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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223795/good-distractions-testing-the-effects-of-listening-to-an-audiobook-on-driving-performance-in-simple-and-complex-road-environments
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Robert J Nowosielski, Lana M Trick, Ryan Toxopeus
Distracted driving (driving while performing a secondary task) causes many collisions. Most research on distracted driving has focused on operating a cell-phone, but distracted driving can include eating while driving, conversing with passengers or listening to music or audiobooks. Although the research has focused on the deleterious effects of distraction, there may be situations where distraction improves driving performance. Fatigue and boredom are also associated with collision risk and it is possible that secondary tasks can help alleviate the effects of fatigue and boredom...
December 7, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223081/dispersion-of-traffic-derived-air-pollutants-into-urban-parks
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Yang Xing, Peter Brimblecombe
Scarce land resources in dense cities means that small urban parks are important as a leisure and amenity resource for the urban population. However, streets with heavily traffic often surround these fragmented parks and increase the potential user exposure to air pollutants from vehicles. The dispersion profiles of PM2.5 and black carbon from roadside into urban parks at pedestrian level, in Hong Kong, were measured using mobile high time resolution instruments. In the downwind direction, pollutant concentrations decreased rapidly from roadside and by some tens of metres reached relatively constant values...
December 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223027/burden-of-injury-of-serious-road-injuries-in-six-eu-countries
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Wendy Weijermars, Niels Bos, Ashleigh Filtness, Laurie Brown, Robert Bauer, Emmanuelle Dupont, Jean Louis Martin, Katherine Perez, Pete Thomas
BACKGROUND: Information about the burden of (non-fatal) road traffic injury is very useful to further improve road safety policy. Previous studies calculated the burden of injury in individual countries. This paper estimates and compares the burden of non-fatal serious road traffic injuries in six EU countries/regions: Austria, Belgium, England, The Netherlands, the Rhône region in France and Spain. METHODS: It is a cross-sectional study based on hospital discharge databases...
December 6, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221643/respiratory-and-cardiovascular-responses-to-walking-down-a-traffic-polluted-road-compared-with-walking-in-a-traffic-free-area-in-participants-aged-60-years-and-older-with-chronic-lung-or-heart-disease-and-age-matched-healthy-controls-a-randomised-crossover
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Rudy Sinharay, Jicheng Gong, Benjamin Barratt, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Sabine Ernst, Frank Kelly, Junfeng Jim Zhang, Peter Collins, Paul Cullinan, Kian Fan Chung
BACKGROUND: Long-term exposure to pollution can lead to an increase in the rate of decline of lung function, especially in older individuals and in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), whereas shorter-term exposure at higher pollution levels has been implicated in causing excess deaths from ischaemic heart disease and exacerbations of COPD. We aimed to assess the effects on respiratory and cardiovascular responses of walking down a busy street with high levels of pollution compared with walking in a traffic-free area with lower pollution levels in older adults...
December 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218648/pelvic-fracture-instability-associated-l5-transverse-process-fracture-fact-or-myth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hazem Nasef, Ahmed Elhessy, Faris Abushaban, Abduljabbar Alhammoud
PURPOSE: Stable or unstable pelvic ring fractures are sometimes associated with L5 transverse process (TP) fractures. This review aimed to determine the effect of L5 TP fractures on pelvic ring fracture stability. METHODS: We searched electronic databases (including MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and SCOPUS) and performed hand searching of English orthopedics journals and conference abstracts until May 2017. We pooled data from five studies, with a total of 278 patients...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217902/magnitude-severity-and-outcome-of-traumatic-pancreatic-injury-at-a-level-i-trauma-center-in-india
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Amit Gupta, Subodh Kumar, Sanjay Kumar Yadav, Biplab Mishra, Maneesh Singhal, Atin Kumar, Pramod Garg
Pancreatic injury is an uncommon and frequently missed injury in abdominal trauma patients. However, missed pancreatic injury is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This study was conducted to know the burden of pancreatic injury and its outcome in our setup. A retrospective analysis of 53 patients with pancreatic injury from January 2008 through March 2012 at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center (JPNATC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Pancreatic injuries were present in 1...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217392/influence-of-traffic-on-build-up-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-on-urban-road-surfaces-a-bayesian-network-modelling-approach
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Yingxia Li, Ziliang Jia, Buddhi Wijesiri, Ningning Song, Ashantha Goonetilleke
Due to their carcinogenic effects, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) deposited on urban surfaces are a major concern in the context of stormwater pollution. However, the design of effective pollution mitigation strategies is challenging due to the lack of reliability in stormwater quality modelling outcomes. Current modelling approaches do not adequately replicate the interdependencies between pollutant processes and their influential factors. Using Bayesian Network modelling, this research study characterised the influence of vehicular traffic on the build-up of the sixteen US EPA classified priority PAHs...
