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World Journal of Emergency Surgery reviewer acknowledgement 2015

Contributing reviewers The editors of World Journal of Emergency Surgery would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in volume 10 (2015).

WSES classification and guidelines for liver trauma

The severity of liver injuries has been universally classified according to the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) grading scale. In determining the optimal treatment strategy, however, the haemodynamic status and associated injuries should be considered. Thus the management of liver trauma is ultimately based on the anatomy of the injury and the physiology of ...

Acute appendicitis: proposal of a new comprehensive grading system based on clinical, imaging and laparoscopic findings

Sartelli 2 Salomone Di Saverio 1 Luca Ansaloni 6 Fausto Catena 5 Federico Coccolini 6 Kenji Inaba 4 Demetrios Demetriades 3 4 Felipe Couto Gomes 8 Camila Couto Gomes 7 0 Surgery Department, Therezinha de

Liver trauma: WSES position paper

The liver is the most injured organ in abdominal trauma. Road traffic crashes and antisocial, violent behavior account for the majority of liver injuries. The present position paper represents the position of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) about the management of liver injuries.

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 ...

WSES position paper on vascular emergency surgery

Cimbanassi 0 Belinda De Simone 6 Korana Musicki 3 Guilherme Vieira Meirelles 1 Fausto Catena 6 Luca Ansaloni 5 Federico Coccolini 5 Massimo Sartelli 4 Salomone Di Saverio 7 Cino Bendinelli 2 Gustavo Pereira

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...