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  1. Content type: Review

    Approximately 20% of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer will present with left-sided large bowel obstruction. The optimal management of this cohort of patients remains unclear. We aimed to review intern...

    Authors: Peter John Webster, Joanna Aldoori and Dermot Anthony Burke

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:23

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To prepare for surgery, surgeons often recur to surgical videos, with YouTube being reported as the preferred source. This study aimed to compare the evaluation of three surgical trainees and three senior surg...

    Authors: Nicola de’Angelis, Paschalis Gavriilidis, Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Pietro Genova, Margherita Notarnicola, Elisa Reitano, Niccolò Petrucciani, Solafah Abdalla, Riccardo Memeo, Francesco Brunetti, Maria Clotilde Carra, Salomone Di Saverio and Valerio Celentano

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:22

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive endoscopic hematoma evacuation is widely used in the treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage. However, this technique still has room for improvement. The intra-neuroendoscopic technique (INET)...

    Authors: Yujuan Zhang, Ai-Jun Shan, Yu-Ping Peng, Pengfei Lei, Jianzhong Xu, Xianliang Zhong and Bo Du

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:21

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  4. Content type: Review

    Small and large bowel obstructions are responsible for approximately 15% of hospital admissions for acute abdominal pain in the USA and ~ 20% of cases needing acute surgical care. Starting from the analysis of...

    Authors: Fausto Catena, Belinda De Simone, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Massimo Sartelli and Luca Ansaloni

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:20

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Over the last decade, damage control surgery (DCS) has been emerging as a feasible alternative for the management of patients with abdominal infection and sepsis. So far, there is no consensus about the role o...

    Authors: Dario Tartaglia, Gianluca Costa, Antonio Camillò, Maurizio Castriconi, Mauro Andreano, Michele Lanza, Pietro Fransvea, Paolo Ruscelli, Massimiliano Rimini, Christian Galatioto and Massimo Chiarugi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:19

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Severe acute pancreatitis is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Melatonin is known as the activator of antioxidant enzymes. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical effect of mela...

    Authors: Katharina Grupp, Johannes Erbes, Annika Poppe, Karin Wodack, Andreas Gocht, Constantin Trepte, Jan Havel, Oliver Mann, Jakob R. Izbicki and Kai Bachmann

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:18

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  7. Content type: Review

    Anastomotic leakage (0–30%) after esophagectomy is a severe complication and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine which treatment for anastomotic leak...

    Authors: Moniek H. P. Verstegen, Stefan A. W. Bouwense, Frans van Workum, Richard ten Broek, Peter D. Siersema, Maroeska Rovers and Camiel Rosman

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:17

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    The aim of this article is to describe briefly about Chinese ACS surgeons’ work status. It is an undeniable fact that the analysis of ED and ACS resources shows negative tendencies and high work overload, resu...

    Authors: Dequan Xu, Limin Hou and Haoxin Zhou

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:16

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The prognostic role of what a surgeon observes in the abdomen of patients with complicated intra-abdominal infection (cIAI) is largely unknown. The aim of this prospective study was to systemically analyze com...

    Authors: Matti Tolonen, Ville Sallinen, Ari Leppäniemi, Minna Bäcklund and Panu Mentula

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:15

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Determining the presence of an active arterial hemorrhage in the acute phase is important as a treatment strategy in patients with pelvic fracture. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether coagulation...

    Authors: Makoto Aoki, Takayuki Ogura, Shuichi Hagiwara, Mitsunobu Nakamura and Kiyohiro Oshima

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:14

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  11. Content type: Research article

    According to recently published findings, levels of the soluble receptor of advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) and its clearance from the blood may reflect the evolution of lung damage during hospitalizat...

    Authors: Lukas L. Negrin, Robin Ristl, Gabriel Halat, Thomas Heinz and Stefan Hajdu

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:13

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the gold-standard approach for cholecystectomy, has surprisingly variable outcomes and conversion rates. Only recently has operative grading been reported to define disease severi...

    Authors: Michael Sugrue, Federico Coccolini, Magda Bucholc and Alison Johnston

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:12

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Patients suffering from major trauma often experience complications such as sepsis. The early recognition of patients at high risk of sepsis after trauma is critical for precision therapy. We aimed to derive a...

    Authors: Hong-xiang Lu, Juan Du, Da-lin Wen, Jian-hui Sun, Min-jia Chen, An-qiang Zhang and Jian-xin Jiang

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:11

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  14. Content type: Review

    Gallstone disease is very common afflicting 20 million people in the USA. In Europe, the overall incidence of gallstone disease is 18.8% in women and 9.5% in men. The frequency of gallstones related disease in...

