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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913838/isolated-transverse-process-fractures-insignificant-injury-or-marker-of-complex-injury-pattern
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G Lombardo, P Petrone, K Prabhakaran, C P Marini
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates the incidence of isolated transverse process fractures (ITPFx) amongst vertebral fractures in trauma patients, and specific-associated injury patterns present in patients with ITPFx. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, 4-year review of our Level 1 Trauma Center registry was performed. Patients with blunt spinal column fractures were identified. Data collected included patient demographics, Injury Severity Score (ISS), type of imaging obtained, and concomitant injuries, including rib and pelvic fractures, liver, spleen, and kidney injury (SOI)...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911066/-conservative-management-of-liver-trauma-and-its-complications-current-gold-standard
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R Gander, J A Molino, S Santiago, A Laín, G Guillén, C Giné, G Royo, S López, M Pérez, I Díez, S Cañadas, J Lloret, J Bueno
INTRODUCTION: The liver is the second most frequently involved organ in abdominal trauma in children. The aim of this study was to review the characteristics of liver traumas (LT) in children, its treatment and complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of patients with LT treated between 2010-2014. We analyzed data regarding diagnosis, conservative management (CM), complications and treatment. RESULTS: Twenty-four patients of LT with a mean age of 9...
January 25, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908782/adaptive-responses-of-neuronal-mitochondria-to-bioenergetic-challenges-roles-in-neuroplasticity-and-disease-resistance
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REVIEW
Sophia M Raefsky, Mark P Mattson
An important concept in neurobiology is "neurons that fire together, wire together" which means that the formation and maintenance of synapses is promoted by activation of those synapses. Very similar to the effects of the stress of exercise on muscle cells, emerging findings suggest that neurons respond to activity by activating signaling pathways (e.g., Ca(2+), CREB, PGC-1α, NF-κB) that stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis and cellular stress resistance. These pathways are also activated by aerobic exercise and food deprivation, two bioenergetic challenges of fundamental importance in the evolution of the brains of all mammals, including humans...
November 28, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906430/recurrent-acute-pancreatitis-in-bowel-malrotation
#4
G Alessandri, A Amodio, L Landoni, N De' Liguori Carino, C Bassi
OBJECTIVE: Recurrent acute pancreatitis is an uncommon diagnosis in teenagers. Excluded alcohol and biliary stones, more prevalent aetiologies in these group of patients are genetic pancreatitis, pancreatic duct system abnormalities, neoplasia, traumas and congenital abnormalities of the duodenum such as duodenal duplication or diverticulum. Two reported cases of recurrent pancreatitis associated to midgut malrotation were described in English literature. Bowel malrotation is a difficult diagnosis in a teenager or a young adult and a common delay is documented...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899118/surgical-intervention-for-paediatric-liver-injuries-is-almost-history-a-12-year-cohort-from-a-major-scandinavian-trauma-centre
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Tomohide Koyama, Jorunn Skattum, Peder Engelsen, Torsten Eken, Christine Gaarder, Pål Aksel Naess
BACKGROUND: Although nonoperative management (NOM) has become standard care, optimal treatment of liver injuries in children is still challenging since many of these patients have multiple injuries. Moreover, the role of angiography remains poorly defined, and a high index of suspicion of complications is warranted. This study reviews treatment and outcomes in children with liver injuries at a major Scandinavian trauma centre over a 12-year period. METHODS: Patients <17 years old with liver injury admitted to Oslo University Hospital Ullevaal during the period 2002-2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 29, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895879/evaluation-of-stress-scores-throughout-radiological-biopsies
#6
Ozlem Turkoglu, Hasan Huseyin Mutlu
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided biopsy procedures are the most prominent methods that increase the trauma, stress and anxiety experienced by the patients. OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to examine the level of stress in patients waiting for radiologic biopsy procedures and determine the stress and anxiety level arising from waiting for a biopsy procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 35 female and 65 male patients who were admitted to the interventional radiology department of Kartal Dr...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881344/-value-of-urinary-liver-fatty-acid-binding-protein-in-assessing-severity-of-brain-trauma-and-predicting-acute-kidney-injury
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Guang-Yong Wu, Kai Zhuang, Yu Liu, Zhi-Fei Wang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) in early assessment of the severity of traumatic brain injury and in predicting the occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI) following the brain injury. METHODS: Sixty-five patients with traumatic brain injury patients were divided into 4 groups according to their Glasgow coma scale (GCS) scores. Blood and urine samples were collected at 2, 6, 12, 24, 48 and 72 h after the injury to detect serum creatinine (SCr) level using biochemical analyzer and urinary L-FABP using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), with samples from 15 healthy adults as controls...
