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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936067/external-validation-of-the-rotterdam-computed-tomography-score-in-the-prediction-of-mortality-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jose D Charry, Jesus D Falla, Juan D Ochoa, Miguel A Pinzón, Jorman H Tejada, Maria J Henriquez, Juan Pablo Solano, Camilo Calvache
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health problem. It is a pathology that causes significant mortality and disability in Colombia. Different calculators and prognostic models have been developed to predict the neurological outcomes of these patients. The Rotterdam computed tomography (CT) score was developed for prognostic purposes in TBI. We aimed to examine the accuracy of the prognostic discrimination and prediction of mortality of the Rotterdam CT score in a cohort of trauma patients with severe TBI in a university hospital in Colombia...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932702/emergency-ct-of-blunt-abdominal-trauma-experience-from-a-large-urban-hospital-in-southern-china
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REVIEW
Jingshan Gong, Dongdong Mei, Minjie Yang, Jianmin Xu, Yangyang Zhou
Trauma is one of the leading causes of death for men and women under the age of 45 years old, and abdominal injuries contribute to a large number of these deaths. Prompt diagnosis is very important for treatment decision making and can be life-saving. CT has become an essential imaging modality in emergency medicine. In this pictorial review, we present our experience of CT in blunt abdominal trauma and describe CT findings of common injuries, including hemoperitoneum, solid viscera, hollow viscera, mesenteric and diaphragmatic injuries...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930960/prehospital-administration-of-freeze-dried-plasma-is-it-the-solution-for-trauma-casualties
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Amir Shlaifer, Maya Siman-Tov, Irina Radomislensky, Kobi Peleg, Avi Shina, Erez Nachum Baruch, Elon Glassberg, Avraham Yitzhak
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is the leading cause of possible preventable death in the battlefield. There is an increasing evidence for the effectiveness of blood component therapy in general, and plasma infusion in particular but their use is less applicable in the prehospital setting due to logistic difficulties. Israeli Defense Force has implemented the use of freeze-dried plasma (FDP) at the point of injury (POI), this adoption of FDP use entailed doubts regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of this practice...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930911/an-enrichment-strategy-yields-seven-novel-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-associated-with-mortality-and-altered-th17-responses-following-blunt-trauma
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Lukas Schimunek, Rami A Namas, Jinling Yin, Dongmei Liu, Derek Barclay, Fayten El-Dehaibi, Andrew Abboud, Haley Lindberg, Ruben Zamora, R Billiar Timothy, Yoram Vodovotz
Trauma is the leading cause of death worldwide for individuals under the age of 55. Interpatient genomic differences, in the form of candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), have been associated previously with adverse outcomes after trauma. However, the utility of these SNPs to predict outcomes based on a meaningful endpoint such as survival is as yet undefined. We hypothesized that specific SNP haplotypes could segregate trauma survivors from non-survivors. Genomic DNA samples were obtained from 453 blunt trauma patients, for whom complete daily clinical and biomarker data were available for 397...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930098/bioimpedance-technology-for-detection-of-thoracic-injury
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Ruben Buendia, Stefan Candefjord, Benjamin Sanchez, Hans Granhed, Bengt-Arne Sjöqvist, Per Örtenwall, Eva-Corina Caragounis
Thoracic trauma is one of the most common and lethal types of injury, causing over a quarter of traumatic deaths. Severe thoracic injuries are often occult and difficult to diagnose in the field. There is a need for a point-of-care diagnostic device for severe thoracic injuries in the prehospital setting. Electrical bioimpedance (EBI) is non-invasive, portable, rapid and easy to use technology that can provide objective and quantitative diagnostic information for the prehospital environment. Here, we evaluated the performance of EBI to detect thoracic injuries...
September 20, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926821/autopsies-in-the-elderly-erzurum-study
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Ozge Timur, Pinar Tosun Tasar, Merve Gulsah Ulusoy, Azem Irez, Filiz Yildirim, Dogan Nasir Binici, Sevnaz Sahin, Ahmet Nezih Kok
INTRODUCTION: Clinical and forensic autopsies are the best methods for determining cause of death. The aim of this study was to determine demographic and etiologic characteristics in geriatric forensic cases analyzed in Erzurum, Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Autopsy reports and prosecution documents of decedents aged 65 and older autopsied in the Morgue Specialization Department of the Forensic Medicine Institute, Erzurum Division between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2015 were screened retrospectively...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926347/laryngohyoid-fractures-in-fatal-nonhomicidal-falls-from-a-height
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Hüseyin Eş, Muhammed Feyzi Şahin, Erdinç Özdemir
In cases of fall from a height, the presence of laryngohyoid fracture or bleeding at autopsy constitutes a suspicion of strangulation before trauma in these types of cases. This study has aimed to investigate the incidence of laryngohyoid fractures in nonhomicidal fall from height cases, and their relationship with age, sex, height of fall, body mass index, and other injuries.A total of 170 cases proven to be nonhomicidal falls from height with certain witnesses and evidences in 4683 autopsy cases in 2013 were included in this study...
