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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734833/changing-pattern-and-outcome-of-pediatric-chest-injuries-in-urban-syria
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Bassam Darwish, Mohammad Z Mahfouz, Saeed Al-Nosairat, Mohammad Bashar Izzat
Background Pediatric chest injuries were infrequent in our practice, but the outbreak of the Syrian crisis resulted in an increase in number and a change in the pattern of thoracic trauma incidents. We compared our experience of pediatric chest injuries before and during the crisis. Methods We reviewed the records of 256 children aged 12.8 ± 5 years who were admitted to our hospital with the diagnosis of chest trauma over a 12-year period. Collected data included mechanism of injury, associated injuries, method of management, length of hospital stay, complications, and mortality...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722886/usefulness-of-routine-computed-tomography-in-the-evaluation-of-penetrating-war-injuries-to-the-chest
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Bassam Darwish, Mohammad Z Mahfouz, Mohammad Bashar Izzat
OBJECTIVES: This review was conducted to compare the contributions of chest X-ray (CXR) and computed tomography (CT) towards detecting intrathoracic damage in patients with penetrating war injuries to the chest and to determine whether identification of additional injuries by chest CT will have an impact on the choice of therapeutic interventions and clinical outcomes. METHODS: We reviewed records of 449 patients (374 men, mean age 29.3 ± 14.8 years) who were admitted to our hospital with penetrating war injuries to the chest over a 7-year period...
May 2, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717340/successful-balloon-assisted-hepatic-tract-embolization-using-the-pull-through-technique-to-remove-a-malpositioned-chest-tube-penetrating-the-liver-and-into-the-right-ventricle
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Kunio Hamanaka, Yuusuke Hirokawa, Tsuyoshi Itoh, Michio Yamasaki, Kazuki Hayashi, Satoru Sawai, Kei Nishiyama
Intra-abdominal injury is an uncommon complication of chest tube insertion. A 66-year-old man had empyema and underwent chest tube insertion for drainage. Massive hemorrhage occurred; the postprocedural radiograph showed the malpositioned chest tube in the mediastinum. Computed tomography scan showed that the tube's tip penetrated through the liver capsule and passed through the hepatic vein to the right ventricle. Hepatic tract embolization with coiling was performed during chest tube removal under a controlled condition with the hepatic tract occluded by a balloon catheter...
May 1, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697519/intraoperative-combination-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-and-a-median-sternotomy-in-hemodynamically-unstable-patients-with-penetrating-chest-trauma-is-this-feasible
#4
Carlos A Ordoñez, Michael W Parra, Ramiro Manzano-Nunez, Juan P Herrera-Escobar, Jose J Serna, Paola Rodriguez Ossa, David Mejia, Ana M Del Valle, Alexander Salcedo, Juan C Salamea, Fernando Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is an effective life-saving intervention in patients with severe torso trauma. However, the deployment of REBOA in patients with isolated penetrating intrathoracic injuries remains controversial. We propose that a median sternotomy be performed in conjunction with REBOA as a feasible and effective means of hemorrhage control in patients suffering from penetrating chest trauma who present hemodynamically unstable...
May 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693490/fatal-wounding-pattern-and-causes-of-potentially-preventable-death-following-the-pulse-night-club-shooting-event
#5
E Reed Smith, Geoff Shapiro, Babak Sarani
BACKGROUND: Mortality following shooting is related to time to provision of initial and definitive care. An understanding of the wounding pattern, opportunities for rescue, and incidence of possibly preventable death is needed to achieve the goal of zero preventable deaths following trauma. METHODS: A retrospective study of autopsy reports for all victims involved in the Pulse Nightclub Shooting was performed. The site of injury, probable site of fatal injury, and presence of potentially survivable injury (defined as survival if prehospital care is provided within 10 minutes and trauma center care within 60 minutes of injury) was determined independently by each author...
April 25, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679240/a-case-of-tension-faecopneumothorax-after-delayed-diagnosis-of-traumatic-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Tien Yew Chern, Allan Kwok, Soni Putnis
BACKGROUND: Traumatic diaphragmatic injuries from blunt or penetrating trauma are difficult to detect in the acute setting and, if missed, can result in significant morbidity and mortality in the future. We present a case demonstrating the natural progression of this resulting in faecopneumothorax, which is a rare but serious presentation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 22-year-old young man presented with left upper quadrant and chest pain, nausea, vomiting, and intermittent obstipation with a background of previous lower chest wall stabbings...
