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General principles of urological surgery

John Reynard, Stephen Mark, Kevin Turner, Noel Armenakas, Mark Feneley and Mark Sullivan

in Urological Surgery

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780199299423
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728358 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199299423.003.0001

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

General principles of urological surgery

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Preparation of the patient for urological surgery 2

Antibiotic prophylaxis in urological surgery 4

Complications of surgery in general: DVT and PE 6

Fluid balance and the management of shock in the surgical patient 10

The degree of preparation is related to the complexity of the procedure. Certain aspects of examination (pulse rate, blood pressure) and certain tests (haemoglobin, electrolytes, creatinine) are important not only to assess fitness for surgery, but also as a baseline against which changes in the post-operative period can be measured....

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Subjects: Urology ; Surgical Skills

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