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  1. Abdominal organ injury in a primary blast type is always challenging for diagnosis. Air containing abdominal viscera is most vulnerable to effects of primary blast injury. In any patient exposed to a primary b...

    Authors: Imtiaz Wani, Fazal Q Parray, Tariq Sheikh, Rauf A Wani, Abid Amin, Imran Gul and Mir Nazir

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:46

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The elevated serum and peritoneal cytokine concentrations responsible for the systemic response syndrome (SIRS) and multiorgan failure in patients with severe acute pancreatitis lead to high morbidity and mort...

    Authors: Roberto Caronna, Michele Benedetti, Andrea Morelli, Monica Rocco, Loretta Diana, Giampaolo Prezioso, Maurizio Cardi, Monica Schiratti, Gabriele Martino, Gianfranco Fanello, Federica Papini, Francesco Farelli, Roberto L Meniconi, Michele Marengo, Giuseppe Dinatale and Piero Chirletti

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:45

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Femoral hernias are relatively uncommon, however they are the most common incarcerated abdominal hernia, with strangulation of a viscus carrying significant mortality. Classically three approaches are describe...

    Authors: Paolo G Sorelli, Nabil S El-Masry and William V Garrett

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:44

    Content type: Methodology

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  4. Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the rare occasions when a general or acute care surgeon may be emergently called to labor and delivery, a situation in which time is limited and the stakes high. Unfortunately, ...

    Authors: Allison B Weisbrod, Forest R Sheppard, Mildred R Chernofsky, Charles L Blankenship, Frederick Gage, Gary Wind, Eric A Elster and William A Liston

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:43

    Content type: Review

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  5. We established a trauma registry in 2003 to collect data on trauma patients, which is a major cause of death in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The aim of this paper is to report on the long term effects of ou...

    Authors: Sami Shaban, Mazen Ashour, Masoud Bashir, Yousef El-Ashaal, Frank Branicki and Fikri M Abu-Zidan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:42

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Although the application of damage control surgery for trauma has been widely reported and defined, similar approach in non-trauma patients has not been well detailed.

    Authors: Benjamin Person, Tatiana Dorfman, Hany Bahouth, Amira Osman, Ahmad Assalia and Yoram Kluger

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:41

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Abdominal wall hematoma is a rare and life-threatening complication after carotid artery stenting (CAS), but it can occur when activated clotting time is prolonged. We report a right lateral abdominal wall hem...

    Authors: Naoto Fukunaga, Shizuo Ikeyama, Jyunichiro Satomi and Koichi Satoh

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:39

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Munchausen syndrome is a rare psychiatric disorder in which patients inflict on themselves an illness or injury for the primary purpose of assuming the sick role. Because these patients can present with many d...

    Authors: Rinaldo Lauwers, Nele Van De Winkel, Nathalie Vanderbruggen and Ives Hubloue

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:38

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Cholecystectomy has been the treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstones, but remains the greatest source of post-operative biliary injuries. Laparoscopic approach has been recently preferred because of sho...

    Authors: Vincenzo Napolitano, Roberto Cirocchi, Alessandro Spizzirri, Lorenzo Cattorini, Francesco La Mura, Eriberto Farinella, Umberto Morelli, Carla Migliaccio, Pamela Del monaco, Stefano Trastulli, Micol Sole Di Patrizi, Diego Milani and Francesco Sciannameo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:37

    Content type: Case report

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  10. This study is an attempt to clarify the role of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a surgical indication marker for appendicitis.

    Authors: Shozo Yokoyama, Katsunari Takifuji, Tsukasa Hotta, Kenji Matsuda, Toru Nasu, Mikihito Nakamori, Naoki Hirabayashi, Hiroyuki Kinoshita and Hiroki Yamaue

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:36

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The authors reported and discussed management a case of undiagnosed pheochromocytoma suspected because the catastrophic hemodynamic changes in a patient with an acute appendicitis.

