Complications

A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847651240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

View: 1452

The international bestseller from the author of Being Mortal In these gripping accounts of true cases, bestselling author Atul Gawande performs exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealised form, but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing and profoundly human. This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made: operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone. 'Written as tautly as a thriller' Observer

Complications

Author: Garrett T. Caples

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 127

View: 8394

Poetry. COMPLICATIONS is the second full-length poetry collection by Oakland-based poet Garrett Caples. Reflecting the moral disintegration of the post-9/11 world, COMPLICATIONS is an even wilder, darker, funnier exploration of poetic consciousness than its predecessor, THE GARRETT CAPLES READER. From semiotic reportage to automatic writing, oulipian constraint to straightforward elegy, COMPLICATIONS is an eclectic tour de force in the service of a fundamental proposition: "surreality is real." About THE GARRETT CAPLES READER, Philip Lamantia earlier said, "a wonderful book of prose and poetry" while Robert Creeley called it "a lovely piece of work all the way through."

Complications in Surgery

Author: Michael W. Mulholland,Gerard M. Doherty

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451153694

Category: Medical

Page: 884

View: 1328

Complications in Surgery, Second Edition offers authoritative recommendations for preventing and managing complications in all current general surgery procedures. The opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in immunosuppressed patients. Subsequent sections focus on complications of specific procedures in thoracic, vascular, gastric, endocrine, breast, and oncologic surgery, as well as organ transplantation and pediatric surgery. This edition includes new information on surgical quality assessment and patient safety and updated information in the organ-specific chapters.

Complications of Diabetes

Author: Rajeev Chawla

Publisher: JAYPEE BROTHERS MEDICAL PUBLISHERS PVT. LTD.

ISBN: 9350906740

Category: Diabetes

Page: 152

View: 6195

This book is aimed at clinicians, internists, postgraduate students who want to keep abreast of the recent advances in understanding of all micro and macrovascular complications of diabetes. A crisp and concise quick reference guide to all the complications seen in patients with diabetes mellitus. A easy-to-read format, supplemented with clinical pearls, fast facts, and algorithms, enables rapid understanding of key aspects of pathogenesis and management of complications of diabetes. The book will be very useful to physicians as well as students to serve as an important resource to enrich their practice of diabetes care. All complications of diabetes have been comprehensively covered with equal emphysis on acute metabolic and chronic microvascular and macrovascular complications.

Complications

A Doctor's Love Story

Author: Linda Gromko

Publisher: Linda Gromko

ISBN: 9780982514306

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 4470

An implausible inheritance from a former patient prompts a Seattle doctor to reshuffle her life priorities and seek a life partner once and for all. Browsing on the Internet, she finds her match in Steve. Steve brings joy, but also complications into the doctor's life. For one, there is nine-year-old Brita who declares "I hate every centimeter of you!" More seriously, there is the complication of Steve's failing health. Steve falls precipitously into the abyss of kidney failure, requiring urgent dialysis. "Complications" takes the reader on a tumultuous course of medical and personal trials as Dr. Gromko exerts the most powerful advocacy of her life.

Complications in Head and Neck Surgery E-Book

Author: David Eisele,Richard V. Smith

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437719635

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 7672

Effectively avoiding, recognizing, and managing complications is integral to your operative success. Let a multidisciplinary team of experts in otolaryngology, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and general surgery guide you through the full range of complications associated with every type of head and neck procedure . . . so you will be equipped to produce the most favorable outcomes for even the most challenging cases! Expert, comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of head and neck complications helps you to safely incorporate new surgical techniques into your practice. An emphasis on complication prevention and recognition assists you in avoiding the "complication cascade." Coverage of both acute and long-term care of patients with head and neck complications prepares you to make effective choices in both instances. A new "Quality of Life" section examines the controversies that often surround selecting one procedure over another, illuminating why certain procedures aren't always best for some patients. A new section on complications of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery equips you to perform these techniques with greater confidence. A consistent, practical chapter format helps you focus on key clinical and surgical considerations. A new, more cohesive full-color illustration program richly captures visual nuances of clinical presentation and operative technique. A bonus CD-ROM allows you to use all of the images from the book in electronic presentations.

Complications in Anesthesia E-Book

Author: John L. Atlee

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437710492

Category: Medical

Page: 1040

View: 8676

This easy-to-use resource details all of the complications likely to be encountered in clinical practice. The scope has been expanded to include the critical care setting. Internationally renowned authorities explain the nature, likelihood, and causes of each problem, and then guide you through the appropriate treatment measures. Each type of complication is discussed in its own concise chapter making it easier to quickly locate and research specific topics of interest. A convenient layout of short chapters in a narrative outline format promotes quick referencing. Case reports present real-life examples of each complication. Safety standards, ASA guidelines, and other preventive measures are discussed in every chapter in order to avoid the occurrence or recurrence of complications in the future. Suggestions for further reading enable the reader to locate the material for more detailed research.

