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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230627/surgical-outcomes-after-trauma-pneumonectomy-revisited
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Kazuhide Matsushima, Alberto Aiolfi, Caroline Park, David Rosen, Aaron Strumwasser, Elizabeth Benjamin, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
INTRODUCTION: Trauma pneumonectomy has been historically associated with an exceedingly high morbidity and mortality. The recent advent of standardized reporting and data-collecting measures has facilitated large volume data-analysis on predictors and outcomes of trauma pneumonectomy. The purpose of this study is to describe patient characteristics and outcomes of the patients who underwent trauma pneumonectomy in the modern era and identify clinical factors associated with postoperative mortality...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219085/fibrinolysis-in-trauma-myth-reality-or-something-in-between
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Mark Walsh, Jacob Shreve, Scott Thomas, Ernest Moore, Hunter Moore, Daniel Hake, Tim Pohlman, Patrick Davis, Victoria Ploplis, Andres Piscoya, Julie Wegner, John Bryant, Anton Crepinsek, James Lantry, Forest Sheppard, Francis Castellino
The emphasis on fibrinolysis as an important contributor to trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) has led to a debate regarding the relative clinical significance of fibrinolysis in the setting of trauma. The debate has centered on two camps. The one camp defines fibrinolysis in trauma by standard coagulation tests as well as fibrin split products, D-dimers, and plasmin/antiplasmin levels. This camp favors a more liberal use of tranexamic acid and attributes more significance to hyperfibrinolysis in TIC. The other camp favors a definition of fibrinolysis based on the viscoelastic tests (VET), rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM), and thromboelastography (TEG)...
February 20, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214463/bridging-the-gap-in-peripheral-nerve-repair
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Donato Perretta, Steven Green
Peripheral nerve injuries following trauma present an ongoing challenge to the hand surgeon. This review presents an overview of the topic with a historical perspective. Nerve anatomy and nerve injury classifications are discussed followed by a description of the biology of nerve regeneration. Methods used to bridge gaps in peripheral nerve repair are discussed in detail with a critical appraisal of the most recent literature. Recommendations for surgical treatment are formulated based on evidence-based medicine...
January 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203100/from-amino-acids-polymers-antimicrobial-peptides-and-histones-to-their-possible-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-septic-shock-a-historical-perspective
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Isaac Ginsburg, Peter Vernon van Heerden, Erez Koren
This paper describes the evolution of our understanding of the biological role played by synthetic and natural antimicrobial cationic peptides and by the highly basic nuclear histones as modulators of infection, postinfectious sequelae, trauma, and coagulation phenomena. The authors discuss the effects of the synthetic polymers of basic poly α amino acids, poly l-lysine, and poly l-arginine on blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, bacterial killing, and blood vessels; the properties of natural and synthetic antimicrobial cationic peptides as potential replacements or adjuncts to antibiotics; polycations as opsonizing agents promoting endocytosis/phagocytosis; polycations and muramidases as activators of autolytic wall enzymes in bacteria, causing bacteriolysis and tissue damage; and polycations and nuclear histones as potential virulence factors and as markers of sepsis, septic shock, disseminated intravasclar coagulopathy, acute lung injury, pancreatitis, trauma, and other additional clinical disorders...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199426/-translating-hysteria-ptsd-dissociative-subtype
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Elena Levy Yeyati
To address the symptoms of depersonalization and derealization a specific dissociative subtype of posttraumatic stress disorder has been included in DSM-5. Depersonalization and derealization have been defined as acute and chronic symptoms of dissociative disorders since DSM-III. Dissociative disorders with chronic features are often diagnosed in North America, Canada and other European countries, but this is not the case in Argentina. Dissociative disorders have clinical and historical features that are strongly connected with hysteria...
March 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135694/the-mental-health-of-indigenous-peoples-in-canada-a-critical-review-of-research
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REVIEW
Sarah E Nelson, Kathi Wilson
Many scholars assert that Indigenous peoples across the globe suffer a disproportionate burden of mental illness. Research indicates that colonialism and its associated processes are important determinants of Indigenous peoples' health internationally. In Canada, despite an abundance of health research documenting inequalities in morbidity and mortality rates for Indigenous peoples, relatively little research has focused on mental health. This paper provides a critical scoping review of the literature related to Indigenous mental health in Canada...
