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European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526897/the-impact-of-pre-injury-direct-oral-anticoagulants-compared-to-warfarin-in-geriatric-g-60-trauma-patients
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J F Barletta, S Hall, J F Sucher, J K Dzandu, M Haley, A J Mangram
PURPOSE: Pre-injury oral anticoagulants are associated with worse outcomes in geriatric (G-60) trauma patients, but there are limited data comparing warfarin with direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC). We sought to compare outcomes in G-60 trauma patients taking pre-injury DOACs vs. warfarin. METHODS: All trauma patients, age ≥60 who were admitted to the hospital and taking an oral anticoagulant pre-injury were retrospectively identified. Patients were excluded if their reason for admission was a suicide attempt or penetrating extremity injury...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508098/patient-mortality-following-alcohol-use-and-trauma-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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N Ahmed, P Greenberg
OBJECTIVE: To examine the outcomes of trauma patients who tested positive for alcohol at the time of hospital arrival versus those who tested negative. METHODS: Data were pulled from the National Trauma Data Bank (2007-2010). All injured patients who were ≥14 years of age, sustained a "blunt" or "penetrating" injury, had complete systolic blood pressure (SBP) and heart rate (HR) records, were taken to a level 1 or 2 trauma center, and who received a confirmed blood alcohol test were included in the study...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493013/the-effects-of-hurricane-sandy-on-trauma-center-admissions
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T Curran, D A Bogdanovski, A S Hicks, J W Bilaniuk, J M Adams, B K Siegel, L T DiFazio, R Durling-Grover, Z H Nemeth
BACKGROUND: Hurricane Sandy was a particularly unusual storm with regard to both size and location of landfall. The storm landed in New Jersey, which is unusual for a tropical storm of such scale, and created hazardous conditions which caused injury to residents during the storm and in the months following. This study aims to describe differences in trauma center admissions and patterns of injury during this time period when compared to a period with no such storm. METHODS: Data were collected for this study from patients who were admitted to the trauma center at Morristown Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy or the ensuing cleanup efforts (patients admitted between 29 October 2012 and 27 December 2012) as well as a control group consisting of all patients admitted to the trauma center between 29 October 2013 and 27 December 2013...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484782/necrotizing-fasciitis-treatment-concepts-and-clinical-results
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M Leiblein, I Marzi, A L Sander, J H Barker, F Ebert, J Frank
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening soft tissue infection characterized by a rapid spreading infection of the subcutaneous tissue and in particular the fascia. The management of infected tissues requires a rapid diagnosis, immediate aggressive surgical management and an extended debridement. In some cases early amputations of the affected tissues and maximum intensive care treatment, in case of sepsis, are required. Due to a rising number of cases we aimed to evaluate our patients in a retrospective review...
May 8, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451701/the-anatomical-relationship-of-the-neurovascular-structures-in-direct-posterior-lateral-gastrocnemius-split-approach-for-posterolateral-tibial-plateau-fractures
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G Özdemir, B Yilmaz, E Şirin, E N Keskinöz, G Kırıkçı, A Bayramoğlu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the distances between the incision and neurovascular structures in direct posterior split-gastrocnemius approach for tibial plateau fractures. METHODS: Thirteen fresh-frozen cadavers were used in the study. The distance between the neurovascular structures medial and lateral to the incision was measured from the tibial joint line and at a level 5 cm distal to the joint line. RESULTS: The mean distance between the incision and medial neurovascular structures was 10...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444405/focus-on-acute-care-surgery
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EDITORIAL
F J Turégano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439613/the-role-of-delayed-head-ct-in-evaluation-of-elderly-blunt-head-trauma-victims-taking-antithrombotic-therapy
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D Scantling, C Fischer, R Gruner, A Teichman, B McCracken, J Eakins
INTRODUCTION: Increasing active longevity has created an increasing surge of elderly trauma patients. The majority of these patients suffer blunt trauma and many are taking antithrombotic agents. The literature is mixed regarding the utility of routine repeat head CT in patients taking antithrombotic medications with a GCS of 15 and initial negative head CT. We hypothesized that scheduled delayed CT head 12 h after admission (D-CTH) in elderly blunt trauma victims would not identify clinically significant new hemorrhages or change management...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396900/multidisciplinary-team-approach-to-traumatic-spinal-cord-injuries-a-single-institution-s-quality-improvement-project
