How to Win

How to Win Author Brad Snyder
ISBN-10 9781426915826
Release 2009
Pages 484
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Facing the American Board of Surgery Certifying Exam is not merely taking another exam. Most surgeons are not exposed to the techniques of oral examinations or to the best methods to prepare for them. It is seemingly a game in which you have to ascertain the rules, but in reality it is no game. The stakes are high. Reading from sizeable textbooks, poorly-organized review books, and one-dimensional autobiographic example scenarios undeniably makes studying for this exam more stressful than fruitful. Knowing what is important and what is not is crucial when studying for this particular exam. The authors have learned how the challenges can be overcome; as a result, this book was written to include everything that you will need to successfully pass this critical exam. This guide provides pertinent pearls of wisdom quoted from others who have successfully taken the exam and includes: • One hundred and forty-five subjects of content, • Twenty-six bulleted descriptions of the most commonly probed surgical procedures, and, • Sixty-nine of the most commonly asked subjects over the last ten years stressed with invaluable example scenarios that show how content and technique should be employed synergistically.



Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam

Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam Author Marc A. Neff
ISBN-10 9781461476634
Release 2013-08-20
Pages 153
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Edited by Dr. Marc Neff, Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam, Second Edition helps candidates prepare for the General Surgery Oral Board Exam in a different way than other review books. In addition to covering concepts frequently addressed on the test, the review also alerts you to "common curveballs" and "strikeouts"– the unexpected problems or seemingly benign actions (or inactions) that could result in a missed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, and thus result in failure to pass the exam. Fully updated and expanded to reflect the many changes in standards of care, this unique study guide is the first to expose the potential traps and pitfalls of the exam by providing examples of how the questions may be asked and what not to say in response. Designed to be used in conjunction with medical textbooks and other study guides, Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam, Second Edition prepares candidates to think on their feet and answer exam questions confidently and accurately. It is an essential guide for surgical residents, fellows across the surgical subspecialties, and practicing surgeons who are board eligible.



Clinical Scenarios in Surgery

Clinical Scenarios in Surgery Author Justin B. Dimick
ISBN-10 9781451178456
Release 2012-09-26
Pages 672
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Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique presents 125 cases in all areas of general surgery: GI, breast, hepatobiliary, colorectal, cardiothoracic, endocrine, vascular, trauma, pediatric, critical care, and transplant. Each full-color case begins with a patient presentation and proceeds through differential diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment, surgical procedures, postoperative management, and a case conclusion. Each case includes key technical steps, potential pitfalls, take-home points, and suggested readings. The patient stories in these clinical scenarios provide context to faciliate learning the principles of safe surgical care. This book will be particularly useful for senior surgical residents and recent graduates as they prepare for the American Board of Surgery oral examination.



Surgical Pitfalls

Surgical Pitfalls Author Stephen R. T. Evans
ISBN-10 9781437719536
Release 2008-11-28
Pages 769
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This book provides a unique visual and comprehensive approach to intra-operative technical errors and covers identification, consequences, repair and prevention of those errors. Detailed analyses of all reported complications for more than 80 major operations help you minimize the risk of errors in surgical procedures ranging from general, thoracic, vascular, and pediatric...to colorectal, endocrine, breast and trauma. A practical approach provides you with the essential guidance you need to make the best clinical decisions. Offers in-depth guidance on the prevention, management, and consequences of complications and pitfalls that occur before, during, and after surgery-all in one convenient resource. Organizes sections according to area of surgery for fast reference. Features a templated outline for specific procedures, allowing you to quickly review the associated pitfalls. Presents over 800 illustrations-including full-color intraoperative and postoperative photos-which enable you to follow the progression of a surgery and watch out for “problem areas, while color line drawings help you visualize complex procedures.



