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  1. Subclavian artery injuries represent an uncommon complication of blunt chest trauma, this structure being protected by subclavius muscle, the clavicle, the first rib, and the deep cervical fascia as well as th...

    Authors: Marco Assenza, Leonardo Centonze, Lorenzo Valesini, Gabriele Campana, Mario Corona and Claudio Modini

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:18

    Content type: Review

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  2. A 16-year-old girl suffered blunt abdominal trauma. Clinically, a severe motor impairment with paraesthesia of the legs was found. Posterior osteosynthesis in T10-L1 with laminectomy in T10-T12 and posterolate...

    Authors: Ruben Balzarotti, Stefania Cimbanassi, Osvaldo Chiara, Gianpietro Zabbialini and Claude Smadja

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:16

    Content type: Review

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  3. The CIAO Study is a multicenter observational study currently underway in 66 European medical institutions over the course of a six-month study period (January-June 2012).

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Ari Leppaniemi, Korhan Taviloglu, Harry van Goor, Pierluigi Viale, Daniel Vasco Lazzareschi, Carlo de Werra, Daniele Marrelli, Sergio Colizza, Rodolfo Scibé, Halil Alis, Nurkan Torer, Salvador Navarro, Marco Catani…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:15

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Severe chest wall injuries are potentially life-threatening injuries which require a standardized multidisciplinary management strategy for prevention of posttraumatic complications and adverse outcome.

    Authors: James Bailey, Todd VanderHeiden, Clay Cothren Burlew, Sarah Pinski-Sibbel, Janeen Jordan, Ernest E Moore and Philip F Stahel

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:14

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Residents in training, medical students and other staff in surgical sector, emergency room (ER) and intensive care unit (ICU) or Burn Unit face a multitude of questions regarding burn care. Treatment of burns is ...

    Authors: Ziyad Alharbi, Andrzej Piatkowski, Rolf Dembinski, Sven Reckort, Gerrit Grieb, Jens Kauczok and Norbert Pallua

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:13

    Content type: Review

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  6. Sigmoid volvulus is a rare surgical complication occurring in pregnancy and puerperium. Only 84 cases of sigmoid volvulus in pregnancy have been reported in the English literature so far. We have reviewed the ...

    Authors: Muhammad R Khan and Sameer ur Rehman

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:10

    Content type: Review

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  7. Acute respiratory failure due to thyroid compression or invasion of the tracheal lumen is a surgical emergency requiring urgent management. The aim of this paper is to describe a series of six patients treated...

    Authors: Mario Testini, Francesco Logoluso, Germana Lissidini, Angela Gurrado, Giuseppe Campobasso, Rocco Cortese, Giuseppe Massimiliano De Luca, Ilaria Fabiola Franco, Alessandro De Luca and Giuseppe Piccinni

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:9

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Currently, evidence of contrast extravasation on computed tomography (CT) scan is regarded as an indication for intervention in splenic injuries. In our experience, patients transferred from other institutions...

    Authors: Clay Cothren Burlew, Lucy Z Kornblith, Ernest E Moore, Jeffrey L Johnson and Walter L Biffl

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:8

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Hydatid disease is a major health problem worldwide. Primary hydatid disease of the pancreas is very rare and acute pancreatitis secondary to hydatid cyst has rarely been reported. We report the case of a 38-y...

    Authors: Amin Makni, Mohamed Jouini, Montassar Kacem and Zoubeir Ben Safta

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:7

    Content type: Review

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  10. Peritonitis is the most common life threatening surgical emergency, which requires urgent surgical intervention and is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to highlig...

    Authors: Ahmer A Memon, Faisal G Siddiqui, Arshad H Abro, Ahmed H Agha, Shahzadi Lubna and Abdul S Memon

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:6

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Surgical residents have insufficient opportunites to learn basic hemostatic skills from clinical experience alone. We designed an ex-vivo training system using porcine organs and a circulation pump to teach he...

    Authors: Yoshimitsu Izawa, Shuji Hishikawa, Tomohiro Muronoi, Keisuke Yamashita, Masayuki Suzukawa and Alan T Lefor

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:5

    Content type: Methodology

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  12. Typhoid intestinal perforation is still prevalent in many developing countries. Despite the advances in the management, the outcome in these patients in resource limited countries is still very poor. This stud...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Joseph B Mabula, Mheta Koy, Johannes B Kataraihya, Hyasinta Jaka, Stephen E Mshana, Mariam Mirambo, Mabula D Mchembe, Geofrey Giiti and Japhet M Gilyoma

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:4

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The gastric fundal diverticulae are rare. They can present with variable symptoms. We are enclosing a literature review on gastric fundal diverticulum. Lessons have emerged which may help in the management of ...

