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Abdominal Sepsis

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Massimo Sartelli
  • Matteo Bassetti
  • Ignacio Martin-Loeches
  • Provides readers with an overview of the multidisciplinary approach needed in the management of patients with intra-abdominal sepsis

  • Includes complete instructions for the appropriate treatment of sepsis

  • Practical manual that equips readers to handle complex scenarios


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

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

About the editors

Dr Massimo Sartelli is Consultant Surgeon at the Department of Surgery, Macerata Hospital, Italy. He is author and co-author of 8 manuals of general-emergency surgery. In the last years he has devoted his updating to the study of surgical sepsis. He is deputy editor of the "World Journal of Emergency Surgery" and member of the Board of Directors of the "World Society of Emergency Surgery" (WSES).  In last years he coordinated WSES guidelines for management of intra-abdominal infections and soft tissue infections. He designed and coordinated three prospective studies describing the epidemiological and treatment profiles of patients with cIAIs worldwide.

Matteo Bassetti is Head of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Santa Maria Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy. He is also Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases of the University of Udine. Dr Bassetti studied at the University of Genoa and continued his medical education at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA, with an Infectious Diseases fellowship. He also completed a PhD in Solid Organ Transplantation and Infectious Diseases at the University of Genoa. He is the secretary of the Infectious Diseases Group of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and chair of the Critically Ill Study Group of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). Dr Bassetti is also co-chair of the Intra-abdominal Infections Study Group and  secretary of the Bone, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections of the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC).

Ignacio Martin-Loeches, PhD, FJFICMI is a full time Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Senior Clinical Lecturer & Research Director of the Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Research Organization (MICRO) at Trinity College, Dublin. Currently Vice-Chair of Intensive Care Medicine at St James’s University Hospital, Dublin. He has served as executive member for the European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC) and as Deputy for the Sepsis and Infection Section at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). He is the Chair of the Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Working Group “4SWG” and executive member of the research-working group of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC). He is the currently member of the Clinical Trials of Health Research Board in Ireland and the President of the Spanish Research Society of Ireland[(under the Embassy of Spain in Ireland and The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)]. He is principal Investigator of European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) grant and the European Network for ICU-related respiratory infections (ENIRRIs) under the European Respiratory Society (ERS). He has published several manuscripts in high impact factor journal and serves as section Editor at the Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) journal. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Abdominal Sepsis
  • Book Subtitle A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Editors Massimo Sartelli
    Matteo Bassetti
    Ignacio Martin-Loeches
  • Series Title Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma
  • Series Abbreviated Title Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-59703-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09646-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-59704-1
  • Series ISSN 2520-8284
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-8292
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 405
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Abdominal Surgery
    Traumatic Surgery
    Infectious Diseases
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
    Medical Microbiology
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