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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138069/traumatic-fractures-of-the-cervical-spine-analysis-of-changes-in-incidence-etiology-concurrent-injuries-and-complications-among-488-262-patients-from-2005-2013
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Peter G Passias, Gregory W Poorman, Frank A Segreto, Cyrus M Jalai, Samantha R Horn, Cole A Bortz, Dennis Vasquez-Montes, Bassel G Diebo, Shaleen Vira, Olivia J Bono, Rafael De La Garza-Ramos, John Y Moon, Charles Wang, Brandon P Hirsch, Peter L Zhou, Michael Gerling, Heiko Koller, Virginie Lafage
OBJECTIVE: The etiologies and epidemiology of traumatic cervical spine fracture have not been described with sufficient power or recency. Our goal is to describe demographics, incidence, etiology, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), concurrent injuries, treatments, and complications of traumatic cervical spine fractures. METHODS: Retrospective review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. ICD-9 E-Codes identified trauma cases from 2005-2013. Patients with cervical fracture were isolated...
November 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128934/radiobiological-analysis-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-an-evidence-based-planning-target-volume-of-the-lung-using-multiphase-ct-images-obtained-with-a-pneumatic-abdominal-compression-apparatus-a-case-study
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Arun Chairmadurai, Harish Chandra Goel, Sandeep Kumar Jain, Pawan Kumar
This study evaluated the efficiency of stereotactic body radiation therapy of lung (SBRT-Lung) in generating a treatment volume using conventional multiple-phase three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) of a patient immobilized with pneumatic abdominal compression. The institutional protocol for SBRT-Lung using the RapidArc technique relied on a planning target volume (PTV) delineated using 3D-CT and accounted for linear and angular displacement of the tumor during respiratory movements. The efficiency of the institutional protocol was compared with that of a conventional method for PTV delineation based on radiobiological estimates, such as tumor control probability (TCP) and normal tissue complication probability (NTCP), evaluated using dose-volume parameters...
November 11, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124382/use-of-whole-body-ct-to-detect-patterns-of-cpr-related-injuries-after-sudden-cardiac-arrest
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Gregor M Dunham, Alexandre Perez-Girbes, Ferdia Bolster, Kellie Sheehan, Ken F Linnau
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: We have recently implemented a dedicated sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) - whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) protocol to evaluate SCA patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) following cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The aim of this study is to evaluate the number and pattern of CPR-related injuries in ROSC patients with SCA-WBCT. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Single-centre retrospective review of 39 patients (13 female; 20 male, mean age 51...
November 9, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124273/reduced-invasive-and-muscle-sparing-operative-approaches-to-the-posterolateral-chest-wall-provide-an-excellent-accessibility-for-the-operative-stabilization-minimized-approaches-to-the-posterolateral-chest-wall
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A Langenbach, Pascal Oppel, Sina Grupp, Sebastian Krinner, Milena Pachowsky, Thomas Buder, Melanie Schulz-Drost, Friedrich F Hennig, Stefan Schulz-Drost
PURPOSE: Stabilizing techniques for flail chest injuries are described through wide surgical approaches to the chest wall, especially in the most affected posterior and lateral regions. Severe morbidity due to these invasive approaches needs to be considered due to dissection of the scapular guiding muscles and the risk of injuries to neurovascular bundles. This study discusses possibilities for minimized approaches to the posterior and lateral regions. METHOD: Ten fresh-frozen cadavers in lateral decubitus position were observed on both sides...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124026/risk-factors-for-pneumonia-in-ventilated-trauma-patients-with-multiple-rib-fractures
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Hyun Oh Park, Dong Hoon Kang, Seong Ho Moon, Jun Ho Yang, Sung Hwan Kim, Joung Hun Byun
Background: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common disease that may contribute to morbidity and mortality among trauma patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). This study evaluated the associations between trauma factors and the development of VAP in ventilated patients with multiple rib fractures. Methods: We retrospectively and consecutively evaluated 101 patients with multiple rib fractures who were ventilated and managed at our hospital between January 2010 and December 2015, analyzing the associations between VAP and trauma factors in these patients...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123856/accidental-falls-related-to-clearing-heavy-snow-on-rooftops-in-a-rural-heavy-snow-area-in-japan
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Seigo Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Endoh, Masakazu Nitta
Aim: The purpose of this study is to describe our experience with patients who fell from rooftops while clearing snow. The falls occurred in rural areas that receive heavy snowfall and are undergoing depopulation and an increasing proportion of elderly residents. Methods: A retrospective observational chart review was carried out at the sole hospital providing emergency services in a rural heavy snow area in Japan. Results: A total of 70 patients were enrolled during four winter seasons between December 2009 and March 2013...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109841/mandibular-reconstruction-with-lateral-tibial-bone-graft-an-excellent-option-for-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery
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Ana Lucia Carpi Miceli, Livia Costa Pereira, Thiago da Silva Torres, Mônica Diuana Calasans-Maia, Rafael Seabra Louro
Autogenous bone grafts are the gold standard for reconstruction of atrophic jaws, pseudoarthroses, alveolar clefts, orthognathic surgery, mandibular discontinuity, and augmentation of sinus maxillary. Bone graft can be harvested from iliac bone, calvarium, tibial bone, rib, and intraoral bone. Proximal tibia is a common donor site with few reported problems compared with other sites. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of proximal tibia as a donor area for maxillofacial reconstructions, focusing on quantifying the volume of cancellous graft harvested by a lateral approach and to assess the complications of this technique...
