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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100939/management-of-liver-trauma-in-minia-university-hospital-egypt
#1
Abdel Fattah Saleh, Emad Al Sageer, Amr Elheny
The aim of this study is to present the outcome of operative and non-operative management of patients with liver injury treated in a single institution depending on imaging. This study was conducted at the Causality Unit of Minia University Hospital, and included 60 patients with hepatic trauma from March 2012 to January 2013. In our study, males represent 80 % while females represent 20 % of the traumatized patients. The peak age for trauma found was 11-30 years. Blunt trauma is the most common cause of liver injury as it was the cause in 48 patients (80 %)...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089301/time-since-discharge-of-9mm-cartridges-by-headspace-analysis-part-2-ageing-study-and-estimation-of-the-time-since-discharge-using-multivariate-regression
#2
M Gallidabino, F S Romolo, C Weyermann
Estimating the time since discharge of spent cartridges can be a valuable tool in the forensic investigation of firearm-related crimes. To reach this aim, it was previously proposed that the decrease of volatile organic compounds released during discharge is monitored over time using non-destructive headspace extraction techniques. While promising results were obtained for large-calibre cartridges (e.g., shotgun shells), handgun calibres yielded unsatisfying results. In addition to the natural complexity of the specimen itself, these can also be attributed to some selective choices in the methods development...
December 27, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089297/time-since-discharge-of-9mm-cartridges-by-headspace-analysis-part-1-comprehensive-optimisation-and-validation-of-a-headspace-sorptive-extraction-hsse-method
#3
M Gallidabino, F S Romolo, C Weyermann
Estimating the time since discharge of spent cartridges can be a valuable tool in the forensic investigation of firearm-related crimes. To reach this aim, it was previously proposed that the decrease of volatile organic compounds released during discharge is monitored over time using non-destructive headspace extraction techniques. While promising results were obtained for large-calibre cartridges (e.g., shotgun shells), handgun calibres yielded unsatisfying results. In addition to the natural complexity of the specimen itself, these can also be attributed to some selective choices in the methods development...
December 24, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076550/suicide-in-university-students-in-bogot%C3%A3-colombia-2004-2014
#4
Saúl Alonso Franco, Martha Lucia Gutiérrez, Julián Sarmiento, Decsy Cuspoca, Javier Tatis, Alejandro Castillejo, Miguel Barrios, Magnolia Del Pilar Ballesteros-Cabrera, Sara Zamora, Carlos Iván Rodríguez
We report the results of a retrospective, descriptive, qualitative study of suicide among university students in Bogotá, Colombia. The objective of this study was to document the magnitude, principal characteristics, and impact of this phenomenon in the selected population. A semi-structured survey was employed to collect information from 66 individuals linked to the universities. A total of 45 cases of suicide were documented in the study period (2004 - 2014). Of these, 69% occurred in males and 31% in females...
January 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073053/applying-3d-measurements-and-computer-matching-algorithms-to-two-firearm-examination-proficiency-tests
#5
Daniel Ott, Robert Thompson, Junfeng Song
In order for a crime laboratory to assess a firearms examiner's training, skills, experience, and aptitude, it is necessary for the examiner to participate in proficiency testing. As computer algorithms for comparisons of pattern evidence become more prevalent, it is of interest to test algorithm performance as well, using these same proficiency examinations. This article demonstrates the use of the Congruent Matching Cell (CMC) algorithm to compare 3D topography measurements of breech face impressions and firing pin impressions from a previously distributed firearms proficiency test...
December 21, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072893/a-pediatric-application-of-the-strac-regional-hospital-trauma-registry-database-pediatric-trauma-deaths-in-south-central-texas-during-2004-2013
#6
Michelle Buehner, Jay Aden, Mathew Borgman, Preston Love, Brandi Wright, Mary Edwards
The purpose of this study was to define the demographics of pediatric traumatic injuries and to understand the predictive value of injury type, prehospital, and emergency department (ED) data regarding the mortality of pediatric trauma patients (<14 years of age) in South Central Texas. We report a retrospective review of pediatric trauma patients presenting to Trauma Service Area P in South Central Texas during 2004-2013. The primary outcome was mortality; secondary outcomes were ventilator days, hospital days, and intensive care unit stay...
January 1, 2017: Texas Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063584/an-investigation-into-the-factors-that-influence-toolmark-identifications-on-ammunition-discharged-from-semi-automatic-pistols-recovered-from-car-fires
#7
Mark A Collender, Kevin A J Doherty, Kenneth T Stanton
Following a shooting incident where a vehicle is used to convey the culprits to and from the scene, both the getaway car and the firearm are often deliberately burned in an attempt to destroy any forensic evidence which may be subsequently recovered. Here we investigate the factors that influence the ability to make toolmark identifications on ammunition discharged from pistols recovered from such car fires. This work was carried out by conducting a number of controlled furnace tests in conjunction with real car fire tests in which three 9mm semi-automatic pistols were burned...