Management of Complications of Cosmetic Procedures

Handling Common and More Uncommon Problems

Author: Antonella Tosti,Kenneth Beer,Maria Pia De Padova

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642284159

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 6741

The demand for cosmetic procedures is increasing worldwide. This book presents all the potential side-effects and complications of the most frequently used procedures in aesthetic dermatology and provides sound practical advice on their management. It will be helpful not only to beginners but also to experienced dermatologists who want to start performing new procedures. The text is fully illustrated and very simple to consult. For each procedure, the book discusses both common and uncommon side-effects and complications, provides tips on how to avoid them, and explains clearly how they are best treated.

Complications of Urologic Surgery and Practice

Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management

Author: Kevin R. Loughlin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420013955

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 8619

Divided into five sections focusing on perioperative, surgical, pediatric, endoscopic and laparoscopic, and miscellaneous complications, this guide supplies state-of-the-art strategies for the identification, prevention, and management of the myriad complications that can arise during urologic surgical treatment. With contributors from leading health centers across the United States, this source reviews the potential complications of the latest laparoscopic procedures, as well as those related to systemic conditions.

Surgical Complications

Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Nadey S. Hakim,Vassilios E. Papalois

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 1860946925

Category: Medical

Page: 991

View: 9075

As Professor Owen H Wangensteen, one of the greatest academic surgeons of the 20th century, said: ?You are a true surgeon from the moment you are able to deal with your complications.? Prompt and accurate diagnosis, as well as effective treatment, of surgical complications is one of the most important elements of surgical practice. This is today more important than at any other time, since over the last 20 years we have witnessed the development of new surgical sub-specialties, the performing of complicated operations in very challenging patients, the introduction of new technologies in surgical practice and, last but not least, an increasing interest in monitoring the quality, medico-legal implications, and ethical dimensions of surgical practice and malpractice. As surgical complications have been presented briefly and sporadically in various books and only as a small part of chapters dealing with surgical techniques, there is a pressing need for a modern textbook dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, auditing, medico-legal implications and ethical problems related to surgical complications.Written by internationally known authors, the chapters deal with both the general issues regarding the surgical complications and the specific issues related to each surgical specialty. Each chapter includes: clinical presentation; diagnosis (clinical, laboratory investigations, imaging); treatment (conservative, surgical); and outcome.

Complications of Shoulder Surgery

Treatment and Prevention

Author: Thomas J. Gill,Richard J. Hawkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781757294

Category: Medical

Page: 187

View: 8552

Written by internationally recognized master surgeons, this book is a comprehensive, practical guide to prevention, diagnosis, and management of complications in shoulder surgery. Major sections focus on open and arthroscopic surgery, and each section includes chapters on specific procedures, such as surgery for anterior shoulder instability, surgery for posterior/multidirectional instability, rotator cuff repair, arthroplasty, fracture management, arthrodesis, subacromial decompression, acromioclavicular joint resection, and thermal capsulorrhaphy. For each procedure, the authors discuss the full range of potential complications and present their preferred approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these problems. More than 200 illustrations complement the text.

Neurologic Complications of Cancer

Author: Lisa M DeAngelis,Jerome B Posner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199710553

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 6876

Patients with cancer can suffer from a bewildering variety of neurologic signs and symptoms. The neurologic symptoms are often more disabling than the primary cancer. Symptoms including confusion, seizures, pain and paralysis may be a result of either metastases to the nervous system or one of several nonmetastatic complications of cancer. The physician who promptly recognizes neurologic symptoms occurring in a patient with cancer and makes an early diagnosis may prevent the symptoms from becoming permanently disabling or sometimes lethal. This monograph, an update of the first edition published in 1995, is divided into 3 sections. The first classifies the wide variety of disorders that can cause neurologic symptoms the patient with cancer, discusses the pathophysiology of nervous system metastases, the pathophysiology and treatment of brain edema and the approach to supportive care of common neurologic symptoms such as seizures, pain, and side effects of commonly used supportive care agents. The second section is devoted to nervous system metastases, addressing in turn, brain, spinal cord, meningeal and cranial and peripheral nerve metastases, describing clinical symptoms, approach to diagnosis and current treatment. The third section addresses several nonmetastatic complications of cancer and includes sections on vascular disease, infections, metabolic and nutritional disorders, side chemotherapy, radiation and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The final chapter addresses paraneoplastic syndromes. The book is intended for practicing oncologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists as well as internists who treated patients with cancer. Our attempt was to write a book that would assist oncologists in understanding neurologic problems and neurologists in understanding oncologic problems. The book is also intended for physicians training to specialize in any of the above areas. It includes a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with neurologic disease who are with known to have cancer or in whom cancer is suspected.

