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    Martin D. Zielinski, Oscar Guillamondegui, editors.
    Summary: Emergency General Surgery has become a cornerstone of Acute Care Surgery over the past decade. Once the scope of community general surgeons, the growing complexity of patients with acute surgical diseases has increasingly driven their care to tertiary referral centers. The aging population confounds this problem further as these patients present with more complex comorbidities, life-threatening physiology, and progressively severe anatomic disease severity. To ensure better outcomes, the practice has evolved to focus on evidence-based practice management guidelines in order to standardize care and optimize outcomes. This text provides a comprehensive volume for any surgeon who treats patients with acute surgical diseases. The first section is a comprehensive analysis of the background of Emergency General Surgery. The goal of this section is to provide the reader background into the acute surgical practice and to introduce the reader to the important concepts discussed in the remainder of the text. The second section discuss specific acute surgical diseases. Individual chapters outline the diagnostic approach, current treatment standards, operative approaches, and expected outcomes with an emphasis on practice management guideline implementation into practice. As acute surgical diseases and surgical critical care are integral to each other, the last section will be Critical Care for the Acute Care Surgeon. These topics focus on the critical care concepts essential to surgeons who care for acute diseases. This comprehensive text is targeted to any surgeon who takes emergency calls for any of the listed diseases including community and referral general and vascular surgeons. In addition, this would be an excellent resource for all general surgery residents. Lastly, this would also serve as a resource to intensivists who care for acute surgical patients.

    History and Evolution of Emergency General Surgery
    Examination of the Acute Abdomen
    Development of the AAST Disease Severity Stratification System
    Infectious Disease Considerations
    Primer on Practice Management Guidelines
    Concepts in Emergency Research (Exception from Informed Consent)
    Inter-hospital Transfers of Emergency General Surgery Patients
    Emergency General Surgery as a Team Sport
    Small Bowel Obstruction
    Large Bowel Obstruction
    Abdominal Wall Hernias
    Acute Cholecystitis
    Acute Colonic Diverticulitis
    Intestinal Ischemia
    Perforated Peptic Ulcer
    Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
    Complications of Acute Pancreatitis
    Acute and Chronic Enterocutaneous Fistula Management
    Soft Tissue Infection
    Perirectal Abscess
    Sepsis Resuscitation
    Hemorrhage Resuscitation
    Ventilator Management
    Nutrition Considerations
    Geriatrics and End of Life Care.
    Digital Access Springer 2022