Surgical Clinics of North America (SURG CLIN N AM)
Each issue of Surgical Clinics reviews new diagnostic and management techniques for a single clinical problem--and makes them simple to apply. Its concise, comprehensive, and its editors and authors are respected experts.
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Other titlesThe Surgical clinics of North America, Surgical clinics
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Publications in this journal
- Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):xiii-xv.
Article: Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This article examines causes of occult, moderate and severe lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The difference in the workup of stable vs unstable patients is stressed. Treatment options ranging from minimally invasive techniques to open surgery are explored.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):55-63.
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ABSTRACT: The retroperitoneum is rich in vascular structures and can harbor large hematomas, traumatic or spontaneous. The management of retroperitoneal hematomas depends on the mechanism of injury and whether they are pulsatile/expanding. Rectus sheath hematomas are uncommon abdominal wall hematomas secondary to trauma to the epigastric arteries of the rectus muscle. The common risk factors include anticoagulation, strenuous exercise, coughing, coagulation disorders, and invasive procedures on/through the abdominal wall. The management is largely supportive, with the reversal of anticoagulation and transfusions; angioembolization may be necessary.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):71-76.
Article: Acute Inflammatory Surgical Disease.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Infectious and inflammatory diseases comprise some of the most common gastrointestinal disorders resulting in hospitalization in the United States. Accordingly, they occupy a significant proportion of the workload of the acute care surgeon. This article discusses the diagnosis, management, and treatment of appendicitis, acute cholecystitis/cholangitis, acute pancreatitis, diverticulitis, and Clostridium difficile colitis.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):1-30.
Article: Acute Obstruction.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Acute obstruction of the gastrointestinal or biliary tract represents a common problem for acute care surgeons. It is with appropriate clinical evaluation, planning, and physical examination follow-up that acute care surgeons are able to appropriately diagnose, manage, and resolve this difficult group of surgical problems and minimize the morbidity associated with each.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):77-96.
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ABSTRACT: Necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections are severe bacterial infections resulting in rapid and life-threatening soft tissue destruction and necrosis along soft tissue planes.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):155-163.
Article: Acute Mesenteric Ischemia.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Acute mesenteric ischemia is uncommon and always occurs in the setting of preexisting comorbidities. Mortality rates remain high. The 4 major types of acute mesenteric ischemia are acute superior mesenteric artery thromboembolic occlusion, mesenteric arterial thrombosis, mesenteric venous thrombosis, and nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia, including ischemic colitis. Delays in diagnosis are common and associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Prompt diagnosis requires attention to history and physical examination, a high index of suspicion, and early contract CT scanning. Selective use of nonoperative therapy has an important role in nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia of the small bowel and colon.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):165-181.
Article: Esophageal Perforation.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Esophageal perforation is uncommon but carries a high morbidity and mortality, particularly if the injury is not detected early before the onset of systemic signs of sepsis. The fact that it is an uncommon problem and it produces symptoms that can mimic other serious thoracic conditions, such as myocardial infarction, contributes to the delay in diagnosis. Patients at risk for iatrogenic perforations (esophageal malignancy) frequently have comorbidities that increase their perioperative morbidity and mortality. The optimal treatment of esophageal perforation varies with respect to the time of presentation, the extent of the perforation, and the underlying esophageal pathologic conditions.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):35-41.
Article: Acute Care Surgery.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):ix-xi.
Article: Management of the Open Abdomen.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The open abdomen has become the standard of care in damage-control procedures, the management of intra-abdominal hypertension, and in severe intra-abdominal sepsis. This approach has saved many lives but has also created new problems, such as severe fluid and protein loss, nutritional problems, enteroatmospheric fistulas, fascial retraction with loss of abdominal domain, and development of massive incisional hernias. Early definitive closure is the basis of preventing or reducing the risk of these complications. The introduction of new techniques and materials for temporary and subsequent definitive abdominal closure has improved outcomes in this group of patients.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):131-153.
