In 50 Landmark Papers every Acute Care Surgeon Should Know, editors Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee have compiled a selection of the most influential recent contributions to the specialty of acute care surgery/emergency surgery.

This book comprises 50 thought-provoking and relevant topics, reviewing carefully selected papers to update the readers on what has been published in the last decade. 50 key papers cover the most relevant studies from a wide range of topics from Acute Cholecystitis to Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.

This book is of interest to surgical residents and trainees, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care fellows and all members of the Acute Care team. This is both an informative and personal look at evidence-based topics, and is relevant to all general and acute care surgeons.

About the Editors

Stephen M. Cohn, MD FACS

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

Nutley, New Jersey, USA

Peter Rhee

New York Medical College

Westchester Medical Center

Valhalla, New York, USA

section Section One|1 pages

Esophageal, Gastric, and Duodenal

section Section Two|1 pages


chapter Chapter 4|3 pages

Small Bowel Obstruction

chapter Chapter 5|4 pages

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

chapter Chapter 6|3 pages

Adult Intussusception

chapter Chapter 7|4 pages

Enterocutaneous Fistulas

chapter Chapter 8|4 pages

Acute Mesenteric Ischemia

chapter Chapter 9|3 pages


chapter Chapter 10|4 pages

Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

chapter Chapter 11|4 pages

Acute Diverticulitis

chapter Chapter 14|4 pages

Colonic Volvulus

section Section Three|1 pages

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic

chapter Chapter 16|2 pages

Acute Cholecystitis

chapter Chapter 17|3 pages

Acute Cholangitis

chapter Chapter 18|3 pages

Acute Pancreatitis

chapter Chapter 19|4 pages

Pancreatic Pseudocyst

chapter Chapter 20|3 pages

Hepatic Abscess

chapter Chapter 21|4 pages

Cirrhosis in Surgery

section Section Four|1 pages


chapter Chapter 22|2 pages

Management of Internal Hemorrhoids

chapter Chapter 24|3 pages

Anorectal Infections and Abscesses

chapter Chapter 25|3 pages

Pilonidal Abscess

section Section Five|1 pages

General Surgery Consultations

chapter Chapter 26|3 pages

Incarcerated Inguinal Hernias

chapter Chapter 27|4 pages

Incisional Hernias: When Do They Occur?

chapter Chapter 29|4 pages

Thoracic and Chest Disease

chapter Chapter 31|3 pages


chapter Chapter 32|5 pages

Urologic or Gynecologic Surgery

chapter Chapter 33|3 pages


section Section Six|1 pages


chapter Chapter 34|2 pages

Cellulitis and Superficial Abscess

chapter Chapter 35|3 pages

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection (NSTI)

chapter Chapter 37|5 pages

Surgical-Site Infections

chapter Chapter 38|4 pages

Snake Envenomation

chapter Chapter 40|4 pages

Global Surgery

section Section Seven|1 pages

Surgical Intensive Care Unit

chapter Chapter 42|4 pages


chapter Chapter 43|5 pages

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

chapter Chapter 44|5 pages


chapter Chapter 47|4 pages

Pulmonary Embolism

chapter Chapter 48|3 pages

Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

chapter Chapter 49|4 pages

End-of-Life Issues

chapter Chapter 50|2 pages

Alcohol Withdrawal