Non-Obstetric Surgery During Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide 1st ed

Non-Obstetric Surgery During Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide 1st ed

As minimally invasive surgical techniques evolve, the outlook for patients continues to brighten. This is also true for pregnant women experiencing conditions requiring surgical intervention during gestation. A physician’s ability to identify potential risk factors in pregnant patients that present pre-op directly corresponds with their success in monitoring patients in post-op for adverse obstetric outcomes from non-obstetric surgeries. The utilization of laparoscopic techniques during surgery for pregnant patients has decreased the risk of fetal complications and increased the positive outlook for the duration of the pregnancy.

This text is designed to present a minimally invasive approach to surgery that is non-obstetrics related and to educate readers on the potential risk factors and negative outcomes on pregnant patients following non-obstetric surgery. The various sections of this book will address issues faced by surgeons who undertake the task of operating on the pregnant patient. When performing non-obstetric surgery on a pregnant patient the ability to identify possible risk factors for adverse obstetric outcomes is important. Risk factors can be maternal-, surgical-, obstetrical-, or disease-associated. Common adverse obstetric outcomes following non-obstetric surgery include preterm delivery, preterm labor without preterm delivery, and miscarriage. Fetal well-being is an additional risk-benefit factor to be considered when weighing options before conducting non-obstetric surgeries on pregnant patients. This book will provide physicians with the knowledge and tools to identify common risk factors and successfully apply evidence-based risk reduction.

To date, no comprehensive resource is available for non-obstetric surgery during pregnancy.  Types of pregnancies, potential complications, proper use of anesthesia, types of risk factors (maternal-, surgical-, obstetrical-, and disease-associated), etc. will be thoroughly explained and depicted within these pages.  All chapters will be written by subject matter experts in their fields.  All information communicated will be comprised of the most currently available knowledge


Evidence-Based Oral Surgery: A Clinical Guide for the General Dental Practitioner 1st ed

Evidence-Based Oral Surgery: A Clinical Guide for the General Dental Practitioner 1st ed

This book is designed to guide the dental practitioner in the medical and surgical management of the oral surgery patient. It provides dentists and dental professionals with up-to-date, evidence-based information on how to handle any oral surgical problem and how to work up a patient. The book is divided into five sections, the first two of which present overviews of general and basic perioperative topics and the principles of exodontia. Management of oral pathology is then discussed in detail, covering odontogenic infections, osteonecrosis, preprosthetic surgery, common oral pathology, biopsy techniques, and dentoalveolar trauma. The fourth section is devoted to topics in advanced oral surgery, such as disturbances of the temporomandibular joint apparatus, facial deformities, and dental implants. Finally, a series of illustrative case reports and unusual surgical cases is presented. The book is multi-institutional and multispecialty based. Both editors have extensive academic experience and have authored numerous scientific publications.


Operative Techniques and Recent Advances in Acute Care and Emergency Surgery 1st ed

Operative Techniques and Recent Advances in Acute Care and Emergency Surgery 1st ed

The aim of this book is to identify and shed new light on the main surgical practices involved in acute care and trauma surgery.  Adopting an evidence-based approach, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and intensivists illustrate basic and advanced operative techniques, accompanied by a comprehensive and updated reference collection. Emerging surgical procedures in Acute Care Surgery are also explored step by step with the help of ample illustrations.

Further, the book offers an overview of treatment options for acute organ failure, with a focus on peculiar clinical situations that call for special treatment, including: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), circulatory support and urgent liver transplantation. In order to identify the key determinants in decision-making and therapeutic support that can help avoid critical errors, authors not only define and discuss specific surgical techniques, but also present major issues and controversies related to it.

In essence, the book can be considered a “What to do guide” that offers easy access to both basic and advanced lifesaving surgical procedures, due in part to text boxes highlighting “Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls” as well as advice on “Complications Management”. Many chapters are enriched by providing clinical case scenarios, an important educational resource including self–assessment questionnaires.


The Ileoanal Pouch: A Practical Guide for Surgery, Management and Troubleshooting 1st ed

The Ileoanal Pouch: A Practical Guide for Surgery, Management and Troubleshooting 1st ed

This book gives a comprehensive overview of surgery that results in creating an ileoanal pouch or continent ileostomy. It deals with the entire journey of pouch surgery starting from patient selection and counselling to technical tips and tricks and ending in managing pouch function and failure. Containing a patient experience section this volume helps clinicians better understand what a patient expects from the ileoanal pouch.

This is a very specialised topic but one that is covered very poorly and this book has the potential to consolidate all that is known about the topic to provide a comprehensive overview on the surgery and its consequences.







