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  1. Non-operative management (NOM) of blunt abdominal trauma has become increasingly common in hemodynamically stable patients. There are known complications of NOM from undrained intra-abdominal fluid accumulatio...

    Authors: Megan Chu, Nathan How, Alysha Laviolette, Monika Bilic, Jennifer Tang, Maham Khalid, Cecily Bos, Timothy J. Rice and Paul T. Engels
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:37
  2. While emergency laparotomy has been associated with high rates of postoperative mortality and adverse events, preoperative systematic evaluation of patients may improve perioperative outcomes. However, due to ...

    Authors: Tao-ran Yang, Kai Luo, Xiao Deng, Le Xu, Ru-rong Wang and Peng Ji
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:36
  3. Non-operative management has become increasingly popular in the treatment of renal trauma. While data are robust in blunt mechanisms, the role of non-operative management in penetrating trauma is less clear. A...

    Authors: Thomas W. Clements, Chad G. Ball, Andrew J. Nicol, Sorin Edu, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick and Pradeep Navsaria
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:35
  4. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is still ongoing and a major challenge for health care services worldwide. In the first WSES COVID-19 emergency surgery survey, a strong negative impact on emergency surgery (ES) had been ...

    Authors: Martin Reichert, Massimo Sartelli, Markus A. Weigand, Matthias Hecker, Philip U. Oppelt, Julia Noll, Ingolf H. Askevold, Juliane Liese, Winfried Padberg, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena and Andreas Hecker
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:34
  5. Emergency general surgery (EGS) patients account for more than one-third of admissions to hospitals in the National Health Service (NHS) in England. The associated mortality of these patients has been quoted a...

    Authors: Elizabeth Mary Vaughan, Robert Pearson, Jared Mark Wohlgemut, Stephen Richard Knight, Harry Spiers, Dimitrios Damaskos, Julie Cornish, Chetan Parmar, Kamal Mahawar, Susan Moug, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Fausto Catena, Gillian Tierney and Michael Samuel James Wilson
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:33
  6. The criteria for deciding upon non-operative management for nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) are poorly defined. The aim of this study is to determine the prognostic factors for survival in conservative...

    Authors: Yoko Toda, Shunichiro Komatsu, Yasuyuki Fukami, Takuya Saito, Tatsuki Matsumura, Takaaki Osawa, Shintaro Kurahashi, Tairin Uchino, Shoko Kato, Kohei Yasui, Takaaki Hanazawa, Kenitiro Kaneko and Tsuyoshi Sano
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:32
  7. Emergency laparotomy (EL) has a high mortality rate. Clinically, frail patients have a poor tolerance for EL. In recent years, sarcopenia has been used as an important indicator of frailty and has received muc...

    Authors: Xiao-Lin Wu, Jie Shen, Ci-Dian Danzeng, Xiang-Shang Xu, Zhi-Xin Cao and Wei Jiang
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:31
  8. The treatment strategies for acute appendicitis, such as emergency appendectomy (EA), interval appendectomy (IA), and repeating nonoperative management (NOM), are controversial. In this study, we examined the ...

    Authors: Shintaro Kanaka, Satoshi Mizutani, Yasuyuki Yokoyama, Takeshi Matsutani, Naoto Chihara, Akira Katsuno, Hideyuki Takata, Ryosuke Nakata, Keisuke Mishima, Yudai Wada, Takao Shimizu, Ryo Yamagiwa, Takahiro Haruna, Yuka Nakamura, Akira Hamaguchi, Nobuhiko Taniai…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:30
  9. Open pelvic fractures are rare but complex injuries. Concomitant external and internal hemorrhage and wound infection-related sepsis result in a high mortality rate and treatment challenges. Here, we validated...

    Authors: Pei-Hua Li, Ting-An Hsu, Yu-Chi Kuo, Chih-Yuan Fu, Francesco Bajani, Marissa Bokhari, Justin Mis, Stathis Poulakidas and Faran Bokhari
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:29
  10. It remains unclear whether Vibrio vulnificus necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) is associated with higher mortality compared with non-Vibrio NSTI. This study’s objective was to compare outcomes including in...

