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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822592/use-of-gabapentin-and-pregabalin-for-pruritus-and-neuropathic-pain-associated-with-major-burn-injury-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Isha Kaul, Ami Amin, Marta Rosenberg, Laura Rosenberg, Walter J Meyer
INTRODUCTION: Pruritis after burn is one of the most common chronic complaints in burn survivors. Pruritus is often indistinguishable from neuropathic pain. There is a paucity of studies reporting the use of gabapentin and pregabalin to treat both pruritus and neuropathic pain. The purpose of this current study is to explore and document the effect of gabapentin and pregabalin in children and adolescent burn survivors. METHODS: A retrospective review of charts and pharmacy records of gabapentin and pregabalin dispensed to control pruritus and/or pain was conducted for burn survivors up to 20 years of age...
August 16, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822540/life-threatening-complications-and-mortality-of-minimally-invasive-pectus-surgery
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André Hebra, Robert E Kelly, Marcelo M Ferro, Mustafa Yüksel, Jose Ribas M Campos, Donald Nuss
The prevalence and type of life-threatening complications related to the minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) and bar removal are unknown and underreported. The purpose of this communication is to make surgeons aware of the risk of these life threatening complications as well as the modifications which have been developed to prevent them. METHODS: Data related to life-threatening complications of Pectus Excavatum (PE) patients was obtained from four sources: 1. A survey of Chest Wall International Group (CWIG) surgeons who specialize in repairing congenital chest wall malformations, 2...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821783/the-nadph-oxidase-nox2-mediates-loss-of-parvalbumin-interneurons-in-traumatic-brain-injury-human-autoptic-immunohistochemical-evidence
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Stefania Schiavone, Margherita Neri, Luigia Trabace, Emanuela Turillazzi
Pharmacological interventions for traumatic brain injury (TBI) are limited. Together with parvalbumin (PV) loss, increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by the NADPH oxidase NOX enzymes represents a key step in TBI. Here, we investigated the contribution of NOX2-derived oxidative stress to the loss of PV immunoreactivity associated to TBI, performing immunohistochemistry for NOX2, 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8OHdG) and PV on post mortem brain samples of subjects died following TBI, subjects died from spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) and controls (CTRL)...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819815/-pediatric-finger-and-hand-injuries-an-epidemiological-study
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M Voth, Th Lustenberger, J Frank, I Marzi
BACKGROUND: The hand is the second most frequently injured region of the body in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate age-related injury patterns, trauma mechanisms, as well as the need for surgery in pediatric patients with injuries to the hand. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study analyzing the data between January 2008 and December 2014 at Frankfurt University Hospital. All patients were younger than 18 years old. All patients suffering trauma to the hand or the fingers were included...
August 17, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818334/the-use-of-acupuncture-in-first-aid-of-burns-clinical-report
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A Loskotova, J Loskotova
Burns are a very painful skin injury, or injury of soft tissues. The development of post-traumatic stress disorder can develop, even in those with minor injuries (Ia-IIb degree). Development of problems is very rapid and intense since, according to developmental embryology, the skin and central nervous system (CNS) descend from the same germ layer-ectoderm. This clinical report presents the results acquired from the data of 1008 patients suffering from burns treated by the acupuncture (ACU)-from 1983-2015 in the surgery ward of the hospital in Vysoke Myto in the Czech Republic...
August 14, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816772/a-case-of-lenticulostriate-stroke-due-to-minor-closed-head-injury-in-a-2-year-old-child-role-of-mineralizing-angiopathy
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Emin Fidan, Dana D Cummings, Mioara D Manole
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral infarction due to minor head injury is rare. Mineralizing angiopathy is considered a predisposing factor for lenticulostriate stroke after minor closed head injury. This entity is characterized by infarction of the basal ganglia and most often occurs in young children, from infancy to 2 years of age. Symptoms usually occur immediately after the injury. METHODS AND RESULTS: We present the case of a previously healthy 2-year-old female child presenting with right facial hemiparesis and aphasia, along with right arm and leg weakness that occurred immediately after a fall from the couch onto a carpeted floor...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816118/paroxysmal-sympathetic-hyperactivity-the-storm-after-acute-brain-injury
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Geert Meyfroidt, Ian J Baguley, David K Menon
A substantial minority of patients who survive an acquired brain injury develop a state of sympathetic hyperactivity that can persist for weeks or months, consisting of periodic episodes of increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, hyperthermia, and motor posturing, often in response to external stimuli. The unifying term for the syndrome-paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH)-and clear diagnostic criteria defined by expert consensus were only recently established. PSH has predominantly been described after traumatic brain injury (TBI), in which it is associated with worse outcomes...
