Skip to main content

Articles

Page 15 of 16

  1. Blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome (BRBNS), is an uncommon condition characterised by cavernous haemangiomas of skin and gastrointestinal tract. The most common complication of this syndrome is gastrointestinal ...

    Authors: Clement Lee, Debasish Debnath, Tara Whitburn, Mark Farrugia and Federico Gonzalez

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:3

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  2. A continuous process of trauma centre evaluation is essential to ensure the development and progression of trauma care at regional, national and international levels. Evaluation may be by comparison between po...

    Authors: Henry R Budd, Laurence M Almond, Peter A Oakley, Gilbert McKenzie and Peter Danne

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:2

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  3. Peri-hepatic packing procedure, which is the basic damage control technique for the treatment of hepatic hemorrhage, is one of the cornerstones of the surgical strategy for abdominal trauma. The purpose of thi...

    Authors: Unal Aydin, Pinar Yazici, Murat Zeytunlu and Ahmet Coker

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:1

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  4. Popliteal artery aneurysms representing 80% of peripheral artery aneurysms rarely rupture (a reported incidence of 0.1–2.8 %) and second commonest in frequency after aorto-iliac aneurysms. They usually present...

    Authors: Pandanaboyana Sanjay and Mike H Lewis

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:34

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  5. There has been an increasing amount of work worldwide in search for tests not only to be able to absolutely diagnose acute pancreatitis, but more importantly to prognosticate patients at admission. While the t...

    Authors: Savio G Barreto and Jude Rodrigues

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:33

    Content type: Letters to the Editor

    Published on:

  6. Although commonly detectable in patients with cirrhosis, rectal varices only infrequently cause significant hematochezia (0.5–3.6%). While they may be expected to resolve with treatment of the concomitant port...

    Authors: Ronan A Cahill, Suzanne Norris and Richard B Stephens

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:32

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  7. Nasal polyps can make nasoendotracheal intubation difficult. We present a case of complete obstruction of a nasoendotracheal tube by a nasal polyp during a blind nasoendotracheal intubation in emergency oral s...

    Authors: Tatjana Goranovic, Morena Milic and Predrag Knezevic

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:31

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  8. Retained oesophageal foreign bodies must be urgently removed to prevent potentially serious complications. Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy is rare and has not been reported in association with a foreign body i...

    Authors: Robert P Sutcliffe, Ashish Rohatgi, Matthew J Forshaw and Robert C Mason

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:30

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  9. In the past the National Confidential Enquiry into Peri-operative deaths (NCEPOD) have advocated a reduction in non-essential night-time operating in NHS hospitals. In this study a retrospective analysis of th...

    Authors: Omar Faiz, Saswata Banerjee, Paris Tekkis, Savvas Papagrigoriadis, John Rennie and Andrew Leather

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:29

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  10. A 73 year old man presented with vomiting and pain due to a strangulated Morgagni hernia containing a gastric volvulus. Laparoscopic operation allowed reduction of the contents, excision of necrotic omentum an...

    Authors: Michael D Kelly

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:27

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  11. Abdominal pain is a common cause for emergency admission. While some patients have serious abdominal pathology, a significant group of those patients have no specific cause for the pain. This study was conduct...

    Authors: Saleh M Abbas, Troy Smithers and Etienne Truter

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:26

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  12. Melanosis Coli is described as black or brown discolouration of the mucosa of the colon. Its a benign condition, which arises from anthraquinone laxative abuse and has no symptoms of its own. The main importan...

    Authors: Baber N Chaudhary, Hemant Sharma, Mohammed Nadeem and Mohammed H Niayesh

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:25

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  13. Considerable variability exists in clinical approaches to thoracolumbar fractures. Controversy in evaluation and nomenclature contribute to this confusion, with significant differences found between physicians...

    Authors: John Ratliff, Neel Anand, Alexander R Vaccaro, Moe R Lim, Joon Y Lee, Paul Arnold, James S Harrop, Raja Rampersaud, Christopher M Bono and Ralf H Gahr

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:24

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  14. To determine the causes of cardiac tamponade (CT), focussing especially on haemopericardium (HP), as a terminal mode of death, within a 430,000 rural English population.

    Authors: Aravind Swaminathan, Karikalan Kandaswamy, Manish Powari and Joseph Mathew

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:22

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  15. Very few cases of small bowel obstruction due to ingested fruits have been described in literature, and most of these have managed by a laparotomy. Laparoscopic assisted surgery can effectively deal with such ...

    Authors: Tushar Samdani, Tarun Singhal, Santosh Balakrishnan, Abdulzahra Hussain, Starlene Grandy-Smith and Shamsi El-Hasani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:20

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  16. Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is uncommon and difficult to diagnose, and it cause progressive morbidity until the infectious process is diagnosed and treated medically and surgically. The literature addressed NF ...

    Authors: Korhan Taviloglu and Hakan Yanar

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:19

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  17. The utility of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) performed at the time of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is unclear. We examined whether EGD at time of PEG yielded clinically useful information impor...

    Authors: James M Haan, Grant V Bochicchio and Thomas M Scalea

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:18

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  18. Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, serves a population of 1.2 million people and is a tertiary institution for pediatric trauma. This study is designed to review all cases of abdominal inju...

    Authors: Saleh M Abbas and Vipul Upadhyay

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:14

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  19. Anastomotic leakage is an important problem following primary resection in the left colon and is even more prominent when obstruction is present. We aimed to evaluate the possible effects of erythropoietin on ...