    Authors: Mustapha Bensghir, Abderhmane Elwali, Salim Jaafar Lalaoui, Noureddine Drissi kamili, Hassan Alaoui, Jawad Laoutid, Hicham Azendour, Hicham Balkhi, Charqui Haimeur and Mohamed Atmani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:35

    Content type: Letters to the Editor

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  12. Acute abdomen in advanced pregnancy is one of the most challenging surgical situations. In life-threatening situations, despite optimal management, foetus distress and preterm delivery may occur. Although lapa...

    Authors: Wojciech Staszewicz, Michel Christodoulou, François Marty and Vincent Bettschart

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:33

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Diaphragmatic rupture is a life-threatening condition. Diaphragmatic injuries are quite uncommon and often result from either blunt or penetrating trauma. Diaphragmatic ruptures are usually associated with abd...

    Authors: Farhan Rashid, Mallicka M Chakrabarty, Rajeev Singh and Syed Y Iftikhar

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:32

    Content type: Review

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  14. Only 65 cases (including our case) of spinal subdural abscesses have been reported to the literature, mostly to the lumbar spine. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common bacterial. The symptoms are not caract...

    Authors: Dimitris Velissaris, Diamanto Aretha, Fotini Fligou and Kriton S Filos

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:31

    Content type: Review

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  15. Solitary caecal diverticulum is an uncommon entity and therefore difficult to diagnose except at surgery. Caecal diverticulitis is an infrequent cause of acute abdomen and usually presents in a manner similar ...

    Authors: Michelle Cole, Abraham A Ayantunde and John Payne

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:29

    Content type: Case report

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  16. The literature established that, in patients without Boey's risk factors, laparoscopic repair of perforated peptic ulcers, compared to open repair, is associated to lower wound infection rate, less analgesic u...

    Authors: Piero Guglielminotti, Roberto Bini, Diego Fontana and Renzo Leli

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:28

    Content type: Methodology

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  17. Emergency surgery has become a neglected specialization in Europe and in many other parts of the world. In certain medical fields, emergency surgery isn't even considered an autonomous specialization. However ...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini and Daniel Lazzareschi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:27

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. We present the case of a patient who sustained a penetrating injury to the chest caused by an attenuated energy rubber bullet and review the literature on thoracic injuries caused by plastic and rubber "less-l...

    Authors: Joao Rezende-Neto, Fabriccio DF Silva, Leonardo BO Porto, Luiz C Teixeira, Homer Tien and Sandro B Rizoli

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:26

    Content type: Review

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  19. Despite dedicated emergency theatre, emergency surgery can be often delayed due to competing urgencies, suggesting a need for innovative theatre time management.

    Authors: Stefano Partelli, Sabina Beg, Juliette Brown, Soumil Vyas and Hemant M Kocher

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:22

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Establishing a secure airway in a trauma patient is one of the primary essentials of treatment. Any flaw in airway management may lead to grave morbidity and mortality. Maxillofacial trauma presents a complex ...

    Authors: Amir A Krausz, Imad Abu el-Naaj and Michal Barak

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:21

    Content type: Review

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  21. The operative techniques to close extensive wounds to the duodenum are well described. However, postoperative morbidity is common and includes suture line leak and the formation of fistulae. The aim of this ca...

    Authors: Piotr Paluszkiewicz, Wojciech Dudek, Kathryn Lowery and Colin A Hart

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:19

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Intussusception with the Meckel's diverticulum is a rare but well-known cause of small bowel obstruction in the adult. After blunt abdominal trauma, intussusception is exceedingly rare and has been reported pr...

    Authors: El Bachir Benjelloun, Abdelmalek Ousadden, Karim Ibnmajdoub, Khalid Mazaz and Khalid Ait Taleb

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:18

    Content type: Case report

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  23. The improper fusion of the postero-lateral foramen of the diaphragm was first described by Bochdalek in 1848. The incidence of congenital diaphragmatic hernia varies from1:2000 to 1:5000 live births and Bochda...

    Authors: Ameet Kumar, Vikas Maheshwari, TS Ramakrishnan and Samaresh Sahu

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:16

    Content type: Case report

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  24. In this paper we are reporting one case of exsanguinating upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) bleed requiring massive blood transfusion and immediate life saving surgery.

