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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221878/universal-insurance-and-an-equal-access-healthcare-system-eliminate-disparities-for-black-patients-after-traumatic-injury
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Muhammad Ali Chaudhary, Meesha Sharma, Rebecca E Scully, Daniel J Sturgeon, Tracey Koehlmoos, Adil H Haider, Andrew J Schoenfeld
BACKGROUND: Although inequities in trauma care are reported widely, some groups have theorized that universal health insurance would decrease disparities in care for disadvantaged minorities after a traumatic injury. We sought to examine the presence of racial disparities in outcomes and healthcare utilization at 30- and 90-days after discharge in this universally insured, racially diverse, American population treated for traumatic injuries. METHODS: This work studied adult beneficiaries of TRICARE treated at both military and civilian trauma centers 2006-2014...
December 5, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218390/gemelli-obturator-complex-in-the-deep-gluteal-space-an-anatomic-and-dynamic-study
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Ramon Balius, Antonio Susín, Carles Morros, Montse Pujol, Dolores Pérez-Cuenca, Xavier Sala-Blanch
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the behavior of the sciatic nerve during hip rotation at subgluteal space. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sonographic examination (high-resolution ultrasound machine at 5.0-14 MHZ) of the gemelli-obturator internus complex following two approaches: (1) a study on cadavers and (2) a study on healthy volunteers. The cadavers were examined in pronation, pelvis-fixed position by forcing internal and external rotations of the hip with the knee in 90° flexion...
December 7, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215847/-pathogenic-peculiarities-of-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-of-various-ethiology
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E V Guzovskaya, S N Serebrennikova
DIC is a severe complication, often resulting in multi-organ failure and fatal outcome. As any syndrome, it is polyethiologic, while a big number of its causes logically leads to various mechanisms of its forming. Main manifestations of the disseminated intravascular blood coagulation syndrome are clottage and haemorrhage. A result of a massive clottage in microcirculatory bed of internal organs is development of dystrophic changes in them and organ failure. Haemorrhage in its turn, results in decreased volume of circulating blood, arterial hypotension and hemic hypoxia, in most severe cases leading to the fatal outcome...
April 2017: Patologicheskaia Fiziologiia i èksperimental'naia Terapiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215808/prognostic-performance-evaluation-of-the-international-society-on-thrombosis-and-hemostasis-and-the-korean-society-on-thrombosis-and-hemostasis-scores-in-the-early-phase-of-trauma
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Hong Sug Kim, Dong Hun Lee, Byung Kook Lee, Yong Soo Cho
BACKGROUND: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) contributes to poor outcome in the early phase of trauma. We aimed to analyze and compare the prognostic performances of the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) and the Korean Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (KSTH) scores in the early phase of trauma. METHODS: Receiver operating characteristics analysis was used to examine the prognostic performance of both scores, and multivariate analysis was used to estimate the prognostic impact of the ISTH and KSTH scores in the early phase of trauma...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215711/triage-tools-for-detecting-cervical-spine-injury-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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REVIEW
Annelie Slaar, M M Fockens, Junfeng Wang, Mario Maas, David J Wilson, J Carel Goslings, Niels Wl Schep, Rick R van Rijn
BACKGROUND: Pediatric cervical spine injury (CSI) after blunt trauma is rare. Nonetheless, missing these injuries can have severe consequences. To prevent the overuse of radiographic imaging, two clinical decision tools have been developed: The National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) criteria and the Canadian C-spine Rule (CCR). Both tools are proven to be accurate in deciding whether or not diagnostic imaging is needed in adults presenting for blunt trauma screening at the emergency department...
December 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214948/measuring-self-soothing-ability-in-patients-with-childhood-trauma-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-self-soothing-scale-in-a-clinical-sample
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Thomas Beck, David Riedl, Anne Schöckel, Luise Reddemann, Silvia Exenberger, Astrid Lampe
OBJECTIVES: The regulation of strong emotions is an essential skill for traumatized patients. The present instrument was developed for the measurement of the self-soothing ability in traumatized patients. METHODS: The psychometric properties of the SBS were investigated in a clinical sample of patients with childhood trauma (N = 143). In addition, the study explored the factorial structure, internal consistency, retest reliability, convergent validity, and responsiveness of the instrument...
December 2017: Zeitschrift Für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214444/the-respiratory-rate-a-neglected-triage-tool-for-pre-hospital-identification-of-trauma-patients
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John D Yonge, Phillip Kemp Bohan, Justin J Watson, Christopher R Connelly, Lynn Eastes, Martin A Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Under-triaged trauma patients have worse clinical outcomes. We evaluated the capability of four pre-hospital variables to identify this population at the lowest level trauma activation (level 3). METHODS: A retrospective review of adult trauma activations from 2004 to 2014 was completed. Pre-hospital vital signs and Glasgow Coma Scale were converted to categorical variables. Patients were under-triaged based on meeting current level 1 or 2 criteria, or requiring a pre-defined critical intervention...
