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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230571/infection-and-complications-following-low-velocity-intra-articular-gunshot-injuries
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Mai P Nguyen, Michael S Reich, Jeffrey A O'Donnell, Jonathan C Savakus, Nicholas F Prayson, Joseph F Golob, Amy A McDonald, John J Como, Heather A Vallier
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to characterize the demographics, interventions, infection rates, and other complications following intra-articular gunshot wounds. DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-three patients with 55 civilian low-velocity intra-articular gunshot injuries with a minimum of four weeks follow-up were included in the study. Seven patients had associated vascular injuries...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217834/case-report-of-a-migrating-bullet-an-unusual-cause-of-postmortem-confusion
#2
Dennis J Chute, Kia Newman, Robert J Bready, Eric D Benjamin
Migrating bullets are rare sequelae of penetrating gunshot wounds. Such cases have been described in the neurosurgical literature because they can produce complications in the management of patients such as decline in neurologic status, delays in rehabilitation, and difficulties in bullet removal. In contrast, few postmortem reports have described this phenomenon. We report a case of a gunshot wound in which the projectile entered the left side of the head and traversed to the right frontal area as documented by CT scan on hospital admission...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182606/elevated-blood-lead-levels-associated-with-retained-bullet-fragments-united-states-2003-2012
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Debora Weiss, Carrie D Tomasallo, Jon G Meiman, Walter Alarcon, Nathan M Graber, Kristine M Bisgard, Henry A Anderson
An estimated 115,000 firearm injuries occur annually in the United States, and approximately 70% are nonfatal (1). Retained bullet fragments (RBFs) are an infrequently reported, but important, cause of lead toxicity; symptoms are often nonspecific and can appear years after suffering a gunshot wound (2,3). Adult blood lead level (BLL) screening is most commonly indicated for monitoring of occupational lead exposure; routine testing of adults with RBFs is infrequent (3). States collaborate with CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to monitor elevated BLLs through the Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) program (4,5)...
February 10, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179710/retrograde-bullet-migration-from-inferior-vena-cava-into-right-common-iliac-vein-following-gunshot-a-case-report
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Ibrahim Zahid, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Omar Irfan, Benish Fatima, Maha Tahir, Muhammad Tariq, Fazal Wahab Khan, Saulat Fatimi
Bullet embolization cases are rare and even rarer are its retrograde migration in the veins. We report the case of a 14 year old male with a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest. CT scan revealed bilateral haemothorax and foreign body in the right common iliac vein. The patient was immediately taken to the operating theatre and median sternotomy performed. Bullet entry tear was found in the inferior vena cava however, the bullet was found lodged in the right common iliac vein and slipped down against the flow of blood...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178967/geo-demographics-of-gunshot-wound-injuries-in-miami-dade-county-2002-2012
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Laura Zebib, Justin Stoler, Tanya L Zakrison
BACKGROUND: We evaluated correlates of gunshot wound (GSW) injuries in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Firearm-related injury has previously been linked to socio- and geo-demographic indicators such as occupation, income, neighborhood and race in other metropolitan areas, but remains understudied in Miami. METHODS: We reviewed 4,547 cases from a Level I trauma center's patient registry involving an intentional firearm-related injury occurring from 2002 to 2012. During this eleven-year study period, this trauma center was the only one in Miami-Dade County, and thus representative of countywide injuries...
February 8, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173921/gunshot-wounds-resulting-in-hospitalization-in-the-united-states-2004-2013
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Alan Cook, Turner Osler, David Hosmer, Laurent Glance, Frederick Rogers, Brian Gross, Pamela Garcia-Filion, Ajai Malhotra
INTRODUCTION: The United States (US) leads all high income countries in gunshot wound (GSW) deaths. However, as a result of two decades of reduced federal support, study of GSW has been largely neglected. In this paper we describe the current state of GSW hospitalizations in the US using population-based data. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational study of patients hospitalized for GSW in the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) 2004 -2013...
