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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811137/influence-of-guidelines-on-management-of-paediatric-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-ct-assessment-and-admission-policy
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J J Lenstra, A R A Pikstra, J M Fock, Z Metting, J van der Naalt
BACKGROUND: The annual number of paediatric injury-related emergency visits and application of computed tomography (CT) has substantially increased, with associated higher risk of malignancies. In 2010, a guideline for CT-assessment based on risk factors for patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) became effective in all Emergency Departments (ED) in the Netherlands. This study evaluated the influence of this guideline on the frequency of CT-assessments, hospital admissions and factors that are related to guideline adherence...
August 3, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808845/targeted-treatment-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-age-of-precision-medicine
#2
Anthony A Figaji, A Graham Fieggen, Ncedile Mankahla, Nico Enslin, Ursula K Rohlwink
In recent years, much progress has been made in our understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Clinical outcomes have progressively improved, but evidence-based guidelines for how we manage patients remain surprisingly weak. The problem is that the many interventions and strategies that have been investigated in randomized controlled trials have all disappointed. These include many concepts that had become standard care in TBI. And that is just for adult TBI; in children, the situation is even worse. Not only is pediatric care more difficult than adult care because physiological norms change with age, but also there is less evidence for clinical practice...
August 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806209/refractory-intracranial-hypertension-the-role-of-decompressive-craniectomy
#3
Martin Smith
Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) is associated with worse outcomes after acute brain injury, and clinical guidelines advocate early treatment of intracranial hypertension. ICP-lowering therapies are usually administered in a stepwise manner, starting with safer first-line interventions, while reserving higher-risk options for patients with intractable intracranial hypertension. Decompressive craniectomy is a surgical procedure in which part of the skull is removed and the underlying dura opened to reduce brain swelling-related raised ICP; it can be performed as a primary or secondary procedure...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789779/management-of-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury-bcvi-in-the-multisystem-injury-patient-with-contraindications-to-immediate-anti-thrombotic-therapy
#4
Michelle K McNutt, A Cozette Kale, Ryan S Kitagawa, Ali H Turkmani, David W Fields, Sarah Baraniuk, Brijesh S Gill, Bryan A Cotton, Laura J Moore, Charles E Wade, Arthur Day, John B Holcomb
INTRODUCTION: Practice management guidelines for screening and treatment of patients with blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) have been associated with a decreased risk of ischemic stroke. TREATMENT: of patients with BCVI and multisystem injuries that delays immediate antithrombotic therapy remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine the timing of BCVI treatment initiation, the incidence of stroke, and bleeding complications as a result of antithrombotic therapy in patients with isolated BCVI in comparison to those with BCVI complicated by multisystem injuries...
July 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774508/compliance-with-evidence-based-guidelines-for-computed-tomography-of-children-with-head-and-abdominal-trauma
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Ihab Halaweish, Jane Riebe-Rodgers, Amy Randall, Peter F Ehrlich
INTRODUCTION: Recently, two large prospective clinical trials developed and validated prediction rules for children at very low risk for clinically important traumatic brain injuries (ciTBI) or abdominal injury for whom CT is unnecessary. Specific criteria/guidelines were identified which if met would obviate the need for CT scanning. The purpose of this study was to assess compliance at a level one pediatric center with these guidelines as a tool for quality improvement. METHODS: Records of children admitted to our pediatric trauma center one year before and two years after publication of head (Kuppermann '09) and abdominal trauma (Holmes '13) CT imaging guidelines were reviewed...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762185/consideration-of-the-intracranial-pressure-threshold-value-for-the-initiation-of-traumatic-brain-injury-treatment-a-xenon-ct-and-perfusion-ct-study
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Mitsuru Honda, Ryo Ichibayashi, Ginga Suzuki, Hiroki Yokomuro, Yoshikatsu Seiki, Shigeru Sase, Taichi Kishi
BACKGROUND: Monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) is considered to be fundamental for the care of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is routinely used to direct medical and surgical therapy. Accordingly, some guidelines for the management of severe TBI recommend that treatment be initiated for ICP values >20 mmHg. However, it remained to be accounted whether there is a scientific basis to this instruction. The purpose of the present study was to clarify whether the basis of ICP values >20 mmHg is appropriate...
