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.



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.



General Surgery Board Review

General Surgery Board Review Author Larry A. Scher
ISBN-10 9781451153743
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 464
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Now in its thoroughly updated Fourth Edition, General Surgery Board Review is indispensable for surgical residents and general surgeons preparing for the American Board of Surgery’s certification and recertification examinations. This study guide maintains the core features that have made it one of the most popular board review books in the field, including questions and answers after each chapter and succinct but detailed reviews of all topic areas found on the ABSITE and certification exam. There’s a new chapter on bariatric surgery and minimally invasive procedures.



Landmark Papers in General Surgery

Landmark Papers in General Surgery Author Graham MacKay
ISBN-10 9780191654268
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 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.



General Surgery Examination and Board Review

General Surgery Examination and Board Review Author Robert B. Lim
ISBN-10 9780071839945
Release 2016-06-22
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The best cases, the best questions, the best review for the General Surgery boards and ABSITE General Surgery Examination and Board Review is the perfect way to prepare for General Surgery certification exams. Covering the full range of exam topics, this high-yield review features an effective case-based approach that sharpens clinical decision-making skills and gives the content real-world relevancy. Each of the more than 100 chapters opens with a clinical case and is followed by Q&A related to that particular case. You also get detailed evidenced-based answer explanations and references to facilitate more in-depth study. Features: • Topics mirror the exam blueprint to ensure you are studying the most relevant material possible • Enables you to incorporate the proven benefits of case-based review into general surgery board review • An essential resource for general surgery residents as well as practicing surgeons preparing for recertification – and invaluable for ABSITE review • More than 700 questions – all with detailed answer explanations • Includes chapters on timely topics such as ethical/legal issue, robotic-assisted surgery, end of life care, and surgical nutrition • Coverage reflects the very latest clinical advances so you can incorporate this information into your exam preparation or daily practice



Common Surgical Diseases

Common Surgical Diseases Author Keith W. Millikan
ISBN-10 0387949836
Release 1998
Pages 512
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Written by leaders in the field, Common Surgical Diseases: An Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving, provides surgical residents and house staff with a current, concise and algorithmic approach to frequently encountered clinical challenges. Over 100 chapters detail every common surgical disease in the form of a succinct text coupled with a step-by-step algorithm. Each chapter walks the reader through the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the most common surgical problems. Thoroughly updated and revised, the second edition includes new chapters in trauma, abdominal surgery, and critical care. Among the new chapters, readers will find: traumatic hematuria, knee dislocation, hip fractures, extremity fractures, indications for renal and liver transplantation, management of cardiac arrhythmias, ventilator management, hypoxia and pulmonary embolism, and the hypertensive postoperative patient. Following the success of the first edition, this revision provides an excellent quick reference and is an absolute essential for practicing surgeons, surgical house staff, and for medical students in their surgical clerkship.



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.



Fire in My Eyes

Fire in My Eyes Author Brad Snyder
ISBN-10 9780306825156
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 272
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The inspiring story of Brad SnyderÕs journey from the Naval Academy to Afghanistan, from being blinded by an IED explosion to winning Paralympic gold Ê In Afghanistan, Lieutenant Brad Snyder had one of the worldÕs most dangerous jobs: to find and destroy enemy bombs, as an elite US Navy Special Operations warrior. On September 7, 2011, the former Naval Academy captain of the swim team stepped on an improvised explosive device while helping save the lives of his patrolÕs Afghan counterparts. The subsequent explosion left Snyder permanently blind. Through unrelenting pain, hard work, and dedication, Snyder qualified for the US Paralympic Team and on September 7, 2012Ñone year to the day after suffering his devastating injuryÑhe won a gold medal in menÕs swimming for Team USA in London. Brad SnyderÕs journey from darkness to light embodies the courage of AmericaÕs new ÒGreatest GenerationÓ and serves as an inspiration to all of us.



Top Knife

Top Knife Author Asher Hirshberg
ISBN-10 1903378222
Release 2005
Pages 234
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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'.



NMS Surgery Casebook

NMS Surgery Casebook Author Bruce E. Jarrell
ISBN-10 0781732190
Release 2003
Pages 420
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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.



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.



Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Author Policy and Global Affairs
ISBN-10 9780309131308
Release 2009-07-29
Pages 352
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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.



The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty Third Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty  Third Edition Author Brian Freeman
ISBN-10 9780071790284
Release 2012-08-24
Pages 504
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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

A Well Paid Slave Author Brad Snyder
ISBN-10 0452288916
Release 2007-09-25
Pages 472
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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

The Future of Nursing Author Institute of Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309208956
Release 2011-02-08
Pages 700
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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.