Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery

  • Laura J. Moore
  • S. Rob Todd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marie Crandall
      Pages 17-30
    3. J. Davis Yonge, Patricia Ayoung-Chee
      Pages 31-41
    4. Maamoun A. Harmouch, Mark J. Hobeika
      Pages 43-54
    5. Emmanuel Sonnaike, Jeremy L. Ward
      Pages 55-62
    6. David Evan Meyer
      Pages 63-70
    7. Stephanie Gordy
      Pages 95-111
    8. Seth A. Bellister, Michelle K. McNutt
      Pages 113-118
    9. Rosemary Kozar, Anthony Tannous, Diane A. Schwartz
      Pages 119-131
    10. Kevin W. Finkel
      Pages 133-137
    11. R. Mario Vera
      Pages 139-144
    12. Holly Whitt, Bryan A. Cotton
      Pages 145-158
    13. Ramyar Gilani
      Pages 159-163
  3. Common Diseases in Acute Care Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Laura J. Moore
      Pages 167-172
    3. Robert Ellis Southard
      Pages 173-177
    4. Karen J. Dickinson, Shanda H. Blackmon
      Pages 179-184

About this book


This text 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. The second edition of the text include updates to all of the chapters from the first edition. New topics addressed include management of intra-abdominal infections, management of the open abdomen, and hemodynamic monitoring of the critically ill surgical patient. Each chapter addresses a specific topic in acute care surgery. All chapters are written by experts in the field of Acute Care Surgery. Each chapter includes a brief overview of the epidemiology of the clinical problem, the clinical presentation and diagnosis of the problems, and a discussion of the treatment options and potential complications that may arise.
Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery, Second Edition will be of great value to surgical residents, fellows, and practicing acute care surgeons.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Laura J. Moore
    • 1
  • S. Rob Todd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe University of Texas McGovern Medical School - HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.General Surgery and Trauma Ben Taub HospitalHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42790-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42792-8
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