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Erhan Şükür, Yusuf Öztürkmen, Yunus Emre Akman, Ahmet Senel, İbrahim Azboy
INTRODUCTION: There is no consensus on the position of the knee joint while performing wound closure after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Further, there are no studies focusing on the association between early functional outcomes and different wound closure strategies. Therefore, we investigated the effects of tourniquet and knee position during wound closure on early recovery of range of motion (ROM) after primary TKA. To our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate the influence of both tourniquet and knee position during wound closure in primary TKA...
October 20, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Peter C Wever, Mike B J M Korst, Maarten Otte
In December 1913, a board of medical officers was appointed to adapt new U.S. Army equipment to the needs of the Hospital Corps. One of the improvements concerned substitution of the satchel-like Hospital Corps pouch used to carry first aid equipment. A waist belt with 10 pockets, known as the medical belt, was devised, and supplied with a tourniquet, adhesive plaster, safety pins, iodine swabs, sublimated gauze, individual dressing packets, gauze bandages, aromatic spirit of ammonia, and common pins. In addition, an ax carrier accommodating a hand ax, a canteen hanger, and a pouch to carry diagnosis tags and instruments were attached to the medical belt...
October 2016: Military Medicine
Bert Avau, Vere Borra, Philippe Vandekerckhove, Emmy De Buck
BACKGROUND: The worldwide burden of snakebite is high, especially in remote regions with lesser accessibility to professional healthcare. Therefore, adequate first aid for snakebite is of the utmost importance. A wide range of different first aid techniques have been described in literature, and are being used in practice. This systematic review aimed to summarize the best available evidence concerning effective and feasible first aid techniques for snakebite. METHODS: A systematic literature screening, performed independently by two authors in the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE and Embase resulted in 14 studies, fulfilling our predefined selection criteria, concerning first aid techniques for snakebite management...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Jean-Guillaume Meusnier, Charles Dewar, Erti Mavrovi, Frederic Caremil, Pierre-Francois Wey, Jean-Yves Martinez
BACKGROUND: Junctional hemorrhage (i.e., between the trunk and limbs) are too proximal for a tourniquet and difficult to compress. These hemorrhages are responsible for 20% of preventable deaths by bleeding on the battlefield. The majority of these involve the groin area. Devices allowing a proximal compression for arterial axes have been recently developed. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the use of two junctional- tourniquet models, the Combat Ready Clamp (CRoC®) and the SAM® Junctional Tourniquet (SJT), in simulated out-of-hospital trauma care when tourniquets were ineffective to stop the arterial flow...
2016: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
John F Kragh, James K Aden, Michael A Dubick
BACKGROUND: Pneumatic field tourniquets have been recommended for Military medics to stop bleeding from limb wounds, but no comparison of commercially available pneumatic models of tourniquet has been reported. The purpose of this study is to provide laboratory data on the differential performance of models of pneumatic tourniquets to inform decision-making of potential field assessment by military users. METHODS: Models included the Emergency and Military Tourniquet (EMT), Tactical Pneumatic Tourniquet 2-inch (TPT2), and Tactical Pneumatic Tourniquet 3-inch (TPT3)...
2016: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Ohannes F Plate, Andrew D Wohler, Matthew L Brown, Daniel Sun, Nora F Fino, Jason E Lang
INTRODUCTION: Stiffness and loss of motion following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a complex and multifactorial complication that may require manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). However, patient and surgical factors that potentially influence the development of knee stiffness following TKA are not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to identify patient and surgical factors that may influence range of motion loss following TKA by assessing a cohort of patients that underwent MUA and comparing them to a matched cohort of patients without complications...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Sharon Edwards, Jason Smith
Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, in civilian environments and on the battlefield. Trauma-induced haemorrhage is the principal cause of potentially preventable death, which is generally attributable to a combination of vascular injury and coagulopathy. Survival rates following severe traumatic injury have increased due to advanced trauma management initiatives and treatment protocols, influenced by lessons learned from recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The use of tourniquets and intraosseous needles, early blood and blood product transfusion, administration of tranexamic acid in pre-hospital settings, and consultant-led damage control resuscitation incorporating damage control surgery have all played their part...
