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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230652/a-case-of-postmortem-canine-depredation
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Dennis J Chute, Robert J Bready
We report the case of postmortem animal depredation that produced initial confusion for investigators who responded to the scene. A decomposing elderly woman was found in her presumed home with bilateral upper extremity amputations and craniocerebral trauma. This raised suspicion of foul play. Subsequent investigations together with autopsy led the medical examiner to conclude that the cause of death was natural disease and that those injuries found on her body were produced by at least one of the dogs who shared the premises...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230629/point-of-injury-tourniquet-application-during-operation-protective-edge-what-de-we-learn
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Amir Shlaifer, Avraham Yitzhak, Erez N Baruch, Avi Shina, Alexandra Satanovsky, Amiram Shovali, Ofer Almog, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is a leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield. Timely tourniquet application to massively bleeding extremity wounds is critical for casualty survival albeit with reported adverse effects to extremity integrity. The aim of this study was to describe the immediate and short term outcomes of point of injury (POI) tourniquet applications during 'Operation Protective Edge' (OPE). METHODS: A case series study regarding tourniquet application at the POI during OPE was collected...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209476/the-role-of-a-psp-producing-alexandrium-bloom-in-an-unprecedented-diamondback-terrapin-malaclemys-terrapin-mortality-event-in-flanders-bay-new-york-usa
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Theresa K Hattenrath-Lehmann, Robert J Ossiboff, Craig A Burnell, Carlton D Rauschenberg, Kevin Hynes, Russell L Burke, Elizabeth M Bunting, Kim Durham, Christopher J Gobler
Diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) are a threatened or endangered species in much of their range along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Over an approximately three-week period from late April to mid-May 2015, hundreds of adult diamondback terrapins were found dead on the shores of Flanders Bay, Long Island, New York, USA. Concurrent with the mortality event, elevated densities of the paralytic shellfish toxin (PST)-producing dinoflagellate, Alexandrium fundyense (>10(4) cells L(-1)) and high levels of PST in bivalves (maximal levels = 540 μg STX eq...
February 14, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207628/earlier-endpoints-are-required-for-hemorrhagic-shock-trials-among-severely-injured-patients
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Erin E Fox, John B Holcomb, Charles E Wade, Eileen M Bulger, Barbara C Tilley
BACKGROUND: Choosing the appropriate endpoint for a trauma hemorrhage control trial can determine the likelihood of its success. Recent Phase 3 trials and observational studies have used 24-h and/or 30-day all-cause mortality as the primary endpoint and some have not used exception from informed consent (EFIC), resulting in multiple failed trials. Five recent high-quality prospective studies among 4,064 hemorrhaging trauma patients provide new evidence to support earlier primary endpoints...
February 15, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207376/hookworm-infection-in-south-american-fur-seal-arctocephalus-australis-pups
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M Seguel, F Muñoz, M J Navarrete, E Paredes, E Howerth, N Gottdenker
Tissues of South American fur seal pups naturally infected with hookworms ( Uncinaria sp) were examined. Hookworm infection was found in nearly all pups examined (132/140, 94%), and hookworm enteritis with secondary bacteremia was considered the cause of death in 46 (35%) pups. Common findings in these pups included severe hemorrhagic enteritis and numerous (mean intensity = 761.8) hookworms in the jejunum. Hookworms were recovered from the abdominal cavity in 12 of 55 pups (22%) examined through peritoneal wash; these pups had an average of 1343...
March 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195889/a-biodegradable-hemostatic-gelatin-polycaprolactone-composite-for-surgical-hemostasis
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Niann-Tzyy Dai, Keng-Yen Fu, Pai-Shan Hsieh, Yu-Min Hung, Yun-Lung Fang, Nien-Chi Huang, Tzu-Wei Lu, Lien-Guo Dai, Shyi-Gen Chen, Tim-Mo Chen
Massive bleeding is the leading cause of battlefield-related deaths and the second leading cause of deaths in civilian trauma centers. One of the challenges of managing severe wounds is the need to promote hemostasis as quickly as possible, which can be achieved by using hemostatic dressings. In this study, we fabricated 2 kinds of gelatin/polycaprolactone composites with 2 ratios of gelatin/polycaprolactone, 1:1 and 2:1 (GP11 and GP21, respectively). Scanning electron microscopy revealed that the GP11 composite exhibited rougher and more porous structure than the GP21 composite did...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188510/medication-use-and-risk-of-falls-among-nursing-home-residents-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Andrea Bor, Mária Matuz, Márta Csatordai, Gábor Szalai, András Bálint, Ria Benkő, Gyöngyvér Soós, Péter Doró
Background Geriatric falls are leading causes of hospital trauma admissions and injury-related deaths. Medication use is a crucial element among extrinsic risk factors for falls. To reduce fall risk and the prevalence of adverse drug reactions, potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) lists are widely used. Objective Our aim was to investigate the possible predictors of geriatric falls annualized over a 5-year-long period, as well as to evaluate the medication use of nursing home residents. Setting Nursing home residents were recruited from the same institution between 2010 and 2015 in Szeged, Hungary...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187248/emergency-department-telemedicine-is-used-for-more-severely-injured-rural-trauma-patients-but-does-not-decrease-transfer-a-cohort-study
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Nicholas M Mohr, Karisa K Harland, Elizabeth A Chrischilles, Amanda Bell, Dan M Shane, Marcia M Ward
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic injury is a leading cause of death in the United States, and rural populations are at increased risk of injury and death. Rural residents have limited access to trauma care, and telemedicine has been proposed as one strategy to improve the provision of trauma care locally. The objective of this study was to describe patient-level factors associated with telemedicine consultation in North Dakota critical-access hospital (CAH) emergency departments (EDs) and to measure the association between telemedicine consultation and interhospital transfer...
