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  1. Methodology

    Ex-vivo and live animal models are equally effective training for the management of a penetrating cardiac injury

    Live tissue models are considered the most useful simulation for training in the management for hemostasis of penetrating injuries. However, these models are expensive, with limited opportunities for repetitiv...

    Yoshimitsu Izawa, Shuji Hishikawa, Tomohiro Muronoi, Keisuke Yamashita, Hiroyuki Maruyama, Masayuki Suzukawa and Alan Kawarai Lefor

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:45

    Published on: 31 August 2016

  2. Research article

    Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: a retrospective cohort study assessing outcomes and cost-effectiveness

    Appendectomy is the most common surgical procedure performed in emergency surgery. Because of lack of consensus about the most appropriate technique, appendectomy is still being performed by both open (OA) and...

    Antonio Biondi, Carla Di Stefano, Francesco Ferrara, Angelo Bellia, Marco Vacante and Luigi Piazza

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:44

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  3. Review

    Laparoscopic lavage versus resection in perforated diverticulitis with purulent peritonitis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    Purulent peritonitis from acute left colon diverticulitis is a relatively common presentation of diverticular disease; historically the treatment was the Hartmann procedure. Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage has ...

    Marco Ceresoli, Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Fausto Catena, Massimo Sartelli and Luca Ansaloni

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:42

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  4. Research article

    Retrospective one-million-subject fixed-cohort survey of utilization of emergency departments due to traumatic causes in Taiwan, 2001–2010

    Epidemiological study was needed to evaluate trends in emergency department (ED) utilization that could be taken into account when making policy decisions regarding the delivery and distribution of medical res...

    Nan-Ping Yang, Dinh-Van Phan, Yi-Hui Lee, Jin-Chyr Hsu, Ren-Hao Pan, Chien-Lung Chan, Nien-Tzu Chang and Dachen Chu

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:41

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  5. Review

    Emergency abdominal surgery after solid organ transplantation: a systematic review

    Due to the increasing number of solid organs transplantations, emergency abdominal surgery in transplanted patients is becoming a relevant challenge for the general surgeon. The aim of this systematic review o...

    Nicola de’Angelis, Francesco Esposito, Riccardo Memeo, Vincenzo Lizzi, Aleix Martìnez-Pérez, Filippo Landi, Pietro Genova, Fausto Catena, Francesco Brunetti and Daniel Azoulay

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:43

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  6. Research article

    Geriatric Assessment as a qualification element for elective and emergency cholecystectomy in older patients

    Older patients experience a higher incidence of postoperative complications after cholecystectomy compared with younger patients. However, most studies have not considered patient frailty, particularly regardi...

    Jakub Kenig, Piotr Wałęga, Urszula Olszewska, Aleksander Konturek and Wojciech Nowak

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:36

    Published on: 29 July 2016

  7. Review

    WSES Guidelines for the management of acute left sided colonic diverticulitis in the emergency setting

    Acute left sided colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in acute setting. A World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Consensus Conference on acute diverti...

    Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Ewen A. Griffiths, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Salomone Di Saverio, Jan Ulrych, Yoram Kluger, Ofir Ben-Ishay, Frederick A. Moore, Rao R. Ivatury, Raul Coimbra, Andrew B. Peitzman, Ari Leppaniemi, Gustavo P. Fraga…

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:37

    Published on: 29 July 2016

  8. Research article

    Patterns and management of degloving injuries: a single national level 1 trauma center experience

    Degloving soft tissue injuries (DSTIs) are serious surgical conditions. We aimed to evaluate the pattern, management and outcome of DSTIs in a single institute.

    Suhail Hakim, Khalid Ahmed, Ayman El-Menyar, Gaby Jabbour, Ruben Peralta, Syed Nabir, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Husham Abdelrahman, Ammar Al-Hassani and Hassan Al-Thani

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:35

    Published on: 27 July 2016

  9. Review

    WSES Jerusalem guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis

    Acute appendicitis (AA) is among the most common cause of acute abdominal pain. Diagnosis of AA is challenging; a variable combination of clinical signs and symptoms has been used together with laboratory find...

    Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Micheal D. Kelly, Fausto Catena, Dieter G. Weber, Massimo Sartelli, Michael Sugrue, Mark De Moya, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Aneel Bhangu, Ferdinando Agresta, Ernest E. Moore, Kjetil Soreide, Ewen Griffiths, Steve De Castro, Jeffry Kashuk…

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:34

    Published on: 18 July 2016

  10. Review

    Antimicrobials: a global alliance for optimizing their rational use in intra-abdominal infections (AGORA)

    Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) are an important cause of morbidity and are frequently associated with poor prognosis, particularly in high-risk patients.

