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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640677/constant-lethality-of-gunshot-injuries-from-firearm-assault-united-states-2003-2012
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Philip J Cook, Ariadne E Rivera-Aguirre, Magdalena Cerdá, Garen Wintemute
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the validity of the apparent downward trend in the national case-fatality rate for gunshot wounds from assault. METHODS: We reanalyzed the estimated annual number of nonfatal firearm injuries the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System reported from 2003 to 2012. We adjusted the estimates for discontinuities created by the substitution of 1 hospital for another in the sample and for a downward trend in the percentage of gunshot injuries classified as "unknown circumstance...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635868/-the-modern-possibilities-for-the-application-of-photogrammetry-in-forensic-medical-traumatology
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V A Fetisov, I Yu Makarov, A A Gusarov, A S Lorents, S A Smirenin, V B Stragis
The authors discuss the modern possibilities and prospects for the application of photogrammetry (FM) in forensic medical traumatology based on the results of the analysis of the many-year experience reported in the foreign periodicals with special reference to road traffic injuries, gunshot wounds, and animals' bites. The examples of objective difficulties and promising prospects for the further application of the FM techniques in the practical work of forensic medical experts and medical criminalists are considered with reference to the use of various FM-based methods and equipment including 3D laser scanners, chambers, stereoscopic mounting attachments, etc...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631580/bulletproof-heart-gunshot-wound-to-the-ventricular-septum-without-pericardial-effusion-or-hemodynamic-collapse
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Lora Alkhawam, Stephen J Greene
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631433/forensic-radiology-pitfalls-ct-imaging-in-gunshot-wounds-of-the-head
#4
Mark A Giffen, Jason A Powell, Jerri McLemore
Computed tomography (CT) imaging is increasingly used in emergency departments and trauma services and is being offered as a supplemental tool with autopsy in coroner's and medical examiner's offices throughout the United States. The availability of CT images in lieu of traditional X-rays for medicolegal autopsies may lead to misinterpretation of images for forensic pathologists who are not familiar with these types of images. Forensic pathologists must become familiar with CT imaging, the basis of CT image formation and how to interpret CT images appropriately...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630118/childhood-firearm-injuries-in-the-united-states
#5
Katherine A Fowler, Linda L Dahlberg, Tadesse Haileyesus, Carmen Gutierrez, Sarah Bacon
OBJECTIVES: Examine fatal and nonfatal firearm injuries among children aged 0 to 17 in the United States, including intent, demographic characteristics, trends, state-level patterns, and circumstances. METHODS: Fatal injuries were examined by using data from the National Vital Statistics System and nonfatal injuries by using data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. Trends from 2002 to 2014 were tested using joinpoint regression analyses. Incident characteristics and circumstances were examined by using data from the National Violent Death Reporting System...
June 19, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622832/management-of-war-related-vascular-wounds-in-french-role-3-hospital-during-the-afghan-campaign
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Fabien Beranger, Henri De Lesquen, Olivier Aoun, Cédric Roqueplo, Léon Meyrat, Claudia Natale, Jean-Philippe Avaro
OBJECTIVES: To describe the management of war-related vascular injuries in the Kabul French military hospital. METHODS: From January 2009 to April 2013, in the Kabul French military hospital, we prospectively included all patients presenting with war-related vascular injuries. We collected the following data: site, type, and mechanism of vascular injury, associated trauma, type of vascular repair, amputation rate and complications. RESULTS: Out of the 922 soldiers admitted for emergency surgical care, we recorded 45 (5%) patients presenting with vascular injuries: 30 (67%) gunshot-related, 11 (24%) explosive device-related, and 4 (9%) due to road traffic accident...
