Xavier Serra Aracil publishes the first research book on surgery

Xavier Serra Aracil publishes the first research book on surgery 1080 608 Mireia Córcoles

How and why research in surgery it is the first manual published in the State that is aimed at surgeons and that addresses this subject

The coordinator of the research area of ​​Surgery and Interventional Procedures of the I3PT, Xavier Serra Aracil, has published the book How and why research in surgery. It is about the first manual to be published in the State aimed at surgeons and focused on research in the field of surgery.

The book is also the work of surgeons Manuel Lopez Cano i Eduardo M. Targarona Soler -all of them are members of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC) and full professors of the Surgery Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) - and in collaboration with 40 other professionals from all over the State. As the authors emphasize “the purpose of this manual is to provide a tool for increase quality research in our specialty".

As they explain, "the orientation of the project is eminently practical, with the aim of being useful to both trainee and senior surgeons". The intention is to create a manual that serves to "increase methodological knowledge and consequently the quality of clinical research carried out in our specialty".

As the president of the AEC, Salvador Morales-Conde, points out, "this guide represents a very important contribution to increase the quality of surgery and surgeons of our country and will become a reference for all those who want to develop a research study". The president adds that "this manual will encourage the investigative spirit that a surgeon must have in the search for solutions to improve our actions and our decision-making".

Dr. Serra concludes that “advances in surgery are based, among other things, on the ability of surgeons to investigate surgical problems. Everything starts with a critical mentality, a great power of observation and recording the results of everything that is done".

A publication written by three state referents

Currently, Serra is the director of the General Surgery Service and the Digestive System at Parc Taulí, a position he has held since July of this year, and is coordinator of the'Surgery and Interventional Procedures research area of ​​the I3PT. In the teaching field, he is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the UAB, and holds various positions at IRCAD Strasbourg and Brazil. Likewise, he has a long and reputable research career, in which his participation in more than 125 conferences at national and international level, and the publication of more than 120 scientific articles indexed in journals as relevant as the British Journal of Surgery, Annals of Oncoloy i Annals of Surgery.

For his part, Manuel López Cano is the director of the Abdominal Wall Surgery Unit at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital and editor of the magazine Spanish Surgery, and Eduardo M. Targarona is director of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit of the Santa Creu i Sant Pau University Hospital, director of Spanish Surgery and former president of the AEC.

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