How to Win

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ISBN: 9781426915826
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 484
Author: Brad Snyder
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Download and read online How to Win in PDF and EPUB 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

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ISBN: 9781461476634
Release Date: 2013-08-20
Number of pages: 153
Author: Marc A. Neff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam in PDF and EPUB 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.


Clinical Scenarios in Surgery

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ISBN: 9781451178456
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Number of pages: 672
Author: Justin B. Dimick
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Download and read online Clinical Scenarios in Surgery in PDF and EPUB 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.


Complications in Surgery

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ISBN: 9781451153699
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Number of pages: 884
Author: Michael W. Mulholland
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Download and read online Complications in Surgery in PDF and EPUB 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.


Common Surgical Diseases

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ISBN: 9781493915651
Release Date: 2015-01-02
Number of pages: 372
Author: Theodore J. Saclarides
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Common Surgical Diseases in PDF and EPUB 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.


ACS Surgery

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ISBN: CHI:81144516
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 1952
Author: Wiley W. Souba
Publisher: Decker Intellectual Properties Incorporated

Download and read online ACS Surgery in PDF and EPUB 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


Top Knife

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ISBN: 1903378222
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 234
Author: Asher Hirshberg
Publisher: Tfm Pub Limited

Download and read online Top Knife in PDF and EPUB Operative trauma surgery is a key element of surgical training world-wide, but many surgical trainees have only limited exposure to it throughout their training. The aim of this book is to provide a detailed technical guide for trauma surgery by two experienced surgical educators who are experts in the field. The original concept behind this text (compared to other operative surgery texts) is a special emphasis on intra-operative judgement, decision-making, and thought processes, as well as technical 'tips and tricks'. The book will be generously illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, but will NOT be a surgical atlas, because there will not be a step-by-step sequence of illustrations for each procedure. The illustrations will be incorporated into the text rather than appearing on separate pages. As such, the book will be an 'operative surgery' book, along the lines of such British classics as Peter Jones' 'Emergency Abdominal Surgery', Hugh Dudley's editions of 'Hamilton Bailey's Emergency Surgery' and Keen's 'Operative Surgery and Management'.


The M D Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook

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ISBN: 9781451154092
Release Date: 2012-10-22
Number of pages: 920
Author: Barry W. Feig
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Download and read online The M D Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook in PDF and EPUB 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.


Medical Apartheid

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ISBN: 076792939X
Release Date: 2008-01-08
Number of pages: 512
Author: Harriet A. Washington
Publisher: Anchor

Download and read online Medical Apartheid in PDF and EPUB 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.


Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

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ISBN: 9780309131308
Release Date: 2009-07-29
Number of pages: 352
Author: Policy and Global Affairs
Publisher: National Academies Press

Download and read online Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States in PDF and EPUB Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.


ACS Surgery

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ISBN: 0974832790
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Number of pages: 1758
Author: Wiley W. Souba
Publisher: Webmd Prof Pub

Download and read online ACS Surgery in PDF and EPUB 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.


NMS Surgery Casebook

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ISBN: 0781732190
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 420
Author: Bruce E. Jarrell
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Download and read online NMS Surgery Casebook in PDF and EPUB Designed as a companion volume to the popular NMS Surgery, this newly conceptualized casebook presents a series format of surgical cases that begin with a clinical scenario and go through the decision-making process of patient management step-by-step. Chapter contents are parallel to other surgical texts, yet are organized and closely cross-referenced to NMS Surgery. The book visually corresponds to the NMS text, too, and contains 205 line drawings and 115 tables. This new complementary casebook offers medical students a structured subject review, practice questions, and an opportunity to work through clinical cases.


The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty Third Edition

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ISBN: 9780071790284
Release Date: 2012-08-24
Number of pages: 504
Author: Brian Freeman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty Third Edition in PDF and EPUB You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD


A Well Paid Slave

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ISBN: 0452288916
Release Date: 2007-09-25
Number of pages: 472
Author: Brad Snyder
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online A Well Paid Slave in PDF and EPUB Traces the landmark 1969 Supreme Court case between All-Star center fielder Curt Flood and Major League Baseball, documenting how he fought to play for the team of his choice at the cost of his career and placement in the Hall of Fame but paved the way for future players to become free agents. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.


The Future of Nursing

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ISBN: 9780309208956
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Number of pages: 700
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press

Download and read online The Future of Nursing in PDF and EPUB The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.