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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538641/prehospital-plasma-resuscitation-associated-with-improved-neurologic-outcomes-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Matthew C Hernandez, Cornelius A Thiels, Johnathon M Aho, Elizabeth B Habermann, Martin D Zielinski, James A Stubbs, Donald H Jenkins, Scott P Zietlow
INTRODUCTION: Trauma related hypotension and coagulopathy worsen secondary brain injury in patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Early damage control resuscitation with blood products may mitigate hypotension and coagulopathy. Preliminary data suggest resuscitation with plasma in large animals improve neurologic function after TBI; however, data in humans are lacking. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all poly-trauma patients age >15 years with head injuries undergoing prehospital resuscitation with blood products at a single level I trauma center from 01/2002 to 12/2013...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538329/perioperative-care-for-pediatric-patients-with-penetrating-brain-injury-a-review
#2
Marco Mikhael, Elizabeth Frost, Maria Cristancho
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) continues to be the leading cause of death and acquired disability in young children and adolescents, due to blunt or penetrating trauma, the latter being less common but more lethal. Penetrating brain injury (PBI) has not been studied extensively, mainly reported as case reports or case series, due to the assumption that both types of brain injury have common pathophysiology and consequently common management. However, recommendations and guidelines for the management of PBI differ from those of blunt TBI in regards to neuroimaging, intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring, and surgical management including those pertaining to vascular injury...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532914/penetrating-bihemispheric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-collective-review-of-gunshot-wounds-to-the-head
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REVIEW
L Turco, D L Cornell, B Phillips
BACKGROUND: Head injuries that cross midline structures of the brain are 'bihemispheric.' Other terms have been used to describe such injuries, but 'bihemispheric' is the most accurate and should be standard nomenclature. Bihemispheric head injuries are associated with higher mortality and morbidity than other penetrating traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Currently, there is a tendency to manage severe gunshot wounds (GSWs) to the head non-operatively, despite reports of improved outcome in military patients treated aggressively...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530785/anti-edematous-anti-inflammatory-and-neuroprotective-effect-of-etanercept-in-acute-stage-in-experimental-head-injury
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Ömer Aykanat, Durmuş Oğuz Karakoyun, Mehmet Erhan Türkoğlu, Cem Dinç
BACKGROUND: To study the anti-edematous, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effect of etanercept in the model of experimental head injury. METHODS: In this study, 40 male-adult Spraque-Dawley rats, with weight ranging from 250g to 300g, were used. The rats are divided into groups as control; non-penetrating trauma; trauma +NS; post-traumatic normal saline; trauma + D; post-traumatic dexamethasone and trauma + E. All medicines were given into peritoneum. After applying trauma and medicine, rats were decapitated in the 24th hour and the samples were studied histopathologically...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530772/characteristics-of-the-injuries-of-syrian-refugees-sustained-during-the-civil-war
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Betül Kocamer Şimşek, Mehmet Dokur, Erdal Uysal, Necdet Çalıker, Oruç Numan Gökçe, İbrahim Kürşat Deniz, Murat Uğur, Murat Geyik, Mehmet Kaya, Güner Dağlı
BACKGROUND: During a war, many civilians are severely injured by firearms, bombs, and shrapnel. The triage of war injuries involves difficult and complicated processes requiring surgical procedures and patient monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of hospitals. In this study, we examine the demographic, traumatic, and critical care characteristics of cases injured during the civil war in Syria and requiring emergency surgery. METHODS: Electronic data of the traumatic, surgical, and ICU monitoring features of 707 patients admitted to Kilis Public Hospital between March 2012 and January 2013 were analyzed retrospectively RESULTS: Most of the patients reported having been injured due to firearms (83...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528969/limitation-of-life-sustaining-treatment-in-severe-trauma-in-the-elderly-after-admission-to-an-intensive-care-unit
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Y Peñasco, A González-Castro, J C Rodríguez Borregán, M Ortiz-Lasa, R Jáuregui Solórzano, M J Sánchez Arguiano, P Escudero Acha
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the factors associated to limitation of life-sustaining treatment (LLST) measures in elderly patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) due to trauma. DESIGN: A retrospective, descriptive, observational study was carried out. SETTING: ICU. PATIENTS: A total of 149 patients aged 65 years or older admitted to the ICU due to trauma. Hospital mortality, the decision to limit life-sustaining treatment and the factors associated to these measures were analyzed...
