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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774197/paraplegia-following-spinal-cord-contusion-from-an-indirect-gunshot-injury
#1
Khuram Khan, Beatrice Dieudonne, Saqib Saeed, Sara Alothman, Yasir Saeed, Sanjiv Gray
Spinal cord injuries are debilitating and life threatening. Paraplegia due to direct traumatic gunshot injury to the spinal cord is common. The most common cause of spinal cord injury is road traffic accidents. This is followed by spinal cord injury due to a fall from a height. Most of the spinal cord injuries due to gunshot wounds occur as a result of direct traumatic effects. We present a rare case of a 49-year-old male with trauma. He developed paraplegia after a gunshot wound injury to the neck and contusion to the spinal cord, with no direct trauma...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771826/pediatric-nasal-traumas-contribution-of-epidemiological-features-to-detect-the-distinction-between-nasal-fractures-and-nasal-soft-tissue-injuries
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Taliye Cakabay, Selin Ustun Bezgin
OBJECTIVES: Nasal bone is prone to injury due of its prominent position on the face. Epidemiologic surveys are necessary to investigate nasal traumas. The aim of the present study is to examine the distribution of trauma etiologies according to age, sex, and seasonality in pediatric patients who present with nasal trauma, and to classify the pathologies according to their etiology as nasal fractures or nasal soft tissue injuries. METHODS: A total of 200 pediatric patients aged between 0 and 18 years who were admitted to the emergency room with sustained nasal trauma between September 1, 2015 and August 1, 2016 and who were diagnosed with an either nasal fracture or nasal soft tissue injury were retrospectively analyzed...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725818/thoracic-trauma-in-fatal-falls-from-height-traumatic-pneumopericardium-correlates-with-height-of-fall-and-severe-injury
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Jakob Heimer, Dominic Gascho, Michael J Thali, Wolf Schweitzer
Pneumopericardium (PPC) describes the collection of gas in the pericardial sac. In tension Pneumopericardium (tPPC), this collection of gas may lead to cardiac tamponade. PPC following blunt trauma is considered a rare finding, as reflected by the low number of case reports on the topic. We analyzed the prevalence and pathophysiology of PPC and the associated trauma in 44 cases of falls from height. We retrospectively analyzed postmortem CT data and autopsy reports of fatal falls in the period March 2014-2017...
May 3, 2018: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708811/gender-differences-in-spinal-injuries-causes-and-location-of-injury
#4
Eliezer Sidon, Michael Stein, Ganesh Ramalingam, Shai Shemesh, Daniel Benharroch, Nissim Ohana
BACKGROUND: Spinal injury is common in trauma suffered by both men and women. A lesser degree of involvement of females with spinal trauma, or at least, the different nature of such injuries, has been suggested. It has been proposed that behavioral and structural characteristics may explain the differential type and severity of spinal injuries in women. We carried out this study to find women-specific divergences in spinal traumatic lesions, including suspected mechanisms for their generation...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651506/characteristics-on-621-cases-of-craniomaxillofacial-fractures
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Yang Lu, Hangqi Shen, Jiayi Wang, Xiaofeng Lu
PURPOSE: This study examined a single center's experience with regards to etiology and distribution of fractures treated from July 2015 to August 2016 in Shanghai, China. METHODS: The medical records of 621 patients with craniomaxillofacial fractures were reviewed. Patient notes and radiographic images were analyzed for detailed injury data. Age, gender, etiology, and site of fracture were examined. Chi-square test was used to analyze the causes of single and multiple fractures...
April 12, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594463/traumatic-brain-injury-in-indian-children
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REVIEW
Krishna Chaitanya, Archana Addanki, Rajendra Karambelkar, Rakesh Ranjan
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents is a community-based medical and educational challenge world-over due to increasing urbanization and motorization. In India, children between 1 to 15 years constitute significant proportion of the total population, who are vulnerable for TBI. In developed countries, pediatric trauma mortality still represents more than half of all childhood fatalities, which is 18 times more common than brain tumors. In this study, we attempted to analyze epidemiological factors, management, and outcome of TBI in children at a tertiary care center in Pune, Maharashtra...