December 4, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214322/road-traffic-accidents-in-children-the-what-how-and-why
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Yue Yen Lee, Eric Fang, Yanyi Weng, Sashikumar Ganapathy
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic accidents (RTAs) in Singapore involving children were evaluated, with particular focus on the epidemiology, surrounding circumstances and outcomes of these accidents. Key factors associated with worse prognosis were identified. We proposed some measures that may be implemented to reduce the frequency and severity of such accidents. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of RTAs involving children aged 0-16 years who presented to the Children's Emergency at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore, from January 2011 to June 2014...
December 7, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212692/the-impact-of-age-on-major-orthopaedic-trauma-an-analysis-of-the-united-kingdom-trauma-audit-research-network-database
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J Herron, R Hutchinson, F Lecky, O Bouamra, A Edwards, M Woodford, W G P Eardley
AIMS: To compare the early management and mortality of older patients sustaining major orthopaedic trauma with that of a younger population with similar injuries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Trauma Audit Research Network database was reviewed to identify eligible patients admitted between April 2012 and June 2015. Distribution and severity of injury, interventions, comorbidity, critical care episodes and mortality were recorded. The population was divided into young (64 years or younger) and older (65 years and older) patients...
December 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208602/impact-of-london-s-road-traffic-air-and-noise-pollution-on-birth-weight-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Rachel B Smith, Daniela Fecht, John Gulliver, Sean D Beevers, David Dajnak, Marta Blangiardo, Rebecca E Ghosh, Anna L Hansell, Frank J Kelly, H Ross Anderson, Mireille B Toledano
Objective To investigate the relation between exposure to both air and noise pollution from road traffic and birth weight outcomes.Design Retrospective population based cohort study.Setting Greater London and surrounding counties up to the M25 motorway (2317 km2), UK, from 2006 to 2010.Participants 540 365 singleton term live births.Main outcome measures Term low birth weight (LBW), small for gestational age (SGA) at term, and term birth weight.Results Average air pollutant exposures across pregnancy were 41 μg/m3 nitrogen dioxide (NO2), 73 μg/m3 nitrogen oxides (NOx), 14 μg/m3 particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter <2...
December 5, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207778/delayed-tension-pneumothorax-identification-and-treatment-in-traumatic-bronchial-injury-an-interesting-presentation
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Amit Gupta, Amulya Rattan, Sunil Kumar, Vinita Rathi
A 13-year-old girl, who did not receive any treatment for few hours following Road Traffic Injury (RTI), reported to the Casualty Department and found to have patent airway with clinically normal C spine, air-hunger (RR 42/minute), trachea deviated to left, distended neck veins and absent breath sounds on the right side. The chest X-ray she carried, done immediately after the injury, showed right sided tension pneumothorax. She was put on oxygen at 11 L/minute and an Intercostal chest tube drainage (ICD) was inserted on right side...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207727/effect-of-cellular-mobile-phone-use-and-cetrizine-on-hand-eye-coordination-and-visual-acuity
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Kalpita Ganpat Gawit, Smita Anand Tiwari, Gauri Hari Kasabe, Pradeep Kisanrao Deshpande, Balasaheb Baburao Ghongane
Introduction: Cellular mobile phones are a major cause of distraction especially while driving. The aggressive and inappropriate use of cellular mobile phones has increased the risk of accidents. Similar alerts are available in literature for certain substances and drugs (e.g. second generation anti H1 drug -Cetirizine) which also derange psychomotor performance and parameters of alertness. Aim: This study measured variations in hand-eye coordination and visual acuity due to use of cellular mobile phone in comparison to that of commonly used antihistaminic drug viz...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206821/-analysis-of-road-traffic-injuries-in-mexican-cyclists
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Victoria Alejandra Muro-Báez, M Eulalia Mendoza-García, Juan Daniel Vera-López, Ricardo Pérez-Núñez
With the objective of analyzing fatal and non-fatal road traffic injuries in cyclists and to document helmet use in this road user to inform sustainable mobility policies, a descriptive analysis of four secondary official information sources was conducted at the national level: mortality, Ministry of Health's hospital discharges, Unintentional and Violence Registry System (SIS-SS-17-P) and the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT). Only SIS-SS-17-P and ENSANUT document helmet use. Except for ENSANUT information analyzed is of 2014...
