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Open Abdomen

A Comprehensive Practical Manual

  • Provides practical guidance on all aspects of management of the open abdomen in a wide variety of settings

  • Includes step-by-step descriptions of closure techniques, with informative figures

  • Guidance in decision making

  • Designed for daily use by physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and physiotherapists

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

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Open Abdomen: Historical Notes

    • Rao R. Ivatury
    Pages 1-26
  3. Basic Research in Open Abdomen

    • Paola Fugazzola, Giulia Montori, Sandro Rizoli, Luca Ansaloni, Joao Rezende-Neto, Federico Coccolini
    Pages 27-33
  4. Anatomy and Physiology of the Abdominal Compartment

    • Manu L. N. G. Malbrain, Brecht De Tavernier, Pieter-Jan Van Gaal
    Pages 35-53
  5. Indications for Open Abdomen in the Non-trauma Setting

    • Hany Bahouth, Yoram Kluger
    Pages 73-88
  6. The Open Abdomen in Trauma

    • Walter L. Biffl, Ernest E. Moore
    Pages 89-94
  7. Open Abdomen in Patients with Abdominal Sepsis

    • Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni
    Pages 95-100
  8. Open Abdomen in Acute Pancreatitis

    • Ari Leppäniemi
    Pages 101-107
  9. The Open Abdomen in Non-traumatic Vascular Emergencies

    • S. Acosta, A. Wanhainen, M. Björck
    Pages 109-117
  10. The Management of the Open Abdomen: The Temporary Closure Systems

    • Giulia Montori, Federico Coccolini, Matteo Tomasoni, Paola Fugazzola, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena et al.
    Pages 119-133
  11. The Role of Instillation in Open Abdomen Management

    • Martin Rosenthal, Marc de Moya
    Pages 135-140
  12. The Open Abdomen in Infants and Children

    • Davide Corbella, Oliviero Fochi, Mirco Nacoti
    Pages 141-152
  13. Intensive Care Unit Management of the Adult Open Abdomen

    • Michael L. Cheatham, Karen Safcsak
    Pages 153-163
  14. Management of the Open Abdomen in PICU

    • Torsten Kaussen
    Pages 165-185
  15. Nutritional Support in Patients with an Open Abdomen

    • Patricia Marie Byers, Andrew B. Peitzman
    Pages 187-204
  16. The Nursing Management of Open Abdomen Patients

    • Rosemary Koehl Lee
    Pages 205-213
  17. Open Abdomen Complications: Prevention and Management

    • Antonio Tarasconi, Osvaldo Chiara, Stefania Cimbanassi, Arianna Birindelli, Roberto Cirocchi, Gregorio Tugnoli et al.
    Pages 215-228
  18. Mistakes in the Open Abdomen

    • Michael Sugrue, Mary Connolly
    Pages 229-236
  19. Definitive Closure, Long-Term Results, and Management of Ventral Hernia

    • Leonard Frederik Kroese, Johannes Jeekel, Johan Frederik Lange
    Pages 237-246

About this book

This book is the first available practical manual on the open abdomen. Practicing physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and physiotherapists will find in it a ready source of information on all aspects of open abdomen management in a wide variety of settings. The coverage includes, for example, the open abdomen in trauma, intra-abdominal sepsis, and acute pancreatitis, step-by-step descriptions of different techniques with the aid of high-quality color figures, guidance on potential complications and their management, and features of management in different age groups. The book contents illustrate the most recent innovations and drawing upon a thorough and up-to-date literature review. Useful tips and tricks are highlighted, and the book is designed to support in daily decision making. The authors include worldwide opinion leaders in the field, guaranteeing the high scientific value of the content.

Editors and Affiliations

  • General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery Department, Bufalini Hospital, Cesena, Italy

    Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni

  • General Surgery, Virginia Commonvealth University, Richmond, USA

    Rao Ivatury

  • Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny, Ireland

    Michael Sugrue

About the editors

Federico Coccolini, MD,  is currently working as a general, emergency and trauma surgeon at the General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery Dept. of Bufalini Hospital in Cesena (Italy). His main fields of interest are emergency surgery, trauma surgery, trauma patient management, as well as emergency and trauma system organization and implementation, and abdominal surgery.  He has published widely (more than  100 papers) and has written several book chapters, most of them as first author.  i He is the main investigator of IROA (International Register of Open Abdomen), the widest multicenter cohort study on open abdomen patients ever performed, which is recruiting hundreds of patients from all around the world.

Rao Ivatury, MD, is Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia, USA). He used to be Chair of the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery at the VCU Medical Center. He has been involved in the “open abdomen and abdominal compartment syndrome in trauma and sepsis” for more than two decades and was one of the earliest pioneers, as documented by his impressive and pivotal scientific output. He was a Vice-President of the American Association of Surgery of Trauma and is a past President of the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) and the World Society of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS). He was co-editor of the monograph Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and  is the author of more than 300 scientific publications. He is the current executive director of PTS.

Michael Sugrue, MD, was appointed Professor of Surgery at the University of New South Wales and Liverpool Hospital in Sydney in 2005, after working there as a specialist surgeon for 15 years. He was a founder of the World Society of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS) and a former President of the organization. He has received many awards for his dedication to and achievements in medical education and research, including the prestigious ESR Hughes Award from the Australasian College of Surgeons in 2008. He has established surgical training courses in many countries, including Canada, Portugal, Spain, Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand. Currently he is employed as a surgeon in Letterkenny Hospital, Donegal, and Galway University Hospital. He is secretary of the Donegal Clinical Academy Trust.

Luca Ansaloni, MD, is director of the General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery Dept. of Bufalini Hospital in Cesena (Italy) and Professor at the  Milan University’s General and Emergency Surgery Residency  School. He has extensive experience in managing post-traumatic and non-post-traumatic open abdomen patients, and as a war surgeon in Africa and Afghanistan. He has authored hundreds of scientific articles and book chapters. He is past- president of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES).

 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Open Abdomen

  • Book Subtitle: A Comprehensive Practical Manual

  • Editors: Federico Coccolini, Rao Ivatury, Michael Sugrue, Luca Ansaloni

  • Series Title: Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48072-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-48071-8Published: 27 June 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-09588-8Published: 24 January 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-48072-5Published: 06 June 2018

  • Series ISSN: 2520-8284

  • Series E-ISSN: 2520-8292

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 279

  • Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Abdominal Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Intensive / Critical Care Medicine, Nursing

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  • Durable hardcover edition
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