March 29, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571167/the-association-between-type-of-spine-fracture-and-the-mechanism-of-trauma-a-useful-tool-for-identifying-mechanism-of-trauma-on-legal-medicine-field
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Kamran Aghakhani, Roya Kordrostami, Azadeh Memarian, Nahid Dadashzadeh Asl, Fatemeh Noorian Zavareh
BACKGROUND: Determining the association between mechanism of trauma, and the type of spine column fracture is a useful approach for exactly describing spine injury on forensic medicine field. We aimed to determine mechanism of trauma based on distribution of the transition of spinal column fractures. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was performed on 117 consecutive patients with the history of spinal trauma who were admitted to emergency ward of Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital in Tehran, Iran from April 2015 to March 2016...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536137/-mediocarpal-instability-of-the-wrist
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REVIEW
A L Sander, K Sommer, K Eichler, I Marzi, J Frank
Typical lesions of the carpal ligaments are mostly found after a fall on the wrist in hyperextension or as complex injuries after severe trauma, e. g. after a fall from a significant height, motorcycle accident or as accompanying lesions in multiple trauma. The typical mechanisms, patterns and diagnostic algorithms are well known for the common ligamentous injuries (e.g. scapholunate, lunotriquetral and perilunate); therefore, consistent diagnostic procedures and adequate therapy are increasingly performed after such lesions, e...
March 13, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504331/neurological-recovery-in-traumatic-spinal-cord-injuries-after-surgical-intervention
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Mohammad Naeem Ur Razaq, Bahadar Ali, Muhammad Zahid Khan, Muhammad Waqar, Abdul Satar, Muhammad Arif Khan
BACKGROUND: Spinal injuries are the most devastating injuries and affect every aspect of patients' lives. This may cause lifelong disability due to spinal cord injury. Recovery of neurological functions is highly desirable. Early or late surgical intervention is still debatable, but majority recommend early intervention. The result of late surgical intervention in term of neurological recovery is not clear. This study focuses on neurological recovery after late surgical intervention. The objective of this study was to assess neurological recovery in term of ASIA grading in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury...
January 2018: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463632/an-injured-man-with-acute-altered-mental-status
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386758/challenges-in-management-of-pediatric-life-threatening-neck-and-chest-trauma
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Shilpa Sharma, Biplab Mishra, Amit Gupta, Kapil Dev Soni, Richa Aggarwal, Subodh Kumar
Introduction: Neck and thoracic trauma in children pose unforeseen challenges requiring variable management strategies. Here, we describe some unusual cases. Patients and Methods: Pediatric cases of unusual neck and thoracic trauma prospectively managed from April 2012 to March 2014 at a Level 1 trauma center were studied for management strategies, outcome, and follow-up. Results: Six children with a median age of 5.5 (range 2-10) years were managed...
January 2018: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383270/combined-fractures-of-the-scaphoid-and-distal-radius-evaluation-of-early-surgical-fixation-21-patients-with-22-wrists
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Yusuf Gürbüz, Tahir Sadık Sügün, Murat Kayalar
Introduction  The purpose of this retrospective study, is to evaluate the clinical and functional results of early surgical fixation of the ipsilateral distal radius and scaphoid fractures in 22 of 21 patients. Patients and Methods  Overall, 22 combined ipsilateral scaphoid, and distal radius fracture treatments between 2002 and 2015 were evaluated. The mean age was 34.9 (range: 19-82) years. One patient had bilateral injuries. In 17 patients the injury was due to a fall from a height, and in 4 patients due to a motorcycle accident...
February 2018: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350366/health-results-of-a-coup-attempt-evaluation-of-all-patients-admitted-to-hospitals-in-istanbul-due-to-injuries-sustained-during-the-july-15-2016-coup-attempt
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İsmail Tayfur, Mustafa Ahmet Afacan, Mehmet Özgür Erdoğan, Şahin Çolak, Özgür Söğüt, Burcu Genç Yavuz, Korkut Bozan
BACKGROUND: A coup attempt against the government took place in Turkey on July 15, 2016. This attempt caused serious injuries and deaths in the country. In this study, the data of patients referred to all hospitals in Istanbul during the attempt were evaluated, and differences between natural disasters, other terrorist actions, and coup attempts were analyzed. METHODS: In total, 1104 patients were injured in the abovementioned coup attempt. In this study, the demographic and health information of 882 coup victims who were admitted to all hospitals (state and private) in Istanbul on July 15 and 16, 2016 and registered at the Crisis Center of Istanbul Provincial Health Directorate was analyzed...
