Sunday, 25 May 2014

PanVascular Medicine

Here are the details of a book in which I have a chapter on the nature of tacit and explicit knowledge. Not where I would have expected to publish but very happy to.

P. Lanzer (Ed.) PanVascular Medicine 
  • Sound interdisciplinary platform for vascular care, with emphasis on the need for a team approach 
  • Comprehensive coverage of basic science, diagnostics, and therapy 
  • Discussion of current international guidelines relevant to a wide range of specialists 
Vascular management and care has become a truly multidisciplinary enterprise. As a result of scientific progress, the number of specialists involved in the treatment of patients with vascular diseases is steadily increasing. While in the past, treatments were delivered by individual specialists, in the twenty-first century a team approach is without doubt the most effective strategy. Depending on the clinical manifestations, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular specialists, angiologists, radiologists, vascular surgeons, neurologists, neurointerventionalists, lipidologists, blood coagulation specialists, and diabetologists, to name but a few, may be involved.

In order to promote professional excellence in this dynamic and rapidly evolving field, a shared knowledge base and interdisciplinary standards need to be established. PanVascular Medicine, 2nd edition has been designed to offer such an interdisciplinary platform, providing vascular specialists with state-of-the-art descriptive and procedural knowledge. Basic science, diagnostics, and therapy are all comprehensively covered. In a series of succinct, clearly written chapters, renowned specialists introduce and comment on the current international guidelines and present up-to-date reviews of all aspects of vascular care.