    Authors: Farhan Rashid, Ahmed Aber and Syed Y Iftikhar

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2012 7:1

    Content type: Review

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  14. Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is an uncommon soft tissue infection, usually caused by toxin-producing virulent bacteria. It is characterized by widespread fascial necrosis primarily caused by Streptococcus hemolytic...

    Authors: Zdravko Roje, Željka Roje, Dario Matić, Davor Librenjak, Stjepan Dokuzović and Josip Varvodić

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:46

    Content type: Review

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  15. Ovarian vein thrombosis (OVT) is a rare, but serious condition that affects mostly postpartum women. A high index of suspicion is required in order to diagnose this unusual cause of abdominal pain.

    Authors: Nikolaos Arkadopoulos, Dionysios Dellaportas, Anneza Yiallourou, Andreas Koureas and Dionysios Voros

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:45

    Content type: Review

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  16. Heterogeneity of patients affected by acute cholecystitis, and their co-morbidities make very difficult to standardize the therapy for this very common condition. The staging system suggested in the recent "To...

    Authors: Fabio C Campanile, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini, Marco Lotti, Dario Piazzalunga, Michele Pisano and Luca Ansaloni

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:44

    Content type: Editorial

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  17. Though animal-related injuries and fatalities have been documented throughout the world, the variety of attacks by wild animals native to rural East Africa are less commonly described. Given the proximity of o...

    Authors: Katrina B Mitchell, Vihar R Kotecha and Alphonce Chandika

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:43

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Intramural Duodenal Haematoma (IDH) is an uncommon complication of blunt abdominal trauma. IDH's are most often treated non-operatively. We describe laparoscopic treatment of an IDH after failed conservative m...

    Authors: Gregory J Nolan, Cino Bendinelli and Jon Gani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:42

    Content type: Review

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  19. Chest compressions have saved the lives of countless patients in cardiac arrest as they generate a small but critical amount of blood flow to the heart and brain. This is achieved by direct cardiac massage as ...

    Authors: Taufiek K Rajab, Charles N Pozner, Claudius Conrad, Lawrence H Cohn and Jan D Schmitto

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:41

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Complicated intra-abdominal infections are frequently associated with poor prognoses and high morbidity and mortality rates.

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Daniel V Lazzareschi, Korhan Taviloglu, Harry Van Goor, Pierluigi Viale, Ari Leppaniemi and Carlo De Werra

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:40

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Tracheostomy remains a very important life saving surgical procedure worldwide and particularly in our environment where patients present late in upper airway obstruction. Little work has been done on this sub...

    Authors: Japhet M Gilyoma, Darius D Balumuka and Phillipo L Chalya

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:38

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Peritonitis is a life-threatening condition with a multitude of etiologies that can vary with geographic location. The aims of this study were to elucidate the etiology, clinical presentation and outcomes asso...

    Authors: Jonathan C Samuel, Javeria S Qureshi, Gift Mulima, Carol G Shores, Bruce A Cairns and Anthony G Charles

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:37

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Acute appendicitis is the most common acute surgical condition of the abdomen. Diagnosis is made based on full clinical history and examination as well as supported by a routine blood investigation and urine t...

    Authors: Chee Siong Wong and Syed Altaf Naqvi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:36

    Content type: Review

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  24. The purpose of this study is to describe a technical modification of percutaneous tracheostomy that combines principles of the Percu Twist™ and the Griggs-Portex® methods in a reusable kit. One hundred patients u...

    Authors: Joao B Rezende-Neto, Argenil J Oliveira, Mario P Neto, Fernando A Botoni and Sandro B Rizoli

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:35

    Content type: Methodology

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  25. Trauma such as found patients with femur fractures, induces a systemic inflammatory response, which ranges from mild SIRS to ARDS. Neutrophils (i.e. PMN) play an important role in the pathogenesis of this infl...

    Authors: Falco Hietbrink, Leo Koenderman and Luke PH Leenen

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:34

    Content type: Research article

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  26. A comprehensive review of data has not yet been provided as penetrating injury to the buttock is not a common condition accounting for 2-3% of all penetrating injuries. The aim of the study is to provide the a...

    Authors: Raimundas Lunevicius and Klaus-Martin Schulte

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:33

    Content type: Review

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  27. The reexpansion pulmonary edema is a rare, but life threatening complication of a pneumothorax. Early recognition and a fast symptom orientated therapy are necessary for a good outcome. Several cases after non...

