Benign cystic mesothelioma of the peritoneum: a case report and literature review
Benign cystic mesothelioma of the peritoneum (BCM) is an uncommon lesion with some 130 cases reported since the first case described by Smith and Mennenmeyer in 1979. It is a rare intra abdominal tumor occurring predominantly in women of reproductive age. Due to the rarity of this tumor, similarity of patient presentation, and comparable features on imaging, the diagnosis of this pathology is difficult, and is based on histological findings. This tumor is known for local recurrence. It's agreed that surgery is the only effective treatment, but there are no evidence-based treatment strategies for BCM. (Source: World Journal...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - October 13, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hicham ElbouhaddoutiAbdesslam BouassriaOuadii MouaqitEl BenjellounAbdelmalek OusaddenKhalid MazazKhalid Taleb Source Type: research

Bologna guidelines for diagnosis and management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO): 2013 update of the evidence-based guidelines from the world society of emergency surgery ASBO working group
These updated Guidelines, authored by members of the World Society of Emergency Surgery's Working Group on Peritoneal Adhesions and ASBO Management, focus on new issues of diagnostic and treatment modalities of ASBO from the last three years' literature, including the increasing use of laparoscopy and minimally invasive strategies for ASBO with the evidence of its efficacy and its advantages. The Guidelines provide readers with hands-on practical and specifically-designed algorithms for diagnosis and treatment, and propose a new scoring method for adhesions quantification. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - October 10, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Salomone Di SaverioFederico CoccoliniMarica GalatiNazareno SmerieriWalter BifflLuca AnsaloniGregorio TugnoliGeorge VelmahosMassimo SartelliCino BendinelliGustavo FragaMichael KellyFrederick MooreVincenzo MandalàStefano MandalàMichele MasettiElio JovineA Source Type: research

Small bowel obstruction and perforation attributed to tubo-ovarian abscess following 'D¿ and 'C¿
We report the case of a young woman who was admitted because of small bowel obstruction and localized peritonitis following a dilatation and curettage ('D’ and 'C’) of uterus in abortion. As infection, like tubo-ovarian abscess may complicate any abortion, it seems wise to ensure that it does not exist prior to performing a 'D’ and 'C’. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - October 9, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elroy WeledjiFelix Elong Source Type: research

Small bowel obstruction and perforation attributed to tubo-ovarian abscess following 'D' and 'C'
We report the case of a young woman who was admitted because of small bowel obstruction and localized peritonitis following a dilatation and curettage ('D' and 'C)' of uterus in abortion. As infection, like tubo-ovarian abscess may complicate any abortion, it seems wise to ensure that it does not exist prior to performing a 'D' and 'C'. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - October 9, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elroy WeledjiFelix Elong Source Type: research

Anorectal avulsion: an exceptional rectal trauma
We present a rare case of a 29-years old patient who was admitted in a pelvic trauma context; presenting a complete complex anorectal avulsion. The treatment included a primary repair of the rectum and a diverting colostomy so as to prevent sepsis. Closure of the protective sigmoidostomy was performed seven months after the accident and the evolution was marked by an anal stenosis requiring iterative dilatations. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - October 7, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Karim Ibn majdoub HassaniSaid Ait laalimEl BenjellounImane ToughraiKhalid Mazaz Source Type: research

Compliance to advanced trauma life support protocols in adult trauma patients in the acute setting
Conclusions: While many studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of trauma systems on outcomes, few have explored the direct influence of the TTL on ATLS compliance. This study demonstrated that TTL involvement during resuscitations was associated with improved adherence to ATLS protocols, and increased efficiency (compared to non TTL involvement) to diagnostic imaging. Findings from this study will guide future quality improvement and education for early trauma management. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - October 2, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bonnie TsangJessica McKeePaul EngelsDamian Paton-GaySandy Widder Source Type: research

