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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165782/rescue-workers-and-trauma-assessing-interaction-among-risk-factors-after-a-firework-factory-explosion
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Eugenia Romano, Ask Elklit
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates which factors had the biggest impact on developing distress in rescue workers who were involved in a firework factory explosion. METHOD: Four hundred sixty-five rescuers were assessed using items investigating demographic factors, organizational variables, social support, personality variables, and distress symptoms. Correlation and regression analyses were performed. RESULTS: Our final model provided 70 percent of the predictive model for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) severity...
September 2017: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164295/the-economic-and-social-burden-of-traumatic-injuries-evidence-from-a-trauma-hospital-in-port-au-prince-haiti
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Christopher Zuraik, John Sampalis, Alexa Brierre
INTRODUCTION: The cost of traumatic injury is unknown in Haiti. This study aims to examine the burden of traumatic injury of patients treated and evaluated at a trauma hospital in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional chart review study was conducted at the Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare for all patients evaluated for traumatic injury from December 2015 to January 2016, as described elsewhere (Zuraik and Sampalis in World J Surg, https://doi...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164050/colorectal-stenting-for-obstruction-due-to-retrorectal-tumor-in-a-patient-unsuitable-for-surgery
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Veysel Ersan, Ramazan Kutlu, Ceyhun Erdem, Servet Karagul, Cuneyt Kayaalp
Fund of knowledge on palliative treatment of unresectable retrorectal tumors is scare. Here, we reported a non-surgical treatment of a huge retrorectal malignant tumor in an aged and debilitated patient complicated with colorectal obstruction. An 86-year-old male with severe comorbidities was admitted with acute colorectal obstruction owing to an untreated retrorectal malign epithelial tumor. There was a lobulated retrorectal mass, 20 cm × 15 cm at largest size, extending to the superior iliac bifurcation level, caused an obstruction of the rectal lumen...
September 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163745/possible-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-associated-with-eucalyptus-case-report
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Daniel Lapid, Mohtashim Arbaab Qureshi, Ihtesham Aatif Quresh, Mohammed Rauf Afzal, Alberto Maud, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Rakesh Khatri
Background: Reversible cerebral vasoconstrictive syndrome (RCVS) has characteristic clinical features, brain imaging and Angiographic features. The majority of RCVS cases are associated with the use of antidepressants, polysubstance abuse, and nasal decongestants. We here present a case that highlights the use of eucalyptus herbs as a possible precipitant factor for RCVS formation. Case Presentation: A 42-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a tingling sensation on the right-hand side of her body and a two-week progressive throbbing severe holocranial headache radiating to the neck, with associated nausea, photophobia, and phonophobia...
October 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163464/nlrp3-inflammasome-mediates-dormant-neutrophil-recruitment-following-sterile-lung-injury-and-protects-against-subsequent-bacterial-pneumonia-in-mice
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Xiaoli Tian, He Sun, Amy-Jo Casbon, Edward Lim, Kevin P Francis, Judith Hellman, Arun Prakash
Sterile lung injury is an important clinical problem that complicates the course of severely ill patients. Interruption of blood flow, namely ischemia-reperfusion (IR), initiates a sterile inflammatory response in the lung that is believed to be maladaptive. The rationale for this study was to elucidate the molecular basis for lung IR inflammation and whether it is maladaptive or beneficial. Using a mouse model of lung IR, we demonstrate that sequential blocking of inflammasomes [specifically, NOD-, LRR-, and pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3)], inflammatory caspases, and interleukin (IL)-1β, all resulted in an attenuated inflammatory response...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163241/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-an-immunological-disorder
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Zhewu Wang, Blaine Caughron, M Rita I Young
Patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) exhibit an increased state of inflammation. Various animal models for PTSD have shown some of the same immune imbalances as have been shown in human subjects with PTSD, and some of these studies are discussed in this review. However, animal studies can only indirectly implicate immune involvement in PTSD in humans. This review of mainly studies with human subjects focuses on dissecting the immunological role in the pathogenesis of PTSD following initial trauma exposure...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162534/nano-and-micro-materials-in-the-treatment-of-internal-bleeding-and-uncontrolled-haemorrhage
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Elizabeth Gaston, John F Fraser, Zhi Ping Xu, Hang T Ta
Internal bleeding is defined as the loss of blood that occurs inside of a body cavity. After a traumatic injury, haemorrhage accounts for over 35% of pre-hospital deaths and 40% of deaths within the first 24hours. Coagulopathy, a disorder in which the blood is not able to properly form clots, typically develops after traumatic injury and results in a higher rate of mortality. The current methods to treat internal bleeding and coagulopathy are inadequate due to the requirement of extensive medical equipment that is typically not available at the site of injury...
