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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916875/traumatic-injuries-to-the-pregnant-patient-a-critical-literature-review
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P Petrone, P Jiménez-Morillas, A Axelrad, C P Marini
INTRODUCTION: Trauma during pregnancy is the leading non-obstetrical cause of maternal death and a significant public health burden. This study reviews the most common causes of trauma during pregnancy, morbidity, and mortality, and the impact upon perinatal outcomes associated with trauma, providing a management approach to pregnant trauma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the current literature from January 2006 to July 2016 was performed...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912997/laparoscopic-repair-of-diaphragmatic-rupture-a-case-report-with-radiological-and-surgical-correlation
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Patrick Nguyen, Bonnie Davis, Daniel D Tran
The leading cause of diaphragmatic rupture is penetrating abdominal trauma, including gunshot- and stab-related wounds; however, diaphragmatic rupture can also result from blunt trauma to the abdomen. The diagnosis can be difficult to make as the physical examination may be unremarkable, and imaging, that is, a conventional chest X-ray and/or CT imaging, may initially fail to reveal the injury. Failure to recognize diaphragmatic rupture can result in a delayed presentation, sometimes years later, with a potential catastrophic outcome...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876671/screening-for-an-occult-penetrating-cardiac-injury-using-transoesophageal-echcardiography-toe-a-prospective-study
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A Nicol, K Steur, R Bent, R Myburgh, G Sudwarts, F Roodt, S Edu, P Navsaria
BACKGROUND: 30% of patients with a cardiac injury will present with a penetrating chest wound and be haemodynamically stable, the so-called "occult cardiac injury". Current international practice is to screen for occult cardiac injuries using ultrasound (US) of the pericardial sac. If the US confirms the presence of fluid, then the patient undergoes a subxiphoid pericardial window (SPW) under general anaesthetic. In our experience, US Results in a large number of false positives and unnecessary operations...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876670/foley-catheter-balloon-tamponade-fcbt-for-penetrating-neck-injuries-pni-at-groote-schuur-hospital-an-update
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M F Scriba, P H Navsaria, A J Nicol, S Edu, A Al-Sayari
BACKGROUND: A previous study from Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) highlighted the success of FCBT (PNI). METHOD: The records of all patients with PNI requiring FCBT for a neck injury presenting to GSH within an 11-month study period were reviewed. Prospectively captured data on the Electronic Trauma Health Record Application (eTHRApp), was retrospectively analysed. Analysed data included demographics, clinical signs on admission, imaging, management and major outcomes...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876667/evaluation-of-thoracoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-diaphragmatic-injuries-in-penetrating-thoracoabdominal-trauma-without-lung-deflation-at-dr-george-mukhari-academic-hospital
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L Nsakala
BACKGROUND: With a mortality estimated at 25% when missed, diaphragmatic injuries due to penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma present a diagnostic challenge for both the radiologist and the surgeon. In the current literature, chest x-ray has a sensitivity of 27-60% for left-sided injuries and only 17% for right-sided injuries while, CT scan has a sensitivity of 14-61% and a specificity of 76-99%. Thoracoscopy using a single lung ventilation is one of the modalities of choice for the diagnosis of these injuries with a specificity of 100% and a sensitivity of 87...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876663/the-use-of-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-the-evaluation-of-upper-digestive-tract-injuries-in-penetrating-neck-trauma
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J P B Maritz, J A Lubbe
BACKGROUND: Patients who present with penetrating neck injuries undergo both a computed tomographic angiogram (CTA) of the neck to diagnose vascular injuries and a contrasted swallow to diagnose aerodigestive tract injuries. In a resource constrained setting this algorithm is questionable. METHOD: A chart review was performed of all patients who presented to Tygerberg Hospital's trauma unit with penetrating neck injury between 1 January 2013 and 1 January 2016. All unstable patients taken directly to theatre were excluded...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876638/hepatobiliary-factors-influencing-morbidity-rates-after-pancreatic-stab-wounds
