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  1. To confirm the safety and efficacy of outpatient management of laparoscopic appendectomy, with an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol, in adult patients with uncomplicated acute appendicitis.

    Authors: Jordi Elvira López, Ricard Sales Mallafré, Erlinda Padilla Zegarra, Luis Carrillo Luna, Joan Ferreres Serafini, Roisin Tully, Robert Memba Ikuga and Rosa Jorba Martin
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:59
  2. Authors: Belinda De Simone, Elie Chouillard, Almino C. Ramos, Gianfranco Donatelli, Tadeja Pintar, Rahul Gupta, Federica Renzi, Kamal Mahawar, Brijesh Madhok, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Ernest E. Moore, Dieter G. Weber, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Andrew Kirkpatrick…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:58

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:51

  3. Complications secondary to spilled gallstones can be classified in the category of disease of medical progress because prior to advent of laparoscopic cholecystectomy very few reports published on the topic. T...

    Authors: Paschalis Gavriilidis, Fausto Catena, Gianluigi de’Angelis and Nicola de’Angelis
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:57
  4. There is no sufficient overview of outcomes in right-sided and left-sided colonic diverticulitis (CD) following non-operative management. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the recurrence/treatme...

    Authors: Sih-Shiang Huang, Chih-Wei Sung, Hsiu-Po Wang and Wan-Ching Lien
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:56
  5. Bariatric surgery revisions and emergencies are associated with higher morbidity and mortality compared to primary bariatric surgery. No formal outcome benchmarks exist that distinguish MBSAQIP-accredited cent...

    Authors: Daniel Tomey, Alessandro Martinino, Joseph Nguyen-Lee, Alfred Lopez, Priya Shenwai, Zhuoxin Long, Jichong Chai, Tapan Nayak, James Wiseman and Rodolfo Oviedo
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:55
  6. Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a group of diseases characterized by an interruption of the blood supply to varying portions of the intestine, leading to ischemia and secondary inflammatory changes. If untr...

    Authors: Miklosh Bala, Fausto Catena, Jeffry Kashuk, Belinda De Simone, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Dieter Weber, Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Yoram Kluger, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Edoardo Picetti, Luca Ansaloni, Goran Augustin, Walter L. Biffl, Marco Ceresoli, Osvaldo Chiara…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:54
  7. Laparoscopic colectomy is rarely performed for ischemic colitis. The aim of this propensity score-matched study was to compare preoperative characteristics, intraoperative details and short-term outcomes for e...

    Authors: Yi-Chang Chen, Yuan-Yao Tsai, Sheng-Chi Chang, Hung-Chang Chen, Tao-Wei Ke, Abe Fingerhut and William Tzu-Liang Chen
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:53
  8. In 2017, the World Society of Emergency Surgery published its guidelines for the management of adult and pediatric patients with splenic trauma. Several issues regarding the follow-up of patients with splenic ...

    Authors: Mauro Podda, Belinda De Simone, Marco Ceresoli, Francesco Virdis, Francesco Favi, Johannes Wiik Larsen, Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Nikolaos Pararas, Solomon Gurmu Beka, Luigi Bonavina, Raffaele Bova, Adolfo Pisanu, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Zsolt Balogh, Osvaldo Chiara…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:52
  9. Patients presenting with acute abdominal pain that occurs after months or years following bariatric surgery may present for assessment and management in the local emergency units. Due to the large variety of s...

    Authors: Belinda De Simone, Elie Chouillard, Almino C. Ramos, Gianfranco Donatelli, Tadeja Pintar, Rahul Gupta, Federica Renzi, Kamal Mahawar, Brijesh Madhok, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Ernest E. Moore, Dieter G. Weber, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Andrew Kirkpatrick…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:51

    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:58

  10. Non-traumatic emergency general surgery involves a heterogeneous population that may present with several underlying diseases. Timeous emergency surgical treatment should be supplemented with high-quality peri...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Francesco Corradi, Massimo Sartelli, Raul Coimbra, Igor A. Kryvoruchko, Ari Leppaniemi, Krstina Doklestic, Elena Bignami, Giandomenico Biancofiore, Miklosh Bala, Ceresoli Marco, Dimitris Damaskos, Walt L. Biffl, Paola Fugazzola, Domenico Santonastaso, Vanni Agnoletti…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:50
  11. Viscoelastic hemostatic assay (VHA) provides a graphical representation of a clot’s lifespan and reflects the real time of coagulation. It has been used to guide trauma resuscitation; however, evidence of the ...

