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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619644/road-traffic-accidents-a-pictorial-review
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Sanaa Kissi, L Fournier, N How Kit
Road traffic accidents are still a major cause of morbidity and mortality. With well-established whole-body CT protocols in trauma, radiologists are an integral part of trauma diagnosis and management teams. Five well-recognized traumatic syndromes (seat belt syndrome, handlebar syndrome, scapulothoracic dissociation, dashboard syndrome, and brake pedal injury) with their frequent associated complications should be diagnosed precociously according to the accident mechanism to avoid diagnostic delays and poor prognosis even if the circumstances seem minor...
April 4, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569001/the-alcohol-intoxicated-trauma-patient-impact-on-imaging-and-radiation-exposure
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Christian David Weber, Jana Kristina Schmitz, Christina Garving, Klemens Horst, Hans-Christoph Pape, Frank Hildebrand, Philipp Kobbe
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of alcohol intoxication in trauma patients in regard to its impact on application of computed tomography (CT) and associated radiation exposure. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study from a continuous patient cohort. INCLUSION CRITERIA: admission to the emergency room of an urban Level 1 trauma center with trauma team activation during a 12-month period (Jan 1st-Dec 31st 2012)...
March 22, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566968/whole-body-computed-tomography-as-a-factor-associated-with-lower-mortality-in-severe-geriatric-trauma-with-thoracic-abdominal-pelvic-injury
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Y Peñasco, M J Sánchez-Arguiano, A González-Castro, J C Rodríguez-Borregán, R Jáuregui, P Escudero, M Ortiz-Lasa
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between the use of whole-body computed tomography (WB-CT) and hospital mortality in elderly patients with thoracic-abdominal-pelvic injury requiring admission to an intensive care unit. PATIENTS AND METHOD: An observational, descriptive and retrospective study was conducted on 140 patients aged 65 years and older admitted to the intensive care unit after a thoracic-abdominal-pelvic injury. Two groups were established, depending on whether a WB-CT was performed as a routine part of the study or the diagnosis was established by conventional radiography or ultrasound...
March 19, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549679/trauma-in-elderly-patients-a-study-of-prevalence-comorbidities-and-gender-differences
#4
M Gioffrè-Florio, L M Murabito, C Visalli, F P Pergolizzi, F Famà
AIM: Trauma, in geriatric patients, increases with age, and is a leading cause of disability and institutionalization, resulting in morbidity and mortality. The aim of our study was to analyse the prevalence of trauma, the related risk factors, mortality and sex differences in the prevalence in a geriatric population. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We observed 4,554 patients (≥65 years) with home injuries or car accidents. Patients were evaluated with ISS (Injury Severity Score) and major trauma with ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)...
January 2018: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520416/assessment-of-sensitivity-of-whole-body-ct-for-major-trauma
#5
Susan Yoong, Ravi Kothari, Adam Brooks
INTRODUCTION: Whole body computed tomography has become standard practice in many centres in the management of severely injured trauma patients, however, the evidence for it's diagnostic accuracy is limited. AIM: To assess the sensitivity of whole body CT in major trauma. METHOD: Retrospective review of all patients with injury severity score (ISS) > 15 presenting with blunt trauma to a UK Major Trauma Centre between May 2012 and April 2014...
March 8, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489658/positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-scan-of-vogt-koyanagi-harada-syndrome-with-associated-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ke-Hao Huang, Ming-Cheng Tai, Lung-Chi Lee, Tzu-Heng Weng, Yi-Hao Chen, Li-Fan Lin, Jiann-Torng Chen, Da-Wen Lu, Ching-Long Chen
RATIONALE: Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome is a rare disease and could be associated with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD). This report was aimed to investigate the utility of F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) for the diagnosis of VKH syndrome with AITD and to perform a literature review on the association between the 2 diseases. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 55-year-old woman without the history of ocular trauma suffered from chronic headache...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439071/ten-year-inhospital-mortality-trends-for-patients-with-trauma-in-japan-a-multicentre-observational-study
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Isao Nagata, Toshikazu Abe, Masatoshi Uchida, Daizoh Saitoh, Nanako Tamiya
