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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095550/the-diagnostic-role-of-optical-coherence-tomography-oct-in-measuring-the-depth-of-burn-and-traumatic-scars-for-more-accurate-laser-dosimetry-pilot-study
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Jill S Waibel, Ashley C Rudnick, Adam J Wulkan, Jon D Holmes
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, a number of optimal diagnostic technologies have emerged to assist in tissue visualization. Real-time monitoring of skin during laser therapies will help optimize laser parameters for more ef cient therapies. One of these technologies, optimal coherence tomography (OCT), may be used to help visualize burn and traumatic scars. When lasing severe scars, lasers have tunable pulse energies, which are made proportional to the scar thickness as estimated by palpation and the physician eye...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072651/relationship-of-sacral-fractures-to-nerve-injury-is-the-denis-classification-still-accurate
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Jannat M Khan, Alejandro Marquez-Lara, Anna N Miller
OBJECTIVE: Use modern computed tomographic imaging to reassess neurological injury risks associated with zone I-III sacral fractures as originally described by Denis, et al. DESIGN: Restrospective Case-control study. SETTING: University Level I Trauma Center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: 1507 consecutive patients who presented with sacral fractures between January 2000 and August 2012. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Patients were stratified based on the diagnosis of acute neurological injury...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040071/proximal-humeral-fractures-non-operative-treatment-versus-intramedullary-nailing-in-2-3-and-4-part-fractures
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Mirjam Lange, Daniel Brandt, Thomas Mittlmeier, Georg Gradl
BACKGROUND: Little is known about non-operative treatment of proximal humerus 4-part and severe displaced fractures as those are normally treated operatively. In this study, we present a historical collective of two level I trauma centers, where all humeral head fractures, despite displaced fractures, received non-operative treatment within a 10 years period. Functional and clinical results of 2-, 3- and 4-part fractures were compared to those after fixed angle intramedullary nailing by matched pair analysis...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024211/conservative-approach-to-hepatic-portal-venous-gas-a-case-report
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G C Ginesu, M Barmina, M L Cossu, C F Feo, A Fancellu, F Addis, A Porcu
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic Portal Venous Gas (HPVG), a rare condition in which gas accumulates in the portal venous circulation, is often associated with a significant underlying pathology, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, sepsis, intra-abdominal abscess, endoscopic procedures, mesenteric ischemia, abdominal trauma. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we report a case of HPVG in an 82-year-old patient who underwent a left colectomy for stenosing tumor of the descending colon...
December 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990193/does-weather-matter-the-effect-of-weather-patterns-and-temporal-factors-on-pediatric-orthopedic-trauma-volume
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Kristin S Livingston, Patricia E Miller, Anneliese Lierhaus, Travis H Matheney, Susan T Mahan
OBJECTIVES: Orthopaedists often speculate how weather and school schedule may influence pediatric orthopedic trauma volume, but few studies have examined this. This study aims to determine: how do weather patterns, day, month, season and public school schedule influence the daily frequency of pediatric orthopedic trauma consults and admissions? METHODS: With IRB approval, orthopedic trauma data from a level 1 pediatric trauma center, including number of daily orthopedic trauma consults and admissions, were collected from July 2009 to March 2012...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984442/symptomatic-implant-removal-following-dual-mini-fragment-plating-for-clavicular-shaft-fractures
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Cory M Czajka, Andrew Kay, Joshua L Gary, Mark L Prasarn, Andrew M Choo, John W Munz, William H Harvin, Timothy S Achor
OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of patients requiring secondary surgery for symptomatic implant removal following open reduction, internal fixation utilizing dual mini-fragment plating technique for clavicular shaft fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Single university Level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS: 81 patients treated with open reduction, internal fixation utilizing dual mini-fragment plating technique for clavicular shaft fractures (AO/OTA 15-B1, B2, and B3) with minimum 12-month follow up (median 477 days; range 371 - 1549 days)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966785/american-indian-and-alaska-native-boys-early-childhood-risk-and-resilience-amidst-context-and-culture
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Michelle Sarche, Greg Tafoya, Calvin D Croy, Kyle Hill
American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) adolescent and adult men experience a range of health disparities relative to their non-AIAN counterparts and AIAN women. Given the relatively limited literature on early development in tribal contexts, however, indicators of risk during early childhood specific to AIAN boys are not well-known. The current article reviews sources of strength and challenge within AIAN communities for AIAN children in general, including cultural beliefs and practices that support development, and contextual challenges related to socioeconomic and health disparities and historical trauma affecting the AIAN population as a whole...
