Core Topics in General&Emergency Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.
This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon.
- The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within each major surgical sub-specialty.
- Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter.
- An expanded authorship team across the series includes additional European and World experts with an increased emphasis on global practice.
- The contents of the series have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence.
- The volume contains a new chapter on the complications of bariatric surgery.
- This updated text will appeal to all General Surgeons who wish to keep up to date in both elective and emergency conditions, while providing the relevant information for the Specialist Surgeon who is still required to look after undifferentiated emergencies and carry out routine elective general surgical procedures.
Table of Contents
• Evidence-based practice in surgery • Outcomes and health economic issues in surgery • Day case surgery • Abdominal hernias • Organisation of emergency general surgical services and the early assessment and investigation of the acute abdomen • Perforations of the upper gastrointestinal tract • Acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding • Pancreaticobiliary emergencies • Acute conditions of the small bowel and appendix • Colonic emergencies • Anorectal emergencies • Paediatric surgical emergencies • Abdominal trauma • Venous thromboembolism: prevention, diagnosis and treatment • Patient assessment and surgical risk • Perioperative and intensive care management of the surgical patient • Surgical nutrition • Abdominal sepsis and abdominal compartment syndrome
• Complications of bariatric surgery presenting to the general surgeon