OBJECTIVES: Trauma is one of the main causes of death in Japan, and treatments and prognoses of these injuries are constantly changing. We therefore aimed to investigate a 10-year trend (2004-2013) in inhospital mortality among patients with trauma in Japan. DESIGN: Multicentre observational study. SETTING: Japanese nationwide trauma registry (the Japan Trauma Data Bank) data. PARTICIPANTS: All patients with trauma whose Injury Severity Score (ISS) were 3 and above, who were aged 15 years or older, and whose mechanisms of injury (MOI) were blunt and penetrating between 2004 and 2013 (n=90 833)...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416344/incidence-of-traumatic-carotid-and-vertebral-artery-dissections-results-of-cervical-vessel-computed-tomography-angiogram-as-a-mandatory-scan-component-in-severely-injured-patients
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Andreas Schicho, Lukas Luerken, Ramona Meier, Antonio Ernstberger, Christian Stroszczynski, Andreas Schreyer, Lena-Marie Dendl, Stephan Schleder
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the true incidence of cervical artery dissections (CeADs) in trauma patients with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) of ≥16, since head-and-neck computed tomography angiogram (CTA) is not a compulsory component of whole-body trauma computed tomography (CT) protocols. Patients and methods: A total of 230 consecutive trauma patients with an ISS of ≥16 admitted to our Level I trauma center during a 24-month period were prospectively included...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409071/nuclear-medicine-applications-in-pediatric-musculoskeletal-diseases-the-added-value-of-hybrid-imaging
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Marguerite T Parisi, Ramesh S Iyer, A Luana Stanescu
The introduction of diphosphonates in the 1970s revolutionized not only nuclear medicine but musculoskeletal imaging as well, providing functional assessment of entities such as osteomyelitis, trauma, and osseous metastatic disease. Although rarely the first-line imaging modality used today, nuclear medicine procedures continue to play a pivotal role in the evaluation of musculoskeletal diseases in children, providing whole-body assessment of disease involvement. More recently, the introduction of technologies such as single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT), as well as newer positron-emitting tracers such as 18 fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose and sodium 18 F-fluorine, particularly when combined with CT (positron emission tomography/CT), have injected new life into the older established techniques and expanded the application of nuclear medicine imaging into new arenas...
February 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403246/surgical-management-of-c-type-subaxial-cervical-fractures-using-cervical-traction-followed-by-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-within-12-h-after-the-trauma
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Pasquale Donnarumma, Vincenzo Bozzini, Gaetano Rizzi, Arturo Berardi, Gaetano Merlicco
Study Design: This was a retrospective cohort study. Objective: To report our 10-year experience of closed reduction using Crutchfield traction followed by anterior cervical discectomy and fusion within 12 h from injury for C-type subaxial cervical fractures (according to the AOSpine classification system). Methods: Clinical records and neuroimaging were retrospectively reviewed. Surgical details were provided. Results: A total of 22 patients were included in the study...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393202/quantification-of-adipose-tissue-and-muscle-mass-based-on-computed-tomography-scans-comparison-of-eight-planimetric-and-diametric-techniques-including-a-step-by-step-guide
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Thomas Irlbeck, Silke Janitza, Balázs Poros, Monika Golebiewski, Lorenz Frey, Philipp M Paprottka, Teresa da Silva, Michael Irlbeck, Wolfgang Böcker, Thomas Weig
BACKGROUND: Recent scientific work proved that knowledge about body composition beyond the body mass index is essential. Both adipose tissue and muscular status are determining risk factors of morbidity and mortality. Analysis of single cross-sectional computed tomography (CT) images, acquired during routine care only to prevent additional radiation exposure, provide a detailed insight into the body composition of chronically and critically ill patients. METHODS: This retrospective study included 490 trauma patients of whom a whole-body multiple detector CT scan was acquired at admission...
January 23, 2018: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298931/whole-body-computed-tomography-trauma-imaging
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Bryant Furlow
Whole-body computed tomography (CT) is becoming a mainstay of trauma imaging because it can help emergency department staff quickly and comprehensively evaluate the extent and severity of traumatic injuries. However, routine use of whole-body CT for trauma imaging remains controversial because of the lack of clear guidelines for appropriate use, concerns about how to manage incidental findings, and the risk posed by the modality's relatively high radiation doses. This article describes the pathobiology, epidemiology, and assessment of polytrauma and discusses the diagnostic evaluation of trauma with whole-body CT scanning...
