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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549528/the-penalty-points-system-in-ireland-does-it-remain-effective-14-years-on
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C Downey, M Donnelly
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the leading cause of trauma related mortality in Ireland. The penalty points system (PPS) was introduced in Ireland in 2002 to incentivise safer driving and reduce injury. Its early effect was studied previously(1) which concluded that there was a slight reduction in RTA related femoral shaft fractures (a sensitive indicator of high energy trauma) and a dramatic reduction in RTA related discharges. We hypothesized that over the following 14 years, the penalty points system might lose its effectiveness...
May 23, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547122/trauma-and-bmi-mortality
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REVIEW
Tejal S Brahmbhatt, Michael Hernon, Charles Jeffrey Siegert, Leneé Plauché, Lorrie S Young, Peter Burke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity has been recognized as an impactful comorbid condition. It has been demonstrated to be an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality following trauma. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple studies and reviews have strongly suggested obesity to be associated with increased risk for post-injury morbidity and mortality. As obesity is associated with a pro-inflammatory state, it has been suggested to negatively affect the respiratory, cardiovascular, coagulation, and renal systems and the ability and manner in which an obese patient heals...
May 25, 2017: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541860/thoracic-trauma-in-the-oldest-of-the-old-an-analysis-of-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample
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Caleb J Mentzer, Nathaniel J Walsh, Asif Talukder, Zachary Klaassen, Ryan Leibrandt, Colville H Ferdinand, Keith F O'Malley
Thoracic trauma (TT) has the second highest mortality rate in the geriatric population. These injuries cause significant morbidity in elderly patients. Little has been done to describe the demographics and mortality of specific injuries in these patients. ICD-9 codes corresponding with thoracic trauma for patients aged >80 years were extracted from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database from 2000 to 2010. Characteristics including gender, race, Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI), length of stay (LOS), and in-hospital mortality (IHM) were analyzed...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541850/repeat-head-ct-not-necessary-for-patients-with-a-negative-initial-head-ct-on-anticoagulation-or-antiplatelet-therapy-suffering-low-altitude-falls
#4
Zachary M Bauman, John M Ruggero, Sunny Squindo, Chris McEachin, Michelle Jaskot, Will Ngo, Scott Barnes, Peter P Lopez
Anticoagulation and antiplatelet (ACAP) medications are increasingly prescribed to patients at high risk for falls. Many trauma centers have developed protocols for obtaining repeat head CT (HCT) for patients with low-altitude falls on ACAP therapy. We assess the need for routine scheduled repeat HCT in this population. Prospective, observational analysis of all low-altitude fall (<6 feet) patients on ACAP therapy evaluated at a Level II trauma center. All low-altitude fall patients with visible or suspected head trauma received an initial HCT...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538650/consequences-of-pediatric-undertriage-and-overtriage-in-a-statewide-trauma-system
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Hilary A Hewes, Mathew Christensen, Peter P Taillac, N Clay Mann, Kammy K Jacobsen, Stephen J Fenton
BACKGROUND: With increasing attention to the quality of health care delivery, evaluating trauma triage decisions in a large system of emergency care can help decision makers reduce mortality, morbidity, unnecessary transfers, and healthcare costs. OBJECTIVES: To quantify the magnitude of pediatric traumatic injury undertriage (hospital mortality risk) and overtriage (early trauma center discharge after transfer) in a statewide trauma system. METHODS: A statewide population-based evaluation of pediatric trauma outcomes and secondary triage (interfacility transfers) patterns from 2001-2013 among 45 hospitals in Utah's statewide trauma system...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538645/increased-mortality-in-trauma-patients-who-develop-post-intubation-hypotension
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Robert S Green, Michael B Butler, Mete Erdogan
BACKGROUND: Post-intubation hypotension (PIH) is common and associated with poor outcomes in critically ill patient populations requiring emergency endotracheal intubation (ETI). The importance of PIH in the trauma population remains unclear. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of PIH in trauma patients and assess the association of PIH with patient outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective case series of adult (≥16 years) patients who were intubated on arrival at a tertiary trauma center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada between 2000 and 2015...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538625/a-metric-of-our-own-failure-to-rescue-after-trauma
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Daniel N Holena, Elinore J Kaufman, M Kit Delgado, Douglas J Wiebe, Brendan G Carr, Jason D Christie, Patrick M Reilly
BACKGROUND: Failure to rescue (FTR) is defined as death after an adverse event. The original metric was derived in elective surgical populations and reclassifies deaths not preceded by recorded adverse events as FTR cases under the assumption these deaths resulted from missed adverse events. This approach lacks face validity in trauma because patients often die without adverse events as a direct result of injury. Another common approach simply excludes deaths without recorded adverse events, but this approach reduces the reliability of the FTR metric...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537938/should-all-massively-transfused-patients-be-treated-equally-an-analysis-of-massive-transfusion-ratios-in-the-nontrauma-setting
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Eric W Etchill, Sara P Myers, Lauren M McDaniel, Matthew R Rosengart, Jay S Raval, Darrell J Triulzi, Andrew B Peitzman, Jason L Sperry, Matthew D Neal
OBJECTIVES: Although balanced resuscitation has become integrated into massive transfusion practice, there is a paucity of evidence supporting the delivery of high ratios of plasma and platelet to RBCs in the nontrauma setting. This study investigated the administration of blood component ratios in the massively transfused nontrauma demographic. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a prospective, observational cohort of massively bleeding patients. SETTING: Surgical and critically ill patients at a tertiary medical center between 2011 and 2015...