    Authors: Munevver Moran, M Mahir Ozmen, A Polat Duzgun, Riza Gok, Nurten Renda, Selda Seckin and Faruk Coskun

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:13

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  20. Torsion or rupture of an ovarian cyst may present as an acute abdomen. A case is presented where the diagnosis was made at laparoscopy and laparoscopic resection was done. Controlled aspiration of the cyst con...

    Authors: Katie M Williams, Charles J Bain and Michael D Kelly

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:12

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  21. Experience with management of drug-packers (mules) is variable among different centres. However, despite a recorded increase in drug trafficking in general, as yet, no unified, clear guidelines exist to guide ...

    Authors: J Kelly, M Corrigan, RA Cahill and HP Redmond

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:9

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  22. Scientific literature may be biased because of the internal validity of studies being compromised by different forms of measurement error, and/or because of the selective reporting of positive and 'statistical...

    Authors: Stefania Boccia, Giuseppe La Torre, Roberto Persiani, Domenico D'Ugo, Cornelia M van Duijn and Gualtiero Ricciardi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:7

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  23. Heart chambers rupture in blunt trauma is uncommon and is associated with a high mortality. The determinant factors, and the incidence of isolated heart chambers rupture remains undetermined. Isolated rupture ...

    Authors: Adoniram M Figueiredo, Renato S Poggetti, Fabio G Quintavalle, Belchor Fontes, Moise Dalva, Riad N Younes, Fabio B Jatene and Dario Birolini

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:5

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  24. The best method for radiographic "clearance" of the cervical spine in obtunded patients prior to removal of cervical immobilization devices remains debated. Dynamic radiographs or MRI are thought to demonstrat...

    Authors: Craig H Rabb, Jeffrey L Johnson, David VanSickle, Kathryn Beauchamp, Gene Bolles and Ernest E Moore

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:4

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  25. Hospital mortality in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) remains high. Some of these patients develop increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) which may contribute to organ dysfunction. The aims of ...

    Authors: Paivi Keskinen, Ari Leppaniemi, Ville Pettila, Anneli Piilonen, Esko Kemppainen and Marja Hynninen

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:2

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  26. Neurotrauma represents a significant public health problem, accounting for a significant proportion of the morbidity and mortality associated with all traumatic injuries. Both blunt and penetrating injuries to...

    Authors: Charles E Ray Jr, Shaun C Spalding, C Clay Cothren, Wei-Shin Wang, Ernest E Moore and Stephen P Johnson

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:1

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  27. Ischemia is the most important factor compromises wound healing in colonic anastomosis. Mesenteric vessels are ligated at first while performing colonic resection and following anastomosis. Therefore blood sup...

    Authors: Ziya Cetinkaya, Kazim Esen, Ibrahim Hanefi Ozercan, Bilal Ustundag, Refik Ayten and Erhan Aygen

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:37

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  28. Very few cases of severe penetrating injuries to the skull base with a seemingly innocuous object have been described in the literature. Of the cases reported, only ten involve a penetrating screwdriver. Howev...

    Authors: Antonio De Tommasi, Pasquale Cascardi, Claudio De Tommasi, Sabino Luzzi and Pasqualino Ciappetta

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:36

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  29. Spontaneous rupture of the spleen is an uncommon dramatic abdominal emergency that requires immediate diagnosis and prompt surgical treatment to ensure the patients survival. Infections have been cited in most...

    Authors: Saptarshi Biswas, Judith Keddington and James McClanathan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:35

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  30. Bombings and explosion incidents directed against innocent civilians are the primary instrument of global terror. In the present review we highlight the major observations and lessons learned from these events...

    Authors: Ami Mayo and Yoram Kluger

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:33

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  31. A trauma registry is an integral component of modern comprehensive trauma care systems. Trauma registries have not been established in most developing countries, and where they exist are often rudimentary and ...

    Authors: Benedict C Nwomeh, Wendi Lowell, Renae Kable, Kathy Haley and Emmanuel A Ameh

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:32

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  32. Acute abdominal pain is a leading symptom in many surgical emergency patients. Laparoscopy allows for accurate diagnosis and immediate therapy of many intraabdominal pathologies. The guidelines of the EAES (Eu...

    Authors: Edmund AM Neugebauer and Stefan Sauerland

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:31

    Content type: Editorial

    Published on:

  33. Penetrating chest injuries account for 1–13% of thoracic trauma hospital admissions and most of these are managed with a conservative approach. Nevertheless, 18–30% of cases managed only with tube thoracostomy...

    Authors: Massimiliano Paci, Guglielmo Ferrari, Valerio Annessi, Salvatore de Franco, Guido Guasti and Giorgio Sgarbi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:30

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  34. Major trauma induces marked metabolic changes which contribute to the systemic immune suppression in severely injured patients and increase the risk of infection and posttraumatic organ failure. The hypercatab...

    Authors: Erik Hasenboehler, Allison Williams, Iris Leinhase, Steven J Morgan, Wade R Smith, Ernest E Moore and Philip F Stahel

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:29

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  35. Perforation peritonitis is the most common surgical emergency in India. The spectrum of etiology of perforation in Tropical countries continues to be different from its Western counterpart. The objective of the s...

    Authors: Rajender Singh Jhobta, Ashok Kumar Attri, Robin Kaushik, Rajeev Sharma and Anupam Jhobta

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:26

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  36. Peritonitis is a common surgical emergency. This manuscript will provide an overview of recent developments in the management of peritonitis in the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the emergence of new tre...

    Authors: Mark A Malangoni and Tazo Inui

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:25

    Content type: Review

    Published on: