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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

  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: 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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  17. 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

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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

  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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

  45. 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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