Controversies in Pediatric Appendicitis, 1st ed. 2019
Coordonnateur : Hunter Catherine J.
Although appendicitis is the leading cause of an acute surgical abdomen in children, many areas of controversy exist in diagnosis and medical and surgical management of this condition. Written in a practical, easy-to-use format, Controversies in Pediatric Appendicitis provides a thorough overview of these debated issues, careful to include perspectives on every aspect of care. The book begins with an introductory framework that examines the history of pediatric appendicitis, the epidemiology of disease, defining a complicated diagnosis, the role and efficacy of laboratories in diagnosis, and use and overuse of radiographic imaging for appendicitis. Later chapters cover antibiotic selection, surgical approaches to appendicitis, non-operative management of acute and perforated appendicitis, discussion of potential complications, as well as appendicitis in special pediatric situations like malignancy and other instances of immune suppression. Each chapter follows a similar format, beginning with clinical vignettes and concluding with pearls and pitfalls to provide readers with necessary clinical grounding and context with which to examine each of these areas of current controversy.
A unique, first-of-its-kind book, Controversies in Pediatric Appendicitis is an ideal resource for pediatric surgeons, interventional radiologists, emergency room specialists, and all providers and surgeons that care for children with appendicitis.
History and Epidemiology of Pediatric Appendicitis
Defining the Disease: Uncomplicated versus Complicated Appendicitis
Making the Diagnosis: The Use of Clinical Features and Scoring Systems
The Role and Efficacy of Laboratories in the Diagnosis of Pediatric Appendicitis
Diagnostic Imaging for Pediatric Appendicitis
Selection and Timing of Antibiotics for the Management of Appendicitis
Non-Operative Management of Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Non-Operative Management of Complicated Appendicitis
Interventional Radiology as a Therapeutic Option for Complicated Appendicitis
Timing of Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis: Can Surgery Wait?
Surgical Techniques in Pediatric Appendectomy
The Controversial Role of Interval Appendectomy
Diagnostic and Management Strategies for Postoperative Complications in Pediatric Appendicitis
Disparities in the Management of Appendicitis
Appendicitis- Unusual Complications and Outcomes
Management of Acute Appendicitis in Special Pediatric Situations: Malignancy, Neutropenia, and Other Etiologies of Immune Suppression.
Catherine J. Hunter, MD, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern UniversityAnn and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Department of Pediatric Surgery
Designed to explore the unique controversies in the diagnosis, medical and surgical management of pediatric appendicitis.
Provides a comprehensive, up–to-date overview of these much-debated issues
Written by experts in the field
Date de parution : 06-2019
Disponible chez l'éditeur (délai d'approvisionnement : 15 jours).
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