Acute Care Surgery: Principles and Practice

Hardcover | February 23, 2007

EditorL.D. Britt, Donald D. Trunkey, David V. Feliciano

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This book comprehensively presents the full spectrum of surgical emergencies. These include trauma and non-traumatic acute surgical diseases of the abdominal, pelvic, and cardiothoracic organs as well as the extremities, skin and soft tissue, and head and neck. Management of surgical infections is also discussed. This is the ideal reference text for surgical trainees as well as practicing surgeons. Authoritative, comprehensive, and user-friendly, the text features over 40 chapters complete with case studies as well as question and answer commentaries. The text is augmented by more than 500 tables and illustrations.

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This book comprehensively presents the full spectrum of surgical emergencies. These include trauma and non-traumatic acute surgical diseases of the abdominal, pelvic, and cardiothoracic organs as well as the extremities, skin and soft tissue, and head and neck. Management of surgical infections is also discussed. This is the ideal refe...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:854 pages, 11.02 × 8.5 × 0.9 inPublished:February 23, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387344705

ISBN - 13:9780387344706

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Table of Contents

General Principles: Initial Assessment and Early Resuscitation.- Operating Theater for Acute Care Surgery.- Anesthesia and Acute Care Surgery.- Fundamental Operative Approaches in Acute Care Surgery.- The Perioperative Management of the Acute Surgical Patient.- Hemodynamically Labile Patient.- Principles and Practice of Nutritional Support in Surgical Patients.- The Intensive Care Unit.- Burns.- Electrical and Lightning Injuries.- Soft Tissue Infections.- The Open Abdomen.- Acute Care Surgery and the Elderly.- Acute Care Surgery in the Rural Setting.- PreHospital Care in the Acute Setting.- Disaster and Mass Casualty Management.- Principles of Injury Prevention and Control.- Surgical Simulation in Acute Care Surgery.- Principles and Practice of Acute Care Surgery: Pharynx and Larynx.- Head and Neck.- Esophageal.- Cranial and Spinal.- Chest Wall.- Pulmonary.- Cardiac Trauma.- Thoracic Aorta.- Diaphragm.- Abdominal Wall.- Small Intestine.- Hepatic and Biliary.- Pancreatic.- Splenic.- Vascular.- Anorectal and Colorectal.- Urogenital.- Pelvic Ring Fractures.- Lower Extremities.- The Hand and Upper Extremity.- Peripheral Vascular.- Administration, Ethics, and Law: Understanding the Latest Changes in EMTALA.- Informed Surgical Consent.- Advance Directives.- The Nonviable Patient and Organ Procurement.- Ethical Dilemmas and the Law.- System and Curriculum Development: Development of a Regional System for Surgical Emergencies (RSSE).- The Curriculum.- The Vanderbilt Model.- International Communities: United Kingdom.- Australia.- Japan.

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"... Acute Care Surgery is aligned with the recent series of reports by the Institute of Medicine on the crisis in emergency care. The field of acute care surgery is in its infancy, and this is reflected in some of my criticisms of the book. But these shortcomings are offset by a number of outstanding contributions as well as by the overall value of this book for those who are interested in the emerging field of acute care surgery." (M.A. Malangoni, The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 357/14, October 2007)"...This is an important contribution that helps to define an emerging specialist in surgery, the manager of acute surgical problems. The perspective of multiple disciplines is included with commentaries written and organized by experts. ...This book is timely, as a curriculum for acute care surgery has recently been published." (D.J.Dries, University of Minnesota Medical School, Doody's)