· Clearly structured and to-the-point
· Sets a European standard in the field
· Indispensable for all physicians deeling with trauma patients and in preparing for the European Board Exam
All European countries, including those that have recently joined the European Union or are candidates for membership, currently show a clear trend towards an increasing number of accidental injuries. This holds true for a range of injuries, including accidents among the elderly, sports injuries, and trauma due to traffic accidents. The increase in the number of injuries is accompanied by rising expectations among patients, who anticipate good functional results even after serious injuries. Despite these developments, trauma surgery is not yet established as an independent field in all European countries. Against this background, there is a clear need for a book that covers the state of the art in trauma surgery. This volume, which focuses on head, thoracic, abdominal, and vascular injuries, is intended to help to meet this need. It will also serve to harmonize the practice of trauma surgery within the European Union and to prepare for the UEMS EBSQ trauma surgery.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Abdominal - Head Injury - Soft Tissue - Thoracic
Related subjects » Surgery
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Traumatic Brain Injury.- Intensive Care Treatment Options of Elevated Intracranial Presssure Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.- Craniofacial Trauma.- Chest Trauma.- Diaphragm.- Esophageal and Gastric Injuries.- Liver.- Splenic Injuries.- Pancreas, Duodenum, Small Bowel.- Colorectal Injuries.- Abdominal Compartment Syndrome, Abdominal Decompression and Temporary Abdominal Closure.- Trauma Laparotomy: Indications, Priorities, and Damage Control.- Laparoscopic Procedures in Trauma Care.- Traumatic Injury of the Urogenital System.- Abdominal Vascular Injuries.- Vascular Injuries of the Neck.- Vascular Injuries of the Lower Extremities.- Vascular Injuries of the Upper Extremities.- Index.