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  1. Content type: Research article

    Explosions are classified as both man-made and complex accidents. Explosive events can cause serious damage to people, property, and the environment. This study aimed to investigate the pattern and nature of d...

    Authors: Katayoun Jahangiri, Hasan Ghodsi, Ali Khodadadizadeh and Sadegh Yousef Nezhad

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:3

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  2. Content type: Research article

    After 52 years of war in 2012, the Colombian government began the negotiation of a process of peace, and by November 2012, a truce was agreed. We sought to analyze casualties who were admitted to the intensive...

    Authors: Carlos A. Ordoñez, Ramiro Manzano-Nunez, Maria Paula Naranjo, Esteban Foianini, Cecibel Cevallos, Maria Alejandra Londoño, Alvaro I. Sanchez Ortiz, Alberto F. García and Ernest E. Moore

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:2

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  3. Content type: Review

    A position paper (PP) should establish a unified voice in areas where controversy occurs based upon multiple practices and/or therapeutic choices. Typically, a position paper should elucidate the knowledge gap...

    Authors: Miklosh Bala, Jeffry Kashuk, Ernest E. Moore, Fausto Catena, Ari Leppaniemi, Luca Ansaloni, Walter Biffl, Federico Coccolini, Andrew Peitzman, Massimo Sartelli, Michael Sugrue, Gustavo P. Fraga, Salomone Di Saverio and Yoram Kluger

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 13:1

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Diagnosis of appendicitis is still clinically challenging where resources are limited. The purpose of this study was to develop and externally validate Ramathibodi Appendicitis Score (RAMA-AS) in aiding diagno...

    Authors: Chumpon Wilasrusmee, Boonying Siribumrungwong, Samart Phuwapraisirisan, Napaphat Poprom, Patarawan Woratanarat, Panuwat Lertsithichai, John Attia and Ammarin Thakkinstian

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:49

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The epidemiologic characteristics and outcomes of pediatric traumatic brain injury (pTBI) have not been adequately documented from the rapidly developing countries in the Arab Middle East. We aimed to describe...

    Authors: Ayman El-Menyar, Rafael Consunji, Hassan Al-Thani, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Gaby Jabbour and Khalid A. Alyafei

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:48

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Opportunities to improve emergency surgery outcomes exist through guided better practice and reduced variability. Few attempts have been made to define optimal care in emergency surgery, and few clinically der...

    Authors: M. Sugrue, R. Maier, E. E. Moore, M. Boermeester, F. Catena, F. Coccolini, A. Leppaniemi, A. Peitzman, G. Velmahos, L. Ansaloni, F. Abu-Zidan, P. Balfe, C. Bendinelli, W. Biffl, M. Bowyer, M. DeMoya…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:47

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  7. Content type: Review

    Appendectomy has long been the mainstay of intervention for acute appendicitis, aiming at preventing perforation, peritonitis, abscess formation and recurrence. With better understanding of the disease process...

    Authors: Samuel Ho Ting Poon, Jennifer Wah Yan Lee, Ka Man NG, Gloria Wing Yan Chiu, Brian Yung Kong Wong, Chi Chung Foo and Wai Lun Law

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:46

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Falls of children from heights (balconies and windows) usually result in severe injuries and death. Details on child falls from heights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not easily accessible. Our aim was ...

    Authors: Michal Grivna, Hanan M. Al-Marzouqi, Maryam R. Al-Ali, Nada N. Al-Saadi and Fikri M. Abu-Zidan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:45

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal ligation is the cornerstone for damage control in abdominal emergency, yet it may lead to bowel ischemia. Although intestinal ligation avoids further peritoneal cavity pollution, it may lead to an i...

    Authors: Jun Ke, Weihang Wu, Nan Lin, Weijin Yang, Zhicong Cai, Wei Wu, Dongsheng Chen and Yu Wang

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:44

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Thoracic trauma is a relevant source of comorbidity throughout multiply-injured patient care. We aim to determine a measurable influence of chest trauma’s severity on early resuscitation, intensive care therap...

    Authors: Jörg Bayer, Rolf Lefering, Sylvia Reinhardt, Jan Kühle, Jörn Zwingmann, Norbert P. Südkamp and Thorsten Hammer

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:43

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  11. Content type: Review

    Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta has been a hot topic in trauma resuscitation during these last years. The aims of this systematic review are to analyze when, how, and where this techn...

    Authors: Emiliano Gamberini, Federico Coccolini, Beatrice Tamagnini, Costanza Martino, Vittorio Albarello, Marco Benni, Marcello Bisulli, Nicola Fabbri, Tal Martin Hörer, Luca Ansaloni, Carlo Coniglio, Marco Barozzi and Vanni Agnoletti

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:42

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  12. Content type: Review

    Spleen injuries are among the most frequent trauma-related injuries. At present, they are classified according to the anatomy of the injury. The optimal treatment strategy, however, should keep into considerat...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Fausto Catena, Yoram Kluger, Walter Biffl, Ernest E. Moore, Viktor Reva, Camilla Bing, Miklosh Bala, Paola Fugazzola, Hany Bahouth, Ingo Marzi, George Velmahos, Rao Ivatury, Kjetil Soreide, Tal Horer…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:40

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The urine output is an important clinical parameter of renal function and blood volume status, especially in critically ill multiple trauma patients. In the present study, the minute-to-minute urine flow rate ...