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H L Bookholane, J E J Krige, E Jonas, U Kotze, M Bernon, S Burmeister, P Navsaria, A Nicol
BACKGROUND: Penetrating injuries of the pancreas may result in serious complications. METHOD: A retrospective univariate cohort analysis was done of all pancreatic stab wounds documented in a prospective dedicated departmental pancreatic injury database of 475 patients treated between 1982 and 2016. RESULTS: Eighty-seven (80 men) patients, median age 26 years (range 16-62) had stab wounds of the pancreas. Median RTS was 7.8 (range 2.0-7.8)...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876601/laparoscopic-management-of-retroperitoneal-injuries-in-penetrating-abdominal-injuries
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F Mosai
PURPOSE: Laparoscopy in penetrating abdominal injuries is now accepted and practiced in many modern trauma centres. However its role in evaluating and managing retroperitoneal injuries is not yet well established. The aim of this study was to document our experience in using laparoscopy in a setting of penetrating abdominal injuries with suspected retroperitoneal injury in haemodynamically stable patients. METHOD: A retrospective descriptive study of prospectively collected data from a trauma unit at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital (DGMAH) was done...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868591/early-ct-scanning-in-the-emergency-department-in-patients-with-penetrating-injuries-does-it-affect-outcome
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W J van den Hout, G M van der Wilden, F Boot, F J Idenburg, S J Rhemrev, R Hoencamp
BACKGROUND: To be a level I trauma center in the Netherlands a computed tomography (CT) scanner in the emergency department (ED) is considered desirable, as it is presumed that this optimizes the diagnostic process and that therapy can be directed based on these findings. Aim of this study was to assess the effects of implementing a CT scanner in the ED on outcomes in patients with penetrating injuries. METHODS: In this retrospective descriptive study, patients with penetrating injuries (shot and/or stab wounds), presented between 2000 and 2014 were analysed using the hospital's electronic database, and data from the West Netherlands trauma registry and the financial department...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842607/retinal-cell-death-dependent-reactive-proliferative-gliosis-in-the-mouse-retina
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Sheik Pran Babu Sardar Pasha, Robert Münch, Patrick Schäfer, Peter Oertel, Alex M Sykes, Yiqing Zhu, Mike O Karl
Neurodegeneration is a common starting point of reactive gliosis, which may have beneficial and detrimental consequences. It remains incompletely understood how distinctive pathologies and cell death processes differentially regulate glial responses. Müller glia (MG) in the retina are a prime model: Neurons are regenerated in some species, but in mammals there may be proliferative disorders and scarring. Here, we investigated the relationship between retinal damage and MG proliferation, which are both induced in a reproducible and temporal order in organotypic culture of EGF-treated mouse retina: Hypothermia pretreatment during eye dissection reduced neuronal cell death and MG proliferation; stab wounds increased both...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834611/a-molecular-method-to-detect-wound-cells-in-bloodstains-resultant-of-sharp-force-injuries-for-crime-scene-reconstruction
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Donald J Johnson, David E Raymond, Cynthia Chen, Matthew Quon, Julian Lis, Mo Re Choi, Christopher Lopez, Aileen Han, Ray D de Leon, Cynthia Bir
Previous research by the authors on an animal model showed that bloodstains can contain additional information about their somatic origin in the form of wound cells. Bloodstains produced by a gunshot wound to the head were distinguished from bloodstains produced by a gunshot wound to the chest by testing the stains for a brain microRNA marker. In this study, the effectiveness of the technique was examined on blood drops shed externally from a stab wound to the liver of rat carcasses. Specifically, investigations were conducted on the liver microRNA marker, rno-mir-122-3p, with the QIAGEN miScript System, and PCR analysis...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828103/huge-traumatic-pulmonary-artery-pseudoaneurysm
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Dmitriy Shnayderman, Scott G Baginski, William B Lea, Scott J Erickson
Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm is a very rare complication of penetrating thoracic trauma. We present a case of a 27-year-old woman who developed a 6.5-cm traumatic pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm after suffering multiple stab wounds to the chest and the abdomen. The pseudoaneurysm was successfully treated endovascularly with vascular plug occlusion and coil embolization.
