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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343797/early-brain-edema-is-a-predictor-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Brian Tucker, Jill Aston, Megan Dines, Elena Caraman, Marianne Yacyshyn, Mary McCarthy, James E Olson
BACKGROUND: Identifying patients who may progress to a poor clinical outcome will encourage earlier appropriate therapeutic interventions. Brain edema may contribute to secondary injury in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and thus, may be a useful prognostic indicator. OBJECTIVE: We determined whether the presence of brain edema on the initial computed tomography (CT) scan of TBI patients would predict poor in-hospital outcome. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all trauma patients with nonpenetrating head trauma at a Level I Trauma Center...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343028/epidemiology-of-penetrating-injuries-in-the-united-kingdom-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
G Whittaker, J Norton, J Densley, D Bew
INTRODUCTION: Penetrating injuries account for a significant number of deaths in the United Kingdom (UK) annually. Numerous articles have examined the epidemiology of penetrating trauma in various areas of the UK. This article aimed to systematically review the current literature and evaluate the incidence and mortality of penetrating injury according to region in the UK. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using MEDLINE(®) (1946 to June 2016), EMBASE(®) (1974 to June 2016), and PsycINFO(®) (1806 to June 2016) databases...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342925/epidemiology-and-characteristics-of-neurosurgical-conditions-at-mbarara-regional-referral-hospital
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Jihad Abdelgadir, Emily R Smith, Maria Punchak, Joao Ricardo Vissoci, Catherine Staton, Alex Muhindo, David Kitya, Lawrence P Park, Michael M Haglund
BACKGROUND: The unmet surgical need, specifically neurosurgical need, in Uganda is significant, yet only two public hospitals currently perform neurosurgery in the country. This study examines the epidemiology and outcomes of neurosurgical conditions presenting to one of 12 regional referral hospitals in Uganda, in an effort to understand the neurosurgical needs of this population. METHODS: The study was conducted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH), in southwestern Uganda...
March 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326453/violent-trauma-recidivism-does-all-violence-escalate
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R M Nygaard, A P Marek, S R Daly, J M Van Camp
PURPOSE: Rates of trauma patients presenting with history of prior trauma range from 25 to 44%. Outcomes involving recidivists in the setting of intentional trauma, especially penetrating trauma, are conflicting. We hypothesized that if violence does escalate with successive incidence, then injuries due to successive violence should escalate or become increasingly severe with successive admissions. METHODS: The trauma registry from an urban level I adult and pediatric trauma center was queried for injuries due to blunt assault, stabbing, and firearm injury...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319531/examination-of-the-life-expectancy-of-patients-with-burns-over-20-of-their-total-body-surface-area-in-comparison-to-the-rest-of-the-population
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Weissman Oren, Wagman Yonathan, Givon Adi, Radomislensky Irina, Peleg Kobi, Stavrou Demetris, Haik Josef, Tessone Ariel
Patients with extensive burn injuries suffer from multisystem trauma, which affects their medical, psychological, and social well-being for many years. Monitoring those patients has revealed changes in the endocrine, cardiac, and respiratory systems years after the injury. Our study tries to examine whether changes manifest as a higher risk of death during their lifespan, compared with the general population. Data from the years 1998 to 2013 regarding two groups of patients was obtained from a national trauma registry: one group had suffered burns over 20% of their TBSA and survived the hospitalization period and the second group was a control group of patients admitted with minimal trauma (Injury Severity Score = 1-minor injury to a single body region)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315803/cranioplasty-complications-and-costs-a-national-population-level-analysis-using-the-marketscan-longitudinal-database
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Amy Li, Tej Deepak Azad, Anand Veeravagu, Inderpreet Bhatti, Chao Long, John K Ratliff, Gordon Li
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cranioplasty complications and costs at a population level using a longitudinal national claims database. METHODS: We identified cranioplasty patients between 2007-2014 in the MarketScan national database. We evaluated age, autograft usage, cranioplasty size, and cranioplasty timing on postoperative outcomes. We further analyzed associated costs. A subset analysis of adult cranioplasty patients with emergent indications, including stroke and trauma, was also performed...
