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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719633/trauma-care-finding-a-better-way
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Hasan B Alam
In a Perspective, Hasan Alam discusses emerging treatment approaches in trauma care.
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719606/prescription-medicine-use-by-pedestrians-and-the-risk-of-injurious-road-traffic-crashes-a-case-crossover-study
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Mélanie Née, Marta Avalos, Audrey Luxcey, Benjamin Contrand, Louis-Rachid Salmi, Annie Fourrier-Réglat, Blandine Gadegbeku, Emmanuel Lagarde, Ludivine Orriols
BACKGROUND: While some medicinal drugs have been found to affect driving ability, no study has investigated whether a relationship exists between these medicines and crashes involving pedestrians. The aim of this study was to explore the association between the use of medicinal drugs and the risk of being involved in a road traffic crash as a pedestrian. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Data from 3 French nationwide databases were matched. We used the case-crossover design to control for time-invariant factors by using each case as its own control...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719604/research-questions-in-pre-hospital-trauma-care
#3
David J Lockey
Noting that a variety of pre-hospital interventions can now be applied to treat traumatic injury, David J Lockey calls for research to determine which of these actually improve survival and reduce morbidity.
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719602/prehospital-immune-responses-and-development-of-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-following-traumatic-injury-a-prospective-cohort-study
#4
Jon Hazeldine, David N Naumann, Emma Toman, David Davies, Jonathan R B Bishop, Zhangjie Su, Peter Hampson, Robert J Dinsdale, Nicholas Crombie, Niharika Arora Duggal, Paul Harrison, Antonio Belli, Janet M Lord
BACKGROUND: Almost all studies that have investigated the immune response to trauma have analysed blood samples acquired post-hospital admission. Thus, we know little of the immune status of patients in the immediate postinjury phase and how this might influence patient outcomes. The objective of this study was therefore to comprehensively assess the ultra-early, within 1-hour, immune response to trauma and perform an exploratory analysis of its relationship with the development of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715416/signatures-of-inflammation-and-impending-multiple-organ-dysfunction-in-the-hyperacute-phase-of-trauma-a-prospective-cohort-study
#5
Claudia P Cabrera, Joanna Manson, Joanna M Shepherd, Hew D Torrance, David Watson, M Paula Longhi, Mimoza Hoti, Minal B Patel, Michael O'Dwyer, Sussan Nourshargh, Daniel J Pennington, Michael R Barnes, Karim Brohi
BACKGROUND: Severe trauma induces a widespread response of the immune system. This "genomic storm" can lead to poor outcomes, including Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS). MODS carries a high mortality and morbidity rate and adversely affects long-term health outcomes. Contemporary management of MODS is entirely supportive, and no specific therapeutics have been shown to be effective in reducing incidence or severity. The pathogenesis of MODS remains unclear, and several models are proposed, such as excessive inflammation, a second-hit insult, or an imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory pathways...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708845/leveraging-peer-based-support-to-facilitate-hiv-care-in-kenya
#6
Rakhi Karwa, Mercy Maina, Timothy Mercer, Benson Njuguna, Juddy Wachira, Celia Ngetich, Fatma Some, Beatrice Jakait, Regina K Owino, Adrian Gardner, Sonak Pastakia
Rakhi Karwa and colleagues discuss a program in which peer navigators support care for people with HIV at a Kenyan hospital.
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700606/cellular-therapies-in-trauma-and-critical-care-medicine-looking-towards-the-future
#7
Shibani Pati, Todd E Rasmussen
Shibani Pati and Todd Rasmussen summarize progress in preclinical research on cellular therapeutics for traumatic injury and its sequelae and discuss prospects for clinical translation.
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700602/time-for-trauma-immunology
#8
Timothy R Billiar, Yoram Vodovotz
Timothy Billiar summarizes the role of the innate immune response in the clinical course following severe injury and envisions a field of "trauma immunology."
