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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240568/the-epidemiology-of-pediatric-head-injury-treated-outside-of-hospital-emergency-departments
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Cheryl K Zogg, R Sterling Haring, Likang Xu, Joseph K Canner, Hatim A AlSulaim, Zain G Hashmi, Ali Salim, Lilly D Engineer, Adil H Haider, Jeneita M Bell, Eric B Schneider
BACKGROUND: Although head trauma-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits are well characterized, few studies describe pediatric patients presenting outside of emergency departments. We compared the epidemiology and extent of healthcare-seeking pediatric (0-17y) patients presenting in outpatient settings with those of patients seeking non-hospitalized emergency department care. METHODS: We used MarketScan Medicaid and commercial claims, 2004-2013, to identify patients managed in two outpatient settings (physician's offices/clinics, urgent care) and the emergency department...
December 13, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238502/profile-of-facial-palsy-in-arar-northern-saudi-arabia
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Wasan Lafi Alanazi, Nagah Mohamed Abo El-Fetoh, Shahad Lafi Alanazi, Mohammed Abdullah Alkhidhr, Mohammed Abdullah Alanazi, Dounia Saleh Alonazi, Atheer Bader Alanzi, Reem Homoud Alshammari, Mashael Jaza Alshammari, Basmah Abdullah Alanazi, Samiyah Sarhan Alanazi
Background: The term facial palsy generally refers to weakness of the facial muscles, mainly resulting from temporary or permanent damage to the facial nerve. Common causes of facial paralysis include infection or inflammation of the facial nerve, head trauma, head or neck tumor, stroke. Objective: To outline the incidence of several etiologies and the profile of patients with peripheral facial paralysis attending the outpatient clinic of the neurology department in Hospitals of Arar City, Saudi Arabia...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234598/investigating-structural-and-perfusion-deficits-due-to-repeated-head-trauma-in-active-professional-fighters
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Virendra Mishra, Karthik Sreenivasan, Sarah J Banks, Xiaowei Zhuang, Zhengshi Yang, Dietmar Cordes, Charles Bernick
Repeated head trauma experienced by active professional fighters results in various structural, functional and perfusion damage. However, whether there are common regions of structural and perfusion damage due to fighting and whether these structural and perfusion differences are associated with neuropsychological measurements in active professional fighters is still unknown. To that end, T1-weighted and pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling MRI on a group of healthy controls and active professional fighters were acquired...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226021/holmes-tremor-secondary-to-a-stabbing-lesion-in-the-midbrain
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Rubens Gisbert Cury, Egberto Reis Barbosa, Christian Freitas, Luis Filipe de Souza Godoy, Wellingson Silva Paiva
Background: The development of Holmes tremor (HT) after a direct lesion of the midbrain has rarely been reported in the literature, although several etiologies have been linked with HT, such as stroke, brainstem tumors, multiple sclerosis, head trauma, or infections. Phenomenology Shown: A 31-year-old male, having been stabbed in the right eye, presented with a rest and action tremor in the left upper limb associated with left hemiparesis with corresponding post-contrast volumetric magnetic resonance imaging T1 with sagittal oblique reformation showing the knife trajectory reaching the right midbrain...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223519/efficacy-of-reinforced-restriction-of-physical-activity-on-chronic-subdural-hematoma-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Kun Hou, Xiaobo Zhu, Jinchuan Zhao, Yang Zhang, Xianfeng Gao, Kai Jiang, Guichen Li
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common entity in neurosurgical practice. However, as a result of the high rate in recurrence, morbidity, and mortaliy for surgical management, conservative management of CSDH is emerging as a new treatment strategy. Head trauma is a known risk factor of CSDH and plays as an initiator in the genesis of CSDH. We hypothesized that physical activity might also play an important role in the progression of an asymptomatic CSDH. METHODS: A prospective pilot study aiming to evaluate the efficacy of reinforced restriction of physical activity for the management of asymptomatic or mild symptomatic CSDH was conducted...
December 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221606/-medical-information-system-pmsi-does-not-adequately-identify-severe-trauma
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A Perozziello, T Gauss, A Diop, M Frank-Soltysiak, P Rufat, M Raux, S Hamada, B Riou
BACKGROUND: Resource allocation to hospitals is highly dependent on appropriate case coding. For trauma victims, the major diagnosis-coding category (DCC) is multiple trauma (DCC26), which triggers higher funding. We hypothesized that DCC26 has limited capacity for appropriate identification of severe trauma victims. METHODS: We studied Injury Severity Score (ISS), Trauma Related Injury Severity Score (TRISS) and in-hospital mortality using data recorded in three level 1 trauma centers over a 2-year period...
December 5, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210889/does-specialty-training-and-practice-setting-affect-adherence-to-the-pediatric-emergency-care-applied-research-network-criteria-for-pediatric-head-trauma
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Maria Tama, Neel Andharia, Collin Bufano, Josh Greenstein, Boris Khodorkovsky
OBJECTIVE: The goal was to determine the effects of specialty training and practice settings on the adherence to the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) criteria. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on a 2-campus hospital. Chart documentation was used to determine adherence to PECARN criteria. Inclusion criteria were any traumatic head injury within 24 hours in patients younger than 18 years over a 1-year period. Specialty training was subdivided into 3 groups: pediatric emergency medicine, emergency medicine (EM), and general pediatrics...
