Articles from the 4th World Trauma Congress

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open (TSACO) served as the official publication of the 4th World Trauma Congress (WTC), held in San Diego during September 2018. Below are articles from presentations at the WTC, selected by President of the World Coalition for Trauma Care Raul Coimbra, MD, PhD, and TSACO Editor-in-Chief Timothy Fabian, MD.

Spectrum of injuries resulting from gunshot wounds in car hijacking: a South African experience (30 December, 2018)
Victor Kong, Ross Weale, Joanna Blodgett, John Bruce, Grant Laing, Damian Clarke

Interpersonal violence in peacetime Malawi (27 December, 2018)
Rebecca G Maine, Brittney Williams, Jennifer A Kincaid, Gift Mulima, Carlos Varela, Jared R Gallaher, Trista D Reid, Anthony G Charles

Applying the five-pillar matrix to the decade of action for road safety in Qatar: identifying gaps and priorities (19 December, 2018)
Rafael Consunji, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Aisha Abeid, Ayman El-Menyar, Hassan Al-Thani, Tsoler Sekayan, Ruben Peralta

Incidence of acute respiratory distress syndrome and associated mortality in a polytrauma population (19 December, 2018)
Karlijn J P van Wessem, Luke P H Leenen

Determinants of emergency department disposition of patients with traumatic brain injury in Uganda: results from a registry (19 December, 2018)
Amber Mehmood, Nukhba Zia, Olive Kobusingye, Rukia H Namaganda, Hussein Ssenyonjo, Joel Kiryabwire, Adnan A Hyder

Mortality, hospital admission, and healthcare cost due to injury from venomous and non-venomous animal encounters in the USA: 5-year analysis of the National Emergency Department Sample (11 December, 2018)
Joseph D Forrester, Jared A Forrester, Lakshika Tennakoon, Kristan Staudenmayer

Feasibility of telephone-administered interviews to evaluate long-term outcomes of trauma patients in urban Ethiopia (30 November, 2018)
Adam D Laytin, Nebyou Seyoum, Aklilu Azazh, Ayalew Zewdie, Catherine J Juillard, Rochelle A Dicker

Isolated hip fracture in the elderly and time to surgery: is there an outcome difference? (23 November, 2018)
Adel Elkbuli, Alyssa Eily, Valerie Polcz, Dessy Boneva, Paul J Spano II, Mark McKenney, Shaikh Hai

Analyses of clinical outcomes after severe pelvic fractures: an international study (21 November, 2018)
Kyoungwon Jung, Shokei Matsumoto, Alan Smith, Kyungjin Hwang, John Cook-Jong Lee, Raul Coimbra

Comparison of trauma outcomes between Japan and the USA using national trauma registries (5 November, 2018)
Shokei Matsumoto, Kyoungwon Jung, Alan Smith, Motoyasu Yamazaki, Mitsuhide Kitano, Raul Coimbra