The bestselling author of Intern and Doctored tells the story of the thing that makes us tickFor centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in Heart: A History, it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and devised the transformative procedures that have changed the way we live.Deftly alternating between key historical episodes and his own work, Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ. He introduces us to Daniel Hale Williams, the African American doctor who performed the world’s first open heart surgery in Gilded Age Chicago. We meet C. Walton Lillehei, who connected a patient’s circulatory system to a healthy donor’s, paving the way for the heart-lung machine. And we encounter Wilson Greatbatch, who saved millions by inventing the pacemaker—by accident. Jauhar deftly braids these tales of discovery, hubris, and sorrow with moving accounts of his family’s history of heart ailments and the patients he’s treated over many years. He also confronts the limits of medical technology, arguing that future progress will depend more on how we choose to live than on the devices we invent. Affecting, engaging, and beautifully written, Heart: A History takes the full measure of the only organ that can move itself.
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. Organised 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.
Optimized for medical necessity and reimbursement understanding, this all-in-one resource focuses on the most important CPT and HCPCS codes for general surgery and gastroenterology, plus medicine and ancillary services codes chosen by experts who have taken into consideration utilization, denial risk and complexity. CPT® Coding Essentials optimizes both CPT and ICD-10 code selection with helpful CPT-to-ICD-10-CM crosswalks and detailed explanations of anatomy, physiology and documentation. In addition, for the first time in the same volume, verbatim guidelines and parenthetical information from the CPT codebook specific to general surgery and gastroenterology CPT codes can be found. This is the ideal daily companion featuring useful, definitive specialty-specific coding information beyond what is provided in a full procedural code book. General surgery and gastroenterology coding and billing knowledge that otherwise might take years of experience or multiple resources to accumulate is available in a single volume. Features and Benefits • A subset of specialty-specific CPT codes chosen by experts who take into consideration utilization, denial risk and complexity • Official AMA coding guidelines pertinent to the specialty and not available in any competitor’s specialty codebooks • Official code-specific CPT parenthetical instructions • Plain English descriptors that clarify for the reader the details of the service represented by the CPT code • CPT® Assistant citations • Procedural illustrations • Crosswalks from CPT to ICD-10-CM • National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits to identify bundled and separately billable codes • CMS Pub 100 billing guidance citations • Facility and non-facility relative value units (RVUs) including global surgery days, physician work and practice, malpractice and total expenses as well as those modifiers that can affect relative values • Additional chapters on terminology and anatomy, HCPCS codes, CPT modifiers and ICD-10-CM coding and documentation practices • Appendixes offering clinical documentation checklists and evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines
A unique question-and-answer book for surgical residents and trainees that covers all surgical aspects of critical care and acute or emergency medicine This is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind question-and-answer text for medical professionals and apprentices concentrating on the growing subspecialty of surgery in critical care and emergency surgery. Covering all surgical aspects of critical care and acute or emergency surgery, it is an ideal learning and review text for surgical residents and trainees who care for these patients and those taking the Surgical Critical Care Board Examination.Edited by highly experienced professionals, and written in an engaging style, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery: Clinical Questions and Answers focuses exclusively on the unique problems and complexity of illnesses of the critically ill and injured surgical patient, and covers the specialist daily care such patients require. It reflects the latest advances in medical knowledge and technology, and includes fully revised and updated questions throughout, with additional topics addressed in a new companion website. Unique question-and-answer book on the growing specialty of critical care and acute surgeryIdeal for US boards candidatesCovers trauma and burns as well as critical care8 page full-color insert showing high quality surgical photos to aid studySupplementary website including additional questionsSurgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, Second Edition is an excellent resource for medical students, residents, fellows, and surgeons, as well as those in non-surgical specialties.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.The BEST EDITION yet of #1 text for surgical clinical practice and education – now in a new 2-volume presentationWritten by the world's foremost practitioners and instructors, this landmark reference logically progresses from basic science principles, including topics such as cells, genomics, and molecular surgery, to clinical areas such as the pancreas. Importantly, the book is carefully written to ensure that SCORE® (Surgical Council on Resident Education) topics are covered in depth and are easy to locate within the text.Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, Eleventh Edition reflects a distinctly modern approach in the dissemination of surgical knowledge, providing up-to-date coverage of all key surgical areas, from trauma and transplantation, to neurosurgery. In each chapter, the content is supported by learning aids (many new to this edition) that include boxed key points, pearls and decision-making boxes, detailed anatomical figures, diagnostic and management algorithms, an abundance of completely up-to-date tables, and key references. •Market: General surgeons (40,000 in the USA and 120,000 worldwide), surgery residents (4,000 in the USA), medical students (18,500/year)•New two-volume presentation: Volume 1: Basic Sciences and Subspecialties, Volume 2: General Surgery•Beautiful full-color design•Acclaimed data tables summarize the most current evidence•An increased number of global contributors•New chapters on Outpatient/Ambulatory Surgery, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), and Skills and Simulation.
