How to Win

How to Win Author Brad Snyder
ISBN-10 9781426915826
Release 2009
Pages 484
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Facing the American Board of Surgery Certifying Exam is not merely taking another exam. Most surgeons are not exposed to the techniques of oral examinations or to the best methods to prepare for them. It is seemingly a game in which you have to ascertain the rules, but in reality it is no game. The stakes are high. Reading from sizeable textbooks, poorly-organized review books, and one-dimensional autobiographic example scenarios undeniably makes studying for this exam more stressful than fruitful. Knowing what is important and what is not is crucial when studying for this particular exam. The authors have learned how the challenges can be overcome; as a result, this book was written to include everything that you will need to successfully pass this critical exam. This guide provides pertinent pearls of wisdom quoted from others who have successfully taken the exam and includes: • One hundred and forty-five subjects of content, • Twenty-six bulleted descriptions of the most commonly probed surgical procedures, and, • Sixty-nine of the most commonly asked subjects over the last ten years stressed with invaluable example scenarios that show how content and technique should be employed synergistically.



Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam

Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam Author Marc A. Neff
ISBN-10 9781461476634
Release 2013-08-20
Pages 153
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Edited by Dr. Marc Neff, Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam, Second Edition helps candidates prepare for the General Surgery Oral Board Exam in a different way than other review books. In addition to covering concepts frequently addressed on the test, the review also alerts you to "common curveballs" and "strikeouts"– the unexpected problems or seemingly benign actions (or inactions) that could result in a missed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, and thus result in failure to pass the exam. Fully updated and expanded to reflect the many changes in standards of care, this unique study guide is the first to expose the potential traps and pitfalls of the exam by providing examples of how the questions may be asked and what not to say in response. Designed to be used in conjunction with medical textbooks and other study guides, Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam, Second Edition prepares candidates to think on their feet and answer exam questions confidently and accurately. It is an essential guide for surgical residents, fellows across the surgical subspecialties, and practicing surgeons who are board eligible.



First Aid for the ABSITE

First Aid for the   ABSITE Author Jennifer LaFemina
ISBN-10 0071643222
Release 2008-08-31
Pages 364
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The resident-to-resident insider's guide to ABSITE success Written by residents from top surgery programs who aced the American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam, and edited by Tao Le, author of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 and numerous other First Aid titles, First Aid for the ABSITE covers all the must-know basic science AND clinical surgery topics in one total study package. Updated to reflect the newly reorganized ABSITE, this unique guide features high-yield information, illustrations, mnemonics, and clinical images great for initial review or last-minute cramming.



Clinical Scenarios in Surgery

Clinical Scenarios in Surgery Author Justin B. Dimick
ISBN-10 9781451178456
Release 2012-09-26
Pages 672
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Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique presents 125 cases in all areas of general surgery: GI, breast, hepatobiliary, colorectal, cardiothoracic, endocrine, vascular, trauma, pediatric, critical care, and transplant. Each full-color case begins with a patient presentation and proceeds through differential diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment, surgical procedures, postoperative management, and a case conclusion. Each case includes key technical steps, potential pitfalls, take-home points, and suggested readings. The patient stories in these clinical scenarios provide context to faciliate learning the principles of safe surgical care. This book will be particularly useful for senior surgical residents and recent graduates as they prepare for the American Board of Surgery oral examination.



Common Surgical Diseases

Common Surgical Diseases Author Theodore J. Saclarides
ISBN-10 9781493915651
Release 2015-01-02
Pages 372
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Written by leaders in the field, the third edition of Common Surgical Diseases: An Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving, provides surgical residents and medical students with a current, concise and algorithmic approach to frequently encountered clinical challenges. Each chapter details every common surgical disease in the form of a succinct text coupled with step-by-step algorithm. It also walks the reader through the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the most common surgical problems. Thoroughly updated and revised, the third edition focuses on problems most frequently encountered by general surgeons and their residents and students. More factual information is included in the form of charts and tables for quick and easy reference. The section on critical care is updated and expanded. The section on pre-operative considerations has new chapters on how to best manage patient's medications before surgery (anticoagulants, anti-platelet drugs) and prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis. Other new chapters include access for hemodialysis, adrenal incidentaloma, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, management of abdominal wall defects, hyperglycemia, necrotizing soft tissue infections and SIRS/sepsis. Especially pertinent in todays' medical environment is an understanding of the genetic component of certain cancers and chapters are devoted to screening and treating patients with genetic predispositions to colorectal and breast cancer.



