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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637556/pretrauma-functional-independence-measure-score-predicts-survival-in-geriatric-trauma
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Brian Fletcher, Eric Bradburn, Christopher Baker, Bryan Collier, Mark Hamill, Katherine Shaver
The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is used by rehabilitation professionals to access disability. The FIM score combines both motor and cognitive parameters to assess a patient's level of required assistance in performing activities of daily living (ADL). The geriatric trauma patient is becoming an increasingly important cohort for trauma services. FIM has been shown to predict discharge outcomes and those at high risk for falls. We hypothesized pretrauma FIM scores may predict survival in the geriatric trauma population...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637551/outcomes-of-geriatric-trauma-patients-on-preinjury-anticoagulation-a-multicenter-study
#2
Darwin Ang, Stan Kurek, Mark McKenney, Scott Norwood, Brian Kimbrell, Erik Barquist, Huazhi Liu, Annette O'Dell, Michele Ziglar, James Hurst
Outpatient anticoagulation in the geriatric trauma patient is a challenging clinical problem. The aim of this study is to determine clinical outcomes associated with class of preinjury anticoagulants (PA) used by this population. This is a multicenter retrospective cohort study among four Level II trauma centers. A total of 1642 patients were evaluated; 684 patients were on anticoagulation and 958 patients were not. Patients on PA were compared with those who were not. Drug classes were divided into thromboxane A2 inhibitors, vitamin K factor-dependent inhibitors, antithrombin III activation, platelet P2Y12 inhibitors, and thrombin inhibitors...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635146/the-effect-of-ct-scanners-in-the-trauma-room-an-observational-study
#3
S Wulffeld, L S Rasmussen, B Højlund Bech, J Steinmetz
BACKGROUND: A CT scanner incorporated in the trauma resuscitation bay may benefit trauma patients by fastening work-up times; however, evidence in the area is still sparse. We assessed if time from admission to first CT scan was lower after incorporation of a CT scanner in the resuscitation bay. METHODS: We included trauma patients admitted in two 1-year periods, before and after a major rebuilding of the trauma room. Beforehand, one CT scanner was located in an adjacent room...
June 20, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634682/searching-for-the-sweet-spot-the-foot-rotation-and-parallel-engagement-of-ankle-ligaments-in-maximizing-injury-tolerance
#4
Bingbing Nie, Jason L Forman, Alexander R Mait, John-Paul Donlon, Matthew B Panzer, Richard W Kent
Ligament sprains, defined as tearing of bands of fibrous tissues within ligaments, account for a majority of injuries to the foot and ankle complex in field-based sports. External rotation of the foot is considered the primary injury mechanism of syndesmotic ankle sprains with concomitant flexion and inversion/eversion associated with particular patterns of ligament trauma. However, the influence of the magnitude and direction of loading vectors to the ankle on the in situ stress state of the ligaments has not been quantified in the literature...
June 20, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623468/-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-in-polytrauma-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
T Neubauer, W Buchinger, E Höflinger, J Brand
BACKGROUND: The monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) represents a cornerstone in the intensive care of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the industry provides various technical solutions to this end. Decompressive craniectomy can be an option if conservative measures fail to reduce excessive ICP. OBJECTIVE: To examine the pathophysiology of ICP in trauma, the management of polytrauma involving TBI, and the indications for decompressive craniectomy; and to compare the different monitoring systems and their complications...
June 16, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622786/dairy-cow-disability-weights
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Craig S McConnel, Ashleigh A McNeil, Joleen C Hadrich, Jason E Lombard, Franklyn B Garry, Jane Heller
Over the past 175 years, data related to human disease and death have progressed to a summary measure of population health, the Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY). As dairies have intensified there has been no equivalent measure of the impact of disease on the productive life and well-being of animals. The development of a disease-adjusted metric requires a consistent set of disability weights that reflect the relative severity of important diseases. The objective of this study was to use an international survey of dairy authorities to derive disability weights for primary disease categories recorded on dairies...
August 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622572/differential-predictive-value-of-ptsd-symptom-clusters-for-mental-health-care-among-iraq-and-afghanistan-veterans-following-ptsd-diagnosis
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Noelle B Smith, Jack Tsai, Robert H Pietrzak, Joan M Cook, Rani Hoff, Ilan Harpaz-Rotem
OBJECTIVES: Veterans from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are being diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at high rates. This study examined characteristics associated with mental health service utilization, specifically psychotherapy, through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in a large cohort of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans newly diagnosed with PTSD. METHOD: This study utilized national VA administrative data from Iraq and Afghanistan veterans following an initial diagnosis of PTSD and completed a self-report measure of PTSD symptoms between Fiscal Years 2008-2012 (N=52,456; 91...
