3rd Edition

Acute Care Surgery and Trauma Evidence-Based Practice

Edited By Stephen M. Cohn Copyright 2024
    520 Pages 7 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    520 Pages 7 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    520 Pages 7 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    "Remember, the critical questions in the field of Surgery never change, just the answers!" J. Bradley Aust M.D.  1926-2010

    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.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 a wide range of topics in acute care surgery and trauma, thus optimizing the decision-making process for the care of individual patients. 

    What can be better for the busy clinician than having all the answers to complex questions extensively researched by experts in the field and readily available without requiring further intensive literature searches?

    Featuring chapters written by specialists in acute care, trauma, and emergency surgery, with extensive references throughout. The text features tables summarizing key evidence and clinical recommendations for quick reference and easy interpretation. It provides an invaluable resource for all acute care surgery and trauma practitioners.

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

    " A "must have" resource for every surgeon who manages trauma and acute care surgery patients…particularly useful for surgical residents and Surgical Critical Care and Trauma fellows, and attending surgeons."

    Foreword by Basil A. Pruit

    Author Biography

    List of Contributors


    1. Patient Safety in the Care of Trauma Patients

    J. Martin Perez, Kenneth Stahl, and Susan Brien

    2. Injury Prevention Strategies

    Linda C. Degutis

    3. Trauma Systems: A Dynamic Public Health Strategy for Injury Control

    Alex Lee, Alexandre Tran, and S. Morad Hameed

    4. Military Injury Outcomes

    Brian J. Eastridge and John K. Bini

    5. Traumatized Airway

    Edgar J. Pierre, Ethan Levitch, Jakob Oury, and David Holzer

    6. Monitoring of the Trauma Patient

    Abdul Q. Alarhayem, Zaid Alirhayim, and Natasha Keric

    7. Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient

    David R. King

    8. Diagnosis of Injury in the Trauma Patient

    Jennie S. Kim, Elizabeth Benjamin, Pedro G.R. Teixeira, and Kenji Inaba

    9. Damage Control Laparotomy and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

    Christopher S. Thomas and Bruce A. Crookes

    10. Coagulopathy in the Trauma Patient

    Bardiya Zangbar and Peter M. Rhee

    11. Traumatic Brain Injury

    Morgan Crigger and Ara J. Feinstein

    12. Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries

    Moti Cordoba and Yoram Klein

    13. Facial Injuries

    Yinglun Wu, Paolo Rigor, and Joseph H. Shin

    14. Ocular Trauma

    Erin Jennings and Yasha Modi

    15. Neck Trauma

    Katherine R. Iverson and Marc A. de Moya

    16. Resuscitative Thoracotomy

    Christopher R. Reed and Suresh K. Agarwal

    17. Chest Wall Trauma

    John K. Bini

    18. Injury to the Thoracic Great Vessels

    Mark Cockburn

    19. Cardiac Trauma

    Adam Lee Goldstein and Dror Soffer

    20. Injury to the Esophagus, Trachea, and Bronchus

    Deborah L. Mueller and Tabitha Threatt

    21. Spleen Injury

    Danby Kang and Andrew B. Peitzman

    22. Injury to the Liver

    Jose Lopez-Vera, Horeb Cano-Gonzalez, Connor Hogan, and Daniel J Bonville

    23. Small Bowel and Colon Injuries

    David H. Livingston

    24. Diaphragmatic Injuries

    Fahim Habib and Marc LaFonte

    25. Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries

    Abigail Coots and Adrian W. Ong

    26. Abdominal Vascular Trauma

    Zoe Guzman, Harsimran Panesar, Gregory Simonian, and David O’Connor

    27. Pregnant Trauma Patients

    Tara DiNitto

    28. Pelvic Fractures

    Matthew O. Dolich and Panna A. Codner

    29. Extremity Vascular Injury

    Eliza Fox, Andrew Lawson, and Terence O’Keeffe

    30. Management of Extremity Trauma and Mangled Extremities

    Stephanie Lumpkin and Suresh K. Agarwal

    31. Support of the Burned Patient

    Jared S. Folwell, Garrett W. Britton, and Valerie G. Sams

    32. Electrical, Cold, and Chemical Injuries