TOP KNIFE The Art Craft of Trauma Surgery

TOP KNIFE  The Art   Craft of Trauma Surgery Author Asher Hirshberg,
ISBN-10 9781903378908
Release 2004-10-01
Pages 240
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This book will help you take a badly wounded patient to the operating room, organize yourself and your team, do battle with some vicious injuries and come out with the best possible result. It is a practical guide to operative trauma surgery for residents and registrars, for general surgeons with an interest in trauma, and for isolated surgeons operating on wounded patients in military, rural or humanitarian settings. A surgical atlas may show you what to do with your hands but not how to think, plan and improvise. Here you will find practical advice on how to use your head as well as your hands when operating on a massively bleeding trauma patient. The first part of this book presents some general principles of trauma surgery. The second part is about trauma surgery as a contact sport. Here we show you how to deal with specific injuries to the abdomen, chest, neck and peripheral vessels. The single most important lesson we hope you will derive from this book is to always keep it simple because, in trauma surgery, the simple stuff works.



The General Surgery Recertification Exam Review

The General Surgery Recertification Exam Review Author Steven M. Fiser
ISBN-10 1495103331
Release 2014-02-14
Pages 232
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The general surgery re-certification exam is not like the ABSITE or the first certification exam. Transplantation, physiology, immunology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmacology, and other basic science material are not tested. The re-certification exam tests clinical knowledge. This book focuses on the clinical aspects of general surgery and current standard of care recommendations. All aspects of surgery are covered including new recommendations for morbid obesity surgery, breast cancer management, hemostatic resuscitation, management of anti-platelet and anticoagulation agents, damage control surgery, surgery in pregnancy, angiography in trauma, and other pertinent issues. As the only dedicated book for the re-certification exam, the reader will avoid having to wade through the extraneous material found in other study guides. All aspects of general surgery are covered and this book can be used as a sole resource for the exam.



Complications in Surgery

Complications in Surgery Author Michael W. Mulholland
ISBN-10 9781451153699
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 884
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Complications in Surgery, Second Edition offers authoritative recommendations for preventing and managing complications in all current general surgery procedures. The opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in immunosuppressed patients. Subsequent sections focus on complications of specific procedures in thoracic, vascular, gastric, endocrine, breast, and oncologic surgery, as well as organ transplantation and pediatric surgery. This edition includes new information on surgical quality assessment and patient safety and updated information in the organ-specific chapters.



Landmark Papers in General Surgery

Landmark Papers in General Surgery Author Graham MacKay
ISBN-10 9780191654275
Release 2013-02-14
Pages 416
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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.



Complications in Acute Care Surgery

Complications in Acute Care Surgery Author Jose J. Diaz
ISBN-10 9783319423760
Release 2017-01-17
Pages 374
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This text provides the reader a starting point for the most difficult and uncommon complications in acute care surgery. It is designed to provide options to that ubiquitous intra-operative or bedside question “Well, now what do we do with this?” The topics have been chosen for the extreme difficulty of management and the surprising regularity that they present and the lack of large volume of accumulated evidence, where expert experience remains vital. The volume editors present a list of clinical scenario’s, intra-operative findings, and ethical circumstances that few general surgeons in their career will see in their career. The authors represent the most prolific surgeons in practice today. They present how they wound manage these challenging acute care surgery problems based on their vast clinical experience. Here, these surgeons share their personal experience with the most difficult cases. The text is divided into 4 parts. The first part is “Global Patient Issues” when a singular surgical problem presents itself in a very complicated patient with an extensive list of unstable co-morbid diseases. The second part is “Specific Disease Issues”. This is a surgical text and as such each issue is an unexpected intra-operative finding and expert management. The third part is “Post-Operative Issues” and as any seasoned surgeon knows, is the most critical part of managing a complicated surgical case. The last section is “Challenging Ethical Scenarios.” The text is designed to provide the surgeon in training or the seasoned general surgeon unique clinical or operative options for the care of their patients.



ACS Surgery

ACS Surgery Author Wiley W. Souba
ISBN-10 CHI:81144516
Release 2007
Pages 1952
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ACS Surgeryis the first reference of general surgery to carry the name of the American College of Surgeons. Developed to help practicing surgeons make critical decisions on patient care, it is an evidence-based reference of surgical best practices from leaders in the field. An extraordinary resource,ACS Surgerycombines the most current information in surgery with practical advice and time-saving convenience. New in the 6th Edition Evidence-Based Surgery – an important new chapter that discusses the profound impact that evidence-based medicine is having on current surgical practice Benchmarking Surgical Outcomes – another key chapter that describes current efforts to obtain comprehensive and accurate information about surgical outcomes New section on ‘Care in Special Situations’ has been incorporated into the 6th edition and includes chapters on ‘The Elderly Surgical Patient’; ‘The Pediatric Surgical Patient’; ‘The Pregnant Surgical Patient’; ‘Urologic Considerations for the General Surgeon’ and ‘Gynecologic Considerations for the General Surgeon’ Expanded Thorax Section – New chapters added on common thoracic problems, such as Cough and Hemoptysis; Pleural Effusion and Solitary Pulmanary Nodules; as well as common techniques including Mediastinal Procedures; Pericardial Procedures; Diaphragmatic Procedures’ Decortication and Pleurectomy and Pulmonary Resection



