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polytrauma mortality

Penny S Reynolds, Bernard J Fisher, Jacquelyn McCarter, Christopher Sweeney, Erika J Martin, Paul Middleton, Matthew Ellenberg, Evan Fowler, Donald F Brophy, Alpha A Fowler, Bruce D Spiess, Ramesh Natarajan
BACKGROUND: Coagulopathy and inflammation induced by hemorrhagic shock and traumatic injury are associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Vitamin C (VitC) is an antioxidant with potential protective effects on the pro-inflammatory and pro-coagulant pathways. We hypothesized that high-dose VitC administered as a supplement to fluid resuscitation would attenuate inflammation, coagulation dysfunction, and end-organ tissue damage in a swine model of polytrauma and hemorrhage. METHODS: Male Sinclair swine (n = 24; mean body weight 27 kg) were anesthetized, intubated, mechanically ventilated, and instrumented for physiological monitoring...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Fred Zack, Horst Nizze, Verena Blaas, Anne Port, Andreas Büttner
A 49-year-old female sustained a polytrauma after being hit by a vehicle in a traffic accident. Following the incident, the woman had various surgical interventions and underwent intensive care over a 6-week period. Eight months later, she died after developing secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC). Autopsy revealed liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy due to SSC caused by the polytrauma and the subsequent intensive care. Prior to the accident, there was no evidence of a pre-existing liver or biliary system disease...
February 27, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
Juan C Mira, Dina C Nacionales, Tyler J Loftus, Ricardo Ungaro, Brittany Mathias, Alicia M Mohr, Lyle L Moldawer, Philip A Efron
Severe injury and shock remain major sources of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Immunologic dysregulation following trauma contributes to these poor outcomes. Few, if any, therapeutic interventions have benefited these patients, and this is due to our limited understanding of the host response to injury and shock. The Food and Drug Administration requires preclinical animal studies prior to any interventional trials in humans; thus, animal models of injury and shock will remain the mainstay for trauma research...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Christine M Leeper, Matthew D Neal, Timothy R Billiar, Jason L Sperry, Barbara A Gaines
BACKGROUND: Elevated INR is a marker of poor outcome but not necessarily bleeding or clinical coagulopathy in injured children. Conversely, children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) tend to be hypercoagulable based on rapid thromboelastography (rTEG) parameters. Many clinicians continue to utilize INR as a treatment target. METHODS: Prospective observational study of severely-injured children age<18 with rTEG on arrival and daily thereafter for up to 7 days...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Tigran Karamanukyan, Andrea Pakula, Maureen Martin, Ashwitha Francis, Ruby Skinner
Geriatric trauma has historically been associated with poor outcomes, particularly in the setting of severe polytrauma. Although geriatric trauma protocols are common, there are limited data on their impact in patients with high injury severity. In this study, we sought to investigate the impact of a geriatric injury protocol on outcomes in patients with severe trauma acuity. Ninety-eight geriatric patients (age ≥65) admitted to our trauma center with injury severity scores (ISS) ≥15 comprised the study cohort...
October 1, 2017: American Surgeon
V E Dubrov, A N Blazhenko, M L Mukhanov, E G Lysykh, A A Blazhenko
AIM: To objectify timing of DCS stages implementation in advanced age patients through lethal outcome risk assessment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 128 advanced age patients with polytrauma were enrolled. RESULTS: It was concluded that specialized prognosis scale for advanced age patients with polytrauma allowed to objectify the transition time between DCS stages that led to decrease of mortality by 10.6%.
2018: Khirurgiia
Thomas Haider, Elisabeth Simader, Philipp Hacker, Hendrik J Ankersmit, Thomas Heinz, Stefan Hajdu, Lukas L Negrin
BACKGROUND: We sought to evaluate the role of soluble ST2 (suppression of tumorigenicity) serum concentrations in polytraumatized patients and its potential role as biomarker for pulmonary complications. METHODS: We included severely injured patients (injury severity score≥16) admitted to our level I trauma center and analyzed serum samples obtained on the day of admission and on day 2. Furthermore, patients with isolated thoracic injury and healthy probands were included and served as control groups...
