Author: Suzanne U. Stucki-McCormick
Ethical principles are essential in the practice of dentistry, and Ethical Decision Making in Dentistry takes the reader from ethics in dental education to creating ethical protocols and public policy. This concise volume covers ethics issues in the education of dentists, in licensure and licensing examinations, in solo and group private practice, and in esthetic dentistry. It also supplies a chapter presenting the patient's perspective on medical ethics, one on informed consent, and another on the process of developing the guidelines for ethical dental decision-making. The topics of billing, office management, and advertising are covered, and the book closes with a chapter entitled "Ethics in Transition", which charts transitions in a dentists' practice and career as well as transitions in how ethical principles themselves are viewed. Ethical Decision Making in Dentistry is a valuable text for teaching ethics in dental schools, but also serves as a refresher course for practicing dentists at any stage of their professional lives.
Decision Making and Operative Technique
Author: Justin B. Dimick,Gilbert R. Upchurch,Christopher J. Sonnenday
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique presents 125 cases in all areas of general surgery: GI, breast, hepatobiliary, colorectal, cardiothoracic, endocrine, vascular, trauma, pediatric, critical care, and transplant. Each full-color case begins with a patient presentation and proceeds through differential diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment, surgical procedures, postoperative management, and a case conclusion. Each case includes key technical steps, potential pitfalls, take-home points, and suggested readings. The patient stories in these clinical scenarios provide context to faciliate learning the principles of safe surgical care. This book will be particularly useful for senior surgical residents and recent graduates as they prepare for the American Board of Surgery oral examination.
Author: Peter D. Quinn,Eric J. Granquist
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This second edition of the Atlas of Temporomandibular Joint Surgery is a major revision of Dr. Quinn’s classic work, taking into account new procedures, equipment, and evidence-based findings from the latest research in TMJ treatment. Assuming that readers are familiar with non-surgical therapies to correct temporomandibular pain and disorders, Drs. Quinn and Granquist focus on the surgical remedies for disorders that are beyond conservative treatment. This concise, how-to surgical atlas guides both the novice and experienced surgeon through the intra-articular and extra-articular procedures that have proven efficacious in the treatment of advanced craniomandibular dysfunction. Chapters take readers through decision making for TMJ surgery, diagnostic imaging methods, surgical approaches, surgery for internal derangements, trauma, osseous surgical procedures, total joint replacement, and pathologies.
Evidence-Based Decision Making
Author: Jesus Medina,Nilesh R. Vasan
Written for residents and practitioners of otolaryngology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and maxiollofacial surgery, this book provides the reader with a comprehensive, concise discussion of the best evidence available on which to base clinical decisions needed when managing patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx. Because of its accessible and practical format, this book is considerably different than other related titles on the market. Formatted with questions at the beginning of each chapter that are then answered with evidence and best practices available for each case, each chapter addresses situations the clinician is likely to face in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of a patient with cancer of the head and neck. Most clinical decisions in the management of cancers of the head and neck region are based on the results of a few controlled, randomized clinical trial trials (Evidence Level I). However, most decision-making is based on the results of case-control studies (Evidence Level II), descriptive studies, reports of expert committees, or opinions of respected authorities (Evidence Level III). This information is scattered throughout the literature and often comingled with information about other topics. Therefore, there is a need for a publication in which the evidence pertinent to making decisions regarding a particular clinical problem is distilled from the literature and presented in a single concise, clinical, situation-driven source. Cancer of the Oral Cavity, Pharynx and Larynx: Evidence-Based Decision Making is just such a resource.
