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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240620/infection-rates-and-treatment-of-low-velocity-extremity-gunshot-injuries
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Mai P Nguyen, Jonathan C Savakus, Jeffrey A O'Donnell, Nicholas F Prayson, Michael S Reich, Joseph F Golob, Amy A McDonald, John J Como, Heather A Vallier
OBJECTIVES: To determine the rates of infection in low-energy gunshot wounds (GSWs) to the extremity. DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Patients (N=140) with at least 90-day follow-up for extremity-only low-energy GSW injuries from 2010-2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Treatment was recorded, including type and duration of antibiotics and details of non-operative and operative management...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240500/sharp-force-fatalities-at-the-pretoria-medico-legal-laboratory-2012-2013
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L Mitton, L du Toit-Prinsloo
BACKGROUND: South Africa's crude death rate was recorded as the highest in the world in 2014. In 2013, 47 murders occurred daily nationwide, and it was confirmed that sharp force fatalities were frequent events. The aim of our study was to review the fatalities of persons admitted to the Pretoria Medico-Legal Laboratory over a two-year period. Understanding the magnitude of the problem, identifying the most commonly injured area and the mechanism of death in cases where the patient died in hospital could aid in the clinical management of some of these cases in order to reduce mortality...
June 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240499/outcomes-for-cervicomediastinal-vascular-trauma-managed-by-a-vascular-subspecialistled-vascular-trauma-service
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J Islam, G L Laing, G V Oosthuizen, D L Clarke, J V Robbs
BACKGROUND: The management of cervicomediastinal vascular trauma is challenging. We report on our experience with the condition in a newly established vascular trauma service unit, and compare the outcomes to those reported in our parent vascular surgery department. METHOD: The details of patients with cervicomediastinal vascular injuries from January 2012 to June 2014 were retrieved for analysis from a prospective database. RESULTS: Ninety-three patients were identified, 84 of whom were male (90%), with an average age of 29 years...
June 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240465/comparing-laparoscopic-appendectomy-to-open-appendectomy-in-managing-generalised-purulent-peritonitis-from-complicated-appendicitis-the-uncharted-path
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B Ndofor, S Mokotedi, M Koto
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to compare the outcomes of patients with generalised purulent peritonitis from complicated appendicitis diagnosed intraoperatively who were managed laparoscopically to those managed via the open approach in a single institution. METHOD: Data were collected from all cases admitted at Sebokeng Hospital, Johannesburg, over the past two years (2008 and 2009) with an intraoperative diagnosis of generalised purulent peritonitis from complicated appendicitis...
September 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239579/neck-trauma-ent-prospects
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Kavita Sachdeva, Aparaajita Upadhyay
Neck trauma is a very important surgical emergency faced by ENT surgeons in day to day practice. They are potentially life threatening conditions due to the presence of many vital structures in this area. Timely presentation to the referral centre and proper multidisciplinary approach towards management plays a pivotal role in the healing pattern of the wound and prevention of serious complication like shock, sepsis, laryngeal stenosis or fistula formation. A retrospective study was done in ENT Department, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India during the period of 2014-2016...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230571/infection-and-complications-following-low-velocity-intra-articular-gunshot-injuries
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Mai P Nguyen, Michael S Reich, Jeffrey A O'Donnell, Jonathan C Savakus, Nicholas F Prayson, Joseph F Golob, Amy A McDonald, John J Como, Heather A Vallier
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to characterize the demographics, interventions, infection rates, and other complications following intra-articular gunshot wounds. DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-three patients with 55 civilian low-velocity intra-articular gunshot injuries with a minimum of four weeks follow-up were included in the study. Seven patients had associated vascular injuries...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229061/central-myxoma-myxofibroma-of-the-jaws-a-clinico-epidemiologic-review
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Agbara Rowland, Fomete Benjamin, Obiadazie Athanasius-Chukwudi, Omeje Uchenna-Kevin, Samaila Modupeola-Omotara
INTRODUCTION: Myxomas are a group of benign rare tumors of connective-tissue origin that occur in both hard (central) and soft tissues of the body. The aim of this study is to highlight our experience in the management of central myxoma of the jaw, with emphasis on its clinic-epidemiologic features as seen in our environment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who were managed for central myxoma of the jaw at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department of a regional University Teaching Hospital between September 1997 and October 2015 were retrospectively studied...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228944/semi-closed-surgical-technique-for-treatment-of-pilonidal-sinus-disease
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Georgios Sahsamanis, Stavros Samaras, Georgios Mitsopoulos, Titos Deverakis, Georgios Dimitrakopoulos, Dionysios Pinialidis
