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Vladimir Živković, Danica Cvetković, Irina Damjanjuk, Slobodan Nikolić
A 63-year-old mechanic, diagnosed with schizophrenia, was found next to a hydraulic press used for removing car wheel bearings. He was in a sitting position, bent towards the machine, with his head placed between the piston and the pressing plate. His flexed left arm was resting on the lever beneath the machine pedestal, and on the right side there was a power switch that was still in the "on" position. His right arm was beside his body, but away from the machine. On the pressing plate, beneath the decedents head, was a piece of bloody cloth...
September 6, 2018: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
Aravind Menon, Alagesan G
Traumatic injuries of ear range from simple lacerations to complex avulsions and crush injuries. The complicating factors involved are cartilage involvement, poor vascularity of the region and need for high cosmetic satisfaction. Various techniques have been described for reconstruction of earlobe after traumatic injuries. Here, we describe the reconstruction of a partially avulsed pinna using the versatile Limberg flap with superior cosmetic outcomes. This is probably the first case to be described in literature to utilizing the Limberg flap for reconstruction of a traumatic avulsion of pinna...
May 2018: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
Abdulrahman Ali Bahannan, Ali Omar Aljabry
Objective: To describe the types of aural foreign bodies (FBs) among patients in Ibn Sina Teaching Hospital (ISTH) and to study the patient's symptoms, duration, complications and procedures used to extract them. Methods: A record based descriptive study was looked at patients with aural FBs at ISTH for 5 years between 2009 and 2015. The diagnosis of aural FBs was based on personal history, and otoscopic findings. The data were obtained from the records. Results: Patients with aural FBs were 154, (age 1-70 years)...
June 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Ana Margarida Martins, Marisa Silva, Maria de Lurdes Castro, Ana Ferro
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord ischemia (SCI) and the resulting paraplegia are one of the most feared postoperative complications after thoraco-abdominal aortic surgery, with an incidence 4,3-8,0% after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), increasing patients morbi-mortality. Lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage catheter is recommended as preventive measure in high risk patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency and safety of CSF drainage catheter as preventive or therapeutic measure in endovascular aortic repair (EAR)...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
Emilie Giraud, Tereza Lestinova, Tamsyn Derrick, Oihane Martin, Rod J Dillon, Petr Volf, Ingrid Műller, Paul A Bates, Matthew E Rogers
Leishmania parasites are transmitted to vertebrate hosts by female phlebotomine sand flies as they bloodfeed by lacerating the upper capillaries of the dermis with their barbed mouthparts. In the sand fly midgut secreted proteophosphoglycans from Leishmania form a biological plug known as the promastigote secretory gel (PSG), which blocks the gut and facilitates the regurgitation of infective parasites. The interaction between the wound created by the sand fly bite and PSG is not known. Here we nanoinjected a sand fly egested dose of PSG into BALB/c mouse skin that lead to the differential expression of 7,907 transcripts...
January 2018: PLoS Pathogens
Tiago Lucini, Antônio Ricardo Panizzi
The stink bug Dichelops furcatus (F.) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) has increased in abundance in recent years on the wheat, Triticum aestivum L., crop cultivated in the southern region of Brazil. To investigate the probing (stylet penetration) behaviors and nonprobing behaviors of D. furcatus on wheat plants, the electrical penetration graph or electropenetrography (EPG) technique was applied. Nine EPG waveforms (types/subtypes) were identified and described on stem and on ear head of wheat plants, as follows: Z, Np, Df1a, Df1b, Df2, Df3a, Df3b, Df4a, and Df4b...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
Randall T Forsch, Sahoko H Little, Christa Williams
The goals of laceration repair are to achieve hemostasis and optimal cosmetic results without increasing the risk of infection. Many aspects of laceration repair have not changed over the years, but there is evidence to support some updates to standard management. Studies have been unable to define a "golden period" for which a wound can safely be repaired without increasing risk of infection. Depending on the type of wound, it may be reasonable to close even 18 or more hours after injury. The use of nonsterile gloves during laceration repair does not increase the risk of wound infection compared with sterile gloves...
May 15, 2017: American Family Physician
B T Ugwu
BACKGROUND: Human bite injuries with the associated morbidity are not uncommon in this environment. OBJECTIVE: To determine the pattern, management modalities and treatment outcome of human bites in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. DESIGN: A prospective study of all human bite injuries managed at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria between January 2012 and December 2014. SETTING: Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria...
April 2016: Journal of the West African College of Surgeons
L Mariel Osetinsky, Grant S Hamilton, Matthew L Carlson
In cases of head trauma, the ear should be evaluated in all of its components. A good understanding of otologic and skull base anatomy enables a thorough trauma assessment of this complex anatomic region. Auricular laceration, abrasion, avulsion, hematoma, frostbite, otitis externa, exostosis, tympanic membrane perforation, ossicular discontinuity, perilymphatic fistula, labyrinthine concussion, temporal bone fracture, facial nerve paresis, and sensorineural hearing loss are a few of the more common otologic injuries seen in active patients...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
Kapil Mishra, Mariam Mathai, Robert C Della Rocca, Harsha S Reddy
OBJECTIVE: To develop a new oculoplastic curriculum that incorporates learning theory of skill acquisition. To develop and evaluate the effectiveness of instructional videos for an oculoplastic surgical wet laboratory. DESIGN: Proof of concept, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai-tertiary care academic institution. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: In total, 16 ophthalmology residents were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups and given either video and text or text instructions alone for the following 2 procedures: blepharoplasty and eyelid laceration repair...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
Andrew Walls, David Kasle, Nicole Aaronson, Earl Harley, Erik Waldman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, relative risk reduction, odds ratio and absolute risk reduction of head and ear injuries associated with the implementation of pediatric facial eye guards in lacrosse events. STUDY DESIGN: Cross Sectional Review of a National Database. STUDY LOCATION: National Emergency Injury Survelliance System. METHODS: Our group retrospectively reviewed a nationwide sampling estimate of 809 patients who presented to emergency rooms with head and ear injuries during lacrosse events...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Eilif Dahl
A previously healthy 65-year-old female passenger presented on the 3rd day of her voyage with a small facial laceration after she fell and hit her forehead, following sudden blurred vision and dizziness. When the ship's doctor noticed that one pupil was much bigger than the other, he feared intracranial bleeding and considered helicopter evacuation. Her symptoms had started shortly after she had removed a transdermal scopolamine patch from behind her ear. Getting scopolamine from her hands in direct contact with the eye surface caused mydriasis...
