Correction to: Ethical considerations in conducting surgical research in severe complicated intra-abdominal sepsis
The original article [1] contained a typo in author, Federico Coccolini ’s name. This has now been corrected. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - October 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher J. Doig, Stacey A. Page, Jessica L. McKee, Ernest E. Moore, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Rosemary Carroll, John C. Marshall, Peter D. Faris, Matti Tolonen, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Luca Ansaloni, Sam F. Minor, Bruno M. Peire Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Correction to: Emergency surgery due to diaphragmatic hernia: case series and review
The original article [1] contains a minor typo in reference 47 (reference [2] in this Correction article); the correct reference notation can be shown in the respective reference within this article. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - October 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mario Testini, Antonia Girardi, Roberta Maria Isernia, Angela De Palma, Giovanni Catalano, Angela Pezzolla and Angela Gurrado Tags: Correction Source Type: research

IMP-ICDX: an injury mortality prediction based on ICD-10-CM codes
The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) Injury Severity Score (ICISS) is a risk adjustment model when injuries are recorded using ICD-9-CM coding. The trau... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - October 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Muding Wang, Wusi Qiu, Yunji Zeng, Wenhui Fan, Xiao Lian and Yi Shen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Endoscopic hemostasis followed by preventive transarterial embolization in high-risk patients with bleeding peptic ulcer: 5-year experience
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) due to peptic ulcer disease is one of the leading causes of death in patients with non-variceal bleeding, resulting in up to 10% mortality rate, and the patient group at ... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - September 10, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Aleksejs Kaminskis, Patricija Ivanova, Aina Kratovska, Sanita Ponomarjova, Margarita Pta šņuka, Jevgenijs Demičevs, Renate Demičeva, Viesturs Boka and Guntars Pupelis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anatomical locations of air for rapid diagnosis of pneumothorax in blunt trauma patients
Bedside diagnostic ultrasound for traumatic pneumothorax is easy and reliable. However, the thoracic anatomical locations to be examined are debateable. We aimed to study the anatomical locations of blunt trau... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - September 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ashraf F. Hefny, Fathima T. Kunhivalappil, Manoj Paul, Taleb M. Almansoori, Taoufik Zoubeidi and Fikri M. Abu-Zidan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characteristics, treatments, and outcomes among patients with abdominal aortic injury in Japan: a nationwide cohort study
Abdominal aortic injury (AAI) is a life-threatening condition that occurs in only 0.1% of all trauma admissions. Because of its rarity, the clinical features of AAI remain unclear. We investigated the characte... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - August 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yutaka Kondo, Hiroki Matsui and Hideo Yasunaga Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of the prevention of adhesions and adhesive small bowel obstruction after colorectal surgery with adhesion barriers: a modelling study
Adhesion barriers have proven to reduce adhesion-related complications in colorectal surgery. However, barriers are seldom applied. The aim of this study was to determine the cost-effectiveness of adhesion bar... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - August 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pepijn Krielen, Janneke P. C. Grutters, Chema Strik, Richard P. G. ten Broek, Harry van Goor and Martijn W. J. Stommel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis: lessons learned over 30  years: pectoral assay
The original article [1] contains an error in the title - the motif ‘pectoral assay’ should not be present and as such, the title should instead be: ‘Diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis: lessons learned over 3... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - August 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fikri M. Abu-Zidan and Mohamud Sheek-Hussein Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Outcome of trauma-related emergency laparotomies, in an era of far-reaching specialization
Far reaching sub-specialization tends to become obligatory for surgeons in most Western countries. It is suggested that exposure of surgeons to emergency laparotomy after trauma is ever declining. Therefore, i... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - August 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Falco Hietbrink, Diederik Smeeing, Steffi Karhof, Henk Formijne Jonkers, Marijn Houwert, Karlijn van Wessem, Rogier Simmermacher, Geertje Govaert, Miriam de Jong, Ivar de Bruin and Luke Leenen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ethical considerations in conducting surgical research in severe complicated intra-abdominal sepsis
Severe complicated intra-abdominal sepsis (SCIAS) has high mortality, thought due in part to progressive bio-mediator generation, systemic inflammation, and multiple organ failure. Treatment includes early ant... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - August 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher J. Doig, Stacey A Page, Jessica L. McKee, Ernest E. Moore, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Rosemary Carroll, John C. Marshall, Peter D Faris, Matti Tolonen, Fausto Catena, Federico Cocolini, Massimo Sartelli, Luca Ansaloni, Sam F. Minor, Bruno M. Peirera, Tags: Review Source Type: research

