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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811212/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-delayed-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-emergency-department
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Byunghyun Kim, Hyeonjeong Jeong, Joonghee Kim, Tackeun Kim, Kyuseok Kim, Heeyoung Lee, Soyeon Ahn, Yoo Hwan Jo, Jae Hyuk Lee, Ji Eun Hwang
OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to identify the risk factors for delayed intracranial hemorrhage and develop a risk stratification system for disposition of head trauma patients with negative initial brain imaging. METHODS: The data source was National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort of Korea. We analyzed adult patients presenting to the ER from January 2004 to September 2012, who underwent brain imaging and discharged with or without short-term observation no longer than two days...
August 4, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801041/diagnosis-of-delayed-diffuse-axonal-%C3%A4-njury
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Çağri Kokkoz, Mehmet Irik, Halil I Dayangaç, Mustafa Hayran, Adnan Bilge, Musa Çavuş
Diffuse axonal injury is usually caused by head trauma, and patients have significant clinical symptoms during admission to the emergency department. In our case, we present a five-year-old patient who was involved in a car accident. During admission to the emergency department, the patient had no symptoms of trauma. However, 6 h after admission to emergency service, neurological symptoms occurred, and mental status changed. Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is characterized by diffuse nerve axon injury in the brain and brainstem...
August 4, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799006/multiple-sclerosis-and-environmental-risk-factors-a-case-control-study-in-iran
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Maryam Abbasi, Seyed Massood Nabavi, Seyed Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Nikan Zerafat Jou, Iman Ansari, Vahid Shayegannejad, Seyed Ehsan Mohammadianinejad, Mahdi Farhoudi, Abbas Noorian, Nazanin Razazian, Mahmoud Abedini, Fardin Faraji
Studies have shown an increase in the incidence of MS in Iran. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between environmental exposure and MS in Iran. This case-control study was conducted on 660 MS patients and 421 controls. Many environmental factors are compared between the two groups. Our findings demonstrated that prematurity ([OR = 4.99 (95% CI 1.34-18.68), P = 0.017]), history of measles and mumps ([OR = 1.60 (95% CI 1.05-2.45), P = 0.029; OR = 1.85 (95% CI 1.22-2.78), P = 0...
August 10, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798925/post-traumatic-dural-sinus-thrombosis-following-epidural-hematoma-literature-review-and-case-report
#4
Lorenzo Pescatori, Maria Pia Tropeano, Cristina Mancarella, Emiliano Prizio, Giorgio Santoro, Maurizio Domenicucci
Dural sinus thrombosis following a head trauma is a rare condition, described in literature along with the lack of consensus regarding diagnosis and management. We present a case of a fifty-year-old man with a head injury and combined supratentorial-subtentorial epidural hematoma who was treated conservatively through the administration of low molecular weight heparin. The diagnosis and management of this condition are discussed based on a literature review. The early diagnosis may prevent potentially treatable poor outcomes...
July 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775085/penetrating-head-trauma-injury-with-an-excellent-outcome
#5
Rui Ramos, Cristiano Antunes, Maria Joà O Machado, Rui Almeida
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August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774508/compliance-with-evidence-based-guidelines-for-computed-tomography-of-children-with-head-and-abdominal-trauma
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Ihab Halaweish, Jane Riebe-Rodgers, Amy Randall, Peter F Ehrlich
INTRODUCTION: Recently, two large prospective clinical trials developed and validated prediction rules for children at very low risk for clinically important traumatic brain injuries (ciTBI) or abdominal injury for whom CT is unnecessary. Specific criteria/guidelines were identified which if met would obviate the need for CT scanning. The purpose of this study was to assess compliance at a level one pediatric center with these guidelines as a tool for quality improvement. METHODS: Records of children admitted to our pediatric trauma center one year before and two years after publication of head (Kuppermann '09) and abdominal trauma (Holmes '13) CT imaging guidelines were reviewed...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771753/sleep-apnea-and-risk-of-vertigo-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Ming-Shao Tsai, Li-Ang Lee, Yao-Te Tsai, Yao-Hsu Yang, Chia-Yen Liu, Meng-Hung Lin, Cheng-Ming Hsu, Chin-Kuo Chen, Hsueh-Yu Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of vertigo in patients with sleep apnea. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: This study used data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan, a population-based database. A total of 5,025 patients who were newly diagnosed with sleep apnea between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2012, were identified from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000, a nationally representative database of 1 million randomly selected patients...
