Basic Science and Clinical Evidence

  • Jeffrey A. Norton
  • Philip S. Barie
  • R. Randal Bollinger
  • Alfred E. Chang
  • Stephen F. Lowry
  • Sean J. Mulvihill
  • Harvey I. Pass
  • Robert W. Thompson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlv
  2. Fundamentals of Surgical Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ira M. Rutkow
      Pages 3-19
    3. Robin S. McLeod
      Pages 21-35
    4. Siobhan A. Corbett, Ramsey A. Foty
      Pages 37-73
    5. Stephen F. Lowry, Edward Lin, Steve E. Calvano
      Pages 75-100
    6. Edward Lin, Stephen F. Lowry
      Pages 101-109
    7. Kenneth A. Kudsk, Danny O. Jacobs
      Pages 111-138
    8. Avery B. Nathens, Ronald V. Maier
      Pages 139-148
    9. Marcel Levi, Tom van der Poll
      Pages 149-165
    10. Lena M. Napolitano
      Pages 167-189
    11. H. Peter Lorenz, Michael T. Longaker
      Pages 191-208
    12. David L. Dunn
      Pages 209-235
    13. Philip S. Barie, Soumitra R. Eachempati
      Pages 237-257
    14. Michael A. West, Michael B. Shapiro
      Pages 259-272
    15. Pamela A. Lipsett
      Pages 273-286
    16. Steven M. Opal
      Pages 287-304
    17. Avery B. Nathens, Ronald V. Maier
      Pages 305-321
    18. Philip S. Barie
      Pages 323-351
    19. Joseph D. Tobias, Russell Wall
      Pages 353-379

About this book


"…the ambitious undertaking of creating an evidence-based textbook of surgery has largely succeeded and I heartily recommend it. Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence have something for everyone, from the newest surgical resident to the established surgeon in practice." JAMA on the First Edition

"During a period of numerous adventures in the textbook arena, this is different in focus and quality…reader friendly with excellent illustrations and 200 evidence-based tables" Archives of Surgery on the First Edition

"The text is clearly written, and the chapters are well illustrated...Chief residents in surgery preparing for their board examinations will find this book especially helpful, because the chapters deal in a comprehensive way with the nine major areas of general surgery identified by the American Board of Surgery." New England Journal of Medicine on the First Edition

"…a strong text for the general surgeon, regardless of training status, academic affiliation, or practice venue. There is much here for everyone. The work is current, fairly complete, objective, and very readable compared with other general surgical textbooks." Surgical Infections on the First Edition.

The second edition of Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence features fully revised and updated information on the evidence-based practice of surgery, significant new sections on trauma and critical care on the often challenging surgical care of unique populations; (elderly, pediatric, immunocompromised, and obese patients). The internationally recognized editors and authors have maintained their evidence-based approach throughout the text with thoughtful and timely new chapters on the pre- and post-operative care of the cardiac surgery patient, intestinal transplantation, surgical infections, the fundamentals of cancer genetics and proteomics, and discussions of electrosurgical instruments, robotics, imaging modalities, and other emerging technologies influencing the modern practice of surgery. The oft-cited chapter on the principles of evidence-based decision-making in surgical practice is completely updated for the second edition, presenting the reader with a framework for the evidence-based practice of surgery.

The First Edition’s strong emphasis on the basic science underlying the practice of surgery is upheld, providing readers with solid preparation for inservice and recertification examinations. Clinically focused sections in gastrointestinal, vascular, cardiothoracic, transplant, and cancer surgery enable the surgeon to make decisions based upon the most relevant data. The text is enhanced by more than 1,000 illustrations and hundreds of the signature evidence-based tables that made the first edition of SURGERY an instant classic. With is strong basic science coverage and emphasis on evidence-based decision making, the Second Edition is required reading for all general surgery trainees, practitioners, and surgical subspecialists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey A. Norton
    • 1
    • 2
  • Philip S. Barie
    • 3
    • 4
  • R. Randal Bollinger
    • 5
  • Alfred E. Chang
    • 6
  • Stephen F. Lowry
    • 7
    • 8
  • Sean J. Mulvihill
    • 9
    • 10
  • Harvey I. Pass
    • 11
  • Robert W. Thompson
    • 12
    • 13
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Divisions of Surgical Oncology and General Surgery, Department of SurgeryStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Surgery and Public HealthNew York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Division of Critical Care and TraumaNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Departments of Surgery and ImmunologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  6. 6.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Michigan, Comprehensive Cancer CenterAnn ArborUSA
  7. 7.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA
  8. 8.Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA
  9. 9.Department of SurgeryThe University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  10. 10.Huntsman Cancer InstituteThe University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  11. 11.Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery and SurgeryNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  12. 12.Radiology, and Cell Biology and PhysiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  13. 13.Department of SurgeryWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-30800-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-68113-9
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