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Tetanus is an acute specific infection caused by obligate anaerobes, which is still a serious public health problem. Tetanus bacterium is an obligate anaerobic bacterium, widely distributed in nature, which can exist in dust, soil, human or animal excrement. The bacteria invade the body primarily through the skin or mucosal wounds, and most commonly in trauma and burn patients, unclean newborns, and unsafe surgical instruments. Exotoxin produced by tetanus bacteria can cause temporary changes in the central nervous system, manifested as systemic skeletal muscle persistence and paroxysmal spasm, severe cases of laryngospasm, asphyxia, lung infections and organ failure, which is a very serious and potentially fatal disease...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
F Andrea Sass, Michael Fuchs, Matthias Pumberger, Sven Geissler, Georg N Duda, Carsten Perka, Katharina Schmidt-Bleek
Soft tissue trauma of skeletal muscle is one of the most common side effects in surgery. Muscle injuries are not only caused by accident-related injuries but can also be of an iatrogenic nature as they occur during surgical interventions when the anatomical region of interest is exposed. If the extent of trauma surpasses the intrinsic regenerative capacities, signs of fatty degeneration and formation of fibrotic scar tissue can occur, and, consequentially, muscle function deteriorates or is diminished. Despite research efforts to investigate the physiological healing cascade following trauma, our understanding of the early onset of healing and how it potentially determines success or failure is still only fragmentary...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Deana Haralampieva, Souzan Salemi, Thomas Betzel, Ivana Dinulovic, Stefanie D Krämer, Roger Schibli, Tullio Sulser, Christoph Handschin, Simon M Ametamey, Daniel Eberli
While many groups demonstrated new muscle tissue formation after muscle precursor cell (MPC) injection, the capacity of these cells to heal muscle damage, for example, sphincter in stress urinary incontinence, in long-term is still limited. Therefore, the first goal of our project was to optimize the functional regenerative potential of hMPC by genetic modification to overexpress human peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (hPGC-1 α ), key regulator of exercise-mediated adaptation...
2018: Stem Cells International
Samantha K Rowbotham, Soren Blau, Jacqueline Hislop-Jambrich
The term 'B.A.S.E jump' refers to jumping from a building, antenna, span (i.e., bridge) or earth (i.e., cliff) structure, and parachuting to the ground. There are numerous hazards associated with B.A.S.E jumps which often result in injury and, occasionally, fatality. This case report details the skeletal trauma resulting from a fatal B.A.S.E jump in Australia. In this case, the jumper impacted the ground from a fall of 439m in a feet-first landing position, as a result of a partially deployed parachute, under extreme vertical deceleration...
February 27, 2018: Forensic Science International
Yousef Marwan, Shubhang Kulkarni, Abdullah Addar, Nizar Algarni, Iskandar Tamimi, Mathieu Boily, Paul A Martineau
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe the prevalence and associated factors of anterolateral ligament (ALL) injury in knee dislocation (KD). METHODS: A retrospective review of charts and radiological images was done for patients who underwent multiligamentous knee reconstruction surgery for KD in the authors' institution from May 2008 to December 2016. The inclusion criteria were both genders, skeletally mature, and first dislocation. Previous anterior cruciate ligament injury or surgery were the exclusion criteria...
March 3, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Nima Khavanin, Edward H Davidson, Diana Y Lee, Patrick Byrne, Amir H Dorafshar
Concomitant temporomandibular joint (TMJ) transplantation is an obvious advancement in the reconstructive armamentarium for face transplantation in scenarios involving TMJ ankylosis. This study investigates the fidelity of mandibular morphology and explores the feasibility of bilateral mandibular condyle transfer in facial vascularized composite allotransplantation. Geometric analysis was performed on 100 skeletally mature maxillofacial computed tomography scans. Exclusion criteria included mandibular trauma and dentoalveolar disease...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Sandra Assis, Charlotte Yvette Henderson, Sílvia Casimiro, Francisca Alves Cardoso
Differential diagnosis is a fundamental step in every palaeopathological study. It is a challenging exercise since many intrinsic and extrinsic factors may negatively impact the accurate interpretation of bone changes in human skeletal remains. Among these, the completeness and preservation of skeletal elements plays a significant role. This study aims to explore the limits of differential diagnosis in the analysis of disarticulated, fragmented bones. The sample consists of twelve adult bone fragments with noticeable changes...
