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Vital Remains - The True Story Of The Coloured Boy Behind The Wardrobe (Paperback): Amos Van Der Merwe Vital Remains - The True Story Of The Coloured Boy Behind The Wardrobe (Paperback)
Amos Van Der Merwe
R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Chris Barnard needed the help of exceptional men and women to stay ahead of the fast-developing science of transplantation. One of these exceptional men were Winston Wicomb, the darker brother of the famous Randall.

He had to be hidden as a child to prevent the Apartheid inspectors from discovering his family’s racial identity. He had to endure the rampant racism that existed in South Africa at school and in the army… Winston, who had to fix cars in the backyard to make ends meet, had a curious encounter with Chris Barnard and got appointed in his research laboratory. Winston had to develop an apparatus with which hearts could be kept alive to enable transport.

This is the story of an unlikely hero; a man who changed transplantation forever, and a South African citizen who never got the recognition he deserved.

It’s a story of perseverance. And hope. Even... love.

Heartbreaker - Christiaan Barnard And The First Heart Transplant (Paperback): James Styan Heartbreaker - Christiaan Barnard And The First Heart Transplant (Paperback)
James Styan 4
R240 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

In this new biography of Chris Barnard we not only learn about the life of South Africa’s most famous surgeon, from his Beaufort West childhood through his studies locally and abroad to his prominent marriages – and divorces – but James Styan also examines the impact of the historic heart transplant on Barnard’s personal life and South African society at large, where apartheid legislation often made the difficulties of medicine even more convoluted.

The role of black medical staff like Hamilton Naki is explored, as is the intense rivalry that arose between other famous heart surgeons and Barnard. How did Barnard manage to beat them all in this race of life and death? How much did his famous charisma have to do with it all? And in the light of his later years, his subsequent successes and considerable failures, what is Barnard’s legacy today?

Styan covers it all in this fascinating new account of a real heartbreaker that coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant.

Hartebreker - Christiaan Barnard En Die Eerste Hartoorplanting (Afrikaans, Paperback): James Styan Hartebreker - Christiaan Barnard En Die Eerste Hartoorplanting (Afrikaans, Paperback)
James Styan 4
R240 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Vir die vroue wat hy met sy rolprentsterglimlag betower het, was Chris Barnard ’n hartebreker. Vir sy pasiŽnte ’n harteheler.

Diť nuwe biografie oor Suid-Afrika se beroemdste hartsjirurg vertel nie net van Barnard se kinderjare in Beaufort-Wes, sy prominente huwelike (en egskeidings) en flambojante lewe nie. James Styan ondersoek ook die impak van die historiese eerste hartoorplanting op Barnard se persoonlik lewe en op die Suid-Afrikaanse gemeenskap in die algemeen, waar apartheidswetgewing dikwels die probleme van geneeskunde nog ingewikkelder gemaak het. Die rol van swart mediese personeel soos Hamilton Naki word bespreek, sowel as die intense wedywering wat tussen ander beroemde hartsjirurge en Barnard ontstaan het.

Hoe het Barnard dit reggekry om hulle almal in diť resies om lewe en dood te wen? Hoeveel het sy welbekende sjarme daarmee te doen gehad? En wat is Barnard se nalatenskap vandag, in die lig van sy latere suksesse en aansienlike mislukkings? Styan dek dit alles in diť fassinerende nuwe blik op Chris Barnard wat uitgegee is om saam te val met die 50ste herdenking van die eerste hartoorplanting.

Principles of Surgical Patient Care - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd ed): C.J. Mieny, U. Mennen Principles of Surgical Patient Care - Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd ed)
C.J. Mieny, U. Mennen
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) In stock

Departmentalising medicine has produced many specialities. This development is both essential and inevitable if progress is pursued. In the surgical field, at least ten disciplines have developed. Although these disciplines are very different in nature and practice, a large common ground binds them together: this title is about these common basic principles, which should form the core knowledge of all surgeons regardless of speciality. As in the past, the subjects covered in the intermediate examinations of the College of medicine of South Africa and the Universities offering Master in Surgery Degrees (Mmed) are represented. This material covers the principles of managing emergency situations across the different surgical disciplines, including intensive care, infections and trauma.

