Category Archives: Surgery

Stolen Motherhood: Surrogacy and Made-to-Order Children

Neither marginal nor secret, contracting surrogate mothers is growing rapidly and is regarded as socially progressive. Yet the “process” is vitiated from the get go, i.e., commissioning a woman to bear, birth, and surrender a baby.

Surrogacy undermines a woman’s human dignity. It makes her an instrument in other people’s project and attacks her equal gender rights. It also objectivizes and denies the rights of the child to be born.

Countries that have adopted a fait accompli approach (simply regulating) have seen people, coached by shrewd international brokers, go “international.” That only means the surrogate mother is from a poor country with lax legislation while the commissioning parents are from a rich one.

By examining the “surrogacy process” and all its implications, Maria De Koninck reaches the conclusion that the best way forward is an international ban on surrogacy.

Maria De Koninck (PhD) was Université Laval’s first Chair of Women’s Studies. Her research has focused on women’s health, including childbirth and reproductive technologies. Her 20 years of international experience include work on HIV-AIDS in West Africa and maternal mortality (notably for WHO). She lives in Quebec City.

Arielle Aaronson is a Montreal translator with degrees from Concordia and McGill. She has translated both fiction and nonfiction for all audiences.

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Challenging Operations: Medical Reform and Resistance in Surgery

In 2003, in the face of errors and accidents caused by medical and surgical trainees, the American Council of Graduate Medical Education mandated a reduction in resident work hours to eighty per week. Over the course of two and a half years spent observing residents and staff surgeons trying to implement this new regulation, Katherine C. Kellogg discovered that resistance to it was both strong and successful—in fact, two of the three hospitals she studied failed to make the change. Challenging Operations takes up the apparent paradox of medical professionals resisting reforms designed to help them and their patients. Through vivid anecdotes, interviews, and incisive observation and analysis, Kellogg shows the complex ways that institutional reforms spark resistance when they challenge long-standing beliefs, roles, and systems of authority.
At a time when numerous policies have been enacted to address the nation’s soaring medical costs, uneven access to care, and shortage of primary-care physicians, Challenging Operations sheds new light on the difficulty of implementing reforms and offers concrete recommendations for effectively meeting that challenge.

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Guidelines in Clinical Surgery A Trainee Handbook (Hodder Arnold Publication)

Guidelines in Clinical Surgery is a handbook for all trainees in surgery, providing an invaluable and expert guide to all aspects of clinical surgery that the trainee will encounter during their day to day work. General chapters on clinical examination, pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative care are accompanied by expert guidance on how to deal with specific surgical problems, such as respiratory failure, wound healing, MRSA infection, tropical surgery and acute ischaemia. Further chapters provide invaluable information on topics including nutrition, anaesthsia, sutures and surgical incisions. The special problems associated with the surgical management of elderly patients are discussed, and the reader is introduced to the principles of surgical oncology and laparoscopic surgery. With its concise and easy-to read layout, Guidelines in Clinical Surgery is written by a team of expert surgeons, some of whom are also examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons. It is an invaluable on-the-job guide for Foundation level doctors on surgical rotation, as well as for those studying for the MRCS, FRCS and equivalent examinations. Guidelines in Clinical Surgery is a handbook for all trainees in surgery, providing an invaluable and expert guide to all aspects of clinical surgery that the trainee will encounter during their day to day work. General chapters on clinical examination, pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative care are accompanied by expert guidance on how to deal with specific surgical problems, such as respiratory failure, wound healing, MRSA infections, tropical surgery and acute ischaemia. Further chapters provide invaluable information on topics including nutrition, anesthesia, sutures and surgical incisions. The special problems associatted with the surgical management of elderly patients are discussed, and the reader is introduced to the principles of surgical oncology and laparoscopic surgery.With its concise and easy-to read layout, Guidelines in Clinical Surgery is written by a team of expert surgeons, some of whom are also examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons. It is an invaluable on-the-job guide for Foundation level doctors on surgical rotation, as well as for those studying for the MRCS, FRCS and equivalent examinations.
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Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery: Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work)

Obesity has quickly become an American epidemic. People suffering from significant overweight often have to contend with a lifetime of significant comorbidities, social stigma, and lower quality of life. Recently, more and more people are undergoing weight loss surgery as a way to resolve these issues.If you are working with pre- or post-operative bariatric surgery patients, your goal is to teach them the skills they need to ensure themselves a successful surgical outcome. After surgery, patients are required to adhere to a strict diet and the very specific recommendations of their surgical “team.” Without a high level of commitment from the patient to follow these recommendations, the potential for maintained weight loss after surgery is very limited.Preparing for Your Weight Loss Surgery, Therapist Guide contains a series of scientifically tested cognitive-behavioral techniques to help you prepare your patient for the post-operative challenges of creating radically changed eating and lifestyle habits. It provides instructions for teaching your patient basic problem-solving and cognitive restructuring methods that will change their negative thoughts and attitudes about food. Interactive forms including food records and checklists, body image journals, and homework assignments found in the corresponding patient workbook round out this comprehensive treatment package.TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions!· All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research· A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date· Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available· Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated· A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources· Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)
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Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lenses

Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lenses offer a detailed overview of intraocular lenses, as the choice of the IOL to be implanted is a critical detail in the patient selection and surgical preparation, and therefore leading to the most optimal patient results.
Dr. Lucio Buratto, Dr. Stephen Brint, and Dr. Domenico Boccuzzi present the latest information on the most advanced diagnostic techniques and surgical decisions for IOL selection and implantation.
Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lenses covers a wide variety of topics, including monofocal IOLs, multifocal IOLs, accommodative IOLs, injectors and implantation of foldable IOLs, tear or damage of the IOL, and viscoelastic substances.
Supplemented by more than 200 color illustrations, diagrams, a glossary, and references, all surgeons from beginner to expert will want this unique resource by their side.

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First Aid for the Surgery Clerkship, 2nd Edition (First Aid Series)

The student-to-student, step-by-step guide to surgery clerkship success There is no better way to ace the surgery clerkship exam and impress on the wards than First Aid for the Surgery Clerkship. Completely updated throughout, the Second Edition includes a guide to excelling in the clerkship, a high-yield review of core material, common exam and “pimp” questions, and a section of “classifieds” including scholarship opportunities. Detailed what-to-study and what you must-know advice from clerkship veterans helps you ace the surgery clerkship exam and impress on the wards Frequently-tested high-yield facts and mnemonics maximize your study time “Exam Tips” reinforce concepts you need to know on exam day “Ward Tips” prepare you for common “pimp” questions “Classifieds” highlight extracurricular opportunities and scholarships
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Prepectoral Techniques in Reconstructive Breast Surgery

The practice of tissue expander/implant based pre-pectoral breast reconstruction holds great promise for superior cosmetic results, less pain, and a shorter recovery period. Pre-Pectoral Techniques in Reconstructive Breast Surgery is the first reference to cover this timely area in depth, offering step-by-step descriptions of current procedures.

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Operative Techniques in Vascular Surgery

Achieve the best outcomes with expert, practical, highly visual guidance! Operative Techniques in Vascular Surgery features just the vascular surgery content from Operative Techniques in Surgery, the comprehensive 2-volume set edited by Michael W. Mulholland, MD, PhD. Ideal for practitioners who wish to focus on mastering today’s best vascular and endovascular surgery procedures, it you step-by-step through each technique in a consistent manner, using concise, bulleted text, full-color illustrations, and full-color intraoperative photographs to clearly convey exactly what to look for and how to proceed.

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Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, 8th Edition

New edition of the classic all-encompassing surgery text! 4 STAR DOODY’S REVIEW! “This is an excellent textbook that conveys a complete view of surgery and accomplishes the goals set out by the authors very successfully.”–Doody’s Review Service A necessary reference for any surgical resident, this thoroughly revised and updated new edition continues to provide the best and most comprehensive coverage of all topics in surgery. Features 14 chapters on basic science considerations, relevant anatomy and physiology for each organ system, inclusion of all diagnostic test and procedures are included as well as extensive photos and line drawings of surgical techniques and radiographs. New to this edition: NEW editorial board, all of whom are leaders in the specialty NEW consistent design promoting increased readability NEW illustration program – important for this technique oriented specialty NEW coverage of the latest advances in surgery Emphasis placed on surgical oncology Minimally invasive techniques and procedures Genomics and gene therapy Abdominal wall hernias including the latest in laparoscopic techniques Latest information on the immunology of transplantation and more!
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Bariatric Surgery

Over the last two decades, obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the world, resulting in suffering and premature death. Morbid obesity is a chronic medical illness that has long-reaching consequences and is caused by multiple factors. Bariatric surgery and other non-invasive procedures in carefully selected patients are effective treatments for obesity. It is the only tool for sustained and effective long-term weight loss.The field of surgery is developing rapidly – offering innovative options for patients who have failed to lose weight by diet, exercise and pharmacological methods. The editors review problems that the patients face in the perioperative period and in the long term, as well as their adjustments in lifestyle and healthcare management.The text is authored by authorities who participate in the multidisciplinary care of bariatric patients. It will address the assessment and selection of patients’ treatment before surgery, options for surgical intervention and postoperative medical management.

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