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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228110/a-nationwide-survey-of-first-aid-training-and-encounters-in-norway
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Håkon Kvåle Bakke, Tine Steinvik, Johan Angell, Torben Wisborg
BACKGROUND: Bystander first aid can improve survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or trauma. Thus, providing first aid education to laypersons may lead to better outcomes. In this study, we aimed to establish the prevalence and distribution of first aid training in the populace, how often first aid skills are needed, and self-reported helping behaviour. METHODS: We conducted a telephone survey of 1000 respondents who were representative of the Norwegian population...
February 23, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226253/modeling-single-vehicle-run-off-road-crash-severity-in-rural-areas-accounting-for-unobserved-heterogeneity-and-age-difference
#2
Linfeng Gong, Wei David Fan
This study investigates factors that significantly contribute to the severity of driver injuries resulting from single-vehicle run-off-road (SV ROR) crashes. A mixed logit model approach is employed to explore the potential unobserved heterogeneous effects associated with each age group: young (ages 16-24), middle-aged (ages 25-65), and older drivers (ages over 65). Likelihood ratio tests indicated that the development of separate injury severity models for each age group is statistically superior to estimating a single model using all data...
February 19, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226006/hospitalization-due-to-road-traffic-injuries-in-brazil-2013-hospital-stay-and-costs
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Silvânia Suely Caribé de Araújo Andrade, Maria Helena Prado de Mello Jorge
Objetivo: to describe hospitalization rates and to estimate hospital costs and time spent in hospital due to road traffic accidents (RTA) in Brazil, in 2013. Methods: this is an ecological study conducted using data from the Brazilian National Hospital Information System. Results: in 2013, 170,805 hospitalizations due to RTA were funded by the Brazilian National Health System; 78.2% of the individuals were male, 48.6% were from 20 to 39 years old, and 51...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223831/cost-analysis-of-facial-injury-treatment-in-two-university-hospitals-in-malaysia-a-prospective-study
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Bin Sulong Saperi, Roszalina Ramli, Zafar Ahmed, Amrizal Muhd Nur, Mohd Ismail Ibrahim, Muhd Fazlynizam Rashdi, Rifqah Nordin, Normastura Abd Rahman, Azizah Yusoff, Abd Jabar Nazimi, Roselinda Abdul Rahman, Noorhayati Abdul Razak, Norlen Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Facial injury (FI) may occur in isolation or in association with injuries to other parts of the body (facial and other injury [FOI]). The objective of this study was to determine the direct treatment costs incurred during the management of facial trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study on treatment cost for FIs and FOIs due to road-traffic crashes in two university hospitals in Malaysia was conducted from July 2010 to June 2011. The patients were recruited from emergency departments and reviewed after 6 months from the date of initial treatment...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219638/traffic-safety-effects-of-new-speed-limits-in-sweden
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Anna Vadeby, Åsa Forsman
The effects of speed, both positive and negative, make speed a primary target for policy action. Driving speeds affect the risk of being involved in a crash and the injury severity as well as the noise and exhaust emissions. Starting 2008, the Swedish Transport Administration performed a review of the speed limits on the national rural road network. This review resulted in major changes of the speed limits on the rural road network. It was predominantly roads with a low traffic safety standard and unsatisfactory road sides that were selected for reduced speed limits, as well as roads with a good traffic safety record being selected for an increase in speed limits...
February 17, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217627/speed-detection-device-in-preventing-road-traffic-accidents-a-realistic-approach-in-india
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Bijaya Nanda Naik, Mahendra M Reddy, Srikanta Kanungo, Sitanshu Sekhar Kar
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July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217583/profile-of-trauma-patients-in-the-emergency-department-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-south-india
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Kundavaram Paul Prabhakar Abhilash, Nilanchal Chakraborthy, Gautham Raja Pandian, Vineet Subodh Dhanawade, Thomas Kurien Bhanu, Krishna Priya
BACKGROUND: Trauma is an increasing cause of morbidity and mortality in India. This study was done to improve the understanding of the mode of trauma, severity of injuries, and outcome of trauma victims in our hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of all adult trauma patients more than 18-year-old presenting to our emergency department (ED). Details of the incident, injuries, and outcome were noted. RESULTS: The ED attended to 16,169 patients during the 3-month study period with 10% (1624/16,169) being adult trauma incidents...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215483/investigating-the-relationship-between-environmental-factors-and-respiratory-health-outcomes-in-school-children-using-the-forced-oscillation-technique
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Jonathon Boeyen, Anna C Callan, David Blake, Amanda J Wheeler, Peter Franklin, Graham L Hall, Claire Shackleton, Peter D Sly, Andrea Hinwood
The environmental factors which may affect children's respiratory health are complex, and the influence and significance of factors such as traffic, industry and presence of vegetation is still being determined. We undertook a cross-sectional study of 360 school children aged 5-12 years who lived on the outskirts of a heavy industrial area in Western Australia to investigate the effect of a range of environmental factors on respiratory health using the forced oscillation technique (FOT), a non-invasive method that allows for the assessment of the resistive and reactive properties of the respiratory system...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210408/patterns-of-maxillofacial-fractures-in-uttar-pradesh-india
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Padmanidhi Agarwal, Divya Mehrotra, Rajul Agarwal, Sumit Kumar, Rahul Pandey
This study aimed to obtain dependable epidemiologic data of the variation in cause and characteristics of maxillofacial fractures by identifying, describing, and quantifying trauma. This retrospective study was conducted in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, over 1 year, based on a systematic computer-assisted database search from March 2015 to March 2016 for maxillofacial fractures. The demographics, etiology, geographic distribution, date of injury, site and number of fractures, and type of intervention were recorded for each...
