The aim of this book is to identify and shed new light on the main surgical practices involved in acute care and trauma surgery. Adopting an evidence-based approach, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and intensivists illustrate basic and advanced operative techniques, accompanied by a comprehensive and updated reference collection. Emerging surgical procedures in Acute Care Surgery are also explored step by step with the help of ample illustrations.
Further, the book offers an overview of treatment options for acute organ failure, with a focus on peculiar clinical situations that call for special treatment, including: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), circulatory support and urgent liver transplantation. In order to identify the key determinants in decision-making and therapeutic support that can help avoid critical errors, authors not only define and discuss specific surgical techniques, but also present major issues and controversies related to it.
In essence, the book can be considered a "What to do guide" that offers easy access to both basic and advanced lifesaving surgical procedures, due in part to text boxes highlighting "Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls" as well as advice on "Complications Management". Many chapters are enriched by providing clinical case scenarios, an important educational resource including self-assessment questionnaires. "Senior trainees and providers are an appropriate audience. ... This book is an effective combination of the evolution in European thinking with considered inclusion of the North American approach to trauma care. The scope is expansive and reference lists feature major contributions from both North America and Europe. ... this book adequately presents the growing number of techniques and treatment strategies available to acute care surgeons." (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, August 09, 2019)
Operative Techniques and Recent Advances in Acute Care and Emergency Surgery
Foreword.- Preface.- I General Principles.- 1 Surgical training for surgery and emergency surgery.- 2 Pathophysiology of acute illness and injury.- 3.- Shock states in acute care surgery.- 4 Pre-operative risk assessment.- 5 New advances in sepsis management.- II Trauma.- 6 Critical care resuscitation in trauma patients: basic principles and evolving frontiers.- 7 Airway management.- 8 Essential and basic operative techniques in trauma injuries.- 9 Modern management of maxillofacial injuries.- 10 Modern management of ophthalmic injuries.- 11 New advances in traumatic brain injuries.- 12 Operative techniques in blunt and penetrating neck injury.- 13 Operative techniques in spinal column and spinal cord injury.- 14 Operative technique in pelvic fractures.- 15 Chest wall and diaphragmatic injuries.- 16 Pleural, lung and tracheal injuries.- 17.- Vascular Injuries of the neck.- 18 Blunt trauma of the heart.- 19 Blunt trauma of the great vessels.- 20 Penetrating trauma of the heart and great vessels.- 21 Damage control and open abdomen in abdominal injury.- 22.- Operative techniques in abdominal injury.- 23.- Operative techniques in genitourinary trauma.- 24 Operative techniques in vascular injuries of the extremities.- III Non traumatic Emergency Surgery.- 25 Updates in diagnosis and management of acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage.- 26 Updates in the management of the inflammatory conditions and obstructions of the GI tract.- 27 Updates in the management of acute pancreatitis.- 28 Updates in the management of cholecystitis and cholangitis and obstructive jaundice.- 29 Updates in the management of Ob-Gyn emergencies.- 30 Updates in the management of non-traumatic thoracic and thoraco-abdominal vascular emergencies.- 31 Updates in the management of non-traumatic abdominal vascular emergencies.- 32 Updates in the management myocardial revascularization emergencies.- 33 Updates in the management heart valve emergencies.- 34 Updates in the management oesophageal emergencies.- 35 Updates in the management of GI tract foreign bodies.- 36 Updates in the management of anorectal abscess and inflammatory process.- 37 Updates in the management of abdominal wall hernias emergencies and reconstruction.- 38 Updates in the management of necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI).- IV Surgical critical care and special topics.- 39 Compartment syndrome.- 40 Invasive and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring.- 41 Bedside US diagnosis and monitoring in ICU.- 42 Scoring Systems for Organ Injury.- 43 Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.- 44