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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531300/anosmia-a-clinical-review
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Sanne Boesveldt, Elbrich M Postma, Duncan Boak, Antje Welge-Luessen, Veronika Schöpf, Joel D Mainland, Jeffrey Martens, John Ngai, Valerie B Duffy
Anosmia and hyposmia, the inability or decreased ability to smell, is estimated to afflict 3-20% of the population. Risk of olfactory dysfunction increases with old age and may also result from chronic sinonasal diseases, severe head trauma, and upper respiratory infections, or neurodegenerative diseases. These disorders impair the ability to sense warning odors in foods and the environment, as well as hinder the quality of life related to social interactions, eating, and feelings of well-being. This article reports and extends on a clinical update commencing at the 2016 Association for Chemoreception Sciences annual meeting...
May 22, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520670/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-novel-predictor-of-outcome-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Weiqiang Chen, Jinhua Yang, Bingbing Li, Guoyi Peng, Tianfei Li, Lianjie Li, Shousen Wang
OBJECTIVE: The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been reported to be a predictor of outcome in critical illness. Objective of this study was to investigate the changes of the NLR in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and analyze the relationship between the NLR and TBI outcome. SETTING: China. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 855 patients with severe TBI from January 2007 to April 2012. DESIGN: Retrospective...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515977/establishing-normative-change-values-in-visual-acuity-loss-during-the-dynamic-visual-acuity-test
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Chris Marquez, Monica Lininger, Scot Raab
BACKGROUND: Baseline visual acuity (VA) loss from static to dynamic head conditions assessed using the Dynamic Visual Acuity Testing (DVAT) have not been established in NCAA football players. DVAT assesses the Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR) which is measured in Logarithm of the Minimum Angle of Resolution (logMAR). Decreased VA beyond baseline measures may detect VOR impairment and impact treatment protocols and assist in return to play decisions post-concussion. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: To establish normative VA mean scores during a static head posture as well as dynamically during the DVAT with a head speed of 150 deg/s in the pitch (vertical) and yaw (horizontal) planes rotating 20 degrees in each direction...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507576/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-in-patients-with-limb-chest-and-head-trauma
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Giuseppe Lippi, Chiara Bovo, Ruggero Buonocore, Michele Mitaritonno, Gianfranco Cervellin
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated the values of red blood cell distribution width (RDW), an emerging and independent predictor of morbidity and mortality, in patients with limb, chest and head trauma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study sample consisted of all patients who attended the emergency department (ED) of the University Hospital of Parma for limb, chest and head traumas requiring admission to hospital wards during the year 2014. The controls consisted of outpatients living in the same geographical area and undergoing routine laboratory testing for health check-up...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497263/radiologic-head-ct-interpretation-errors-in-pediatric-abusive-and-non-abusive-head-trauma-patients
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Stephen F Kralik, Whitney Finke, Isaac C Wu, Roberta A Hibbard, Ralph A Hicks, Chang Y Ho
BACKGROUND: Pediatric head trauma, including abusive head trauma, is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to identify and evaluate radiologic interpretation errors of head CTs performed on abusive and non-abusive pediatric head trauma patients from a community setting referred for a secondary interpretation at a tertiary pediatric hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective search identified 184 patients <5 years of age with head CT for known or potential head trauma who had a primary interpretation performed at a referring community hospital by a board-certified radiologist...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495232/management-and-outcome-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-after-head-trauma-a-case-series
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L Grangeon, V Gilard, O Ozkul-Wermester, R Lefaucheur, S Curey, E Gerardin, S Derrey, D Maltete, N Magne, A Triquenot
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an underdiagnosed complication of head trauma. To date, initiation of anticoagulation is still a matter of debate because of the risk of worsening traumatic hemorrhage. This report describes a case series of five patients admitted for head injury complicated by CVT. The main associated radiological signs were skull fractures crossing the venous sinus and adjacent traumatic hematoma. In four patients, anticoagulation was introduced within 48-72h of CVT diagnosis, with no subsequent hemorrhagic complications...
May 8, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489419/when-is-a-novel-psychometric-measure-needed-a-preliminary-analysis-regarding-the-cognitive-assessment-for-stroke-patients-casp-battery-compared-with-mmse-and-moca
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Davide Crivelli, Maria Teresa Angelillo, Elisabetta Grippa, Antonia Colucci, Roberto Nardulli, Michela Balconi
The need for quick tools to sketch an early but accurate cognitive profile of patients who suffered brain damage or head trauma is of primary importance. Nonetheless, in the Italian context, the most-diffused screening tools are still those originally devised to diagnose dementia. The present pilot study then aimed at investigating the potential and feasibility of a novel screening battery, the Cognitive Assessment for Stroke Patients (CASP), in a sample of Italian patients by comparing it to Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) tests...