The Knife's Edge - The Heart and Mind of a Cardiac Surgeon (Hardcover): Stephen Westaby The Knife's Edge - The Heart and Mind of a Cardiac Surgeon (Hardcover)
Stephen Westaby 1
R354 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R105 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An intimate and compelling exploration into the unique psyche of the heart surgeon, by one of the profession's most eminent figures. Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated with psychopathy. His thirty-five-year career has been characterised by fearlessness and ruthless ambition; leaving empathy at the hospital door as thousands of patients put their lives in his hands. For heart surgeons, the inevitable cost of failure is death and in The Knife's Edge, Westaby reflects on the unique mindset of those who are drawn to this exhilarating and often tragic profession. We discover the pioneers who grasped opportunities and took chances to drive innovation and save lives. Often difficult, uninhibited and fearless, theirs is a field constantly threatened by the risk of public failure. Like those before him, Westaby refuses to draw the line in his search of a lifetime solution to problems of the heart. His determination is unerring - a steadfastness underpinned by his unusual mind. But as we glimpse into the future of cardiac surgery, for all its remarkable scientific advancement, one question remains: within the confines of socialised medical healthcare systems, how can heart surgeons - individuals often hardwired with avoidance of self-doubt, a penchant for glory and a flagrant disregard for authority - truly flourish?

The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away - A Death That Brought the Gift of Life (Paperback): Cole Moreton The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away - A Death That Brought the Gift of Life (Paperback)
Cole Moreton 1
R209 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`Gripping ... so powerfully emotional that at times I had to put it down to wipe my eyes' Mail on Sunday `How do you say thank you to someone for giving you their heart? It is the greatest gift a person can ever give.' Marc is a promising young footballers of 15, growing up in Scotland. A few hundred miles away in England, Martin is a fun-loving 16-year-old. Both are enjoying their summers when they are suddenly struck down by debilitating illnesses. Within days, the boys are close to death. Although their paths have never crossed, their fortunes are about to be bound in the most extraordinary, intimate way. One of them will die and in doing so, he will save the other's life. This is a deeply powerful and dramatic story. It is extremely rare for the family of a donor to have any personal contact with the recipient of their loved one's organ. Yet remarkably, the mothers of these two boys meet and become friends, enabling the extraordinary, bittersweet moment in which a mother who has lost her son meets the boy he saved. Reaching out and placing her palm flat against his chest, she feels the heart of her son beating away inside another. Her boy, the boy who gave his heart away.

Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon - The New Stories and Science of the Mind (Hardcover): Rahul Jandial Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon - The New Stories and Science of the Mind (Hardcover)
Rahul Jandial 1
R395 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R126 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An easy and accessible guide to boosting your brain power by an acclaimed neurosurgeon and neuroscientist For years Dr Rahul Jandial has transformed the lives of his neurosurgery patients by putting them through 'brain rehab', his specially developed boot camp for restoring brain function. In this eye-opening, informative and accessible guide, he uses his years of expertise to show how healthy people can rewire their brains to work in a higher gear. With quick and easy daily exercises, Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon will show you how to: * boost your memory * control stress and emotions * minimize pain * unleash creativity * raise smart kids * reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. Using a combination of scientific research and fascinating real-life stories from his own operating room, acclaimed neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial explains how to boost your brain power for good.

How Death Becomes Life - Notes from a Transplant Surgeon (Hardcover, Main): Joshua Mezrich How Death Becomes Life - Notes from a Transplant Surgeon (Hardcover, Main)
Joshua Mezrich 1
R416 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R85 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery. Leading transplant surgeon Dr Joshua Mezrich creates life from loss, moving organs from one body to another. In this intimate, profoundly moving work, he examines more than one hundred years of remarkable medical breakthroughs, connecting this fascinating history with the stories of his own patients. Gripping and evocative, How Death Becomes Life takes us inside the operating room and presents the stark dilemmas that transplant surgeons must face daily: How much risk should a healthy person be allowed to take to save someone she loves? Should a patient suffering from alcoholism receive a healthy liver? The human story behind the most exceptional medicine of our time, Mezrich's riveting book is a poignant reminder that a life lost can also offer the hope of a new beginning.