March 2018: International Journal of Paleopathology
Paul Childress, Alexander Brinker, Cynthia-May S Gong, Jonathan Harris, David J Olivos, Jeffrey D Rytlewski, David C Scofield, Sungshin Y Choi, Yasaman Shirazi-Fard, Todd O McKinley, Tien-Min G Chu, Carolynn L Conley, Nabarun Chakraborty, Rasha Hammamieh, Melissa A Kacena
Segmental bone defects (SBDs) secondary to trauma invariably result in a prolonged recovery with an extended period of limited weight bearing on the affected limb. Soldiers sustaining blast injuries and civilians sustaining high energy trauma typify such a clinical scenario. These patients frequently sustain composite injuries with SBDs in concert with extensive soft tissue damage. For soft tissue injury resolution and skeletal reconstruction a patient may experience limited weight bearing for upwards of 6 months...
February 2018: Life Sciences in Space Research
Jaya Chawla, Neena Sharma, Devendra Arora, Manisha Arora, Lovely Shukla
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by diminished bone strength that increases the risk of fracture at instances of trivial trauma. Asians have a lower bone mass than the west. The present study was designed to add data from India on women above the age of 40 years with respect to low bone mineral density (BMD) and its associated high risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After a written informed consent, a detailed history was taken. Basal metabolic index was recorded, and biochemical and endocrine tests were done, followed by dual X ray absorptiometry scan...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Yu-Xin Song, Zeng-Ping Wang, Lin Liu, Wen Xue, Zhong-Yu Hao, Qun-Li Zhang, Wei She, Li-Yang Cai, Hai-Tao Gou, Yao-Wen Qian
Madelung deformity is a rare deformity of forearm and wrist caused by growth disorders of distal radius ulnar and palmar epiphyseal. Current studies showed that its incidence mainly associated with trauma, epiphyseal developmental abnormalities, nutritional disorders and genetic deletion or mutation. The early clinical presentation is not typical, in middle and late time, wrist deformity and weak can appear. Plain film considered as the main means of diagnosis is often lack of early diagnosis significance. Although wrist joint magnetic resonance imaging showing early soft tissue and skeletal abnormalities were used for the early diagnosis of the disease, current domestic study in magnetic resonance imaging of this deformity is less...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Tatiana Catanzarite, Shannon Bremner, Caitlin L Barlow, Laura Bou-Malham, Shawn O'Connor, Marianna Alperin
BACKGROUND: Maternal birth trauma to the pelvic floor muscles is thought to be consequent to mechanical demands placed on these muscles during fetal delivery that exceed muscle physiological limits. The above is consistent with studies of striated limb muscles that identify hyperelongation of sarcomeres, the functional muscle units, as the primary cause of mechanical muscle injury and resultant muscle dysfunction. However, pelvic floor muscles' mechanical response to strains have not been examined at a tissue level...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Simukayi Mutasa, Peter D Chang, Carrie Ruzal-Shapiro, Rama Ayyala
Bone age assessment (BAA) is a commonly performed diagnostic study in pediatric radiology to assess skeletal maturity. The most commonly utilized method for assessment of BAA is the Greulich and Pyle method (Pediatr Radiol 46.9:1269-1274, 2016; Arch Dis Child 81.2:172-173, 1999) atlas. The evaluation of BAA can be a tedious and time-consuming process for the radiologist. As such, several computer-assisted detection/diagnosis (CAD) methods have been proposed for automation of BAA. Classical CAD tools have traditionally relied on hard-coded algorithmic features for BAA which suffer from a variety of drawbacks...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
Henri M de Bakker, Melanie Tijsterman, Bela Kubat, Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, Rick R van Rijn, Bernadette S de Bakker
The purpose of this study was to describe radiological fracture patterns of the acetabulum sustained after fatal small aircraft aviation accidents, aiming at facilitating a better understanding of trauma mechanisms in a forensic setting. Postmortem conventional radiographs or CT scans of 29 victims of 20 small aircraft aviation accidents were analyzed for skeletal acetabular trauma. Among the 29 fatalities (27 males and 2 females, median age 55 years (range: 21-76 years)), 20 victims had pelvic fractures (69%), of which 19 victims (66%) had one or more acetabular fractures...
