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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159958/evaluation-of-a-low-risk-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-and-intracranial-hemorrhage-emergency-department-observation-protocol
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Brian J Yun, Pierre Borczuk, Lulu Wang, Stephen Dorner, Benjamin A White, Ali S Raja
OBJECTIVES: Among emergency physicians, there is wide variation in admitting practices for patients who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) with an intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of implementing a protocol in the emergency department (ED) observation unit for patients with mild TBI and ICH. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was approved by the Institutional Review Board. Study subjects were patients ≥18 years of age with an International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code corresponding to a traumatic IC, and admitted to an ED observation unit (EDOU) of an urban, academic level 1 trauma center between February 1, 2015 and January 31, 2017...
November 20, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159600/early-seizure-prophylaxis-in-traumatic-brain-injuries-revisited-a-prospective-observational-study
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Desmond Khor, Jinglan Wu, Quanqiu Hong, Elizabeth Benjamin, Shuiming Xiao, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacological prophylaxis for early seizures following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a recommendation in the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines. However, several studies have challenged the efficacy and safety of this practice, resulting in varied practice across centers around the world. The purpose of the present study was to compare the incidence of early clinical seizures following TBI, between two large centers, a US Center that practises routine seizure prophylaxis and a Chinese Center that does not use seizure prophylaxis following TBI...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159407/association-of-salivary-microrna-changes-with-prolonged-concussion-symptoms
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Jeremiah J Johnson, Andrea C Loeffert, Jennifer Stokes, Robert P Olympia, Harry Bramley, Steven D Hicks
Importance: Approximately one-third of children who experience a concussion develop prolonged concussion symptoms. To our knowledge, there are currently no objective or easily administered tests for predicting prolonged concussion symptoms. Several studies have identified alterations in epigenetic molecules known as microRNAs (miRNAs) following traumatic brain injury. No studies have examined whether miRNA expression can detect prolonged concussion symptoms. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of salivary miRNAs for identifying children with concussion who are at risk for prolonged symptoms...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158902/hypernatraemic-hypovolaemia-with-anaemia-an-unusual-presentation-of-primary-testicular-insufficiency
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Usman Javaid, Vikram Lal, Catherine Napier, Alison Burbridge, Richard Quinton
Hypogonadal men may experience intense vasomotor symptoms, and vasomotor sweating can occasionally be associated with profound fluid losses. We describe a 37-year-old male, who exhibited persistent hypovolaemic hypernatraemia that was challenging to treat despite a continuous high fluid input (>4-5 L/day). He was noted to have drenching sweats and normochromic anaemia. He had recent traumatic head injury, which resulted in neurocognitive dysfunction, so pituitary function tests were done which showed primary hypogonadism...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157017/comprehensive-assessment-of-shockwave-intensity-transcriptomic-biomarker-discovery-for-primary-blast-induced-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-using-the-mammalian-hair-follicle
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Jing Zhang, Rosalinda Knight, Yushan Wang, Thomas W Sawyer, Christopher J Martyniuk, Valerie S Langlois
OBJECTIVE: Primary blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is an injury experienced during modern warfare due to exposure to the pressure waves produced by the detonation of explosives. With virtually no apparent physical damage or symptoms presented, there is a need for more objective and accessible mTBI biomarkers posing minimal invasiveness risk. METHODS: We measured the transcriptomic sensitivity of the hair follicles in relation to the severity of primary blast-derived TBI...
November 20, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154774/recommendations-for-care-of-geriatric-maxillofacial-trauma-patients-following-a-retrospective-10-year-multicenter-review
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Robert Shumate, Jason Portnof, Melissa Amundson, Eric Dierks, Robert Batdorf, Patrick Hardigan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze maxillofacial trauma sustained by patients at least 75 years old. With the injury patterns identified, treatment recommendations for the contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgeon are made. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective case series using data from 2 level 1 trauma centers. The variables of interest included age at traumatic event, gender, mechanism of trauma, concomitant injuries, radiographic studies performed, management of maxillofacial injuries, and disposition...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153039/higher-anxiety-symptoms-predict-progressive-hippocampal-atrophy-in-the-chronic-stages-of-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Alex R Terpstra, Todd A Girard, Brenda Colella, Robin E A Green
BACKGROUND: In the chronic stages of moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), progressive hippocampal volume loss-continuing well after acute neurological insults have resolved-has now been well documented. Previous research in other populations suggests that elevated anxiety symptoms are associated with compromise to the medial temporal lobes. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether higher anxiety symptoms predict greater hippocampal volume loss in moderate-severe TBI...
