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Debra L. Beck, MSc, and Eugene Braunwald, MD In SYNTAX I, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was found to be superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with first-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with 3-vessel disease. Given the many innovations in PCI since the trial was conducted, the SYNTAX II study evaluated the impact ofMORE

To this day, congenital heart disease (CHD) is the commonest anomaly in live-born children. CHD is much more complex than is acquired (adult) heart disease. As such, it was my hope in writing this book to add to the development of the vitally important clinical fields of pediatric cardiology and congenital heart surgery. MORE

Ever since I was a retina surgery fellow at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA in Los Angeles, I have dreamed about writing a retina surgery textbook that covered the nuts and bolts of retina surgery.  I do not mean a book of haughty or overbearing nature, but rather a down-to-earth book written by everyday retina surgeons, albeit many who are quite prominent, but with a peer-to-peer conversational approach. The predecessor of this current text Operative Techniques in Vitreoretinal Surgery entitled Retina and Vitreous Surgery was the first time this was done in the history of retina surgery.  We have improved on that text by producing a full-size page format volume with large illustrations and many newer surgical techniques including surgical techniques involved in retina surgery clinical trials and even gene therapy.  Furthermore, we have included surgical videos to demonstrate the surgical topics covered in a step-by-step manner. MORE

One of the most common questions we get asked as authors and editors of , the third book in the AMA MedEd Innovation series, is how coaching differs from mentoring or advising. These terms are often used interchangeably, even though they are different interventions. While there are commonalities among these activities, they have distinct modalities, experiences, and goals. MORE