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  1. Skydiving is the fastest nonmotorized sport; and consequently is not without risk. In the last decades, skydiving has become considerably safer but injuries and fatalities still occur. Incidents are reported t...

    Authors: Michiel Damhuis, Raymond van der Wal, Harriet Frielink, Robert Nijveldt, Joost ten Brinke and Edward Tan
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2024 19:7
  2. The aim of this manuscript is to illustrate a new method permitting safe cholecystectomy in terms of complications with respect to the common bile duct (CBD).

    Authors: Adriana Toro, Martina Rapisarda, Davide Maugeri, Alessandro Terrasi, Luisa Gallo, Luca Ansaloni, Fausto Catena and Isidoro Di Carlo
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2024 19:6
  3. The importance of environmental sustainability is acknowledged in all sectors, including healthcare. To meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda, healthcare will need a paradigm shift ...

    Authors: Francesca Dal Mas, Lorenzo Cobianchi, Daniele Piccolo, Jeremy Balch, Helena Biancuzzi, Walter L. Biffl, Stefano Campostrini, Enrico Cicuttin, Federico Coccolini, Dimitris Damaskos, Amanda C. Filiberto, Claudia Filisetti, Gustavo Fraga, Simone Frassini, Paola Fugazzola, Timothy Hardcastle…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2024 19:5
  4. The early management of polytrauma patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) is a major challenge. Sparse data is available to provide optimal care in this scenario and worldwide variability in clinica...

    Authors: Edoardo Picetti, Andreas K. Demetriades, Fausto Catena, Bizhan Aarabi, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Oscar L. Alves, Luca Ansaloni, Rocco A. Armonda, Rafael Badenes, Miklosh Bala, Zsolt J. Balogh, Andrea Barbanera, Alessandro Bertuccio, Walter L. Biffl, Pierre Bouzat, Andras Buki…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2024 19:4
  5. Hemorrhage control is a time-critical task, and recent studies have demonstrated that a shorter time to definitive care is positively associated with patient survival and functional outcomes. The concept of di...

    Authors: Dongmin Seo, Inhae Heo, Donghwan Choi, Kyoungwon Jung and Hohyung Jung
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2024 19:3
  6. The aim of this study is to provide a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) comparing conservative and surgical treatment in a population of adults with uncomplicated acute appendicitis.

    Authors: Francesco Brucchi, Greta Bracchetti, Paola Fugazzola, Jacopo Viganò, Claudia Filisetti, Luca Ansaloni, Francesca Dal Mas, Lorenzo Cobianchi and Piergiorgio Danelli
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2024 19:2
  7. The appropriateness of a restrictive transfusion strategy for those with active bleeding after traumatic injury remains uncertain. Given the association between tissue hypoxia and lactate levels, we hypothesiz...

    Authors: Yoshinori Kosaki, Takashi Hongo, Mineji Hayakawa, Daisuke Kudo, Shigeki Kushimoto, Takashi Tagami, Hiromichi Naito, Atsunori Nakao and Tetsuya Yumoto
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2024 19:1
  8. To assess the efficacy of artificial intelligence (AI) models in diagnosing and prognosticating acute appendicitis (AA) in adult patients compared to traditional methods. AA is a common cause of emergency depa...

    Authors: Mahbod Issaiy, Diana Zarei and Amene Saghazadeh
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:59
  9. Temporal changes in the microbiological resistance profile have been reported in several life-threatening infections. However, no data have ever assessed this issue in postoperative peritonitis (POP). Our purp...

    Authors: Philippe Montravers, Nathalie Grall, Elie Kantor, Pascal Augustin, Kevin Boussion and Nathalie Zappella
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:58
  10. Laparoscopy is widely adopted across nearly all surgical subspecialties in the elective setting. Initially finding indication in minor abdominal emergencies, it has gradually become the standard approach in th...

