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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046710/pediatric-falls-from-windows-and-balconies-incidents-and-risk-factors-as-reported-by-newspapers-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Michal Grivna, Hanan M Al-Marzouqi, Maryam R Al-Ali, Nada N Al-Saadi, Fikri M Abu-Zidan
BACKGROUND: Falls of children from heights (balconies and windows) usually result in severe injuries and death. Details on child falls from heights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not easily accessible. Our aim was to assess the incidents, personal, and environmental risk factors for pediatric falls from windows/balconies using newspaper clippings. METHODS: We used a retrospective study design to electronically assess all major UAE national Arabic and English newspapers for reports of unintentional child falls from windows and balconies during 2005-2016...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932257/a-novel-method-for-multiple-bowel-injuries-a-pilot-canine-experiment
#2
Jun Ke, Weihang Wu, Nan Lin, Weijin Yang, Zhicong Cai, Wei Wu, Dongsheng Chen, Yu Wang
BACKGROUND: Intestinal ligation is the cornerstone for damage control in abdominal emergency, yet it may lead to bowel ischemia. Although intestinal ligation avoids further peritoneal cavity pollution, it may lead to an increased pressure within the bowel segments and rapid bacterial translocation. In this study, we showed that severed intestine could be readily reconnected by using silicon tubes and be secured by using rubber bands in a canine model. METHODS: Adult Beagle dogs, subject to multiple intestinal transections and hemorrhagic shock by exsanguination, randomly received conventional ligation vs...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878814/thoracic-trauma-severity-contributes-to-differences-in-intensive-care-therapy-and-mortality-of-severely-injured-patients-analysis-based-on-the-traumaregister-dgu%C3%A2
#3
Jörg Bayer, Rolf Lefering, Sylvia Reinhardt, Jan Kühle, Jörn Zwingmann, Norbert P Südkamp, Thorsten Hammer
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma is a relevant source of comorbidity throughout multiply-injured patient care. We aim to determine a measurable influence of chest trauma's severity on early resuscitation, intensive care therapy, and mortality in severely injured patients. METHODS: Patients documented between 2002 and 2012 in the TraumaRegister DGU®, aged ≥ 16 years, injury severity score (ISS) ≥ 16 are analyzed. Isolated brain injury and severe head injury led to exclusion...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855960/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-in-trauma-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Emiliano Gamberini, Federico Coccolini, Beatrice Tamagnini, Costanza Martino, Vittorio Albarello, Marco Benni, Marcello Bisulli, Nicola Fabbri, Tal Martin Hörer, Luca Ansaloni, Carlo Coniglio, Marco Barozzi, Vanni Agnoletti
AIMS: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta has been a hot topic in trauma resuscitation during these last years. The aims of this systematic review are to analyze when, how, and where this technique is performed and to evaluate preliminary results. METHODS: The literature search was performed on online databases in December 2016, without time limits. Studies citing endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in trauma were retrieved for evaluation...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828035/urine-flow-rate-monitoring-in-hypovolemic-multiple-trauma-patients
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Evgeni Brotfain, Yoram Klein, Ronen Toledano, Leonid Koyfman, Dmitry Frank, Micha Y Shamir, Moti Klein
BACKGROUND: The urine output is an important clinical parameter of renal function and blood volume status, especially in critically ill multiple trauma patients. In the present study, the minute-to-minute urine flow rate and its variability were analyzed in hypotensive multiple trauma patients during the first 6 h of their ICU (intensive care unit) stay. These parameters have not been previously reported. METHODS: The study was retrospective and observational. Demographic and clinical data were extracted from the computerized Register Information Systems...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828034/splenic-trauma-wses-classification-and-guidelines-for-adult-and-pediatric-patients
