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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634565/home-based-telepsychiatry-in-us-urban-area
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Alireza Amirsadri, Jaclynne Burns, Albert Pizzuti, Cynthia L Arfken
Telepsychiatry expands access to psychiatric care. However, telepsychiatry for elderly adults is only reimbursed in the US if the patient is assessed while in a clinical setting. This case study presents a homebound older woman previously hospitalized for schizophrenia who had not seen a psychiatrist in over 20 years. Care was provided with hybrid telepsychiatry (team-based practice with social worker traveling to the home with electronic tablet for connection with psychiatrist). The intervention resulted in detecting unrecognized depression and complex trauma...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630761/partial-proximal-tibia-fractures
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Michael J Raschke, Christoph Kittl, Christoph Domnick
Partial tibial plateau fractures may occur as a consequence of either valgus or varus trauma combined with a rotational and axial compression component.High-energy trauma may result in a more complex and multi-fragmented fracture pattern, which occurs predominantly in young people. Conversely, a low-energy mechanism may lead to a pure depression fracture in the older population with weaker bone density.Pre-operative classification of these fractures, by Müller AO, Schatzker or novel CT-based methods, helps to understand the fracture pattern and choose the surgical approach and treatment strategy in accordance with estimated bone mineral density and the individual history of each patient...
May 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627763/suspected-methadone-toxicity-from-hospital-to-autopsy-bed
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Jaber Gharehdaghi, Asieh Takalloo-Bakhtiari, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Nasim Zamani, Mohammad-Javad Hedayatshode
High mortality rates have been reported for methadone in both adults and children. We aimed to determine the pattern of toxicity, possible underlying diseases and treatment challenges in patients referred to our center with early diagnosis of methadone toxicity and who later died. Medical files of all methadone-poisoned patients who had been admitted to a referral center of toxicology between March 2011 and March 2016, died during the hospital stay and sent for autopsy to Legal Medicine Organization were retrospectively evaluated...
June 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626848/older-adult-falls-prevention-behaviors-60-days-post-discharge-from-an-urban-emergency-department-after-treatment-for-a-fall
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Kalpana Narayan Shankar, Nicole J Treadway, Alyssa A Taylor, Alan H Breaud, Elizabeth W Peterson, Jonathan Howland
BACKGROUND: Falls are a common and debilitating health problem for older adults. Older adults are often treated and discharged home by emergency department (ED)-based providers with the hope they will receive falls prevention resources and referrals from their primary care provider. This descriptive study investigated falls prevention activities, including interactions with primary care providers, among community-dwelling older adults who were discharged home after presenting to an ED with a fall-related injury...
December 2017: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623411/-i-am-not-afraid-of-death-a-survey-on-preferences-concerning-neurosurgical-interventions-among-patients-over-75-years
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Claudia Unterhofer, Wing Mann Ho, Katrin Wittlinger, Claudius Thomé, Martin Ortler
INTRODUCTION: Treatment decisions in elderly patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are mainly determined by trauma severity and patient age. The aim of this study was to explore personal preferences of potential patients regarding life-prolonging neurosurgical interventions by interviewing ambulatory, autonomous elderly people. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients older than 75 years frequenting the outpatient clinic of the Department of Neurosurgery were interviewed about their attitudes regarding the hypothetical case of an 81-year-old patient with TBI and a space-occupying acute subdural hematoma (aSDH) using a 21-point questionnaire...
June 16, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617897/recreational-activity-and-facial-trauma-among-older-adults
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Andrea Plawecki, Michael Bobian, Aron Kandinov, Peter F Svider, Adam J Folbe, Jean Anderson Eloy, Michael Carron
Importance: As the US population ages, public health agencies have released guidelines encouraging aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening exercises among older individuals. Facial trauma from such activities among elderly individuals has long been underappreciated. Objectives: To evaluate the incidence of recreational activity-associated facial fractures among older adults and to further delineate injury characteristics including demographics, fracture location, and specific activities...
June 15, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612307/atypical-subtrochanteric-fractures-in-korean-hip-fracture-study
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Y-K Lee, T-Y Kim, Y-C Ha, S-H Song, J W Kim, H C Shon, J S Chang, K-H Koo
In Korean, atypical subtrochanteric fractures (ASF) were rare. Higher BMI and use of bisphosphonate were significant risk factors of ASF. INTRODUCTION: Recently, ASF have been reported to increase among patients on bisphosphonate. However, the incidence of ASF and the association between ASF and bisphosphonate use have not been well defined in Asian population. Our purposes are (1) to estimate the proportion of ASF among Korean patients with proximal femur fracture and (2) to determine the associated risk factors of ASF in the Korean patients...
