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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314903/diatoms-in-drowning-cases-in-forensic-veterinary-context-a-preliminary-study
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Nadia Fucci, Carlo P Campobasso, L Mastrogiuseppe, C Puccinelli, S Marcheggiani, L Mancini, L Marino, V L Pascali
In this preliminary study, a digestive method used in forensic context to extract diatoms has been applied in organs taken from ten wildlife animals belonging three species of mammals (a deer, a roe and five otters) and one species of birds (two magpies). Only four carcasses were recovered from aquatic environments (bath trough for animals, bathtub irrigation, river) and only in three cases out of ten that the cause of death was ruled out as drowning. In seven cases, the death was due to other causes: gunshot injuries for one otter, blunt trauma for a magpie, and traumatic injuries followed by motor vehicle collision in other four otters and a roe...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258447/time-to-ct-and-surgery-for-hpb-trauma-in-scotland-prior-to-the-introduction-of-major-trauma-centres
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P S McKechnie, D A Kerslake, R W Parks
AIMS: To assess the time taken to CT and emergency surgery for trauma patients with an injury to liver, spleen or pancreas prior to the introduction of major trauma centres (MTCs) in Scotland. METHODS: A search was performed of the Scottish Trauma Audit Group database for any patient with relevant injuries over a 2-year period. Primary outcome measures were time to CT and emergency surgery. Patient demographics were also recorded. RESULTS: A total of 211 patients were identified of whom 23 had more than one organ affected...
March 3, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256499/portal-venous-thrombosis-developing-after-torsion-of-a-wandering-spleen
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Ö Yilmaz, R Kiziltan, N Almali, A Aras
Torsion of a wandering spleen is a rare disease. The symptoms and signs of this condition are only present when the splenic pedicle torts. The etiological factors are the congenital absence of the ligaments that hold the spleen in its normal anatomic position, or the relaxation of these ligaments resulting from conditions like trauma and abdominal surgery. We aimed to present a rare case with torsion of wandering spleen that consequently developed thrombosis of portal vein and its branches, taking into consideration the relevant literature...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248123/-snowball-fight-an-unusual-cause-of-spleen-injury
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Jana Bušková, Monika Justýna Poláčková, Zdeněk Pavlovský
Our case describes an innocuous snowball fight arising into a life-threatening condition. Patient with progressive left-sided abdominal pain was brought by ambulance to the hospital. According to history he was not aware of any trauma, just a snowball fight with his wife 5 days ago. Clinical examination finding was: hint of peritoneal irritation, Kehr´s sign and left-subchondrium palpation pain. The spleen trauma suspicion was high. After clinical examination an ultrasound examination was performed, revealing inhomogeneous structure of the spleen surrounded by hypoechoic collection and free fluid in the pelvic area...
2017: Soudní Lékarství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240038/atraumatic-splenic-rupture-as-a-complication-of-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-pancreatitis-an-unusual-disease
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Elena Moya Sánchez, Antonio Medina Benítez
We report the case of a patient with acute exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis and he suffered an atraumatic splenic rupture. Splenic rupture not associated with trauma is a rare entity that can occurs in normal spleen (spontaneous) or damaged spleen (pathological). This entity may be associated with local inflammatory processes, such as pancreatitis. Ultrasound is a non-invasive technique which is used in unstable patients. CT is useful for making a diagnosis of extension in patients with hemodynamic stability...
February 27, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207376/hookworm-infection-in-south-american-fur-seal-arctocephalus-australis-pups
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M Seguel, F Muñoz, M J Navarrete, E Paredes, E Howerth, N Gottdenker
Tissues of South American fur seal pups naturally infected with hookworms ( Uncinaria sp) were examined. Hookworm infection was found in nearly all pups examined (132/140, 94%), and hookworm enteritis with secondary bacteremia was considered the cause of death in 46 (35%) pups. Common findings in these pups included severe hemorrhagic enteritis and numerous (mean intensity = 761.8) hookworms in the jejunum. Hookworms were recovered from the abdominal cavity in 12 of 55 pups (22%) examined through peritoneal wash; these pups had an average of 1343...
March 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184357/delayed-splenic-rupture-normal-appearing-spleen-on-the-initial-multidetector-computed-tomography-mdct-can-sometimes-be-misleading
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Alireza Hamidian Jahromi, Matias Migliaro, Melisa Romano, Guillermo Sangster
INTRODUCTION: Delayed splenic rupture (DSR) is an unusual outcome following blunt abdominal trauma. Although DSR is defined as bleeding more than 48 hours after blunt trauma in a previously hemodynamically stable patient, a review of the reported cases in the literature shows that in almost all of the cases the initial CT imaging revealed some form of damage to the spleen. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we describe an extremely rare condition in a case that presented with a DSR following blunt trauma and had a normal appearing spleen in the initial post trauma MDCT scan...