November 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878593/re-evaluation-of-liver-transaminase-cutoff-for-ct-after-pediatric-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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Jessica A Zagory, Avafia Dossa, Jamie Golden, Aaron R Jensen, Catherine J Goodhue, Jeffrey S Upperman, Christopher P Gayer
PURPOSE: Current guidelines for computed tomography (CT) after blunt trauma were developed to capture all intra-abdominal injuries (IAI). We hypothesize that current AST/ALT guidelines are too low leading to unnecessary CT scans for children after blunt abdominal trauma (BAT). METHODS: Patients who received CT of the abdomen after blunt trauma at our Level I Pediatric Trauma Center were stratified into a high risk (HR) (liver/spleen/kidney grade ≥III, hollow viscous, or pancreatic injuries) and low risk (LR) (liver/kidney/spleen injuries grade ≤II, or no IAI) groups...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858383/effect-of-creatine-on-rat-sciatic-nerve-injury-a-comparative-ultrastructural-study
#9
Fatma Helvacioglu, Ersin Kandemir, Büşra Karabacak, İdil Karataş, Ahmet Peçen, İpek Ercan, Tuğçe Şençelikel, Attila Dağdeviren
AIM: Creatine is an endogenous molecule synthesized in liver, kidney and pancreas from glycin and arginine which is important for mitochondrial metabolism. It is widely used as a supplement for improving muscle mass and function for many years. As it is expected to prevent apoptosis and diminish oxidative stress it is also studied in a number of neurodegenerative diseases for its beneficial effect in recent years. We studied the effect of creatine on the peripheral nerve injury in an experimental rat crush injury model to obtain ultrastructural evidence...
October 13, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822212/systemic-hmgb1-neutralization-prevents-postoperative-neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-aged-rats
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Niccolò Terrando, Ting Yang, Xueqin Wang, Jiakai Fang, Mengya Cao, Ulf Andersson, Harris Helena Erlandsson, Wen Ouyang, Jianbin Tong
Postoperative neurocognitive disorders are common complications in elderly patients following surgery or critical illness. High mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) is rapidly released after tissue trauma and critically involved in response to sterile injury. Herein, we assessed the role of HMGB1 after liver surgery in aged rats and explored the therapeutic potential of a neutralizing anti-HMGB1 monoclonal antibody in a clinically relevant model of postoperative neurocognitive disorders. Nineteen to twenty-two months Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned as: (1) control with saline; (2) surgery, a partial hepatolobectomy under sevoflurane anesthesia and analgesia, + immunoglobulin G as control antibody; (3) surgery + anti-HMGB1...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809334/nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-biosynthesis-promotes-liver-regeneration
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Sarmistha Mukherjee, Karthikeyani Chellappa, Andrea Moffitt, Joan Ndungu, Ryan W Dellinger, James G Davis, Beamon Agarwal, Joseph A Baur
: The regenerative capacity of the liver is essential for recovery from surgical resection or injuries induced by trauma or toxins. During liver regeneration, the concentration of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) falls, at least in part due to metabolic competition for precursors. To test whether NAD availability restricts the rate of liver regeneration, we supplied nicotinamide riboside (NR), an NAD precursor, in the drinking water of mice subjected to partial hepatectomy. NR increased DNA synthesis, mitotic index, and mass restoration in the regenerating livers...