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Georgina Alizo, Jason D Sciarretta, Stefanie Gibson, Keely Muertos, Sharon Holmes, Felicia Denittis, Joseph Cheatle, John Davis, Antonio Pepe
BACKGROUND: A stepwise multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach to the injured trauma patient has been reported to have an overall benefit, with reduction in mortality and improved morbidity. Based on clinical experience, we hypothesized that implementation of a dedicated Spinal Cord Injury Service (SCIS) would impact outcomes of a patient specific population on the trauma service. METHODS: The trauma center registry was retrospectively queried, from January 2011 through December 2015, for patients presenting with a spinal cord injury...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391395/biomechanical-analysis-of-anterior-ring-fixation-of-the-ramus-in-type-c-pelvis-fractures
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S McLachlin, M Lesieur, D Stephen, H Kreder, C Whyne
PURPOSE: This biomechanical study compared the stability of four different ramus fracture fixation methods for Type C pelvic ring injuries in the absence of posterior fixation. METHODS: A 5-mm vertical osteotomy of the mid-superior and inferior pubic ramus was created in 12 synthetic pelvic models. Four surgical constructs were compared: (1) two-pin AIIS external fixation, (2) 3.5-mm reconstruction plating, (3) bicortical, fully threaded 3.5-mm, and (4) 6.5-mm pubic ramus screws...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342097/a-systematic-review-of-propensity-score-methods-in-the-acute-care-surgery-literature-avoiding-the-pitfalls-and-proposing-a-set-of-reporting-guidelines
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T L Zakrison, P C Austin, V A McCredie
BACKGROUND: Propensity score methods are techniques commonly employed in observational research to account for confounding when estimating the effects of treatments and exposures. These methods have been increasingly employed in the acute care surgery literature in an attempt to infer causality; however, the adequacy of reporting and the appropriateness of statistical analyses when using propensity score matching remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this systematic review is to assess the adequacy of reporting of propensity score methods, with an emphasis on propensity score matching (to assess balance and the use of appropriate statistical tests), in acute care surgery (ACS) studies and to provide suggestions for improvement for junior investigators...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331952/diagnostic-strategies-for-posttraumatic-osteomyelitis-a-survey-amongst-dutch-medical-specialists-demonstrates-the-need-for-a-consensus-protocol
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G A M Govaert, A W J M Glaudemans, J J W Ploegmakers, A R Viddeleer, K W Wendt, I H F Reininga
INTRODUCTION: Posttraumatic osteomyelitis (PTO) is a feared complication after surgical fracture care. Late diagnosis can result in interrupted and prolonged rehabilitation programmes, inability to work, medical dependency, unnecessary hospital admissions, and high medical and non-medical costs. Primary aim of this study was to assess preferred diagnostic imaging strategies for diagnosing PTO amongst orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians. Secondary aims were to determine the preferred serum inflammatory marker for diagnosing PTO and the existence of a local hospital protocol to diagnose and manage PTO...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331951/failure-to-rescue-the-elderly-a-superior-quality-metric-for-trauma-centers
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G Barmparas, E J Ley, M J Martin, A Ko, M Harada, D Weigmann, K R Catchpole, B L Gewertz
BACKGROUND: Trauma centers require reliable metrics to better compare the quality of care delivered. We compared mortality after a reported complication, termed failure to rescue (FTR), and FTR in the elderly (age >65 years) (FTRE) to determine which is a superior metric to assess quality of care delivered by trauma centers. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of the National Trauma Databank (NTDB) research data sets 2010 and 2011. Patients ≥16 years admitted to centers reporting ≥80% of AIS and/or ≥ 20% of comorbidities with > 200 subjects in the NTDB were selected...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326453/violent-trauma-recidivism-does-all-violence-escalate
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R M Nygaard, A P Marek, S R Daly, J M Van Camp
PURPOSE: Rates of trauma patients presenting with history of prior trauma range from 25 to 44%. Outcomes involving recidivists in the setting of intentional trauma, especially penetrating trauma, are conflicting. We hypothesized that if violence does escalate with successive incidence, then injuries due to successive violence should escalate or become increasingly severe with successive admissions. METHODS: The trauma registry from an urban level I adult and pediatric trauma center was queried for injuries due to blunt assault, stabbing, and firearm injury...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324162/reduction-of-relative-centrifugal-forces-increases-growth-factor-release-within-solid-platelet-rich-fibrin-prf-based-matrices-a-proof-of-concept-of-lscc-low-speed-centrifugation-concept
