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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Research article

    Traffic-related injuries are the most common cause of morbidity and mortality of the youth. Our aim was to study epidemiology, risk factors and outcome of hospitalized youth patients injured in road traffic co...

    Authors: Michal Grivna, Hani O. Eid and Fikri M. Abu-Zidan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:2

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Lower endoscopy (LE) is the standard diagnostic modality for lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB). Conversely, computed tomographic angiography (CTA) offers an immediate non-invasive diagnosis visualizing th...

    Authors: Daniel Clerc, Fabian Grass, Markus Schäfer, Alban Denys, Nicolas Demartines and Martin Hübner

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:1

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the study was to identify risk factors for conversion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and risk factors for postoperative complications in acute calculous cholecystitis. The most common complicat...

    Authors: Petra Maria Terho, Ari Kalevi Leppäniemi and Panu Juhani Mentula

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:54

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  8. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: L. Ansaloni, M. Pisano, F. Coccolini, A. B. Peitzmann, A. Fingerhut, F. Catena, F. Agresta, A. Allegri, I. Bailey, Z. J. Balogh, C. Bendinelli, W. Biffl, L. Bonavina, G. Borzellino, F. Brunetti, C. C. Burlew…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:52

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:25

  9. Content type: Research article

    Necrotizing fasciitis is an uncommon, rapidly progressive and potential lethal condition. Over the last decade time to surgery decreased and outcome improved, most likely due to increased awareness and more ti...

    Authors: Falco Hietbrink, Lonneke G. Bode, Louis Riddez, Luke P. H. Leenen and Marijke R. van Dijk

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:51

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  10. Content type: Review

    The severity of liver injuries has been universally classified according to the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) grading scale. In determining the optimal treatment strategy, however, the ...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Ernest E. Moore, Rao Ivatury, Walter Biffl, Andrew Peitzman, Raul Coimbra, Sandro Rizoli, Yoram Kluger, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Marco Ceresoli, Giulia Montori, Massimo Sartelli, Dieter Weber, Gustavo Fraga, Noel Naidoo…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:50

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Previous research on the costs of treatment for ASBO is outdated and often based on reimbursements, rather than true healthcare provider costs of the admission and related interventions. An accurate estimate o...

    Authors: Pepijn Krielen, Barend A. van den Beukel, Martijn W. J. Stommel, Harry van Goor, Chema Strik and Richard P. G. ten Broek

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:49

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Our previous retrospective study revealed the three preoperative predictors of complicated appendicitis (perforated or gangrenous appendicitis), which are body temperature ≥37.4 °C, C-reactive protein ≥4.7 mg/...

    Authors: Yuki Imaoka, Toshiyuki Itamoto, Yuji Takakura, Takahisa Suzuki, Satoshi Ikeda and Takashi Urushihara

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:48

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  13. Content type: Methodology

    Live tissue models are considered the most useful simulation for training in the management for hemostasis of penetrating injuries. However, these models are expensive, with limited opportunities for repetitiv...

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

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:45

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  14. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the ability of experienced trauma surgeons to accurately predict specific blunt injuries, as well as patient disposition from the emergency department (ED), based only on the initial clinical eval...

    Authors: Alan L. Beal, Mark N. Ahrendt, Eric D. Irwin, John W. Lyng, Steven V. Turner, Christopher A. Beal, Matthew T. Byrnes and Greg A. Beilman

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:46

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  15. Content type: Review

    Due to the increasing number of solid organs transplantations, emergency abdominal surgery in transplanted patients is becoming a relevant challenge for the general surgeon. The aim of this systematic review o...

    Authors: Nicola de’Angelis, Francesco Esposito, Riccardo Memeo, Vincenzo Lizzi, Aleix Martìnez-Pérez, Filippo Landi, Pietro Genova, Fausto Catena, Francesco Brunetti and Daniel Azoulay

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:43

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiological study was needed to evaluate trends in emergency department (ED) utilization that could be taken into account when making policy decisions regarding the delivery and distribution of medical res...

    Authors: Nan-Ping Yang, Dinh-Van Phan, Yi-Hui Lee, Jin-Chyr Hsu, Ren-Hao Pan, Chien-Lung Chan, Nien-Tzu Chang and Dachen Chu

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:41

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  17. Content type: Review

    Purulent peritonitis from acute left colon diverticulitis is a relatively common presentation of diverticular disease; historically the treatment was the Hartmann procedure. Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage has ...

    Authors: Marco Ceresoli, Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Fausto Catena, Massimo Sartelli and Luca Ansaloni

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:42

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Appendectomy is the most common surgical procedure performed in emergency surgery. Because of lack of consensus about the most appropriate technique, appendectomy is still being performed by both open (OA) and...

