords simple navigation and rapid identification of issues. The purpose is to fill the much-needed void in the surgical literature in which a text functions as a reliance compendium for surgical outcome. The editors designed this book to allow readers of all levels to quickly understand the surgical outcome(s) surrounding a particular disease. They achieve their laudable goal with this text by delivering valuable content which is important to surgical practitioners. Although targeted to the practicing general surgeon, this book is written at a level that is accessible to a much broader audience. Medical students, residents, case managers, and administrative executives would benefit from having this text available to them for their daily activities. Taken together, these editors and contributors have a history of outcome-based thinking and are credible in their presentation. General surgery is emphasized, and other domains such as vascular, cardiothoracic, transplantation, and pediatric surgery are all covered. Unfortunately the editors are unable to encompass even more diseases into this text. The rationale for omission of some pertinent topics is understandable, however, since even today outcomes for certain surgical disorders are not well understood. The only substantive shortcoming is the apparent desire to always apply an outcome percentage to each and every disorder. This has the effect of placing a broad range of percentages to aparticular disorder as exemplified by the non-operative liver trauma rate of 20%-70%. However, the diagrams are clear and concisely organized, which facilitates rapid navigation through the text. This is a welcome addition to a surgeon's portfolio of textbooks and references. It is clear, concise, and organized in a simple, readable manner. As a reference manual, this text should be beneficial to a broad base of readers including medical students, residents, surgeons, and administrative personnel.
Booknews
Over 200 researchers and surgeons contributed articles to this text which examines surgical diseases in terms of prognosis and outcomes rather than diagnosis and treatment. The book is organized into 12 sections, most of which focus on a particular body system, such as the alimentary tract, or organ, such as the heart. The final section considers special topics including critical care and trauma, transplantation, and pediatric issues. Recommended as a supplement to other surgical texts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576261019
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 463

Table of Contents

Head and Neck
Salivary Gland Tumors; Joy A. Staggers-Deberney, John M. Loré Jr.
Oral Tongue Carcinoma; Salvatore M. Caruana, Jatin P. Shah
Laryngeal Carcinoma; James N. Endicott, Alex H. Yoon
Lip Carcinoma; Rita M. Hadley, Saira H. Saini , Manuel H. Castillo

Endocrine System
Hyperthyroidism; R. Dale Liechty

Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma; Ashok R. Shaha, Dennis Lim
Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma; Ashok R. Shaha, Dennis Lim
Hyperparathyroidism; Edward Paloyan, Regina P. Walker, Ann M. Lawrence
Adrenal Masses; Christine F. Kollmorgen, Geoffrey B. Thompson
Pheochromocytoma; Duane T. Freier, Michael K. McLeod
Cushing’s Syndrome and Cushing’s Disease; Richard A. Prinz, David B. Wilson
Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors; E. Christopher Ellison
Carcinoid Tumors; E. Christopher Ellison

Pulmonary System
Spontaneous Pneumothorax; Richard F. Heitmiller, Stephen C. Yang
Lung Abscess; Hemant M. Shah
Empyema; Hemant M. Shah
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule; Samuel A. Adebonojo, Rajeev Gulati
Lung Carcinoma (Non–Small Cell Carcinoma); Louis Blaum, Jr.
Pulmonary Resection for Malignancy; Stephen C. Yang, Jemi Olak

Heart
Atrial Septal Defect; Pedro J. del Nido
Ventricular Septal Defect; Carl L. Backer, Constantine Mavroudis
Patent Ductus Arteriosus; Stephen E. Morrow, Keith W. Ashcraft
Coarctation of the Aorta; Carl L. Backer, Constantine Mavroudis
Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease; Richard N. Gates, Hillel Laks
Mitral Valve Disease; Michael J. Eppinger, Steven F. Bolling
Aortic Valve Disease; Ross M. Reul, Lawrence H. Cohn
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting; Michael J. Eppinger, Steven F. Bolling, Todd D. Merchen

Breast
Abnormal Mammogram; Richard B. Reiling
Palpable Breast Mass; Richard B. Reiling, Jeffrey T. Prem
Fibrocystic Condition of the Breast; Margaret M. Dunn
Risk Factors for the Development of Breast Carcinoma; Gale England, Monica Morrow
In Situ Breast Carcinoma; David R. Brenin, Monica Morrow
Breast Carcinoma; David J. Winchester
Inflammatory Breast Carcinoma; Sonya Eva Singletary, R.Y. Declan Fleming
Locally Advanced Breast Carcinoma; Theresa A. Graves, Wallace L. Akerley, Kirby I. Bland
Recurrent Breast Carcinoma; Antonio C. Wolff, William C. Wood
Breast Reconstruction; Michael Kim, R. Michael Johnson

