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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031233/forensic-and-clinical-significance-of-serum-amylase-lipase-and-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-as-predictors-of-outcome-in-head-injured-patients
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Mona Mohamed Abo El-Noor, Naema Mahmoud ElHosary, Hytham Ibrahim Elatrozy, Hussein Mohamed Abou Elgheit, Ahmed Mohamed Elbelkasy, Ahmed Gamal Fath, Ghada Hamed El-Shafy
Head trauma is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Combined head lesions consist of more than one form of lesions. Biochemical markers of brain injury are used in determining the extent of brain injury and predicting its outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the forensic and clinical significance of serum amylase, lipase and gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) as predictors of the outcome in head injured patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty head injured patients were enrolled and subjected to personal history taking, general and local physical examination...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025455/the-burden-of-gunshot-injuries-on-orthopaedic-healthcare-resources-in-south-africa
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Case Martin, Gerhard Thiart, Graham McCollum, Stephen Roche, Sithombo Maqungo
BACKGROUND: Injuries inflicted by gunshot wounds (GSWs) are an immense burden on the South African (SA) healthcare system. In 2005, Allard and Burch estimated SA state hospitals treated approximately 127 000 firearm victims annually and concluded that the cost of treating an abdominal GSW was approximately USD1 467 per patient. While the annual number of GSW injuries has decreased over the past decade, an estimated 54 870 firearm-related injuries occurred in SA in 2012. No study has estimated the burden of these GSWs from an orthopaedic perspective...
June 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023149/benign-posttraumatic-pseudopneumoperitoneum
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Stephen S Currin, Cameron D A Simmers, Gregory P Tarr, Gregory J Harkness, S Ali Mirjalili
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to retrospectively determine the anatomic distribution of chest wall ectopic gas resembling pneumoperitoneum (i.e., pseudopneumoperitoneum) and its relationship with trauma mechanisms and clinical outcomes using CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Investigators from two separate trauma referral centers screened 492 chest, abdomen, and pelvis CT examinations of patients who had sustained any form of trauma between 2010 and 2015. After excluding 186 patients with recognized causes of ectopic gas, 306 patients (211 men and 95 women; mean age, 44...
October 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022789/the-impact-of-mechanism-on-the-management-and-outcome-of-penetrating-colonic-trauma
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G V Oosthuizen, V Y Kong, T Estherhuizen, J L Bruce, G L Laing, J J Odendaal, D L Clarke
Introduction In light of continuing controversy surrounding the management of penetrating colonic injuries, we set out to compare the outcome of penetrating colonic trauma according to whether the mechanism of injury was a stab wound or a gunshot wound. Methods Our trauma registry was interrogated for the 5-year period from January 2012 to December 2016. All patients over the age of 18 years with penetrating trauma (stab or gunshot) and with intraoperatively proven colonic injury were reviewed. Details of the colonic and concurrent abdominal injuries were recorded, together with the operative management strategy...
September 15, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019885/two-incision-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-a-severe-hemophilia-a-child-patient-with-coagulation-factor-vii-deficiency-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jin Peng He, Jie Xiong Feng
RATIONALE: The main complication of patients with severe hemophilia is recurrent bleeding events that usually affected musculoskeletal contractures. And replacement therapy methods were continuously improved to minimize adverse impacts brought by those complications. However, only several cases reported about the appendectomy for hemophilia A. We report a case of acute appendicitis treated by two-incision laparoscopy in a boy with hemophilia A and coagulation factor VII deficiency for the first time...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019536/trauma-mechanism-predicts-the-frequency-and-the-severity-of-injuries-in-blunt-trauma-patients
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José Gustavo Parreira, Giovanna Zucchini Rondini, Cristiano Below, Giuliana Olivi Tanaka, Julia Nunes Pelluchi, Jacqueline Arantes-Perlingeiro, Silvia Cristine Soldá, José César Assef
OBJECTIVE: to study the correlation of trauma mechanism with frequency and severity of injuries in blunt trauma patients. METHODS: retrospective analysis of trauma registry in a 15-month period was carried out. Trauma mechanism was classified into six types: occupants of four-wheeled vehicles involved in road traffic accidents (AUTO), pedestrians struck by road vehicles (PED), motorcyclists involved in road traffic accidents (MOTO), falls from height (FALL), physical assault with blunt instruments (ASSA) and falls on same level (FSL)...
