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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778009/exploring-opioid-use-disorder-its-impact-and-treatment-among-individuals-experiencing-homelessness-as-part-of-a-family
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Avik Chatterjee, Eun Jin Yu, Lindsay Tishberg
BACKGROUND: Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) causes significant morbidity and mortality among people experiencing homelessness. We aimed to explore the unique way in which OUD impacts individuals experiencing homelessness as part of a family. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with adults experiencing OUD staying in Boston-area family shelters along with dependent children. We used Borkan's Immersion-Crystallization method to uncover themes from interview transcripts...
May 12, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777350/the-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-emergency-general-surgery-anatomic-severity-scoring-system-as-a-predictor-of-cost-in-appendicitis
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Eric J Finnesgard, Matthew C Hernandez, Johnathon M Aho, Martin D Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The World Society for Emergency Surgery determined that for appendicitis managed with appendectomy, there is a paucity of evidence evaluating costs with respect to disease severity. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) disease severity grading system is valid and generalizable for appendicitis. We aimed to evaluate hospitalization costs incurred by patients with increasing disease severity as defined by the AAST. We hypothesized that increasing disease severity would be associated with greater cost...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773309/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-patients-who-rule-out-versus-rule-in-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ian M Kronish, Donald Edmondson, Nathalie Moise, Bernard P Chang, Ying Wei, David Lopez Veneros, William Whang
OBJECTIVE: Many patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the experience. Less is known about risk for PTSD in patients who rule out for ACS. Our objective was to compare the risk of developing PTSD among patients who rule out versus rule in for ACS. METHODS: We enrolled a consecutive sample of 1000 patients presenting to an emergency department (ED) with symptoms of a probable ACS...
May 14, 2018: General Hospital Psychiatry
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/29766138/risk-stratification-tools-in-emergency-general-surgery
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REVIEW
Joaquim Michael Havens, Alexandra B Columbus, Anupamaa J Seshadri, Carlos V R Brown, Gail T Tominaga, Nathan T Mowery, Marie Crandall
The use of risk stratification tools (RST) aids in clinical triage, decision making and quality assessment in a wide variety of medical fields. Although emergency general surgery (EGS) is characterized by a comorbid, physiologically acute patient population with disparately high rates of perioperative morbidity and mortality, few RST have been explicitly examined in this setting. We examined the available RST with the intent of identifying a tool that comprehensively reflects an EGS patients perioperative risk for death or complication...
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/29762485/stress-induced-and-diabetic-hyperglycemia-associated-with-higher-mortality-among-intensive-care-unit-trauma-patients-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-propensity-score-matched-population
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Meng-Wei Chang, Chun-Ying Huang, Hang-Tsung Liu, Yi-Chun Chen, Ching-Hua Hsieh
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to measure the effect of stress-induced hyperglycemia (SIH) and diabetic hyperglycemia (DH) versus non-diabetic normoglycemia (NDN) on the outcomes of trauma patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Diabetes mellitus (DM) was determined based on patient history and/or a hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level of ≥6.5% at admission. The patients who had serum glucose levels of ≥200 mg/dL in the absence or presence of DM were assigned into the groups SIH and DH, respectively...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760552/patients-receiving-chiropractic-care-in-a-neurorehabilitation-hospital-a-descriptive-study
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Robert D Vining, Stacie A Salsbury, W Carl Cooley, Donna Gosselin, Lance Corber, Christine M Goertz
Objectives: Individuals rehabilitating from complex neurological injury require a multidisciplinary approach, which typically does not include chiropractic care. This study describes inpatients receiving multidisciplinary rehabilitation including chiropractic care for brain injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and other complex neurological conditions. Design: Chiropractic services were integrated into Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital (CMSH) through this project...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759627/complications-and-health-care-costs-associated-with-transvenous-cardiac-pacemakers-in-a-nationwide-assessment
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Daniel J Cantillon, Derek V Exner, Nima Badie, Kevin Davis, Ning Yan Gu, Yelena Nabutovsky, Rahul Doshi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to retrospectively characterize transvenous pacemaker (TVP) complications and associated health care costs in a large-scale U.S. patient cohort. BACKGROUND: TVP complications have previously been shown to affect more than 1 in 10 patients but may be underestimated. Pacemakers are widely implanted across community and urban hospitals by operators of varying specialization and experience. METHODS: Truven Health MarketScan databases track U...
