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  1. In the acute care of trauma, some patients with a low estimated risk of death die suddenly and unexpectedly. In this study, we aim to identify predictors for early death within 24 h following hospital admissio...

    Authors: Philip-C. Nolte, David Häske, Rolf Lefering, Michael Bernhard, Sebastian Casu, Susanne Frankenhauser, Andreas Gather, Paul A. Grützner and Matthias Münzberg

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:47

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Recent trauma guidelines recommend non-operative management for grade III splenic injury without contrast extravasation on computed tomography. Nevertheless, such recommendations rely on low-quality evidence, ...

    Authors: Francesco Amico, Rebecca Anning, Cino Bendinelli and Zsolt J. Balogh

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:46

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Thoracic trauma (TT) is the third most common cause of death after abdominal injury and head trauma in polytrauma patients. Its management is still a very challenging task. The purpose of this study was to ana...

    Authors: Morris Beshay, Fritz Mertzlufft, Hans Werner Kottkamp, Marc Reymond, Ralph Alexander Schmid, Detlev Branscheid and Thomas Vordemvenne

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:45

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Acute pancreatitis is a common inflammatory pancreatic disorder, often caused by gallstone disease and frequently requiring hospitalization.

    Authors: Lucia Ilaria Sgaramella, Angela Gurrado, Alessandro Pasculli, Francesco Paolo Prete, Fausto Catena and Mario Testini

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:44

    Content type: Review

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  5. Since its first documentation, a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection has emerged worldwide, with the consequent declaration of a pandemic disease (COVID-19). Severe forms of acute respiratory failure can ...

    Authors: Andrea Bruni, Eugenio Garofalo, Valeria Zuccalà, Giuseppe Currò, Carlo Torti, Giuseppe Navarra, Giovambattista De Sarro, Paolo Navalesi, Federico Longhini and Michele Ammendola

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:43

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Boerhaave’s syndrome (BS) is a rare life-threating condition with poor prognosis. Unfortunately, due to its very low incidence, no clear evidences or definitive guidelines are currently available: in detail, s...

    Authors: A. Veltri, J. Weindelmayer, L. Alberti, C. A. De Pasqual, M. Bencivenga and S. Giacopuzzi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:42

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Iron metabolism and immune response to SARS-CoV-2 have not been described yet in intensive care patients, although they are likely involved in Covid-19 pathogenesis.

    Authors: Giuliano Bolondi, Emanuele Russo, Emiliano Gamberini, Alessandro Circelli, Manlio Cosimo Claudio Meca, Etrusca Brogi, Lorenzo Viola, Luca Bissoni, Venerino Poletti and Vanni Agnoletti

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:41

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Ischemic colitis (IC) is a severe emergency in gastrointestinal surgery. The aim of the present study was to identify the predictors of postoperative mortality after emergent open colectomy for IC treatment. A...

    Authors: Nassiba Beghdadi, Elisa Reitano, Frederic Cochennec, Pascal Desgranges, Aurelien Amiot, Iradj Sobhani, Nicolas Mongardon, Olivier Langeron, Margherita Notarnicola, Sébastien Mulé, Alain Luciani, Florence Canoui-Poitrine, Alexis Laurent, Daniele Sommacale, Francesco Brunetti and Nicola de’ Angelis

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:40

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The World Society of Emergency Surgery promotes training and continuing medical education in the field of emergency surgery and trauma. One of the most important activities of the society is the development of...

    Authors: Marco Ceresoli, Federico Coccolini, Walter L. Biffl, Massimo Sartelli, Luca Ansaloni, Ernest E. Moore, Salomone Di Saverio, Yoram Kluger and Fausto Catena

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:39

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Following the spread of the infection from the new SARS-CoV2 coronavirus in March 2020, several surgical societies have released their recommendations to manage the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for th...

    Authors: Fabio Cesare Campanile, Mauro Podda, Alberto Arezzo, Emanuele Botteri, Alberto Sartori, Mario Guerrieri, Elisa Cassinotti, Irnerio Muttillo, Marcello Pisano, Riccardo Brachet Contul, Giancarlo D’Ambrosio, Diego Cuccurullo, Carlo Bergamini, Marco Ettore Allaix, Valerio Caracino, Wanda Luisa Petz…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:38

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. Giant hiatal hernia (GHH) is a condition where one-third of the stomach migrates into the thorax. Nowadays, laparoscopic treatment gives excellent postoperative outcomes. Strangulated GHH is rare, and its emer...

