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Female genital malformations represent miscellaneous deviations from normal anatomy. With a prevalence of approximately 6% in the general population, they might be associated with health problems, potentially dangerous complications or poor reproductive outcome depending on the type and the degree of the anatomical abnormality. During the last two decades the better understanding of their pathogenesis, the availability of new non-invasive techniques for their diagnosis and the increased experience from their treatment have radically changed their management. A new, clinically oriented classification system has now been developed facilitating their evidence-based appraisal. It is a reality that the management of female genital malformations has changed rapidly during the last few years from an experience based and mainly descriptive field to a scientific evidence-based one. This book presents all uterine, cervical and vaginal anomalies in a systematic way and the new ESHRE/ESGE classification system utilised for their categorization. In addition, their embryogenesis and etiology are summarized. The diagnostic work-up of women with female genital malformations is reviewed in an evidence-based fashion and taking into account the availability of new non-invasive diagnostic methods. The treatment strategy and the therapeutic alternatives to restore health and reproductive problems associated with their presence are critically reviewed.
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.
This book, written by international experts, is a detailed guide to the Eustachian tube, with emphasis on those aspects of most relevance to the practitioner. The opening chapters document the clinical anatomy and provide essential information on physiology, with explanation of the new model of tubal mechanics and the use of Eustachian tube function tests. Diagnosis and therapy for the patulous Eustachian tube are then discussed, placing special emphasis on a novel conservative treatment regimen that has proven to be a breakthrough for patients with this clinical syndrome. A further extensive chapter examines overall function of the Eustachian tube, primarily from the middle ear surgeon's viewpoint. Tuboplasty procedures, including laser tuboplasty, and tympanoplasty are described, and the implications of different middle ear pathologies for surgical treatment are explained. Conservative treatment of Eustachian tube obstruction and hearing aids for the nonaerated middle ear are also discussed. The previously unpublished treatment methods that are described in this book will be invaluable in ensuring the best possible clinical outcomes.
A guide to surgery, designed mainly for undergraduate students, giving an overview of the subject for junior registrars and providing a resource for general practioners in their continuing medical education programmes.
In addition to such topics as the theoretical foundation of orthopedagogics and diagnosis and assistance, the essentials of various developmental and learning problems experienced by children - including handicapped children - are discussed in depth. There is also a section on orthopedagogical research.
This superbly illustrated book is a comprehensive and detailed guide to the contemporary arthroscopic management of intraarticular fractures. The opening section addresses a variety of basic aspects and key issues, including the difficulties posed by intraarticular fractures, principles of fixation, cartilage healing, and rehabilitation. The minimally invasive surgical techniques appropriate to individual types of fracture are then fully described and depicted, covering fractures of the shoulder and elbow, wrist, pelvis and hip, knee, and ankle. Guidance is also provided on avoidance and management of complications and rehabilitation. The closing section addresses relevant miscellaneous issues, including arthroscopic management of temporomandibular joint fractures and extended indications for endoscopy-assisted fracture fixation. This volume will be of value for both trainee and experienced surgeons when treating patients with these complex fractures.
Combining the approaches of preventative and restorative dentistry, this is a revised and updated guide to the clinical techniques and procedures necessary for managing tooth disorders and disease. * Introduces minimally invasive dentistry as a model to control dental disease and then restore the mouth to optimal form, function, and aesthetics * Contains several student-friendly features, including a new layout, line drawings and clinical photographs to illustrate key concepts * Covers fundamental topics, including the evolutionary biology of the human oral environment; caries management and risk assessment; remineralization; principles of cavity design; lifestyle factors; choices between restorative materials and restoration management * Includes a companion website with self-assessment exercises for students and a downloadable image bank for instructors
This book provides a comprehensive guide to the use of laparoscopic resection in the treatment of surgical liver lesions. As it introduces the steps and key techniques of laparoscopic anatomical liver resection, it will be of great interest to surgeons and physicians working in this area. Though each chapter covers a different technique, all chapters are written in a uniform style, including indications and contraindications, surgical steps, key techniques, complications and notes. This book provides readers with an overview of the current state of the art and deeper understanding of laparoscopic liver resections.
