Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at a Glance PDF
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Although the at a Glance series originated as a unique visual, synopsis- style learning aid for undergraduate students, the conceptualisation underpinning Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at a Glance is to provide both breadth and depth to a completed vascular curriculum from undergraduate level through to postgraduate training and examinations. We have adhered to the powerfully simplistic, yet accurate approach of the at a Glance series with coloured illustrations, tables and clinical pictures supported by ‘nuts and bolts’ style didactics for rapid and effective learning. Great emphasis has been placed on the illustrations to simplify the understanding of disease processes, and, where possible, supported by clinical and intraoperative photographs. Although written with little reference to the evidence, for ease of readability, every effort has been made, where possible, to ensure that the facts presented, especially pertaining to the clinical management of vascular disease are both accurate and up-to-date. In addition, as vascular surgery is strongly driven by an evidence-based approach, we have included a chapter on the principal trials that students at all levels may be expected to know. In addition, we have emphasised the importance of the vascular surgeon’s working knowledge and skill in vascular imaging, especially Duplex ultrasound, which forms a formal, in-depth part of training and examinations in the USA, Australia and Europe, and is now seen as an increasingly important skill armamentarium for the practising vascular specialist in Ireland and the UK.
Vascular surgery has often been considered by medical students and junior trainees to be poorly taught and perhaps ‘too sub-specialised’ for learning which often serves to generate learning barriers between the learner and subject matter. Yet vascular patients regularly appear on undergraduate examinations (both medical and surgical), MRCSlevel postgraduate exams (written and clinical) and fellowship exams (including general surgery). Atherosclerosis is ubiquitous in the Western world, making vascular disease ubiquitous for all levels managing patients, including physicians, surgeons, emergency physicians, nurses, podiatrists, paramedics, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at a Glance is a suitable and simplistic learning aid for all professionals dealing with vascular disease whilst remaining comprehensive. So whether a quick explanation is required or a more detailed overview of disease, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at a Glance will serve as the perfect learning companion.
Vascular surgery has now become a stand-alone specialty within the UK (separate from general surgery), bringing it in line with Europe, North America and Australia. Evidence-based practice has driven improved expectations of care around the globe almost to international fellowship level, whereby outcomes from index vascular cases are now scrutinised and compared with best international practice. We feel Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at a Glance maintains this high standard and presents vascular disease and its management from basic science underpinning the pathology through to clinical examination, investigations and specific disease findings and its best treatments. Our book will serve as a learning tool for vascular disease (basic science and clinical) as well as a comprehensive curriculum for trainees and a last-minute study guide for examinees.
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