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T R Dunn, T L Ollivett, D L Renaud, K E Leslie, S J LeBlanc, T F Duffield, D F Kelton
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a complex disease process and many reports emphasize the negative implications of clinical BRD in dairy calves. Early diagnosis can be difficult because of inconsistent or absent clinical signs; however, the use thoracic ultrasonography has the potential to improve detection of respiratory disease. Earlier detection of BRD may result in actions to improve calf welfare and production. The objective of this prospective cohort study was to determine if lung consolidation (LC) in young dairy calves influenced age at first calving (AFC), first-lactation milk production, and survival to the end of first lactation...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Francis Ali-Osman, Alicia Mangram, Joseph Sucher, Gina Shirah, Van Johnson, Phillip Moeser, Natasha K Sinchuk, James K Dzandu
BACKGROUND: Patient outcomes after muscle sparing minimally invasive thoracotomy rib fixation (MSMIT-ORF) in geriatric G60 trauma patients remain poorly studied. This study determined the effect of MSMIT-ORF on pulmonary function (PFT). Non-operatively managed (NOM) patients were also described. METHODS: Medical records of G60 patients with severe rib fractures with PFTs measured before and after MSMIT-ORF were examined. Patient outcomes (MSMIT-ORF vs NOM) were adjusted in a multivariate logistic regression model...
February 20, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Man Koon Suh, Seung Jong Lee, Yeon-Jun Kim
BACKGROUND: Nasal septal cartilage and conchal cartilages are preferred sources of grafts in augmentation rhinoplasty. Rib cartilage can also be used, but it may evoke a patient's concerns about a scar and an extensive surgery. In such cases, irradiated homologous costal cartilage (IHCC) can be a useful alternative. However, controversy still exists in many literatures regarding complications with use of IHCC. Therefore, the authors reviewed our experiences with IHCC in rhinoplasty and analyzed the complications in relation to graft location...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Wataru Takayama, Hazuki Koguchi, Akira Endo, Yasuhiro Otomo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the risk of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed in out-of-hospital settings for chest injuries in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: This retrospective, observational study was conducted in an emergency critical care medical center in Japan. Non-traumatic OHCA patients transferred to the hospital from April 2013 through August 2016 were analyzed. The outcome was defined by chest injuries related to CPR, which is composite of rib fractures, sternal fractures, and pneumothoraces...
March 8, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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
Krista L Haines, Tiffany Zens, Megan Beems, Ryan Rauh, Hee Soo Jung, Suresh Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Health-care disparities based on socioeconomic status have been well documented in the trauma literature; however, there is a paucity of data on how these factors affect outcomes in patients experiencing severe thoracic trauma. This study aims to identify the effect of insurance status and race on patient mortality and disposition after thoracic trauma. METHODS: The National Trauma Data Bank was queried from 2007 to 2012 for patients with sternal fractures, rib fractures, and flailed chest...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Sarah Scheirs, Willeke Langenhorst, Assumpció Malgosa, Marisa Ortega-Sánchez, Hannah McGlynn, Cristina Santos, Xavier Jordana, Alfonso Rodriguez-Baeza, Ignasi Galtés
Literature on timing of rib trauma is scarce but remains challenging during forensic cases. This study analysed the macroscopic fracture patterns of perimortem rib fractures and compared them to experimentally reproduced rib fractures on fresh and dry ribs. Six distinctive macroscopic traits were found in ribs that might provide information about the timing of trauma, fracture mechanism and/or trauma circumstances. These traits are peels, folds, differential fracture edges, incomplete fractures, plastic deformation and longitudinal lines...
March 3, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
M T Berninger, F Kellermann, A Woltmann, V Bühren, M Lang
This article describes the operative stabilization of a flail chest due to traumatic serial rib fractures with extensive chest wall deformation and respiratory insufficiency. Initial conservative treatment including systemic and regional pain management and non-invasive positive pressure ventilation did not improve the pain or ventilation. Therefore, a single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) assisted internal fixation of the ribs was performed. The thoracoscopy enabled easy repositioning of the ribs and additionally an estimation of intrathoracic injuries...
March 2, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
René Fahrner, Falk Rauchfuss, Hubert Scheuerlein, Utz Settmacher
BACKGROUND: There are numerous causes of hepatic gas formation that range from serious pathologies to incidental findings, including mesenteric infarction, liver abscess, inflammatory bowel disease or minimally invasive hepatic interventions. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 50-year-old man who was admitted to the emergency room after a car accident. The clinical examination and further diagnostics revealed a craniocerebral injury with a fracture of the skull, concomitant soft tissue lesions and subarachnoidal bleeding...
March 2, 2018: BMC Surgery
Rikke Halberg, Kirsten Neckelmann
Flail chest is a common complication in patients with blunt chest wall traumas resulting in high mortality rates. In this case report a 43-year-old woman was stepped on by a horse, thereby receiving multiple rib fractures and pneumohaemothorax. She was not able to wean from epidural analgesia after ten days and maintained a "thoracic floating feeling". In opposition to the non-operative management previously preferred, a surgical stabilization was then performed in the patient, who was discharged only five days later...
