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  1. Research article

    Low values of central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) during surgery and anastomotic leak of abdominal trauma patients

    There is a well known relationship between hypoperfusion and postoperative complications like anastomotic leak. No studies have been done addressing this relationship in the context of abdominal trauma surgery...

    Andres Isaza-Restrepo, Jose F. Moreno-Mejia, Juan S. Martin-Saavedra and Milciades Ibañez-Pinilla

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:28

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  2. Methodology

    Early recognition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infections using risk and protective factors identified by a group of Italian surgeons through Delphi method

    Surgical site infections (SSIs) constitute a major clinical problem in terms of morbidity, mortality, duration of hospital stay, and overall costs. The bacterial pathogens implicated most frequently are Streptoco...

    G. Sganga, C. Tascini, E. Sozio and S. Colizza

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:25

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Penetrating cardiac trauma: analysis of 240 cases from a hospital in Bogota, Colombia

    Trauma characteristics and its management is influenced by socioeconomic context. Cardiac trauma constitutes a challenge for surgeons, and outcomes depend on multiple factors including initial care, characteri...

    Andres Isaza-Restrepo, Dínimo José Bolívar-Sáenz, Marcos Tarazona-Lara and José Rafael Tovar

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:26

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  4. Review

    Emergency surgery due to diaphragmatic hernia: case series and review

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a congenital abnormality, rare in adults with a frequency of 0.17–6%. Diaphragmatic rupture is an infrequent consequence of trauma, occurring in about 5% of severe clos...

    Mario Testini, Antonia Girardi, Roberta Maria Isernia, Angela De Palma, Giovanni Catalano, Angela Pezzolla and Angela Gurrado

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:23

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  5. Review

    Management of intra-abdominal infections: recommendations by the WSES 2016 consensus conference

    This paper reports on the consensus conference on the management of intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) which was held on July 23, 2016, in Dublin, Ireland, as a part of the annual World Society of Emergency Sur...

    Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Luca Ansaloni, Walter L. Biffl, Marja A. Boermeester, Marco Ceresoli, Osvaldo Chiara, Federico Coccolini, Jan J. De Waele, Salomone Di Saverio, Christian Eckmann, Gustavo P. Fraga, Maddalena Giannella, Massimo Girardis, Ewen A. Griffiths…

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:22

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  6. Research article

    The impact of preoperative etiology on emergent pancreaticoduodenectomy for non-traumatic patients

    Emergent pancreaticoduodenectomy is a life-saving procedure in certain clinical scenarios when all the conservative treatment fails. The indications can be limited into perforation and bleeding. To clarify the...

    Chun-Yi Tsai, Bo-Ru Lai, Shang-Yu Wang, Chien-Hung Liao, Yu-Yin Liu, Shih-Ching Kang, Chun-Nan Yeh, Yi-Yin Jan and Ta-Sen Yeh

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:21

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Acute care surgery: a means for providing cost-effective, quality care for gallstone pancreatitis

    Modern practice guidelines recommend index cholecystectomy (IC) for patients admitted with gallstone pancreatitis (GSP). However, this benchmark has been difficult to widely achieve. Previous work has demonstr...

    Patrick B. Murphy, Dave Paskar, Richard Hilsden, Jennifer Koichopolos and Tina S. Mele

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:20

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  8. Research article

    Non-iatrogenic esophageal injury: a retrospective analysis from the National Trauma Data Bank

    Traumatic, non-iatrogenic esophageal injuries, despite their rarity, are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The optimal management of these esophageal perforations remains largely debated. To...

    Alberto Aiolfi, Kenji Inaba, Gustavo Recinos, Desmond Khor, Elizabeth R. Benjamin, Lydia Lam, Aaron Strumwasser, Emanuele Asti, Luigi Bonavina and Demetrios Demetriades

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:19

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Role of intraoperative cholangiography for detecting residual stones after biliary pancreatitis: still useful? A retrospective study

    Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) may detect residual stones in the common bile duct (CBD) after acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP). The aim of the present study is to analyze the utility of IOC in detecting ...

    Abdelrahman Abdelaal, Moamena El-Matbouly, Ibnouf Sulieman, Ahmad Elfaki, Tamer El-Bakary, Sherif Abdelaziem, Salahdin Gehani, Adriana Toro and Isidoro Di Carlo

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:18

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Performance of new adjustments to the TRISS equation model in developed and developing countries

    The Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) has been criticized for being based on data from the USA and Canada—high-income countries—and therefore, it may not be applicable to low-income and middle-income co...

    Cristiane de Alencar Domingues, Raul Coimbra, Renato Sérgio Poggetti, Lilia de Souza Nogueira and Regina Marcia Cardoso Sousa

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:17

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  11. Review

    Combined totally mini-invasive approach in necrotizing pancreatitis: a case report and systematic literature review

    Currently, both the step-up approach, combining percutaneous drainage (PD) and video-assisted retroperitoneal debridement (VARD), and endoscopic transgastric necrosectomy (ETN) are mini-invasive techniques for...

    Luca Sorrentino, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimiliano Mutignani, Fabrizio Sammartano, Paolo Brioschi and Stefania Cimbanassi

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:16

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  12. Review

    The history of risk: a review

    In the USA alone, around 22 million patients annually discuss the need for surgical procedure with their surgeon. On a global scale, more than 200 million patients are exposed to the risk of undergoing a surgi...

