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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645069/controlled-single-bubble-cavitation-collapse-results-in-jet-induced-injury-in-brain-tissue
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Saranya Canchi, Karen Kelly, Yu Hong, Michael A King, Ghatu Subhash, Malisa Sarntinoranont
Multiscale damage due to cavitation is considered as a potential mechanism of traumatic brain injury (TBI) associated with explosion. In this study, we employed a TBI relevant hippocampal ex vivo slice model to induce bubble cavitation. Placement of single reproducible seed bubbles allowed control of size, number, and tissue location to visualize and measure deformation parameters. Maximum strain value was measured at 45 µs after bubble collapse, presented with a distinct contour and coincided temporally and spatially with the liquid jet...
June 15, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641326/a-technical-diving-related-burns-case-treatment-in-a-remote-location
#2
Fiona C Sharp, Martin Dj Sayer
Injuries suffered as a result of a rebreather oxygen explosion and fire occurred to a diver on vacation in the island state of Chuuk, Micronesia. The medical and logistical management of the diver in a remote location are described. The mechanism of both the fire and the subsequent blast and burn injuries are discussed. Prevention of and preparation for such incidents are discussed in the context of the increasing frequency of dive and adventure travel to remote areas.
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638364/impact-of-neuronal-membrane-damage-on-the-local-field-potential-in-a-large-scale-simulation-of-cerebral-cortex
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David L Boothe, Alfred B Yu, Pawel Kudela, William S Anderson, Jean M Vettel, Piotr J Franaszczuk
Within multiscale brain dynamics, the structure-function relationship between cellular changes at a lower scale and coordinated oscillations at a higher scale is not well understood. This relationship may be particularly relevant for understanding functional impairments after a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) when current neuroimaging methods do not reveal morphological changes to the brain common in moderate to severe TBI such as diffuse axonal injury or gray matter lesions. Here, we created a physiology-based model of cerebral cortex using a publicly released modeling framework (GEneral NEural SImulation System) to explore the possibility that performance deficits characteristic of blast-induced mTBI may reflect dysfunctional, local network activity influenced by microscale neuronal damage at the cellular level...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634733/dynamic-properties-of-human-tympanic-membrane-after-exposure-to-blast-waves
#4
Warren G Engles, Xuelin Wang, Rong Z Gan
Blast overpressure causes dynamic damage to middle ear components, and tympanic membrane (TM) rupture is the most frequent middle ear injury. However, it is unclear how the blast waves change mechanical properties of the TM and affect sound transmission through the ear. This paper reports the current study on dynamic properties of the TM after exposure to blast waves by using acoustic loading and laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV). The TM specimens were prepared from human temporal bones following exposures to blast overpressure...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634463/protective-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-amide-on-blast-induced-increase-in-intracranial-pressure-in-rats
#5
Usmah Kawoos, Richard M McCarron, Mikulas Chavko
Blast-induced traumatic brain injury is associated with acute and possibly chronic elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP). The outcome after TBI is dependent on the progression of complex processes which are mediated by oxidative stress. So far, no effective pharmacological protection against TBI exists. In this study, rats were exposed to a single or repetitive blast overpressure (BOP) at moderate intensities of 72 or 110 kPa in a compressed air-driven shock tube. The degree and duration of the increase in ICP were proportional to the intensity and frequency of the blast exposure(s)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626499/the-effects-of-blast-exposure-on-protein-deimination-in-the-brain
#6
Peter J Attilio, Michael Flora, Alaa Kamnaksh, Donald J Bradshaw, Denes Agoston, Gregory P Mueller
Oxidative stress and calcium excitotoxicity are hallmarks of traumatic brain injury (TBI). While these early disruptions may be corrected over a relatively short period of time, long-lasting consequences of TBI including impaired cognition and mood imbalances can persist for years, even in the absence of any evidence of overt injury based on neuroimaging. This investigation examined the possibility that disordered protein deimination occurs as a result of TBI and may thus contribute to the long-term pathologies of TBI...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623327/exendin-4-attenuates-blast-traumatic-brain-injury-induced-cognitive-impairments-losses-of-synaptophysin-and-in-vitro-tbi-induced-hippocampal-cellular-degeneration
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Lital Rachmany, David Tweedie, Vardit Rubovitch, Yazhou Li, Harold W Holloway, Dong Seok Kim, Whitney A Ratliff, Jessica N Saykally, Bruce A Citron, Barry J Hoffer, Nigel H Greig, Chaim G Pick