November 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208736/pathophysiological-and-behavioral-deficits-in-developing-mice-following-rotational-acceleration-deceleration-traumatic-brain-injury
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Guoxiang Wang, Yi Ping Zhang, Zhongwen Gao, Lisa B E Shields, Fang Li, Tianci Chu, Huayi Lv, Thomas Moriarty, Xiao-Ming Xu, Xiaoyu Yang, Christopher B Shields, Jun Cai
Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of death from trauma in infants and young children. An AHT animal model was developed on 12-day-old mice subjected to 90° head extension-flexion sagittal shaking repeated 30, 60, 80, and 100 times. The mortality and time until return of consciousness were dependent on the number of repeats and severity of the injury. Under 60 times of repeated head shakings, the pups demonstrated apnea and/or bradycardia immediately after injury. Acute oxygen desaturation was observed by pulse oximetry during respiratory and cardiac suppression...
November 30, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205798/carotid-cavernous-fistula-after-endovascular-intervention-for-chronic-carotid-artery-total-occlusion
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Chih-Fan Yeh, Yin-Hsien Chen, Mao-Shin Lin, Ching-Chang Huang, Chi-Sheng Hung, Shih-Wei Meng, Chih-Kuo Lee, Hsien-Li Kao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In addition to head trauma and cranial surgery, endovascular intervention for chronic carotid artery occlusion (CAO) may also result in carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF). The management and prognosis of iatrogenic CCF during CAO recanalization have never been well described and discussed in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis for CAO recanalization attempts in National Taiwan University Hospital and affiliated hospitals...
December 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204212/isolated-superior-divisional-oculomotor-nerve-palsy-and-nystagmus-following-mild-trauma
#10
Mukesh Jain, Nirupama Kasturi, Renuka Srinivasan
Traumatic isolated divisional oculomotor nerve palsy has not been reported following mild head injury. We present an interesting case of a 10-year-old male boy who presented with right-sided ptosis, upgaze palsy, and horizontal nystagmus following a mild head trauma. Magnetic resonance imaging showed right superior rectus muscle atrophy. After observing for 6 months, right inferior rectus recession was done. The abnormal head posture and diplopia got corrected, but nystagmus persisted, although with appreciably decreased amplitude...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203228/mild-fluid-percussion-injury-induces-diffuse-axonal-damage-and-reactive-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-mouse-olfactory-bulb
#11
Melissa A Powell, Raiford T Black, Terry L Smith, Thomas M Reeves, Linda L Phillips
Despite the regenerative capacity of the olfactory bulb (OB), head trauma causes olfactory disturbances in up to 30% of patients. While models of olfactory nerve transection, olfactory receptor neuron (ORN) ablation, or direct OB impact have been used to examine OB recovery, these models are severe and not ideal for study of OB synaptic repair. We posited that a mild fluid percussion brain injury (mFPI), delivered over mid-dorsal cortex, would produce diffuse OB deafferentation without confounding pathology...
December 1, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201991/white-matter-signal-abnormalities-in-former-national-football-league-players
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Michael L Alosco, Inga K Koerte, Yorghos Tripodis, Megan Mariani, Alicia S Chua, Johnny Jarnagin, Yashar Rahimpour, Christian Puzo, Rose C Healy, Brett Martin, Christine E Chaisson, Robert C Cantu, Rhoda Au, Michael McClean, Ann C McKee, Alexander P Lin, Martha E Shenton, Ronald J Killiany, Robert A Stern
Introduction: Later-life brain alterations in former tackle football players are poorly understood, particularly regarding their relationship with repetitive head impacts (RHIs) and clinical function. We examined white matter signal abnormalities (WMSAs) and their association with RHIs and clinical function in former National Football League (NFL) players. Methods: Eighty-six clinically symptomatic former NFL players and 23 same-age reportedly asymptomatic controls without head trauma exposure underwent magnetic resonance imaging and neuropsychological testing...