    Authors: Giacomo Sermonesi, Brian W. C. A. Tian, Carlo Vallicelli, Fikri M. Abu‑Zidan, Dimitris Damaskos, Michael Denis Kelly, Ari Leppäniemi, Joseph M. Galante, Edward Tan, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Vladimir Khokha, Oreste Marco Romeo, Mircea Chirica, Manos Pikoulis, Andrey Litvin, Vishal Girishchandra Shelat…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:57
  11. Surgeons in their daily practice are at the forefront in preventing and managing infections. However, among surgeons, appropriate measures of infection prevention and management are often disregarded. The lack...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni, Walter L. Biffl, David P. Blake, Marja A. Boermeester, Raul Coimbra, Heather L. Evans, Paula Ferrada, George Gkiokas, Marc G. Jeschke, Timothy Hardcastle, Chandler Hinson, Francesco M. Labricciosa, Sanjay Marwah, Antonio C. Marttos…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:56
  12. Robotic-assisted cholecystectomy (RAC) is becoming increasingly common, but the outcomes of emergent/urgent robotic-assisted cholecystectomies compared to emergent laparoscopic (LC) and open cholecystectomies ...

    Authors: Stephen Campbell, Shih-Hao Lee, Yuki Liu and Sherry M. Wren
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:55
  13. An updated overview of ultrasound (US) for diagnosis of acute cholecystitis (AC) remains lacking. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the diagnostic performance of US for AC.

    Authors: Sih-Shiang Huang, Kai-Wei Lin, Kao-Lang Liu, Yao-Ming Wu, Wan-Ching Lien and Hsiu-Po Wang
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:54
  14. Currently, operative reports are narrative and often handwritten, making interpretation difficult and potentially omitting key steps of the procedure. This study undertook a systematic review to determine the ...

    Authors: Aiman Elamin, Emma Walker, Michael Sugrue, Syed Yousaf Khalid, Ian Stephens and Angus Lloyd
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:53
  15. Authors: Simone Frassini, Lorenzo Cobianchi, Paola Fugazzola, Walter L. Biffl, Federico Coccolini, Dimitrios Damaskos, Ernest E. Moore, Yoram Kluger, Marco Ceresoli, Raul Coimbra, Justin Davies, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Isidoro Di Carlo, Timothy C. Hardcastle, Arda Isik, Massimo Chiarugi…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:52

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:42

  16. High-level evidence regarding the technique of abdominal wall closure for patients undergoing emergency midline laparotomy is sparse. Therefore, we conducted a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the...

    Authors: Georgios Polychronidis, Nuh N. Rahbari, Thomas Bruckner, Anja Sander, Florian Sommer, Selami Usta, Janssen Hermann, Max Benjamin Albers, Mine Sargut, Phillip Knebel and Rosa Klotz
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:51
  17. Popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) need urgent treatment in case of acute thrombosis, distal embolization, or rupture. Few data are available in the literature about the treatment results in these scenarios. Th...

    Authors: Sara Pomatto, Gianluca Faggioli, Rodolfo Pini, Ilaria Ficarelli, Alessia Pini, Cecilia Angherà, Cristina Rocchi, Stefania Caputo, Andrea Vacirca, Carlo Ruotolo and Mauro Gargiulo
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:49
  18. The creation of an ileostomy or colostomy is a common surgical event, both in elective and in emergency context. The main aim of stoma creation is to prevent postoperative complications, such as the anastomoti...

    Authors: Dario Parini, Andrea Bondurri, Francesco Ferrara, Gianluca Rizzo, Francesco Pata, Marco Veltri, Cristiana Forni, Federico Coccolini, Walt L. Biffl, Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Luca Ansaloni, Ernest Moore, Fausto Catena and Piergiorgio Danelli
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:48
  19. Enhanced perioperative care protocols become the standard of care in elective surgery with a significant improvement in patients’ outcome. The key element of the enhanced perioperative care protocol is the mul...

