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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648782/traumatic-thoracic-burst-fracture-associated-with-bronchial-rupture
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Wei-Ting Lin, Shih-Yang Su, Cheng-Fang Hsieh, Chih-Cheng Lai, Chien-Ming Chao
BACKGROUND: Rupture of, or injury to, the tracheobronchial tree is a rare occurrence in blunt chest trauma. CASE REPORT: We present a case of bronchial rupture caused by fragmented bone from a spinal burst fracture after blunt chest trauma. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: Although tracheobronchial injury is infrequent, clinicians should be aware of this possible complication after blunt chest trauma. Bronchoscopy can help in the diagnosis.
June 22, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648673/clinical-evaluation-of-active-abdominal-lifting-and-compression-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-patients-with-cardiac-arrest
#2
Min Li, Wei Song, Yan-Hong Ouyang, Duo-Hu Wu, Jun Zhang, Li-Xiang Wang, Jing Li
BACKGROUND: Chest compression is a standard recommendation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, chest compression cannot be effectively applied under certain situations, such as chest wall deformity, rib fracture, or hemopneumothorax. An alternative method, abdominal compression, was reported to achieve better resuscitation outcomes in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed in adult patients with cardiac arrest and anticipated ineffective chest compression (thoracic trauma, chest deformity, rib fracture, and hemopneumothorax)...
June 17, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647095/increased-detection-of-blunt-carotid-and-vertebral-artery-injury-after-implementation-of-diagnostic-imaging-pathway-in-level-1-trauma-centre-in-western-australia
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Manimaran Sinnathamby, Sudhakar V Rao, Dieter G Weber
BACKGROUND: The incidence of Blunt Carotid Artery and Vertebral Artery Injury (BCVI) is relatively low in modern trauma practice. However, these injuries may be associated with severe neurological consequences. Following the introduction of a Diagnostic Imaging Pathway in Department of Health of Western Australia, we hypothesized that this injury would be less likely to be missed, and accordingly diagnosed more frequently. METHOD: A review of all major trauma (Injury Severity Scale>15) admissions at the State Major Trauma Centre in Royal Perth Hospital was undertaken from 1995 until 2013...
June 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639529/circular-external-fixation-and-cemented-pmma-spacers-for-the-treatment-of-complex-tibial-fractures-and-infected-nonunions-with-segmental-bone-loss
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Andries H van Niekerk, Franz F Birkholtz, Phillip de Lange, Kevin Tetsworth, Erik Hohmann
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome of combined circular external fixation and cemented polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) spacer application between a cohort of patients with grade 3 open fractures and infected tibial nonunions and concomitant segmental bone loss. METHODS: The study was designed as a retrospective cohort study. All patients who were treated for complex tibial fractures or infected nonunions with segmental bone loss between 2009 and 2013 were included if they were aged between 16 years and 60 years, sustained acute traumatic grade 3 open tibial fractures, presented with infected nonunion, and were followed up for a minimum of 12 months...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632657/role-of-computed-tomography-in-the-classification-of-pediatric-pelvic-fractures-revisited
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Melissa A Bent, William L Hennrikus, Johan E Latorre, Douglas G Armstrong, Brian Shaw, Kerwyn C Jones, Lee S Segal
OBJECTIVES: To determine the need for computerized tomography (CT) scans in the assessment of pediatric pelvic fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective Chart Review. SETTING: Level-1 Pediatric Trauma Center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Thirty pediatric trauma patients with pelvic fractures who have obtained both a radiograph and CT scan. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Fleiss Kappa coefficient to compare interreliability...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632581/multicenter-retrospective-study-of-noncompressible-torso-hemorrhage-anatomic-locations-of-bleeding-and-comparison-of-endovascular-versus-open-approach
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Ronald Chang, Erin E Fox, Thomas J Greene, Brian J Eastridge, Ramyar Gilani, Kevin K Chung, Stacia M DeSantis, Joseph J DuBose, Jeffrey S Tomasek, Gerald R Fortuna, Valerie G Sams, S Rob Todd, Jeanette M Podbielski, Charles E Wade, John B Holcomb
BACKGROUND: Rational development of technology for rapid control of noncompressible torso hemorrhage (NCTH) requires detailed understanding of what is bleeding. Our objectives were to describe the anatomic location of truncal bleeding in patients presenting with NCTH and compare endovascular (ENDO) management versus open (OPEN) management. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of adult trauma patients with NCTH admitted to four urban Level I trauma centers in the Houston and San Antonio metropolitan areas in 2008 to 2012...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632138/monitoring-lung-contusion-in-a-porcine-polytrauma-model-using-eit-an-application-study
#7
Susana Aguiar Santos, Carlos Castelar Wembers, Klemens Horst, Roman Pfeifer, Tim-Philipp Simon, Hans-Christoph Pape, Frank Hildebrand, Michael Czaplik, Steffen Leonhardt, Daniel Teichmann
Lung contusion is the most common lung injury following blunt chest trauma which, in turn, is associated with high mortality rates (Gavelli et al., 2002). Lung contusion is characterized by hemorrhage and edema with consecutively reduced compliance. In this study, unilateral lung contusion and other traumata were induced in 12 pigs by using a bolt gun machine. To investigate the pathophysiological consequences of lung contusion, information on clinical parameters was collected and monitored regularly while animals were additionally monitored with electrical impedance tomography (EIT) before trauma, and at 4, 24, 48 and 72 h after polytrauma...