Early fixation versus conservative therapy of multiple, simple rib fractures (FixCon): protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial
Multiple rib fractures are common injuries in both the young and elderly. Rib fractures account for 10% of all trauma admissions and are seen in up to 39% of patients after thoracic trauma. With morbidity and ... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mathieu M. E. Wijffels, Jonne T. H. Prins, Suzanne Polinder, Taco J. Blokhuis, Erik R. De Loos, Roeland H. Den Boer, Elvira R. Flikweert, Albert F. Pull ter Gunne, Akkie N. Ringburg, W. Richard Spanjersberg, Pieter J. Van Huijstee, Gust Van Montfort, Jefr Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Pregnancy and appendicitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis on the clinical use of MRI in diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant women
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the clinical use of MRI for the evaluation of acute appendicitis during pregnancy. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mania Kave, Fateme Parooie and Morteza Salarzaei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

IL-33 and its increased serum levels as an alarmin for imminent pulmonary complications in polytraumatized patients
According to recently published findings, we hypothesized that serum interleukin-33 (IL-33) may qualify for predicting pulmonary complications in polytraumatized patients. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gabriel Hal át, Thomas Haider, Michel Dedeyan, Thomas Heinz, Stefan Hajdu and Lukas L. Negrin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Does the conventional landmark help to place the tip of REBOA catheter in the optimal position? A non-controlled comparison study
Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) for patients with traumatic torso hemorrhagic shock is available to keep a minimum level of circulatory status as a bridge to definitive therap... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kento Nakajima, Hayato Taniguchi, Takeru Abe, Keishi Yamaguchi, Tomoki Doi, Ichiro Takeuchi and Naoto Morimura Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Physiological parameters for Prognosis in Abdominal Sepsis (PIPAS) Study: a WSES observational study
Timing and adequacy of peritoneal source control are the most important pillars in the management of patients with acute peritonitis. Therefore, early prognostic evaluation of acute peritonitis is paramount to... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Francesco M. Labricciosa, Yoram Kluger, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni, Ari Lepp äniemi, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Matti Tolonen, Cristian Tranà, Jean-Marc Regimbeau, Timothy Hardcastle, Renol M. Koshy, Ashraf Abbas Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis: lessons learned over 30 years: pectoral assay
Diagnosing abdominal tuberculosis remains a great challenge even for experienced clinicians. It is a great mimicker that has unusual presentations. A high index of suspicion is essential for reaching its diagn... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fikri M. Abu-Zidan and Mohamud Sheek-Hussein Tags: Review Source Type: research

Primary resection anastomosis versus Hartmann ’s procedure in Hinchey III and IV diverticulitis
Surgical management of Hinchey III and IV diverticulitis utilizes either Hartmann ’s procedure (HP) or primary resection anastomosis (PRA) with or without fecal diversion. The aim of this meta-analysis is to de... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hosam Halim, Alan Askari, Rebecca Nunn and James Hollingshead Tags: Review Source Type: research

Determinants of treatment and outcomes of diverticular abscesses
Diverticular abscess diameter of 3 –6 cm is generally accepted as a cutoff determining whether percutaneous drainage is recommended in addition to antibiotics, but this is not based on high-quality evidence. Th... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Juha Mali, Panu Mentula, Ari Lepp äniemi and Ville Sallinen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Non-operative management of blunt hepatic and splenic injury: a time-trend and outcome analysis over a period of 17 years
A widespread shift to non-operative management (NOM) for blunt hepatic and splenic injuries has been observed in most centers worldwide. Furthermore, many countries introduced safety measures to systematically... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - June 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Margot Fodor, Florian Primavesi, Dagmar Morell-Hofert, Veronika Kranebitter, Anna Palaver, Eva Braunwarth, Matthias Haselbacher, Ulrich Nitsche, Stefan Schmid, Michael Blauth, Eva Gassner, Dietmar Öfner and Stefan Stättner Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) spleen trauma classification: a useful tool in the management of splenic trauma
The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) spleen trauma classification meets the need of an evolution of the current anatomical spleen injury scale considering both the anatomical lesions and their physiol... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - June 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Federico Coccolini, Paola Fugazzola, Lucia Morganti, Marco Ceresoli, Stefano Magnone, Giulia Montori, Matteo Tomasoni, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Niccol ò Allievi, Savino Occhionorelli, Yoram Kluger, Massimo Sartelli, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Luca Ansaloni and Faus Tags: Research article Source Type: research