An introduction to the operating theatre - For nurses and operating theatre practitioners (Paperback): Janice van Hirtum An introduction to the operating theatre - For nurses and operating theatre practitioners (Paperback)
Janice van Hirtum
R152 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R23 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

For the healthcare professional, the operating theatre is a highly specialised environment. One reason for this is the pace at which theatre cases proceed. However, it is also an exciting and challenging environment and can be extremely rewarding. An Introduction to the Operating Theatre for Nurses and Operating Theatre Practitionerswill provide the student with the foundational knowledge necessary to make the first experience in theatre a meaningful one. The primary objective of the book is to assist the student to become a safe practitioner and a valuable part of the multi-disciplinary team that works within the theatre. This objective can only be achieved through sound intra-operative competencies that place the patient at the centre of any activity.

When Breath Becomes Air (Paperback): Paul Kalanithi When Breath Becomes Air (Paperback)
Paul Kalanithi 2
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 'Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable' New York Times At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.

Flaps in Hand and Upper Limb Reconstruction - Surgical Anatomy, Operative Techniques and Differential Therapy (Hardcover):... Flaps in Hand and Upper Limb Reconstruction - Surgical Anatomy, Operative Techniques and Differential Therapy (Hardcover)
Ulrike Brugger, Luitgard Kellner, Henriette Rintelen, Robert Hierner, Reinhard Putz; Illustrated by …
R1,138 R1,003 Discovery Miles 10 030 Save R135 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
International Textbook of Aesthetic Surgery 2016 (Hardcover): Nicolo Scuderi, Bryant A. Toth International Textbook of Aesthetic Surgery 2016 (Hardcover)
Nicolo Scuderi, Bryant A. Toth
R8,992 Discovery Miles 89 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This two-volume textbook - the result of wide-ranging collaboration among renowned experts in aesthetic surgery from the Americas and Europe - presents state of the art concepts and techniques from across the entire spectrum of cosmetic surgery. It opens with some of the last writings of two of the giants in the discipline, Fernando Ortiz Monasterio and Daniel Marchac, whose contributions set the tone and standard for the rest of the book. In all, there are ten sections covering every aspect of plastic surgery. A very wide range of surgical procedures that can be utilized by the plastic surgeon in training as well as by the established plastic surgeon are described in detail, and in the case of the face, nonsurgical treatments are also fully considered. Further topics include the history of the specialty, legal issues, and anticipated future developments, including regenerative medicine. Numerous beautiful color photographs and skillfully executed illustrations complement the informative text.

Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon - The New Stories and Science of the Mind (Paperback): Rahul Jandial Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon - The New Stories and Science of the Mind (Paperback)
Rahul Jandial 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

An easy and accessible guide to boosting your brain power by an acclaimed neurosurgeon and neuroscientist For years Dr Rahul Jandial has transformed the lives of his neurosurgery patients by putting them through 'brain rehab', his specially developed boot camp for restoring brain function. In this eye-opening, informative and accessible guide, he uses his years of expertise to show how healthy people can rewire their brains to work in a higher gear. With quick and easy daily exercises, Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon will show you how to: * boost your memory * control stress and emotions * minimize pain * unleash creativity * raise smart kids * reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. Using a combination of scientific research and fascinating real-life stories from his own operating room, acclaimed neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial explains how to boost your brain power for good.

When Breath Becomes Air (Paperback): Paul Kalanithi When Breath Becomes Air (Paperback)
Paul Kalanithi 1
R182 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R52 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2017 'Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable' New York Times At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.

Imaging of Prosthetic Joints - A Combined Radiological and Clinical Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2014. Corr. 2rd printing... Imaging of Prosthetic Joints - A Combined Radiological and Clinical Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2014. Corr. 2rd printing 2014)
Carlina V. Albanese, Carlo Faletti
R2,879 R2,566 Discovery Miles 25 660 Save R313 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An increasing percentage of the population has at least one prosthetic joint. Imaging is required for both initial assessment and routine follow-up of the implant, and this book is intended as an informative and up-to-date guide to the subject. After an introductory section covering a range of background topics, the level of information offered by different imaging techniques in presurgical planning and postimplantation assessment is analyzed. The application of imaging to different joints is then carefully explored in chapters devoted to the foot and ankle, hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow, wrist and hand. In addition, two innovative chapters focus on periprosthetic DXA as the gold standard in monitoring implant survival and on the role of drug therapy in helping to ensure the durability of the prosthesis. A central feature of the book is its combination of the clinical and radiological perspectives; it will be of value to radiologists and orthopedic specialists, as well as residents in these disciplines.

