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  1. Content type: Research article

    The use of laparoscopy in managing haemodynamically stable patients with penetrating thoracoabdominal injuries in developed countries is wildly practiced, but in Africa, the use of laparoscopy is still in its ...

    Authors: Zach M. Koto, Fusi Mosai and Oleh Y. Matsevych

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:27

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Trauma characteristics and its management is influenced by socioeconomic context. Cardiac trauma constitutes a challenge for surgeons, and outcomes depend on multiple factors including initial care, characteri...

    Authors: Andres Isaza-Restrepo, Dínimo José Bolívar-Sáenz, Marcos Tarazona-Lara and José Rafael Tovar

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:26

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  3. Content type: Methodology

    Surgical site infections (SSIs) constitute a major clinical problem in terms of morbidity, mortality, duration of hospital stay, and overall costs. The bacterial pathogens implicated most frequently are Streptoco...

    Authors: G. Sganga, C. Tascini, E. Sozio and S. Colizza

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:25

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The conservative treatment of liver trauma has made important progress over the last 10 years at the Trauma University Hospital in Tirana, Albania. The percentage of success was 58.7%. The aims of this study w...

    Authors: S. Buci, M. Torba, A. Gjata, I. Kajo, Gj. Bushi and K. Kagjini

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:24

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  5. Content type: Review

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a congenital abnormality, rare in adults with a frequency of 0.17–6%. Diaphragmatic rupture is an infrequent consequence of trauma, occurring in about 5% of severe clos...

    Authors: Mario Testini, Antonia Girardi, Roberta Maria Isernia, Angela De Palma, Giovanni Catalano, Angela Pezzolla and Angela Gurrado

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:23

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  6. Content type: Review

    This paper reports on the consensus conference on the management of intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) which was held on July 23, 2016, in Dublin, Ireland, as a part of the annual World Society of Emergency Sur...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Luca Ansaloni, Walter L. Biffl, Marja A. Boermeester, Marco Ceresoli, Osvaldo Chiara, Federico Coccolini, Jan J. De Waele, Salomone Di Saverio, Christian Eckmann, Gustavo P. Fraga, Maddalena Giannella, Massimo Girardis, Ewen A. Griffiths…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:22

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Emergent pancreaticoduodenectomy is a life-saving procedure in certain clinical scenarios when all the conservative treatment fails. The indications can be limited into perforation and bleeding. To clarify the...

    Authors: Chun-Yi Tsai, Bo-Ru Lai, Shang-Yu Wang, Chien-Hung Liao, Yu-Yin Liu, Shih-Ching Kang, Chun-Nan Yeh, Yi-Yin Jan and Ta-Sen Yeh

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:21

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Modern practice guidelines recommend index cholecystectomy (IC) for patients admitted with gallstone pancreatitis (GSP). However, this benchmark has been difficult to widely achieve. Previous work has demonstr...

    Authors: Patrick B. Murphy, Dave Paskar, Richard Hilsden, Jennifer Koichopolos and Tina S. Mele

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:20

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic, non-iatrogenic esophageal injuries, despite their rarity, are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The optimal management of these esophageal perforations remains largely debated. To...

    Authors: Alberto Aiolfi, Kenji Inaba, Gustavo Recinos, Desmond Khor, Elizabeth R. Benjamin, Lydia Lam, Aaron Strumwasser, Emanuele Asti, Luigi Bonavina and Demetrios Demetriades

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:19

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) may detect residual stones in the common bile duct (CBD) after acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP). The aim of the present study is to analyze the utility of IOC in detecting ...

    Authors: Abdelrahman Abdelaal, Moamena El-Matbouly, Ibnouf Sulieman, Ahmad Elfaki, Tamer El-Bakary, Sherif Abdelaziem, Salahdin Gehani, Adriana Toro and Isidoro Di Carlo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:18

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) has been criticized for being based on data from the USA and Canada—high-income countries—and therefore, it may not be applicable to low-income and middle-income co...

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

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:17

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  12. Content type: Review

    Currently, both the step-up approach, combining percutaneous drainage (PD) and video-assisted retroperitoneal debridement (VARD), and endoscopic transgastric necrosectomy (ETN) are mini-invasive techniques for...

    Authors: Luca Sorrentino, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimiliano Mutignani, Fabrizio Sammartano, Paolo Brioschi and Stefania Cimbanassi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:16

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  13. Content type: Review

    In the USA alone, around 22 million patients annually discuss the need for surgical procedure with their surgeon. On a global scale, more than 200 million patients are exposed to the risk of undergoing a surgi...

    Authors: Philip F. Stahel, Ivor S. Douglas, Todd F. VanderHeiden and Sebastian Weckbach

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:15

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  14. Content type: Review

    The management of patients with colonic diverticular perforation is still evolving. Initial lavage with or without simple suture and drainage was suggested in the late 19th century, replaced progressively by t...