April 20, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670801/nonoperative-management-of-multiple-penetrating-cardiac-and-colon-wounds-from-a-shotgun-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Paula M Jaramillo, Jaime A Montoya, David A Mejia, Salin Pereira Warr
Introduction: Surgery for cardiac trauma is considered fatal and for wounds of the colon by associated sepsis is normally considered; however, conservative management of many traumatic lesions of different injured organs has progressed over the years. Presentation of the Case: A 65-year-old male patient presented with multiple shotgun wounds on the left upper limb, thorax, and abdomen. On evaluation, he was hemodynamically stable with normal sinus rhythm and normal blood pressure, no dyspnea, or abdominal pain...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668621/penetrating-neck-trauma-caused-by-a-rebar-a-case-report
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Yan Wang, Yu Sun, Tao Zhou, Guo-Hui Liu, Xiao-Meng Zhang, Jian-Xin Yue, Xin-Gao Xiong, Bang-Hua Liu, Chen-Zhang Yang, Weijia Kong, Yan-Jun Wang
RATIONALE: Penetrating neck trauma has a mortality of 3% to 6% and is associated with serious complications, mainly due to the high density of vital structures in this area and the lack of corresponding protection from bone. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 55-year-old man who suffered neck trauma involving the parotid gland, caused by a rebar, after suffering a fall from the second floor of a building. DIAGNOSES: Penetrating neck trauma. INTERVENTIONS: The patient underwent a neck exploration under general anesthesia in the emergency operating room and tracheotomy was performed prophylactically...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564472/should-pre-hospital-resuscitative-thoracotomy-be-reserved-only-for-penetrating-chest-trauma
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Edward J Nevins, Parisa L Moori, Jonathan Smith-Williams, Nicholas T E Bird, John V Taylor, Nikhil Misra
PURPOSE: The indications for pre-hospital resuscitative thoracotomy (PHRT) remain undefined. The aim of this paper is to explore the variation in practice for PHRT in the UK, and review the published literature. METHODS: MEDLINE and PUBMED search engines were used to identify all relevant articles and 22 UK Air Ambulance Services were sent an electronic questionnaire to assess their PHRT practice. RESULTS: Four European publications report PHRT survival rates of 9...
March 21, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554039/direct-to-operating-room-trauma-resuscitation-decreases-mortality-among-severely-injured-children
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Minna M Wieck, Aaron J Cunningham, Brandon Behrens, Erika T Ohm, Bryan G Maxwell, Nicholas A Hamilton, M Christopher Adams, Frederick J Cole, Mubeen A Jafri
BACKGROUND: Expediting evaluation and intervention for severely injured patients has remained a mainstay of advanced trauma care. One technique, direct to operating room (DOR) resuscitation, for selective adult patients has demonstrated decreased mortality. We sought to investigate the application of this protocol in children. METHODS: All DOR pediatric patients from 2009-2016 at a pediatric Level I Trauma Center were identified. DOR criteria included penetrating injury, chest injuries, amputations, significant blood loss, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and surgeon discretion...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545982/cocaine-induced-type-a-aortic-dissection-extending-to-the-common-iliac-arteries
#11
Mohamed A Mohamed, Rohit Abraham, Tareq I Maraqa, Samir Elian
Aortic dissection is a rare and fatal complication of cocaine-induced hypertension. The injury mechanism is through shear stress that penetrates the intimal vessel layer, allowing blood flow to separate intimal and medial layers. Due to its scarcity and the paucity of related literature, our knowledge of this condition is limited. We present a rare case of a cocaine-induced aortic dissection, which extended continuously from the aortic root to the common iliacs, along with a literature review of similar cases...
January 12, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514343/imaging-of-combat-related-thoracic-trauma-blunt-trauma-and-blast-lung-injury
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John P Lichtenberger, Andrew M Kim, Dane Fisher, Peter S Tatum, Brian Neubauer, P Gabriel Peterson, Brett W Carter
Introduction: Combat-related thoracic trauma (CRTT) is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality of the casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Penetrating, blunt, and blast injuries are the most common mechanisms of trauma to the chest. Imaging plays a key role in the battlefield management of CRTT casualties. This work discusses the imaging manifestations of thoracic injuries from blunt trauma and blast injury, emphasizing epidemiology and diagnostic clues seen during OEF and OIF...
March 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514336/imaging-of-combat-related-thoracic-trauma-review-of-penetrating-trauma
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John P Lichtenberger, Andrew M Kim, Dane Fisher, Peter S Tatum, Brian Neubauer, P Gabriel Peterson, Brett W Carter
Introduction: Combat-related thoracic trauma is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality of the casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Penetrating, blunt, and blast injuries were the most common mechanisms of trauma. Imaging plays a key role in the management of combat-related thoracic trauma casualties. This review discusses the imaging manifestations of thoracic injuries from penetrating trauma, emphasizing epidemiology and diagnostic clues seen during OEF and OIF...