INTRODUCTION: Pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) is a highly debatable disorder regarding its surgical management, despite an assortment of surgical techniques described in the medical literature. The aim of this report is to provide an alternate semi-closed surgical method for treatment of PSD, with early recovery and a satisfactory cosmetic result. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 34 patients underwent surgical treatment for primary PSD; 32 male and 2 female. Patients were suffering from primary PSD, with the cyst located in the gluteal midline...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228196/the-hidden-story-of-innovation-charity-hospital-angola-prison-and-the-challenging-of-surgical-dogma
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Patrick Greiffenstein, Paul R Hastings
The late 1960s was a period of significant upheaval of social, cultural, and scientific norms. The generally accepted notion of mandatory laparotomy for all penetrating abdominal injuries was among those norms being called into question across the country and many advocated expectant management of selected patients presenting with this type of injury. Leaders of the surgical community published opinions on either side of the argument. The house staff at Charity Hospital during this period was among the busiest in the nation in treating these injuries, many of them inmates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary who used self-inflicted stab wounds to the abdomen as a means of temporary respite from the inhumane conditions in the prison...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225152/topical-phenytoin-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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Xiang Yong Hao, Hong Ling Li, He Su, Hui Cai, Tian Kang Guo, Ruifeng Liu, Lei Jiang, Yan Fei Shen
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are common in clinical practice and pose a significant health problem worldwide. Apart from causing suffering to patients, they also result in longer hospital stays and increase the cost of health care. A variety of methods are used for treating pressure ulcers, including pressure relief, patient repositioning, biophysical strategies, nutritional supplementation, debridement, topical negative pressure, and local treatments including dressings, ointments and creams such as bacitracin, silver sulphadiazine, neomycin, and phenytoin...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224502/pyoderma-gangrenosum-an-update-on-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Afsaneh Alavi, Lars E French, Mark D Davis, Alain Brassard, Robert S Kirsner
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare inflammatory neutrophilic disorder with prototypical clinical presentations. Its pathophysiology is complex and not fully explained. Recent information regarding the genetic basis of PG and the role of auto-inflammation provides a better understanding of the disease and new therapeutic targets. PG equally affects patients of both sexes and of any age. Uncontrolled cutaneous neutrophilic inflammation is the cornerstone in a genetically predisposed individual. Multimodality management is often required to reduce inflammation, optimize wound healing, and treat underlying disease...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222811/recurring-septic-shock-in-a-patient-with-blunt-abdominal-and-pelvic-trauma-how-mandatory-is-source-control-surgery-a-case-report
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Antonella Frattari, Giustino Parruti, Rocco Erasmo, Luigi Guerra, Ennio Polilli, Rosamaria Zocaro, Giuliano Iervese, Paolo Fazii, Tullio Spina
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients with colonization/infection of multidrug-resistant organisms, source control surgery is one of the major determinants of clinical success. In more complex cases, the use of different tools for sepsis management may allow survival until complete source control. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old white man presented with traumatic hemorrhagic shock. Unstable pelvic fractures led to emergency stabilization surgery. Fever ensued with diarrhea, followed by septic shock...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220823/treatment-of-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-men-with-spinal-cord-injury-minimally-invasive-minimally-effective
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J Pannek, J Wöllner
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the outcome of minimally invasive treatment of stress urinary incontinence with alloplastic slings in patients with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction. SETTING: Switzerland. METHODS: The patient database of a tertiary urologic referral center was screened for male patients with SCI who underwent implantation of a suburethral sling between June 2009 and December 2015...
February 21, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220264/treatment-of-stage-ii-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-with-necrosectomy-and-autologous-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Pit Jacob Voss, Akihiko Matsumoto, Esteban Alvarado, Rainer Schmelzeisen, Fabian Duttenhöfer, Philipp Poxleitner
Treatment strategies for medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) remain controversial. Although the AAOMS suggests a conservative approach, a surgical management with necrosectomy is often required when conservative management has failed. Moreover, recent studies have shown promising results using an early stage surgical treatment. Over the past decade, cell-based bone regeneration utilizing bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) received increased attention. MSCs are known to promote wound healing and induce new bone formation in compromised tissue...
