Abdominal Sepsis

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Massimo Sartelli
  • Matteo Bassetti
  • Ignacio Martin-Loeches

Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Amelia Simpson, Leslie Kobayashi, Raul Coimbra
    Pages 1-14
  3. Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Jimmy Xiao, Craig N. Jenne, Derek J. Roberts
    Pages 15-28
  4. Asanthi M. Ratnasekera, Paula Ferrada
    Pages 29-36
  5. Bruno M. Pereira, Gustavo P. Fraga
    Pages 37-45
  6. Matteo Mandrioli, Massimo Sartelli, Arianna Birindelli, Edoardo Segalini, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini et al.
    Pages 47-50
  7. Paola Fugazzola, Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Cecilia Merli, Michele Pisano, Luca Ansaloni
    Pages 51-64
  8. Zhongkai Wang, Saleem Ahmed, Vishal G. Shelat
    Pages 65-81
  9. Yeo Danson, Tan Ming Yuan, Vishal G. Shelat
    Pages 83-93
  10. Kjetil Søreide
    Pages 95-103
  11. Sanjy Marwah
    Pages 105-162
  12. Jan Ulrych
    Pages 163-177
  13. Torsten Herzog, Waldemar Uhl
    Pages 179-200
  14. Andreas Hecker, Birgit Hecker, Christoph Lichtenstern, Matthias Hecker, Jens G. Riedel, Markus A. Weigand et al.
    Pages 211-224
  15. Matteo Bassetti, Elda Righi, Massimo Sartelli
    Pages 241-247
  16. Sean M. Stainton, David P. Nicolau
    Pages 249-263
  17. Garyphallia Poulakou, Georgios Siakallis, Sotirios Tsiodras
    Pages 265-286
  18. Philippe Montravers, Aurélie Snauwaert, Claire Geneve, Mouna Ben Rehouma
    Pages 287-300
  19. Fekade B. Sime, Jason A. Roberts
    Pages 319-342
  20. Pedro Povoa, António Carneiro
    Pages 343-357
  21. Thomas Ryan, John D. Coakley
    Pages 359-368
  22. Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Paola Fugazzola, Matteo Tomasoni et al.
    Pages 379-388
  23. Martin D. Rosenthal, Cameron M. Rosenthal, Amir Y. Kamel, Frederick A. Moore
    Pages 389-405

About this book


This book examines in detail the topic of sepsis, with a focus on intra-abdominal sepsis. Particular attention is devoted to source control in the management of the infection, antimicrobial therapy and sepsis support, which represent the cornerstones of treating patients with abdominal sepsis. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach is highlighted not only by the instructive and informative sections on the acute manifestations of appendicitis, cholecystitis, and cholangitis, perforations and diverticulitis, Clostridium difficile infection and the role of candida in abdominal sepsis, but also by an extensive discussion of issues including antimicrobial resistance, damage control surgery, principles of antimicrobial therapy, hemodynamic support, adjunctive therapies, and thromboprophylaxis.

Abdominal sepsis is the host’s systemic inflammatory response to intra-abdominal infections. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates, and represents the second most common cause of sepsis-related mortality at intensive care units. Gathering contributions by authoritative experts from all around the world, this book will allow acute care surgeons, abdominal surgeons, intensive care clinicians, and students to broaden their understanding of intra-abdominal sepsis in daily clinical practice.


acute appendicitis Intra-abdominal infections Peritonitis Antimicrobial resistance Resuscitation acute cholecystitis acute cholangitis gastroduodenal perforations small bowel perforations Acute diverticulitis Clostridium difficile infection candida in abdominal sepsis abdominal compartment syndrome

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Sartelli
    • 1
  • Matteo Bassetti
    • 2
  • Ignacio Martin-Loeches
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMacerata HospitalMacerataItaly
  2. 2.University of UdineInfectious Diseases Division UdineItaly
  3. 3.St James's University HospitalTrinity Centre for Health Sciences DublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59703-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59704-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-8284
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-8292
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Surgery & Anesthesiology