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  1. Content type: Research article

    Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is associated with morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. The present study analyzed the clinical significance of IAH in surgical patients with severe sepsis.

    Authors: Kyu-Hyouck Kyoung and Suk-Kyung Hong

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:22

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    This study aims to determine the factors that affect morbidity and mortality in colon and rectum injuries related with trauma, the use of trauma scoring systems in predicting mortality and morbidity.

    Authors: Nurettin Ay, Vahhaç Alp, İbrahim Aliosmanoğlu, Utkan Sevük, Şafak Kaya and Bülent Dinç

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:21

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  3. Content type: Review

    Management of delayed presenting esophageal perforations has long been a topic of debate. Most authors consider definitive surgery being the management of choice. Management, however, differs in pediatric pati...

    Authors: Biplab Mishra, Saurabh Singhal, Divya Aggarwal, Nitesh Kumar and Subodh Kumar

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:19

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    The use of antibiotics is very high in the departments of Emergency and Trauma Surgery above all in the treatment of the intra-abdominal infections, to decrease morbidity and mortality rates; often the antimic...

    Authors: Belinda De Simone, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Massimo Sartelli, Salomone Di Saverio, Rodolfo Catena, Antonio Tarasconi and Luca Ansaloni

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:18

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  5. Content type: Review

    Pulmonary contusion and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common manifestation in polytraumatic patients. Although mechanical ventilation is still the first choice of treatment, a group of patien...

    Authors: Pei-Hung Wen, Wai Hung Chan, Ying-Cheng Chen, Yao-Li Chen, Chien-Pin Chan and Ping-Yi Lin

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:15

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Iatrogenic ureteric injuries are rare complications of abdomino-pelvic surgery but associated with high morbidity and even mortality. There is paucity of data regarding iatrogenic ureteric injuries in Tanzania...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Anthony N Massinde, Albert Kihunrwa and Samson Simbila

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:17

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic surgery has greatly improved surgical outcome in many areas of abdominal surgery. But many concerns of safety have limited its application in abdominal trauma. We hypothesized that laparoscopy cou...

    Authors: Kyoung Hoon Lim, Bong Soo Chung, Jong Yeol Kim and Sung Soo Kim

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:16

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Sigmoid volvulus is a common cause of intestinal obstruction in developing countries where it affects relatively young people compared to developed countries. No prospective study has been done on this subject...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya and Joseph B Mabula

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:10

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Ischemic colitis (IC) is a disease with high postoperative morbidity and mortality. Knowledge of the risk factors for postoperative mortality could be helpful in clinical decision making and in optimizing post...

    Authors: Minsu Noh, Song Soo Yang, Seok Won Jung, Jae Ho Park, Yeong Cheol Im and Kyu Yeol Kim

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:12

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:23

  10. Content type: Research article

    Variation in outcomes from surgery is a major challenge and defining surgical findings may help set benchmarks, which currently do not exist in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This study outlines a new surgical ...

    Authors: Michael Sugrue, Shaheel M Sahebally, Luca Ansaloni and Martin D Zielinski

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:14

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  11. Content type: Review

    The assessment of hemodynamic status is a crucial task in the initial evaluation of trauma patients. However, blood pressure and heart rate are often misleading, as multiple variables may impact these conventi...

    Authors: Matthias Kuster, Aristomenis Exadaktylos and Beat Schnüriger

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:11

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Lung separation is essential for an emergency thoracic surgery for massive hemoptysis. When using a double lumen tube (DLT), a commonly adopted lung separation device during thoracic surgery, a water-tight sea...

    Authors: Jin-Young Hwang, Jiseok Baik, Sahngun Francis Nahm, Dongjin Kim, Young-Tae Jeon, Jinhee Kim, Seongjoo Park and Sunghee Han

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:9

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To analyze the correlation between early-term blood glucose level and prognosis in patients with isolated head trauma.