May 18, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527643/parental-knowledge-and-recall-of-concussion-discharge-instructions
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Danny George Thomas, Lia Bradley, Ashley Servi, Suzanne Reilly, Jennifer Niskala Apps, Michael McCrea, Thomas Hammeke
INTRODUCTION: Children increasingly are being seen in the emergency department for a concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). A key aim of the ED visit is to provide discharge advice that can help parents to identify an evolving neurosurgical crisis, facilitate recovery, and prevent reinjury. The present study examined parents' knowledge of symptoms and recall of discharge instructions after their adolescent's mTBI and the effect of supplementing written discharge instructions with verbal instruction and reinforcement...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527191/understanding-how-a-sport-helmet-protects-the-head-from-closed-injury-by-virtual-impact%C3%A2-tests
#8
Yunhua Luo, Zhaoyang Liang
Understanding how a helmet protects the head, especially the soft brain tissues, is the prerequisite for improving helmet design. Intracranial pressure and stresses/strains in the brain tissues are the direct indicators of traumatic brain injury and they can be used to measure helmet performance. In this study, the effects of helmet design parameters such as the helmet shell stiffness, liner compliance and thickness on the brain injury indicators were investigated by virtual impact tests. A finite element head model (FEHM) was first constructed from medical images; a personally-fitted helmet made of composite material and foam was virtually prototyped using geometric information extracted from the FEHM; a helmet-head finite element model was then assembled...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526435/the-bidirectional-gut-brain-microbiota-axis-as-a-potential-nexus-between-traumatic-brain-injury-inflammation-and-disease
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Mark H Sundman, Nan-Kuei Chen, Vignesh Subbian, Ying-Hui Chou
As head injuries and their sequelae have become an increasingly salient matter of public health, experts in the field have made great progress elucidating the biological processes occurring within the brain at the moment of injury and throughout the recovery thereafter. Given the extraordinary rate at which our collective knowledge of neurotrauma has grown, new insights may be revealed by examining the existing literature across disciplines with a new perspective. This article will aim to expand the scope of this rapidly evolving field of research beyond the confines of the central nervous system (CNS)...
May 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524178/transcriptome-analyses-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-show-alterations-in-protein-phosphatase-expression-associated-with-tauopathy
#10
Jeong-Sun Seo, Seungbok Lee, Jong-Yeon Shin, Yu Jin Hwang, Hyesun Cho, Seong-Keun Yoo, Yunha Kim, Sungsu Lim, Yun Kyung Kim, Eun Mi Hwang, Su Hyun Kim, Chong-Hyun Kim, Seung Jae Hyeon, Ji-Young Yun, Jihye Kim, Yona Kim, Victor E Alvarez, Thor D Stein, Junghee Lee, Dong Jin Kim, Jong-Il Kim, Neil W Kowall, Hoon Ryu, Ann C McKee
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is associated with repetitive head injury and has distinctive neuropathological features that differentiate this disease from other neurodegenerative diseases. Intraneuronal tau aggregates, although they occur in different patterns, are diagnostic neuropathological features of CTE, but the precise mechanism of tauopathy is not known in CTE. We performed whole RNA sequencing analysis of post-mortem brain tissue from patients with CTE and compared the results to normal controls to determine the transcriptome signature changes associated with CTE...
May 19, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521593/use-of-high-frequency-percussive-ventilation-to-expand-organ-donor-pool
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Francis Benn, Ashwad Afzal, Berhane Worku, Felix Khusid, Bashar H Fahoum, Iosif Gulkarov
A 34-year-old woman was brought in to the emergency department after a motor vehicle accident. She had signs of traumatic head injury with Glasgow Coma Scale score of 3, and her neurological examination was consistent with brain death. She was persistently hypoxic on conventional mechanical ventilation and high-frequency percussive ventilation was initiated. The patient's oxygenation improved and was sustained long enough to provide time for organ procurement. This is the first case portraying high-frequency percussive ventilation as a bridge for donors failing on conventional mechanical ventilation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520686/clinical-correlates-to-assist-with-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-diagnosis-insights-from-a-novel-rodent-repeat-concussion-model
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Gretchen M Thomsen, Ara Ko, Megan Y Harada, Annie Ma, Livia Wyss, Patricia Haro, Jean-Philippe Vit, Pablo Avalos, Navpreet K Dhillon, Noell Cho, Oksana Shelest, Eric J Ley
INTRODUCTION: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease linked to repetitive head injuries. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy symptoms include changes in mood, behavior, cognition, and motor function; however, CTE is currently diagnosed only postmortem. Using a rat model of recurrent traumatic brain injury (TBI), we demonstrate rodent deficits that predict the severity of CTE-like brain pathology. METHODS: Bilateral, closed-skull, mild TBI was administered once per week to 35 wild-type rats; eight rats received two injuries (2×TBI), 27 rats received five injuries (5×TBI), and 13 rats were sham controls...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520670/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-novel-predictor-of-outcome-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#13
Weiqiang Chen, Jinhua Yang, Bingbing Li, Guoyi Peng, Tianfei Li, Lianjie Li, Shousen Wang