November 3, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807573/portal-hypertension-and-ascites-due-to-an-arterioportal-fistula-sequela-of-a-remote-traumatic-liver-laceration
#12
Benjamin M Hulkower, Sabah Butty, Marwan Ghabril
Arterioportal fistulas (APFs) are a group of vascular disorders, in which systemic arteries communicate with the portal circulation, presenting as a congenital syndrome or more commonly acquired from iatrogenic instrumentation or abdominal trauma. We report the case of a 58-year-old man who developed ascites without underlying risk factors for portal hypertension, which was attributed to an APF found on imaging, manifesting 43 years after sustaining a liver laceration. After angiographic embolization of the APF, the patient's ascites resolved completely...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806534/association-between-adrenal-hematoma-and-mortality-in-pediatric-multiple-blunt-traumas-an-autopsy-evaluation
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Farrokh Taftachi, Leyla Abdolkarimi, Maryam Ameri, Azadeh Memarian, Alireza Behzadi, Hooman Bakhshandeh
Adrenal hematoma is a common hidden catastrophic complication in pediatric victims of multiple blunt traumas. Adrenal hematoma has no obvious symptoms and may not be detected by diagnostic methods such as magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography scan, and sonography; consequently, this complication may be neglected in children with multiple blunt traumas and cause death through sudden adrenal crisis.The current study was conducted on 55 dead children (<13 y) and 110 matured youths (13-17 y) who died in consequence of multiple blunt traumas, comprising car crashes, fall from heights, and falling debris...
August 4, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805995/rapid-thrombelastography-r-teg-thresholds-for-goal-directed-resuscitation-of-patients-at-risk-for-massive-transfusion
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Peter M Einersen, Ernest E Moore, Michael P Chapman, Hunter B Moore, Eduardo Gonzalez, Christopher C Silliman, Anirban Banerjee, Angela Sauaia
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled hemorrhage is a leading cause of mortality following trauma accounting for up to 40% of deaths. Massive transfusion protocols (MTPs) offer a proven benefit in resuscitation of these patients. Recently, the superiority of thrombelastography (TEG)-guided resuscitation over strategies guided by conventional clotting assays (CCA) has been established. We seek to determine optimal thresholds for r-TEG driven resuscitation. METHODS: R-TEG data were reviewed for 190 patients presenting to our Level 1 Trauma Center from 2010 to 2015...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802875/blunt-traumatic-diaphragmatic-injury-a-diagnostic-enigma-with-potential-surgical-pitfalls
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Ahmad Mahamid, Kobi Peleg, Adi Givon, Ricardo Alfici, Oded Olsha, Itamar Ashkenazi
BACKGROUND: Blunt traumatic diaphragmatic injury (BTDI) is an uncommon injury and one which is difficult to diagnose. The objective of this study was to identify features associated with this injury. METHODS: This was a retrospective study based on records of 354307 blunt trauma victims treated between 1998 and 2013 collected by the Israeli National Trauma Registry. RESULTS: BTDI was reported in 231 (0.065%) patients. Motor vehicle accidents were responsible for 84...
October 24, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797450/s2-subsite-variations-between-human-and-mouse-enzymes-plasmin-factor-xia-kallikrein-elucidate-inhibition-differences-by-tfpi-2-domain1-wildtype-leu17arg-mutant-and-aprotinin
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K Vadivel, Y Kumar, G I Ogueli, S M Ponnuraj, P Wongkongkathep, J A Loo, M S Bajaj, S P Bajaj
BACKGROUND: Using TFPI-2 Kunitz domain1 (KD1), we obtained a bifunctional antifibrinolytic molecule (KD1L17R -KT ) with C-terminal lysine (kringle domain binding) and P2'-residue arginine (improved specificity towards plasmin). KD1L17R -KT strongly inhibited human plasmin (hPm), with no inhibition of human kallikrein (hKLK) or factor XIa (hXIa). Furthermore, KD1L17R -KT reduced blood loss comparable to aprotinin in a mouse liver-laceration model of organ hemorrhage. However, effectiveness of these antifibrinolytic agents in a model of hemorrhage mimicking extremity trauma and their inhibition efficiencies for mouse enzymes (mPm, mKLK or mXIa) remain to be determined...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785531/hepatic-mobilization-of-zinc-after-an-experimental-surgery-and-its-relationship-with-inflammatory-cytokines-release-and-expression-of-metallothionein-and-zip14-transporter
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Violeta Aburto-Luna, Samuel Treviño, Gerardo Santos-López, Diana Moroni-González, Oscar Calva-Cruz, Patricia Aguilar-Alonso, Bertha Alicia León-Chávez, Eduardo Brambila
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between the release of inflammatory cytokines and mobilization of zinc into liver, and the expression of metallothionein and Zip14 transporter after an abdominal surgery in rats. MATERIALS: Thirty-five male Wistar rats were subjected to experimental surgical stress, then the subgroups of five animals were killed at 3, 6, 9, 12, 16, 20 and 24 h. Matched groups without surgery were used as controls. METHODS: Zinc levels were determined by AAS, intracellular zinc by zinquin and dithizone staining...