February 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186700/retrospective-study-of-mortality-in-asiatic-lions-panthera-leo-persica-in-the-european-breeding-population-between-2000-and-2014
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Olivia Metz, Jonathan Williams, Rikke Kruse Nielsen, Nic Masters
Although the European population of Asiatic lions (Panthera leo persica) has been managed under the European Endangered Species Program (EEP) since 1990, little is known about the health status of the population. This study was designed to characterize mortality for this population through examination of the studbook and other records on 392 Asiatic lions living in the EEP between 2000 and 2014. A total of 270 animals died during the period with 80% of them being under 1 year old. The mortality rate for under 1 year olds was 54%, while the odds of survival of cubs within a litter increased if the dam had had litters previously...
January 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185802/infection-in-burn-patients-in-a-referral-center-in-colombia
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Carlos Enrique Ramirez-Blanco, Carlos Enrique Ramirez-Rivero, Luis Alfonso Diaz-Martinez, Luis Miguel Sosa-Avila
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, burns are responsible for more than 300,000 deaths annually; infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. Early identification and treatment of infection improves outcome. Toward this end it's necessary to identify the institutions flora and organisms that most frequently produces infection. OBJECTIVES: To characterize infections developed by burn patients hospitalized at the University Hospital of Santander (HUS)...
February 6, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184955/-tranexamic-acid-in-the-german-emergency-medical-service-a%C3%A2-national-survey
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V Zickenrott, I Greb, A Henkelmann, F Balzer, S Casu, L Kaufner, C von Heymann, K Zacharowski, C F Weber
BACKGROUND: Trauma-induced coagulopathy, one of the leading causes of trauma-related death, is detected in about one of four trauma patients upon hospital admission. The current European Management of Major Bleeding and Coagulopathy Following Trauma guidelines, published in 2013, recommend that tranexamic acid (TXA) be administered as early as possible to inhibit hyperfibrinolysis (grade of recommendation (GoR 1A)). Furthermore, it is suggested that protocols for the management of patients with bleeding or showing signs of bleeding include the administration of the first dose of TXA at the site of injury or during transportation to hospital (GoR 2C)...
February 9, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183742/preventable-injury-deaths-identifying-opportunities-to-improve-timeliness-and-reach-of-emergency-healthcare-services-in-new-zealand
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Rebbecca Lilley, Bridget Kool, Gabrielle Davie, Brandon de Graaf, Shanthi N Ameratunga, Pararangi Reid, Ian Civil, Bridget Dicker, Charles C Branas
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury is a leading cause of premature death and health loss in New Zealand. Outcomes following injury are very time sensitive, and timely access of critically injured patients to advanced hospital trauma care services can improve injury survival. OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional study will investigate the epidemiology and geographic location of prehospital fatal injury deaths in relation to access to prehospital emergency services for the first time in New Zealand...
February 9, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165875/multidetector-ct-of-surgically-proven-blunt-bowel-and-mesenteric-injury
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David D B Bates, Michael Wasserman, Anita Malek, Varun Gorantla, Stephan W Anderson, Jorge A Soto, Christina A LeBedis
Blunt traumatic injury is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Unintentional injury represents the leading cause of death in the United States for all persons between the ages of 1 and 44 years. In the setting of blunt abdominal trauma, the reported rate of occurrence of bowel and mesenteric injuries ranges from 1% to 5%. Despite the relatively low rate of blunt bowel and mesenteric injury in patients with abdominal and pelvic trauma, delays in diagnosis are associated with increased rates of sepsis, a prolonged course in the intensive care unit, and increased mortality...
