ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice

(ISSN: 1538-3210)

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ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice, an official publication of the American College of Surgeons, is the ONLY online comprehensive, continually updated reference and continuing education service in general surgery. Noted for its problem-solving approach and numerous well-drawn, clean, simple four-color illustrations, ACS Surgery is geared to the surgeon in practice. Its prominent Editorial Board and 200 contributors represent current leaders in general surgery and related subspecialties who bring both scholarship and practical, clinical expertise to its pages. An integrated CME program permits subscribers to earn up to 120 Category 1 credits. It is available by subscription in both online and print formats.

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June 2006

What's New in ACS Surgery

Toward Excellence in Bariatric Surgery
Alexander P. Nagle, MD, FACS
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
The prevalence of obesity has increased steadily over the past several decades. Bariatric surgery has proved to be the only effective treatment of severe obesity and its associated comorbidities.

Hepatic Failure
Juan R. Sanabria, MD, MSC, FACS
Medical University of Ohio at Toledo
Achilles A. Demetriou, MD, PHD, FACS
University Hospitals Health System, Cleveland
Clinical evaluation and investigative studies, initial management, the management of acute liver failure, and the management of chronic kidney disease are described.

Cardiovascular Monitoring
James W. Holcroft, MD, FACS
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
John T. Anderson, MD, FACS
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Vascular pressures, determinants of cardiovascular thermodynamics, and the summary measures of factors affecting cardiopulmonary function are discussed.

Urologic Considerations for the General Surgeon
Ronald Rubenstein, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert B. Nadler, MD, FACS
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Anatomic considerations, urologic injuries, urologic malignancies, and benign prostatic hyperplasia are discussed.

This Month's Algorithm
Neoplastic lesions of the appendix are found in as many as 5% of specimens obtained with routine appendectomy for acute appendicitis. This article discusses management of an appendiceal mass.

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Blood Cultures and Infection in the Patient With the Septic Response
Donald E. Fry, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
When infection reaches a critical threshold of severity, the inflammatory response may be activated at a systemic level. The resulting state can be sepsis.

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The authors, editors, and publisher have conscientiously and carefully tried to ensure that recommended measures and drug dosages in these pages are accurate and conform to the standards that prevailed at the time of publication. The reader is advised, however, to check the product information sheet accompanying each drug to be familiar with any changes in the dosage schedule or in the contraindications. This advice should be taken with particular seriousness if the agent to be administered is a new one or one that is infrequently used. ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice describes basic principles of diagnosis and therapy. Because of the uniqueness of each patient and the need to take into account a number of concurrent considerations, however, this information should be used by physicians only as a general guide to clinical decision making.

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