Principles and Practice of Surgery 7th Edition

Principles and Practice of Surgery 7th Edition pdf

Principles and Practice of Surgery 7th Edition is the surgical companion textbook to the international medical bestseller Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. It is a comprehensive textbook for both the surgical student and trainee, guiding the reader through key core surgical topics which are encountered throughout an integrated medical curriculum as well as in subsequent clinical practice.

Although sharing the same format and style as Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, this text is complete in itself, thus enabling the student to appreciate both the medical and surgical implications of diseases encountered in surgical wards.

  • A three-section textbook of surgical principles and regional clinical surgery.
  • The textbook presents a comprehensive account of international surgical practice, taking into account variations in the disease patterns and management approaches throughout the world.
  • Superbly presented with line drawings, high quality radiographic images and colour photographs.
  • Presented in similar form to its sister textbook Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine.
  • Full online and ebook version available as part of Student Consult.
  • A new chapter on Evidence-based practice and professional development.
  • An expanded chapter on Surgical preparation includes an account of the main issues surrounding day case surgery.
  • A new International Advisory Board based in India, South Africa, South-east Asia and Europe has advised throughout on the structure and content of the book.
  • Consequently the text has been updated to reflect changes in understanding, evidence and practice, and to keep the contents in line with undergraduate and postgraduate surgical curricula
  • The evidence-based revision boxes that focus on major international guidelines have been thoroughly updated.
  • The text on tropical conditions such as tropical pancreatitis, tuberculosis affecting the various organ systems and filarial lymphoedema has been expanded.
  • Innovations useful in the practice of surgery in resource-poor environments have been included.
  • The text gives a global emphasis on epidemiological and cultural issues such as problems associated with directed transfusion of blood products from first degree relatives, the issues of informed consent and patient autonomy.
  • A comparison of SI and non-SI reference ranges for commonly used laboratory values has been added.

Key Features – Principles and Practice of Surgery 7th Edition

  • A three-section textbook of surgical principles and regional clinical surgery.
  • The textbook presents a comprehensive account of international surgical practice, taking into account variations in the disease patterns and management approaches throughout the world.

Contents – Principles and Practice of Surgery 7th Edition

SECTION 1 PRINCIPLES OF PERIOPERATIVE CARE

  • Metabolic response to injury, fluid and electrolyte balance and shock
  • Transfusion of blood components and plasma products
  • Nutritional support in surgical patients
  • Infections and antibiotics
  • Ethics, pre-operative considerations, anaesthesia and analgesia
  • Principles of the surgical management of cancer
  • Trauma and multiple injury
  • Practical procedures and patient investigation
  • Post-operative care and complications
  • Evidence-based practice and professional development

SECTION 2 GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY  

  • The abdominal wall and hernia
  • The acute abdomen and intestinal obstruction
  • The oesophagus, stomach and duodenum
  • The liver and biliary tract
  • The pancreas and spleen
  • The small and large intestine
  • The anorectum

SECTION 3 SURGICAL SPECIALTIES  

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • The breast
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Vascular and endovascular surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Urological surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Transplantation surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery

Details – Principles and Practice of Surgery 7th Edition

No. of pages: 580Language: EnglishCopyright: © Elsevier 2018Published: 20th June 2017Imprint: ElsevierPaperback ISBN: 9780702068591Paperback ISBN: 9780702068584eBook ISBN: 9780702068560eBook ISBN: 9780702068577

About the Editor

O. James Garden

Affiliations and Expertise

Regius Professor of Clinical Surgery, Clinical Surgery, University of Edinburgh; Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK.

Rowan W Parks

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgical Sciences, Clinical Surgery, The University of Edinburgh; Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Preface – Principles and Practice of Surgery 7th Edition

This seventh edition of Principles and Practice of Surgery builds on the success and popularity of previous editions and its com- panion volume Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. Many medical schools now deliver undergraduate curricula which focus principally on ensuring generic knowledge and skills, but the continuing success of Principles and Practice of Surgery over the last 30 years indicates that there remains a need for a textbook which is relevant to current surgical practice. This text provides a ready source of information for the medical student, for the recently qualified doctor on the surgical ward and for the surgical trainee who requires an up to date overview of the management approach to surgical pathology.

The content is patient focused and reflects the fact that surgery is often as much about resusci- tation and when not to operate as trying to intervene to deliver a better outcome. This book should guide the student and trainee through the core surgical topics which will be encountered within an integrated undergraduate curriculum, in the early years of sur- gical training and in subsequent clinical practice.

Although it might seem that surgical practice has remained fairly constant in recent years, there have been considerable develop- ments, and sufficient evidence has become available to merit anumber of chapters undergoing significant change. We have also taken into account feedback on the presentation of some of the contents. The format of chapters has been made more consistent and evidence based practice has been highlighted where appro- priate.

A global focus has been maintained throughout. It is our intention that this edition is relevant to doctors and surgeons prac- tising worldwide and a balanced approach has been taken to the presentation where appropriate to ensure that variations in prac- tice are identified. The contributions of our internationally-based contributors and advisors have ensured the book’s contents are fit for purpose in those parts of the world where disease pat- terns and management approaches may differ. We very much hope that this edition continues the tradition and high standards set by our predecessors and that the revised content and presentation of the seventh edition satisfies the needs of tomorrow’s doctors.

Acknowledgements – Principles and Practice of Surgery 7th Edition

We are indebted for the past contributions from former authors who step down with the arrival of this new edition. They include
Sunil Agarwal, Derek Alderson, Andrew W. Bradbury, Ari George Chacko, Trevor J. Cleveland, Steven M. Finney, Pranay Gaikwad,
Roy John Korula, Thomas W. J. Lennard, Dermot W. McKeown, Douglas McWhinnie, Rachel E. Melhado, M. J. Paul, Colin E.
Robertson, Venkatramani Sitaram, Laurence H. Stewart, Sumit Sural, Anubhav Vindal, James D. Watson and Ian R. Whittle.
We would also particularly wish to acknowledge the outstanding contributions made over the years to past editions and to this
new edition by our colleague, Ken Fearon, whose death during the preparation of this edition has cast a shadow over British and
international surgery.
We have benefited greatly from the strong editorial support of Professors Andrew Bradbury and John Forsythe over past editions
and wish them well as they move on to new phases of their careers. We remain indebted to the founders of this book, Professors
Sir Patrick Forrest, Sir David Carter and the late Mr Ian Macleod, who established the reputation of the textbook in its early years
with students and doctors around the world.
We are grateful to Laurence Hunter of Elsevier for his encouragement and enthusiasm and to Ailsa Laing for keeping our contributors
and the editorial team in line during all stages of publication. As always, this has not been easy!

Review – Principles and Practice of Surgery 7th Edition

“Although a book for medical students, it is likely that medical students who use this during their clerkship will find it of continuing use during residency and beyond…This is a nice compact textbook that, while designed for the U.K. and an international readership, will be of value to any students in the U.S. who consult it.” Reviewed by Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)

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