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 ultimate preparation tool for the American Board of Surgery In-Training ExaminationABSITE Slayer is a rigorous, high-yield review that focuses specifically on the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination. Designed to reduce pre-test anxiety and help you achieve the highest score possible, this powerful study aid provides a complete framework for your exam preparation and is also the most efficient last-minute review available. You will find everything you need to ace the exam in one comprehensive package--from Q&A and full-color illustrations to "make or break" tips--from expert authors who know exactly what it takes to excel. Here's why this is the best ABSITE review: More than 300 multiple-choice questions and more than 1,000 quick-hit single answer questions Test-taking tips that may spell the difference betweensuccess and failure on the exam Numerous full-color illustrations of must-know anatomy Valuable clinical pearls Easy-to-retain concise text Logical organ-based organization, that also includes chapters on pharmacology, anesthesia, cell biology, and fluids/electrolytes/nutrition
Long awaited, this fine surgical atlas covers all aspects of neuro-otology and lateral skull base procedures in comprehensively in detail. The lavishly illustrated step-by-step guide is written by two American experts to ensure continuity between topics. The text is highly structured with step-by-step explanation of each surgical procedure and TIPS and TECHNIQUES sections as well as a PEARLS section in each chapter. More than 200 superb artwork illustrations describe each surgical procedure with nearly 600 additional intraoperative pictures with CT and MRI images to teach specific case examples. This offers a complete educational experience for the skull base surgeon in training and a thorough reference for the experienced surgeon.
The aim of this book is not only to help climbers and coaches gain a better understanding of medical consultations, but also to offer insights into practical treatment. As regards the medical field, the explanation of the different forces exerted on fingers during climbing allows better assessment of the causes of injuries and can help injured climbers adjust when they return to training. Despite their small size and fragility, fingers are essential in rock-climbing. The publication of this book was motivated by the numerous possible injuries and the required treatments, as well as the desire to connect medicine to this field. Combining scientific and medical research offers a new approach to training and practice. Indeed, promoting cooperation between specialists and coaches for the benefit of climbers can reduce the risk of lesions and improve training.
THE 'GOLDEN JUBILEE' EDITION OF A CLASSIC TEXTBOOK, FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1965 Highly Commended at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2016 General Surgery Lecture Notes continues to be an invaluable, appealing and approachable resource for thousands of medical students and surgical trainees throughout the world. This comprehensive guide focuses on the fundamentals of general surgery, and systematically covers all the clinical surgical problems that a student may encounter and about which they need to know. Fully revised and updated to reflect the rapid changes which are taking place in surgical practice, this 50th anniversary edition: * Includes principles of treatment written at student level to aid understanding * Features full colour illustrations throughout * Includes electronic access to a range of extra material including case studies, images and photographs, and biographies * Includes free access to the Wiley E-Text * Is a perfect review text for medical students as well as junior surgeons taking the MRCS examination and other postgraduate surgical examinations Trusted by generations of medical students, the clinical emphasis of General Surgery Lecture Notes makes this an essential purchase for all those wishing to learn more about general surgery.
The second edition of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and it serves as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in minimally invasive bariatric surgery. Additionally, the second edition includes new features that will benefit the resident, fellow, or bariatric surgeon new to the field. Specifically, each evidence-based chapter (i.e. outcomes, complications, epidemiology, etc) concludes with three or four exam questions that emphasize the salient points of the chapter and provide fellowship programs a valuable training tool and resource for their academic curriculum. These questions are either single-answer multiple choice or true/false format and the correct response with a brief explanation follows. As more emphasis is placed on completing a comprehensive curriculum and obtaining certification for bariatric training, this aspect of the book is unique and provides added value to the text. The new edition also incorporates many new or updated medical illustrations to enhance the technique chapters and provide more uniformity for the artwork throughout the book. Each of the major procedures include surgical technique, outcomes, and management of complications in separate chapters to provide an easy reference for the busy clinician preparing for a case or presentation. Another unique feature of the text is a link to video files hosted online for the relevant chapters. This video library will be of great value to the user. As the number of fellowships in laparoscopic bariatric surgery continues to increase, this updated text will provide a valuable resource for general and bariatric surgeons, laparoscopic surgeons, fellows, residents, medical students, obesity researchers, and industry representatives involved in this field.
The Understanding the Spine chart is an overview of the structure and selected health issues of the vertebral column. Front and side views of the column are shown, along with several views of vertebrae and discs. Heavy gauge 3ml lamination with sealed edges and two metal eyelets for hanging makes chart highly durable. Write-on/wipe-off with dry erase marker (not included).
This important reference textbook covers the surgical management of all major orthopaedic and traumatological conditions. The book will act as the major source of education and guidance in surgical practice for surgeons and trainees, especially those preparing for higher surgical examinations and the Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology examinations within and beyond Europe. The emphasis throughout is on the application of current knowledge and research to technical problems, how to avoid operative problems, and how to salvage complications if they occur. The didactic text is complemented by abundant illustrations that highlight the essentials of each clinical scenario. The authors are all recognized international authorities active at congresses and workshops as well as in universities and hospitals across the world.