    Authors: Chih-Yao Chang, Kai-Hsiang Wu, Po-Han Wu, Shang-Kai Hung, Cheng-Ting Hsiao, Shu-Ruei Wu and Chia-Peng Chang
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:28
  11. Quadbikes or all-terrain vehicles are known for their propensity for crashes resulting in injury, disability, and death. The control of these needless losses resulting from quadbike crashes has become an essen...

    Authors: Preetha Menon, Marwan El-Deyarbi, Moien AB. Khan, Rami H. Al-Rifai, Michal Grivna, Linda Östlundh and Mohamed EI-Sadig
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:27
  12. Secondary peritonitis is a severe condition with a 20–32% reported mortality. The accepted treatment modalities are vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) or primary closure with relaparotomy on-demand (ROD). However, ...

    Authors: Pooya Rajabaleyan, Jens Michelsen, Uffe Tange Holst, Sören Möller, Palle Toft, Jan Luxhøi, Musa Buyukuslu, Aske Mathias Bohm, Lars Borly, Gabriel Sandblom, Martin Kobborg, Kristian Aagaard Poulsen, Uffe Schou Løve, Sophie Ovesen, Christoffer Grant Sølling, Birgitte Mørch Søndergaard…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:25
  13. Peptic ulcer perforation is a common life-threatening surgical emergency. Graham omental patch is performed for plugging of perforated peptic ulcer. Many endoscopic methods have been used to treat acute perfor...

    Authors: Said Negm, Hatem Mohamed, Ahmed Shafiq, Taha AbdelKader, Adel Ismail, Mahmoud Yassin, Bassam Mousa, Mohamed Abozaid, Yasser A. Orban, Mazoun Al Alawi and Ahmed Farag
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:24
  14. Perforated peptic ulcer is a common surgical emergency condition worldwide, which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if early diagnosis and immediate surgical management were not carried ou...

    Authors: Abdihamid Mohamed Ali, Abdulkadir Nor Mohamed, Yahye Garad Mohamed and Salim İdris Keleşoğlu
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:23
  15. The concept of “weekend effect”, that is, substandard healthcare during weekends, has never been fully demonstrated, and the different outcomes of emergency surgical patients admitted during weekends may be du...

    Authors: Giovanni D. Tebala, Marika S. Milani, Roberto Cirocchi, Mark Bignell, Giles Bond-Smith, Christopher Lewis, Vanni Agnoletti, Marco Catarci, Salomone Di Saverio, Gianluigi Luridiana, Fausto Catena, Marco Scatizzi and Pierluigi Marini
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:22
  16. There have been major improvements in the trauma system and injury prevention in Al-Ain City. We aimed to study the impact of these changes on the incidence, pattern, injury severity, and outcome of hospitaliz...

    Authors: Yasin J. Yasin, Hani O. Eid, David O. Alao, Michal Grivna and Fikri M. Abu-Zidan
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:21
  17. Few data on the management of acute phase of traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) in patients suffering polytrauma are available. As the therapeutic choices in the first hours may have a deep impact on outcome ...

    Authors: Edoardo Picetti, Corrado Iaccarino, Raul Coimbra, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Giovanni D. Tebala, Zsolt J. Balogh, Walter L. Biffl, Federico Coccolini, Deepak Gupta, Ronald V. Maier, Ingo Marzi, Chiara Robba, Massimo Sartelli, Franco Servadei, Philip F. Stahel, Fabio S. Taccone…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:20
  18. Blunt abdominal solid organ injury is common and is often managed nonoperatively. Clinicians must balance risk of both hemorrhage and thrombosis. The optimal timing of pharmacologic venous thromboembolism prop...

    Authors: Tyler Lamb, Tori Lenet, Amin Zahrai, Joseph R. Shaw, Ryan McLarty, Risa Shorr, Grégoire Le Gal and Peter Glen
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:19
  19. The diffusion of minimally invasive surgery in emergency surgery still represents a developing challenge. Evidence about the use of minimally invasive surgery shows its feasibility and safety; however, the dif...