September 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781920/delayed-presentation-of-spinal-foreign-body-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Franz J Onishi, Mirto N Prandini, Sergio Cavalheiro
BACKGROUND: Although spinal cord injuries are frequent causes of myelopathy in young patients, stab wounds of the spinal cord rarely occur and are typically maximal symptomatic immediately after the trauma. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 31-year-old male developed delayed onset of symptoms 4 years after a stab wound to the cervical spinal cord attributed to a plant needle (plant called Mandacaru). Following removal of the foreign body and decompression/excision of scarring at the C34 level, the patient's symptoms resolved...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769999/non-operative-management-for-penetrating-splenic-trauma-how-far-can-we-go-to-save-splenic-function
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Roy Spijkerman, Michel Paul Johan Teuben, Fatima Hoosain, Liezel Phyllis Taylor, Timothy Craig Hardcastle, Taco Johan Blokhuis, Brian Leigh Warren, Luke Petrus Hendrikus Leenen
BACKGROUND: Selective non-operative management (NOM) for the treatment of blunt splenic trauma is safe. Currently, the feasibility of selective NOM for penetrating splenic injury (PSI) is unclear. Unfortunately, little is known about the success rate of spleen-preserving surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of selective NOM for penetrating splenic injuries. METHODS: A dual-centre study is performed in two level-one trauma centres...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759541/traumatic-ventricular-septal-defect-after-stab-wound-to-the-chest-missed-by-transthoracic-echocardiography-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...
August 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754171/stab-injury-to-the-preauricular-region-with-laceration-of-the-external-carotid-artery-without-involvement-of-the-facial-nerve-a-case-report
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Diogo Casal, Giovanni Pelliccia, Diogo Pais, Diogo Carrola-Gomes, Maria Angélica-Almeida, José Videira-Castro, João Goyri-O'Neill
BACKGROUND: Open injuries to the face involving the external carotid artery are uncommon. These injuries are normally associated with laceration of the facial nerve because this nerve is more superficial than the external carotid artery. Hence, external carotid artery lesions are usually associated with facial nerve dysfunction. We present an unusual case report in which the patient had an injury to this artery with no facial nerve compromise. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old Portuguese man sustained a stab wound injury to his right preauricular region with a broken glass...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748419/can-we-train-military-surgeons-in-a-civilian-trauma-center
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H Uchino, V Y Kong, G V Oosthuizen, J L Bruce, W Bekker, G L Laing, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to review the trauma workload and operative exposure in a major South African trauma center and provide a comparison with contemporary experience from major military conflict. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients admitted to the PMTS following trauma were identified from the HEMR. Basic demographic data including mechanism of injury and body region injured were reviewed. All operative procedures were categorized. The total operative volume was compared with those available from contemporary literature documenting experience from military conflict in Afghanistan...
July 26, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705447/-post-traumatic-concomitant-popliteal-artery-pseudoaneurysm-and-arteriovenous-fistula
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O Zizi, H Naouli, H Jiber, A Bouarhroum
Popliteal injuries are well known to be serious with a high rate of mortality due to damage caused to popliteal vessels. Pseudoaneurysm formation and arteriovenous fistulas are well-known complications of arterial injury, but are rarely concomitant. Diagnosis is usually done by computed tomography (CT) angiography. Treatment strategies consist of surgery or endovascular management. We report the surgical treatment of two cases of popliteal arteriovenous fistula associated with pseudoaneurysm complicating stab wounds...
February 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703837/multiple-stab-wounds-understanding-the-manner-of-death-through-the-psychological-autopsy
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G Di Vella, I Grattagliano, S Curti, R Catanesi, M K Sullivan, L Tattoli
A 48-year-old physical therapist with no history of psychiatric disorders or suicidal tendencies was found dead by his relatives inside his apartment. Multiple stab wounds were present on the chest and the abdomen. Several more superficial cuts were also seen on the neck and the left wrist. At the death scene, there was a large pool of blood in the room, with secondary droplets and stains; a kitchen knife was found beside the body, and a suicide note on a table. Especially the number of wounds raised strong suspicion of a homicide in the first instance but some circumstances (the farewell letter, the absence of clothing injuries, no signs of third-party involvement) and autopsy findings (absence of defense or blunt injuries, the localization of the wounds, the presence of hesitation marks) pointed toward a suicide etiology...
July 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689948/endovascular-treatment-of-penetrating-injury-to-the-vertebral-artery-by-a-stab-wound-case-report-and-literature-review
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Dafne Braga Diamante Leiderman, Antonio Eduardo Zerati, Nelson Wolosker, Henry Augusto Hoffmann Melo, Erasmo Simão Da Silva, Nelson De Luccia
BACKGROUND: We describe a unique case of a patient with penetration of the cervical region by a stab wound, who required emergency care for the controlled removal of the knife and for vertebral artery trauma (VAT) treatment. Although rare, VAT causes high morbidity and mortality. METHODS: A patient admitted for emergency care was diagnosed with traumatic complete section of the vertebral artery by a knife, and underwent to removal of the knife under radioscopic supervision and vertebral artery embolization with coils...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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