The Washington Manual of SurgeryRevised and updated by residents and faculty of one of the world’s top surgical training programs, The Washington Manual of Surgery, Sixth Edition provides concise guidelines and algorithms for diagnosis and management of surgical diseases. The book’s pocket size and user-friendly outline format ensure fast access to information.

This edition incorporates evidence-based medicine into each chapter, so readers can fully understand the reasoning behind the recommendations. Minimally invasive techniques, including endovascular, are incorporated into all relevant anatomical site and disease chapters. Coverage of vascular disease has been reorganized into three chapters: cerebrovascular disease, thoracoabdominal vascular disease, and peripheral vascular disease.

Here is a list of all the slides which are omitted from the (Significance Testing) handout and are not included for the exam:

  • Slide 14: Another option
  • Slide 25: Step 2 only
  • Slide 27
  • Slide 32: Step 2 only
  • Slides 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
  • Slides 44, 45, 46
  • Slides 50, 51

Updated: 1/2/2012

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Understanding Biostatistics looks at the fundamentals of biostatistics, using elementary statistics and explores the nature of statistical tests, the tests that produces the p-values and basic aspects of clinical trials.

The concept of distribution functions are discussed, including the Guassian distribution and its importance in biostatistics. The book also looks at problems of estimating parameters in statistical models and looks at the similarities between different models. The author does not set out to provide the definitive text on biostatistics, but rather to provide a guide to the concepts involved and their application in everyday work.