Post-operative Complications, Second Edition
Oxford University Press
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About this title
Oxford Specialist Handbooks
- Divided into both the general complications and the major surgical specialties for easy access to information
- Provides relevant information for junior doctors and those preparing for their membership of the Royal College of Surgery (MRCS) exams
- Written by a diverse team of experts from all areas of surgery
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 to surgery 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 the complications encountered in the major surgical specialties. Written by a team of experts, and fully revised and updated since the previous edition, Post-Operative Complications is essential reading for all those involved in caring for surgical patients. It is particularly relevant for junior doctors and those preparing for their membership of the Royal College of Surgery (MRCS) exams.
Editors: David Leaper and Iain Whitaker