January 30, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166168/evaluation-of-intra-articular-fracture-extension-following-gunshot-wounds-to-the-lower-extremity-plain-radiographs-versus-computer-tomography
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John S Hwang, Kenneth L Koury, George Gorgy, Michael S Sirkin, Mark C Reilly, Valdis Lelkes, Mark R Adams
OBJECTIVE: This study was to compare the use of computer tomography to plain radiographs for the evaluation of intra-articular extension of long bone fractures in the lower extremity following low-energy gunshot wounds. DESIGN: Retrospective chart and radiographic review SETTING:: Level 1 Trauma CenterPatients/Participants: Data was collected from a single institution from 2000 to 2014. Inclusion criteria consisted of patients aged greater than 17 years, low-velocity gunshot injuries causing fracture of the femur or tibia, plain radiographs with adequate films and CT imaging of the fracture...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165691/de-escalate-tense-talk-five-simple-strategies-to-help-keep-things-cool
#8
Ann M Garrido
The tensions of the wider world all too frequently erupt in our nation's emergency rooms in the form of gunshot wounds and domestic battery, gang brawls and road rage accidents. As health care professionals, you generally are called into action after things have taken a turn toward violence. Even as you suture and bandage and console frightened family members, I imagine you sigh: "Why did things have to go this far?"
July 2016: Health Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164046/treatment-of-the-bullet-traversing-femoral-neck-lodged-in-hip-joint-initial-arthroscopic-removal-and-subsequent-cartilage-repair
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Mehmet Faruk Çatma, Serhan Ünlü, Önder Ersan, Alper Öztürk
INTRODUCTION: There have been several reports on arthroscopically assisted removal of the bullet imbedded in hip joint in the literature. Similarly, in this case, a bullet lodged in acetabulum was extracted with arthroscopic technique. What makes this case unique in the literature is that the bullet removed from the acetabulum traversed the femoral neck. CASE REPORT: Male patient aged 32 years with a low-velocity gunshot wound was referred to the emergency room on August 28, 2012...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161564/management-of-vascular-trauma-during-the-paris-terrorist-attack-of-november-13-2015
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Philippe Tresson, Joseph Touma, Julien Gaudric, Quentin Pellenc, Marielle Le Roux, Charles Pierret, Hicham Kobeiter, Pierre Julia, Olivier Goeau-Brissonniere, Pascal Desgranges, Fabien Koskas, Yves Castier
OBJECTIVES: On November 13, 2015, Paris and Saint-Denis were the targets of terrorist attacks. The hospitals of the Public Hospitals of Paris Organization (AP-HP) and the Percy Armed Forces Instruction Hospitals were mobilized to face the mass casualty situation. The objective of this study was to analyze the management of the victims presenting with a non-thoracic vascular trauma (NTVT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: All the data relating to the victims of NTVT who required a specific vascular open or endovascular treatment were analyzed retrospectively...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110378/belfast-limb-arterial-and-skeletal-trauma-blast-the-evolution-of-punishment-shooting-in-northern-ireland
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M Lau, S McCain, R Baker, D W Harkin
INTRODUCTION: Northern Ireland has developed significant experience in specific punishment injuries due to its unique civil unrest. Simple gunshot wound (GSW) injuries have begun to evolve into more complex injuries. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe three cases of young male victims who suffered from GSW injuries-from a single GSW injury to multiple GSW injuries involving all four limbs; the phenomenon of Belfast Limb Arterial and Skeletal Trauma. We describe the management of these injuries, with a review of current literature...
