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  1. In the last two decades, there have been major improvements in the trauma system in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We aimed to study the changes in the incidence, type, severity, and outcome of trauma of hosp...

    Authors: Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Hani O. Eid, David O. Alao and Hassan Elbiss
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:25
  2. Intraoperative peritoneal lavage (IOPL) with saline has been widely used in surgical practice. However, the effectiveness of IOPL with saline in patients with intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) remains controve...

    Authors: Qi Zhou, Wenbo Meng, Yanhan Ren, Qinyuan Li, Marja A. Boermeester, Peter Muli Nthumba, Jennifer Rickard, Bobo Zheng, Hui Liu, Qianling Shi, Siya Zhao, Zijun Wang, Xiao Liu, Zhengxiu Luo, Kehu Yang, Yaolong Chen…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:24
  3. To determine the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) in the treatment of necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI), we conducted a meta-analysis of the available evidence.

    Authors: Chengzi Huang, Yilian Zhong, Chaochi Yue, Bin He, Yaling Li and Jun Li
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:23
  4. Authors: Lorenzo Cobianchi, Daniele Piccolo, Francesca Dal Mas, Vanni Agnoletti, Luca Ansaloni, Jeremy Balch, Walter Biffl, Giovanni Butturini, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini, Stefano Denicolai, Belinda De Simone, Isabella Frigerio, Paola Fugazzola, Gianluigi Marseglia, Giuseppe Roberto Marseglia…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:22

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:1

  5. Outcomes following aortic occlusion for trauma and hemorrhagic shock are poor, leading some to question the clinical utility of aortic occlusion in this setting. This study evaluates neurologically intact surv...

    Authors: Jeremy A. Balch, Tyler J. Loftus, Philip A. Efron, Alicia M. Mohr, Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr. and R. Stephen Smith
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:21
  6. Less invasive alternatives than early cholecystectomy (EC) for acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) treatment have been spreading in recent years. We still lack a reliable tool to select high-risk patients who ...

    Authors: Paola Fugazzola, Lorenzo Cobianchi, Marcello Di Martino, Matteo Tomasoni, Francesca Dal Mas, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Vanni Agnoletti, Marco Ceresoli, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Tommaso Dominioni, Camilla Nikita Farè, Simone Frassini, Giulia Gambini, Ari Leppäniemi, Marcello Maestri…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:20
  7. A new hemostatic sealant based on a N-hydroxy-succinimide polyoxazoline (NHS-POx) polymer was evaluated to determine hemostatic efficacy and long-term wound healing and adverse effects in a large animal model of ...

    Authors: Edwin A. Roozen, Roger M. L. M. Lomme, Nicole U. B. Calon, Richard P. G. ten Broek and Harry van Goor
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:19
  8. During medical emergencies, intraosseous (IO) access and intravenous (IV) access are methods of administering therapies and medications to patients. Treating patients in emergency medical situations is a highl...

    Authors: Dong Wang, Lei Deng, Ruipeng Zhang, Yiyue Zhou, Jun Zeng and Hua Jiang
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:17
  9. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning describe a broad range of algorithm types that can be trained based on datasets to make predictions. The increasing sophistication of AI has created new opport...

    Authors: Olivia F. Hunter, Frances Perry, Mina Salehi, Hubert Bandurski, Alan Hubbard, Chad G. Ball and S. Morad Hameed
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:16
  10. This study aimed to evaluate the results of posterior component separation (CS) and transversus abdominis muscle release (TAR) with retro-muscular mesh reinforcement in patients with primary abdominal wall deh...

    Authors: Tamer A. A. M. Habeeb, Abdulzahra Hussain, Vishal Shelat, Massimo Chiaretti, Jose Bueno-Lledó, Alfonso García Fadrique, Abd-Elfattah Kalmoush, Mohamed Elnemr, Khaled Safwat, Ahmed Raafat, Tamer Wasefy, Ibrahim A. Heggy, Gamal Osman, Waleed A. Abdelhady, Walid A. Mawla, Alaa A. Fiad…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:15
  11. Shared decision-making (SDM) between clinicians and patients is one of the pillars of the modern patient-centric philosophy of care. This study aims to explore SDM in the discipline of trauma and emergency sur...

