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Trauma
     

Trauma

by Kenneth L. Mattox, Ernest Eugene Moore, David V. Feliciano
 

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Written by over 100 internationally known experts, TRAUMA 4E comprehensively covers all aspects of trauma and surgical critical care, including the integral phases: prehospital, emergency department, surgery and the operating room, intensive care, and rehabilitation.

This edition retains its well-organized and easy-to-read format with practical advice regarding

Overview

Written by over 100 internationally known experts, TRAUMA 4E comprehensively covers all aspects of trauma and surgical critical care, including the integral phases: prehospital, emergency department, surgery and the operating room, intensive care, and rehabilitation.

This edition retains its well-organized and easy-to-read format with practical advice regarding procedures and management strategies in modern day trauma care. NEW: Chapter commentaries written by the leading specialists.

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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the fourth edition of the standard textbook for care of the injured patient. The previous edition was published in 1996.
Purpose: A comprehensive textbook is provided with descriptions of management of injury from the pre-hospital pick-up to operative procedures, critical care, and rehabilitation.
Audience: Students of injury at all degrees of sophistication and experience will benefit from this work. Contributors represent the leadership at trauma centers throughout the U.S. with scattered contributions from Western Europe and South America.
Features: Sixty-five chapters and over 1400 pages are found in this attractive hardbound text. Content organization is predictable beginning with pre-hospital care and trauma system design. In subsequent chapters the sequential course of the injured patient through emergency department, operating room, and ICU care is described. Chapters are organized according to organ system or specific injury types. For example, bites and stings receive separate discussion as do burns and other forms of radiation and temperature associated injury. Discussion of the critical care management of these patients is also organized according to organ system. Finally, medicolegal issues are reviewed. Chapters are clearly written and amply referenced with original work. References date to within two years of publication but many are unchanged from the third edition. Black-and-white illustrations reproduce with good quality as do photographs and radiograph reproductions. The table of contents includes chapter title, authorship, and organization according to section of the text. A detailed index with separate citations for figures and tables is also provided.
Assessment: This remains the leading textbook for the practitioner interested in the management of injury. The highly successful format of recent editions has not changed but there has been some evolution to new and younger contributors. The addition of invited commentaries after many of the chapters is a valuable way to emphasize critical points and constructively insert alternative opinions.
4 Stars! from Doody
David J. Dries
This is the fourth edition of the standard textbook for care of the injured patient. The previous edition was published in 1996. A comprehensive textbook is provided with descriptions of management of injury from the pre-hospital pick-up to operative procedures, critical care, and rehabilitation. Students of injury at all degrees of sophistication and experience will benefit from this work. Contributors represent the leadership at trauma centers throughout the U.S. with scattered contributions from Western Europe and South America. Sixty-five chapters and over 1400 pages are found in this attractive hardbound text. Content organization is predictable beginning with pre-hospital care and trauma system design. In subsequent chapters the sequential course of the injured patient through emergency department, operating room, and ICU care is described. Chapters are organized according to organ system or specific injury types. For example, bites and stings receive separate discussion as do burns and other forms of radiation and temperature associated injury. Discussion of the critical care management of these patients is also organized according to organ system. Finally, medicolegal issues are reviewed. Chapters are clearly written and amply referenced with original work. References date to within two years of publication but many are unchanged from the third edition. Black-and-white illustrations reproduce with good quality as do photographs and radiograph reproductions. The table of contents includes chapter title, authorship, and organization according to section of the text. A detailed index with separate citations for figures and tables is also provided. This remains theleading textbook for the practitioner interested in the management of injury. The highly successful format of recent editions has not changed but there has been some evolution to new and younger contributors. The addition of invited commentaries after many of the chapters is a valuable way to emphasize critical points and constructively insert alternative opinions.
Booknews
Like its predecessors, this fourth edition reference (the first was published 12 years ago) is a comprehensive in its coverage of all phases of trauma including prevention, regionalization, pre-hospital care, transportation, evaluation, resuscitation, operative and non- operative management, critical care, follow-up, and rehabilitation, as well as special adjunctive aspects of trauma. The 65 contributed chapters are from surgeons all over the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838590126
Publisher:
Appleton & Lange
Publication date:
10/31/1999
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
1514
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.16(h) x 2.62(d)

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