Much anticipated, the Second Edition of Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence features fully revised and updated information on the evidence-based practice of surgery, including significant new sections on trauma and critical care and the often challenging surgical care of unique populations, including elderly, pediatric, immunocompromised, and obese patients as well as timely new chapters on the pre- and post-operative care of the cardiac surgery patient, intestinal transplantation, surgical infections, the fundamentals of cancer genetics and proteomics. Also new to this edition are discussions of electrosurgical instruments, robotics, imaging modalities, and other emerging technologies influencing the modern practice of surgery. Clinically focused sections in gastrointestinal, vascular, cardiothoracic, transplant, and cancer surgery enable the surgeon to make decisions based upon the most relevant data in modern surgical practice. The text is enhanced by more than 1,000 illustrations and hundreds of the signature evidence-based tables that made the first edition of SURGERY an instant classic.
BODY PARTS is a bone-chilling tale about a medical experiment gone wrong. After a crime psychologist (Fahey) loses his arm and nearly his life in a grisly car accident, he undergoes a daring medical operation to have a donor arm grafted onto his body. But after the operation, the arm starts to take on a violent life of its own, striking out against Bill's wife and children. Consumed by fears about his dangerous behavior, Bill is driven to learn about the donor's identity - a horrifying discovery that delivers him into a world of unimaginable terror.
This book discusses the fundamentals as well as modern approaches of lung transplantation. It unfolds the innovative aspects of this subject which will be crucial for the progress of this field in the future. Lung transplantation is an extensive surgical procedure in which the diseased lung is partially or fully replaced by a healthy lung. The various types of lung transplants are lobe transplant, heart-lung transplant, double-lung transplant, etc. This text aims at providing readers the most important concepts, theories and applications related to this field. It studies, analyses and upholds pillars of lung transplantation and its utmost significance in modern times. This book consists of contributions made by international experts. It will prove to be a beneficial resource guide for readers.
Transplant Nursing Certification Review (CTN), 300 multiple choice questions. Provides key information you need to know to pass the board and certification exam. All questions have explanations with keywords linked to additional online references.Correct answer is on the next page after the question with explanations and links to further research the key point(s) covered in each question.
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In the dark years of apartheid, a boy grew up in a household with a terrible secret: although they were all of mixed origins, they had managed to ‘pass as white.' Young Winston Wicomb, however, was far too dark to fit in and had to be hidden whenever someone knocked on their door. After struggling through school and even managing to obtain an university degree, he still remained unemployed due to his skin color. To make ends meet, he serviced cars in their backyard but never stopped dreaming about escaping the restraints of Apartheid.Then fate intervened. While distributing pamphlets advertising his mechanical skills, he found Professor Chris Barnard stranded next to the road. He offered to help even though he had no experience with the new Mercedes the professor drove. Barnard, surprised at the success of Winston’s efforts and impulsive as ever, offered Winston a job in his research lab. It is here that Winston applied his knowledge and experience of matters mechanical to eventually produce the world’s first apparatus to transport a living heart over long distances.Vital Remains tells to story of an unlikely hero, a huge risk, achievement … and love.See:
Pioneer heart surgeons and bitter rivals: The “thoroughly engrossing” true story of doctors Michael DeBakey and Denton Cooley (The New York Times Book Review). By 1970, the Texas Medical Center in Houston was the leading heart institute in the world, home to the field’s two most distinguished surgeons: Dr. Michael Ellis DeBakey and his young and ambitious disciple, Dr. Denton Arthur Cooley. Their combined mastery in occlusive disease, coronary artery bypass surgery, angioplasty, and heart transplants was unparalleled. For years they worked across the same operating table focused on, and fighting toward, the same lifesaving goals. But what began as a personal friendship and a mutually respectful professional partnership soon deteriorated into a jealous and embittered feud. Though their discord was a cause célèbre among colleagues, it would take award-winning investigative journalist Thomas Thompson to uncover the stunning betrayals and simmering resentments that fueled one of the most famous rivalries in the history of medicine. Weaving the story of DeBakey and Cooley with the stories of patients suffering life-threatening medical conditions, Thompson paints a fascinating portrait of the risks and rewards of cutting-edge science. From devastating tragedies to miraculous breakthroughs, Hearts is a richly detailed and utterly “compelling” account of the turmoil and tension behind one of the greatest medical achievements of the twentieth century (Time).
Face the complex challenges of transplant nursing with confidence, with the newly expanded and updated Core Curriculum for Transplant Nurses, 2nd Edition. This official publication of the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) offers crucial, real-life direction on the science and skills required for every kind of solid organ transplant, from initial evaluation to long-term follow-up. Based on the Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN) exam content, this is a must-have training and teaching guide for nursing educators, students, and all clinicians seeking CCTN certification or a transplant nursing practice. This unique resource offers the core knowledge needed for safe, effective transplant care, with … NEW chapter on quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) and regulatory issuesNEW chapter on vascular composite allograft transplantation (VCA)NEW chapter on mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devicesNEW United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) criteria for VCA procedures and other UNOS policies, including organ allocation policiesNEW Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines for patient selection for destination therapyNEW evidence-based International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation guidelinesNEW patient discharge checklists, and examples of QAPI scorecards and regulator indicatorsMore than 200 end-of-chapter sample test questions to aid CCTN exam studyMore than 200 new and updated charts and figuresOutline format that supports on-the-spot reference, with detailed direction on:Transplant immunology and pharmacology; updated content on medicationsPsychosocial issuesEthical issues, such as living donations and procuring deceased donorsAllocation systems for organs in the United States, Canada, Europe, and AustraliaCare of living donorsLife-long posttransplant follow-upOrgan-specific chapters offer comprehensive information on areas including:Initial organ-specific evaluationPre- and postoperative adult and pediatric carePathophysiology of end-stage organ failureSurgical techniquesImmunosuppressive medicationsPosttransplant complicationsDischarge teaching and follow-upEssential study guide for the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse exam, the ABTC Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinators exam, and the CCTN certification exam.
The closest you can get to seeing the USMLE Step 2 CK without actually taking it Surgery: PreTest Self-Assessment & Review is the perfect way to assess your knowledge of surgery for the USMLE Step 2 CK and shelf exams. You'll find 500 USMLE-style questions and answers that address the clerkship's core competencies along with detailed explanations of both correct and incorrect answers. All questions have been reviewed by students who recently passed the boards and completed their clerkship to ensure they match the style and difficulty level of the exam. 500 USMLE-style questions and answers Detailed explanations for right and wrong answers Targets what you really need to know for exam success Student tested and reviewed