Surgical Decision Making: Beyond The Evidence Based Surgery by Rifat Latifi

Surgical Decision Making: Beyond The Evidence Based Surgery

byRifat Latifi

Hardcover | July 11, 2016

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This text provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the major issues specific to the surgical decision-making process.  These include patient''s anatomy and pathophysiology as well as the magnitude of the injury at hand, the surgeon''s own physiologic and mental status, training and experience, and many other factors such as creativity, leadership skills, and overall "biochemistry" of the environment. The text reviews theoretical as well as objective information that surgeons use to make intraoperative decisions in situations, often with very limited data; decisions that will decide between a patient''s living or dying, such as in trauma surgery and other complex surgeries. How surgeons choose one technical approach over another in these situations is covered. This book fills a critical need for resource materials on these topics and includes both theoretical as well as practical presentations of many typical patients seen in operating rooms around the world.      

Surgical Decision Making: Beyond the Evidence Based Surgery is written by academic and clinical practicing surgeons that face intraoperative decision situations on a daily basis and therefore provides a unique and valuable resource in the field for surgeons currently in training and for those already in clinical or research practice.  
Rifat LatifiWestchester Medical CenterDepartment of Surgery100 Woods RoadValhalla, NY  10595tel:
Title:Surgical Decision Making: Beyond The Evidence Based SurgeryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:265 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 inShipping dimensions:265 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 inPublished:July 11, 2016Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319298224

ISBN - 13:9783319298221

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Table of Contents

1. Intraoperative Surgical Decision Making:  Is It Art or Is It Science or Is It Both?

Rifat Latifi

2. The Anatomy of the Surgeon''s Decision Making

Rifat Latifi

3. The Role of Physiology and the Surgeon''s State of the Mind in the Surgical Decision-Making Process

Rifat Latifi

4.  Surgeons and Pilots: What Do We Have in Common?

Rifat Latifi

5.   A Surgeon''s Decisions as the Leader of an Interdisciplinary Action Team

Rifat Latifi,  John A. Stroster, and Katherine E. Center

6: Planning and Preparing for the Operation: Guidelines and the

Evidence-Based Decision Tree

Patrizio Petrone, Wilson Dario Rodríguez Velandia, Hans Fred García Araque, Soraya SMolero Perez, and Corrado Paolo Marini

7: The Decision Making Process in Sepsis and Septic Shock

Michelle H. Scerbo and Laura J. Moore


8: Intraoperative Endpoints of Resuscitation

Hans Fred García Araque, Patrizio Petrone, Wilson Dario Rodríguez Velandia, and Corrado Paolo Marini



9: Surgical Decision-Making Process and Damage Control: Current Principles and Practice

Ruben Peralta, Gaby Jabbour, andRifat Latifi


10: Reoperative Surgery in Acute Setting:  When To Go Back?

Elizabeth  M. Windell and Rifat Latifi


11: Surgical Decision Making-Process and Definitive Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Rifat Latifi, Ruben Peralta, and John A. Stroster


12. Dealing with the Most Difficult Situations in Abdominal Surgery

Rifat Latifi and John A. Stroster


13: Trauma Surgeon Decision Making: Surviving Outside the Realm of the Evidence Based

Samir M. Fakhry


14: Management of the Most Difficult Perioperative and Technical Challenges in Abdominal Transplantation

Chirag S. Desai, Yong Kyong Kwon, Vaughn Whittaker, and Rainer W.G. Gruessner


15: Dealing with the Most Difficult Situations: A Point of View from a Surgical Oncologist

Alberto R. Ferreres


16: Difficult Decisions in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Acute Cardiogenic Shock

Zachary P. Baker, Jack B. Keenan, and Zain Khalpey


17: Dealing with the Most Difficult Situations in Pediatric Surgery

Oliver S. Soldes


18:  A Surgeon''s Thought Process in the Management of Burn Patients

Gary A. Vercruysse and Walter L. Ingram


19: Decision Making in Reconstructive Surgery

Ethan E. Larson, Tolga Tűrker, and Samuel Skovgaard


20: Decision Making in Reconstructions for Traumatic Defects in Extremity Surgery

Tolga Tűrker and Ethan E. Larson




21: The Surgeon''s Burnout:  How to Deal with It

Bellal Joseph and Tahereh Orouji Jokar


22: The Surgeon''s Response to a Patient Death

Terence O''Keeffe


23: When Should Surgeons Quit Operating?

Stanley J. Dudrick



24. Final Thoughts on Surgical Decision Making

Rifat Latifi and Fortesa Latifi

Editorial Reviews

"This is a collection of presentations integrating the wisdom of multiple disciplines for effective surgical decision making. . Surgeons at all levels of seniority are an appropriate audience for this book, which features contributions from an international collection of writers. . This is an intriguing collection of presentations reflecting management philosophy and social issues in surgery." (David J. Dries, Doody''s Book Reviews, November, 2016)