November 18, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162353/-emergency-child-psychiatry-response-following-the-14-july-2016-terrorist-attack-in-nice-france
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F Askenazy, L Chauvelin, M Gindt, S Thümmler
The attack on 14 July 2016 in Nice on the Promenade des Anglais caused major trauma for individuals directly or indirectly impacted by the horror of the terrorist attack, mainly families and children. It was the first time in France that a pediatric population aged from several months to 18 years was impacted by an event of such magnitude. The literature underlines the importance of taking into account, over the longer term, the side effects of such a psychotrauma in the pediatric population, especially in children under 6 years of age...
November 18, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162266/plasma-free-carnitine-in-severe-trauma-influence-of-the-association-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Fanny Vardon Bounes, Géraldine Faure, Antoine Rouget, Jean-Marie Conil, Bernard Georges, Thomas Geeraerts, Olivier Fourcade, Vincent Minville, Clément Delmas
BACKGROUND: Metabolic response to severe trauma requires early nutritional resuscitation. Carnitine is essential for lipolysis, the energy source during this hypercatabolic phase. However l-carnitine is not present in nutritional replacement solutions. Furthermore, free carnitine depletion, defined as carnitine plasma level under 36μmol/L, was not adequately reported in adult patients with severe trauma. The aim of this study was to assess plasma free carnitine levels and factors of variation in severe trauma...
November 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162249/functional-outcome-after-calcaneus-fractures-a-comparison-between-polytrauma-patients-and-isolated-fractures
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Pablo Renovell-Ferrer, Xavier Bertó-Martí, José Diranzo-García, Luis Barrera-Puigdorells, Vicente Estrems-Díaz, Antonio Silvestre-Muñoz, Antonio Brú-Pomer
BACKGROUND: Displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs) can have long-term consequences in terms of foot pain and disability. This injury frequently occurs in the context of polytrauma patients and its influence in long-term functional prognosis is well known. The purpose of this study is to compare the etiology, severity, and functional outcome of the operated DIACFs between polytrauma patients and isolated cases. METHODS: Eighty-six patients with operated displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures through open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) were managed at our institution between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2015...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162178/childhood-maltreatment-moderates-the-effect-of-combat-exposure-on-cingulum-structural-integrity
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Layla Banihashemi, Meredith L Wallace, Lei K Sheu, Michael C Lee, Peter J Gianaros, Robert P Mackenzie, Salvatore P Insana, Anne Germain, Ryan J Herringa
Limbic white matter pathways link emotion, cognition, and behavior and are potentially malleable to the influences of traumatic events throughout development. However, the impact of interactions between childhood and later life trauma on limbic white matter pathways has yet to be examined. Here, we examined whether childhood maltreatment moderated the effect of combat exposure on diffusion tensor imaging measures within a sample of military veterans (N = 28). We examined five limbic tracts of interest: two components of the cingulum (cingulum, cingulate gyrus, and cingulum hippocampus [CGH]), the uncinate fasciculus, the fornix/stria terminalis, and the anterior limb of the internal capsule...
December 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162084/infection-following-fractures-of-the-proximal-tibia-a-systematic-review-of-incidence-and-outcome
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Ralf Henkelmann, Karl-Heinz Frosch, Richard Glaab, Helmut Lill, Christian Schoepp, Dominik Seybold, Christoph Josten, Pierre Hepp
BACKGROUND: To systematically review all available studies of operatively treated proximal tibia fractures and to report the incidence of superficial or deep infection and subsequent outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature in Medline, Cochrane, Embase and GoogleScholar was conducted to identify studies with cohorts of patients with infection after surgical treatment of proximal tibia fractures. Studies were included according to predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
November 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161645/the-impact-of-domestic-violence-exposure-on-south-asian-children-in-the-united-states-perspectives-of-domestic-violence-agency-staff
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Maya I Ragavan, Tsion Fikre, Uma Millner, Megan Bair-Merritt
The South Asian community is the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, and past research suggests that South Asian domestic violence (DV) survivors may require culturally-specific resources. Similarly, South Asian children in the US exposed to DV may have unique responses and needs, but this has not been explored to date. The objective of this study was to examine the specific needs of South Asian children exposed to DV from the vantage point of staff from South Asian DV agencies across the United States...
November 18, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160926/electro-mechanical-response-of-a-3d-nerve-bundle-model-to-mechanical-loads-leading-to-axonal-injury
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I Cinelli, M Destrade, M Duffy, P McHugh
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injuries and damage are major causes of death and disability. We propose a 3D fully coupled electro-mechanical model of a nerve bundle to investigate the electrophysiological impairments due to trauma at the cellular level. METHODS: The coupling is based on a thermal analogy of the neural electrical activity by using the finite element software Abaqus CAE 6.13-3. The model includes a real-time coupling, modulated threshold for spiking activation and independent alteration of the electrical properties for each 3-layer fibre within a nerve bundle as a function of strain...