Surgical pathology and the diagnosis of invasive visceral yeast infection: two case reports and literature review
Invasive mycoses are life-threatening opportunistic infections that have recently emerged as a cause of morbidity and mortality following general and gastrointestinal surgery.Candida species are the main fungal strains of gut flora. Gastrointestinal tract surgery might lead to mucosal disruption and cause Candida spp. to disseminate in the bloodstream.Here we report and discuss the peculiar clinical and morphological presentation of two cases of gastrointestinal Candida albicans lesions in patients who underwent abdominal surgery.Although in the majority of cases reported in the literature, diagnosis was made on the basis ...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - September 26, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paola Di CarloGaetano Di VitaGiuliana GuadagninoGianfranco CocorulloFrancesco D¿ArpaGiuseppe SalamoneBuscemi SalvatoreGaspare GulottaDaniela Cabibi Source Type: research

Total ileocolic intussusception with rectal prolapse presenting in an adult: a case report and review of the literature
Conclusions: Adult intussusception, while uncommon, may be encountered in an acute surgical setting and optimal outcomes depend on a high index of suspicion and expeditious management. Embryological divergence may contribute to the even rarer variant of total ileocolic intussusception with rectal prolapse. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - September 23, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: James FrydmanOffir Ben-IshayYoram Kluger Source Type: research

Demographics of the injury pattern in severely injured patients with an associated clavicle fracture: a retrospective observational cohort study
Conclusion: A clavicle fracture was present in more than 10% of the severely injured patients. Displaced midshaft clavicle fractures were the most common type of fracture. Additional injuries to the head and neck region occurred in 83% of the patients and thoracic injuries occurred in 77% of the patients. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - September 22, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jacqueline van LaarhovenSteven FerreeMarijn HouwertFalco HietbrinkEgbertJan VerleisdonkLuke Leenen Source Type: research

Appendiceal stump closure by metal endoclip in the management of complicated acute appendicitis
Conclusion: The appendiceal stump closure by metal endoclip, in complicated grades of acute appendicitis, is a safe and effective procedure. In patients with appendix base necrosis it should be avoided in favor of other alternatives. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - September 18, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carlos GomesCleber JuniorRodrigo de PeixotoJose NettoCamila GomesFelipe Gomes Source Type: research

Endoscopic obstruction is associated with higher risk of acute events requiring emergency operation in colorectal cancer patients
This study aimed to examine the association, if any, between an endoscopic finding of obstructing tumor and the subsequent need for an emergency operation, with the aim of determining if this finding could be useful in identifying CRC cases who are more likely to require an emergency operation. Methods: The records of CRC cases operated on in our institute during the years 2002-2011 were retrospectively reviewed regarding an endoscopic obstruction (eOB), defined as a luminal obstruction of the colon or rectum severe enough to prevent the colonoscope from passing beyond the tumor. The eOBs were analyzed against outcomes in ...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - September 8, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Virote ChalieopanyarwongTeeranut BoonpipattanapongParadee PrechawittayakulSurasak Sangkhathat Source Type: research

Cocaine-associated hemoperitoneum following atraumatic splenic rupture: a case report and literature review
Conclusion: Although uncommon, atraumatic splenic rupture should be recognized early because it is potentially fatal. This case is the first to describe hemoperitoneum of splenic etiology following cocaine use. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - August 28, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Faris AzarElisha BrownsonTracey Dechert Source Type: research

A population based study of hospitalised seriously injured in a region of Northern Italy
Conclusion: Serious injury requiring hospitalisation in Lombardia is still an healthcare problem, with a trend toward a decrease of traffic accidents, increase in domestic trauma and involvement of older people. These results may help to plan a new regionalised Trauma System. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - August 12, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Osvaldo ChiaraCristina MazzaliSofia LelliAnna MarianiStefania Cimbanassi Source Type: research

Traumatic appendicitis: a case report and literature review
We report a case of appendicitis after an abdominal trauma. Our patient developed acute appendicitis following a stab wound in the right iliac fossa. Surgical exploration confirmed the traumatic origin of appendicitis, appendectomy was performed and our patient made an excellent recovery. In non operative management of abdominal trauma, physical examinations and radiological explorations should be repeated in order to diagnose traumatic appendicitis. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - August 9, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Abdesslam BouassriaKarim Ibn MajdoubIssam YazoughAbdelmalek OusaddenKhalid MazazKhalid Taleb Source Type: research

Acute abdomen due to torsion of the wandering spleen in a patient with Marfan Syndrome
We present a case of acute abdominal pain due to torsion of wandering spleen in a patient with Marfan Syndrome, valvular heart disease, and vertebral anomalies. Preoperative diagnosis was made on the basis of ultrasonography and computed tomography, which was later confirmed on surgery, and treated successfully. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - August 5, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Laura Leci-TahiriAfrim TahiriRifat BajramiMehmet Maxhuni Source Type: research