December 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101461/a-confounding-rib-variation-bilateral-symmetric-aberrant-posterior-rib-articulations-and-bridgings
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Zuhal Bayramoglu, Ravza Yilmaz, Emine Caliskan, Gulsah Buyuksahin, Furkan Bulut, Shamil Aliyev, Ibrahim Adaletli
INTRODUCTION: Although mild bone angulation with osseous enlargement often suggests fractures with callus formation, in some cases the diagnosis is synchondrosis. CASE REPORT: We present a rare variation of the chest wall in a 15-year-old male with a history of lymphoma. Bilateral multi-level posterior rib enlargements revealing mild (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake were detected via positron-emission tomography/computed tomography. The variations were identified as healing fractures, although the more accurate diagnosis was determined to be multi-level posterior rib synchondroses with consecutive bridgings...
November 3, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095691/biomechanical-investigation-of-different-surgical-strategies-for-the-treatment-of-rib-fractures-using-a-three-dimensional-human-respiratory-model
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Kao-Shang Shih, Thanh An Truong, Ching-Chi Hsu, Sheng-Mou Hou
Rib fracture is a common injury and can result in pain during respiration. Conservative treatment of rib fracture is applied via mechanical ventilation. However, ventilator-associated complications frequently occur. Surgical fixation is another approach to treat rib fractures. Unfortunately, this surgical treatment is still not completely defined. Past studies have evaluated the biomechanics of the rib cage during respiration using a finite element method, but only intact conditions were modelled. Thus, the purpose of this study was to develop a realistic numerical model of the human rib cage and to analyse the biomechanical performance of intact, injured and treated rib cages...
November 2, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095676/incidence-and-imaging-findings-of-costal-cartilage-fractures-in-patients-with-blunt-chest-trauma-a-retrospective-review-of-1461-consecutive-whole-body-ct-examinations-for-trauma
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Mari T Nummela, Frank V Bensch, Tuomo T Pyhältö, Seppo K Koskinen
Purpose To assess the incidence of costal cartilage (CC) fractures in whole-body computed tomographic (CT) examinations for blunt trauma and to evaluate distribution of CC fractures, concomitant injuries, mechanism of injury, accuracy of reporting, and the effect on 30-day mortality. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained for this retrospective study. All whole-body CT examinations for blunt trauma over 36 months were reviewed retrospectively and chest trauma CT studies were evaluated by a second reader...
November 2, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091905/the-effect-of-range-and-ammunition-type-on-fracture-patterns-in-porcine-postcranial-flat-bones
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Kleio Fragkouli, Eyad Al Hakeem, Ozgur Bulut, Tal Simmons
Pig half-carcasses were shot in scapulae, ribs and mandibles with either 0.243 hunting rifle using high velocity expanding ammunition (N = 30) or AK47 using full metal jacketed (FMJ) ammunition (N = 12) from a range of either 5 or 20 m. Fracture patterns related to distance of fire and ammunition type were compared on de-fleshed, macerated, and reconstructed bones. For expanding ammunition, location of fracture on ribs affected the resulting pattern. Scapulae shot from 5 m presented a comminuted pattern different from those shot from 20 m...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089165/a-case-of-intrauterine-lethal-fetal-injury-after-attempted-suicide-of-the-mother
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Lucia Tattoli, Giancarlo Di Vella, Biagio Solarino
Traumatic injuries in pregnancy such as abdominal trauma, pelvic fractures and penetrating trauma are major causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The most common causes of trauma during pregnancy are motor vehicle accidents, falls, assaults, gunshots, and burns. Pregnancy itself has been identified as a risk factor for trauma, together with a younger age, drug use, alcohol use, and domestic violence. We report the case of a 46-year-old woman, 34 weeks pregnant, who attempted suicide by jumping from a flyover, immediately after a probably deliberate traffic collision with the guardrail...
