Perioperative Medicine: Managing Surgical Patients with Medical Problems

Perioperative Medicine: Managing Surgical Patients with Medical Problems

Part-work (fascículo) Oxford Specialist Handbooks

By (author) Joanna Chikwe, By (author) Axel Walther, By (author) Philip Jones


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Part-work (fascículo) | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 102mm x 182mm x 18mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199533350
  • ISBN 13: 9780199533350
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 51 black and white images, numerous tables
  • Sales rank: 343,603

Product description

Medical handbooks rarely provide advice on what to do when your patient has to undergo surgery. Similarly surgical handbooks focus on conditions that need surgery, and the main problems caused by that surgery. In contrast, Perioperative Medicine is a concise, practical text that gives junior doctors the guidance that they need to cope with medical problems in surgical patients that might occur early in pre-assessment clinic, the night before surgery, out-of-hours or on the wards post-operatively. It is an invaluable guide to covering surgical patients, and appeals to a wide readership, including junior surgical doctors, medical doctors covering surgical acute admissions, and members of the hospital-at-night teams. It will also appeal to medical students interested in learning more about the practical management of patients, and all those who need to know how to sort out common, important and occasionally life threatening 'non-surgical' conditions that frequently happen in surgical patients, such as heart attacks, strokes and asthma. Previously published in the Oxford Pocket Medicine series, this new edition is fully revised and is written as a guide for trainees in surgery and its sub-disciplines dealing with day-to-day medical problems arising in surgical patients. It covers all the fundamentals of the medical care of surgical patients, with new sections on surgical oncology, theatre etiquette, and planning lists, with most text rewritten to reflect new headings and recent guidelines.

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Author information

Axel Walther is a specialist registrar in medical oncology and Clinical Research Fellow at Cancer Research UK. Axel attended Oxford University Medical School and trained at the Hammersmith, Marsden and Middlesex Hospitals. Outside oncology, Axel's interests are GI medicine and cardiology. His research interests are genetic markers of cancer risk and outcome, and he has collaborated in the discovery of several low-penetrance colon cancer susceptibility loci, thought to make up part of the inherited risk of colon cancer. Axel has presented these findings at global conferences, published in and reviewed articles for high-impact journals and contributed to textbooks on cancer.

Review quote

...a cracking guide for surgical doctors, medics, foundation doctors and for those involved in anaesthesia and critical care. It will always be in my work bag. British Journal of Hospital Medicine ideal pocket-sized book...highly recommended...of value to anyone looking after surgical patients. Surgeons' News

Table of contents

1. Investigations ; 2. Perioperative care ; 3. Cardiac ; 4. Respiratory system ; 5. Renal and urological ; 6. Gastrointestinal medicine ; 7. Endocrine and metabolic ; 8. Neurology ; 9. Musculoskeletal ; 10. Oncology and palliative care ; 11. Procedures ; 12. Useful information