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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766142/improving-life-expectancy-a-broken-neck-doesn-t-have-to-be-a-terminal-diagnosis-for-the-elderly
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Laura N Godat, Leslie M Kobayashi, David C Chang, Raul Coimbra
Background: Elderly patients with cervical spine fractures require optimal care. Treatment with a cervical collar or halo instead of surgical fixation may increase mortality. This investigation intends to describe the life expectancy after injury and evaluate the impact of surgical intervention on mortality. Methods: Patients ≥65 years, with traumatic cervical spine fractures without cord injury were identified in the 1995-2009 California Office of Statewide Health and Planning database...
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/29762330/management-of-severe-cicatricial-entropion-with-labial-mucous-membrane-graft-in-cicatricial-ocular-surface-disorders
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Tammy H Osaki, Ana Estela Sant'Anna, Midori H Osaki, Don O Kikkawa, Cristina Yabumoto, Patrick Yang, Bobby S Korn
The management of cicatricial entropion represents a therapeutic challenge especially when the underlying causes are progressive cicatricial diseases that affect the ocular surface. The authors aimed to report long-term efficacy of labial mucous membrane graft to manage severe cicatricial entropion of the upper eyelid. This study is a retrospective chart review of patients who underwent tarsotomy associated with labial mucous membrane graft to treat severe cicatricial entropion of the upper eyelid. Surgeries were performed over a 16-year period...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761354/stress-and-health-of-internally-displaced-female-yezidis-in-northern-iraq
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Pia Jäger
Burden and vulnerability factors after the genocide by ISIS accumulate to a high risk of health for displaced Yezidi women having survived or escaped the "ISIS" persecutions and massacres 2014. In May 2017, standardized interviews, including tests for the acquisition of healthrelated quality of life (SF12), stress (PSS10) and experienced trauma were performed with 29 and a medical anamnesis with 10 displaced female Yezidi in camps for internally displaced people (IDP) and unofficial settlements in Northern Iraq...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751949/platelet-storage-lesions-what-more-do-we-know-now
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Monica Suet Ying Ng, John-Paul Tung, John Francis Fraser
Platelet concentrate (PC) transfusions are a lifesaving adjunct to control and prevent bleeding in cancer, hematologic, surgical, and trauma patients. Platelet concentrate availability and safety are limited by the development of platelet storage lesions (PSLs) and risk of bacterial contamination. Platelet storage lesions are a series of biochemical, structural, and functional changes that occur from blood collection to transfusion. Understanding of PSLs is key for devising interventions that prolong PC shelf life to improve PC access and wastage...
April 17, 2018: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743351/survival-of-syngeneic-and-allogeneic-ipsc-derived-neural-precursors-after-spinal-grafting-in-minipigs
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Jan Strnadel, Cassiano Carromeu, Cedric Bardy, Michael Navarro, Oleksandr Platoshyn, Andreas N Glud, Silvia Marsala, Jozef Kafka, Atsushi Miyanohara, Tomohisa Kato, Takahiro Tadokoro, Michael P Hefferan, Kota Kamizato, Tetsuya Yoshizumi, Stefan Juhas, Jana Juhasova, Chak-Sum Ho, Taba Kheradmand, PeiXi Chen, Dasa Bohaciakova, Marian Hruska-Plochan, Andrew J Todd, Shawn P Driscoll, Thomas D Glenn, Samuel L Pfaff, Jiri Klima, Joseph Ciacci, Eric Curtis, Fred H Gage, Jack Bui, Kazuhiko Yamada, Alysson R Muotri, Martin Marsala
The use of autologous (or syngeneic) cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) holds great promise for future clinical use in a wide range of diseases and injuries. It is expected that cell replacement therapies using autologous cells would forego the need for immunosuppression, otherwise required in allogeneic transplantations. However, recent studies have shown the unexpected immune rejection of undifferentiated autologous mouse iPSCs after transplantation. Whether similar immunogenic properties are maintained in iPSC-derived lineage-committed cells (such as neural precursors) is relatively unknown...
May 9, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742591/duration-of-respiratory-failure-after-trauma-is-not-associated-with-increased-long-term-mortality
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Mackenzie R Cook, Kathleen O'Connell, Qian Qiu, Andrew J Riggle, Thomas H Shoultz, Rebecca G Maine, Saman Arbabi, Grant E O'Keefe, Joseph Cuschieri, Ronald V Maier, Bryce R H Robinson
OBJECTIVES: Although 1-year survival in medically critically ill patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation is less than 50%, the relationship between respiratory failure after trauma and 1-year mortality is unknown. We hypothesize that respiratory failure duration in trauma patients is associated with decreased 1-year survival. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort of trauma patients. SETTING: Single center, level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS: Trauma patients admitted from 2011 to 2014; respiratory failure is defined as mechanical ventilation greater than or equal to 48 hours, excluded head Abbreviated Injury Score greater than or equal to 4...
