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Advanced Concepts in Surgical Research is a practical, reader-friendly guide to planning, conducting, and evaluating solid, evidence-based surgical research that leads to high-quality results. Geared to the investigator who has already mastered basic principles, this book focuses on more advanced topics such as randomized controlled trials, survey design, observational studies, meta analyses, statistical concepts, reporting of data, and much more.
Includes tips and insights from experienced surgical researchers on how to conduct an effective clinical study and avoid pitfalls
Supplies hard-to-find information on current topics such as randomization systems and technology and publication bias
Provides standardized, easy-to-reference text boxes with highlighted key concepts, on-the-spot definitions of terminology in Jargon Simplified sections, and real-world case examples from the literature
Presents nearly 60 illustrations and tables to help in visualizing key concepts
Filled with proven research methodologies, clinical data, examples, and strategies that can be applied across a wide range of disciplines, Advanced Concepts in Surgical Research illuminates the challenges and solutions of modern day surgical research. It is essential for any clinician undertaking a well-defined, systematic, clinically relevant, and ultimately successful surgical research study.
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Written from the perspective of experienced surgeons and veteran researchers, this succinct, how-to manual provides readers with everything they need to prepare, publish, and present a scientific research paper. The expert authors address every aspect of the publication process, including quality and ethics in academic writing, the rules of authorship, grammar, formatting, style, and much more. Each consistently organized chapter begins with a brief summary and introduction and ends with up-to-date references and carefully selected suggestions for further reading.
Numerous hints and tips appear throughout the text, such as advice on writing abstracts, and information on how to get one’s paper accepted at an international meeting
Valuable examples of good and bad introductions, recommendations for using statistical data, and common pitfalls in the reporting of surgical results
Easy-to-reference text boxes present Key Concepts, Jargon Simplified, and Reality Checks
Detailed diagrams help readers visualize complex points
This must-have reference is essential reading for every surgeon, surgical resident and clinical researcher who wants to contribute to the scientific community through publication in academic journals.
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Clinical Research for Surgeons is a practical guide for understanding, planning, conducting, and evaluating surgical research. It covers the principles of evidence-based surgery and applies these principles to the design of suitable research studies. The reader will come to fully understand important concepts such as case-control study, prospective cohort study, randomized trial, and reliability study. The book provides valuable discussions of the critical appraisal of published clinical studies, allowing the reader to learn how to evaluate the quality of such studies with respect to measuring outcomes and to make effective use of all types of evidence in patient care.
Insights from experienced surgeons and veteran researchers
Easy-to-reference text boxes with Key Concepts, Jargon Simplified, and Examples from the Literature
Coverage of both open and minimally-invasive surgical procedures
50 illustrations demonstrating key points
This book is a valuable reference for clinicians and residents in a range of disciplines, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, urology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, interventional radiology, cardiac surgery.