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  1. Tetanus is still a major health problem in developing countries and it is associated with a high morbidity and mortality rate. There is paucity of published data regarding the management of tetanus in Tanzania...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Joseph B Mabula, Ramesh M Dass, Nkinda Mbelenge, Stephen E Mshana and Japhet M Gilyoma

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:20

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Lipomas are rare, subserosal, usually solitary, pedunculated small lesions appearing mainly in the large intestine with a minimal malignancy potential. They usually run asymptomatic and become symptomatic when...

    Authors: Vasileios K Kouritas, Ioannis Baloyiannis, Georgios Koukoulis, Ioannis Mamaloudis, Dimitris Zacharoulis and Matheos Efthimiou

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:19

    Content type: Review

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  3. Modification of seatbelts and their legislation played an important role in reducing morbidity and mortality of occupants in road traffic collisions. We aimed to review seatbelt development, its mechanism of a...

    Authors: Alaa K Abbas, Ashraf F Hefny and Fikri M Abu-Zidan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:18

    Content type: Review

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  4. Small bowel diverticulosis is an uncommon and often asymptomatic condition that is sporadically observed during radiographic examination or laparotomy. Although it is frequently seen in duodenum, jejunal and i...

    Authors: Sheraz Yaqub, Birte V Evensen and Kristin Kjellevold

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:17

    Content type: Case report

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  5. The aim of this study was to assess retrospectively the clinical presentation, management and outcome of three patients with isolated SMA dissection encountered at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, Japan fro...

    Authors: Morihiro Katsura, Hidemitsu Mototake, Hiroaki Takara and Kazuhide Matsushima

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:16

    Content type: Review

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  6. Most cases of blunt hepatic trauma are treated nowadays non-operatively. This type of conservative treatment has resulted in increased complication rate. Delayed complications occur in cases that didn't requir...

    Authors: Uri Kaplan, Oshama A Hatoum, Alexander Chulsky, Hussam Menzal and Doron Kopelman

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:14

    Content type: Review

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  7. Acute gallbladder volvulus continues to remain a relatively uncommon process, manifesting itself usually during exploration for an acute surgical abdomen with a presumptive diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. Th...

    Authors: Nicolas J Mouawad, Brianne Crofts, Rachel Streu, Randal Desrochers and Beth C Kimball

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:13

    Content type: Review

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  8. Aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is asymptomatic in most cases. This variant anatomy can cause dysphagia in elderly patients. Impaction of foreign body in the esophagus is rarely the presenting symptom ...

    Authors: Eran Brauner, Moshe Lapidot, Ran Kremer, Lael A Best and Yoram Kluger

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:12

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Extracranial traumatic cerebrovascular injury (TCVI) is present in 1-3% of all blunt force trauma patients. Although options for the management of patients with these lesions include anticoagulation, antiplate...

    Authors: Mark R Harrigan, Jordan A Weinberg, Ya-Sin Peaks, Steven M Taylor, Luis P Cava, Joshua Richman and Beverly C Walters

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:11

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Chylothorax is a rare form of pleural effusion that can be associated with both traumatic and non-traumatic causes. Thoracic duct ligation is often the treatment of choice in postsurgical patients; however the...

    Authors: Andrea M Pakula, Wendy Phillips and Ruby A Skinner

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:10

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Multiple diverticulosis of jejunum represents an uncommon pathology of the small bowel. The disease is usually asymptomatic and must be taken into consideration in cases of unexplained malabsorption, anemia, c...

    Authors: Evangelos Falidas, Konstantinos Vlachos, Stavros Mathioulakis, Fotis Archontovasilis and Constantinos Villias

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:8

    Content type: Review

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  12. Eitel first described omental torsion in 1899, since then, fewer than 250 cases have been reported. Although omental torsion is rarely diagnosed preoperatively, knowledge of this pathology is important to the ...

    Authors: Jacopo Andreuccetti, Cecilia Ceribelli, Ottavia Manto, Massimo Chiaretti, Paolo Negro and Domenico Tuscano

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:6

    Content type: Review

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  13. There is no consensus on diagnosis and management of ASBO. Initial conservative management is usually safe, however proper timing for discontinuing non operative treatment is still controversial. Open surgery ...

    Authors: Fausto Catena, Salomone Di Saverio, Michael D Kelly, Walter L Biffl, Luca Ansaloni, Vincenzo Mandalà, George C Velmahos, Massimo Sartelli, Gregorio Tugnoli, Massimo Lupo, Stefano Mandalà, Antonio D Pinna, Paul H Sugarbaker, Harry Van Goor, Ernest E Moore and Johannes Jeekel

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:5

    Content type: Review

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  14. Babesiosis is a zoonotic disease transmitted by the Ixodes tick species. Infection often results in sub-clinical manifestations; however, patients with this disease can become critically ill. Splenic rupture has ...

