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The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, 4th Edition

  • ISBN-10: 0028666569
  • ISBN-13: 9780028666563
  • DDC: 617.003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2215 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2009
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Available February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020
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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 over 650 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 330 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.

The encyclopedia covers all aspects of the surgery and testing occurring today, such as blast injury, choosing a hospital, cytology, dental x-rays, diabetes and surgery, face transplantation, genetic testing, and surgery and the elderly. Each entry includes key terms and questions to ask your doctor. The encyclopedia provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical test and surgical include definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides readers with in-depth, up-to-date, and accessible information that will help them deal with and understand their own dietary issues.
  • “Key Terms” sidebar for each entry to define unfamiliar terms and concepts.
  • Words to Know, Glossary, List of Organizations, Subject Index; Full-Color Images and Illustrations throughout.
  • Alphabetic arrangement of entries and extensive cross-referencing.

What's New

  • All entries in this volume are new (See Table of Contents for listing.)

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028666518 | ISBN-13: 9780028666518

Table of Contents

Gastroduodenostomy.
Gastroenterologic surgery.
Gastroesophageal reflux scan.
Gastroesophageal reflux surgery.
Gastrostomy.
General surgery.
Genetic testing.
Gingivectomy.
Glossectomy.
Glucose tests.
Goniotomy.
Hair transplantation.
Hammer, claw, and mallet toe surgery.
Hand surgery.
HDL cholesterol test.
Health history.
Healthcare proxy.
Heart surgery for congenital defects.
Heart transplantation.
Heart-lung machines.
Heart-lung transplantation.
Heller myotomy.
Hemangioma excision.
Hematocrit.
Hemispherectomy.
Hemoglobin test.
Hemoperfusion.
Hemorrhoidectomy.
Hepatectomy.
Hepatitis virus tests.
Hernia repair, femoral.
Hernia repair, incisional.
Hernia repair, inguinal.
Hernia repair, umbilical.
HIDA scan.
Hip osteotomy.
Hip replacement.
Hip revision surgery.
HIV and AIDS tests.
Home care.
Hospice.
Hospital services.
Hospital-acquired infections.
Hospitalist.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) pregnancy test.
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) test.
Hydrocelectomy.
Hypophysectomy.
Hypospadias repair.
Hysterectomy.
Hysteroscopy.
Ileal conduit surgery.
Ileoanal anastomosis.
Ileostomy.
Immunoassay tests.
Immunologic therapies.
Immunosuppressant drugs.
Immunosuppression.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
In vitro fertilization.
Incentive spirometry.
Incision care.
Informed consent.
Intensive care unit.
Intensive care unit equipment.
Intestinal obstruction repair.
Intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurement.
Intrauterine device (IUD) insertion and removal.
Intravenous rehydration.
Intussusception reduction.
Iridectomy.
Iron tests.
Islet cell transplantation.
Joint fluid analysis.
Kidney dialysis.
Kidney function tests.
Kidney transplantation.
Knee arthroscopic surgery.
Knee osteotomy.
Knee replacement.
Knee revision surgery.
Kneecap removal.
Laceration repair.
Laminectomy.
Laparoscopy.
Laparoscopy for endometriosis.
Laparotomy, exploratory.
Laryngectomy.
Laser iridotomy.
Laser posterior capsulotomy.
Laser skin resurfacing.
Laser surgery.
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).
Latex allergy.
Laxatives.
LDL cholesterol test.
Leg lengthening or shortening.
Length of hospital stay.
Limb salvage.
Lipid profile.
Liposuction.
Lithotripsy.
Liver biopsy.
Liver function tests.
Liver transplantation.
Living will.
Lobectomy, cerebral.
Lobectomy, pulmonary.
Long-term care insurance.
Lumpectomy.
Lung biopsy.
Lung transplantation.
Lymph node biopsy.
Lymphadenectomy.
Magnetic resonance angiogram.
Magnetic resonance imaging.
Magnetic resonance venogram.
Malignant brain tumors.
Mammography.
Managed care plans.
Mantoux test.
Mastectomy.
Mastoidectomy.
Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation.
Mechanical circulatory support.
Mechanical ventilation.
Meckel's diverticulectomy.
Mediastinoscopy.
Medicaid.
Medical charts.
Medical comorbidities.
Medical errors.
Medicare.
Medication monitoring.
Meningocele repair.
Mental health assessment.
Mentoplasty.
Microsurgery.
Migraine surgery.
Minimally invasive heart surgery.
Mitral valve repair.
Mitral valve replacement.
Modified radical mastectomy.
Mohs surgery.
Multiple-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan.
Myelography.
Myocardial resection.
Myomectomy.
Myringotomy and ear tubes.
Necessary surgery.
Needle bladder neck suspension.
Negative pressure rooms.
Nephrectomy.
Nephrolithotomy, percutaneous.
Nephrostomy.
Nerve conduction study.