The first edition of The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology was published in 2010 and has greatly influenced the practice of thyroid cytopathology. The terminology proposed and illustrated in this text has been widely adopted not only in the U.S. but also abroad. It has become an essential text for pathology trainees and practicing pathologists examining thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens. Since 2010, there have been a number of important advances in the management of patients with nodular thyroid disease and in the understanding of the biology of thyroid cancer. This new edition includes these advances that impact terminology for reporting thyroid cytopathology. In particular, it incorporates a discussion of the recently implemented and now widespread use of molecular testing of thyroid FNA samples, which has transformed the management of patients with nodular thyroid disease in the U.S.. In addition, this edition accommodates the recent changes to the classification of thyroid cancer, most notably the introduction of a new thyroid diagnosis, that of "non-invasive follicular tumor with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP)". Thoroughly revised and updated, The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology, Second Edition will provide the reader with a unified approach to diagnosing and reporting thyroid FNA interpretations. It serves as a reference guide not just for pathologists, but also endocrinologists, surgeons, and radiologists.
This volume provides an overview of new concepts in neurovascular interventions based on clinical and scientific knowledge of cerebrovascular disorders. It especially focuses on subarachnoid hemorrhage and cerebrovascular malformations, e.g. aneurysms, arterio-venous malformations, and cavernomas. A separate part addresses cerebral revascularization for both complex aneurysms and ischemia. All contributions were written by recognized experts and cover original papers presented at the 7th European Japanese Stroke Surgery Conference, held in Verona, Italy in June 2014. The authors present new trends and strategies for managing emerging problems, as well as in-depth discussions on controversial issues in the field.
This book is unique in focusing expressly on regenerative medicine in the aesthetic field. With the aid of more than 400 color pictures, it provides step-by-step descriptions of procedures that can be performed easily in the private practice. The number of people pursuing anti-aging and cosmetic procedures in order to achieve a youthful, healthy, or simply improved aspect is continually increasing. At the same time the available techniques and materials have undergone rapid innovation in terms of both safety and quality. The practitioner no longer looks just at the correction or camouflage of an unwanted feature but rather also aims to address the aging process itself. Regenerative medicine appears to provide a unique and unlimited opportunity in this context. Autologous fat grafting, adipose-derived stem cells, and autologous platelet-rich plasma represent just some of the attractive options that can be used for volume restoration and facial rejuvenation.
Celebrated by medical students for over a decade, Kaplan's pocket-sized Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes is the highest-yield surgery review for the the shelf and USMLE Step 2 CK exams. Designed for portable prep, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes fits perfectly in your lab coat so you can refresh your knowledge in between cases. The Best Review Concise high-yield review of core surgery material 180 up-to-date vignettes for self-testing 15 brief essays examining selected diagnostic and therapeutic tools from a surgical perspective NEW essay topics: intravenous fluid therapy, surgical infections, and fluid needs in children NEW illustrated chapter on bariatric surgery NEW introduction with guidance for addressing regional variations in medical practice on National Board questions Expert Guidance Revised and fully up-to-date content from distinguished surgery instructor Dr. Carlos Pestana For over a decade, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes has helped med students excel on the surgery shelf exam and USMLE Step 2 CK
This atlas demonstrates how to perform each available extraperitoneal hernia repair via a set of high-quality annotated images showing step-by-step guidance on how to perform the surgery. Robotic extraperitoneal hernia procedures are considered great teaching procedures especially with a dual teaching console. The book bridges the gap between traditional hernia and laparoscopic hernia texts by combining both approaches to create a book with a unique visual approach. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative figures are integrated to highlight the importance of these step-by-step procedures, enhance skill and efficiency, and avoid surgical pitfalls. Detailed descriptive figures accompany step-by-step instructions and include specific anatomical annotations that describe the anatomy and layers of the abdominal wall during hernia procedures. Robotic Hernia Surgery provides a comprehensive, insightful and state-of-art review of this field, and serves as a valuable resource for surgeons, surgeons in training, and students with an interest in hernia and robotic hernia surgery.