March 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301395/increased-anatomic-severity-in-appendicitis-is-associated-with-outcomes-in-a-south-african-population
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Matthew C Hernandez, Victor Y Kong, Johnathon M Aho, John L Bruce, Stephanie F Polites, Grant L Laing, Martin D Zielinski, Damian L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Severity of emergency general surgery diseases (EGS) has not been standardized until recently. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) proposed an anatomic severity grading system for EGS diseases to facilitate communication and quality comparisons between providers and hospitals. Previous work has demonstrated validity of the system for appendicitis in the United States. In order to demonstrate generalizability, we aim to externally validate this grading system in South African patients with appendicitis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295746/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-the-perinatal-period-pptsd-a-concept-analysis
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REVIEW
Julie Vignato, Jane M Georges, Ruth A Bush, Cynthia D Connelly
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To report an analysis of the concept of perinatal posttraumatic stress disorder (PPTSD). BACKGROUND: Prevalence of PPTSD is rising in the United States, with 9% of the U.S. perinatal population diagnosed with the disorder and an additional 18% being at risk for the condition. Left untreated, adverse maternal-child outcomes result in increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. DESIGN: Concept analysis via Walker and Avant's approach...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289356/management-of-burns-in-the-elderly
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G S Abu-Sittah, F M Chahine, H Janom
Burns are one of the most devastating forms of trauma worldwide. While geriatric burns are uncommon in the developing world - accounting for less than 5% of burns in South Asian and Middle Eastern countries - they account for almost 20% of burns in economically developed countries such as the USA. The elderly population in general is at higher risk for burn injury, moreover mortality rate, as well as severity of complications, is more pronounced in this group of patients. A review of the literature was conducted to evaluate risk factors as well as pathophysiological and immunological conditions that affect response to burn injury in the elderly population...
December 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281427/trends-in-admissions-morbidity-and-outcomes-at-red-cross-war-memorial-children-s-hospital-cape-town-2004-2013
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Y Isaacs-Long, L Myer, H J Zar
BACKGROUND: Routinely collected patient information has the potential to yield valuable information about health systems and population health, but there have been few comprehensive analyses of paediatric admissions at South African (SA) hospitals. OBJECTIVES: To investigate trends in hospitalisation and outcomes at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH), a major referral hospital for children in the Western Cape and SA. Methods. Using routinely collected observational health data from the hospital informatics system, we investigated admissions between 2004 and 2013...
February 27, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277467/high-energy-pediatric-scapula-fractures-and-their-associated-injuries
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Steven F Shannon, Nicholas M Hernandez, Stephen A Sems, Annalise N Larson, Todd A Milbrandt
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate pediatric scapula fractures occurring in high-energy motorized vehicle accidents and their associated injury patterns in a pediatric patient population. METHODS: One thousand nine hundred sixty-eight pediatric patients who presented after either on-road or off-road motorized vehicle accidents between 1996 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Thirty-eight patients were found to have scapula fractures and the remaining 1930 were identified as controls...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272111/disability-risk-in-pediatric-motor-vehicle-crash-occupants
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Andrea N Doud, Samantha L Schoell, Ashley A Weaver, Jennifer W Talton, Ryan T Barnard, John K Petty, Joel D Stitzel
BACKGROUND: Mortality rates among children in motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are typically low, however non-fatal injuries can vary in severity by imposing differing levels of short- and long-term disability. To better discriminate the severity of non-fatal MVC-injuries, a pediatric-specific disability risk (DR) metric was created. METHODS: The National Automotive Sampling System (NASS-CDS) 2000-2011 was used to define the top 95% most common Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) 2+ injuries among pediatric MVC occupants...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266943/traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-netherlands-trends-in-emergency-department-visits-hospitalization-and-mortality-between-1998-and-2012
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Crispijn L Van den Brand, Lennard B Karger, Susanne T M Nijman, Myriam G M Hunink, Peter Patka, Korné Jellema
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The effects of epidemiological changes such as ageing of the population and increased traffic safety on the incidence of TBI are unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate trends in TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalization and mortality in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2012. DESIGN: This was a retrospective observational, longitudinal study...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264496/the-role-of-mindfulness-in-reducing-the-adverse-effects-of-childhood-stress-and-trauma
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REVIEW
Robin Ortiz, Erica M Sibinga
Research suggests that many children are exposed to adverse experiences in childhood. Such adverse childhood exposures may result in stress and trauma, which are associated with increased morbidity and mortality into adulthood. In general populations and trauma-exposed adults, mindfulness interventions have demonstrated reduced depression and anxiety, reduced trauma-related symptoms, enhanced coping and mood, and improved quality of life. Studies in children and youth also demonstrate that mindfulness interventions improve mental, behavioral, and physical outcomes...