August 3, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768968/isolated-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-deficiency-following-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-an-elderly-man-is-there-a-connection
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Satoshi Suzuki, Keiko Suzuki
The delayed diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency is relatively common because its symptoms are non-specific. One of the causes of adrenal insufficiency is isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency (IAD), which is sometimes caused by traumatic brain injury. Indeed, severe head trauma is considered to contribute to the incidence of this disease. However, the relationship between milder head trauma-such as chronic subdural hematoma - and the occurrence of hormonal deficiency is uncertain. We herein report the case of a 79-year-old man with IAD who presented with leg edema and pain in his extremities following a recent history of chronic subdural hematoma...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762701/epilepsy-treatment-options
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Gerald Liu, Nicole Slater, Allen Perkins
The occurrence of a single seizure does not always require initiation of antiepileptic drugs. Risk of recurrent seizures should guide their use. In adults, key risk factors for recurrence are two unprovoked seizures occurring more than 24 hours apart, epileptiform abnormalities on electroencephalography, abnormal brain imaging, nocturnal seizures, or an epileptic syndrome associated with seizures. In children, key risk factors are abnormal electroencephalography results, an epileptic syndrome associated with seizures, severe head trauma, and cerebral palsy...
July 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757925/passive-leg-raising-simple-and-reliable-technique-to-prevent-fluid-overload-in-critically-ill-patients
#10
Farahnak Assadi
BACKGROUND: Dynamic measures, the response to stroke volume (SV) to fluid loading, have been used successfully to guide fluid management decisions in critically ill patients. However, application of dynamic measures is often inaccurate to predict fluid responsiveness in patients with arrhythmias, ventricular dysfunction or spontaneously breathing critically ill patients. Passive leg raising (PLR) is a simple bedside maneuver that may provide an accurate alternative to guide fluid resuscitation in hypovolemic critically ill patients...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756201/multiple-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-rat-produces-persistent-pathological-alterations-in-the-brain
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Diane M Brooks, Sarjubhai A Patel, Eric D Wohlgehagen, Erin O Semmens, Alan Pearce, Edmond A Sorich, Thomas F Rau
Multiple mild traumatic brain injury (mmTBI), in certain cases, produces persistent symptoms. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these symptoms remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate extended pathological changes in the rat brain following mmTBI. Using the lateral fluid percussion (LFP) technique we exposed adult male Wistar rats to a mild TBI (mTBI) once a week for four weeks and compared them to surgical shams. At 90days following the last TBI or sham procedure the animals were cognitively tested in the Morris Water Maze (MWM), euthanized, and the brains removed for immunohistochemistry...
July 27, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755763/reliability-of-triage-nurses-and-emergency-physicians-for-the-interpretation-of-the-c-3po-rule-for-head-trauma-in-children
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Jocelyn Gravel, Serge Gouin, Annie Canuel, Benoît Mâsse
INTRODUCTION: The C-3PO rule has been validated for use by emergency physicians to identify young children at risk of skull fracture following head trauma. The use of the rule by triage nurses could improve patient flow in the emergency department. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the interobserver agreement of triage nurses and emergency physicians in the interpretation of the C-3PO rule in a pediatric emergency department. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study performed in a consecutive sample of children visiting a single emergency department...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748275/head-trauma-and-parkinson-s-disease-results-from-an-italian-case-control-study
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Alessandra Nicoletti, Rosario Vasta, Giovanni Mostile, Giuseppe Nicoletti, Gennarina Arabia, Giovanni Iliceto, Paolo Lamberti, Roberto Marconi, Letterio Morgante, Paolo Barone, Aldo Quattrone, Mario Zappia
We evaluated the possible association between head trauma and Parkinson's disease (PD). The FRAGAMP (Fattori di Rischio Ambientali e Genetici Associati alla Malattia di Parkinson) study is a large Italian multicenter case-control study carried out to evaluate the possible role of environmental and genetic factors in PD. Cases and controls were enrolled from six movement disorders centers located in the Central-Southern Italy. A standardized questionnaire was administered to record demographic, epidemiological, and clinical data...