February 19, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Amar Nandhakumar, Amritha Nair, V Kiran Bharath, Sriraam Kalingarayar, Balaji P Ramaswamy, D Dhatchinamoorthi
Uncontrolled pain in patients with rib fracture leads to atelectasis and impaired cough which can progress to pneumonia and respiratory failure necessitating mechanical ventilation. Of the various pain modalities, regional anaesthesia (epidural and paravertebral) is better than systemic and oral analgesics. The erector spinae plane block (ESPB) is a new modality in the armamentarium for the management of pain in multiple rib fractures, which is simple to perform and without major complications. We report a case series where ESPB helped in weaning the patients from mechanical ventilation...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Eric M Neverman, Kevin Clary
Fracture of the first rib is rare because of the anatomic protection provided by surrounding structures. Osseous fatigue caused by repetitive motion and antagonistic muscular contraction is postulated to contribute to nontraumatic first rib fracture, which is most often described in adolescent athletes in sports that involve repetitive overhead motion of the arm. In this report, we describe a 49-year-old man with an occupation involving repetitive overhead motion at the shoulder who was found to have a nontraumatic first rib fracture...
March 1, 2018: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Kaan Yusufoğlu, Mehmet Özgür Erdoğan, İsmail Tayfur, Mustafa Ahmet Afacan, Şahin Çolak
Background/aim: This study aimed to evaluate traumatic thorax complications in post-CPR patients and to investigate whether or not there has been a decrease in these complications since the adoption of current chest compression recommendations. Materials and methods: Post-CPR patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) were admitted between January 2014 and January 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Patients admitted to the ED in 2014 were resuscitated according to 2010 AHA CPR guidelines, while those admitted to the ED in 2015 were resuscitated according to current ERC CPR guidelines...
February 23, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Hung-Yu Chuang, Lu-Chih Kung, Ming-Yuan Huang
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 58-year-old man sustained injuries due to accidental fall from a height of 5 m onto a solid floor while operating a crane. He was fully conscious without external evidence of head injury when presented to the ED. The patient had multiple fractures involving the fourth, fifth and seventh of the left ribs, left iliac wing and superior ramus of the pelvis, comminuted fracture of the left femur shaft, and an open fracture of the mandible. Two hours after ED presentation, the patient developed acute confusion and lethargy, which rapidly progressed to coma and respiratory distress, and was subsequently intubated with mechanical ventilation support...
March 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Amy S Yu, Peter G Maxim, Billy W Loo, Michael F Gensheimer
PURPOSE: Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) to lung tumors close to the chest wall can cause rib fractures or chest wall pain. We evaluated and propose a clinically practical solution of using noncoplanar volumetric modulated arc radiation therapy (VMAT) to reduce chest wall dose from lung SABR. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty lung SABR VMAT plans in which the chest wall volume receiving 30 Gy or higher (V30) exceeded 30 mL were replanned by noncoplanar VMAT with opposite 15° couch kicks...
December 19, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
Rosanna Yeung, Stephen R Bowen, Tobias R Chapman, Grayden T MacLennan, Smith Apisarnthanarax
PURPOSE: Normal liver-sparing with proton beam therapy (PBT) allows for dose escalation in the treatment of liver malignancies, but it may result in high doses to the chest wall (CW). CW toxicity (CWT) data after PBT for liver malignancies are limited, with most published reports describing toxicity after a combination of hypofractionated proton and photon radiation therapy. We examined the incidence and associated factors for CWT after hypofractionated PBT for liver malignancies. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 37 consecutive patients with liver malignancies (30 hepatocellular carcinoma, 6 intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, and 1 metastasis) treated with hypofractionated PBT...
December 24, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
Cheolwoong Ko, Mikyung Yang, Taemin Byun, Sang-Wook Lee
This study proposed a way to design femur fracture fixation plates made of shape memory alloy based on CT (Computed Tomography) images of Korean cadaveric femurs. To this end, 3 major design factors of femur fracture fixation plates (circumference angle, thickness, and inner diameter) were selected based on the contact pressure when a femur fracture fixation plate was applied to a cylinder model using the Taguchi Method. Then the effects of the design factors were analyzed. It was shown that the design factors were statistically significant at a level of p=0...
February 15, 2018: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
Rui Peng, Xiangrui Meng, Guangming Zhao, Yingming Li, Jianming Zhu
We study the structural instability mechanism and effect of a multi-echelon support in very-deep roadways. We conduct a scale model test for analysing the structural failure mechanism and the effect of multi-echelon support of roadways under high horizontal stress. Mechanical bearing structures are classified according to their secondary stress distribution and the strength degradation of the surrounding rock after roadway excavation. A new method is proposed by partitioning the mechanical bearing structure of the surrounding rock into weak, key and main coupling bearing stratums...
2018: PloS One
Marija Damjanovska, Tatjana Stopar Pintaric, Erika Cvetko, Kamen Vlassakov
Purpose: The ultrasound-guided retrolaminar block is one of the newer and simpler alternatives to the traditional, often technically challenging, paravertebral (PV) block. Its feasibility, safety, and efficacy have already been clinically demonstrated in patients with multiple rib fractures using higher volumes of local anesthetic, when compared with the traditional approach. The primary aim of this observational anatomical study was to assess the spread of local anesthetic from the retrolaminar injection point to the PV space and its volume dependence...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
Marina Dias-Neto, José F Ramos, José F Teixeira
Injuries of the supra-aortic trunk after blunt chest trauma are rare. This is a case report of a blunt traumatic lesion of the innominate artery (IA) origin that exhibited aortic arch involvement with a focus on imaging and treatment. A 41-year-old fisherman presented an IA injury secondary to a high-impact blunt chest trauma. Upon physical examination, vital signs were stable and upper extremity pulses were present. In addition to several bone fractures (costal ribs, clavicle, scapula, temporal, maxillary, and sphenoid), computed tomography angiography revealed dissection/pseudoaneurysm of the IA sparing the bifurcation...
January 1, 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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