Complications

A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847651240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

View: 5828

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

A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1846681324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

View: 2001

In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.

Complications

A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429972109

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 1574

A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine. Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is -- complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur and why good surgeons go bad. He also shows us what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable: an architect with incapacitating back pain for which there is no physical cause; a young woman with nausea that won't go away; a television newscaster whose blushing is so severe that she cannot do her job. Gawande offers a richly detailed portrait of the people and the science, even as he tackles the paradoxes and imperfections inherent in caring for human lives. At once tough-minded and humane, Complications is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the conflicts and uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor. Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Complications in Surgery

Author: Michael W. Mulholland,Gerard M. Doherty

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451153694

Category: Medical

Page: 884

View: 9111

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 in Head and Neck Surgery E-Book

Author: David Eisele,Richard V. Smith

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437719635

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 2302

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

Author: John L. Atlee

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416022155

Category: Medical

Page: 994

View: 2155

Practical text focuses on complications in the practice of anesthesia. Divided into sections similar to the thought processes involved in decision-making. Thumb indexing and cross-references are also included. All chapters have a case synopsis, problem analysis, and discussion of management and prevention.

Complications of Diabetes

Author: Rajeev Chawla

Publisher: JAYPEE BROTHERS MEDICAL PUBLISHERS PVT. LTD.

ISBN: 9350906740

Category: Diabetes

Page: 152

View: 6371

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.

Eating Disorders

A Guide to Medical Care and Complications

Author: Philip S. Mehler,Arnold E. Andersen

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421423421

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 4960

Eating disorders present diagnostic and treatment challenges to clinicians. While such disorders need both medical and psychological treatment, patients may be too medically ill for a thorough psychiatric evaluation and may be misunderstood by many primary care physicians. In this book, Drs. Philip S. Mehler and Arnold E. Andersen provide a user-friendly and comprehensive guide for primary care physicians, mental health professionals, and others who encounter patients who have eating disorders. Mehler and Andersen identify common medical complications that people who have eating disorders face and answer questions about how to treat them. They also cover such serious complications as osteoporosis, cardiac arrhythmia, electrolyte abnormalities, and gastrointestinal sequelae. Incorporating illustrative case studies, medical background on the complications, guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, and an up-to-date list of selected references, chapters cover important topics including team treatment and nutritional rehabilitation. Care of the patient who is very medically compromised is based on extensive experience. The authors also address special areas of concern, such as athletes who have eating disorders, males with eating disorders, and the pharmacological treatment of obesity. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of Eating Disorders, Drs. Mehler and Andersen - discuss the results of recent randomized control trials- include new chapters on diabetes in eating disorders, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal complications, involuntary feeding, and innovative psychological strategies- present a fresh consideration of ethical conflicts, including involuntary treatment, harm reduction, palliative care, and futility- focus on evidence-based solutions- provide information pertinent to worried families and nonmedical professionals like teachers and coaches, including recent genetic findings- take a holistic approach that considers both the physical and mental health of the patient This classic foundational guide will help primary care and mental health professionals to understand and more effectively address the complex concerns of patients who have eating disorders.

Complications

A Doctor's Love Story

Author: Linda Gromko

Publisher: Linda Gromko

ISBN: 9780982514306

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 3637

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 Cutaneous Surgery

Author: Hugh M. Gloster

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387731520

Category: Medical

Page: 246

View: 1639

This comprehensive volume examines the possible complications that can arise in cutaneous surgery. The demand for outpatient cutaneous surgery procedures has increased at a rapid rate over the last several decades. As the number of cutaneous surgery procedures rises, so will the rate of complications, which are inevitable and occur even with the most skilled, careful, and meticulous surgeons. This work will help the practicing physician to formulate a preoperative strategy that will prevent complications before they occur as well as properly diagnose and manage complications if they arise, allowing the physician to provide optimal care to the patient.

Misch's Avoiding Complications in Oral Implantology - E-Book

Author: Carl E. Misch,Randolph Resnik

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323390153

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 8424

See how to effectively manage ALL dental implant complications throughout ALL phases of treatment! Avoiding Complications in Oral Implantology provides evidence-based management protocols for a wide range of implant problems such as placement complications, malpositioning, bleeding, infection, and nerve injuries. Hundreds of high-quality, full-color photos and illustrations clearly demonstrate the complications and their resolution. Edited by Carl Misch and Randolph Resnik — both well-known names in dental implantology and prosthodontics — and with a team of expert contributors, this authoritative guide helps you handle the implant-related complications that can occur as more and more patients choose dental implants. Expert authors are joined by a panel of recognized leaders in implant dentistry — many of whom are associated with the Misch International Implant Institute — to share their extensive experience with handling complications through all phases of treatment. Comprehensive approach to complications that occur in the different phases of oral implantology provides the knowledge and skills you need to handle treatment planning, implant placement, post-operative complications, prostheses-related complications, and more. Over 1,000 images include full-color clinical photographs, radiographs, line drawings, and diagrams, clearly demonstrating complications, procedures, and outcomes. Management protocols developed by world-renowned dental implantologists provide a proven system and authoritative guidance in managing complications with dental implants. Evidence-based solutions make it easier to manage a wide variety of clinical problems associated with dental implants, with state-of-the-art guidance supported by the best available research.