May 10, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488558/-identifying-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-clinical-signs-and-consequences
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J van der Naalt, W L Draijer, C A M van Bennekom
Identification of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is important since 85,000 patients visit the emergency department with a head trauma annually. Although most patients recover well, 15-20% of the patients with head trauma develop persistent symptoms that interfere with resumption of daily activities. It is particularly important to identify the clinical signs that define mild TBI. Presence of anterograde amnesia after the injury, for example, is an important clinical diagnostic sign to establish the diagnosis of TBI...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485656/delayed-massive-epistaxis-from-traumatic-cavernous-carotid-false-aneurysms-a-report-of-two-unusual-cases
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Ncedile Mankahla, David LeFeuvre, Allan Taylor
Introduction Blunt head trauma can injure the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA). This may result in a carotid cavernous fistula (CCF). Rarely, a traumatic aneurysm may bleed medially causing massive epistaxis. Case presentation We present two cases of traumatic intracavernous carotid pseudoaneurysms with delayed massive epistaxis. The patients were managed with endovascular treatment involving coil embolization with parent vessel sparing and detachable balloon occlusion with carotid sacrifice...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484831/a-case-of-refractory-subgaleal-hematoma-in-adolescence-treated-with-aspiration-and-endovascular-surgery
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Daisuke Wajima, Ichiro Nakagawa, Yukiko Kotani, Takeshi Wada, Hiroshi Yokota, Young-Soo Park, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
A 14-year-old boy experienced sudden headache in the left parietal region, without any history of head trauma. Approximately 40 ml of hematoma was aspirated using a 22-gauge needle, and scalp swelling immediately disappeared. However, the swelling recurred bilaterally 2 weeks later. Left external carotid angiography revealed a reticular shadow consistent with subgaleal hematoma from a branch of bilateral superficial temporal arteries, without any arteriovenous shunts. The patient was successfully treated using the combination of hematoma aspiration and embolization of the superficial temporal artery...
May 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484418/blast-exposure-white-matter-integrity-and-cognitive-function-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-combat-veterans
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Iliyan Ivanov, Corey Fernandez, Effie M Mitsis, Dara L Dickstein, Edmund Wong, Cheuk Y Tang, Jessie Simantov, Charlene Bang, Erin Moshier, Mary Sano, Gregory A Elder, Erin A Hazlett
The long-term effects of blast exposure are a major health concern for combat veterans returning from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We used an optimized diffusion tensor imaging tractography algorithm to assess white matter (WM) fractional anisotropy (FA) in blast-exposed Iraq and Afghanistan veterans (n = 40) scanned on average 3.7 years after deployment/trauma exposure. Veterans diagnosed with a blast-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) were compared to combat veterans with blast exposure but no TBI diagnosis...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481839/high-ratio-plasma-resuscitation-does-not-improve-survival-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Jeremy W Cannon, Michael A Johnson, Robert C Caskey, Matthew A Borgman, Lucas P Neff
BACKGROUND: Damage control resuscitation (DCR) including balanced resuscitation with high ratios of plasma (PLAS) and platelets (PLT) to packed red blood cells (PRBC) improves survival in adult patients. We sought to evaluate the effect of a high ratio PLAS to PRBC resuscitation strategy in massively transfused pediatric patients with combat injuries. METHODS: The Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) was queried from 2001-2013 for pediatric trauma patients (<18 years)...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481669/prehospital-fluid-administration-in-trauma-patients-a-survey-of-state-protocols
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Sahil Dadoo, Joseph M Grover, Lukas G Keil, Kay S Hwang, Jane H Brice, Timothy F Platts-Mills
OBJECTIVE: The optimal resuscitation approach during the initial treatment of hypotensive trauma patients remains unknown, but some clinical trials have observed a survival benefit from restricting fluid administration prior to definitive hemorrhage control. We sought to characterize emergency medical services (EMS) protocols for the administration of intravenous fluids in this setting. METHODS: Publicly accessible statewide EMS protocols for the treatment of hypotensive trauma patients were included and characterized by: 1) goal of fluid administration, 2) dosing strategy, 3) maximum dose, 4) type of fluid, and 5) specific protocols for head trauma, if present...