    Authors: Bahadir Danisman, Muhittin Serkan Yilmaz, Bahattin Isik, Cemil Kavalci, Cihat Yel, Alper Gorkem Solakoglu, Burak Demirci, Selim Inan and M Evvah Karakilic

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:8

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The mortality rate of perforated peptic ulcer is still high particularly for aged patients and all the existing scoring systems to predict mortality are complicated or based on history taking which is not alwa...

    Authors: Ebru Menekse, Belma Kocer, Ramazan Topcu, Aydemir Olmez, Mesut Tez and Cuneyt Kayaalp

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:7

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  15. Content type: Review

    Computed tomography (CT) imaging is the most appropriate diagnostic tool to confirm suspected left colonic diverticulitis. However, the utility of CT imaging goes beyond accurate diagnosis of diverticulitis; t...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Frederick A Moore, Luca Ansaloni, Salomone Di Saverio, Federico Coccolini, Ewen A Griffiths, Raul Coimbra, Ferdinando Agresta, Boris Sakakushev, Carlos A Ordoñez, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Aleksandar Karamarkovic, Goran Augustin, David Costa Navarro, Jan Ulrych, Zaza Demetrashvili…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:3

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  16. Content type: Review

    Patients with colorectal cancer admitted to the emergency room are generally at more advanced stage of the disease and are usually submitted to a resection with curative intent in a smaller scale. In such scen...

    Authors: Frederico Teixeira, Eduardo Hiroshi Akaishi, Adriano Zuardi Ushinohama, Tiago Cypriano Dutra, Sérgio Dias do Couto Netto, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama, Celso Oliveira Bernini and Samir Rasslan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:5

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Acute appendicitis is increasingly being managed in the setting of a dedicated emergency theatre. However understanding of hospital factors that influence time-to-theatre (TTT) is poor. Thus, the aim of this s...

    Authors: Suzanne Beecher, Donal Peter O’Leary and Ray McLaughlin

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:6

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Intraperitoneal and retroperitoneal hemorrhages may occur simultaneously in blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) patients. These patients undergo emergency laparotomies because of concomitant unstable hemodynamics and...

    Authors: Chun-Yi Wu, Shang-Ju Yang, Chih-Yuan Fu, Chien-Hung Liao, Shih-Ching Kang, Yu-Pao Hsu, Being-Chuan Lin, Kuo-Ching Yuan and Shang-Yu Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Intra-aortic balloon occlusion (IABO) is useful for proximal vascular control, by clamping the descending aorta, in traumatic haemorrhagic shock. However, there are limited clinical studies regarding its effec...

    Authors: Takayuki Irahara, Norio Sato, Yuuta Moroe, Reo Fukuda, Yusuke Iwai and Kyoko Unemoto

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 10:1

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Determination of the severity of appendicitis and differentiation between complicated and uncomplicated appendicitis are clinically important. Severe appendicitis frequently affects extraperitoneal spaces. We ...

    Authors: Kumiko Kitaoka, Kazuhiro Saito and Koichi Tokuuye

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:62

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Secondary infections are the leading cause of death in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). The gut represents the main source of pancreatic contamination and related septic complications. High-mobil...

    Authors: Gui-fang Xu, Ming Guo, Zhi-qiang Tian, Guo-zhong Wu, Xiao-ping Zou and Wei-jie Zhang

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:61

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Early cholecystectomy within 72 hours has been shown to be superior to late or delayed cholecystectomy with regard to outcome and cost of treatment. Recently, immediate cholecystectomy within 24 hours of onset...

    Authors: Peter Ambe, Sebastian A Weber, Hildegard Christ and Dirk Wassenberg

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:60

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Annually in the US, there are over 300,000 hospital admissions due to hip fractures in geriatric patients. Consequently, there have been several large observational studies, which continue to provide new insig...