Off-pump suture repair of left ventricular rupture utilizing TachoComb® sheet: a case report and literature review
A 70-year-old woman was admitted to our institution with acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography demonstrated total occlusion of the left anterior descending artery, which was successfully revascularized. Four days later, the patient suddenly went into shock. The subsequent emergency operation revealed a blowout rupture of the left ventricular free wall. Several TachoComb® (CSL Behring, Tokyo, Japan) sheets were applied to control bleeding and avoid the need for a cardiopulmonary bypass. Horizontal mattress sutures were used in combination with a pair of Teflon felt strips for reinforcement. The combination o...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 27, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hiroki YamaguchiTatsuya NakaoNoriyuki TokunagaHiromasa NakamuraMasami Takagaki Source Type: research

Acute intraperitoneal rupture of hydatid cysts: a surgical experience with 14 cases
Conclusions: Rupture of hydatid cysts into the peritoneal cavity, although rare, presents a challenge for surgeons. This pathology should be included in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in endemic areas. The operative procedures, either radical or conservative, should be based on the patient's condition, the regional characteristics, and the surgeon's experience. The morbidity and mortality rates of surgical interventions for ruptured hydatid cysts are higher than the rates for elective uncomplicated cases. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 26, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ouadii MouaqitAbdelaziz HibatallahAbdelmalek OussadenKhalid MaazazKhalid Taleb Source Type: research

A retrospective observational study comparing hair apposition technique, suturing and stapling for scalp lacerations
In this study, we aimed to compare the effectiveness of suturing, stapling, and hair apposition techniques used in repair of scalp lacerations in patients who presented to emergency department with scalp laceration.Materials and method: After obtaining approval of local ethics committee, we examined the effects of the three technique used to repair scalp lacerations on wound healing, complication rate, and patient satisfaction by recording data. Categorical variables were expressed as n and %. X2 test was used for statistical analysis. A p value less than 0.05 was accepted statistically significant. Results: Our study incl...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 25, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Derya OzturkBedriye SonmezErtugrul AltunbilekCemil KavalciEngin ArslanSerhat Akay Source Type: research

Endoscopic rendez-vous after damage control surgery in treatment of retroperitoneal abscess from perforated duodenal diverticulum: a techinal note and literature review
Conclusion: For the treatment of perforated duodenal diverticula a sequential two-stage non resective approach is safe and feasible in selected cases. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 16, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ivan BarillaroVeronica GrassiAngelo De SolClaudio RenziGiovanni CochettiFrancesco BarillaroAlessia CorsiAlban CacurriAdolfo PetrinaLucio CaginiCarlo BoselliRoberto CirocchiGiuseppe Noya Source Type: research

Colorectal emergencies associated with penetrating or retained foreign bodies
Conclusion: A careful physical and rectal examination is essential for correct diagnosis and localization of retained foreign bodies. Forceful and repeated efforts without sphincter relaxation is gives rise to proximal migration of objects and unwanted complications such as rectal perforation. The operating room provides adequate anaesthesia for muscle relaxation and technical advantages in transanal extraction of rectal foreign bodies. Therefore, nonoperative success rate improves. If the objects are large and proximally migrated and if the patients suffer from peritonitis due to rectal or colon perforation or pelvic seps...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 13, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Selim YildizMurat KendirciSerkan AkbulutAli CiftciHamdi TurgutSuleyman Hengirmen Source Type: research

Examining the safety of colon anastomosis on a rat model of ischemia-reperfusion injury
Conclusion: Primary colon repair is safe when performed 24 hours following systemic IR injury. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 2, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David CzeigerAnton OsyntsovLidia OsyntsovChad BallRoy GigiGad Shaked Source Type: research

Management of war-related vascular injuries: experience from the second gulf war
Conclusions: Major vascular injuries occurred in 10% of hospitalized war-related injured patients. Our secondary amputation rate of extremities was 14%. The presence of a vascular surgeon within a military surgical team is highly recommended. Basic principles and techniques of vascular repair remain an essential part of training general surgeons because it may be needed in unexpected wars. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 1, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ali JawasAlaa AbbasMunier NazzalMarzoog AlbaderFikri Abu-Zidan Source Type: research