    Massimo Sartelli, Dieter G. Weber, Etienne Ruppé, Matteo Bassetti, Brian J. Wright, Luca Ansaloni, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Raul Coimbra, Ernest E. Moore, Frederick A. Moore, Ronald V. Maier, Jan J. De Waele, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Ewen A. Griffiths…

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:33

    Published on: 15 July 2016

  11. Research article

    Safety in selective surgical exploration in penetrating neck trauma

    Selective management of penetrating neck injuries has been considered the standard of care with minimal risks to patient safety. In a previous non-randomized prospective study conducted at our center, selectiv...

    Frederico Teixeira, Carlos Augusto Metidieri Menegozzo, Sérgio Dias do Couto Netto, Renato S. Poggeti, Francisco de Sales Collet e Silva, Dario Birolini, Celso de Oliveira Bernini and Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:32

    Published on: 12 July 2016

  12. Letter to the Editor

    Management of traumatic wounds in the Emergency Department: position paper from the Academy of Emergency Medicine and Care (AcEMC) and the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES)

    Traumatic wounds are one of the most common problems leading people to the Emergency Department (ED), accounting for approximately 5,4 % of all the visits, and up to 24 % of all the medical lawsuits. In order ...

    Carolina Prevaldi, Ciro Paolillo, Carlo Locatelli, Giorgio Ricci, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni and Gianfranco Cervellin

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:30

    Published on: 18 June 2016

  13. Research article

    Correlations of perioperative coagulopathy, fluid infusion and blood transfusions with survival prognosis in endovascular aortic repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm

    Factors associated with survival prognosis among patients who undergo endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA) have not been sufficiently investigated. In the present st...

    Yohei Kawatani, Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Hirotsugu Kurobe, Yuji Suda and Takaki Hori

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:29

    Published on: 17 June 2016

  14. Review

    2016 WSES guidelines on acute calculous cholecystitis

    Acute calculus cholecystitis is a very common disease with several area of uncertainty. The World Society of Emergency Surgery developed extensive guidelines in order to cover grey areas. The diagnostic criter...

    L. Ansaloni, M. Pisano, F. Coccolini, A. B. Peitzmann, A. Fingerhut, F. Catena, F. Agresta, A. Allegri, I. Bailey, Z. J. Balogh, C. Bendinelli, W. Biffl, L. Bonavina, G. Borzellino, F. Brunetti, C. C. Burlew…

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:25

    Published on: 14 June 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:52

  15. Research article

    Anatomical, physiological, and logistical indications for the open abdomen: a proposal for a new classification system

    A systematic approach to the appropriate use of the open abdomen strategy has not been described. We propose three fundamental reasons for the use of this strategy, anatomical, physiological and logistical. An...

    Joao Rezende-Neto, Timothy Rice, Emanuelle Savio Abreu, Ori Rotstein and Sandro Rizoli

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:28

    Published on: 14 June 2016

  16. Review

    Focus on the prophylaxis, epidemiology and therapy of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infections and a position paper on associated risk factors: the perspective of an Italian group of surgeons

    The aim of this research was to study the epidemiology, microbiology, prophylaxis, and antibiotic therapy of surgical site infections (SSIs), especially those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

    G. Sganga, C. Tascini, E. Sozio, M. Carlini, P. Chirletti, F. Cortese, R. Gattuso, P. Granone, C. Pempinello, M. Sartelli and S. Colizza

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:26

    Published on: 14 June 2016

  17. Research article

    Wells criteria for DVT is a reliable clinical tool to assess the risk of deep venous thrombosis in trauma patients

    Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a common complication in trauma patients. Venous duplex surveillance is used widely for the diagnosis of DVT, however, there is controversy concerning its appropriate use. The Wel...

    Shrey Modi, Ryan Deisler, Karen Gozel, Patty Reicks, Eric Irwin, Melissa Brunsvold, Kaysie Banton and Greg J. Beilman

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:24

    Published on: 8 June 2016

  18. Methodology

    Efficacy of extra-peritoneal pelvic packing in hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures, a Propensity Score Analysis

    An option for emergency control of pelvic hemorrhage is Extra-peritoneal Pelvic Packing (EPP), which addresses the retroperitoneal source of exsanguination in pelvic fractures. The aim of this study was to dem...

    Osvaldo Chiara, Emanuele di Fratta, Anna Mariani, Bertuzzi Michaela, Lucia Prestini, Fabrizio Sammartano and Stefania Cimbanassi

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:22

    Published on: 1 June 2016

  19. Research article

    Review of 58 patients with necrotizing fasciitis in the Netherlands

    Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare, life threatening soft tissue infection, primarily involving the fascia and subcutaneous tissue. In a large cohort of patients presenting with Necrotizing fasciitis in the Nethe...

    Sander F. L. van Stigt, Janneke de Vries, Jilles B. Bijker, Roland M. H. G. Mollen, Edo J. Hekma, Susan M. Lemson and Edward C. T. H. Tan

    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:21

    Published on: 27 May 2016

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