Author: Paul Coulthard,Keith Horner,Philip Sloan,Elizabeth D. Theaker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Master Dentistry is designed as a revision guide for dental students and presents the key elements of the curriculum in an easy-to-digest format. Based on sound educational principles, each volume in the series is fully illustrated throughout and is supported by extensive self-assessment questions which allow the reader to assess their own knowledge of the topic and perfect their exam techniques. This third edition has been fully updated throughout and addresses the oral and maxillofacial surgery, radiology, pathology and oral medicine aspects of dentistry. The Master Dentistry volumes are perfect for undergraduate students, vocational trainees and those preparing for post-graduate examinations such as the MJDF in the UK or international equivalent, and the ORE. Information presented in a style which facilitates easy recall for examination purposesand a ready understanding of the subject Key facts are highlighted and principles of diagnosis and management emphasised Gives the reader an understanding of evidence-based practice in an international context Offers practical guidance on how to prepare for exams and make best use of the time available Perfect for BDS exam preparation and candidates taking the MJDF, ORE or other post-graduate exams Each chapter has been fully revised and updated to reflect new research evidence and provide an international context including use of drug names The Human Disease and Patient Care chapter includes a new approach to medical risk assessment and updated guidance on the management of common medical emergencies Particularly significant changes in other chapters include surgical flap design, CBCT, radiotherapy, bisphosphonates, odontogenic keratocyst classification, zygoma implants, and contemporary specialist referral systems
Author: Jeffrey Marsh,Chad Perlyn
Decision Making in Plastic Surgery edited by Drs. Jeffrey L. Marsh and Chad A. Perlyn, is destined to become a favorite with all students of plastic surgery, whether residents in training or experienced practitioners. It provides essential tools for clinical problem solving for a wide range of aesthetic and reconstructive problems. The unique format, composed of algorithms with supporting text, provides the reader with a virtual roadmap for navigating the decision-making process that characterizes the management of plastic surgery clinical problems. Comprehensive Coverage Divided into three parts with numerous subsections and chapters, this book's coverage ranges from head to toe and from reconstructive to aesthetic. The first part discusses fundamentals and includes chapters on upper and lower facial lacerations, acute ear trauma, acute burns, frostbite, pressure sores, and scars. Part II, Reconstructive Surgery, includes comprehensive subsections on skin, head and neck (congenital anomalies, dentoskeletal malocclusion, craniofacial trauma, neoplasms, and reconstruction), breast and trunk, and upper and lower extremities. And Part III, Aesthetic Surgery, contains sections on skin, scalp, brow and periorbital area, face, nose, breast body contouring, and body contouring after massive weight loss. Expert Editors and Contributors Drs. Marsh and Perlyn are talented educators and expert surgeons. They have gathered an impressive group of rising stars and recognized leaders in plastic surgery to write chapters and share their expertise in patient management strategies for different clinical problems. Unique Format The decision-making format provides information in a convenient and accessible manner. Readers can compare their approach to that of the experts as they trace the decision trees outlining treatment options for different clinical problems. The design and organization of the book permits quick and easy reading. On the right-hand page, the reader finds an algorithm to indicate the problem, surgical interventions and endpoints, surgical and nonsurgical options, and the hierarchy of what options work best for different situations. On the left-hand page is descriptive text that is keyed into the algorithms so the reader can easily follow the different steps being described. Legends introduce each section, providing a key to the colored boxes, bullet points, and arrows that point to the different treatment options. This book is essential reading for all students of plastic surgery. It provides a needed life boat when planning any surgical intervention. Hot Topics Body contouring Facial aesthetic surgery Hand trauma Facial fractures Limb reconstruction Breast surgery
Author: Larry J. Peterson
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
In an easy-to-follow, highly illustrated approach, this popular text presents the fundamental principles of surgical and medical management of oral surgery problems. This well-organized text defines the role of the general dentist as a member of the surgical management team. Basic techniques of evaluation, diagnosis, and medical management are presented in explicit detail that allows the reader to immediately apply these methods to practice. It provides information on the basic oral surgery procedures that the general practitioner encounters, as well as an overview of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures performed by the specialist. All surgical techniques are well illustrated so readers can visualize key surgical concepts. Authored by well-known, respected practitioners and contributors in the field of OMS, drawing on their wealth of clinical expertise. Two-color format highlights key concepts and makes information easy to follow. Appendices provide valuable reference sections, including useful examples of prescriptions, postoperative instructions, an informed consent form, and current instrument pricing. A new chapter focuses on facial esthetic surgery, which is often included in a comprehensive treatment plan to complement restorative, prosthetic, and orthodontic treatment. Basic and advanced preprosthetic procedures have been combined into one complete chapter so readers can easily turn to procedures of interest. Enhanced and improved illustrations throughout more accurately depict key concepts and techniques, and many photos have been replaced with new, high-quality images. The chapter on facial neuropathology has been completely revised to present the most up-to-date information on this topic.
