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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778065/reliability-of-the-sub-components-of-the-instrumented-timed-up-and-go-test-in-ambulatory-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury-and-typically-developed-controls
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Mark A Newman, Mark A Hirsch, Richard D Peindl, Nahir A Habet, Tobias J Tsai, Michael S Runyon, Toan Huynh, Nigel Zheng
BACKGROUND: Studies have evaluated the test-re-test reliability of subcomponents of the timed up and-go test in adults by using body-worn inertial sensors. However, studies in children have not been reported in the literature. RESEARCH QUESTION: To evaluate the within-session reliability of subcomponents of a newly developed electronically augmented timed 'upand-go' test (EATUG) in ambulatory children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and children with typical development (TD)...
May 16, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777849/non-invasive-diagnostic-methods-for-better-screening-of-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Neelamshobha Nirala, R Periyasamy, Awanish Kumar
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to extremities usually legs. It does not receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain while walking which is known as claudication. It is a common manifestation of type II Diabetes, but the relationship between other vascular diseases and lower limb (LL)-PAD has been poorly understood and investigated. METHODS: When assessing a patient with clinically LLPAD, two questions are in order to establish a diagnosis: one is non-invasive testing and other is invasive...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776836/analysis-of-incidence-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-blunt-trauma-patients-with-glasgow-coma-scale-of-12-or-less
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Alexander Becker, Kobi Peleg, Oded Olsha, Adi Givon, Boris Kessel
PURPOSE: Early diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is important for improving survival and neurologic outcome in trauma victims. The purpose of this study was to assess whether Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 12 or less can predict the presence of TBI and the severity of associated injuries in blunt trauma patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study including 303,435 blunt trauma patients who were transferred from the scene to hospital from 1998 to 2013. The data was obtained from the records of the National Trauma Registry maintained by Israel's National Center for Trauma and Emergency Medicine Research, in the Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research...
April 16, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774192/efficacy-of-the-all-in-one-therapeutic-strategy-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-preliminary-outcome-and-limitation
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Young-Soo Park, Yohei Kogeichi, Yoichi Shida, Hiroyuki Nakase
Objective: Despite recent advances in medicine, no significant improvement has been achieved in therapeutic outcomes for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the treatment of severe multiple traumas, accurate judgment and prompt action corresponding to rapid pathophysiological changes are required. Therefore, we developed the "All-in-One" therapeutic strategy for severe TBI. In this report, we present the therapeutic concept and discuss its efficacy and limitations. Methods: From April 2007 to December 2015, 439 patients diagnosed as having traumatic intracranial injuries were treated at our institution...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769541/modchimera-a-novel-murine-closed-head-model-of-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury
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A D Sauerbeck, C Fanizzi, J H Kim, M Gangolli, P V Bayly, C L Wellington, D L Brody, T T Kummer
Traumatic brain injury is a major source of global disability and mortality. Preclinical TBI models are a crucial component of therapeutic investigation. We report a tunable, monitored model of murine non-surgical, diffuse closed-head injury-modCHIMERA-characterized by impact as well as linear and rotational acceleration. modCHIMERA is based on the Closed-Head Impact Model of Engineered Rotational Acceleration (CHIMERA) platform. We tested this model at 2 energy levels: 1.7 and 2.1 Joules-substantially higher than previously reported for this system...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767675/a-comparison-of-methods-for-adjusting-biomarkers-of-iron-zinc-and-selenium-status-for-the-effect-of-inflammation-in-an-older-population-a-case-for-interleukin-6
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Sue O MacDonell, Jody C Miller, Michelle J Harper, Malcolm R Reid, Jillian J Haszard, Rosalind S Gibson, Lisa A Houghton
Background: Older people are at risk of micronutrient deficiencies, which can be under- or overestimated in the presence of inflammation. Several methods have been proposed to adjust for the effect of inflammation; however, to our knowledge, none have been investigated in older adults in whom chronic inflammation is common. Objective: We investigated the influence of various inflammation-adjustment methods on micronutrient biomarkers associated with anemia in older people living in aged-care facilities in New Zealand...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766131/does-intracranial-pressure-management-hurt-more-than-it-helps-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Charles A Adams, Deborah M Stein, Jonathan J Morrison, Thomas M Scalea