March 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112988/platelet-bioreactor-accelerated-evolution-of-design-and-manufacture
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Jonathan N Thon, Brad J Dykstra, Lea M Beaulieu
Platelets, responsible for clot formation and blood vessel repair, are produced by megakaryocytes in the bone marrow. Platelets are critical for hemostasis and wound healing, and are often provided following surgery, chemotherapy, and major trauma. Despite their importance, platelets today are derived exclusively from human volunteer donors. They have a shelf life of just five days, making platelet shortages common during long weekends, civic holidays, bad weather, and during major emergencies when platelets are needed most...
January 23, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111193/impact-of-continuous-evaluation-of-technology-and-therapy-30-years-of-research-reduces-stoke-and-mortality-from-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury
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Charles P Shahan, Martin A Croce, Timothy C Fabian, Louis J Magnotti
BACKGROUND: Blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) was underdiagnosed until the 1990s when blunt carotid injuries were found to be more common than historically described. Technological advancements and regionalization of trauma care have resulted in increased screening and improved diagnosis of BCVI. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that systematic evaluation of the screening and diagnosis of BCVI, combined with early and aggressive treatment, have led to reductions in BCVI-related stroke and mortality...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110378/belfast-limb-arterial-and-skeletal-trauma-blast-the-evolution-of-punishment-shooting-in-northern-ireland
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REVIEW
M Lau, S McCain, R Baker, D W Harkin
INTRODUCTION: Northern Ireland has developed significant experience in specific punishment injuries due to its unique civil unrest. Simple gunshot wound (GSW) injuries have begun to evolve into more complex injuries. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe three cases of young male victims who suffered from GSW injuries-from a single GSW injury to multiple GSW injuries involving all four limbs; the phenomenon of Belfast Limb Arterial and Skeletal Trauma. We describe the management of these injuries, with a review of current literature...
January 21, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109668/childhood-trauma-depression-and-negative-symptoms-are-independently-associated-with-impaired-quality-of-life-in-schizophrenia-results-from-the-national-face-sz-cohort
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M Andrianarisoa, L Boyer, O Godin, L Brunel, E Bulzacka, B Aouizerate, F Berna, D Capdevielle, J M Dorey, C Dubertret, J Dubreucq, C Faget, F Gabayet, P M Llorca, J Mallet, D Misdrahi, R Rey, R Richieri, C Passerieux, A Schandrin, A M Tronche, M Urbach, P Vidailhet, F Schürhoff, G Fond
OBJECTIVES: Depression and negative symptoms have been associated with impaired Quality of life (QoL) in schizophrenia (SZ). However, childhood trauma may influence both QoL and depression in SZ patients, with consequences for the management of impaired QoL in SZ patients. The aim of the present study was to determine if childhood trauma was associated with impaired QoL in schizophrenia. METHOD: A sample of 544 community-dwelling stabilized SZ patients enrolled in FACE-SZ cohort were utilized in this study (74...
January 18, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108683/improving-decannulation-and-swallowing-function-a-comprehensive-multidisciplinary-approach-to-post-tracheostomy-care
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EDITORIAL
John W Mah, Ilene I Staff, Sylvia R Fisher, Karyn L Butler
BACKGROUND: Multidisciplinary tracheostomy teams have been successful in improving operative outcomes; however, limited data exist on their effect on postoperative care. We aimed to determine the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary tracheostomy service alone and following implementation of a post-tracheostomy care bundle on rates of decannulation and tolerance of oral diet before discharge. METHODS: Prospective data on all subjects requiring tracheostomy by any trauma/critical care surgeon were collected from January 2011 to December 2013 following development of a tracheostomy service and continued following implementation of the post-tracheostomy care bundle...
February 2017: Respiratory Care
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
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