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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325461/neurocritical-care-of-acute-subdural-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Fawaz Al-Mufti, Stephan A Mayer
Although urgent surgical hematoma evacuation is necessary for most patients with subdural hematoma (SDH), well-orchestrated, evidenced-based, multidisciplinary, postoperative critical care is essential to achieve the best possible outcome. Acute SDH complicates approximately 11% of mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that require hospitalization, and approximately 20% of severe TBIs. Acute SDH usually is related to a clear traumatic event, but in some cases can occur spontaneously. Management of SDH in the setting of TBI typically conforms to the Advanced Trauma Life Support protocol with airway taking priority, and management breathing and circulation occurring in parallel rather than sequence...
April 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296529/computed-tomography-and-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Maud Stenberg, Lars-Owe D Koskinen, Per Jonasson, Richard Levi, Britt-Marie Stålnacke
OBJECTIVE: To study: (i) acute computed tomography (CT) characteristics and clinical outcome; (ii) clinical course and (iii) Corticosteroid Randomisation after Significant Head Injury acute calculator protocol (CRASH) model and clinical outcome in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). METHODS: Initial CT (CTi) and CT 24 hours post-trauma (CT24) were evaluated according to Marshall and Rotterdam classifications. Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Scale-Revised (RLAS-R) and Glasgow Outcome Scale Extended (GOSE) were assessed at three months and one year post-trauma...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289516/biochemical-changes-in-the-injured-brain
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EDITORIAL
Seelora Sahu, Deb Sanjay Nag, Amlan Swain, Devi Prasad Samaddar
Brain metabolism is an energy intensive phenomenon involving a wide spectrum of chemical intermediaries. Various injury states have a detrimental effect on the biochemical processes involved in the homeostatic and electrophysiological properties of the brain. The biochemical markers of brain injury are a recent addition in the armamentarium of neuro-clinicians and are being increasingly used in the routine management of neuro-pathological entities such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage and intracranial space occupying lesions...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225527/neuro-trauma-or-med-surg-intensive-care-unit-does-it-matter-where-multiple-injuries-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-are-admitted-secondary-analysis-of-the-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-multi-institutional-trials-committee-decompressive
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Sarah Lombardo, Thomas Scalea, Jason Sperry, Raul Coimbra, Gary Vercruysse, Toby Enniss, Gregory J Jurkovich, Raminder Nirula
INTRODUCTION: Patients with nontraumatic acute intracranial pathology benefit from neurointensivist care. Similarly, trauma patients with and without traumatic brain injury (TBI) fare better when treated by a dedicated trauma team. No study has yet evaluated the role of specialized neurocritical (NICU) and trauma intensive care units (TICU) in the management of TBI patients, and it remains unclear which TBI patients are best served in NICU, TICU, or general (Med/Surg) ICU. METHODS: This study is a secondary analysis of The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-Institutional Trials Committee (AAST-MITC) decompressive craniectomy study...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215191/is-computerized-cognitive-testing-useful-in-children-and-adolescents-with-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Vickie Plourde, Brian L Brooks
OBJECTIVES: Children and adolescents with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) present with short and long-term neuropsychological deficits following their injury. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of a brief computerized test battery for evaluating cognitive functioning sub-acutely following a TBI. METHODS: Participants (n=33) sustained a moderate-to-severe TBI, were between 8 and 18 years old, and were assessed using CNS Vital Signs (CNSVS) within 6 months post-injury (median=0...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129730/functional-outcome-prediction-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-based-on-acute-clinical-factors
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Ludovic Kaminski, Virginie Cordemans, Eduard Cernat, Kouamé Innocent M'Bra, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating condition that affects patients on both a personal and societal level. The objective of the study is to improve the prediction of long-term functional outcome following SCI based on the acute clinical findings. A total of 76 patients with acute traumatic SCI were prospectively enrolled in a cohort study in a single Level I trauma center. Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM) at 1 year after the trauma was the primary outcome. Potential predictors of functional outcome were recorded during the acute hospitalization: age, sex, level and type of injury, comorbidities, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale (AIS), ASIA Motor Score (AMS), ASIA Light Touch score (LT), ASIA Pin Prick score (PP), Injury Severity Score (ISS), traumatic brain injury, and delay from trauma to surgery...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127476/vasopressin-bolus-protocol-compared-to-desmopressin-ddavp-for-managing-acute-postoperative-central-diabetes-insipidus-and-hypovolemic-shock
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Anukrati Shukla, Syeda Alqadri, Ashley Ausmus, Robert Bell, Premkumar Nattanmai, Christopher R Newey
Introduction. Management of postoperative central diabetes insipidus (DI) can be challenging from changes in volume status and serum sodium levels. We report a case successfully using a dilute vasopressin bolus protocol in managing hypovolemic shock in acute, postoperative, central DI. Case Report. Patient presented after bifrontal decompressive craniotomy for severe traumatic brain injury. He developed increased urine output resulting in hypovolemia and hypernatremia. He was resuscitated with intravenous fluids including a dilute vasopressin bolus protocol...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126035/an-unusual-presentation-of-a-stroke-in-a-developing-country-a-case-report
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N D B Ehelepola, T I D M Ranasinghe, B Prashanthi, H M P A G S Bandara
BACKGROUND: Patients often, but not always, present with features that allow easy differentiation between traumatic brain injury and a stroke. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are crucial for a good outcome in both. Millions of people worldwide climb coconut and other trees without any protective gear. We present a case of a coconut tree climber found unconscious after a fall, initially misdiagnosed as a traumatic brain injury but later proven to be a hemorrhagic stroke. We discuss how to prevent such incidents and why that deserves more attention...