November 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149388/problems-of-reconstructive-cranioplasty-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children
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Paolo Frassanito, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Luca Massimi, Simone Peraio, Massimo Caldarelli, Concezio Di Rocco
Cranial repair after traumatic brain injury in children is still burdened by unsolved problems and controversial issues, mainly due to the high rate of resorption of autologous bone as well as the absence of valid alternative material to replace the autologous bone. Indeed, inert biomaterials are associated to satisfactory results in the short period but bear the continuous risk of complications related to the lack of osteointegration capacity. Biomimetic materials claiming osteoconductive properties that could balance their mechanical limits seem to allow good cranial bone reconstruction...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149385/pre-clinical-models-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-challenges-and-lessons-learned
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Patrick M Kochanek, Jessica S Wallisch, Hülya Bayır, Robert S B Clark
PURPOSE: Despite the enormity of the problem and the lack of new therapies, research in the pre-clinical arena specifically using pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) models is limited. In this review, some of the key models addressing both the age spectrum of pediatric TBI and its unique injury mechanisms will be highlighted. Four topics will be addressed, namely, (1) unique facets of the developing brain important to TBI model development, (2) a description of some of the most commonly used pre-clinical models of severe pediatric TBI including work in both rodents and large animals, (3) a description of the pediatric models of mild TBI and repetitive mild TBI that are relatively new, and finally (4) a discussion of challenges, gaps, and potential future directions to further advance work in pediatric TBI models...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142631/mortality-and-epidemiology-in-256-cases-of-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-korean-neuro-trauma-data-bank-system-kntdbs-2010-2014
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Hee-Won Jeong, Seung-Won Choi, Jin-Young Youm, Jeong-Wook Lim, Hyon-Jo Kwon, Shi-Hun Song
Objective: Among pediatric injury, brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability. To improve outcomes, many developed countries built neurotrauma databank (NTDB) system but there was not established nationwide coverage NTDB until 2009 and there have been few studies on pediatric traumatic head injury (THI) patients in Korea. Therefore, we analyzed epidemiology and outcome from the big data of pediatric THI. Methods: We collected data on pediatric patients from 23 university hospitals including 9 regional trauma centers from 2010 to 2014 and analyzed their clinical factors (sex, age, initial Glasgow coma scale, cause and mechanism of head injury, presence of surgery)...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140952/-don-t-lose-hope-early-hemorrhagic-diffuse-axonal-injury-on-head-ct-is-not-associated-with-poor-outcome-in-moderate-severe-tbi-patients
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Nils Henninger, Rebecca A Compton, Muhammad W Khan, Raphael Carandang, Wiley Hall, Susanne Muehlschlegel
BACKGROUND: Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) on MRI has been associated with poor functional outcome after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (msTBI). Yet, DAI assessment with highly-sensitive MRI-techniques is unfeasible in the acute trauma setting, and CT remains the key diagnostic modality despite its lower sensitivity. We sought to determine whether CT-defined-hemorrhagic-DAI (hDAI) is associated with discharge and favorable 3-and 12-month functional outcome (Glasgow Outcome Score ≥4) after msTBI...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140832/platelet-function-changes-in-a-time-dependent-manner-following-traumatic-brain-injury-in-a-murine-model
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Grace E Martin, Brent Xia, Young Kim, Mark D Johnson, Rosalie Veile, Lou Ann Friend, Amy T Makley, Charles C Caldwell, Michael D Goodman
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in systemic changes in coagulation and inflammation that contribute to post-traumatic morbidity and mortality. The potential interaction of platelets and pro-inflammatory cytokines in the modulation of coagulation, microthrombosis, and venous thromboembolic events after moderate TBI (TBI) has not been determined. Using a murine model, we hypothesized 1) that the degree of platelet-induced coagulation varies depending on the platelet aggregation agonist 2) platelet-induced coagulation changes in a time-dependent manner following TBI, and 3) changes in platelet-induced coagulation are mirrored by changes in the levels of circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines...
November 14, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140731/recovery-of-an-injured-cingulum-concurrent-with-improvement-of-short-term-memory-in-a-patient-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#13
Sung Ho Jang, Seong Ho Kim, Jeong Pyo Seo
OBJECTIVES: We reported on a patient with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) who showed recovery of an injured cingulum concurrent with improvement of short-term memory, which was demonstrated on follow-up diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). METHODS: A 55-year-old male patient suffered head trauma resulting from falling from approximately 2 m while working at a construction site. The patient showed mild memory impairment (especially short-term memory impairment) at 3 months after onset: Memory Assessment Scale (global memory: 95 (37%ile), short-term memory: 75 (5%ile), verbal memory: 80 (9%ile) and visual memory: 112 (79%ile))...
