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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431416/caring-for-critically-injured-children-an-analysis-of-56-pediatric-damage-control-laparotomies
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Miguel A Villalobos, Joshua P Hazelton, Rachel L Choron, Lisa Capano-Wehrle, Krystal Hunter, John P Gaughan, Steven E Ross, Mark J Seamon
BACKGROUND: Injury is the leading cause of death in children under 18 years. Damage control principles have been extensively studied in adults but remain relatively unstudied in children. Our primary study objective was to evaluate the use of damage control laparotomy (DCL) in critically injured children. METHODS: An American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 trauma center review (1996-2013) of pediatric trauma laparotomies was undertaken. Exclusion criteria included: age older than 18 years, laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome or delayed longer than 2 hours after admission...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427480/lessons-from-a-large-trauma-center-impact-of-blunt-chest-trauma-in-polytrauma-patients-still-a-relevant-problem
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Konstantina Chrysou, Gabriel Halat, Beatrix Hoksch, Ralph A Schmid, Gregor J Kocher
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma is the third most common cause of death after abdominal injury and head trauma in polytrauma patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate epidemiological data, treatment and outcome of polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma in order to help improve management, prevent complications and decrease polytrauma patients' mortality. METHODS: In this retrospective study we included all polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma admitted to our tertiary care center emergency department for a 2-year period, from June 2012 until May 2014...
April 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424126/the-novel-use-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-to-explore-a-retroperitoneal-hematoma-in-a-hemodynamically-unstable-patient
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Martin D Rosenthal, Ahsan Raza, Stephanie Markle, Chasen A Croft, Alicia M Mohr, R Stephen Smith
Balloon occlusion of the aorta was first described by C.W. Hughes in 1954, when it was used as a tamponade device for three wounded soldiers during the Korean War suffering from intra-abdominal hemorrhage. Currently, the device is indicated in trauma patients as a surrogate for resuscitative thoracotomy. Brenner et al. reported a case series describing the use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) in advanced hemorrhagic shock. Their conclusion was that "it is a feasible method for proximal aortic control...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423132/repair-of-penetrating-pericardial-and-diaphragmatic-injury-with-cormatrix%C3%A2-patch-in-a-case-of-suicide-attempt
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Federica Jiritano, Carlo Garrasi, Lucia Cristodoro, Egidio Bevacqua, Pasquale Mastroroberto
The authors report the case of a suicide attempt. A 59-year-old man with self-inflicted penetrating chest trauma underwent emergency cardiothoracic surgery. Pre-operative computed tomography scan showed critical proximity between the blade and the right ventricle. Intraoperative findings showed a pericardial laceration and a huge diaphragmatic lesion with heart and abdominal organs integrity. The diaphragm muscle was repaired with a CorMatrix® patch, an acceptable alternative to the traditional synthetic mesh avoiding infection and repeated herniation...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422834/feasibility-and-safety-of-emergency-laparoscopic-partial-splenectomy-a-retrospective-analysis
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Hongyu Li, Yonggang Wei, Bing Peng, Bo Li, Fei Liu
The increased awareness of asplenia-related life-threatening complications has led to the development of parenchyma sparing splenic resections in past few years. The aim of this study is to retrospectively analyze the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic partial splenectomy (LPS) in selected emergency patients.From January 2013 to December 2015, there were 46 emergency patients, diagnosed with splenic rupture, admitted in our department. Selection criteria for LPS: (1) Preoperative CT scan revealed single pole rupture without spleen pedicle injury; (2) BP>90/60 mm Hg and heart rates <120 bpm; (3) No sigh of multiple organ injury...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421909/management-of-intra-abdominally-translocated-contraceptive-devices-is-surgery-the-only-way-to-treat-this-problem
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Mustafa Gazi Uçar, Fatih Şanlıkan, Tolgay Tuyan Ilhan, Ahmet Göçmen, Çetin Çelik
This study was a multi-centre retrospective review of patients with uterine perforation caused by intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs). A total of 15 patients were registered, in a seven year period. Among them, five were asymptomatic and the rest were symptomatic. Asymptomatic patients were managed conservatively, except in one case in which the patient requested surgery because she also wanted a tubal ligation. Symptomatic patients all underwent surgery. All the surgeries were elective and all the surgical procedures were initiated laparoscopically...
