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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524750/backstabbing-swordfish-a-rare-cause-of-traumatic-hemiparesis
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Prabu Rau Sriram, Timothy Cheng Tsin Jien, Pulivendhan Sellamuthu
Swordfish attacks on humans are uncommon, with only a few case reports available in the current literature. The authors report the first known case of a penetrating spinal injury from a swordfish, in which the patient presented with a small stab wound and hemiparesis. The presentation of a fisherman with hemiparesis and a harmless-looking stab wound must alert clinicians to the possibility of penetrating swordfish injuries to the spine.
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515948/cerebral-air-embolism-associated-with-penetrating-lung-injury-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ayumu Yamaoka, Kei Miyata, Eichi Narimatsu, Eiji Sakawaki, Sonoko Sakawaki, Suguru Hirayama, Shuji Uemura, Naoya Yama
CASE: A 44-year-old man intentionally stabbed himself in the anterior neck and left thorax with a fruit knife. Physical examination revealed two open wounds entering the thoracic cavity in the front chest, and a stab wound entering the trachea at the neck. Two chest tubes were initially inserted for the left lung injury with open hemopneumothorax. Nevertheless, the worsening oxygenation required positive pressure ventilation (PPV) with endotracheal intubation. OUTCOME: Right hemiparesis was found during weaning from PPV...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501286/the-correlation-between-stabbing-related-upper-extremity-wounds-and-survival-of-stabbing-victims-with-abdominal-and-thoracic-injuries
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Michael Rozenfeld, Kobi Peleg, Adi Givon, Boris Kessel
BACKGROUND: When treating patients with stab injuries of the torso, clinicians often lack timely information about the degree and nature of internal organ damage. An externally observable sign significantly associated with characteristics of torso injuries may therefore be useful for practitioners. One such potential sign is the presence of wounds to the hands, sometimes sustained during victims' attempt to defend themselves during the violent altercation. Thus, the primary aim of this study was to evaluate the association between presence of upper extremity wounds and the severity of the thoracic and intra-abdominal injuries due to stabbing...
May 1, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467575/importance-of-diagnostic-laparoscopy-in-the-assessment-of-the-diaphragm-after-left-thoracoabdominal-stab-wound-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Metin Yücel, Adnan Özpek, Hüseyin Kerem Tolan, Fatih Başak, Gürhan Baş, Ethem Ünal, Orhan Alimoğlu
BACKGROUND: Stab wounds in the left thoracoabdominal region may cause diaphragmatic injury. The aim of the present study was to determine incidence of diaphragmatic injury and role of diagnostic laparoscopy in detection of injury in patients with left thoracoabdominal stab wound. METHODS: Total of 81 patients (75 male, 6 female; mean age 27.5±9.8 years; range 14 to 60 years) who presented with left thoracoabdominal stab wound between April 2009 and September 2014 were evaluated...
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464581/-effects-of-vacuum-sealing-drainage-technique-in-acute-and-chronic-suppurative-tenosynovitis-of-hand
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H Wang, F Xia, D M Xing, D Ren, W Feng, Y Chen, Z H Xiao, Z M Zhao
Objective: To investigate the effects of vacuum sealing drainage technique in acute and chronic suppurative tenosynovitis of hand. Methods: A total of 9 cases acute and chronic suppurative tenosynovitis patients from January 2013 to April 2015 in Puai Hospital Affiliated to Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology were retrospectively reviewed. There were 6 males and 3 females, aging from 27 to 65 years, the average age was 55 years. There were 3 cases of index finger, 3 cases of middle finger, 2 cases of ring finger, 1 case include three fingers...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464324/the-cane-sword
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Timothy R Wysozan, Joseph A Prahlow
This report provides an overview of the injuries caused by a unique blade-type weapon known as a cane sword. The cane sword usually consists of a blade that is stored in a cylindrical "cane" that can be released at the handle to reveal the hidden blade within. The victim of the case was found to have a stab wound in the left mid-back that caused perforation of both the lower and upper lobes of the left lung, resulting in a left hemothorax. Upon autopsy, it was concluded that the patient died from injuries caused by the stab wound to the back...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462659/prevalence-management-and-outcome-of-traumatic-diaphragm-injuries-managed-by-the-pietermaritzburg-metropolitan-trauma-service
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N D'Souza, D Clarke, G Laing
INTRODUCTION This audit of traumatic diaphram injury (TDI) from a busy South African trauma service reviews the spectrum of disease and highlights current approaches to these injuries. METHODS The Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) has maintained an Electronic Surgical Registry (ESR) and a Hybrid Electronic Medical Record (HEMR) system since January 1(st) 2012. RESULTS A total of 105 TDIs were identified and repaired during the study period. The mean patient age was 30 years (range 15-68 years - SD 9...
