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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548996/distal-junctional-failure-following-pediatric-spinal-fusion
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Lorena V Floccari, Alvin W Su, Amy L McIntosh, Karl Rathjen, William J Shaughnessy, A Noelle Larson
BACKGROUND: Adjacent segment pathology is a known complication after spinal fusion, but little has been reported on junctional failure. A series of adolescent patients presented with acute distal junctional failure (DJF). We sought to determine any common features of these patients to develop a prevention strategy. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of pediatric patients who developed DJF after instrumented spinal fusion performed at 2 institutions from 1999 to 2013...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548584/the-sex-disparity-in-risky-driving-a-survey-of-colombian-young-drivers
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Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios, Bridie Scott-Parker
OBJECTIVE: The overrepresentation of young drivers in poor road safety outcomes has long been recognised as a global road safety issue. In addition, the overrepresentation of males in crash statistics has also been recognised as a pervasive young driver problem. Whilst progress in road safety evidenced as a stabilisation and/or reduction in poor road safety outcomes has been made in developed nations, less-developed nations contribute the greatest road safety trauma, and developing nations such as Colombia continue to experience increasing trends in fatality rates...
May 26, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545728/functional-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-subtalar-arthrodesis-for-posttraumatic-arthritis
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Ernest J Hollman, Quirine M J van der Vliet, Georgios Alexandridis, Falco Hietbrink, Luke P H Leenen
INTRODUCTION: Subtalar arthrodesis is a common salvage operation for posttraumatic subtalar arthritis, a condition frequently seen in patients who suffered major trauma. Functional outcomes in trauma patients may be influenced by concomitant injuries and the severity of the initial trauma. The aim of this study was to evaluate quality of life and functional outcomes of subtalar arthrodesis for posttraumatic arthritis in patients with severe or complex foot injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective single center study with prospective follow-up...
May 16, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542848/change-of-transfusion-and-treatment-paradigm-in-major-trauma-patients
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P Stein, A Kaserer, K Sprengel, G A Wanner, B Seifert, O M Theusinger, D R Spahn
Trauma promotes trauma-induced coagulopathy, which requires urgent treatment with fixed-ratio transfusions of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma and platelet concentrates, or goal-directed administration of coagulation factors based on viscoelastic testing. This retrospective observational study compared two time periods before (2005-2007) and after (2012-2014) the implementation of changes in trauma management protocols which included: use of goal-directed coagulation management; admission of patients to designated trauma centres; whole-body computed tomography scanning on admission; damage control surgery; permissive hypotension; restrictive fluid resuscitation; and administration of tranexamic acid...
May 23, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542552/osteoporosis-associated-vertebral-fractures-health-economic-implications
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Julian Joestl, Nikolaus Lang, Adam Bukaty, Thomas M Tiefenboeck, Patrick Platzer
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis-associated vertebral fractures represent an increasing clinical and public health problem, one with important socioeconomic effects within western countries. The purpose of this study was to analyse demographic, medical, gender and socioeconomic aspects of osteoporotic vertebral fractures of the thoracic or lumbar spine over a period of at least 10-years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Included for analysis were 694 patients who had suffered a vertebral fracture due to primary or secondary osteoporosis, and who were treated at our Level-I trauma center between 2000 and 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542491/the-face-of-war-trauma-analysis-of-a-mass-grave-from-the-battle-of-l%C3%A3-tzen-1632
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Nicole Nicklisch, Frank Ramsthaler, Harald Meller, Susanne Friederich, Kurt W Alt
Contemporary accounts of battles are often incomplete or even erroneous because they reflect the-often biased-viewpoints of the authors. Battlefield archaeology faces the task of compiling an historical analysis of a battle and of gathering all the available facts. Besides cultural historical evidence and artefacts, the human remains of those who have fallen in battle also provide invaluable information. In studying mass graves from a military context, the injury types and patterns are significant. They allow us to reconstruct the circumstances surrounding the soldiers' deaths and provide information on the hostilities that occurred on the battlefield...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541861/trends-and-outcomes-in-the-operative-management-of-traumatic-vascular-injuries-a-comparison-of-open-versus-endovascular-approaches
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Bryan K Richmond, Rudy Judhan, William Sherrill, Michael Yacoub, Ali F AbuRahma, Kimball Knackstedt, Julton T Chumbe, Damayanti Samanta, Stephanie N Thompson
