Post-operative Complications

Paperback | February 7, 2010

EditorDavid Leaper, Iain Whitaker

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Complications following surgical procedures are not only associated with significant morbidity and mortality, but also add immensely to the psychological burden of the patient and are disappointing for the surgical team. Recent research has led to a greater understanding of the response tosurgery and anaesthesia, and great advances have been made in pre-operative preparation with appropriate investigations and pharmacological prophylaxis. These have reduced the incidence of many complications, but the risks are impossible to remove completely. This wide-reaching and practical handbook covers all aspects of post-surgical complications. It is divided into two sections: the first covers general complications such as pressure sores, complications of fluid balance and problems related to anaesthesia, while the second focuses on thecomplications encountered in the major surgical specialties. Fully revised and updated since the previous edition, and written by a team of experts, Post-operative Complications is essential reading for all those involved in caring for surgical patients. It is particularly relevant for juniordoctors and those preparing for their membership of the Royal College of Surgery (MRCS) exams.

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Complications following surgical procedures are not only associated with significant morbidity and mortality, but also add immensely to the psychological burden of the patient and are disappointing for the surgical team. Recent research has led to a greater understanding of the response tosurgery and anaesthesia, and great advances hav...

David Leaper qualified from Leeds Medical School in 1970, before training in general surgery. He has the Fellowship in Surgery of the Royal Colleges of Edinburgh (1974), England (1975) and Glasgow (1999) and gained the CCST in 1980. He has two higher degrees by thesis; MD (1979) and ChM (1982) and was awarded the Fellowship of the Ame...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.04 inPublished:February 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199546266

ISBN - 13:9780199546268

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General Complications1. Post-operative pain2. Infection3. Cardiovascular complications after surgery in general4. Complications related to fluid and electrolyte management in surgical patients5. Complications of nutrition6. Complications of blood transfusion and coagulation7. Pressure sores8. Complications related to use of medicines in surgery9. Neurological complications after surgeryComplications after specific types of surgery10. Complications of gastrointestinal surgery11. Complications of peripheral vascular surgery12. Complications of cardiothoracic surgery13. Complications of abdominal transplant surgery14. Complications of thoracic outlet decompression and thoracoscopic sympathectomy15. Complications of vascular interventional radiology16. Complications of varicose vein surgery17. Complications of orthopaedic surgery18. Complications of amputation19. Complications of urological surgery20. Complications of ENT and head and neck surgery21. Complications after breast surgery22. Complications of plastic surgery23. Complications of hand surgery24. Consent and other medicolegal issues