Emergency surgery

Graham J. MacKay, Richard G. Molloy and Patrick J. O’Dwyer

in Landmark Papers in General Surgery

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Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199644254
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191755637 | DOI:

Series: Landmark Papers in

Emergency surgery

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Active observation - Opioid analgesia prior to assessment of the acute abdomen - CT assessment of the acute abdomen - Early laparoscopy in the assessment of acute abdominal pain - Laparoscopic versus open appendicectomy - Non-operative management of acute complicated appendicitis - Interval appendicectomy - Non-operative treatment of perforated duodenal ulcer - Eradication therapy after simple closure of perforated duodenal ulcer - Water-soluble contrast in small bowel obstruction - Surgery for left-sided malignant large bowel obstruction - The management of uncomplicated diverticulitis - The management of complicated diverticulitis - Effect of enteral versus parenteral nutrition on post-operative septic complications - Goal-directed therapy in severe sepsis - Confidential enquiry into peri-operative deaths (CEPOD)

Chapter.  14742 words. 

Subjects: General Surgery

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