Epilepsy Surgery and Intrinsic Brain Tumor Surgery: A Practical Atlas 1st ed

Epilepsy Surgery and Intrinsic Brain Tumor Surgery: A Practical Atlas 1st ed

This book provides a comprehensive and practical guide for the safe and efficient management of patients with intrinsic brain tumors and medically intractable epilepsy. It presents in an easily understandable way the preoperative evaluation of these patients, starting from the clinical interpretation of conventional anatomical MR imaging and analyses the clinical significance of newer MR based imaging techniques such as diffusion and perfusion imaging.

It demonstrates with clarity the role of MR spectroscopy and fractional anisotropy and diffusion tensor imaging in the preoperative assessment of these patients and how this data can be incorporated into the surgical planning.

This book is aimed at neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and epileptologists, and may also be of interest to neuropsychologists, neurophysiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists.



The Internist’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery (Clinical Gastroenterology) 1st ed

The Internist’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery (Clinical Gastroenterology) 1st ed

This book provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, specifically for the medical internist. Organized by organ system, the text reviews the pathophysiology, workup, treatment, and surgical options for diseases inherent to gastrointestinal surgery. The book also focuses on when and who to refer to for consultation by a minimally invasive surgeon, as well as what to expect in the immediate and long term post-operative period.
Written by experts in the field, The Internist’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery is a valuable resource for medical internists on minimally invasive GI surgery and how best to care for these patients in the pre and post-operative setting.


Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery: A Comprehensive Textbook 1st ed

Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery: A Comprehensive Textbook1st ed

This textbook covers all fields of surgery that currently use robotic platforms to facilitate a minimally-invasive approach to procedures. In addition to the background, training, and economics of robotic surgery, this textbook details the technical approach to general surgery, gynecology, urology, cardiothoracic surgery, plastics, otolaryngology, military surgery, and future robotic platforms. Each chapter includes a literature review, preoperative planning, setup, procedural steps, and postoperative care of each surgical disease that has been managed with robotics. The target audience for this textbook spans a wide breadth, including surgeons, both skilled and new to robotics, residents-in-training, medical students, nurses, surgical technologists, hospital administrators, and even patients seeking to understand more about their options for the robotic-assisted surgical management of disease.
Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery: A Comprehensive Textbook provides an authoritative resource on the latest knowledge and techniques from established experts and pioneers in the area of robotic surgery.


General Medicine and Surgery for Dental Practitioners (BDJ Clinician’s Guides) 3rd ed

General Medicine and Surgery for Dental Practitioners (BDJ Clinician’s Guides) 3rd ed

Aimed at the practising clinician, this book, now in its third edition, provides a welcome detailed overview of the medical and surgical conditions that affect patients seen in everyday dental practice. With patients surviving longer due to medical advances, dentists are increasingly faced with complex conditions and possibly some that they have not previously encountered. Here, treatment advice, drug interactions, and the impact of general medical and surgical conditions on treatment planning in the dental context are all covered with a comprehensive but practical approach. In addition to chapters on the implications for dental practice of disorders of each of the different body systems and immunological and infectious diseases, important aspects in particular patient groups, including cancer patients, the elderly, and the paediatric population, are identified. Overall, this book provides dentists with a practical, logical, and convenient guide of great value, helping to update knowledge and foster improved patient care.


Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties 1st ed

Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties 1st ed

This pragmatic book is a guide for the use of simulation in surgery and surgical subspecialties, including general surgery, urology, gynecology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology. It offers evidence-based recommendations for the application of simulation in surgery and addresses procedural skills training, clinical decision-making and team training, and discusses the future of surgical simulation. Readers are introduced to the different simulation modalities and technologies used in surgery with a variety of learners including students, residents, practicing surgeons, and other health-related professionals.


Spinal Tumor Surgery: A Case-Based Approach 1st ed

Spinal Tumor Surgery: A Case-Based Approach 1st ed

This practical, step-wise text covers the surgical approaches, resection strategies and reconstruction techniques used for each type of presenting tumor of the spine. Demonstrating the variety of anterior, posterior and intradural approaches and stabilization techniques, and spanning from pathologies of the craniocervical region to sacral and intradural pathologies, each chapter is generously illustrated with figures, radiographs and intraoperative photos. The chapters themselves follow a consistent and user-friendly format: the anatomy and biomechanics of a specific region, patient evaluation, essential oncologic principles, the decision-making process, and technical steps of surgery. A representative case illustration is provided at the conclusion of each chapter, exemplifying pertinent concepts described. Additionally, video segments accompany selected chapters, providing real-time illustration of surgical techniques.

Technical and in-depth, yet highly accessible, Spinal Tumor Surgery: A Case-Based Approach is an essential resource for orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, and surgical oncologists operating on tumors of the spine.


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