February 10, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165057/a-novel-indication-of-platonin-a-therapeutic-immunomodulating-medicine-on-neuroprotection-against-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
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Joen-Rong Sheu, Zhih-Cherng Chen, Thanasekaran Jayakumar, Duen-Suey Chou, Ting-Lin Yen, Hsing-Ni Lee, Szu-Han Pan, Chih-Hsuan Hsia, Chih-Hao Yang, Cheng-Ying Hsieh
Thrombosis and stroke are major causes of disability and death worldwide. However, the regular antithrombotic drugs may have unsatisfactory results and side effects. Platonin, a cyanine photosensitizing dye, has been used to treat trauma, ulcers and some acute inflammation. Here, we explored the neuroprotective effects of platonin against middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)-induced ischemic stroke in mice. Platonin(200 μg/kg) substantially reduced cerebral infarct volume, brain edema, neuronal cell death and neurological deficit scores, and improved the MCAO-reduced locomotor activity and rotarod performance...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164593/modulation-of-the-redox-expression-and-inflammation-response-in-the-critically-ill-polytrauma-patient-with-thoracic-injury-statistical-correlations-between-antioxidant-therapy
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Ovidiu H Bedreag, Alexandru F Rogobete, Dorel Sandesc, Carmen A Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Sonia E Popovici, Raluca Dumache, Florin G Horhat, Corina Vernic, Laurentiu V Sima, Loredana Luca, Marius Papurica
BACKGROUND: One of the major causes of mortality in the world is represented by multiple traumas. Thoracic trauma is commonly associated with polytraumas. A series of physiopathological complications follow polytraumas, leading to a significant decrease in the survival rate. As a result of injuries, significant quantities of free radicals (FR) are produced, responsible for oxidative stress (OS). To minimize the effects of OS, we recommend the administration of antioxidant substances. In this study we want to highlight statistically significant correlations between antioxidant therapy and a series of clinical variables...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151450/outcomes-of-road-traffic-injuries-before-and-after-the-implementation-of-a-camera-ticketing-system-a-retrospective-study-from-a-large-trauma-center-in-saudi-arabia
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Suliman Alghnam, Muhamad Alkelya, Moath Alfraidy, Khalid Al-Bedah, Ibrahim Tawfiq Albabtain, Omar Alshenqeety
BACKGROUND: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the third leading cause of death in Saudi Arabia. Because speed is a major risk factor for severe crash-related injuries, a camera ticketing system was implemented countrywide in mid-2010 by the traffic police in an effort to improve traffic safety. There are no published studies on the effects of the system in Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVE: To examine injury severity and associated mortality at a large trauma center before and after the implementation of the ticketing system...
January 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149828/clinically-providing-psycho-social-care-for-caregivers-in-emergency-and-trauma-care-setting-scope-for-medical-and-psychiatric-social-workers
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Birudu Raju, Suresh Lukose, Prabu Raj, Krishna Reddy
Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in young people. TBI is associated with increased mortality, morbidity, and socioeconomic loss, especially in developing countries such as India. It is creating damage to the psychosocial well-being of caregiver and their family members significantly. Caregivers' informational, educational, psychosocial problems are still overlooked and unaddressed. Providing psychosocial interventions such as educating caregivers about TBI-related consequences, increasing social support, mobilization of resources for the needy, and dealing with psychological stress will be beneficial to reduce the caregiver burden...
October 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144609/commotio-cordis-and-contusio-cordis-possible-causes-of-trauma-related-cardiac-death
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Ali Reza Farrokhian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139875/global-network-for-women-s-and-children-s-health-research-probable-causes-of-stillbirth-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-using-a-prospectively-defined-classification-system
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E M McClure, A Garces, S Saleem, J L Moore, C L Bose, F Esamai, S S Goudar, E Chomba, M Mwenechanya, O Pasha, A Tshefu, A Patel, S M Dhaded, C Tenge, I Marete, M Bauserman, S Sunder, B S Kodkany, W A Carlo, R J Derman, P L Hibberd, E A Liechty, K M Hambidge, N F Krebs, M Koso-Thomas, M Miodovnik, D D Wallace, R L Goldenberg
OBJECTIVE: We sought to classify causes of stillbirth for six low-middle-income countries using a prospectively defined algorithm. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Communities in India, Pakistan, Guatemala, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Kenya. POPULATION: Pregnant women residing in defined study regions. METHODS: Basic data regarding conditions present during pregnancy and delivery were collected...
January 31, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132766/piloting-a-pediatric-trauma-course-in-western-jamaica-lessons-learned-and-future-directions
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Hadley K Wesson, Valerie Plant, Marieka Helou, Karen Wharton, Delroy Fray, Jeffrey Haynes, Charles Bagwell
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric injuries are a leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite this, there are few formal pediatric-specific trauma educational initiatives available in LMICs. While new educational tools are being developed to address this, they have not been piloted in LMICs. In Jamaica, pediatric injuries are a leading cause of hospital admission but care is limited by a lack of training in triage and stabilization. Our objective was to implement and evaluate a pediatric trauma course in Jamaica to determine the impact this may have on further course development...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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