    Authors: Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Muhammad Tariq Baqai, Mohammad Fahd Baqai and Naveed Mufti

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:15

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Blunt chest trauma might lead to cardiac injury ranging from simple arrhythmias to lethal conditions such as cardiac rupture. We experienced a case of initially overlooked traumatic coronary artery dissection ...

    Authors: Johannes L Bjørnstad, Johan Pillgram-Larsen and Theis Tønnessen

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:14

    Content type: Review

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  26. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors of wound dehiscence and determine which of them can be reverted.

    Authors: John Spiliotis, Konstantinos Tsiveriotis, Anastasios D Datsis, Archodoula Vaxevanidou, Georgios Zacharis, Konstantinos Giafis, Spyros Kekelos and Athanasios Rogdakis

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:12

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Emergency surgery is performed in every hospital with a A and E unit all around the world. However it is organized in different ways with different results.

    Authors: Renato Poggetti, Ari Leppanemi, Paula Ferrada, Juan Carlos Puyana, Andrew B Peitzman, Luca Ansaloni, Fausto Catena, Antonio D Pinna and Ernest E Moore

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:11

    Content type: Review

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  28. Substantial inflammatory disturbances following major trauma have been found throughout the posttraumatic course of polytraumatized patients, which was confirmed in experimental models of trauma and in vitro s...

    Authors: Oliver I Schmidt, Ralf H Gahr, Andreas Gosse and Christoph E Heyde

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:9

    Content type: Review

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  29. We present a case of a migrated biliary stent that resulted in a distal small bowel perforation, abscess formation and high grade partial small bowel obstruction in a medically stable patient without signs of ...

    Authors: Derek M Culnan, Bryan J Cicuto, Harjit Singh and Robert A Cherry

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:6

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage accounts for approximately 20% of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The most common causes of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage in adults are diverticular disease, inflammatory bow...

    Authors: Mircelal Kazimi, Murat Ulas, Cem Ibis, Mutlu Unver, Nazan Ozsan, Funda Yilmaz, Galip Ersoz, Murat Zeytunlu, Murat Kilic and Ahmet Coker

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:5

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Adherential pathology is the most common cause of small bowel obstruction. Laparoscopy in small bowel obstruction does not have a clear role yet; surely it doesn't always represent only a therapeutic act, but ...

    Authors: Eriberto Farinella, Roberto Cirocchi, Francesco La Mura, Umberto Morelli, Lorenzo Cattorini, Pamela Delmonaco, Carla Migliaccio, Angelo A De Sol, Luca Cozzaglio and Francesco Sciannameo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:3

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Major trauma is a leading cause of death worldwide. Evaluation of trauma care using Trauma Injury and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) method is focused in trauma outcome (deaths and survivors). For testing TRISS...

    Authors: Sadik S Llullaku, Nexhmi Sh Hyseni, Cen I Bytyçi and Sylejman K Rexhepi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:2

    Content type: Research article

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  33. We describe a case of life-threatening small bowel haemorrhage in a 56 year old man, who was found to have partial midgut malrotation at laparotomy. An association between congenital malrotation and gastrointe...

    Authors: Ajay Belgaumkar, Dheeraj Karamchandani, Praveen Peddu and Klaus-Martin Schulte

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:1

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Since publication of our article, "An unusual and difficult diagnosis of intestinal obstruction: The abdominal cocoon. Case report and review of the literature." World J Emerg Surg. 2006, 1: 8 we believe that ...

    Authors: Ali O Devay, Ismail Gomceli, Birol Korukluoglu and Ahmet Kusdemir

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:36

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:8

  35. With an incidence of less than 5%, type II paraesophageal hernias are one of the less common types of hiatal hernias. We report a case of a perforated prepyloric gastric ulcer which, due to a type II hiatus he...

    Authors: Robert A Pol, Hiske W Wiersma, Bas JGL Zonneveld and Marinus Eeftinck Schattenkerk

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:34

    Content type: Case report

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