January 17, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Margaret Murphy, Kate Curtis, Mary K Lam, Cameron S Palmer, Jeremy Hsu, Andrea McCloughen
BACKGROUND: Simulation has been promoted as a platform for training trauma teams. However, it is not clear if this training has an impact on health service delivery and patient outcomes. This study evaluates the association between implementation of a simulation based multidisciplinary trauma team training program at a metropolitan trauma centre and subsequent patient outcomes. METHOD: This was a retrospective review of trauma registry data collected at an 850-bed Level 1 Adult Trauma Centre in Sydney, Australia...
January 8, 2018: Injury
B J D Tékpa, H C Diemer, P A Issa Mapouka, V Ndoma Ngatchokpo, B Gassima, M N Nali
The authors examined mortality during road traffic accidents (RTAs) to propose solutions for their prevention. This descriptive prospective study took place over a 12-month period (June 1, 2011, to May 30, 2012) and included all fatalities from RTAs brought to selected hospitals. These RTA fatalities were studied in the morgues and selected sites. An autopsy was conducted for each victim to clarify the cause of death. An injury severity score (ISS) was also calculated for each victim. The data were analyzed with Epi-Info 2008...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
Mihai Sandesc, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Anca Dinu, Marius Papurica, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Sonia Elena Popovici, Lavinia Melania Bratu, Tiberiu Bratu, Adrian Tudor Stan, Dorel Sandesc
Critically ill polytrauma patients have increased production of free radicals (FRs) and consequent alterations in biochemical pathways, as well as disruption of cellular integrity, due to increased lipid peroxidation. The aim of this study was to investigate several biomarkers associated with increased oxidative stress in critically ill polytrauma patients, and to evaluate the effect of antioxidant treatment on the clinical outcome in these patients. A total of 67 polytrauma patients from an intensive care unit met the selection criteria...
January 9, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Rob de Vries, Inge H F Reininga, Oliver Pieske, Rolf Lefering, Mostafa El Moumni, Klaus Wendt
BACKGROUND: Polytrauma patients nowadays tend to be older due to the growth of the elderly population and its improved mobility. The aim of this study was to compare demographics, injury patterns, injury mechanisms and outcomes between younger and older polytrauma patients. METHODS: Data from polytrauma (ISS≥16) patients between 2009 and 2014 were extracted from the Dutch trauma registry (DTR). Younger (Group A: ages 18-59) and older (Group B: ages ≥60) polytrauma patients were compared...
2018: PloS One
Alberto Aiolfi, Elizabeth Benjamin, Gustavo Recinos, Alejandro De Leon Castro, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: The effect of prehospital helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) on mortality has been analyzed previously in polytrauma patients with discordant results. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to compare outcomes in patients with isolated severe blunt traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) transported by HEMS or ground emergency medical services (GEMS). METHODS: We conducted a National Trauma Data Bank study (2007-2014). All adult patients (≥16 years old) who sustained an isolated severe blunt TBI and were transported by HEMS or GEMS were included in the study...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Tyler S Pidgeon, Joey P Johnson, Matthew E Deren, Andrew R Evans, Roman A Hayda
OBJECTIVES: While osteoporosis has been shown to be a contributing factor in low energy fractures in the elderly, limited data exists regarding the correlation of bone mineral density (BMD) and T-Scores to mortality and failure of fracture fixation. This study seeks to determine the relationship between femoral neck BMD in elderly patients with typical geriatric fractures and mortality and fracture fixation failure using Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients over the age of 65 who sustained fractures of the proximal humerus, distal radius, pelvic ring, acetabulum, hip, proximal tibia, and ankle who also underwent a CT scan that included an uninjured femoral neck were retrospectively reviewed...
February 2018: Injury
Heber B Sapan, Idrus Paturusi, Andi Asadul Islam, Irawan Yusuf, Ilhamjaya Patellongi, Muhammmad Nasrum Massi, Aryono D Pusponegoro, Syafrie K Arief, Ibrahim Labeda, Leo Rendy, Mochammad Hatta
PURPOSE: Host response to polytrauma occasionally has unpredictable outcomes. Immune response is a major factor influencing patient's outcome. This study evaluated the interaction of two main cytokines in immune response after major trauma, specifically interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-10 (IL-10). Plasma level of these cytokines is determined by mRNA expression of these cytokines genes which may decide the outcome of polytrauma patients. METHODS: This prospective multicenter trial held at four trauma centers enrolled 54 polytrauma patients [Injury Severity Score (ISS) ≥ 16]...
