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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538646/defining-the-ge-junction-in-trauma-epidemiology-and-management-of-a-challenging-injury
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Morgan Schellenberg, Kenji Inaba, James M Bardes, Daniel OʼBrien, Lydia Lam, Elizabeth Benjamin, Daniel Grabo, Demetrios Demetriades
INTRODUCTION: Injuries to the gastroesophageal (GE) junction are infrequently encountered because of the high mortality of associated injuries. Consequently, there is a paucity of literature on the patient demographics and treatment options. The aim of this study was to examine the epidemiology, surgical management, and outcomes of these rare injuries. METHODS: Patients presenting to LAC+USC Medical Center (01/2008-08/2016) with traumatic esophageal or gastric injury (ICD-9 and -10 codes) were extracted from the trauma registry...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532914/penetrating-bihemispheric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-collective-review-of-gunshot-wounds-to-the-head
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L Turco, D L Cornell, B Phillips
BACKGROUND: Head injuries that cross midline structures of the brain are 'bihemispheric.' Other terms have been used to describe such injuries, but 'bihemispheric' is the most accurate and should be standard nomenclature. Bihemispheric head injuries are associated with higher mortality and morbidity than other penetrating traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Currently, there is a tendency to manage severe gunshot wounds (GSWs) to the head non-operatively, despite reports of improved outcome in military patients treated aggressively...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532514/course-of-serum-amyloid-a-saa-plasma-concentrations-in-horses-undergoing-surgery-for-injuries-penetrating-synovial-structures-an-observational-clinical-study
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Eva Haltmayer, Ilse Schwendenwein, Theresia F Licka
BACKGROUND: Injuries penetrating synovial structures are common in equine practice and often result in septic synovitis. Significantly increased plasma levels of serum amyloid A (SAA) have been found in various infectious conditions in horses including wounds and septic arthritis. Plasma SAA levels were found to decrease rapidly once the infectious stimulus was eliminated. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the usefulness of serial measurements of plasma SAA as a monitoring tool for the response to treatment of horses presented with injuries penetrating synovial structures...
May 22, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531301/a-political-case-of-penetrating-cranial-trauma-the-injury-of-james-scott-brady
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Richard Menger, Piyush Kalakoti, Rimal Hanif, Osama Ahmed, Anil Nanda, Bharat Guthikonda
James Brady, the White House press secretary during President Ronald Reagan's first term in office, was 1 of 4 people (including the President) wounded during an attempted assassination attempt on President Reagan's life on March 30, 1981. John Hinckley, Jr. was found not guilty of this attempt by reason of insanity. The assassination attempt was a ploy by Hinckley, Jr. to impress the actress Jodie Foster. Brady was the most seriously injured of the 4 who were wounded. He suffered a gunshot wound to the left forehead that traveled through the left frontal lobe, corpus callosum, and then into the right frontal and temporal lobes...
May 22, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525303/low-level-laser-therapy-after-wisdom-teeth-surgery-evaluation-of-immunologic-markers-secretory-immunoglobulin-a-and-lysozyme-levels-and-thermographic-examination-placebo-controlled-study
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Tatjana Dostalova, Veronika Kroulikova, Stepan Podzimek, Helena Jelinková
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this investigation is to analyze the effect of therapeutic low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to have a possibility to check pain and inflammation connected with surgical removal of impacted lower third molars in general anesthesia or even phobia [not accompanied by pain or fear of dental treatment, using immunologic markers-secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) and lysozyme]. The healing process was also monitored by infrared thermography. BACKGROUND DATA: LLLT can accelerate the proliferation phase of healing and decrease the inflammatory reaction, but the effect is not really clear...
May 16, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
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/28522784/penetrating-trauma-of-the-face-and-facial-skeleton-a-case-series-of-six-patients
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Aneta Neskoromna-Jędrzejczak, Katarzyna Bogusiak, Aleksander Przygoński, Bogusław Antoszewski
Penetrating traumas of the facial skeleton are relatively rare; however, they can be dangerous and even life-threatening. The epidemiology of facial skeleton trauma is diverse and depends on the affected region, age, and the kind of foreign body that caused the injury. In Poland, the most common cause of penetrating traumas are accidents and assaults, and only rarely accidents are related to improper use of firecrackers or fireworks. The aim of this study is to present a literature review and our own experience with penetrating traumas of the face and the facial part of the cranium...
February 28, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
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/28513528/complete-upper-urinary-tract-obstruction-caused-by-penetrating-pellet-injury-of-the-ureterintroduction
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M T Gulpinar, S K Keskin, A Yildirim, T Caskurlu
Ureteral injuries due to gunshots are tend to be misdiagnosed because of concomitant vascular and intraabdominal organ wounds. Our case is a 23-year-old man who was admitted to the hospital with multiple abdominal gunshot wounds. Laboratory findings showed worsening anemia, and the computed tomography (CT) scan showed multiple lead bullets inside the abdomen and retroperitoneum. Patient was then taken to the operation room for laparatomy. There were many intestinal injuries and also a stable retroperitoneal hematoma...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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/28492406/routine-computed-tomography-after-recent-operative-exploration-for-penetrating-trauma-what-injuries-do-we-miss
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April E Mendoza, Christopher A Wybourn, Anthony G Charles, Andre Campbell, Bruce A Cairns, Margaret M Knudson
BACKGROUND: Patients with penetrating trauma who cannot be stabilized undergo operative intervention without preoperative imaging. In such cases, post-operative imaging may reveal additional injuries not identified during the initial operative exploration. The purpose of this study is to explore the utility of post-operative CT imaging in the setting of penetrating trauma. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of patients with penetrating trauma treated at an urban level 1 trauma center between 2010-2015...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492199/an-infant-case-of-intraoral-penetrating-injury-with-a-toothbrush-causing-retropharyngeal-and-upper-mediastinal-emphysema
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Kei Jitsuiki, Ayako Hashimoto, Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Youichi Yanagawa
A 2-year-old male child who was running and fell with a toothbrush in his mouth suffered an injury to the inside of his right cheeks. His mother noticed that the toothbrush had impaled his mouth, and removed it. On arrival, a wound was observed on the right cheeks and palate. His general condition was good. However, computed tomography revealed emphysema from the left side of epipharynx to the upper mediastinum. This patient shows the importance of not only checking the medical history and performing a physical examination but also performing an imaging examination...