Controversy exists in vascular trauma regarding the best method of treatment-open versus endovascular techniques. Little has been published on this complex topic. Patients from 2005 to 2013 at a Level I trauma center with vascular injuries were identified via a prospectively trauma registry. Patient data, injury type/severity, treatment, and 30-day outcomes were obtained from the trauma registry and the chart review. Adverse events (limb loss, major disability, and death) were outcomes of interest. Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression were used to identify predictors of adverse events...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541850/repeat-head-ct-not-necessary-for-patients-with-a-negative-initial-head-ct-on-anticoagulation-or-antiplatelet-therapy-suffering-low-altitude-falls
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Zachary M Bauman, John M Ruggero, Sunny Squindo, Chris McEachin, Michelle Jaskot, Will Ngo, Scott Barnes, Peter P Lopez
Anticoagulation and antiplatelet (ACAP) medications are increasingly prescribed to patients at high risk for falls. Many trauma centers have developed protocols for obtaining repeat head CT (HCT) for patients with low-altitude falls on ACAP therapy. We assess the need for routine scheduled repeat HCT in this population. Prospective, observational analysis of all low-altitude fall (<6 feet) patients on ACAP therapy evaluated at a Level II trauma center. All low-altitude fall patients with visible or suspected head trauma received an initial HCT...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538646/defining-the-ge-junction-in-trauma-epidemiology-and-management-of-a-challenging-injury
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Morgan Schellenberg, Kenji Inaba, James M Bardes, Daniel OʼBrien, Lydia Lam, Elizabeth Benjamin, Daniel Grabo, Demetrios Demetriades
INTRODUCTION: Injuries to the gastroesophageal (GE) junction are infrequently encountered because of the high mortality of associated injuries. Consequently, there is a paucity of literature on the patient demographics and treatment options. The aim of this study was to examine the epidemiology, surgical management, and outcomes of these rare injuries. METHODS: Patients presenting to LAC+USC Medical Center (01/2008-08/2016) with traumatic esophageal or gastric injury (ICD-9 and -10 codes) were extracted from the trauma registry...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538636/the-role-of-nigms-p50-sponsored-team-science-in-our-understanding-of-multiple-organ-failure
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Frederick A Moore, Ernest E Moore, Timothy R Billiar, Yoram Vodovotz, Anirban Banerjee, Lyle L Moldawer
The history of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Research Centers in Peri-operative Sciences (RCIPS) is the history of clinical, translational and basic science research into the etiology and treatment of posttraumatic multiple organ failure (MOF). Born out of the activism of trauma and burn surgeons after the Viet Nam war, the P50 trauma research centers have been a nidus of research advances in the field, and the training of future academic physician-scientists in the fields of trauma, burns, sepsis and critical illness...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538377/time-distribution-of-injury-related-in-hospital-mortality-in-a-trauma-referral-center-in-south-of-iran-2010-2015
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Hamidreza Abbasi, Shahram Bolandparvaz, Mahnaz Yadollahi, Mehrdad Anvar, Zahra Farahgol
In Iran, there are no studies addressing trauma death timing and factors affecting time of death after injuries. This study aimed to examine time distribution of trauma deaths in an urban major trauma referral center with respect to victims' injury characteristics during 2010 to 2015.This was a cross-sectional study of adult trauma-related in-hospital deaths resulting from traffic-related accidents, falls, and violence-related injuries. Information on injury characteristics and time interval between admission and death was extracted from 3 hospital databases...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538287/cost-utility-analysis-of-reconstruction-compared-with-primary-amputation-for-patients-with-severe-lower-limb-trauma-in-colombia
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Mateo Ceballos, Carlos Oliver Valderrama, Luis Esteban Orozco, Laura Sánchez, Juan Pablo Valderrama, Luz Helena Lugo
BACKGROUND: To establish, from the health system perspective, the cost-utility relationship of limb reconstruction compared with primary amputation for patients over 32 years with grade IIIB and IIIC severe lower limb trauma in Colombia, S.A. METHODS: A Markov model was built including different short-term and long-term states that represent the main events that a patient could experience after a lower limb amputation or a reconstruction. A 42-year time horizon was considered for the base case...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537646/three-port-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-banding-lagb-surgical-technique-and-three-years-follow-up
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Vincenzo Consalvo, Vincenzo Salsano, Gerardo Sarno
BACKGROUND: Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB) is an effective and reversible bariatric procedure, which is usually performed using a mini-invasive laparoscopic approach. The majority of surgeons use a five-trocar technique, while AGB can be safely carried out with only three trocars. The aim of our study was to compare the outcomes of three-trocar laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) to the results obtained with the conventional technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of our database was carried out to assess the number of LAGB performed with the conventional five-port technique and the number of LAGB performed with the three-port approach...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537413/two-stage-surgical-treatment-of-inferior-vena-cava-traumatic-rupture-including-urgent-transport-to-a-specialized-unit
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J Kristek, P Hromádka, M Konarik, J Froněk
