"Medical Management of the Thoracic Surgery Patient", by Michael I. Lewis, MD and Robert J. McKenna, Jr., MD, is a comprehensive pulmonary and thoracic reference that takes a practical approach to the diagnosis, workup and care of the thoracic surgery patient. It is geared towards pulmonary and critical care physicians and their trainees as well as all other specialties with whom thoracic surgeons consult and interact. It outlines the principles for understanding the underlying disease entities as well as the clinical implications and complications of surgery, and interprets key surgical concepts such as correlative and functional anatomy for non-surgeons. Contributions from today's authorities...'at-a-glance' detailed key information, as well as summary bullets...and a multidisciplinary perspective, combine to offer essential guidance for confident patient management. As an Expert Consult title it includes convenient online access to the complete contents of the book-fully search able-along with video clips of thoracic procedures, patient information sheets, all of the images download able for your personal use, and references linked to Medline at the website.
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 1814 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 x 25 mm
Edition: Expert Consult ed
"This book provides an extensive overview of all aspects of general thoracic surgery. In total, there are 540 pages and the book is divided in 11 major parts: diagnostic workup, thoracic surgical procedures, upper airway, disorders of lung, lung transplantation, mediastinum, pleura, chest wall and diaphragm, pulmonary vascular conditions, trauma and esophagus. In this way, it covers all topics encountered by a general thoracic surgeon. It doesn't look like a classical textbook: there are many subheadings and throughout the whole book bullet lists are used indicating the most important points." Medical management of the thoracic surgical patient?December 2009