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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088089/the-traumatic-potential-of-a-projectile-shot-from-a-sling
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Igor Borovsky, Zvi Lankovsky, Leonid Kalichman, Victor Belkin
Herein, we analyze the energy parameters of stones of various weights and shapes shot from a sling and based on this data evaluate its traumatic potential. Four police officers proficient in the use of a sling participated in the trials. The following projectile types, shot using an overhead technique at a target 100m away were: round steel balls of different sizes and weights (24mm, 57g; 32mm, 135g; 38mm, 227g); different shaped stones weighing 100-150g and 150-200g and a golf ball (47g). Our data indicated that projectiles shot from unconventional weapons such as a sling, have serious traumatic potential for unprotected individuals and can cause blunt trauma of moderate to critical severity such as fractures of the trunk, limb, and facial skull bone, depending on the weight and shape of the projectile and the distance from the source of danger...
October 26, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087726/benefit-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonism-in-aki-role-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-rac1
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Jonatan Barrera-Chimal, Gwennan André-Grégoire, Aurelie Nguyen Dinh Cat, Sebastian M Lechner, Jérôme Cau, Sonia Prince, Peter Kolkhof, Gervaise Loirand, Vincent Sauzeau, Thierry Hauet, Frédéric Jaisser
AKI is a frequent complication in hospitalized patients. Unfortunately, there is no effective pharmacologic approach for treating or preventing AKI. In rodents, mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonism prevents AKI induced by ischemia-reperfusion (IR). We investigated the specific role of vascular MR in mediating AKI induced by IR. We also assessed the protective effect of MR antagonism in IR-induced AKI in the Large White pig, a model of human AKI. In mice, MR deficiency in smooth muscle cells (SMCs) protected against kidney IR injury...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087556/ahead-study-an-observational-study-of-the-management-of-anticoagulated-patients-who-suffer-head-injury
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Suzanne Mason, Maxine Kuczawski, M Dawn Teare, Matt Stevenson, Steve Goodacre, Shammi Ramlakhan, Francis Morris, Joanne Rothwell
OBJECTIVES: Management of anticoagulated patients after head injury is unclear due to lack of robust evidence. This study aimed to determine the adverse outcome rate in these patients and identify risk factors associated with poor outcome. DESIGN: Multicentre, observational study using routine patient records. SETTING: 33 emergency departments in England and Scotland. PARTICIPANTS: 3566 adults (aged ≥16 years) who had suffered blunt head injury and were currently taking warfarin...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079832/usefulness-of-low-dose-chest-ct-for-initial-evaluation-of-blunt-chest-trauma
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Sung Jung Kim, Anjali Basnyat Bista, Young Gi Min, Eun Young Kim, Kyung Joo Park, Doo Kyoung Kang, Joo Sung Sun
We aimed to compare the diagnostic performance and inter-observer consistency between low dose chest CT (LDCT) and standard dose chest CT (SDCT) in the patients with blunt chest trauma.A total of 69 patients who met criteria indicative of blunt chest trauma (77% of male; age range, 16-85) were enrolled. All patients underwent LDCT without intravenous (IV) contrast and SDCT with IV contrast using parameters as following: LDCT, 40 mAs with automatic tube current modulation (ATCM) and 100 kVp (BMI <25, n = 51) or 120 kVp (BMI>25, n = 18); SDCT, 180 mAs with ATCM and 120 kVp...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078377/advances-in-imaging-and-management-trends-of-traumatic-aortic-injuries
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Prashant Nagpal, Brian F Mullan, Indrani Sen, Sachin S Saboo, Ashish Khandelwal
Acute traumatic aortic injury (ATAI) is a life-threatening injury. CT is the imaging tool of choice, and the knowledge of direct and indirect signs of injury, grading system, and current management protocol helps the emergency radiologist to better identify and classify the injury and provide additional details that can impact management options. Newer dual-source CT technology with ultrafast acquisition speed has also influenced the appropriate protocol for imaging in patients with suspected ATAI. This review highlights the imaging protocol in patients with blunt trauma, CT appearance and grading systems of ATAI, management options, and the role of the multidisciplinary team in the management of these patients...
January 11, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078354/-tracheal-laceration-after-dilatational-tracheostomy-a-case-of-succesful-conservative-management
#6
L Eichler, M Simon, S Kluge
During bronchoscopically guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy, a 71-year-old woman suffered a long-stretched tear to the posterior tracheal wall. The injury was suspected to be caused by blunt trauma during dilation or cannula insertion, possibly aggravated by vigorous cuff inflation. Since the defect ended just 0.5 cm proximal to the main carina, placing a cuffed endotracheal tube beyond the injury was not an option. However, we decided for a conservative treatment approach by placing a cuffed endotracheal tube under bronchoscopic visualization in direct proximity to the cranial end of the laceration...