    Authors: Graziano Ceccarelli, Alessandro Pasculli, Walter Bugiantella, Michele De Rosa, Fausto Catena, Fabio Rondelli, Gianluca Costa, Aldo Rocca, Mattia Longaroni and Mario Testini

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:37

    Content type: Review

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  12. COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly spread in Italy in late February 2020. Almost all surgical services have been reorganized, with the aim of maintaining an adequate therapeutic path, especially for surgical emerge...

    Authors: Alberto Patriti, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Fausto Catena, Pierluigi Marini and Marco Catarci

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:36

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The UN Decade of Action for Road Safety aimed to reduce road traffic deaths by half by year 2020. We aimed to study risk factors affecting global pedestrian death rates overtime, and whether the defined target...

    Authors: Yasin J. Yasin, Michal Grivna and Fikri M. Abu-Zidan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:35

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Acute appendicitis is the most common non-gynecological emergency during pregnancy. The diagnosis of appendicitis during pregnancy is challenging due to changes in both physiological and laboratory variables. ...

    Authors: Baris Mantoglu, Emre Gonullu, Yesim Akdeniz, Merve Yigit, Necattin Firat, Emrah Akin, Fatih Altintoprak and Unal Erkorkmaz

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:34

    Content type: Research article

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  15. A novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak began in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in December 2019; the outbreak was caused by a novel coronavirus previously never observed in humans. China has imposed the strictest quar...

    Authors: Yang Li, Ling Zeng, Zhanfei Li, Qingxiang Mao, Ding Liu, Letian Zhang, Huayu Zhang, Yu Xie, Guo Liu, Xiaoqin Gan, Fan Yang, Siru Zhou, Shanmu Ai, Hao Tang, Qiu Zhong, Hongxiang Lu…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:33

    Content type: Review

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  16. Acute colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in the acute setting. An international multidisciplinary panel of experts from the World Society of Emergency ...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Dieter G. Weber, Yoram Kluger, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Goran Augustin, Offir Ben-Ishay, Walter L. Biffl, Konstantinos Bouliaris, Rodolfo Catena, Marco Ceresoli, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimo Chiarugi, Raul Coimbra, Francesco Cortese…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:32

    Content type: Review

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  17. Coagulopathy following severe trauma contributes significantly to mortality. Impaired clotting factors have been observed in adult trauma patients, but in pediatric trauma victims their activity has not yet be...

    Authors: Manuel Burggraf, Christina Polan, Martin Husen, Bastian Mester, Alexander Wegner, Daniel Spodeck, Marcel Dudda and Max Daniel Kauther

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:31

    Content type: Research article

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  18. An objective algorithm for the management of suspected appendicitis guided by the Alvarado Score had previously been proposed. This algorithm was expected to reduce computed tomography (CT) utilization without...

    Authors: Winson Jianhong Tan, Sanchalika Acharyya, Min Hoe Chew, Fung Joon Foo, Weng Hoong Chan, Wai Keong Wong, London Lucien Ooi, Jeremy Chung Fai Ng and Hock Soo Ong

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:30

    Content type: Research article

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  19. COVID-19 threatens to quickly overwhelm our existing critical care infrastructure in the USA. Systemic tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) has been previously demonstrated to improve PaO2/FiO2 (mmHg) when given to...

    Authors: Rashikh Choudhury, Christopher D. Barrett, Hunter B. Moore, Ernest E. Moore, Robert C. McIntyre, Peter K. Moore, Daniel S. Talmor, Trevor L. Nydam and Michael B. Yaffe

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:29

    Content type: Commentary

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  20. Appropriate measures of infection prevention and management are integral to optimal clinical practice and standards of care. Among surgeons, these measures are often over-looked. However, surgeons are at the f...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Luca Ansaloni, Stefano Bartoli, Walter Biffl, Felice Borghi, Elie Chouillard, Yunfeng Cui, Rafael De Oliveira Nascimento, Belinda De Simone, Salomone Di Saverio, Therese Duane, Christian Eckmann, Hani O. Eid, Carlos Augusto Gomes…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:28

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. Acute appendicitis (AA) is among the most common causes of acute abdominal pain. Diagnosis of AA is still challenging and some controversies on its management are still present among different settings and pra...

