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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920820/morbidity-and-mortality-of-wild-turtles-at-a-north-carolina-wildlife-clinic-a-10-year-retrospective
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Alexandra Sack, Eric Butler, Peter Cowen, Gregory A Lewbart
The medical records from 1,847 wild turtle patients seen between 2005 and 2014 by the Turtle Rescue Team at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine were analyzed. Eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina; n = 947), yellow-bellied sliders (Trachemys scripta scripta; n = 301), cooters ( Pseudemys spp.; n = 235), common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina; n = 165), and eastern painted turtles (Chrysemys picta; n = 93) made up 94.3% of all patients. Patient admissions peaked in May when 25...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913711/emergency-neurological-life-support-resuscitation-following-cardiac-arrest
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Jonathan Elmer, Kees H Polderman
Cardiac arrest is the most common cause of death in North America. An organized bundle of neurocritical care interventions can improve chances of survival and neurological recovery in patients who are successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest. Therefore, resuscitation following cardiac arrest was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol. Key aspects of successful early post-arrest management include: prevention of secondary brain injury; identification of treatable causes of arrest in need of emergent intervention; and, delayed neurological prognostication...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895918/trauma-affecting-asian-pacific-islanders-in-the-san-francisco-bay-area
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Pollie Bith-Melander, Nagia Chowdhury, Charulata Jindal, Jimmy T Efird
Trauma is a transgenerational process that overwhelms the community and the ability of family members to cope with life stressors. An anthropologist trained in ethnographic methods observed three focus groups from a non-profit agency providing trauma and mental health services to Asian Americans living in the San Francisco Bay Area of United States. Supplemental information also was collected from staff interviews and notes. Many of the clients were immigrants, refugees, or adult children of these groups. This report consisted of authentic observations and rich qualitative information to characterize the impact of trauma on refugees and immigrants...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894816/evaluation-of-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-through-biomaterial-conduits-via-micro-ct-imaging
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Sarah K Pixley, Tracy M Hopkins, Kevin J Little, David B Hom
OBJECTIVE: Hollow nerve conduits made of natural or synthetic biomaterials are used clinically to aid regeneration of peripheral nerves damaged by trauma or disease. To support healing, conduit lumen patency must be maintained until recovery occurs. New methods to study conduit structural integrity would provide an important means to optimize conduits in preclinical studies. We explored a novel combined technique to examine structural integrity of two types of nerve conduits after in vivo healing...
December 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885491/pancreas-transplantation-with-grafts-from-donors-deceased-after-circulatory-death-dcd-5-years-single-center-experience
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Wouter Kopp, Hwai-Ding Lam, A F M Schaapherder, Volkert Huurman, Paul van der Boog, Eelco de Koning, Johan W de Fijter, Andrzej Baranski, Andries Braat
INTRODUCTION: Donation after circulatory death (DCD) pancreas transplantation has been shown to be an additional way to deal with donor organ shortages. The results of 5-year DCD pancreas transplantation are presented. METHODS: A retrospective, single center analysis (2011 - 2015) was performed to compare the results of donation after brain death (DBD) to DCD pancreas transplantation. RESULTS: During the study period, 104 pancreas transplantations (83 from DBD and 21 from DCD) were performed...
September 6, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882372/reduced-survival-for-uncemented-compared-to-cemented-total-hip-arthroplasty-after-operatively-treated-acetabular-fractures
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John Clarke-Jenssen, Marianne Westberg, Olav Røise, Stein Arne Øvre Storeggen, Tone Bere, Ingunn Silberg, Jan Erik Madsen
BACKGROUND: Post traumatic arthritis and avascular necrosis of the femoral head are common complications after operatively treated acetabular fractures. This may cause severe disabilities for the patient, necessitating a total hip arthroplasty. Even though an arthroplasty may provide good symptomatic relief, the long-term results are more uncertain and no consensus exists according to preferred prosthetic designs. With this cohort study, we aimed to investigate the medium to long term arthroplasty survival and clinical results of total hip arthroplasty after operatively treated acetabular fractures...
September 4, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880812/spiritual-well-being-after-trauma-correlates-with-appraisals-coping-and-psychological-adjustment
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Crystal L Park
Spiritual issues are often implicated in trauma, yet little research has examined the specific pathways through which trauma may affect spiritual well-being or relations between spiritual well-being and other aspects of adjustment following trauma. Such information would be helpful in developing psychological interventions for trauma recovery. In a sample of 436 college students who had survived a traumatic experience, a transactional stress and coping perspective were used to examine both predictors of three components of spiritual well-being (faith, meaning, and peace) and relations between spiritual well-being and other aspects of psychological adjustment...