    Authors: Michele Pisano, Marco Ceresoli, Stefania Cimbanassi, Kurinchi Gurusamy, Federico Coccolini, Giuseppe Borzellino, Gianluca Costa, Niccolò Allievi, Bruno Amato, Djamila Boerma, Pietro Calcagno, Luca Campanati, Fabio Cesare Campanile, Alberto Casati, Osvaldo Chiara, Antonio Crucitti…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:10

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a global health problem. Extracranial hemorrhagic lesions needing emergency surgery adversely affect the outcome of TBI. We conducted an international survey regarding the acute...

    Authors: Edoardo Picetti, Ronald V. Maier, Sandra Rossi, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Walter L. Biffl, Philip F. Stahel, Ernest E. Moore, Yoram Kluger, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Luca Ansaloni, Vanni Agnoletti and Fausto Catena

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:9

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  16. Content type: Review

    In the last three decades, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has increased in incidence and severity in many countries worldwide. The increase in CDI incidence has been particularly apparent among surgical pa...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Stefano Di Bella, Lynne V. McFarland, Sahil Khanna, Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Nadir Abuzeid, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Luca Ansaloni, Goran Augustin, Miklosh Bala, Offir Ben-Ishay, Walter L. Biffl, Stephen M. Brecher, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz, Miguel A. Caínzos, Shirley Chan…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:8

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  17. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    The difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomy remains a surgical challenge for surgeons who must decide between laparoscopic continuation and open conversion. The balance between the lack of open surgery training...

    Authors: M. Mannino, A. Toro, M. Teodoro, F. Coccolini, M. Sartelli, L. Ansaloni, F. Catena and I. Di Carlo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:7

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Trauma-induced coagulopathy is one of the most difficult issues to manage in severely injured patients. The plasma efficacy in treating haemorrhagic-shocked patients is well known. The debated issue is the tim...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Giacinto Pizzilli, Davide Corbella, Massimo Sartelli, Vanni Agnoletti, Vanessa Agostini, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Luca Ansaloni and Fausto Catena

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:6

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Medication errors account for the most common adverse events and a significant cause of mortality in the USA. The Joint Commission has required medication reconciliation since 2006. We aimed to survey the lite...

    Authors: Jonathan H. DeAntonio, Tammy Nguyen, Gregory Chenault, Michel B. Aboutanos, Rahul J. Anand, Paula Ferrada, Stephanie Goldberg, Stefan W. Leichtle, Levi D. Procter, Edgar B. Rodas, Alan P. Rossi, James F. Whelan, V. Ramana Feeser, Michael J. Vitto, Beth Broering, Sarah Hobgood…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:5

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Early diagnosis of acute compartment syndrome (ACS) of the leg is essential to improve the outcome. Direct invasive measurement is currently recommended to measure intracompartmental pressure. A non-invasive a...

    Authors: Jakob Mühlbacher, Reinhard Pauzenberger, Ulrika Asenbaum, Tobias Gauster, Stephan Kapral, Harald Herkner and Andreas Duma

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:4

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Nowadays, very few patients with non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding fail endoscopic hemostasis (refractory NVUGIB). This subset of patients poses a clinical dilemma: should they be operated on or ref...

    Authors: Antonio Tarasconi, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Vittoria Pattonieri, Gennaro Perrone, Hariscine Keng Abongwa, Sarah Molfino, Nazario Portolani, Massimo Sartelli, Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Heyer, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini and Fausto Catena

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:3

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Prompt appendectomy has long been the standard of care for acute appendicitis in order to prevent complications such as perforation, abscess formation, and diffuse purulent or fecal peritonitis, all resulting ...

    Authors: Salma Abu Foul, Ella Egozi, Ahmad Assalia, Yoram Kluger and Ahmad Mahajna

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:2

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  23. Content type: Methodology

    Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is a useful diagnostic tool. Nevertheless, it needs proper training to reach its required level of competency. Educators who work in low-income countries find it difficult to p...

    Authors: Fikri M. Abu-Zidan and Arif Alper Cevik

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:1

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  24. Content type: Review

    Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) encompass a variety of pathological conditions that involve the skin and underlying subcutaneous tissue, fascia, or muscle, ranging from simple superficial infections to...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Xavier Guirao, Timothy C. Hardcastle, Yoram Kluger, Marja. A. Boermeester, Kemal Raşa, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Philippe Montravers, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Michele Bartoletti, Matteo Bassetti, Offir Ben-Ishay, Walter L. Biffl, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimo Chiarugi…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:58

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  25. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing focus on long-term survival, function and quality-of-life for trauma patients. There are few studies tracking longitudinal changes in functional outcome over time. The goal of our study was...