July 31, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761517/role-of-routine-repeat-computed-tomography-of-brain-in-patients-with-mild-and-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury-a-prospective-study
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Jayun M Shah, Kairav S Shah, Jinendra Kumar, Ponraj K Sundaram
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) has become the primary investigative modality for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and there are established guidelines for the initial CT (CT-1). There are no specific guidelines for scheduling repeat CT in TBI. This study was carried out to compare the usefulness of unscheduled repeat CT (UCT-2) with scheduled repeat CT (SCT-2) in the presence or absence of neurological deterioration and to identify risk factors associated with radiological worsening (RW)...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725211/critical-evaluation-of-the-lund-concept-for-treatment-of-severe-traumatic-head-injury-25%C3%A2-years-after-its-introduction
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REVIEW
Per-Olof Grände
When introduced in 1992, the Lund concept (LC) was the first complete guideline for treatment of severe traumatic brain injury (s-TBI). It was a theoretical approach, based mainly on general physiological principles-i.e., of brain volume control and optimization of brain perfusion and oxygenation of the penumbra zone. The concept gave relatively strict outlines for cerebral perfusion pressure, fluid therapy, ventilation, sedation, nutrition, the use of vasopressors, and osmotherapy. The LC strives for treatment of the pathophysiological mechanisms behind symptoms rather than just treating the symptoms...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719459/coagulation-management-in-patients-undergoing-neurosurgical-procedures
#9
Chiara Robba, Rita Bertuetti, Frank Rasulo, Alessando Bertuccio, Basil Matta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Management of coagulation in neurosurgical procedures is challenging. In this contest, it is imperative to avoid further intracranial bleeding. Perioperative bleeding can be associated with a number of factors, including anticoagulant drugs and coagulation status but is also linked to the characteristic and the site of the intracranial disorder. The aim of this review will be to focus primarily on the new evidence regarding the management of coagulation in patients undergoing craniotomy for neurosurgical procedures...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700588/years-of-life-lost-due-to-traumatic-brain-injury-in-europe-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-16-countries
#10
Marek Majdan, Dominika Plancikova, Andrew Maas, Suzanne Polinder, Valery Feigin, Alice Theadom, Martin Rusnak, Alexandra Brazinova, Juanita Haagsma
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a major public health, medical, and societal challenge globally. They present a substantial burden to victims, their families, and the society as a whole. Although indicators such as incidence or death rates provide insight into the occurrence and outcome of TBIs in various populations, they fail to quantify the full extent of their public health and societal impact. Measures such as years of life lost (YLLs), which quantifies the number of years of life lost because the person dies prematurely due to a disease or injury, should be employed to better quantify the population impact...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688998/targeted-temperature-management-in-the-icu-guidelines-from-a-french-expert-panel
#11
Alain Cariou, Jean-Francois Payen, Karim Asehnoune, Gerard Audibert, Astrid Botte, Olivier Brissaud, Guillaume Debaty, Sandrine Deltour, Nicolas Deye, Nicolas Engrand, Gilles Francony, Stéphane Legriel, Bruno Levy, Philippe Meyer, Jean-Christophe Orban, Sylvain Renolleau, Bernard Vigue, Laure De Saint Blanquat, Cyrille Mathien, Lionel Velly
Over the recent period, the use of induced hypothermia has gained an increasing interest for critically ill patients, in particular in brain-injured patients. The term "targeted temperature management" (TTM) has now emerged as the most appropriate when referring to interventions used to reach and maintain a specific level temperature for each individual. TTM may be used to prevent fever, to maintain normothermia, or to lower core temperature. This treatment is widely used in intensive care units, mostly as a primary neuroprotective method...
July 5, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686557/the-biopsychosocial-model-40-years-of-application-in-psychiatry
#12
G Papadimitriou
In 1977, the American pathologist and psychiatrist George Engel (1913-1999) published in the Journal Science his paper "TheIn 1977, the American pathologist and psychiatrist George Engel (1913-1999) published in the Journal Science his paper "Theneed for a new medical model: A challenge for biomedicine", introducing the term Biopsychosocial Model. This model basedon the results of Engel's studies in ulcerative colitis, depression and psychogenic pain, constituted a challenge for biomedicineand the biomedical model...
April 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674346/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-traumatic-cerebrovascular-injury-pitfalls-in-the-management-of-neurotrauma
#13
Hitoshi Kobata
Traumatic cerebrovascular injury (TCVI) is an uncommon clinical entity in traumatic brain injury (TBI), yet it may cause devastating brain injury with high morbidity and mortality. Early recognition and prioritized strategic treatment are of paramount importance. A total of 1966 TBI patients admitted between 1999 and 2015 in our tertiary critical care center were reviewed. Screening of TCVI was based on the Guidelines for the Management of Severe Head Injury in Japan. TCVI was confirmed in 33 (1.7%) patients; 29 blunt and 4 penetrating injuries...