February 28, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263858/predicting-mortality-and-independence-at-discharge-in-the-aging-traumatic-brain-injury-population-using-data-available-at-admission
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Preston R Miller, Michael C Chang, J Jason Hoth, Amy N Hildreth, Stacey Q Wolfe, Jessica L Gross, R Shayn Martin, Jeffrey E Carter, J Wayne Meredith, Ralph D'Agostino
INTRODUCTION: Aging worsens outcome in traumatic brain injury (TBI), but available studies may not provide accurate outcome predictions due to confounding associated injuries. Our goal was to develop a predictive tool using variables available at admission to predict outcome related to severity of brain injury in aging patients. METHODS: Characteristics and outcomes of blunt trauma patients with isolated TBI of ages ≥ 50 in National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) were evaluated...
January 31, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262283/demand-for-specialised-training-for-the-obese-trauma-patient-national-atls-expert-group-survey-results
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Philip H Pucher, Lulu Tanno, Kalon Hewage, N Mark Bagnall
BACKGROUND: The growing incidence of obesity in Western populations continues to place new stressors on health systems. Obese trauma patients present particular challenges across the entirety of the patient care pathway, and are at risk of higher lengths of stay, morbidity, and mortality. This study sought to assess a national group of trauma experts' opinions and knowledge regarding the management of obese trauma. METHODS: A questionnaire was circulated to a trauma training providers and national steering committee members at a UK national Advance Trauma Life Support meeting...
February 24, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258372/fracture-burden-what-two-and-a-half-decades-of-dubbo-osteoporosis-epidemiology-study-data-reveal-about-clinical-outcomes-of-osteoporosis
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REVIEW
Jacqueline R Center
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: This review aims to highlight important clinical findings from the over 25 year-long Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study particularly focusing on outcomes post fracture. RECENT FINDINGS: Every low trauma fracture in the elderly is associated with an increased risk of a subsequent fracture, with a higher risk in men than women. All major or proximal fractures and even minor fractures in the very elderly or minor fractures that are then followed by re-fracture are associated with premature mortality, greatest in the first 5 years post fracture...
March 3, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257391/evaluation-of-guidelines-for-injured-children-at-high-risk-for-vte-a-prospective-observational-study
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Rachel M Landisch, Sheila J Hanson, Laura D Cassidy, Kristin Braun, Rowena C Punzalan, David M Gourlay
BACKGROUND: Pharmacologic prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a widely accepted practice in adult trauma patients to prevent associated morbidity and mortality. However, VTE prophylaxis has not been standardized in injured pediatric patients. Our institution identified factors potentially associated with a high risk of VTE in critically injured children that led to prospective implementation of VTE prophylaxis guidelines. We hypothesize the guidelines are accurate in predicting children at risk for VTE...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243007/analysis-of-patients-%C3%A2-65-with-predominant-cervical-spine-fractures-issues-of-disposition-and-dysphagia
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Lisa M Poole, Phong Le, Rachel M Drake, Stephen D Helmer, James M Haan
BACKGROUND: Cervical spine fractures occur in 2.6% to 4.7% of trauma patients aged 65 years or older. Mortality rates in this population ranges from 19% to 24%. A few studies have specifically looked at dysphagia in elderly patients with cervical spine injury. AIMS: The aim of this study is to evaluate dysphagia, disposition, and mortality in elderly patients with cervical spine injury. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Retrospective review at an the American College of Surgeons-verified level 1 trauma center...
January 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241880/development-of-the-major-trauma-case-review-tool
#20
Kate Curtis, Rebecca Mitchell, Amy McCarthy, Kellie Wilson, Connie Van, Belinda Kennedy, Gary Tall, Andrew Holland, Kim Foster, Stuart Dickinson, Henry T Stelfox
BACKGROUND: As many as half of all patients with major traumatic injuries do not receive the recommended care, with variance in preventable mortality reported across the globe. This variance highlights the need for a comprehensive process for monitoring and reviewing patient care, central to which is a consistent peer-review process that includes trauma system safety and human factors. There is no published, evidence-informed standardised tool that considers these factors for use in adult or paediatric trauma case peer-review...
February 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
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