Complications of Dialysis

Author: Norbert Lameire,Ravindra Mehta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824745295

Category: Medical

Page: 888

View: 7954

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, Considerations and Consequences of Colorectal Surgery, An Issue of Surgical Clinics,

Author: Scott R. Steele

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455773603

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 2655

This issue will explore the complications, considerations and consequences of colorectal surgery. Topics will include evaluating colorectal surgery patients to estimate and minimize morbidity and mortality, fast-track pathways, intra-operative adjuncts, colorectal anastomotic complications, proctectomy, stomas, Crohn’s disease, rectal prolapse, pelvic surgery, laparoscopy, enterocutaneous fistula, and more.

Complications in Laser Cutaneous Surgery

Author: David J. Goldberg

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203002172

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 3667

The concept of selective photothermolysis revolutionized cutaneous therapy and continues to be the basis of low-risk laser treatment of photoaged skin, benign pigmented lesions and tattoos, unwanted hair, and cutaneous vascular lesions. However, all practitioners are aware that problems can arise, and with the increasing availability of more powerful lasers and light sources, more complications are inevitably going to be seen Complications in Laser Cutaneous Surgery provides, chapter by chapter, several key points followed by discussion of the lasers used to treat the various entities described, how to pre-empt problems and how to deal with them if they occur.

The Complication

Author: Suzanne Young

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481471376

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5367

How do you go back to a life you can’t remember? Find out in this sixth novel in the New York Times bestselling Program series from Suzanne Young. Every cure has a cost. Tatum Masterson learned this after years of being monitored by The Program. She witnessed it when her boyfriend, Wes, came back changed, erased. And now, even the newest “cure” has a heavy cost—one she and Wes paid. The Adjustment came into Tatum’s life just when she thought she needed it most, a promise for Wes to get back his forgotten memories. But when the procedure went wrong, a revelation shattered everything Tatum thought she knew. Now, with no one left to trust, Tatum must find out what really happened last summer. And with the help of the boyfriend she lost, Tatum will have to dig into the past and future of The Program and its handlers. And discover the true cost of a cure.

Complications

Author: Garrett T. Caples

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 127

View: 8852

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."

Dental Implant Complications

Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment

Author: Stuart J. Froum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118976487

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 7616

Dental implants have become one of the most popular and rapidly growing techniques for replacing missing teeth. While their predictability, functionality, and durability make them an attractive option for patients and clinicians alike, complications can arise at any stage from patient assessment to maintenance therapy. Dental Implant Complications: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment, Second Edition, updates and expands the hallmark first edition, which was the first comprehensive reference designed to provide clinicians of all skill levels with practical instruction grounded in evidence-based research. Featuring cases from a variety of dental specialties, the book covers the most commonly occurring implant complications as well as the unique. Dental Implant Complications: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment, Second Edition, is organized sequentially, guiding the reader through complications associated with the diagnosis, treatment planning, placement, restoration, and maintenance of implants at any stage. Complications associated with various bone augmentation and sinus lift procedures are also discussed in detail with emphasis on their etiology and prevention. Each chapter utilizes a highly illustrated and user-friendly format to showcase key pedagogical features, including a list of “take home tips” summarizing the fundamental points of each chapter. New chapters include discussions of complications from drug prescribing, implant naturalization, cemented restorations, loose implant restoration syndrome, and craniofacial growth. Readers will also find more case presentations to see how complications have been managed in real-world situations. Dental Implant Complications: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment, Second Edition, brings together contributions from leading experts in the field under the superior editorship of Dr. Stuart Froum. With its pragmatic approach to preventing and managing implant complications, this expertly crafted text continues to serve as an indispensable clinical reference and guide for all dentists placing or restoring implants.

Complications

Communism and the Dilemmas of Democracy

Author: Claude Lefort

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231133005

Category: Philosophy

Page: 237

View: 8096

Al-Jazeera and other satellite television stations have transformed Arab politics over the last decade. By shattering state control over information and giving a platform to long-stifled voices, these new Arab media have challenged the status quo by encouraging open debate about Iraq, Palestine, Islamism, Arab identity, and other vital political and social issues. These public arguments have redefined what it means to be Arab and reshaped the realm of political possibility. As Marc Lynch shows, the days of monolithic Arab opinion are over. How Arab governments and the United States engage this newly confident and influential public sphere will profoundly shape the future of the Arab world. Marc Lynch draws on interviews conducted in the Middle East and analyses of Arab satellite television programs, op-ed pages, and public opinion polls to examine the nature, evolution, and influence of the new Arab public sphere. Lynch, who pays close attention to what is actually being said and talked about in the Arab world, takes the contentious issue of Iraq-which has divided Arabs like no other issue-to show how the media revolutionized the formation and expression of public opinion. He presents detailed discussions of Arab arguments about sanctions and the 2003 British and American invasion and occupation of Iraq. While Arabs strongly disagreed about Saddam's regime, they increasingly saw the effects of sanctions as a potent symbol of the suffering of all Arabs. Anger and despair over these sanctions shaped Arab views of America, their governments, and themselves. Lynch also suggests how the United States can develop and improve its engagement with the Arab public sphere. He argues that the United States should move beyond treating the Arab public sphere as either an enemy to be defeated or an object to be manipulated via public relations. Instead of wasting vast sums of money on a satellite television station nobody watches, the United States should enter the public sphere as it really exists.

A Grand Complication

The Race to Build the World's Most Legendary Watch

Author: Stacy Perman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439190089

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

View: 9116

"The race between two ambitious, complicated men in the early 1900s to create the most extravagant, complicated timepiece ever"--

Complications in Vascular Surgery, Second Edition

Author: Jonathan B. Towne,Larry H. Hollier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824756789

Category: Medical

Page: 744

View: 1554

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.