September 16, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926188/minimal-factor-xiii-activity-level-to-prevent-major-spontaneous-bleeds-reply
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M Menegatti, R Palla, P Bucciarelli, F Peyvandi
We thank Dr. Dorgalaleh et al. for their interest in our report regarding the minimal Factor XIII (FXIII) activity level to prevent major spontaneous bleedings [1] and for describing their experience using a low dose prophylaxis in patients with severe FXIII deficiency [2]. As reported by the authors, primary prophylaxis is mandatory for all patients with severe congenital FXIII deficiency, since the diagnosis, to prevent spontaneous life-threatening bleeding. It is well known that the main cause of death or disability in these patients is intracranial haemorrhage (ICH), occurring either spontaneously or after minor trauma, therefore an early prophylaxis is crucial [3]...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923612/deceased-organ-donation-from-pediatric-donors-does-the-literature-really-help-us-implication-for-more-powerful-guidelines
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M Mojtabaee, F Sadegh Beigee, F Ghorbani
BACKGROUND: Brain-dead pediatric donors have always been the focus of attention because of the higher quality, utility, and possibility of their organ donation. However, donors under the age of 5 years always necessitate making more challenging management efforts, which are not clearly implied in most parts of the guidelines. METHODS: The data obtained from 79 brain-dead pediatric donors of the Organ Procurement Unit of Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran, were assessed...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919116/global-regional-and-national-age-sex-specific-mortality-for-264-causes-of-death-1980-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Monitoring levels and trends in premature mortality is crucial to understanding how societies can address prominent sources of early death. The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016. This assessment includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific deaths and years of life lost (YLLs) by age, sex, geography, and year...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916875/traumatic-injuries-to-the-pregnant-patient-a-critical-literature-review
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REVIEW
P Petrone, P Jiménez-Morillas, A Axelrad, C P Marini
INTRODUCTION: Trauma during pregnancy is the leading non-obstetrical cause of maternal death and a significant public health burden. This study reviews the most common causes of trauma during pregnancy, morbidity, and mortality, and the impact upon perinatal outcomes associated with trauma, providing a management approach to pregnant trauma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the current literature from January 2006 to July 2016 was performed...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913711/emergency-neurological-life-support-resuscitation-following-cardiac-arrest
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Jonathan Elmer, Kees H Polderman
Cardiac arrest is the most common cause of death in North America. An organized bundle of neurocritical care interventions can improve chances of survival and neurological recovery in patients who are successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest. Therefore, resuscitation following cardiac arrest was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol. Key aspects of successful early post-arrest management include: prevention of secondary brain injury; identification of treatable causes of arrest in need of emergent intervention; and, delayed neurological prognostication...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910472/a-descriptive-analysis-of-occupational-fatalities-due-to-felonious-assault-among-u-s-law-enforcement-officers-during-tactical-incidents-1996-2014
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Moriah S Thompson, Tyler M Hartman, Matthew D Sztajnkrycer
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about occupational fatalities among tactical officers. A greater understanding of such injuries is needed to improve officer safety. The purpose of this study was to provide a descriptive analysis of line-of-duty deaths secondary to felonious assault during tactical incidents. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed of open-source de-identified Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) data inclusive of the years 1996-2014...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904572/outcome-predictors-in-pediatric-head-trauma-a-study-of-clinicoradiological-factors
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Kanwaljeet Garg, Ravi Sharma, Deepak Gupta, Sumit Sinha, Guru Dutt Satyarthee, Deepak Agarwal, Shashank Sarad Kale, Bhawani Shankar Sharma, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability among children. About 70%-80% of the accidental deaths in pediatric age group result directly from central nervous system lesions. METHODS: The purpose of our study was to study all the patients of ≤18 years of age with head or spinal injury admitted in neurointensive care unit at our center, an apex trauma center in a developing country, between June 2009 and September 2011...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900890/high-level-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients-despite-early-and-well-driven-thromboprophylaxis-protocol