    Authors: Salomone Di Saverio, Mauro Podda, Belinda De Simone, Marco Ceresoli, Goran Augustin, Alice Gori, Marja Boermeester, Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Antonio Tarasconi, Nicola de’ Angelis, Dieter G. Weber, Matti Tolonen, Arianna Birindelli, Walter Biffl, Ernest E. Moore…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:27

    Content type: Review

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  22. Since December 2019, the world is potentially facing one of the most difficult infectious situations of the last decades. COVID-19 epidemic warrants consideration as a mass casualty incident (MCI) of the highe...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Emmanouil Pikoulis, Evika Karamagioli, Ernest E. Moore, Walter L. Biffl, Andrew Peitzman, Andreas Hecker, Mircea Chirica, Dimitrios Damaskos, Carlos Ordonez, Felipe Vega, Gustavo P. Fraga, Massimo Chiarugi, Salomone Di Saverio…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:26

    Content type: Commentary

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  23. The current COVID-19 pandemic underlines the importance of a mindful utilization of financial and human resources. Preserving resources and manpower is paramount in healthcare. It is important to ensure the ab...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Gennaro Perrone, Massimo Chiarugi, Francesco Di Marzo, Luca Ansaloni, Ildo Scandroglio, Pierluigi Marini, Mauro Zago, Paolo De Paolis, Francesco Forfori, Ferdinando Agresta, Alessandro Puzziello, Domenico D’Ugo, Elena Bignami, Valentina Bellini, Pietro Vitali…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:25

    Content type: Commentary

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  24. Liver injuries represent one of the most frequent life-threatening injuries in trauma patients. In determining the optimal management strategy, the anatomic injury, the hemodynamic status, and the associated i...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Raul Coimbra, Carlos Ordonez, Yoram Kluger, Felipe Vega, Ernest E. Moore, Walt Biffl, Andrew Peitzman, Tal Horer, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Massimo Sartelli, Gustavo P. Fraga, Enrico Cicuttin, Luca Ansaloni, Michael W. Parra, Mauricio Millán…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:24

    Content type: Review

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  25. Severely injured trauma patients suffering from traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) and requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) rarely survive. The role of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the ...

    Authors: Peter Hilbert-Carius, David T. McGreevy, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan and Tal M. Hörer

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:23

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Pre-operative kidney function is known to be associated with surgical outcomes. However, in emergency surgery, the pre-operative kidney function may reflect chronic kidney disease (CKD) or acute kidney injury ...

    Authors: Katsunori Miyake, Masao Iwagami, Takayasu Ohtake, Hidekazu Moriya, Nao Kume, Takaaki Murata, Tomoki Nishida, Yasuhiro Mochida, Naoko Isogai, Kunihiro Ishioka, Rai Shimoyama, Sumi Hidaka, Hiroyuki Kashiwagi, Jun Kawachi, Hidemitsu Ogino and Shuzo Kobayashi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:22

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  27. Multiple organ failure and early surgery are associated with high morbimortality after open necrosectomy. Data are mostly derived from historical cohorts with early necrosectomy bereft of step-up treatment alg...

    Authors: Henrik Leonard Husu, Jouni Antero Kuronen, Ari Kalevi Leppäniemi and Panu Juhani Mentula

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:21

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Triage plays a crucial role in the emergency department (ED) management of mass casualty incidents (MCIs) when resources are limited. This study aimed to compare the performance of simple triage and rapid trea...

    Authors: Yun-Kuan Lin, Kuang-Yu Niu, Chen-June Seak, Yi-Ming Weng, Jen-Hung Wang and Pei-Fang Lai

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:20

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The epidemiology and the outcomes of acute appendicitis in elderly patients are very different from the younger population. Elderly patients with acute appendicitis showed higher mortality, higher perforation ...

    Authors: Paola Fugazzola, Marco Ceresoli, Vanni Agnoletti, Ferdinando Agresta, Bruno Amato, Paolo Carcoforo, Fausto Catena, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimo Chiarugi, Lorenzo Cobianchi, Federico Coccolini, Alessandro De Troia, Salomone Di Saverio, Andrea Fabbri, Carlo Feo, Francesco Gabrielli…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:19

    Content type: Review

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  30. Motorcyclists are often victims of road traffic incidents. Though elderly patients seem to have worse survival outcomes and sustain more severe injuries than younger patients, concordance in the literature for...