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210405/titanium-clamps-for-a-simple-low-profile-autologous-osteosynthesis-in-the-reconstruction-of-posttraumatic-craniofacial-convexital-skeletal-disruption
#10
Amos Olufemi Adeleye, Toluyemi Adefolarin Malomo
Attempts at reconstruction of posttraumatic craniofacial defects (PTCDs) can be a challenge in low-resource practice areas of the world where the needed biomaterials are logistically beyond reach. A simple low-profile technique of autologous osteosynthesis for PTCD using the titanium clamps is presented in this report. In addition, a 6-year prospective database on a consecutive cohort of patients who underwent this procedure was analyzed for clinical, functional, and aesthetic outcomes, both in-hospital and at midterm follow-up...
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210177/orbital-reconstruction-with-a-partially-absorbable-mesh-monofilament-polypropylene-fibre-and-monofilament-poliglecaprone-25-our-experience-with-34-patients
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Moustafa Alkhalil, J Joshi Otero
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness and complications related to the use of a partially absorbable mesh for the reconstruction of orbital floor fractures. This is a retrospective review of 34 consecutive patients who suffered orbital trauma from August 2007 to March 2013 treated with a partially absorbable mesh for orbital reconstruction. Data collected included gender, age, nationality, cause of injury, date of admission, date of surgery, date of discharge, type of fracture, signs and symptoms such as diplopia, enophthalmos, and sensory disturbance related to the infraorbital nerve, complications before and after surgery, and follow-ups at 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, and after 1 year...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208726/phenology-of-a-vegetation-barrier-and-resulting-impacts-on-near-highway-particle-number-and-black-carbon-concentrations-on-a-school-campus
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Christina H Fuller, David R Carter, Matthew J Hayat, Richard Baldauf, Rebecca Watts Hull
Traffic-related air pollution is a persistent concern especially in urban areas where populations live in close proximity to roadways. Innovative solutions are needed to minimize human exposure and the installation of vegetative barriers shows potential as a method to reduce near-road concentrations. This study investigates the impact of an existing stand of deciduous and evergreen trees on near-road total particle number (PNC) and black carbon (BC) concentrations across three seasons. Measurements were taken during spring, fall and winter on the campus of a middle school in the Atlanta (GA, USA) area at distances of 10 m and 50 m from a major interstate highway...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208113/ranking-the-factors-influencing-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-build-up-on-urban-roads
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An Liu, Yukun Ma, Kaveh Deilami, Prasanna Egodawatta, Ashantha Goonetilleke
An in-depth understanding of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) build-up on urban roads is essential for effective stormwater treatment design. Past research studies have pointed out the relationship between influential factors and PAHs build-up individually. However, these studies do not provide a comprehensive analysis of the relationships and the hierarchy of factors in terms of their importance in influencing PAHs build-up. This paper presents the outcomes of an in-depth investigation into the range of influential factors, including traffic volume, land use, distance to highway and roughness of road surfaces by ranking them in terms of their influence on PAHs build-up...