June 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620868/osteoporosis-in-children-with-chronic-illnesses-diagnosis-monitoring-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Monica Grover, Laura K Bachrach
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Osteoporosis is an under-recognized complication of chronic illness in childhood. This review will summarize recent literature addressing the risk factors, evaluation, and treatment for early bone fragility. RECENT FINDINGS: Criteria for the diagnosis of pediatric osteoporosis include the presence of low trauma vertebral fractures alone or the combination of low bone mineral density and several long bone fractures. Monitoring for bone health may include screening for vertebral fractures that are common but often asymptomatic...
June 15, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619247/childhood-maltreatment-severity-is-associated-with-elevated-c-reactive-protein-and-body-mass-index-in-adult-with-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-diagnoses
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Monica Aas, Ingrid Dieset, Sigrun Hope, Eva Hoseth, Ragni Mørch, Elina Reponen, Nils Eiel Steen, Jannicke F Anderssen, Thor Ueland, Pål Aukrust, Ingrid Agartz, Ole A Andreassen, Ingrid Melle
BACKGROUND: Several studies have described an association between childhood maltreatment and inflammatory markers in the psychotic disorders (schizophrenia [SZ] and bipolar disorder [BD]). Previous studies have been relatively small (<50 participants), and the severity of abuse and the putative influence of body mass index (BMI) have not been properly investigated. METHODS: The combined effects of childhood abuse severity and clinical diagnosis on inflammatory markers were investigated in a large sample (n=483) of patients with a disorder on the psychosis spectrum and in healthy controls (HCs)...
June 12, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619017/borderline-personality-disorder-and-childhood-trauma-exploring-the-affected-biological-systems-and-mechanisms
#10
Nadia Cattane, Roberta Rossi, Mariangela Lanfredi, Annamaria Cattaneo
BACKGROUND: According to several studies, the onset of the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) depends on the combination between genetic and environmental factors (GxE), in particular between biological vulnerabilities and the exposure to traumatic experiences during childhood. We have searched for studies reporting possible alterations in several biological processes and brain morphological features in relation to childhood trauma experiences and to BPD. We have also looked for epigenetic mechanisms as they could be mediators of the effects of childhood trauma in BPD vulnerability...
June 15, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615044/comparison-of-transportation-related-injury-mechanisms-and-outcome-of-young-road-users-and-adult-road-users-a-retrospective-analysis-on-24-373-patients-derived-from-the-traumaregister-dgu-%C3%A2
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Thomas Brockamp, Uli Schmucker, Rolf Lefering, Manuel Mutschler, Arne Driessen, Christian Probst, Bertil Bouillon, Paola Koenen
BACKGROUND: Most young people killed in road crashes are known as vulnerable road users. A combination of physical and developmental immaturity as well as inexperience increases the risk of road traffic accidents with a high injury severity rate. Understanding injury mechanism and pattern in a group of young road users may reduce morbidity and mortality. This study analyzes injury patterns and outcomes of young road users compared to adult road users. The comparison takes into account different transportation related injury mechanisms...
June 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614145/non-human-primate-rhesus-macaque-models-of-severe-pressure-targeted-hemorrhagic-and-poly-traumatic-hemorrhagic-shock
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Forest R Sheppard, Antoni R Macko, Jacob J Glaser, Philip J Vernon, Alexander J Burdette, R Madelaine Paredes, Craig A Koeller, Anthony E Pusateri, Douglas K Tadaki, Sylvain Cardin
BACKGROUND: We endeavored to develop clinically translatable non-human primate (NHP) models of severe poly-traumatic hemorrhagic shock. METHODS: NHPs were randomized into five pressure-targeted severe hemorrhagic shock (PTHS) ± additional injuries scenarios: 30-min PTHS (PTHS-30), 60-min PTHS (PTHS-60), PTHS-60 + soft tissue injury (PTHS-60+ST), PTHS-60+ST + femur fracture (PTHS-60+ST+FF) and decompensated PTHS+ST+FF (PTHS-D). Physiologic parameters were recorded and blood samples collected at five time points with animal observation through T = 24hrs...
June 13, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612061/management-of-vesicoureteral-reflux-in-neurogenic-bladder
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REVIEW
Charlotte Q Wu, Israel Franco
Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a significant risk factor for pyelonephritis and renal scarring. VUR can occur through a defective ureterovesical junction (UVJ) or an overwhelmed normal UVJ mechanism such as in bladder dysfunction of congenital, acquired, or behavioral etiology. There are numerous causes for the development of a neurogenic bladder from spinal dysraphisms to spinal cord trauma and even centrally based abnormalities in children with apparently normal motor function (inappropriately termed nonneurogenic neurogenic bladder)...