October 27, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780185/liver-transplantation-for-hepatic-trauma-a-study-from-the-european-liver-transplant-registry
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Marek Krawczyk, Michał Grąt, Rene Adam, Wojciech G Polak, Jurgen Klempnauer, Antonio Pinna, Fabrizio Di Benedetto, Franco Filipponi, Norbert Senninger, Aksel Foss, Sebastian Rufián-Peña, William Bennet, Johann Pratschke, Andreas Paul, Utz Settmacher, Giorgio Rossi, Mauro Salizzoni, Carlos Fernandez-Selles, Santiago T Martínez de Rituerto, Miguel A Gómez-Bravo, Jacques Pirenne, Olivier Detry, Pietro E Majno, Petr Nemec, Wolf O Bechstein, Michael Bartels, Silvio Nadalin, Francois R Pruvot, Darius F Mirza, Luigi Lupo, Michele Colledan, Giuseppe Tisone, Jan Ringers, Jorge Daniel, Ramón Charco Torra, Enrique Moreno González, Rafael Bañares Cañizares, Valentin Cuervas-Mons Martinez, Fernando San Juan Rodríguez, Sezai Yilmaz, Piotr Remiszewski
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation is the most extreme form of surgical management of patients with hepatic trauma, with very limited literature data supporting its use. The aim of this study was to assess the results of liver transplantation for hepatic trauma. METHODS: This retrospective analysis based on European Liver Transplant Registry comprised data of 73 recipients of liver transplantation for hepatic trauma performed in 37 centers in the period between 1987 and 2013...
November 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775098/clinical-charateristics-and-outcome-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess-with-different-size-15-year-experience-from-a-single-center
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Zhao-Qing Du, Li-Na Zhang, Qiang Lu, Yi-Fan Ren, Yi Lv, Xue-Min Liu, Xu-Feng Zhang
The standard therapeutic protocols of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) have not been well established yet. We investigated the clinical characteristics, disease progression, choices of treatments and outcomes of PLA with different size. 410 cases of patients with PLA were enrolled retrospectively from 2000 to 2014, and were grouped as small abscess (≤5 cm, n = 125), large abscess (5 cm to 10 cm, n = 218) and giant abscess (>10 cm, n = 36). The most common bacteria were Klebsiella pneumonia (22%) and Escherichia coli (11%) by pus culture, and Escherichia coli (36...
October 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774630/redox-dependent-regulation-of-hepatocyte-aim2-inflammasome-activation-in-sterile-liver-injury-in-mice
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Qian Sun, Patricia Loughran, Richard Shapiro, Indira H Shrivastava, Daniel J Antoine, Tunliang Li, Zhengzheng Yan, Jie Fan, Timothy R Billiar, Melanie J Scott
: Sterile liver inflammation, such as liver ischemia reperfusion, hemorrhagic shock after trauma and drug-induced liver injury is initiated and regulated by endogenous mediators including DNA and reactive oxygen species. Here we identify a novel mechanism for redox-mediated regulation of AIM2-inflammasome activation in hepatocytes after redox stress in mice, which occurs via interaction with cytosolic HMGB1. We show that in liver during hemorrhagic shock in mice, and in hepatocytes after hypoxia with reoxygenation, cytosolic HMGB1 associates with AIM2 and is required for activation of caspase-1 in response to cytosolic DNA...
October 24, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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