Acute Care Surgery Handbook

Volume 1 General Aspects, Non-gastrointestinal and Critical Care Emergencies
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Salomone di Saverio
502 g
194x131x23 mm

Salomone Di Saverio is a Consultant Surgeon, performing elective General Surgery Procedures and Team Leader Consultant in Acute Care-Trauma Surgery. He is currently Clinical Head for Laparoscopy in Trauma Surgery in the Trauma Surgery Unit and Vice-Chair of the Trauma Surgery Unit, Trauma Center Maggiore Hospital Bologna. He performed more than 2850 major surgical procedures, mainly as first operator, many cases in laparoscopy. He described and published several original or innovative surgical techniques in both open and laparoscopic surgery.

Fausto Catena MD, PhD, FRCS is currently Chief of Emergency Surgery Department, Parma University Hospital, Italy. Until 2011, he worked as Consultant General Surgeon at the Dept. of General, Emergency and Transplant Surgery of the St Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy. He is Editor in Chief of the World Journal of Emergency Surgery, Former Editor of European Surgical Research, Editor Open Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgery Journal, Editor World Journal of Gastroenterology, Editor of the Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Editor Journal of Tumor, Editor Global Journal of Surgery, Editor African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Editor di Transplantation Technologies and Research, Editor of Journal of Solid Tumors, Editor of Journal of Acute Disease, Editor Emergency Care Journal, Editor Edorium Journal of Transplantation , Editor BioMed Research International, Editor Turkish Journal of Surgery, Editor Journal of Infectious and Non Infectious Diseases, Editor Austin Journal of Infectious Diseases and Member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. He is General Secretary of the World Society of Emergency Surgery, and Past President of ESYS- European College of Surgeons.

Luca Ansaloni is currently Director of the General Surgery Unit of Bergamo Hospital. From 2001 to 2010 he worked as consultant surgeon in the Emergency and Trauma Surgery Unit of Maggiore Hospital - Bologna Local Health District.

Dr. Federico Coccolini graduated from University of Bologna (Italy) and got the Specialization in General Surgery at the University of Milan (Italy) with full marks cum laude. He is currently working as a staff Surgeon at the General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery Dept. of Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo (Italy). His main fields of interest are Emergency Surgery, Trauma, Abdominal Surgery and Surgical Oncology with particular focus on intra-abdominal advanced oncological diseases. He is a member of the board of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and of the Editorial Board of 3 international journals. He has published widely ( 90 papers) in international journals and has written several book chapters, most of them as first author.

George C. Velmahos, MD, PhD, MSEd received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Athens and his Masters in Medical Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Since 2004 he is a Professor of Surgery in Harvard Medical School and the Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA). He is also the Trauma Program Leader at the Center for Integration of Medicine with Innovative Technology (CIMIT). He is a member of 23 medical professional societies, reviewer in 15 journals, member of the Editorial Board of 6 journals, the Associate Editor of the World Journal of Surgery and the Editor-In-Chief of the Current Trauma Reports. He has authored more than 370 peer-review publications and over 45 books and book chapters. He holds leadership positions in numerous surgical societies and the American College of Surgeons. He has been honored by multiple clinical, research and teaching awards and is the Director of the annual Harvard Trauma Symposium.
This pocket manual is a practically oriented, wide-ranging guide to acute care surgery general aspects and to non-gastrointestinal emergencies. It covers the most common problems in thoracic, obstetric, gynecologic, anorectal, vascular and skin surgery and also includes chapters on postoperative complications in bariatric surgery, antibiotic management, nutrition and interventional radiology in acute care surgery. This guide stems from collaboration with the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and aims to provide general surgeons, residents and trainees with a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the most relevant operative techniques and with useful "tips and tricks" applicable in daily clinical practice. A second volume on gastrointestinal and abdominal surgical emergencies is also available.
Offers practical guidance that can be easily accessed in an emergency
1. Acute care surgery around the world: future perspectives.- 2. A history of acute care suregry.- 3. Scientific Research in emergency surgery setting.- 4. Organization of an acute care surgery service and patient safety management.- 5. Safety and the use of checklists in acute care surgery.- 6. Emergencies in otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.- 7. Hemothorax, pneumothorax and chest empyema.- 8. Anorectal emergencies.- 9. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.- 10. Surgical Site Infections and their Management.- 11. Non-Traumatic Peripheral Vascular Emergencies.- 12. Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms and major vascular injuries.- 13. Obstetrics-Gynecology Emergencies.- 14. Genito Urinary Emergencies.- 15. Critical Care in Acute Care Surgery.- 16. Septic Shock and Resuscitation Strategies.- 17. Antibiotic management in acute care surgery.- 18. Nutrition in sepsis and acute surgical patients.- 19. Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Critically-Ill Patients.- 20. Interventional Radiology for non-traumatic acute thoraco-abdominal bleeding.- 21. Percutaneous Techniques for Management of Intra-Abdominal Abscesses.- 22. Damage Control Surgery for Emergency General Surgery.- 23. The Abdominal Compartment Syndrome.- 24. Common Pediatric Surgical Emergencies.- 25. Common Surgical Emergencies in Transplanted Patients.- 26. Emergency management of caustic injuries.- 27. Surgical emergencies during pregnancy.- 28. Geriatric Emergency Surgery.