Spine Surgery Basics (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Vikas V. Patel, Alpesh Patel, James S. Harrop, Evalina Burger Spine Surgery Basics (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Vikas V. Patel, Alpesh Patel, James S. Harrop, Evalina Burger
R4,892 R3,959 Discovery Miles 39 590 Save R933 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Spine surgery has increasingly become a surgical field of its own, with a distinct body of knowledge. While available textbooks cover the intricacies of spine surgery and provide extensive information on each pathology, these books are not geared towards the requirements of the novice and are insufficiently portable for the busy resident to carry while on rounds or on call. This easy-to-use book, written by acknowledged experts, is designed to meet such needs by providing essential information on spine pathology, diagnostic evaluation, surgical procedures, and other treatments. After an opening general section, degenerative spinal disease, pediatric spine conditions, spine trauma, spine tumors, infections, inflammatory disorders, and metabolic conditions are all discussed in more depth. Alongside description and evaluation of surgical options, important background information is included on pathology, presentation, diagnosis, and nonsurgical treatments. Potential complications of surgery are also carefully considered. Spine Surgery Basics will be an invaluable practical aid for all who are embarking on a career in spinal surgery or require a ready reference that can be consulted during everyday clinical practice.

Quick Reference Handbook for Surgical Pathologists (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2019): Natasha Rekhtman, MD, PhD, Marina K Baine, MD,... Quick Reference Handbook for Surgical Pathologists (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2019)
Natasha Rekhtman, MD, PhD, Marina K Baine, MD, PhD, Justin A. Bishop, MD
R1,099 Discovery Miles 10 990 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book contains a compilation of high-yield, at-a-glance summaries in quick reference format for various topics that are frequently encountered by pathologists in the daily practice or on the boards. The focus is not organ-based histologic criteria, but rather everything else that goes into pathologic diagnoses but is difficult to keep committed to memory. The emphasis is on immunohistochemistry, special stains, grading systems, molecular markers, tumor syndromes, and helpful clinical references. Also included are morphologic summaries that encompass high-yield material cutting across all organ systems, such as an illustrated guide for microorganisms, tumor differentials, and an illustrated glossary of pathologic descriptors. The book has a unique format in that the information is presented primarily in tables and diagrams accompanied by brief and to-the-point explanatory text. The guiding principle was to boil the information down to the essentials but with just enough commentary to be accessible to a newcomer to pathology and to serve as a quick reference to a practicing pathologist. In the 7 years since its initial publication, there have been considerable advances in surgical pathology, particularly immunohistochemical stains, molecular diagnostics, and histologic grading schemes. In the second edition, the content has been thoroughly updated to incorporate these developments, while retaining the overall scope and concise format of the first edition. In addition, the reader will find summaries for many new topics as well as multiple new cartoon illustrations and diagrams.

Plastic Surgery - Clinical Problem Solving (Paperback): Peter J. Taub, R. Michael Koch Plastic Surgery - Clinical Problem Solving (Paperback)
Peter J. Taub, R. Michael Koch
R2,597 Discovery Miles 25 970 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This title helps you to learn how to manage commonly encountered problems in plastic and reconstructive surgery with this unique case-based approach. "The editors have produced a powerful source of knowledge that is easy to use and quite satisfying. Their book ushers readers through 52 plastic surgery cases and details the logical manner in which to objectively evaluate, ponder, and solve problems that each presents...The recognized experts who contribute to this book have translated complex subjects into an erudite syllabus that can be read and understood by a multitude of readers in plastic surgery, including students, residents, and recently trained and veteran plastic surgeons...Reading this book is an enjoyable experience. How much better can learning be than to have fun, test one's clinical acumen, and take away a fund of knowledge? 3 Stars". ("Doody's Review Service"). Covering head, neck, trunk, extremities, and cosmetic concerns, this sourcebook uses numerous visual clinical scenarios to illustrate essential plastic and reconstructive surgical principles. Each chapter is organized by a well-illustrated case, followed by algorithms that take you through effective management strategies and clinically relevant information. The result is an ideal resource for oral board preparation and a valuable primer for students, residents, and attending physicians from diverse specialties. This title is the first resource of its kind, based on visual clinical scenarios designed to sharpen clinical-decision making. Each case includes an algorithm to guide management strategies. It includes extensive, high-yield collection of information and insights for each case. Practical pearls from leading authorities close each case and provide concept-clarifying take-away points. Full-color clinical photos add emphasis to must-know points throughout each case. It includes suggested references that provide further information on each subject.

Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for General Surgeons (Hardcover, New): Vicente H. Gracias, Mark G. McKenney, Patrick M. Reilly,... Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for General Surgeons (Hardcover, New)
Vicente H. Gracias, Mark G. McKenney, Patrick M. Reilly, George C. Velmahos
R2,426 Discovery Miles 24 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Sharpen your skills in 3 surgical specialties--with this one complete sourcebook

A Doody's Core Title for 2011

"The book is easy to read, logical, insightful, and clearly meant for practicing surgeons. Chapters are brief and suitable for quick reading by the surgeon facing an emergency....Throughout, there is major emphasis on figures and easy-to-follow diagnostic and management algorithms, which makes it easy for readers to grasp the essential message....I am certain that Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for the General Surgeon is destined to have a large readership."--"JAMA"

"This book can be recommended for its well written chapters introducing generalists to principles of critical care. 3 Stars." "Doody's Review Service"

"Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for the General Surgeon" delivers a definitive overview of how to evaluate, stabilize, and perform surgeries for multiple emergent scenarios. Written by prominent surgeon educators, it takes you step-by-step from triage through the operation and concisely explains how to handle trauma, critical care, and emergency surgery situations. No other resource delivers such quick access to essential information prior to the procedure, helping to ensure optimal outcomes for the critically ill surgical patient.

"Acute Care Surgery" is written specifically to help you prepare during the narrow window of time between resuscitating the patient in the emergency room and the patient's admission to the operating room.

FEATURES A multidisciplinary surgical companion covering the three specialties within acute care surgery--emergency surgery, surgical critical care, and trauma A streamlined presentation that facilitates research and offers point-of-care insights that enhance surgical outcomes Clinical chapter orientation, with headers that logically segment chapter material between preoperative, operative, and postoperative management Management algorithms in all clinical chapters highlight and clarify important surgical procedures Expert authorship from leaders in their respective disciplines provide the most clinically relevant, up-to-date approaches to acute care surgical problems

Breast Reconstruction - Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Melvin A. Shiffman Breast Reconstruction - Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Melvin A. Shiffman
R6,767 R5,049 Discovery Miles 50 490 Save R1,718 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book, written by leading international experts in the field, offers a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in breast reconstruction. A particular feature is the presentation of a multitude of new clinical techniques, with high-quality supporting illustrations. The opening sections document the history of breast reconstruction, describe the anatomy of the pectoral muscles, pectoral nerves and perforator flaps and provide guidance on preoperative imaging and planning. After full documentation of techniques (including use of autogenous tissues and prosthetic implants), further sections are devoted to the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, the role of angiography and thermography, monitoring, quality of life outcomes and complications and their management. The book will be invaluable both for residents and fellows and for practicing and highly experienced cosmetic surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, and those in cosmetic surgical subspecialties.

Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) - Principles, Techniques, Complication Management, and Future Concepts (Mixed media... Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) - Principles, Techniques, Complication Management, and Future Concepts (Mixed media product, 1st ed. 2015)
Walter Sekundo
R2,439 R2,177 Discovery Miles 21 770 Save R262 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this book an international panel of authors offer a clear, step-by-step approach to Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE), a new refractive procedure approved for the treatment of myopia and astigmatism that is a truly minimally invasive key-hole type surgery. The book opens by discussing important fundamentals of the technology, followed by a close look at the healing response. The current surgical techniques are then described in detail with the aim of providing easy-to-understand guidance for all who wish to perform SMILE surgery or to identify solutions to pitfalls that may arise during the learning curve. Further sections cover the clinical science relating to SMILE (explaining underlying principles), discuss ongoing investigations to further expand the spectrum of SMILE surgery and offer suggestions on how to market the procedure and communicate it to the prospective patient. This guide is "a must" for everyone who wishes to enter the exciting world of SMILE.

