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The role of open abdomen in non-trauma patient: WSES Consensus Paper

Ernest E. Moore 20 Rao Ivatury 29 Walter Biffl 27 Andrew Peitzman 25 Raul Coimbra 24 Sandro Rizoli 31 Yoram Kluger 30 Fikri M. Abu-Zidan 22 Massimo Sartelli 8 Marc De Moya 9 George Velmahos 9 Gustavo

WSES classification and guidelines for liver trauma

Ivatury Walter Biffl Andrew Peitzman Raul Coimbra Sandro Rizoli Yoram Kluger Fikri M. Abu-Zidan Marco Ceresoli 0 Giulia Montori 0 Massimo Sartelli Dieter Weber Gustavo Fraga Noel Naidoo Frederick A. Moore

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

Kluger 18 Walter Biffl 24 Ernest E. Moore 23 Viktor Reva 22 Camilla Bing 21 Miklosh Bala 26 Paola Fugazzola 0 Hany Bahouth 18 Ingo Marzi 25 George Velmahos 20 Rao Ivatury 8 Kjetil Soreide 9 Tal Horer 6

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...

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...

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...

WSES Jerusalem guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis

Kluger Ari Leppaniemi Luca Ansaloni Manne Andersson Federico Coccolini Raul Coimbra Kurinchi S. Gurusamy Fabio Cesare Campanile Walter Biffl Osvaldo Chiara Fred Moore Andrew B. Peitzman Gustavo P. Fraga

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

Gustavo P. Fraga Ronald V. Maier Osvaldo Chiara Jeffry Kashuk Boris Sakakushev Dieter G. Weber Rifat Latifi Walter Biffl Miklosh Bala Aleksandar Karamarkovic Kenji Inaba Carlos A. Ordonez Andreas Hecker

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

Frederick A Moore Rao Ivatury Raul Coimbra Ari Leppaniemi Walter Biffl Yoram Kluger Gustavo P Fraga Carlos A Ordonez Sanjay Marwah Igor Gerych Jae Gil Lee Cristian Tran 0 Federico Coccolini Francesco

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...

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 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

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...

WSES guidelines for emergency repair of complicated abdominal wall hernias

Vincenzo Mandal Luca Ansaloni Ernest E Moore Andrew Peitzman George Velmahos Fredrick Alan Moore Ari Leppaniemi Clay Cothren Burlew Walter Biffl Kaoru Koike Yoram Kluger Gustavo P Fraga Carlos A Ordonez

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 (IAIs...

2013 WSES guidelines for management of intra-abdominal infections

Frederick A Moore George Velmahos Raul Coimbra Rao Ivatury Andrew Peitzman Kaoru Koike Ari Leppaniemi Walter Biffl Clay Cothren Burlew Zsolt J Balogh Ken Boffard Cino Bendinelli Sanjay Gupta Yoram Kluger