June 30, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671050/outcome-instruments-in-moderate-to-severe-adult-traumatic-brain-injury-recommendations-for-use-in-psychosocial-research
#14
Cynthia A Honan, Skye McDonald, Robyn Tate, Tamara Ownsworth, Leanne Togher, Jennifer Fleming, Vicki Anderson, Angela Morgan, Cathy Catroppa, Jacinta Douglas, Heather Francis, Travis Wearne, Linda Sigmundsdottir, Jennie Ponsford
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can reduce psychosocial functioning, causing relationship, family, and employment difficulties. The present study by Moving Ahead: Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Brain Recovery aimed to identify a set of adult outcome instruments for moderate-to-severe TBI psychosocial research. PROCEDURE: A review of 115 instruments (identified through nomination, literature search, and international expert opinion) was conducted over a 15-month period...
July 2, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655027/zolpidem-for-the-treatment-of-neurologic-disorders-a-systematic-review
#15
Martin N Bomalaski, Edward S Claflin, Whitney Townsend, Mark D Peterson
Importance: Given its selective action on the ω1 subtype of the γ-aminobutyric acid A receptor, zolpidem tartrate presents a potential treatment mechanism for other neurologic disorders. Objective: To synthesize studies that used zolpidem to treat neurologic disorders. Evidence Review: Eligibility criteria included any published English-language article that examined the use of zolpidem for noninsomnia neurologic disorders in humans for all dates up to March 20, 2015...
June 26, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631089/targeted-temperature-management-in-the-icu-guidelines-from-a-french-expert-panel
#16
REVIEW
Alain Cariou, Jean-François Payen, Karim Asehnoune, Gerard Audibert, Astrid Botte, Olivier Brissaud, Guillaume Debaty, Sandrine Deltour, Nicolas Deye, Nicolas Engrand, Gilles Francony, Stéphane Legriel, Bruno Levy, Philippe Meyer, Jean-Christophe Orban, Sylvain Renolleau, Bernard Vigue, Laure De Saint Blanquat, Cyrille Mathien, Lionel Velly
Over the recent period, the use of induced hypothermia has gained an increasing interest for critically ill patients, in particular in brain-injured patients. The term "targeted temperature management" (TTM) has now emerged as the most appropriate when referring to interventions used to reach and maintain a specific level temperature for each individual. TTM may be used to prevent fever, to maintain normothermia, or to lower core temperature. This treatment is widely used in intensive care units, mostly as a primary neuroprotective method...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590352/big-for-small-validating-brain-injury-guidelines-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Asad Azim, Faisal S Jehan, Peter Rhee, Terence O'Keeffe, Andrew Tang, Gary Vercruysse, Narong Kulvatunyou, Rifat Latifi, Bellal Joseph
INTRODUCTION: Brain Injury Guidelines (BIG) were developed to reduce over utilization of Neurosurgical Consultation (NC) as well as CT imaging. Currently, BIG have been successfully applied to adult populations, but the value of implementing these guidelines among pediatric patients remains unassessed. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the established BIG (BIG-1 category) for managing pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) without neurosurgical consultation (No-NC)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587706/coma-after-acute-head-injury
#18
Raimund Firsching
BACKGROUND: Coma after acute head injury is always alarming. Depending on the type of injury, immediate treatment may be life-saving. About a quarter of a million patients are treated for traumatic brain injury in Germany each year. Treatment recommendations must be updated continually in the light of advancing knowledge. METHODS: This review of treatment recommendations, prognostic factors, and the pathophysiology of coma after acute head injury is based on a 2015 German guideline for the treatment of head injury in adults and on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed for literature on post-traumatic coma...
May 5, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585669/effectiveness-of-traumatic-brain-injury-management-guideline-introduction-in-hungary
#19
Abayomi Sorinola, Andras Buki, Janos Sandor, Endre Czeiter
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe the impact of the Traumatic Brain Injury management guideline introduction in Hungary. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hospital discharge records (HDR) including age, gender, codes of interventions applied, ICD codes of diagnosed disorders of patients admitted between 01/01/2004 and 31/12/2010 with diagnosis of intracranial injury (S06 by ICD10) from every inpatient institution in Hungary were collected from the database of National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF)...
April 27, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584214/study-on-language-rehabilitation-for-aphasia
#20
REVIEW
Zeng-Zhi Yu, Shu-Jun Jiang, Zi-Shan Jia, Hong-Yu Xiao, Mei-Qi Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to update our clinical recommendations for evidence-based language rehabilitation of people with aphasia, based on a systematic review of the literature from 1999 to 2015. DATA SOURCES: Articles referred to in this systematic review of the Medline and PubMed published in English language literatures were from 1998 to 2015. The terms used in the literature searches were aphasia and evidenced-based. STUDY SELECTION: The task force initially identified citations for 51 published articles...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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