Current Surgical Guidelines

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OUP Oxford, Oct 15, 2009 - Medical - 464 pages
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Although there are various official websites and printed guidelines available for the surgical sub-specialties, such as the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), there is currently no central place for these guidelines to be accessed. Current Surgical Guidelines provides such a reference for those embarking on their surgical training, yet is also valuable as an aide-memoire for more senior surgical staff. Summarizing currently available surgical guidelines and clearly presenting them in one concise reference source, the book helps to make surgical practice a well-informed and enjoyable learning experience. The focus of the book is on UK and European guidelines, but it also includes US guidelines where relevant. Current Surgical Guidelines covers the main conditions requiring surgical care, such as breast cancer, critically ill surgical patients, and diverticular disease, focusing on the evidence and selection criteria which determine the best action to take. Recommendations have been graded according to relevant current guidelines and all benefits/risk decision recommendations have been supported by easy-to-digest facts and figures.

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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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