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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142631/mortality-and-epidemiology-in-256-cases-of-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-korean-neuro-trauma-data-bank-system-kntdbs-2010-2014
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Hee-Won Jeong, Seung-Won Choi, Jin-Young Youm, Jeong-Wook Lim, Hyon-Jo Kwon, Shi-Hun Song
Objective: Among pediatric injury, brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability. To improve outcomes, many developed countries built neurotrauma databank (NTDB) system but there was not established nationwide coverage NTDB until 2009 and there have been few studies on pediatric traumatic head injury (THI) patients in Korea. Therefore, we analyzed epidemiology and outcome from the big data of pediatric THI. Methods: We collected data on pediatric patients from 23 university hospitals including 9 regional trauma centers from 2010 to 2014 and analyzed their clinical factors (sex, age, initial Glasgow coma scale, cause and mechanism of head injury, presence of surgery)...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132578/major-trauma-outside-a-trauma-center-prehospital-emergency-department-and-retrieval-considerations
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REVIEW
Preston J Fedor, Brian Burns, Michael Lauria, Clare Richmond
Care of the critically injured begins well before the patient arrives at a large academic trauma center. It is important to understand the continuum of care from the point of injury in the prehospital environment, through the local hospital and retrieval, until arrival at a trauma center capable of definitive care. This article highlights the important aspects of trauma assessment and management outside of tertiary or quaternary care hospitals. Key elements of each phase of care are reviewed, including management pearls and institutional strategies to facilitate effective and efficient treatment of trauma patients from the point of injury forward...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132574/major-abdominal-trauma-critical-decisions-and-new-frontiers-in-management
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REVIEW
Megan Brenner, Christopher Hicks
A standardized approach should be used with a patient with abdominal trauma, including primary and secondary surveys, followed by additional diagnostic testing as indicated. Specific factors can make the diagnosis of serious abdominal trauma challenging, particularly in the face of multiple and severe injuries, unknown mechanism of injury, altered mental status, and impending or complete cardiac arrest. Advances in technology in diagnosis and/or treatment with ultrasound, helical computed tomography, and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) have significantly advanced trauma care, and are still the focus of current and ongoing investigations...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123889/a-case-of-non-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema-provoked-by-intravenous-acetazolamide
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Yuichiro Ono, Makiko Morifusa, Satoru Ikeda, Chika Kunishige, Yoshiki Tohma
Case: A 61-year-old man was diagnosed with severe chest trauma after a car accident and had had difficulty in weaning from a ventilator because of flail chest and dilated cardiomyopathy. On the 17th day in the intensive care unit, he received i.v. acetazolamide to increase urine output. One hour after the injection, he suddenly developed severe hypoxia. Chest radiography revealed a butterfly shadow. He received other diuretics and a vasodilator, which seemed slowly to resolve the respiratory failure...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118899/alterations-in-tendon-microenvironment-in-response-to-mechanical-load-potential-molecular-targets-for-treatment-strategies
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REVIEW
Mohamed B Fouda, Finosh G Thankam, Matthew F Dilisio, Devendra K Agrawal
Rotator cuff (RC) tendons could beinflicted in many ways with an eventual outcome of pain, weakness and disability, which represent a large burden on health care cost. However, optimal healing, either conservatively or with surgical intervention, remains an issue that needs further investigation. Disorders of the RC tendons may result from external factors like trauma, or internal factors through physiologic and metabolic derangement. Most RC tendon disorders may be asymptomatic and may result from an over-activity of the inflicted shoulder and its tendons...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093812/-first-person-view-of-pathogen-transmission-and-hand-hygiene-use-of-a-new-head-mounted-video-capture-and-coding-tool
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Lauren Clack, Manuela Scotoni, Aline Wolfensberger, Hugo Sax
Background: Healthcare workers' hands are the foremost means of pathogen transmission in healthcare, but detailed hand trajectories have been insufficiently researched so far. We developed and applied a new method to systematically document hand-to-surface exposures (HSE) to delineate true hand transmission pathways in real-life healthcare settings. Methods: A head-mounted camera and commercial coding software were used to capture ten active care episodes by eight nurses and two physicians and code HSE type and duration using a hierarchical coding scheme...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088951/update-on-critical-care-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-the-setting-of-polytrauma
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John K Yue, Ethan A Winkler, Jonathan W Rick, Hansen Deng, Carlene P Partow, Pavan S Upadhyayula, Harjus S Birk, Andrew K Chan, Sanjay S Dhall
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) often occurs in patients with concurrent traumatic injuries in other body systems. These patients with polytrauma pose unique challenges to clinicians. The current review evaluates existing guidelines and updates the evidence for prehospital transport, immobilization, initial resuscitation, critical care, hemodynamic stability, diagnostic imaging, surgical techniques, and timing appropriate for the patient with SCI who has multisystem trauma. Initial management should be systematic, with focus on spinal immobilization, timely transport, and optimizing perfusion to the spinal cord...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061476/long-term-changes-of-patient-reported-quality-of-life-after-major-trauma-the-importance-of-the-time-elapsed-after-injury
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Evi Fleischhacker, Heiko Trentzsch, David Kuppinger, Franziska Meigel, Felix Beyer, Wolfgang H Hartl
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have identified various risk factors for a poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after severe trauma. The relative importance of the time elapsed after injury, however, is unknown and results of clinical studies have been conflicting. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in two trauma centres using data from the German TraumaRegister DGU(®), which contained prospectively collected information on the type and severity of the injury, on critical care, and on outcome...