June 10, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616061/penetrating-cardiac-trauma-analysis-of-240-cases-from-a-hospital-in-bogota-colombia
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Andres Isaza-Restrepo, Dínimo José Bolívar-Sáenz, Marcos Tarazona-Lara, José Rafael Tovar
BACKGROUND: Trauma characteristics and its management is influenced by socioeconomic context. Cardiac trauma constitutes a challenge for surgeons, and outcomes depend on multiple factors including initial care, characteristics of the wounds, and surgical management. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional case series of patients with penetrating cardiac injuries (PCI) from January 1999 to October 2009 who underwent surgery in a trauma referral center in Bogotá, Colombia...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612168/civilian-cerebral-gunshot-wounds-in-rural-south-african-patients-are-associated-with-significantly-higher-mortality-rates-than-in-urban-patients
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V Y Kong, J L Bruce, B Sartorius, G L Laing, J Odendaal, P Brysiewicz, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION: This study focuses on a specific and often dramatic injury, namely gunshot wounds (GSW) of the head in order to determine whether there is a discrepancy in outcome between patients who sustain their injury in a rural setting and those who sustain it in an urban setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study involves a retrospective review of our prospectively maintained regional electronic trauma registry. All patients who sustained a cerebral GSW from January 2010 to December 2014 were reviewed...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599123/intraoperative-imaging-changes-management-in-orbital-fracture-repair
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Vedant Borad, Martin S Lacey, David D Hamlar, Harley S Dresner, Girijesh K Yadava, Warren Schubert
PURPOSE: Intraoperative imaging is gaining widespread use in the management of facial fracture repair. The aim of this study was to determine whether intraoperative imaging changes the management of orbital fracture repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective case series was performed of all cases of orbital fracture repair from 2008 to 2015 in which the intraoperative O-arm was used at Regions Hospital (St Paul, MN), a level I trauma center. The primary outcome variable was a change in management, ranging from orbital plate repositioning to proceeding with orbital floor exploration...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599041/quikclot%C3%A2-combat-gauze%C3%A2-use-by-ground-forces-in-afghanistan-the-prehospital-trauma-registry-experience
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Steven G Schauer, Michael D April, Jason F Naylor, Andrew D Fisher, Cord W Cunningham, Kathy L Ryan, Krista C Thomas, Daniel B Brillhart, Jessie Renee D Fernandez, Mark A Antonacci
BACKGROUND: QuikClot® Combat Gauze® (QCCG) was fielded in 2008 to replace previous generations of hemostatic products. To the best of our knowledge, despite nearly a decade of use, there are no published data on use among US combatant forces. We describe the use of QCCG by ground forces in Afghanistan and compare patients who received QCCG compared with the remaining population in the database who did not receive QCCG. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Prehospital Trauma Registry (PHTR)...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586732/the-virtual-approach-to-the-assessment-of-skeletal-injuries-in-human-skeletal-remains-of-forensic-importance
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Petra Urbanová, Ann H Ross, Mikoláš Jurda, Ivana Šplíchalová
While assessing skeletal injuries in human skeletal remains, forensic anthropologists are frequently presented with fractured, fragmented, or otherwise modified skeletal remains. The examination of evidence and the mechanisms of skeletal injuries often require that separate osseous elements be permanently or temporarily reassembled or reconstructed. If not dealt with properly, such reconstructions may impede accurate interpretation of the evidence. Nowadays, routine forensic examinations increasingly incorporate digital imaging technologies...
July 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585791/-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-due-to-civil-gunshot-wounds-at-a-general-hospital-in-cali-colombia
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L Parrado Sánchez, C Gómez, J A Valderrama Chaparro, L D Beltrán Osorio, M Sierra Ruiz, A Enríquez Marulanda, J Lobato Polo
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to gunshot-wounds (GSW) is a critical situation in the pediatric population. The aim of this study is to characterize TBI in this population since there are few reports that describe it especially in Colombia where its incidence is high, also to determine which were the main mortality predictor within our population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study in which we reviewed pediatric medical records of patients that had consulted at the Fundacion Valle del Lili pediatric Emergency Room between January of 2011 and December of 2015 because of TBI due to GSW...
January 25, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584512/civilian-penetrating-gunshot-injury-to-the-neurocranium-in-enugu
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Ephraim Eziechina Onyia, Mark C Chikani, Wilfred C Mezue, Enoch O Uche, Izuchukwu Iloabachie, Matthew Mesi, Sunday Ejembi, Chuka Agunwa
INTRODUCTION: Civilian penetrating gunshot injuries to the neurocranium are no longer uncommon in Nigeria. Such injuries are however poorly reported. They are associated with poor outcome and, at close range, are frequently fatal, especially when inflicted by high-velocity weapons. Prompt transfer to neurosurgical service and urgent intervention may improve outcome in those that are not mortally wounded. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two patients with civilian penetrating gunshot wounds seen over a 10-year period (2004-2014) at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital and Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery Enugu were reviewed retrospectively, and their data were analyzed to evaluate factors that impacted on outcome...