    Philip F. Stahel, Ivor S. Douglas, Todd F. VanderHeiden and Sebastian Weckbach

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:15

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  13. Erratum

    Erratum to: IROA: International Register of Open Abdomen, preliminary results

    Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena, Rao Ivatury, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli, Paola Fugazzola, Davide Corbella, Francesco Salvetti, Ionut Negoi, Monica Zese, Savino Occhionorelli, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Sergei Shlyapnikov, Christian Galatioto…

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:13

    Published on: 9 March 2017

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:10

  14. Review

    Acute appendicitis, inflammatory appendiceal mass and the risk of a hidden malignant tumor: a systematic review of the literature

    Acute appendicitis is significantly common. Despite the increased use of computed tomography, the number of perforated cases has been stable in the past three decades. Between 2% and 6% of patients with acute ...

    Frederico José Ribeiro Teixeira, Sérgio Dias do Couto Netto, Eduardo Hiroshi Akaishi, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama, Carlos Augusto Metidieri Menegozzo and Marcelo Cristiano Rocha

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:12

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  15. Review

    A historical review of surgery for peritonitis secondary to acute colonic diverticulitis: from Lockhart-Mummery to evidence-based medicine

    The management of patients with colonic diverticular perforation is still evolving. Initial lavage with or without simple suture and drainage was suggested in the late 19th century, replaced progressively by t...

    Roberto Cirocchi, Sorena Afshar, Salomone Di Saverio, Georgi Popivanov, Angelo De Sol, Francesca Gubbiotti, Gregorio Tugnoli, Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, David Cavaliere, Renata Taboła, Abe Fingerhut and Gian Andrea Binda

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:14

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  16. Review

    Safety and effectiveness of propranolol in severely burned patients: systematic review and meta-analysis

    The objective of this systematic review was to determine the effectiveness and safety of propranolol compared to placebo or usual care for improving clinical relevant outcomes in severely burned patients (TBSA...

    Ramiro Manzano-Nunez, Herney Andrés García-Perdomo, Paula Ferrada, Carlos Alberto Ordoñez Delgado, Diego Andrés Gomez and Jorge Esteban Foianini

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:11

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  17. Research article

    IROA: International Register of Open Abdomen, preliminary results

    No definitive data about open abdomen (OA) epidemiology and outcomes exist. The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) promoted the International Register of Open Ab...

    Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena, Rao Ivatury, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli, Paola Fugazzola, Davide Corbella, Francesco Salvetti, Ionut Negoi, Monica Zese, Savino Occhionorelli, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Sergei Shlyapnikov, Christian Galatioto…

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:10

    Published on: 21 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:13

  18. Review

    A review of the epidemiology and treatment of orthopaedic injuries after earthquakes in developing countries

    Earthquakes in developing countries are devastating events. Orthopaedic surgeons play a key role in treating earthquake-related injuries to the extremities. We describe orthopaedic injury epidemiology to help ...

    James S. MacKenzie, Bibek Banskota, Norachart Sirisreetreerux, Babar Shafiq and Erik A. Hasenboehler

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:9

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  19. Review

    Laparoscopic vs. open surgery for the treatment of iatrogenic colonoscopic perforations: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Iatrogenic colonoscopy perforations (ICP) are a rare but severe complication of diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopies. The present systematic review and meta-analysis aims to investigate the operative and p...

    Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Nicola de’Angelis, Francesco Brunetti, Yann Le Baleur, Carmen Payá-Llorente, Riccardo Memeo, Federica Gaiani, Marco Manfredi, Paschalis Gavriilidis, Giorgio Nervi, Federico Coccolini, Aurelien Amiot, Iradj Sobhani, Fausto Catena and Gian Luigi de’Angelis

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:8

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  20. Research article

    Performance of imaging studies in patients with suspected appendicitis after stratification with adult appendicitis score

    Diagnostic scoring is used to stratify patients with suspected appendicitis into three groups: high, intermediate, and low probability of appendicitis. The stratification can be used for selective imaging to a...

    Henna E. Sammalkorpi, Ari Leppäniemi, Eila Lantto and Panu Mentula

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:6

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  21. Research article

    An investigation of bedside laparoscopy in the ICU for cases of non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia

    Acute mesenteric ischemia is a rare affection with high related mortality. NOMI presents the most important diagnostic problems and is related with the higher risk of white laparotomy. This study wants to give...

    G. Cocorullo, A. Mirabella, N. Falco, T. Fontana, R. Tutino, L. Licari, G. Salamone, G. Scerrino and G. Gulotta

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:4

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  22. Review

    Pelvic trauma: WSES classification and guidelines

    Complex pelvic injuries are among the most dangerous and deadly trauma related lesions. Different classification systems exist, some are based on the mechanism of injury, some on anatomic patterns and some are...

    Federico Coccolini, Philip F. Stahel, Giulia Montori, Walter Biffl, Tal M Horer, Fausto Catena, Yoram Kluger, Ernest E. Moore, Andrew B. Peitzman, Rao Ivatury, Raul Coimbra, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Bruno Pereira, Sandro Rizoli, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Ari Leppaniemi…

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:5

    Published on: 18 January 2017

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