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Mont Reid Surgical Handbook


Publisher: Saunders | Elsevier, Inc.

ISBN 10: 1416048952

ISBN 13: 978-1416048954

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Description At A Glance

Mont Reid Surgical Handbook provides mobile healthcare practitioners with the latest in trusted clinical information for more accurate, confident and informed decision-making at point-of-care.

Mont Reid Surgical Handbook, the best-selling resource provides you with exactly the information you need to overcome the vast majority of challenges you encounter during your surgical residency. This latest update is based on the 6th edition with additional features, enhanced functionality and ongoing updates!

With its pocket-size and easy-reference handheld device compatible format, this resource enables you to quickly access the right the right time...about what to do and how to do it. No resident should be without this essential surgical guide!

Key Features
  • New sections on Surgical Education - including a practical discussion of the ACGME Core Competencies - Surgical Intensive Care, and Future of Surgery to provide details of the latest trends in surgical education so you can maximize your time in surgical rotations.
  • Provides the most up-to-date information from current residents at the University of Cincinnati, in an accessible format organized by specialty area.
  • Provides comprehensive guidelines for the treatment of the most common surgical conditions, including preoperative and postoperative care, as well as relevant pathophysiology.
  • Includes surgical management that encompasses state-of-the-art technology and emphasizes minimally invasive techniques, including important coverage of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, and herniorrhaphy.
  • Provides guidelines for proper medical record keeping as well as other medico legal aspects of surgical care.
  • Offers detailed figures depicting important anatomical structures and operative techniques.
  • Glasgow Coma Scale

Your Voice

By David C. Stockwell, MD (Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC)

Installation: Easy
Speed: Excellent
Crashes: None encountered

Features: The list of sections is included below:
  • Chief Complaints
  • Specific Diseases
  • Syndromes Glossary
  • Cardiology Laboratory
  • Surgical Glossary
  • Laboratory Values
  • Tables
  • Medications

The Specific Disease chapters contain the following possible subheadings on each topic:
  • Database
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Data Gathering
  • Physical Examination
  • Follow-up
  • Common Q & A
  • Miscellaneous
  • Related Images

The formulary contains the following on each drug:
  • Dose
  • Dosage Form
  • Brand/Generic Name

There is a medication index which is contains links to the specific diseases that mention a medication as well as the formulary link.

Finally there is an ICD-9 CM index as well.

The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult is a nice upgrade from its previous version. It is more robust with more topics, more images, a chief complaints section and a nice cardiology laboratory section. The main navigation will likely be from the Main Index. In usual Skyscape fashion the index is easy to use and contains all of the Chief Complaints topics, the specific diagnoses, all of the glossary topics and medications.

The Chief Complaints topics are organized much like the specific diagnoses topics. The lists contained in the chief complaints do not link to their respective topics however, in what would seem like a natural navigation feature. There is helpful information in these lists with suggestions on how to maneuver the differentials. Many hints for physical exam findings, lab tests and more are included.

The specific diagnoses are the meat of this reference and here is where the 5 Minute Pediatric Consult shines. The topics are well done with a good deal of pertinent information. Also there is a differential diagnosis in each of the topics. Another helpful and well done feature is that relevant H&P findings as well as lab findings list the significance of each to the specific diagnosis.

One puzzling thing is that a fair number of images are difficult to see on the handheld. While they can become infinitesimally small the images cannot be increased in size beyond its initial presentation.

The formulary has a small amount of information on the listed medications.

The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult drops a thumb in the Thumbs Up listing from 5 to 4. This is not really a result in a decrease in its quality but rather the failure to improve as well as continuing to take further advantage of evolving handheld capabilities. Other references are raising the bar and while this reference was one of the early leaders, in a few years it will be playing catch-up. Howver it remains one of, if not the best pediatric diagnosis reference.

Worth the Price? Yes


  • Strong clinical reference
  • Numerous helpful differential diagnosis lists
  • Specific information on lab and physical exam findings & their significance
  • Easy navigation

Bottom line:
This new classic pediatric reference comes across as a very strong handheld reference on specific diagnoses as well as augmenting differential diagnosis.

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