April 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488619/peripheral-nerve-injuries-a-retrospective-survey-of-1124-cases
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João A Kouyoumdjian, Carla R Graça, Vanessa F M Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) remain an important health problem often leading to severe motor disabilities predominantly in the younger population. OBJECTIVE: To analyze our experience of clinical and electrodiagnostic evaluation (EDX) of PNIs over a 26-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1989 and 2014, 1124 consecutive patients with 1418 PNIs were referred for clinical as well as EDX evaluation. These PNIs involved upper and lower limbs as well as the facial nerves...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488041/malunion-of-long-bone-fractures-in-a-conflict-zone-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Grace Bauhahn, Harald Veen, Rigo Hoencamp, Nelson Olim, Edward C T H Tan
INTRODUCTION: Malunion is a well-recognized complication of long-bone fractures which accounts for more than 25% of injuries in conflict zones. The aim of this study was to investigate the rate of malunion sustained by casualties with penetrating gunshot wounds in an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) surgical substitution project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and compare these results with current literature. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed...
May 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486324/case-report-and-review-of-management-of-penetrating-trauma-and-cardiac-pericarditis
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Elizabeth Thomas, Pamela Golden, Vicki Moran
Acute pericarditis is the most common form of pericardial disease worldwide and it has many potential etiologies. This case study examines a patient admitted for multiple gunshot wounds who developed acute pericarditis postpericardial drain removal. The initial penetrating abdominal trauma, along with facial injuries and a suspected myocardial infarction, led to confusion in which the initial etiology of pericarditis was missed, creating a delay in overall patient care and extended length of stay.
May 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484651/surgical-repair-of-subacute-right-ventricular-perforation-after-pacemaker-implantation
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Takeshi Oda, Takanori Kono, Keiichi Akaiwa, Yasushi Takahara, Chie Yasuoka, Katsuhiko Nakamura
We report an 84-year-old woman who presented with right ventricular perforation 4 days after pacemaker implantation for syncope due to sick sinus syndrome. Median sternotomy revealed no pericardial effusion, but the pacing lead had penetrated the right ventricle and pericardium. When the pleura was opened, the tip of the lead was seen in the visceral pleura. The lead was cut in the pericardial cavity and extracted from the left subclavian wound together with the generator. The right ventricular perforation was sutured and a temporary pacing lead was placed on the right ventricular wall intraoperatively...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472915/nanotechnology-a-promising-tool-towards-wound-healing
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Thaís Alberti, Daniela S Coelho, Ana Voytena, Heloísa Pitz, Manuel de Prá, Letícia Mazzarino, Shirley Kuhnen, Rosa Maria Ribeiro-do-Valle, Marcelo Maraschin, Beatriz Veleirinho
Nanotechnology is an exciting emerging field with multiple applications in skin regeneration. Nanofibers have gained special attention in skin regeneration based on their structural similarity to the extracellular matrix. A wide variety of polymeric nanofibers with distinct properties have been developed and tested as scaffolds for skin regeneration. Besides providing support for tissue repair, nanofibrous materials can act as delivery systems for drugs, proteins, growth factors, and other molecules. Moreover, the morphology, biodegradability, and other functionalities of nanofibrous materials can be controlled towards specific conditions of wound healing...
May 3, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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/28458953/midline-depressed-skull-fracture-presenting-with-quadriplegia-a-rare-phenomenon
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Manish J Mathew, Nupur Pruthi, Amey R Savardekar, Sarbesh Tiwari, Malla B Rao
BACKGROUND: Midline depressed skull fractures (MDSFs) deserve a special mention among skull fractures and should always be treated with caution. Here, an extremely unusual clinical presentation of a case of MDSF is highlighted along with its successful surgical management. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 26-year-old male presented with quadriplegia following assault on the head with sharp weapons. The patient had multiple lacerated wounds on the scalp with underlying cranial fractures...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455200/traumatic-pneumothorax-associated-with-penetrating-neck-injury-caused-by-a-stingray-a-case-report
#20
Toshinao Suzuki, Toshihiko Takada, Junmei Fudoji
We describe a patient with missed traumatic pneumothorax due to penetrating neck injury that was presumably caused by a stingray while diving. The barb can result in significant injuries to deep structures and organs despite a deceptively small entrance wound. This case underscores the importance of performing a thorough examination and having a high suspicion of distant injury in patients with penetrating neck injuries.
April 25, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
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