Inferior vena cava injury as well as major liver injury remains a formidable treatment challenge. The most imminent danger is life-threatening bleeding. In this report, we present a case of polytrauma (Injury Severity Score 35) with arupture of the juxtahepatic inferior vena cava which was successfully treated using two-stage approach. The first part of the treatment consisted of damage control laparotomy at a level I trauma center. After stabilization, the patient was air-transported to receive the definitive treatment at a tertiary care facility experienced in hepatopancreatobiliary and transplantation surgery...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536820/crescent-fractures-of-the-pelvis-treated-by-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-a-critique-of-day-s-guidelines
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K Venugopal Menon, S S Suresh, Sivaprasad Kalyanasundaram, Jacob Varughese
INTRODUCTION: Day's classification and treatment guidelines are considered the gold standard in crescent fractures of the pelvis. The objective of this study was to retrospectively evaluate 10 surgically treated crescent fractures of the pelvis in the context of Day's recommendations. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study. Ten consecutive cases of crescent fractures that were treated surgically at a level 1 trauma center formed the cohort. Six were operated anteriorly, three posteriorly and one percutaneously...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536048/cell-free-dna-inflammation-and-the-initiation-of-spontaneous-term-labor
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Christina A Herrera, Jay Stoerker, John Carlquist, Gregory J Stoddard, Marc Jackson, Sean Esplin, Nancy C Rose
BACKGROUND: Hypomethylated cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from senescent placental trophoblasts may be involved in the activation of the inflammatory cascade to initiate labor. OBJECTIVE: To determine the changes in cfDNA concentrations, the methylation ratio, and inflammatory markers between women in labor at term versus women without labor. STUDY DESIGN: In this prospective cohort study, eligible participants carried a non- anomalous singleton fetus...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535839/separation-from-parents-during-childhood-trauma-predicts-adult-attachment-security-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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R A Bryant, M Creamer, M O'Donnell, D Forbes, K L Felmingham, D Silove, G Malhi, M van Hoof, A C McFarlane, A Nickerson
BACKGROUND: Prolonged separation from parental support is a risk factor for psychopathology. This study assessed the impact of brief separation from parents during childhood trauma on adult attachment tendencies and post-traumatic stress. METHOD: Children (n = 806) exposed to a major Australian bushfire disaster in 1983 and matched controls (n = 725) were assessed in the aftermath of the fires (mean age 7-8 years) via parent reports of trauma exposure and separation from parents during the fires...
May 24, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535812/current-insights-in-noise-induced-hearing-loss-a-literature-review-of-the-underlying-mechanism-pathophysiology-asymmetry-and-management-options
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Trung N Le, Louise V Straatman, Jane Lea, Brian Westerberg
BACKGROUND: Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms of sensorineural hearing loss, is a major health problem, is largely preventable and is probably more widespread than revealed by conventional pure tone threshold testing. Noise-induced damage to the cochlea is traditionally considered to be associated with symmetrical mild to moderate hearing loss with associated tinnitus; however, there is a significant number of patients with asymmetrical thresholds and, depending on the exposure, severe to profound hearing loss as well...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535246/designing-smartphone-mental-health-applications-for-emergency-service-workers
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M Deady, D Peters, H Lang, R Calvo, N Glozier, H Christensen, S B Harvey
Background: Emergency service workers are often exposed to trauma and have increased risk of a range of mental health (MH) conditions. Smartphone applications have the potential to provide this group with effective psychological interventions; however, little is known about the acceptability and preferences regarding such initiatives. Aims: To describe the preferences and opinions of emergency service workers regarding the use of smartphone MH applications and to examine the impact of age on these preferences...
May 23, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534233/is-the-ao-guideline-for-postoperative-treatment-of-tibial-plateau-fractures-still-decisive-a-survey-among-orthopaedic-surgeons-and-trauma-surgeons-in-the-netherlands
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M van der Vusse, P H S Kalmet, C H G Bastiaenen, Y Y van Horn, P R G Brink, H A M Seelen
INTRODUCTION: The standard aftercare treatment (according to the AO guideline) for surgically treated trauma patients with fractures of the tibial plateau is non-weight bearing or partial weight bearing for 10-12 weeks. The purpose of this study was to investigate the current state of practice among orthopaedic surgeons and trauma surgeons in choosing the criteria and the time period of restricted weight bearing after surgically treated tibial plateau fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A web-based survey was distributed among members of the Dutch Trauma Society and Dutch Orthopaedic Society to identify the most commonly applied protocols in terms of the post-operative initiation and level of weight bearing in patients with tibial plateau fractures...
May 22, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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