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Preface

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 January 2010

Mark D. Stringer
Affiliation:
Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Paediatric Surgery, St James's University Hospital Leeds, UK
Keith T. Oldham
Affiliation:
Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin; Marie Z Uihlein Chair and Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Pierre D. E. Mouriquand
Affiliation:
Professor of Pediatric Urology and Head of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatric Urology, Debrousse Hospital, Claude Bernard University Lyon I, Lyon, France
Mark D. Stringer
Affiliation:
University of Otago, New Zealand
Keith T. Oldham
Affiliation:
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Pierre D. E. Mouriquand
Affiliation:
Debrousse Hospital, Lyon
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The second edition of this book attempts to bring together and analyze what we currently know about the long-term effects of conditions and operative procedures in pediatric surgery and urology. The subject of long-term outcomes has been relatively neglected in the past. However, the realization that there is an ever-expanding cohort of children reaching maturity with a variable legacy from childhood surgical problems has prompted a more critical and detailed study of outcomes with the aim of optimizing current surgical practice. Encouragingly, all major international pediatric surgical meetings now include data on long-term outcomes. Furthermore, in the decade since the first edition of this text was conceived, the quality and relevance of the data are substantially more robust. Much more is now known about long-term function and quality of life. Data on outcomes provide a barometer for healthcare, indicating its efficacy, safety, acceptability, and sometimes its cost-effectiveness. Such data will be used increasingly to shape public policy and guide surgical practice. Perhaps, more than in any other field of surgery, it is necessary for pediatric surgeons and urologists to look critically at long-term outcomes and the effect these have on the quality of life of their patients and their families.

By inviting contributions from leading experts around the world including the USA, Europe, Australia, and Japan, we have collected together critical analyses of the literature, framed within the context of a wealth of institutional and personal experience. We are grateful to our many authors for their outstanding efforts.

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Pediatric Surgery and Urology
Long-Term Outcomes
, pp. xxiii - xxiv
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2006

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  • Preface
    • By Mark D. Stringer, Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Paediatric Surgery, St James's University Hospital Leeds, UK, Keith T. Oldham, Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin; Marie Z Uihlein Chair and Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Pierre D. E. Mouriquand, Professor of Pediatric Urology and Head of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatric Urology, Debrousse Hospital, Claude Bernard University Lyon I, Lyon, France
  • Edited by Mark D. Stringer, Keith T. Oldham, Pierre D. E. Mouriquand
  • Book: Pediatric Surgery and Urology
  • Online publication: 08 January 2010
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511545757.001
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  • Preface
    • By Mark D. Stringer, Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Paediatric Surgery, St James's University Hospital Leeds, UK, Keith T. Oldham, Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin; Marie Z Uihlein Chair and Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Pierre D. E. Mouriquand, Professor of Pediatric Urology and Head of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatric Urology, Debrousse Hospital, Claude Bernard University Lyon I, Lyon, France
  • Edited by Mark D. Stringer, Keith T. Oldham, Pierre D. E. Mouriquand
  • Book: Pediatric Surgery and Urology
  • Online publication: 08 January 2010
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511545757.001
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  • Preface
    • By Mark D. Stringer, Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Paediatric Surgery, St James's University Hospital Leeds, UK, Keith T. Oldham, Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin; Marie Z Uihlein Chair and Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Pierre D. E. Mouriquand, Professor of Pediatric Urology and Head of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatric Urology, Debrousse Hospital, Claude Bernard University Lyon I, Lyon, France
  • Edited by Mark D. Stringer, Keith T. Oldham, Pierre D. E. Mouriquand
  • Book: Pediatric Surgery and Urology
  • Online publication: 08 January 2010
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511545757.001
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