Complications of Dialysis

Author: Norbert Lameire,Ravindra Mehta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824745295

Category: Medical

Page: 888

View: 7369

Responding to the rising number of ESRD patients and the increasing importance of dialysis care and management, Complications of Dialysis provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary perspective on the latest therapy options-addressing complications that may arise from dialysis and utilizing the patient-, technique-, and relationship-oriented approaches to facilitate better treatment. Investigates causality of economic stipulations contributing toward adverse outcomes! Outlines therapeutic modalities in North America, Europe, and developing countries! Clearly organized into procedure- and patient-related sections while offering a balanced combination of pathophysiology and applications, this practical resource integrates technical experience with clinical results. Written by 80 international experts, Complications of Dialysis discusses management and advice strategies for each complication explores socioeconomic and environmental aspects and the interaction of public health with environmental and economic conditions examines issues of vascular access, dialysate composition, water treatment, and the biocompatibility of membranes related to hemodialysis investigates problems associated with peritoneal membrane failure describes benefits and limitations of delivered dosages and anticoagulation in various therapies analyzes the conjunctive effects of dialysis with cardiac and bone diseases, immune dysfunction, and pulmonary and hypertension illnesses considers nutrition, endocrine, and sexual concerns for dialysis patients addresses special issues concerning renal replacement therapy in the ICU, in children, and in patients with HIV and more! With over 5000 literature references, tables, drawings, photographs, x-rays, and equations, Complications of Dialysis serves as an insightful reference for nephrologists, renal pathologists, hematologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, critical care physicians, fellows, residents, and medical school students.

Complications of Myocardial Infarction

Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Atlas

Author: Stuart J. Hutchison

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416052720

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 280

View: 864

1.2 million myocardial infarctions occurred last year in the U.S., and 480,000 patients died following complications of infarction. Now, you can detect and treat the many complications associated with myocardial infarction in time to save many more patients. This title in the brand-new Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Atlas Series offers you authoritative guidance from a well-known cardiologist and imaging expert about when and how to perform the latest diagnostic imaging tests, interpret the results, and effectively treat the emergency. Detailed discussions of hot topics, full-color illustrations, and a DVD of procedural video clips, animations, and downloadable image libraries help you provide fast, appropriate treatment for each challenging case you face. Offers detailed advice on when and how to screen for the most prevalent but often difficult-to-diagnose complications of myocardial infarction to help you improve care and increase survival rates. Discusses the hottest topics in myocardial infarction, including cardiogenic shock . left ventricle remodeling . thrombi . right ventricle infarction . free wall rupture . false aneurysms . tamponade . ventricular septal rupture . papillary muscle rupture . and more that prepare you to better diagnose and manage whatever you see. Presents 70 fully illustrated case presentations with teaching points that make information easy to understand and digest. Addresses the advantages and limitations of chest radiology, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac CT, MR, angiography, and nuclear cardiology techniques so you can quickly determine the best imaging approach. Includes supporting evidence and current AHA/ACC guidelines for more accurate interpretations of your imaging findings. Uses a consistent, easy-to-follow chapter format that includes topic overview, an outline of imaging/diagnostic options, and case-based examples to make reference easy. Provides more than 400 full-color illustrations for expert visual guidance. Includes a bonus DVD containing hundreds of video clips of techniques and animations that show you what to look for and how to proceed as well as downloadable image libraries for use in electronic presentations.

Dermatologic Complications with Body Art

Tattoos, Piercings and Permanent Make-Up

Author: Christa de Cuyper,Maria Luisa Cotapos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642032929

Category: Medical

Page: 110

View: 1664

Body piercings, tattoos, and permanent make-up have become very popular as a fashion statement in recent decades. This book guides the reader through the world of body art. An overview is first provided of the history and epidemiology of tattoos and piercings. Subsequent chapters go on to examine in detail the materials and devices used in various forms of body art, and the techniques employed. All relevant risks and potential complications are clearly described with the aid of color illustrations. Special attention is paid to allergic reactions and the management of complications. The closing chapter examines the techniques and devices used for tattoo removal, with a particular focus on the use of different lasers.

Complications in Vascular Surgery, Second Edition

Author: Jonathan B. Towne,Larry H. Hollier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824756789

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 6598

Substantially revised to reflect the most recent surgical techniques and practices, this reference describes the most effective strategies to prevent, identify, and manage complications in vascular surgery-guiding surgeons through patient selection; instances of entrapment, malpositioning, and rupture; emerging endovascular treatments; and specific device-related complications.

