Current Surgical Guidelines

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OUP Oxford, 2010 - Medical - 420 pages
This handbook summarises currently available surgical guidelines and clearly presents them in one concise reference source. Further enhanced with diagrams, algorithms, audit tools and user-friendly statistics, it helps to make surgical practice a well-informed and enjoyable learningexperience. The focus of the book is on UK and European guidelines but it also includes US guidelines where relevant. Although there are various official web sites and printed guidelines, such as the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) and the National Institute for Health andClinical Excellence (NICE), available for the surgical sub-specialties, there is currently no central place for these to be accessed. This book provides such a reference for those embarking on their surgical training, yet is also valuable as an aide-memoire for more senior surgical staff.Current Surgical Guidelines covers the main conditions requiring surgery, such as breast cancer, foreign body ingestion, peptic ulcers, and vascular diseases, focusing on the evidence and selection criteria which determine the best action to take. Recommendations have been graded according torelevant current guidelines and all benefits/risk decision recommendations have been supported by easy-to-digest facts and figures.

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Part 3 Oesophagus
Part 4 Stomach and duodenum
Part 5 Small bowel and appendix
Part 6 Colorectal
Part 7 Pancreas
Part 8 Hepatobiliary
Part 9 Spleen
Part 10 Vascular
Part 11 Breast
Part 12 Endocrine

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Abdullah Jibawi is currently a specialist registrar in surgery at Leicester Royal Infirmary, East Midlands Deanery, and visiting research fellow at Oxford University. Born in Damascus, Syria, he trained in general surgery at Damascus University Hospitals before completing his basic surgical training in Merseyside Deanery, UK. He worked as a project manager and research registrar in the Department of Health before joining the higher surgical training in general and vascular surgery. His special interests include modelling techniques and decision making processes. David Cade is a senior consultant surgeon with a special interest in colorectal surgery. He qualified from Cambridge and sits on various steering Committees in the Department of Health. He has been interviewed by the BBC for his involvement with the development of a scoring system to detect early bowel cancers based on the Patient Consultation Questionnaire (PCQ) concept. He has also worked as a project executive with the Department of Health.

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