Quality of life and long-term outcomes of octo- and nonagenarians following acute care surgery: a cross sectional study
Conclusions: Our study showed that half of the patients over the age of 80 are surviving up to 3 years post-operatively. While post-operative functional status appears to be stable across the 3 cohorts of patients, perceived health status declines over time. Understanding the long-term post-operative impact on cognitive impairment, functional status, and quality of life in elderly patients who undergo acute care surgery allows health care professionals to predict their patients' likely post-operative needs. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - July 1, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sayf GazalaYvonne TulAdrian WaggSandy WidderRachel Khadaroo Source Type: research

Delayed rupture of a pseudoaneurysm in the brachial artery of a burn reconstruction patient
We present our experience of delayed pseudoaneurysm rupture of the brachial artery in a rehabilitation patient with burns of the upper extremity who underwent fasciotomy and musculocutaneous flap coverage. We also provide a review of the brachial artery pseudoaneurysm. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - June 13, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jun Yong LeeHyeri KimHo KwonSung-No Jung Source Type: research

Urinary bladder diverticulum as a content of femoral hernia: a case report and review of literature
Conclusion: Urinary bladder diverticula should be considered as a possible content of femoral hernias especially in males with long standing obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms. As the clinical features of such a case are not specific, a high index of suspicion along with proper imaging studies are of great help in making a timely diagnosis to improve the outcome. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - June 11, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Abdelkarim OmariMohammad Alghazo Source Type: research

Successful treatment of a 14-year-old patient with intestinal malrotation with laparoscopic Ladd procedure: case report and literature review
We present a rare case of malrotation in a 14-year-old patient who presented with cramping, generalized right abdominal pain, and vomiting for a duration of one day. A computed tomography abdominal scan and upper gastrointestinal contrast studies showed malrotation of the small bowel without volvulus. Laparoscopy revealed typical Ladd's bands and a distended flabby third and fourth duodenal portion extrinsically obstructing the misplaced duodeno-jejunal junction. The Ladd procedure, including widening of the mesenteric base and appendectomy, was performed. Symptoms completely resolved in a half-year follow up period. Patie...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 17, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yuka NakajimaHiroyuki SakataTomohiro YamaguchiNorichika YoshieTaihei YamadaTakaaki OsakoMariko TerashimaNaomi MamboRyuta SakaSatoko NoseTakashi SasakiHiroomi OkuyamaAtsunori NakaoJoji Kotani Source Type: research

Correlation of the oxygen radical activity and antioxidants and severity in critically ill surgical patients ¿ study protocol
Background: Surgical patients who require an emergent operation commonly have severe sepsis or septic shock, followed by high morbidity and mortality rates.Despite advances in treatment however, no predictable markers are available. In severe sepsis, many pathophysiologic mechanisms are involved in progression to organ failure, and oxygen free radical and antioxidants are known to contribute to this process. Oxygen free radical and antioxidants contribute to progression of organ failure in severe sepsis. In fact, oxygen radical activity has been reported to be correlated with disease severity and prognosis in patients with...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 3, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hongjin ShimJi Young JangSeung Hwan LeeJae Gil Lee Source Type: research

Correlation of the oxygen radical activity and antioxidants and severity in critically ill surgical patients -- Study protocol
Background: Surgical patients who require an emergent operation commonly have severe sepsis or septic shock, followed by high morbidity and mortality rates.Despite advances in treatment however, no predictable markers are available. In severe sepsis, many pathophysiologic mechanisms are involved in progression to organ failure, and oxygen free radical and antioxidants are known to contribute to this process. Oxygen free radical and antioxidants contribute to progression of organ failure in severe sepsis. In fact, oxygen radical activity has been reported to be correlated with disease severity and prognosis in patients with...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 3, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hongjin ShimJi Young JangSeung Hwan LeeJae Gil Lee Source Type: research

