About this book
- Appraises key papers across the whole field of General Surgery, with chapters covering every subspecialty to interest both the specialist and the trainee
- Clear, easy-to-read organization of information throughout provides the reader with a thorough structure for critical appraisal
- Each paper is critiqued by experienced academic surgeons, giving the reader confidence in discussing the historical context of the wider field
- An introductory chapter on critical appraisal of research provides the reader with a framework to improve their own reading and critiquing of research
Landmark Papers in General Surgery will give surgeons, surgical trainees and other healthcare professionals an expert appraisal of key papers, and fast access to the evidence base behind current clinical practice in General Surgery. Each chapter draws together a fascinating selection of the most important clinical trials across every subspecialty within General Surgery, as selected and appraised by a panel of experts.
Organized according to a common format, each discussion offers a clear structure by which to appraise the medical literature. Following a background summary of each trial, experts discuss the impact of the research and critique the methods used, giving the reader rapid understanding of the paper's place within the wider field of research. This emphasis on the tools of critical appraisal is enhanced by an introductory chapter equipping the reader with the skills required to knowledgeably appraise a research paper.
For clinicians needing to keep abreast of the vast scope of medical research, this book will prove an interesting and timesaving resource, but it will also appeal to allied health professionals keen to improve the depth of their understanding of surgery. By bringing together the evidence base with expert guidance on critical appraisal, higher surgical trainees preparing for the academic and specialty sections of the FRCS exit examination will also find the text invaluable as a means of consolidating and nuancing their knowledge.
Readership: General surgical trainees, general and specialist surgeons and allied health professionals
Table of contents
1.: Prof. John Norrie: Methodological consideration in surgical trials
2: Prof. Patrick O'Dwyer and Kathryn McCarthy: General surgery
3: Graham MacKay, Joey Crozier and Lucia Chung: Emergency surgery
4: Robert Stuart, Simon Gibson and Andrew Crumley: Oesophagogastric surgery
5: Euan Dickson and Gavin Bryce: Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery
6: Richard Molloy and Susan Moug: Colorectal surgery
7: Paul Rogers, Ron Eifell and Tamim Siddiqui: Vascular surgery
8: Marc Clancy and Karen Stevenson: Transplant surgery
9: Sheila Stallard, Christopher Wilson, Julie Doughty and Elizabeth Mallon: Breast surgery
10: Christopher Wilson and Julie Doughty: Endocrine surgery
11: Euan Dickson: Trauma