May 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445175/traumatic-ventral-septal-defect-after-stab-wound-to-the-chest-missed-by-transthoracic-echocardiogram-a-case-report
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Abimbola O Faloye, Raphael Y Gershon
Traumatic ventral septal defect may be sustained after either blunt force or penetrating trauma to the chest. Severity ranges from asymptomatic to acute decompensated heart failure. Our patient suffered a stab wound to the chest and was initially taken to the operating room for repair of a lacerated right ventricle. Subsequent postoperative hemodynamic deterioration prompted a bedside transthoracic echocardiogram, which failed to identify causal factors. A transesophageal echocardiogram performed immediately after ventral septal defect was demonstrated...
April 25, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442204/out-of-hospital-thoracotomy-for-cardiac-arrest-after-penetrating-thoracic-trauma
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Mark G Van Vledder, Oscar J F Van Waes, Fabian O Kooij, Joost H Peters, Esther M M Van Lieshout, Michael H J Verhofstad
INTRODUCTION: Emergency department thoracotomy is an established procedure for cardiac arrest in patients suffering from penetrating thoracic trauma and yields relatively high survival rates (up to 21%) in patients with cardiac tamponade. To minimize the delay between arrest and thoracotomy, some have advocated thoracotomy on the accident scene. The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients with return of spontaneous circulation and subsequent survival after out of hospital thoracotomy in the Netherlands...
April 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424127/analysis-of-mortality-in-traumatically-injured-patients-based-on-body-mass-index-and-mechanism-reveals-highest-mortality-among-the-underweight-in-comparison-with-the-ideal-weight-patients
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Kevin Treto, Karen Safcsak, David Chesire, Indermeet S Bhullar
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of body mass index (BMI) on mortality after traumatic injury. The records of patients from 2012 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were stratified into the following groups based on admission BMI (kg/m2): underweight (UW) (BMI <19), ideal weight (IW) (BMI = 19-24.9), overweight (OW) (BMI = 25-29.9), obese (OB) (BMI = 30-39.9), and morbid obese (MO) (BMI >40). The groups were well matched with no significant differences in demographics and Injury Severity Score...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417686/trauma-epidemiology-in-puerto-rico-in-hospital-morbidity-and-mortality-from-2002-to-2011
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Annette Pascual-Marrero, Ediel O Ramos-Meléndez, Omar García-Rodríguez, José E Morales-Quiñones, Pablo Rodríguez-Ortiz
This study aimed to describe the distribution of injury mechanisms and to assess the impact of those mechanisms on the morbidity and mortality of trauma. All patients admitted to Puerto Rico Trauma Hospital (2002-2011) for road-traffic collisions (RTCs, 5,371), gunshot wounds (GSWs, 2,946), falls (2,319), pedestrian accidents (1,652), and stab wounds (SWs, 1,073) were selected. Gunshot victims were 1.19 (95%CI: 1.07-1.33) times as likely as road-traffic victims to have an ISS ≥25. Pedestrians were 1.76 (95%CI: 1...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412563/how-are-patients-influenced-when-counseled-for-minimally-invasive-lumbar-spine-surgeries-a-stepwise-model-assessing-pivotal-information-for-decision-making
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Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Nishant Kumar, Alex Quok An Teo, Kimberly-Anne Tan, Naresh Kumar, Ka-Po Gabriel Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Although minimally invasive surgery (MIS)-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) has many evidence-based short-term benefits over open TLIF, both procedures have similar long-term outcomes. Patients' preference for MIS over open TLIF may be confounded by a lack of understanding of what each approach entails. PURPOSE: The study aimed to identify the various factors influencing patients' choice between MIS and open TLIF. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: This is a cross-sectional study conducted at a tertiary health-care institution...