October 2017: Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878814/thoracic-trauma-severity-contributes-to-differences-in-intensive-care-therapy-and-mortality-of-severely-injured-patients-analysis-based-on-the-traumaregister-dgu%C3%A2
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Jörg Bayer, Rolf Lefering, Sylvia Reinhardt, Jan Kühle, Jörn Zwingmann, Norbert P Südkamp, Thorsten Hammer
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma is a relevant source of comorbidity throughout multiply-injured patient care. We aim to determine a measurable influence of chest trauma's severity on early resuscitation, intensive care therapy, and mortality in severely injured patients. METHODS: Patients documented between 2002 and 2012 in the TraumaRegister DGU®, aged ≥ 16 years, injury severity score (ISS) ≥ 16 are analyzed. Isolated brain injury and severe head injury led to exclusion...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877805/increased-age-predicts-failure-to-rescue
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Galinos Barmparas, Matthew J Martin, Douglas A Wiegmann, Ken R Catchpole, Bruce L Gewertz, Eric J Ley
Failure to rescue (FTR), defined as any death after the development of in-hospital complications, is an important quality measure, but the relationship with age after a traumatic injury, has not been well defined. We sought to examine whether older trauma patients are at higher risk for FTR. The National Trauma Databank (NTDB) research datasets 2007 to 2011 were queried for patients ≥16 years who had any reported complication. Those who survived (non-FTR) were compared with those who did not (FTR) using a forward logistic regression model...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866108/characteristics-and-outcome-of-patients-with-hypothermic-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-experience-from-a-european-trauma-center
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Elfriede Ruttmann, Marion Dietl, Tobias Kastenberger, Rene El Attal, Mathias Ströhle, Hanno Ulmer, Peter Mair
BACKGROUND: Aim of the study was to investigate patient characteristics, survival rates and neurological outcome among hypothermic patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) admitted to a trauma center. METHODS: A review of patients with OHCA and a core temperature ≤32°C admitted to a trauma center between 2004 and 2016. RESULTS: Ninety-six patients (mean temperature 25.8°C±3.9°C) were entered in the study, 37 (39%) of them after avalanche burial...
September 1, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864219/regenerative-endodontics-versus-apexification-in-immature-permanent-teeth-with-apical-periodontitis-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Jiacheng Lin, Qian Zeng, Xi Wei, Wei Zhao, Minyi Cui, Jing Gu, Jiaxuan Lu, Maobin Yang, Junqi Ling
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to compare the outcomes of regenerative endodontic treatment (RET) and apexification on immature permanent teeth with pulp necrosis and apical periodontitis. METHODS: A total of 118 patients (118 teeth) were recruited and randomly assigned to either RET or apexification treatment. Each treatment group was divided into 2 subgroups according to the etiology: dens evaginatus or trauma. Clinical symptoms and complications were recorded, and cone-beam computed tomographic imaging with a limited field of view was used to measure the change of root length, root thickness, and apical foramen size at the 12-month follow-up...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864030/a-fatal-outbreak-of-st11-carbapenem-resistant-hypervirulent-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-chinese-hospital-a-molecular-epidemiological-study
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Danxia Gu, Ning Dong, Zhiwei Zheng, Di Lin, Man Huang, Lihua Wang, Edward Wai-Chi Chan, Lingbin Shu, Jiang Yu, Rong Zhang, Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae strains often cause life-threatening community-acquired infections in young and healthy hosts, but are usually sensitive to antibiotics. In this study, we investigated a fatal outbreak of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by a new emerging hypervirulent K pneumoniae strain. METHODS: The outbreak occurred in the integrated intensive care unit of a new branch of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China)...
August 29, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857806/reversing-dabigatran-anticoagulation-with-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-versus-idarucizumab-as-part-of-multimodal-hemostatic-intervention-in-an-animal-model-of-polytrauma
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Markus Honickel, Till Braunschweig, Rolf Rossaint, Christian Stoppe, Hugo Ten Cate, Oliver Grottke
BACKGROUND: Although idarucizumab is the preferred treatment for urgent dabigatran reversal, it is not always available. Prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) may be an alternative and, with bleeding in trauma, additional hemostatic therapy may be required. The authors investigated multimodal treatment in a preclinical polytrauma model. METHODS: Dabigatran etexilate (30 mg/kg twice daily) was given orally to 45 male pigs for 3 days. On day 4, animals received a dabigatran infusion before blunt liver injury and bilateral femur fractures...
August 30, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856586/tio2-nanowired-delivery-of-dl-3-n-butylphthalide-dl-nbp-attenuates-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-brain-edema-formation-and-neuronal-damages-following-concussive-head-injury
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Lianyuan Feng, Aruna Sharma, Feng Niu, Yin Huang, José Vicente Lafuente, Dafin Fior Muresanu, Asya Ozkizilcik, Z Ryan Tian, Hari Shanker Sharma
DL-3-n-butylphthalide (DL-NBP) is one of the constituents of Chinese celery extract that is used to treat stroke, dementia, and ischemic diseases. However, its role in traumatic brain injury is less well known. In this investigation, neuroprotective effects of DL-NBP in concussive head injury (CHI) on brain pathology were explored in a rat model. CHI was inflicted in anesthetized rats by dropping a weight of 114.6 g from a height of 20 cm through a guide tube on the exposed right parietal bone inducing an impact of 0...
