Evidence Based Surgery

The purpose of this book specifically is to teach surgeons (academic or community), surgical fellows and surgical residents regardless of the surgical specialty, the skills to appraise what they read in the surgical literature.

Evidence Based Surgery

Author: Achilles Thoma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 303005120X

Page: 360

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The purpose of this book specifically is to teach surgeons (academic or community), surgical fellows and surgical residents regardless of the surgical specialty, the skills to appraise what they read in the surgical literature. Surgeons need to be able to understand what they read before applying the conclusions of a surgical article to their practice. As most surgeons do not have the extra training in health research methodology, understanding how the research was done, how to interpret the results and finally deciding to apply them to the patient level is indeed a difficult task. Chapters explain the methodological issues pertaining to the various study designs reported in the surgical literature. Most chapters begin with a clinical scenario with uncertain course of action with which most surgeons are struggling. Readers are taught how to search the literature for the best evidence that will answer the surgical problem under discussion. An identified article that seems relevant to the problem you are investigating can be appraised by addressing 3 key questions: 1). Is the study I am reading valid? 2). What are the results of this study? 3). Can I apply these results to my patients? While the primary goal of Evidence-Based Surgery is to teach surgeons how to appraise the surgical literature, an added benefit is that the concepts explained here may help research-minded surgeons produce higher quality research.

Evidence based Surgery

As the healthcare environment changes, the need for outcomes-based tre atment planning becomes even more critical. This book guides the reade r through current outcomes-based research as it pertains to surgery.

Evidence based Surgery

Author: Toby A. Gordon

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 9781550091168

Page: 688

View: 930

As the healthcare environment changes, the need for outcomes-based tre atment planning becomes even more critical. This book guides the reade r through current outcomes-based research as it pertains to surgery. F irst, it gives a complete overview of the practice of evidence-based s urgery (EBS), with topics such as treatment planning, policy issues, a nd ethical issues. Then it gives practical, step-by-step advice on the methodology of EBS, with chapters on study design, outcomes measures, adjustments for complications and comorbidities, cost, and data sourc es. Last, it publishes the results of numerous respected EBS studies.

Surgery

Also new to this edition are discussions of electrosurgical instruments, robotics, imaging modalities, and other emerging technologies influencing the modern practice of surgery.

Surgery

Author: Jeffrey Norton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387681139

Page: 2442

View: 946

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.

Surgery

A guide to "when to" and "what to" rather than "how to", this book provides evidence-based surgical reviews to provide credible answers to age-old surgical management questions.

Surgery

Author: Cohn

Publisher: PMPH-USA

ISBN: 9781607951094

Page: 1000

View: 210

A guide to "when to" and "what to" rather than "how to", this book provides evidence-based surgical reviews to provide credible answers to age-old surgical management questions. The management issues presented are oriented toward interventions and use evidence-based techniques to assess the safety and efficacy of new treatments and rehabilitative or preventative interventions. Each chapter is organised around the key questions essential to delineating the current status of evidence related to the subject reviewed. Publications from the past decade are cited that provide Level I and II evidence using the Oxford scale. Throughout Elective General Surgery, careful assessment of the validity of intervention studies and the strength of the evidence that they provide underlies the choices of cited publications. The information presented in this volume guides the scientific surgeon in providing state-of-the-art care and in optimizing the use of medical resources without losing sight of the need to address the unique needs of individual patients.

Evidence based Surgery

This issue will offer articles on developing skills for evidence-based surgery, the nature of surgical evidence, producing the evidence, and evidence-based decision making.

Evidence based Surgery

Author: Jonathan L. Meakins

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9781416035572

Page: 225

View: 571

Shared decision making is integral to future surgical care. It is not possible without the organization and applications of knowledge. Evidence-based surgical practice is inevitable as practice and outcomes become patient centered. This issue will offer articles on developing skills for evidence-based surgery, the nature of surgical evidence, producing the evidence, and evidence-based decision making.

Evidence Based Plastic Surgery

Evidence-based plastic surgery integrates the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.

Evidence Based Plastic Surgery

Author: Achilleas Thoma

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9781416058687

Page: 240

View: 686

Evidence-based plastic surgery integrates the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values. The purpose of this issue is to assist surgeons at any stage in their careers, from residents and clinical fellows to established clinical surgeons and academic practitioners, to address important clinical questions through correct research methods. Topics covered in the issue include how to formulate clinically important questions; what study design can best answer a specific research question; how to measure the results of surgical interventions, in particular the health status and quality of life of patients; and how to evaluate one's practice through cost-effectiveness analysis.