April 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403495/-diagnosis-and-therapeutic-management-in-kidney-ureter-and-bladder-trauma
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Karin Hirsch, Marco Heinz, Bernd Wullich
Trauma refers to the destruction of tissues or organs by external forces and it is the most common cause of mortality and morbidity in children (1, 2). Injuries of the genitourinary tract may be the result of blunt (falls, sport injuries, motor vehicle accidents and sexual abuse) or penetrating (stab wounds, gun shots, falling onto sharp objects) injuries. The genitourinary tract is significantly injured in 2.9% of paediatric trauma patients 4.In the paediatric population, the kidney is the most affected organ in the genitourinary tract (>60% of all genitourinary tract injuries) 4...
February 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389694/utility-of-the-ginza-forceps-for-superficial-phlebectomy-during-endovenous-laser-ablation-of-the-great-saphenous-vein
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Takeshi Baba, Takao Ohki, Yuji Kanaoka, Koji Maeda, Kenjirou Kaneko, Masayuki Hara, Kota Shukuzawa, Soichiro Fukushima
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficiency of using the Ginza forceps (DVx, Tokyo, Japan), which have a long shaft and strong grip, for superficial phlebectomy with the stab avulsion technique, during simultaneous endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) of the great saphenous vein (GSV). METHODS: The subjects were patients treated with EVLA performed by a single operator at one institution. All patients had a GSV diameter of 4-10 mm and an EVLA length of the GSV of >20 cm...
April 7, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369494/emergency-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-haemopneumothorax-and-diaphragm-repair-after-stabbing-performed-through-pre-existing-wounds
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Aman Coonar, Laurence Orchard
Video of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) on a 16-year old who had been stabbed. The knife penetrated the diaphragm, lung and intercostal pedicle causing a haemopneumothorax. A chest drain was inserted by the trauma team. VATS was performed entirely through the stab and chest drain pre-existing wounds without extension.
June 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345064/pneumocephalus-in-a-patient-with-multiple-stab-wounds
#16
Yusuf Savran, Volkan Karacam, Basak Bayram, Erdem Yaka, Nuri Karabay
Pneumocephalus is a complication of trauma to the chest and many iatrogenic interventions. It may arise due to systemic air embolism or retrograde cerebral venous air embolism which is an extremely rare complication. We report a 26-years-old female patient who presented to the Emergency Department suffering of multiple stab wounds. She was in a state of shock and after first aid and evaluation she was operated successfully. In the early postoperative period generalized tonic clonic convulsions were observed following cardiopulmonary resuscitation due to sudden cardiovascular collapse...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344815/occupational-exposure-to-sharps-injury-among-healthcare-providers-in-ethiopia-regional-hospitals
#17
Nigussie Tadesse Sharew, Getaneh Baye Mulu, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Kefyalew Dagne Gizachew
BACKGROUND: Sharps injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or another sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or other body fluids. According to World Health Organization pooled estimate, the annual incidence of sharps injury in Africa was ranged from 2.10 to 4.68 per person per year, but research data in Ethiopia is limited. The aim of the study was to investigate sharps injury prevalence and associated risk factors. METHODS: Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted with 200 healthcare providers (HCP) in Northeast Ethiopia...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338614/unintentional-injuries-and-violence-among-adults-in-northern-jordan-a-hospital-based-retrospective-study
#18
Manal M Alzghoul, Mohammed K Shakhatreh, Nihaya Al-Sheyab
Injuries (unintentional and intentional) are the main cause of death and disability worldwide, including Jordan. The main purpose of this hospital-based retrospective study was to identify characteristics, causes, and risk factors of unintentional injuries and violence among all adult patients who approached the Accidents and Emergency department because of injury in Northern Jordan. Data were collected retrospectively from four major hospitals from January 2008 to January 2013. A total of 2425 Jordanian individuals who accessed and were treated by the four hospitals were included in this study...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333700/intimate-partner-violence-a-rare-case-of-reciprocal-homicide
#19
Aurélie Cauchois, François Paraire, Geoffroy Lorin de la Grandmaison
We present the case of a reciprocal homicide by stabbing that occurred within an unmarried couple without known history of spousal violence. Each partner killed the other one at the same time and at the same place using kitchen knives. They were both found dead at home lying on the floor after the neighbors heard an argument and screams coming from the couple's apartment, so they called the police and the fire department. The door was locked from the inside, and the fire department was forced to break the door...
June 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326453/violent-trauma-recidivism-does-all-violence-escalate
#20
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
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