May 7, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740736/a-rare-case-of-life-threatening-traumatic-carotid-artery-dissection-in-a-child
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Fulya Kamit Can, Soysal Turhan, Ayse Berna Anil, Kadir Burhan Karadem, Onur Aras Isik
Penetrating injuries of the carotid and vertebral arteries are rare, but life-threatening conditions. There are still challenges in the first intervention management and patient treatment. Deciding which methods to apply in the first intervention, whether to perform imaging, and the preferred appropriate treatment for the patient (open surgery or endovascular intervention) plays a main role in the patient's survival without neurological deficit. The general management of trauma in penetrating neck injuries and the knowledge of special approaches to carotid artery injury are important for pediatric trauma centers...
May 8, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740588/is-there-any-role-for-d3-lymphadenectomy-in-gastric-cancer
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Gerassimos N Douridas, Stefanos K Pierrakakis
Although D2 constitutes the level of lymph node dissection which most surgical associations endorse in their treatment guidelines for gastric cancer more extended D3 dissection has also been attempted to improve oncologic outcomes. Existing literature pertinent with the provisional therapeutic impact of D3 lymphadenectomy in advanced gastric cancer is studied in this mini review. Seven non-randomized comparisons, three randomized trials and five meta-analyses, almost exclusively of Asian origin, were identified and examined...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710068/association-of-prehospital-advanced-life-support-by-physician-with-survival-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-with-blunt-trauma-following-traffic-collisions-japanese-registry-based-study
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Tatsuma Fukuda, Naoko Ohashi-Fukuda, Yutaka Kondo, Kei Hayashida, Ichiro Kukita
Importance: Controversy remains as to whether advanced life support (ALS) or basic life support (BLS) is superior for critically ill and injured patients, including out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and major trauma, in the prehospital setting. Objective: To assess whether prehospital ALS should be provided for traumatic OHCA and who should perform it. Design, Setting, and Participants: Japanese government-managed nationwide population-based registry data of patients with OHCA transported to an emergency hospital were analyzed...
April 25, 2018: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709368/empiric-transfusion-strategies-during-life-threatening-hemorrhage
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Geoffrey R Nunns, Ernest E Moore, Gregory R Stettler, Hunter B Moore, Arsen Ghasabyan, Mitchell Cohen, Benjamin R Huebner, Christopher C Silliman, Anirban Banerjee, Angela Sauaia
BACKGROUND: Resuscitation guided by thrombelastography improves survival after injury. If bleeding is rapid, however, or if no thrombelastography data are available, the optimal strategy remains controversial. Our current practice gives fresh frozen plasma and red blood cells (1:2) empirically in patients with life-threatening hemorrhage, with subsequent administration based on rapid thrombelastography. We identified patients at risk of massive transfusion at 1 hour, examined their initial rapid thrombelastography, and used this value to provide empiric recommendations about transfusions...
April 27, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706737/a-rare-case-of-triceps-brachii-injury-after-electrocution
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Debora Lana, Luigi Tarallo, Fabio Catani
Injuries of the triceps brachii muscle are a rare entity and mostly concern its distal tendon. These represent the least common of all muscle and tendons injuries. The most common reported causes are repeated strong physical efforts, a fall on an outstretched forearm when a sudden deceleration is put on contract triceps, or a direct trauma. High-dosed and prolonged corticosteroid therapies, repeated local steroid injections, chronic renal failure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperparathyroidism, and osteogenesis imperfecta are reported as systemic causes...
April 2018: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698879/use-of-pipeline%C3%A2-embolization-device-for-the-treatment-of-traumatic-intracranial-pseudoaneurysms-case-series-and-review-of-cases-from-literature
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Mairaj T Sami, Domenico A Gattozzi, Hesham M Soliman, Alan R Reeves, Christopher J Moran, Paul J Camarata, Koji C Ebersole
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial traumatic pseudoaneurysms (PSA) are a rare but dangerous subtype of cerebral aneurysm. Reports documenting use of flow-diverting stents to treat traumatic intracranial PSAs are few and lack long-term follow-up. To our knowledge, this is the largest case-series to date demonstrating use of Pipeline Endovascular Device (PED) for traumatic intracranial PSAs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 8 intracranial traumatic PSAs in 7 patients treated using only PED placement...