While the practice of feline general and oncologic surgery has developed greatly in recent years, the option of referral for some cat owners is not always a viable one. The increasing requirement for the general veterinarian to be competent in performing feline surgery has not, however, been supported by a dedicated text on the subject. Feline General and Oncological Surgery assembles an international team of editors and contributors to present the first comprehensive resource devoted solely to all aspects of soft-tissue surgeries in the cat. Techniques are covered in a practical and detailed ‘how to’ manner and range from the common to the more specialized, ensuring the widest possible appeal. The book divides into several sections, initially considering the general approach to the feline surgery patient and then proceeding to detailed coverage of surgery by anatomic location. Part 1 deals with the basics of feline anesthesia, analgesia, preoperative and postoperative care of the patient, surgical instrumentation and surgical principles for oncology cases. Part 2 covers surgical techniques of general and oncological feline diseases and injuries, which are explained as step-by-step methods with many specially prepared schematic illustrations specific to the cat. Emphasis is on presenting both classical methods and new techniques. Feline Soft Tissue and General Surgery is the perfect sister-text to Feline Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Disease, also published by Elsevier. Together they comprise a comprehensive and complete literature giving practial coverage of all possible surgical procedures in the cat. The first feline-specific book on soft-tissue surgery in the cat Comprehensively addresses all surgeries currently practicable Contains clear descriptions of techniques accompanied by wide-ranging, full-color illustrations Presents an authoritative collaboration of editors and contributors of international reputation and authority
Aligned to the topics within the Intercollegiate Surgical Programme (ISCP) curriculum, this case-based volume covers the common clinical presentations encountered across general surgery. With its clear 'elective' and 'emergency' structure and its question-and-answer format, it offers both a comprehensive overview of general surgical training and evidence-based discussions of specific subspecialties.Oxford Case Histories in General Surgery covers upper gastrointestinal/HPB, colorectal, breast, endocrine and emergency surgery. Each section includes clinically relevant images and detailed descriptions of the radiological and pathological features. The individual case histories outline the key essentials for investigation, diagnosis and management in a wide variety of clinical scenarios.As a part of the Oxford Case Histories series, this book is an important educational tool for those embarking on surgical rotations at final year undergraduate and postgraduate foundation level. It is also an essential reference for the surgical care practitioner and early years core surgical trainee.
A Collection of Depravation assembles all of legendary Swedish goregrind outfit General Surgery s out of print singles, vinyl only eps, comp appearances and a few unheard demos into one filthy CD collection. Spanning close to two decade s worth of material A Collection of Depravation is a headbanging gallop sure to satisfy the most bloodthirsty goregrind fanatics. This album features songs from virtually every lineup of General Surgery. Absolutely essential Swedish death metal/goregrind!
Mini Cryo Gun for everyday simplified cryosurgery at an affordable price. Common skin lesions usually required treatments that are lengthy, painful and demanded postoperative care. They may be time-consuming and complicated for physicians. Today's primary care practitioners, skin specialists, gynecologists and general surgeons are using the Mini Cryo for everyday cryosurgery.It is an indispensable, simplified tool that you may never have realized was so affordable. Liquid Nitrogen for the treatment of skin tumors, skin tags and malignant basal cell carcinoma and the majority of dermatologists have adopted and can be treated