June 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601210/tranexamic-acid-use-in-prehospital-uncontrolled-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Benjamin R Huebner, Warren C Dorlac, Chris Cribari
The use of tranexamic acid (TXA) in the treatment of trauma patients was relatively unexplored until the landmark Clinical Randomisation of an Antifibrinolytic in Significant Haemorrhage-2 (CRASH-2) trial in 2010 demonstrated a reduction in mortality with the use of TXA. Although this trial was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study incorporating >20,000 patients, numerous limitations and weaknesses have been described. As a result, additional studies have followed, delineating the potential risks and benefits of TXA administration...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592739/a-case-of-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-in-an-elder-diabetic-patient
#15
Kyoko Kawakami, Hiroshi Yoshino, Hiroyuki Igarashi, Yoshiyuki Chiba, Gen Yoshino, Takahisa Hirose
The clinical entity idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is characterized by dementia, urinary incontinence, gait ataxia. An 80-year old man with a past history of Type 2 diabetes mellitus admitted to our hospital. Combination of twice Aspart and Aspart premixed30/70 insulin were used. Although, he was unable to inject insulin by himself recently. On physical examination, he walked in a mildly wide based manner. According to his family, urinary incontinence was existed. Laboratory data were as follows: Postrandial blood glucose 243 mg/dl and glycated hemoglobin 8...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585997/diagnosis-and-management-of-traumatic-patellar-instability-in-the-pediatric-patient
#16
Steven F DeFroda, Joseph A Gil, Alex Boulos, Aristides I Cruz
Instability of the patella is a common cause of knee pain and dysfunction in pediatric and adolescent patients and can be due to several factors. Although some patients will recall a specific traumatic event others may not, requiring the diagnosis to be made on the basis of physical examination and imaging. Congenital dislocation and connective tissue disorders should also be considered, even in the setting of trauma. There are radiographic parameters that may identify causes of instability such as trochlear and patellar abnormalities, and magnetic resonance imaging can identify signs of trauma such as bony edema, loose osteochondral fragments, and increased tibial tubercle-trochlear groove distance...
June 6, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585119/the-effectiveness-of-hybrid-treatment-for-sever-multiple-trauma-a-case-of-multiple-trauma-for-damage-control-laparotomy-and-thoracic-endovascular-repair
#17
Naofumi Bunya, Keisuke Harada, Yosuke Kuroda, Tsubasa Toyohara, Takashi Toyohara, Narumi Kubota, Ryuichiro Kakizaki, Hideto Irifune, Shuji Uemura, Eichi Narimatsu
BACKGROUND: Time is a crucial factor for the successful early management of the multi-trauma patient. Hybrid operating theaters, which support the integration of surgical treatment and interventional radiology, provide opportunities to reduce the time-to-surgery for life threatening conditions. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the early successful treatment of a 54-year-old male who sustained multiple injuries when he was hit by a 1000 kg bale of wheat that fell from a height...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571103/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-missing-admission-medication-history-in-severe-trauma-a-retrospective-study
#18
Matthew Miller, Richard Morris, Nicoletta Fisicaro, Kate Curtis
OBJECTIVE: Anticoagulant and antiplatelet (ACAP) drugs are associated with increased mortality in trauma patients, therefore medication history on admission is important. Whether these medications are recorded on trauma admission has not been investigated, nor if absence of a medication history is associated with worse patient outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective database review combining demographic and outcome data from the St George Hospital (Sydney) trauma registry with admission medication history in the electronic record...
June 1, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560551/repetitive-blunt-trauma-and-arterial-injury-in-the-hand
#19
REVIEW
Geoffrey A Gardiner, Allison Tan
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: Arterial injury in the hand is most often due to repetitive blunt trauma. Although not always associated with significant impairment, it may cause serious ischemic damage or considerable disability. As a cause of digital ischemia, the frequency of this disorder is widely under appreciated. This study reviews the clinical and angiographic features of this condition. MATERIALS/METHODS: An extensive literature review combined with the authors experience with arterial injury in the hand due to repetitive blunt hand trauma is summarized with emphasis on mechanisms of injury and pathologic changes to explain the angiographic findings and clinical presentations...
May 30, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559534/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-g-csf-accelerates-wound-healing-in-hemorrhagic-shock-rats-by-enhancing-angiogenesis-and-attenuating-apoptosis
#20
Hong Huang, Qi Zhang, Jiejie Liu, Haojie Hao, Chaoguang Jiang, Weidong Han
BACKGROUND Following severe trauma, treatment of cutaneous injuries is often delayed by inadequate blood supply. The aim of the present study was to determine whether granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) protects endothelial cells (ECs) and enhances angiogenesis in a rat model of hemorrhagic shock (HS) combined with cutaneous injury after resuscitation. MATERIAL AND METHODS The HS rats with full-thickness defects were resuscitated and randomly divided into a G-CSF group (200 μg/kg body weight), a normal saline group, and a blank control group...
May 31, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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