July 26, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742910/clinicopathological-evaluation-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-in-players-of-american-football
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Jesse Mez, Daniel H Daneshvar, Patrick T Kiernan, Bobak Abdolmohammadi, Victor E Alvarez, Bertrand R Huber, Michael L Alosco, Todd M Solomon, Christopher J Nowinski, Lisa McHale, Kerry A Cormier, Caroline A Kubilus, Brett M Martin, Lauren Murphy, Christine M Baugh, Phillip H Montenigro, Christine E Chaisson, Yorghos Tripodis, Neil W Kowall, Jennifer Weuve, Michael D McClean, Robert C Cantu, Lee E Goldstein, Douglas I Katz, Robert A Stern, Thor D Stein, Ann C McKee
Importance: Players of American football may be at increased risk of long-term neurological conditions, particularly chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Objective: To determine the neuropathological and clinical features of deceased football players with CTE. Design, Setting, and Participants: Case series of 202 football players whose brains were donated for research. Neuropathological evaluations and retrospective telephone clinical assessments (including head trauma history) with informants were performed blinded...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742679/delayed-treatment-of-a-posterior-cruciate-ligament-tibial-insertion-avulsion-fracture-in-a-child-with-open-physis-a-case-report-with-a-4-year-follow-up
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Tales M Guimarães, Paulo V P Helito, Fabio J Angelini, Marco K Demange, José R Pécora, Camilo P Helito
Posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture from its tibial insertion is a rare pathology in children. It is usually caused by high-energy traumas and its diagnosis is not always easy. Late diagnosis leads to late treatment, which can result in suboptimal results. We present a case of a 13-year-old boy hit by a car, who had a delay in diagnosis and treatment because of severe head trauma. The patient was treated 4 months after the trauma with open reduction and internal fixation of the avulsion fracture. After 4 years of follow-up, he has no complaints and has achieved good functional outcome...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736357/incidence-demographics-and-outcome-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-middle-east-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ayman El-Menyar, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Hassan Al-Thani, Rafael Consunji, Rifat Latifi
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious global public health challenge. We aimed to assess the pattern of TBI in the Middle East, as reported in the last decade. METHODS: Literature searches were conducted on PubMed, MEDLINE and Google scholar electronic databases. The search-terms used in different combinations were epidemiology, incidence, case fatality, mortality, intracranial injury, brain injury, head injury and the country names. Additional searches were conducted using reference lists of studies and review articles for selection of relevant articles...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733757/the-clinico-radiological-spectrum-of-dyke-davidoff-masson-syndrome-in-adults
#17
Zeynep Özözen Ayas, Kıyasettin Asil, Ruhsen Öcal
Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome (DDMS) is characterized by cerebral hemiatrophy, seizure, contralateral hemiplegia/hemiparesis, and mental retardation. In this study, clinical and radiological investigations of seven patients who were diagnosed with DDMS as adult age were evaluated and discussed. Seven patients (four male, three female) were included. The mean age ± SD of the patients was 46 ± 21 years. Clinical presentation of six patients was epileptic seizure. One patient was presented with head trauma due to a fall...
July 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732255/can-head-trauma-trigger-adult-onset-rasmussen-s-encephalitis
#18
Derrick Soh, Dennis J Cordato, Andrew F Bleasel, Peter Brimage, Roy G Beran
Rasmussen's encephalitis (RE) is a rare unilateral inflammatory brain disorder that causes progressive neurocognitive deterioration and refractory epilepsy including epilepsia partialis continua (EPC). We describe a patient with a unique presentation, where right upper limb EPC due to RE began within 2weeks of a concussive left frontal head injury, in a 36-year-old female without other identifiable etiology, no prior neurological deficit nor suggestion of intracranial pathology or infection, and no preceding seizures...
September 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716274/head-ct-findings-at-a-public-hospital-in-rural-haiti
#19
Yannis K Valtis, Maggie F Cochran, Louine Martineau, Bregenet Lamour, Jeffrey B Mendel, Aaron L Berkowitz
BACKGROUND: Neuroimaging is often unavailable in low-income countries, creating challenges for precise diagnosis of neurologic disease in individual patients, and impeding acquisition of precise neuroepidemiologic data for program and policy development. METHODS: We analyzed reports from 3614 head CTs performed between July 2013 and January 2016 at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, a public academic hospital in rural Haiti, extracting patients' age, study indication, and radiologic findings...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716238/posttraumatic-dystonia
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REVIEW
Karen Frei
In most cases the cause for dystonia is unknown. In a small number of patients, trauma precedes the onset of the dystonia. Significant head trauma is a well-recognized precipitating factor in dystonia. However, it has become increasingly recognized that peripheral trauma can also result in dystonia. Secondary dystonia resulting from both central and peripheral trauma, its possible pathogenesis and treatment is discussed in this review.
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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