Grade III blunt splenic injury without contrast extravasation - World Society of Emergency Surgery Nijmegen consensus practice
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, ... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - August 3, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Francesco Amico, Rebecca Anning, Cino Bendinelli and Zsolt J. Balogh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Training to identify red flags in the acute care of trauma: who are the patients at risk for early death despite a relatively good prognosis? An analysis from the TraumaRegister DGU ®
In this study, we aim to identify predictors for early death within 24  h following hospital admissio... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - August 3, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Philip-C. Nolte, David H äske, Rolf Lefering, Michael Bernhard, Sebastian Casu, Susanne Frankenhauser, Andreas Gather, Paul A. Grützner and Matthias Münzberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analysis of risk factors in thoracic trauma patients with a comparison of a modern trauma centre: a mono-centre study
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morris Beshay, Fritz Mertzlufft, Hans Werner Kottkamp, Marc Reymond, Ralph Alexander Schmid, Detlev Branscheid and Thomas Vordemvenne Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Open necrosectomy is feasible as a last resort in selected cases with infected pancreatic necrosis: a case series and systematic literature review
Acute pancreatitis is a common inflammatory pancreatic disorder, often caused by gallstone disease and frequently requiring hospitalization. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lucia Ilaria Sgaramella, Angela Gurrado, Alessandro Pasculli, Francesco Paolo Prete, Fausto Catena and Mario Testini Tags: Review Source Type: research

Histopathological findings in a COVID-19 patient affected by ischemic gangrenous cholecystitis
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 ... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrea Bruni, Eugenio Garofalo, Valeria Zuccal à, Giuseppe Currò, Carlo Torti, Giuseppe Navarra, Giovambattista De Sarro, Paolo Navalesi, Federico Longhini and Michele Ammendola Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Laparoscopic transhiatal suture and gastric valve as a safe and feasible treatment for Boerhaave ’s syndrome: an Italian single center case series study
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A. Veltri, J. Weindelmayer, L. Alberti, C. A. De Pasqual, M. Bencivenga and S. Giacopuzzi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Iron metabolism and lymphocyte characterisation during Covid-19 infection in ICU patients: an observational cohort study
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. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - June 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Giuliano Bolondi, Emanuele Russo, Emiliano Gamberini, Alessandro Circelli, Manlio Cosimo Claudio Meca, Etrusca Brogi, Lorenzo Viola, Luca Bissoni, Venerino Poletti and Vanni Agnoletti Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictors of mortality following emergency open colectomy for ischemic colitis: a single-center experience
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - June 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nassiba Beghdadi, Elisa Reitano, Frederic Cochennec, Pascal Desgranges, Aurelien Amiot, Iradj Sobhani, Nicolas Mongardon, Olivier Langeron, Margherita Notarnicola, S ébastien Mulé, Alain Luciani, Florence Canoui-Poitrine, Alexis Laurent, Daniele Sommaca Tags: Research article Source Type: research

WSES guidelines updates
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - June 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Marco Ceresoli, Federico Coccolini, Walter L. Biffl, Massimo Sartelli, Luca Ansaloni, Ernest E. Moore, Salomone Di Saverio, Yoram Kluger and Fausto Catena Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Acute cholecystitis during COVID-19 pandemic: a multisocietary position statement
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - June 8, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robot-assisted emergency treatment of strangulated giant hiatal hernias: report of five cases and literature review
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - June 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Graziano Ceccarelli, Alessandro Pasculli, Walter Bugiantella, Michele De Rosa, Fausto Catena, Fabio Rondelli, Gianluca Costa, Aldo Rocca, Mattia Longaroni and Mario Testini Tags: Review Source Type: research