Mild blast traumatic brain injury (B-TBI) induced lasting cognitive impairments in novel object recognition and less severe deficits in Y-maze behaviors. B-TBI significantly reduced the levels of synaptophysin (SYP) protein staining in cortical (CTX) and hippocampal (HIPP) tissues. Treatment with exendin-4 (Ex-4) delivered by subcutaneous micro-osmotic pumps 48 hours prior to or 2 hours immediately after B-TBI prevented the induction of both cognitive deficits and B-TBI induced changes in SYP staining. The effects of a series of biaxial stretch injuries (BSI) on a neuronal derived cell line, HT22 cells, were assessed in an in vitro model of TBI...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619545/blast-related-disinhibition-and-risk-seeking-in-mice-and-combat-veterans-potential-role-for-dysfunctional-phasic-dopamine-release
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A G Schindler, J S Meabon, K F Pagulayan, R C Hendrickson, K D Meeker, M Cline, G Li, C Sikkema, C W Wilkinson, D P Perl, M R Raskind, E R Peskind, J J Clark, D G Cook
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by exposure to high explosives has been called the "signature injury" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is a wide array of chronic neurological and behavioral symptoms associated with blast-induced mTBI. However, the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Here we used a battlefield-relevant mouse model of blast-induced mTBI and in vivo fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) to investigate whether the mesolimbic dopamine system contributes to the mechanisms underlying blast-induced behavioral dysfunction...
June 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617927/biomechanical-evaluations-of-injury-risk-for-blast-loading
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Bahram Notghi, Rajneesh Bhardwaj, Shantanu Bailoor, Kimberly Thompson, Ashley A Weaver, Joel D Stitzel, Thao Vicky Nguyen
Ocular trauma is one of the most common types of combat injuries resulting from the exposure of military personnel with improvised explosive devices. The injury mechanism associated with the primary blast wave are poorly understood. We employed a three-dimensional computational model, which included the main internal ocular structures of the eye, spatially varying thickness of the cornea-scleral shell, and nonlinear tissue properties, to calculate the intraocular pressure and stress state of the eye-wall and internal ocular structure caused by blast...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606756/lasting-retinal-injury-in-a-mouse-model-of-blast-induced-trauma
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Najiba Mammadova, Shivani Ghaisas, Gary Zenitsky, Donald S Sakaguchi, Anumantha G Kanthasamy, Justin J Greenlee, M Heather West Greenlee
Traumatic brain injury due to blast exposure is currently the most prevalent of war injuries. Although secondary ocular blast injuries due to flying debris are more common, primary ocular blast exposure resulting from blast wave pressure has been reported among survivors of explosions, but with limited understanding of the resulting retinal pathologies. Using a compressed air-driven shock tube system, adult male and female C57BL/6 mice were exposed to blast wave pressure of 300 kPa (43.5 psi) per day for 3 successive days, and euthanized 30 days after injury...
July 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599600/transcriptional-changes-in-the-mouse-retina-following-ocular-blast-injury-a-role-for-the-immune-system
#11
Felix L Struebing, Rebecca King, Ying Li, Micah A Chrenek, Polina N Lyuboslavsky, Curran S Sidhu, P Michael Iuvone, Eldon E Geisert
Ocular blast injury is a major medical concern for soldiers and explosion victims due to poor visual outcomes. To define the changes in gene expression following a blast injury to the eye, we examined retinal RNA expression in 54 mouse strains five days after a single 50psi overpressure air wave blast injury. We observe that almost 40% of genes are differentially expressed with a false discovery rate of <0.001, even though the nominal changes in RNA expression are rather small. Moreover, we find through machine learning approaches that genetic networks related to the innate and acquired immune system are activated...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560719/visual-system-pathology-in-humans-and-animal-models-of-blast-injury
#12
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Gloria J DeWalt, William D Eldred
Injury from blast exposure is becoming a more prevalent cause of death and disability worldwide. The devastating neurological impairments that result from blasts are significant and lifelong. Progress in the development of effective therapies to treat injury have been slowed by its heterogeneous pathology and the dearth of information regarding the cellular mechanisms involved. Within the last decade, a number of studies have documented visual dysfunction following injury. This brief review examines blast damage to the visual system in both humans and animal models of blast injury...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553646/protection-against-blast-induced-traumatic-brain-injury-by-increase-in-brain-volume
#13
Ming Gu, Usmah Kawoos, Richard McCarron, Mikulas Chavko
Blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI) is a leading cause of injuries in recent military conflicts and it is responsible for an increased number of civilian casualties by terrorist attacks. bTBI includes a variety of neuropathological changes depending on the intensity of blast overpressure (BOP) such as brain edema, neuronal degeneration, diffuse axonal damage, and vascular dysfunction with neurological manifestations of psychological and cognitive abnormalities. Internal jugular vein (IJV) compression is known to reduce intracranial compliance by causing an increase in brain volume and was shown to reduce brain damage during closed impact-induced TBI...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539210/design-and-testing-of-a-controlled-electromagnetic-spinal-cord-impactor-for-use-in-large-animal-models-of-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
#14
Rory J Petteys, Steven M Spitz, Hasan Syed, R Andrew Rice, Rachel Sarabia-Estrada, C Rory Goodwin, Daniel M Sciubba, Brett A Freedman
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) causes debilitating neurological dysfunction and has been observed in warfighters injured in IED blasts. Clinical benefit of SCI treatment remains elusive and better large animal models are needed to assess treatment options. Here, we describe a controlled electromagnetic spinal cord impactor for use in large animal models of SCI. METHODS: A custom spinal cord impactor and platform were fabricated for large animals (e.g., pig, sheep, dog, etc...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513398/-nurse-believed-in-me-and-helped-me-piece-my-life-back-together
#15
Diane Palmer
While serving in the Royal Anglian Regiment in Afghanistan in 2007, I was seriously injured by friendly fire. I was left with significant physical and psychological injuries from the blast.
May 17, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511279/blast-associated-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-military-as-a-potential-trigger-for-dementia-and-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
#16
James Hasoon
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) resulting from blast exposures have significantly affected US military personnel throughout the world, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. From 2000-2016, more than 350,000 military service members were diagnosed with a TBI. Since the majority of blast-related TBIs are classified as mild with no definitive findings on physical examination or diagnostic studies, it is difficult to accurately diagnose individuals inflicted with such injuries. There are likely far more mild TBIs that remain undiagnosed in the military...
January 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505593/foot-ankle-complex-injury-risk-curves-using-calcaneus-bone-mineral-density-data
#17
Narayan Yoganandan, Sajal Chirvi, Liming Voo, Nicholas DeVogel, Frank A Pintar, Anjishnu Banerjee
OBJECTIVE: Biomechanical data from post mortem human subject (PMHS) experiments are used to derive human injury probability curves and develop injury criteria. This process has been used in previous and current automotive crashworthiness studies, Federal safety standards, and dummy design and development. Human bone strength decreases as the individuals reach their elderly age. Injury risk curves using the primary predictor variable (e.g., force) should therefore account for such strength reduction when the test data are collected from PMHS specimens of different ages (age at the time of death)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490003/binaural-tympanic-membrane-perforations-after-blast-injury
#18
Jeroen B van Rijswijk, Patrick Dubach
A 30-year-old man presented to the emergency department with new-onset hearing loss and tinnitus in both ears after a blast injury. While at a wedding that included celebratory fireworks, he had been standing near a sand-filled mortar when it accidentally ignited. Otoscopy revealed multiple..
May 11, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486051/characterization-of-differences-in-functional-connectivity-associated-with-close-range-blast-exposure
#19
Meghan Robinson, Dustin Clark, William Milberg, Regina McGlinchey, David Salat
Despite the prevalence of blast injuries in recent overseas conflicts, our knowledge of their impact on neural health is lacking. We have recently published work demonstrating differences in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) connectivity that were specific to close-range blast exposure (CBE), as opposed to other prevalent military-related factors. Here, we replicate this finding in an independent sample of 135 Veterans, again finding that CBE, regardless of concussion, is predictive of persistent changes in brain physiology...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484418/blast-exposure-white-matter-integrity-and-cognitive-function-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-combat-veterans
#20
Iliyan Ivanov, Corey Fernandez, Effie M Mitsis, Dara L Dickstein, Edmund Wong, Cheuk Y Tang, Jessie Simantov, Charlene Bang, Erin Moshier, Mary Sano, Gregory A Elder, Erin A Hazlett
The long-term effects of blast exposure are a major health concern for combat veterans returning from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We used an optimized diffusion tensor imaging tractography algorithm to assess white matter (WM) fractional anisotropy (FA) in blast-exposed Iraq and Afghanistan veterans (n = 40) scanned on average 3.7 years after deployment/trauma exposure. Veterans diagnosed with a blast-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) were compared to combat veterans with blast exposure but no TBI diagnosis...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
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