November 15, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137197/effect-of-age-on-glasgow-coma-scale-in-patients-with-moderate-and-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-an-approach-with-propensity-score-matched-population
#14
Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Yi-Chun Chen, Peng-Chen Chien, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Pao-Jen Kuo, Ching-Hua Hsieh
Background: The most widely used methods of describing traumatic brain injury (TBI) are the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS). Recent evidence suggests that presenting GCS in older patients may be higher than that in younger patients for an equivalent anatomical severity of TBI. This study aimed to assess these observations with a propensity-score matching approach using the data from Trauma Registry System in a Level I trauma center. Methods: We included all adult patients (aged ≥20 years old) with moderate to severe TBI from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2016...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133295/head-injury-mechanisms-in-fis-world-cup-alpine-and-freestyle-skiers-and-snowboarders
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Sophie Elspeth Steenstrup, Arnhild Bakken, Tone Bere, Declan Alexander Patton, Roald Bahr
INTRODUCTION: Head injuries represent a concern in skiing and snowboarding, with traumatic brain injuries being the most common cause of death. AIM: To describe the mechanisms of head and face injuries among World Cup alpine and freestyle skiers and snowboarders. METHODS: We performed a qualitative analysis of videos obtained of head and face injuries reported through the International Ski Federation Injury Surveillance System during 10 World Cup seasons (2006-2016)...
November 13, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131775/traumatic-hip-dislocation-what-the-orthopedic-surgeon-wants-to-know
#16
Jacob C Mandell, Richard A Marshall, Michael J Weaver, Mitchel B Harris, Aaron D Sodickson, Bharti Khurana
Hip dislocation is an important orthopedic emergency usually seen in young patients who have experienced high-energy trauma, often resulting in significant long-term morbidity. Rapid identification and reduction is critical, as prolonged dislocation increases the risk of developing avascular necrosis of the femoral head, and posttraumatic osteoarthritis is a common complication, even in the absence of associated fractures. Identification and timely management of hip dislocation are highly dependent on imaging, both at presentation and after attempted reduction...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131369/photobiomodulation-for-traumatic-brain-injury-and-stroke
#17
REVIEW
Michael R Hamblin
There is a notable lack of therapeutic alternatives for what is fast becoming a global epidemic of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Photobiomodulation (PBM) employs red or near-infrared (NIR) light (600-1100nm) to stimulate healing, protect tissue from dying, increase mitochondrial function, improve blood flow, and tissue oxygenation. PBM can also act to reduce swelling, increase antioxidants, decrease inflammation, protect against apoptosis, and modulate microglial activation state. All these mechanisms of action strongly suggest that PBM delivered to the head should be beneficial in cases of both acute and chronic TBI...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129761/are-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulants-drugs-a-risk-factor-for-bleeding-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Laura Uccella, Cesare Zoia, Daniele Bongetta, Paolo Gaetani, Franz Martig, Christian Candrian, Raffaele Rosso
OBJECT: facing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) clinicians must decide whether to perform a CT scan to detect a potential intracranial hemorrhage.Many useful guidelines have been developed for general population, but there is no general consensus about the best practice to adopt when dealing with patients on antiplatelet or anticoagulation drugs. The relatively recent introduction of new anticoagulants and second generation antiplatelet drugs poses new challenges in this field. There is no data in the literature about the relative risk of intracranial bleeding in such categories...
November 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128862/-simple-repair-of-monteggia-fractures-in-the-cat
#19
D A Koch
Monteggia fractures are rare traumatic injuries in cats and dogs. Ulna repair is mostly achieved by plates. Stable radial head fixation however is challenging. Temporary position screws have to be removed due to rotation forces in the elbow joint causing screw loosening. We present a novel and simple method using a sling technique, which holds the radial head in its physiological position and allows normal elbow movement.
November 2017: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125529/cross-sectional-evaluation-of-visuomotor-tracking-performance-following-subconcussive-head-impacts
#20
E B Brokaw, M S Fine, K E Kindschi, A C Santago Ii, P S Lum, M Higgins
BACKGROUND: Repeated mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has been associated with increased risk of degenerative neurological disorders. While the effects of mTBI and repeated injury are known, studies have only recently started examining repeated subconcussive impacts, impacts that do not result in a clinically diagnosed mTBI. In these studies, repeated subconcussive impacts have been connected to cognitive performance and brain imaging changes. OBJECTIVE: Recent research suggests that performance on a visuomotor tracking (VMT) task may help improve the identification of mTBI...
November 3, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
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