Emergency general surgery in Italy during the COVID-19 outbreak: first survey from the real life
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Alberto Patriti, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Fausto Catena, Pierluigi Marini and Marco Catarci Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Reduction of pedestrian death rates: a missed global target
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 19, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yasin J. Yasin, Michal Grivna and Fikri M. Abu-Zidan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Which appendicitis scoring system is most suitable for pregnant patients? A comparison of nine different systems
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. ... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 18, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Baris Mantoglu, Emre Gonullu, Yesim Akdeniz, Merve Yigit, Necattin Firat, Emrah Akin, Fatih Altintoprak and Unal Erkorkmaz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Emergency trauma care during the outbreak of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 & hellip; Tags: Review Source Type: research

2020 update of the WSES guidelines for the management of acute colonic diverticulitis in the emergency setting
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 ... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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, Tags: Review Source Type: research

Trauma induced clotting factor depletion in severely injured children: a single center observational study
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 6, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Manuel Burggraf, Christina Polan, Martin Husen, Bastian Mester, Alexander Wegner, Daniel Spodeck, Marcel Dudda and Max Daniel Kauther Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Randomized control trial comparing an Alvarado Score-based management algorithm and current best practice in the evaluation of suspected appendicitis
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Salvage use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in the setting of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to COVID-19 in the USA: a Markov decision analysis
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 20, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Hey surgeons! It is time to lead and be a champion in preventing and managing surgical infections!
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 19, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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, H Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis: 2020 update of the WSES Jerusalem guidelines
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Tags: Review Source Type: research

COVID-19 the showdown for mass casualty preparedness and management: the Cassandra Syndrome
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 9, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Chiaru Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Surgery in COVID-19 patients: operational directives
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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, Valen Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Liver trauma: WSES 2020 guidelines
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Mill Tags: Review Source Type: research

Pre-hospital CPR and early REBOA in trauma patients — results from the ABOTrauma Registry
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 ... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peter Hilbert-Carius, David T. McGreevy, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan and Tal M. H örer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of pre-operative chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury with in-hospital outcomes of emergency colorectal surgery: a cohort study
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 ... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Open necrosectomy in acute pancreatitis –obsolete or still useful?
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Henrik Leonard Husu, Jouni Antero Kuronen, Ari Kalevi Lepp äniemi and Panu Juhani Mentula Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison between simple triage and rapid treatment and Taiwan Triage and Acuity Scale for the emergency department triage of victims following an earthquake-related mass casualty incident: a retrospective cohort study
This study aimed to compare the performance of simple triage and rapid trea... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 11, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yun-Kuan Lin, Kuang-Yu Niu, Chen-June Seak, Yi-Ming Weng, Jen-Hung Wang and Pei-Fang Lai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Motorcycle-related trauma:effects of age and site of injuries on mortality. A single-center, retrospective study.
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The SIFIPAC/WSES/SICG/SIMEU guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis in the elderly (2019 edition)
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 ... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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, Tags: Review Source Type: research

Single segment of spleen autotransplantation, after splenectomy for trauma, can restore splenic functions
Splenectomy is sometimes necessary after abdominal trauma, but splenectomized patients are at risk of sepsis due to impaired immunological functions. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Protocol for a parallel economic evaluation of a trial comparing two surgical strategies in severe complicated intra-abdominal sepsis: the COOL-cost study
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joshua S. Ng-Kamstra, Elissa Rennert-May, Jessica McKee, Skyla Lundgren, Braden Manns and Andrew W. Kirkpatrick Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

A proposal for a comprehensive approach to infections across the surgical pathway
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 18, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Bina Tags: Review Source Type: research

Emergency general surgeons: the special forces of general surgery (the “navy seals paradigm”)
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 12, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fausto Catena, Walter Biffl, Belinda De Simone, Massimo Sartelli, Salomone Di Saverio, Yoram Kluger, Ernest E. Moore, Luca Ansaloni and Federico Coccolini Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Intraoperative surgical site infection control and prevention: a position paper and future addendum to WSES intra-abdominal infections guidelines
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. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Kl Tags: Review Source Type: research

