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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).

Splenic trauma: WSES classification and guidelines for adult and pediatric patients

20 Rifat Latifi David Costa Navarro Yashuiro Otomo Raul Coimbra Ronald V. Maier Frederick Moore Sandro Rizoli Boris Sakakushev Joseph M. Galante Osvaldo Chiara Stefania Cimbanassi Alain Chichom Mefire

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 ...

Expression of concern: necrotizing fasciitis, literature review of contemporary strategies for diagnosing and management with three case reports: torso, abdominal wall, upper and lower limbs

wall, upper and lower limbs Fausto Catena Frederick Moore Editors-in-Chief World Journal of Emergency Surgery Submit your next manuscript to BioMed Central and take full advantage of: Submit your

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...