    Authors: William D Tobler Jr, Deborah Cotton, Timothy Lepore, Suresh Agarwal and Eric J Mahoney

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:4

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Traumatic injuries of the diaphragm remain an entity of difficult diagnosis despite having been recognised early in the history of surgery, especially when it comes to blunt trauma and injuries of the right di...

    Authors: Ramon Vilallonga, Vicente Pastor, Laura Alvarez, Ramon Charco, Manel Armengol and Salvador Navarro

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:3

    Content type: Review

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  16. Intra-abdominal infections are still associated with high rate of morbidity and mortality.

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Pierluigi Viale, Kaoru Koike, Federico Pea, Fabio Tumietto, Harry van Goor, Gianluca Guercioni, Angelo Nespoli, Cristian Tranà, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Ari Leppaniemi, Walter Biffl, Frederick A Moore, Renato Poggetti, Antonio Daniele Pinna…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:2

    Content type: Review

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  17. Emergency surgery of the small bowel represents a challenge for the surgeon, in the third millennium as well. There is a wide number of pathologies which involve the small bowel. The present review, by analyzi...

    Authors: Carlo Vallicelli, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Giulia Montori, Salomone Di Saverio and Antonio D Pinna

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2011 6:1

    Content type: Review

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  18. Obstructive left colon carcinoma (OLCC) is a challenging matter in terms of obstruction release as well of oncological issues. Several options are available and no guidelines are established. The paper aims to...

    Authors: Luca Ansaloni, Roland E Andersson, Franco Bazzoli, Fausto Catena, Vincenzo Cennamo, Salomone Di Saverio, Lorenzo Fuccio, Hans Jeekel, Ari Leppäniemi, Ernest Moore, Antonio D Pinna, Michele Pisano, Alessandro Repici, Paul H Sugarbaker and Jean-Jaques Tuech

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:29

    Content type: Review

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  19. Spontaneous splenic rupture considered a relatively rare but life threatening. The three commonest causes of spontaneous splenic rupture are malignant hematological diseases, viral infections and local inflamm...

    Authors: Kamal S Hassan, Hector I Cohen, Fadi K Hassan and Shadi K Hassan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:28

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Endometriosis is a benign condition affecting females of reproductive age. Although intestinal endometriosis is common it is rare for the condition to manifest as an acute bowel obstruction secondary to ileoca...

    Authors: Alistair AP Slesser, Sufian Sultan, Faris Kubba and David P Sellu

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:27

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Nonoperative management (NOM) of hemodynamically stable patients with blunt hepatic injuries is considered the current standard of care. However, it is associated with several in-hospital complications. In sel...

    Authors: Ettore Marzano, Edoardo Rosso, Elie Oussoultzoglou, Olivier Collange, Philippe Bachellier and Patrick Pessaux

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:26

    Content type: Case report

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  22. The ability to respond quickly and effectively to a cardiac arrest situation rests on nurses being competent in the emergency life-saving procedure of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The objective of the curren...

    Authors: Baitello Andre Luciano, Gonzáles Ferreira Marcela, Espada Paulo Cesar and JoséMaria Pereira de Godoy

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:25

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Trauma-related thoracic compartment syndrome (TCS) is a rare, life threatening condition that develops secondary to elevated intra-thoracic pressure and manifests itself clinically as significantly elevated ai...

    Authors: Michael W Wandling and Gary C An

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:22

    Content type: Review

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  24. Blunt chest trauma is commonly encountered by surgeons and is rarely associated with cardiac injuries. The incidence of cardiac injury is rare but can be rapidly fatal, requiring prompt recognition and treatme...

    Authors: Mollie M James, Marnix Verhofste, Cass Franklin, Greg Beilman and Charles Goldman

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:21

    Content type: Review

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  25. We report a rare case of transverse colon volvulus in a fifteen year old boy with a review of the literature. This brings the total number of pediatric cases reported in the English literature to fifteen. This...

    Authors: Goher Rahbour, Abraham Ayantunde, Muhammad Rehan Ullah, Sobia Arshad and Rajab Kerwat

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:19

    Content type: Review

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  26. Blunt carotid and vertebral artery injury (BCVI) occur infrequently. The incidence of this type of injury is difficult to determine as many emergency room patients are neurologically asymptomatic. The statisti...

    Authors: Goulart Gladstone, Porta Maria Pereira Rina, Poggetti Sérgio Renato, Fontes Belchor, Júnior Lourenço de Souza Almerindo, Gattas Gabriel and Birolini Dario

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:17

    Content type: Research article

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  27. We report a case of traumatic inguinal hernia following blunt abdominal trauma after a road traffic accident and describe the circumstances and technique of repair. The patient suffered multiple upper limb fra...