    Authors: Marco Ceresoli, Michele Pisano, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Niccolò Allievi, Kurinchi Gurusamy, Walt L. Biffl, Giovanni D. Tebala, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Gianluca Baiocchi and Federico Coccolini
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:18
  20. The objectives of the study were to investigate the organizational characteristics of acute care facilities worldwide in preventing and managing infections in surgery; assess participants’ perception regarding...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Francesco M. Labricciosa, Federico Coccolini, Raul Coimbra, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Luca Ansaloni, Majdi N. Al-Hasan, Shamshul Ansari, Philip S. Barie, Miguel Angel Caínzos, Marco Ceresoli, Massimo Chiarugi, Jeffrey A. Claridge, Enrico Cicuttin, Evan Patchen Dellinger, Donald E. Fry…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:17
  21. This study aimed to evaluate the necessity of abdominal drainage after laparoscopic appendectomy in patients with complicated appendicitis.

    Authors: Yu-Tso Liao, John Huang, Chia-Tung Wu, Pei-Chen Chen, Tsung-Ting Hsieh, Feipei Lai, Tzu-Chun Chen and Jin-Tung Liang
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:16
  22. Despite the call to enhance accuracy and value of operation records few international recommended minimal standards for operative notes documentation have been described. This study undertook a systematic revi...

    Authors: Niall O’Connor, Michael Sugrue, Conor Melly, Gearoid McGeehan, Magda Bucholc, Aileen Crawford, Paul O’Connor, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Imtiaz Wani, Zsolt J. Balogh, Vishal G. Shelat, Giovanni D. Tebala, Belinda De Simone, Hani O. Eid, Mircea Chirica, Gustavo P. Fraga…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:15
  23. Humanitarian healthcare workers are indispensable for treating weapon-wounded patients in armed conflict, and the international humanitarian community should ensure adequate preparedness for this task. This st...

    Authors: Frederike J. C. Haverkamp, Tristan A. J. van Leest, Måns Muhrbeck, Rigo Hoencamp, Andreas Wladis and Edward C. T. H. Tan
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:14
  24. The aim of this paper was to review the recent literature to create recommendations for the day-to-day diagnosis and surgical management of small bowel and colon injuries. Where knowledge gaps were identified,...

    Authors: Luke Smyth, Cino Bendinelli, Nicholas Lee, Matthew G. Reeds, Eu Jhin Loh, Francesco Amico, Zsolt J. Balogh, Salomone Di Saverio, Dieter Weber, Richard Peter ten Broek, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Giampiero Campanelli, Solomon Gurmu Beka, Massimo Chiarugi, Vishal G. Shelat, Edward Tan…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:13
  25. In developed countries worldwide, the number of older patients is increasing. Pulmonary complications are common in multiple injured patients with chest injuries. We assessed whether geriatric patients develop...

    Authors: Jan Tilmann Vollrath, Cora Rebecca Schindler, Ingo Marzi, Rolf Lefering and Philipp Störmann
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:12
  26. The Total Abdominal Colectomy (TAC) is the recommended procedure for Fulminant Clostridium Difficile Colitis (FCDC), however, occasionally, FCDC is also treated with partial colectomies. The purpose of the study ...

    Authors: Nasim Ahmed and Yen-Hong Kuo
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:11
  27. We aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practices in the application of AI in the emergency setting among international acute care and emergency surgeons.

    Authors: Belinda De Simone, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Andrew A. Gumbs, Elie Chouillard, Salomone Di Saverio, Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni, Toby Collins, Yoram Kluger, Ernest E. Moore, Andrej Litvin, Ari Leppaniemi, Pietro Mascagni, Luca Milone, Micaela Piccoli…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:10
  28. Clinical outcomes after negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and standard treatment of conflict-related extremity wounds are similar. In resource-limited settings, cost affects the choice of treatment. We ai...

    Authors: Andreas Älgå, Jenny Löfgren, Rawand Haweizy, Khaldoon Bashaireh, Sidney Wong, Birger C. Forsberg, Johan von Schreeb and Jonas Malmstedt
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:9
  29. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a deep impact on emergency surgical services, with a significant reduction of patients admitted into emergency surgical units world widely. Reliable figures of this reduction ha...