January 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122702/major-publications-in-the-critical-care-pharmacotherapy-literature-in-2015
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Adrian Wong, Michael Erdman, Drayton A Hammond, Tara Holt, Jenna M Holzhausen, Michelle Horng, Lori Lynn Huang, Jennifer Jarvis, Bridgette Kram, Shawn Kram, Christine Lesch, Jessica Mercer, Megan A Rech, Ryan Rivosecchi, Brian Stump, Colleen Teevan, Sarah Day
PURPOSE: Recently published practice guidelines and research reports on pharmacotherapy in critical care patient populations are summarized. SUMMARY: The Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Literature Update (CCPLU) Group is composed of over 50 experienced critical care pharmacists who evaluate 31 peer-reviewed journals monthly to identify literature pertaining to pharmacotherapy in critical care populations. Articles are chosen for summarization in a monthly CCPLU Group publication on the basis of applicability and relevance to clinical practice and strength of study design...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111406/pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-characteristic-features-diagnosis-and-management
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Takashi Araki, Hiroyuki Yokota, Akio Morita
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children. Pediatric TBI is associated with several distinctive characteristics that differ from adults and are attributable to age-related anatomical and physiological differences, pattern of injuries based on the physical ability of the child, and difficulty in neurological evaluation in children. Evidence suggests that children exhibit a specific pathological response to TBI with distinct accompanying neurological symptoms, and considerable efforts have been made to elucidate their pathophysiology...
January 20, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982555/how-to-manage-blood-pressure-after-brain-injury
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Laurent Carteron, Fabio S Taccone, Mauro Oddo
Manipulation of blood pressure (BP) is a mainstay of therapy in patients with acute brain injury (ABI). In the early emergent phase (first hours from injury), depending on intracranial pathology, BP manipulation aims to 1) limit the progression of parenchymal hematomas or hemorrhagic transformation (in patients with ischemic/hemorrhagic stroke and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage [SAH]), and 2) attenuate hypoperfusion and secondary cerebral ischemic insults (in patients with traumatic brain injury [TBI])...
December 16, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941413/agitation-in-patients-recovering-from-traumatic-brain-injury-nursing-management
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Diane Schretzman Mortimer, Wesley Berg
This article reviews clinical and research literature regarding the nursing management of agitation after severe traumatic brain injury. Neuroscience nurses in acute rehabilitation settings use an evidence-based approach to perform multifaceted assessments and implement effective individualized plans of care. These essential efforts minimize the effects of agitation and help patients achieve optimal outcomes.