October 18, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079373/longest-delayed-hemothorax-reported-after-blunt-chest-injury
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Darren Yap, Miane Ng, Madhu Chaudhury, Nik Mbakada
INTRODUCTION: Blunt chest injury is a common presentation to the emergency department. However, a delayed hemothorax after blunt trauma is rare; current literature reports a delay of up to 30days. We present a case of 44-day delay in hemothorax which has not been previously reported in current literature. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old Caucasian male first presented to the emergency department complaining of persistent right sided chest pain 2weeks after having slipped on a wet surface at home...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078902/admission-of-elderly-blunt-thoracic-trauma-patients-directly-to-the-intensive-care-unit-improves-outcomes
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Owen J Pyke, Jerry A Rubano, James A Vosswinkel, Jane E McCormack, Emily C Huang, Randeep S Jawa
INTRODUCTION: Blunt thoracic trauma in the elderly has been associated with adverse outcomes. As an internal quality improvement initiative, direct intensive care unit (ICU) admission of nonmechanically ventilated elderly patients with clinically important thoracic trauma (primarily multiple rib fractures) was recommended. METHODS: A retrospective review of the trauma registry at a level 1 trauma center was performed for patients aged ≥65 y with blunt thoracic trauma, admitted between the 2 y before (2010-2012) and after (2013-2015) the recommendation...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077677/a-multicenter-evaluation-of-the-optimal-timing-of-surgical-stabilization-of-rib-fractures
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Fredric M Pieracci, Julia Coleman, Francis Ali-Osman, Alicia Mangram, Sarah Majercik, Thomas W White, Elan Jeremitsky, Andrew R Doben
INTRODUCTION: The optimal timing of surgical stabilization of rib fractures (SSRF) remains debated. We hypothesized that 1) demographic, radiologic, and clinical variables are associated with time to surgery and 2), shorter time to SSRF improves acute outcomes. METHODS: Prospectively collected SSRF databases from four trauma centers were merged and analyzed (2006-2016). The independent variable was days from hospital admission to SSRF [early (< 1 day), mid (1-2 days), and late (3-10 days)]...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076907/benign-traumatic-rib-fracture-a-potential-pitfall-on-68ga-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-pet-ct-for-prostate-cancer
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Mads Ryø Jochumsen, André H Dias, Kirsten Bouchelouche
Two, respectively, 72- and 76-year-old men with recently diagnosed high-risk prostate cancer were referred for primary staging with Ga-prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT. In both patients, the PET scans revealed increased Ga-PSMA uptake in, respectively, 3 and 4 rib fractures, characteristically placed as "pearls on a string." These cases illustrate important pitfalls when reporting PSMA PET.
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075525/chest-wall-underappreciated-structure-in-sonography-part-i-examination-methodology-and-ultrasound-anatomy
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Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz
Chest wall ultrasound has been awarded little interest in the literature, with chest wall anatomy described only in limited extent. The objective of this study has been to discuss the methodology of chest wall ultrasound and the sonographic anatomy of the region to facilitate professional evaluation of this complex structure. The primarily used transducer is a 7-12 MHz linear one. A 3-5 MHz convex (curvilinear) transducer may also be helpful, especially in obese and very muscular patients. Doppler and panoramic imaging options are essential...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072310/infanticide-in-chimpanzees-taphonomic-case-studies-from-gombe
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Claire A Kirchhoff, Michael L Wilson, Deus C Mjungu, Jane Raphael, Shadrack Kamenya, D Anthony Collins
OBJECTIVES: We present a study of skeletal damage to four chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) infanticide victims from Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Skeletal analysis may provide insight into the adaptive significance of infanticide by examining whether nutritional benefits sufficiently explain infanticidal behavior. The nutritional hypothesis would be supported if bone survivorship rates and skeletal damage patterns are comparable to those of monkey prey. If not, other explanations, such as the resource competition hypothesis, should be considered...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068881/correction-of-paradoxical-ribcage-motion-in-scoliosis-by-non-invasive-ventilation
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William J M Kinnear, Milind Sovani, Arun Khanna, Juliet Colt
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study of ribcage motion in scoliosis. OBJECTIVE: To see if non-invasive ventilation corrected paradoxical inward motion of the ribs during inspiration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Paradoxical inward motion of the ribs is observed following rib fractures, low cervical cord injury and in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is not well recognised in scoliosis and the mechanism in this group has not been studied...
October 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054228/novel-airway-and-ventilator-management-of-tracheobronchial-disruption-after-blunt-trauma
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Nitin Mehdiratta, Michael Archer, Melissa Stewart, Bradley Dennis, Eric Grogan
Tracheobronchial injuries can be difficult to diagnose and manage, especially in the presence of polytrauma. A 50-year-old woman presented as a Level I trauma activation after being struck by a motor vehicle. Initial evaluation demonstrated intracranial hemorrhage and multiple chest injuries, including multilevel bilateral rib fractures, pneumomediastinum, and concern for tracheobronchial injury. After initial stabilization, bronchoscopy was performed and demonstrated an injury to the carina. We report a novel airway and ventilation strategy in the setting of concomitant tracheobronchial injury after severe blunt chest trauma in which extracorporeal support is contraindicated...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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