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Emergencies in Urology


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Urologic Emergencies: Overview.- Urologic Emergencies: Overview.- The Clinical Approach to the Acutely Ill Patient.- The Clinical Approach to the Acutely Ill Patient.- New Developments in Anesthesia.- New Developments in Anesthesia.- Anaphylaxis.- Anaphylaxis.- Urosepsis.- Urosepsis.- Fournier's Gangrene.- Fournier's Gangrene.- Urologic Emergencies in Pregnant Women: Special Considerations.- Urologic Emergencies in Pregnant Women: Special Considerations.- Urologic Emergencies in Children: Special Considerations.- Urologic Emergencies in Children: Special Considerations.- Autonomic Dysreflexia and Emergencies in Neurogenic Bladder.- Autonomic Dysreflexia and Emergencies in Neurogenic Bladder.- Failure of Urinary Drainage: Upper Urinary.- Failure of Urinary Drainage: Upper Urinary.- Failure of Urinary Drainage: Lower Tract.- Failure of Urinary Drainage: Lower Tract.- Scrotal Emergencies.- Scrotal Emergencies.- Oncologic Emergencies.- Oncologic Emergencies.- Urologic Paraneoplastic Syndromes.- Urologic Paraneoplastic Syndromes.- Trauma.- Urologic Trauma: General Considerations.- Modern Trauma: New Mechanisms of Injury Due to Terrorist Attacks.- Mass Casualties: Urologic Aspects of Triage and Definitive Management.- Renal Trauma.- Trauma of the Ureter.- Bladder Trauma.- Genital Trauma.- Management of Penile Amputation.- Urethral Trauma.- Priapism.- Priapism.- Intraoperative Complications.- Management of Intraoperative Complications in Open Procedures.- Complications in Endoscopic Procedures.- TUR-Related Complications.- Complications in Laparoscopic Surgery.- Postoperative Complications.- Acute Postoperative Complications.- Preventing and Managing Infectious Emergencies of Urologic Surgery.- Emergencies in Continent Bladder Replacement.- Emergencies Following Renal Transplantation.- Open Salvage Surgery.- Surgical Techniques: Endoscopic and Percutaneous Procedures.- Surgical Techniques: Endoscopic and Percutaneous Procedures.- Interventional Radiology in Emergencies in Urology.- Interventional Radiology in Emergencies in Urology.- Selected Case Reports and Personal Experience.- Percutaneous Approach for Difficult Stones.- The Relaxing Incision for Priapism.- Priapism Redux.- Iatrogenic Pathology, Undiversion, Contralateral Renal Autotransplantation.- Deferred Emergency Surgery of Total Rupture of the Posterior Urethra.- Surgery of Complicated Horseshoe Kidney.- Cold Fire.- Lost in the Kidney.- A Rare Accident.- Appendectomy.- Posterior Sagittal Approach in Pediatric Urology.- Postoperative Urinary Retention After Hypospadias Repair.- Hairs in the Urethra of a Hypospadias Patient.- A Tale of Two Brothers.- Unfortunate Honeymoon Under the Palm Trees.- Intravenous Uroperitoneogram.- Coitus Interruptus.- Exploding Bladder.- Education by Humiliation.- Vena Caval Injury.- False Sepsis and Advanced TCC.- Laparoscopic Vascular Emergency.- Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy.- Bladder Tumor.- Frenulum.- Penile Fracture Associated with Urethral Rupture and Its Complex Repair.- Low-Flow Priapism in Children.- Tragic Complications of Missed Urethral Injury.- Keep Looking.- What Goes in Must Come Out.- Metabolic Dangers of the Neobladder.- Torsion After Minor Insult.- Fleas and Lice at the Same Time.- Continent Urinary Diversion for the Treatment of Urinary Fistulae Through a Sacral Scar in a Paraplegic Patient.- Entrapped Foley Catheter After Radical Prostatectomy.- Unexpected Inferior Vena Caval Thrombus.- The Lord of the Rings - Fournier's Gangrene as a Consequence of Strangulating Testicular Rings.

About the Author

Dr. Santucci is the Chief of Urology at the Detroit Receiving Hospital, one of the nation's first Level I trauma center and the only hospital built from the ground up to serve as a trauma hospital. He is an Assistant Professor at the Wayne State University and is a widely published expert in the field of trauma and emergency urology. Dr. Santucci also serves as the Director of the Center for Urologic Reconstruction(t) at Detroit Receiving Hospital. The Center is a regional referral center for difficult cases in urologic reconstruction, including urethral injury, urethral stricture, and complex reconstructive problems of the bladder, ureters and kidneys. Dr. Hohenfellner is Chair of The Department of Urology of the University of Heidelberg, Medical School. His institution is consequently organized to function in a high-level interdisciplinary environment and addresses all the contemporary clinical challenges: urologic oncology, minimal invasive surgery, reconstructive surgery, pediatric urology, lower urinary tract dysfunction, stone disease and andrology. Dr. Hohenfellner is chairman of the EAU Working Group on Urologic Trauma. He is also the responsible representative of the German Urological Association to establish guidelines on Urologic Trauma.


From the reviews:

" ... the main strengths of the book include the unusually wide scope of topics which really could not be found in one text book before. The authors and editors have extensive experience with each topic and the reader can consider the discussion of each topic to be the 'gold standard.' The vignettes and the discussion of these cases are unique, personal stories and make the reader believe they are discussing the case with the author over a cup of coffee. The stories are impressive proof that persistent awareness and education are essential elements of a successful professional life." (Michael J. Metro, USA, in: UroToday, May 2007

"Hohenfellner and Santucci, with contributions of over 80 physicians-urologists, nephrologists, anaesthesiologists - produced an outstanding textbook which comprises an exhaustive survey of emergencies in urology. ... The textbook is richly illustrated with more than 300 figures and 160 tables and we recommend it to all urologists and practitioners involved in emergencies management." (Dr. Paul Meria, European Urology Today, December 2007/January 2008)

"The schedule of the chapters clearly demonstrates how that this book covers extensively the field of emergencies in Uological practice. ... The presentation is clear. ... This book is written by a panellist of specialists. ... That book must be recommended to every urologist and should be easily available in all emergency departments." (P. Bonnet, Acta Chrirugica Belgica, Issue 5, 2007)

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