The Alimentary Tract
Achalasia of the Esophagus; Marco G. Patti, Massimo Arcerito, Carlos A. Pellegrini
Esophageal Perforation; Alex G. Little
Esophageal Diverticulum; Jeffrey H. Peters, Peter F. Crookes
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Adults; David J. Bowrey, Jeffrey H. Peters
Barrett’s Esophagus; Simon Y.K. Law, John Wong
Esophageal Carcinoma; Gary T. Verazin
Gastric Ulcer; Gordon L. Kauffman, Jr.
Gastric Carcinoma; Harold O. Douglass, Jr.
Duodenal Ulcer; William M. Rambo
Postgastrectomy and Postvagotomy Syndromes; William M. Rambo
Gallstones; Vafa Shayani, Jack Pickleman
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy; B. Todd Heniford, Keith S. Gersin, Jeffrey L. Ponsky
Adult Obstructive Jaundice; Robert V. Rege, Lillian G. Dawes
Choledochal Cysts; James B. Peoples
Cholangiocarcinoma; James B. Peoples
Acute Pancreatitis; Bettina Rau, Hans G. Beger
Chronic Pancreatitis; Hung S. Ho, Charles F. Frey
Pancreatic and Periampullary Carcinoma; Charles J. Yeo, John L. Cameron
Liver Abscess; Eddy H. Carrillo, Hiram C. Polk, Jr.
Portal Hypertension; Stuart J. Knechtle, Layton F. Rikkers
Splenectomy; John A. Dutro
Elective Laparotomy; Alexander A. Parikh, Josef E. Fischer
Small Bowel Obstruction; Mark A. Malangoni, Antonio Ripepi
Crohn’s Disease; Carson D. Liu, Edward E. Whang, Marvin L. Corman
Ulcerative Colitis; Jean-Francois Latulippe, Steven D. Wexner
Diverticulitis of the Colon; Florian Glaser, Christian H. Herfarth
Large Bowel Obstruction; Steven D. Wexner, Constantinos Mavrantonis
Volvulus of the Colon; Peter A. Cataldo, Matthew A. Conway
Appendicitis; Robert M. Macdonald, Gilbert Hermann
Colon Polyps; David J. Schoetz, Jr.
Colon Carcinoma; David J. Schoetz, Jr.
Rectal Carcinoma; Pascal R. Fuchshuber, Nicholas J. Petrelli
Anal Carcinoma; Pascal R. Fuchshuber, Nicholas J. Petrelli
Hemorrhoids; Thomas E. Cataldo, Peter A. Cataldo
Anorectal Abscess and Fistula In Ano; W. Brian Perry, Richard E. Karulf
Pilonidal Disease; Richard E. Karulf, W. Brian Perry
Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Daniel P. McKellar, Gerald S. Welker, Ben Eiseman
Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Linda M. Barney
Surgery for Morbid Obesity; Michael T. Lake, Walter J. Pories
Adult Groin Hernias; Lloyd M. Nyhus, Rama R. Dandamudi
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy; John D. Mellinger
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography; John D. Mellinger

Gynecologic System
Ectopic Pregnancy; William E. Fuller
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease; David E. Soper
Fibroids; W. Glenn Hurt
Endometriosis; Bradley S. Hurst
Ovarian Carcinoma; Ronald E. Hempling, M. Steven Piver
Endometrial Carcinoma; Fernando O. Recio, M. Steven Piver
Cervical Carcinoma; Nader Husseinzadeh
Vulvar Carcinoma; William A. Nahhas
Abdominal Hysterectomy; S. Robert Kovac
Vaginal Hysterectomy; S. Robert Kovac
Laparoscopic-Assisted Hysterectomy; S. Robert Kovac

Genitourinary System
Sterilization; William E. Fuller
Urinary Tract Stones; John D. Chulik, Raymond A. Bologna
Testicular Torsion; Raymond A. Bologna, Phillip F. Nasrallah
Testicular Tumors; Richard S. Foster
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia; John D. Wegryn, Martin I. Resnick
Prostate Carcinoma; Kevin R. Gee, Jack L. Summers
Transurethral and Open Prostatectomy; Peter Langenstroer, Russell K. Lawson
Wilms’ Tumor; Daniel R. McMahon, Raymond A. Bologna
Renal Cell Carcinoma; Richard B. Reiling, Daniel P. McKellar, Jan E. Bernie
Urinary Bladder Carcinoma; Edward C. Jacobs