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Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Fausto Catena, Yoram Kluger, Walter Biffl, Ernest E Moore, Viktor Reva, Camilla Bing, Miklosh Bala, Paola Fugazzola, Hany Bahouth, Ingo Marzi, George Velmahos, Rao Ivatury, Kjetil Soreide, Tal Horer, Richard Ten Broek, Bruno M Pereira, Gustavo P Fraga, Kenji Inaba, Joseph Kashuk, Neil Parry, Peter T Masiakos, Konstantinos S Mylonas, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Simone Vasilij Benatti, Noel Naidoo, Francesco Salvetti, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Vanni Agnoletti, Emiliano Gamberini, Leonardo Solaini, Antonio Costanzo, Andrea Celotti, Matteo Tomasoni, Vladimir Khokha, Catherine Arvieux, Lena Napolitano, Lauri Handolin, Michele Pisano, Stefano Magnone, David A Spain, Marc de Moya, Kimberly A Davis, Nicola De Angelis, Ari Leppaniemi, Paula Ferrada, 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, Dieter Weber, Marco Ceresoli, Andrew B Peitzman, Liban Wehlie, Massimo Sartelli, Salomone Di Saverio, Luca Ansaloni
Spleen injuries are among the most frequent trauma-related injuries. At present, they are classified according to the anatomy of the injury. The optimal treatment strategy, however, should keep into consideration the hemodynamic status, the anatomic derangement, and the associated injuries. The management of splenic trauma patients aims to restore the homeostasis and the normal physiopathology especially considering the modern tools for bleeding management. Thus, the management of splenic trauma should be ultimately multidisciplinary and based on the physiology of the patient, the anatomy of the injury, and the associated lesions...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814969/the-role-of-open-abdomen-in-non-trauma-patient-wses-consensus-paper
#7
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Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena, Ernest E Moore, Rao Ivatury, Walter Biffl, Andrew Peitzman, Raul Coimbra, Sandro Rizoli, Yoram Kluger, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Massimo Sartelli, Marc De Moya, George Velmahos, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Bruno M Pereira, Ari Leppaniemi, Marja A Boermeester, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Ron Maier, Miklosh Bala, Boris Sakakushev, Vladimir Khokha, Manu Malbrain, Vanni Agnoletti, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Michael Sugrue, Salomone Di Saverio, Ewen Griffiths, Kjetil Soreide, John E Mazuski, Addison K May, Philippe Montravers, Rita Maria Melotti, Michele Pisano, Francesco Salvetti, Gianmariano Marchesi, Tino M Valetti, Thomas Scalea, Osvaldo Chiara, Jeffry L Kashuk, Luca Ansaloni
The open abdomen (OA) is defined as intentional decision to leave the fascial edges of the abdomen un-approximated after laparotomy (laparostomy). The abdominal contents are potentially exposed and therefore must be protected with a temporary coverage, which is referred to as temporal abdominal closure (TAC). OA use remains widely debated with many specific details deserving detailed assessment and clarification. To date, in patients with intra-abdominal emergencies, the OA has not been formally endorsed for routine utilization; although, utilization is seemingly increasing...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804507/2017-update-of-the-wses-guidelines-for-emergency-repair-of-complicated-abdominal-wall-hernias
#8
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Arianna Birindelli, Massimo Sartelli, Salomone Di Saverio, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni, Gabrielle H van Ramshorst, Giampiero Campanelli, Vladimir Khokha, Ernest E Moore, Andrew Peitzman, George Velmahos, Frederick Alan Moore, Ari Leppaniemi, Clay Cothren Burlew, Walter L Biffl, Kaoru Koike, Yoram Kluger, Gustavo P Fraga, Carlos A Ordonez, Matteo Novello, Ferdinando Agresta, Boris Sakakushev, Igor Gerych, Imtiaz Wani, Michael D Kelly, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Mario Paulo Faro, Antonio Tarasconi, Zaza Demetrashvili, Jae Gil Lee, Nereo Vettoretto, Gianluca Guercioni, Roberto Persiani, Cristian Tranà, Yunfeng Cui, Kenneth Y Y Kok, Wagih M Ghnnam, Ashraf El-Sayed Abbas, Norio Sato, Sanjay Marwah, Muthukumaran Rangarajan, Offir Ben-Ishay, Abdul Rashid K Adesunkanmi, Helmut Alfredo Segovia Lohse, Jakub Kenig, Stefano Mandalà, Raul Coimbra, Aneel Bhangu, Nigel Suggett, Antonio Biondi, Nazario Portolani, Gianluca Baiocchi, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Rodolfo Scibé, Michael Sugrue, Osvaldo Chiara, Fausto Catena
Emergency repair of complicated abdominal wall hernias may be associated with worsen outcome and a significant rate of postoperative complications. There is no consensus on management of complicated abdominal hernias. The main matter of debate is about the use of mesh in case of intestinal resection and the type of mesh to be used. Wound infection is the most common complication encountered and represents an immense burden especially in the presence of a mesh. The recurrence rate is an important topic that influences the final outcome...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794797/acute-mesenteric-ischemia-guidelines-of-the-world-society-of-emergency-surgery