December 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210054/a-comparison-of-dsm-5-and-icd-11-ptsd-prevalence-comorbidity-and-disability-an-analysis-of-the-ukrainian-internally-displaced-person-s-mental-health-survey
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M Shevlin, P Hyland, F Vallières, J Bisson, N Makhashvili, J Javakhishvili, M Shpiker, B Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Recently, the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-5) and the World Health Organization (ICD-11) have both revised their formulation of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The primary aim of this study was to compare DSM-5 and ICD-11 PTSD prevalence and comorbidity rates, as well as the level of disability associated with each diagnosis. METHOD: This study was based on a representative sample of adult Ukrainian internally displaced persons (IDPs: N = 2203)...
December 5, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205275/antenatal-maternal-education-for-improving-postnatal-perineal-healing-for-women-who-have-birthed-in-a-hospital-setting
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REVIEW
Sonia M O'Kelly, Zena Eh Moore
BACKGROUND: The female perineum becomes suffused and stretched during pregnancy, and further strain during vaginal childbirth contributes to approximately 85% of women experiencing some degree of trauma to the perineal region. Multiple factors play a role in the type and severity of trauma experienced, including parity, delivery method, and local practices. There is ongoing debate about best midwifery practice to reduce perineal trauma. Once perineal trauma has occurred, treatment also varies greatly, depending on its degree and severity, local practice and customs, and personal preference...
December 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203046/-post-traumatic-carotido-jugular-fistula-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
A Dammak, H Ben Jmaà, S Hadhri, H Cheikhrouhou, F Dhouib, S Haddar, L Kammoun, T Ben Jmaà, B Hammami, S Masmoudi, N Elleuch, M Ben Jmaà, I Frikha
The neck, being not protected by skeleton, is vulnerable to external trauma and injury which can involve blood vessels, muscles, nerves, and trachea. Carotid injuries can be potentially life-threatening by hemorrhage and stroke. We present a case of a 26-year-old manual worker who presented a neck injury caused by a metallic projectile. The injury involved the right common carotid artery with an internal jugular vein fistula, and tracheal damage. The patient was managed with surgical repair of the tracheal lesion, reconstruction of the carotid section using a PTFE graft bypass, and ligation of the internal jugular vein...
December 2017: Journal de Médecine Vasculaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201839/trauma-patterns-of-drowning-after-falling-from-bridges-over-han-river
#11
Jung Hwan Lee, Chung Kee Chough, Jae Il Lee
Objective: Recently, the number of patients who fell or jumped from bridges over Han River has rapidly increased. However, the injury patterns and outcomes of these patients have been poorly characterized. The aim of this study was to determine the injury characteristics of these patients. Methods: We reviewed the medical records of all patients who were transferred to the Emergency Room due to jumping or falling from bridges over Han River between 2011 and 2015...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201478/historical-case-of-cervical-penetrating-wound-from-first-aid-to-surgical-intervention
#12
Koné Fatogoma Issa, Keïta Mohamed Amadou, Soumahoro Siaka, Konaté N'faly, Diarra Kassim, Timbo Samba Karim
Objective: We report a case of cervical penetrating wound by posing the problem of its support and by analyzing the chain of survival of a patient to human sacrifice. Case Report: It was an 11-year-old boy admitted to the hosting service of cervical penetrating wound emergency occurring in a context of human sacrifice by weapon (knife). On admission, the conscious patient had a left cervical hematoma at the level of the cervical zone II and severe signs of acute anemia...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200474/personal-preference-of-mode-of-delivery-what-do-urogynaecologists-choose-preliminary-results-of-the-decision-study
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Julia Bihler, Ralf Tunn, Christl Reisenauer, Jan Pauluschke-Fröhlich, Philipp Wagner, Harald Abele, Katharina K Rall, Gert Naumann, Markus Wallwiener, Sara Y Brucker, Markus Hübner
Introduction: Currently, almost every third child in Germany is delivered by caesarean section. Apart from straightforward and clear indications for caesarean section which account for approx. 10%, the large proportion of relative indications in particular needs to be critically reviewed if the current C-section rate is to be effectively lowered. It is more than doubtful, however, whether this can be a realistic goal in Germany, especially in the context of international developments...