June 20, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631272/a-unique-fatal-moose-attack-mimicking-homicide
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Petur Gudmannsson, Johan Berge, Henrik Druid, Göran Ericsson, Anders Eriksson
Fatalities caused by animal attacks are rare, but have the potential to mimic homicide. We present a case in which a moose attacked and killed a woman who was walking her dog in a forest. Autopsy showed widespread blunt trauma with a large laceration on one leg in which blades of grass were embedded. Flail chest was the cause of death. The case was initially conceived as homicide by means of a riding lawn mower. A review of the case by moose experts and analyses of biological trace material that proved to originate from moose, established the true source of injury...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630645/the-use-of-laparoscopy-in-managing-penetrating-thoracoabdominal-injuries-in-africa-83-cases-reviewed
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Zach M Koto, Fusi Mosai, Oleh Y Matsevych
BACKGROUND: The use of laparoscopy in managing haemodynamically stable patients with penetrating thoracoabdominal injuries in developed countries is wildly practiced, but in Africa, the use of laparoscopy is still in its infancy stage. We reviewed a single centre experience in using laparoscopy in Africa for management of patients with both isolated diaphragmatic injuries as well as diaphragmatic injuries associated with intra-abdominal injuries requiring intervention. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of patients presenting with penetrating thoracoabdominal injuries was done...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627349/-clinical-application-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-with-abdominal-lifting-and-compression-in-emergency-treatment
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Jie Wang, Guolan Wu, Ronghua Yang, Yonghong Wang, Shunping Wang, Honglin Li, Shouhui Wang, Manguo Zhao, Xusheng Li, Yan Peng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical value of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with abdominal lifting and compression on patients with breathing and cardiac arrest induced by severe chest trauma. METHODS: Sixty-six breathing and cardiac arrest patients induced by severe chest trauma admitted to the General Hospital of Jingyuan Coal Industry Group Company from October 2011 to October 2016 were enrolled, and they were divided into abdominal lifting and compression group (n = 32) and unarmed abdominal compression group (n = 34) by random number table...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626109/-secondary-infection-of-traumatic-pulmonary-cyst-misdiagnosed-as-cholesterol-encapsulated-pleural-effusion-a-rare-case-and-review-of-literature
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Qianhui Zhou, Jieling Fan, Hong Peng, Ping Chen
Pulmonary cyst is a relatively common benign lesion. It is easy to be misdiagnosed when the cyst complicated with infection. This paper reported a case of a giant traumatic pulmonary cyst (diameter 10 cm) combined with chronic infection. Firstly, the patient was diagnosed as cholesterol pleurisy after undergoing thoracoscopic biopsy. With repeated pleural effusion, the patient was scheduled for right anterolateral thoracotomy, which showed a thin-walled cyst (10 cm in diameter) attached to parietal and diaphragm, with the stem of cavity originated from the right lower lobe after the cyst cavity was dissociated...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623881/cardiac-tamponade-associated-with-delayed-ascending-aortic-perforation-after-blunt-chest-trauma-a-case-report
#12
Dae Woong Ryu, Mi Kyung Lee
BACKGROUND: Cardiac tamponade due to aortic injury after blunt trauma is a rare and potentially fatal injury. Most aortic injuries caused by blunt trauma present as aortic dissection or rupture of the aortic isthmus. Several cases of delayed aortic injury have been reported. However, all of these injuries were observed in the descending aorta because they had been caused by a posterior rib fracture. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the first case of cardiac tamponade associated with delayed ascending aortic perforation 2 weeks after blunt trauma...
June 17, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616283/the-use-of-thrombolytics-in-the-management-of-complex-pleural-fluid-collections
#13
Jessica Heimes, Hannah Copeland, Aditya Lulla, Marjulin Duldulao, Khaled Bahjri, Salman Zaheer, Jason M Wallen
BACKGROUND: To determine the efficacy of thrombolytics for the management of complex pleural fluid collections. METHODS: We reviewed patients that received alteplase for persistent loculated pleural fluid collections after simple tube drainage between July 01, 2007 and November 01, 2012. Our alteplase protocol is 6 mg of alteplase in 50 mL of normal saline injected into the pleural chest tube. The chest tube is clamped for four hours and then opened. Normally this is repeated daily for 2 to 3 days (d)...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614864/-the-patient-with-chest-trauma-surgical-management
#14
Patrick Zardo, Henning Busk, Stefan Piatek, Norman Zinne, Irina Kropivnitskaya, Ingo Kutschka
Even though isolated cases of penetrating chest wounds are exceptionally rare in Germany, chest trauma accounts for major morbidity and mortality in over 18 0000 multitrauma patients encountered every year. Injuries range from immediately fatal cardiac wounds and major vessel lacerations to intercostal bleeding, parenchymal damage, chronic haematothorax and secondary empyema. Placement of large-bore chest tubes constitutes a sufficient treatment for most of these pathologies. In select cases further treatment either by minimally invasive techniques (VATS) or conventional thoracotomy is warranted...