    Authors: Roberto Cirocchi, Sorena Afshar, Salomone Di Saverio, Georgi Popivanov, Angelo De Sol, Francesca Gubbiotti, Gregorio Tugnoli, Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, David Cavaliere, Renata Taboła, Abe Fingerhut and Gian Andrea Binda

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:14

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  15. Content type: Review

    Acute appendicitis is significantly common. Despite the increased use of computed tomography, the number of perforated cases has been stable in the past three decades. Between 2% and 6% of patients with acute ...

    Authors: Frederico José Ribeiro Teixeira Jr, Sérgio Dias do Couto Netto, Eduardo Hiroshi Akaishi, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama, Carlos Augusto Metidieri Menegozzo and Marcelo Cristiano Rocha

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:12

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  16. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena, Rao Ivatury, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli, Paola Fugazzola, Davide Corbella, Francesco Salvetti, Ionut Negoi, Monica Zese, Savino Occhionorelli, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Sergei Shlyapnikov, Christian Galatioto…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:13

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:10

  17. Content type: Review

    The objective of this systematic review was to determine the effectiveness and safety of propranolol compared to placebo or usual care for improving clinical relevant outcomes in severely burned patients (TBSA...

    Authors: Ramiro Manzano-Nunez, Herney Andrés García-Perdomo, Paula Ferrada, Carlos Alberto Ordoñez Delgado, Diego Andrés Gomez and Jorge Esteban Foianini

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:11

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  18. Content type: Research article

    No definitive data about open abdomen (OA) epidemiology and outcomes exist. The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) promoted the International Register of Open Ab...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena, Rao Ivatury, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli, Paola Fugazzola, Davide Corbella, Francesco Salvetti, Ionut Negoi, Monica Zese, Savino Occhionorelli, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Sergei Shlyapnikov, Christian Galatioto…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:10

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:13

  19. Content type: Review

    Earthquakes in developing countries are devastating events. Orthopaedic surgeons play a key role in treating earthquake-related injuries to the extremities. We describe orthopaedic injury epidemiology to help ...

    Authors: James S. MacKenzie, Bibek Banskota, Norachart Sirisreetreerux, Babar Shafiq and Erik A. Hasenboehler

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:9

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  20. Content type: Review

    Iatrogenic colonoscopy perforations (ICP) are a rare but severe complication of diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopies. The present systematic review and meta-analysis aims to investigate the operative and p...

    Authors: Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Nicola de’Angelis, Francesco Brunetti, Yann Le Baleur, Carmen Payá-Llorente, Riccardo Memeo, Federica Gaiani, Marco Manfredi, Paschalis Gavriilidis, Giorgio Nervi, Federico Coccolini, Aurelien Amiot, Iradj Sobhani, Fausto Catena and Gian Luigi de’Angelis

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:8

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  21. Content type: Research article

    It has been suggested that severity of the immune response induced by immune cells is associated with morbidity and mortality from acute pancreatitis. The authors investigated and evaluated the relationship be...

    Authors: Wei Wang, He-Ping Xiang, Hui-Ping Wang, Li-Xin Zhu and Xiao-Ping Geng

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:7

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Diagnostic scoring is used to stratify patients with suspected appendicitis into three groups: high, intermediate, and low probability of appendicitis. The stratification can be used for selective imaging to a...

    Authors: Henna E. Sammalkorpi, Ari Leppäniemi, Eila Lantto and Panu Mentula

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:6

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  23. Content type: Review

    Complex pelvic injuries are among the most dangerous and deadly trauma related lesions. Different classification systems exist, some are based on the mechanism of injury, some on anatomic patterns and some are...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Philip F. Stahel, Giulia Montori, Walter Biffl, Tal M Horer, Fausto Catena, Yoram Kluger, Ernest E. Moore, Andrew B. Peitzman, Rao Ivatury, Raul Coimbra, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Bruno Pereira, Sandro Rizoli, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Ari Leppaniemi…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:5

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Acute mesenteric ischemia is a rare affection with high related mortality. NOMI presents the most important diagnostic problems and is related with the higher risk of white laparotomy. This study wants to give...

    Authors: G. Cocorullo, A. Mirabella, N. Falco, T. Fontana, R. Tutino, L. Licari, G. Salamone, G. Scerrino and G. Gulotta

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:4

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Transarterial embolization (TAE) is a therapeutic option for patients with a high risk of recurrent bleeding after endoscopic haemostasis. The aim of our prospective study was a preliminary assessment of the s...

    Authors: Aleksejs Kaminskis, Aina Kratovska, Sanita Ponomarjova, Anna Tolstova, Maksims Mukans, Solvita Stabiņa, Raivis Gailums, Andrejs Bernšteins, Patricija Ivanova, Viesturs Boka and Guntars Pupelis

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:3

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