    Authors: Lorenzo Cobianchi, Francesca Dal Mas, Vanni Agnoletti, Luca Ansaloni, Walter Biffl, Giovanni Butturini, Stefano Campostrini, Fausto Catena, Stefano Denicolai, Paola Fugazzola, Jacopo Martellucci, Maurizio Massaro, Pietro Previtali, Federico Ruta, Alessandro Venturi, Sarah Woltz…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:14
  12. Common bile duct exploration (CBDE) is safe and effective for managing choledocholithiasis, but most US general surgeons have limited experience with CBDE and are uncomfortable performing this procedure in pra...

    Authors: Molly Q. Nyren, Amanda C. Filiberto, Patrick W. Underwood, Kenneth L. Abbott, Jeremy A. Balch, Francesca Dal Mas, Lorenzo Cobianchi, Philip A. Efron, Brian C. George, Benjamin Shickel, Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., George A. Sarosi Jr. and Tyler J. Loftus
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:13
  13. Hematologic patients requiring abdominal emergency surgery are considered to be a high-risk population based on disease- and treatment-related immunosuppression. However, the optimal surgical therapy and perio...

    Authors: Philipp H. von Kroge, Anna Duprée, Oliver Mann, Jakob R. Izbicki, Jonas Wagner, Paymon Ahmadi, Sören Weidemann, Raissa Adjallé, Nicolaus Kröger, Carsten Bokemeyer, Walter Fiedler, Franziska Modemann and Susanne Ghandili
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:12
  14. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS), including laparoscopic and robotic approaches, is widely adopted in elective digestive surgery, but selectively used for surgical emergencies. The present position paper summa...

    Authors: Nicola de’Angelis, Francesco Marchegiani, Carlo Alberto Schena, Jim Khan, Vanni Agnoletti, Luca Ansaloni, Ana Gabriela Barría Rodríguez, Paolo Pietro Bianchi, Walter Biffl, Francesca Bravi, Graziano Ceccarelli, Marco Ceresoli, Osvaldo Chiara, Mircea Chirica, Lorenzo Cobianchi, Federico Coccolini…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:11
  15. Recent evidence confirms that the treatment of acute appendicitis is not necessarily surgical, and selected patients with uncomplicated appendicitis can benefit from a non-operative management. Unfortunately, ...

    Authors: Barza Afzal, Roberto Cirocchi, Aruna Dawani, Jacopo Desiderio, Antonio Di Cintio, Domenico Di Nardo, Federico Farinacci, James Fung, Alessandro Gemini, Lorenzo Guerci, Sen Yin Melina Kam, Svetlana Lakunina, Lee Madi, Stefano Mazzetti, Bakhtiar Nadyrshine, Ola Shams…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:10
  16. A series of randomized controlled trials have investigated the efficacy and safety of different timings of interventions and methods of intervention. However, the optimal treatment strategy is not yet clear.

    Authors: Yang Yang, Yu Zhang, Shuaiyong Wen and Yunfeng Cui
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:9
  17. Selected patients with adhesion-related chronic abdominal pain can be treated effectively by adhesiolysis with the application of adhesion barriers. These patients might also have an increased risk to develop ...

    Authors: Barend A. W. van den Beukel, Masja K. Toneman, Fleur van Veelen, Marjolein Blusse van Oud-Alblas, Koen van Dongen, Martijn W. J. Stommel, Harry van Goor and Richard P. G. ten Broek
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:8
  18. Frailty is associated with poor post-operative outcomes in emergency surgical patients. Shared multidisciplinary models have been developed to provide a holistic, reactive model of care to improve outcomes for...

    Authors: Mallaika Viswanath, Darja Clinch, Marco Ceresoli, Jugdeep Dhesi, Mario D’Oria, Belinda De Simone, Mauro Podda, Salomone Di Saverio, Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Ernest Moore, Deepa Rangar, Walter L. Biffl and Dimitrios Damaskos
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:7
  19. In contrast to adults, the situation for pediatric trauma care from an international point of view and the global management of severely injured children remain rather unclear. The current study investigates s...