November 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245362/characteristics-of-computed-tomography-in-hemodynamically-unstable-blunt-trauma-patients-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Youn-Jung Kim, June-Sung Kim, Soo-Han Cho, Jun-Il Bae, Chang Hwan Sohn, Yoon-Seon Lee, Jae-Ho Lee, Kyoung-Soo Lim, Won Young Kim
Emergent exploratory laparotomy is recommended for hemodynamically unstable blunt trauma patients suspected of having hemoperitoneum. However, given the unreliability of ultrasonography and rapid scan speed of computed tomography (CT), CT might help clinicians provide accurate information even in hemodynamically unstable trauma patients. This observational study aimed to describe the bleeding site and hospital course of severe blunt trauma patients with hemoperitoneum diagnosed by CT scan.We enrolled all consecutive adult blunt trauma patients (≥18 years old) who underwent whole-body CT before operation between February 2012 and October 2016...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201849/concurrent-surgery-of-craniectomy-and-splenectomy-as-initial-treatment-in-severe-traumatic-head-injury-a-case-report
#14
Hyeong Rae Lee, Nam Kyu You, Sook Jin Seo, Mi Sun Choi
It is not a common case for neurosurgery department and the other departments to perform joint operation at the same time. Patients with severe head injury are a condition in which vital signs are unstable due to severe brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure, and emergency surgery is required. A 44-year-old man visited the trauma center with a motorcycle accident. The Glasgow Coma Scale score at the time of emergency department was 3 points, and the pupil was fixed at 6 mm on both sides. His medical history was unknown...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170332/35-to-pan-scan-or-not-to-pan-scan-further-analysis-of-the-tarn-database-2012-2017
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Paul Hunt, Fiona Lecky, Omar Bouamra
BACKGROUND: A 'whole body' or 'pan-scan' computed tomography (CT) imaging approach is now becoming the standard of care during the early management of adult patients with suspected severe blunt multitrauma. A number of studies have variously reported a mortality benefit or no benefit from a pan-scan approach compared to that of carrying out body region-focused CT and/or plain radiographs or a mixture of imaging modalities. However, unanswered questions still remain due to the significant heterogeneity in practice between institutions, and the limitations of published studies...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170300/3-derivation-and-internal-validation-of-a-clinical-decision-rule-to-guide-whole-body-computed-tomography-scanning-in-trauma
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Hridesh Chatha, Ian Sammy, Rick Body, Abdo Sattout, John Hollingsworth
BACKGROUND: There are no widely accepted validated clinical decision rules for the use of WBCT in trauma. Given the potential risks and costs, there is a clear need for a clinical decision rule (CDR) to safely guide targeted use of WBCT. We aimed to derive a CDR to guide clinical decisions on WBCT utilisation by detecting patients at high and low risk of multi-region trauma. METHODS: We retrospectively identified consecutive patients who had presented to a major trauma centre with suspected major trauma...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140964/whole-body-computed-tomography-in-severely-injured-patients
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Stefan Huber-Wagner, Karl-Georg Kanz, Marc Hanschen, Martijn van Griensven, Peter Biberthaler, Rolf Lefering
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update on the relevant and recent studies on whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) imaging of severely injured patients. RECENT FINDINGS: The advantages of WBCT in time saving, diagnostic accuracy and even in survival have been proven in numerous studies. WBCT can also be beneficial in haemodynamically unstable major trauma patients. The CT scanner should be located close to the emergency department or even in the trauma room. The issue of radiation is still quite important, however, iterative as well as split-bolus protocols can nowadays reduce radiation significantly...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101416/changes-in-trauma-management-following-the-implementation-of-the-whole-body-computed-tomography-a-retrospective-multi-centre-study-based-on-the-trauma-registry-of-the-german-trauma-society-traumaregister-dgu-%C3%A2
#18
H-G Palm, M Kulla, M Wettberg, R Lefering, B Friemert, P Lang
OBJECTIVES: Whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) plays an increasingly important role in the diagnostic assessment of trauma room patients. It is still unclear whether its use has led to changes of trauma room procedures and patient outcomes. METHODS: In a retrospective multi-centric study based on the trauma registry of the German Trauma Society (TraumaRegister DGU® ), we analysed patients with an ISS ≥ 9 between 2002 and 2013. Two periods of time, i.e...
November 3, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095676/incidence-and-imaging-findings-of-costal-cartilage-fractures-in-patients-with-blunt-chest-trauma-a-retrospective-review-of-1461-consecutive-whole-body-ct-examinations-for-trauma
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Mari T Nummela, Frank V Bensch, Tuomo T Pyhältö, Seppo K Koskinen
Purpose To assess the incidence of costal cartilage (CC) fractures in whole-body computed tomographic (CT) examinations for blunt trauma and to evaluate distribution of CC fractures, concomitant injuries, mechanism of injury, accuracy of reporting, and the effect on 30-day mortality. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained for this retrospective study. All whole-body CT examinations for blunt trauma over 36 months were reviewed retrospectively and chest trauma CT studies were evaluated by a second reader...
February 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049422/thoracic-trauma-now-and-then-a-10-year-experience-from-16-773-severely-injured-patients
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Klemens Horst, Hagen Andruszkow, Christian D Weber, Miguel Pishnamaz, Christian Herren, Qiao Zhi, Matthias Knobe, Rolf Lefering, Frank Hildebrand, Hans-Christoph Pape
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thoracic trauma remains to be a relevant injury to the polytraumatised patient. However, literature regarding how far changes in clinical guidelines for pre- and in-hospital trauma management and diagnostic procedures affect the outcome of multiple injured patients with severe chest injury during a long-term observation period is sparse. METHODS: Multiple traumatised patients (age≥16y) documented in the TraumaRegister DGU® (TR-DGU) from January 1st 2005 to December 31st 2014 with severe chest trauma (AIS≥3) were included in this study...
2017: PloS One
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