General Surgery Board Review

General Surgery Board Review Author Michael S. Gold
ISBN-10 039751851X
Release 1999
Pages 530
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Now in its thoroughly updated Third Edition, this study guide is indispensable for surgical residents and general surgeons preparing for the American Board of Surgery's certification and recertification examinations. The text is based on a Surgical Board Review course given annually by the Department of Surgery of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Sample questions and answers are included. New questions in this edition cover the latest developments in surgical science and practice.



TOP KNIFE The Art Craft of Trauma Surgery

TOP KNIFE  The Art   Craft of Trauma Surgery Author Asher Hirshberg,
ISBN-10 9781903378922
Release 2004-10-01
Pages 240
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This book will help you take a badly wounded patient to the operating room, organize yourself and your team, do battle with some vicious injuries and come out with the best possible result. It is a practical guide to operative trauma surgery for residents and registrars, for general surgeons with an interest in trauma, and for isolated surgeons operating on wounded patients in military, rural or humanitarian settings. A surgical atlas may show you what to do with your hands but not how to think, plan and improvise. Here you will find practical advice on how to use your head as well as your hands when operating on a massively bleeding trauma patient. The first part of this book presents some general principles of trauma surgery. The second part is about trauma surgery as a contact sport. Here we show you how to deal with specific injuries to the abdomen, chest, neck and peripheral vessels. The single most important lesson we hope you will derive from this book is to always keep it simple because, in trauma surgery, the simple stuff works.



Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery

Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery Author Jamal J. Hoballah
ISBN-10 9783319447971
Release 2017-07-25
Pages 960
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This text is a fully updated and revised third edition of a highly successful text. The format of this text is unique and has been very successful. A total of 286 short chapters organized into 24 Sections provide operative dictation templates for all of the common and the vast majority of the uncommon and even rare operations performed by general and vascular surgeons. Each chapter also provides a succinct synopsis of the operation through bullet-ed lists which include Indications, Essential Steps, Note these Variations, and Complications. The book thus serves two purposes: these operative dictation templates can be used verbatim when dictating the operative note for a procedure; and the book provides ready reference to the trainee going into the operating room to do the procedure for the first time, or to someone preparing for their Board examinations. Space for notes allows surgeons to personalize the book and turn it into a resource unique to their situation. Fully updated and expanded, Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Third Edition includes significant additions that include flexible endoscopic procedures (now recognized as a core part of general surgery training and practice), single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and robotic approaches to the rectum. The endovascular procedures have been significantly expanded, as have the approaches to venous disease and to A-V fistula creation. Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Third Edition is intended for practicing surgeons, who may modify each template to reflect their own individual practice. It also serves as a concise reminder of essential steps in those operations that may be only rarely performed.



Complications in Surgery

Complications in Surgery Author Michael W. Mulholland
ISBN-10 9781451153699
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 884
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Complications in Surgery, Second Edition offers authoritative recommendations for preventing and managing complications in all current general surgery procedures. The opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in immunosuppressed patients. Subsequent sections focus on complications of specific procedures in thoracic, vascular, gastric, endocrine, breast, and oncologic surgery, as well as organ transplantation and pediatric surgery. This edition includes new information on surgical quality assessment and patient safety and updated information in the organ-specific chapters.



The Last Word on Power

The Last Word on Power Author Tracy Goss
ISBN-10 9780795308383
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 288
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In their effort to succeed, today's leaders will reinvent anything--anything but themselves, and this is why so many attempts to revolutionize business fail. Tracy Goss runs a course for executives so that they can reinvent themselves for the next "mission impossible," and Goss has run this highly successful course for the last fifteen years. Do you want to do work that is worthy of your time and talent? Do you want to make your mark on your industry, company, or within your community? Are you satisfied with the fact that reengineering, quality improvements, and other changes never really make a lasting impact? Then you need to go beyond the techniques of improvement and learn the skills that it takes to be extraordinary. The power to be extraordinary is not one we are born with. Rather, it is a power that one can learn, and Tracy Goss helps executives realize this power. Here in this book for the first time, Goss makes her coursework available to the general reader. Goss's unique methodology shows how you how "you can put at risk the success you have achieved for the 'possibility' you can be." She positions executives to take on the future that they dream about. She teaches how to behave differently so that you are free of past constraints. She shows how you can be at home in the environment in which you are constantly surrounded by threats, and how to transcend the ordinary to make the impossible happen. Her work has resulted in many important life changes and organizational reinventions worldwide.