October 6, 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Peng Shen, Xiaoxi Li, Guoming Xie, Xiaoqiao Huangfu, Jinzhong Zhao
PURPOSE: To assess time-dependent effects of arthroscopic conditions on human articular cartilage in vivo. METHODS: From each of 10 patients undergoing multiligament reconstruction of the knee under our routine arthroscopic conditions (gravity irrigation of 0.9% normal saline solution at room temperature with 150 cm H2O [110 mm Hg] pressure and pneumatic tourniquet under 270 mm Hg pressure), cartilage specimens were harvested from the lateral edge of the femoral notch at the beginning of the operation (baseline) and at 15-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute time points during the operation...
October 1, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Petra Bonova, Miroslava Nemethova, Milina Matiasova, Martin Bona, Miroslav Gottlieb
Ischemic tolerance (IT) has gained attention as an attractive strategy for improving stroke outcome. Recently, it was shown that signal responsible for rapid IT induction (tolerance induction factor- TIF) is transmitted via circulating blood. In the present paper, we have hypothesized about the role of the blood cell compartment in TIF production. We used hind limb ischemia to generate TIF as a rapid preconditioning against transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). The essential properties of protein synthesis inhibitors actinomycin D and cycloheximide were utilized to obtain the following results: 1...
October 5, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
Nicoline Valentina Krogstrup, Mihai Oltean, Gertrude J Nieuwenhuijs-Moeke, Frank J M F Dor, Ulla Møldrup, Søren Palmelund Krag, Bo Martin Bibby, Henrik Birn, Bente Jespersen
Delayed graft function is a frequent complication following deceased donor renal transplantation, and is closely related to ischaemia-reperfusion injury. Experimental and clinical studies have shown protection by remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC). We hypothesised that recipient RIC before kidney graft reperfusion reduces the time to graft recovery. This multicentre, blinded, randomised, controlled clinical trial included 225 adult recipients of renal transplants from deceased donors at four transplantation centres in Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands...
October 3, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Ömer Burak Küçükebe, Deniz Özzeybek, Ruslan Abdullayev, Adil Ustaoğlu, Işıl Tekmen, Tuncay Küme
OBJECTIV: Ischemia-reperfusion injury is one of the consequences of tourniquet application for extremity surgery. The aim of the study was to establish the effect of dexmedetomidine on the acute lung injury following lower extremity experimental ischemia-reperfusion model in rats. METHODS: Twenty-eight Wistar-Albino breed rats were recruited after Ethics Committee approval and allocated into 4 groups, each with 7 subjects. Group 1 (SHAM) received only anesthesia...
September 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Mazen J El Sayed, Hani Tamim, Aurelie Mailhac, N Clay Mann
BACKGROUND: Tourniquet use by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) can be life saving for severely injured patients. The adoption of this intervention is not well described in civilian settings. This study describes patterns and trends of tourniquet use by civilian EMS and identifies predictors of such use. METHODS: A retrospective study of four consecutive releases of the U.S. National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) public research dataset (2011-14) was conducted...
September 30, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
C Lutz, L Baverel, P Colombet, J Cournapeau, F Dalmay, N Lefevre, R Letartre, J-F Potel, X Roussignol, T Cucurulo, E Servien
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair is increasingly performed on an out-patient basis. In France, however, concern about post-operative pain remains a strong barrier to out-patient ACL repair. The primary objective of this study was to compare post-operative pain after ACL repair as out-patient versus in-patient surgery. The secondary objectives were to assess the time-course of post-operative pain and to identify factors associated with pain intensity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A multicentre, prospective, comparative, non-randomised study was conducted in France for the French Society for Arthroscopy (SFA) symposium...