Colorectal Surgery has continued to experience tremendous growth in both the community and academic settings over the past few years. The recent increase in demand for colorectal specialists has been fueled by an overwhelming number of applications to fellowship training programs, resulting in some of the most coveted and competitive positions. Furthermore, the accumulation of experience, knowledge, and wisdom from pioneers in the field, combined with major recent technological advances, has transformed the clinical management of diseases of the colon and rectum. Colorectal Surgeons have embraced advances ranging from minimally invasive approaches for complex problems to novel training methods for future generations. Additionally, we have spearheaded innovations in the management of colorectal cancer, pelvic floor disorders, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and anorectal conditions. Despite these improvements, there remains a seemingly never-ending mixture of complex patient disease processes and complications resulting from the care of these patients. Even in cases where the technical challenges were managed successfully, complications or poor function may result in dramatic life-long consequences, reduced quality of life, as well as having economic implications. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is the premiere professional organization of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Three editions of the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery have been published and have proved to be extremely valuable for their wealth of general information and knowledge, providing not only background information, but also specifics regarding the more complex situations that surgeons who treat patients with colorectal disease experience on a regular basis. An ASCRS manual was produced in in 2009 and 2014, each accompanying their original textbooks. This has been formed by abstracting the textbook into a bullet format; all figures and most tables were retained. The 3rd edition of the Textbook (published by Springer) included completely new chapters and authors. This 3rd edition of the Manual is indicated to conform to the new edition of the Textbook and incorporate newer information in the field of colon and rectal surgery. This Manual will serve as a very useful resource for physicians and researchers dealing with diseases of the colon and rectum. It will provide a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide education, patient management and stimulate investigative efforts. All chapters were written and abstracted by experts in their fields and will include the most up to date scientific and clinical information.
This comprehensive, up-to-date reference on surgery in the neonate presents and explains the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of neonatal malformations and surgical pathologies. The coverage includes conditions involving the head and neck and the chest, disorders of the liver and biliary tract, gastrointestinal disorders, genitourinary conditions and malformations, anterior abdominal wall defects, tumors, and various other pathologies. For each condition, the pathogenesis and the most current and innovative surgical, and also medical, approaches are described with the aid of numerous illustrations. Minimally invasive strategies receive particular attention, and tips and tricks that will be of value in clinical practice are highlighted. The book includes a general part covering topics such as embryology, anatomy, prenatal diagnosis, and anesthesia and also provides detailed advice on pre- and postoperative care, with special consideration of nutritional problems. Neonatal Surgery will serve as an excellent guide for all pediatric and neonatal surgeons, whether in training or experienced
This abundantly illustrated guide, based on work at the renowned Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, describes and depicts operative techniques for the treatment of the devastating wounds caused by pressure ulcers. Comprehensive information is provided on the surgical anatomy and the variety of wounds that may be encountered. In addition, interventions in patients with complicated ulcers are discussed. Pressure ulcer is a topic of growing importance in the fields of plastic surgery, surgical education, and physical therapy - and also has important psychosocial, medicolegal, and cost management implications. Readers will find Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Pressure Ulcer to be an ideal aid to appropriate selection of flap surgery in the individual patient. It will help in the achievement of satisfactory outcomes and will especially assist surgeons who lack the requisite specialized training and experience.
Birgit Kumbrink's bestselling guide to K-Taping - now available in its 2nd edition! This richly illustrated hands-on guidebook features a highly successful therapeutic approach to treating orthopedic, traumatological, and many other conditions has now been extended to include 20 additional application techniques for the fields of neurology and gynecology (including pre- and post-natal). This practical guide provides all the background information physiotherapists, sports physiotherapists, medical doctors, occupational therapists and health care professionals need. It serves both as a perfect companion to training courses and as a reference book and refresher and shows how to use the specially developed elastic K-Tape most effectively. A brief introduction to the basic principles of K-Taping, the special elastic tapes used and the method's history is followed by 9 chapters highlighting treatment techniques and their application to nearly 70 frequently seen conditions. Each is featured on a double page with up to five color photos, brief instruction, practical information about symptoms, dosage, progress to be expected and tips regarding variations of techniques. As the benefits of K-Taping in enhancing the effects of other conservative care and surgical treatments are getting more and more appreciated, Birgit Kumbrink's "K-Taping - An Illustrated Guide", developed by Germany based K-Taping Academy, has rapidly established itself as the ultimate reference book for therapists and clinicians in an ever expanding range of medical disciplines.
Comprised exclusively of clinical cases covering the management of injuries to the biceps tendon and superior labrum, this concise, practical casebook will provide clinicians in orthopedics and sports medicine with the best real-world strategies to properly diagnose and treat the various types of injuries they may encounter. Each chapter is a case that opens with a unique clinical presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management techniques used to treat it, as well as the case outcome and clinical pearls and pitfalls. Cases included illustrate different surgical management strategies for acute and chronic biceps tendon ruptures, anterior shoulder pain, subscapularis tears, proximal tenodesis, synovial chondromatosis and SLAP lesions type 1 through 4. Pragmatic and reader-friendly, The Biceps and Superior Labrum Complex: A Clinical Casebook will be an excellent resource for orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine practitioners and physical therapists alike.
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