Blueprints Surgery (Blueprints Series) by Seth J. Karp MD, James P.G. Morris MD

By Seth J. Karp MD, James P.G. Morris MD

More than a Board overview for USMLE Steps 2 and three, Blueprints surgical procedure, Fourth Edition will help in the course of clerkship rotations and subinternship. This well known Blueprints e-book has been subtle and up to date whereas conserving its concise, prepared variety and medical high-yield content material. positive aspects comprise USMLE-style questions and solutions with complete reasons; Key issues in each part; and a color-enhanced layout that raises the usefulness of figures and tables.

This variation has extra questions and solutions, new chapters, and a brand new appendix on frequent operation notes. each one bankruptcy ends with evidence-based references (journals) for college students to do extra reading/research.

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ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME AND GASTRINOMAS PATHOGENESIS Sites of hemorrhage can be identified by endoscopy. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome occurs in patients with severe peptic ulceration and evidence of a gastrinoma (non–B-cell pancreatic tumor). Peptic ulceration results from the production of large volumes of highly acidic gastric secretions owing to elevated serum gastrin levels. Ninety percent of gastrinomas are found in the “gastrinoma triangle,” defined by the junction of the cystic duct and the common bile duct, the junction of the second and third portions of the duodenum, and the junction of the neck and body of the pancreas.

This is accomplished initially by aggressive use of sliding-scale insulin and resumption of the patient’s home insulin regimen when the patient is eating adequately. Early recognition of surgical complications is critical to effectively managing them. Common to all but the most minor operations are wound infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, catheter infections, deep venous thrombosis, and myocardial infarction. In addition, each operation has its specific complications. Recognition of a complication depends on detailed daily history and physical examination.

Sites of catheter placement should be examined for erythema and discharge. Urinary symptoms should prompt a urinalysis and culture. Chest pain in the perioperative period should be taken seriously and evaluated with an ECG and cardiac enzymes in the appropriate clinical setting. Fever is an exceedingly common occurrence in the perioperative period, and early diagnosis is critical. qxd 10/24/08 11:09 AM Page 16 16 • Blueprints Surgery classic “5 Ws” of wind (pneumonia), wound, walking (deep venous thrombosis), water (urinary tract infection), and wonder drugs (drug reaction) should be considered in all patients.

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