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Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma

Emergency General Surgery in Geriatrics

Editors: Latifi, Rifat, Catena, Fausto, Coccolini, Federico (Eds.)

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  • Addresses emergency general surgery in the elderly
  • Presents a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to elderly patients undergoing emergency surgery
  • Written by expert clinicians in the field and edited by prominent surgeons
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About this book

There is a growing need for a book on emergency general surgery in the elderly, as adults age 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of the population  worldwide, and their number is expected to double to 89 million between now and 2050. Based on these changing demographics, it is expected that there will be a concurrent rise in the demand for a variety of surgical services, including vascular surgery (with a projected growth of 31%) and general surgery (with a projected growth of 18%), as well as in all sub-disciplines of surgery (thoracic, cardiac, oncology, hepatobiliary, transplant, plastic colorectal, orthopedic, gynecologic, urology and neurosurgery).In addition, older surgical patients often require a different level of care than younger patients during the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative phases. Many of our geriatric population have multiple chronic illnesses beyond the one for which surgery is required, and therefore are prone to developing postoperative complications, functional decline, loss of independence, and other undesirable outcomes. In response, this book offers surgeons, geriatrists and nurses state-of-the-art surgical approaches and essential information on the complex perioperative care of the elderly.  

About the authors

Rifat Latifi is a Professor and Chairman of surgery at New York Medical College (NYMC), School of Medicine, and Director of the Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Dr. Latifi is specialized in trauma, general surgery, and critical care—with special interests in complex re-operative surgery, geriatric surgery, telemedicine, and nutrition support for critically ill patients. He is the author or co-author of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, has written or edited 19 books, and serves on the editorial boards of a number of peer-reviewed journals. He is the founding president of Kosovo College of Surgeons and the Editor-in-Chief of Kosovo Journal of Surgery. In addition, he is an associate editor of the Journal of Trauma and Emergency  Surgery and section editor of Hernia Journal.

Fausto Catena is Chief of the Department of Emergency and General Surgery at Parma University Hospital, Italy. The author of more than 800 scientific papers, 40 book chapters and seven books, Dr. Catena has also been awarded more than 20 national and international scientific prizes. He is Editor in Chief of the World Journal of Emergency Surgery.  In addition to serving as General Secretary of the World Society of Emergency Surgery, Dr. Catena is an internationally recognized opinion leader in emergency surgery, and has authored / co-authored various WSES guidelines and position papers in this field.

Federico Coccolini is a general, emergency and trauma surgeon working at Pisa University Hospital, one of the largest Level-I trauma centers in Italy. He has extensive experience in managing post-traumatic and non post-traumatic patients. His principal interests are: emergency surgery, trauma surgery, advanced oncology, oncologic gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, tissue engineering and experimental surgery, evidence based medicine and evidence based surgery. He has been principal investigator of several international studies. He has authored hundreds of papers and several book chapters. He has edited several books and is the main editor of a book series. In addition, he is currently a research editor for the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the World Journal of Emergency Surgery (WJES).

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • Emergency General Surgery in the Elderly: An Introduction to the Research Base

    Pages 3-25

    Latifi, Rifat (et al.)

  • Geriatric Decision-Making in the Emergency Department: A Surgeon’s Perspective

    Pages 27-37

    Feeney, James (et al.)

  • Radiologic Evaluation of Elderly Surgical Patients Undergoing Major Emergency Surgeries

    Pages 39-56

    Diestelkamp, Timothy (et al.)

  • Medical Comorbidities in Geriatric Patients Undergoing Major Emergency Surgeries

    Pages 57-77

    Shehu, Merita (et al.)

  • Reversing the Effect of Anticoagulants Safety in Patients Undergoing Emergency Surgery

    Pages 79-95

    Brogi, E. (et al.)

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eBook $189.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-62215-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-62214-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emergency General Surgery in Geriatrics
Editors
  • Rifat Latifi
  • Fausto Catena
  • Federico Coccolini
Series Title
Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62215-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62215-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-62214-5
Series ISSN
2520-8284
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 503
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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