2019 WSES guidelines for the management of severe acute pancreatitis
Although most patients with acute pancreatitis have the mild form of the disease, about 20 –30% develops a severe form, often associated with single or multiple organ dysfunction requiring intensive care. Ident... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - June 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ari Lepp äniemi, Matti Tolonen, Antonio Tarasconi, Helmut Segovia-Lohse, Emiliano Gamberini, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Chad G. Ball, Neil Parry, Massimo Sartelli, Daan Wolbrink, Harry van Goor, Gianluca Baiocchi, Luca Ansaloni, Walter Biffl, Federico Coccol Tags: Review Source Type: research

Hemostasis as soon as possible? The role of the time to angioembolization in the management of pelvic fracture
While transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) is an effective way to control arterial bleeding associated with pelvic fracture, delayed TAE may increase mortality risk. The purpose of the current study was t... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - June 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chang-Hua Chou, Yu-Tung Wu, Chih-Yuan Fu, Chien-Hung Liao, Shang-Yu Wang, Francesco Bajani and Chi-Hsun Hsieh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Esophageal emergencies: WSES guidelines
The esophagus traverses three body compartments (neck, thorax, and abdomen) and is surrounded at each level by vital organs. Injuries to the esophagus may be classified as foreign body ingestion, caustic inges... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 31, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mircea Chirica, Michael D. Kelly, Stefano Siboni, Alberto Aiolfi, Carlo Galdino Riva, Emanuele Asti, Davide Ferrari, Ari Lepp äniemi, Richard P. G. ten Broek, Pierre Yves Brichon, Yoram Kluger, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Gil Frey, Nelson Adami Andreollo, Fed Tags: Review Source Type: research

REsiDENT 1 (Re-assessment of Appendicitis Evaluation during laparoscopic appendectomy: Do we End a Non-standardized Treatment approach and habit?): peritoneal irrigation during laparoscopic appendectomy —does the grade of contamination matter? A prospective multicenter resident-based evaluation of a new classification system
Laparoscopic appendectomy has progressively gained acceptance as the standard of care for acute appendicitis. Focusing on the incidence of postoperative intra-abdominal abscess after a laparoscopic appendectom... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stefano Piero Bernardo Cioffi, Michele Altomare, Andrea Spota, Stefano Granieri, Stefania Cimbanassi and Osvaldo Chiara Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Neutrophil heterogeneity and its role in infectious complications after severe trauma
Trauma leads to a complex inflammatory cascade that induces both immune activation and a refractory immune state in parallel. Although both components are deemed necessary for recovery, the balance is tight an... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 29, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lillian Hesselink, Roy Spijkerman, Karlijn J. P. van Wessem, Leo Koenderman, Luke P. H. Leenen, Markus Huber-Lang and Falco Hietbrink Tags: Review Source Type: research

Optimal management of malignant left-sided large bowel obstruction: do international guidelines agree?
Approximately 20% of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer will present with left-sided large bowel obstruction. The optimal management of this cohort of patients remains unclear. We aimed to review intern... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peter John Webster, Joanna Aldoori and Dermot Anthony Burke Tags: Review Source Type: research

Educational value of surgical videos on YouTube: quality assessment of laparoscopic appendectomy videos by senior surgeons vs. novice trainees
This study aimed to compare the evaluation of three surgical trainees and three senior surg... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nicola de ’Angelis, Paschalis Gavriilidis, Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Pietro Genova, Margherita Notarnicola, Elisa Reitano, Niccolò Petrucciani, Solafah Abdalla, Riccardo Memeo, Francesco Brunetti, Maria Clotilde Carra, Salomone Di Saverio and Valerio Cel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The intra-neuroendoscopic technique (INET): a modified minimally invasive technique for evacuation of brain parenchyma hematomas
Minimally invasive endoscopic hematoma evacuation is widely used in the treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage. However, this technique still has room for improvement. The intra-neuroendoscopic technique (INET)... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yujuan Zhang, Ai-Jun Shan, Yu-Ping Peng, Pengfei Lei, Jianzhong Xu, Xianliang Zhong and Bo Du Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bowel obstruction: a narrative review for all physicians
Small and large bowel obstructions are responsible for approximately 15% of hospital admissions for acute abdominal pain in the USA and ~  20% of cases needing acute surgical care. Starting from the analysis of... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 29, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fausto Catena, Belinda De Simone, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Massimo Sartelli and Luca Ansaloni Tags: Review Source Type: research