    Authors: Martin Reichert, Massimo Sartelli, Ingolf H. Askevold, Jaqueline Braun, Markus A. Weigand, Matthias Hecker, Vanni Agnoletti, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Winfried Padberg, Jens G. Riedel and Andreas Hecker
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:6
  20. Severe traumatic brain-injured (TBI) patients should be primarily admitted to a hub trauma center (hospital with neurosurgical capabilities) to allow immediate delivery of appropriate care in a specialized env...

    Authors: Edoardo Picetti, Fausto Catena, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Luca Ansaloni, Rocco A. Armonda, Miklosh Bala, Zsolt J. Balogh, Alessandro Bertuccio, Walt L. Biffl, Pierre Bouzat, Andras Buki, Davide Cerasti, Randall M. Chesnut, Giuseppe Citerio, Federico Coccolini, Raul Coimbra…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:5

    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:29

  21. Previous observational studies showed higher rates of abdominal wall closure with the use of hypertonic saline in trauma patients with abdominal injuries. However, no randomized controlled trials have been per...

    Authors: Alberto F. García, Ramiro Manzano-Nunez, Diana Cristina Carrillo, Julian Chica-Yanten, María Paula Naranjo, Álvaro I. Sánchez, Jorge Humberto Mejía, Gustavo Adolfo Ospina-Tascón, Carlos A. Ordoñez, Juan Gabriel Bayona and Juan Carlos Puyana
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:4
  22. Colorectal cancer presents as emergencies in 20% of the cases. Emergency resection is associated with high postoperative morbidity and mortality. The specialization of the operating team in the emergency setti...

    Authors: Örvar Arnarson, Ingvar Syk and Salma Tunå Butt
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:3
  23. A structured approach involves systematic management of trauma patients. We aim to conduct an overview of reviews about the clinical efficacy and safety of structured approach (i.e., primary and secondary surv...

    Authors: Silvia Gianola, Silvia Bargeri, Annalisa Biffi, Stefania Cimbanassi, Daniela D’Angelo, Daniela Coclite, Gabriella Facchinetti, Alice Josephine Fauci, Carla Ferrara, Marco Di Nitto, Antonello Napoletano, Ornella Punzo, Katya Ranzato, Alina Tratsevich, Primiano Iannone, Greta Castellini…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:2
  24. Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining traction in medicine and surgery. AI-based applications can offer tools to examine high-volume data to inform predictive analytics that supports complex decision-making ...

    Authors: Lorenzo Cobianchi, Daniele Piccolo, Francesca Dal Mas, Vanni Agnoletti, Luca Ansaloni, Jeremy Balch, Walter Biffl, Giovanni Butturini, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini, Stefano Denicolai, Belinda De Simone, Isabella Frigerio, Paola Fugazzola, Gianluigi Marseglia, Giuseppe Roberto Marseglia…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:1

    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2023 18:22

  25. The incidence of the highly morbid and potentially lethal gangrenous cholecystitis was reportedly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the ChoCO-W study was to compare the clinical findings and o...

    Authors: Belinda De Simone, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Elie Chouillard, Salomone Di Saverio, Massimo Sartelli, Mauro Podda, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Ernest E. Moore, Susan J. Moug, Luca Ansaloni, Yoram Kluger, Federico Coccolini, Aitor Landaluce-Olavarria, Begoña Estraviz-Mateos, Ana Uriguen-Etxeberria, Alessio Giordano…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:61
  26. Surgical pancreatic necrosectomy (SPN) is an option for the management of infected pancreatic necrosis. The literature indicates that an escalating, combined endoscopic, interventional radiology and minimally ...

    Authors: Amy E. Liepert, George Ventro, Jessica L. Weaver, Allison E. Berndtson, Laura N. Godat, Laura M. Adams, Jarrett Santorelli, Todd W. Costantini and Jay J. Doucet
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:60
  27. To confirm the safety and efficacy of outpatient management of laparoscopic appendectomy, with an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol, in adult patients with uncomplicated acute appendicitis.