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death after traumatic injury. Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) is particularly associated with poor TBI outcomes, prompting clinicians to monitor this parameter, using it to guide therapies aimed at reducing pressures. Despite this approach being recommended by several bodies such as the Brain Trauma Foundation and the American College of Surgeons, the evidence demonstrating that ICP-guided therapy improves outcome is limited. The topic was debated at the 36th Annual Point/Counterpoint Acute Care Surgery Conference and the following article summarizes the discussants points of view along with a summary of the evidence...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766126/factor-viia-administration-in-traumatic-brain-injury-an-aast-mitc-propensity-score-analysis
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Sarah Lombardo, D Millar, Gregory J Jurkovich, Raul Coimbra, Ram Nirula
Background: Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) has been used off-label as an adjunct in the reversal of warfarin therapy and management of hemorrhage after trauma. Only a handful of these reports are rigorous studies, from which results regarding safety and effectiveness have been mixed. There remains no clear consensus as to the role of rFVIIa in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: Eleven level 1 trauma centers provided clinical data and head CT scans of patients with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of ≤13 and radiographic evidence of TBI...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764673/comparison-between-thromboelastography-and-conventional-coagulation-test-should-we-abandon-conventional-coagulation-tests-in-polytrauma-patients
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Jaume Tur Martínez, Patrizio Petrone, Alexander Axelrad, Corrado P Marini
INTRODUCTION: TEG provides an in-vivo assessment of viscoelastic clot strength in whole blood compared with CCT, which may not reflect the influence of platelets. The aim of this study was to compare TEG vs. CCT in trauma patients stratified by mechanism of injury (MOI) and pre-existing coagulation status. METHODS: A retrospective, observational study of 230 polytrauma patients admitted to a University Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center, with TEG and CCT on admission stratified by MOI: multiple trauma (MT), isolated traumatic brain injury (TBI) or MT+TBI...
May 12, 2018: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764476/traumatic-brain-injury-in-uganda-exploring-the-use-of-a-hospital-based-registry-for-measuring-burden-and-outcomes
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Amber Mehmood, Nukhba Zia, Connie Hoe, Olive Kobusingye, Hussein Ssenyojo, Adnan A Hyder
OBJECTIVE: Lack of data on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) hinders the appreciation of the true magnitude of the TBI burden. This paper describes a scientific approach for hospital based systematic data collection in a low-income country. The registry is based on the evaluation framework for injury surveillance systems which comprises a four-step approach: (1) identifying characteristics that assess a surveillance system, (2) review of the identified variables based on adopted specific, measurable, assignable, realistic, and time-related criteria, (3) assessment of the proposed variables and system characteristics by an expert panel, and (4) development and application of a rating system...
May 15, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763809/the-impact-of-methamphetamines-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-review
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Jason Duong, Christopher Elia, Ariel Takayanagi, Taylor Lanzilotta, Ajay Ananda, Dan Miulli
OBJECTIVE: Both neurotoxic and neuroprotective effects of methamphetamines (METH) are being studied. There are few studies evaluating the effects of METH on patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The objective of this study is to compare clinical outcomes after TBI in METH users versus non-METH users. PATIENT AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 304 patients with severe traumatic head injury were performed. Patients were evaluated and stratified based on toxicology screening for methamphetamines (METH) or none...
April 27, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761002/large-retrospective-study-of-artificial-dura-substitute-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-undergo-decompressive-craniectomy
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Hongtao Sun, Hongda Wang, Yunfeng Diao, Yue Tu, Xiaohong Li, Wanyong Zhao, Jibin Ren, Sai Zhang
Background: Decompressive craniectomy is widely used for treating patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Usually patients have dura mater defect due to surgery or injury itself. The defective area may left open or repaired by artificial dura substitutes. A variety of artificial dura substitutes have been used for this purpose. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate bovine-derived pericardium membrane as artificial dural material for patients with decompressive craniectomy...
