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Current Surgical Guidelines

Abdullah Jibawi and David Cade.

October 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Surgery; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Surgical Skills; Peri-operative Care; Communication Skills; Nursing Skills; Haematology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Critical Care; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Anaesthetics; Pain Medicine; Histopathology; Surgical Oncology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Bariatric Surgery; General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery; Hepatobiliary Surgery; Vascular Surgery; Breast Surgery. 464 pages.

Current Surgical Guidelines covers the main conditions requiring surgical care, such as breast cancer, critically ill surgical patients, and diverticular disease, and focuses on the...

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Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery

Edited by M. Asif Chaudry, Sri G. Thrumurthy and Muntzer Mughal.

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Surgery; Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery; Preclinical Medicine; Physiology; Surgical Skills; Histopathology; Peri-operative Care; Surgical Oncology; Bariatric Surgery; Critical Care. 368 pages.

Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery serves as a detailed, evidence-based guide to benign and malignant oesophageal and gastric surgery, covering in a practical and accessible manner the myriad...

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General Principle of Immunosuppression

Deanna Blisard.

in ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Transplant Surgery; Critical Care; Immunology. 3272 words.

Post-transplant immunosuppression almost always includes a combination of drugs and approaches based on a patient's individual situation, organ transplanted, and current developments in the...

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Heart Failure

Roy S. Gardner, Theresa A. McDonagh and Niki L. Walker.

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Pathology; Clinical Skills; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Interventional Radiology; Surgical Skills; Transplant Surgery; Critical Care; Medical Oncology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Medical Skills; Peri-operative Care; Palliative Medicine. 512 pages.

Heart failure is an important and ever expanding sub-speciality of cardiology, and many health care professional bodies are now developing specialist expertise in heart failure. With...

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Hepatic Encephalopathy

Thiruvengadam Muniraj, Prem A. Kandiah and Ali Al-Khafaji.

in ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Transplant Surgery; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 3104 words.

Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a term used in the clinical setting to describe a wide spectrum of neuropsychiatric deficits associated with acute liver failure, chronic liver failure, or...

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ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients

Edited by Ali Al-Khafaji.

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Critical Care; Transplant Surgery; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Gastroenterology; Nephrology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Immunology; Nursing Skills; Anaesthetics; Surgical Skills. 304 pages.

ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients provides a concise resource for intensivists, surgeons, and nurses caring for abdominal organ transplant patients before and after surgery....

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Infection and antibiotic management

Jeffrey A. Claridge and Aman Banerjee.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 4279 words.

Nosocomial infections are a major patient safety issue in the ICU. They causesignificant increases in patient morbidity and mortality, as well as increase medicalexpenses. Trauma patients...

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Infectious Complications After Abdominal Solid Organ Transplant

Federico Palacio and M. Hong Nguyen.

in ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients

January 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Transplant Surgery; Critical Care; Medical Microbiology and Virology. 7997 words.

This chapter discusses the immune status of abdominal organ transplant patients, the epidemiological exposures that predispose to infections after transplant, the timing of infection, and...

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Neurologic Outcomes of Surgery and Anesthesia

Edited by George A. Mashour and Michael S. Avidan.

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology; Neurology; Anaesthetics; Critical Care; Pain Medicine; Ophthalmology; Peri-operative Care; Chemical Pathology. 144 pages.

Neurologic Outcomes of Surgery and Anesthesia fills a gap in perioperative medicine literature and provides a concise yet thorough overview of adverse outcomes involving the brain, spine,...

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Organ Donation and Transplantation after Cardiac Death

Edited by David Talbot and Anthony D'Alessandro.

March 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Transplant Surgery; Medical Ethics; History of Medicine; Peri-operative Care; Haematology; Critical Care; Histopathology; Surgical Skills. 336 pages.

Written by international experts, this resource lays out the moral, legal and ethical restraints to using donors after cardiac death for organ transplant, together with the techniques that...

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