November 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754158/-a-phd-completed-midfacial-trauma-patients-in-amsterdam-an-epidemiological-survey
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E G Salentijn
A population of patients in Amsterdam with midfacial fractures was studied. Traffic accidents were found to be the most common cause, followed by violence and falls. The zygomatic complex was the most common fracture site. The majority of surgically treated patients consisted of men between 20 and 29 years of age. In addition to fracture displacement, indicative factors for surgery appear to be age, comorbidity and the presence or absence of functional problems. 8.1% of the surgically treated patients appear to have suffered brain damage...
May 2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738396/hypovitaminosis-d-in-orthopaedic-trauma-which-guidelines-should-be-followed
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Brett Schiffman, Hobie Summers, Mitchell Bernstein, Frank DiSilvio, Sarah Foyil, William Lack
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate risk factors for hypovitaminosis D and determine the baseline vitamin D supplementation associated with normal vitamin D levels at presentation. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Level I trauma center. PATIENTS: 259 adult patients undergoing operative treatment for orthopaedic trauma (OTA 11-15, 21-23, 31-34, 41-44, 61-62, 70C, 81-82, 87) between January 1 and December 31, 2014...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734459/-application-of-vacuum-wound-therapy-with-split-thickness-skin-grafts-in-the-head-and-neck-area
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Julia Thierauf, Paul Severin Wiggenhauser, Thomas Karl Hoffmann, Jens Greve, Marc Scheithauer, Johannes Adrian Veit
OBJECTIVE: In vacuum wound therapy (VAC) a negative pressure can continuously clean effusions and enhance the formation of granulation tissue significantly. In visceral, trauma and burns surgery this technique is used frequently in critical wounds. In the head and neck area there is limited experience and publications. Especially in the combined use of split-thickness-skin grafts (STSG) and VAC there is no published evidence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective database analysis was done and resulted in 36 single VAC therapies in 13 patients...
May 7, 2018: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730999/skin-picking-disorder-prevalence-correlates-and-associations-with-quality-of-life-in-a-large-sample
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Myrela O Machado, Cristiano A Köhler, Brendon Stubbs, Paulo R Nunes-Neto, Ai Koyanagi, João Quevedo, Jair C Soares, Thomas N Hyphantis, Donatella Marazziti, Michael Maes, Dan J Stein, André F Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: Evidence suggests that skin picking disorder (SPD) could be a prevalent condition associated with comorbidity and psychosocial dysfunction. However, just a few studies have assessed the prevalence and correlates of SPD in samples from low- and middle-income countries. In addition, the impact of SPD on quality of life (QoL) dimension after multivariable adjustment to potential confounders remains unclear. METHODS: Data were obtained from a Brazilian anonymous Web-based research platform...
May 7, 2018: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730073/a-profile-of-surgical-burden-and-anaesthesia-services-at-mozambique-s-central-hospital-a-review
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REVIEW
J Matthew Kynes, Camila B Walters, Emilia Pinto, Emilia Jeque, Ka Kelly McQueen
BACKGROUND: Surgical and anaesthesia data, including outcomes, remain limited in low-income countries (LIC). This study reviews the surgical burden and anaesthesia services at a tertiary care hospital in Mozambique. METHODS: Information on activities within the department of anaesthesia at XXX Central Hospital for 2014-15 was collected from its annual report and verified by the Chairman of Anaesthesia. Personnel information and health care metrics for the hospital in 2015 were collected and verified by hospital leadership...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728740/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-surgery-following-shoulder-trauma-improves-outcome-despite-additional-pathologies-and-slow-recovery
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Barak Haviv, Tal Frenkel Rutenberg, Shlomo Bronak, Mustafa Yassin
PURPOSE: To compare the outcome, recovery and surgical findings after shoulder arthroscopy of clinically defined traumatic and non-traumatic rotator cuff pathology in middle-aged patients. METHODS: Of the patients who underwent rotator cuff surgery, 37 patients who reported a preceding shoulder injury related to their shoulder symptoms (traumatic group) were compared to a control group of 58 patients without a preceding injury (non-traumatic group), matched by age, body mass index and comorbidities...