    Authors: Aidan Lyanzhiang Tan, Yi Chiong, Nivedita Nadkarni, Jolene Yu Xuan Cheng, Ming Terk Chiu and Ting Hway Wong

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:57

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The outcomes of multiple injury patients with concomitant torso hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are very poor. The hybrid emergency room system (HERS) is a trauma management system designed to comp...

    Authors: Takahiro Kinoshita, Kazuma Yamakawa, Jumpei Yoshimura, Atsushi Watanabe, Yosuke Matsumura, Kaori Ito, Hiroyuki Ohbe, Kei Hayashida, Shigeki Kushimoto, Junichi Matsumoto and Satoshi Fujimi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:56

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Although mandatory laparotomy has been standard of care for patients with abdominal gunshot wounds (GSWs) for decades, this approach is associated with non-therapeutic operations, morbidity, and long hospital ...

    Authors: Aziza N. Al Rawahi, Fatma A. Al Hinai, Jamie M. Boyd, Christopher J. Doig, Chad G. Ball, George C. Velmahos, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Pradeep H. Navsaria and Derek J. Roberts

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:55

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  28. Content type: Methodology

    The present paper describes three cases where ER-REBOA® was used with partial aorta occlusion (AO), by performing a partial resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta or pREBOA, in an austere pr...

    Authors: J. C. de Schoutheete, I. Fourneau, F. Waroquier, L. De Cupere, M. O’Connor, K. Van Cleynenbreugel, J. C. Ceccaldi and S. Nijs

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:54

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Negative pressure wound therapy is now largely used to treat infected wounds. The prevention and reduction of healthcare-associated infections is a high priority for any Department of Health and great efforts ...

    Authors: Valerio Cozza, Gilda Pepe, Marco Cintoni, Flavio De Maio, Giuseppe Tropeano, Sabina Magalini, Gabriele Sganga, Giovanni Delogu and Daniele Gui

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:53

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Previous study revealed that rs2232618 polymorphism (Phe436Leu) within LBP gene is a functional variant and associated with susceptibility of sepsis in traumatic patients. Our aim was to confirm the reported a...

    Authors: Hong-xiang Lu, Jian-hui Sun, Da-lin Wen, Juan Du, Ling Zeng, An-qiang Zhang and Jian-xin Jiang

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:52

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Post-cardiac arrest syndrome, which has no specific curative treatment, contributes to the high mortality rate of victims who suffer traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) and initially can be resuscitated. In the pre...

    Authors: Shaoyun Liu, Jiefeng Xu, Yuzhi Gao, Peng Shen, Senlin Xia, Zilong Li and Mao Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:51

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  32. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Abdominopelvic trauma has been for decades classified with the AAST-OIS (American Association for the Surgery of Trauma—Organ Injury Scale) classification. It has represented a milestone. At present, the medic...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Yoram Kluger, Massimo Sartelli, Gianluca Baiocchi, Luca Ansaloni and Ernest Eugene Moore

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:50

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Although resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) may be effective in trauma management, its effect in patients with severe multiple torso trauma remains unclear.

    Authors: Hiroyuki Otsuka, Toshiki Sato, Keiji Sakurai, Hiromichi Aoki, Takeshi Yamagiwa, Shinichi Iizuka and Sadaki Inokuchi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:49

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  34. Content type: Review

    Small bowel obstruction is one of the most frequent emergencies in general surgery, commonly affecting elderly patients. Morbidity and mortality from small bowel obstruction in elderly is high. Significant pro...

    Authors: Ekin Ozturk, Marianne van Iersel, Martijn MWJ Stommel, Yvonne Schoon, Richard RPG ten Broek and Harry van Goor

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:48

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  35. Content type: Review

    The use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by non-radiologists has dramatically increased. POCUS is completely different from the routine radiological studies. POCUS is a Physiological, On spot, extension of ...

    Authors: Fikri M Abu-Zidan and Arif Alper Cevik

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:47

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rapidly progressive infectious disease that primarily involves the fascia and subcutaneous tissue. If not promptly treated, it can lead to morbidity as well as mortality. It can...

    Authors: Chia-Peng Chang, Cheng-Ting Hsiao, Chun-Nan Lin and Wen-Chih Fann

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:45

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  37. Content type: Review

    Morbidly adherent placenta (MAP), which includes accreta, increta, and percreta, is a condition characterized by the invasion of the uterine wall by placental tissue. The condition is associated with higher od...