    Authors: Antonio Biondi, Carla Di Stefano, Francesco Ferrara, Angelo Bellia, Marco Vacante and Luigi Piazza

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:44

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a fatal aggressive infectious disease. We aimed to assess the major contributing factors of mortality in NF patients.

    Authors: Gaby Jabbour, Ayman El-Menyar, Ruben Peralta, Nissar Shaikh, Husham Abdelrahman, Insolvisagan Natesa Mudali, Mohamed Ellabib and Hassan Al-Thani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:40

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  20. Content type: Review

    Acute left sided colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in acute setting. A World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Consensus Conference on acute diverti...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Ewen A. Griffiths, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Salomone Di Saverio, Jan Ulrych, Yoram Kluger, Ofir Ben-Ishay, Frederick A. Moore, Rao R. Ivatury, Raul Coimbra, Andrew B. Peitzman, Ari Leppaniemi, Gustavo P. Fraga…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:37

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Older patients experience a higher incidence of postoperative complications after cholecystectomy compared with younger patients. However, most studies have not considered patient frailty, particularly regardi...

    Authors: Jakub Kenig, Piotr Wałęga, Urszula Olszewska, Aleksander Konturek and Wojciech Nowak

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:36

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Degloving soft tissue injuries (DSTIs) are serious surgical conditions. We aimed to evaluate the pattern, management and outcome of DSTIs in a single institute.

    Authors: Suhail Hakim, Khalid Ahmed, Ayman El-Menyar, Gaby Jabbour, Ruben Peralta, Syed Nabir, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Husham Abdelrahman, Ammar Al-Hassani and Hassan Al-Thani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:35

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  23. Content type: Review

    Acute appendicitis (AA) is among the most common cause of acute abdominal pain. Diagnosis of AA is challenging; a variable combination of clinical signs and symptoms has been used together with laboratory find...

    Authors: Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Micheal D. Kelly, Fausto Catena, Dieter G. Weber, Massimo Sartelli, Michael Sugrue, Mark De Moya, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Aneel Bhangu, Ferdinando Agresta, Ernest E. Moore, Kjetil Soreide, Ewen Griffiths, Steve De Castro, Jeffry Kashuk…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:34

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  24. Content type: Review

    Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) are an important cause of morbidity and are frequently associated with poor prognosis, particularly in high-risk patients.

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Dieter G. Weber, Etienne Ruppé, Matteo Bassetti, Brian J. Wright, Luca Ansaloni, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Raul Coimbra, Ernest E. Moore, Frederick A. Moore, Ronald V. Maier, Jan J. De Waele, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Ewen A. Griffiths…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:33

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:35

  25. Content type: Research article

    Selective management of penetrating neck injuries has been considered the standard of care with minimal risks to patient safety. In a previous non-randomized prospective study conducted at our center, selectiv...

    Authors: Frederico Teixeira, Carlos Augusto Metidieri Menegozzo, Sérgio Dias do Couto Netto, Renato S. Poggeti, Francisco de Sales Collet e Silva, Dario Birolini, Celso de Oliveira Bernini and Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:32

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  26. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Traumatic wounds are one of the most common problems leading people to the Emergency Department (ED), accounting for approximately 5,4 % of all the visits, and up to 24 % of all the medical lawsuits. In order ...

    Authors: Carolina Prevaldi, Ciro Paolillo, Carlo Locatelli, Giorgio Ricci, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni and Gianfranco Cervellin

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:30

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Factors associated with survival prognosis among patients who undergo endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA) have not been sufficiently investigated. In the present st...

    Authors: Yohei Kawatani, Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Hirotsugu Kurobe, Yuji Suda and Takaki Hori

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:29

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  28. Content type: Review

    The aim of this research was to study the epidemiology, microbiology, prophylaxis, and antibiotic therapy of surgical site infections (SSIs), especially those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

    Authors: G. Sganga, C. Tascini, E. Sozio, M. Carlini, P. Chirletti, F. Cortese, R. Gattuso, P. Granone, C. Pempinello, M. Sartelli and S. Colizza

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:26

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  29. Content type: Research article

    A systematic approach to the appropriate use of the open abdomen strategy has not been described. We propose three fundamental reasons for the use of this strategy, anatomical, physiological and logistical. An...

    Authors: Joao Rezende-Neto, Timothy Rice, Emanuelle Savio Abreu, Ori Rotstein and Sandro Rizoli

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:28

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  30. Content type: Review

    Acute calculus cholecystitis is a very common disease with several area of uncertainty. The World Society of Emergency Surgery developed extensive guidelines in order to cover grey areas. The diagnostic criter...

