Principles and Practice of Research

Strategies for Surgical Investigators

  • Hans Troidl
  • Walter O. Spitzer
  • Bucknam McPeek
  • David S. Mulder
  • Martin F. McKneally

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. H. Troidl
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Rationale of Surgical Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. R. L. Cruess
      Pages 18-19
    3. R. C.-J. Chiu, D. S. Mulder
      Pages 20-25
    4. D. C. Sabiston Jr.
      Pages 26-35
    5. M. F. McKneally, D. S. Mulder, A. Nachemson, F. Mosteller, B. McPeek
      Pages 36-42
  4. Starting the Research Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. S. Wood-Dauphinee, B. McPeek
      Pages 45-52
    3. M. S. Kramer, H. Troidl
      Pages 69-87
    4. L. Del Greco, J. I. Williams, D. S. Mulder
      Pages 88-95
    5. G. G. Bernstein, R. G. Margolese
      Pages 96-105
    6. W. O. Spitzer
      Pages 106-111
    7. M. T. Schechter, F. E. LeBlanc
      Pages 112-117
    8. D. J. Roy, P. Black, B. McPeek
      Pages 118-131
  5. Selected Strategies of Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-135
    2. W. Lorenz, H. Troidl
      Pages 137-148
    3. W. H. Isselhard, J. Kusche
      Pages 149-161
    4. R. C.-J. Chiu, D. S. Mulder
      Pages 162-165
    5. B. Walters, D. L. Sackett
      Pages 166-179
    6. M. T. Schechter
      Pages 195-206
    7. J. I. Williams, W. R. Drucker
      Pages 207-221
  6. Reporting Your Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. B. A. Pruitt Jr., A. D. Mason Jr.
      Pages 233-235
    3. M. Evans, A. V. Pollock
      Pages 236-239
    4. B. McPeek, C. Herfarth
      Pages 240-245
    5. T. Aoki, J.-H. Alexandre
      Pages 246-248
    6. M. F. McKneally, B. McPeek, D. S. Mulder, W. O. Spitzer, H. Troidl
      Pages 249-253
    7. Y. Reid, K.-H. Vestweber
      Pages 254-267
    8. N. J. B. Wiggin, J. C. Bailar III, C. B. Mueller, W. O. Spitzer, B. McPeek
      Pages 268-275
  7. International Perspectives on Surgical Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. D. S. Mulder
      Pages 281-288
    3. J.-H. Alexandre
      Pages 289-292
    4. H. Troidl, N. Boenninghoff
      Pages 293-298
    5. T. Aoki, K. Hioki, T. Muto
      Pages 299-305
    6. P. A. Sánchez
      Pages 306-317
    7. S. Fasth, L. Hultén
      Pages 318-323
    8. M. F. McKneally, H. Troidl, D. S. Mulder, W. O. Spitzer, B. McPeek
      Pages 344-355
  8. Opportunities in Surgical Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. F. D. Moore
      Pages 359-367
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 369-381

About this book


emerging on the surgical scene to challenge or­ For some readers, the title of this book will im­ thodoxy. Although these innovations are often mediately raise the question, what exactly is greeted with great optimism, a factual basis for meant by surgical research? In the very broadest that enthusiasm is sometimes far from secure sense the term can be taken to include all en­ and much further work is frequently required to deavors, however elementary or limited in discover whether we are dealing with genuine scope, to advance surgical knowledge. Ideally, advances or not. it refers to well-organized attempts to establish The most exciting and attractive scenario for on a proper scientific basis, i. e. , to place beyond surgical research is unquestionably one that de­ reasonable doubt, the truth or otherwise of any picts a successful attempt by a researcher to es­ concepts, old or new, within the ambit of sur­ gery, and, of course, anaesthesia. tablish the accuracy of some bold innovation for which he himself is responsible. Joseph Lister, The methods used to achieve that end vary demonstrating by clinical trial that wound sup­ enormously, depending on the issue being in­ vestigated.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Troidl
    • 1
  • Walter O. Spitzer
    • 2
  • Bucknam McPeek
    • 3
  • David S. Mulder
    • 4
  • Martin F. McKneally
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Cologne Surgical Clinic MerheimCologne 91Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Department of AnaesthesiaHarvard University Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryMcGill University Montreal General HospitalMontrealCanada
  5. 5.Division of Cardio-Thoracic SurgeryAlbany Medical College of Union UniversityAlbanyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-96944-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-96942-3
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