May 23, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537784/the-dangerousness-of-mountain-recreation-a-quantitative-overview-of-fatal-and-non-fatal-accidents-in-france
#9
Bastien Soulé, Brice Lefèvre, Eric Boutroy
In France, there is a growing enthusiasm for outdoor sports and recreation. In the meantime, the risk of both severe and frequent injury associated with active pursuits in mountain areas is acknowledged. This paper tackles accidents related to mountain sports, with a focus on three critical activities: hiking, mountaineering and ski touring. The aim consists of estimating the actual number of accidents (whether they entailed deaths or injuries) in the three above-mentioned activities. In order to align the information collected, then provide estimations based on the reasoned crossing of these secondary data, we consulted and summarised all the databases available on the French territory...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529983/role-of-leukoreduction-of-packed-red-blood-cell-units-in-trauma-patients-a-review
#10
Young Kim, Brent T Xia, Alex L Chang, Timothy A Pritts
Hemorrhagic shock is a leading cause of mortality within the trauma population, and blood transfusion is the standard of care. Leukoreduction filters remove donor leukocytes prior to transfusion of blood products. While the benefits of leukocyte depletion are well documented in scientific literature, these benefits do not translate directly to the clinical setting. This review summarizes current research regarding leukoreduction in the clinical arena, as well as studies performed exclusively in the trauma population...
June 2016: International Journal of Hematology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515606/gender-based-assessment-of-survival-in-trauma-hemorrhagic-shock-a-retrospective-analysis-of-indian-population
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Pankaj Verma, Sanjeev Bhoi, Upendra Baitha, Tej Prakash Sinha, Prakash Ranjan Mishra
INTRODUCTION: Trauma-hemorrhagic shock (THS) is a leading cause of death. Female rats and women experience better outcomes in terms of survival after major trauma as compared to males. There are limited data in Indian population. Authors studied the gender-based outcome of patients with Class IV hemorrhagic shock due to blunt trauma and the distribution of factors among males and females which are known to affect outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a retrospective study with data of trauma victims between January 2008 and July 2013...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507998/effects-of-pre-injury-anti-platelet-agents-on-short-term-outcome-of-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-cohort-study
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Davood Farsi, Parviz Karimi, Mani Mofidi, Babak Mahshidfar, Mahdi Rezai, Peyman Hafezimoghadam, Saeed Abbasi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of pre-injury consumption of anti-platelet agents on the 30-day outcomes of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: This prospective cohort study was conducted at three general hospitals in Tehran, Iran between July 2013 and July 2014. The study population included all patients with mild TBI aged over 18 years that medicated with aspirin or clopidogrel before occurring trauma. Within hospitalization, all patients were assessed with respect to in-hospital conditions especially complications and adverse events...
April 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497263/radiologic-head-ct-interpretation-errors-in-pediatric-abusive-and-non-abusive-head-trauma-patients
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Stephen F Kralik, Whitney Finke, Isaac C Wu, Roberta A Hibbard, Ralph A Hicks, Chang Y Ho
BACKGROUND: Pediatric head trauma, including abusive head trauma, is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to identify and evaluate radiologic interpretation errors of head CTs performed on abusive and non-abusive pediatric head trauma patients from a community setting referred for a secondary interpretation at a tertiary pediatric hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective search identified 184 patients <5 years of age with head CT for known or potential head trauma who had a primary interpretation performed at a referring community hospital by a board-certified radiologist...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497099/acetabular-fractures-in-the-senior-population-epidemiology-mortality-and-treatments
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Reza Firoozabadi, William W Cross, James C Krieg, Milton L Chip Routt
BACKGROUND: Management of acetabular fractures in the senior population can be one of the most challenging injuries to manage. Furthermore, treating surgeons have a paucity of information to guide the treatment in this patient population. THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE: (1) demographic and epidemiologic data, (2) mortality rates for nonoperative compared to operative management at different time points, (3) common fracture configurations, and (4) fracture fixation strategies in senior patients treated with acetabular fractures...
