The topics covered are common in both developed and developing countries as well as in tropical and non-tropical settings.
The book offers an introduction to trauma, which includes primary, secondary and tertiary surveys, trauma resuscitation, and multidisciplinary care followed by a short section on acute burns management and a discussion of a range of specific surgical topics including various of acute abdomen, upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding, perianal conditions, oncological issues that require acute intervention, abdominal wall problems, urological emergencies and neck swellings.It also addresses the rational use of antibiotics and medications and the role of high dependency units. Each chapter includes a flow chart algorithm with multiple endpoints that relate to the resource situations available to the surgeon.
The book is of interest to clinicians dealing with changes in acute surgery and the increasing disparity between developed and developing countries
Yoram Kluger graduated from the School of Medicine of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and completed his general surgery residency at Hadassah Medical Center. He further trained in surgery at the Allegheny Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He was the founder and director of the Rabin Trauma Center at Tel Aviv Medical Center and established the first dedicated hospitalisation centre for polytrauma patients in Israel. He is recognised worldwide for his research on medical preparedness and medical infrastructure management in mass-casualty incidents.
Dr. Kluger's main interests are surgical oncology and trauma surgery. He is the medical director of the pancreatic surgery service at Rambam Health Care Campus and is currently the chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Bruce Rapport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Kluger is the president of the Israeli Surgical Association and has recently been appointed as president of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES; he is also scientific editor of the World Journal of Emergency Surgery.
Luca Ansaloni, MD is currently 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).
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