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Qianwei Chen, Zhou Feng, Qiang Tan, Jing Guo, Jun Tang, Liang Tan, Hua Feng, Zhi Chen
Post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH), also referred to as progressive ventricular dilatation, is caused by disturbances in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow or absorption following hemorrhage in the brain. As one of the most serious complications of neonatal/adult intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and traumatic brain injury (TBI), PHH is associated with increased morbidity and disability of these events. Common sequelae of PHH include neurocognitive impairment, motor dysfunction, and growth impairment...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304388/pirfenidone-inhibits-post-traumatic-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy
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B N M K Khanum, R Guha, V P Sur, S Nandi, S K Basak, A Konar, S Hazra
PurposeThe purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravitreal pirfenidone for inhibition of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) in a model of penetrating ocular injury.Patients and methodsPenetrating trauma was induced on the retina of rabbit and treated either with 0.1 ml of phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) or 0.1 ml of 0.5% pirfenidone, and development of PVR was evaluated clinically and graded after 1 month. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry with transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ), alpha smooth muscle actin (αSMA), and collagen-1 were performed to assess the fibrotic changes...
March 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294475/sodium-tanshinone-iia-sulfonate-prevents-hypoxic-trophoblast-induced-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-via-targeting-hmgb1-release
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Min Zhao, Yaling Feng, Jianping Xiao, Jie Liang, Yongxiang Yin, Daozhen Chen
Preeclampsia (PE) is a serious blood pressure disorder of pregnancy. Systemic endothelial cell dysfunction, a hallmark of PE, is previously estimated to be induced by hypoxic trophoblast high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1). In the present study, we investigated the protective effect of sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS), the soluble form of tanshinone IIA isolated from danshen, against hypoxic trophoblast HMGB1-induced human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) dysfunction. Our results showed that HMGB1 expression and release were significantly decreased in STS-treated hypoxic JEG-3 cells...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294184/crystallization-and-hardening-of-poly-ethylene-co-vinyl-acetate-mouthguards-during-routine-use
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Ryoko Kuwahara, Ryotaro Tomita, Natsumi Ogawa, Kazunori Nakajima, Tomotaka Takeda, Hiroki Uehara, Takeshi Yamanobe
Mouthguards (MGs) made from poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) (EVA) are widely used in contact sports to prevent injuries such as breaking teeth and lip lacerations and to reduce brain concussion. However, the changes in morphology and the molecular mobility of EVA, which can affect its physical properties during practical usage, have not been precisely examined. Therefore, we attempted to determine the main factors which lead to changes in MG performance after one season of practical use by high school rugby players...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291460/validation-of-laboratory-animal-and-surrogate-human-models-in-primary-blast-injury-studies
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Namas Chandra, Aravind Sundaramurthy, Raj K Gupta
Blast-induced neurotrauma has affected more than 300,000 service members. It is important to understand the effect of single and repeated shock-blast wave exposures on the neuropsychological behavior of soldiers, to offer them better protection, diagnostics, and treatment. Preclinical animal models and helmet design studies on human surrogate models have relied on the use of compression gas-driven shock tubes. Traditional shock tubes are so simple that if not carefully designed and operated, the test results can easily introduce detrimental artifacts clouding the conclusions...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290470/descriptive-study-of-earthquake-related-spinal-cord-injury-in-nepal
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C C Groves, M K Poudel, M Baniya, C Rana, D R House
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiological features of spinal cord injury (SCI) following the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. SETTING: Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Kavre, Nepal. METHODS: Data were collected from the medical records of all earthquake-related patients seen from 25 April 2015 through to 16 June 2016. Data collected included patient demographics, mechanism of injury, initial medical treatment, neurological assessment, complications, neurological/functional outcomes and length of stay...
March 14, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289357/the-burning-issues-of-motor-vehicle-radiator-scald-injuries-revisited-a-fresh-review-and-changing-prevention-strategies
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J N Patel, A Tan, Q Frew, P Dziewulski
A preventable subgroup of burn injuries is scalds sustained from motor vehicle radiators. This study was to determine changes in trends in epidemiology of such injuries and to discuss whether current and other prevention efforts proposed previously require reinforcement. We conducted a retrospective study (February 2007-August 2015) of all motor vehicle-related burn referrals to our regional burns service. 68 cases of motor vehicle radiator burns were identified. Male to female ratio was 65:3. Mean age was 35...
