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Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery
     

Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery

by Laura J. Moore (Editor)
 

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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

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781493902361
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
02/08/2015
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
530
Sales rank:
1,298,154
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.04(d)

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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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