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Obesity is a serious and rapidly increasing medical problem. Bariatric surgery is the only effective long-term treatment for morbid obesity and the performance of this surgery has increased dramatically over the years.

Bariatric Surgery: A Primer for Your Medical Practice is a user-friendly, practical reference text that provides all the necessary information that the health care professional will need to assist in patient selection and preoperative assessment, as well as recommendations in dealing with complex postoperative care of the bariatric patient.

Dr. Francis A. Farraye and Dr. R. Armour Forse, joined by leading experts, review what is required by today's practicing physician who will manage the care of obese adults.

Inside the chapters of Bariatric Surgery, along with numerous tables, images, and charts, you will find many crucial elements of bariatric surgery extensively and practically covered.

Bariatric Surgery is the perfect resource for the primary care physician, family practitioner, general internist, endocrinologist, nutritionist, gastroenterologist, radiologist, medical and surgical resident, and medical student.

Long awaited, Bariatric Surgery is the answer many are searching for today.

Some chapter topics:

  • The medical management of obesity
  • Types of bariatric surgery
  • Assessments of patients prior to bariatric surgery
  • Medical management of the patient after bariatric surgery
  • Nutritional and psychological consequences of bariatric surgery
  • Endoscopic and radiologic imaging

Written by experienced faculty at Mayo Clinic, this Eighth Edition is a completely revised and updated study tool that has proved invaluable for the American Board of Internal Medicine certification or maintenance of certification as well as general practice review by physicians around the world. Using this source, physicians will access a virtual blueprint for exam preparation and acquire clear guidance on question format, types of questions, and hints on topics commonly encountered on the test. Providing more than 350 MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS that simulate the current exam format, this must-have guide will equip readers with the resources they need to anticipate testing challenges and pass the exam. Here are just a few of the great features found in the Eighth Edition: Extensive revised chapters with several NEW tables and figures NEWa chapter on HOSPITAL MEDICINE QUESTION-AND-ANSWER segments and expertly written explanatory notes at the end of each chapter STRATEGIES AND RECOMMENDATIONS on how to approach the board exam CURRENT PHARMACY TABLES that highlight indications, toxic effects, and drug interactions sections that present TYPICAL INDICATION CLINICAL SCENARIOS EXTENSIVELY EDITED CHAPTERS on cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, critical care, geriatrics, preventive medicine, hematology, infectious diseases, womena (TM)s and mena (TM)s health DETAILED INDEX for quick retrieval of information GREAT ILLUSTRATIVE TOOLSa lucid images, algorithms, and summary tables that reflect major practices, therapies, and medications utilized in the field over 325 TABLES and 400 FIGURES NEW TO THE EIGHTH EDITION: thoroughly revised and expanded chapters updated multiple choice questions new chapter on hospital medicine additional figures and images to illustrate key points TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: The Board Examination Allergy Cardiology Critical Care Medicine Dermatology Endocrinology Gastroenterology and Hepatology General Internal Medicine Genetics Geriatrics Hematology HIV Infection Hospital Medicine Hypertension Infectious Diseases

As medical imaging plays an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, it has become vital for medical practitioners to have a thorough understanding of the many complicated techniques available. The Oxford Handbook of Medical Imaging is a practical quick-reference guide to all the modalities and techniques of imaging for medical and surgical conditions. Practical and easy to use, the handbook covers all common diagnoses, symptoms, and conditions. Medical and surgical emergencies are covered, along with explanations of the rationale behind each imaging techinque and the common questions likely to be asked. Fully illustrated throughout with example images from real cases, the indications, merits, and drawbacks of all the various modalities are explained in quick bullet points for ease of understanding and quick reference. Each chapter (where appropriate) is split into handy sections on differential diagnosis, presenting symptoms, and common conditions, so you will always have the most relevant information at your fingertips. This handbook is sure to be a constant companion for all radiographers and students, junior doctors, clinicians, and anyone who works with medical imaging.

This atlas presents an extensive collection of single-incision laparoscopic operations in general surgery performed from 2008 to 2013 in Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University. 2000 operations are reported in it. All the figures in it were collected using real time recordings of the operations which will be particularly interesting to the readers. In each specific surgery, authors provide its key surgical steps, complications and management and contraindication. This atlas is intended for clinical surgeons who can evolve these operations soon after reading about them. Patients will also benefit from this book because of the combination of minimal invasiveness and cosmetic effect of single-incision laparoscopic surgery.

The Atlas of General Surgery is a highly practical, how-to reference for the most frequently performed operations. The book opens with a section on general aspects of surgery, such as the application of sutures, drains, catheters, venous ports, and punctures. The main section demonstrates the operations in step-by-step format, covering the anatomic regions including the skin and soft tissues, the neck, the thoracic wall and cavity, the abdominal cavity, the retroperitoneum, and the external genital organs. The author also covers surgery for hernias, colorectal surgery, pediatric surgery, vascular surgery, amputations, and trauma surgery. For precise and quick orientation, each surgical chapter presents a brief introduction to surgical preparation, anesthesia, positioning, relevant anatomy, risks, complications, and postoperative care, and then illustrates the operative technique through excellent drawings and detailed legends. Key features:

  • Covers all common surgeries any general surgeon needs to know
  • Step-by-step guide to each operative procedure
  • More than 1,200 high-quality drawings demonstrate surgical anatomy and technique, with each illustration showing one operative step
  • Didactic page layout allows for easy comprehension of the material
  • Practical tips, tricks, and pitfalls highlight crucial information
  • Ideal for all surgeons in training the Atlas of General Surgery is a handy, one-volume text that provides an overview of this broad field. It also serves as a valuable reference for the bookshelf of practicing surgeons who would like to consult a rapid review before surgery.

    Safe and effective prescribing is a cornerstone of proper patient care. There has in recent years been a significant increase in the numbers of healthcare professionals able to prescribe; however, sources of drug information tend to focus on only one area of prescribing. The Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy links practical information about how to use medicines with concise details about the pharmacology of a drug, and the principles of clinical pharmacology that govern its action. The overall structure of this handbook is similar to the UK national formulary, with topics on each drug arranged broadly by therapeutic category. When a drug has several different uses, these are brought together in a single topic, allowing the reader to appreciate its full range of actions, whether therapeutic or adverse. Each drugs topic provides information in a clearly laid out and standardised form, and includes a graphical representation of the pharmacological actions of the drug, and its potential uses, practical advice on a drug's major indications, a list of common and serious adverse effects, major drug-drug interactions, practical advice on monitoring for therapeutic and adverse effects, and what to tell the patient. Teaching points throughout the text draw out pharmacological principles, so that readers can increase their basic knowledge by linking theory with practical examples. Also included are several boxes giving guidance on the approach to therapy of specific diseases an clinical problems. In some cases, algorithms for the treatment of medical emergencies are given, and this new edition features case histories throughout the text to illustrate the issues one may face in practical prescribing. The Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy brings together for the first time in a single book really practical information on safe prescribing, with the background knowledge that underpins clinical pharmacology. Fully revised with new guidance and important safety information, this book is aimed primarily at medical students and trainees, it will also be invaluable to family doctors, clinical pharmacists, and nurse prescribers.