    Authors: Alicia Mangram, Phillip Moeser, Michael G Corneille, Laura J Prokuski, Nicolas Zhou, Jacqueline Sohn, Shalini Chaliki, Olakunle F Oguntodu and James K Dzandu

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:59

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  24. Content type: Review

    Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) encompass a variety of pathological conditions ranging from simple superficial infections to severe necrotizing soft tissue infections. Necrotizing soft tissue infection...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Mark A Malangoni, Addison K May, Pierluigi Viale, Lillian S Kao, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Ernest E Moore, Fred A Moore, Andrew B Peitzman, Raul Coimbra, Ari Leppaniemi, Yoram Kluger, Walter Biffl, Kaoru Koike, Massimo Girardis…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:57

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  25. Content type: Review

    The management of acute calculous cholecystitis still offers room for debate in terms of diagnosis, severity scores, treatment options and timing for surgery.

    Authors: Fabio Cesare Campanile, Michele Pisano, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Ferdinando Agresta and Luca Ansaloni

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:58

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The prognosis of acute limb ischemia is severe, with amputation rates of up to 25% and in-hospital mortality of 9-15%. Delay in treatment increases the risk of major amputation and may be present at different ...

    Authors: Louise S Londero, Birgitte Nørgaard and Kim Houlind

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:56

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Emergency treatment of major sub-/total traumatic amputations continue to represent a clinical challenge due to high infection rates and serious handicaps. Effective treatment is based on two columns: surgery ...

    Authors: Moritz T Giesecke, Philipp Schwabe, Florian Wichlas, Andrej Trampuz and Christian Kleber

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:55

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The HARMONIC SCALPEL (H) is an advanced ultrasonic cutting and coagulating surgical device with important clinical advantages, such as: reduced ligature demand; greater precision due to minimal lateral thermal...

    Authors: Fausto Catena, Salomone Di Saverio, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Carlo Vallicelli, Michele Cucchi, Antonio Tarasconi, Rodolfo Catena, Gian Luigi De’ Angelis, Hariscine Keng Abongwa, Daniel Lazzareschi and Antonio Pinna

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:53

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal carcinoma is the most common malignant gastrointestinal tumour. There is still a considerable controversy when it comes to urgent surgical treatment of obstructive carcinoma of the left colon and re...

    Authors: Slobodan Krstic, Vladimir Resanovic, Tamara Alempijevic, Aleksandar Resanovic, Ana Sijacki, Vladimir Djukic, Zlatibor Loncar and Aleksandar Karamarkovic

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:52

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  30. Content type: Research article

    There is growing evidence of clinical data recently for successful outcomes of non-operative management (NOM) for blunt hepatic and spleen injuries (BHSI). However, the effectiveness of NOM for high-grade BHSI...

    Authors: Ting-Min Hsieh, Tsung Cheng Tsai, Jiun-Lung Liang and Chih Che Lin

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:51

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  31. Content type: Review

    We describe here the case of a 62-year-old man with acute abdominal syndrome and severe hemorrhagic shock following successful thrombolysis for acute cardiac infarction. Emergency surgical exploration revealed...

    Authors: Tarik Souiki, Zoheir Tekni, Hind Laachach, Amal Bennani, Youssef Zrihni, Azeddine Tadmori, Farida Ajdi, Abderahim Bouazzaoui, Laila Chbani, Hafid Akoudad, Khalid Mazaz and Said Aitlaalim

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:50

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  32. Content type: Review

    A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to compare surgical site infection (SSI) between delayed primary (DPC) and primary wound closure (PC) in complicated appendicitis and other contaminated abdo...

    Authors: Boonying Siribumrungwong, Pinit Noorit, Chumpon Wilasrusmee and Ammarin Thakkinstian

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:49

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  33. Content type: Review

    Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease characterized by proximal myopathy, cutaneous Gottron papules and heliotrope rash; intestinal involvement associated to acute vasculitis is less common but could be a l...

    Authors: Roberta Villa, Stefano Costa, Sibilla Focchi, Carlo Corbellini, Massimo Vigorelli and Ettore Contessini Avesani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:48

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  34. Content type: Review

    Isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (IDSMA) remains a rare diagnosis. However, new diagnostic means such as computed tomography makes it possible to detect even asymptomatic patients. If pati...