March 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495068/fatal-chest-injury-caused-by-windblown-beach-umbrella
#14
Allyse B Harris, Wendy M Gunther, Amy P Fantaskey, Lawrence B Weinstein
We present the case of a windblown beach umbrella inflicting fatal penetrating blunt force to the chest of a 55-year-old female beachgoer. A postmortem examination and detailed case history review were performed which revealed left ventricular trauma, determined to be the cause of death. Using recorded wind speeds from the date of the incident and the weight of the umbrella, we were able to calculate the pressure with which the umbrella struck the victim to be 16,000 PSI. Witness reports, medical records, scene details, and examination of a rental beach umbrella allowed the forensic pathologist to conclude that the object causing this woman's death was a windblown beach umbrella...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477996/nail-to-the-heart-no-big-deal-a-rare-case-of-post-traumatic-pericarditis
#15
Dominika M Zoltowska, Yashwant Agrawal, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Vishal Gupta
This is a unique case report of a 32-year-old man who presented with pneumatic nail gun injury to his right chest at work. He removed the nail and continued to work through the day. With continued chest pain, he presented to the emergency room and an echocardiogram revealed moderate-size pericardial effusion. He was managed conservatively as he was haemodynamically stable. Serial echocardiograms revealed slow resolution of the effusion over 3 days. At his 3-month follow-up appointment, there was complete resolution of his effusion...
February 23, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392073/transverse-cervicothoracic-stabbing-multidisciplinary-management-of-a-surgical-emergency
#16
Elena Molina Fernández, Ramón Moreno-Luna, Francisco López Navas, Marta López Porras, C Giménez, Serafín Sánchez Gómez
Tracheobronchial injuries are closely related to orotracheal intubations and chest traumas. Stabbing injuries are very rare and often life threatening because of the damage to vital structures such as the respiratory tract and large arterial or venous vessels. Early diagnosis and treatment of penetrating neck injuries increase survival rates. We report a case of the tracheobronchial section with a penetrating stabbing wound on the left laterocervical area associated with contralateral pneumothorax, requiring urgent surgical pulmonary repair, tracheal suture, and tracheotomy...
September 2017: Turkish archives of otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386758/challenges-in-management-of-pediatric-life-threatening-neck-and-chest-trauma
#17
Shilpa Sharma, Biplab Mishra, Amit Gupta, Kapil Dev Soni, Richa Aggarwal, Subodh Kumar
Introduction: Neck and thoracic trauma in children pose unforeseen challenges requiring variable management strategies. Here, we describe some unusual cases. Patients and Methods: Pediatric cases of unusual neck and thoracic trauma prospectively managed from April 2012 to March 2014 at a Level 1 trauma center were studied for management strategies, outcome, and follow-up. Results: Six children with a median age of 5.5 (range 2-10) years were managed...
January 2018: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379803/delayed-cardiac-rupture-induced-by-traumatic-myocardial-infarction-consequence-of-a-45-magnum-blast-injury-a-comprehensive-case-review
#18
Holger Rupprecht, Katharina Gaab
A penetrating chest trauma, a myocardial contusion or a myocardial infarction can lead to a cardiac rupture, which is linked to an extreme high death rate. Only few cases with delayed perforation of the myocardium have been reported in literature. We report about a penetrating gunshot injury, which led to a myocardial contusion with secondary delayed rupture of the left ventricle and the left inferior lobe of the lung. The leakage of the lesion in the left ventricle could be sealed sufficiently with fibrin-coated collagen fleeces after adapting stitches with Prolene 2-0...
January 2018: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181345/intrapleural-penetration-of-a-clavicle-fracture-an-indication-for-operative-fixation
#19
Ryan D DeAngelis, Kenneth W Graf, Rakesh P Mashru
Introduction: Clavicle fractures are common injuries treated by orthopedic surgeons, with most injuries managed nonoperatively. Operative fixation of clavicle fractures is indicated in specific clinical scenarios such as open injuries, ipsilateral shoulder trauma, or fractures with associated neurovasculature compromise. Operative fixation is not widely accepted for closed injuries and is typically reserved for instances of failed closed treatment with resultant nonunion or delayed union...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170310/13-prophylactic-antibiotics-for-penetrating-injury-a-review-of-practice-at-a-major-trauma-centre-literature-review-and-recommendations
#20
Marharyta Kamarova, Richard Kendall
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of clarity regarding the use of prophylactic antibiotics for patients presenting with penetrating injuries. A structured literature review and review of penetrating injury records in an MTC was undertaken with a view to help guide clinical practice. METHOD: Searches were conducted on Medline (1946-2017), Embase (1974-2017), and Cochrane (up to 2017) using key words pertaining to penetrating trauma, prophylactic antibiotics and infection...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
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