November 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206169/monitoring-traffic-information-with-a-developed-acceleration-sensing-node
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Zhoujing Ye, Linbing Wang, Wen Xu, Zhifei Gao, Guannan Yan
In this paper, an acceleration sensing node for pavement vibration was developed to monitor traffic information, including vehicle speed, vehicle types, and traffic flow, where a hardware design with low energy consumption and node encapsulation could be accomplished. The service performance of the sensing node was evaluated, by methods including waterproof test, compression test, sensing performance analysis, and comparison test. The results demonstrate that the sensing node is low in energy consumption, high in strength, IPX8 waterproof, and high in sensitivity and resolution...
December 5, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204029/sir-hugh-cairns-the-neurosurgeon-who-introduced-crash-helmets
#15
Col Shahsivadhanan Sundaravadhanan
Statistics prove that more Indians die in Road traffic related accidents than in wars. Prior to World War II, the death toll across the world used to be very high. It was at this juncture that a Military Neurosurgeon named Hugh Cairns introduced the compulsory wearing of crash helmets and brought about a reduction in mortality by more than 50%. Within a decade of introduction of crash helmets in Britain, the entire world followed suit. The results of his efforts are here for all of us to see. This innovative military neurosurgeon is credited as the one who introduced the concept of mobile neurosurgical units during world war and also the first proponent of usage of penicillin in war...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204022/impact-of-road-traffic-injury-to-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-in-southern-thailand
#16
Thara Tunthanathip, Nakornchai Phuenpathom
Background: Motor vehicle is a major transportation in Southern Thailand as the result of road traffic injury and death. Consequently, severe disability and mortality in pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) were observed from traffic accident, particularly motorcycle accident. To identify the risk of intracranial injury in children, the association of treatment outcome with various factors including mechanisms of injury, clinical characteristics, and intracranial pathology can be assessed...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203029/modeling-pedestrian-gap-crossing-index-under-mixed-traffic-condition
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Mohamed M Naser, Adnan Zulkiple, Walid A Al Bargi, Nasradeen A Khalifa, Basil David Daniel
INTRODUCTION: There are a variety of challenges faced by pedestrians when they walk along and attempt to cross a road, as the most recorded accidents occur during this time. Pedestrians of all types, including both sexes with numerous aging groups, are always subjected to risk and are characterized as the most exposed road users. The increased demand for better traffic management strategies to reduce the risks at intersections, improve quality traffic management, traffic volume, and longer cycle time has further increased concerns over the past decade...
December 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203017/driver-behavior-analysis-for-right-turn-drivers-at-signalized-intersections-using-shrp-2-naturalistic-driving-study-data
#18
Jianqing Wu, Hao Xu
INTRODUCTION: Understanding driver behavior is important for traffic safety and operation, especially at intersections where different traffic movements conflict. While most driver-behavior studies are based on simulation, this paper documents the analysis of driver-behavior at signalized intersections with the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) data. This study analyzes the different influencing factors on the operation (speed control) and observation of right-turn drivers. METHOD: A total of 300 NDS trips at six signalized intersections were used, including the NDS time-series sensor data, the forward videos and driver face videos...
December 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203016/investigate-moped-car-conflicts-in-china-using-a-naturalistic-driving-study-approach
#19
Yi G Glaser, Feng Guo, Youjia Fang, Bing Deng, Jonathan Hankey
PROBLEM: Mopeds are a popular transportation mode in Europe and Asia. Moped-related traffic accidents account for a large proportion of crash fatalities. To develop moped-related crash countermeasures, it is important to understand the characteristics of moped-related conflicts. METHOD: Naturalistic driving study data were collected in Shanghai, China from 36 car drivers. The data included 2,878h and 78,296km driven from 13,149 trips. Moped-car conflicts were identified and examined from the passenger car driver's perspective using kinematic trigger algorithms and manual video reduction...
December 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199883/death-from-a-driverless-vehicle
#20
Siddhartha Das, Ritesh G Menezes
Road traffic accidents are a major cause of fatalities around the world, and a number of deaths are caused by moving traffic on public roads. Deaths from vehicles that are off the highway may be called non-traffic fatalities which can be due to a vehicle reversing, carbon monoxide poisoning, weather-induced over-heating inside the vehicle and electric windows. Children (and animals) are the usual victims. We report a case from India where a man was found lying dead by the roadside with a lorry nearby. The autopsy findings indicated that he had been run over, but as there was no history of a vehicular collision and with no eyewitnesses, the investigators were unsure of the probable sequence of events that led to his death...
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
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