Controversial Pain Syndromes of the Arm - Pathogenesis and Surgical Treatment of Resistant Cases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015):... Controversial Pain Syndromes of the Arm - Pathogenesis and Surgical Treatment of Resistant Cases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Albrecht Wilhelm
R1,561 R1,404 Discovery Miles 14 040 Save R157 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This concise, well-illustrated monograph explains the true pathogenesis, hitherto unsolved, of five key pain syndromes of the arm and describes diagnosis, indications for surgery, surgical techniques and results. The syndromes in question are tennis elbow, golf elbow, proximal radial nerve compression syndrome, so-called coracoiditis and Sudeck s dystrophy. In each case, the neurogenic pathogenesis is identified and deficiencies of other interpretations, for example that these conditions are the result of degenerative processes, are discussed. Appropriate surgical techniques in resistant cases are described in the context of pathogenesis and treatment outcomes are documented. The fact that these outcomes are excellent in the large majority of cases may be taken as support for the author s interpretation of pathogenesis. This book will be informative and instructive for all hand, orthopedic, trauma, plastic, general and neurosurgeons as well as neurologists and hand therapists."

Pathology of the Maxillofacial Bones - A Guide to Diagnosis (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Pieter J. Slootweg Pathology of the Maxillofacial Bones - A Guide to Diagnosis (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Pieter J. Slootweg
R2,885 R2,187 Discovery Miles 21 870 Save R698 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is divided into 3 main sections: cysts and odontogenic tumors (lesions related to the dentition); fibro-osseous lesions and giant cell lesions, which are unique to the maxillofacial skeleton; and bone lesions, which also occur in other parts of the body. Individual diseases are described with a special emphasis on histomorphological aspects. Some lesions may pose considerable diagnostic problems due to shared microscopical features and the authors' aim is to provide reliable diagnostic guidelines for the surgical pathologist who has to deal with specimens from this area. The majority of the currently available textbooks on head and neck pathology are mainly devoted to soft tissue lesions, paying less attention to the pathology of the diseases that involve the hard tissues. Texts on general skeletal pathology cannot address this gap, as the maxillofacial skeleton differs from the bones elsewhere in the body in several respects. Therefore, the book discusses both bone disorders that are restricted to the head and neck, and diseases that also occur in the extragnathic skeleton.

Robotic Donor Nephrectomy - A Practical Guide (Paperback): Said Abdallah Al-Mamari, Herve Quintens Robotic Donor Nephrectomy - A Practical Guide (Paperback)
Said Abdallah Al-Mamari, Herve Quintens
R1,429 R1,092 Discovery Miles 10 920 Save R337 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Kidney transplantation from a living donor provides the best chance for successful renal replacement therapy. However patient's safety remains of paramount importance and complications are unacceptable. Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) has been proven to have a lower surgical mortality and morbidity as well as a lower blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, and a better cosmetic result compared to the open procedure. This has resulted in LDN being considered the standard in many centers. Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Donor (RALD) nephrectomy is a new trend developed in the last decade. Robotic assistance is increasingly popular worldwide, because it offers optimal operative conditions to the urological surgeon and a shorter learning curve than the standard laparoscopy.

Colon Polyps and the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Omer Engin Colon Polyps and the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Omer Engin
R2,876 R2,177 Discovery Miles 21 770 Save R699 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book explains clearly the nature of colon polyps and their relationship with colorectal cancer, which is among the three most common cancers in both men and women. Up-to-date information is provided on anatomy, pathology, types of polyp and their treatment, and the performance of colonoscopy. Particular attention is devoted to the risk factors for development of colorectal cancer, with detailed guidance on its prevention and early diagnosis and treatment. While the book is primarily intended for medical specialists and students, a deliberate and consistent effort has been made to use plain language that will enable other interested persons, including patients, to understand all aspects of the subject.

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