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  1. Content type: Review

    Peritonitis is a common surgical emergency. This manuscript will provide an overview of recent developments in the management of peritonitis in the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the emergence of new tre...

    Authors: Mark A Malangoni and Tazo Inui

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:25

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  2. Content type: Review

    Emergency laparoscopic surgery allows both the evaluation of acute abdominal pain and the treatment of many common acute abdominal disorders. This review critically evaluates the current evidence base for the ...

    Authors: Oliver Warren, James Kinross, Paraskevas Paraskeva and Ara Darzi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:24

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  3. Content type: Case report

    There are no guidelines governing the concomitant use of recombinant human activated protein C (rhAPC) and deep venous thrombosis/pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE) prophylaxis in critically ill patients. It is unkno...

    Authors: Bernard J Benedetto and Michael A Houston

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:23

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Tuberculosis of the appendix remains a rarity despite the frequency of intestinal tuberculosis. We report a case of acute appendicitis that underwent appendectomy at our hospital, and the histopathology of the...

    Authors: Sanjay Gupta, Robin Kaushik, Amanjit Kaur and Ashok Kumar Attri

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:22

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Spontaneous perforations of the biliary tract are rare in adults and even more so during pregnancy. Perforation of the gall bladder is a potentially fatal complication of cholecystitis. The infrequency of perf...

    Authors: Nikhil Talwar, Manoj Andley, Bina Ravi and Ajay Kumar

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:21

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  6. Content type: Review

    The use of antibiotics in acute pancreatitis despite recent clinical trials remains controversial. The aim of this study is to review the latest clinical trials and guidelines about antibiotics in acute pancre...

    Authors: Tercio De Campos, Jose Cesar Assef and Samir Rasslan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:20

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  7. Content type: Review

    Immune dysfunction can provoke (multiple) organ failure in severely injured patients. This dysfunction manifests in two forms, which follow a biphasic pattern. During the first phase, in addition to the injury...

    Authors: F Hietbrink, L Koenderman, GT Rijkers and LPH Leenen

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:15

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  8. Content type: Review

    The primary treatment of hemorrhagic shock is control of the source of bleeding as soon as possible and fluid replacement. In controlled hemorrhagic shock (CHS) where the source of bleeding has been occluded f...

    Authors: Michael M Krausz

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:14

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  9. Content type: Review

    Peritonitis is a common emergency encountered by surgeons the world over. This paper aims to provide an overview of the spectrum of peritonitis seen in the East. Studies dealing with the overall spectrum of se...

    Authors: Sanjay Gupta and Robin Kaushik

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:13

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  10. Content type: Review

    Preventable trauma deaths are defined as deaths which could be avoided if optimal care has been delivered. Studies on preventable trauma deaths have been accomplished initially with panel reviews of pre-hospit...

    Authors: Osvaldo Chiara, Stefania Cimbanassi, Alessio Pitidis and Sergio Vesconi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:12

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of a number of complications that occur after abdominal surgeries may require that Urgent Abdominal Re-explorations (UARs), the life-saving and obligatory operations, are performed. The objectives of...

    Authors: Haluk Recai Unalp, Erdinc Kamer, Haldun Kar, Ahmet Bal, Mustafa Peskersoy and Mehmet Ali Onal

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:10

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopy has became as the preferred surgical approach to a number of different diseases because it allows a correct diagnosis and treatment at the same time. In abdominal emergencies, both components of tr...

    Authors: Ferdinando Agresta, Luigi Francesco Ciardo, Giorgio Mazzarolo, Ivan Michelet, Guido Orsi, Giuseppe Trentin and Natalino Bedin

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:9

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The consequence of the low rate of penetrating injuries in Europe and the increase in non-operative management of blunt trauma is a decrease in surgeons' confidence in managing traumatic injuries has led to th...

    Authors: Gregorio Tugnoli, Sergio Ribaldi, Marco Casali, Stefano M Calderale, Massimo Coletti, Marco Alifano, Sergio N Forti Parri, Silvia Villani, Andrea Biscardi, M Chiara Giordano and Franco Baldoni

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:5

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  14. Content type: Methodology

    The management of penetrating abdominal stab wounds has been the subject of continued reappraisal and controversy. In the present study a novel method which combines the use of diagnostic laparoscopy and DPL, ...

    Authors: Michael M Krausz, Benyamine Abbou, Dan D Hershko, Ahmad Mahajna, Daniel S Duek, Bishara Bishara and Shlomo H Israelit

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:3

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  15. Content type: Research article

    There is still confusion and controversy over the diagnosis and optimal surgical treatment of non traumatic terminal ileal perforation-a cause of obscure peritonitis.

    Authors: Rauf A Wani, Fazl Q Parray, Nadeem A Bhat, Mehmood A Wani, Tasaduq H Bhat and Fowzia Farzana

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:7

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. The abdominal cocoon is probably a developmental abnormality, largely asymptomatic, and is found incidentally at laparotomy or autopsy. Pre-operative...

    Authors: Ali O Devay, Ismail Gomceli, Birol Korukluoglu and Ahmet Kusdemir

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:8

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The role of free oxygen radicals in inflammatory conditions is well known. Free radicals cause lipid peroxidation of cellular membranes resulting in cell death. The purpose of this study was to investigate the...

    Authors: Mehmet Ozdogan, Ali Onder Devay, Ahmet Gurer, Eren Ersoy, Seda Duygulu Devay, Hakan Kulacoglu and Haldun Gundogdu

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:6

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  18. Content type: Case report

    A pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta is an unusual and potentially fatal complication after aortic surgical operations. TEE and CT scan are the investigations of choice. Surgical treatment is mandatory. We ...

    Authors: Stefano Auriemma, Paolo Magagna, Ayman Sallam, Nicola Lamascese and Alessandro Fabbri

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:2

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