World society of emergency surgery study group initiative on Timing of Acute Care Surgery classification (TACS)
Timing of surgical intervention is critical for outcomes of patients diagnosed with surgical emergencies. Facing the challenge of multiple patients requiring emergency surgery, or of limited resource availability, the acute care surgeon must triage patients according to their disease process and physiological state. Emergency operations from all surgical disciplines should be scheduled by an agreed time frame that is based on accumulated data of outcomes related to time elapsed from diagnosis to surgery. Although literature exists regarding the optimal timing of various surgical interventions, implementation of protocols f...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - May 1, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yoram KlugerOffir Ben-IshayMassimo SartelliLuca AnsaloniAshraf AbbasFerdinando AgrestaWalter BifflLuca BaiocchiMiklosh BalaFausto CatenaRaul CoimbraYunfeng CuiSalomone Di SaverioKoray DasTamer El ZalabanyGustavo FragaCarlos GomesRicardo GonsagaJakub Kenig Source Type: research

Routine ultrasound examination by OB/GYN residents increase the accuracy of diagnosis for emergency surgery in gynecology
Conclusions: First-line combined clinical and sonographic examination by obstetrics/gynecology residents is effective in ruling out surgical emergencies in patients with acute pelvic pain. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 30, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Flavie Toret-LabeeuwCyrille HuchonThomas PopowskiAnne ChantryAlexandre DumontArnaud Fauconnier Source Type: research

Second WSES convention, WJES impact factor, and emergency surgery worldwide
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Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 16, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fausto CatenaMassimo SartelliLuca AnsaloniFrederick MooreErnest Moore Source Type: research

Non operative management of abdominal trauma ¿ a 10 years review
Conclusion: NOM for blunt abdominal injuries was found to be highly successful in 89.98% of the patients in our study. Management depended on clinical and hemodynamic stability of the patient. A patient under NOM should be admitted to intensive care / high dependency for at least 48-72 hours for close monitoring of vital signs, repeated clinical examinations and follow up investigations as indicated. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 5, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mohsin RazaYasser AbbasVanitha DeviKumarapuram Venkatachalam Souriarajan PrasadKameel Narouz RizkPermasavaran Padmanathan Nair Source Type: research

Non operative management of abdominal trauma -- a 10 years review
Conclusion: NOM for blunt abdominal injuries was found to be highly successful in 89.98% of the patients in our study. Management depended on clinical and hemodynamic stability of the patient. A patient under NOM should be admitted to intensive care / high dependency for at least 48-72 hours for close monitoring of vital signs, repeated clinical examinations and follow up investigations as indicated. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 5, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mohsin RazaYasser AbbasVanitha DeviKumarapuram PrasadKameel RizkPermasavaran Nair Source Type: research

Fournier¿s gangrene: our experience with 50 patients and analysis of factors affecting mortality
Conclusions: Fournier’s gangrene is still a very severe disease with high mortality rates. Early recognition of infection associated with invasive and aggressive treatment is essential for attempting to reduce these prognostic indices. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - April 1, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: El Bachir BenjellounTarik SouikiNadia YaklaAbdelmalek OusaddenKhalid MazazAbdellatif LouchiNabil KanjaaKhalid Ait Taleb Source Type: research

Tuberculous bowel obstruction at a university teaching hospital in Northwestern Tanzania: a surgical experience with 118 cases
This study was undertaken to describe the clinicopathological profile, surgical management and outcome of tuberculous intestinal obstruction in our local setting and to identify factors responsible for poor outcome among these patients. Methods: This was a prospective descriptive study of patients operated for tuberculous intestinal obstruction at Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) in northwestern Tanzania from April 2008 to March 2012. Ethical approval to conduct the study was obtained from relevant authorities. Statistical data analysis was performed using SPSS version 17.0. Results: A total of 118 patients with tuberculous in...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 16, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Phillipo ChalyaMabula MchembeStephen MshanaPeter RambauHyasinta JakaJoseph Mabula Source Type: research

Management of rectal foreign bodies
Conclusions: Foreign bodies in the rectum should be managed in a well-organized manner. The diagnosis is confirmed by plain abdominal radiographs and rectal examination. Manual extraction without anaesthesia is only possible for very low-lying objects. Patients with high- lying foreign bodies generally require general anaesthesia to achieve complete relaxation of the anal sphincters to facilitate extraction. Open surgery should be reserved only for patients with perforation, peritonitis, or impaction of the foreign body. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 13, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ali CoskunNazif ErkanSavas YakanMehmet Y¿ldirimFevzi Cengiz Source Type: research

