eBook The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1573027413
  • ISBN-13: 9781573027410
  • DDC: 617.003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2215 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Written especially for patients and allied health care students by experts in the field, Gale Encyclopedia Of Surgery And Medical Tests provides in-depth coverage of approximately 600 surgical procedures, medical tests, and related topics such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications, and postoperative care. Entries for medical tests and surgical procedures follow a consistent format, covering definition, purpose, demographic information, diagnosis/preparation, aftercare, risks, morbidity and mortality rates, alternatives, and more. Additional features include 300 full-color illustrations and photographs, bibliographies of further reading sources, a glossary of medical terminology, appendices listing top centers for specific surgical procedures and national organizations and support groups for patients, and a comprehensive index.

Features and Benefits

  • Full-color illustrations and photographs.
  • Bibliographies of further reading sources.
  • A glossary of medical terminology; appendix listing top centers for specific surgical procedures and national organizations and support groups for patients.
  • A comprehensive index.
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor sidebars within entries.

What's New

  • Almost 100 new entries on a variety of topics, including specific surgeries (elbow surgery, trauma surgery, face transplant), the risks associated with certain conditions and surgery (obesity and surgery, diabetes and surgery), advances in medical testing (nuclear medicine scans), and issues related to patient care (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, treatment refusal).
  • Nearly 75 new images and full-color illustrations support entries and help clarify procedures for readers.

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Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1573027367 | ISBN-13: 9781573027366

Table of Contents

Product Highlights.
Abdominal ultrasound.
Abortion, induced.
Abscess incision and drainage.
Acetaminophen.
Adhesions.
Admission to the hospital.
Advance directives.
Allergy tests.
Amniocentesis.
Amputation.
Anesthesia, general.
Anesthesiologist''s role.
Angiography.
Anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs.
Antiseptics.
Aortic aneurysm repair.
Appendectomy.
Arthroscopic surgery.
Aspirin.
Barium enema.
Blood donation and registry.
Bloodless surgery.
Bone density test.
Bone grafting.
Bone marrow transplantation.
Bowel resection.
Breast biopsy.
Breast implants.
Breast reconstruction.
Breast reduction.
Cardiac catheterization.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Carpal tunnel release.
Cerebral aneurysm repair.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis.
Cesarean section.
Chest tube insertion.
Chest x-ray.
Cholesterol and triglyceride tests.
Choosing a hospital.
Circumcision.
Cleft lip and palate repair.
Closures.
Cochlear implants.
Colonoscopy.
Colorectal surgery.
Colostomy.
Complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) and surgery.
Complete blood count.
Computed tomography.
Corneal transplantation.
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Craniofacial reconstruction.
Curettage and electrosurgery.
Cytology.
Death and dying.
Debulking surgery.
Defibrillation.
Dental implants and restoration.
Dermabrasion.
Diabetes and surgery.
Disk removal.
Do not resuscitate (DNR) order.
Drug-resistant organisms.
Ear, nose, and throat surgery.
Echocardiography.
Elbow surgery.
Elective surgery.
Electrocardiography.
Emergency surgery.
Endoscopic ultrasound.
Endotracheal intubation.
Epidural therapy.
Esophageal resection.
Face transplant.
Fecal occult blood test.
Fetal surgery.
Finding a surgeon.
Finger reattachment.
Fracture repair.
Gallstone removal.
Gastric bypass.
Gastroesophageal reflux surgery.
Genetic testing.
Glucose tests.
Hair transplantation.
Hand surgery.
Heart transplantation.
Hernia repair, incisional.
Hip replacement.
Hospice.
Hospital-acquired infections.
Hospitalist.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) pregnancy test.
Hysterectomy.
Immunosuppression.
In vitro fertilization.
Incision care.
Intensive care unit.
Intestinal obstruction repair.
Islet cell transplantation.
Joint fluid analysis.
Kidney dialysis.
Knee replacement.
Laminectomy.
Laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK).
Laser surgery.
Latex allergy.
Liposuction.
Liver transplantation.
Lobectomy, cerebral.
Lung biopsy.
Lymph node biopsy.
Magnetic resonance imaging.
Mammography.
Managed care plans.
Mastectomy.
Mechanical ventilation.
Medicaid.
Medical comorbidities.
Medical errors.
Medicare.
Migraine surgery.
Minimally invasive heart surgery.
Nerve conduction study.
Neurosurgery.
Obesity and surgery.
Obstetric and gynecologic surgery.
Ophthalmologic surgery.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Orthopedic surgery.
Outpatient surgery.
Pain management.
Pancreas transplantation.
Pap test.
Parentage testing.
Patient confidentiality.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Patient rights.
Patient-controlled analgesia.
Pediatric surgery.
Pericardiocentesis.
Physical examination.
Planning a hospital stay.
Plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery.
Pneumonectomy.
Positron emission tomography (PET).
Postoperative care.
Postsurgical infections.
Prenatal testing.
Preparing for surgery.
Private insurance plans.
Prostate biopsy.
Pulmonary function tests.
Recovery at home.
Reoperation.
Robot-assisted surgery.
Rotator cuff repair.
Second opinion.
Serum lead level.
Sex reassignment surgery.
Sexually transmitted disease cultures.
Shoulder joint replacement.
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan.
Skin grafting.
Snoring surgery.
Spinal fusion.
Stem cell transplantation.
Stereotactic radiosurgery.
Surgical oncology.
Surgical risk.
Surgical training.
Tattoo removal.
Telesurgery.
Tendon repair.
Thoracic surgery.
Thyroid function tests.
Tonsillectomy.
Tooth extraction.
Toxicology screen.
Tracheotomy.
Transfusion.
Transplant surgery.
Trauma surgery.
Tubal ligation.
Tumor removal.
Tumor staging.
Type and screen.
Ultrasound.
Urinary catheterization.
Urologic surgery.
Vascular surgery.
Vasectomy.
Vein ligation and stripping.
Venous thrombosis prevention.
Ventricular assist device.
Vertical banded gastroplasty.
Weight management.
Whipple procedure.
Wrist replacement.