November 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198714/chertsey-outcome-score-for-trauma-development-and-validation-of-a-new-unifying-patient-reported-outcome-measure-for-orthopaedic-trauma
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Efthymios Iliopoulos, Sujit Agarwal, Arshad Khaleel
PURPOSE: Lately there is an increasing tendency of using Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) as a final indicator of the outcome of many surgical treatments in orthopaedics and in other medical specialties. Currently there are many outcome scores in orthopaedics and most of them are site specific. In the contrary there is a lack of trauma specific outcome scores. METHODS: We have designed a new PROM especially for orthopaedic trauma patients, in order to measure in what extent the patients manage to return to their pre-injury state...
November 4, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198427/towards-the-identification-of-ancestrally-shared-regenerative-mechanisms-across-the-metazoa-a-transcriptomic-case-study-in-the-demosponge-halisarca-caerulea
#15
Nathan J Kenny, Jasper M de Goeij, Didier M de Bakker, Casey G Whalen, Eugene Berezikov, Ana Riesgo
Regeneration is an essential process for all multicellular organisms, allowing them to recover effectively from internal and external injury. This process has been studied extensively in a medical context in vertebrates, with pathways often investigated mechanistically, both to derive increased understanding and as potential drug targets for therapy. Several species from other parts of the metazoan tree of life, including Hydra, planarians and echinoderms, noted for their regenerative capabilities, have previously been targeted for study...
November 29, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196046/prehospital-antibiotics-in-the-ambulance-for-sepsis-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-trial
#16
Nadia Alam, Erick Oskam, Patricia M Stassen, Pieternel van Exter, Peter M van de Ven, Harm R Haak, Frits Holleman, Arthur van Zanten, Hien van Leeuwen-Nguyen, Victor Bon, Bart A M Duineveld, Rishi S Nannan Panday, Mark H H Kramer, Prabath W B Nanayakkara
BACKGROUND: Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel have already made substantial contributions to improving care for patients with time-dependent illnesses, such as trauma and myocardial infarction. Patients with sepsis could also benefit from timely prehospital care. METHODS: After training EMS personnel in recognising sepsis, we did a randomised controlled open-label trial in ten large regional ambulance services serving 34 secondary and tertiary care hospitals in the Netherlands...
November 28, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194652/outcomes-of-red-blood-cell-transfusions-prescribed-in-organ-donors-by-the-digital-intern-an-electronic-decision-support-algorithm
#17
Joseph P Connor, Thomas Raife, Joshua E Medow
BACKGROUND: The Digital Intern (DI) is an electronic decision support tool for the management of organ donors. One algorithm determines the dose, in units of red blood cells to be transfused, based on hematocrit (Hct) thresholds and targets. The effectiveness of the transfusion dose calculated by the DI in terms of achieving the selected Hct target and the duration of the targeted dose is not known. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study to describe the outcomes of transfusions prescribed by the DI...
December 1, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194011/rapid-source-control-laparotomy-is-there-a-mortality-benefit-in-septic-shock
#18
James Vogler, Leslie Hart, Sharon Holmes, Jason Sciaretta, John Mihran Davis
BACKGROUND: In the 1990s, damage control laparotomy (DCL) became a proved approach to treat intra-abdominal injuries caused by trauma. In the ensuing two decades, this approach has been applied to non-traumatic abdominal processes as well. Although the benefits of DCL are clear, the benefit of rapid source-control laparotomy (RSCL) for non-traumatic abdominal diseases is much less clear. However, two recent cohort analyses identified significant increases in the mortality rate with RCSL compared with primary fascial closure (PFC)...
December 1, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193653/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-deep-surgical-site-infection-after-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-closed-tibial-plateau-fractures-in-adults
#19
Qiang Ma, Abulaiti Aierxiding, Guosheng Wang, Chengwei Wang, Lijuan Yu, Zhimin Shen
This study aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors of deep surgical site infection (DSSI) during hospitalisation after closed tibial plateau fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). We performed this retrospective study at a university-affiliated hospital with an advanced trauma centre. The data of adult patients with closed tibial plateau fractures treated with ORIF from January 2012 to February 2017 were extracted from the electronic medical records. Demographics, injury-related and surgery-related variables of DSSI and non-DSSI groups were compared by univariate test...
November 29, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191536/the-enigma-of-orbital-compartment-syndrome-after-lumbar-spine-surgery-in-the-prone-position-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Jorge Luiz Amorim Correa, Marcus André Acioly
Perioperative visual loss (POVL) after spinal surgery is a devastating complication for both the patient and the surgical team. Two major causes are known: ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) and central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO). The traditional understanding of CRAO has been consistently related to the occurrence of periocular trauma and signs of increased intraorbital pressure in addition to visual loss. Such orbital signs are, however, not a feature of any common POVL syndrome. A 55-year-old woman underwent prolonged lumbar decompression and fusion for spinal stenosis under general anesthesia in the prone position...
November 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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