General Surgery Outpatient Decisions

Author: Gaunt Michael
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315357968
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Few doctors receive formal training in how to conduct an outpatient consultation or how to compose and dictate an outpatient letter. Trainee surgeons in each new specialty spend their first few weeks in outpatient clinics learning by experience with all the pitfalls this entails. Much work involves seeing patients who have been brought back for review by their predecessors. Problems are caused by inexperience, unfamiliarity, fear of making mistakes, the pressure of patient numbers and lack of training.New doctors will find little help in the standard textbooks on how to follow-up patients.This book provides the necessary background information to enable rational decision making in a concise and economical style. It describes reasonable and safe lines of management suitable for most patients, ideal for when discussion with a senior colleague is not possible. Since the First Edition was published surgical outpatient services have undergone tremendous change. The traditional general surgical clinic has been replaced by specialist clinics where decisions on patient management are taken by multidisciplinary teams.This new edition is multi-authored to take account of the multidisciplinary approach. As well as an overall review of general outpatient issues, every major specialty is covered, with clear notes for each condition covering history, examination, investigations, results, treatment, follow-up and post-operative follow-up. The book can be read before or during clinics, and enables trainees to have an action plan in mind before they walk into a consultation. All surgeons have to be trained to go through the process of dealing with unfamiliar clinical conditions for the first time. Surgeons will use this book as a useful foundation on which to build their own personal knowledge.

Outpatient Surgery

Author: Alan Dardik
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781846195952
Format: PDF, Docs
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For the UK equivalent of this book, please see General Surgery Outpatient Decisions edited by Michael Gaunt, Tjun Tang and Stewart Walsh. Few doctors receive formal training on how to conduct an outpatient consultation or how to compose and dictate an outpatient letter. Trainee surgeons in each new specialty spend their first few weeks in outpatient clinics learning by experience, with all the pitfalls this entails. Much work involves seeing patients who have been brought back for review by their predecessors. Problems are caused by inexperience, unfamiliarity, fear of making mistakes, the pressure of patient numbers and lack of training. New doctors will find little help in the standard textbooks on how to follow-up patients. This book provides the vital background information to enable rational decision making in a concise and economical manner. It describes reasonable and safe lines of management suitable for most patients; ideal for when discussion with a senior colleague is not possible. Surgical outpatient services have undergone tremendous change in recent years. The traditional general surgical clinic has been replaced by specialist clinics where decisions on patient management are taken by multidisciplinary teams. This multi-authored volume takes into account the multidisciplinary approach. As well as an overall review of general outpatient issues, every major specialty is covered, with clear notes for each condition covering history, examination, investigations, results, treatment, follow-up and post-operative follow-up. The book can be read before or during clinics, and enables trainees to have an action plan in mind before they walk into a consultation. All surgeons have to be trained to go through the process of dealing with unfamiliar clinical conditions for the first time. This book is an important foundation on which to build their personal knowledge.

The Checklist Manifesto

Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9781429953382
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

Outpatient Weight loss Surgery

Author: Kent Sasse
Publisher: Kent Sasse, M.D.
ISBN: 1934727008
Format: PDF, Docs
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Up to date information on weight loss surgery options with guidelines for helping prospective patients decide if any of these procedures are right for them. The author is an experienced bariatric surgeon.

General Surgery

Author: Kirby I. Bland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846288326
Format: PDF
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General Surgery: Principles and International Practice is organized into Ten Sections, each representing an important branch of surgical science. It aims to provide the medical student, general surgical resident or active practitioner with an illustrative, instructive and comprehensive textbook depicting the rationale for the basic operative principles mandated by state-of-the-art surgical therapy. The reader can rapidly review the subject matter in a three-to-five page summary with contemporary bibliography in each chapter and a "Pearls and Pitfalls" section summarizing the 'impact', concerns and outcomes of surgical management. Amply supported by line drawings and photographs, algorithms and anatomical depictions, this provides the student of diseases, as well as those studying for Board examinations, a text that has rapidly assimilated data into the most contemporary applications of surgical therapy.

Essentials of General Surgery

Author: Peter F. Lawrence
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1469837293
Format: PDF, ePub
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For nearly 25 years, medical students and faculty alike have chosen Essentials of General Surgery and its companion textbook, Essentials of Surgical Specialties, for authoritative coverage of surgical information that every physician in training should know. The Fifth Edition incorporates current research from the field; new sample questions, answers, and rationales; and new tables and algorithms. A new art program presents concepts and images—including an Appendix with 50 burn images—in full color for optimal learning and retention.

Complications

Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651240
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The international bestseller from the author of Being Mortal In these gripping accounts of true cases, bestselling author Atul Gawande performs exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealised form, but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing and profoundly human. This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made: operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone. 'Written as tautly as a thriller' Observer

100 Cases in Surgery Second Edition

Author: James Gossage
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444174274
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A 64-year-old woman has been referred to the on-call general surgical team by her GP. She has been complaining of pain in the upper part of her abdomen and generalized itching. Her daughter has also noticed a yellowish discolouration of her skin. The symptoms started a week ago and are gradually getting worse. You have been assigned her initial assessment... 100 Cases in Surgery presents 100 scenarios requiring surgical treatment commonly seen by medical students and junior doctors in the emergency department or outpatient clinic. A succinct summary of the patient's history, examination, and initial investigations—including photographs where relevant—is followed by questions on the diagnosis and management of each case. The answer includes a detailed discussion on each topic, with further illustration where appropriate, providing an essential revision aid as well as a practical guide for students and junior doctors. Making speedy and appropriate clinical decisions, and choosing the best course of action to take as a result, is one of the most important and challenging parts of training to become a doctor. These true-to-life cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important surgical conditions, and help to develop their diagnostic and management skills.

Transnasal Endoscopic Skull Base and Brain Surgery

Author: Aldo C. Stamm
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 1604063939
Format: PDF, Docs
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Tips and pearls on the latest developments on endoscopic approaches to skull base and brain surgery from experts around the globeIdeal for both otolaryngologisthead and neck surgeons and neurosurgeons, Transnasal Endoscopic Skull Base and Brain Surgery: Tips and Pearls gathers together in one comprehensive volume invaluable advice from world-renowned authorities on state-of-the-art endoscopic technologies and techniques.Each succinct chapter begins with a summary of key takeaway points and features an easily accessible outline format. After uniquely detailed coverage of macroscopic and endoscopic anatomy, the expert authors discuss the most up-to-date surgical approaches integrated with key information on technologic advances, such as 3D reconstruction and navigation. Clearly labeled illustrations demonstrate each step of the various procedures. The book closes with practical guidance on postoperative care and guidelines for avoiding and managing the potential complications encountered in these complex surgeries.Features In-depth information on endoscopic surgical procedures for the paranasal sinuses, anterior skull base, and the craniocervical junction Easy-to-reference bullet-points in each chapter distill the renowned authors vast experience Step-by-step surgical descriptions cover the full spectrum of skull base pathology Stunningly detailed illustrations, including more than 500 in full-color, enhance the text throughout This landmark work will improve the accuracy and precision of every surgeon and fellow in otolaryngologyhead and neck surgery and neurosurgery who deals with this delicate anatomic region.