May 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421890/inmate-health-care-provided-in-an-emergency-department
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Lindsey Koester, Jay M Brenner, Aimee Goulette, Susan M Wojcik, William Grant
The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. Many correctional facilities have outsourced the medical care for this population that often presents with complex health issues. This study evaluates the reasons that inmates present to an emergency department (ED) and compares them to the general population ED visits. The most common presenting complaints were trauma (16.8%), abdominal pain (13.5%), chest pain (9.0%), and self-injury (8.7%). These presenting complaints differed significantly from those of the general population (abdominal pain [8...
April 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420518/acute-small-bowel-obstruction-caused-by-barbed-suture-on-the-second-day-after-laparoscopic-hysterosacropexy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hsuan Chen, Mun-Kun Hong, Dah-Ching Ding
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of small bowel obstruction caused by barbed suture applied in hysterosacropexy, and possible solutions. CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old woman underwent laparoscopic hysterosacropexy for a Stage 2 uterine prolapse, presenting with acute abdominal pain and a bowel obstruction syndrome 2 days following the surgery. Conservative treatment was given, but the symptoms did not improve and gradually became worse. Diagnostic laparoscopy was performed on the 7(th) day after the hysterosacropexy, and the volvulus was found...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420038/retrospective-evaluation-of-coyote-attacks-in-dogs-154-cases-1997-2012
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Virginia M Frauenthal, Philip Bergman, Robert J Murtaugh
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation and outcome of known attacks in client-owned dogs caused by the common coyote, Canis latrans. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Private referral hospital. ANIMALS: One hundred fifty-four client-owned dogs known to be attacked by coyotes. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Records from a private referral hospital from May 1997 through December 2012 were reviewed...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419020/education-in-the-waiting-room-description-of-a-pediatric-emergency-department-educational-initiative
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Sarah Reid, Gina Neto, Sandy Tse, Ken J Farion, Ariyan Marvizi, Lauren Smith, Chantalle Clarkin, Kristina Rohde, Katherine Moreau
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand parents' awareness of and reactions to a slide presentation based waiting-room educational initiative. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study at a Canadian tertiary-care pediatric emergency department (ED) with an annual census of 68,000 visits. An anonymous parental survey was developed de novo, and parents were asked to complete the survey during their low-acuity ED visit over a 2-week study period...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414861/management-of-necrotising-fasciitis-secondary-to-abdominal-liposuction-using-a-combination-of-surgery-hyperbaric-oxygen-and-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-a-patient-with-burn-scars
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I-Han Chiang, Shun-Cheng Chang, Chih-Hsin Wang
Liposuction is the one of the most frequently performed cosmetic operations and usually has an easy recovery, with a reportedly low overall complication rate. Here, we report the case of a 60-year-old woman with type II diabetes mellitus and a previous burn injury of the abdomen who underwent abdominal liposuction and subsequently developed necrotising fasciitis. Following radical debridement, systemic antibiotic administration, negative pressure wound therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the wound healed completely...
April 17, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413775/an-interesting-case-of-mycoplasma-pneumonia-associated-multisystem-involvement-and-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage
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Rashmi Mishra, Edison Cano, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Severe mycoplasma pneumonia is a rare entity with only 0.5-2% of cases having a fulminant course. We present a 74-year-old woman with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and remote history of marginal zone B-cell lymphoma admitted with abdominal pain and diarrhea of 1-2 days associated with body-aches, dyspnea, dry cough and weight loss for 2-3 weeks. On physical exam, she was febrile, tachypneic, tachycardic and hypoxic on room air. Chest examination revealed diffuse crackles and end-expiratory wheezes. Laboratory tests showed anemia, acute-on-chronic kidney injury and hyaline casts and epithelial cells in the urine analysis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412951/understanding-discharge-communication-behaviours-in-a-pediatric-emergency-care-context-a-mixed-methods-observation-study-protocol
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Janet A Curran, Andrea Bishop, Amy Plint, Shannon MacPhee, Roger Zemek, Jill Chorney, Mona Jabbour, Stephen Porter, Scott Sawyer
BACKGROUND: One of the most important transitions in the continuum of care for children is discharge to home. Optimal discharge communication between healthcare providers and caregivers (e.g., parents or other guardians) who present to the emergency department (ED) with their children is not well understood. The lack of policies and considerable variation in practice regarding discharge communication in pediatric EDs pose a quality and safety risk for children and their parents. METHODS: The aim of this mixed methods study is to better understand the process and structure of discharge communication in a pediatric ED context to contribute to the design and development of discharge communication interventions...
