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A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine. Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is -- complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur and why good surgeons go bad. He also shows us what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable: an architect with incapacitating back pain for which there is no physical cause; a young woman with nausea that won't go away; a television newscaster whose blushing is so severe that she cannot do her job. Gawande offers a richly detailed portrait of the people and the science, even as he tackles the paradoxes and imperfections inherent in caring for human lives. At once tough-minded and humane, Complications is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the conflicts and uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor. Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Release: 2003-04-01
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 1429972106

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Poetry. COMPLICATIONS is the second full-length poetry collection by Oakland-based poet Garrett Caples. Reflecting the moral disintegration of the post-9/11 world, COMPLICATIONS is an even wilder, darker, funnier exploration of poetic consciousness than its predecessor, THE GARRETT CAPLES READER. From semiotic reportage to automatic writing, oulipian constraint to straightforward elegy, COMPLICATIONS is an eclectic tour de force in the service of a fundamental proposition: "surreality is real." About THE GARRETT CAPLES READER, Philip Lamantia earlier said, "a wonderful book of prose and poetry" while Robert Creeley called it "a lovely piece of work all the way through."

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Garrett T. Caples
Publisher:
Release: 2007
File: 127 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105124256442

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Autobiography of Atul Gawande, a surgeon in United States of America; this personal narrative exposes surgery of its follies to the extent it is human as it is idealised science.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Release: 2002
File: 251 Pages
ISBN-13: 0143028456

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"Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur and why good surgeons go bad.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Profile Books
Release: 2002
File: 269 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781846681325

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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.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Michael W. Mulholland
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release: 2012-11-13
File: 884 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781451153699

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As Professor Owen H Wangensteen, one of the greatest academic surgeons of the 20th century, said: ?You are a true surgeon from the moment you are able to deal with your complications.? Prompt and accurate diagnosis, as well as effective treatment, of surgical complications is one of the most important elements of surgical practice. This is today more important than at any other time, since over the last 20 years we have witnessed the development of new surgical sub-specialties, the performing of complicated operations in very challenging patients, the introduction of new technologies in surgical practice and, last but not least, an increasing interest in monitoring the quality, medico-legal implications, and ethical dimensions of surgical practice and malpractice. As surgical complications have been presented briefly and sporadically in various books and only as a small part of chapters dealing with surgical techniques, there is a pressing need for a modern textbook dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, auditing, medico-legal implications and ethical problems related to surgical complications.Written by internationally known authors, the chapters deal with both the general issues regarding the surgical complications and the specific issues related to each surgical specialty. Each chapter includes: clinical presentation; diagnosis (clinical, laboratory investigations, imaging); treatment (conservative, surgical); and outcome.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Nadey S. Hakim
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Release: 2007
File: 991 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781860946929

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Divided into five sections focusing on perioperative, surgical, pediatric, endoscopic and laparoscopic, and miscellaneous complications, this guide supplies state-of-the-art strategies for the identification, prevention, and management of the myriad complications that can arise during urologic surgical treatment. With contributors from leading health centers across the United States, this source reviews the potential complications of the latest laparoscopic procedures, as well as those related to systemic conditions.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Kevin R. Loughlin
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2007-05-15
File: 576 Pages
ISBN-13: 1420013955

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Written by internationally recognized master surgeons, this book is a comprehensive, practical guide to prevention, diagnosis, and management of complications in shoulder surgery. Major sections focus on open and arthroscopic surgery, and each section includes chapters on specific procedures, such as surgery for anterior shoulder instability, surgery for posterior/multidirectional instability, rotator cuff repair, arthroplasty, fracture management, arthrodesis, subacromial decompression, acromioclavicular joint resection, and thermal capsulorrhaphy. For each procedure, the authors discuss the full range of potential complications and present their preferred approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these problems. More than 200 illustrations complement the text.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Thomas J. Gill
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release: 2006
File: 187 Pages
ISBN-13: 0781757290

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Patients with cancer can suffer from a bewildering variety of neurologic signs and symptoms. The neurologic symptoms are often more disabling than the primary cancer. Symptoms including confusion, seizures, pain and paralysis may be a result of either metastases to the nervous system or one of several nonmetastatic complications of cancer. The physician who promptly recognizes neurologic symptoms occurring in a patient with cancer and makes an early diagnosis may prevent the symptoms from becoming permanently disabling or sometimes lethal. This monograph, an update of the first edition published in 1995, is divided into 3 sections. The first classifies the wide variety of disorders that can cause neurologic symptoms the patient with cancer, discusses the pathophysiology of nervous system metastases, the pathophysiology and treatment of brain edema and the approach to supportive care of common neurologic symptoms such as seizures, pain, and side effects of commonly used supportive care agents. The second section is devoted to nervous system metastases, addressing in turn, brain, spinal cord, meningeal and cranial and peripheral nerve metastases, describing clinical symptoms, approach to diagnosis and current treatment. The third section addresses several nonmetastatic complications of cancer and includes sections on vascular disease, infections, metabolic and nutritional disorders, side chemotherapy, radiation and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The final chapter addresses paraneoplastic syndromes. The book is intended for practicing oncologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists as well as internists who treated patients with cancer. Our attempt was to write a book that would assist oncologists in understanding neurologic problems and neurologists in understanding oncologic problems. The book is also intended for physicians training to specialize in any of the above areas. It includes a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with neurologic disease who are with known to have cancer or in whom cancer is suspected.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Lisa M DeAngelis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2008-10-10
File: 656 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199710554

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Injections of dermal fillers have shown tremendous year–on- year growth since their introduction. Although dermal necrosis has been reported with HA fillers, this adverse event is typically far less severe with HA fillers than with non –HA fillers (with prompt diagnosis and treatment). Anatomy and Filler Complications emphasizes on the importance in training and educatingphysicians. Prevention is the only recourse, as it will be discussed extensively in this book Injections of dermal fillers have shown tremendous year–on- year growth since their introduction. Although dermal necrosis has been reported with HA fillers, this adverse event is typically far less severe with HA fillers than with non –HA fillers (with prompt diagnosis and treatment). Anatomy and Filler Complications emphasizes on the importance in training and educating physicians. Prevention is the only recourse, as it will be discussed extensively in this book

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Author: CLAUDIO DE LORENZI
Publisher: E2e
Release: 2017-01-01
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9782953617986

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