    Authors: Jordi Elvira López, Ricard Sales Mallafré, Erlinda Padilla Zegarra, Luis Carrillo Luna, Joan Ferreres Serafini, Roisin Tully, Robert Memba Ikuga and Rosa Jorba Martin
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:59
  28. Authors: Belinda De Simone, Elie Chouillard, Almino C. Ramos, Gianfranco Donatelli, Tadeja Pintar, Rahul Gupta, Federica Renzi, Kamal Mahawar, Brijesh Madhok, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Ernest E. Moore, Dieter G. Weber, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Andrew Kirkpatrick…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:58

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:51

  29. Complications secondary to spilled gallstones can be classified in the category of disease of medical progress because prior to advent of laparoscopic cholecystectomy very few reports published on the topic. T...

    Authors: Paschalis Gavriilidis, Fausto Catena, Gianluigi de’Angelis and Nicola de’Angelis
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:57
  30. There is no sufficient overview of outcomes in right-sided and left-sided colonic diverticulitis (CD) following non-operative management. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the recurrence/treatme...

    Authors: Sih-Shiang Huang, Chih-Wei Sung, Hsiu-Po Wang and Wan-Ching Lien
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:56
  31. Bariatric surgery revisions and emergencies are associated with higher morbidity and mortality compared to primary bariatric surgery. No formal outcome benchmarks exist that distinguish MBSAQIP-accredited cent...

    Authors: Daniel Tomey, Alessandro Martinino, Joseph Nguyen-Lee, Alfred Lopez, Priya Shenwai, Zhuoxin Long, Jichong Chai, Tapan Nayak, James Wiseman and Rodolfo Oviedo
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:55
  32. Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a group of diseases characterized by an interruption of the blood supply to varying portions of the intestine, leading to ischemia and secondary inflammatory changes. If untr...

    Authors: Miklosh Bala, Fausto Catena, Jeffry Kashuk, Belinda De Simone, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Dieter Weber, Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Yoram Kluger, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Edoardo Picetti, Luca Ansaloni, Goran Augustin, Walter L. Biffl, Marco Ceresoli, Osvaldo Chiara…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:54
  33. Laparoscopic colectomy is rarely performed for ischemic colitis. The aim of this propensity score-matched study was to compare preoperative characteristics, intraoperative details and short-term outcomes for e...

    Authors: Yi-Chang Chen, Yuan-Yao Tsai, Sheng-Chi Chang, Hung-Chang Chen, Tao-Wei Ke, Abe Fingerhut and William Tzu-Liang Chen
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:53
  34. In 2017, the World Society of Emergency Surgery published its guidelines for the management of adult and pediatric patients with splenic trauma. Several issues regarding the follow-up of patients with splenic ...

    Authors: Mauro Podda, Belinda De Simone, Marco Ceresoli, Francesco Virdis, Francesco Favi, Johannes Wiik Larsen, Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Nikolaos Pararas, Solomon Gurmu Beka, Luigi Bonavina, Raffaele Bova, Adolfo Pisanu, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Zsolt Balogh, Osvaldo Chiara…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:52
  35. Patients presenting with acute abdominal pain that occurs after months or years following bariatric surgery may present for assessment and management in the local emergency units. Due to the large variety of s...

    Authors: Belinda De Simone, Elie Chouillard, Almino C. Ramos, Gianfranco Donatelli, Tadeja Pintar, Rahul Gupta, Federica Renzi, Kamal Mahawar, Brijesh Madhok, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Ernest E. Moore, Dieter G. Weber, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Andrew Kirkpatrick…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:51

    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:58

  36. Non-traumatic emergency general surgery involves a heterogeneous population that may present with several underlying diseases. Timeous emergency surgical treatment should be supplemented with high-quality peri...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Francesco Corradi, Massimo Sartelli, Raul Coimbra, Igor A. Kryvoruchko, Ari Leppaniemi, Krstina Doklestic, Elena Bignami, Giandomenico Biancofiore, Miklosh Bala, Ceresoli Marco, Dimitris Damaskos, Walt L. Biffl, Paola Fugazzola, Domenico Santonastaso, Vanni Agnoletti…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:50
  37. Viscoelastic hemostatic assay (VHA) provides a graphical representation of a clot’s lifespan and reflects the real time of coagulation. It has been used to guide trauma resuscitation; however, evidence of the ...