June 14, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609119/risk-factors-for-tear-progression-in-symptomatic-rotator-cuff-tears-a-prospective-study-of-174-shoulders
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Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Mitsuyoshi Mineta, Jun Kawakami, Hirotaka Sano, Eiji Itoi
BACKGROUND: The risk factors for tear progression in symptomatic rotator cuff tears have not been clarified yet. It is important for orthopaedic surgeons to know the natural course of tear progression when nonoperative management is to be chosen. HYPOTHESIS: Tears in younger patients, high-activity patients, or heavy laborers would progress in size more than those in older patients, low-activity patients, or light laborers. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605216/drug-avoidance-self-efficacy-among-exclusive-cannabis-users-vs-other-drug-users-visiting-the-emergency-department
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Sarah E Clingan, Susan I Woodruff
BACKGROUND: Medical care in the emergency department (ED) is a growing and complex area of outpatient care, with about 256 visits made to EDs every minute in 2013. Studies report that, compared to people who do not use drugs, people who use illicit drugs are more likely to use the ED for their medical care. Self-efficacy has been shown to be a predictor of abstinence or reduced use among drug-using individuals. OBJECTIVES: The current study describes drug avoidance self-efficacy among exclusive cannabis-using individuals and other drug-using individuals who use the ED for any reason...
June 12, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604489/risk-factors-and-prognosis-for-acute-progression-of-myelopathic-symptoms-in-patients-with-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-after-minor-trauma
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Jong-Myung Jung, Chun Kee Chung, Chi Heon Kim, Yunhee Choi
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To identify the risk factors for acute progression of myelopathic symptoms (PMS) associated with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) after minor trauma and to compare the prognosis between an acute PMS group and a chronic PMS group. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUD DATA: Although the prevalence of OPLL among patients with cervical myelopathy is high, few studies have been published regarding the risk factors for acute PMS associated with OPLL after minor trauma...
June 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601311/the-prevalence-of-psychiatric-diagnoses-and-associated-mortality-in-hospitalized-us-trauma-patients
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Laura L Townsend, Micaela M Esquivel, Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, Thomas G Weiser, Paul M Maggio, David A Spain, Lakshika Tennakoon, Kristan Staudenmayer
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that psychiatric diagnoses would be common in hospitalized trauma patients in the United States and when present, would be associated with worse outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS, 2012) was used to determine national estimates for the number of patients admitted with an injury. Psychiatric diagnoses were identified using diagnosis codes according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600579/road-crashes-in-older-persons-and-the-use-of-comorbidity-polypharmacy-score-in-an-asian-population
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Mui Teng Chua, Keshav Bhandari, Victor Yk Ong, Win Sen Kuan
INTRODUCTION: Age-related physiological changes predispose older road users to higher mortality from traffic crashes. We aimed to describe the injury epidemiology of these patients, and explore the association between the comorbidity polypharmacy score (CPS) and outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study utilised data from the Trauma Registry in the National University Hospital, Singapore, between January 2011 and December 2014. Patients involved in traffic crashes aged 45 years and above with injury severity scores (ISS) of 9 and higher were included...
May 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598904/deaths-and-high-risk-trauma-patients-missed-by-standard-trauma-data-sources
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Craig D Newgard, Rochelle Fu, E Brooke Lerner, Mohamud Daya, Dagan Wright, Jonathan Jui, N Clay Mann, Eileen Bulger, Jerris Hedges, Lynn Wittwer, David Lehrfeld, Thomas Rea
BACKGROUND: Trauma registries are used to evaluate and improve trauma care, yet potentially miss certain trauma deaths and high-risk patients. We estimated the number of missed deaths and high-risk trauma patients using commonly-available sources of trauma data, and bias in quality metrics for field trauma triage. METHODS: This was a pre-planned secondary analysis of a population-based prospective cohort of injured patients transported by 44 EMS agencies to 28 hospitals in 7 Northwest counties from 1/1/2011 to 12/31/2011 and followed through hospitalization...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584610/the-usefulness-of-nap-sleep-recording-during-routine-electroencephalography-an-audit-study
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Sami Farah Al-Rawas, Khidir M Abdelbasit, Huda Hussain Al-Lawati, Rajesh Poothrikovil, Amal Khalfan Al-Rawahi, Abdul Aleem Khan, Robert Shane Delamont
OBJECTIVES: A measure to increase the electroencephalogram (EEG) outcome includes a short period of nap sleep during a routine standard EEG with the aim of increasing its sensitivity to interictal abnormalities or provoking seizures. As part of an ongoing auditing of our EEG data, we aimed to investigate the contribution of nap sleep during routine outpatient department based EEGs requested for a variety of reasons. METHODS: EEG data at the Department of Clinical Physiology at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman, from July 2006 to December 2007 and from January 2009 to December 2010 (total 42 months) were reviewed...
