BOOK REVIEWS ‘‘Chapter 7: Treatment of local compli- omplications after surgery occur even Pancreatitis cations’’ exemplifies this trait, with surgical, C among the best and most experienced gastroenterologic, and radiographically guided surgeons in the world. Although compli- Medical and Surgical therapies integrated into a single chapter with cations are associated with negative out- relative indications and contraindications for comes, the best surgeons are able to Management each discussed. The surgical chapters of the diagnose the complications early, avoiding text, particularly the several parts of ‘‘Chapter potentially worse outcomes, and then prop- Editors: David B. Adams, Peter B. 16,’’ are small gems that tend to be succinct and erly manage them. This hardcover textbook Cotton, Nicholas J. Zyromski,, John A. well illustrated. provides an exhaustive review of the compli- Windsor, Wiley-Blackwell, Hardcover/ This book is ideal for a senior surgical cations in abdominal surgery, including strat- E-book, 336 pages, Cost: $135.00 resident, fellow, or young attending as they egies to avoid these complications and ways (Hardcover), $108.99 (E-book) begin to integrate their subspecialty-specific to manage those that are unavoidable. It also knowledge into the management of pancrea- provides the reader with a framework for ancreatitis, a new offering from Wiley- titis in a multidisciplinary setting. While reading the surgical literature in regards to, P Blackwell, is a textbook-sized hardcover surgical options are discussed, the book is grading systems for complications and out- written with an eye toward the increasingly not written to replace a surgical atlas and key comes research. Chapters on hospital and popular publishing trend of diagnosis-based concepts in perioperative management and operating room organization to decrease com- compendiums. In this vein, 17 chapters are potential complications are given a lighter plications in surgery as well as a background compiled that span the epidemiology, path- hand. Medical students and junior residents on the national programs that have been ophysiology, multidisciplinary management, may also find this text helpful in their prep- enacted to decrease complication rates are and long-term outcomes for patients afflicted aration for teaching rounds and in the day-to- also included. This text goes even further with the disease. Major topics, including day management of patients. This is particu- by providing a chapter with examples of pathophysiology, endoscopic approaches, larly true given the nature of each chapter: how countries have utilized these skills to and surgical options, are addressed in clear, focused, and relatively concise. The decrease their complication rates. The book multiple sections in a single chapter and book may also find an audience in gastro- is well organized into organ systems through- grouped by the same number designation enterologists and interventional radiologists out the gastrointestinal tract with each chapter with iterative letters (ie, ‘‘Chapter 16A: A seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the beginning with an abstract that well summar- brief history of modern surgery for chronic role of surgical procedures in the manage- izes the material to be presented. The authors pancreatitis,’’ ‘‘Chapter 16B: Surgery for ment of this disease. are predominantly from Europe, India, and chronic pancreatitis: indications and timing Pancreatitis would make a good Australia; however, the references are well of surgery,’’ etc.). addition to the shelves of a pancreatophile’s represented by North American literature There is broad appeal in this text, office or library. It is a handy reference, as well. particularly for those seeking a deeper under- particularly in review of pathobiology con- This book is all encompassing, standing of pancreatitis than can be found in cepts in the disease and in the state-of-the-art addressing all facets of surgery including the traditional surgical canons. As in options for percutaneous and endoscopic providing care in low resource settings. It traditional texts, each chapter stands alone management options. It sells for $135.00 will serve well as a text for fourth-year in addressing a topic of interest, allowing for (Hardcover) and $108.99 (E-book) and is medical students and interns and as a primer readers to return to the book when guidance available from Wiley-Blackwell. to more in-depth reading of selected topics on highly specific information is sought. for upper-level residents and junior attend- There is some minimal overlap between ings. Senior surgeons sitting for their recer- chapters, providing reinforcement of key Richard A. Burkhart, MD tification examinations will also benefit. The topics as the reader progresses through the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic text is as up to date as a textbook can be with book. Chapters are arranged in a logical Surgery many references published in 2017 and with fashion that somewhat resembles the natural Johns Hopkins Hospital many chapters written by leaders in their history of the disease. Baltimore, MD respective fields. However, some chapters Each chapter is well referenced to are more informative and in-depth than primary source literature and appropriately others and there is no online access or highlights landmark studies in both the accompanying electronic version. Book Review of: clinical and basic sciences. For example, This hardcover textbook sells for ‘‘Chapter 2B: Locoregional pathophysiology $156.00, which is well worth the investment, Complications After in acute pancreatitis: pancreas and intestine’’ as it can be used at all levels of training and is provides a wonderful discussion on changes a good starting point for further reading on Gastrointestinal Surgery in the pancreatic microcirculation during selected topics. inflammation and hemorrhage. A principle strength of this text is the multidisciplinary Editors: Samiran Nundy, Dirk J. Martin G. Rosenthal, MD consideration given to problems that cross Gouma. Oxford University Press, Boston, MA the traditional lines of multiple specialties. Hardcover, 399 pages, $156.00 MGROSENTHAL@mgh.harvard.edu The author reports no conflicts of interest. Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. rights reserved. ISSN: 0003-4932/17/26703-0e41 ISSN: 0003-4932/17/26703-0e41 DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002441 DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002549 Annals of Surgery Volume 267, Number 3, March 2018 www.annalsofsurgery.com | e41 Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Published: Mar 1, 2018
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