Correction to: The Operative management in Bariatric Acute abdomen (OBA) Survey: long-term complications of bariatric surgery and the emergency surgeon ’s point of view
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Associated abdominal injuries do not influence quality of care in pelvic fractures —a multicenter cohort study from the German Pelvic Registry
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Markus A. K üper, 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 Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early administration of fibrinogen concentrate is associated with improved survival among severe trauma patients: a single-centre propensity score-matched analysis
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yuki Itagaki, Mineji Hayakawa, Kunihiko Maekawa, Tomoyo Saito, Akira Kodate, Yoshinori Honma, Asumi Mizugaki, Tomonao Yoshida, Takayoshi Ohyasu, Kenichi Katabami and Takeshi Wada Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes in major trauma patients and correlations with the acute phase
Major trauma patients experience a 20% mortality rate overall, and many survivors remain permanently disabled. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 13, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Costanza Martino, Emanuele Russo, Domenico Pietro Santonastaso, Emiliano Gamberini, Silvia Bertoni, Emanuele Padovani, Luigino Tosatto, Luca Ansaloni and Vanni Agnoletti Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cross-sectional imaging of the torso reveals occult injuries in asymptomatic blunt trauma patients
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 9, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Time is of the essence when treating necrotizing soft tissue infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 8, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Femke Nawijn, Diederik P. J. Smeeing, Roderick M. Houwert, Luke P. H. Leenen and Falco Hietbrink Tags: Review Source Type: research

Perforated and bleeding peptic ulcer: WSES guidelines
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine 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, C Tags: Review Source Type: research

The Operative management in Bariatric Acute abdomen (OBA) Survey: long-term complications of bariatric surgery and the emergency surgeon ’s point of view
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 ... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Belinda De Simone, Luca Ansaloni, Massimo Sartelli, Yoram Kluger, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Walter L. Biffl, Arianna Heyer, Federico Coccolini and Gian Luca Baiocchi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Timing of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute calculous cholecystitis revised: Protocol of a systematic review and meta-analysis of results
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 3, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Giuseppe Borzellino, Safi Khuri, Michele Pisano, Subhi Mansour, Niccol ò Allievi, Luca Ansaloni and Yoram Kluger Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Frailty and functional decline after emergency abdominal surgery in the elderly: a prospective cohort study
We examined the impact of preoperative frailty on loss of functional independence following emergency a... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - December 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hwee Leong Tan, Shermain Theng Xin Chia, Nivedita Vikas Nadkarni, Shin Yuh Ang, Dennis Chuen Chai Seow and Ting Hway Wong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antithrombotic drugs do not increase intraoperative blood loss in emergency gastrointestinal surgery: a single-institution propensity score analysis
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - December 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tadashi Matsuoka, Kenji Kobayashi, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Junichi Sasaki and Hiroharu Shinozaki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trends and predictors of mortality in unstable pelvic ring fracture: a 10-year experience with a multidisciplinary institutional protocol
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - December 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine 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 Tags: Research article Source Type: research

At the heart of organ donation. Case reports of organ donation after cardiac death in two patients with successfully repaired AAST grade V cardiac injuries
This article presents two cases of successful organ donation and transplant, after Maastricht category III cardiac death in patients with successfully rep... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - December 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paola Fugazzola, Luca Ansaloni, Marco Benni, Alessandro Circelli, Federico Coccolini, Emiliano Gamberini, Andrea Nanni, Emanuele Russo, Matteo Tomasoni and Vanni Agnoletti Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Timing of repair and mesh use in traumatic abdominal wall defects: a systematic review and meta-analysis of current literature
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - December 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steffi Karhof, Rianne Boot, Rogier K. J. Simmermacher, Karlijn J. P. van Wessem, Luke P. H. Leenen and Falco Hietbrink Tags: Review Source Type: research

New hemostatic device for grade IV –V liver injury in porcine model: a proof of concept
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... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - December 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Juan Jos é Segura-Sampedro, Cristina Pineño-Flores, Andrea Craus-Miguel, Rafael Morales-Soriano and Francesc Xavier González-Argente Tags: Research article Source Type: research