January 2017: Infant Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922906/patient-outcomes-after-early-versus-late-tracheostomy-in-the-puerto-rico-trauma-hospital
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Ana M Romero Vázquez, Omar García Rodríguez, Ediel Ramos Meléndez, Pablo Rodríguez Ortiz
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of early tracheostomy (ET, ≤7 days) versus that of late tracheostomy (LT, >7 days) on outcomes such as hospital length of stay (LOS), intensive care unit (ICU) days, mechanical ventilation (MV) days, and mortality ratio. METHODS: A historical cohort study was undertaken using charts of patients admitted to the Puerto Rico Trauma Hospital who required MV and underwent tracheostomies, from 2000 to 2013. A logistic regression was performed to evaluate the association between timing of tracheostomy and complications and mortality...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913262/neurosurgeons-in-japan-are-exclusively-brain-surgeons
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REVIEW
Shunji Asamoto
In Japan, neurosurgeons have mainly treated brain diseases, with most cases involving the spine and spinal diseases historically being treated by orthopedists. Nowadays, spinal surgery is just one of the many subspecialties in the neurosurgical field in Japan. Most patients with neurological deficits or suspected neurological diseases are taken to board-certified neurosurgeons or go to them directly in Japan, not through referrals from family doctors or specialists in other fields. Problems originating in the spine and spinal cord have been overlooked or misdiagnosed in these situations...
November 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907937/tranexamic-acid-for-trauma-resuscitation-in-the-united-states-of-america
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Mark Walsh, Scott Thomas, Ernest Moore, Hunter Moore, Andres Piscoya, Daniel Hake, Michael Son, Tim Pohlman, Julie Wegner, John Bryant, Alberto Grassetto, Patrick Davis, Nathan Nielsen, Anton Crepinsek, Jacob T Shreve, Francis Castellino
The utilization of tranexamic acid (TXA) for the management of bleeding trauma patients has been a subject of much debate on both sides of the Atlantic and in Australia. As a result of the large randomized controlled study called the Clinical Randomization of an Antifibrinolytic in Severe Hemorrhage (CRASH-2), there was an initial enthusiasm for the use of TXA to treat bleeding patients. However, the adoption of TXA in the United States was delayed by concerns of "knowledge and evidence gaps" of the CRASH-2 study and because of a lack of mechanistic rationale that would explain the survival benefit noted in the study...
December 1, 2016: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893241/ill-or-injured-shifting-the-emphasis-to-trauma-in-mental-health-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Matthew S Costanzo
TOPIC: This contribution examines the disparity that exists between research that identifies the prevalence of trauma among mental health service users and the low frequency of adequately diagnosing and treating trauma in practice. For this author, the important question to pose is "Could behavioral health services be persistently erring in both diagnoses and treatment approaches to adequately assist and support service users?" PURPOSE: The author proposes an alternative service model which is aligned with the prevalence of complex trauma...
December 2016: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886879/thoracolumbar-trauma-classification
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REVIEW
Gregory D Schroeder, James S Harrop, Alexander R Vaccaro
Useful thoracolumbar injury classifications allow for meaningful and concise communication between surgeons, trainees, and researchers. Although many have been proposed, none have been able to obtain universal acceptance. Historically, classifications focused only on the osseous injuries; more recent classifications focused on the injury morphology and other critical determinants of treatment, including the posterior ligamentous complex integrity and the patient's neurologic status. This review details the important historic classifications and reviews more contemporary thoracolumbar injury classifications, such as the Thoracolumbar Injury Classification System and the AOSpine Thoracolumbar Injury Classification System...