June 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683463/a-closed-chest-model-to-induce-transverse-aortic-constriction-in-mice
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Lars Eichhorn, Christina Katharina Weisheit, Christopher Gestrich, Konrad Peukert, Georg Daniel Duerr, Muhammad Ajmal Ayub, Felix Erdfelder, Florian Stöckigt
Research on cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure is frequently based on pressure overload mouse models induced by TAC. The standard procedure is to perform a partial thoracotomy to visualize the transverse aortic arch. However, the surgical trauma caused by the thoracotomy in open-chest models changes the respiratory physiology as the ribs are dissected and left unattached after chest closure. To prevent this, we established a minimally invasive, closed chest approach via lateral thoracotomy. Herein we approach the aortic arch via the 2nd intercostal space without entering the chest cavities, leaving the mouse with a less traumatic injury to recover from...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683388/hematocrit-and-impact-of-transfusion-in-patients-receiving-extracorporeal-life-support
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Justyna Swol, Christopher Marschall, Justus T Strauch, Thomas A Schildhauer
INTRODUCTION: Increasing the hematocrit is considered to increase oxygen delivery to the patient, especially when hypoxic conditions exist and the patient may become more stable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between hematocrit and hospital mortality via subgroup analyses of trauma and non-trauma patients. METHODS: The hospital length of stay (LOS) and LOS in the intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital after extracorporeal life support (ECLS) treatment of 81 patients were analyzed and compared...
April 1, 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683203/risk-of-recurrence-and-death-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-after-delayed-deep-inferior-epigastric-perforator-flap-reconstruction
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H Adam, A C Docherty Skogh, Å Edsander Nord, I Schultz, J Gahm, P Hall, J Frisell, M Halle, J de Boniface
BACKGROUND: Postmastectomy reconstruction using a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap is increasingly being performed in patients with breast cancer. The procedure induces extensive tissue trauma, and it has been hypothesized that the release of growth factors, angiogenic agonists and immunomodulating factors may reactivate dormant micrometastasis. The aim of the present study was to estimate the risk of breast cancer recurrence in patients undergoing DIEP flap reconstruction compared with that in patients treated with mastectomy alone...
April 23, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672440/the-epidemiology-of-emergency-department-thoracotomy-in-a-statewide-trauma-system-does-center-volume-matter
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Ryan P Dumas, Mark J Seamon, Brian P Smith, Wei Yang, Jeremy W Cannon, C William Schwab, Patrick M Reilly, Daniel N Holena
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between high volume and improved outcomes has been described for a host of elective high-impact, low-frequency procedures, but there are little data to support such a relationship in high-impact low-frequency procedures in trauma. Using emergency department thoracotomy (EDT) as a model, we hypothesized that patients presenting to centers with higher institutional volumes of EDT would have improved survival referent to those presenting to lower volume institutions...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670226/analysis-for-patient-survival-after-open-abdomen-for-torso-trauma-and-the-impact-of-achieving-primary-fascial-closure-a-single-center-experience
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Yu-Pao Hsu, Yon-Cheong Wong, Chih-Yuan Fu, Shang-Yu Wang, Chien-Hung Liao, Chun-Hsiang Ou Yang, Kuo-Ching Yuan
Open abdomen indicates the abdominal fascia is unclosed to abbreviate surgery and to reduce physiological stress. However, complications and difficulties in patient care are often encountered after operation. During May 2008 to March 2013, we performed a prospective protocol-directed observation study regarding open abdomen use in trauma patients. Bogota bag is the temporary abdomen closure initially but negative pressure dressing is used later. A goal-directed ICU care is applied and primary fascial closure is the primary endpoint...
April 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669611/needle-thoracostomy-does-changing-needle-length-and-location-change-patient-outcome
#19
Lori A Weichenthal, Scott Owen, Geoffory Stroh, John Ramos
BACKGROUND: Needle thoracostomy (NT) is a common prehospital intervention for patients in extremis or cardiac arrest due to trauma. The purpose of this study is to compare outcomes, efficacy, and complications after a change in policy related to NT in a four-county Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system with a catchment area of greater than 1.6 million people. METHODS: This is a before and after observational study of all patients who had NT performed in the Central California (USA) EMS system...
April 19, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669572/one-year-and-three-year-mortality-prediction-in-adult-major-blunt-trauma-survivors-a-national-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Ting Hway Wong, Nivedita Vikas Nadkarni, Hai V Nguyen, Gek Hsiang Lim, David Bruce Matchar, Dennis Chuen Chai Seow, Nicolas K K King, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
BACKGROUND: Survivors of trauma are at increased risk of dying after discharge. Studies have found that age, head injury, injury severity, falls and co-morbidities predict long-term mortality. The objective of our study was to build a nomogram predictor of 1-year and 3-year mortality for major blunt trauma adult survivors of the index hospitalization. METHODS: Using data from the Singapore National Trauma Registry, 2011-2013, we analyzed adults aged 18 and over, admitted after blunt injury, with an injury severity score (ISS) of 12 or more, who survived the index hospitalization, linked to death registry data...
April 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
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