December 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288070/novel-synthetic-host-defense-peptide-protects-against-organ-injury-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model-of-severe-hemorrhagic-shock
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Noriaki Yamada, Lukas B Martin, Elisabeth Zechendorf, Gareth S D Purvis, Fausto Chiazza, Barbara Varrone, Massimo Collino, Joanna Shepherd, Lena Heinbockel, Thomas Gutsmann, Wilmar Correa, Klaus Brandenburg, Gernot Marx, Tobias Schuerholz, Karim Brohi, Christoph Thiemermann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate (1) levels of the host-defense/antimicrobial peptide LL-37 in patients with trauma and hemorrhagic shock (HS) and (2) the effects of a synthetic host-defense peptide; Pep19-4LF on multiple organ failure (MOF) associated with HS. BACKGROUND: HS is a common cause of death in severely injured patients. There is no specific therapy that reduces HS-associated MOF. METHODS: (1) LL-37 was measured in 47 trauma/HS patients admitted to an urban major trauma center...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284096/prevalence-of-graduated-compression-stocking-associated-pressure-injuries-in-surgical-intensive-care-units
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Deborah B Hobson, Tracy Y Chang, Jonathan K Aboagye, Brandyn D Lau, Hasan M Shihab, Betsy Fisher, Samantha Young, Nancy Sujeta, Dauryne L Shaffer, Victor O Popoola, Peggy S Kraus, Gina Knorr, Norma E Farrow, Michael B Streiff, Elliott R Haut
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of static graduated compression stocking (sGCS)-associated pressure injury among patients in surgical intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from wound care rounds between April 2011 and June 2012 at 3 surgical ICUs at an urban, tertiary care hospital. Patients with sGCS-associated pressure injury were identified and descriptive analysis was performed on their demographic, perioperative, and postoperative characteristics...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275224/aggressive-versus-conservative-antibiotic-use-to-prevent-and-treat-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-comparison-of-two-case-series
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Arturo Chieregato, Paolo Malacarne, Francesco Cocciolo, Maurizio Ravaldini, Emanuele Russo, Bruno Viaggi, Michele Giardino, Carlotta Rossi, Bruno Simini, Guido Bertolini
BACKGROUND: In patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is considered a dangerous complication, prompting early aggressive antibiotic treatment and prophylaxis. While this approach increases the selection of multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDR), its clinical benefit has not been demonstrated. METHODS: One-year incidence of VAP in severe TBI patients (ICU stay >48 hours, with either Glasgow Coma Scale 8 or receiving intracranial pressure monitoring, or having undergone emergency surgery) and the prevalence of MDR among those who eventually developed it, were compared in two Italian intensive care units (ICUs) adopting different antibiotic approaches...
March 8, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273699/-use-of-noninvasive-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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C H Wang, L P Shi, X L Ma, H J Lin, Y P Xu, L Z Du
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the use of noninvasive high-frequency oscillation ventilation (nHFOV) in very low birth weight infants. Method: A total of 36 cases received nHFOV between January 2016 and October 2016 in Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, including 24 males and 12 females, with the gestational age of (27.5±2.5) weeks and birth weight of(980±318)g. The data of the ventilator settings, side effects, and changes of the respiratory function before and after nHFOV were collected and analyzed retrospectively...
March 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270098/the-effects-of-y-27632-on-pial-microvessels-during-global-brain-ischemia-and-reperfusion-in-rabbits
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Noriyuki Shintani, Tadahiko Ishiyama, Masakazu Kotoda, Nobumasa Asano, Daniel I Sessler, Takashi Matsukawa
BACKGROUND: Global brain ischemia-reperfusion during propofol anesthesia provokes persistent cerebral pial constriction. Constriction is likely mediated by Rho-kinase. Cerebral vasoconstriction possibly exacerbates ischemic brain injury. Because Y-27632 is a potent Rho-kinase inhibitor, it should be necessary to evaluate its effects on cerebral pial vessels during ischemia-reperfusion period. We therefore tested the hypotheses that Y-27632 dilates cerebral pial arterioles after the ischemia-reperfusion injury, and evaluated the time-course of cerebral pial arteriolar status after the ischemia-reperfusion...
March 7, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268882/noninvasive-estimation-of-alveolar-pressure
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Francesco Vicario, Roberto Buizza, William A Truschel, Nicolas W Chbat
This paper presents an algorithm for noninvasive estimation of alveolar pressure in mechanically ventilated patients who are spontaneously breathing. Continual monitoring of alveolar pressure is desirable to prevent ventilator-induced lung injury and to assess the intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEPi), which is a parameter of clinical relevance in respiratory care and difficult to measure noninvasively. The algorithm is based on a physiological model of the respiratory system and, as such, it also provides insight into the respiratory mechanics of the patient under mechanical ventilation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267682/a-retrospective-descriptive-comparative-study-to-identify-patient-variables-that-contribute-to-the-development-of-deep-tissue-injury-among-patients-in-intensive-care-units
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Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, Oleg Teleten, Machelle Wilson
Deep tissue injury (DTI) may develop in critically ill patients despite implementation of preventive interventions. A retrospective, descriptive study was conducted in a 620-bed, level 1 trauma, academic medical center with 7 adult intensive care units ([ICUs] cardiac surgery, trauma surgery, burn surgery, med-surgery, neurosurgery, medical, and transfer) among patients treated from January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2015. All patients 18 years of age or older that developed a sacral DTI that evolved into a Stage 3, Stage 4, or unstageable hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) in the ICU were included...
