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Repair of primary and incisional hernias using composite mesh fixed with absorbable tackers: preliminary experience of a laparoscopic approach with a newly designed mesh in 29 cases

Outcome of primary and incisional hernia repair is still affected by clinical complications in terms of recurrences, pain and discomfort. Factors like surgical approach, prosthesis characteristics and method of fixation might influence the outcome. We evaluated in a prospective observational study a cohort population which underwent primary and incisional laparoscopic hernia ...

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 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 ...

WSES Jerusalem guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis

Catena Dieter G. Weber Massimo Sartelli Michael Sugrue Mark De Moya Carlos Augusto Gomes Aneel Bhangu Ferdinando Agresta Ernest E. Moore Kjetil Soreide Ewen Griffiths Steve De Castro Jeffry Kashuk Yoram ... , 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

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 ...

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

Coccolini 1 Ewen A Griffiths 6 Raul Coimbra 5 Ferdinando Agresta 4 Boris Sakakushev 9 Carlos A Ordoez 8 Fikri M Abu-Zidan 3 Aleksandar Karamarkovic 12 Goran Augustin 13 David Costa Navarro 10 Jan Ulrych 11

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 ...

Italian Biological Prosthesis Work-Group (IBPWG): proposal for a decisional model in using biological prosthesis

Introduction Indications for repair of abdominal hernia are well established and widely diffused. Controversies still exist about the indication in using the different prosthetic materials and principally about the biological ones. Material and methods In February 2012, the Italian Biological Prosthesis Work-Group (IBPWG), counting a background of 264 biologic implants, met in ...

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

Salomone Di Saverio Ferdinando Agresta Boris Sakakushev Igor Gerych Imtiaz Wani Michael D Kelly Carlos Augusto Gomes Mario Paulo Faro Jr Korhan Taviloglu Zaza Demetrashvili Jae Gil Lee Nereo Vettoretto

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 ...

2013 WSES guidelines for management of intra-abdominal infections

Ferdinando Agresta Salomone Di Saverio Imtiaz Wani Alex Escalona Carlos Ordonez Gustavo P Fraga Gerson Alves Pereira Junior Miklosh Bala Yunfeng Cui Sanjay Marwah Boris Sakakushev Victor Kong Noel Naidoo Adamu

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

Tzerbinis Martin Hutan Andras Vereczkei Avdyl Krasniqi Charalampos Seretis Rafael Diaz-Nieto Cristian Mesina Miran Rems Fabio Cesare Campanile Ferdinando Agresta Pietro Coletta Mirjami Uotila-Nieminen Mario

Complicated intra-abdominal infections in a worldwide context: an observational prospective study (CIAOW Study)

Ernest Moore Mark Malangoni George Velmahos Raul Coimbra Kaoru Koike Ari Leppaniemi Walter Biffl Zsolt Balogh Cino Bendinelli Sanjay Gupta Yoram Kluger Ferdinando Agresta Salomone Di Saverio Gregorio

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

Ferrero Stefano Rausei Samipetteri Laine Piotr Major Eliane Angst Olivier Pittet Ihor Herych Ferdinando Agresta Nereo Vettoretto Elia Poiasina Jaan Tepp Gunter Weiss Giorgio Vasquez Nikola Vladov Cristian