Core Topics in General & Emergency Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.
This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon.
. Evidence-based practice in surgery . Outcomes and health economic issues in surgery . Day case surgery . Abdominal hernias . Organisation of emergency general surgical services and the early assessment and investigation of the acute abdomen . Perforations of the upper gastrointestinal tract . Acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding . Pancreaticobiliary emergencies . Acute conditions of the small bowel and appendix . Colonic emergencies . Anorectal emergencies . Paediatric surgical emergencies . Abdominal trauma . Venous thromboembolism: prevention, diagnosis and treatment . Patient assessment and surgical risk . Perioperative and intensive care management of the surgical patient . Surgical nutrition . Abdominal sepsis and abdominal compartment syndrome
. Complications of bariatric surgery presenting to the general surgeon