Cope s Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen

Author: William Silen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195175462
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This famous text is much beloved by medical students and physicians-in-training throughout the English-speaking world, as its many editions indicate. It is full of the pearls of clinical wisdom that students and practitioners treasure. The book is widely regarded as "the single best short treatise on acute abdominal pain," to quote one reviewer, and with each edition its wise guidance to dealing with an urgent clinical situation is updated and further honed.

Cope s Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen

Author: William Silen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195136791
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For the 20th edition of this classic text, Silen has expanded his discussion of the role of CT scans in diagnosing abdominal pain and cut the material on such obsolete procedures or nosologic entities as abdominal paracentesis, pyplyositis, and Bornholm's disease. The book continues to be the outstanding guide to the difficult task of diagnosing and deciding how to manage acute abdominal pain, where decisions must be made quickly and mistakes can kill patients. More generally, it remains the most venerable of all texts on the art and science of bedside diagnosis.

Fluids and Electrolytes in the Surgical Patient

Author: Carlos Pestana
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781724258
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its thoroughly revised, updated Fifth Edition, this handbook is the only volume on fluids and electrolytes that is geared specifically to surgical residents and surgeons. It explains, in practical terms, how to assess and manage problems of fluid-electrolyte and acid-base balance in surgical patients. This edition's chapters have all been rewritten for easier readability. New charts and figures have been added and tables have been revised to reflect recent modifications in therapy. The text precisely describes the specific characteristics and uses of all currently available fluids. This edition also provides more information on the interpretation and therapeutic implications of laboratory results.

Essential Emergency Trauma

Author: Kaushal H. Shah
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 145115318X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Essential Emergency Trauma is a concise, reader-friendly, and portable reference on the care of trauma patients in the emergency department. Geared to practicing emergency physicians, residents, and medical students. Major sections cover trauma of each anatomic region. Each section opens with a chapter "The First 15 Minutes, Algorithm, and Decision Making." Subsequent chapters focus on specific injury patterns, emphasizing pathophysiology, diagnosis, evaluation, and management. The information is presented in bullet points with numerous tables and images. Each chapter ends with an up-to-date review of the "Best Evidence."

Sapira s Art Science of Bedside Diagnosis

Author: Jane Orient
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 197510918X
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Essential reading for beginning and experienced clinicians alike, Sapira's Art & Science of Bedside Diagnosis, Fifth Edition, discusses the patient interview and the physical examination in an engaging, storytelling style. Tried and true methods are described in step-by-step detail, and include clinical pearls, vignettes, practical clinical experiences, personal history, explanations of the physiologic significance of findings, and extensive discussions of evidence-based medicine. It’s a useful guide for learning and reinforcing effective bedside diagnosis techniques at all levels and stages of clinical practice.

Landmark Papers in General Surgery

Author: Graham MacKay
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191654272
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Landmark Papers in General Surgery will give surgeons, surgical trainees and other healthcare professionals an expert appraisal of key papers, and fast access to the evidence base behind current clinical practice in General Surgery. Each chapter draws together a fascinating selection of the most important clinical trials across every subspecialty within General Surgery, as selected and appraised by a panel of experts. Organized according to a common format, each discussion offers a clear structure by which to appraise the medical literature. Following a background summary of each trial, experts discuss the impact of the research and critique the methods used, giving the reader rapid understanding of the paper's place within the wider field of research. This emphasis on the tools of critical appraisal is enhanced by an introductory chapter equipping the reader with the skills required to knowledgeably appraise a research paper. For clinicians needing to keep abreast of the vast scope of medical research, this book will prove an interesting and timesaving resource, but it will also appeal to allied health professionals keen to improve the depth of their understanding of surgery. By bringing together the evidence base with expert guidance on critical appraisal, higher surgical trainees preparing for the academic and specialty sections of the FRCS exit examination will also find the text invaluable as a means of consolidating and nuancing their knowledge.

The Ethics of Surgical Practice

Author: James W. Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199717552
Format: PDF, ePub
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Surgical ethics is the application of ethics to issues specific to surgery. This volume provides a collection of clinical case studies representing a wide range of the ethical issues surgeons confront today. It is an excellent text for teaching surgical ethics to surgical residents and medical students and a fascinating read for practicing surgeons. It is intended to engage the reader into participating in evidence-based ethical conflicts. The authors escort us through 71 brief, realistic, and ethically complex problems, offering a series of five possible resolutions to each and guiding us through the relative benefits and weaknesses of the options until a best ethical choice is defended. The volume includes sections on Consent and Disclosure, Self-Regulation, Research and Innovation, Conflicts of Interest, Business Dealings, and End of Life Issues, each with a brief introduction by the authors.

Refocused Psychotherapy as the First Line Intervention in Behavioral Health

Author: Nicholas A. Cummings
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415893011
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Written by father-daughter psychologists Nick and Janet Cummings, this text provides proven patient-responsive interventions by practitioners who together have nearly a century of hands-on practice and innovation between them. Refocused Psychotherapy responds directly to the recent decline of psychotherapeutic practice, where medications have replaced psychosocial services as the dominant treatment modality, just as its precursor, Focused Psychotherapy, was written in the 1990s to aid psychotherapists in response to rapidly growing managed care. The case histories, treatment modalities, and standards found in this book center around the Biodyne Model, an evidence-based system with roots in Kaiser Permanente. It has been field-tested for over four decades with a national patient cohort of over 25 million and is the only behavioral healthcare system subjected to such extensive ongoing evidence testing. The authors demonstrate how the Biodyne Model advocates efficacy, effectiveness, and efficiency--the standards psychotherapeutic intervention is held up to. They also teach readers how to treat their patients differently and to diagnose in accordance with effectiveness through their onion/garlic conceptualization. Readers will develop the skills necessary to demonstrate therapeutic results as well as cost-effectiveness through this innovative and revealing book"--