We wish to thank our authors for participating once again in the annual updating of this important book. We are especially grateful to Kevin Barrows, MD, Thomas D. Chi, MD, Pelin Cinar, MD, MS, Dima Dandachi, MD, Maxwell V. Meng, MD, FACS, Ramana K. Naidu, MD, Charles J. Ryan, MD, and Samuel A. Shelburne III, MD, PhD, who are leaving CMDT this year. We have all benefited from their clinical wisdom and commitment.
Many students and physicians also have contributed useful suggestions to this and previous editions, and we are grateful. We continue to welcome comments and recommendations for future editions in writing or via electronic mail. The editors' e-mail addresses are below and author e-mail addresses are included in the Authors section.