Surgical Decision Making

This text provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the major issues specific to the surgical decision-making process.

Surgical Decision Making

Author: Rifat Latifi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319298240

Page: 265

View: 157

This text provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the major issues specific to the surgical decision-making process. These include patient’s anatomy and pathophysiology as well as the magnitude of the injury at hand, the surgeon's own physiologic and mental status, training and experience, and many other factors such as creativity, leadership skills, and overall "biochemistry" of the environment. The text reviews theoretical as well as objective information that surgeons use to make intraoperative decisions in situations, often with very limited data; decisions that will decide between a patient's living or dying, such as in trauma surgery and other complex surgeries. How surgeons choose one technical approach over another in these situations is covered. This book fills a critical need for resource materials on these topics and includes both theoretical as well as practical presentations of many typical patients seen in operating rooms around the world. Surgical Decision Making: Beyond the Evidence Based Surgery is written by academic and clinical practicing surgeons that face intraoperative decision situations on a daily basis and therefore provides a unique and valuable resource in the field for surgeons currently in training and for those already in clinical or research practice.

Evidence Based Endocrine Surgery

This book will be of value for specialists in endocrine medicine and surgery as well as general surgeons with an interest in endocrine surgery.

Evidence Based Endocrine Surgery

Author: Rajeev Parameswaran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811011249

Page: 484

View: 346

In this textbook, leading experts from highly acclaimed institutions describe evidence-based best practice in the management of a wide range of benign and malignant thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and neuroendocrine conditions. Detailed attention is devoted to the current role of surgery, including minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery, in different endocrine disorders. The reader will also learn how best to respond to the problems that may be encountered during endocrine surgical practice. While much of the focus is on surgical aspects, the approach is multidisciplinary, with inclusion of information on recent advances in epidemiology, genetics, cytology, pathology, imaging modalities, and other treatment options. The clear text is complemented by instructive clinical cases as well as numerous high-quality illustrations and tables summarizing key points. This book will be of value for specialists in endocrine medicine and surgery as well as general surgeons with an interest in endocrine surgery.

Evidence based Nursing Care Guidelines

Ideal for both nursing students and practicing nurses, this collection of research-based guidelines helps you evaluate and apply the latest evidence to clinical practice.

Evidence based Nursing Care Guidelines

Author: Betty J. Ackley

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032304624X

Page: 980

View: 261

From an internationally respected team of clinical and research experts comes this groundbreaking book that synthesizes the body of nursing research for 192 common medical-surgical interventions. Ideal for both nursing students and practicing nurses, this collection of research-based guidelines helps you evaluate and apply the latest evidence to clinical practice.

Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery

The second edition of Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery: An Evidence- Based Approach addresses the growing complexity of decision making in thoracic surgery.

Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery

Author: Mark K. Ferguson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781849964920

Page: 504

View: 293

The second edition of Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery: An Evidence- Based Approach addresses the growing complexity of decision making in thoracic surgery. More than half of the clinical questions posed in this book are new, and of the questions that remain as holdovers from the previous edition, virtually all have been revised and updated. As new technology is introduced, physicians from nonsurgical specialties offer alternative and competing therapies for what was once the exclusive province of the thoracic surgeon. In addition, there is increasing knowledge regarding the efficacy of traditional thoracic surgical therapies. How to select among these varied and complex approaches is becoming increasingly difficult. Concise chapters are devoted to one or two specific questions, or decisions, in general thoracic surgery that are difficult or controversial. The authors identify relevant publications in their selected topics, grade the quality of the evidence offered by those reports, apply that knowledge to objective management recommendations in an idealized world, and then comment on how they personally use the information in their own clinical practices. The book is a valuable reference source for practicing surgeons, surgeons in training, and educators.

Evidence based Approach in Cataract Surgery

It is absolutely necessary that the practising ophthalmologist bases clinical and surgical decisions on valid data rather than simply on intuition, hearsay or peer-practice, although this is not to denigrate either one's own opinion or ...

