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Acute Care Surgery and Trauma
Evidence-Based Practice, Second Edition

ISBN 9781482299298
Published December 22, 2015 by CRC Press
877 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Acute Care Surgery and Trauma: Evidence-Based Practice discusses important surgical management approaches and clinical decision making based on scientific evidence found in the published literature.

The first edition of this book represented a breakthrough in the discipline by establishing evidence-based guidelines for practitioners. Now updated and fully revised, this new edition continues to support clinicians by providing the most up-to-date information and evidence on which to base their decisions across all aspects of acute surgery and trauma, thus optimizing decision making for the care of individual patients.

The book features chapters written by specialists in acute care, trauma, and emergency surgery, with extensive references throughout. It also includes useful tables summarizing key evidence and clinical recommendations for quick reference and easy interpretation.

A unique feature of this edition is the inclusion of expert commentary to accompany each specialist chapter, including clinical pearls from senior surgeons in the field, making this an invaluable resource for all acute care and trauma practitioners.

Table of Contents


Patient Safety in the Care of Trauma Patients

Kenneth Stahl and Susan Brien

Evidence-Based Injury Prevention Strategies

Michelle A. Price and Cynthia L. Villarreal

Trauma Systems

S. Morad Hameed and Richard K. Simons

Evidence-Based Surgery: Military Injury Outcomes

Brian J. Eastridge

Evidence-Based Surgery: Traumatized Airway

Edgar J. Pierre, Stephen L. Freiberg, Megan Rashid, and Pedro Mascaro

Monitoring of the Trauma Patient

Abdul Alarhayem and Natasha Keric

Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient

David R. King and Elie P. Ramly

Diagnosis of Injury in the Trauma Patient

Elizabeth Benjamin, Pedro G.R. Teixeira, and Kenji Inaba

Evidence-Based Approach to Damage Control Laparotomy

Bruce A. Crookes and Brent Jewett

Evidence-Based Surgery: Coagulopathy in the Trauma Patient

Bellal Joseph and Peter M. Rhee

Traumatic Brain Injury

Ara J. Feinstein and Matthew J. Marini

Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries

Yoram Klein and Peleg Ben-Galim

Facial Injuries

Hirra Ali, Antonio Jorge V. Forte, and Joseph H. Shin

Ocular Trauma: An Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Management

Jorge A. Montes, Heidi I. Becker, and M. Kelly Green

Neck Trauma

Marc A. de Moya

Emergency Thoracotomy

Joseph J. DuBose and Mina L. Boutrous

Chest Wall Trauma

John K. Bini

Evidence-Based Surgery: Injury to the Thoracic Great Vessels

Mark Cockburn and Ali Salim

Cardiac Trauma

Dror Soffer and Adam Lee Goldstein

Injury to the Esophagus, Trachea, and Bronchus

Deborah L. Mueller

An Evidence-Based Approach to Spleen Injury

Mark Muir

Injury to the Liver

Daniel J. Bonville, Lori A. DeFreest, Marcel Tafen, and Andrew DeRoo

Small Bowel and Colon Injuries

Daniel L. Dent

Diaphragmatic Injuries

Fahim Habib

Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries

Firas G. Madbak and Adrian W. Ong

Abdominal Vascular Trauma

Joseph E. Glaser and Alexandra A. MacLean

Evidence-Based Approach to Pregnant Trauma Patients

Igor Jeroukhimov

Pelvic Fractures

Panna A. Codner and Matthew O. Dolich

Evidence-Based Approach to Extremity Vascular Trauma

Elizabeth Windell and Terence O’Keeffe

Surgery of Upper Extremity

Wendie Grunberg, Shari Lawson, and Howard T. Wang

Lower Extremity Injury

Hany Bahouth and Yoram Kluger

Limb Salvage for the Mangled Extremity

Charles J. Fox and Todd E. Rasmussen

Critical Questions in Support of the Burned Patient

Eileen Bernal and Steven E. Wolf

Inhalation Injury

Leopoldo C. Cancio

Electrical, Cold, and Chemical Injuries

Stephanie A. Savage

Evidence-Based Wound Care Management

Shari Lawson, Wendie Grunberg, and Howard T. Wang

Viperidae Snakebite Envenomation

Steven Granger and Ronald Stewart

Evidence-Based Surgery: War Wounds

Thomas A. Mitchell, Michael S. Clemens, and Lorne H. Blackbourne

Evidence-Based Surgery: Pediatric Trauma

Erin E. Perrone and Gerald Gollin

Evidence-Based Approach to Geriatric Trauma

Juliet J. Ray and Carl I. Schulman

Rural Trauma

Burke Thompson

Evidence-Based Management of Genitourinary Trauma

Patrick C. Samson and Jay A. Motola


Small Bowel Surgery

Rafael M. Bustamante and John J. Hong

Evidence-Based Approach to Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Bruce A. Crookes and Margaret Dorlon

