Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery

Overview

The current medical literature contains ample text addressing the topics of trauma and critical care. However, there are few texts existing that specifically address the common surgical problems encountered by practicing acute care surgeons. Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery provides a comprehensive, evidence-based review of the most common clinical problems encountered by acute care surgeons. Focusing on the clinical care of the patient, this volume explores the general principles of acute care surgery and ...

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Overview

The current medical literature contains ample text addressing the topics of trauma and critical care. However, there are few texts existing that specifically address the common surgical problems encountered by practicing acute care surgeons. Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery provides a comprehensive, evidence-based review of the most common clinical problems encountered by acute care surgeons. Focusing on the clinical care of the patient, this volume explores the general principles of acute care surgery and the specific disease states that are commonly encountered by acute care surgeons. The work also touches upon the ethical issues and systems development behind acute care surgery, including practical considerations for establishing an acute care surgery program, ethical considerations in acute care surgery, and the role of palliative care.

Authored by respected experts in the field and illustrated throughout with detailed photographs, Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery is of great value to resident surgeons in training, fellows, and practicing surgeons in acute care surgery.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This multiauthored book describes management of common problems seen by acute care surgeons.
Purpose: Treatment of surgical emergencies is discussed in the context of imaging, resuscitation, operative technique, and organ system support.
Audience: Critical care and surgical trainees, as well as seasoned practitioners, are an appropriate audience for this work emanating from leaders in resuscitation, organ system support, and management of a wide range of surgical emergencies. The majority of authors come from North American academic trauma centers.
Features: After a series of 12 chapters that describe principles of resuscitation and initial evaluation of acute surgical illness, the book presents common problems seen by acute care surgeons. Topics concentrate on the gastrointestinal tract with presentations on peptic ulcer disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, biliary tract injury and stone disease, pancreatitis, small and large bowel problems, abdominal wall hernias, and the open abdomen. Concluding chapters describe the impact of palliative care, the ethical consult service, advance directives, and EMTALA in the context of general surgical emergencies. Chapters are clearly written with ample illustrations and photographs. Radiographs reproduce with good quality as do pertinent photographs. Flow diagrams are sometimes difficult to read because of small type. Chapters include an extensive reference list with citations emphasizing primary literature and dating to within two to three years of publication.
Assessment: This is a well-written tool for practitioners in acute care surgery. The major emphasis is on emergency general surgery, with relatively little information on organ system support and minimal discussion of trauma. While this is an excellent book, readers should not expect a balanced survey of this clinical discipline.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This multiauthored book describes management of common problems seen by acute care surgeons.
Purpose: Treatment of surgical emergencies is discussed in the context of imaging, resuscitation, operative technique, and organ system support.
Audience: Critical care and surgical trainees, as well as seasoned practitioners, are an appropriate audience for this work emanating from leaders in resuscitation, organ system support, and management of a wide range of surgical emergencies. The majority of authors come from North American academic trauma centers.
Features: After a series of 12 chapters that describe principles of resuscitation and initial evaluation of acute surgical illness, the book presents common problems seen by acute care surgeons. Topics concentrate on the gastrointestinal tract with presentations on peptic ulcer disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, biliary tract injury and stone disease, pancreatitis, small and large bowel problems, abdominal wall hernias, and the open abdomen. Concluding chapters describe the impact of palliative care, the ethical consult service, advance directives, and EMTALA in the context of general surgical emergencies. Chapters are clearly written with ample illustrations and photographs. Radiographs reproduce with good quality as do pertinent photographs. Flow diagrams are sometimes difficult to read because of small type. Chapters include an extensive reference list with citations emphasizing primary literature and dating to within two to three years of publication.
Assessment: This is a well-written tool for practitioners in acute care surgery. The major emphasis is on emergency general surgery, with relatively little information on organ system support and minimal discussion of trauma. While this is an excellent book, readers should not expect a balanced survey of this clinical discipline.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461461227
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 3/31/2013
  • Edition description: 2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 527
  • Sales rank: 968,936
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura J. Moore, MD, FACS
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Surgery, Houston, TX, USA