November 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162908/does-bacterial-translocation-influence-the-postoperative-infections-in-splenectomized-patients-after-abdominal-trauma
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Mario Schietroma, Beatrice Pessia, Sara Colozzi, Francesco Carlei, Gianfranco Amicucci
BACKGROUND: Some studies suggested that after abdominal trauma, postoperative infections are associated with bacterial translocation, whereas others have not replicated these findings. We have assessed the bacterial translocation and postoperative infections in patients undergoing splenectomy after abdominal trauma, using a very homogeneous study population. METHODS: We consecutively studied, in a prospective observational clinical study, 125 patients who required urgent surgical treatment (splenectomy) following blunt abdominal trauma...
February 2, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130582/does-coronal-oblique-length-of-spleen-on-ct-reflect-splenic-index
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Venkatraman Indiran, Naorem Vinod Singh, T Ramachandra Prasad, Prabakaran Maduraimuthu
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Splenic dimension of >12 cm on coronal plane on ultrasound is considered to represent splenomegaly. We sought to estimate the accuracy of similar coronal oblique length of spleen on CT in identifying splenomegaly by comparing it with CT splenic index. We also sought to establish the splenic width, craniocaudal dimension (CC), thickness, and coronal oblique length in both normal and splenomegaly groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 319 consecutive patients undergoing CT abdomen were included in the study and measurements of width (W), CC, thickness (T), and coronal oblique length (L) made...
January 27, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124001/conservative-and-surgical-management-of-pancreatic-trauma-in-adult-patients
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Benjamin Menahem, Chetana Lim, Eylon Lahat, Chady Salloum, Michael Osseis, Laurence Lacaze, Philippe Compagnon, Gerard Pascal, Daniel Azoulay
BACKGROUND: The management of pancreatic trauma is complex. The aim of this study was to report our experience in the management of pancreatic trauma. METHODS: All patients hospitalized between 2005 and 2013 for pancreatic trauma were included. Traumatic injuries of the pancreas were classified according to the American Association for Surgery of Trauma (AAST) in five grades. Mortality and morbidity were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 30 patients were analyzed (mean age: 38±17 years)...
December 2016: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119438/atraumatic-splenic-rupture-secondary-to-epstein-barr-virus-infection
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Jessica Barnwell, Paramjeet Singh Deol
We present a case report of atraumatic splenic rupture secondary to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. A woman aged 36 years presented to a London teaching hospital's Accident and Emergency department with severe abdominal pain following a 6-day history of diarrhoea and vomiting, which had been under review by her GP. A CT scan demonstrated free intraperitoneal fluid and abnormal appearance of her spleen. Blood tests demonstrated EBV infection with positive serology and leucocytosis. She underwent a laparoscopic washout, which confirmed a subcapsular splenic haematoma that was initially managed conservatively...
January 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114167/leptin-protects-against-mortality-and-organ-dysfunction-in-a-two-hit-trauma-sepsis-model-and-is-il-6-dependent
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Lukas Leopold Negrin, Andreas Jahn, Martijn van Griensven
INTRODUCTION: Leptin is thought to play an important role in the regulation of the immune system. In patients, leptin is inversely proportional to interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels. Thus, the objective of our study was to evaluate a dose-dependent therapeutic impact of leptin with possible IL-6-dependency on immune actions and outcome in a trauma/sepsis model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-nine wild-type and 63 IL-6 mice were subdivided into three groups: trauma/sepsis group (first hit: femur fracture and hemorrhage; second hit: cecal ligation and puncture 2 days later), trauma group (first hit and laparotomy), sham group (laparotomy only)...
January 20, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099382/failure-of-nonoperative-management-of-pediatric-blunt-liver-and-spleen-injuries-a-prospective-arizona-texas-oklahoma-memphis-arkansas-consortium-study
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Maria E Linnaus, Crystal S Langlais, Nilda M Garcia, Adam C Alder, James W Eubanks, R Todd Maxson, Robert W Letton, Todd A Ponsky, Shawn D St Peter, Charles Leys, Amina Bhatia, Daniel J Ostlie, David W Tuggle, Karla A Lawson, Alexander R Raines, David M Notrica
BACKGROUND: Nonoperative management (NOM) is standard of care for most pediatric blunt liver and spleen injuries (BLSI); only 5% of patients fail NOM in retrospective reports. No prospective studies examine failure of NOM of BLSI in children. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and clinical characteristics of failure of NOM in pediatric BLSI patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted on patients 18 years or younger presenting to any of 10 Level I pediatric trauma centers April 2013 and January 2016 with BLSI on computed tomography...
