© 2017

Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery

  • Laura J. Moore
  • S. Rob Todd

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marie Crandall
      Pages 17-30
    3. J. Davis Yonge, Patricia Ayoung-Chee
      Pages 31-41
    4. Maamoun A. Harmouch, Mark J. Hobeika
      Pages 43-54
    5. Emmanuel Sonnaike, Jeremy L. Ward
      Pages 55-62
    6. David Evan Meyer
      Pages 63-70
    7. Stephanie Gordy
      Pages 95-111
    8. Seth A. Bellister, Michelle K. McNutt
      Pages 113-118
    9. Rosemary Kozar, Anthony Tannous, Diane A. Schwartz
      Pages 119-131
    10. Kevin W. Finkel
      Pages 133-137
    11. R. Mario Vera
      Pages 139-144
    12. Holly Whitt, Bryan A. Cotton
      Pages 145-158
    13. Ramyar Gilani
      Pages 159-163
  3. Common Diseases in Acute Care Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Laura J. Moore
      Pages 167-172
    3. Robert Ellis Southard
      Pages 173-177
    4. Karen J. Dickinson, Shanda H. Blackmon
      Pages 179-184
    5. K. Shad Pharaon, Benjamin L. Davis
      Pages 185-195
    6. David C. Gochnour
      Pages 197-204
    7. Sherry L. Sixta, Millard Andrew Davis
      Pages 205-220
    8. Shinil K. Shah, Peter A. Walker
      Pages 221-232
    9. Jon D. Dorfman, Heena P. Santry
      Pages 233-242
    10. Ning Lu, Walter L. Biffl
      Pages 243-251
    11. Maureen D. Moore, Caitlin A. McIntyre, Soumitra Eachempati
      Pages 253-261
    12. Edie Chan, Lia Jordano, Marc Mesleh
      Pages 263-272
    13. Curtis J. Wray, Tien C. Ko
      Pages 273-285
    14. Alicia J. Mangram, Alexzandra Hollingworth, James K. Dzandu
      Pages 287-295
    15. Adam J. Meyers, Claire de Crescenzo, Christine S. Cocanour
      Pages 297-306
    16. Winston M. Chan, Amit Agarwal
      Pages 307-313
    17. Rebecca JoAnne Weddle, Justin J. J. Watson, Jennifer Marie Watters
      Pages 315-325
    18. Laura A. Kreiner
      Pages 327-334
    19. Andrea Weitz, Daniel Vargo
      Pages 335-348
    20. Michael S. Truitt, Tim Gutierrez
      Pages 349-355
    21. John C. Kubasiak, Marc I. Brand
      Pages 357-367
    22. Shinil K. Shah, Nirav C. Thosani, Peter A. Walker
      Pages 369-379
    23. Christian Perez, Peter A. Walker, Shinil K. Shah
      Pages 381-390
    24. Julie L. Holihan, Mike K. Liang
      Pages 391-401
    25. Clay Cothren Burlew
      Pages 403-409
    26. John A. Harvin
      Pages 411-414
    27. Krislynn M. Mueck, Lillian S. Kao
      Pages 415-427
    28. Joshua L. Gary, Gregory E. Catlett Jr.
      Pages 429-437
  4. Ethics, Legal, and Administrative Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Jeffrey P. Spike
      Pages 453-461
    3. Gary T. Marshall
      Pages 463-471
    4. James J. McCarthy
      Pages 473-480
    5. Janeen R. Jordan, Alicia M. Mohr, Frederick A. Moore
      Pages 481-485

About this book


This text 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. The second edition of the text include updates to all of the chapters from the first edition. New topics addressed include management of intra-abdominal infections, management of the open abdomen, and hemodynamic monitoring of the critically ill surgical patient. Each chapter addresses a specific topic in acute care surgery. All chapters are written by experts in the field of Acute Care Surgery. Each chapter includes a brief overview of the epidemiology of the clinical problem, the clinical presentation and diagnosis of the problems, and a discussion of the treatment options and potential complications that may arise.
Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery, Second Edition will be of great value to surgical residents, fellows, and practicing acute care surgeons.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Laura J. Moore
    • 1
  • S. Rob Todd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe University of Texas McGovern Medical School - HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.General Surgery and Trauma Ben Taub HospitalHoustonUSA

About the editors

Laura J. Moore, MD, FACS

Associate Professor

Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery

The University of Texas McGovern Medical School

Houston, TX, USA

S. Rob Todd, MD, FACS, FCCM

Associate Professor

Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery 

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery
  • Editors Laura J. Moore
    S. Rob Todd
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-42790-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82663-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-42792-8
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVII, 507
  • Number of Illustrations 95 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Traumatic Surgery
    General Surgery
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“The purpose is to present a series of reviews intended to survey the available evidence on problems encountered in this growing discipline. Trainees and students with an interest in acute care surgery as well as senior providers needing a rapid, readable update are an appropriate audience for this book … . This book is most effective in describing operative and nonoperative management of surgical emergencies. … Surgeons facing abdominal emergencies are best served by this book.” (David Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2017)