May 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584502/laparoscopic-splenectomy-in-hemodynamically-stable-blunt-trauma
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Gregory S Huang, Elisha A Chance, Barbara M Hileman, Eric S Emerick, Emily A Gianetti
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: No criteria define indications for laparoscopic splenectomy in trauma. This investigation compared characteristics of trauma patients and outcomes between laparoscopic and open splenectomies. METHODS: Patients were identified retrospectively by using ICD-9 codes. Included patients were 18 or older, with a blunt splenic injury from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2014, and required splenectomy. Excluded patients had penetrating trauma, successful nonoperative management, or successful embolization...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578470/which-immobilization-is-better-for-distal-radius-fracture-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Carlo Gamba, Felipe Andrés Mingo Fernandez, Marta Cuenca Llavall, Xavier Lizano Diez, Fernando Santana Perez
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine whether an above-elbow cast (AEC) is better than a below-elbow cast (BEC) at maintaining the initial reduction in the orthopaedic management of a distal radius fracture (DRF). METHODS: It is a prospective randomized study carried out in a single emergency trauma department. There were 72 patients older than 55 years of age (55-96) with a distal radius fracture treated orthopaedically. They were randomized into two groups: group B (AEC 32 patients) and group A (BEC 40 patients)...
June 3, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574329/spinal-epidural-hematomas-personal-experience-and-literature-review-of-more-than-1000-cases
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Maurizio Domenicucci, Cristina Mancarella, Giorgio Santoro, Demo Eugenio Dugoni, Alessandro Ramieri, Maria Felice Arezzo, Paolo Missori
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to identify factors that contribute to the formation of acute spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) by correlating etiology, age, site, clinical status, and treatment with immediate results and long-term outcomes. METHODS The authors reviewed their series of 15 patients who had been treated for SEH between 1996 and 2012. In addition, the authors reviewed the relevant international literature from 1869 (when SEH was first described) to 2012, collecting a total of 1010 cases. Statistical analysis was performed in 959 (95%) cases that were considered valid for assessing the incidence of age, sex, site, and clinical status at admission, correlating each of these parameters with the treatment results...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559228/who-is-more-likely-to-use-the-internet-for-health-behavior-change-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-internet-use-among-smokers-and-nonsmokers-who-are-orthopedic-trauma-patients
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Sam McCrabb, Amanda L Baker, John Attia, Zsolt J Balogh, Natalie Lott, Kerrin Palazzi, Justine Naylor, Ian A Harris, Christopher Doran, Johnson George, Luke Wolfenden, Eliza Skelton, Billie Bonevski
BACKGROUND: eHealth presents opportunities to provide population groups with accessible health interventions, although knowledge about Internet access, peoples' interest in using the Internet for health, and users' characteristics are required prior to eHealth program development. OBJECTIVE: This study surveyed hospital patients to examine rates of Internet use, interest in using the Internet for health, and respondent characteristics related to Internet use and interest in using the Internet for health...
May 30, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559032/rib-fracture-diagnosis-in-the-panscan-era
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Charles E Murphy, Ali S Raja, Brigitte M Baumann, Anthony J Medak, Mark I Langdorf, Daniel K Nishijima, Gregory W Hendey, William R Mower, Robert M Rodriguez
STUDY OBJECTIVE: With increased use of chest computed tomography (CT) in trauma evaluation, traditional teachings in regard to rib fracture morbidity and mortality may no longer be accurate. We seek to determine rates of rib fracture observed on chest CT only; admission and mortality of patients with isolated rib fractures, rib fractures observed on CT only, and first or second rib fractures; and first or second rib fracture-associated great vessel injury. METHODS: We conducted a planned secondary analysis of 2 prospectively enrolled cohorts of the National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study chest studies, which evaluated patients with blunt trauma who were older than 14 years and received chest imaging in the emergency department...
May 27, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556184/the-utility-of-on-site-ultrasound-screening-in-population-at-high-risk-for-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-temporary-housing-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake
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Muneichi Shibata, Hiroshi Chiba, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Shinsaku Ueda, Osamu Yamamura, Kazuhiko Hanzawa
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of ultrasonography for screening of a population at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in a post-disaster setting. METHODS: Ultrasonography was applied as a screening technique to the residents of a temporary housing facility who were displaced following the Great East Japan Earthquake. Thirty DVT screening sessions were held from April 2013 to June 2015. Individuals were invited to participate if they were identified as "high risk" for DVT, defined as those with low activity levels, a history of lower limb trauma, baseline lower limb pain or swelling, a cancer-bearing status, or a history of venous thromboembolic event...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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