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700591/trends-in-traumatic-brain-injury-mortality-in-china-2006-2013-a-population-based-longitudinal-study
#9
Peixia Cheng, Peng Yin, Peishan Ning, Lijun Wang, Xunjie Cheng, Yunning Liu, David C Schwebel, Jiangmei Liu, Jinlei Qi, Guoqing Hu, Maigeng Zhou
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant global public health problem, but has received minimal attention from researchers and policy-makers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Epidemiological evidence of TBI morbidity and mortality is absent at the national level for most LMICs, including China. Using data from China's Disease Surveillance Points (DSPs) system, we conducted a population-based longitudinal analysis to examine TBI mortality, and mortality differences by sex, age group, location (urban/rural), and external cause of injury, from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2013 in China...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700588/years-of-life-lost-due-to-traumatic-brain-injury-in-europe-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-16-countries
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Marek Majdan, Dominika Plancikova, Andrew Maas, Suzanne Polinder, Valery Feigin, Alice Theadom, Martin Rusnak, Alexandra Brazinova, Juanita Haagsma
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a major public health, medical, and societal challenge globally. They present a substantial burden to victims, their families, and the society as a whole. Although indicators such as incidence or death rates provide insight into the occurrence and outcome of TBIs in various populations, they fail to quantify the full extent of their public health and societal impact. Measures such as years of life lost (YLLs), which quantifies the number of years of life lost because the person dies prematurely due to a disease or injury, should be employed to better quantify the population impact...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700587/community-and-health-system-intervention-to-reduce-disrespect-and-abuse-during-childbirth-in-tanga-region-tanzania-a-comparative-before-and-after-study
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Stephanie A Kujawski, Lynn P Freedman, Kate Ramsey, Godfrey Mbaruku, Selemani Mbuyita, Wema Moyo, Margaret E Kruk
BACKGROUND: Abusive treatment of women during childbirth has been documented in low-resource countries and is a deterrent to facility utilization for delivery. Evidence for interventions to address women's poor experience is scant. We assessed a participatory community and health system intervention to reduce the prevalence of disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Tanzania. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We used a comparative before-and-after evaluation design to test the combined intervention to reduce disrespect and abuse...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700585/validation-of-the-sensitivity-of-the-national-emergency-x-radiography-utilization-study-nexus-head-computed-tomographic-ct-decision-instrument-for-selective-imaging-of-blunt-head-injury-patients-an-observational-study
#12
William R Mower, Malkeet Gupta, Robert Rodriguez, Gregory W Hendey
BACKGROUND: Clinicians, afraid of missing intracranial injuries, liberally obtain computed tomographic (CT) head imaging in blunt trauma patients. Prior work suggests that clinical criteria (National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study [NEXUS] Head CT decision instrument [DI]) can reliably identify patients with important injuries, while excluding injury, and the need for imaging in many patients. Validating this DI requires confirmation of the hypothesis that the lower 95% confidence limit for its sensitivity in detecting serious injury exceeds 99...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692690/risk-of-surgical-site-infection-acute-kidney-injury-and-clostridium-difficile-infection-following-antibiotic-prophylaxis-with-vancomycin-plus-a-beta-lactam-versus-either-drug-alone-a-national-propensity-score-adjusted-retrospective-cohort-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Westyn Branch-Elliman, John E Ripollone, William J O'Brien, Kamal M F Itani, Marin L Schweizer, Eli Perencevich, Judith Strymish, Kalpana Gupta
BACKGROUND: The optimal regimen for perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis is controversial. Use of combination prophylaxis with a beta-lactam plus vancomycin is increasing; however, the relative risks and benefits associated with this strategy are unknown. Thus, we sought to compare postoperative outcomes following administration of 2 antimicrobials versus a single agent for the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs). Potential harms associated with combination regimens, including acute kidney injury (AKI) and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), were also considered...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692670/patient-reported-outcomes-and-survival-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-10-year-retrospective-cohort-study-using-the-multiple-sclerosis-impact-scale-29
#14
Joel Raffel, Alison Wallace, Djordje Gveric, Richard Reynolds, Tim Friede, Richard Nicholas
BACKGROUND: There is increasing emphasis on using patient-reported outcomes (PROs) to complement traditional clinical outcomes in medical research, including in multiple sclerosis (MS). Research, particularly in oncology and heart failure, has shown that PROs can be prognostic of hard clinical endpoints such as survival time (time from study entry until death). However, unlike in oncology or cardiology, it is unknown whether PROs are associated with survival time in neurological diseases...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692663/cancer-trials-in-sub-saharan-africa-aligning-research-and-care
#15
Satish Gopal
Satish Gopal discusses the challenges of deliverable cancer care and cancer trials in sub-Saharan Africa as well as a potential framework for overcoming these challenges.
