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Emergency surgery

Matthew D. Gardiner and Neil R. Borley

in Training in Surgery

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199204755
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753145 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204755.003.0008

Series: Oxford Speciality Training

Emergency surgery

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This chapter begins by discussing the basic principles of Advanced Trauma Life Support, care of the critically ill surgical patient, shock, SIRS and sepsis, and blood products and transfusion, before focusing on the key areas of knowledge, namely traumatic head injury, spine and spinal cord trauma, maxillofacial trauma, cardiothoracic trauma, abdominal trauma, urological trauma, vascular trauma, assessment of the acute abdomen, acute appendicitis, acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage, lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage, gastrointestinal obstruction, gastrointestinal perforation, acute pancreatitis, and superficial sepsis. The chapter concludes with relevant case-based discussions.

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Subjects: Professional Development in Medicine ; Surgery

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