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Open Abdomen

A Comprehensive Practical Manual

Editors: Coccolini, F., Ivatury, R., Sugrue, M., Ansaloni, L. (Eds.)

  • 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
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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.

About the authors

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).

 

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Open Abdomen: Historical Notes

    Ivatury, Rao R., MD, FACS, FCCM

    Pages 1-26

  • Basic Research in Open Abdomen

    Fugazzola, Paola (et al.)

    Pages 27-33

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Abdominal Compartment

    Malbrain, Manu L. N. G., MD, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 35-53

  • The Open Abdomen: Balancing Pathophysiologic Benefits and Risks in the Era of Improved Resuscitation Practices

    Roberts, Derek J., MD, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 55-71

  • Indications for Open Abdomen in the Non-trauma Setting

    Bahouth, Hany, MD, BSc (et al.)

    Pages 73-88

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48072-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48071-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

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
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48072-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48072-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48071-8
Series ISSN
2520-8284
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 279
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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