February 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267124/incidence-and-predictors-of-incontinence-associated-skin-damage-in-nursing-home-residents-with-new-onset-incontinence
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Donna Z Bliss, Michelle A Mathiason, Olga Gurvich, Kay Savik, Lynn E Eberly, Jessica Fisher, Kjerstie R Wiltzen, Haley Akermark, Amanda Hildebrandt, Megan Jacobson, Taylor Funk, Amanda Beckman, Reed Larson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and predictors of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) in nursing home residents. METHODS: Records of a cohort of 10,713 elderly (≥65 years) newly incontinent nursing home residents in 448 nursing homes in 28 states free of IAD were followed up for IAD development. Potential multilevel predictors of IAD were identified in 4 national datasets containing information about the characteristics of individual nursing home residents, nursing home care environment, and communities in which the nursing homes were located...
March 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267120/pressure-mapping-in-elderly-care-a-tool-to-increase-pressure-injury-knowledge-and-awareness-among-staff
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Lisa Hultin, Estrid Olsson, Cheryl Carli, Lena Gunningberg
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of a pressure mapping system with real-time feedback of pressure points in elderly care, with specific focus on pressure injury (PI) knowledge/attitudes (staff), interface pressure, and PI prevention activities (residents). DESIGN: Descriptive, 1-group pretest/posttest study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: A convenience sample of 40 assistant nurses and aides participated in the study; staff members were recruited at daytime, and 1 nighttime meeting was held at the facility...
March 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267119/prevention-of-medical-device-related-pressure-injuries-associated-with-respiratory-equipment-use-in-a-critical-care-unit-a-quality-improvement-project
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Cynthia A Padula, Heidi Paradis, Robert Goodwin, Judith Lynch, Deborah Hegerich-Bartula
Medical devices have been identified as an extrinsic risk factor for development of pressure injuries, with as many as 30% to 70% of medical device-related pressure injuries resulting from respiratory equipment. This article describes a quality improvement project undertaken to reduce the occurrence of respiratory device-related pressure injuries in a critically care unit. Multiple actions were implemented to achieve this goal. Respiratory therapists were trained to document occurrences on a daily basis, and apparent cause analyses were conducted on each occurrence...
March 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262538/bladder-perforation-after-augmentation-cystoplasty-determining-the-best-management-option
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Ted Lee, David J Kozminski, David A Bloom, Julian Wan, John M Park
INTRODUCTION: Delayed bladder perforation is a well-described complication after augmentation cystoplasty. Although the frequency, risk factors, and diagnostic challenges are well documented, discussions regarding management strategies are sparse. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated our experience of managing augmented bladder perforation to interrogate the hypothesis that non-operative management can be used effectively. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively evaluated the management of 10 patients with augmented bladder perforations over a 16-year period (Jan 2000-Jan 2016)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261294/influence-of-intraoperative-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-level-on-pulmonary-complications-in-emergency-major-trauma-surgery
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Thomas Stueber, Jan Karsten, Nikolas Voigt, Michaela Wilhelmi
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary complications have a major impact on the morbidity and mortality of critically ill patients with multiple trauma. Intraoperative protective ventilation with low tidal volume may prevent lung injury and infection, whereas the role of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different intraoperative PEEP levels on incidence of pulmonary complications after emergency trauma surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analysed data of multiple trauma patients who underwent emergency surgery within 24 h after injury in our level I trauma centre (n = 86)...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255948/what-adverse-events-and-injuries-are-cited-in-anesthesia-malpractice-claims-for-nonspine-orthopaedic-surgery
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Christopher D Kent, Linda S Stephens, Karen L Posner, Karen B Domino
BACKGROUND: Malpractice claims that arise during the perioperative care of patients receiving orthopaedic procedures will frequently involve both orthopaedic surgeons and anesthesiologists. The Anesthesia Closed Claims database contains anesthesia malpractice claim data that can be used to investigate patient safety events arising during the care of orthopaedic patients and can provide insight into the medicolegal liability shared by the two specialties. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) How do orthopaedic anesthetic malpractice claims differ from other anesthesia claims with regard to patient and case characteristics, common events and injuries, and liability profile? (2) What are the characteristics of patients who had neuraxial hematomas after spinal and epidural anesthesia for orthopaedic procedures? (3) What are the characteristics of patients who had orthopaedic anesthesia malpractice claims for central ischemic neurologic injury occurring during shoulder surgery in the beach chair position? (4) What are the characteristics of patients who had malpractice claims for respiratory depression and respiratory arrests in the postoperative period? METHODS: The Anesthesia Closed Claims Project database was the source of data for this study...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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