    Authors: Giovanni D. Tebala, Marika S. Milani, Mark Bignell, Giles Bond-Smith, Christopher Lewis, Roberto Cirocchi, Salomone Di Saverio, Fausto Catena, Marco Scatizzi and Pierluigi Marini
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:8
  30. Motorized 2–3-wheelers-related death is high due to the exposed body of the driver/passenger and the high speed. The United Nation (UN) Decade of Action for road safety aimed to reduce road traffic deaths by 5...

    Authors: Yasin J. Yasin, Michal Grivna and Fikri M. Abu-Zidan
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:7
  31. Gastric outlet obstruction can result from several benign and malignant diseases, in particular gastric, duodenal or pancreatic tumors. Surgical gastroenterostomy and enteral endoscopic stenting have represent...

    Authors: Carlo Fabbri, Cecilia Binda, Paola Fugazzola, Monica Sbrancia, Matteo Tomasoni, Chiara Coluccio, Carlo Felix Maria Jung, Enrico Prosperi, Vanni Agnoletti and Luca Ansaloni
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:6
  32. Acute left colonic diverticulitis (ALCD) in the elderly presents with unique epidemiological features when compared with younger patients. The clinical presentation is more nuanced in the elderly population, h...

    Authors: Paola Fugazzola, Marco Ceresoli, Federico Coccolini, Francesco Gabrielli, Alessandro Puzziello, Fabio Monzani, Bruno Amato, Gabriele Sganga, Massimo Sartelli, Francesco Menichetti, Gabriele Adolfo Puglisi, Dario Tartaglia, Paolo Carcoforo, Nicola Avenia, Yoram Kluger, Ciro Paolillo…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:5
  33. Robotics represents the most technologically advanced approach in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Its application in general surgery has increased progressively, with some early experience reported in emerge...

    Authors: Nicola de’Angelis, Jim Khan, Francesco Marchegiani, Giorgio Bianchi, Filippo Aisoni, Daniele Alberti, Luca Ansaloni, Walter Biffl, Osvaldo Chiara, Graziano Ceccarelli, Federico Coccolini, Enrico Cicuttin, Mathieu D’Hondt, Salomone Di Saverio, Michele Diana, Belinda De Simone…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:4
  34. 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, Federico Coccolini, Yoram Kluger, Ervis Agastra, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Ashraf El Sayed Abbas, Luca Ansaloni, Abdulrashid Kayode Adesunkanmi, Goran Augustin, Miklosh Bala, Oussama Baraket, Walter L. Biffl, Marco Ceresoli, Elisabetta Cerutti, Osvaldo Chiara, Enrico Cicuttin…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:3
  35. Two city trains collided in an underground tunnel on 24 May 2021 at the height of COVID-19 pandemic near the Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, immediately after the evening rush hours. We aim to evaluat...

    Authors: Alzamani M. Idrose, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Nurul Liana Roslan, Khairul Izwan M. Hashim, Saiyidi Mohd Azizi Mohd Adibi and Mahathar Abd. Wahab
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:2
  36. We conducted this study to evaluate the characteristics of the infectious fluid in soft tissue infection and investigate the utility of the biochemical tests and Gram stain smear of the infectious fluid in dis...

    Authors: Kai-Hsiang Wu, Po-Han Wu, Chih-Yao Chang, Yen-Ting Kuo, Kuang-Yu Hsiao, Cheng-Ting Hsiao, Shang-Kai Hung and Chia-Peng Chang
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:1
  37. Large-scale burn disasters can produce casualties that threaten medical care systems. This study proposes a new approach for developing hospital readiness and preparedness plan for these challenging beyond-sur...

    Authors: Sheuwen Chuang, David D. Woods, Morgan Reynolds, Hsien-Wei Ting, Asher Balkin and Chin-Wang Hsu
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:59
  38. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a common presentation of surgical admissions, imposing a significant burden on healthcare costs and resources. There is a paucity of standardised clinical predictive t...

    Authors: Manraj Singh, Jayne Chiang, Andre Seah, Nan Liu, Ronnie Mathew and Sachin Mathur
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:58
  39. The COVID-19 Pandemic lockdowns restricted human and traffic mobility impacting the patterns and severity of road traffic collisions (RTCs). We aimed to study the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on incidence, pa...

