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Regenerative Medicine Applications in Organ Transplantation

  • Author: Giuseppe Orlando
  • Regenerative Medicine Applications in Organ Transplantation is an excellently presented textbook that provides an in-depth and up-to-date coverage of the vast subject areas of tissue engineering and organ transplantation. The full-colour text Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Dr Adrian McArdle - Stanford University School of Medicine on Apr 03, 2014
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Kirk's General Surgical Operations, 6th ed

  • Author: Richard Novell Mchir, Daryll Baker, Nicholas Goddard
  • The 6th edition of Kirk's General Surgical Operations gives clear, concise guidance of acquiring comprehensive surgical skills to ensure operative success, encouraging and empowering the reader from the very beginning. In this new edition all Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Sarah Lena Maier and Christoph Reissfelder - Technical University Dresden on Mar 25, 2014
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The Fine Art of Surgery

  • Author: Stephanie Lane, Guy Maddern
  • A collaboration between an arts scholar and a surgeon has produced an eclectic collection of images from the earliest cultures that practised surgery through to the modern day. Inevitably, many of the works convey a sense of drama with a focus Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Professor Derek Alderson - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham on Dec 10, 2013
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Schein’s Common Sense Prevention and Management of Surgical Complications

  • Author: Moshe Schein, Paul N. Rogers, Ari Leppaniemi, Danny Rosin
  • At a time when hands on surgical training hours are at an all-time low, a book based on surgical experience was wanting.  For those who have read and enjoyed Schein’s Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery this is a welcome text, as it Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Gary A Nicholson - Honorary Clinical Teacher, University of Glasgow on Nov 28, 2013
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How to Pass the MRCS OSCE Volume 1 (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts)

  • Author: Pradip K. Datta, Chris Bulstrode, Vasha Kaur
  • Passing the MRCS exams is now a formal requirement for completing Core Surgical Training in the UK. In many fields, it is also a prerequisite to entering specialist training. With an exhaustive list of books available, finding the right text is Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Paul Cullis BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MRCS and Norman Galbraith BSc MBChB MSc(Hons) MCRS - on Nov 21, 2013
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SBA MCQs for the MRCS Part A

  • Author: Sri G. Thrumurthy, Tania Samantha De Silva, Zia Moinuddin, Stuart Enoch
  • The current MRCS Part A examination has two papers – applied basic sciences and principles of surgery-in-general, both making use of SBA questions. This book is designed to aid trainees prepare for the SBA questions of Part A Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Spence, R A J BEng (Hons), MB BCh BAO(Hons), MRCS, Dasari, B V MS, MMSc (Ed), FRCS - NIMDTA Belfast on Oct 03, 2013
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Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery

  • Author: Laura J. Moore, Krista L. Turner, S. Rob Todd
  • This is a worthwhile American book (all 80 authors are American), slightly devalued by poor editing (homeostasis instead of hemostasis) and some sloppy production errors in type setting and tables etc. The book's front-page is stuck in the Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Robert Baigrie - Kingsbury Hospital, Claremont and Vincent Pallotti Hospital Pinelands on Oct 03, 2013
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Manual of Total Mesorectal Excision

  • Author: Brendan Moran, Professor Richard John Heald
  • Of the developments in colorectal surgery over the last 30 years, few have had the impact of total mesorectal excision (TME) for the management of rectal cancer. The evolution of ‘specimen orientated’ surgery, derived from embryological Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Professor Alexander Heriot - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre on Jul 23, 2013
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Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology: State-of-the-Art Cancer Management

  • Author: Ronald Matteotti, Stanley W. Ashley
  • Matteotti and Ashley, drawing on many years’ experience as leading researchers and surgeons in the the field of surgical oncology, have managed to bridge the gap between textbooks as a source of knowledge and textbooks as a source to interact Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Thomas I. Lemon - University Hospital of Wales on Jul 17, 2013
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Surgical Wound Healing and Management, 2nd ed.

  • Author: Mark S. Granick, Luc Teot
  • This new edition of ‘Surgical Wound Healing and Management’ opens with an easy-to-read overview of wound physiology.  Following this are a series of short chapters covering a wide range of topics outlining modern wound management. Each Continue reading...

  • Reviewed By Catherine Boereboom StR, Catherine Walter - Queens Medical Centre on Jul 09, 2013
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