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Trauma and Emergency Surgery - The Role of Damage Control Surgery

Georgios Tsoulfas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Blunt Trauma Penetrating Trauma Acute Abdomen Bowel Surgery Hepatic Surgery Vascular Emergencies Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Intensive Care Unit Bleeding Renal Failure Respiratory Failure

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Trauma is one of the leading causes of death on a global scale as well as of significant morbidity. There are different types of traumas based on the mechanism (blunt, penetrating, burns, motor vehicle, etc), the setting (mass casualties, war, home or workplace etc), something which has necessitated the institution of an organized systemic approach in order to deal with the different types of trauma in a comprehensive manner. This has also led to the creation of a surgical specialty, trauma surgery, with training after residency. However, continuous technological progress has changed the management of trauma in a way that we see increasing use of a conservative approach and fewer surgical therapies. Although this is good for the patients, it has affected the trauma surgery profession, leading to its evolution into Emergency Surgery. The basic concept is that the Trauma/Emergency Surgery team should be able to deal with all surgical emergencies, whether they are trauma-related or the result of acute abdominal or other general surgical emergencies. This has led to the creation of a new type of surgical subspecialty with fellowship level training. A basic part of this type of surgery is "Damage Control Surgery" which is essentially a surgical approach which takes into consideration the urgent nature of the injury and its effect on the patient's physiology and encourages a strategy whereby the surgeon recognizes and deals with the most immediate threats to the life of the patient. This book should include aspects of Trauma and Emergency surgery with a special focus of the reasoning, physiology, and the types of damage control surgery.

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Date completed: November 14th 2019

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Expected publication date: June 22nd 2020

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About the editor

Georgios Tsoulfas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Georgios Tsoulfas received his medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, as well as a transplant research fellowship at the Starzl Transplant Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a two-year transplantation surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and then joined the Division of Solid Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. He has currently moved back to Greece, where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki. He has published over 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and in PubMed, as well as 29 book chapters. He is a reviewer for over 60 international journals and is on the editorial board of several others. His clinical and research interests include hepatobiliary surgery, primary and secondary hepatic malignancies, ischemia/reperfusion injury, as well as medical/surgical education and the use of technology. He is currently the Vice Chair of the International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons and the World President of the International College

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