    Authors: L. Ansaloni, M. Pisano, F. Coccolini, A. B. Peitzmann, A. Fingerhut, F. Catena, F. Agresta, A. Allegri, I. Bailey, Z. J. Balogh, C. Bendinelli, W. Biffl, L. Bonavina, G. Borzellino, F. Brunetti, C. C. Burlew…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:25

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:52

  31. Content type: Research article

    Multiple rib fractures and unstable thoracic cage injuries are common in blunt trauma. Surgical management of rib fractures has received increasing attention in recent years and the aim of this 1-year, prospec...

    Authors: Eva-Corina Caragounis, Monika Fagevik Olsén, David Pazooki and Hans Granhed

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:27

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a common complication in trauma patients. Venous duplex surveillance is used widely for the diagnosis of DVT, however, there is controversy concerning its appropriate use. The Wel...

    Authors: Shrey Modi, Ryan Deisler, Karen Gozel, Patty Reicks, Eric Irwin, Melissa Brunsvold, Kaysie Banton and Greg J. Beilman

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:24

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  33. Content type: Methodology

    An option for emergency control of pelvic hemorrhage is Extra-peritoneal Pelvic Packing (EPP), which addresses the retroperitoneal source of exsanguination in pelvic fractures. The aim of this study was to dem...

    Authors: Osvaldo Chiara, Emanuele di Fratta, Anna Mariani, Bertuzzi Michaela, Lucia Prestini, Fabrizio Sammartano and Stefania Cimbanassi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:22

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare, life threatening soft tissue infection, primarily involving the fascia and subcutaneous tissue. In a large cohort of patients presenting with Necrotizing fasciitis in the Nethe...

    Authors: Sander F. L. van Stigt, Janneke de Vries, Jilles B. Bijker, Roland M. H. G. Mollen, Edo J. Hekma, Susan M. Lemson and Edward C. T. H. Tan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:21

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Although resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) in various clinical settings was found to successfully elevate central blood pressure in hemorrhagic shock, this intervention is assoc...

    Authors: Hidefumi Sano, Junya Tsurukiri, Akira Hoshiai, Taishi Oomura, Yosuke Tanaka and Shoichi Ohta

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:20

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Primary anastomosis is considered the standard strategy after right emergency colectomy. The present study aimed to evaluate alternative treatment strategies when primary anastomosis is not possible to prevent...

    Authors: Hugo Teixeira Farinha, Emmanuel Melloul, Dieter Hahnloser, Nicolas Demartines and Martin Hübner

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:19

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  37. Content type: Review

    High-energy pelvic fractures represent potentially life-threatening injuries due to the risk of acute exsanguinating retroperitoneal hemorrhage. The first report of a severe pelvic ring disruption dates back t...

    Authors: Philip F. Stahel and E. Mark Hammerberg

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:18

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  38. Content type: Research article

    With the spread of the minimally invasive technique, laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is performed with increasing frequency with excellent results. The method provides surgical residents with an excellent oppor...

    Authors: Eszter Mán, Tibor Németh, Tibor Géczi, Zsolt Simonka and György Lázár

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:17

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Cigarette smoking causes about one of every five deaths in the U.S. each year. In 2013 the prevalence of smoking in our institution’s trauma population was 26.7 %, well above the national adult average of 18.1...

    Authors: Jeffry Nahmias, Andrew Doben, Shiva Poola, Samuel Korntner, Karen Carrens and Ronald Gross

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:15

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Acute diffuse peritonitis is a common surgical emergency worldwide and a major contributor to non-trauma related death toll. Its causes vary widely and are correlated with mortality. Community acquired periton...

    Authors: Alain Chichom-Mefire, Tabe Alain Fon and Marcelin Ngowe-Ngowe

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:14

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with initial traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (tICH) and without immediate neuro-surgical intervention require close monitoring of their neurologic status. Progressi...

    Authors: Fu-Yuan Shih, Hsin-Huan Chang, Hung-Chen Wang, Tsung-Han Lee, Yu-Jun Lin, Wei-Che Lin, Wu-Fu Chen, Jih-Tsun Ho and Cheng-Hsien Lu

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:13

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Acute Care Surgical Teams are responsible for emergent surgical patients, and as such require regular handover and coordination between different surgeons. Despite the recent emergence of this model of care, m...

    Authors: Richard Hilsden, Bradley Moffat, Sarah Knowles, Neil Parry and Ken Leslie

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:11

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