Article: Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Spontaneous hemoperitoneum is a rare, but life-threatening condition usually caused by nontraumatic rupture of the liver, spleen, or abdominal vasculature with underlying pathology. Management revolves around angioembolization or surgical intervention. This article provides a brief overview of the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):65-69.
Article: Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding remains a commonly encountered diagnosis for acute care surgeons. Initial stabilization and resuscitation of patients is imperative. Stable patients can have initiation of medical therapy and localization of the bleeding, whereas persistently unstable patients require emergent endoscopic or operative intervention. Minimally invasive techniques have surpassed surgery as the treatment of choice for most upper GI bleeding.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):43-53.
Article: Hernia Emergencies.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Hernia emergencies are commonly encountered by the acute care surgeon. Although the location and contents may vary, the basic principles are constant: address the life-threatening problem first, then perform the safest and most durable hernia repair possible. Mesh reinforcement provides the most durable long-term results. Underlay positioning is associated with the best outcomes. Components separation is a useful technique to achieve tension-free primary fascial reapproximation. The choice of mesh is dictated by the degree of contamination. Internal herniation is rare, and preoperative diagnosis remains difficult. In all hernia emergencies, morbidity is high, and postoperative wound complications should be anticipated.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):97-130.
Article: Gastroduodenal Perforation.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The cause and management of gastroduodenal perforation have changed as a result of increasing use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatories and improved pharmacologic treatment of acid hypersecretion as well as the recognition and treatment of Helicobacter pylori. As a result of the reduction in ulcer recurrence with medical therapy, the surgical approach to patients with gastroduodenal perforation has also changed over the last 3 decades, with ulcer-reducing surgery being performed infrequently.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):31-34.
Article: Thoracic Emergencies.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This article discusses thoracic emergencies, including the anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, examination, diagnosis, technique, management, and treatment of acute upper airway obstruction, massive hemoptysis, spontaneous pneumothorax, and pulmonary empyema.Surgical Clinics of North America 02/2014; 94(1):183-191.
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ABSTRACT: Morbid obesity increases the risk of complications and allograft failure in transplant patients. Bariatric surgery is both safe and effective in patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, improves eligibility for transplant based on body mass index, and does not affect postoperative immunosuppressant dosing regimens. Bariatric surgery in patients with liver disease has been shown to be safe and effective, although they remain at high risk in the setting of portal hypertension. Sleeve gastrectomy may become increasingly used both pretransplant and posttransplant, as it can result in low complication rates and excellent weight loss, and retains intestinal continuity.Surgical Clinics of North America 12/2013; 93(6):1359-71.
Article: Current topics in transplantation.Surgical Clinics of North America 12/2013; 93(6):xi-xiii.
Article: Current topics in transplantation.Surgical Clinics of North America 12/2013; 93(6):xv-xvi.
Article: Left lobe liver transplants.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Despite its vast potential, concerns about donor safety continue to limit the expansion of living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in Western countries. In light of the technical refinements, relatively lower risk of complications with left lobe (LL) LDLT with comparable outcomes, and the overriding concern for donor safety, there is renewed interest in using LL allograft as the first choice for LDLT; thereby, fundamentally shifting the risks of LDLT from the donor to the recipient. There is ample evidence that LL LDLT when performed with graft inflow modification where indicated, has long-term outcomes as good as cadaveric LT.Surgical Clinics of North America 12/2013; 93(6):1325-42.
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ABSTRACT: Much of the success of left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) can be attributed to the second-generation HeartMate II (Thoratec, Pleasanton, CA, USA), which is the most commonly used device to date. The latest generation of LVADs is currently undergoing clinical trials worldwide. Developers have focused on improving the limitations of the second generation with emphasis on enhancing efficiency further, decreasing complications, and increasing ease of implantability. Clinical management of a patient with an LVAD is also an excellent example of the multidisciplinary approach of care that is undoubtedly the future of medicine.Surgical Clinics of North America 12/2013; 93(6):1343-57.
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