Damage control surgery for perforated diverticulitis with diffuse peritonitis: saves lives and reduces ostomy
Over the last decade, damage control surgery (DCS) has been emerging as a feasible alternative for the management of patients with abdominal infection and sepsis. So far, there is no consensus about the role o... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dario Tartaglia, Gianluca Costa, Antonio Camill ò, Maurizio Castriconi, Mauro Andreano, Michele Lanza, Pietro Fransvea, Paolo Ruscelli, Massimiliano Rimini, Christian Galatioto and Massimo Chiarugi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Melatonin treatment of pigs with acute pancreatitis reduces inflammatory reaction of pancreatic tissue and enhances fitness score of pigs: experimental research
Severe acute pancreatitis is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Melatonin is known as the activator of antioxidant enzymes. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical effect of mela... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Katharina Grupp, Johannes Erbes, Annika Poppe, Karin Wodack, Andreas Gocht, Constantin Trepte, Jan Havel, Oliver Mann, Jakob R. Izbicki and Kai Bachmann Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Management of intrathoracic and cervical anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: a systematic review
Anastomotic leakage (0 –30%) after esophagectomy is a severe complication and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine which treatment for anastomotic leak... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Moniek H. P. Verstegen, Stefan A. W. Bouwense, Frans van Workum, Richard ten Broek, Peter D. Siersema, Maroeska Rovers and Camiel Rosman Tags: Review Source Type: research

Challenges faced by acute care surgeons in China
The aim of this article is to describe briefly about Chinese ACS surgeons ’ work status. It is an undeniable fact that the analysis of ED and ACS resources shows negative tendencies and high work overload, resu... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dequan Xu, Limin Hou and Haoxin Zhou Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

The role of the intra-abdominal view in complicated intra-abdominal infections
The prognostic role of what a surgeon observes in the abdomen of patients with complicated intra-abdominal infection (cIAI) is largely unknown. The aim of this prospective study was to systemically analyze com... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 29, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matti Tolonen, Ville Sallinen, Ari Lepp äniemi, Minna Bäcklund and Panu Mentula Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prediction of arterial extravasation in pelvic fracture patients with stable hemodynamics using coagulation biomarkers
Determining the presence of an active arterial hemorrhage in the acute phase is important as a treatment strategy in patients with pelvic fracture. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether coagulation... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Makoto Aoki, Takayuki Ogura, Shuichi Hagiwara, Mitsunobu Nakamura and Kiyohiro Oshima Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The impact of polytrauma on sRAGE levels: evidence and statistical analysis of temporal variations
According to recently published findings, levels of the soluble receptor of advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) and its clearance from the blood may reflect the evolution of lung damage during hospitalizat... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lukas L. Negrin, Robin Ristl, Gabriel Halat, Thomas Heinz and Stefan Hajdu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intra-operative gallbladder scoring predicts conversion of laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy: a WSES prospective collaborative study
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the gold-standard approach for cholecystectomy, has surprisingly variable outcomes and conversion rates. Only recently has operative grading been reported to define disease severi... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Sugrue, Federico Coccolini, Magda Bucholc and Alison Johnston Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and validation of a novel predictive score for sepsis risk among trauma patients
Patients suffering from major trauma often experience complications such as sepsis. The early recognition of patients at high risk of sepsis after trauma is critical for precision therapy. We aimed to derive a... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hong-xiang Lu, Juan Du, Da-lin Wen, Jian-hui Sun, Min-jia Chen, An-qiang Zhang and Jian-xin Jiang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Preserve encephalus in surgery of trauma: online survey. (P.E.S.T.O)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a global health problem. Extracranial hemorrhagic lesions needing emergency surgery adversely affect the outcome of TBI. We conducted an international survey regarding the acute... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Edoardo Picetti, Ronald V. Maier, Sandra Rossi, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Walter L. Biffl, Philip F. Stahel, Ernest E. Moore, Yoram Kluger, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Luca Ansaloni, Vanni Agnoletti and Fausto Catena Tags: Research article Source Type: research

2017 WSES and SICG guidelines on acute calcolous cholecystitis in elderly population
Gallstone disease is very common afflicting 20 million people in the USA. In Europe, the overall incidence of gallstone disease is 18.8% in women and 9.5% in men. The frequency of gallstones related disease in... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michele Pisano, Marco Ceresoli, Stefania Cimbanassi, Kurinchi Gurusamy, Federico Coccolini, Giuseppe Borzellino, Gianluca Costa, Niccol ò Allievi, Bruno Amato, Djamila Boerma, Pietro Calcagno, Luca Campanati, Fabio Cesare Campanile, Alberto Casati, Osval Tags: Review Source Type: research