May 8, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475282/risk-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-ground-level-fall-with-antiplatelet-or-anticoagulant-agents
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Michael Ganetsky, Gregory Lopez, Tara Coreanu, Victor Novack, Steven Horng, Nathan I Shapiro, Kenneth A Bauer
OBJECTIVES: Anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications are known to increase the risk and severity of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (tICH), even with minor head trauma. Most studies on bleeding propensity with head trauma are retrospective, based on trauma registries, or include heterogeneous mechanisms of injury. The goal of this study was to determine the rate of tICH from only a common low-acuity mechanism of injury, that of a ground level fall, in patients taking one or more of the following antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications: aspirin, warfarin, prasugrel, ticagrelor, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban or enoxaparin...
May 5, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473995/concussion-management-plan-compliance-a-study-of-ncaa-power-5-conference-schools
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Thomas A Buckley, Christine M Baugh, William P Meehan, Melissa S DiFabio
BACKGROUND: In response to concerns over concussions and repeated head impacts that occur during sports, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) mandated that all member institutions enact a concussion management plan (CMP). Although institutional and health care provider self-reports have been investigated, compliance with NCAA protocol recommendations has not been examined. PURPOSE: To examine the CMPs from the 65 institutions within the NCAA Power 5 conferences for compliance with the NCAA 2015 concussion guidelines...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473090/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-suspected-physical-abuse-child
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Sandra L Wootton-Gorges, Bruno P Soares, Adina L Alazraki, Sudha A Anupindi, Jeffrey P Blount, Timothy N Booth, Molly E Dempsey, Richard A Falcone, Laura L Hayes, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Sonia Partap, Cynthia K Rigsby, Maura E Ryan, Nabile M Safdar, Andrew T Trout, Roger F Widmann, Boaz K Karmazyn, Susan Palasis
The youngest children, particularly in the first year of life, are the most vulnerable to physical abuse. Skeletal survey is the universal screening examination in children 24 months of age and younger. Fractures occur in over half of abused children. Rib fractures may be the only abnormality in about 30%. A repeat limited skeletal survey after 2 weeks can detect additional fractures and can provide fracture dating information. The type and extent of additional imaging for pediatric patients being evaluated for suspected physical abuse depends on the age of the child, the presence of neurologic signs and symptoms, evidence of thoracic or abdominopelvic injuries, and social considerations...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468224/rapid-spontaneously-resolving-acute-subdural-hematoma
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Qi Gan, Hexiang Zhao, Hanmei Zhang, Chao You
INTRODUCTION: This study reports a rare patient of a rapid spontaneously resolving acute subdural hematoma. In addition, an analysis of potential clues for the phenomenon is presented with a review of the literature. PATIENT PRESENTATION: A 1-year-and-2-month-old boy fell from a height of approximately 2 m. The patient was in a superficial coma with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 8 when he was transferred to the authors' hospital. Computed tomography revealed the presence of an acute subdural hematoma with a midline shift beyond 1 cm...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467150/impact-of-zinc-supplementation-on-the-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-severe-head-trauma-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Maryam Khazdouz, Mohsen Mazidi, Mohammad-Reza Ehsaei, Gordon Ferns, Andre Pascal Kengne, Abdol-Reza Norouzy
To determine the effects of zinc supplementation on clinical outcomes of patients with severe head trauma, this double-blind clinical trial randomly allocated 100 patients with severe head trauma, aged between 18 to 65 years, to receive placebo or 120 mg zinc via a nasogastric tube for 15 days. Plasma zinc and copper, 24-hour urinary zinc excretion, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) were assessed on days 1, 7, and 16. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and white blood cell (WBC) count were measured on days 1 and 16...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465813/sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-patients-with-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media-is-there-a-significant-correlation
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Amin Amali, Nima Hosseinzadeh, Shahram Samadi, Shirin Nasiri, Jayran Zebardast
INTRODUCTION: Hearing loss as a sequel of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is often conductive, but recent studies have found an additional sensorineural component in these patients, thus demonstrating inner ear damage. The aim of the study was to determine the association between CSOM and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and to assess the influence of patient's age, duration of disease, and presence of cholesteatoma and ossicular erosion on the degree of SNHL. METHODS: In a retrospective study, the medical records of 119 patients who underwent surgery was reviewed...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465135/in%C3%A2-vivo-demonstration-of-traumatic-rupture-of-the-bridging-veins-in-abusive-head-trauma
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Giulio Zuccoli, Abdullah S Khan, Ashok Panigrahy, Mandeep S Tamber
OBJECTIVE: In victims of abusive head trauma, bridging vein thrombosis is a common finding on magnetic resonance imaging. We aimed to evaluate the utility of high-resolution coronal susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) in depicting bridging vein thrombosis as well as to verify the morphology of the bridging vein thrombosis on axial SWI. We additionally analyzed the correlations between bridging vein thrombosis or bridging vein deformation and other magnetic resonance imaging findings that often occur in association with abusive head trauma...
April 8, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
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