    Authors: Zhe Zhu, Yong Yu, Kairui Hong, Mengqin Luo and Yefang Ke
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:48
  12. Penetrating diaphragmatic injuries are associated with a high incidence of posttraumatic empyema. We analyzed the contribution of trauma severity, specific organ injury, contamination severity, and surgical ma...

    Authors: Alberto Federico García, Fernando Rodríguez, Álvaro Sánchez, Isabella Caicedo-Holguín, Carlos Gallego-Navarro, María Paula Naranjo, Yaset Caicedo, Daniela Burbano, Diana Felisa Currea-Perdomo, Carlos A. Ordoñez and Juan Carlos Puyana
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:47
  13. Pleural empyema (PE) is a frequent disease, associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Surgical approach is the standard of care for most patients with II-III stage PE. In the last years, the minimally in...

    Authors: Claudio Luciani, Andrea Scacchi, Roberto Vaschetti, Giancarlo Di Marzo, Ilaria Fatica, Micaela Cappuccio, Germano Guerra, Graziano Ceccarelli, Pasquale Avella and Aldo Rocca
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:46
  14. 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 17:45

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:18

  15. Investigating the context of trauma and acute care surgery, the article aims at understanding the factors that can enhance some ethical aspects, namely the importance of patient consent, the perceptiveness of ...

    Authors: Lorenzo Cobianchi, Francesca Dal Mas, Maurizio Massaro, Walter Biffl, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini, Beatrice Dionigi, Paolo Dionigi, Salomone Di Saverio, Paola Fugazzola, Yoram Kluger, Ari Leppäniemi, Ernest E. Moore, Massimo Sartelli, George Velmahos, Sarah Woltz…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:44
  16. Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) require immediate radical debridement, broad-spectrum antibiotics and intensive care. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may be performed adjunctively, but unequivocal e...

    Authors: Assen Mladenov, Katharina Diehl, Oliver Müller, Christian von Heymann, Susanne Kopp and Wiebke K. Peitsch
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:43
  17. Rapid referral of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients requiring emergency neurosurgery to a specialized trauma center can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality. Currently, no model has been reported t...

    Authors: Jean-Denis Moyer, Patrick Lee, Charles Bernard, Lois Henry, Elodie Lang, Fabrice Cook, Fanny Planquart, Mathieu Boutonnet, Anatole Harrois and Tobias Gauss
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:42
  18. Emergency General Surgery (EGS) was identified as multidisciplinary surgery performed for traumatic and non-traumatic acute conditions during the same admission in the hospital by general emergency surgeons an...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Aleksei Osipov, Yunfeng Cui, Solomon Gurmu Beka, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Ibrahima Sall, Ernest E. Moore, Walter L. Biffl, Andrey Litvin, Michele Pisano, Stefano Magnone, Edoardo Picetti, Nicola de Angelis, Philip Stahel…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:41
  19. Spontaneous liver rupture in pregnancy is often unrecognized, highly lethal, and not completely understood. The goal was to summarize and define the etiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, appropriate d...

    Authors: Goran Augustin, Matija Hadzic, Josip Juras and Slavko Oreskovic
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:40
  20. 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 17:39

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:34

  21. Current guidelines recommend repeat computed tomography (CT) imaging in high-grade blunt renal injury within 48–96 h, yet diagnostic value and clinical significance remain controversial. The aim of this work w...

    Authors: Andrea Katharina Lindner, Anna Katharina Luger, Josef Fritz, Johannes Stäblein, Christian Radmayr, Friedrich Aigner, Peter Rehder, Gennadi Tulchiner, Wolfgang Horninger and Renate Pichler
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:38
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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

    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:39

  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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

    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:45

  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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