January 21, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099383/a-case-of-a-gunshot-wound-to-the-fetus-in-utero
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Mitchell R Ladd, Kathryn Shaw, Sara Munoz-Blanco, Maureen Gilmore, Sandra DiBrito, Solange N Eloundou, Kent Stevens, Isam W Nasr, Dylan Stewart, Robert E Falcone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099379/systemic-intraoperative-anticoagulation-during-arterial-injury-repair-implications-for-patency-and-bleeding
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Zoё Maher, Brian Frank, Noelle Saillant, Anna Goldenberg, Elizabeth Dauer, Joshua P Hazelton, Andrea Lubitz, Huaqing Zhao, Jeremy W Cannon, Mark J Seamon
BACKGROUND: The role of systemic intraoperative anticoagulation (SIAC) during surgical repair of major arterial injuries is controversial. Any potential improvement in arterial patency must be weighed against the risk of hemorrhage in these critically injured patients. We hypothesized that SIAC would increase arterial patency without increasing bleeding complications. METHODS: We conducted a multi-institution, retrospective cohort study of trauma patients with major vascular injury from 2005-2013 in 3 level I centers...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097252/enterococcus-faecalis-causing-delayed-spondylodiscitis-in-a-case-with-retained-intraspinal-bullet
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Siddharth N Aiyer, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Rishi Kanna, Srikanth Reddy, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran
Delayed presentations have been reported following gunshot wounds (GSW) with retained intraspinal bullets due to migration of projectile or lead intoxication. We report on the rare occurrence of delayed pyogenic spondylodiscitis and neurological dysfunction following injury from low velocity GSW to the spine with a retained projectile. A 55-year-old male presented 4 months following GSW to the abdomen which resulted in colonic injury and L5 fracture. The patient was treated initially with ileo-transverse anastomosis, antibiotics, without retrieval of the bullet...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089298/gunshot-wound-trajectory-analysis-using-forensic-animation-to-establish-relative-positions-of-shooter-and-victim
#15
Aisling A Galligan, Craig Fries, Judy Melinek
Forensic pathologists who autopsy the victims of gun violence are often called upon to answer questions in both criminal and civil proceedings about the relative position of the shooter and the victim. In this case report of an officer-involved shooting incident, the statement of the police officer appeared to be in direct contradiction to the statements of other eyewitnesses, the evidence at the scene, and the final resting position of the decedent's body. Trajectory analysis of two gunshot wound pathways (only one of which was instantaneously incapacitating) was performed to assess the veracity of the officer's statement and forensic animation was used to create a court exhibit...
February 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079530/can-intoxication-status-be-used-as-a-prediction-tool-for-manner-of-death-a-comparison-of-the-intoxication-status-in-violent-suicides-and-homicides
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D Kimberley Molina, Veronica M Hargrove
Determining the manner of death in medicolegal death investigations can be difficult. The investigator relies on many facets of death investigation, including the circumstances of death and autopsy examination. A study was designed to analyze whether the intoxication status of the decedent could be used as another tool in death investigations. The intoxication status of violent (nonoverdose or poisoning) suicides and homicides was retrospectively reviewed and compared. A total of 625 deaths were identified, including 366 suicides and 259 homicides...
March 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074458/endovascular-treatment-of-peripheral-and-visceral-arterial-injuries-in-patients-with-acute-trauma
#17
Aysun Erbahçeci Salık, Filiz Saçan İslim, Barbaros Erhan Çil
BACKGROUND: The present study is an evaluation of the efficacy of endovascular treatment in emergency setting for patients with acute peripheral and visceral arterial injury secondary to penetrating or blunt trauma. METHODS: Twelve patients (11 men) aged 35.8±11.3 years (range: 18-56 years) with penetrating or blunt trauma who underwent endovascular treatment in our department between March 2010 and June 2014 for peripheral and visceral arterial injury were retrospectively reviewed...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064351/orthopedic-trauma-surgery-and-hospital-cost-analysis-in-refugees-the-effect-of-the-syrian-civil-war
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Altuğ Duramaz, Mustafa Gökhan Bilgili, Berhan Bayram, Nezih Ziroğlu, Alkan Bayrak, Mustafa Cevdet Avkan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the musculoskeletal injury types, injury mechanisms, surgical techniques and treatment costs of Syrian refugees. METHODS: Totally 158 patients (67 female, 91 male) treated in our clinic in 34 months period between January 2012 and October 2014 were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 39.3 years (range: 18-82 years). The patients were evaluated for age, gender, mechanism of injury, location and type of fracture, presence of accompanying injuries, injury severity score, surgical technique, complications, mortality/morbidity and treatment cost...
January 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064088/asylum-seekers-alleging-torture-in-their-countries-evaluation-of-a-french-center
#19
Renaud Clément, David Lebossé, Lucia Barrios, Olivier Rodat
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a 6-year period, 570 survivors gave consent to this study and were examined by forensic medical doctors in academic French hospital. They evaluated with the aim of cataloguing the physical evidence of torture. Sociological data, declared violence (single physical altercation, repeated physical violence less than one year or more than one year, incarceration not more than one week or more than 1 week), and method of violence (blows by blunt object, crushing, burns, electrical shocks, attempted drowning, smothering, incision, or gunshot) were studied...
February 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005712/gunshot-wound-to-the-chest-with-retained-projectile-in-intraventricular-septum
#20
Joshua Nash, James Reidar Yon, Matthew Kaminsky, Douglas Smego, Faran Bokhari, Matthew J Wall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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