Evidence based Approach in Cataract Surgery

Author: Jay Bhopi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203320298

Page: 176

View: 964

It is absolutely necessary that the practising ophthalmologist bases clinical and surgical decisions on valid data rather than simply on intuition, hearsay or peer-practice, although this is not to denigrate either one's own opinion or those of colleagues. Evidence-based medicine helps to improve clinical or surgical practice by evaluating the qual

Evidence Based Practice in Perioperative Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery

This book not only provides the latest best practices in the perioperative management of cardiac surgical patients, but also it summarizes the current clinical guidelines and algorithms from leading cardiac programs and professional ...

Evidence Based Practice in Perioperative Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery

Author: Davy C.H. Cheng

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030478874

Page: 769

View: 903

This comprehensive yet concise book addresses current best practice in the combined areas of cardiac surgery and anesthesia, interventional minimally invasive cardiac procedures, perioperative management and monitoring, and critical care recovery. This book not only provides the latest best practices in the perioperative management of cardiac surgical patients, but also it summarizes the current clinical guidelines and algorithms from leading cardiac programs and professional societies. Contemporary best practice approaches are written by experts from leading cardiac surgical centers. The preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management and recovery of surgical patients, including medication, monitoring techniques, and innovative surgical procedures, are presented by experts in the field of cardiac anesthesia and surgery. Perioperative clinical care guidelines, postoperative recovery pathways and models of care are presented with supporting protocols. Evidence-Based Practice in Perioperative Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery is aimed at all cardiac anesthesiology consultants, fellows, and trainees; all cardiac surgery consultants, fellows, and trainees; nurses in perioperative care and those involved in patient recovery management; cardiac program administrative professionals; and all critical care consultants and trainees looking after cardiovascular surgical patients in the modern era.

Hiatal Hernia Surgery

This book aims to address the recent advances and controversies on the subject of hiatus hernia and antireflux surgery. The field of antireflux surgery is undergoing a lot of changes, and traditional concepts are being challenged.

Hiatal Hernia Surgery

Author: Muhammed Ashraf Memon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319640038

Page: 309

View: 215

This book aims to address the recent advances and controversies on the subject of hiatus hernia and antireflux surgery. The field of antireflux surgery is undergoing a lot of changes, and traditional concepts are being challenged. The readers are provided with an evidence based approach to assist surgeons' decisions in developing a preoperative investigative algorithm prior to offering a surgical solution for either primary or recurrent hiatal hernia surgery based on supporting evidence. The chapters will further investigate the latest trends in minimally invasive hiatal hernia and antireflux surgery, both for primary and recurrent hernias.

Laparo endoscopic Hernia Surgery

This book is distinctive in that it focuses exclusively on current laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques for inguinal, primary and incisional abdominal wall, and hiatal hernias.

Laparo endoscopic Hernia Surgery

Author: Reinhard Bittner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662554933

Page: 483

View: 926

This book is distinctive in that it focuses exclusively on current laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques for inguinal, primary and incisional abdominal wall, and hiatal hernias. Individual steps in diagnosis and treatment are described by experts in the field, but this clinical expertise is also integrated with the best available external evidence from systematic research as encapsulated in statements, recommendations, and guidelines. The reader will thus not only learn how to perform techniques systematically and reproducibly but also come to understand which of the procedures have been scientifically validated by studies, reviews, and meta-analyses and which have simply developed empirically. The descriptions of technique are supplemented by detailed guidance on such aspects as indications, anesthesia, aftercare and pain management, and the prevention and management of complications. Where appropriate, careful comparisons are made of competing repair options, including open techniques. In summary, this book will help practicing surgeons to standardize their operative technique so as to reflect current scientific knowledge and thereby improve the quality of laparoscopic/endoscopic hernia surgery.

Evidence Based Practices in Gastrointestinal Hepatobiliary Surgery

Divided into 63 chapters, the book begins with a chapter on minimally invasive and robotic oesophagectomy, followed by overviews of oesophageal conditions requiring surgery.