May 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760839/severely-elevated-blood-pressure-and-early-mortality-in-children-with-traumatic-brain-injuries-the-neglected-end-of-the-spectrum
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M Austin Johnson, Matthew A Borgman, Jeremy W Cannon, Nathan Kuppermann, Lucas P Neff
Introduction: In adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), hypotension and hypertension at presentation are associated with mortality. The effect of age-adjusted blood pressure in children with TBI has been insufficiently studied. We sought to determine if age-adjusted hypertension in children with severe TBI is associated with mortality. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) between 2001 and 2013. We included for analysis patients <18 years with severe TBI defined as Abbreviated Injury Severity (AIS) scores of the head ≥3...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756534/neurostimulant-prescribing-patterns-in-children-admitted-to-the-icu-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Amanda Marie Morrison, Amy Houtrow, James Zullo, Patrick M Kochanek, Carol Vetterly, Ericka L Fink
Neurostimulant medications are commonly prescribed following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in adults; little is known about their use in children with TBI. Our objective was to analyze neurostimulant prescribing practices from 2005 to 2015 in children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with TBI. We hypothesized that neurostimulant prescriptions have increased over time and are associated with older age and injury severity. A retrospective cohort study of patients aged 1 month to 18 years with an ICD-9-CM discharge diagnosis code for TBI admitted to the ICU between 2005 and 2015 in 37 pediatric hospitals included in the Pediatric Health Information System was conducted...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752909/systematic-review-of-caregiver-and-dyad-interventions-following-adult-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Natalie Kreitzer, Brad G Kurowski, Tamilyn Bakas
OBJECTIVE: To describe and synthesize the existing literature of published adult TBI family caregiver and dyad intervention studies. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common and have a significant long-term impact, with some characterizing TBI as a chronic condition. Informal family caregivers of adults with TBI suffer from high rates of burnout, depression, fatigue, anxiety, lower subjective well-being, and poorer levels of physical health compared to non-caregivers. There is a critical gap in the understanding of interventions designed to address the impact of TBI on adult patients and their family caregivers...
May 9, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751187/brain-trauma-foundation-guideline-compliance-results-of-a-multidisciplinary-international-survey
#16
Ryan Hirschi, Casey Rommel, Joshua Letsinger, Raminder Nirula, Gregory William John Hawryluk
BACKGROUND: The Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) guidelines reflect evidence-based best practices in the management of traumatic brain injury (TBI) however compliance varies. OBJECTIVE: To inform self-reported physician compliance and predictors of compliance related to BTF guidelines via an international survey. METHODS: We conducted an international, multidisciplinary survey examining self-reported adherence to the BTF guidelines and multiple factors potentially affecting adherence...
May 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749094/magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-fiber-tracts-in-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-combined-mrs-diffusion-mri-study
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Emily L Dennis, Talin Babikian, Jeffry Alger, Faisal Rashid, Julio E Villalon-Reina, Yan Jin, Alexander Olsen, Richard Mink, Christopher Babbitt, Jeffrey Johnson, Christopher C Giza, Paul M Thompson, Robert F Asarnow
Traumatic brain injury can cause extensive damage to the white matter (WM) of the brain. These disruptions can be especially damaging in children, whose brains are still maturing. Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) is the most commonly used method to assess WM organization, but it has limited resolution to differentiate causes of WM disruption. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) yields spectra showing the levels of neurometabolites that can indicate neuronal/axonal health, inflammation, membrane proliferation/turnover, and other cellular processes that are on-going post-injury...
May 10, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745289/the-experience-of-return-to-work-in-individuals-with-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi-a-qualitative-study
#18
Lauren Libeson, Marina Downing, Pamela Ross, Jennie Ponsford
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability in young people, with return to work (RTW) a major goal of recovery. This qualitative study aimed to understand the RTW experience of individuals with TBI who received comprehensive vocational rehabilitation, and to identify facilitating and limiting factors in the RTW process. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 individuals (mean age = 47.33 years) approximately 4.5 years post-injury, of whom 14 had moderate to severe TBI. Twelve individuals had successfully returned to work...
May 10, 2018: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743575/delayed-and-progressive-damages-to-juvenile-mice-after-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Shu Zhao, Xiaoting Wang, Xiang Gao, Jinhui Chen
Symptoms are commonly more severe in pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients than in young adult TBI patients. To understand the mechanism, juvenile mice received a controlled cortical impact (CCI) injury at moderate level. Tissue lesion and cell death were measured and compared to our previous reports on brain injury in the young adult mice that received same level of impact using same injury device. Tissue lesion and cell death in the cortex was much less in the juvenile mouse brain in the first few hours after injury...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743395/-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-using-myeloablative-conditioning-including-total-body-irradiation-for-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
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Mamoru Honda, Yuki Arakawa, Ryota Kawakami, Toshikazu Itabashi, Masato Yanagi, Koji Sasaki, Kentaro Watanabe, Kiyotaka Isobe, Makiko Mori, Ryoji Hanada, Katsuyoshi Koh
This study aimed to investigate the clinical outcomes of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) with total body irradiation-based myeloablative conditioning (TBI-MAC) in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We retrospectively examined patients with ALL who underwent HSCT with TBI-MAC from January 2000 to August 2016 at our institute. We enrolled 67 patients with a median follow-up period of 8 years. The 5-year event-free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS) were 51.2% and 59...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
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