April 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411456/urinary-bladder-injury-during-cesarean-delivery-maternal-outcome-from-a-contemporary-large-case-series
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Lina Salman, Shachar Aharony, Anat Shmueli, Arnon Wiznitzer, Rony Chen, Rinat Gabbay-Benziv
BACKGROUND: Urinary bladder injury is a rare complication during cesarean delivery. Little is known on maternal outcome following this injury. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate short and long-term maternal outcome following bladder injury during cesarean delivery. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case series of all pregnancies complicated by full-thickness bladder injury during cesarean delivery in a single university affiliated tertiary medical center (August 2007-June 2016)...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410923/infrarenal-endograft-clamping-in-late-open-conversions-after-endovascular-abdominal-aneurysm-repair
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Paolo Perini, Alessandro de Troia, Tiziano Tecchio, Matteo Azzarone, Claudio Bianchini Massoni, Pierfranco Salcuni, Antonio Freyrie
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the technical aspects and outcomes of late open conversion (LOC) after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) in a single center by using exclusively infrarenal clamping of the endograft as an alternative to suprarenal or supraceliac aortic clamping. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of EVAR requiring late explantation (>30 days) from January 1996 to October 2016 was performed. Patients' demographics, type of endograft, duration of implantation, reason for removal, extent of stent graft removal, type of reconstruction, 30-day mortality, postoperative complications, and long-term survival were obtained for analysis...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410919/factors-associated-with-hospital-admission-after-an-emergency-department-treat-and-release-visit-for-older-adults-with-injuries
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Emily C Earl-Royal, Elinore J Kaufman, Alexandra L Hanlon, Daniel N Holena, Kristin L Rising, M Kit Delgado
INTRODUCTION: Emergency Department (ED) visits for injury often precede hospital admissions in older adults, but risk factors for these admissions are poorly characterized. We sought to determine the incidence and risk factors for hospitalization shortly following discharge home from an ED visit for traumatic injury in older adults. We hypothesized higher risk for admission in those with increased age, discharged home after falls, with increased comorbidity burden, and who live in poor neighborhoods...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410917/the-relative-contribution-of-provider-and-ed-level-factors-to-variation-among-the-top-15-reasons-for-ed-admission
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Imad Khojah, Suhui Li, Qian Luo, Griffin Davis, Jessica E Galarraga, Michael Granovsky, Ori Litvak, Samuel Davis, Robert Shesser, Jesse M Pines
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We examine adult emergency department (ED) admission rates for the top 15 most frequently admitted conditions, and assess the relative contribution in admission rate variation attributable to the provider and hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study of ED encounters (≥18years) from 19 EDs and 603 providers (January 2012-December 2013), linked to the Area Health Resources File for county-level information on healthcare resources...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409387/fatal-abdominal-injuries-in-a-bicycle-pedestrian-collision-reconstruction-using-multibody-simulation
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Holger Muggenthaler, Stefanie Drobnik, Michael Hubig, Wolfgang Fiebig, Gita Mall
Fatal bicycle-pedestrian collisions do not occur frequently and thus are rarely reported in literature. Pedestrians in bicycle-pedestrian accidents often sustain severe craniocerebral injuries caused by a collision induced fall with head impact on the road surface. We describe a case where a pedestrian crossing a road was hit by a bicycle. Hematomas of the left lower leg and of the left flank/abdomen were found to be caused by the primary impact. However, the fatal injuries were found to be contralateral with a rupture of the right renal pedicle, a rupture of the right lobe of the liver and a tear of the vena cava...
April 13, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408232/a-novel-case-of-splenic-injury-after-shockwave-lithotripsy
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David Zodda, Meta Haley, Rocky Sayegh
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments (EDs) are gateways for patients presenting after minor surgical procedures, particularly shockwave lithotripsy. Complications include renal and extrarenal tissue injuries, with the latter having potentially serious consequences if not detected early. CASE REPORT: We describe a 70-year-old male presenting to the ED for syncope. The patient underwent shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for left kidney stones 1 day prior. Upon initial evaluation, the patient had normal vital signs and a normal physical examination, without complaints of abdominal pain...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406853/the-role-of-computed-tomography-in-the-classification-of-pediatric-pelvic-fractures-revisited
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Bent Ma, Hennrikus Wl, Latorre Je, Armstrong Dg, Shaw B, Jones Kc, Segal Ls
OBJECTIVES: To determine the need of CT scans in the assessment of pediatric pelvic fractures DESIGN:: Retrospective Chart Review SETTING:: Level-1 Pediatric Trauma CenterPatients/Participants: 30 pediatric trauma patients with pelvic fractures who have obtained both a radiograph and CT Scan MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:: Fleiss Kappa coefficient to compare inter-reliability. RESULTS: The average age of the patients was 7 years (range 1-13 years). 17 were male and 13 were female...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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