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686231/antimicrobial-resistance-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-global-surveillance-and-a-call-for-international-collaborative-action
#16
Teodora Wi, Monica M Lahra, Francis Ndowa, Manju Bala, Jo-Anne R Dillon, Pilar Ramon-Pardo, Sergey R Eremin, Gail Bolan, Magnus Unemo
In a Policy Forum, Teodora Wi and colleagues discuss the challenges of antimicrobial resistance in gonococci.
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678849/community-health-promotion-and-medical-provision-for-neonatal-health-champion-cluster-randomised-trial-in-nagarkurnool-district-telangana-formerly-andhra-pradesh-india
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Peter Boone, Alex Eble, Diana Elbourne, Chris Frost, Chitra Jayanty, Rashmi Lakshminarayana, Vera Mann, Rohini Mukherjee, Gilda Piaggio, Padmanabh Reddy
BACKGROUND: In the mid-2000s, neonatal mortality accounted for almost 40% of deaths of children under 5 years worldwide, and constituted 65% of infant deaths in India. The neonatal mortality rate in Andhra Pradesh was 44 per 1,000 live births, and was higher in the rural areas and tribal regions, such as the Nagarkurnool division of Mahabubnagar district (which became Nagarkurnool district in Telangana in 2014). The aim of the CHAMPION trial was to investigate whether a package of interventions comprising community health promotion and provision of health services (including outreach and facility-based care) could lead to a reduction of the order of 25% in neonatal mortality...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678814/long-term-health-status-and-trajectories-of-seriously-injured-patients-a-population-based-longitudinal-study
#18
Belinda J Gabbe, Pam M Simpson, Peter A Cameron, Jennie Ponsford, Ronan A Lyons, Alex Collie, Mark Fitzgerald, Rodney Judson, Warwick J Teague, Sandra Braaf, Andrew Nunn, Shanthi Ameratunga, James E Harrison
BACKGROUND: Improved understanding of the quality of survival of patients is crucial in evaluating trauma care, understanding recovery patterns and timeframes, and informing healthcare, social, and disability service provision. We aimed to describe the longer-term health status of seriously injured patients, identify predictors of outcome, and establish recovery trajectories by population characteristics. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A population-based, prospective cohort study using the Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) was undertaken...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678794/ammonium-tetrathiomolybdate-following-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-chemistry-pharmacology-and-impact-of-a-new-class-of-sulfide-donor-in-preclinical-injury-models
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Alex Dyson, Felipe Dal-Pizzol, Giovanni Sabbatini, Anna B Lach, Federica Galfo, Juliano Dos Santos Cardoso, Bruna Pescador Mendonça, Iain Hargreaves, Bernardo Bollen Pinto, Daniel I Bromage, John F Martin, Kevin P Moore, Martin Feelisch, Mervyn Singer
BACKGROUND: Early revascularization of ischemic organs is key to improving outcomes, yet consequent reperfusion injury may be harmful. Reperfusion injury is largely attributed to excess mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Sulfide inhibits mitochondria and reduces ROS production. Ammonium tetrathiomolybdate (ATTM), a copper chelator, releases sulfide in a controlled and novel manner, and may offer potential therapeutic utility. METHODS AND FINDINGS: In vitro, ATTM releases sulfide in a time-, pH-, temperature-, and thiol-dependent manner...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678793/timing-of-femoral-shaft-fracture-fixation-following-major-trauma-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-united-states-trauma-centers
#20
James P Byrne, Avery B Nathens, David Gomez, Daniel Pincus, Richard J Jenkinson
BACKGROUND: Femoral shaft fractures are common in major trauma. Early definitive fixation, within 24 hours, is feasible in most patients and is associated with improved outcomes. Nonetheless, variability might exist between trauma centers in timeliness of fixation. Such variability could impact outcomes and would therefore represent a target for quality improvement. We evaluated variability in delayed fixation (≥24 hours) between trauma centers participating in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) and measured the resultant association with important clinical outcomes at the hospital level...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
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