January 11, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077485/persistent-anterior-interosseous-nerve-palsy-following-forearm-crutch-use
#7
Peter Macneal, Christopher Robert Crome, Scarlett McNally
A 43-year-old man presented with weakness of the interphalageal joint of his right thumb following the use of forearm crutches. On examination he was unable to oppose his thumb and index finger to form the 'ok' sign. Nerve conduction showed anterior interosseous nerve (AIN) damage along its path to the flexor pollicis longus. The patient was managed conservatively with little clinical improvement seen at 4 months. AIN palsies are very rare and account for <1% of all upper limb lesions. Although AIN palsies resulting from other causes such as surgery and blunt trauma are more common, we report the second case of AIN palsy following crutch use, and the first case in which clinical identification was confirmed using electrodiagnosis...
January 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074458/endovascular-treatment-of-peripheral-and-visceral-arterial-injuries-in-patients-with-acute-trauma
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Aysun Erbahçeci Salık, Filiz Saçan İslim, Barbaros Erhan Çil
BACKGROUND: The present study is an evaluation of the efficacy of endovascular treatment in emergency setting for patients with acute peripheral and visceral arterial injury secondary to penetrating or blunt trauma. METHODS: Twelve patients (11 men) aged 35.8±11.3 years (range: 18-56 years) with penetrating or blunt trauma who underwent endovascular treatment in our department between March 2010 and June 2014 for peripheral and visceral arterial injury were retrospectively reviewed...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069269/clinical-considerations-for-blunt-laryngotracheal-trauma-in-children
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Jeffrey Cheng, Matthew Cooper, Elisabeth Tracy
OBJECTIVE: Systematic review of blunt pediatric laryngeal and tracheal trauma and development of proposed evaluation and management strategy. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and proposed clinical consideration algorithm. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. REVIEW METHODS: A medical librarian was utilized. RESULTS: 329 titles and abstracts were identified, and 50 reports were included...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066906/causes-and-mechanisms-of-death-in-fatal-water-buffalo-attacks
#10
Roger W Byard
Deaths due to buffalo attack have not been well described. A 72-year-old man was trampled by a water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) while attempting to move the animal within an enclosed area at an abattoir. At autopsy, there were numerous injuries involving the chest, head, neck, and left upper arm. Blunt force injury had resulted in multiple rib fractures with a flail chest and fracture/dislocation of the mid-cervical vertebrae caused either by physical crushing by the animal against the walls of the enclosure or by stomping...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064351/orthopedic-trauma-surgery-and-hospital-cost-analysis-in-refugees-the-effect-of-the-syrian-civil-war
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Altuğ Duramaz, Mustafa Gökhan Bilgili, Berhan Bayram, Nezih Ziroğlu, Alkan Bayrak, Mustafa Cevdet Avkan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the musculoskeletal injury types, injury mechanisms, surgical techniques and treatment costs of Syrian refugees. METHODS: Totally 158 patients (67 female, 91 male) treated in our clinic in 34 months period between January 2012 and October 2014 were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 39.3 years (range: 18-82 years). The patients were evaluated for age, gender, mechanism of injury, location and type of fracture, presence of accompanying injuries, injury severity score, surgical technique, complications, mortality/morbidity and treatment cost...
January 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062209/thromboelastogram-does-not-detect-pre-injury-anticoagulation-in-acute-trauma-patients
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Jawad T Ali, Mitchell J Daley, Nina Vadiei, Zachary Enright, Joseph Nguyen, Sadia Ali, Jayson D Aydelotte, Pedro G Teixeira, Thomas B Coopwood, Carlos Vr Brown
PURPOSE: Thromboelastography (TEG) has been recommended to characterize post-traumatic coagulopathy, yet no study has evaluated the impact of pre-injury anticoagulation (AC) on TEG variables. We hypothesized patients on pre-injury AC have a greater incidence of coagulopathy on TEG compared to those without AC. METHODS: This retrospective chart review evaluated all trauma patients admitted to an urban, level one trauma center from February 2011 to September 2014 who received a TEG within the first 24h...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059946/comparative-study-of-the-difference-of-perioperative-complication-and-radiologic-results-mis-dlif-minimally-invasive-direct-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-mis-olif-minimally-invasive-oblique-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Jie Jin, Kyeong-Sik Ryu, Jung-Woo Hur, Ji-Hoon Seong, Jin-Sung Kim, Hyun-Jin Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observatory analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of perioperative complication, difference of cage location, and sagittal alignment between minimally invasive oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-OLIF) and MIS-direct lateral lumbar interbody fusion (DLIF) in the cases of single-level surgery at L4-L5. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MIS-DLIF using tubular retractor has been used for the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases; however, blunt transpsoas dissection poses a risk of injury to the lumbar plexus...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059838/comparison-of-the-prognostic-significance-of-initial-blood-lactate-and-base-deficit-in-trauma-patients
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Mathieu Raux, Yannick Le Manach, Tobias Gauss, Romain Baumgarten, Sophie Hamada, Anatole Harrois, Bruno Riou, Jacques Duranteau, Olivier Langeron, Jean Mantz, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Bernard Vigue
BACKGROUND: Initial blood lactate and base deficit have been shown to be prognostic biomarkers in trauma, but their respective performances have not been compared. METHODS: Blood lactate levels and base deficit were measured at admission in trauma patients in three level 1 trauma centers. This was a retrospective analysis of prospectively acquired data. The association of initial blood lactate and base deficit with mortality was tested using receiver operating characteristics curve, logistic regression using triage scores (Revised Trauma Score and Mechanism Glasgow scale and Arterial Pressure score), and Trauma Related Injury Severity Score as a reference standard...
