Post-operative Complications

Post-operative Complications

Paperback Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Edited by David J. Leaper, Edited by Iain Whitaker

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 500 pages
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 176mm x 26mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 19 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199546266
  • ISBN 13: 9780199546268
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 12 black and white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 716,397

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Complications following surgical procedures are not only associated with significant morbidity and mortality, but also add immensely to the psychological burden of the patient and are disappointing for the surgical team. Recent research has led to a greater understanding of the response to surgery and anaesthesia, and great advances have been made in pre-operative preparation with appropriate investigations and pharmacological prophylaxis. These have reduced the incidence of many complications, but the risks are impossible to remove completely. This wide-reaching and practical handbook covers all aspects of post-surgical complications. It is divided into two sections: the first covers general complications such as pressure sores, complications of fluid balance and problems related to anaesthesia, while the second focuses on the complications encountered in the major surgical specialties. Fully revised and updated since the previous edition, and written by a team of experts, Post-operative Complications is essential reading for all those involved in caring for surgical patients. It is particularly relevant for junior doctors and those preparing for their membership of the Royal College of Surgery (MRCS) exams.

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Iain Whitaker read medicine at Trinity Hall College, University of Cambridge, where he also obtained the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Arts. He completed his sub internship in plastic surgery at Harvard Medical School, USA, followed by his surgical house officer post at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. After serving as an anatomy demonstrator at the University of Cambridge, he completed his general surgery training in the Yorkshire School of Surgery, and subsequently became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons. During his specialist training he has spent time overseas in both clinical and research activities in Uppsala (Sweden), Louisville and Connecticut (USA). Iain has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters and books and has won academic awards from Cambridge University, the Royal College of Surgeons, the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and Commercial Bodies.

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Post-operative Complications... is an excellent handbook that offers guidance to most post-operative complications encountered by the majority of surgical trainees or anyone dealing with surgical patients. British Journal of Surgery ...the contents are assembled logically and in a readable style that uniquely offers the student the option of reading from cover to cover or picking out a specific topic for reference...it is a very handy reference and a window on the world of surgery in general that would be of interest to authors of fact and fiction, who write about medicine and surgery in a wider context. Occupational Medicine ...essential for surgical trainees, providing...a quick but detailed overview of general surgery and surgical subspecialty complications...The practice of medicine and surgery continues to evolve with new discoveries, medications, and techniques, and this edition reflects those advances. I would recommend this book for all surgical interns in all disciplines. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Table of contents

GENERAL COMPLICATIONS ; 1. Post-operative pain ; 2. Infection ; 3. Cardiovascular complications after surgery in general ; 4. Complications related to fluid and electrolyte management in surgical patients ; 5. Complications of nutrition ; 6. Complications of blood transfusion and coagulation ; 7. Pressure sores ; 8. Complications related to use of medicines in surgery ; 9. Neurological complications after surgery ; COMPLICATIONS AFTER SPECIFIC TYPES OF SURGERY ; 10. Complications of gastrointestinal surgery ; 11. Complications of peripheral vascular surgery ; 12. Complications of cardiothoracic surgery ; 13. Complications of abdominal transplant surgery ; 14. Complications of thoracic outlet decompression and thoracoscopic sympathectomy ; 15. Complications of vascular interventional radiology ; 16. Complications of varicose vein surgery ; 17. Complications of orthopaedic surgery ; 18. Complications of amputation ; 19. Complications of urological surgery ; 20. Complications of ENT and head and neck surgery ; 21. Complications after breast surgery ; 22. Complications of plastic surgery ; 23. Complications of hand surgery ; 24. Consent and other medicolegal issues