#9
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Miklosh Bala, Jeffry Kashuk, Ernest E Moore, Yoram Kluger, Walter Biffl, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Offir Ben-Ishay, Chen Rubinstein, Zsolt J Balogh, Ian Civil, Federico Coccolini, Ari Leppaniemi, Andrew Peitzman, Luca Ansaloni, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli, Salomone Di Saverio, Gustavo P Fraga, Fausto Catena
Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is typically defined as a group of diseases characterized by an interruption of the blood supply to varying portions of the small intestine, leading to ischemia and secondary inflammatory changes. If untreated, this process will eventuate in life threatening intestinal necrosis. The incidence is low, estimated at 0.09-0.2% of all acute surgical admissions. Therefore, although the entity is an uncommon cause of abdominal pain, diligence is always required because if untreated, mortality has consistently been reported in the range of 50%...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785302/erratum-to-the-management-of-intra-abdominal-infections-from-a-global-perspective-2017-wses-guidelines-for-management-of-intra-abdominal-infections
#10
M Sartelli, A Chichom-Mefire, F M Labricciosa, T Hardcastle, F M Abu-Zidan, A K Adesunkanmi, L Ansaloni, M Bala, Z J Balogh, M A Beltrán, O Ben-Ishay, W L Biffl, A Birindelli, M A Cainzos, G Catalini, M Ceresoli, A Che Jusoh, O Chiara, F Coccolini, R Coimbra, F Cortese, Z Demetrashvili, S Di Saverio, J J Diaz, V N Egiev, P Ferrada, G P Fraga, W M Ghnnam, J G Lee, C A Gomes, A Hecker, T Herzog, J I Kim, K Inaba, A Isik, A Karamarkovic, J Kashuk, V Khokha, A W Kirkpatrick, Y Kluger, K Koike, V Y Kong, A Leppaniemi, G M Machain, R V Maier, S Marwah, M E McFarlane, G Montori, E E Moore, I Negoi, I Olaoye, A H Omari, C A Ordonez, B M Pereira, G A Pereira Júnior, G Pupelis, T Reis, B Sakakushev, N Sato, H A Segovia Lohse, V G Shelat, K Søreide, W Uhl, J Ulrych, H Van Goor, G C Velmahos, K C Yuan, I Wani, D G Weber, S K Zachariah, F Catena
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13017-017-0141-6.].
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785301/erratum-to-antimicrobials-a-global-alliance-for-optimizing-their-rational-use-in-intra-abdominal-infections-agora
#11
M Sartelli, D G Weber, E Ruppé, M Bassetti, B J Wright, L Ansaloni, F Catena, F Coccolini, F M Abu-Zidan, R Coimbra, E E Moore, F A Moore, R V Maier, J J De Waele, A W Kirkpatrick, E A Griffiths, C Eckmann, A J Brink, J E Mazuski, A K May, R G Sawyer, D Mertz, P Montravers, A Kumar, J A Roberts, J L Vincent, R R Watkins, W Lowman, B Spellberg, I J Abbott, A K Adesunkanmi, S Al-Dahir, M N Al-Hasan, F Agresta, A A Althani, S Ansari, R Ansumana, G Augustin, M Bala, Z J Balogh, O Baraket, A Bhangu, M A Beltrán, M Bernhard, W L Biffl, M A Boermeester, S M Brecher, J R Cherry-Bukowiec, O R Buyne, M A Cainzos, K A Cairns, A Camacho-Ortiz, S J Chandy, A Che Jusoh, A Chichom-Mefire, C Colijn, F Corcione, Y Cui, D Curcio, S Delibegovic, Z Demetrashvili, B De Simone, S Dhingra, J J Diaz, I Di Carlo, A Dillip, S Di Saverio, M P Doyle, G Dorj, A Dogjani, H Dupont, S R Eachempati, M A Enani, V N Egiev, M M Elmangory, P Ferrada, J R Fitchett, G P Fraga, N Guessennd, H Giamarellou, W Ghnnam, G Gkiokas, S R Goldberg, C A Gomes, H Gomi, M Guzmán-Blanco, M Haque, S Hansen, A Hecker, W R Heizmann, T Herzog, A M Hodonou, S K Hong, R Kafka-Ritsch, L J Kaplan, G Kapoor, A Karamarkovic, M G Kees, J Kenig, R Kiguba, P K Kim, Y Kluger, V Khokha, K Koike, K Y Kok, V Kong, M C Knox, K Inaba, A Isik, K Iskandar, R R Ivatury, M Labbate, F M Labricciosa, P F Laterre, R Latifi, J G Lee, Y R Lee, M Leone, A Leppaniemi, Y Li, S Y Liang, T Loho, M Maegele, S Malama, H E Marei, I Martin-Loeches, S Marwah, A Massele, M McFarlane, R B Melo, I Negoi, D P Nicolau, C E Nord, R Ofori-Asenso, A H Omari, C A Ordonez, M Ouadii, G A Pereira Júnior, D Piazza, G Pupelis, T M Rawson, M Rems, S Rizoli, C Rocha, B Sakakushev, M Sanchez-Garcia, N Sato, H A Segovia Lohse, G Sganga, B Siribumrungwong, V G Shelat, K Soreide, R Soto, P Talving, J V Tilsed, J F Timsit, G Trueba, N T Trung, J Ulrych, H van Goor, A Vereczkei, R S Vohra, I Wani, W Uhl, Y Xiao, K C Yuan, S K Zachariah, J R Zahar, T L Zakrison, A Corcione, R M Melotti, C Viscoli, P Viale
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13017-016-0089-y.].
