1st Edition

Clinical Surgery: A Practical Guide

ISBN 9780340940846
Published July 31, 2009 by CRC Press
453 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

Clinical Surgery: A Practical Guide is a handbook for all trainees in surgery, providing an invaluable and expert guide to all aspects of clinical surgery that the trainee will encounter during their day to day work. General chapters on clinical examination, pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative care are accompanied by expert guidance on how to deal with specific surgical problems, such as respiratory failure, wound healing, MRSA infection, tropical surgery and acute ischaemia. Further chapters provide invaluable information on topics including nutrition, anaesthsia, sutures and surgical incisions. The special problems associated with the surgical management of elderly patients are discussed, and the reader is introduced to the principles of surgical oncology and laparoscopic surgery.

With its concise and easy-to read layout, Clinical Surgery: A Practical Guide is written by a team of expert surgeons, some of whom are also examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons. It is an invaluable on-the-job guide for Foundation level doctors on surgical rotation, as well as for those studying for the MRCS, FRCS and equivalent examinations.

Table of Contents

Preoperative care
Perioperative care
Postoperative care
Cardiovascular monitoring
Shock, blood transfusion and coagulation
Management of acute kidney injury in surgical patients
Respiratory failure and acid-base balance
Wound healing and the metabolic response to surgery
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis
Management of intestinal fistulae and enteral and parenteral nutrition
Management of surgical jaundice
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding
Management of severely injured patients
Management of abdominal trauma
Management of acute abdomen
Chronic critical limb ischaemia and the diabetic foot
Laparoscopic surgery
Management of surgery in obese patients
Management of surgery in elderly patients
Day surgery
Antimicrobial prophylaxis, meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile-associated infection
Viral hepatitis and HIV infection in surgical practice
Medical therapy for surgical patients
Principles of surgical oncology
Sutures, surgical incisions and surgical anastomoses
Principles of anaesthesia
Surgical considerations in hydatid disease
Surgical considerations in schistosomiasis and filariasis
Surgical considerations in tuberculosis
Surgical considerations in typhoid

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Qassim Baker, General and Breast Surgeon, Tameside General Hospital, UK; previously Consultant Surgeon, Baghdad Teaching Hospital and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Baghdad College of Medicine and Examiner in surgery for Iraqi Committee for Medical Specializations

Munther Aldoori, Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary; Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Leeds; Examiner for MRCS and FRCS since 1990

Foreword by Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri.


"Although one may think from the title that this should be an operating manual for surgical trainees, a quick look inside this 434 page book confirms that it is actually a guide to key aspects of surgical patient management. Furthermore, it is surprisingly easy to read and chock full of important and useful facts. Each chapter has a number of key points which are boxed and is followed by a summary, self test questions and references including suggestions for further reading."

"4 stars ... a valued addition to the subject ... well researched ... excellent bibliographies throughout ... concise and up to date ... a well-written text suited for all peri-MRCS trainees and I highly recommend it."
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons

"a very useful handbook-sized guide to the breadth of surgery-in-general ... well-structured throughout, with good use of tables, illustrations and summaries"
Association of Surgeons in Training Yearbook, 2009-2010