    Authors: Yasin J. Yasin, David O. Alao, Michal Grivna and Fikri M. Abu-Zidan
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:57
  40. Angiography has been conducted as a hemostatic procedure for trauma patients. While several complications, such as tissue necrosis after embolization, have been reported, little is known regarding subsequent a...

    Authors: Ryo Yamamoto, Ramon F. Cestero, Jo Yoshizawa, Katsuya Maeshima and Junichi Sasaki
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:56
  41. Authors: Lorenzo Cobianchi, Francesca Dal Mas, Maurizio Massaro, Paola Fugazzola, Federico Coccolini, Yoram Kluger, Ari Leppäniemi, Ernest E. Moore, Massimo Sartelli, Peter Angelos, Fausto Catena and Luca Ansaloni
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:55

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:47

  42. In 2017, a novel classification for pelvic injuries was established by the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES). We validated its effectiveness using nationwide real-world data. The roles of associated va...

    Authors: Szu-Han Wang, Chih-Yuan Fu, Francesco Bajani, Marissa Bokhari, Justin Mis, Stathis Poulakidas and Faran Bokhari
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:54
  43. It is unknown how frequently damage control (DC) laparotomy is used across trauma centers in different countries. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of trauma centers in the United States, Canada, and Austr...

    Authors: Derek J. Roberts, Peter D. Faris, Chad G. Ball, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Ernest E. Moore, David V. Feliciano, Peter Rhee, Scott D’Amours and Henry T. Stelfox
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:53
  44. Recent studies have reported promising outcomes of non-operative treatment for uncomplicated appendicitis; however, the preoperative prediction of complicated appendicitis is challenging. We developed models b...

    Authors: Hui-An Lin, Hung-Wei Tsai, Chun-Chieh Chao and Sheng-Feng Lin
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:52
  45. Various strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 including lockdown and stay-at-home order are expected to reduce road traffic characteristics and consequently road traffic collisions (RTCs). We aimed to re...

    Authors: Yasin J. Yasin, Michal Grivna and Fikri M. Abu-Zidan
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:51
  46. The article is a scoping review of the literature on the use of decision support systems based on artificial neural networks in emergency surgery. The authors present modern literature data on the effectivenes...

    Authors: Andrey Litvin, Sergey Korenev, Sophiya Rumovskaya, Massimo Sartelli, Gianluca Baiocchi, Walter L. Biffl, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Michael Denis Kelly, Yoram Kluger, Ari Leppäniemi, Michael Sugrue and Fausto Catena
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:50
  47. Intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) are common surgical emergencies and have been reported as major contributors to non-trauma deaths in hospitals worldwide. The cornerstones of effective treatment of IAIs inclu...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Yoram Kluger, Ervis Agastra, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Ashraf El Sayed Abbas, Luca Ansaloni, Abdulrashid Kayode Adesunkanmi, Boyko Atanasov, Goran Augustin, Miklosh Bala, Oussama Baraket, Suman Baral, Walter L. Biffl, Marja A. Boermeester, Marco Ceresoli…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:49
  48. Anorectal emergencies comprise a wide variety of diseases that share common symptoms, i.e., anorectal pain or bleeding and might require immediate management. While most of the underlying conditions do not nee...

    Authors: Antonio Tarasconi, Gennaro Perrone, Justin Davies, Raul Coimbra, Ernest Moore, Francesco Azzaroli, Hariscine Abongwa, Belinda De Simone, Gaetano Gallo, Giorgio Rossi, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Vanni Agnoletti, Gianluigi de’Angelis, Nicola de’Angelis, Luca Ansaloni, Gian Luca Baiocchi…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:48
  49. Emergency surgery represents a unique context. Trauma teams are often multidisciplinary and need to operate under extreme stress and time constraints, sometimes with no awareness of the trauma’s causes or the ...

    Authors: Lorenzo Cobianchi, Francesca Dal Mas, Maurizio Massaro, Paola Fugazzola, Federico Coccolini, Yoram Kluger, Ari Leppäniemi, Ernest E. Moore, Massimo Sartelli, Peter Angelos, Fausto Catena and Luca Ansaloni
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:47

    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2021 16:55