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The gold standard thoracic surgery reference for 45 years, Shields General Thoracic Surgery remains your #1 resource for comprehensive coverage of both open and endoscopic surgical techniques, with commentary from more than 150 global experts in the field. This two-volume masterwork covers all facets of thoracic disease, enhanced with dynamic audio and visual content, colorful graphics, and an authoritative analysis of the worlds literature and electronic data making this 8th Edition the most extensive and concise collection of practical, complete information available for todays busy clinician.
Key Features Addresses new topics such as deciphering complex statistical analyses, efficient use of the new World Health Organizations International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), mining big data sets for specific decision making, and developing and performing effective quality improvement projects for the surgeons practice and hospital setting. Includes a retrospective into the past with particular emphasis on artificial ventilation and the era of minimal invasion both revolutionary milestones in the 100-year history of thoracic surgery. Covers all aspects of thoracic disease, including anatomy and embryology, diagnostics, and radiology, as well as extensive sections on lung cancer and other pulmonary tumors. Includes multidisciplinary contributions on medical treatment, radiation oncology, and surgery and anesthesia. Continues Dr. Thomas W. Shields outstanding tradition of comprehensive coverage, while also transforming the text into a more concise and streamlined reference Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time providing a seamless reading experience online or offline Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks Multiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive design The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click