June 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614862/-thoracic-trauma-prehospital-treatment
#15
Michael Hansen, Thomas Hachenberg
Penetrating thoracic injuries are rare in Germany and common in urban regions. 10 percent of the patients in Emergency Departments suffer from blunt thoracic trauma. Mechanism of trauma can predict the severity of the injuries. Very fast life-threatening injuries with hemodynamic problems like tension pneumothorax or cardiac tamponade have to be diagnosed. Prehospital emergency physicians need skills in ultrasound for diagnosis and in invasive therapy like chest tube or pericardium drainage tube. The application of an algorithm in exploration of a thoracic trauma seems to be useful...
June 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614141/role-of-hemorrhagic-shock-in-experimental-polytrauma
#16
Stephanie Denk, Sebastian Weckbach, Philipp Eisele, Christian K Braun, Rebecca Wiegner, Julia J Ohmann, Lisa Wrba, Felix M Hoenes, Philipp Kellermann, Peter Radermacher, Ulrich Wachter, Sebastian Hafner, Oscar McCook, Anke Schultze, Annette Palmer, Sonja Braumüller, Florian Gebhard, Markus Huber-Lang
Hemorrhagic shock (HS) after tissue trauma increases the complication and mortality rate of polytrauma (PT) patients. Although several murine trauma models have been introduced, there is a lack of knowledge about the exact impact of an additional HS. We hypothesized that HS significantly contributes to organ injury, which can be reliably monitored by detection of specific organ damage markers.Therefore we established a novel clinically relevant PT plus HS model in C57BL/6 mice which were randomly assigned to control, HS, PT or PT+HS procedure (n = 8 per group)...
June 13, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611139/unrecognised-diaphragmatic-hernia-in-a-refugee-child-an-incidental-diagnosis
#17
Dimitri Poddighe, Tiziana Boggini, Salvatore Savasta, Gian Luigi Marseglia
A 4-year-old boy from Syria was evaluated at the emergency department because of an upper airway viral illness. His physical examination showed a significant intensity reduction of all heart sounds in the absence of any other pathological signs. As the child was affected with Down's syndrome and had suffered thoracic and abdominal trauma because of bombardments, a diaphragmatic hernia was immediately suspected and was confirmed through a simple chest X-ray. A careful clinical examination is crucial in refugee children and adolescents, as several medical and surgical disorders could have escaped previously...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606639/isolated-serratus-palsy-etiology-influences-its-long-term-outcome
#18
Martti Vastamäki, Leena Ristolainen, Heidi Vastamäki, Veera Pikkarainen
HYPOTHESIS AND BACKGROUND: The cause of isolated serratus palsy is multifactorial, but evaluation of the mechanism of the injury indicates that the lesion to the long thoracic nerve is mechanical in origin in most cases. What is unknown, however, is how etiology influences its long-term outcome. We believed that overuse injuries may recover sooner and better than acute traumatic, infectious, or inflammatory injuries. METHODS: We determined the presumed etiology of isolated serratus palsy in 92 patients treated by brace or observation only and compared it with its long-term outcome after a mean follow-up of 18...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601333/variability-in-ct-imaging-of-blunt-trauma-among-ed-physicians-surgical-residents-and-trauma-surgeons
#19
Melissa K James, Shi-Wen Lee, Jennifer A Minneman, Maureen D Moore, Taylor R Klein, R Jonathan Robitsek, Phillip S Barie, Sebastian D Schubl
BACKGROUND: Trauma triage decisions can be influenced by both knowledge and experience. Consequently, there may be substantial variability in computed tomography (CT) scans desired by emergency medicine physicians, surgical chief residents, and attending trauma surgeons. We quantified this difference and studied the effects of each group's decisions on missed injuries, cost, and radiation exposure. METHODS: All blunt trauma activations at an urban level 1 trauma center were studied over a 6-mo period...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601213/treatment-of-thoracic-trauma-lessons-from-the-battlefield-adapted-to-all-austere-environments
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REVIEW
Lanny F Littlejohn
Severe thoracic trauma in the backcountry can be a formidable injury pattern to successfully treat. Traumatic open, pneumo-, and hemothoraces represent some of the most significant patterns for which advanced equipment and procedures may help leverage morbidity and mortality, particularly when evacuation is delayed and environmental conditions are extreme. This paper reviews the development of successful techniques for treating combat casualties with thoracic trauma, including the use of vented chest seals and the technique of needle thoracentesis...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
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