    Authors: Zhe Zhu, Yong Yu, Kairui Hong, Mengqin Luo and Yefang Ke
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:48
  38. Penetrating diaphragmatic injuries are associated with a high incidence of posttraumatic empyema. We analyzed the contribution of trauma severity, specific organ injury, contamination severity, and surgical ma...

    Authors: Alberto Federico García, Fernando Rodríguez, Álvaro Sánchez, Isabella Caicedo-Holguín, Carlos Gallego-Navarro, María Paula Naranjo, Yaset Caicedo, Daniela Burbano, Diana Felisa Currea-Perdomo, Carlos A. Ordoñez and Juan Carlos Puyana
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:47
  39. Pleural empyema (PE) is a frequent disease, associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Surgical approach is the standard of care for most patients with II-III stage PE. In the last years, the minimally in...

    Authors: Claudio Luciani, Andrea Scacchi, Roberto Vaschetti, Giancarlo Di Marzo, Ilaria Fatica, Micaela Cappuccio, Germano Guerra, Graziano Ceccarelli, Pasquale Avella and Aldo Rocca
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:46
  40. Authors: Marco Ceresoli, Michele Pisano, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Niccolò Allievi, Kurinchi Gurusamy, Walt L. Biffl, Giovanni D. Tebala, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Gianluca Baiocchi and Federico Coccolini
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:45

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:18

  41. Investigating the context of trauma and acute care surgery, the article aims at understanding the factors that can enhance some ethical aspects, namely the importance of patient consent, the perceptiveness of ...

    Authors: Lorenzo Cobianchi, Francesca Dal Mas, Maurizio Massaro, Walter Biffl, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini, Beatrice Dionigi, Paolo Dionigi, Salomone Di Saverio, Paola Fugazzola, Yoram Kluger, Ari Leppäniemi, Ernest E. Moore, Massimo Sartelli, George Velmahos, Sarah Woltz…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:44
  42. Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) require immediate radical debridement, broad-spectrum antibiotics and intensive care. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may be performed adjunctively, but unequivocal e...

    Authors: Assen Mladenov, Katharina Diehl, Oliver Müller, Christian von Heymann, Susanne Kopp and Wiebke K. Peitsch
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:43
  43. Rapid referral of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients requiring emergency neurosurgery to a specialized trauma center can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality. Currently, no model has been reported t...

    Authors: Jean-Denis Moyer, Patrick Lee, Charles Bernard, Lois Henry, Elodie Lang, Fabrice Cook, Fanny Planquart, Mathieu Boutonnet, Anatole Harrois and Tobias Gauss
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:42
  44. Emergency General Surgery (EGS) was identified as multidisciplinary surgery performed for traumatic and non-traumatic acute conditions during the same admission in the hospital by general emergency surgeons an...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Aleksei Osipov, Yunfeng Cui, Solomon Gurmu Beka, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Ibrahima Sall, Ernest E. Moore, Walter L. Biffl, Andrey Litvin, Michele Pisano, Stefano Magnone, Edoardo Picetti, Nicola de Angelis, Philip Stahel…
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:41
  45. Spontaneous liver rupture in pregnancy is often unrecognized, highly lethal, and not completely understood. The goal was to summarize and define the etiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, appropriate d...

    Authors: Goran Augustin, Matija Hadzic, Josip Juras and Slavko Oreskovic
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:40
  46. Authors: Martin Reichert, Massimo Sartelli, Markus A. Weigand, Matthias Hecker, Philip U. Oppelt, Julia Noll, Ingolf H. Askevold, Juliane Liese, Winfried Padberg, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena and Andreas Hecker
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:39

    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:34

  47. Current guidelines recommend repeat computed tomography (CT) imaging in high-grade blunt renal injury within 48–96 h, yet diagnostic value and clinical significance remain controversial. The aim of this work w...

    Authors: Andrea Katharina Lindner, Anna Katharina Luger, Josef Fritz, Johannes Stäblein, Christian Radmayr, Friedrich Aigner, Peter Rehder, Gennadi Tulchiner, Wolfgang Horninger and Renate Pichler
    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2022 17:38