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Core Topics in General & Emergency Surgery, 7th Edition. A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

ISBN: 9780702084744
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Core Topics in General & Emergency Surgery provides a short, up-to-date and practical reference guide for surgical trainees and established consultants needing a refresher.

The seventh edition has been edited and fully revised by respected experts in their fields, and provides a full list of current references and relevant resources. It covers a range of topics relevant to all areas of surgical practice – beyond surgical knowledge – that are essential for enhanced patient outcomes. These include quality improvement in emergency surgery, evaluation of new technology, evaluation of surgical literature, and human factors.

This volume is part of the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series, the pre-eminent reference for trainees in general surgery and those preparing for the FRCS examinations. Each volume summarises key issues within each surgical sub-specialty and provides evidence-based recommendations to support practice.


New to this edition
  • New chapters on surgical technology, quality improvement in emergency surgery
  • All chapters revised and updated
Key Features
    • Covers relevant topics not found in other surgical textbooks – essential to improve surgical outcomes
    • Concise and easy to follow – ideal for exam revision or as a refresher aid
    • Fully updated with latest evidence on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures
    • International authorship offers a world view
    • Evidence-based recommendations to support practice
    • Key references to support content, plus a comprehensive list of references in the accompanying eBook
    • Links to recommended online videos for further learning
Author Information
Edited by Hugh M. Paterson, BMedSci MBChB MD FRCS(Ed), Clinical Senior Lecturer Coloproctology, University of Edinburgh; Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon,Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK and Chris Deans, MBChB Hons, MD Distinction, FRCS GenSurg, Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and Part-time Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland



1 Evaluation of surgical literature

2 Peri-operative care and enhanced recovery

3 Quality improvement in emergency surgery

4 Patient assessment and surgical risk

5 Perioperative intensive care management of the surgical patient

6 Surgical nutrition

7 Abdominal hernias

8 Neck surgery for the general surgeon

9 Human factors and patient safety in surgery

10 Principles of organ donation and transplantation

11 The acute abdomen: early assessment and investigation

12 Perforations of the upper gastrointestinal tract

13 Acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding

14 Pancreaticobiliary emergencies

15 Acute conditions of the small bowel and appendix

16 Colonic emergencies

17 Anorectal emergencies

18 Paediatric surgical emergencies

19 Management of trauma for the general surgeon

20 Abdominal sepsis and abdominal compartment syndrome

21 Operating on the obese patient and complications of bariatric surgery

22 Introduction of new technologies into Surgical practice