Author: Paul H. Kwon,Daniel M. Laskin
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL)
This reference for surgeons and residents consists of 24 contributions that review such procedures as diagnostic imaging, managing medical emergencies, suturing, anesthesia, differential diagnosis of cysts and tumors, and postoperative care. The third edition updates new drugs available and AMA algo
Author: Faheem A. Sandhu,Jean-Marc Voyadzis
Decision Making for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery provides the critical tools needed to determine exactly when, for whom, and why minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is a viable option.Ten tightly focused chapters each begin with a decision making algorithm that explains how to ascertain if MISS will benefit the patient more than traditional open surgery. Following each algorithm, concise yet detailed information on the preoperative evaluation, surgical techniques, and possible outcomes helps the reader to formulate a clear surgical strategy. The book closes with an incisive analysis of radiosurgery, instrumentation systems, image guidance, and promising advances in MISS that will stimulate further discussion of this emerging area.Features A realistic assessment of both the advantages and drawbacks of MISS by pioneers in the field Evaluative algorithms allow readers to form rapid, fully informed treatment decisions Intuitive organization by spinal region facilitates quick reference Spine surgeons, residents, or fellows in orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery will refer to this easily accessible manual every time they consider performing a minimally invasive spine procedure.This is an excellent book with no comparisons, useful for neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, and radiologists.--Doody's
Publisher: Year Book Medical Pub
This brilliant color atlas describes a range of surgical procedures from open joint surgery to total joint replacement. It deals with one of the most vexing problems for oral and maxillofacial surgeons selecting the proper surgical option for patients who have exhausted all conservative methods of dealing with TMJ pain and dysfunction. The book's major focus is on internal derangement, trauma, and management of benign and malignant disorders. COLOR ATLAS OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT SURGERY illustrates the technical aspects of various surgical procedures on the temporomandibular joint, focusing on open joint surgical procedures. Potential surgical modalities explored include: arthroscopy, meniscal repair, and the use of autogenous and alloplastic materials in joint reconstruction. Written by an authoritative, highly respected surgeon whose surgical skills are in great demand. Presents the basics of etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of TMJ disorders to simplify often complex problems. Surgical procedures are illustrated in a step-by-step format to take the surgeon through the procedure in a manner that he will be able to duplicate when he performs the surgery. Hundreds of vivid color photographs were created with painstaking care to demonstrate a clean surgical field, free of blood, so that intraoperative views and anatomic structures are readily visualized. Includes a separate chapter on orthognathic surgery and its related surgical complications to provide essential information on the all-too-common complications of orthognathic surgery. Includes a collection of treatment flow sheets (algorithms) for each possible kind of temporomandibular joint surgery to clarify the decision-making process involved in diagnosing and treating all varieties of TMJ disorders. Features an excellent collection of computer-generated art maximum clarity in illustrating crucial procedures.
Author: Steven A. Guttenberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Cosmesis of the Mouth, Face and Jaws provides a unique, whole-face approach to cosmetic procedures, focusing on oral, facial and gnathic components. Covering the core repertoire of cosmetic facial and dental procedures, including oral and maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic dentistry, prosthetic dentistry, orthodontics, head and neck surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology and more, this landmark text offers thorough and pragmatic clinical guidance in each area, as well as discussion of the relevant biological and scientific background, evidence (where available) and detection and avoidance of complications. The first book on facial cosmesis written by numerous experts in various specialties, Cosmesis of the Mouth, Face and Jaws acts as a cornerstone for those studying and expanding repertoire into this vast and absorbing area. Clear and precise text is accompanied by a wealth of clinical illustrations and photos in full color throughout, making this a must-have reference for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, specialists, dental and medical students, residents, clinicians and all practitioners interested in facial cosmesis.