November 21, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160557/the-complex-trauma-inventory-a-self-report-measure-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-complex-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Justin M Litvin, Patricia L Kaminski, Shelley A Riggs
The work group revising the criteria for trauma-related disorders in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) made several changes. Specifically, they simplified the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and added a new trauma disorder called complex PTSD (CPTSD). These proposed changes to taxonomy require new instruments to assess these novel constructs. We developed a measure of PTSD and CPTSD (the Complex Trauma Inventory; CTI) according to the proposed domains, creating several items to assess each domain...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159600/early-seizure-prophylaxis-in-traumatic-brain-injuries-revisited-a-prospective-observational-study
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Desmond Khor, Jinglan Wu, Quanqiu Hong, Elizabeth Benjamin, Shuiming Xiao, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacological prophylaxis for early seizures following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a recommendation in the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines. However, several studies have challenged the efficacy and safety of this practice, resulting in varied practice across centers around the world. The purpose of the present study was to compare the incidence of early clinical seizures following TBI, between two large centers, a US Center that practises routine seizure prophylaxis and a Chinese Center that does not use seizure prophylaxis following TBI...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159050/preliminary-evidence-for-differential-olfactory-and-trigeminal-processing-in-combat-veterans-with-and-without-ptsd
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Bernadette M Cortese, Aicko Y Schumann, Ashley N Howell, Patrick A McConnell, Qing X Yang, Thomas W Uhde
Structural and functional changes in the olfactory system are increasingly implicated in the expression of PTSD. Still, very little is known about the neurobiological networks of trauma-related odor sensitivity or how they relate to other objective and subjective measures of olfaction and PTSD. The purpose of this study was to replicate prior findings and further characterize olfactory function in trauma-exposed combat veterans with and without PTSD. We also sought to extend this area of research by exploring the effects of time since the combat-related index trauma (TST) on post-trauma olfactory function, as well as by correlating odor-elicited brain activity to general olfactory ability and odor-elicited PTSD symptoms...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158691/project-for-the-introduction-of-prehospital-analgesia-with-fentanyl-and-morphine-administered-by-specially-trained-paramedics-in-a-rural-service-area-in-germany
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Maximilian Scharonow, Timo Alberding, Wolfgang Oltmanns, Christian Weilbach
Background: In patients with serious illness or trauma, reduction of severe pain is a key therapeutic goal of emergency medical service (EMS) teams. In Germany, only physicians are allowed to use opioid analgesics. In the rural EMS area studied, the mean arrival time for paramedics is 8 minutes, 23 seconds, and for the rescue physician between 10 minutes, 30 seconds and 16 minutes, 59 seconds, depending on EMS site. In cases of parallel callouts, rescue-physician arrival times may be considerably longer...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158647/performance-of-physiology-scoring-systems-in-prediction-of-in-hospital-mortality-of-traumatic-children-a-prospective-observational-study
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Babak Nakhjavan-Shahraki, Mahmoud Yousefifard, Gholamreza Faridaalaee, Kavous Shahsavari, Alireza Oraii, Mohammad Javad Hajighanbari, Parviz Karimi, Fatemeh Mahdizadeh, Samaneh Abiri, Mostafa Hosseini
Background: This study is designed to compare the value of four physiologic scoring systems of rapid acute physiology score (RAPS), rapid emergency medicine score (REMS), Worthing physiology scoring system (WPSS) and revised trauma score (RTS) in predicting the in-hospital mortality of traumatic children brought to the emergency department. Method: We used the data gathered from six healthcare centers across Iran between the April-October 2016. Included patients were all children with trauma...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157934/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-onset-and-inflammatory-and-endothelial-function-biomarkers-in-women
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Jennifer A Sumner, Qixuan Chen, Andrea L Roberts, Ashley Winning, Eric B Rimm, Paola Gilsanz, M Maria Glymour, Shelley S Tworoger, Karestan C Koenen, Laura D Kubzansky
BACKGROUND: Research has linked posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with higher circulating levels of inflammatory and endothelial function (EF) biomarkers, and effects may be bidirectional. We conducted the first investigation of new-onset PTSD and changes in inflammatory and EF biomarkers. METHODS: Data were from women in the Nurses' Health Study II. Biomarkers obtained at two blood draws, 10-16 years apart, included C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptor-II (TNFRII), intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1)...
November 17, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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