September 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814569/the-impact-of-urban-speed-reduction-programmes-on-health-system-cost-and-utilities
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Babak Mohit, Zohn Rosen, Peter A Muennig
BACKGROUND: Vehicle speed changes impact the probability of injuring a pedestrian in ways that differ from the way that it impacts the probability of a collision or of death. Therefore, return on investment in speed reduction programmes has complex and unpredictable manifests. The objective of this study is to analyse the impact of motor vehicle speed reduction on the collision-related morbidity and mortality rates of urban pedestrians. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We created a simple way to estimate the public health impacts of traffic speed changes using a Markov model...
August 16, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814373/convenience-quality-and-choice-patient-and-service-provider-perspectives-for-treating-primary-care-complaints-in-urgent-care-settings
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David Sturgeon
AIM: To investigate why patients chose to attend two, nurse-led, minor injury units (MIUs) to access primary healthcare services rather than attend their GP practice. BACKGROUND: Since the 1980's, healthcare organisations in the UK and elsewhere have implemented an increasingly consumer-orientated model of healthcare provision. As a result, patients with non-urgent presentations are attending Emergency Departments (EDs) and other urgent care facilities in growing numbers...
August 14, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813423/health-needs-and-care-seeking-behaviours-of-yazidis-and-other-minority-groups-displaced-by-isis-into-the-kurdistan-region-of-iraq
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Valeria Cetorelli, Gilbert Burnham, Nazar Shabila
BACKGROUND: During the summer of 2014, ISIS overran Nineveh governorate in Northern Iraq. Yazidis and other religious minorities were subjected to brutal attacks and forced to seek refuge into the neighbouring Kurdistan Region, where they remain living in local communities or in camps. This survey provides a population-based assessment of the health needs and care seeking behaviours of Yazidis and other groups currently residing in camps. METHODS: The survey covered 13 camps managed by the Kurdish Board of Relief and Humanitarian Affairs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810921/the-role-of-whole-body-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-thoracic-injuries-in-severely-injured-patients-a-retrospective-multi-centre-study-based-on-the-trauma-registry-of-the-german-trauma-society-traumaregister-dgu-%C3%A2
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Patricia Lang, Martin Kulla, Fabian Kerwagen, Rolf Lefering, Benedikt Friemert, Hans-Georg Palm
BACKGROUND: Thoracic injuries are a leading cause of death in polytrauma patients. Early diagnosis and treatment are of paramount importance. Whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) has largely replaced traditional imaging techniques such as conventional radiographs and focused computed tomography (CT) as diagnostic tools in severely injured patients. It is still unclear whether WBCT has led to higher rates of diagnosis of thoracic injuries and thus to a change in outcomes. METHODS: In a retrospective study based on the trauma registry of the German Trauma Society (TraumaRegister DGU(®)), we analysed data from 16,545 patients who underwent treatment in 59 hospitals between 2002 and 2012 (ISS ≥ 9)...
August 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794243/malpractice-claims-related-to-diagnostic-errors-in-the-hospital
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Ashwin Gupta, Ashley Snyder, Allen Kachalia, Scott Flanders, Sanjay Saint, Vineet Chopra
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the incidence or significance of diagnostic error in the inpatient setting. We used a malpractice claims database to examine incidence, predictors and consequences of diagnosis-related paid malpractice claims in hospitalised patients. METHODS: The US National Practitioner Database was used to identify paid malpractice claims occurring between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2011. Patient and provider characteristics associated with paid claims were analysed using descriptive statistics...
August 9, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791891/the-economic-burden-of-urinary-tract-infection-and-pressure-ulceration-in-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-admissions-evidence-for-comparative-economics-and-decision-analytics-from-a-matched-case-control-study
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Barry White, Nicolas Dea, John Street, Christiana L Cheng, Carly S Rivers, Najmedden Attabib, Brian K Kwon, Charles G Fisher, Marcel F Dvorak
Secondary complications of spinal cord injury (SCI) are a burden to afflicted individuals and the rest of society. However, there is limited evidence of the economic burden or cost of complications in SCI populations in Canada, which is necessary for comparative economic analyses and decision analytic modeling of possible solutions to these common health problems. Comparative economic analyses can inform resource allocation decisions, but the outputs are only as good as the inputs. In this article, new evidence of the excess or incremental costs of urinary tract infection (UTI) and pressure ulceration (PU) in acute traumatic SCI from an exploratory case series analysis of admissions to a Level I specialized Canadian spine facility (2008-2013) is presented...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789802/fatalities-from-a-greek-burn-unit-a-clinicopathological-correlation-of-129-cases
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Myron Tsagkarakis, Georgia-Alexandra Spyropoulou, Leonidas Pavlidis, Othon Kritikos, Nikolaos Karakoukis, Evgenia Kyriopoulos, Dimosthenis Tsoutsos
INTRODUCTION: This is a retrospective study of the hospital data and autopsy reports of burn patients who died in the Burn Unit of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery and Burn Center of "G. Gennimatas" Hospital of Athens, Greece during the period 1999-2005. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of the burn victims deceased during the period 1999-2005 were reviewed and the cause of injury, percentage of body surface area (BSA) burned, age, gender, and co-morbidities were documented...