Krista L. Turner, MD, FACS
Weill Cornell Medical College, The Methodist Hospital, Department of Surgery, Houston, TX, USA

S. Rob Todd, MD, FACS
New York University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, New York, NY, USA

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Table of Contents

Section I: General Principles
1. The Careful Art of Resuscitation
Diane A. Schwartz and John B. Holcomb

2. The Evaluation of the Acute Abdomen
Ashley Hardy, Bennet Butler, and Marie Crandall

3. Perioperative Considerations for Surgical Emergencies
Jacquelyn K. O’Herrin

4. Damage Control Laparotomy in Surgical Sepsis
Frederick A. Moore and Laura J. Moore

5. Surgical Procedures in the Intensive Care Unit
Linda A. Dultz, Vasiliy Sim, S. Rob Todd

6. Early Management of Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, and Septic Shock in the Surgical Patient
Laura Kreiner and Laura J. Moore

7. Multiple Organ Failure
Stephanie Gordy

8. Acute Lung Injury in the Acute Care Surgery Patient
Brittany Busse and Christine S. Cocanour

9. Nutrition in the Surgical Patient
Rosemary Kozar and Diane A. Schwartz

10. Acute Renal Insufficiency (Failure)
Chang-I Wu, Vasiliy Sim, and S. Rob Todd

11. Surgical Site Infections
Vanessa P. Ho, Soumitra R. Eachempati, and Philip S. Barie

12. Hemorrhage and Transfusions in the Surgical Patient
Agathe Streiff and Bryan A. Cotton

Section II: Common Diseases in Acute Care Surgery

13. Obtaining a Surgical Airway
Tanner Baker, Spencer Skelton, and Krista Turner

14. Esophageal Perforation
James Wiseman and Shanda H. Blackmon

15. Hemothorax, Pneumothorax, and Empyema
Heena P. Santry and Bruce J. Simon

16. Incarcerated Paraesophageal Hernia
Paul J. Schenarts, Mandy R. Maness, and John R. Pender IV

17. Peptic Ulcer Disease for the Acute Care Surgeon
Sherry Sixta

18. Gastric Outlet Obstruction
Randeep S. Jawa and David W. Mercer

19. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Lynn Gries and Peter Rhee

20. Acute Biliary Disease
Harry M. Richter III and Thomas M. Komar

21. Bile Duct Injury
Adnan Alseidi, Abigail Wiebusch, Ryan K. Smith, and W. Scott Helton

22. Liver Abscesses
Edie Chan and Marc Mesleh

23. Acute Pancreatitis
Steven M. Cohen and Andrew H. Nguyen

24. Small Bowel Obstruction
Alicia J. Mangram, Alexzandra Hollingworth, and James K. Dzandu

25. Acute Appendicitis
Krista L. Turner

26. Diverticulitis
Michael S. Truitt and Anand Lodha

27. Acute Mesenteric Ischemia
Laura E. White and Heitham T. Hassoun

28. Acute Colonic Obstruction
Quan P. Ly and James A. Edney

29. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Tricia Hauschild and Daniel Vargo

30. Sigmoid and Cecal Volvulus
Nicole Fox

31. Anorectal Emergencies
Michelle L. Cowan and Marc Singer

32. Complications of Laparoendoscopic Surgery
Nicholas M. Brown, Michelle Shen, and Erik B. Wilson

33. Metabolic and Anatomic Complications Following Bariatric Surgery
Robert G. Martindale, Clifford W. Deveney, Sara Bubenik, and
Svetang Desai

34. Abdominal Wall Hernias
Joseph F. Sucher and Michael Klebuc

35. The Open Abdomen
John A. Harvin and Rondel P. Albarado

36. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
Zsolt J. Balogh and Osamu Yoshino

37. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
Lillian S. Kao

38. Extremity Compartment Syndromes
Roman Kosir and Andrej Cretnik

SECTION III: Ethics, Legal, and Administrative Considerations

39. Palliative Care in the Acute Care Surgery Setting
Bridget N. Fahy

40. Common Ethical Problems in Acute Care Surgery
Jeffrey P. Spike

41. Advanced Directives
Gary T. Marshall

42. Review of EMTALA laws
James J. McCarthy

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