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  1. Content type: Research article

    Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical disease, and appendectomy is the treatment of choice in the majority of cases. A correct diagnosis is key for decreasing the negative appendectomy rate. The ...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Gian L. Baiocchi, Salomone Di Saverio, Francesco Ferrara, Francesco M. Labricciosa, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Deepak Vijayan, Ashraf Abbas, Hariscine K. Abongwa, John Agboola, Adamu Ahmed, Lali Akhmeteli, Nezih Akkapulu, Seckin Akkucuk, Fatih Altintoprak…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:19

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Implementation of an inclusive trauma system leads to reduced mortality rates, specifically in polytrauma patients. Field triage is essential in this mortality reduction. Triage systems are developed to identi...

    Authors: F. S. Würdemann, D. P. J. Smeeing, S. Ferree, F. Nawijn, E. J. M. M. Verleisdonk, L. P. H. Leenen, R. M. Houwert and F. Hietbrink

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:18

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Severe complicated intra-abdominal sepsis (SCIAS) is a worldwide challenge with increasing incidence. Open abdomen management with enhanced clearance of fluid and biomediators from the peritoneum is a potentia...

    Authors: Matti Tolonen, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni, Massimo Sartelli, Derek J. Roberts, Jessica L. McKee, Ari Leppaniemi, Christopher J. Doig, Fausto Catena, Timothy Fabian, Craig N. Jenne, Osvaldo Chiara, Paul Kubes, Yoram Kluger, Gustavo P. Fraga, Bruno M. Pereira…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:17

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To improve acute trauma care workflow, the number of trauma centers equipped with a computed tomography (CT) machine in the trauma resuscitation room has increased. The effect of the presence of a CT machine i...

    Authors: Shintaro Furugori, Makoto Kato, Takeru Abe, Masayuki Iwashita and Naoto Morimura

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:16

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  5. Content type: Review

    The aim of this study is to review the literature focusing on various treatments based on time of tracheal injury and on different surgeons’ personal experience.

    Authors: Nicola Tartaglia, Roberta Iadarola, Alessandra Di Lascia, Pasquale Cianci, Alberto Fersini and Antonio Ambrosi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:15

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    Optimal management of emergency surgical patients represents one of the major health challenges worldwide. Emergency general surgery (EGS) was identified as multidisciplinary surgery performed for traumatic an...

    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…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:13

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The quick sequential organ failure assessment (qSOFA) alone has a poor sensitivity for predicting mortality in patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections, and plasma lactate levels have been shown to...

    Authors: Yun Tae Jung, Jiyeon Jeon, Jung Yun Park, Myung Jun Kim, Seung Hwan Lee and Jae Gil Lee

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:14

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to propose three new adjustments to the Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) equation and compare their performances with the original TRISS as well as this index with coeffi...

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

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:12

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Hemorrhagic shock (HS) is a major threat to patients with trauma and spontaneous bleeding. The aim of the study was to investigate early effects of vasopressin on metabolic and hemodynamic parameters and endot...

    Authors: Roberto Bini, Osvaldo Chiara, Stefania Cimbanassi, Giorgio Olivero, Antonella Trombetta and Paolo Cotogni

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:11

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Acute perforated cholecystitis (APC) is probably the most severe benign gallbladder pathology with high rates of morbidity and mortality. The cause of APC has not been fully understood. We postulated that APC ...

    Authors: Stefan Jansen, Maciej Stodolski, Hubert Zirngibl, Daniel Gödde and Peter C. Ambe

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:9

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The traditional sequence of trauma care: Airway, Breathing, Circulation (ABC) has been practiced for many years. It became the standard of care despite the lack of scientific evidence. We hypothesized that pat...

    Authors: Paula Ferrada, Rachael A. Callcut, David J. Skarupa, Therese M. Duane, Alberto Garcia, Kenji Inaba, Desmond Khor, Vincent Anto, Jason Sperry, David Turay, Rachel M. Nygaard, Martin A. Schreiber, Toby Enniss, Michelle McNutt, Herb Phelan, Kira Smith…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:8

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  12. Content type: Review

    Damage control resuscitation may lead to postoperative intra-abdominal hypertension or abdominal compartment syndrome. These conditions may result in a vicious, self-perpetuating cycle leading to severe physio...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Derek Roberts, Luca Ansaloni, Rao Ivatury, Emiliano Gamberini, Yoram Kluger, Ernest E. Moore, Raul Coimbra, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Bruno M. Pereira, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Massimo Sartelli, George Velmahos, Gustavo Pereira Fraga…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:7

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  13. Content type: Review

    The Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery appreciates the great effort of the task force who derived and validated the Sepsis-3 definitions and considers the new definitions an important step forward in th...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Luca Ansaloni, Timothy C. Hardcastle, Jordi Rello, Richard R. Watkins, Matteo Bassetti, Eleni Giamarellou, Federico Coccolini, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Abdulrashid K. Adesunkanmi, Goran Augustin, Gian L. Baiocchi, Miklosh Bala, Oussema Baraket, Marcelo A. Beltran…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:6

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  14. Content type: Review

    Iatrogenic colonoscopy perforation (ICP) is a severe complication that can occur during both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Although 45–60% of ICPs are diagnosed by the endoscopist while performing the...

