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By Jeffrey Norton, M. Li, R. Randal Bollinger, Alfred E. Chang, Stephen F. Lowry, Sean J. Mulvihill, Harvey I. Pass, Robert W. Thompson, M.K. Shirazi

A condensed model of the critically-acclaimed surgical procedure: easy technology AND scientific facts, crucial perform of surgical procedure offers a state of the art, evidence-based method of surgical procedure for surgeons, citizens and clinical scholars. The booklet is split into eight accomplished sections, offering the main succinct insurance of crtical subject matters: Care of the Surgical sufferer; Gastrointestinal & belly sickness; Endocrine surgical procedure; Vascular surgical procedure; Cardiothoracic surgical procedure; Transplantation; melanoma; and linked Disciplines. Over 250 illustrations and 340 tables, together with sixty two evidence-based tables, supplement the textual content.

Reviews of surgical procedure: "...a clean approach... [the e-book] emphasizes the fundamental technological know-how underlying the perform of surgical procedure and the proof aiding scientific judgements. The textual content is obviously written and the chapters are well-illustrated. there's additionally a different function: numerous hundred evidence-based tables. those tables permit the reader to arrive conclusions at the foundation of data." -- New England magazine of medication

"Is it varied from the present textbooks of surgical procedure? Did the authors in attaining their significant objective of offering an evidence-based method of surgical determination making? may i like to recommend it to the surgical citizens in my program?...the solution to these kinds of questions is convinced. The bold project of making an evidence-based textbook of surgical procedure has largel succeeded and that i heartily suggest it." -- magazine of the yankee clinical organization

"During a interval of various adventures into the textbook area, this is often various in concentration and caliber. The a hundred thirty members represent a very good team of younger surgeons, who, in addition to the editors, have stayed the direction with this attention-grabbing layout. surgical procedure: easy technological know-how and medical proof is reader pleasant with very good illustrations and two hundred evidence-based tables. -- files of surgical procedure

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21 This finding suggests that the health care team and facilities may be as important or even more important than the individual expertise of the surgeon. The implications of such studies are enormous and must be reviewed by policy and decision makers. Regionalization of more complex procedures has been suggested. Before doing so, however, one must be certain that the results of current studies are not biased and that observed differences are not caused by factors other than volume. Thus, rigorous volume– outcome studies with prospective collection of data and studies addressing patient preferences may be required for each procedure before such decisions can be made.

3. What Is the Quality of Evidence Evaluating Surgical Practice? As one would predict, repeated studies have shown that there is a predominance of case studies and a relative paucity of RCTs published in the literature. Concerns specific to the methodology of surgical trials, strong patient preferences, and inadequate funding have been cited as the primary reasons for this. Still, many important, well-designed surgical trials have been performed and continue to have a significant impact on treatment decisions.

In addition, proceedings of meetings and reference lists should be checked and content experts and clinical researchers consulted to ensure all published and nonpublished trials are identified. 29 Third, as in other studies, inclusion criteria should be set a priori. Fourth, data from the individual studies should be extracted by two blinded investigators to ensure that this is done accurately. As well, these investigators should assess the quality of the individual studies. Fifth, the data should be combined using various statistical techniques.

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