2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201855/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-after-head-trauma-surgery-in-pediatric-patient-without-any-underlying-disease
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Jae Eon Yoon, Cheol Young Lee, Hyun Woo Kim
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a neurological disorder characterized by signs of posterior cerebral edema upon radiographic examination. A 16-year-old girl was involved in motorcycle accident and depressed frontal fracture was presented. She had generalized seizures 3 days after dural repair and fracture reduction. Signal changes was noted on both parietal lobes in the magnetic resonance images and it was completely resolved in 3 months follow-up. We would like to present the case that demonstrated PRES related hypertension after head trauma surgery for cerebrospinal fluid leakage in pediatric patient without any underlying disease...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197614/an-anatomical-and-physiological-basis-for-the-cardiovascular-autonomic-nervous-system-consequences-of-sport-related-brain-injury
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Michael F La Fountaine
Concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain that is induced by the application or transmission of traumatic biomechanical forces to the head. The result of the impact is the onset of transient symptoms that may be experienced for approximately 2weeks in most individuals. However, in some individuals, symptoms may not resolve and persist for a protracted period and a chronic injury ensues. Concussion symptoms are generally characterized by their emergence through changes in affect, cognition, or multi-sensory processes including the visual and vestibular systems...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196064/acute-management-of-tension-pneumocephalus-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-case-report
#15
Lauren M L'Hommedieu, Michael W Dingeldein, Krystal L Tomei, Brendan J Kilbane
BACKGROUND: Tension pneumocephalus is a rare but life-threatening condition in which air gains entry into the cranium and exerts mass effect on the brain, resulting in increased intracranial pressure. It occurs most frequently secondary to head trauma, particularly to the orbits or sinuses. CASE REPORT: A 13-year-old male sustained facial trauma from a motor vehicle collision and was found to have tension pneumocephalus on computer tomography. The patient underwent immediate rapid sequence intubation without preceding positive pressure ventilation in the emergency department...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194857/computed-tomographic-characteristics-of-pneumolabyrinth-in-a-french-bulldog-with-otitis-media-and-externa
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Audrey Belmudes, Jérôme Couturier, Guillaume Gory, Eddy Cauvin, Guillaume Condamin, Michael Rabillard, Delphine Rault
A four-year-old female French bulldog was presented for evaluation of acute, left-sided peripheral vestibular syndrome. Computed tomographic (CT) examination of the head revealed the presence of air within the left cochlea and vestibule, consistent with pneumolabyrinth. This was concurrent with ipsilateral otitis media and externa. Pneumolabyrinth is an uncommon finding in humans and is most frequently due to head trauma and temporal bone fracture. This is the first report describing pneumolabyrinth in a dog, apparently of nontraumatic origin in this case...
December 1, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192947/-executive-functions-in-frontal-lob-syndrome-a-case-report
#17
Özge Metin, Ali Evren Tufan, Nagihan Cevher Binici, Özge Saraçlı, Adnan Atalay, Ayşegül Yolga Tahiroğlu
Prefrontal cortex in frontal lobe (FL) is the center of executive functions (EF). FL damage can lead to executive dysfunction by influencing frontal-subcortical circuits (dorsolateral, orbitofrontal, ventromedial). Damage to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) can lead to deterioration in EF, whereas damage to the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) can lead to personality changes with the characteristic of disinhibition and irritability. In addition, damage to the anterior cingulate cortex/medial prefrontal cortex (ACC/MPFC) can result in decreased spontaneity...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191378/patients-with-head-trauma-a-study-on-initial-prehospital-assessment-and-care
#18
Rebecka Rubenson Wahlin, Veronica Lindström, Sari Ponzer, Veronica Vicente
BACKGROUND: Best evidence guidelines are intended to standardise assessment and treatment of patients with head trauma and improve outcomes for TBI patients. The primary aim was to explore pre-hospital emergency care nurses' (PECNs') documented assessment and care of patients with head trauma and the secondary aim to study gender differences in the documented care and interventions given by the PECNs. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted by evaluating 2750 prehospital medical records...
November 27, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187863/smooth-an-hnrnp-l-homolog-might-decrease-mitochondrial-metabolism-by-post-transcriptional-regulation-of-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-idh-and-other-metabolic-genes-in-the-sub-acute-phase-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Arko Sen, Katherine Gurdziel, Jenney Liu, Wen Qu, Oluwademi O Nuga, Rayanne B Burl, Maik Hüttemann, Roger Pique-Regi, Douglas M Ruden
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause persistent pathological alteration of neurons. This may lead to cognitive dysfunction, depression and increased susceptibility to life threatening diseases, such as epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. To investigate the underlying genetic and molecular basis of TBI, we subjected w1118Drosophila melanogaster to mild closed head trauma and found that mitochondrial activity is reduced in the brains of these flies 24 h after inflicting trauma. To determine the transcriptomic changes after mild TBI, we collected fly heads 24 h after inflicting trauma, and performed RNA-seq analyses...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185534/mild-brain-injury-and-anticoagulants-less-is-enough
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Laura Campiglio, Francesca Bianchi, Claudio Cattalini, Daniela Belvedere, Chiara Emilia Rosci, Chiara Livia Casellato, Manuela Secchi, Maria Cristina Saetti, Elena Baratelli, Alessandro Innocenti, Ilaria Cova, Chiara Gambini, Luca Romano, Gaia Oggioni, Rossella Pagani, Marco Gardinali, Alberto Priori
Background: Despite the higher theoretical risk of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in anticoagulated patients with mild head injury, the value of sequential head CT scans to identify bleeding remains controversial. This study evaluated the utility of 2 sequential CT scans at a 48-hour interval (CT1 and CT2) in patients with mild head trauma (Glasgow Coma Scale 13-15) taking oral anticoagulants. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the clinical records of all patients on chronic anticoagulation treatment admitted to the emergency department for mild head injury...
August 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
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