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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016598/quantifying-underreporting-of-law-enforcement-related-deaths-in-united-states-vital-statistics-and-news-media-based-data-sources-a-capture-recapture-analysis
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Justin M Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A Coull, Nancy Krieger
BACKGROUND: Prior research suggests that United States governmental sources documenting the number of law-enforcement-related deaths (i.e., fatalities due to injuries inflicted by law enforcement officers) undercount these incidents. The National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), administered by the federal government and based on state death certificate data, identifies such deaths by assigning them diagnostic codes corresponding to "legal intervention" in accordance with the International Classification of Diseases-10th Revision (ICD-10)...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866284/intracardiac-electrocardiographic-assessment-of-precordial-taser-shocks-in-human-subjects-a-pilot-study
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Jason P Stopyra, James E Winslow, David M Fitzgerald, William P Bozeman
BACKGROUND: Case reports of cardiac arrest in temporal proximity to Conducted Electrical Weapon(CEW) exposure raise legitimate concerns about this as a rare possibility. In this pilot study, we respectfully navigate the oversight and regulatory hurdles and demonstrate the intra-shock electrocardiographic effects of an intentional transcardiac CEW discharge using subcutaneous probes placed directly across the precordium of patients with a previously implanted intracardiac EKG sensing lead...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757185/effectiveness-of-conducted-electrical-weapons-to-prevent-violence-related-injuries-in-the-hospital
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Joshua J Gramling, Patricia M McGovern, Timothy R Church, Nancy M Nachreiner, Joseph E Gaugler
INTRODUCTION: Health care workers suffer higher rates of violence-related injuries than workers in other industries, with hospital security officers and ED personnel at particularly high risk for injury. Arming hospital security workers with conducted electrical weapons, such as tasers, has been suggested as an intervention to decrease violence-related injuries in the hospital. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of all security and ED nursing staff at an urban level 1 trauma center was identified from human resources data for the period 4 years before and 7 years after security workers were armed with conducted electrical weapons...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703047/assessment-of-people-who-have-been-tasered
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Matthew Peel
The use of Tasers® by the police is subject to intense scrutiny and controversy. With increasing numbers of police officers carrying Tasers, it is important that nurses in pre-hospital, emergency department and police custody settings understand how Tasers work, and the physiological effects. This article describes Tasers, their mechanisms and physiological effects, and explains how nurses should undertake assessment of people who have been subjected to Taser discharge.
July 13, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654804/fatal-and-non-fatal-burn-injuries-with-electrical-weapons-and-explosive-fumes
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Mark W Kroll, Mollie B Ritter, Howard E Williams
INTRODUCTION: While generally reducing morbidity and mortality, electrical weapons have risks associated with their usage, including eye injuries and falls. With the presence of explosive fumes or fuels there also exists the possibility of burn injury. METHODS: We searched for cases of fatal and non-fatal major burns with TASER(®) electrical weapon usage where there was a possibility that the weapon ignited the explosion. RESULTS: We confirmed 6 cases of fatal burn injury and 4 cases of major non-fatal burns out of 3...