Emergent laparoscopy in treatment of perforated peptic ulcer: a local experience from a tertiary centre in Saudi Arabia
Conclusions: Laparoscopic repair of a perforated peptic ulcer is an amenable and feasible technique within the hands of experienced laparoscopic surgeon when the cases are early and properly diagnosed. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 8, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hamed Wadaani Source Type: research

Reviewer Acknowledgement 2012
Contributing reviewersThe Editors of World Journal of Emergency Surgery would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 7 (2012). (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - March 1, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fausto CatenaFrederick Moore Source Type: research

Local thrombolytic therapy in acute mesenteric ischemia
Conclusion: Early intervention in AMI is the key to better results. CTA combined with early laparoscopy and LTT may have beneficial effects at this setting. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 9, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fatih YanarOrhan AgcaogluInanc SariciEmre SivrikozAdem UcarHakan YanarMurat AksoyMehmet Kurtoglu Source Type: research

Animal-related injuries in a resource-limited setting: experiences from a Tertiary health institution in northwestern Tanzania
This study was conducted to determine the management patterns and outcome of animal related injuries and their social impact on public health policy in the region. Methods: This was a descriptive prospective study of animal related injury patients that presented to Bugando Medical Centre between September 2007 and August 2011. Statistical data analysis was done using SPSS computer software version 17.0. Results: A total of 452 (8.3%) animal-related injury patients were studied. The modal age group was 21-30 years. The male to female ratio was 2.1:1. Dog-bites (61.1%) were the most common injuries. Musculoskeletal (71.7%) r...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - February 1, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Japhet GilyomaJoseph MabulaPhillipo Chalya Source Type: research

Peritoneal adhesion index (PAI): proposal of a score for the ¿ignored iceberg¿ of medicine and surgery
Peritoneal adhesions describe a condition in which pathological bonds form between the omentum, the small and large bowels, the abdominal wall, and other intra-abdominal organs. Different classification systems have been proposed, but they do not resolve the underlying problem of ambiguity in the quantification and definition of adhesions. We therefore propose a standardized classification system of adhesions to universalize their definition based on the macroscopic appearance of adhesions and their diffusion to different regions of the abdomen. By scoring with these criteria, the peritoneal adhesion index (PAI) can range ...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 31, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Federico CoccoliniLuca AnsaloniRoberto ManfrediLuca CampanatiElia PoiasinaPaolo BertoliMichela Giulii CapponiMassimo SartelliSalomone Di SaverioMichele CucchiDaniel LazzareschiMichele PisanoFausto Catena Source Type: research

Peritoneal adhesion index (PAI): proposal of a score for the "ignored iceberg" of medicine and surgery
Peritoneal adhesions describe a condition in which pathological bonds form between the omentum, the small and large bowels, the abdominal wall, and other intra-abdominal organs. Different classification systems have been proposed, but they do not resolve the underlying problem of ambiguity in the quantification and definition of adhesions. We therefore propose a standardized classification system of adhesions to universalize their definition based on the macroscopic appearance of adhesions and their diffusion to different regions of the abdomen. By scoring with these criteria, the peritoneal adhesion index (PAI) can range ...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 31, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Coccolini FedericoAnsaloni LucaManfredi RobertoCampanati LucaPoiasina EliaBertoli PaoloGiulii MichelaSartelli MassimoDi SalomoneCucchi MicheleLazzareschi DanielPisano MicheleCatena Fausto Source Type: research

Acute intestinal obstruction secondary to left paraduodenal hernia: a case report and literature review
Conclusion: Intestinal obstruction secondary to internal hernias is a rare presentation. High index of suspicion and preoperative imaging are essential to make an early diagnosis in order to improve outcome. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 16, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Waleed Al-KhyattSmeer AggarwalJames BirchallTomothy Rowlands Source Type: research

Negative pressure wound therapy management of the ¿open abdomen¿ following trauma: a prospective study and systematic review
Conclusion: This new NPWT kit is safe and effective and results in a high rate of fascial closure and low complication rates in the severely injured trauma patient. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 10, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pradeep NavsariaAndrew NicolDonald HudsonJohn CockwillJennifer Smith Source Type: research

