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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 ...

A 73-Year-Old Man with Long-Term Immobility Presenting with Abdominal Pain

Salomone Di Saverio and colleagues discuss the diagnosis and management of a man presenting with symptoms of partial intestinal obstruction.

A proposal for a CT driven classification of left colon acute diverticulitis

Corcione Diego Piazza Fausto Catena 0 Department of Surgery, Macerata Hospital , Macerata , Italy 1 General Surgery I, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital , Bergamo , Italy 2 Department of Surgery, University of

A prospective, multi centre, randomized clinical study to compare the efficacy and safety of Ertapenem 3 days versus Ampicillin - Sulbactam 3 days in the treatment of localized community acquired intra-abdominal infection. (T.E.A. Study: Three days Ertapenem vs three days Ampicillin-sulbactam)

Background The recommendations outlined in the latest guidelines published by the Surgical Infection Society (SIS) and the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) regarding the proper duration of antibiotic therapy in patients with intra-abdominal infections are limited and non-specific. This ambiguity is due mainly to the lack of clinical trials on the topic of optimal ...

A “Beehive” in the Abdomen

Federico Coccolini Fausto Catena Roberto Manfredi Luca Ansaloni A 22 years-old woman presenting with intestinal occlusion by a giant fecaloma. Fecal impaction is often misdiagnosed, especially in

Acute appendicitis: position paper, WSES, 2013

Appendectomy is one of the most frequently performed operative procedures in general surgery departments of every size and category. Laparoscopic Appendectomy – LA - as compared to Open Appendectomy – OA - was very controversial at first but has found increasing acceptance all over the World, although the percentage of its acceptance is different in the various single National ...

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

Acute cholecystitis: WSES position statement

Background The management of acute calculous cholecystitis still offers room for debate in terms of diagnosis, severity scores, treatment options and timing for surgery. Material and methods A systematic review about the treatment of acute cholecystitis has been completed. The recommendations of recent guidelines have also been examined taking into account the results of the ...

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 ...

Benefits of WSES guidelines application for the management of intra-abdominal infections

Introduction The use of antibiotics is very high in the departments of Emergency and Trauma Surgery above all in the treatment of the intra-abdominal infections, to decrease morbidity and mortality rates; often the antimicrobial drugs are prescribed without a rationale and they are second-line antibiotics; this clinical practice increases costs without decreasing mortality. Aim of ...

Bologna Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction (ASBO): 2010 Evidence-Based Guidelines of the World Society of Emergency Surgery

Fausto Catena 0 Salomone Di Saverio 0 Michael D Kelly Walter L Biffl Luca Ansaloni 0 Vincenzo Mandal George C Velmahos Massimo Sartelli Gregorio Tugnoli Massimo Lupo Stefano Mandal Antonio D Pinna 0 Paul

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

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

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 ...

Complicated intra-abdominal infections in Europe: a comprehensive review of the CIAO study

The CIAO Study (“Complicated Intra-Abdominal infection Observational” Study) is a multicenter investigation performed in 68 medical institutions throughout Europe over the course of a 6-month observational period (January-June 2012).Patients with either community-acquired or healthcare-associated complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) were included in the study.2,152 ...

Complicated intra-abdominal infections in Europe: preliminary data from the first three months of the CIAO Study

The CIAO Study is a multicenter observational study currently underway in 66 European medical institutions over the course of a six-month study period (January-June 2012).This preliminary report overviews the findings of the first half of the study, which includes all data from the first three months of the six-month study period.Patients with either community-acquired or ...

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 ...

Complicated intra-abdominal infections worldwide: the definitive data of the CIAOW Study

The CIAOW study (Complicated intra-abdominal infections worldwide observational study) is a multicenter observational study underwent in 68 medical institutions worldwide during a six-month study period (October 2012-March 2013). The study included patients older than 18 years undergoing surgery or interventional drainage to address complicated intra-abdominal infections ...

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 ...