    Steven Blau and Stephanie A. Savage

    33. Wound Care Management

    Aashish Rajesh, Mustafa Tamim Alam Khan, and Howard T. Wang

    34. Pediatric Trauma

    Benjamin Keller and Gerald Gollin

    35. The Advanced-Age Trauma Patient

    Juliet J. Ray, Carl I. Schulman, and Samuel Hawkins

    36. Genitourinary Trauma

    Megan Gilchrist and Joseph Love

    37. Ileus and Small Bowel Obstruction

    Vishal Kumar and John J. Hong

    38. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    Christopher S. Thomas and Bruce A. Crookes

    39. Enterocutaneous Fistulas

    Leah M. Pearl, Jordyn Baldwin, and Peter P. Lopez

    40. Paraesophageal Hernia Repair

    Sebastian R. Eid and George Mazpule

    41. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    Gregory J. Gallina, Alexander Fortgang, and Jessica Wassef

    42. Appendicitis

    Emily A. Kerby, Danielle Collins, and Peter P. Lopez

    43. Diverticular Disease of the Colon

    Akpofure Peter Ekeh and Mary Stuever

    44. Large Bowel Obstruction

    Josh Cassedy and John J. Hong

    45. Acute and Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

    Abdul Q. Alarhayem, Sungho Lim, and Zaid Alirhayim

    46. Hemorrhoids

    Clarence E. Clark and Adatee Okonkwo

    47. Anal Fissure, Fistula, and Abscess

    Varun Krishnan

    48. Acute Cholecystitis and Cholangitis

    Brian I. Shaw and Suresh K. Agarwal

    49. Acute Pancreatitis

    Stephen W. Behrman

    50. Pancreatic Pseudocysts

    Zachary E. Stiles and Stephen W. Behrman

    51. Diagnosis and Treatment of Variceal Hemorrhage Due to Cirrhosis

    Zoe Guzman, Harsimran Panesar, Gregory Simonian, and David O’Connor

    52. Acute Arterial Embolus

    Boulos Toursarkissian

    53. Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm

    Boulos Toursarkissian

    54. Venous Thromboembolism: Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

    Steven Satterly, Suresh K. Agarwal, and George C. Velmahos

    55. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections

    Mark D. Sawyer

    56. Incarcerated Hernias

    Rachel E. Beard and Steven D. Schwaitzberg

    57. Surgical Endocrine Emergencies

    Sara B. Edwards, Steven Brower, and Ki Won Kim



    Stephen M Cohn MD, FACS I am a native of Oakland, California, and attended Baylor College of Medicine after completing a Biochemistry degree at University of California, Santa Barbara. I completed my general surgical training and trauma/critical care fellowship at Boston University. I joined Yale University School of Medicine as Chief of the Trauma Service, but within a few months was called to serve with the US Army Medical Corp in Desert Storm. Upon return to New Haven, I was asked to assume the position as Division Chief of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care where I built a successful ACS Level One Trauma Center, and a surgical critical care fellowship. In addition, I started an active research program utilizing animal models of trauma. I later assumed the role of Medical Director of the Ryder Trauma Center, as the Robert Zeppa Endowed Professor of Surgery at the University of Miami and ran the Divisions of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. Subsequently, I served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Recently, I joined Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Hackensack University Medical Center where I plan to continue to operate, educate and be an active researcher. I have produced more than 250 publications, have completed my seventh textbook (6 with CRC press), have had extensive funded research, am a member of many professional organizations, and serve as a reviewer for numerous journals, among many other activities. My academic and research interests are in the areas of: trauma and combat casualty care and surgical infections. I have been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Teacher of the Year awards at Boston University, University of Massachusetts, Yale, and Northwell Health, and a Lifetime Achievement in Education award from University of Miami Department of Surgery. I am most proud, professionally, of the large number (>100) of ICU, Trauma, and Research Fellows and numerous residents and students I have had the pleasure to help educate.