Principles and Practice of Surgery is the surgical companion textbook to the international medical bestseller Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. It is a comprehensive textbook for both the surgical student and trainee, guiding the reader through key core surgical topics which are encountered throughout an integrated medical curriculum as well as in subsequent clinical practice. Although sharing the same format and style as Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, this text is complete in itself, thus enabling the student to appreciate both the medical and surgical implications of diseases encountered in surgical wards.
Principles and Practice of Surgery, 6th Edition
Section 1 Principles of perioperative care.
1 Metabolic response to injury, fluid and electrolyte balance and shock
2 Transfusion of blood components and plasma product
3 Nutritional support in surgical patients
4 Infections and antibiotics
5 Ethics, pre-operative considerations, anaesthesia and analgesia
6 Principles of the surgical management of cancer
7 Trauma and multiple injury
8 Practical procedures and patient investigation
9 Post-operative care and complications
10 Day surgery
Section 2 Gastrointestinal surgery.
11 The abdominal wall and hernia
12 The acute abdomen and intestinal obstruction
13 The oesophagus, stomach and duodenum
14 The liver and biliary tract
15 The pancreas and spleen
16 The small and large intestine
17 The anorectum
Section 3 Surgical specialties.
18 Plastic and reconstructive surgery
19 The breast
20 Endocrine surgery
21 Vascular and endovascular surgery
22 Cardiothoracic surgery
23 Urological surgery
25 Transplantation surgery
26 Ear, nose and throat surgery
27 Orthopaedic surgery