OBJECTIVE: The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been reported to be a predictor of outcome in critical illness. Objective of this study was to investigate the changes of the NLR in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and analyze the relationship between the NLR and TBI outcome. SETTING: China. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 855 patients with severe TBI from January 2007 to April 2012. DESIGN: Retrospective...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515545/traumatic-brain-injury-and-neuropsychiatric-complications
#14
REVIEW
Saeed Ahmed, Hema Venigalla, Hema Madhuri Mekala, Sara Dar, Mudasar Hassan, Shahana Ayub
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating injury results in damage to the brain. It is the most frequent cause of hospitalization in young people with a higher prevalence in men. TBI is the leading cause of disability and mortality between the ages 1 and 45. TBI can be caused either by the direct result of trauma or due to a complication of the primary injury. The most common etiological factors for TBI are falls, road traffic accidents, violent physical assaults, and injuries associated with athletic activities...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512614/postoperative-contralateral-hematoma-in-patient-with-acute-traumatic-brain-injury
#15
Myeong-Jin Oh, Je Hoon Jeong, Dong-Seong Shin, Sun-Chul Hwang, Soo Bin Im, Bum-Tae Kim, Won-Han Shin
OBJECTIVE: Head injury is a leading cause of death and disability in subjects who suffer a traumatic accident. Contralateral hematomas after surgery for traumatic brain injury are rare. However, an unrecognized, these hematomas can cause devastating results. We presented our experience of these patients and discussed diagnosis and management. METHODS: This study included 12 traumatic patients with acute traumatic brain injury who developed delayed contralateral hematoma after evacuation of an acute hematoma...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507965/posterior-hip-dislocation-with-ipsilateral-femoral-head-and-shaft-fracture-using-a-temporary-external-fixator-as-a-method-for-closed-reduction
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Abduljabbar Alhammoud, Masson Alnouri, Mahmood Ali Arbash, Abdul Moeen Baco
INTRODUCTION: Complex fractures are increasing because of various traumatic mechanisms. They drift from standard classifications, and their treatment is controversial. Of such cases are hip dislocations with associated fractures of the ipsilateral femur. CASE REPORT: This case report describes the condition of a 30-year-old man involved in a motor vehicle collision. Clinical examination, X-rays, and computed tomography scan revealed a posterior hip dislocation with an ipsilateral femoral head and mid-shaft fractures...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505079/melatonin-secretion-is-increased-in-children-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Lucia Marseglia, Gabriella D'Angelo, Sara Manti, Immacolata Rulli, Vincenzo Salvo, Giuseppe Buonocore, Russel J Reiter, Eloisa Gitto
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children. Oxidative stress plays a significant role in brain damage and melatonin exhibits both direct and indirect antioxidant effects. The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate serum melatonin levels in children with severe TBI in comparison to critically ill children admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for conditions other than TBI. METHODS: Twenty-four children were evaluated, equally divided into severe TBI and no-TBI...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504985/current-opinion-in-otolaryngology-and-head-and-neck-surgery-frontal-sinus-fractures
#18
Robert J Chouake, Brett A Miles
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this manuscript is to review the current literature regarding the management of frontal sinus fractures and offer the authors opinion on the current management of these traumatic injuries. We evaluate recently proposed management algorithms as well as novel surgical approaches reported within the last few years. RECENT FINDINGS: Patient selection for sinus sparing treatment modalities is balanced between fracture severity, involved structures, and reliable patient surveillance...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504848/association-of-traumatic-head%C3%A2-injuries-and-maxillofacial-fractures-a-retrospective-study
#19
Maher M Abosadegh, Shaifulizan Ab Rahman, Norkhafizah Saddki
The association of traumatic head injury (THI) with maxillofacial fractures (MFF) is a major health concern worldwide. In spite of the close anatomical proximity of maxillofacial bones to the cranium, the association of THI with MFF is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the association between traumatic head injuries (THI) and maxillofacial fractures (MFF). Other factors associated with THI in patients with MFF were also investigated MATERIALS AND METHODS: A hospital-based retrospective study was conducted at the OMFS Unit, Hospital USM, Kelantan, Malaysia...
May 15, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502689/complicated-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-and-the-need-for-imaging-surveillance
#20
Martina Stippler, Jingyi Liu, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Zoya Voronovich, Howard Yonas, Roger B Davis
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the need for repeat head CT in patients with complicated mild traumatic brain injury (cmTBI) determined non-operative after the first head CT METHODS: 380 patients with mild TBI and a positive head CT not needing surgery were included. Changes between first and second head CT were categorized as decreased, increased or stable. RESULTS: Three patients required neurosurgical intervention (0.8%) after the second CT. There were no significant differences in demographics including age, gender, alcohol consumption, anticoagulation status, time between first and second CT, GCS at admission and discharge, and incidence of SAH, EDH, contusion or skull fractures between the operated and non-operated groups...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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