October 12, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040247/use-of-ondansetron-for-vomiting-after-head-trauma-does-it-mask-clinically-significant-traumatic-brain-injury
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Israel Green-Hopkins, Michael C Monuteaux, Lois Lee, Lise Nigrovic, Rebekah Mannix, Sara Schutzman
OBJECTIVES: We describe ondansetron use in children with head injury evaluated in pediatric emergency departments and its association with return visits and late diagnoses of intracranial injuries requiring intervention. METHODS: Children ages 6 months to 18 years discharged without neuroimaging from 35 pediatric emergency departments with a diagnosis of head injury from 2009 to 2013 were identified retrospectively from the Pediatric Health Information System. We evaluated the rates of ondansetron use during the study period and of the association of ondansetron treatment with the diagnosis of intracranial injury, skull fracture, and return visits within 72 hours requiring admission or operative intervention...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040201/don-t-call-me-crazy-delirium-occurs-outside-of-the-icu
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Anthony Cahill, Christopher Pearcy, Khalid Almahmoud, Vaidehi Agrawal, Usha Mani, Phillip Sladek, Michael S Truitt
INTRODUCTION: Delirium has been well studied among patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); however, data beyond the ICU is limited. The purpose of this study is to prospectively evaluate the incidence and associated risk factors for delirium in non-critical care areas (NCCA). METHODS: After IRB approval, a prospective cohort study was conducted at our urban Level I Trauma Center from December 2015 to February 2016. All patients admitted to the designated study area by a trauma surgeon were included...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035926/damage-control-surgery-current-state-and-future-directions
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Daniel Benz, Zsolt J Balogh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Damage control surgery (DCS) represents a staged surgical approach to the treatment of critically injured trauma patients. Originally described in the context of hepatic trauma and postinjury-induced coagulopathy, the indications for DCS have expanded to the management of extra abdominal trauma and to the management of nontraumatic acute abdominal emergencies. Despite being an accepted treatment algorithm, DCS is based on a limited evidence with current concerns of the variability in practice indications, rates and adverse outcomes in poorly selected patient cohorts...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035924/rotational-therapy-in-thoracic-injuries-what-is-the-evidence
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Philipp Störmann, Ingo Marzi, Sebastian Wutzler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the current use of continuous lateral rotational therapy (CLRT) in patients with thoracic injuries and its impact on clinical course, complications and outcome. RECENT FINDINGS: Patient positioning is a key factor in the treatment of severe thoracic injuries and CLRT, and intermittent supine and prone position are basic options. There is a lack of randomized controlled studies for trauma patients with chest injury undergoing kinetic therapy as standard of care...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035085/lung-microbiota-is-related-to-smoking-status-and-to-development-of-ards-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients
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Ariane R Panzer, Susan V Lynch, Chaz Langelier, Jason D Christie, Kathryn McCauley, Mary Nelson, Christopher K Cheung, Neal L Benowitz, Mitchell J Cohen, Carolyn S Calfee
RATIONALE: Cigarette smoking is associated with increased risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients following severe trauma; however, mechanisms underlying this association are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether cigarette smoking contributes to ARDS development following trauma by altering community composition of the lung microbiota Methods: We studied lung microbiota of mechanically ventilated patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) following severe blunt trauma using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing of endotracheal aspirate (ETA) samples obtained upon ICU admission (n=74) and at 48 hours post-admission (n=30)...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025454/an-audit-of-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi-in-a-busy-developing-world-trauma-service-exposes-a-significant-deficit-in-resources-available-to-manage-severe-tbi
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Ellen Jerome, Grant L Laing, John L Bruce, Ben Sartorius, Petra Brysiewicz, Damian L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects large numbers of patients, both adults and children, and significant resources are needed to manage it. OBJECTIVE: To determine the burden of TBI and the adequacy of available resources to manage in the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS). METHODS: All patients with a TBI were identified from the hybrid electronic medical registry at Grey's and Edendale hospitals in Pietermaritzburg (PMB), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa...