    Authors: Seema Biswas, Maria Vedanayagam, Gabrielle Hipkins and Andrew Leather

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:16

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. In children with intestinal ascariasis, the diverticulum remains asymptomatic or rarely the Ascaris lumbricoides may lead...

    Authors: Imtiaz Wani, Viliam Šnábel, Ghulam Naikoo, Shadab Wani, Muddasir Wani, Abid Amin, Tariq Sheikh, Fazal Q Parray and Rauf A Wani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:15

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Presence of vermiform appendix (non-inflamed or inflamed) in inguinal hernia is called Amyand's hernia in honor to surgeon C. Amyand who published the first case of perforated appendicitis within inguinal hern...

    Authors: Sadik S Llullaku, Nexhmi Sh Hyseni, Baton Z Kelmendi, Hysni J Jashari and Antigona S Hasani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:14

    Content type: Review

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  30. The mechanism and pattern of vascular injury vary between different populations. The commonest mechanism of vascular injury in civilian practice is road traffic collisions. We aimed to prospectively study the ...

    Authors: Ali Jawas, Fayez Hammad, Hani O Eid and Fikri M Abu-Zidan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:13

    Content type: Research article

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  31. An alcoholic 50-year-old male patient with a history of schizophrenia sustained stab wounds into both ventricles and left lung, and survived following an emergency department thoracotomy. The EDT wound, howeve...

    Authors: Kaitlyn Gilman, Kyros Ipaktchi, Ernest E Moore, Carlton Barnett and Raffi Gurunluoglu

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:12

    Content type: Case report

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  32. To assess, whether arterial blood gas measurements during trauma patient's pre-hospital shock resuscitation yield useful information on haemodynamic response to fluid resuscitation by comparing haemodynamic an...

    Authors: Milla Jousi, Janne Reitala, Vesa Lund, Ari Katila and Ari Leppäniemi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:10

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Complicated intra-abdominal infections are an important cause of morbidity and are frequently associated with poor prognosis, particularly in higher risk patients.

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:9

    Content type: Review

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  34. Intra luminal gallbladder bleeding is a rare cause of hemobilia that results in upper gastro-intestinal bleeding. In this case report we present a patient who presented with melena and eventually was diagnosed...

    Authors: Offir Ben-Ishay, Mouad Farraj, Pavel Shmulevsky, Benjamin Person and Yoram Shimon Kluger

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:8

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Pseudoaneurysms related to the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are a recognised complication of trauma to the vessel, and successful treatment with stenting has been previously described. We report the case o...

    Authors: Iain Au-Yong, Nicholas FS Watson, Catherine L Boereboom, Timothy E Bowling, John F Abercrombie and Simon C Whitaker

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:7

    Content type: Case report

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  36. The outbreak of the H1N1 influenza pandemic resulted in unprecedented, overwhelming exposure in the medical and lay media, with the obvious focus of healthcare providers being on patients in internal medicine ...

    Authors: Benjamin Person, Hany Bahouth, Eran Brauner, Offir Ben-Ishay, Amitai Bickel and Yoram S Kluger

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:6

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Seatbelt syndrome is defined as a seatbelt sign associated with a lumbar spine fracture and a bowel perforation. An isolated rectal perforation due to seatbelt syndrome is extremely rare. There is only one cas...

    Authors: Ashraf F Hefny, Yousef I Al-Ashaal, Ahmed M Bani-Hashem and Fikri M Abu-Zidan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:4

    Content type: Case report

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  38. While retroperitoneal abscess is a known complication, hepatic portal venous gas and rectal perforation have not been reported as a concomitant sequelae of acute appendicitis. Here we report a case of a patien...

    Authors: Michele Diana, Alexandre Paroz, Nicolas Demartines and Markus Schäfer

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:3

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Hemangiomas are the most common benign neoplasms affecting the liver. They occur at all ages. Most cases are asymptomatic and do not require any treatment. Rarely, hemangiomas can be pedunculated. İf they unde...

    Authors: Feyzullah Ersoz, Ozhan Ozcan, Ahmet Burak Toros, Serdar Culcu, Hasan Bektas, Serkan Sari, Esra Pasaoglu and Soykan Arikan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:2

    Content type: Case report

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  40. In western countries intestinal obstruction caused by sigmoid volvulus is rare and its mortality remains significant in patients with late diagnosis. The aim of this work is to assess what is the correct surgi...

    Authors: Roberto Cirocchi, Eriberto Farinella, Francesco La Mura, Umberto Morelli, Stefano Trastulli, Diego Milani, Micol S Di Patrizi, Barbara Rossetti, Alessandro Spizzirri, Ioanna Galanou, Konstandinos Kopanakis, Valerio Mecarelli and Francesco Sciannameo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2010 5:1

    Content type: Research article

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