Evidence Based Practices in Gastrointestinal   Hepatobiliary Surgery

Author: Govind Nandakumar

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9351529398

Page: 800

View: 269

Textbook of Hepatobiliary & Gastrointestinal Surgery is an extensive, illustrated, evidence-based review of complex liver and gastrointestinal surgery, edited by gastrointestinal expert Govind Nandakumar, based at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York. Divided into 63 chapters, the book begins with a chapter on minimally invasive and robotic oesophagectomy, followed by overviews of oesophageal conditions requiring surgery. Subsequent chapters cover the surgical management of a broad range of disorders including Crohn’s disease, colitis, and several cancers affecting the hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal systems. Surgical techniques discussed include gastric bypass, banding and sleeve gastrectomy, liver and pancreas transplantation, and a separate chapter on bariatric surgery in developing countries. Textbook of Hepatobiliary & Gastrointestinal Surgery concludes with discussion on radiology techniques, pathology, and nutrition for gastrointestinal patients, and recovery after surgery. 638 full colour illustrations enhance this comprehensive resource for surgeons in training and in practice. Key Points Comprehensive guide to liver and gastrointestinal surgery for surgeons in training and in practice Contributions from internationally recognised experts, edited by Govind Nandakumar from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Provides information on a broad range of surgical techniques and management of many disorders 638 illustrations full colour

Evidence Based Oral Surgery

This book is designed to guide the dental practitioner in the medical and surgical management of the oral surgery patient.

Evidence Based Oral Surgery

Author: Elie M. Ferneini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319913611

Page: 501

View: 659

This book is designed to guide the dental practitioner in the medical and surgical management of the oral surgery patient. It provides dentists and dental professionals with up-to-date, evidence-based information on how to handle any oral surgical problem and how to work up a patient. The book is divided into five sections, the first two of which present overviews of general and basic perioperative topics and the principles of exodontia. Management of oral pathology is then discussed in detail, covering odontogenic infections, osteonecrosis, preprosthetic surgery, common oral pathology, biopsy techniques, and dentoalveolar trauma. The fourth section is devoted to topics in advanced oral surgery, such as disturbances of the temporomandibular joint apparatus, facial deformities, and dental implants. Finally, a series of illustrative case reports and unusual surgical cases is presented. The book is multi-institutional and multispecialty based. Both editors have extensive academic experience and have authored numerous scientific publications.

Evidence Based Podiatry

This practical text reviews the most recent literature supporting clinical decisions regarding over a dozen common foot and ankle conditions, along with presentations of the techniques themselves, both surgical and non-surgical.

Evidence Based Podiatry

Author: Dyane E. Tower

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030508536

Page: 268

View: 461

This practical text reviews the most recent literature supporting clinical decisions regarding over a dozen common foot and ankle conditions, along with presentations of the techniques themselves, both surgical and non-surgical. The conditions are presented anatomically from forefoot to ankle, beginning with issues surrounding toenails, such as fungal infection and treatment of ingrown toenails, then proceeds to discuss the toes and toe joints, including hammertoe fixation, 2nd MPJ pathology, and Lapidus bunionectomy. Treatmentsfor arthritis of the midfoot and flatfoot follow, along with arthroscopy and arthroplasty of the ankle, surgical and non-surgical approaches for Achilles tendon ruptures, and treatments for Charcot neuroarthropathy, clubfoot and general considerations of wound care of the foot and ankle. Throughout, an emphasis is placed on the best available evidence for each treatment strategy. Evidence-Based Podiatry will be a valuable resource for podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and residents, fellows and trainees treating these common foot and ankle conditions.

Evidence Based Periodontal and Peri Implant Plastic Surgery

This atlas, featuring numerous superb illustrations and vivid photographs, aims to create a bridge between research and practice in the field of periodontal plastic surgery and cosmetic dentistry with a view to enabling optimal decision ...

Evidence Based Periodontal and Peri Implant Plastic Surgery

Author: Leandro Chambrone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319139754

Page: 323

View: 412

This atlas, featuring numerous superb illustrations and vivid photographs, aims to create a bridge between research and practice in the field of periodontal plastic surgery and cosmetic dentistry with a view to enabling optimal decision making in daily practice. After an opening overview of evidence-based decision making and discussion of treatment planning, subsequent chapters address the surgical treatment of recession-type defects, use of soft tissue substitutes, aesthetic clinical crown lengthening and peri-implant plastic surgery. Illustrated case studies depict application of the described surgical procedures in daily practice and advice is provided on clinical indications and contraindications and basics of the surgical sequence. In addition, critical summaries of the results of systematic reviews are provided. Further chapters consider aspects of multidisciplinary decision-making and present decision trees for soft tissue augmentation procedures proposed by the American Academy of Periodontology. The atlas will be a valuable clinical guide for general dentists and specialists in periodontology/periodontics and implantology.