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Intensive Care for Emergency Surgeons

  • Reports on topics that are relevant for intensivists and surgeons alike

  • Provides the basis for a dialogue between intensivists and emergency surgeons, helping both groups better understand the needs of ICU surgical patients

  • Presents a practical approach to basic problems encountered on a daily basis in emergency care

Part of the book series: Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma (HTACST)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Principles of Weaning from Ventilatory Support: When and Why to Wean and When to Consider a Tracheostomy

    • G. Pizzilli, E. Brogi, V. Agnoletti, L. Ansaloni, F. Coccolini
    Pages 57-71
  3. Brain Injury in the ACS Patient: Nuts and Bolts of Neuromonitoring and Management

    • Edoardo Picetti, Sandra Rossi, Marcus Ottochian, Deborah M. Stein
    Pages 89-112
  4. Renal Failure in the ACS Patient: Understanding Appropriate Fluid Management and Renal Replacement Therapy

    • Evan G. Wong, Catherine L. Weber, Miklosh Bala, Dan L. Deckelbaum, Tarek Razek
    Pages 113-132
  5. Blood Therapy in the Acute Care Surgery Patient

    • Walter L. Biffl, Fady Nasrallah
    Pages 181-194
  6. Ethical Decisions and Dilemmas in the ACS Patients Requiring ICU: Understanding When to Start and When to Stop

    • Maria Cristina Sorella, B. Sakakushev, F. Coccolini, M. Sartelli, L. Ansaloni, A. Tarasconi et al.
    Pages 321-329
  7. Intensive Care for Emergency Surgeons: Mass Casualties

    • Emmanouil A. Pikoulis, Andreas E. Pikoulis, Athanasios N. Kalogeropoulos
    Pages 331-346

About this book

This book provides the basis needed for a dialogue between intensivists and emergency surgeons regarding the management and monitoring of acute care surgery (ACS) patients who require Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission. It puts forward a practical approach to the treatment of common emergencies in daily clinical practice, and shares essential information on the treatment and monitoring of hemodynamic, respiratory, metabolic and neurological problems related to acute surgical patients requiring ICU admission. Furthermore, it includes two chapters regarding diagnostic and interventional radiology (fundamentals in daily emergency clinical practice), and addresses important issues such as ethics, mass casualty care, and care in low-resource settings. As such, the book not only offers a valuable guide for all practicing surgeons and intensivists, but is also relevant for residents and fellows who are newcomers to ACS.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy

    Edoardo Picetti

  • Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

    Bruno M. Pereira

  • Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

    Tarek Razek

  • Department of Surgery/ Division of Trauma, Burns, Critical and Acute Care, Weill Cornell Medicine/ New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA

    Mayur Narayan

  • Department of Surgery, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Jeffry L. Kashuk

About the editors

Edoardo Picetti is an anesthesiologist and intensivist working at the Intensive Care Unit of Parma University Hospital.  His field of interest largely focuses on neurocritical care. He is the author of several publications and collaborates as a reviewer for various medical journals.

Dr. Bruno M Pereira, MD, MSc, PhD, FACS is a Trauma Surgeon and Surgical Critical Care specialist currently working as an Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery of the University of Campinas and Full Professor of Acute Care Surgery at University of Vassouras Masters Program in Applied Health Sciences.  His areas of interest are: Trauma Surgery, New technologies in ​​Trauma, Emergency Medicine, Intra-abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome, Coagulophaty, War Medicine, Trauma Surgery Training, Surgical Critical Care, Medical Disaster Response and Medical Education. Currently Dr Pereira is the President of the World Abdominal Compartment Society (WSACS 2017-2019), Co-Director of the Disaster Committee of the Pan American Society of Trauma, Director of the Chapter São Paulo of the Brazilian Society of Trauma (SBAIT). 

Tarek Razek has been the trauma program director and the chief of the trauma surgery division at McGill University Health Center (MUHC) since 2004. His fields of interest include surgical issues such as participation in and development of medical educational programs in Africa, as well as disaster medicine.

Mayur Narayan is an attending surgeon at the Division of Trauma, Burns, Critical and Acute Care Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Narayan has been an invited international lecturer for trauma and injury prevention. He is the recipient of numerous awards and a member of several professional organizations (such as the American College of Surgeons, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, etc.).

Jeffry L Kashuk is a professor of surgery working in Tel Aviv. He is experienced in acute care surgery and critical care and his research mainly explores problems associated with blood coagulation after injury. He is the author or co-author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and a senior member of many editorial review boards worldwide.

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Hardcover Book USD 129.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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