August 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399089/-the-topical-problems-of-the-application-of-the-taser-electroshock-devices
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I V Kondratova, K Yu Kulinkovich
The objective of the present study was the analysis of publications in the foreign medical literature concerning the problems of safety, clinical diagnostics, pathological morphology, and treatment of the patients subjected to the impact by various models of the TASER electroshock devices. The materials for this article were borrowed from the available Internet resources and libraries. The methods of scientific analysis were employed to follow up the dynamics of publication and to determine the number of publications on the issues of interest...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269446/current-distribution-in-tissues-with-conducted-electrical-weapons-operated-in-drive-stun-mode
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Dorin Panescu, Mark W Kroll, Michael Brave
INTRODUCTION: The TASER® conducted electrical weapon (CEW) is best known for delivering electrical pulses that can temporarily incapacitate subjects by overriding normal motor control. The alternative drive-stun mode is less understood and the goal of this paper is to analyze the distribution of currents in tissues when the CEW is operated in this mode. METHODS AND RESULTS: Finite element modeling (FEM) was used to approximate current density in tissues with boundary electrical sources placed 40 mm apart...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268796/validity-of-the-small-swine-model-for-human-electrical-safety-risks
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Michael A Brave, Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy, Mark W Kroll, Dorin Panescu
Small swine are the most common model now used for electrical safety studies. Because of the significant anatomical and electrophysiological differences and the effect of animal size on the ventricular fibrillation (VF) threshold, there are concerns that these differences may exaggerate the risks of electrical devices to humans. We chose, as an illustrative and relevant example, swine studies of the TASER® conducted electrical weapon (CEW) as it has numerous published VF studies. We reviewed the published electrical swine safety studies for CEWs and compared them to finite element modeling studies, electrical safety standards, and epidemiological experience from field usage...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227692/current-distribution-in-tissues-with-conducted-electrical-weapons-operated-in-drive-stun-mode
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Dorin Panescu, Mark W Kroll, Michael Brave, Dorin Panescu, Mark W Kroll, Michael Brave, Dorin Panescu, Mark W Kroll, Michael Brave
INTRODUCTION: The TASER® conducted electrical weapon (CEW) is best known for delivering electrical pulses that can temporarily incapacitate subjects by overriding normal motor control. The alternative drive-stun mode is less understood and the goal of this paper is to analyze the distribution of currents in tissues when the CEW is operated in this mode. METHODS AND RESULTS: Finite element modeling (FEM) was used to approximate current density in tissues with boundary electrical sources placed 40 mm apart...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226990/validity-of-the-small-swine-model-for-human-electrical-safety-risks
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Michael A Brave, Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy, Mark W Kroll, Dorin Panescu, Michael A Brave, Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy, Mark W Kroll, Dorin Panescu, Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy, Mark W Kroll, Dorin Panescu, Michael A Brave
Small swine are the most common model now used for electrical safety studies. Because of the significant anatomical and electrophysiological differences and the effect of animal size on the ventricular fibrillation (VF) threshold, there are concerns that these differences may exaggerate the risks of electrical devices to humans. We chose, as an illustrative and relevant example, swine studies of the TASER(®) conducted electrical weapon (CEW) as it has numerous published VF studies. We reviewed the published electrical swine safety studies for CEWs and compared them to finite element modeling studies, electrical safety standards, and epidemiological experience from field usage...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215991/erratum-to-echocardiographic-evaluation-of-taser-x26-probe-deployment-into-the-chests-of-human-volunteers-american-journal-of-emergency-medicine-2010-28-49-55
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Donald M Dawes, Jeffrey D Ho, Robert F Reardon, James R Miner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992724/folate-targeted-surface-enhanced-resonance-raman-scattering-nanoprobe-ratiometry-for-detection-of-microscopic-ovarian-cancer
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Anton Oseledchyk, Chrysafis Andreou, Matthew A Wall, Moritz F Kircher
Ovarian cancer has a unique pattern of metastatic spread, in that it initially spreads locally within the peritoneal cavity. This is in contrast to most other cancer types, which metastasize early on via the bloodstream to distant sites. This unique behavior opens up an opportunity for local application of both therapeutic and imaging agents. Upon initial diagnosis, 75% of patients already present with diffuse peritoneal spread involving abdominal organs. Complete resection of all tumor implants has been shown to be a major factor for improved survival...
February 28, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749514/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-lopinavir-in-hiv-infected-children-on-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-in-asia
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Linda Aurpibul, Sirinya Teerananchai, Wasana Prasitsuebsai, Tavitiya Sudjaritruk, Pope Kosalaraksa, Nia Kurniati, Khanh Huu Truong, Viet Chau Do, Lam Van Nguyen, Kulkanya Chokephaibulkit, Thida Singtoroj, Stephen J Kerr
BACKGROUND: Failure rates of second-line boosted protease inhibitor antiretroviral therapy regimens in children rise over time. Therapeutic drug monitoring can contribute to assessments of adherence. The authors assessed the performance characteristics of the US DHHS-recommended lopinavir (LPV) concentration of 1.0 mg/L for predicting virologic failure (VF) and intermediate- to high-level LPV resistance in Asian children. METHODS: LPV concentration, HIV RNA level, and adherence data from study participants in Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia receiving second-line LPV-based ART and followed for ≥24 weeks were analyzed...