2019 update of the WSES guidelines for management of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection in surgical patients
In the last three decades, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has increased in incidence and severity in many countries worldwide. The increase in CDI incidence has been particularly apparent among surgical pa... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Stefano Di Bella, Lynne V. McFarland, Sahil Khanna, Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Nadir Abuzeid, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Luca Ansaloni, Goran Augustin, Miklosh Bala, Offir Ben-Ishay, Walter L. Biffl, Stephen M. Brecher, Adri án Camacho-Ortiz, Migue Tags: Review Source Type: research

Open conversion for laparoscopically difficult cholecystectomy is still a valid solution with unsolved aspects
The difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomy remains a surgical challenge for surgeons who must decide between laparoscopic continuation and open conversion. The balance between the lack of open surgery training... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: M. Mannino, A. Toro, M. Teodoro, F. Coccolini, M. Sartelli, L. Ansaloni, F. Catena and I. Di Carlo Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Pre-hospital plasma in haemorrhagic shock management: current opinion and meta-analysis of randomized trials
Trauma-induced coagulopathy is one of the most difficult issues to manage in severely injured patients. The plasma efficacy in treating haemorrhagic-shocked patients is well known. The debated issue is the tim... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Federico Coccolini, Giacinto Pizzilli, Davide Corbella, Massimo Sartelli, Vanni Agnoletti, Vanessa Agostini, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Luca Ansaloni and Fausto Catena Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Medications and patient safety in the trauma setting: a systematic review
Medication errors account for the most common adverse events and a significant cause of mortality in the USA. The Joint Commission has required medication reconciliation since 2006. We aimed to survey the lite... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathan H. DeAntonio, Tammy Nguyen, Gregory Chenault, Michel B. Aboutanos, Rahul J. Anand, Paula Ferrada, Stephanie Goldberg, Stefan W. Leichtle, Levi D. Procter, Edgar B. Rodas, Alan P. Rossi, James F. Whelan, V. Ramana Feeser, Michael J. Vitto, Beth Br Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Feasibility of ultrasound measurement in a human model of acute compartment syndrome
Early diagnosis of acute compartment syndrome (ACS) of the leg is essential to improve the outcome. Direct invasive measurement is currently recommended to measure intracompartmental pressure. A non-invasive a... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jakob M ühlbacher, Reinhard Pauzenberger, Ulrika Asenbaum, Tobias Gauster, Stephan Kapral, Harald Herkner and Andreas Duma Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Transcatheter arterial embolization versus surgery for refractory non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a meta-analysis
Nowadays, very few patients with non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding fail endoscopic hemostasis (refractory NVUGIB). This subset of patients poses a clinical dilemma: should they be operated on or ref... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Antonio Tarasconi, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Vittoria Pattonieri, Gennaro Perrone, Hariscine Keng Abongwa, Sarah Molfino, Nazario Portolani, Massimo Sartelli, Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Heyer, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini and Fausto Catena Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Is early appendectomy in adults diagnosed with acute appendicitis mandatory? A prospective study
Prompt appendectomy has long been the standard of care for acute appendicitis in order to prevent complications such as perforation, abscess formation, and diffuse purulent or fecal peritonitis, all resulting ... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Salma Abu Foul, Ella Egozi, Ahmad Assalia, Yoram Kluger and Ahmad Mahajna Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Kunafa knife and play dough is an efficient and cheap simulator to teach diagnostic Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is a useful diagnostic tool. Nevertheless, it needs proper training to reach its required level of competency. Educators who work in low-income countries find it difficult to p... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fikri M. Abu-Zidan and Arif Alper Cevik Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

2018 WSES/SIS-E consensus conference: recommendations for the management of skin and soft-tissue infections
Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) encompass a variety of pathological conditions that involve the skin and underlying subcutaneous tissue, fascia, or muscle, ranging from simple superficial infections to... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - December 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Massimo Sartelli, Xavier Guirao, Timothy C. Hardcastle, Yoram Kluger, Marja. A. Boermeester, Kemal Ra şa, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Philippe Montravers, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Michele Bartoletti, Matteo Bassetti, Offir Ben-Ishay, Walter L. Biffl, O Tags: Review Source Type: research

Predictors of Change in Functional Outcome at six months and twelve months after Severe Injury: A Retrospective Cohort Study
There is increasing focus on long-term survival, function and quality-of-life for trauma patients. There are few studies tracking longitudinal changes in functional outcome over time. The goal of our study was... (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - December 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Aidan Lyanzhiang Tan, Yi Chiong, Nivedita Nadkarni, Jolene Yu Xuan Cheng, Ming Terk Chiu and Ting Hway Wong Tags: Research article Source Type: research