Neurosurgery.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Nuclear medicine scans.
Nurse practioners.
Nursing homes.
Obesity and surgery.
Obstetric and gynecologic surgery.
Omphalocele repair.
Oophorectomy.
Operating room.
Operating room charges.
Ophthalmologic surgery.
Ophthalmoscopy.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Oral glucose tolerance test.
Orchiectomy.
Orchiopexy.
Organ procurement.
Orthopedic surgery.
Otoplasty.
Outpatient surgery.
Ovarian benign tumors.
Ovarian malignant tumors.
Oxygen therapy.
Pacemakers.
Pain and pain management.
Pallidotomy.
Pancreas transplantation.
Pancreatectomy.
Pap test.
Paracentesis.
Parathyroid hormone test.
Parathyroid scan.
Parathyroidectomy.
Parentage testing.
Parotidectomy.
Partial thromboplastin time.
Patent urachus repair.
Patient confidentiality.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Patient rights.
Patient-controlled analgesia.
Pectus excavatum repair.
Pediatric concerns.
Pediatric surgery.
Pelvic ultrasound.
Penile prostheses.
Pericardiocentesis.
Peripheral endarterectomy.
Peripheral vascular bypass surgery.
Peritoneovenous shunt.
pH monitoring.
Phacoemulsification for cataracts.
Pharyngectomy.
Phlebography.
Phlebotomy.
Photocoagulation therapy.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).
Physical examination.
Planning a hospital stay.
Plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery.
Pneumonectomy.
Polypectomy.
Port insertion.
Portal vein bypass.
Positron emission tomography.
Post-anesthesia care unit.
Postoperative antiemetics.
Postoperative care.
Postoperative infections.
Postoperative pain.
Power of attorney.
Preanesthesia evaluation.
Prenatal surgery.
Prenatal testing.
Preoperative care.
Preparing for surgery.
Pressure ulcers.
Presurgical testing.
Private insurance plans.
Prostate biopsy.
Prostatectomy.
Protein components test.
Prothrombin time.
Proton pump inhibitors.
Pulmonary function tests.
Pulse oximeter.
Pyloroplasty.
Quadrantectomy.
Radical neck dissection.
Recovery at home.
Rectal prolapse repair.
Rectal resection.
Red blood cell indices.
Red reflex testing.
Renal tubular acidosis.
Reoperation.
Retinal cryopexy.
Retropubic suspension.
Rh blood typing.
Rheumatoid factor testing.
Rhinoplasty.
Rhizotomy.
Robot-assisted surgery.
Room turnover .
Root canal treatment.
Rotator cuff repair.
Sacral nerve stimulation.
Salpingo-oophorectomy.
Salpingostomy.
Sarcoma.
Scar revision surgery.
Scleral buckling.
Sclerostomy.
Sclerotherapy for esophageal varices.
Sclerotherapy for varicose veins.
Scopolamine patch.
Second opinion.
Second-look surgery.
Sedation, conscious.
Sedimentation rate.
Segmentectomy.
Sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Septoplasty.
Serum calcium level.
Serum carbon dioxide level.
Serum chloride level.
Serum creatinine level.
Serum glucose level.
Serum lead level.
Serum phosphate level.
Serum potassium level.
Serum sodium level.
Sestamibi scan.
Sex reassignment surgery.
Sexually transmitted disease cultures.
Shoulder joint replacement.
Shoulder resection arthroplasty.
Sigmoidoscopy.
Simple mastectomy.
Single photon emission computed tomography.
SIRS and sepsis, including surviving sepsis.
Skin biopsy.
Skin culture.
Skin grafting.
Skull x-rays.
Sling procedure.
Smoking cessation.
Snoring surgery.
Sphygmomanometer.
Spinal fusion.
Spinal instrumentation.
Spirometry.
Splenectomy.
Stapedectomy.
Stem cell transplantation.
Stereotactic radiosurgery.
Stethoscope.
Stoma.
Stool culture.
Stool fat test.
Stool O and P test.
Stress test.
Suction and curettage.
Sulfonamides.
Surgeons.
Surgery and the elderly.
Surgical instruments.
Surgical mesh.
Surgical oncology.
Surgical risk.
Surgical team.
Surgical training.
Surgical triage.
Sympathectomy.
Syringe and needle.
Talking to the health care provider.
Tarsorrhaphy.
Tattoo removal.
Telesurgery.
Temperature measurement.
Tendon repair.
Tenotomy.
Tetracyclines.
Thermometer.
Thoracentesis.
Thoracic surgery.
Thoracoscopy.
Thoracotomy.
Thrombectomy.
Thrombolytic therapy.
Thyroid function tests.
Thyroidectomy.
Tonometry.
Tonsillectomy.
Tooth extraction.
Tooth replantation.
Total parenteral nutrition.
Toxicology screen.
Trabeculectomy.
Tracheotomy.
Traction.
Transfusion.
Transobturator tape (TOT) procedure.
Transplant surgery.
Transurethral bladder resection.
Transurethral resection of the prostate.
Trauma surgery.
Traumatic brain injury.
Treatment refusal.
Trocars.
Tubal ligation.
Tube enterostomy.
Tube-shunt surgery.
Tumor grading.
Tumor marker tests.
Tumor removal.
Tumor staging.
Tympanoplasty.
Type and screen.
Ultrasound.
Upper gastrointestinal exam.
Ureteral stenting.
Ureterosigmoidostomy.
Ureterostomy, cutaneous.
Urinalysis.
Urinary anti-infectives.
Urinary catheterization.
Urine culture.
Urologic surgery.
Vaginal birth.
Vagotomy.
Vagus nerve stimulation.
Vascular access devices.
Vascular surgery.
Vasectomy.
Vasovasostomy.
Vein ligation and stripping.
Venous thrombosis prevention.
Ventricular assist device.
Ventricular shunt.
Vertical banded gastroplasty.
Vital signs.
Webbed finger or toe repair.
Weight management.
Whipple procedure.
White blood cell count and differential.
Wound care.
Wound closure and repair.
Wound culture.
Wrist replacement.