February 20, 2017: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219136/-an-epidemiological-investigation-of-pediatric-patients-under-14-with-large-area-burns-a-multicenter-study
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W F Cheng, D X Zhao, Z A Shen, H Y Zhang, J J Tu, Z Q Yuan, P Duan, G D Song
Objective: To investigate and evaluate the epidemiological characteristics of patients under 14 with large area burns in China. Methods: Data of pediatric patients aged 0-14yr with ≥30% total body surface area (TBSA) burned admitted into 106 burn centers in the mainland of China in 2014 were retrieved. The children were divided into three age groups: 0-3, 4-6 and 7-14 years according to the age. Information of age, gender, time of burn injury, causes of burns, admission time, prehospital emergency care of burn wound, burn area, inhalation injuries, the case fatality rate and length of hospital stay were collected for analysis...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218409/development-of-haemostatic-decontaminants-for-treatment-of-wounds-contaminated-with-chemical-warfare-agents-3-evaluation-of-in-vitro-topical-decontamination-efficacy-using-damaged-skin
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Helen L Lydon, Charlotte A Hall, Christopher H Dalton, J Kevin Chipman, John S Graham, Robert P Chilcott
Previous studies have demonstrated that haemostatic products with an absorptive mechanism of action retain their clotting efficiency in the presence of toxic materials and are effective in decontaminating chemical warfare (CW) agents when applied to normal, intact skin. The purpose of this in vitro study was to assess three candidate haemostatic products for effectiveness in the decontamination of superficially damaged porcine skin exposed to the radiolabelled CW agents, soman (GD), VX and sulphur mustard (HD)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217834/case-report-of-a-migrating-bullet-an-unusual-cause-of-postmortem-confusion
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Dennis J Chute, Kia Newman, Robert J Bready, Eric D Benjamin
Migrating bullets are rare sequelae of penetrating gunshot wounds. Such cases have been described in the neurosurgical literature because they can produce complications in the management of patients such as decline in neurologic status, delays in rehabilitation, and difficulties in bullet removal. In contrast, few postmortem reports have described this phenomenon. We report a case of a gunshot wound in which the projectile entered the left side of the head and traversed to the right frontal area as documented by CT scan on hospital admission...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216752/management-of-gustilo-anderson-iii-b-open-tibial-fractures-by-primary-fascio-septo-cutaneous-local-flap-and-primary-fixation-the-fix-and-shift-technique
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P R Ramasamy
BACKGROUND: Open fractures of tibia have posed great difficulty in managing both the soft tissue and the skeletal components of the injured limb. Gustilo Anderson III B open tibial fractures are more difficult to manage than I, II, and III A fractures. Stable skeletal fixation with immediate soft tissue cover has been the key to the successful outcome in treating open tibial fractures, in particular, Gustilo Anderson III B types. If the length of the open wound is larger and if the exposed surface of tibial fracture and tibial shaft is greater, then the management becomes still more difficult...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215932/a-new-method-for-traumatic-renal-injury-in-a-canine-model
#19
Zhi-Qiang Cao, Ming Liang, Shawn Xiang Li, Xin Li, Yaling Han
BACKGROUND: Selective transcatheter angiographic embolization (TAE) is an important method for efficient and accurate hemostasis in organ injuries during emergency settings. Sometimes, TAE cannot be performed on patients because of the limitations imposed by their condition. METHODS: A total of 32 canines with traumatic right renal wounds were prepared by stab injuries. The canines were randomly divided into four groups according to different treatments. Group A was the renal neoplasty group (n=8)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215913/a-rare-case-of-digital-myiasis
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Carlos Durão, André Barros, Pedro Campos
Cutaneous myiasis is the infestation of the skin or mucous membranes by larvae of the order Diptera. Wound myiasis affect the skin with a previous lesion, and it may consume both dead and living tissue. Finger infestation is rarely a cause of death, but it may provoke considerable morbidity. Prompt wound exploration and careful total larvae removal is essential to achieve healing. In the reported case, the patient was presented in an advanced stage of the infestation, with a large area of finger necrosis and amputation, associated with cellulitis extending from the finger's base to the hand...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
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