    Authors: Marco Ceresoli, Marco Braga, Nicola Zanini, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Dario Parini, Thomas Langer, Massimo Sartelli, Dimitrios Damaskos, Walter L. Biffl, Francesco Amico, Luca Ansaloni, Zsolt J. Balogh, Luigi Bonavina, Ian Civil, Enrico Cicuttin, Mircea Chirica…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:47
  20. Using self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) and decompression tubes (DT) as a bridge-to-surgery (BTS) treatment may avoid emergency operations for patients with colorectal cancer-caused obstructions. This study a...

    Authors: Wei Ma, Jian-Cheng Zhang, Kun Luo, Lu Wang, Chi Zhang, Bin Cai and Hua Jiang
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:46
  21. Iatrogenic urinary tract injury (IUTI) is a severe complication of emergency digestive surgery. It can lead to increased postoperative morbidity and mortality and have a long-term impact on the quality of life...

    Authors: Nicola de’Angelis, Carlo Alberto Schena, Francesco Marchegiani, Elisa Reitano, Belinda De Simone, Geoffrey Yuet Mun Wong, Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Vanni Agnoletti, Filippo Aisoni, Michele Ammendola, Luca Ansaloni, Miklosh Bala, Walter Biffl, Graziano Ceccarelli, Marco Ceresoli…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:45
  22. Acute mesenteric ischaemia (AMI) is a disease with different pathophysiological mechanisms, leading to a life-threatening condition that is difficult to diagnose based solely on clinical signs. Despite widely ...

    Authors: Annika Reintam Blaser, Joel Starkopf, Martin Björck, Alastair Forbes, Karri Kase, Ele Kiisk, Kaja-Triin Laisaar, Vladislav Mihnovits, Marko Murruste, Merli Mändul, Anna-Liisa Voomets and Kadri Tamme
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:44
  23. Diaphragmatic hernia (DH) presenting acutely can be a potentially life-threatening condition. Its management continues to be debatable.

    Authors: Mario Giuffrida, Gennaro Perrone, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Vanni Agnoletti, Luca Ansaloni, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Cino Bendinelli, Walter L. Biffl, Luigi Bonavina, Francesca Bravi, Paolo Carcoforo, Marco Ceresoli, Alain Chichom-Mefire, Federico Coccolini, Raul Coimbra, Nicola de’Angelis…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:43
  24. Laparotomy incisions provide easy and rapid access to the peritoneal cavity in case of emergency surgery. Incisional hernia (IH) is a late manifestation of the failure of abdominal wall closure and represents ...

    Authors: Simone Frassini, Lorenzo Cobianchi, Paola Fugazzola, Walter L. Biffl, Federico Coccolini, Dimitrios Damaskos, Ernest E. Moore, Yoram Kluger, Marco Ceresoli, Raul Coimbra, Justin Davies, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Isidoro Di Carlo, Timothy C. Hardcastle, Arda Isik, Massimo Chiarugi…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:42

    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:52

  25. Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) are among the most common global healthcare challenges and they are usually precipitated by disruption to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Their successful management typically...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Robert Sawyer, Kemal Rasa, Bruno Viaggi, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Kjetil Soreide, Timothy Hardcastle, Deepak Gupta, Cino Bendinelli, Marco Ceresoli, Vishal G. Shelat, Richard ten Broek, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Ernest E. Moore, Ibrahima Sall…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:41
  26. Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) is a blood test used to measure in vitro clot strength as a surrogate for a patient’s ability to form clots in vivo. This provides information about induction, formation, ...

    Authors: Mina Salehi, Rajan Bola, Nenke de Jong, Andrew W. Shih, Naisan Garraway and Philip Dawe
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:40
  27. Polymeric clips are easy to apply, but whether they present more advantages than endoloops is unclear. This single-center, open-label, randomized controlled trial study was conducted to compare the advantages ...

    Authors: Kil-yong Lee, Jaeim Lee, Youn Young Park and Seong Taek Oh
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:39
  28. Many countries are facing an aging population. As people live longer, surgeons face the prospect of operating on increasingly older patients. Traditional teaching is that with older age, these patients face an...

