Basic Science and Clinical Evidence

  • Jeffrey A. Norton
  • 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-xxxii
  2. Care of the Surgical Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ira M. Rutkow
      Pages 3-19
    3. Siobhan A. Corbett, Ramsey A. Foty
      Pages 21-53
    4. Robin S. McLeod
      Pages 55-68
    5. Edward Lin, Stephen F. Lowry, Steve E. Calvano
      Pages 69-94
    6. Edward Lin, Stephen F. Lowry
      Pages 95-104
    7. Per-Olof Hasselgren
      Pages 105-121
    8. Kenneth A. Kudsk, Danny O. Jacobs
      Pages 123-150
    9. Avery B. Nathens, Ronald V. Maier
      Pages 151-160
    10. Marcel Levi, Tom van der Poll
      Pages 161-176
    11. Richard Spence
      Pages 177-191
    12. David L. Dunn
      Pages 193-219
    13. H. Peter Lorenz, Michael T. Longaker
      Pages 221-239
    14. G. Tom Shires
      Pages 241-245
    15. Avery B. Nathens, Ronald V. Maier
      Pages 259-275
    16. J. Perren Cobb
      Pages 277-290

About this book


had a dream. My dream was to assemble the current and future leaders in surgery and ask them to develop an evidence-based surgical textbook that would provide the reader with the most up-to-date and relevant information on which to base decisions in modern surgical practice. In other words, the dream was to create the best, most comprehensive textbook of surgery. Fortunately, I met Laura Gillan of Springer-Verlag New York, who had a similar dream. As our editor, she has provided the foundation and structure for this dream. She has made this dream a reality. Because surgery is a highly specialized and diverse discipline with significant complexity, I also needed a commitment from outstanding sur­ geons to serve as coeditors. I was fortunate to have a diverse group of exceptional, young-in-spirit, en­ ergetic, cutting-edge, surgical investigators share in this project, and I wish to thank them for their in­ valuable contribution to this undertaking. The Editorial Board, including Randy Bollinger, Fred Chang, Steve Lowry, Sean Mulvihill, Harvey Pass, and Robert Thompson, met for the first time at the Ameri­ can College of Surgeons meeting in Chicago in October 1997 (Fig. 1). There, this book was conceived. Each of us developed the plan and content for his specific surgical discipline. The common thread is that all decisions and recommendations are based on the best available evidence and that the reader can clearly see the evidence in our "E-tables" (evidence-based tables) specifically marked for the reader's reference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey A. Norton
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Randal Bollinger
    • 3
  • Alfred E. Chang
    • 4
  • Stephen F. Lowry
    • 5
  • Sean J. Mulvihill
    • 6
  • Harvey I. Pass
    • 7
  • Robert W. Thompson
    • 8
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Surgical ServiceSan Francisco VA Medical CenterSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Division of General SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  4. 4.Division of Surgical OncologyUniversity of Michigan, Comprehensive Cancer CenterAnn ArborUSA
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA
  6. 6.Division of General SurgeryUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  7. 7.Karmanos Cancer InstituteWayne State University, Harper HospitalDetroitUSA
  8. 8.Cell Biology and PhysiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63239-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57282-1
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