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Wayne H. Schwesinger

Enterocutaneous Fistulas

Zachary M. Bauman, Edward B. Lineen, and Peter P. Lopez

Paraesophageal Hernia Repair

Abdul Alarhayem and Kent Van Sickle

Appendicitis: Evidence-Based Medicine

Elizabeth A. Lax and Peter P. Lopez

Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Rachel E. Beard and Steven D. Schwaitzberg

Diverticular Disease of the Colon

Mary Stuever and Akpofure Peter Ekeh

Large Bowel Obstruction

Heather Norman and John L.J. Hong

Acute and Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

Ramon F. Cestero

Ogilvie’s Syndrome and Colonic Volvulus

Ramon F. Cestero


Clarence E. Clark III and Jacquelyn Turner

Anal Fissure, Fistula, and Abscess

W. Brian Perry

Evidence-Based Practice: Acute Cholecystitis

Lane L. Frasier and Suresh K. Agarwal

Acute Cholangitis

Adrian W. Ong and Shannon M. Foster

Acute Pancreatitis

Stephen W. Behrman

Pancreatic Pseudocysts

Olga N. Tucker, Raul J. Rosenthal, Conrad H. Simpfendorfer, and Marcelo J. Lacayo Baez

Liver Abscess

David M. Levi and Andreas G. Tzakis

Diagnosis and Treatment of Variceal Hemorrhage due to Cirrhosis

Robert M. Esterl, Jr., Aaron Lewis, Juan Marcano, Abdul Alarhayem, Gregory A. Abrahamian, and K. Vincent Speeg

Acute Arterial Embolus

Christopher J. Busken, Georges Haidar, Ryan Hagino, and Boulos Toursarkissian

Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Boulos Toursarkissian

Acute Aortic Dissection

Chad N. Stasik and Edward Y. Sako

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Casey J. Allen, Evan J. Valle, Shevonne S. Satahoo, and Enrique Ginzburg

Pulmonary Embolism

George C. Velmahos

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections

Mark D. Sawyer

Incarcerated Hernias

Rachel E. Beard and Steven D. Schwaitzberg

Surgical Endocrine Emergencies

Sara B. Edwards, Steven Brower, and Jennifer L. Marti



Spyridon Fortis and Greg J. Beilman

Prevention of Central Venous Catheter Infections

Antonio Aponte-Feliciano and Stephen O. Heard

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Aaron M. Fields

Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock

Antonio Hernandez

Perioperative Arrhythmias

Bipin K. Ravindran and Mohan N. Viswanathan

Feeds and Feeding Surgical Patients

Jayson D. Aydelotte, Ben Coopwood, and Oscar Rios

Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Kristin P. Colling, Juan J. Blondet, and Greg J. Beilman

Acute Renal Dysfunction

David Bennett, Meghan E. Sise, Catherine S. Forster, Matthew O’Rourke, Katherine Xu, and Jonathan Barasch

Evidence-Based Electrolyte Management

Brian O’Gara, Balachundhar Subramaniam, and Alan Lisbon

Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

J. Kayle Lee, Damaris Ortiz, Shanel B. Bhagwandin, and James C. Doherty

Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in the ICU

Abdul Alarhayem and Natasha Keric

Malignant Hypertension: An Evidence-Based Surgery Review

Marshall A. Corson and David S. Owens

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Edited by

Stephen M. Cohn, MD, Staten Island University Hospital, New York, USA

Matthew O. Dolich, MD, University of California, Irvine, USA

Kenji Inaba, MD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA


"Chapters are clearly written and open with an outline before proceeding to presentations involving questions related to patient management. For each question, a summary of evidence is provided with a brief paragraph indicating recommendations. Excellent use is made of tables that summarize questions posed in each chapter…This book can be recommended for the literature reviewed and the breadth of the questions asked." - David J. Dries, MD(University of Minnesota Medical School), Doody Enterprises

"… should be in the library of every medical school, every department of surgery, and every surgeon."