January 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882417/adrenal-injuries-historical-facts-and-modern-truths
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Jody C DiGiacomo, L D George Angus, Edward Coffield
BACKGROUND: Prior to the advent of whole body computed tomography, injuries of the adrenal gland were almost exclusively identified on postmortem examinations and were associated with severe injury. Recent literature has continued to identify an association between adrenal injuries and high ISS. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of adrenal trauma on ISS and mortality while controlling for potential confounding factors. METHODS: A 15-year retrospective review for all adrenal gland injuries from a Level 1 Trauma Center's Trauma Registry was performed...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871029/effects-of-cerebrolysin-on-functional-recovery-in-patients-with-severe-disability-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-historical-cohort-study
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Hosseinali Khalili, Amin Niakan, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of cerebrolysin on functional recovery in patients with severe disability after traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study being performed during a 2-year period in a level I trauma center in Southern Iran including all the adult patients (>16years) with severe disability (GOS of 2 and 3) 1-month after trauma. We excluded those with posttraumatic seizures and those with meningitis or current infections...
January 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855275/epidemiology-and-aetiology-of-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-in-england-and-wales-a-retrospective-database-analysis
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Ed Barnard, David Yates, Antoinette Edwards, Marisol Fragoso-Iñiguez, Tom Jenks, Jason E Smith
BACKGROUND: Historically, reported survival from traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) was extremely low. More recent publications have recorded survival to discharge of up to 8%. This improvement is likely to be multi-factorial; however, there are currently no published data describing the epidemiology or aetiology of TCA in England and Wales to guide future practice improvement. METHODS: Population-based analysis of 2009-2015 Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) data...
January 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836152/inpatient-violence
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REVIEW
Kayla Fisher
Inpatient violence constitutes a major concern for staff, patients, and administrators. Violence can cause physical injury and psychological trauma. Although violence presents a challenge to inpatient clinicians, it should not be viewed as inevitable. By looking at history of violence, in addition to clinical and other historical factors, clinicians can identify which patients present the most risk of exhibiting violent behavior and whether the violence would most likely flow from psychosis, impulsivity, or predatory characteristics...
December 2016: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832475/recovery-support-mediates-the-relationship-between-parental-warmth-and-quality-of-life-among-women-with-substance-use-disorders
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Suzanne Brown, Bryan Victor, Laurel M Hicks, Elizabeth M Tracy
PURPOSE: Historically, recovery from substance use disorders (SUD) has focused exclusively on the use or non-use of the addictive substance(s). More recently, SAMSHA [1] has defined recovery in a more holistic way, using quality of life (QoL) as a measure of recovery for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. However, little is known about the myriad experiences that inform and affect QoL for individuals with substance use disorders. Using an attachment informed stress-buffering framework, the purpose of this study was to examine the contribution of parental warmth and recovery support to QoL among women in substance abuse treatment...
November 10, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800467/a-time-series-model-for-assessing-the-trend-and-forecasting-the-road-traffic-accident-mortality
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Shahrokh Yousefzadeh-Chabok, Fatemeh Ranjbar-Taklimie, Reza Malekpouri, Alireza Razzaghi
BACKGROUND: Road traffic accident (RTA) is one of the main causes of trauma and known as a growing public health concern worldwide, especially in developing countries. Assessing the trend of fatalities in the past years and forecasting it enables us to make the appropriate planning for prevention and control. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the trend of RTAs and forecast it in the next years by using time series modeling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this historical analytical study, the RTA mortalities in Zanjan Province, Iran, were evaluated during 2007 - 2013...
September 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798485/culture-and-personality-disorder-a-focus-on-indigenous-australians
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Sivasankaran Balaratnasingam, Aleksandar Janca
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To examine the validity of concept and diagnosis of personality disorder in transcultural settings using Indigenous Australian people as an example. RECENT FINDINGS: There are significant deficits in comparative research on personality disorders across cultures. There is also a dearth of information regarding Indigenous Australians, and cultural applicability and clinical utility of the diagnosis of personality disorder in this group. SUMMARY: The concept of culture is generally ignored when making a diagnosis of personality disorder...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780882/sickness-absence-among-peer-supported-drivers-after-occupational-trauma
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A Clarner, W Uter, L Ruhmann, N Wrenger, A Martin, H Drexler
BACKGROUND: Psychological first aid is a common approach for providing support after potentially traumatic events (PTEs). In Germany, a peer support model is recommended by the German Statutory Accident Insurance (DGUV) to reduce sickness absence after occupational accidents, especially in public transportation. However, data on the effectiveness of peer support are very sparse. AIMS: To analyse whether peer support has an impact on sickness absence after work-related traumatic events in public transportation...
October 25, 2016: Occupational Medicine
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