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April 23, 1982

Vascular Occlusive Disorders: Medical and Surgical Management

JAMA. 1982;247(16):2295. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320410071040

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According to its editor, this text is intended to provide comprehensive source material for physicians, and presumably for surgeons who are charged with the management of patients having vascular occlusive disorders. The principal authors, most of whom have been associated with the Walter Reed Army Medical Center or the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, have attempted to meet this objective by dividing the book into three sections. Two of these, comprising 205 of the 481 pages, are devoted to the mechanisms of basic hemostasis, problems of hypercoagulability, and the clinical application of anticoagulants such as heparin, warfarin sodium, the dextrans, antiplatelet drugs, and thrombolytic agents. The remainder of the text addresses the diagnostic presentation and treatment options for specific vascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease, stroke, mesenteric vascular occlusion, acute lower extremity arterial insufficiency, and venous thrombosis.

Each chapter contains an extensive list of references at least through