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The open abdomen, indications, management and definitive closure

The indications for Open Abdomen (OA) are generally all those situations in which is ongoing the development an intra-abdominal hypertension condition (IAH), in order to prevent the development of abdominal compartmental syndrome (ACS). In fact all those involved in care of a critically ill patient should in the first instance think how to prevent IAH and ACS. In case of ACS goal ...

IROA: the International Register of Open Abdomen.: An international effort to better understand the open abdomen: call for participants

Actually the most common indications for Open Abdomen (OA) are trauma, abdominal sepsis, severe acute pancreatitis and more in general all those situations in which an intra-abdominal hypertension condition is present, in order to prevent the development of an abdominal compartment syndrome. The mortality and morbidity rate in patients undergone to OA procedures is still high. At ...

WSES Jerusalem guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis

, Fausto Catena, Massimo Sartelli Organization Committee members: Salomone Di Saverio, Fausto Catena, Micheal D. Kelly, Dieter Weber, Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Luca Ansaloni, Ernest E Moore ... , Jeffry Kashuk, Yoram Kluger Scientific Committee members: Salomone Di Saverio, Dieter Weber, Michael Denis Kelly, Michael Sugrue, Fausto Catena, Arianna Birindelli, Aneel Bhangu, Kjetil Soreide, Ferdinando

Position paper: management of perforated sigmoid diverticulitis

Over the last three decades, emergency surgery for perforated sigmoid diverticulitis has evolved dramatically but remains controversial. Diverticulitis is categorized as uncomplicated (amenable to outpatient treatment) versus complicated (requiring hospitalization). Patients with complicated diverticulitis undergo computerized tomography (CT) scanning and the CT findings are used ...

Caustic ingestion management: world society of emergency surgery preliminary survey of expert opinion

Sartelli Amit Katz 0 Luca Ansaloni Carlos Augusto Gomez Walter Biffl Fausto Catena Gustavo P. Fraga Salomone Di Saverio Augustin Goran Wagih Ghnnam Jeffry Kashuk Ari Leppäniemi Sanjay Marwah Ernest E. Moore

Oesophageal injuries: Position paper, WSES, 2013

The oesophagus is a difficult challenge for the surgeon because of its lack of serosal covering, the tenuous, segmental blood supply and the common delay in the diagnosis of injury. Early diagnosis is the key to successful management. Recent introduction of newer, minimally invasive techniques have provided management alternatives for both the normal and the diseased organ that is ...

WSES Guidelines for the management of acute left sided colonic diverticulitis in the emergency setting

Acute left sided colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in acute setting. A World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Consensus Conference on acute diverticulitis was held during the 3rd World Congress of the WSES in Jerusalem, Israel, on July 7th, 2015. During this consensus conference the guidelines for the management of acute ...

The role of the open abdomen procedure in managing severe abdominal sepsis: WSES position paper

The open abdomen (OA) procedure is a significant surgical advance, as part of damage control techniques in severe abdominal trauma. Its application can be adapted to the advantage of patients with severe abdominal sepsis, however its precise role in these patients is still not clear. In severe abdominal sepsis the OA may allow early identification and draining of any residual ...

Current concept of abdominal sepsis: WSES position paper

Although sepsis is a systemic process, the pathophysiological cascade of events may vary from region to region.Abdominal sepsis represents the host’s systemic inflammatory response to bacterial peritonitis.It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates, and is the second most common cause of sepsis-related mortality in the intensive care unit.The review focuses on ...

Antimicrobials: a global alliance for optimizing their rational use in intra-abdominal infections (AGORA)

Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) are an important cause of morbidity and are frequently associated with poor prognosis, particularly in high-risk patients. The cornerstones in the management of complicated IAIs are timely effective source control with appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Empiric antimicrobial therapy is important in the management of intra-abdominal infections and ...

Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections Observational European study (CIAO Study)

Complicated intra-abdominal infections are frequently associated with poor prognoses and high morbidity and mortality rates. Despite advances in diagnosis, surgery, and antimicrobial therapy, mortality rates associated with complicated intra-abdominal infections remain exceedingly high. In order to describe the clinical, microbiological, and management-related profiles of both ...

World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) guidelines for management of skin and soft tissue infections

Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) encompass a variety of pathological conditions ranging from simple superficial infections to severe necrotizing soft tissue infections. Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are potentially life-threatening infections of any layer of the soft tissue compartment associated with widespread necrosis and systemic toxicity. Successful ...

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

E Moore Johannes Jeekel Fausto Catena 0 1 0 Emergency Surgery Unit, Department of General and Multivisceral Transplant Surgery, S Orsola Malpighi University Hospital , Bologna , Italy 1 Department of

Global validation of the WSES Sepsis Severity Score for patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections: a prospective multicentre study (WISS Study)

Background To validate a new practical Sepsis Severity Score for patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) including the clinical conditions at the admission (severe sepsis/septic shock), the origin of the cIAIs, the delay in source control, the setting of acquisition and any risk factors such as age and immunosuppression. Methods The WISS study (WSES cIAIs Score ...

WSES guidelines for management of Clostridium difficile infection in surgical patients

In the last two decades there have been dramatic changes in the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), with increases in incidence and severity of disease in many countries worldwide. The incidence of CDI has also increased in surgical patients. Optimization of management of C difficile, has therefore become increasingly urgent. An international multidisciplinary ...

World society of emergency surgery study group initiative on Timing of Acute Care Surgery classification (TACS)

Luca Ansaloni Ashraf E Abbas Ferdinando Agresta Walter L Biffl Luca Baiocchi Miklosh Bala Fausto Catena Raul Coimbra Yunfeng Cui Salomone Di Saverio Koray Das Tamer El Zalabany Gustavo P Fraga Carlos

WSES guidelines for emergency repair of complicated abdominal wall hernias

Segovia Lohse Jakub Kenig Stefano Mandal Andrea Patrizi 0 Rodolfo Scib 0 Fausto Catena 0 Department of Surgery, Macerata Hospital , Macerata , Italy Emergency repair of complicated abdominal hernias is

WSES consensus conference: Guidelines for first-line management of intra-abdominal infections

Tumietto Harry van Goor Gianluca Guercioni Angelo Nespoli Cristian Tran Fausto Catena Luca Ansaloni Ari Leppaniemi Walter Biffl Frederick A Moore Renato Poggetti Antonio Daniele Pinna Ernest E Moore 0