August 5, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789652/exploring-the-relationship-between-general-practice-characteristics-and-attendance-at-walk-in-centres-minor-injuries-units-and-emergency-departments-in-england-2009-10-2012-2013-a-longitudinal-study
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Peter Tammes, Richard W Morris, Emer Brangan, Kath Checkland, Helen England, Alyson Huntley, Daniel Lasserson, Fiona MacKichan, Chris Salisbury, Lesley Wye, Sarah Purdy
BACKGROUND: The UK National Health Service Emergency Departments (ED) have recently faced increasing attendance rates. This study investigated associations of general practice and practice population characteristics with emergency care service attendance rates. METHODS: A longitudinal design with practice-level measures of access and continuity of care, patient population demographics and use of emergency care for the financial years 2009/10 to 2012/13. The main outcome measures were self-referred discharged ED attendance rate, and combined self-referred discharged ED, self-referred Walk-in Centre (WiC) and self-referred Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) attendance rate per 1000 patients...
August 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782658/patterns-of-treatment-of-accidental-genital-trauma-in-girls
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Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, Jeanette Higgins, Karen B Williams, Julie L Strickland
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of girls with accidental genital trauma (AGT) who can be managed in the emergency department (ED) versus the operating suite (OS). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: ED at a children's hospital in a metropolitan area. PARTICIPANTS: Girls aged 0 to 18 years with AGT. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Factors associated with need for evaluation and repair of AGT in the OS...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780771/low-molecular-weight-heparin-for-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-lower-limb-immobilization
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REVIEW
Aniek Ag Zee, Kelly van Lieshout, Maaike van der Heide, Loes Janssen, Heinrich Mj Janzing
BACKGROUND: Immobilization of the lower limb is a risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) are anticoagulants, which might be used in adult patients with lower-limb immobilization to prevent deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and its complications. This is an update of the review first published in 2008. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of low molecular weight heparin for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients with lower-limb immobilization in an ambulatory setting...
August 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776641/the-great-divide-country-of-birth-as-a-risk-factor-for-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries
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James Brown, Supuni Kapurubandara, Emma Gibbs, Jennifer King
BACKGROUND: Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) can complicate up to 6% of births and are a major contributor to preventable maternal morbidity. Asian women have a risk of third and fourth degree perineal tears up to four times greater than women of other ethnicities in the same community, but the lack of differentiation of Asian women into regional groups has limited insight into the reasons behind their increased risk. AIMS: To investigate risk of OASIS associated with country of birth...
August 4, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768055/harnessing-cxcr4-antagonists-in-stem-cell-mobilization-hiv-infection-ischemic-diseases-and-oncology
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REVIEW
Lun Kelvin Tsou, Ying-Huey Huang, Jen-Shin Song, Yi-Yu Ke, Jing-Kai Huang, Kak-Shan Shia
CXCR4 antagonists (e.g., Plerixafor(TM) ) have been successfully validated as stem cell mobilizers for peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Applications of the CXCR4 antagonists have heralded the era of cell-based therapy and opened a potential therapeutic horizon for many unmet medical needs such as kidney injury, ischemic stroke, cancer, and myocardial infarction. In this review, we first introduce the central role of CXCR4 in diverse cellular signaling pathways and discuss its involvement in several disease progressions...
August 2, 2017: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765755/airway-support-using-a-pediatric-intubation-tube-in-adult-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-simple-and-unique-method-to-prevent-heart-movement-during-catheter-ablation-under-continuous-deep-sedation
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Masateru Takigawa, Atsushi Takahashi, Taishi Kuwahara, Kenji Okubo, Emiko Nakashima, Yuji Watari, Kazuya Yamao, Jun Nakajima, Yasuaki Tanaka, Katsumasa Takagi, Shigeki Kimura, Hiroyuki Hikita, Kenzo Hirao, Mitsuaki Isobe
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to elucidate the safety and effectiveness of a noble and unique airway management technique in which a pediatric intubation tube is used in adult patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing catheter ablation (CA) under continuous deep sedation. METHODS: In total, 246 consecutive patients with AF (mean age, 65±10 years; 60 women) underwent CA under dexmedetomidine-based continuous deep sedation. A 4-mm pediatric intubation tube guided by a 10-French intratracheal suction tube was inserted smoothly, and the tip of the tube was located at the base of the epiglottis...
August 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
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