    Authors: Markus Udo Wagenhäuser, Tolga Atilla Sagban, Mareike Witte, Mansur Duran, Hubert Schelzig and Alexander Oberhuber

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:47

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Acute pelvic pain is a common reason for emergency room visits that can indicate a potentially life-threatening emergency (PLTE). Our objective here was to develop a triage process for PLTE based on a self-ass...

    Authors: Cyrille Huchon, Alexandre Dumont, Anne Chantry, Bruno Falissard and Arnaud Fauconnier

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:46

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  36. Content type: Review

    Lumbar hernias are rare conditions and about 300 cases have been reported since the first description by Barbette in 1672. Therefore strangulation or incarceration are also exceptionally encountered. We presen...

    Authors: Marcus Fokou, Patrick Fotso, Marcelin Ngowe Ngowe, Arthur Essomba and Maurice Sosso

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:44

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  37. Content type: Research article

    With the increasing aging population demographics and life expectancies the number of very elderly patients (age ≥ 80) undergoing emergency surgery is expected to rise. This investigation examines the outcomes...

    Authors: Shaheed Merani, Judd Payne, Raj S Padwal, Darren Hudson, Sandy L Widder and Rachel G Khadaroo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:43

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Falls are the second most common cause of injury-associated mortality worldwide. This study aimed to analysis the injuries caused by falls from walnut tree and assess their mortality and morbidity risk.

    Authors: Suleyman Ersoy, Bedriye Müge Sonmez, Fevzi Yilmaz, Cemil Kavalci, Derya Ozturk, Ertugrul Altinbilek, Fatih Alagöz, Fatma Cesur, Ali Erdem Yildirim, Ozhan Merzuk Uckun and Tezcan Akin

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:42

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  39. Content type: Review

    Sigmoid volvulus is a rare, but serious, complication that can occur during pregnancy. We present a case of a 33-year-old pregnant female in the third trimester with a sigmoid volvulus. Detorsion of the volvul...

    Authors: Zia Aftab, Adriana Toro, Abdelrahmam Abdelaal, Mohammed Dasovky, Salahdin Gehani, Abdelatif Abdel Mola and Isidoro Di Carlo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:41

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Computed tomography (CT) can detect subtle organ injury and is applicable to many body regions. However, its interpretation requires significant skill. In our hospital, emergency physicians (EPs) must interpre...

    Authors: Yukihiro Ikegami, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Chiaki Nemoto, Yasuhiko Tsukada, Arifumi Hasegawa, Jiro Shimada and Choichiro Tase

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:40

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) are a common cause of morbidity worldwide, and in spite of improvements in patient care, therapeutic failure still occurs, impacting in-hospital resource consumpt...

    Authors: Lidia Dalfino, Francesco Bruno, Sergio Colizza, Ercole Concia, Andrea Novelli, Fabrizio Rebecchi, Federico Spandonaro and Cristina Alato

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:39

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  42. Content type: Review

    Lemierre’s disease is characterized by sepsis, often with an oropharyngeal source, secondary septic emboli and internal jugular vein thrombosis (Lancet 1:701–3, 1936. Clin Microbiol Rev 20(4):622–59, 2007). Se...

    Authors: Nicholas TE Bird, Derek Cocker, Paul Cullis, Richard Schofield, Ben Challoner, Alastair Hayes and Martin Brett

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:38

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  43. Content type: Study protocol

    The CIAOW study (Complicated intra-abdominal infections worldwide observational study) is a multicenter observational study underwent in 68 medical institutions worldwide during a six-month study period (Octob...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Davide Corbella, Ernest E Moore, Mark Malangoni, George Velmahos, Raul Coimbra, Kaoru Koike, Ari Leppaniemi, Walter Biffl, Zsolt Balogh, Cino Bendinelli, Sanjay Gupta, Yoram Kluger…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:37

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  44. Content type: Review

    Contact sports have long been a part of human existence. The two earliest recorded organized contact games, both of which still exist, include Royal Shrovetide Football played since the 12th century in England an...

    Authors: Trajan A Cuellar, Lawrence Lottenberg and Frederick A Moore

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2014 9:36

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