December 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
Darwin Tejera, Fernanda Varela, Daniela Acosta, Stephanie Figueroa, Sebastián Benencio, Cristina Verdaguer, Mauricio Bertullo, Federico Verga, Mario Cancela
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of acute kidney injury, its relationship to chronic kidney disease, and the factors associated with its incidence. METHODS: A cohort study and follow-up were conducted in an intensive care unit in Montevideo, Uruguay. We included patients admitted between November 2014 and October 2015 who were older than 15 years of age and who had at least two measurements of serum creatinine. We excluded patients who were hospitalized for less than 48 hours, patients who died at the time of hospitalization, and patients with chronic renal disease who were on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
Jessica Londoño, César Niño, James Díaz, Carlos Morales, Jimmy León, Elisa Bernal, Cesar Vargas, Leonardo Mejía, Carolina Hincapié, Johana Ascuntar, Alba León, Fabián Jaimes
BACKGROUND: lactate has shown utility in assessing the prognosis of patients admitted to the hospital with confirmed or suspected shock. Some findings of the physical examination might replace it as screening tool. We asked to determine the correlation and association between clinical perfusion parameters and lactate at the time of admission; the correlation between the change in clinical parameters and lactate clearance after 6 and 24 hours of resuscitation and; the association between clinical parameters, lactate and mortality...
December 4, 2017: Shock
Myftar Torba, Arben Gjata, Francesco Rulli, Ilir Kajo, Sotir Ceka, Tajar Asqeri
INTRODUCTION: Despite technological advancement, high grade pancreatic injuries following blunt abdominal trauma continues to remain a disease that is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates, particularly in cases of delayed diagnosis. The aim of this paper was the presentation of delayed diagnosis and treatment peculiarities of high grade pancreatic trauma and a review of literature. CASE REPORT: A 55-years old man, involved in motor vehicle crashes, was referred to our level I trauma center...
November 29, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Andrea Wolf, Kristine E Mulier, Sydne L Muratore, Gregory J Beilman
OBJECTIVE: Treatment with a combination of D-β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and melatonin (M) improves survival in hemorrhagic shock models. Our objective was to find the most effective melatonin concentration in combination with 4 molar BHB (4 M BHB). Survival and markers of organ injury were analyzed in pigs exposed to pulmonary contusion, liver crush injury, and hemorrhagic shock and treated with lactated Ringer's solution; 4 M BHB/43 mM M; 4 M BHB/20 mM M; 4 M BHB/10 mM M; 4 M BHB/4...
November 29, 2017: BMC Research Notes
Philippe Joly, John C Marshall, Philippe A Tessier, Chantal Massé, Nathalie Page, Anne Julie Frenette, François Khazoom, Soazig Le Guillan, Yves Berthiaume, Emmanuel Charbonney
BACKGROUND: Following tissue injury after trauma, the activation of innate immune pathways results in systemic inflammation, organ failure and an increased risk of infections. The objective of this study was to characterize the kinetics of the S100A8/S100A9 complex, a new-recognized alarmin, as well as its soluble receptor sRAGE, over time after trauma as potential early biomarkers of the risk of organ damage. METHODS: We collected comprehensive data from consenting patients admitted to an ICU following severe trauma...
November 25, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Rebecca Halbgebauer, Christian K Braun, Stephanie Denk, Benjamin Mayer, Paolo Cinelli, Peter Radermacher, Guido A Wanner, Hans-Peter Simmen, Florian Gebhard, Daniel Rittirsch, Markus Huber-Lang
Polytrauma (PT) is frequently associated with hemorrhagic shock (HS), which increases morbidity and mortality. Although various aspects of HS have been addressed in PT patients, the impact of an additional HS is largely unknown regarding the development of multiple organ dysfunction associated with disturbed glycocalyx and barrier function early after trauma. A prospective, longitudinal, mono-centered, observational study enrolling severely injured patients (Injury Severity Score, ISS=38.1±2.6) served for an in-depth analysis of blood (drawn on days 0, 1, 2, 3 and 5) and clinical data (up to 21days) of 30 patients who were then stratified into PT with and without HS...
April 2018: Journal of Critical Care
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