    Authors: Brian W. C. A. Tian, Philip F. Stahel, Edoardo Picetti, Giampiero Campanelli, Salomone Di Saverio, Ernest Moore, Denis Bensard, Boris Sakakushev, Joseph Galante, Gustavo P. Fraga, Kaoru Koike, Isidoro Di Carlo, Giovanni D. Tebala, Ari Leppaniemi, Edward Tan, Dimitris Damaskos…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:38
  29. Early diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is essential for a favorable outcome. Selection of patients requiring a dedicated multiphasic computed tomography (CT) scan remains a clinical challenge.

    Authors: Alexandre Nuzzo, Katell Peoc’h, Prabakar Vaittinada Ayar, Alexy Tran-Dinh, Emmanuel Weiss, Yves Panis, Maxime Ronot, Lorenzo Garzelli, Philippine Eloy, Iannis Ben Abdallah, Yves Castier and Olivier Corcos
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:37
  30. The diagnosis of cardiac contusion, caused by blunt chest trauma, remains a challenge due to the non-specific symptoms it causes and the lack of ideal tests to diagnose myocardial damage. A cardiac contusion c...

    Authors: Ioannis Panagiotis Kyriazidis, Dominik A. Jakob, Juliana Alexandra Hernández Vargas, Oscar H. Franco, Elias Degiannis, Patrick Dorn, Sjaak Pouwels, Bijendra Patel, Ian Johnson, Christopher John Houdlen, Graham S. Whiteley, Marion Head, Anil Lala, Haroon Mumtaz, J. Agustin Soler, Katie Mellor…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:36
  31. A common feature of external duodenal fistulae is the devastating effect of the duodenal content rich in bile and pancreatic juice on nearby tissues with therapy-resistant local and systemic complications. Thi...

    Authors: Ari Leppäniemi, Matti Tolonen and Panu Mentula
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:35
  32. Sigmoid volvulus is a common surgical emergency, especially in elderly patients. Patients can present with a wide range of clinical states: from asymptomatic, to frank peritonitis secondary to colonic perforat...

    Authors: Brian W. C. A. Tian, Gabriele Vigutto, Edward Tan, Harry van Goor, Cino Bendinelli, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Rao Ivatury, Boris Sakakushev, Isidoro Di Carlo, Gabriele Sganga, Ronald V. Maier, Raul Coimbra, Ari Leppäniemi, Andrey Litvin, Dimitrios Damaskos, Richard Ten Broek…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:34
  33. Severe complicated intra-abdominal sepsis (SCIAS) has an increasing incidence with mortality rates over 80% in some settings. Mortality typically results from disruption of the gastrointestinal tract, progress...

    Authors: Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Federico Coccolini, Matti Tolonen, Samuel Minor, Fausto Catena, Emanuel Gois Jr., Christopher J. Doig, Michael D. Hill, Luca Ansaloni, Massimo Chiarugi, Dario Tartaglia, Orestis Ioannidis, Michael Sugrue, Elif Colak, S. Morad Hameed, Hanna Lampela…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:33
  34. Timely access to the operating room for emergency general surgery (EGS) indications remains a challenge across the globe, largely driven by operating room availability and staffing constraints. The “timing in ...

    Authors: Belinda De Simone, Yoram Kluger, Ernest E. Moore, Massimo Sartelli, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni, Giovanni D. Tebala, Salomone Di Saverio, Isidoro Di Carlo, Boris E. Sakakushev, Luigi Bonavina, Michael Sugrue, Joseph M. Galante, Rao Ivatury, Edoardo Picetti…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:32
  35. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we examined the evidence on transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) as a bridge to elective and emergency surgery in cirrhotic patients. We aimed to as...