#14
K El Bagdadi, A Kubesch, X Yu, S Al-Maawi, A Orlowska, A Dias, P Booms, E Dohle, R Sader, C J Kirkpatrick, J Choukroun, S Ghanaati
Purpose The present study evaluated the platelet distribution pattern and growth factor release (VEGF, TGF-β1 and EGF) within three PRF (platelet-rich-fibrin) matrices (PRF, A-PRF and A-PRF+) that were prepared using different relative centrifugation forces (RCF) and centrifugation times. Materials and methods immunohistochemistry was conducted to assess the platelet distribution pattern within three PRF matrices. The growth factor release was measured over 10 days using ELISA. Results The VEGF protein content showed the highest release on day 7; A-PRF+ showed a significantly higher rate than A-PRF and PRF...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314896/end-cap-versus-no-end-cap-in-intramedullary-nailing-for-displaced-midshaft-clavicle-fractures-influence-on-implant-related-irritation
#15
H Frima, M H J Hulsmans, R M Houwert, U Ahmed Ali, E J M M Verleisdonk, C Sommer, M van Heijl
PURPOSE: Implant-related irritation at the entry site is a known disadvantage of intramedullary nailing for clavicle fractures. The purpose of this study was to compare implant-related irritation rates of intramedullary nailing with or without an end cap for displaced midshaft clavicle fractures. METHODS: Two cohorts of patients treated with intramedullary nailing with or without an end cap were matched and compared. Primary outcome was patient-reported implant-related irritation...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283682/reduction-of-relative-centrifugation-force-within-injectable-platelet-rich-fibrin-prf-concentrates-advances-patients-own-inflammatory-cells-platelets-and-growth-factors-the-first-introduction-to-the-low-speed-centrifugation-concept
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J Choukroun, S Ghanaati
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze systematically the influence of the relative centrifugation force (RCF) on leukocytes, platelets and growth factor release within fluid platelet-rich fibrin matrices (PRF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Systematically using peripheral blood from six healthy volunteers, the RCF was reduced four times for each of the three experimental protocols (I-III) within the spectrum (710-44 g), while maintaining a constant centrifugation time...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280875/analysis-of-reboa-in-systematic-reviews-it-is-early-to-provide-evidence-based-strong-recommendations
#17
LETTER
R Manzano Nunez, C A Ordoñez Delgado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280874/assessment-of-normal-forearm-compartment-pressures-in-a-nigerian-population
#18
A I Adeyeye, O Esan, I C Ikem
PURPOSE: The forearm is prone to raised compartment pressure and it is the second most common site for compartment syndrome. The normal compartment pressure of the forearm should be known and serve as a benchmark for the diagnosis of acute and chronic compartment syndrome. This study was aimed to determine the normal compartment pressures of the forearm using a digital compartment pressure monitor. METHODS: This was a prospective hospital-based study of the uninjured forearm in 30 patients, who presented with closed unilateral forearm fracture at the accident and emergency department of a tertiary health care facility, between June 2012 and December 2013...
March 9, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280873/radial-nerve-palsy-in-humeral-shaft-fractures-with-internal-fixation-analysis-of-management-and-outcome
#19
T R Schwab, P F Stillhard, S Schibli, M Furrer, C Sommer
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of radial nerve injury after humeral shaft fractures is on average 11.8% (Shao et al., J Bone Jt Surg Br 87(12):1647-1652, 2005) representing the most common peripheral nerve injury associated with long bone fractures (Korompilias et al., Injury, 2013). The purpose of this study was to analyze our current policy and long-term outcome, regarding surgically treated humeral shaft fractures in combination with radial nerve palsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of patients with surgically treated humeral shaft fractures from 01/01/2003 to 28/02/2013...
March 9, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275834/%C3%AE-blocker-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-is-associated-with-better-long-term-functional-outcome-a-matched-case-control-study
#20
R Ahl, E P Thelin, G Sjölin, B-M Bellander, L Riddez, P Talving, S Mohseni
PURPOSE: Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the predominant cause of death and disability following trauma. Several studies have observed improved survival in TBI patients exposed to β-blockers, however, the effect on functional outcome is poorly documented. METHODS: Adult patients with severe TBI (head AIS ≥ 3) were identified from a prospectively collected TBI database over a 5-year period. Patients with neurosurgical ICU length of stay <48 h and those dying within 48 h of admission were excluded...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
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