January 2017: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573429/predictors-of-outcome-in-101-patients-requiring-emergent-thoracotomy-for-penetrating-pulmonary-injuries
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J A Asensio, O A Ogun, F N Mazzini, A J Perez-Alonso, L M Garcia-Núñez, P Petrone
BACKGROUND: Operative interventions are uncommonly required for penetrating pulmonary injuries. Similarly, because their incidence is low, few series appear sporadically in the literature. Objectives of this study are to identify predictors of outcome for patients requiring emergent thoracotomy for penetrating pulmonary injuries and evaluate the use of tissue sparing versus resective techniques for their management. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective 169-month study of all patients with penetrating pulmonary injuries requiring thoracotomy...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551916/-high-velocity-penetrating-head-and-neck-injuries-of-syrian-civil-war-casualties-treated-in-the-galilee-medical-center
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Ohad Ronen, Nidal Assadi, Eyal Sela
INTRODUCTION: For two years the State of Israel has been treating casualties from the Syrian civil war. The Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya is the main hospital for this humanitarian mission. Objectives: To evaluate the demographic and clinical characteristics of the casualties that were treated in our department. METHODS: Information from medical records of all Syrian casualties evacuated to the Galilee Medical Center were evaluated. RESULTS: Between March 2013 and December 2014, 450 casualties were evacuated to the Galilee Medical Center...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550761/can-cadaverous-pollution-from-environmental-lead-misguide-to-false-positive-results-in-the-histochemical-determination-of-gunshot-residues-study-on-cadaveric-skin-samples
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Michele Boracchi, Salvatore Andreola, Federica Collini, Guendalina Gentile, Francesca Maciocco, Francesca Maghin, Riccardo Zoja
Histochemical determination of lead in gunshot residues (GSR) raises the question of possible environmental contamination by heavy metals. Authors assess the specificity of the Sodium Rhodizonate Test in the search of lead derived from environmental pollution. Sodium Rhodizonate Test and 5% HCl Sodium Rhodizonate test were applied to skin samples taken from two groups of victims, whose cause of death was not related to gunshot wounds: group A included 25 corpses found in open spaces after a long time; group B included 16 corpses exhumed after a period of 11 years...
May 13, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549547/a-systematic-review-on-ricochet-gunshot-injuries
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REVIEW
Yuw-Er Yong
Ricocheted bullets may still retain sufficient kinetic energy to cause gunshot injuries. Accordingly, this paper reviews the literature surrounding gunshot injuries caused by ricocheted bullets. In doing so, it discusses the characteristics of ricochet entrance wounds and wound tracks, noting several important considerations for assessment of a possible ricochet incident. The shapes of ricochet entrance wounds vary, ranging from round holes to elliptical, large and irregular shapes. Pseudo-stippling or pseudo-gunpowder tattooing, pseudo-soot blackening and tumbling abrasions seen on the skin surrounding the bullet hole are particularly associated with ricochet incidents...
May 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544074/single-stage-aesthetic-and-functional-reconstruction-of-composite-facial-gunshot-wound-with-a-chimeric-functioning-muscle-and-fibular-osseous-flap-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Andreas Gravvanis, Konstantinos Apostolou, Dimitrios Anterriotis, Dimosthenis Tsoutsos
The current concepts in the aesthetic and functional reconstruction of complex oromandibular defects are presented with a case of a patient with self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face. The patient presented with a 6 cm composite mandibular defect; the buccomandibular and suborbital aesthetic zones of the cheek along with the mucosa lining, and the ipsilateral facial musculature were missing. A rapid prototyping model of the facial skeleton was used to assist in preoperative planning. A single stage reconstruction with two free flaps was planned; a free fibula osseous flap to reconstruct the mandibular defect, and a free chimeric ALT/functioning vastus lateralis muscle...
May 23, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538646/defining-the-ge-junction-in-trauma-epidemiology-and-management-of-a-challenging-injury
#19
Morgan Schellenberg, Kenji Inaba, James M Bardes, Daniel OʼBrien, Lydia Lam, Elizabeth Benjamin, Daniel Grabo, Demetrios Demetriades
INTRODUCTION: Injuries to the gastroesophageal (GE) junction are infrequently encountered because of the high mortality of associated injuries. Consequently, there is a paucity of literature on the patient demographics and treatment options. The aim of this study was to examine the epidemiology, surgical management, and outcomes of these rare injuries. METHODS: Patients presenting to LAC+USC Medical Center (01/2008-08/2016) with traumatic esophageal or gastric injury (ICD-9 and -10 codes) were extracted from the trauma registry...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532914/penetrating-bihemispheric-traumatic-brain-injury-a-collective-review-of-gunshot-wounds-to-the-head
#20
REVIEW
L Turco, D L Cornell, B Phillips
BACKGROUND: Head injuries that cross midline structures of the brain are 'bihemispheric.' Other terms have been used to describe such injuries, but 'bihemispheric' is the most accurate and should be standard nomenclature. Bihemispheric head injuries are associated with higher mortality and morbidity than other penetrating traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Currently, there is a tendency to manage severe gunshot wounds (GSWs) to the head non-operatively, despite reports of improved outcome in military patients treated aggressively...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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