Complications in Dermatologic Surgery

Author: Keyvan Nouri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323045464

Category: Medical

Page: 353

View: 4157

World-renowned experts in the field guide you through the potential intra- and post-operative risks associated with the dermatologic surgeries you perform every day. You'll find cutting-edge knowledge on how to avoid and manage complications resulting from laser surgery, photodynamic therapy, hair transplantation, chemical peeling, dermabrasion, leg vein treatments, temporary fillers, permanent fillers, botulinum toxin, liposuction, blepharoplasty, facelifts and ancillary facial cosmetic surgery procedures, skin cancer surgery/Mohs' micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, nail surgery, and contact dermatitis in dermatologic surgery. The preparation of the patient, psychosocial issues, and anesthesia complications for all procedures are also covered. World-renowned experts guide you through the potential intra- and post-operative complications, preventive measures, and treatment options relating to dermatologic surgery. Comprehensive coverage of the most common dermatologic surgical procedures, including cosmetic, general, and cutaneous oncology surgeries, helps you assess the risks associated with a particular surgery and determine which option is best for your patient. Detailed evaluations of treatment options and plans equip you with the knowledge you need to confidently manage any complication. The bonus CD-ROM contains all the book's illustrations for on-the-go reference.

Complications in Gynecological Surgery

Author: Peter O'Donovan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846288835

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 7523

Risk management is a relatively new process that can sometimes evoke feelings of suspicion among clinicians. However, when used proactively, it offers the opportunity to act at the root cause of an incident to expose de? ?ci- cies in the system rather than in individuals. This process encourages a s- portive approach to patients, relatives, and staff. The overall aim should be to learn lessons rather than to attribute blame. References 1. Vincent C, Neale G, Woloshynowych M. Adverse events in British hospitals: a p- liminary retrospective record review. Br Med J. 2001;322:517–519. 2. Neale G, Woloshynowych M, Vincent C. Exploring the causes of adverse events in NHS hospital practice. J R Soc Med. 2001;94:322–330. 3. Walshe K. The development of clinical risk management. In: Vincent C, ed. Clinical Risk Management. London: BMJ Publishing Group; 2001, p. 45–60. 4. Department of Health. An Organization with a Memory. London: HMSO; 2000. 5. National Patient Safety Agency. Reporting incidents. Available at: http://www.npsa. nhs.uk/health/reporting. Assessed June 25, 2007. 6. National Con? ? dential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths. Changing the way we operate. The 2001 Report of the National Con? ? dential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths. London: National Con? ?dential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths; 2001. Available at: http://www.ncepod.org.uk. Assessed June 25, 2007. 7. General Medical Council. Good Medical Practice. London: General Medical Council; 2006. Available at: http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/good_medical_practice/index. asp.

Management of Complications in Refractive Surgery

Author: Jorge L. Alió y Sanz,Dimitri T. Azar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540375845

Category: Medical

Page: 362

View: 1261

This illustrated guide is written by international opinion leaders with extensive experience in the practice of refractive surgery. It is the first book devoted to refractive complications (with practical hints and case reports on outcomes) to provide ophthalmic surgeons with the most adequate solutions for the most frequent problems. All complications are described and lavishly illustrated. The book provides ophthalmic surgeons with the most adequate solutions for the most frequent problems they face in their daily practice.

Complications in Knee and Shoulder Surgery

Management and Treatment Options for the Sports Medicine Orthopedist

Author: Robert J. Meislin,Jeffrey Halbrecht

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848822030

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 4674

“To Err is Human...” Alexander Pope Any surgical intervention has potential risks and complications. This book is designed as a reference tool and a roadmap for the sports medicine orthopedist to minimize the complications in knee and shoulder surgery. Some complications are avoidable; some are not. By understanding the functional anatomy at risk, proper surgical setup, proper equipment, and proper patient selection, a preventative approach to complications can be instituted. The authors of these chapters represent leaders in orthopedic sports medicine and have provided novel methods for dealing with intraoperative complications and si- ations that can occur in the midst of a “routine” arthroscopic reconstruction. In d- cussing these issues, we hope to raise the surgeon’s awareness of potential complications and to provide wisdom and advice to properly avoid and treat these problems should they arise. How one deals with complications truly tests the mettle of the surgeon. Keeping one’s “cool” in the midst of an intraoperative complication will be facilitated by h- ing an algorithmic approach. We hope that this book will improve your outcome should these problems occur. Some complications are unavoidable. Arthro brosis or stiffness may take place in the best of hands. Infection may surface postoperatively in the most sterile OR. We provide you with the background to confront these challenges. A list of ten “Pearls” are offered at the beginning of most chapters as a quick reference card.