2016: International Maritime Health
P Rees, A Al-Hussaini, S Maguire
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment is persistently under-recognised. Given that a third of maltreated children may return with serious or fatal injuries, it is imperative that otolaryngologists who are in frequent contact with children are able to detect maltreatment at first presentation. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: This review aims to identify ENT injuries, signs or symptoms that are indicative of physical abuse or fabricated or induced illness (child maltreatment). TYPE OF REVIEW: Systematic review...
August 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
Stefan Flores, Andrew A Herring
BACKGROUND: Adequate emergency department (ED) anesthesia for painful ear conditions, such as ear lacerations or ear abscesses, can be challenging. Much of the sensory innervation of the ear is supplied from the anterior and posterior branches of the greater auricular nerve (GAN). The GAN is a branch of the superficial cervical plexus, which arises from the C2/C3 spinal roots. The GAN innervation includes most of the helix, antihelix, the lobule, and the skin over the mastoid process and parotid gland...
April 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Zahra Sarafraz, Mohammad Hossein Mirshamsi, Seyyed Ali Musavi, Mohammad Hossein Azaraein
BACKGROUND: Many trauma patients in the Emergency Department are unconscious, and this causes many other problems to go undiagnosed, resulting in the loss of valuable time in initiating the appropriate treatments. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and types of injuries to the ears, nose, and throat that are ignored in patients with multiple traumas in an Emergency Department. METHODS: This study was conducted by assessing patients with multiple traumas who were admitted to the Emergency Department at Shahid Rahnamun Hospital in Yazd, Iran, in 2012 and 2013, and who were advised to acquire diagnostic workups and treatment in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department...
July 2015: Electronic Physician
Armin Steffen, Henning Frenzel
Smaller injuries of the auricle, such as lacerations without tissue loss, have more or less standardized treatment protocols that require thorough wound closure of each affected layer. Even extended lacerations of larger parts of the ear quite often heal with only minor irregularities. New in vivo diagnostic tools have aided the understanding of this outstanding "skin flap behavior." At the other end of the trauma severity spectrum are partial or complete amputations of the ear. Here, the debate has become more intense over the last decade...
August 2015: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Hayaki Uchino, Akira Kuriyama, Kenji Kimura, Tetsunori Ikegami, Toshio Fukuoka
UNLABELLED: Impalement injuries in children may be deeper and more complicated than anticipated. We experienced two cases of accidental impalement injuries, one was through the oral cavity and the other was to the neck. We review these cases and the management of these types of injuries. CASE SERIES: In case 1, a 20-month-old girl fell from the table with a toothbrush in her mouth. She was conscious, without any apparent neurologic or vascular injuries. Examination revealed a 2 mm laceration with a small hematoma in the right posterior pharyngeal wall...
April 2015: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
A C Oreh, D Folorunsho, T S Ibekwe
BACKGROUND: Foreign bodies (Fbs) in the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) are common presentations in healthcare settings worldwide. AIM: This study was carried out to review the modes of presentation, management, and outcome of inserted Fbs in our setting. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A 5-year retrospective study of cases of ENT Fbs managed at two referral hospitals in Abuja Nigeria. The analysis was done with Chi-square and Pearson correlation. RESULTS: Five hundred and ninety-four patients aged 0-75 years, M:F = 1...
March 2015: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
Tingting Wang, Hai Tao, Cui Han, Peng Wang, Fang Bai, Jian Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe practicality and safety of CT-RIDC for the patients with presaccular lacrimal obstruction and study the related factors. To provide guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of the patients with presaccular lacrimal obstruction. METHODS: Fifty-four patients (75 eyes) with presaccular lacrimal obstruction, including 3 cases (5 eyes) of upper and lower lacrimal punctum atresia, 15 cases (24 eyes) of superior and inferior canalicular obstruction, 18 cases (28 eyes) of common canaliculus obstruction, 18 cases (18 eyes) of old laceration of superior and inferior canalicular, were recruited...
October 2014: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Christina L Bourne, M Adams Jenkins, Kori L Brewer
INTRODUCTION: Documentation and billing for laceration repair involves a description of wound length. We designed this study to test the hypothesis that emergency department (ED) personnel can accurately estimate wound lengths without the aid of a measuring device. METHODS: This was a single-center prospective observational study performed in an academic ED. Seven wounds of varying lengths were simulated by creating lacerations on purchased pigs' ears and feet. We asked healthcare providers, defined as nurses and physicians working in the ED, to estimate the length of each wound by visual inspection...
November 2014: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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