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Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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ISBN: 9781910634394 Year: Pages: 488 DOI: 10.14324/111.978191063394 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Surgery --- Medicine (General)
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Written by experts from London’s renowned Royal Free hospital, Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a comprehensive overview of the vast topic of reconstructive plastic surgery and its various subspecialties for introductory plastic surgery and surgical science courses. The book comprises five sections covering the fundamental principles of plastic surgery, cancer, burns and trauma, paediatric plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery. Additional coverage of areas in which reconstructive surgery techniques are called upon includes abdominal wall reconstruction, ear reconstruction and genital reconstruction.
The broad scope of this volume makes this a unique contribution to the field. Heavily illustrated throughout, Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is essential reading for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of this exciting field.

Body Contouring and Sculpting

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ISBN: 9789535128298 9789535128304 9789535141358 Year: Pages: 236 DOI: 10.5772/62515 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Surgery
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Over the past decades, surgical techniques have greatly progressed to improve and correct appearance. They are artistic procedures to give the highly demanded proportions. The growing public interest in aesthetic and plastic surgery interventions such as body contouring and sculpting requires clear description and differentiation of these highly sophisticated techniques, their results and combinations, as well as scientific information about the different instrumentation, devices and materials used. Such clarification will be hugely beneficial both for patients and doctors, having in mind the increasing number of such interventions and progressing interest for a better and healthy living including improved appearance in society. The book adds some scientific news to the understanding of body contouring treatments. Currently, the request for atraumatic, short downtime procedures predominates and demonstrates the importance of hi-tech and safe liposculpture and fat transfer, although they cannot totally replace surgical excision methods.

Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants: A Concise Guide

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ISBN: 9783319254586 9783319254609 Year: Pages: 76 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25460-9 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Surgery --- Medicine (General) --- Biotechnology --- Therapeutics --- Cardiovascular
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This book is an essential guide to the medical treatment of thrombosis and presents core principles of anticoagulant therapeutics as well as drug recommendations. Written by recognized experts in the field, this concise, accessible handbook provides a unique and valuable resource in the cardiovascular field, both for those currently in training, and for those already in clinical or research practice.

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Hematology --- Surgery --- Cardiology

Arthroplasty - A Comprehensive Review

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ISBN: 9789535122432 9789535142102 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.5772/59210 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Surgery
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This book is aimed at giving an overview of the field of arthroplasty and covers arthroplasty of several regions starting from the cervical spine to the ankle. While the current trend is focusing on one particular joint, sometimes having an understanding of the entire subject and cross learning from various subspecialties play a key role in evolving the science. The book is precisely meant to do that, exposing the readers to various types of arthroplasties. It also touches on failures and complications like infections to ensure that the subject is dealt with in a comprehensive manner. Radiology and investigations form an important element for successful outcomes and so does being informed about the newer developments in the field. The chapters on 3D printing and PRP ensure that the all the subjects from the very basic to what can be expected on the horizon are well covered.

Colorectal Cancer - From Pathogenesis to Treatment

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ISBN: 9789535125440 9789535125457 9789535141846 Year: Pages: 440 DOI: 10.5772/61359 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Surgery
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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major health problem because it represents around 10% of all cancers and achieves a worldwide estimate of 1.4 million newly diagnosed cases annually, resulting in approximately 700,000 deaths. Approximately 19-31% of patients present liver metastases. At diagnosis, a further 23-38% will develop extra-hepatic disease. Over the past decade, the widespread use of modern chemotherapeutic and biological agents, combined with laparoscopic surgical techniques, has improved the prognosis of metastatic CRC. A better understanding of the biology of the tumor, along with high efficiency of diagnostic and therapeutic methods, as well as the spread of screening programs, will improve the survival of the CRC patients in the near future.

Cognitive Supervision for Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Laser Surgery

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Book Series: Springer Theses ISSN: 2190-5053 ISBN: 9783319303291 9783319303307 Year: Pages: 99 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-30330-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Medical technology
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This thesis lays the groundwork for the automatic supervision of the laser incision process, which aims to complement surgeons’ perception of the state of tissues and enhance their control over laser incisions. The research problem is formulated as the estimation of variables that are representative of the state of tissues during laser cutting. Prior research in this area leveraged numerical computation methods that bear a high computational cost and are not straightforward to use in a surgical setting. This book proposes a novel solution to this problem, using models inspired by the ability of experienced surgeons to perform precise and clean laser cutting. It shows that these new models, which were extracted from experimental data using statistical learning techniques, are straightforward to use in a surgical setup, allowing greater precision in laser-based surgical procedures.

Situation Interpretation for Knowledge- and Model Based Laparoscopic Surgery

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ISBN: 9783731505273 Year: Pages: XV, 148 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000054609 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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To manage the influx of information into surgical practice, new man-machine interaction methods are necessary to prevent information overflow. This work presents an approach to automatically segment surgeries into phases and select the most appropriate pieces of information for the current situation. This way, assistance systems can adopt themselves to the needs of the surgeon and not the other way around.

Plastic Surgery for the Oncological Patient

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889199877 Year: Pages: 76 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-987-7 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Oncology --- Surgery
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The develoment of plastic surgery techniques allows for preserving and reconstruction of function after resection of malignant tumors. From split thickness skin grafts to pedicled and free tissue transfer multiple techniques are at hand to restore body integrity. Sufficient soft tissue coverage allows for adjuvant radiation therapy or can cure its sequelae. Nerve, tendon and muscle transfers are used to regain motor function of the extremities. Even large bony defects can be treated by microsurgically transferring fibula, pelvic and femoral bone. In case main vessels need to be resected reconstruction is possible with autologous and artificial grafts. By means of plastic surgery thoracic and abdominal defects can be covered so that foremost unresectable tumors become curable. Unfortunately the knowledge of these techniques is not very popular with oncologic surgeons. Therefore we suggest as a clinical topic the role of reconstructive surgery in the multimodal treatment of oncologic patients. The focus will be on different areas of the body, therefore articels for reconstructional procedures at the head, the extremities, the trunk, the thoracic wall, the breast, and the foot will be invited. Another focus will be the role of reconstructive procedures in the multimodal treatment concept consisting of radiation and chemotherapy as well. By knowing and applying the opportunities of plastic surgery the quality of live of the oncologic patient can be significantly improved.

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