February 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204851/improved-outcomes-for-hepatic-trauma-in-england-and-wales-over-a-decade-of-trauma-and-hepatobiliary-surgery-centralisation
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J Barrie, S Jamdar, M F Iniguez, O Bouamra, T Jenks, F Lecky, D A O'Reilly
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade trauma services have undergone a reconfiguration in England and Wales. The objective is to describe the epidemiology, management and outcomes for liver trauma over this period and examine factors predicting survival. METHODS: Patients sustaining hepatic trauma were identified using the Trauma Audit and Research Network database. Demographics, management and outcomes were assessed between January 2005 and December 2014 and analysed over five, 2-year study periods...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202653/argentine-ants-linepithema-humile-use-adaptable-transportation-networks-to-track-changes-in-resource-quality
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Tanya Latty, Michael J Holmes, James C Makinson, Madeleine Beekman
Transportation networks play a crucial role in human and animal societies. For a transportation network to be efficient, it must have adequate capacity to meet traffic demand. Network design becomes increasingly difficult in situations where traffic demand can change unexpectedly. In humans, network design is often constrained by path dependency because it is difficult to move a road once it is built. A similar issue theoretically faces pheromone-trail-laying social insects; once a trail has been laid, positive feedback makes re-routing difficult because new trails cannot compete with continually reinforced pre-existing trails...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196769/nanoparticles-of-wc-co-wc-co-and-cu-of-relevance-for-traffic-wear-particles-particle-stability-and-reactivity-in-synthetic-surface-water-and-influence-of-humic-matter
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Yolanda S Hedberg, Jonas F Hedberg, Sara Isaksson, Nanxuan Mei, Eva Blomberg, Susanna Wold, Inger Odnevall Wallinder
Studded tyres made of tungsten carbide cobalt (WC-Co) are in the Northern countries commonly used during the winter time. Tungsten (W)-containing nano- and micron-sized particles have been detected close to busy roads in several European countries. Other typical traffic wear particles consist of copper (Cu). The aims of this study were to investigate particle stability and transformation/dissolution properties of nanoparticles (NPs) of WC-Co compared with NPs of tungsten carbide (WC), cobalt (Co), and Cu. Their physicochemical characteristics (primarily surface oxide and charge) are compared with their extent of sedimentation and metal release in synthetic surface water (SW) with and without two different model organic molecules, 2,3- and 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHBA) mimicking certain sorption sites of humic substances, for time periods up to 22 days...
February 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194757/a-population-based-study-on-epidemiology-of-intensive-care-unit-treated-traumatic-brain-injury-in-iceland
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G M Jonsdottir, S H Lund, B Snorradottir, S Karason, I H Olafsson, K Reynisson, B Mogensen, K Sigvaldason
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury is a worldwide health issue and a significant cause of preventable deaths and disabilities. We aimed to describe population-based data on intensive care treated traumatic brain injury in Iceland over 15 years period. METHODS: Retrospective review of all intensive care unit admissions due to traumatic brain injury at The National University Hospital of Iceland 1999-2013. Data were collected on demographics, mechanism of injury, alcohol consumption, glasgow come scale upon admission, Injury Severity Scoring, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II score, length of stay, interventions and mortality (defined as glasgow outcome score one)...
February 13, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192440/helicopter-emergency-medical-services-in-major-incident-management-a-national-norwegian-cross-sectional-survey
#18
Anne Siri Johnsen, Stephen J M Sollid, Trond Vigerust, Morten Jystad, Marius Rehn
OBJECTIVE: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aim to bring a highly specialised crew to the scene of major incidents for triage, treatment and transport. We aim to describe experiences made by HEMS in Norway in the management of major incidents. DESIGN: Doctors, rescue paramedics and pilots working in Norwegian HEMS and Search and Rescue Helicopters (SAR) January 1st 2015 were invited to a cross-sectional study on experiences, preparedness and training in major incident management...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189072/modeling-the-intraurban-variation-in-nitrogen-dioxide-in-urban-areas-in-kathmandu-valley-nepal
#19
Anobha Gurung, Jonathan I Levy, Michelle L Bell
BACKGROUND: With growing urbanization, traffic has become one of the main sources of air pollution in Nepal. Understanding the impact of air pollution on health requires estimation of exposure. Land use regression (LUR) modeling is widely used to investigate intraurban variation in air pollution for Western cities, but LUR models are relatively scarce in developing countries. In this study, we developed LUR models to characterize intraurban variation of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in urban areas of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, one of the fastest urbanizing areas in South Asia...
February 8, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188054/exposure-to-air-pollutants-during-commuting-in-london-are-there-inequalities-among-different-socio-economic-groups
#20
Ioar Rivas, Prashant Kumar, Alex Hagen-Zanker
People with low income often experience higher exposures to air pollutants. We compared the exposure to particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5 and PM10), Black Carbon (BC) and ultrafine particles (PNCs; 0.02-1μm) for typical commutes by car, bus and underground from 4 London areas with different levels of income deprivation (G1 to G4, from most to least deprived). The highest BC and PM concentrations were found in G1 while the highest PNC in G3. Lowest concentrations for all pollutants were observed in G2. We found no systematic relationship between income deprivation and pollutant concentrations, suggesting that differences between transport modes are a stronger influence...
February 7, 2017: Environment International
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