Sabiston Textbook of Surgery Board Review

Sabiston Textbook of Surgery   Board Review Author Courtney M. Townsend
ISBN-10 0721604838
Release 2004
Pages 300
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A study tool offering preparation for in-service and national qualifying exams. Readers can assess and expand their knowledge with more than 1000 review questions, including answers and complete rationales. Page references to Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 17th Edition make it easy to consult the definitive resource for additional information on any subject.



The Book of R

The Book of R Author Tilman M. Davies
ISBN-10 9781593277796
Release 2016-07-16
Pages 832
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The Book of R is a comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to R, the world’s most popular programming language for statistical analysis. Even if you have no programming experience and little more than a grounding in the basics of mathematics, you’ll find everything you need to begin using R effectively for statistical analysis. You’ll start with the basics, like how to handle data and write simple programs, before moving on to more advanced topics, like producing statistical summaries of your data and performing statistical tests and modeling. You’ll even learn how to create impressive data visualizations with R’s basic graphics tools and contributed packages, like ggplot2 and ggvis, as well as interactive 3D visualizations using the rgl package. Dozens of hands-on exercises (with downloadable solutions) take you from theory to practice, as you learn: –The fundamentals of programming in R, including how to write data frames, create functions, and use variables, statements, and loops –Statistical concepts like exploratory data analysis, probabilities, hypothesis tests, and regression modeling, and how to execute them in R –How to access R’s thousands of functions, libraries, and data sets –How to draw valid and useful conclusions from your data –How to create publication-quality graphics of your results Combining detailed explanations with real-world examples and exercises, this book will provide you with a solid understanding of both statistics and the depth of R’s functionality. Make The Book of R your doorway into the growing world of data analysis.



Fire in My Eyes

Fire in My Eyes Author Brad Snyder
ISBN-10 9780306825156
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 272
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The inspiring story of Brad SnyderÕs journey from the Naval Academy to Afghanistan, from being blinded by an IED explosion to winning Paralympic gold Ê In Afghanistan, Lieutenant Brad Snyder had one of the worldÕs most dangerous jobs: to find and destroy enemy bombs, as an elite US Navy Special Operations warrior. On September 7, 2011, the former Naval Academy captain of the swim team stepped on an improvised explosive device while helping save the lives of his patrolÕs Afghan counterparts. The subsequent explosion left Snyder permanently blind. Through unrelenting pain, hard work, and dedication, Snyder qualified for the US Paralympic Team and on September 7, 2012Ñone year to the day after suffering his devastating injuryÑhe won a gold medal in menÕs swimming for Team USA in London. Brad SnyderÕs journey from darkness to light embodies the courage of AmericaÕs new ÒGreatest GenerationÓ and serves as an inspiration to all of us.



Anatomic Exposures in Vascular Surgery

Anatomic Exposures in Vascular Surgery Author Gary G. Wind
ISBN-10 9781469829340
Release 2013-01-21
Pages 608
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Revised, updated, and expanded for its Third Edition, Anatomic Exposures in Vascular Surgery, is an indispensable guide for the vascular surgeon planning an operation. This classic anatomic reference contains over 550 drawings by a renowned surgeon and illustrator depicting the complex anatomy of the vasculature and surrounding structures, and demonstrating the ideal exposure techniques. The original illustrations will be presented in full color to fully convey three-dimensional concepts of anatomic relationships of the blood vessels and their surrounding structures, which will help to guide surgical decision-making in vascular surgery. Concise legends and text describe the anatomy in relation to the surgical approach. The book is organized by body region, and chapters are divided into anatomic overview and surgical approach sections, which allows the book to be used for extensive study or quick review, depending on the needs of the reader. New sections to this edition include forearm compartment syndrome, forearm fasciotomy, and vascular exposure of the lumbar spine. New concepts regarding surgical approaches to the blood vessels are updated in each chapter along with up-to-date references.