    Authors: Ramiro Manzano-Nunez, Maria F. Escobar-Vidarte, Claudia P. Orlas, Juan P. Herrera-Escobar, Samuel M. Galvagno, Juan J. Melendez, Natalia Padilla, Justin C. McCarty, Albaro J. Nieto and Carlos A. Ordoñez

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:44

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Damage control surgery has revolutionized trauma surgery. Use of damage control surgery allows for resuscitation and reversal of coagulopathy at the risk of loss of abdominal domain and intra-abdominal complic...

    Authors: Parker Hu, Rindi Uhlich, Frank Gleason, Jeffrey Kerby and Patrick Bosarge

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:43

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  39. Content type: Review

    Foreign body (FB) impaction accounts for 4% of emergency endoscopies in clinical practice. Flexible endoscopy (FE) is recommended as the first-line therapeutic option because it can be performed under sedation...

    Authors: Davide Ferrari, Alberto Aiolfi, Gianluca Bonitta, Carlo Galdino Riva, Emanuele Rausa, Stefano Siboni, Francesco Toti and Luigi Bonavina

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:42

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Sepsis is a syndrome characterized by a constellation of clinical manifestations and a significantly high mortality rate in the surgical intensive care unit (ICU). It is frequently complicated by acute kidney ...

    Authors: Chao-Wei Lee, Hao-wei Kou, Hong-Shiue Chou, Hsu-huan Chou, Song-Fong Huang, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Chun-Hsing Wu, Ming-Chin Yu and Hsin-I Tsai

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:41

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Geriatric trauma has high morbidity and mortality, often requiring extensive hospital stays and interventions. The number of geriatric trauma patients is also increasing significantly and accounts for a large ...

    Authors: K. Verhoeff, P. Glen, A. Taheri, B. Min, B. Tsang, V. Fawcett and S. Widder

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:40

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  42. Content type: Research article

    In a previous study, we reported the usefulness of early abdominal wall reconstruction using bilateral anterior rectus abdominis sheath turnover flap method (turnover flap method) in open abdomen (OA) patients...

    Authors: Masatoku Arai, Shiei Kim, Hiromoto Ishii, Jun Hagiwara, Shigeki Kushimoto and Hiroyuki Yokota

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:39

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The triage system used during an actual mass burn casualty (MBC) incident is a major focus of concern. This study introduces a MBC triage system that was used by a burn center during an actual MBC incident fol...

    Authors: Chip-Jin Ng, Shih-Hao You, I-Lin Wu, Yi-Ming Weng, Chung-Hsien Chaou, Cheng-Yu Chien and Chen-June Seak

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:38

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  44. Content type: Commentary

    Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of best practices of infection prevention and management, many surgeons worldwide fail to implement them. Evidence-based practices tend to be underused in routine ...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Timothy C. Hardcastle, Ernest E. Moore, Addison K. May, Kamal M. F. Itani, Donald E. Fry, Marja A. Boermeester, Xavier Guirao, Lena Napolitano, Robert G. Sawyer, Kemal Rasa, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:37

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  45. Content type: Review

    Obstruction and perforation due to colorectal cancer represent challenging matters in terms of diagnosis, life-saving strategies, obstruction resolution and oncologic challenge. The aims of the current paper a...

    Authors: Michele Pisano, Luigi Zorcolo, Cecilia Merli, Stefania Cimbanassi, Elia Poiasina, Marco Ceresoli, Ferdinando Agresta, Niccolò Allievi, Giovanni Bellanova, Federico Coccolini, Claudio Coy, Paola Fugazzola, Carlos Augusto Martinez, Giulia Montori, Ciro Paolillo, Thiago Josè Penachim…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:36

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The incidence rate of abdominal wall hernia is 20–40% in cirrhotic patients. A surgical approach was originally performed only if complication signs and symptoms occurred. Several recent studies have demonstra...

    Authors: Giuseppe Salamone, Leo Licari, Giovanni Guercio, Sofia Campanella, Nicolò Falco, Gregorio Scerrino, Sebastiano Bonventre, Girolamo Geraci, Gianfranco Cocorullo and Gaspare Gulotta

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:35

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Prediction of difficult airway is critical in the airway management of trauma patients. A LEMON method which consists of following assessments; Look-Evaluate-Mallampati-Obstruction-Neck mobility is a fast and eas...

    Authors: Sung-Mi Ji, Eun-Jin Moon, Tae-Jun Kim, Jae-Woo Yi, Hyungseok Seo and Bong-Jae Lee

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:33

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  48. Content type: Review

    The increasing prevalence of advanced cirrhosis among operative candidates poses a major challenge for the acute care surgeon. The severity of hepatic dysfunction, degree of portal hypertension, emergency of s...

    Authors: Michael S. Bleszynski, Alexsander K. Bressan, Emilie Joos, S. Morad Hameed and Chad G. Ball

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:32

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