    Authors: Ramiro Manzano-Nunez, Alba Jimenez-Masip, Julian Chica-Yanten, Abdelaziz Ibn-Abdelouahab, Massimo Sartelli, Nicola de’Angelis, Ernest E. Moore and Alberto F. García
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:30
  36. Authors: Edoardo Picetti, Fausto Catena, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Luca Ansaloni, Rocco A. Armonda, Miklosh Bala, Zsolt J. Balogh, Alessandro Bertuccio, Walt L. Biffl, Pierre Bouzat, Andras Buki, Davide Cerasti, Randall M. Chesnut, Giuseppe Citerio, Federico Coccolini, Raul Coimbra…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:29

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:5

  37. Authors: Alberto García, Alvaro I. Sanchez, Paula Ferrada, Luke Wolfe, Juan Duchesne, Gustavo P. Fraga, Elizabeth Benjamin, Andre Campbell, Carlos Morales, Bruno M. Pereira, Marcelo Ribeiro, Martha Quiodettis, Gregory Peck, Juan C. Salamea, Vitor F. Kruger, Rao Ivatury…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:28
  38. The occurrence of massive haemorrhages in various emergency situations increases the need for blood transfusions and increases the risk of mortality. Fibrinogen concentrate (FC) use may increase plasma fibrino...

    Authors: Yuki Itagaki, Mineji Hayakawa, Yuki Takahashi, Satoshi Hirano and Kazuma Yamakawa
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:27
  39. In the last two decades, there have been major improvements in the trauma system in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We aimed to study the changes in the incidence, type, severity, and outcome of trauma of hosp...

    Authors: Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Hani O. Eid, David O. Alao and Hassan Elbiss
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:25
  40. Intraoperative peritoneal lavage (IOPL) with saline has been widely used in surgical practice. However, the effectiveness of IOPL with saline in patients with intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) remains controve...

    Authors: Qi Zhou, Wenbo Meng, Yanhan Ren, Qinyuan Li, Marja A. Boermeester, Peter Muli Nthumba, Jennifer Rickard, Bobo Zheng, Hui Liu, Qianling Shi, Siya Zhao, Zijun Wang, Xiao Liu, Zhengxiu Luo, Kehu Yang, Yaolong Chen…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:24
  41. To determine the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) in the treatment of necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI), we conducted a meta-analysis of the available evidence.

    Authors: Chengzi Huang, Yilian Zhong, Chaochi Yue, Bin He, Yaling Li and Jun Li
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:23
  42. Authors: Lorenzo Cobianchi, Daniele Piccolo, Francesca Dal Mas, Vanni Agnoletti, Luca Ansaloni, Jeremy Balch, Walter Biffl, Giovanni Butturini, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini, Stefano Denicolai, Belinda De Simone, Isabella Frigerio, Paola Fugazzola, Gianluigi Marseglia, Giuseppe Roberto Marseglia…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:22

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:1

  43. Outcomes following aortic occlusion for trauma and hemorrhagic shock are poor, leading some to question the clinical utility of aortic occlusion in this setting. This study evaluates neurologically intact surv...

    Authors: Jeremy A. Balch, Tyler J. Loftus, Philip A. Efron, Alicia M. Mohr, Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr. and R. Stephen Smith
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:21
  44. Less invasive alternatives than early cholecystectomy (EC) for acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) treatment have been spreading in recent years. We still lack a reliable tool to select high-risk patients who ...

    Authors: Paola Fugazzola, Lorenzo Cobianchi, Marcello Di Martino, Matteo Tomasoni, Francesca Dal Mas, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Vanni Agnoletti, Marco Ceresoli, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Tommaso Dominioni, Camilla Nikita Farè, Simone Frassini, Giulia Gambini, Ari Leppäniemi, Marcello Maestri…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:20
  45. A new hemostatic sealant based on a N-hydroxy-succinimide polyoxazoline (NHS-POx) polymer was evaluated to determine hemostatic efficacy and long-term wound healing and adverse effects in a large animal model of ...

    Authors: Edwin A. Roozen, Roger M. L. M. Lomme, Nicole U. B. Calon, Richard P. G. ten Broek and Harry van Goor
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:19
  46. During medical emergencies, intraosseous (IO) access and intravenous (IV) access are methods of administering therapies and medications to patients. Treating patients in emergency medical situations is a highl...

    Authors: Dong Wang, Lei Deng, Ruipeng Zhang, Yiyue Zhou, Jun Zeng and Hua Jiang
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:17