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923754/successful-coil-embolization-of-pediatric-carotid-cavernous-fistula-due-to-ruptured-posttraumatic-giant-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysm
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Daisuke Wajima, Ichiro Nakagawa, Hun Soo Park, Shohei Yokoyama, Takeshi Wada, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
BACKGROUND: The goal of the treatment of direct carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) is to occlude the arteriovenous shunt and to preserve the patency of the concerned internal carotid artery. However, for the ipsilateral posttraumatic fragile cerebrum, coil embolization plus parent artery occlusion for the high-flow direct CCF is better for the prevention of hyperperfusion syndrome and intracranial hemorrhage. We experienced such a case and managed it successfully. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 6-year-old boy had severe head trauma caused by being hit by a car...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920753/neuroproteomics-and-systems-biology-approach-to-identify-temporal-biomarker-changes-post-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Firas H Kobeissy, Joy D Guingab-Cagmat, Zhiqun Zhang, Ahmed Moghieb, Olena Y Glushakova, Stefania Mondello, Angela M Boutté, John Anagli, Richard Rubenstein, Hisham Bahmad, Amy K Wagner, Ronald L Hayes, Kevin K W Wang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents a critical health problem of which diagnosis, management, and treatment remain challenging. TBI is a contributing factor in approximately one-third of all injury-related deaths in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.7 million people suffer a TBI in the United States annually. Efforts continue to focus on elucidating the complex molecular mechanisms underlying TBI pathophysiology and defining sensitive and specific biomarkers that can aid in improving patient management and care...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911071/severe-brain-injury-in-massachusetts-assessing-the-continuum-of-care
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Laura Lorenz, Gabrielle Katz
Acquired brain injury (ABI) is a major public health problem in Massachusetts (Hackman et al, 2014) and includes traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, ABI-related infectious diseases, metabolic disorders affecting the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and brain tumor. Advances in emergency medical care and neurosurgery mean that more people are surviving severe traumatic brain injury (Trexler et al, 2014). Yet many patients with severe TBI in particular, are not receiving inpatient services after initial treatment (Hackman et al, 2014; CDC, 2014) or later that are known to be effective (Malec & Kean, 2015; Lewis & Horn, 2015; BI Commission, 2011; Kolakowsky-Hayner et al, 2000; Interviews)...
December 10, 2015: Issue Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893148/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-for-somatic-dysfunction-after-acute-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Adrienne McCallister, Christopher Brown, Michael Smith, Hugh Ettlinger, Gerard A Baltazar
Somatic dysfunction caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be managed by osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). In this case report, the authors describe 2 patients with severe TBI who were each treated with OMT in a level-1 regional trauma center. Both patients received OMT beginning in the acute care phase of injury. Somatic dysfunction improved during the course of treatment, and no adverse effects of OMT were noted. More comprehensive research may clarify the efficacy and adverse effects of OMT as part of multimodal acute care of patients with severe TBI...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886876/complications-in-the-management-of-patients-with-spine-trauma
#17
REVIEW
Geoffrey Stricsek, George Ghobrial, Jefferson Wilson, Thana Theofanis, James S Harrop
More than 50% of patients diagnosed with acute, traumatic spinal cord injury will experience at least 1 complication during their hospitalization. Age, severity of neurological injury, concurrent traumatic brain injury, comorbid illness, and mechanism of injury are all associated with increasing risk of complication. More than 75% of complications will occur within 2 weeks of injury. The complications associated with SCI carry a significant risk of morbidity and mortality; their early identification and management is critical in the care of the SCI patient...
January 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857999/do-age-and-anticoagulants-affect-the-natural-history-of-acute-subdural-hematomas
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Brandon P Lucke-Wold, Ryan C Turner, Darnell Josiah, Chelsea Knotts, Sanjay Bhatia
Acute subdural hematoma is a serious complication following traumatic brain injury. Large volume hematomas or those with underlying brain injury can cause mass effect, midline shift, and eventually herniation of the brain. Acute subdural hematomas in the young are associated with high-energy trauma and often have underlying contusions, while acute subdural hematomas in the elderly are associated with minor trauma and an absence of underlying contusions, even though the elderly are more likely to be on anticoagulants or anti-platelet therapy...
2016: Archives of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720843/hospital-based-health-care-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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David B Salisbury, Simon J Driver, Megan Reynolds, Monica Bennett, Laura B Petrey, Anne Marie Warren
OBJECTIVE: To investigate trends of hospital-based health care utilization after admission to a level I trauma center after acute traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Large urban trauma hospital and a hospital council data registry consisting of 88 member institutions (>150 hospitals) covering 15,000 square miles. PARTICIPANTS: All patients (N=5291) admitted to a level I trauma center between January 1, 2006, and June 30, 2014, who experienced an acute TBI based on International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision coding...
March 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695379/hyperglycemia-a-predictor-of-death-in-severe-head-injury-patients
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Simin Babaie Kafaki, Kamaledin Alaedini, Ashkan Qorbani, Leila Asadian, Kaveh Haddadi
OBJECTIVES: Management of hyperglycemia during an acute sickness in adults is accompanied by improved outcomes. We have designed a prospective study with meticulous attention to exclude all diabetes patients by checking hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c or glycated hemoglobin) to avoid the ill-effects of hyperglycemia in patients with traumatic head injury admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: This prospective study included adults with traumatic primary brain injury with a Glasgow coma score of ≤8 necessitating mechanical ventilation treated in the period 2012-2015...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Endocrinology and Diabetes
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