    Authors: Mark Malota, Markus C Kowarik, Barbara Bechtold and Reinhard Kopp

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:32

    Content type: Review

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  28. Perforated peptic ulcer is a serious complication of peptic ulcers with potential risk of grave complications. There is paucity of published reports on perforated peptic ulcer disease in our local environment....

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Joseph B Mabula, Mheta Koy, Mabula D Mchembe, Hyasinta M Jaka, Rodrick Kabangila, Alphonce B Chandika and Japhet M Gilyoma

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:31

    Content type: Research article

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  29. We present a case of post-traumatic diaphragmatic herniation of the liver, which mimicked an intrathoracic tumor. After an automobile accident, the patient underwent thoracotomies for hemothorax and lung cance...

    Authors: Katsutoshi Sato, Kazumasa Orihashi, Yoshiharu Hamanaka, Norimasa Mitsui, Shinji Hirai, Naru Chatani and Takashi Nishisaka

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:30

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Breast gangrene is rare in surgical practice. Gangrene of breast can be idiopathic or secondary to some causative factor. Antibiotics and debridement are used for management. Acute inflammatory infiltrate, sev...

    Authors: Imtiaz Wani, Iftikhar Bakshi, Fazl Q Parray, Ajaz A Malik, Rauf A Wani, Mubashir Shah, Irfan Husasin, Altaf Malik, Sajad Wani and Wahid Syed

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:29

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Gas gangrene is a necrotic infection of soft tissue associated with high mortality, often necessitating amputation in order to control the infection. Herein we present a case of gas gangrene of the arm in an i...

    Authors: John Aggelidakis, Konstantinos Lasithiotakis, Anastasia Topalidou, John Koutroumpas, Georgios Kouvidis and Paulos Katonis

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:28

    Content type: Review

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  32. MEN2A is a hereditary syndrome characterized by medullary thyroid carcinoma, hyperparathyroidism, and pheochromocytoma. Classically patients with a pheochromocytoma initially present with the triad of paroxysm...

    Authors: Joseph S Hanna, Philip J Spencer, Cornelia Savopoulou, Edward Kwasnik and Reza Askari

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:27

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Early diagnosis and active management of trans-anal rectal injuries is essential for a favorable outcome. Intraperitoneal free air (IFA) is usually diagnosed by an erect Chest X-ray. Point-of-care ultrasound h...

    Authors: Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Mohamed I Abusharia and Katharina Kessler

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:26

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Management of peripheral vascular injuries often present critical challenges in resource limited settings of developing countries. The additional burden from a military conflict poses further challenges. Delay...

    Authors: WDD de Silva, RA Ubayasiri, CW Weerasinghe and SM Wijeyaratne

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:24

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Malrotation of the midgut is generally regarded as paediatric pathology with the majority of patients presenting in childhood. The diagnosis is rare in adults, which sometimes leads to delay in diagnosis and t...

    Authors: Okiemute F Emanuwa, Abraham A Ayantunde and Tony W Davies

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:22

    Content type: Review

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  36. Tetanus is still a major health problem in developing countries and it is associated with a high morbidity and mortality rate. There is paucity of published data regarding the management of tetanus in Tanzania...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Joseph B Mabula, Ramesh M Dass, Nkinda Mbelenge, Stephen E Mshana and Japhet M Gilyoma

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:20

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Lipomas are rare, subserosal, usually solitary, pedunculated small lesions appearing mainly in the large intestine with a minimal malignancy potential. They usually run asymptomatic and become symptomatic when...

    Authors: Vasileios K Kouritas, Ioannis Baloyiannis, Georgios Koukoulis, Ioannis Mamaloudis, Dimitris Zacharoulis and Matheos Efthimiou

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:19

    Content type: Review

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  38. Modification of seatbelts and their legislation played an important role in reducing morbidity and mortality of occupants in road traffic collisions. We aimed to review seatbelt development, its mechanism of a...

    Authors: Alaa K Abbas, Ashraf F Hefny and Fikri M Abu-Zidan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:18

    Content type: Review

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  39. Small bowel diverticulosis is an uncommon and often asymptomatic condition that is sporadically observed during radiographic examination or laparotomy. Although it is frequently seen in duodenum, jejunal and i...

    Authors: Sheraz Yaqub, Birte V Evensen and Kristin Kjellevold

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:17

    Content type: Case report

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  40. The aim of this study was to assess retrospectively the clinical presentation, management and outcome of three patients with isolated SMA dissection encountered at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, Japan fro...

    Authors: Morihiro Katsura, Hidemitsu Mototake, Hiroaki Takara and Kazuhide Matsushima

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:16

    Content type: Review

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