March 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493727/military-sexual-trauma-is-associated-with-eating-disorders-while-combat-exposure-is-not
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Jessica Y Breland, Rosemary Donalson, Yongmei Li, Claire L Hebenstreit, Lizabeth A Goldstein, Shira Maguen
OBJECTIVE: There are strong associations among trauma and eating disorders. However, while trauma and eating disorders are more common among veterans than other populations, there is little information on how military-specific stressors affect eating disorder risk. This study's objective was to determine whether military sexual trauma and combat exposure were independent predictors of eating disorders among women veterans, a high-risk group. METHOD: Participants were women age 18-70, using VA medical center services, without psychotic disorders or suicidal ideation (N = 407)...
May 11, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493608/the-epidemiology-of-emergency-department-trauma-discharges-in-the-united-states
#16
Charles J DiMaggio, Jacob B Avraham, David C Lee, Spiros G Frangos, Stephen P Wall
OBJECTIVE: Injury related morbidity and mortality is an important emergency medicine and public health challenge in the United States (US). Here we describe the epidemiology of traumatic injury presenting to US emergency departments, define changes in types and causes of injury among the elderly and the young, characterize the role of trauma centers and teaching hospitals in providing emergency trauma care, and estimate the overall economic burden of treating such injuries. METHODS: We conducted a secondary retrospective, repeated cross-sectional study of the Nationwide Emergency Department Data Sample (NEDS), the largest all-payer emergency department survey database in the US...
May 11, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483163/changing-state-of-pediatric-injuries-in-south-africa-an-analysis-of-surveillance-data-from-a-pediatric-emergency-department-from-2007-to-2011
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Hadley K H Wesson, Abdulgafoor M Bachani, Patricia Mtambeka, Dorothy Schulman, Chiedza Mavengere, Alastair John Ward Millar, Adnan A Hyder, Arjan Bastiaan van As
BACKGROUND: Pediatric injuries are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Data to characterize the cause and risk factors associated with childhood injuries in low- and middle-income countries are very scarce. The aim of this study is to describe the cause of pediatric injuries and their possible changes between 2007 and 2011 using hospital-based data in Cape Town, South Africa. METHODS: Data from injured children <13 years of age who presented to the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's emergency department in 2007 and 2011 were captured in Childsafe South Africa's trauma surveillance system...
May 5, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480105/conservative-management-of-craniovertebral-junction-injuries-still-a-good-option
#18
Humam Tanki, Abrar A Wani, Altaf U Ramzan, Nayl K Malik, Sarbjit S Chhibber, Bashir A Dar, Sajad Arif, Zulfiqar Ali, M Masood Laherwal
BACKGROUND: Injuries to the craniovertebral junction (CVJ) are not uncommon, and are among the few skeletal injuries that carry a high mortality rate. Successful management of these injuries depends on familiarity with the normal anatomic relationships of this region, as well as prudent decision making regarding surgical versus conservative management alternatives. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to analyze the indications for conservative treatment of CVJ trauma and to analyze the outcomes...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475653/a-long-term-retrospective-study-on-rehabilitation-of-seabirds-in-gran-canaria-island-spain-2003-2013
#19
Natalia Montesdeoca, Pascual Calabuig, Juan A Corbera, Jorge Orós
AIMS: The aims of this study were to analyze the causes of morbidity and mortality in a large population of seabirds admitted to the Tafira Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (TWRC) in Gran Canaria Island, Spain, from 2003 to 2013, and to analyze the outcomes of the rehabilitation process. METHODS: We included 1,956 seabirds (133 dead on admission and 1,823 admitted alive) in this study. Causes of morbidity were classified into nine categories: light pollution (fallout), fishing gear interaction, crude oil, poisoning/intoxication, other traumas, metabolic/nutritional disorder, orphaned young birds, other causes, and unknown/undetermined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472394/assessing-trauma-and-mental-health-in-refugee-children-and-youth-a-systematic-review-of-validated-screening-and-measurement-tools
#20
A K Gadeberg, E Montgomery, H W Frederiksen, M Norredam
: It is estimated that children below 18 years constitute 50% of the refugee population worldwide, which is the highest figure in a decade. Due to conflicts like the Syrian crises, children are continuously exposed to traumatic events. Trauma exposure can cause mental health problems that may in turn increase the risk of morbidity and mortality. Tools such as questionnaires and interview guides are being used extensively, despite the fact that only a few have been tested and their validity confirmed in refugee children and youth...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
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