Abdominal Trauma and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Symptoms, Diagnostic Methods and Treatment Outcomes

Louise Santiago (Editor)

Series: Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine
BISAC: MED026000




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In this book, the epidemiology, identification of and management of injuries sustained from blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) in childhood are discussed, with a focus on recent advances and future research. Open abdomen (OA), which refers to leaving abdominal incisions open after surgical procedures, and its management are presented as well. Also in this book, bacterial peritonitis and intra-abdominal abscesses, which are major complicated intra-abdominal infections post abdominal trauma are discussed.

The severe abdominal consequences of falling, particularly among older adults, is reviewed as well. Finally, periodontitis is known to be a risk factor for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The authors focus on the role of specific periodontopathic bacteria in AAA and are able to conclude that periodontal pathogens play a major, critical role in AAA development.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Chapter 1
Blunt Abdominal Trauma in Children
(Natalie L Yanchar, Associate Professor in Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University; Division of Pediatric General Surgery, IWK Health Centre; Medical Director, IWK Trauma Care, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Chapter 2
Open Abdomen Management for Abdominal Trauma: Indications and Surgical Modalities
(Stefano Rausei, Vincenzo Pappalardo, Francesco Amico, Francesco Frattini, Luigi Boni, Francesca Rovera, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Department of Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy)

Chapter 3
Bacterial Peritonitis and Intra-abdominal Abscesses Post Abdominal Trauma: Etiology and Antimicrobial Therapy in the Era of Multi-drug Resistance
(Wen-Liang Yu and Khee-Siang Chan, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan City, Taiwan)

Chapter 4
Serious Abdominal Consequences of Falls and Non-Penetrating ‘Minor’ Abdominal Trauma among Older Adults
(Ami Schattner, Eli Mavor, and Meital Adi, Departments of Medicine (AS), Surgery (EM) and Radiology (AM), Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot; Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel)

Chapter 5
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Periodontitis
(Jun-ichi Suzuki, Norio Aoyama, Department of Advanced Clinical Science and Therapeutics, The University of Tokyo, Japan, and others)


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