Author: Simon T. Kudnig,Bernard Séguin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Veterinary Surgical Oncology provides in-depth coverage of surgical techniques for treating cancer in small animal patients. Organized by body system, each chapter presents detailed, well-illustrated descriptions of surgical procedures, with additional information on diagnostic testing, aftercare, outcomes, and prognosis. Edited and authored by members of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncologists, Veterinary Surgical Oncology's comprehensive coverage of surgical treatments for cancer provides an invaluable decision-making tool and is equally useful for veterinary surgeons and veterinary oncologists. The book begins with introductory chapters on the principles of surgical oncology, multimodal therapy, and interventional radiology, then presents chapters on surgical techniques in all anatomical structures, including procedures not well covered in existing literature. The first book to focus on the surgical aspects of cancer treatment, Veterinary Surgical Oncology is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in surgical oncology.
Author: Lalit Bajaj,Simon Hambidge,Ann-Christine Nyquist,Gwendolyn Kerby
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Berman’s Pediatric Decision Making uses an algorithmic, structured approach to lead you to the right diagnosis and treatment every time. Drs. Lalit Baja, Simon Hambidge, Ann-Christine Nyquist, and Gwendolyn Kerby use evidence-based research and flow charts for each presenting complaint or specific disorder to provide quick access to the information you need for effective decision making. With updated drug tables and revised algorithms, this streamlined new edition makes it even easier for you to diagnose and manage common clinical problems from infancy through adolescence. Rapidly access guidance on diagnosis and management from algorithms for each clinical disorder. Treat the full range of diseases and disorders with comprehensive coverage of diagnosis, assessment of severity, and clinical management. Choose the best treatment for each case thanks to indications for surgical interventions as well as expensive diagnostic procedures Stay current on recent developments and make effective decisions for movement disorders, physical abuse in children, sexual abuse in children, eating disorders, ADHD, and other hot topics. Find answers quickly and easily with a new table of contents organized into two sections—Presenting Complaints and Specific Disorders—that reduces the need to flip between chapters. Tap into the diverse perspectives of expert authors from all over the country. Get only the information you need in the streamlined new edition with shorter, more user-friendly flow diagrams and fewer specialized chapters.
Author: David Greg Anderson,Alexander R. Vaccaro
Updated and expanded to reflect current management strategies and new technologies, Decision Making in Spinal Care, Second Edition provides readers with focused guidance to every major topic in spine, with an emphasis on clinical decision making. Covering the most common spine problems, this new edition covers the spectrum of diagnoses seen in a typical spinal practice, from trauma injuries to metabolic and degenerative diseases to spinal deformities. Highlights of the Second Edition: Focuses on must-know information that significantly impacts clinical decisionsIncludes new spinal technologies in the Contemporary Topics section to keep readers current Contains more algorithms, figures, and diagrams to aid understanding and facilitate rapid management guidance Written by world-renowned spinal care experts This handy portable reference will enable residents, fellows, spine surgeons, and associated clinicians in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery to quickly access the information they need to make the right decisions in treating typical spinal conditions.
Author: Sandro Siervo
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company
Proper management of soft tissues in periodontal, implant, and reconstructive surgery has become increasingly important for esthetic treatment outcomes. In order to achieve correct postoperative positioning of the soft tissues, clinicians must have a comprehensive understanding of wound healing and suturing. Drawing on a series of clinical cases, this book outlines suturing techniques for the most common surgical procedures, providing indications as well as techniques for implementation. The detailed illustrations and tables clarify difficult technical concepts, and a quick reference guide consolidates the essential information for each suture type.