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The Washington Manual of Surgery 7th Edition

The Washington Manual of Surgery 7th Edition PDF

The Washington Manual of Surgery 7th Edition PDF


As with the previous six editions, this seventh edition of The Washington Manualª of Surgery is designed to complement The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. Written by resident and faculty members of the Department of Surgery, it presents a brief, rational approach to the management of patients with surgical problems. The text is directed to the reader at the level of the second- or third-year surgical resident, although surgical and nonsurgical attendings, medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others who provide care for patients with surgical problems will find it of interest and assistance. The book provides a succinct discussion of surgical diseases, with algorithms for addressing problems based on the opinions of the physician authors. Although multiple approaches may be reasonable for some clinical situations, this manual attempts to present a single, effective approach for each. We have limited coverage of diagnosis and therapy; this is not an exhaustive surgical reference. Coverage of pathophysiology, the history of surgery, and extensive reference lists have been excluded from most areas.
This is the seventh edition of the manual; the first edition was published in 1997, followed by editions in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007, and 2012. New to this volume is a set of multiple-choice review questions at the end of each chapter so that readers can self-assess their knowledge. Additionally, we have added chapters on ÒBiostatistics for the General Surgeon,Ó ÒQuality Improvement and Patient Safety,Ó and ÒFundamentals of Endoscopic, Laparoscopic, and Robotic SurgeryÓ; many chapters have been consolidated and reorganized to best reflect the nature of surgical practice. In addition, chapters have been updated with evidence-based medicine, with the latest information and treatment algorithms in each section. In many chapters, additional treatment algorithms have been added for quick reference. As with previous editions, this seventh edition includes updates on each topic as well as substantial new material.