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Abdominal Sepsis

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Provides readers with an overview of the multidisciplinary approach needed in the management of patients with intra-abdominal sepsis

  • Includes complete instructions for the appropriate treatment of sepsis

  • Practical manual that equips readers to handle complex scenarios

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

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Classification and Principals of Treatment

    • Amelia Simpson, Leslie Kobayashi, Raul Coimbra
    Pages 1-14
  3. Inflammatory Mediators in Intra-abdominal Sepsis

    • Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Jimmy Xiao, Craig N. Jenne, Derek J. Roberts
    Pages 15-28
  4. Intra-abdominal Sepsis and Imaging Considerations

    • Asanthi M. Ratnasekera, Paula Ferrada
    Pages 29-36
  5. High-Risk Patients and Prognostic Factors for Abdominal Sepsis

    • Bruno M. Pereira, Gustavo P. Fraga
    Pages 37-45
  6. Acute Appendicitis: What Is the Best Strategy to Treat Acute Appendicitis (Both Complicated and Uncomplicated)?

    • Matteo Mandrioli, Massimo Sartelli, Arianna Birindelli, Edoardo Segalini, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini et al.
    Pages 47-50
  7. Acute Cholecystitis

    • Paola Fugazzola, Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Cecilia Merli, Michele Pisano, Luca Ansaloni
    Pages 51-64
  8. Acute Cholangitis

    • Zhongkai Wang, Saleem Ahmed, Vishal G. Shelat
    Pages 65-81
  9. Pyogenic Liver Abscess

    • Yeo Danson, Tan Ming Yuan, Vishal G. Shelat
    Pages 83-93
  10. Gastroduodenal Perforations

    • Kjetil Søreide
    Pages 95-103
  11. Small Bowel Perforations

    • Sanjy Marwah
    Pages 105-162
  12. Acute Colonic Diverticulitis

    • Jan Ulrych
    Pages 163-177
  13. Postoperative Peritonitis: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    • Torsten Herzog, Waldemar Uhl
    Pages 179-200
  14. Ongoing Peritonitis

    • Andreas Hecker, Birgit Hecker, Christoph Lichtenstern, Matthias Hecker, Jens G. Riedel, Markus A. Weigand et al.
    Pages 211-224
  15. Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections: Principles of Antimicrobial Therapy

    • Matteo Bassetti, Elda Righi, Massimo Sartelli
    Pages 241-247
  16. Antimicrobial Armamentarium

    • Sean M. Stainton, David P. Nicolau
    Pages 249-263
  17. Antimicrobial Resistance in Intra-abdominal Infections

    • Garyphallia Poulakou, Georgios Siakallis, Sotirios Tsiodras
    Pages 265-286
  18. The Role of Candida in Abdominal Sepsis

    • Philippe Montravers, Aurélie Snauwaert, Claire Geneve, Mouna Ben Rehouma
    Pages 287-300

About this book

This book examines in detail the topic of sepsis, with a focus on intra-abdominal sepsis. Particular attention is devoted to source control in the management of the infection, antimicrobial therapy and sepsis support, which represent the cornerstones of treating patients with this problem. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach is highlighted not only by the instructive and informative sections on the acute manifestations of appendicitis, cholecystitis, and cholangitis, perforations and diverticulitis, Clostridium difficile infection and the role of candida in abdominal sepsis, but also by an extensive discussion of issues including antimicrobial resistance, damage control surgery, principles of antimicrobial therapy, hemodynamic support, adjunctive therapies, and thromboprophylaxis.

Abdominal sepsis is the host’s systemic inflammatory response to intra-abdominal infections. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates, and represents the second most common cause of sepsis-related mortality at intensive care units. Gathering contributions by authoritative experts from all around the world, this book will allow acute care surgeons, abdominal surgeons, intensive care clinicians, and students to broaden their understanding of intra-abdominal sepsis in daily clinical practice.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Surgery, Macerata Hospital, Macerata, Italy

    Massimo Sartelli

  • University of Udine, Infectious Diseases Division , Udine, Italy

    Matteo Bassetti

  • St James's University Hospital, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences , Dublin, Ireland

    Ignacio Martin-Loeches

About the editors

Dr Massimo Sartelli is Consultant Surgeon at the Department of Surgery, Macerata Hospital, Italy. He is author and co-author of 8 manuals of general-emergency surgery. In the last years he has devoted his updating to the study of surgical sepsis. He is deputy editor of the "World Journal of Emergency Surgery" and member of the Board of Directors of the "World Society of Emergency Surgery" (WSES).  In last years he coordinated WSES guidelines for management of intra-abdominal infections and soft tissue infections. He designed and coordinated three prospective studies describing the epidemiological and treatment profiles of patients with cIAIs worldwide.

Matteo Bassetti is Head of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Santa Maria Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy. He is also Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases of the University of Udine. Dr Bassetti studied at the University of Genoa and continued his medical education at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA, with an Infectious Diseases fellowship. He also completed a PhD in Solid Organ Transplantation and Infectious Diseases at the University of Genoa. He is the secretary of the Infectious Diseases Group of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and chair of the Critically Ill Study Group of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). Dr Bassetti is also co-chair of the Intra-abdominal Infections Study Group and  secretary of the Bone, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections of the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC).

Ignacio Martin-Loeches, PhD, FJFICMI is a full time Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Senior Clinical Lecturer & Research Director of the Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Research Organization (MICRO) at Trinity College, Dublin. Currently Vice-Chair of Intensive Care Medicine at St James’s University Hospital, Dublin. He has served as executive member for the European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC) and as Deputy for the Sepsis and Infection Section at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). He is the Chair of the Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Working Group “4SWG” and executive member of the research-working group of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC). He is the currently member of the Clinical Trials of Health Research Board in Ireland and the President of the Spanish Research Society of Ireland[(under the Embassy of Spain in Ireland and The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)]. He is principal Investigator of European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) grant and the European Network for ICU-related respiratory infections (ENIRRIs) under the European Respiratory Society (ERS). He has published several manuscripts in high impact factor journal and serves as section Editor at the Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) journal. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Abdominal Sepsis

  • Book Subtitle: A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Editors: Massimo Sartelli, Matteo Bassetti, Ignacio Martin-Loeches

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

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

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

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-59703-4Published: 05 April 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-09646-5Published: 11 February 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-59704-1Published: 20 March 2018

  • Series ISSN: 2520-8284

  • Series E-ISSN: 2520-8292

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 405

  • Number of Illustrations: 15 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Abdominal Surgery, Traumatic Surgery, Infectious Diseases, Intensive / Critical Care Medicine, Medical Microbiology

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