July 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017862/emergency-repair-of-upper-extremity-large-soft-tissue-and-vascular-injuries-with-flow-through-anterolateral-thigh-free-flaps
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Yi Zhan, Guo Fu, Xiang Zhou, Bo He, Li-Wei Yan, Qing-Tang Zhu, Li-Qiang Gu, Xiao-Lin Liu, Jian Qi
BACKGROUND: /Objectives: Complex extremity trauma commonly involves both soft tissue and vascular injuries. Traditional two-stage surgical repair may delay rehabilitation and functional recovery, as well as increase the risk of infections. We report a single-stage reconstructive surgical method that repairs soft tissue defects and vascular injuries with flow-through free flaps to improve functional outcomes. METHODS: Between March 2010 and December 2016 in our hospital, 5 patients with severe upper extremity trauma received single-stage reconstructive surgery, in which a flow-through anterolateral thigh free flap was applied to repair soft tissue defects and vascular injuries simultaneously...
October 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991942/confusion-recurs-2-weeks-after-fall
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Nick Koneri, Andrew Muck, Bruce D Adams
A 77-year-old woman presented to the emergency department complaining of a headache following a syncopal episode (while standing) earlier that day. She said that she'd lost consciousness for several minutes, and then experienced several minutes of mild confusion that resolved spontaneously. On physical exam, she was oriented to person and place, but not time. She had a contusion in her left occipitoparietal region without extensive bruising or deformity. The patient had normal cardiopulmonary, abdominal, and neurologic exams...
October 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989838/sacral-fractures-and-associated-injuries
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REVIEW
Ricardo Rodrigues-Pinto, Mark F Kurd, Gregory D Schroeder, Christopher K Kepler, James C Krieg, Jörg H Holstein, Carlo Bellabarba, Reza Firoozabadi, F Cumhur Oner, Frank Kandziora, Marcel F Dvorak, Conor P Kleweno, Luiz R Vialle, S Rajasekaran, Klause J Schnake, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: Literature review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to describe the injuries associated with sacral fractures and to analyze their impact on patient outcome. METHODS: A comprehensive narrative review of the literature was performed to identify the injuries associated with sacral fractures. RESULTS: Sacral fractures are uncommon injuries that result from high-energy trauma, and that, due to their rarity, are frequently underdiagnosed and mistreated...
October 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988190/the-outcome-of-patients-in-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-presenting-to-deployed-military-medical-treatment-facilities-data-from-the-uk-joint-theatre-trauma-registry
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Ed B G Barnard, P A F Hunt, P E H Lewis, J E Smith
BACKGROUND: The UK military was continuously engaged in armed conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014, resulting in 629 UK fatalities. Traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) is a precursor to traumatic death, but data on military outcomes are limited. In order to better inform military treatment protocols, the aim of this study was to define the epidemiology of TCA in the military population with a particular focus on survival rates and injury patterns. METHODS: A retrospective database analysis of the UK Joint Theatre Trauma Registry was undertaken...
October 6, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987552/is-infection-an-independent-risk-factor-for-venous-thromboembolism-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Kevin P Cohoon, Aneel A Ashrani, Daniel J Crusan, Tanya M Petterson, Kent R Bailey, John A Heit
BACKGROUND: The independent association of recent infection with venous thromboembolism is uncertain. The purpose of the study was to test both overall infection (site unspecified) and specific infection sites as potential risk factors for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism adjusting for other known venous thromboembolism factors. METHODS: Using Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) resources, we identified all Olmsted County, MN residents with objectively-diagnosed incident deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism over the 13-year period, 1988-2000 (cases; n=1303), and 1-2 residents without venous thromboembolism matched to each case on age, sex and incident venous thromboembolism date (controls; n=1494)...
October 4, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987312/incidental-findings-on-pediatric-abdominal-computed-tomography-at-a-pediatric-trauma-center
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Youanna Daoud, Alexander Philip, Gal Altberg, Hadassa Leader, Jeremy Neuman, Barry Hahn
BACKGROUND: The increasing availability and use of computed tomography (CT) in pediatric abdominal trauma has increased the detection of incidental findings. While some of these findings are benign, others may require further evaluation for possible clinical importance. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify the frequency and type of incidental findings and their need for follow-up on abdominal CT in patients at a pediatric trauma center. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study on trauma patients ≤21 years of age who presented to the emergency department between January 1, 2004 and July 31, 2016 and underwent CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987045/acalculous-cholecystitis-in-a-female-with-cardiac-device-related-infective-endocarditis
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Waldemar Elikowski, Przemysław Mitkowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Jerzy Gizło, Lidia Chmielewska-Michalak, Stanisław Łazowski
Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is a necroinflammatory disease of the gallbladder with no gallstones present. ACC is known to be a serious, even potentially lethal complication observed mainly in patients with various severe underlying conditions including trauma, burn and sepsis. Infection of cardiac implantable electronic devices may lead to cardiac device-related infective endocarditis (CDRIE). The authors describe a case of a 55-year-old female with a history of advanced heart failure and implantation/reimplantation of biventricular pacemaker/defibrillator (CRT-D) for cardiac resynchronization therapy...