September 27, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Alison Harvey, Isabelle Kilcoyne, Barbara A Byrne, Jorge Nieto
OBJECTIVE: To compare synovial concentrations of amikacin following intravenous regional limb perfusion (IVRLP) with two different doses, and to compare their ability to reach target concentrations for bacterial isolates from common orthopedic conditions. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized crossover experiment. ANIMALS: Six adult horses. METHODS: Horses received IVRLP with 2 and 3 g of amikacin in the cephalic vein of alternate limbs (20 minutes tourniquet application and ≥14 days washout period)...
September 29, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
S T Kokkalis, A F Mavrogenis, C Vottis, L Papatheodorou, P J Papagelopoulos, P N Soucacos, D G Sotereanos
Nerve wrap protectors are bioabsorbable synthetic materials made of collagen or extracellular matrix that provide a non-constricting encasement for injured peripheral nerves. They are designed to be used as an interface between the nerve and the surrounding tissue. After hydrated, they transform into a soft, pliable, nonfriable, easy to handle porous conduit. The wall of the nerve wrap has a longitudinal slit that allows to be placed around the injured nerve. Τhis article presents the surgical technique for median nerve neurolysis and nerve coverage using a collagen or an extracellular matrix nerve wrap protector in 10 patients with recurrent or persistent carpal -tunnel syndrome...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Rob Paulus Augustinus Janssen, Max Reijman, Daan Martijn Janssen, Jan Bernardus Antonius van Mourik
AIM: To summarize the current knowledge on vascular complications and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses statement. MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, Web of Science, CINAHL, PubMed publisher, and Google scholar medical literature databases were searched up to November 10, 2015. Any arthroscopic surgical method of primary or revision intra-articular ACL reconstruction of all graft types in humans was included...
September 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
Philippe Cavailler, Arnaud Tarantola, Yee Sin Leo, Andrew A Lover, Anne Rachline, Moniboth Duch, Rekol Huy, Ai Li Quake, Yuvatha Kdan, Veasna Duong, Jeremy L Brett, Philippe Buchy
BACKGROUND: Dengue is endemic throughout Cambodia, a country faced with significant health and economic challenges. We undertook a clinical study at the National Paediatric Hospital in Phnom Penh to evaluate clinical diagnostic parameters for dengue and predictors of disease outcome. METHODS: Between September 2011 and January 2013, all consecutive inpatients aged between 1 and 15 years and presenting with suspected dengue were enrolled. They were clinically assessed using both the 1997 and 2009 WHO dengue classifications...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Michael J Beltran, Tyson E Becker, Richard K Hurley, Jennifer M Gurney, Roman A Hayda
Hemorrhage continues to be the most common cause of death among service members wounded in combat. Injuries that were previously nonsurvivable in previous wars are now routinely seen by combat surgeons in forward surgical units, the result of improvements in body armor, the universal use of field tourniquets to control extremity hemorrhage at the point of injury, and rapid air evacuation strategies. Combat orthopaedic surgeons remain a vital aspect of the forward surgical unit, tasked with assisting general surgical colleagues in the resuscitation of patients in hemorrhagic shock while also addressing traumatic amputations, open and closed long bone fractures, and mechanically unstable pelvic trauma...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Ying Li, Rong-Hua Bao, Zhi-Qiang Jiang, Huo-Yan Wu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study focused on a number of factors that have been implicated in calcaneal complications and find the incidence of wound complications. METHODS: This was a retrospective study. A total of 162 patients (176 feet) who underwent calcaneal fractures between 2007 and 2012 were included. The patient's personal details, age, time from injury to surgery, cause of injury, type of fracture, operative details, operating and tourniquet times were collected from hospital computers and paper records...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Ali Akbar Jafarian, Farnad Imani, Reza Salehi, Farid Najd Mazaher, Fatemeh Moini
BACKGROUND: Intravenous Regional Anesthesia (IVRA) is a well-known technique for producing analgesia during surgical procedures in the extremities. However, the rapid onset of pain following the deflation of a double-cuff tourniquet during IVRA is a serious disadvantage, leading patient suffering. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of a pneumatic arm tourniquet applied 2 cm above the double-cuff tourniquet in controlling the pain that occurs after its deflation...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
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