August 30, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846579/comparison-of-direct-site-endovascular-repair-utilizing-expandable-polytetrafluoroethylene-stent-grafts-versus-standard-vascular-shunts-in-a-porcine-sus-scrofa-model
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Anders J Davidson, Lucas P Neff, J Kevin Grayson, Nathan F Clement, Erik S DeSoucy, Meryl A Simon Logan, Christopher M Abbot, James B Sampson, Timothy K Williams
INTRODUCTION: The small diameter of temporary vascular shunts for vascular trauma management may restrict flow and result in ischemia or early thrombosis. We have previously reported a clinical experience with direct, open surgical reconstruction using expandable polytetrafluoroethylene stent grafts to create a "sutureless" anastomosis as an alternative to standard temporary vascular shunts. We sought to characterize patency and flow characteristics of these grafts compared with standard shunts in a survival model of porcine vascular injury...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837430/the-epidemiology-of-chronic-critical-illness-after-severe-traumatic-injury-at-two-level-one-trauma-centers
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Juan C Mira, Joseph Cuschieri, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Zhongkai Wang, Gabriela L Ghita, Tyler J Loftus, Julie A Stortz, Steven L Raymond, Jennifer D Lanz, Laura V Hennessy, Babette Brumback, Philip A Efron, Henry V Baker, Frederick A Moore, Ronald V Maier, Lyle L Moldawer, Scott C Brakenridge
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and risk factors of chronic critical illness after severe blunt trauma. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study (NCT01810328). SETTING: Two-level one trauma centers in the United States. PATIENTS: One hundred thirty-five adult blunt trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock who survived beyond 48 hours after injury. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Chronic critical illness was defined as an ICU stay lasting 14 days or more with evidence of persistent organ dysfunction...
August 23, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836840/computed-tomographic-findings-in-dogs-with-head-trauma-and-development-of-a-novel-prognostic-computed-tomography-based-scoring-system
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Orit Chai, Dana Peery, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Efrat Moscovich, Efrat Kelmer, Sigal Klainbart, Joshua Milgram, Merav H Shamir
OBJECTIVE To characterize CT findings and outcomes in dogs with head trauma and design a prognostic scale. ANIMALS 27 dogs admitted to the Koret School Veterinary Teaching Hospital within 72 hours after traumatic head injury that underwent CT imaging of the head. PROCEDURES Data were extracted from medical records regarding dog signalment, history, physical and neurologic examination findings, and modified Glasgow coma scale scores. All CT images were retrospectively evaluated by a radiologist unaware of dog status...
September 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832592/air-blast-injuries-killed-the-crew-of-the-submarine-h-l-hunley
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Rachel M Lance, Lucas Stalcup, Brad Wojtylak, Cameron R Bass
The submarine H.L. Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship during combat; however, the cause of its sinking has been a mystery for over 150 years. The Hunley set off a 61.2 kg (135 lb) black powder torpedo at a distance less than 5 m (16 ft) off its bow. Scaled experiments were performed that measured black powder and shock tube explosions underwater and propagation of blasts through a model ship hull. This propagation data was used in combination with archival experimental data to evaluate the risk to the crew from their own torpedo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831501/non-traumatic-hemorrhage-is-controlled-with-reboa-in-acute-phase-then-mortality-increases-gradually-by-non-hemorrhagic-causes-direct-iabo-registry-in-japan
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Y Matsumura, J Matsumoto, K Idoguchi, H Kondo, T Ishida, Y Kon, K Tomita, K Ishida, T Hirose, K Umakoshi, T Funabiki
PURPOSE: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is now a feasible and less invasive resuscitation procedure. This study aimed to compare the clinical course of trauma and non-trauma patients undergoing REBOA. METHODS: Patient demographics, etiology, bleeding sites, hemodynamic response, length of critical care, and cause of death were recorded. Characteristics and outcomes were compared between non-trauma and trauma patients. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was then conducted...
August 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822387/indicators-of-survival-and-favorable-functional-outcomes-after-decompressive-craniectomy-a-multi-institutional-retrospective-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Abid D Khan, Anna J Elseth, Brian Head, Jack Rostas, Julie A Dunn, Thomas J Schroeppel, Richard P Gonzalez
The role of decompressive craniectomy (DC) for severe traumatic brain injury (STBI) remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that are indicators of survival and improved functional outcome in patients who undergo DC for STBI. A retrospective review of STBI patients who underwent DC was performed at four trauma centers during a 45-month period. Data collected included age, gender, mechanism of injury, Injury Severity Score (ISS), admission Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), time from admission to DC, mortality, and extended Glasgow Outcome Score before discharge...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
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