April 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062700/intravital-imaging-of-neutrophil-recruitment-reveals-the-efficacy-of-fpr1-blockade-in-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Masaki Honda, Takayuki Takeichi, Shintaro Hashimoto, Daiki Yoshii, Kaori Isono, Shintaro Hayashida, Yuki Ohya, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Yasuhiko Sugawara, Yukihiro Inomata
Neutrophils are considered responsible for the pathophysiological changes resulting from hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, which is a complication of trauma, shock, liver resection, and transplantation. Recently, evidence is accumulating that formyl-peptide receptor (FPR) signaling constitutes an important danger signal that guides neutrophils to sites of inflammation. This study aimed to investigate dynamic neutrophil recruitment using two-photon laser-scanning microscopy (TPLSM) in response to FPR1 blockade during hepatic I/R...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043928/outcome-of-children-with-blunt-liver-or-spleen-injuries-experience-from-a-single-institution-in-korea
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Ki Hoon Kim, Jin Soo Kim, Woon-Won Kim
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate the demographics, injury pattern, and treatment outcomes among children hospitalized for the management of blunt liver and spleen injury at a single institution in Korea, and to document trends in treatment strategies of children with blunt torso trauma. METHODS: Children (<20 years) with blunt liver and spleen injuries, hospitalized at our center between May 2010 and February 2016, were included in the present study...
February 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034773/randomized-clinical-trial-of-ligasure%C3%A2-versus-conventional-splenectomy-for-injured-spleen-in-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Vejdan Seyyed Amirkazem, Khosravi Malihe
BACKGROUND: Spleen is the most common organ damaged in cases of blunt abdominal trauma and splenectomy and splenorrhaphy are the main surgical procedures that are used in surgical treatment of such cases. In routine open splenectomy cases, after laparotomy, application of sutures in splenic vasculature is the most widely used procedure to cease the bleeding. This clinical trial evaluates the role and benefits of the Ligasure™ system in traumatic splenectomy without using any suture materials and compares the result with conventional method of splenectomy...
February 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994332/thoracotomy-for-traumatic-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Zhang Fangbiao, Zheng Chunhui, Zhao Chun, Shi Hongcan, Zhang Xiangyan, Tu Shaosong
The aim of this retrospective study is to review our experience in the diagnosis and role of thoracotomy for traumatic diaphragmatic hernia (TDH). Between January 2008 and June 2014, 23 patients from Yangzhou Medical College (Yangzhou China) and Lishui Center Hospital (Lishui China), who underwent thoracotomy for TDH, were analyzed. The clinical features, imaging findings, operative findings, and outcome of treatment in these patients are presented. There were 23 patients (18 males and 5 females) who underwent surgical procedures due to TDH...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992751/blunt-abdominal-trauma-from-motor-vehicle-collisions-from-2007-to-2011-renal-injury-probability-and-severity-in-children-versus-adults
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Michael P Kurtz, Jairam R Eswara, Joel M Vetter, Caleb P Nelson, Steven B Brandes
PURPOSE: There are sparse data directly comparing the probability of renal injury in children and adults. The kidney of the child is believed to be more susceptible to blunt injury for a variety of anatomical reasons. In a large cohort we tested the hypothesis that the pediatric kidney is more susceptible to any renal injury and to higher grade injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We queried the NTDB® (National Trauma Data Bank®) on all hospital admissions following motor vehicle collisions in a pediatric population (age less than 21 years) and a referent adult population (age 30 to 50 years)...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942848/thromboembolic-prophylaxis-with-heparin-in-patients-with-blunt-solid-organ-injuries-undergoing-non-operative-treatment
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Tatsiana Khatsilouskaya, Tobias Haltmeier, Marionna Cathomas, Barbara Eberle, Daniel Candinas, Beat Schnüriger
BACKGROUND: Patients with blunt solid organ injuries (SOI) are at risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), and VTE prophylaxis is crucial. However, little is known about the safety of early prophylactic administration of heparin in these patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective study including adult trauma patients with SOI (liver, spleen, kidney) undergoing non-operative management (NOM) from 01/01/2009 to 31/12/2014. Three groups were distinguished: prophylactic heparin (low molecular weight heparin or low-dose unfractionated heparin) ≤72 h after admission ('early heparin group'), >72 h after admission ('late heparin group'), and no heparin ('no heparin group')...
December 9, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942784/-introduction-of-prehospital-emergency-ultrasound-into-an-emergency-medical-service-area
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C Weilbach, A Kobiella, N Rahe-Meyer, K Johanning
BACKGROUND: Emergency ultrasound as part of the provision of emergency medical services using mobile devices offers great benefits regarding to some important questions related to the management of critically ill and injured patients in the prehospital situation where diagnostic resources are limited. The aim of this study is to determine whether the comprehensive introduction of prehospital emergency ultrasound examinations into a German Emergency Medical Services ("rescue services") area is both feasible and beneficial for patients...
January 2017: Der Anaesthesist
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