January 2017: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059971/geographical-information-system-evaluation-and-trends-of-nonaccidental-trauma-at-a-level-i-trauma-center-pilot-study
#8
Michael Robert Smith, Robert Lee Davis, Patricia Anne Phillips, Tatyana Shvilkina, Kamalijit Kaur, Heather Katrina Tabolt, Matthew Krause, Vincent Galdi
PREMISE: Although trauma may be considered a random act, geographical patterns of trauma potentially emerge. Our institution is unique in that it rests at an intersection of two of the highest areas of poverty and assault in New York City and has adequate data to analyze these patterns. METHODS: We review the incident reports logged by emergency medical services (EMS) technicians arriving with intentionally injured trauma patients from January 1 to December 31, 2013 at a single institution...
February 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055070/modeling-contagion-through-social-networks-to-explain-and-predict-gunshot-violence-in-chicago-2006-to-2014
#9
Ben Green, Thibaut Horel, Andrew V Papachristos
Importance: Every day in the United States, more than 200 people are murdered or assaulted with a firearm. Little research has considered the role of interpersonal ties in the pathways through which gun violence spreads. Objective: To evaluate the extent to which the people who will become subjects of gun violence can be predicted by modeling gun violence as an epidemic that is transmitted between individuals through social interactions. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study was an epidemiological analysis of a social network of individuals who were arrested during an 8-year period in Chicago, Illinois, with connections between people who were arrested together for the same offense...
January 3, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055064/association-of-drug-and-alcohol-use-with-adolescent-firearm-homicide-at-individual-family-and-neighborhood-levels
#10
Bernadette C Hohl, Shari Wiley, Douglas J Wiebe, Alison J Culyba, Rebecca Drake, Charles C Branas
Importance: Homicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents in the United States and the leading cause of death for adolescents who are African American. Large cities have disproportionate homicide rates. Objective: To determine the relationships between exposures to drugs and alcohol at the individual, family, and neighborhood levels and adolescent firearm homicide and to inform new approaches to preventing firearm violence. Design, Setting, and Participants: Population-based case-control study from January 2010 to December 2012 of all 13- to 20-year-olds who were homicide victims in Philadelphia during the study period matched to randomly selected 13- to 20-year-old controls from the general population...
January 3, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055051/at-last-a-good-estimate-of-the-magnitude-of-the-private-sale-loophole-for-firearms
#11
Philip J Cook
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055050/firearm-acquisition-without-background-checks-results-of-a-national-survey
#12
Matthew Miller, Lisa Hepburn, Deborah Azrael
Background: In 1994, 40% of U.S. gun owners who had recently acquired a firearm did so without a background check. No contemporary estimates exist. Objective: To estimate the proportion of current U.S. gun owners who acquired their most recent firearm without a background check, by time since and manner of acquisition, for the nation as a whole and separately in states with and without legislation regulating private sales. Design: Probability-based online survey...
January 3, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055044/the-roles-of-alcohol-and-drugs-in-firearm-violence
#13
Emma E McGinty, Daniel W Webster
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055043/firearm-violence-as-a-disease-hot-people-or-hot-spots
#14
Charles C Branas, Sara Jacoby, Elena Andreyeva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055039/responding-to-firearm-homicide-in-urban-areas
#15
Robert Steinbrook
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053363/global-research-priorities-for-interpersonal-violence-prevention-a-modified-delphi-study
#16
Christopher R Mikton, Masako Tanaka, Mark Tomlinson, David L Streiner, Lil Tonmyr, Bandy X Lee, Jane Fisher, Kathy Hegadoren, Joam Evans Pim, Shr-Jie Sharlenna Wang, Harriet L MacMillan
OBJECTIVE: To establish global research priorities for interpersonal violence prevention using a systematic approach. METHODS: Research priorities were identified in a three-round process involving two surveys. In round 1, 95 global experts in violence prevention proposed research questions to be ranked in round 2. Questions were collated and organized according to the four-step public health approach to violence prevention. In round 2, 280 international experts ranked the importance of research in the four steps, and the various substeps, of the public health approach...
January 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051972/characteristics-classification-and-prevention-of-child-maltreatment-fatalities
#17
James E McCarroll, Joscelyn E Fisher, Stephen J Cozza, Renè J Robichaux, Carol S Fullerton
BACKGROUND: Preventing child maltreatment fatalities is a critical goal of the U.S. society and the military services. Fatality review boards further this goal through the analysis of circumstances of child deaths, making recommendations for improvements in practices and policies, and promoting increased cooperation among the many systems that serve families. The purpose of this article is to review types of child maltreatment death, proposed classification models, risk and protective factors, and prevention strategies...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041607/firearm-injuries-in-a-pediatric-population-african-american-adolescents-continue-to-carry-the-heavy-burden
#18
M Bachier-Rodriguez, J Freeman, A Feliz
BACKGROUND: Firearm injuries have the highest case-fatality rate among pediatric trauma related deaths. We sought to determine whether demographics, mechanism of injury, and outcomes were age specific. METHODS: We performed a 5 year retrospective analysis of patients 0-19 years old with firearm related injuries. Children were divided into two cohorts based on age. Mann-Whitney and Pearson's X(2) were used to compare continuous and categorical variables, respectively...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041005/improving-firearm-safety-in-the-united-states-response-to-kapusta-and-cramer
#19
J John Mann, Christina A Michel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040999/firearm-suicide-in-the-united-states-from-a-broader-preventive-perspective
#20
Nestor D Kapusta, Robert J Cramer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
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