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Welcome to TRAUMAWIKI.COM - The first wiki website dedicated to trauma and related topics! [Best viewed with text size 'smaller'] is now home to OPUS 12 Foundation's open access wiki dedicated to building and sharing information about traumatic injuries, their diagnosis and treatment, and associated complications. Visit other sites sponsored by OPUS 12 Foundation:[2],[3],[4],[5],[6],[7],[8], and[9] for more information about the Foundation and its activities.

OPUS 12 Foundation is now officially supporting the Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock - PubMed Listed - Click here to access JETS[10], the Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - PubMed Listed - Click here to access JGID[11], the International Journal of Academic Medicine - Official Journal of the American College of Academic International Medicine[12] - Click here to access IJAM[13], as well as the International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science - PubMed Listed - Click here to access IJCIIS[14].

     Principal TraumaWiki Editors: *   
     - John Chovanes, DO        (Philadelphia, PA)   - Sagar C. Galwankar, MD, MPH (Jacksonville, FL)
     - James Cipolla, MD        (Bethlehem, PA)      - Niels D. Martin, MD         (Philadelphia, PA)
     - Vicente H. Gracias, MD   (Brunswick, NJ)      - Babak Sarani, MD            (Washington DC)
     - Oliver L. Gunter, MD     (Nashville, TN)      - Sherwin P. Schrag, MD       (Jersey City, NJ)
     - Patrick K. Kim, MD       (Philadelphia, PA)+  - S. Peter Stawicki, MD, MBA  (Bethlehem, PA)
     * OPUS 12 Foundation membership required
     + TraumaWiki Chief Editor
     Assistant TraumaWiki Editors: **
     ** OPUS 12 Foundation membership not required
     New Wiki Paradigm - Contribute and take credit!
     Each TraumaWiki topic has an authorship section at the end - a way for everyone to recognize your hard work.
     Meritorious internet publications are considered scientific contributions - list them on your CV.
     If you contributed to a topic, do not forget to put your name in the authorship box for that topic.
     Important Notice on Referencing/Authorship
     In order to streamline TraumaWiki content, the following contributor guidelines should be observed:
     1. When working on an article, each prospective contributor must read the article first
     2. The contributor must be familiar with the content being edited/posted
     4. When adding references, please ensure that the reference you are adding is not already included
     5. Best way to ensure that a reference is not already included is to use your browser's FIND function
     6. References are to be added as follows:
           a. Body text -> New reference should be numbered consecutively to the last listed reference
           b. Each reference should be listed in [square brackets] -> Examples: [1] [1-5] [1,15,43]
           c. Reference list -> New reference comes after the last previously listed reference
     7. References are numbered in the order they were added to the manuscript:
           a. This is not the standard way of referencing (i.e., alphabetical or in order of appearance)
           b. However, it will work perfectly as long as the reference in the text is accurately pointed
           c. Example:
                i.  Even though reference [21] could be listed BEFORE reference [11] in the body text
                ii. The same reference will be listed AFTER reference [11] in the references section
     8. Contributors should add their name in ALPHABETICAL order to author list at the end of each article
     9. Use as much text as possible -> Minimize figures to those absolutely necessary
     Participate & Contribute!
     - Help create the most comprehensive body of knowledge about trauma, the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TRAUMA
     - Register & enjoy the ability to update our collective trauma knowledge in real time!
     - Your participation in the TraumaWiki will allow us to establish more wikis for other disciplines
     - Contribute to OPUS 12 Foundation Research Fund - support medical and surgical research projects
     Useful Research Links
     Useful medical literature search engines and reference links:
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All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their personal health and well-being.

The information and opinions expressed herein are believed to be accurate, based on the best judgment and information available to the authors, and readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries. In addition, the information and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of every contributor to OPUS 12 Wiki sites. The OPUS 12 Foundation, Inc. acknowledges occasional differences in opinion and welcomes the exchange of different viewpoints. The publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.

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