June 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024879/single-intervention-for-a-reduction-in-portable-chest-radiography-pcxr-in-cardiovascular-and-surgical-trauma-icus-and-associated-outcomes
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Joseph E Tonna, Kensaku Kawamoto, Angela P Presson, Chong Zhang, Mary C Mone, Robert E Glasgow, Richard G Barton, John R Hoidal, Yoshimi Anzai
PURPOSE: Studies suggest that "on-demand" radiography is equivalent to daily routine with regard to adverse events. In these studies, provider behavior is controlled. Pragmatic implementation has not been studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental, pre-post intervention study. Medical directors of two intervention ICUs requested pCXRs be ordered on an on-demand basis at one time point, without controlling or monitoring behavior or providing follow-up...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019796/monitoring-modalities-and-assessment-of-fluid-status-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-east
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David S Plurad, William Chiu, Ali S Raja, Samuel M Galvagno, Uzer Khan, Dennis Y Kim, Samuel A Tisherman, Jeremy Ward, Mark E Hamill, Vicki Bennett, Brian Williams, Bryce Robinson
BACKGROUND: Fluid administration in critically ill surgical patients must be closely monitored to avoid complications. Resuscitation guided by invasive methods are not consistently associated with improved outcomes. As such, there has been increased use of Focused Ultrasound and Arterial Pulse Waveform Analysis (APWA) to monitor and aid resuscitation. An assessment of these methods using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) framework is presented...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018173/a-pilot-study-of-surgical-telementoring-for-leg-fasciotomy
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Max Talbot, E J Harvey, G K Berry, R Reindl, H Tien, D J Stinner, G Slobogean
INTRODUCTION: Acute extremity compartment syndrome requires rapid decompression. In remote locations, distance, weather and logistics may delay the evacuation of patients with extremity trauma beyond the desired timeline for compartment release. The aim of this study was to establish the feasibility of performing telementored surgery for leg compartment release and to identify methodological issues relevant for future research. METHODS: Three anaethetists and one critical care physician were recruited as operators...
October 10, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993038/capnography-in-the-emergency-department-a-review-of-uses-waveforms-and-limitations
#18
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman, Michael A Vivirito
BACKGROUND: Capnography has many uses in the emergency department (ED) and critical care setting, most commonly cardiac arrest and procedural sedation. OBJECTIVE OF THE REVIEW: This review evaluates several indications concerning capnography beyond cardiac arrest and procedural sedation in the ED, as well as limitations and specific waveforms. DISCUSSION: Capnography includes the noninvasive measurement of CO2, providing information on ventilation, perfusion, and metabolism in intubated and spontaneously breathing patients...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989885/impact-of-severity-of-illness-on-the-function-of-the-hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal-axis-in-postmenopausal-women-with-acute-severe-illness-implications-for-predicting-disease-outcome
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Suresh Vaikkakara, Marella Neelima Raj, Alok Sachan, Alladi Mohan, Bhuma Vengamma, P V L N Srinivas Rao, Arun Mukka, Chiruvella Sravani, Amaresh P Reddy
BACKGROUND: While elevated levels of estradiol were predictive of mortality in critically ill surgical and trauma patients, their ability to predict outcome in nonsurgical patients has not been studied. We aimed to study the determinants of gonadotropin levels in acutely ill postmenopausal women with nonsurgical disease and the impact of changes in the gonadal axis on the outcome of these patients. METHODS: Thirty-five postmenopausal women admitted to medical intensive care with acute severe illness and having a Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS II score) ≥30 (in-hospital mortality rate ≥ 10%) were recruited...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979540/iatrogenic-forearm-compartment-syndrome
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Ahmed Elmorsy, James Nutt, Nick Taylor, Justin Kirk-Bayley, Sean Hughes
Limb compartment syndrome may be sequelae of trauma, but in the context of critical care blood sampling, arterial damage may have profound consequences. We describe a series of three cases and their progress and discuss guidelines for prevention of this potentially devastating occurrence in critically ill patients.
February 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
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