February 5, 2018: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
Friederike Jugert, Susanne Hummel, Birgit Grosskopf
This study proposes that female pelvises showing no birth traumata may have had ideal child-bearing bone constitutions, differing significantly in size and shape from those with severe traumata, resulting in advantages during parturition. Based on this assumption, the female pelvises of a late medieval mass grave from Lübeck have been examined in terms of pelvic osteometric standards in obstetrics, morphological aspects, the degree of birth trauma lesions, and the possible effect of age at death on trauma mark severity...
January 31, 2018: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
Aurelia Bihari, Gediminas Cepinskas, David Sanders, Abdel-Rahman Lawendy
OBJECTIVES: Acute limb compartment syndrome, a complication of musculoskeletal trauma, results in muscle necrosis and cell death. Carbon monoxide, liberated from the carbon monoxide-releasing molecule-3, has been shown protective in a rat model of compartment syndrome. The purpose of this study was to test the effect of carbon monoxide-releasing molecule-3 in a preclinical large animal model of compartment syndrome, with the ultimate goal of developing a pharmacologic adjunct treatment for compartment syndrome...
January 30, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Kathryn L Bauer
Osteochondral injuries in pediatric patients may occur as a result of a traumatic injury or secondary to an osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesion. Lateral patella dislocation is a common traumatic cause of osteochondral injury that typically occurs at the medial facet of the patella or at the lateral aspect of the distal femur. Multiple theories have been proposed for the cause of an OCD lesion in the knee, including trauma or repetitive microtrauma, local vascular insufficiency, and family history. The most "classic" location for OCD lesions of the knee is the lateral aspect of the medial femoral condyle of the distal femur...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Roxana Cleper
Solitary functioning kidney (SFK) occurs with unilateral renal agenesis (URA) in 1/2000 live births - or after uninephrectomy for tumor, trauma, uncontrolled infections or hypertension and post-kidney donation. URA-associated states include urological, cardiac, gastrointestinal and skeletal anomalies or it might be a component of a genetic syndrome. In 10% of cases of URA another family member is affected. In any case of SFK a compensatory process is triggered consisting of glomerular hypertension with hyperfiltration which achieves 75% of two kidneys' function...
January 2018: Harefuah
Douglas Oyler, Andrew C Bernard, Jeremy D VanHoose, Sara E Parli, C Scott Ellis, David Li, Levi D Procter, Phillip K Chang
PURPOSE: Results of an initiative at an academic medical center to reduce prescription opioid use in patients with acute traumatic injuries are reported. METHODS: In 2014, the University of Kentucky Hospital trauma service implemented a pain management strategy consisting of patient and provider education emphasizing the use of nonopioid analgesics to minimize opioid use without compromising analgesia effectiveness. To assess the impact of the initiative, a retrospective analysis of data on cohorts of patients admitted with acute trauma before ( n = 489) and after ( n = 424) project implementation was conducted...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Amit Aurora, Janet L Roe, Nsini A Umoh, Michael Dubick, Joseph C Wenke, Thomas J Walters
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock due to extremity vascular injuries is common in combat injuries. Fluid resuscitation is the standard treatment for severe hemorrhage. Tourniquets (TK) used for hemorrhage control cause ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury that induces edema formation in the injured muscle. Resuscitation fluids affect edema formation; however, its effect on long-term functional response remains unknown. The objectives of this study are 1) compare acute muscle damage; 2) determine long-term functional recovery of ischemic muscle, and 3) compare local and systemic inflammatory response including the expression of junctional proteins following early resuscitation with Hextend (HEX) and Fresh Whole Blood (FWB) using a rodent model of combined hemorrhage and TK-induced limb I/R...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Agc Hay-David, T Stacey, I Pallister
Introduction We aimed to identify population demographics of motorcyclists and pillion passengers with isolated open lower-limb fractures, to ascertain the impact of the revised 2009 British Orthopaedic Association/British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons joint standards for the management of open fractures of the lower limb (BOAST 4), in terms of time to skeletal stabilisation and soft-tissue coverage, and to observe any impact on patient movement. Methods Retrospective cohort data was collected by the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN)...
January 24, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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