Vascular System
Deep Venous Thrombosis; Lazar J. Greenfield, Mary C. Proctor
Pulmonary Embolism; Lazar J. Greenfield
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; David B. Roos
Diabetic Foot Ulcer; Gary W. Lemmon
Extracranial Cerebrovascular Disease; Timothy M. Sullivan
Acute Arterial Occlusion; Lewis B. Schwartz, David C. Sabiston, Jr.
Renovascular Hypertension; Jonathan S. Deitch, Kimberley J. Hansen
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm; Mohammed M. Moursi
Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease; M. Ashraf Mansour, Steven S. Kang, William H. Baker
Femoropopliteal and Infrapopliteal Occlusive Disease; Fredric Jarrett
Lower Extremity Claudication and Limb Salvage; W. Kent Williamson, Robert B. McLafferty, John M. Porter
Amputation of the Lower Extremity; Jay Issacson, Richard B. Reiling
Vascular Access for Dialysis; Mark P. Mueller, Samuel E. Wilson

Musculoskeletal System
Cervical Spine Injuries; Ronald Lakatos
Fracture of the Lumbar Spine; Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, Harry N. Herkowitz
Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures; Dana C. Mears
Hip Fractures; David Seligson, Geoffrey Hulse
Hip Replacement; Dennis M. Brown
Knee Replacement; Mark W. Pagnano, Giles R. Scuderi

Skin and Soft Tissue
Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin; Francis G. Wolfort, Adam R. Kolker, Sean F. Wolfort
Malignant Melanoma; Emmanuella Joseph, Douglas S. Reintgen
Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Constantine P. Karakousis
Major Burns; C. Edward Hartford, R. Michael Johnson, Sidney F. Miller

Special Topics
General
Surgery on the Elderly; Ben Eiseman
Infectious Complications of Surgery; James M. Watkin, Hiram C. Polk, Jr.
Surgical Risks with HIV Infection; David LaRon Mason, Robert S. Rhodes
Hepatitis/HIV Transmission Risk to the Surgeon; Robert S. Rhodes
Blood Transfusion; Daniel P. Peabody III, Daniel P. McKellar
Cardiac Risk in Noncardiac Operations; Gerard W. Graham, P. A. Suri, B. J. Phelan, Michael J. Reiter

Critical Care and Trauma
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Paul E. Gilliam, Jr.
Enteral and Total Parenteral Nutrition; M. Ryan Moon, Josef E. Fischer
Closed Head Injury; Christopher D. Sturm, Kenneth R. Smith, Jr.
Peripheral Nerve Injury; Robert L. Tiel, David G. Kline
Blunt Chest Trauma; Michael Rhodes, Glen H. Tinkoff, D. Bruce Panasuk
Penetrating Cardiac Trauma; William C. Chiu, Aurelio Rodriguez
Myocardial Contusion; Robert E. Schmieg, Jr., J. David Richardson
Blunt Abdominal Trauma; Gary L. Anderson, Mary C. McCarthy
Injuries of the Colon and Rectum; Robert C. McIntyre, Jr., Frank H. Chae
Compartment Syndrome; Frank H. Chae, Robert C. McIntyre, Jr.

Transplantation
Kidney Transplantation; Ronald P. Pelletier, Mitchell L. Henry
Liver Transplantation; Debra L. Sudan
Heart Transplantation; Peter A. Seirafi, David N. Campbell
Lung Transplantation; Bryan F. Meyers, R. Sudhir Sundaresan
Small Intestine Transplantation; Debra L. Sudan, Ranjan Sudan
Pancreas Transplantation; Lawrence Rosenberg

Pediatric
Pediatric Neck Masses; John H.T. Waldhausen, David Tapper
Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula; Alfred P. Kennedy, Jr., Keith W. Ashcraft
Gastroesophageal Reflux in Children; Charles D. Goodwin, Victor N. Nañagas, Jr.
Neonatal Pyloric and Duodenal Obstruction; Gerald S. Welker, Jeffrey S. Christian
Neonatal Jaundice; David C. Hitch, Ken Kimura
Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis; Ann M. Kosloske
Intussusception; Sigmund H. Ein, Alan Daneman
Hirschsprung’s Disease; Prem Puri, Tomás Wester
Umbilical Hernia in Children; Gustavo Stringel
Infant Hernia and Hydrocele; Moritz M. Ziegler
Undescended Testes; John R. Campbell, Steven J. Skoog

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