    Authors: Evgeni Brotfain, Yoram Klein, Ronen Toledano, Leonid Koyfman, Dmitry Frank, Micha Y. Shamir and Moti Klein

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:41

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  14. Content type: Review

    The open abdomen (OA) is defined as intentional decision to leave the fascial edges of the abdomen un-approximated after laparotomy (laparostomy). The abdominal contents are potentially exposed and therefore m...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena, Ernest E. Moore, Rao Ivatury, Walter Biffl, Andrew Peitzman, Raul Coimbra, Sandro Rizoli, Yoram Kluger, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Massimo Sartelli, Marc De Moya, George Velmahos, Gustavo Pereira Fraga…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:39

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  15. Content type: Review

    Emergency repair of complicated abdominal wall hernias may be associated with worsen outcome and a significant rate of postoperative complications. There is no consensus on management of complicated abdominal ...

    Authors: Arianna Birindelli, Massimo Sartelli, Salomone Di Saverio, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni, Gabrielle H. van Ramshorst, Giampiero Campanelli, Vladimir Khokha, Ernest E. Moore, Andrew Peitzman, George Velmahos, Frederick Alan Moore, Ari Leppaniemi, Clay Cothren Burlew, Walter L. Biffl, Kaoru Koike…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:37

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  16. Content type: Review

    Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is typically defined as a group of diseases characterized by an interruption of the blood supply to varying portions of the small intestine, leading to ischemia and secondary in...

    Authors: Miklosh Bala, Jeffry Kashuk, Ernest E. Moore, Yoram Kluger, Walter Biffl, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Offir Ben-Ishay, Chen Rubinstein, Zsolt J. Balogh, Ian Civil, Federico Coccolini, Ari Leppaniemi, Andrew Peitzman, Luca Ansaloni, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:38

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  17. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: M. Sartelli, D. G. Weber, E. Ruppé, M. Bassetti, B. J. Wright, L. Ansaloni, F. Catena, F. Coccolini, F. M. Abu-Zidan, R. Coimbra, E. E. Moore, F. A. Moore, R. V. Maier, J. J. De Waele, A. W. Kirkpatrick, E. A. Griffiths…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:35

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2016 11:33

  18. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: M. Sartelli, A. Chichom-Mefire, F. M. Labricciosa, T. Hardcastle, F. M. Abu-Zidan, A. K. Adesunkanmi, L. Ansaloni, M. Bala, Z. J. Balogh, M. A. Beltrán, O. Ben-Ishay, W. L. Biffl, A. Birindelli, M. A. Cainzos, G. Catalini, M. Ceresoli…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:36

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:29

  19. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs) have been promoted to optimize antimicrobial usage and patient outcomes, and to reduce the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant organisms. However, the best strategies...

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Francesco M. Labricciosa, Pamela Barbadoro, Leonardo Pagani, Luca Ansaloni, Adrian J. Brink, Jean Carlet, Ashish Khanna, Alain Chichom-Mefire, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Addison K. May, Pierluigi Viale, Richard R. Watkins, Luigia Scudeller, Lilian M. Abbo…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:34

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Selective non-operative management (NOM) for the treatment of blunt splenic trauma is safe. Currently, the feasibility of selective NOM for penetrating splenic injury (PSI) is unclear. Unfortunately, little is...

    Authors: Roy Spijkerman, Michel Paul Johan Teuben, Fatima Hoosain, Liezel Phyllis Taylor, Timothy Craig Hardcastle, Taco Johan Blokhuis, Brian Leigh Warren and Luke Petrus Hendrikus Leenen

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:33

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  21. Content type: Research article

    This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the ability of the delta neutrophil index (DNI) to predict histologically normal appendicitis preoperatively and to differentiate between simple and complicated appen...

    Authors: Dong Hyuk Shin, Young Suk Cho, Gyu Chong Cho, Hee Cheol Ahn, Seung Min Park, Seung Wook Lim, Young Taeck Oh, Ji Woong Cho, Sang O. Park and Young Hwan Lee

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:32

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The use of synthetic mesh for ventral hernia repair under contaminated conditions is a controversial issue due to the considerable risk of surgical site infection (SSI). This study aimed to review the outcomes...

    Authors: Sameh Hany Emile, Hesham Elgendy, Ahmad Sakr, Waleed Ahmed Gado, Ahmed Aly Abdelmawla, Mahmoud Abdelnaby and Alaa Magdy

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:31

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  23. Content type: Review

    The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the effect of REBOA, compared to resuscitative thoracotomy, on mortality and among non-compressible torso hemorrhage trauma patients.

    Authors: Ramiro Manzano Nunez, Maria Paula Naranjo, Esteban Foianini, Paula Ferrada, Erika Rincon, Herney Andrés García-Perdomo, Paola Burbano, Juan Pablo Herrera, Alberto F. García and Carlos A. Ordoñez

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:30

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  24. Content type: Review

    Intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) are common surgical emergencies and have been reported as major contributors to non-trauma deaths in the emergency departments worldwide.

    Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Alain Chichom-Mefire, Francesco M. Labricciosa, Timothy Hardcastle, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Abdulrashid K. Adesunkanmi, Luca Ansaloni, Miklosh Bala, Zsolt J. Balogh, Marcelo A. Beltrán, Offir Ben-Ishay, Walter L. Biffl, Arianna Birindelli, Miguel A. Cainzos, Gianbattista Catalini, Marco Ceresoli…

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:29

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:36

  25. Content type: Research article

    There is a well known relationship between hypoperfusion and postoperative complications like anastomotic leak. No studies have been done addressing this relationship in the context of abdominal trauma surgery...

    Authors: Andres Isaza-Restrepo, Jose F. Moreno-Mejia, Juan S. Martin-Saavedra and Milciades Ibañez-Pinilla

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2017 12:28

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