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769999/non-operative-management-for-penetrating-splenic-trauma-how-far-can-we-go-to-save-splenic-function
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Roy Spijkerman, Michel Paul Johan Teuben, Fatima Hoosain, Liezel Phyllis Taylor, Timothy Craig Hardcastle, Taco Johan Blokhuis, Brian Leigh Warren, Luke Petrus Hendrikus Leenen
BACKGROUND: Selective non-operative management (NOM) for the treatment of blunt splenic trauma is safe. Currently, the feasibility of selective NOM for penetrating splenic injury (PSI) is unclear. Unfortunately, little is known about the success rate of spleen-preserving surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of selective NOM for penetrating splenic injuries. METHODS: A dual-centre study is performed in two level-one trauma centres...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747992/delta-neutrophil-index-as-an-early-predictor-of-acute-appendicitis-and-acute-complicated-appendicitis-in-adults
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Dong Hyuk Shin, Young Suk Cho, Gyu Chong Cho, Hee Cheol Ahn, Seung Min Park, Seung Wook Lim, Young Taeck Oh, Ji Woong Cho, Sang O Park, Young Hwan Lee
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the ability of the delta neutrophil index (DNI) to predict histologically normal appendicitis preoperatively and to differentiate between simple and complicated appendicitis. METHODS: The data from 650 patients were divided into positive and negative appendectomy groups (histologically normal appendicitis). The patients in the acute appendicitis group were further sub-divided into simple and complicated appendicitis groups...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729881/outcomes-following-repair-of-incarcerated-and-strangulated-ventral-hernias-with-or-without-synthetic-mesh
#14
Sameh Hany Emile, Hesham Elgendy, Ahmad Sakr, Waleed Ahmed Gado, Ahmed Aly Abdelmawla, Mahmoud Abdelnaby, Alaa Magdy
BACKGROUND: The use of synthetic mesh for ventral hernia repair under contaminated conditions is a controversial issue due to the considerable risk of surgical site infection (SSI). This study aimed to review the outcomes of repair of incarcerated and strangulated ventral hernias with or without synthetic mesh in compliance with established clinical guidelines regarding the incidence of SSI and hernia recurrence. METHODS: The records of patients with complicated ventral hernias who were treated with or without synthetic mesh repair were reviewed...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725258/a-meta-analysis-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa-or-open-aortic-cross-clamping-by-resuscitative-thoracotomy-in-non-compressible-torso-hemorrhage-patients
#15
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Ramiro Manzano Nunez, Maria Paula Naranjo, Esteban Foianini, Paula Ferrada, Erika Rincon, Herney Andrés García-Perdomo, Paola Burbano, Juan Pablo Herrera, Alberto F García, Carlos A Ordoñez
BACKGROUND: The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the effect of REBOA, compared to resuscitative thoracotomy, on mortality and among non-compressible torso hemorrhage trauma patients. METHODS: Relevant articles were identified by a literature search in MEDLINE and EMBASE. We included studies involving trauma patients suffering non-compressible torso hemorrhage. Studies were eligible if they evaluated REBOA and compared it to resuscitative thoracotomy...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702076/the-management-of-intra-abdominal-infections-from-a-global-perspective-2017-wses-guidelines-for-management-of-intra-abdominal-infections
#16
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Massimo Sartelli, Alain Chichom-Mefire, Francesco M Labricciosa, Timothy Hardcastle, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Abdulrashid K Adesunkanmi, Luca Ansaloni, Miklosh Bala, Zsolt J Balogh, Marcelo A Beltrán, Offir Ben-Ishay, Walter L Biffl, Arianna Birindelli, Miguel A Cainzos, Gianbattista Catalini, Marco Ceresoli, Asri Che Jusoh, Osvaldo Chiara, Federico Coccolini, Raul Coimbra, Francesco Cortese, Zaza Demetrashvili, Salomone Di Saverio, Jose J Diaz, Valery N Egiev, Paula Ferrada, Gustavo P Fraga, Wagih M Ghnnam, Jae Gil Lee, Carlos A Gomes, Andreas Hecker, Torsten Herzog, Jae Il Kim, Kenji Inaba, Arda Isik, Aleksandar Karamarkovic, Jeffry Kashuk, Vladimir Khokha, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Yoram Kluger, Kaoru Koike, Victor Y Kong, Ari Leppaniemi, Gustavo M Machain, Ronald V Maier, Sanjay Marwah, Michael E McFarlane, Giulia Montori, Ernest E Moore, Ionut Negoi, Iyiade Olaoye, Abdelkarim H Omari, Carlos A Ordonez, Bruno M Pereira, Gerson A Pereira Júnior, Guntars Pupelis, Tarcisio Reis, Boris Sakakhushev, Norio Sato, Helmut A Segovia Lohse, Vishal G Shelat, Kjetil Søreide, Waldemar Uhl, Jan Ulrych, Harry Van Goor, George C Velmahos, Kuo-Ching Yuan, Imtiaz Wani, Dieter G Weber, Sanoop K Zachariah, Fausto Catena
Intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) are common surgical emergencies and have been reported as major contributors to non-trauma deaths in the emergency departments worldwide. The cornerstones of effective treatment of IAIs are early recognition, adequate source control, and appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Prompt resuscitation of patients with ongoing sepsis is of utmost important. In hospitals worldwide, non-acceptance of, or lack of access to, accessible evidence-based practices and guidelines result in overall poorer outcome of patients suffering IAIs...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649270/low-values-of-central-venous-oxygen-saturation-scvo2-during-surgery-and-anastomotic-leak-of-abdominal-trauma-patients
#17
Andres Isaza-Restrepo, Jose F Moreno-Mejia, Juan S Martin-Saavedra, Milciades Ibañez-Pinilla
BACKGROUND: There is a well known relationship between hypoperfusion and postoperative complications like anastomotic leak. No studies have been done addressing this relationship in the context of abdominal trauma surgery. Central venous oxygen saturation is an important hypoperfusion marker of potential use in abdominal trauma surgery for identifying the risk of anastomotic leak development. The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between low values of central venous oxygen saturation and anastomotic leak of gastrointestinal sutures in the postoperative period in abdominal trauma surgery...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630645/the-use-of-laparoscopy-in-managing-penetrating-thoracoabdominal-injuries-in-africa-83-cases-reviewed
#18
Zach M Koto, Fusi Mosai, Oleh Y Matsevych
BACKGROUND: The use of laparoscopy in managing haemodynamically stable patients with penetrating thoracoabdominal injuries in developed countries is wildly practiced, but in Africa, the use of laparoscopy is still in its infancy stage. We reviewed a single centre experience in using laparoscopy in Africa for management of patients with both isolated diaphragmatic injuries as well as diaphragmatic injuries associated with intra-abdominal injuries requiring intervention. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of patients presenting with penetrating thoracoabdominal injuries was done...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616061/penetrating-cardiac-trauma-analysis-of-240-cases-from-a-hospital-in-bogota-colombia
#19
Andres Isaza-Restrepo, Dínimo José Bolívar-Sáenz, Marcos Tarazona-Lara, José Rafael Tovar
BACKGROUND: Trauma characteristics and its management is influenced by socioeconomic context. Cardiac trauma constitutes a challenge for surgeons, and outcomes depend on multiple factors including initial care, characteristics of the wounds, and surgical management. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional case series of patients with penetrating cardiac injuries (PCI) from January 1999 to October 2009 who underwent surgery in a trauma referral center in Bogotá, Colombia...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616060/early-recognition-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-surgical-site-infections-using-risk-and-protective-factors-identified-by-a-group-of-italian-surgeons-through-delphi-method
#20
G Sganga, C Tascini, E Sozio, S Colizza
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) constitute a major clinical problem in terms of morbidity, mortality, duration of hospital stay, and overall costs. The bacterial pathogens implicated most frequently are Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). The incidence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) SSIs is increasing significantly. Since these infections have a significant impact on hospital budgets and patients' health, their diagnosis must be anticipated and therapy improved...
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