January 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323806/spine-and-spinal-cord-injuries-after-falls-from-tree-stands-during-the-wisconsin-deer-hunting-season
#14
Kimberly Hamilton, Brandon Rocque, Nathaniel Brooks
BACKGROUND: Deer hunting is popular in much of the United States. In Wisconsin, use of tree stands for hunting is common. Spine surgeons at a Level 1 Trauma Center observed a high incidence of spine and spinal cord injury due to falls from tree stands while hunting. This study's purpose is to systematically characterize and classify those injuries. METHODS: We reviewed the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' trauma database for tree stand-related injuries from 1999 to 2013...
November 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291497/a-descriptive-study-of-accidental-skeletal-injuries-and-non-accidental-skeletal-injuries-of-child-maltreatment
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Maha A H Ghanem, Tarek A Moustafa, Haidy M Megahed, Naglaa Salama, Sara A Ghitani
BACKGROUND: Lack of awareness and recognition of child maltreatment is the major reason behind underreporting. All victims often interact with the health care system for routine or emergency care. In several research works, non-accidental fractures are the second most common injury in maltreated children and it is represented up to one-third of cases. AIM OF THE STUDY: To determine the incidence of different types of accidental and non-accidental skeletal injuries among children, estimate the severity of injuries according to the modified injury severity score and to determine the degree of fractures either closed or opened (Gustiloe-Anderson open fracture classification)...
February 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183896/paediatric-salter-harris-type-iv-injury-of-distal-tibia-with-talus-fracture
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Swapnil Kothadia, Umesh Birole, Ashish Ranade
Fracture of talus with Salter-Harris injury of the distal end of tibia is a rare injury in paediatric age group. The authors report a case of a 13-year-old male child who sustained type IV Salter-Harris injury to the medial malleolus with coronal spilt along with spilt and depressed fracture of the neck of talus and fracture of the lateral process of talus with stable compression fracture of spine sustained due to fall from 6 meters height. CT scan delineated the morphology of fracture pattern and helped in preoperative planning...
November 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145287/transforaminal-endoscopy-in-lumbar-burst-fracture-a-case-report
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Yuanyi Wang, Cong Ning, Liyu Yao, Xiuying Huang, Chengliang Zhao, Bin Chen, Nan Zhang
RATIONALE: Lumbar burst fractures are frequent injury resulting from high-energy trauma, and the patients suffer from pain and the neurologic dysfunction. Although minimally invasive techniques have advanced rapidly, it was the first time to apply transforaminal endoscopic combined with percutaneous pedicle screw fixation to treatment of lumbar burst fractures. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 33-year-old man underwent Magerl type A3.1 burst fracture at L2 and compression fractures at L3 due to falling from a height with severe lower back pain, sensory loss, and atony of the right leg...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110219/reduction-and-fixation-of-displaced-u-shaped-sacral-fractures-using-lumbopelvic-fixation-technical-recommendations
#18
Stefan Piltz, Bianka Rubenbauer, Wolfgang Böcker, Heiko Trentzsch
PURPOSE: U-shaped sacral fractures are extremely rare injuries that usually occur as a result of falls from considerable heights. Almost all treatment methods described to date aim solely at stabilizing the fracture but do not contribute to supporting the reduction of such fractures. Using existing implants the purpose of this study is to present a surgical technique that facilitates both the reduction and the stabilization of these injuries. The presented technique was evaluated in a series of three cases...
November 6, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084051/ten-year-incidence-of-high-energy-geriatric-trauma-at-a-level-1-trauma-center
#19
Jason A Lowe, Jeffrey Pearson, Michael Leslie, Russell Griffin
OBJECTIVES: To examine the characteristics of high-energy geriatric trauma over time. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS: Demographic, injury, and clinical characteristics were compared between 34,017 patients with geriatric and nongeriatric high-energy trauma from 2005 to 2014 using t test, χ analysis, and negative binomial regression for annual trend in injuries. RESULTS: Geriatric high-energy trauma composed 11...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077495/isolated-fracture-of-the-medial-cuneiforma-case-report
#20
Nina S Babu, Gabriel V Gambardella, Melinda A Bowlby
An isolated medial cuneiform fracture is a rarely encountered injury of the foot. We present a case of an isolated medial cuneiform fracture in a patient after sustaining a fall from a 15-foot height. Treatment consisted of primary arthrodesis of the first tarsometatarsal joint due to a high degree of comminution and intra-articular pain. When radiographs are inconclusive and the index of suspicion remains high for a lesser tarsus fracture, computed tomography is recommended. In patients with minimal displacement, conservative treatment is usually successful in achieving osseous fusion...
September 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
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