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Trauma, Critical Care and Surgical Emergencies

1st Edition

Edited by Reuven Rabinovici, Heidi Lee Frankel, Orlando Kirton

CRC Press

584 pages

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This book provides a comprehensive and contemporary discussion about the three key areas of acute care surgery; trauma, surgical critical care, and surgical emergencies. The 65 chapters are arranged by organ, anatomical site and injury type, and each includes a case study with evidence-based analysis of diagnosis, management, and outcomes. Unless stated otherwise, the authors used the GRADE evidence classification system established the American College of Chest Physicians.

Trauma, Critical Care and Surgical Emergencies is essential reading for all surgeons, fellows, residents and students, especially those working in trauma, emergency, and critical care environments.

Table of Contents


Fluid Resuscitation for the Trauma Patient, Michael M Krausz

Complex Airway, Thomas C Mort and Joseph V Portereiko

Major Blunt Head Injury, Brian Hood, Leo Harris, and M Ross Bullock

Minor Blunt Head Injury in the Intoxicated Patient, Eleanor S Winston and Lisa Patterson

Stab Wound to the Carotid Artery, Jonathan B Lundy and Stephen M Cohn

Cervical Spine Fracture with Quadriplegia, Eric B Harris, James Lawrence, Jeffrey Rihn, Li Gang, and Alexander R Vaccaro

Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury, David Wisner

Transmediastinal Penetrating Trauma, Kevin Schuster and Erik Barquist

Diaphragmatic Injury Following Penetrating Trauma, Anthony Shiflett, Joe DuBose, and Demetrios Demetriades

Blunt Liver Injury, Leslie Kobayashi, Donald Green, and Peter Rhee

Blunt Splenic Injury, Amy D Wyrzykowski and David V Feliciano

Penetrating Renal Injuries, Rao R Ivatury

Blunt Pancreaticoduodenal Injury, Nasim Ahmed and Jerome J Vernick

Penetrating Colon Injury, Aaron Winnick and Patricia O’Neill

Rectal injury with Pelvic Fracture, Kimberly K Nagy

Abdominal Aortic Injury, Gainosuke Sugiyama and Asher Hirshberg

Blunt Pelvic Fracture with Hemoperitoneum, John H Adamski II and Thomas M Scalea

The Mangled Extremity, Samuel C Schecter, Scott L Hansen, and William P Schecter

Damage Control Laparotomy, Brett H Waibel and Michael F Rotondo

The Pulseless Trauma Patient, Reuven Rabinovici and Horacio Hojman

Related Blast Injury, Gidon Almogy, Howard Belzberg, and Avraham I Rivkind

Pediatric Blunt Trauma, Sarah J McPartland, Carl-Christian A Jackson, and Brian F Gilchrist

Blunt Trauma in Pregnancy, Amy D Wyrzykowski and Grace S Rozycki

Surgical Critical Care

Acute Respiratory Failure, Randall Friese

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Fredric M Pieracci, Jennifer Dore, and Philip S Barie

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Nabil Issa and Michael Shapiro

Weaning and Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation, Walter Cholewczynski and Michael Ivy

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, Wesley D McMillian and Frederick B Rogers

Shock, Jill Cherry-Bukowiec and Lena M Napolitano

Perioperative Management of a Patient Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery, Roxie M Albrecht and Jason S Lees

Postoperative Cardiac Arrhythmias, Scott C Brakenridge and Joseph P Minei

Oliguria, Heather L Evans and Eileen M Bulger

Hyponatremia in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Christine C Wyrick

Glycemic Control in the Critically Ill Surgical Patient, Stanley A Nasraway and Jeffrey Lee

Postoperative Anemia: Risks, Benefits, and Triggers for Blood Transfusion, Matthew D Neal, Samuel A Tisherman, and Jason L Sperry

Nutritional Considerations in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Chaitanya Dahagam and Steven E Wolf

Pain, Agitation, and Delirum, Aviram Giladi and Bryan A Cotton

Care of the Potential Organ Donor, Carrie A Sims and Patrick Reilly

End of Life Care in the ICU: Ethical Considerations a Family-Centered, Multidisciplinary Approach, Felix Y Lui, Mark D Siegel, and Stanley Rosenbaum

Acute Trauma-Related Coagulopathy, Bryan A Cotton and John B Holcomb

Adrenal Insufficiency in Critical Illness, Carrie A Sims and Vicente Gracias

Sepsis, Philip A Efron and Craig M Coopersmith

Catheter-Related Infections, Spiros G Frangos and Heidi L Frankel

Special Populations in Trauma, Kimberly M Lumpkins and Grant V Bochicchio

Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit, Kazuhide Matsushima and Heidi L Frankel

Surgical Emergencies

Appendicitis, John W Mah

Bariatric Surgery Complications, Terrence M Fullum and Patricia L Turner

Diverticulitis, Carrie Allison, Daniel Herzig, and Robert Martindale

Perforated Peptic Ulcers, Meredith S Tinti and Stanley Z Trooskin

Acute Mesenteric Ischemia, Daniel T Dempsey

Acute Cholecystitis, Adam D Fox and John P Pryor CS

Acute Pancreatitis, Pamela A Lipsett

Incarcerated Femoral and Inguinal Hernias, Robert T Brautigam

Esophageal Perforation, Alykhan S Nagji, Christine L Lau, and Benjamin D Kozower

Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Kimberly Joseph

Acute Lower GI Hemorrhage, Amanda Ayers and Jeffrey L Cohen

Perirectal and Perineal Sepsis, Frederick D Cason and Yazan Duwayri

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections, Lisa Ferrigno and Andre Campbell

Acute Intestinal Obstruction, Pierre E de Delva and David L Berger

Anastomotic Leak and Postoperative Abscess, Peter A Pappas and Ernest FJ Block

Anesthesia for Bedside Surgical Procedures, Richard P Dutton

Acute Care Surgery in Immunocompromised Patients, Richard J Rohrer

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Primer for the Acute Care Surgeon, Louis DiFazio and George A Perdrizet

Trauma and Surgical Critical Care System Issues, Alan Cook and Heidi L Frankel


About the Editors

Reuven Rabinovici MD, Chief, Trauma Division, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Heidi L Frankel MD, Chief, Division of Trauma and Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery; Director, Shock Trauma Center, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA; Charlene J. Smith Endowed Professor of Surgery, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA.

Orlando Kirton MD, Professor of Surgery, Vice- Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA; the Ludwig J. Pyrtek, M.D. Chair in Surgery Director of Surgery, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut, USA.

With an Introduction by Timothy C Fabian, MD, Wilson Alumni Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Critical Care
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MEDICAL / Surgery / General