Peritonitis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment


David F. Walker (Editor)

Series: Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine

BISAC: MED026000, MED085000

This book contains three chapters about peritonitis, which is an inflammation of the membrane lining the abdominal wall and covering the abdominal organs. Chapter One presents classification of postoperative peritonitis, describes symptoms, reviews the current understanding of the phases and stages of development and features of the disease, and discusses the usefulness of different prognostic scales for assessment of complicated intra-abdominal infections. Chapter Two studies assisted peritoneal dialysis, wherein a nurse goes to the patient’s home to perform the dialysis technique when the patient is unable to do it himself. Chapter Three discusses in detail different types of peritoneum infections, including their principles of diagnosis and treatment options.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Postoperative Peritonitis – The Burden of Complicated Intraabdominal Infection Management
(Manol B. Sokolov and Dochka T. Tzoneva – Department of Surgery, University Hospital Alexandrovska, Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria, et al.)

Chapter 2. Peritonitis in Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis. Results of a Consolidated Program
(Consolación Rosado-Rubio, Isabelle Brayer, Carla Bernaer, Nadine Rossez, Elena Vieru, Christelle Fosso and Max Dratwa – Service of Nephrology. Ávila Hospital, SACYL, Ávila, Spain, et al.)

Chapter 3. Secondary Peritonitis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
(Carlos San Miguel-Méndez, Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Ana Minaya-Bravo, Marina Perez-Flecha and Miguel Angel Garcia-Ureña – Department of Surgery, Henares University Hospital, Madrid, Spain)


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