Surgery of the Trachea and Bronchi

Surgery of the Trachea and Bronchi Author Hermes C. Grillo
ISBN-10 1550090585
Release 2004
Pages 872
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Based on 40 years of experience of the renowned Dr. Hermes C. Grillo, Surgery of the Trachea and Bronchi is designed to be clinically useful. The book is divided into two comprehensive sections. The first section thoroughly describes the trachea, its diseases, diagnosis, and results of treatment. The second section is a detailed surgical manual featuring descriptions of special problems and their management. Topics covered included pre- and post-operative care, anesthesia, complications, urgent airways, and other special problems including ENT aspects, tubes, devices, stents, laser and radiotherapy, bronchopleural fistula, foreign bodies, transplantation, and irradiated airways. Tracheal replacement and the development of tracheal surgery are also critically reviewed. The text is well supported by the over 300 detailed and precise illustrations by Edith Tagrin making Surgery of the Trachea and Bronchi an atlas within a textbook. Key Features: A single, comprehensive book on tracheal surgery and diseases by Dr. Hermes C. Grillo, an internationally recognized authority on the trachea A useful, explicit guide to performing airway surgery safely, avoiding pitfalls and managing problems, based on the world's largest experience in tracheal surgery Includes a dual-platform searchable CD-ROM with the complete text and illustrations in PDF files. Audience: General thoracic surgeons in practice and training, ENT surgeons, general surgeons, head and neck surgeons, pulmonologists.



Surgical Decision Making

Surgical Decision Making Author Lawrence W. Norton
ISBN-10 0721679854
Release 2000
Pages 357
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Surgical Decision Making serves surgeons and medical students by providing a summary of the latest diagnostic and treatment methods for most ailments treated by surgical intervention. Although the primary emphasis is on general surgery, this resource offers strategy for management of surgical cases as well as problem solving technique. The authors also cover the sequencing of laboratory tests to provide the most efficient, cost-effective outcomes with the least delay.



Handbook of Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery

Handbook of Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery Author Nicholas J. Zyromski
ISBN-10 9781469873503
Release 2014-09-09
Pages 480
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This handbook provides a comprehesive but succinct overview of medical and surgical management of diseases of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tree. It includes imaging of the pancreas and hepatobiliary system as well. Open and minimally invasive surgical management techniques are covered. Coverage includes pancreatic cancer and cysts, pancreatitis, complications of panreatic surgery, ultrasound for liver disease, cirrhosis and portal hypertension, neuroendocrine and colorectal metastases to the liver, gallstones, cholesystitis, infections in biliary surgery, and more. Target markets include surgical residents, surgical nurses, beginning fellows in HPB training programs. There may also be some uptake from gastroenterologists.



Clinical Scenarios in Surgical Oncology

Clinical Scenarios in Surgical Oncology Author Vijay P. Khatri
ISBN-10 0781754666
Release 2006
Pages 422
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This unique case-based review of surgical oncology offers excellent preparation for oral board examinations, which emphasize both general knowledge and case management. The book presents 91 cases structured to reflect the surgeon's decision-making process. Each case begins with a patient presentation and imaging studies or pathology results and proceeds through a series of decision points—differential diagnosis, requests for additional tests, diagnosis, surgical approach, discussion of potential pitfalls, and follow-up. Cases are grouped by organ system and each section ends with a treatment algorithm summarizing the decision points. Nearly 400 radiologic images and other relevant illustrations accompany the text.