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S R Hamada, C Espina, T Guedj, R Buaron, A Harrois, S Figueiredo, J Duranteau
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the most common preventable causes of in-hospital death in trauma patients surviving their injuries. We assessed the prevalence, incidence and risk factors for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in critically ill trauma patients, in the setting of a mature and early mechanical and pharmacological thromboprophylaxis protocol. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study on a cohort of patients from a surgical intensive care unit of a university level 1 trauma centre...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899316/road-safety-serious-injuries-remain-a-major-unsolved-problem
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Ben Beck, Peter A Cameron, Mark C Fitzgerald, Rodney T Judson, Warwick Teague, Ronan A Lyons, Belinda J Gabbe
OBJECTIVE: To investigate temporal trends in the incidence, mortality, disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), and costs of health loss caused by serious road traffic injury. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective review of data from the population-based Victorian State Trauma Registry and the National Coronial Information System on road traffic-related deaths (pre- and in-hospital) and major trauma (Injury Severity Score > 12) during 2007-2015.Main outcomes and measures: Temporal trends in the incidence of road traffic-related major trauma, mortality, DALYs, and costs of health loss, by road user type...
September 18, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885491/pancreas-transplantation-with-grafts-from-donors-deceased-after-circulatory-death-dcd-5-years-single-center-experience
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Wouter Kopp, Hwai-Ding Lam, A F M Schaapherder, Volkert Huurman, Paul van der Boog, Eelco de Koning, Johan W de Fijter, Andrzej Baranski, Andries Braat
INTRODUCTION: Donation after circulatory death (DCD) pancreas transplantation has been shown to be an additional way to deal with donor organ shortages. The results of 5-year DCD pancreas transplantation are presented. METHODS: A retrospective, single center analysis (2011 - 2015) was performed to compare the results of donation after brain death (DBD) to DCD pancreas transplantation. RESULTS: During the study period, 104 pancreas transplantations (83 from DBD and 21 from DCD) were performed...
September 6, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885402/tranexamic-acid-for-the-management-of-obstetric-hemorrhage
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Luis D Pacheco, Gary D V Hankins, Antonio F Saad, Maged M Costantine, Giuseppe Chiossi, George R Saade
Obstetric hemorrhage remains the most common cause of maternal mortality worldwide. It is believed that increased fibrinolytic activity, secondary to release and activation of endothelial tissue plasminogen activator, is involved in its pathogenesis. Tranexamic acid (TXA), an antifibrinolytic agent, has been shown to be beneficial in trauma patients if used within 3 hours of injury. A recent large randomized controlled trial showed that TXA given to hemorrhaging women within 3 hours after delivery was associated with decreased risk of death resulting from bleeding with no increase in thromboembolic complications...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881894/outcomes-following-the-main-treatment-options-in-patients-with-a-leaking-esophagus-a-systematic-literature-review
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S Persson, I Rouvelas, T Irino, L Lundell
Leakage from the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction can be lethal due to uncontrolled contamination of the mediastinum. The most predominant risk factors for the subsequent clinical outcome are the patients' delay as well as the delay of diagnosis. Two major therapeutic concepts have been advocated: either prompt closure of the leakage by insertion of a self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) or more traditionally, surgical exploration. The objective of this review is to carefully scrutinize the recent literature and assess the outcomes of these two therapeutic alternatives in the management of iatrogenic perforation-spontaneous esophageal rupture as separated from those with anastomotic leak...
December 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874930/prevalence-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-after-blunt-head-trauma-in-patients-on-pre-injury-dabigatran
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James A Chenoweth, M Austin Johnson, Laura Shook, Mark E Sutter, Daniel K Nishijima, James F Holmes
INTRODUCTION: Dabigatran etexilate was the first direct-acting oral anticoagulant approved in the United States. The prevalence of intracranial hemorrhage after blunt head trauma in patients on dabigatran is currently unknown, complicating adequate ability to accurately compare the risks and benefits of dabigatran to alternative anticoagulants. We aimed to determine the prevalence of intracranial hemorrhage for patients on dabigatran presenting to a Level I trauma center. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study of adult patients on dabigatran who presented to a Level I trauma center and received cranial computed tomography (CT) following blunt head trauma...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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