December 2016: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651338/comparative-histopathological-evaluation-of-patients-with-diabetes-hypothyroidism-and-idiopathic-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Figen Taser, Ayse Nur Deger, Hakkı Deger
AIM: Current study planned to investigate histologic findings and differences in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) with diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease and idiopathic CTS patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Subsynovial connective tissue samples of 51 idiopathic CTS patients, 58 patients with diabetes mellitus and CTS, 16 patients with hypothyroidism and CTS were evaluated for this study. The histopathologic examination parameters were number of fibroblasts, size of collagen fibers, vascular changes (vascular proliferation, intimal thickening and changes of vessel structures), edema and inflammatory infiltration...
May 5, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448029/a-taser-conducted-electrical-weapon-with-cardiac-biomonitoring-capability-proof-of-concept-and-initial-human-trial
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Jason P Stopyra, Samuel I Ritter, Jennifer Beatty, James C Johnson, Douglas M Kleiner, James E Winslow, Alison R Gardner, William P Bozeman
INTRODUCTION: Despite research demonstrating the overall safety of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs), commonly known by the brand name TASER(®), concerns remain regarding cardiac safety. The addition of cardiac biomonitoring capability to a CEW could prove useful and even lifesaving in the rare event of a medical crisis by detecting and analyzing cardiac rhythms during the period immediately after CEW discharge. OBJECTIVE: To combine an electrocardiogram (ECG) device with a CEW to detect and store ECG signals while still allowing the CEW to perform its primary function of delivering an incapacitating electrical discharge...
October 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429421/infection-risk-from-conducted-electrical-weapon-probes-what-do-we-know
#16
Mark W Kroll, Mollie B Ritter, Richard A Guilbault, Dorin Panescu
Concern has been raised over the infection risk of the TASER electrical weapon since the probes penetrate the skin. The manufacturing process produces unsterilized probes with a 5% rate of Staphylococcus aureus contamination. Voluntary recipients (n = 208) of probe exposures were surveyed and there were no self-observations of infection. With over 3.3 million probe landings, there have been 10 case reports of penetrations of sensitive tissue with no reported infections. The electrical field was modeled and found that the electrical pulses generate a field of over 1200 V/mm on the dart portion...
November 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423132/fatal-traumatic-brain-injury-with-electrical-weapon-falls
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Mark W Kroll, Jiri Adamec, Charles V Wetli, Howard E Williams
INTRODUCTION: While generally reducing morbidity and mortality, electrical weapons have risks associated with their usage, including eye injuries and falls. With sufficient probe spread, an uncontrolled fall to the ground typically occurs along with the possibility of a fatal brain injury. METHODS: We analyzed possible risk factors including running and elevated surfaces with established head-injury criteria to estimate the risk of brain injury. We searched for cases of arrest-related or in-custody death, with TASER(®) electrical weapon usage where fall-induced injuries might have contributed to the death...
October 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27353507/security-personnel-practices-and-policies-in-u-s-hospitals-findings-from-a-national-survey
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Ashley L Schoenfisch, Lisa A Pompeii
Concerns of violence in hospitals warrant examination of current hospital security practices. Cross-sectional survey data were collected from members of a health care security and safety association to examine the type of personnel serving as security in hospitals, their policies and practices related to training and weapon/restraint tool carrying/use, and the broader context in which security personnel work to maintain staff and patient safety, with an emphasis on workplace violence prevention and mitigation...
June 27, 2016: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27289915/acute-effect-of-simultaneous-discharge-of-taser-x26taser-x26-on-anesthetized-swine-model
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Y-G Min, E-J Park, S-C Choi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27236177/conducted-energy-device-taser-usage-in-subjects-with-mental-illness
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Cassandra A Bailey, William S Smock, Ashlee M Melendez, Rif S El-Mallakh
Use of a conducted-energy device (CED), or Taser, by law enforcement officers (LEOs) is recommended over more lethal forms of force. LEOs interact with a wide variety of people including individuals with mental illness and those with substance use disorders. The literature is devoid of data regarding the effect of CEDs on this special population. We used data collected by LEOs from 2008 to 2009. There were 233 cases over the two-year period. Of the 233 individuals on whom the Taser was used, 38 had a mental illness and 91 were under the influence of substances (not mutually exclusive)...
June 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
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