1st Edition

Trauma, Critical Care and Surgical Emergencies

    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.

    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


    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.