Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery

  • Laura J. Moore
  • Krista L. Turner
  • S. Rob Todd

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Diane A. Schwartz, John B. Holcomb
      Pages 3-17
    3. Ashley Hardy, Bennet Butler, Marie Crandall
      Pages 19-31
    4. Jacquelyn K. O’Herrin
      Pages 33-50
    5. Frederick A. Moore, Laura J. Moore
      Pages 51-58
    6. Linda A. Dultz, Vasiliy Sim, S. Rob Todd
      Pages 59-71
    7. Stephanie Gordy, Martin A. Schreiber
      Pages 93-108
    8. Brittany Busse, Christine S. Cocanour
      Pages 109-118
    9. Rosemary Kozar, Diane A. Schwartz
      Pages 119-129
    10. Chang-I Wu, Vasiliy Sim, S. Rob Todd
      Pages 131-137
    11. Vanessa P. Ho, Soumitra R. Eachempati, Philip S. Barie
      Pages 139-154
    12. Agathe Streiff, Bryan A. Cotton
      Pages 155-167
  3. Common Diseases in Acute Care Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Tanner Baker, Spencer Skelton, Krista Turner, Hassan Aijazi
      Pages 171-181
    3. James Wiseman, Shanda H. Blackmon
      Pages 183-188
    4. Heena P. Santry, Bruce J. Simon
      Pages 189-202
    5. Paul J. Schenarts, Mandy R. Maness, John R. Pender IV
      Pages 203-210
    6. Sherry L. Sixta
      Pages 211-226
    7. Randeep S. Jawa, David W. Mercer
      Pages 227-248
    8. Lynn Gries, Peter Rhee
      Pages 249-262
    9. Harry M. Richter III, Thomas M. Komar
      Pages 263-272
    10. Adnan Alseidi, Abigail Wiebusch, Ryan K. Smith, W. Scott Helton
      Pages 273-292
    11. Edie Chan, Marc Mesleh
      Pages 293-302
    12. Steven M. Cohen, Andrew H. Nguyen, H. Leon Pachter
      Pages 303-316
    13. Alicia J. Mangram, Alexzandra Hollingworth, James K. Dzandu
      Pages 317-324
    14. Krista L. Turner
      Pages 325-333
    15. Michael S. Truitt, Anand Lodha
      Pages 335-341
    16. Laura E. White, Heitham T. Hassoun
      Pages 343-352
    17. Quan P. Ly, James A. Edney
      Pages 353-357
    18. Tricia Hauschild, Daniel Vargo
      Pages 359-371
    19. Nicole Fox
      Pages 373-381
    20. Michelle L. Cowan, Marc Singer
      Pages 383-397
    21. Nicholas M. Brown, Michelle Shen, Erik B. Wilson
      Pages 399-411
    22. Robert G. Martindale, Clifford W. Deveney, Sara Bubenik, Svetang Desai
      Pages 413-420
    23. Joseph F. Sucher, Michael Klebuc
      Pages 421-440
    24. John A. Harvin, Rondel P. Albarado
      Pages 441-444
    25. Zsolt J. Balogh, Osamu Yoshino
      Pages 445-450
    26. Lillian S. Kao
      Pages 451-461
    27. Roman Kosir, Andrej Cretnik
      Pages 463-473
  4. Ethics, Legal, and Administrative Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 475-475
    2. Jeffrey P. Spike
      Pages 487-493
    3. Gary T. Marshall
      Pages 495-504
    4. James J. McCarthy
      Pages 505-512
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 513-527

About this book


The current medical literature contains ample text addressing the topics of trauma and critical care. However, there are few texts existing that specifically address the common surgical problems encountered by practicing acute care surgeons. Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery 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.

Authored by respected experts in the field and illustrated throughout with detailed photographs, Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery is of great value to resident surgeons in training, fellows, and practicing surgeons in acute care surgery.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Laura J. Moore
    • 1
  • Krista L. Turner
    • 2
  • S. Rob Todd
    • 3
  1. 1.Science Center, Department of SurgeryThe University of Texas HealthHoustonUSA
  2. 2.The Methodist Hospital, Department of SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical CollegeHoustonUSA
  3. 3.School of Medicine, Department of SurgeryNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6122-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6123-4
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