Negative pressure wound therapy management of the "open abdomen" following trauma: a prospective study and systematic review
Conclusion: This new NPWT kit is safe and effective and results in a high rate of fascial closure and low complication rates in the severely injured trauma patient. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 10, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pradeep NavsariaAndrew NicolDonald HudsonJohn CockwillJennifer Smith Source Type: research

2013 WSES guidelines for management of intra-abdominal infections
Despite advances in diagnosis, surgery, and antimicrobial therapy, mortality rates associated with complicated intra-abdominal infections remain exceedingly high.The 2013 update of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) guidelines for the management of intra-abdominal infections contains evidence-based recommendations for management of patients with intra-abdominal infections. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 8, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Massimo SartelliPierluigi VialeFausto CatenaLuca AnsaloniErnest MooreMark MalangoniFrederick MooreGeorge VelmahosRaul CoimbraRao IvaturyAndrew PeitzmanKaoru KoikeAri LeppaniemiWalter BifflClay BurlewZsolt BaloghKen BoffardCino BendinelliSanjay GuptaYoram Source Type: research

Complicated intra-abdominal infections in a worldwide context: an observational prospective study (CIAOW Study)
Despite advances in diagnosis, surgery, and antimicrobial therapy, mortality rates associated with complicated intra-abdominal infections remain exceedingly high. The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) has designed the CIAOW study in order to describe the clinical, microbiological, and management-related profiles of both community- and healthcare-acquired complicated intra-abdominal infections in a worldwide context. The CIAOW study (Complicated Intra-Abdominal infection Observational Worldwide Study) is a multicenter observational study currently underway in 57 medical institutions worldwide. The study includes pat...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 3, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Massimo SartelliFausto CatenaLuca AnsaloniErnest MooreMark MalangoniGeorge VelmahosRaul CoimbraKaoru KoikeAri LeppaniemiWalter BifflZsolt BaloghCino BendinelliSanjay GuptaYoram KlugerFerdinando AgrestaSalomone di SaverioGregorio TugnoliElio JovineCarlos O Source Type: research

Complicated intra-abdominal infections in a worldwide context: an observational prospective study (CIAOW Study)
Despite advances in diagnosis, surgery, and antimicrobial therapy, mortality rates associated with complicated intra-abdominal infections remain exceedingly high. The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) has designed the CIAOW study in order to describe the clinical, microbiological, and management-related profiles of both community- and healthcare-acquired complicated intra-abdominal infections in a worldwide context. The CIAOW study (Complicated Intra-Abdominal infection Observational Worldwide Study) is a multicenter observational study currently underway in 57 medical institutions worldwide. The study includes pat...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 3, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Massimo SartelliFausto CatenaLuca AnsaloniErnest MooreMark MalangoniGeorge VelmahosRaul CoimbraKaoru KoikeAri LeppaniemiWalter BifflZsolt BaloghCino BendinelliSanjay GuptaYoram KlugerFerdinando AgrestaSalomone di SaverioGregorio TugnoliElio JovineCarlos O Source Type: research

Right diaphragmatic iatrogenic hernia after laparoscopic fenestration of a liver cyst:report of a case and review of the literature
We report the first case of a patient who had a diaphragmatic hernia after laparoscopic fenestration of liver cyst. A herniorrhaphy of the diaphragmatic defect was carried out after reducing the herniated organ. The postoperative course was uneventful. Diaphragmatic hernias are not as common as the traumatic type. Surgeons can easily miss diaphragmatic injuries during the operation especially after laparoscopy. Late diagnosis of iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernias is frequent. Ct scan is helpful for diagnosis. Surgery is the treatment of diaphragmatic hernia at the time of diagnosis, even with asymptomatic patients. The incid...
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - January 3, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mehdi SoufiHélène MeillatYves-Patrice Le Treut Source Type: research

Thoracic wall reconstruction with Collamend® in trauma. Report of a case and review of the literature
Conclusion: Collamend® demonstrated its usefulness in thoracic wall reconstruction even in trauma patients and infected fields. (Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery)
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - December 23, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Coccolini FedericoMarco LottiPaolo BertoliRoberto ManfrediDario PiazzalungaStefano MagnoneLuca CampanatiLuca Ansaloni Source Type: research