    Authors: Nicola de’Angelis, Salomone Di Saverio, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimo Sartelli, Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Franca Patrizi, Dieter G. Weber, Luca Ansaloni, Walter Biffl, Offir Ben-Ishay, Miklosh Bala, Francesco Brunetti, Federica Gaiani, Solafah Abdalla, Aurelien Amiot, Hany Bahouth…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:5

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The optimal timing for emergency surgical interventions and implementation of protocols for trauma surgery is insufficient in the literature. The Groote Schuur emergency surgery triage (GSEST) system, based on...

    Authors: Sharfuddin Chowdhury, Andrew John Nicol, Mahammed Riyaad Moydien, Pradeep Harkison Navsaria and Luis Felipe Montoya-Pelaez

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:4

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Explosions are classified as both man-made and complex accidents. Explosive events can cause serious damage to people, property, and the environment. This study aimed to investigate the pattern and nature of d...

    Authors: Katayoun Jahangiri, Hasan Ghodsi, Ali Khodadadizadeh and Sadegh Yousef Nezhad

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:3

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  17. Content type: Research article

    After 52 years of war in 2012, the Colombian government began the negotiation of a process of peace, and by November 2012, a truce was agreed. We sought to analyze casualties who were admitted to the intensive...

    Authors: Carlos A. Ordoñez, Ramiro Manzano-Nunez, Maria Paula Naranjo, Esteban Foianini, Cecibel Cevallos, Maria Alejandra Londoño, Alvaro I. Sanchez Ortiz, Alberto F. García and Ernest E. Moore

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:2

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  18. Content type: Review

    A position paper (PP) should establish a unified voice in areas where controversy occurs based upon multiple practices and/or therapeutic choices. Typically, a position paper should elucidate the knowledge gap...

    Authors: Miklosh Bala, Jeffry Kashuk, Ernest E. Moore, Fausto Catena, Ari Leppaniemi, Luca Ansaloni, Walter Biffl, Federico Coccolini, Andrew Peitzman, Massimo Sartelli, Michael Sugrue, Gustavo P. Fraga, Salomone Di Saverio and Yoram Kluger

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:1

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Diagnosis of appendicitis is still clinically challenging where resources are limited. The purpose of this study was to develop and externally validate Ramathibodi Appendicitis Score (RAMA-AS) in aiding diagno...

    Authors: Chumpon Wilasrusmee, Boonying Siribumrungwong, Samart Phuwapraisirisan, Napaphat Poprom, Patarawan Woratanarat, Panuwat Lertsithichai, John Attia and Ammarin Thakkinstian

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:49

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The epidemiologic characteristics and outcomes of pediatric traumatic brain injury (pTBI) have not been adequately documented from the rapidly developing countries in the Arab Middle East. We aimed to describe...

    Authors: Ayman El-Menyar, Rafael Consunji, Hassan Al-Thani, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Gaby Jabbour and Khalid A. Alyafei

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:48

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Opportunities to improve emergency surgery outcomes exist through guided better practice and reduced variability. Few attempts have been made to define optimal care in emergency surgery, and few clinically der...

    Authors: M. Sugrue, R. Maier, E. E. Moore, M. Boermeester, F. Catena, F. Coccolini, A. Leppaniemi, A. Peitzman, G. Velmahos, L. Ansaloni, F. Abu-Zidan, P. Balfe, C. Bendinelli, W. Biffl, M. Bowyer, M. DeMoya…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:47

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  22. Content type: Review

    Appendectomy has long been the mainstay of intervention for acute appendicitis, aiming at preventing perforation, peritonitis, abscess formation and recurrence. With better understanding of the disease process...

    Authors: Samuel Ho Ting Poon, Jennifer Wah Yan Lee, Ka Man NG, Gloria Wing Yan Chiu, Brian Yung Kong Wong, Chi Chung Foo and Wai Lun Law

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:46

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Falls of children from heights (balconies and windows) usually result in severe injuries and death. Details on child falls from heights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not easily accessible. Our aim was ...

    Authors: Michal Grivna, Hanan M. Al-Marzouqi, Maryam R. Al-Ali, Nada N. Al-Saadi and Fikri M. Abu-Zidan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:45

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal ligation is the cornerstone for damage control in abdominal emergency, yet it may lead to bowel ischemia. Although intestinal ligation avoids further peritoneal cavity pollution, it may lead to an i...

    Authors: Jun Ke, Weihang Wu, Nan Lin, Weijin Yang, Zhicong Cai, Wei Wu, Dongsheng Chen and Yu Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:44

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