September 29, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985866/a-novel-model-of-highly-lethal-uncontrolled-torso-hemorrhage-in-swine
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Anders J Davidson, Rachel M Russo, Sarah-Ashley E Ferencz, John Kevin Grayson, Timothy K Williams, Joseph M Galante, Lucas P Neff
INTRODUCTION: A reproducible, lethal noncompressible torso hemorrhage model is important to civilian and military trauma research. Current large animal models balancing clinical applicability with standardization and internal validity. As such, large animal models of trauma vary widely in the surgical literature, limiting comparisons. Our aim was to create and validate a porcine model of uncontrolled hemorrhage that maximizes reproducibility and standardization. METHODS: Seven Yorkshire-cross swine were anesthetized, instrumented, and splenectomized...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983674/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-of-the-abdominal-vasculature
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REVIEW
Vasileios Rafailidis, Cheng Fang, Gibran T Yusuf, Dean Y Huang, Paul S Sidhu
Vascular diseases account for a significant proportion of abdominal pathology and represent a common referral source for abdominal ultrasonographic examinations. B-mode, color Doppler, and spectral Doppler analyses are well-established in the evaluation of abdominal blood vessels although they may occasionally be limited by lower sensitivity for slow flow visualization or the deeper location of abdominal vascular structures. The introduction of microbubbles as ultrasonographic contrast agents has rendered contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), a valuable complementary ultrasonographic technique, which is capable of addressing clinically significant problems and guiding patient management...
October 5, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983443/rowers-self-reported-behaviors-attitudes-and-safety-concerns-related-to-exercise-training-and-competition-during-pregnancy
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Ashley Franklin, Joanna Mishtal, Teresa Johnson, Judith Simms-Cendan
Background The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology notes that pregnant athletes require more supervision due to their involvement in strenuous training schedules throughout pregnancy. Currently, rowing is not mentioned in the guidelines despite its increasing popularity, high cardiovascular demands, and risk for abdominal trauma. Methods This study aimed to elicit information from competitive female rowers regarding exercise, training, and competition during pregnancy. We administered a survey consisting of 122 items to female Masters rowers in the United States, aged 21 to 49 years, from June to December 2013...
August 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980061/applications-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-pediatric-abdomen
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Aikaterini Ntoulia, Sudha A Anupindi, Kassa Darge, Susan J Back
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a radiation-free, safe, and in specific clinical settings, highly sensitive imaging modality. Over the recent decades, there is cumulating experience and a large volume of published safety and efficacy data on pediatric CEUS applications. Many of these applications have been directly translated from adults, while others are unique to the pediatric population. The most frequently reported intravenous abdominal applications of CEUS in children are the characterization of focal liver lesions, monitoring of solid abdominal tumor response to treatment, and the evaluation of intra-abdominal parenchymal injuries in selected cases of blunt abdominal trauma...
October 4, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979630/sclerosing-mesenteritis-a-benign-cause-of-mesenteric-mass-lesions
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Diogo Carrola Gomes, Luísa Quaresma
Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare disease of the mesentery. Associations with surgery, trauma, autoimmunity and paraneoplastic syndrome have been suggested, but most of the cases remain idiopathic. Diagnosis is often incidental, based upon the finding of a single or multiple mesenteric lesions on abdominal CT and histopathological confirmation. Optimal treatment is still controversial, but most of the cases reported have a favourable prognosis. We present a case of a 54-year-old male with long-standing abdominal pain and nausea, whose CT revealed the presence of a large mesenteric mass...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974244/multiple-rapidly-growing-desmoid-tumors-that-were-difficult-to-distinguish-from-recurrence-of-rectal-cancer
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Koki Nakanishi, Dai Shida, Shunsuke Tsukamoto, Hiroki Ochiai, Junichi Mazaki, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Yukihide Kanemitsu
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal desmoid tumors are usually slow growing and solitary, but multifocal desmoid tumors develop on rare occasions. Diagnosing desmoid tumors before histological examination of a surgical biopsy is often difficult. In particular, if a patient has a prior history of malignancy, it may be difficult to differentiate between these lesions and disease recurrence or metastasis. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a rare case of multiple rapidly growing intra-abdominal desmoid tumors after surgical trauma, without familial adenomatous polyposis...
October 3, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973104/use-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-for-proximal-aortic-control-in-patients-with-severe-hemorrhage-and-arrest
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Megan Brenner, William Teeter, Melanie Hoehn, Jason Pasley, Peter Hu, Shiming Yang, Anna Romagnoli, Jose Diaz, Deborah Stein, Thomas Scalea
Importance: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is a percutaneous transfemoral balloon technique used in select centers for resuscitation and temporary hemostasis, often instead of emergency department thoracotomy. The ability to perform aortic occlusion (AO) with an intravascular device allows focused occlusion at the most distal level to perfuse proximal regions while slowing hemorrhage to injured areas. Objective: To describe what is to date the largest single-institution experience with REBOA in the United States...
September 27, 2017: JAMA Surgery
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