May 4, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725511/outcome-of-primary-cemented-bipolar-hemiarthroplasty-compared-with-dynamic-hip-screw-in-elderly-patients-with-unstable-intertrochanteric-fracture
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Y N Gashi, A S Elhadi, I M Elbushra
Introduction: Although the treatment of choice for unstable intertrochanteric fractures in elderly patients has been internal fixation for a long time, several studies have shown mechanical and technical failures. Primary cemented bipolar (PCB) hemiarthroplasty has been proposed as an alternative with some advantages concerning earlier mobilization and minimal postoperative complications. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective cohort hospital-based study conducted at three tertiary hospitals over a period of two years...
March 2018: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721540/association-of-alterations-in-smell-and-taste-with-depression-in-older-adults
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Kevin Hur, Janet S Choi, Melissa Zheng, Jasper Shen, Bozena Wrobel
Objective: Examine the relationship between depression and changes in smell or taste. Study Design: Cross-sectional analysis of 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Methods: We examined 5,275 adults ≥40 years old who completed smell and taste questionnaires as well as a validated depression assessment instrument, the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). Analyses incorporated sampling weights to account for the complex sampling design and associations were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression adjusted for related demographics and socioeconomic data...
April 2018: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718818/use-of-viable-cryopreserved-umbilical-tissue-for-soft-tissue-defects-in-patients-with-gas-gangrene-a-case-series
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Kristen McGinness, Dorothy H Kurtz Phelan
INTRODUCTION: Gas gangrene is a rapidly progressive bacterial infection leading to necrosis that usually develops as a result of trauma or postoperative complications. This condition requires early diagnosis with immediate surgical intervention. With a poor prognosis, a high incidence of amputation, and comorbidities such as diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, patients with gas gangrene are put at further risk for surgical complications. OBJECTIVE: This case series reports the clinical outcomes of using a commercially available viable cryopreserved umbilical tissue (vCUT) in the surgical management of 10 patients (9 males, 1 female) with acute lower extremity gas gangrene...
April 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717483/neurocognitive-functioning-over-the-course-of-trauma-focused-psychotherapy-for-ptsd-changes-in-verbal-memory-and-executive-functioning
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Mirjam J Nijdam, Irene J M Martens, Johannes B Reitsma, Berthold P R Gersons, Miranda Olff
OBJECTIVES: Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have neurocognitive deficits in verbal memory and executive functioning. In this study, we examined whether memory and executive functioning changed over the course of treatment and which clinical variables were associated with change. DESIGN: Neuropsychological assessments were administered at baseline and endpoint of a randomized controlled trial as secondary outcome. METHODS: Trauma survivors (n = 88) diagnosed with PTSD received trauma-focused psychotherapy within a 17-week randomized controlled trial...
May 1, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701339/surgical-treatment-options-of-subclavian-artery-pseudoaneurysms-a-case-report-and-litterature-review
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Rita Soares Ferreira, João Monteiro Castro, Frederico Bastos Gonçalves, Rodolfo Abreu, Ricardo Correia, Rui Rodrigues, Carolina Torres, Maria Emília Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Subclavian artery pseudoaneurysms are rare and occur mostly as a consequence of an inadvertent arterial puncture during central venous catheterization, endovascular therapeutic procedures or after penetrating or blunt trauma. They usually have a late clinical presentation, with pain, swelling or other compressive symptoms. The optimal treatment in this situation is still a matter of debate. The authors describe a case of late presentation of subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm after transjugular hepatic biopsy and discuss the several options for treatment...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
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