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World Journal of Emergency Surgery


  1. Content type: Commentary


    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Yoram Kluger, Luca Ansaloni, Ernest E. Moore, Raul Coimbra, Gustavo P. Fraga, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Andrew Peitzman, Ron Maier, Gianluca Baiocchi, Vanni Agnoletti, Emiliano Gamberini, Ari Leppaniemi, Rao Ivatury, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli…

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  1. Content type: Review


    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Pierluigi Viale, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Ernest Moore, Mark Malangoni, Frederick A Moore, George Velmahos, Raul Coimbra, Rao Ivatury, Andrew Peitzman, Kaoru Koike, Ari Leppaniemi, Walter Biffl, Clay Cothren Burlew, Zsolt J Balogh…

  2. Content type: Review


    Authors: Salomone Di Saverio, Federico Coccolini, Marica Galati, Nazareno Smerieri, Walter L Biffl, Luca Ansaloni, Gregorio Tugnoli, George C Velmahos, Massimo Sartelli, Cino Bendinelli, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Michael D Kelly, Frederick A Moore, Vincenzo Mandalà, Stefano Mandalà, Michele Masetti…

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Aims and scope

World Journal of Emergency Surgery is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of clinical and basic research related to traumatic and non-traumatic emergency surgery and its allied subjects. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: emergency surgery, acute care surgery, trauma surgery, intensive care, trauma management and resuscitation.

WSES Guidelines

World Society of Emergency Surgery official guidelines and classifications


Fausto Catena, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Catena is currently Chief of the Department of Emergency Surgery at Parma University Hospital, having graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna, Italy. He is also General Secretary of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and Director of the WSES Educational Program.


Walter Biffl, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Biffl is Medical Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA. He completed his undergraduate training at Duke University, medical training at George Washington University and surgical training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he also completed an NIH-sponsored trauma research fellowship.


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