    Authors: Stefano S. Granieri, Elisa E. Reitano, Francesca F. Bindi, Federica F. Renzi, Fabrizio F. Sammartano, Stefania S. Cimbanassi, Shailvi S. Gupta and Osvaldo O. Chiara

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:18

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Splenectomy is sometimes necessary after abdominal trauma, but splenectomized patients are at risk of sepsis due to impaired immunological functions.

    Authors: Adriana Toro, Nunziatina Laura Parrinello, Elena Schembari, Maurizio Mannino, Giuseppe Corsale, Anna Triolo, Filippo Palermo, Alessandra Romano, Francesco Di Raimondo and Isidoro Di Carlo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:17

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The risk of death in severe complicated intra-abdominal sepsis (SCIAS) remains high despite decades of surgical and antimicrobial research. New management strategies are required to improve outcomes. The Close...

    Authors: Joshua S. Ng-Kamstra, Elissa Rennert-May, Jessica McKee, Skyla Lundgren, Braden Manns and Andrew W. Kirkpatrick

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of best practices in infection prevention and management, many healthcare workers fail to implement them and evidence-based practices tend to be underused in routi...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Leonardo Pagani, Stefania Iannazzo, Maria Luisa Moro, Pierluigi Viale, Angelo Pan, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Marcello Mario D’Errico, Iris Agreiter, Giorgio Amadio Nespola, Francesco Barchiesi, Valeria Benigni, Raffaella Binazzi, Stefano Cappanera, Alessandro Chiodera…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:13

    Content type: Review

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  34. Emergency surgeons have a crucial role in bridging the gap of skills resulting from the well-known general surgery fragmentation. The multi-specialist general surgery approach is still necessary to define prop...

    Authors: Fausto Catena, Walter Biffl, Belinda De Simone, Massimo Sartelli, Salomone Di Saverio, Yoram Kluger, Ernest E. Moore, Luca Ansaloni and Federico Coccolini

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:11

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  35. Surgical site infections (SSI) represent a considerable burden for healthcare systems. They are largely preventable and multiple interventions have been proposed over past years in an attempt to prevent SSI.

    Authors: Belinda De Simone, Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Chad G. Ball, Pietro Brambillasca, Massimo Chiarugi, Fabio Cesare Campanile, Gabriela Nita, Davide Corbella, Ari Leppaniemi, Elena Boschini, Ernest E. Moore, Walter Biffl, Andrew Peitzmann, Yoram Kluger, Michael Sugrue…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:10

    Content type: Review

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  36. The original article [1] contained an error in authorship whereby author, Fausto Catena was mistakenly listed as part of the institutional authorship of the OBA trial supporters instead of in the correct posit...

    Authors: Belinda De Simone, Luca Ansaloni, Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Walter L. Biffl, Arianna Heyer, Federico Coccolini, Gian Luca Baiocchi and Fausto Catena

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:9

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:2

  37. Pelvic fractures are rare but serious injuries. The influence of a concomitant abdominal trauma on the time point of surgery and the quality of care regarding quality of reduction or the clinical course in pel...

    Authors: Markus A. Küper, Robert Bachmann, Götz F. Wenig, Patrick Ziegler, Alexander Trulson, Inga M. Trulson, Christian Minarski, Ruth Ladurner, Ulrich Stöckle, Andreas Höch, Steven C. Herath and Fabian M. Stuby

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:8

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Fibrinogen plays an important role in haemostasis during the early phase of trauma, and low fibrinogen levels after severe trauma are associated with haemostatic impairment, massive bleeding, and poor outcomes...

    Authors: Yuki Itagaki, Mineji Hayakawa, Kunihiko Maekawa, Tomoyo Saito, Akira Kodate, Yoshinori Honma, Asumi Mizugaki, Tomonao Yoshida, Takayoshi Ohyasu, Kenichi Katabami and Takeshi Wada

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:7

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Major trauma patients experience a 20% mortality rate overall, and many survivors remain permanently disabled.

    Authors: Costanza Martino, Emanuele Russo, Domenico Pietro Santonastaso, Emiliano Gamberini, Silvia Bertoni, Emanuele Padovani, Luigino Tosatto, Luca Ansaloni and Vanni Agnoletti

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:6

    Content type: Research article

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  40. High morbidity and mortality rates of trauma injuries make early detection and correct diagnosis crucial for increasing patient’s survival and quality of life after an injury. Improvements in technology have f...