Clinical Scenarios in Surgical Oncology

Clinical Scenarios in Surgical Oncology Author Vijay P. Khatri
ISBN-10 0781754666
Release 2006
Pages 422
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This unique case-based review of surgical oncology offers excellent preparation for oral board examinations, which emphasize both general knowledge and case management. The book presents 91 cases structured to reflect the surgeon's decision-making process. Each case begins with a patient presentation and imaging studies or pathology results and proceeds through a series of decision points—differential diagnosis, requests for additional tests, diagnosis, surgical approach, discussion of potential pitfalls, and follow-up. Cases are grouped by organ system and each section ends with a treatment algorithm summarizing the decision points. Nearly 400 radiologic images and other relevant illustrations accompany the text.



The M D Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook

The M D  Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook Author Barry W. Feig
ISBN-10 9781451154092
Release 2012-10-22
Pages 920
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Written by current and former surgical oncology fellows of the world-renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, this portable handbook is a practical guide to established surgical oncology principles for each organ system. Maximize your surgical oncology skills with comprehensive coverage, multidisciplinary perspectives, proven therapeutic strategies, useful algorithms, and recommended readings. Concise chapters illustrated with algorithms and line drawings outlining the essential elements of diagnosis, staging, and clinical management of solid tumors treated in surgical practice.



Ready Review for the General Surgery Oral Boards

Ready Review for the General Surgery Oral Boards Author Benjamin Wei
ISBN-10 1467925004
Release 2011-11-12
Pages 64
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Ready Review for the General Surgery Oral Boards is a new, pocket-sized resource for preparation for the ABS General Surgery Certifying Exam, published in 2011.* 20 chapters spanning the breadth of general surgery. * Delivers information in a concise format to maximize studying efficiency. * Features updated information based on the most current cancer treatment guidelines.* Contains summaries of management algorithms for scenarios such as renal failure, hypotension, cardiac arrest, and trauma. * Includes an "operative guide" highlighting the important steps of over 120 procedures, ranging from FNA to Whipples and covering everything in between.* May also serve as a high-yield review for the ABSITE and ABS General Surgery Qualifying Exam.



Medical Apartheid

Medical Apartheid Author Harriet A. Washington
ISBN-10 076792939X
Release 2008-01-08
Pages 512
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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner (Nonfiction) PEN/Oakland Award Winner BCALA Nonfiction Award Winner Gustavus Meyers Award Winner From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge—a tradition that continues today within some black populations. It reveals how blacks have historically been prey to grave-robbing as well as unauthorized autopsies and dissections. Moving into the twentieth century, it shows how the pseudoscience of eugenics and social Darwinism was used to justify experimental exploitation and shoddy medical treatment of blacks, and the view that they were biologically inferior, oversexed, and unfit for adult responsibilities. Shocking new details about the government’s notorious Tuskegee experiment are revealed, as are similar, less-well-known medical atrocities conducted by the government, the armed forces, prisons, and private institutions. The product of years of prodigious research into medical journals and experimental reports long undisturbed, Medical Apartheid reveals the hidden underbelly of scientific research and makes possible, for the first time, an understanding of the roots of the African American health deficit. At last, it provides the fullest possible context for comprehending the behavioral fallout that has caused black Americans to view researchers—and indeed the whole medical establishment—with such deep distrust. No one concerned with issues of public health and racial justice can afford not to read Medical Apartheid, a masterful book that will stir up both controversy and long-needed debate. From the Trade Paperback edition.



A Well Paid Slave

A Well Paid Slave Author Brad Snyder
ISBN-10 9781440619014
Release 2007-09-25
Pages 480
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After the 1969 season, the St. Louis Cardinals traded their star center fielder, Curt Flood, to the Philadelphia Phillies, setting off a chain of events that would change professional sports forever. At the time there were no free agents, no no-trade clauses. When a player was traded, he had to report to his new team or retire. Unwilling to leave St. Louis and influenced by the civil rights movement, Flood chose to sue Major League Baseball for his freedom. His case reached the Supreme Court, where Flood ultimately lost. But by challenging the system, he created an atmosphere in which, just three years later, free agency became a reality. Flood’s decision cost him his career, but as this dramatic chronicle makes clear, his influence on sports history puts him in a league with Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali.



ACS Surgery

ACS Surgery Author Wiley W. Souba
ISBN-10 0974832790
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 1758
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Provides practical guidance for the urgent and crucial treatment decisions surgeons make every day. This work offers performance measures in surgical practice - what surgeons need to know about the new measures to guide quality improvement.