January 6, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058159/isolated-anterior-lens-capsule-rupture-secondary-to-blunt-trauma-pathophysiology-and-treatment
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Mehmet Serhat Mangan, Ceyhun Arıcı, İbrahim Tuncer, Hüseyin Yetik
A 25-year-old man suffered an isolated lens anterior capsular tear and mature cataract formation following blunt injury to his right eye. One week after the trauma, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in the right eye was hand motion. B-scan ultrasonography showed that the lens posterior capsule was intact; no vitreous foreign body or retinal pathology were observed. Orbital computed tomography revealed narrowed anterior chamber and increased lens material volume and lens reflectivity in the injured right eye...
August 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058010/protocol-for-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-is-it-rocket-science
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REVIEW
Tomohide Hori, Fumitaka Oike, Hiroaki Furuyama, Takafumi Machimoto, Yoshio Kadokawa, Toshiyuki Hata, Shigeru Kato, Daiki Yasukawa, Yuki Aisu, Maho Sasaki, Yusuke Kimura, Yuichiro Takamatsu, Masato Naito, Masaya Nakauchi, Takahiro Tanaka, Daigo Gunji, Kiyokuni Nakamura, Kiyoko Sato, Masahiro Mizuno, Taku Iida, Shintaro Yagi, Shinji Uemoto, Tsunehiro Yoshimura
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) does not require advanced techniques, and its performance has therefore rapidly spread worldwide. However, the rate of biliary injuries has not decreased. The concept of the critical view of safety (CVS) was first documented two decades ago. Unexpected injuries are principally due to misidentification of human factors. The surgeon's assumption is a major cause of misidentification, and a high level of experience alone is not sufficient for successful LC. We herein describe tips and pitfalls of LC in detail and discuss various technical considerations...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056893/demographic-profile-and-pattern-of-fatal-injuries-in-nairobi-kenya-january-june-2014
#17
Gladwell Koku Gathecha, Wilfred Mwai Githinji, Alfred Karagu Maina
BACKGROUND: Violence and Injuries are a significant global public health concern characterized by marked regional variation in incidence. Approximately five million people die from injuries each year, accounting 9% of all deaths worldwide. In Kenya, injuries are increasingly becoming a cause of hospital admissions and mortality where they account for 10% of all the deaths. The objective of this study was to determine the magnitude, demographic profile and pattern of fatal injuries in Nairobi...
January 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054256/salivary-alpha-amylase-not-chromogranin-a-reflects-sympathetic-activity-exercise-responses-in-elite-male-wheelchair-athletes-with-or-without-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
#18
Christof A Leicht, Thomas A W Paulson, Victoria L Goosey-Tolfrey, Nicolette C Bishop
BACKGROUND: Salivary alpha amylase (sAA) and chromogranin A (sCgA) have both been suggested as non-invasive markers for sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity. A complete cervical spinal cord injury leading to tetraplegia is accompanied with sympathetic dysfunction; the aim of this study was to establish the exercise response of these markers in this in vivo model. METHODS: Twenty-six elite male wheelchair athletes (C6-C7 tetraplegia: N = 8, T6-L1 paraplegia: N = 10 and non-spinal cord injured controls: N = 8) performed treadmill exercise to exhaustion...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054124/-severe-blunt-thoracic-trauma-caused-by-ski-collision
#19
S J Lochner, M Scherr, M Perl, C Grove
An approximately 25-year-old skier collided in a ski-run intersection. At high speed, he first hit another skier and then smashed into a snow cannon. He died from his injuries a short time later in hospital. A whole-body CT scan was conducted under resuscitation conditions, which was followed by an autopsy. The investigation revealed a severe blunt thoracic trauma as cause of death. The detailed analysis was the result of the combination of the two methods of investigation, CT scan and autopsy. The methods complemented each other effectively and allowed for a detailed presentation of the injury pattern...
January 4, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053621/clinical-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-compressive-cervical-myelopathy-with-traumatic-intervertebral-disc-herniation-in-cynomolgus-macaque-macaca-fascicularis
#20
Yun-Jung Choi, Hye-Jin Park, Chul-Ho Sohn, Kyeong Cheon Jung, Seong Hoe Park, Jae-Il Lee
Intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH) with nucleus pulposus extrusion, traumatic or not, is a devastating clinical condition accompanied by neurological problems. Here we report a cynomolgus macaque suffering from acute and progressive neurological dysfunction by a blunt trauma due to neck collar, an animal handling device. Tetraplegia, urinary incontinence, decreased proprioception, and imperception of pain were shown on physical and neurological examinations. MRI sagittal T2 weighted sequences revealed an extensive protrusion of disc material between C2 and C3 cervical vertebra, and this protrusion resulted in central stenosis of the spinal cord...
December 2016: Laboratory Animal Research
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