    Authors: Gregory J. Roberts, Lewis E. Jacobson, Michelle M. Amaral, Courtney D. Jensen, Louis Cooke, Jacqueline F. Schultz, Alexander J. Kinstedt and Jonathan M. Saxe

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:5

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Although the phrase “time is fascia” is well acknowledged in the case of necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs), solid evidence is lacking. The aim of this study is to review the current literature concern...

    Authors: Femke Nawijn, Diederik P. J. Smeeing, Roderick M. Houwert, Luke P. H. Leenen and Falco Hietbrink

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:4

    Content type: Review

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  42. Peptic ulcer disease is common with a lifetime prevalence in the general population of 5–10% and an incidence of 0.1–0.3% per year. Despite a sharp reduction in incidence and rates of hospital admission and mo...

    Authors: Antonio Tarasconi, Federico Coccolini, Walter L. Biffl, Matteo Tomasoni, Luca Ansaloni, Edoardo Picetti, Sarah Molfino, Vishal Shelat, Stefania Cimbanassi, Dieter G. Weber, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Fabio C. Campanile, Salomone Di Saverio, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Claudio Casella, Michael D. Kelly…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:3

    Content type: Review

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  43. The number of bariatric procedures is increasing worldwide. No consensus or guidelines about the emergency management of long-term complications following bariatric surgery are currently available. The aim of ...

    Authors: Belinda De Simone, Luca Ansaloni, Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Walter L. Biffl, Arianna Heyer, Federico Coccolini, Gian Luca Baiocchi and Fausto Catena

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:2

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:9

  44. Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been adopted as the treatment of choice for acute cholecystitis due to a shorter hospital length of stay and no increased morbidity when compared to delayed cholecystecto...

    Authors: Giuseppe Borzellino, Safi Khuri, Michele Pisano, Subhi Mansour, Niccolò Allievi, Luca Ansaloni and Yoram Kluger

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2020 15:1

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. The use of antithrombotic drugs is increasing with the aging population. Prior to elective procedures, antithrombotic drugs are often discontinued. For emergency procedures in patients taking antithrombotic dr...

    Authors: Tadashi Matsuoka, Kenji Kobayashi, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Junichi Sasaki and Hiroharu Shinozaki

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:63

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Frailty has been associated with an increased risk of adverse postoperative outcomes in elderly patients. We examined the impact of preoperative frailty on loss of functional independence following emergency a...

    Authors: Hwee Leong Tan, Shermain Theng Xin Chia, Nivedita Vikas Nadkarni, Shin Yuh Ang, Dennis Chuen Chai Seow and Ting Hway Wong

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:62

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Pelvic ring fracture is often combined with other injuries and such patients are considered at high risk of mortality and complications. There is controversy regarding the gold standard protocol for the initia...

    Authors: Hsien-Te Chen, Yu-Chun Wang, Chen-Chou Hsieh, Li-Ting Su, Shih-Chi Wu, Yuan-Shun Lo, Chien-Chun Chang and Chun-Hao Tsai

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:61

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Trauma victims could be an important source of organs. This article presents two cases of successful organ donation and transplant, after Maastricht category III cardiac death in patients with successfully rep...

    Authors: Paola Fugazzola, Luca Ansaloni, Marco Benni, Alessandro Circelli, Federico Coccolini, Emiliano Gamberini, Andrea Nanni, Emanuele Russo, Matteo Tomasoni and Vanni Agnoletti

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:60

    Content type: Case report

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  49. Traumatic abdominal wall hernias or defects (TAWDs) after blunt trauma are rare and comprehensive literature on this topic is scarce. Altogether, there is no consensus about optimal methods and timing of repai...

    Authors: Steffi Karhof, Rianne Boot, Rogier K. J. Simmermacher, Karlijn J. P. van Wessem, Luke P. H. Leenen and Falco Hietbrink

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:59

    Content type: Review

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  50. The liver is the most injured organ following abdominal trauma. Uncontrolled bleeding remains the main cause of early liver injury-related death, with a mortality rate of 50–54% in the first 24 h after admissi...

    Authors: Juan José Segura-Sampedro, Cristina Pineño-Flores, Andrea Craus-Miguel, Rafael Morales-Soriano and Francesc Xavier González-Argente

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2019 14:58

    Content type: Research article

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