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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668804/morphology-of-the-diaphragm-muscle-in-southern-tamandua-tamandua-tetradactyla-and-its-importance-in-cases-of-traumatic-hernia
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Érica F S Azevedo, Daniela R Costa E Silva, Tamires V S Natividade, Elane G Giese, Ana Rita DE Lima, Paola C Soares, Érika Branco
The wall of the diaphragm can be affected by changes caused by physical trauma, allowing the passage of viscera between the abdominal cavity and thoracic cavity, thus reducing the space for pulmonary expansion, leading to the formation of hernia and possible death. Thus, we aimed to characterize, size and determine the topography of the diaphragmatic muscle in the Southern Tamandua, since clinical and surgical activities in wild animals have become a reality more and more present in veterinary medicine. We used six adult animals, x-rayed and dissected, followed by collection of fragments of muscular portions for histological analysis...
April 16, 2018: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656532/of-lamp-posts-keys-and-fabled-drunkards-a-perspectival-tale-of-4-guidelines
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Trisha Greenhalgh
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based medicine is the application of research findings to inform individual clinical decisions. There is a tension-both philosophical and practical-between the average result from a population study and the circumstances and needs of an individual patient. This personal account of "evidence-based" trauma care illustrates and explores this tension. THE CASE: The author, a keen athlete, describes her experience of a high-impact cycle accident that led to limb fractures (which were diagnosed and treated according to evidence-based guidelines) and also an occult injury to the cervical spine (which was not diagnosed at the time)...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644417/longitudinal-analysis-of-superficial-midfacial-fat-volumes-over-a-10-year-period
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Jacob Tower, Kimberly Seifert, Boris Paskhover
BACKGROUND: Volumetric changes to facial fat that occur with aging remain poorly understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate for longitudinal changes to midfacial fat volumes in a group of individuals. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective longitudinal study of adult subjects who underwent multiple facial computed tomographic (CT) scans timed at least 8 years apart. Subjects who underwent facial surgery or suffered facial trauma were excluded. Facial CT scans were analyzed, and superficial cheek fat volumes were measured and compared to track changes that occurred with aging...
April 11, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642394/neuroprotective-effects-of-platonin-a-therapeutic-immunomodulating-medicine-on-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice-after-controlled-cortical-impact
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Ting-Lin Yen, Chao-Chien Chang, Chi-Li Chung, Wen-Chin Ko, Chih-Hao Yang, Cheng-Ying Hsieh
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide and leads to persistent cognitive, sensory, motor dysfunction, and emotional disorders. TBI-caused primary injury results in structural damage to brain tissues. Following the primary injury, secondary injuries which are accompanied by neuroinflammation, microglial activation, and additional cell death subsequently occur. Platonin, a cyanine photosensitizing dye, has been used to treat trauma, ulcers, and some types of acute inflammation...
April 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627391/chinese-expert-consensus-on-enhanced-recovery-after-hepatectomy-version-2017
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REVIEW
Weidong Jia, Wenbin Liu, Xiaofei Qiao
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a series of perioperative optimized treatment measures based on evidence-based medicine which can control perioperative pathological and physiological responses, reduce surgical trauma and postoperative stress, and then achieve rapid recovery. This is a new concept in the 21st century, which is a revolution to the medical treatment and rehabilitation mode. Based on the clinical application study and expert experience in present ERAS in hepatectomy field at home and abroad, Chinese Expert Consensus on Enhanced Recovery After Hepatectomy (Version 2017) is established...
April 4, 2018: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623601/effects-of-minimally-invasive-approaches-on-chronic-subdural-hematoma-by-novel-yl-1-puncture-needle-and-burr-hole-methods
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Min Xu, Wen-Hua Wang, Sheng-Qiang Zhu, Wei-Guo Tan, Xue-Gang Jin, Wei Lu, Long Chen
The objective of this study is to investigate effects of minimally invasive approaches on outcome of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) by novel YL-1 puncture needle and burr-hole methods. A retrospective analysis was performed in 158 hospitalized CSDH patients from January, 2013 to December, 2017 in Kunshan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Patients' gender, age, history of trauma, volume of hematoma, hematoma location, application of urokinase, surgical approach, the operation time, hospitalized time, and CT scans 3 months after discharge were recorded...
April 5, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618881/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-of-maxillofacial-injuries-in-brazil-a-5-year-retrospective-study
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Luciana Domingues Conceição, Isadora Augusta da Silveira, Gustavo Giacomelli Nascimento, Rafael Guerra Lund, Ricardo Henrique Alves da Silva, Fábio Renato Manzolli Leite
Aim: The etiology and epidemiology of maxillofacial injuries varies widely in different regions of the world due to socioeconomic status, cultural aspects in addition to road traffic and drug consumption. The aim of this study is to determine major causes and epidemiological characteristics of maxillofacial trauma in a 5-year period. Materials and methods: Reports of corporal trauma (n = 25,632) from 2007 to 2011 in the Department of Forensic Medicine were analyzed as to the presence of maxillofacial injuries...
June 2018: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609973/the-burden-of-gunshot-wounding-of-uk-military-personnel-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-from-2003-14
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T Stevenson, D J Carr, J G Penn-Barwell, T J Ringrose, S A Stapley
INTRODUCTION: Gunshot wounding (GSW) is the second most common mechanism of injury in warfare after explosive injury. The aim of this study was to define the clinical burden of GSW placed on UK forces throughout the recent Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of data from the UK Military Joint Theatre Trauma Registry (JTTR). A JTTR search identified records within the 12 year period of conflict between 19 Mar 2003 and 27 Oct 2014 of all UK military GSW casualties sustained during the complete timelines of both conflicts...
March 27, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609952/rethinking-the-pgy-1-basic-clinical-year-a-canadian-national-survey-of-its-educational-value-for-diagnostic-radiology-residents
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Kathryn E Darras, Abigail A Arnold, Colin Mar, Bruce B Forster, Linda Probyn, Silvia D Chang
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Recently, the relevance of the postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) Basic Clinical Year for radiology residents has been questioned. The purpose of this study was to determine the attitude of radiologists and trainees toward this year and which clinical rotations they perceived as most valuable to clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following institutional review board approval, an anonymous online survey was administered to Canadian radiologists and radiology trainees...
March 30, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609792/-the-nurse-and-the-reconstruction-of-military-casualties-through-sport
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REVIEW
Marie-Hedwige Boutet-de Basquiat, Anne Paris, Aline Delalande, Lackhéna Sarhok, Aurore Nguyen, Marie Thomas-Pohl
Soldiers are confronted with physical and mental injuries which constitute a social trauma. The French army has put in place tools, notably sports courses, to favour resilience and the reintegration of casualties. Nurses and nurse assistants working in physical medicine and rehabilitation and psychiatry, play a key role using their skills to support this scheme which runs outside the hospital setting.
April 2018: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602468/do-the-key-prognostic-factors-for-non-specific-neck-pain-have-moderation-effects-a-study-protocol
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Arun Prasad Balasundaram, Hilde Stendal Robinson, Nina Køpke Vøllestad
Neck pain is one of the common musculoskeletal conditions prevalent in the general population in Norway. Patients with neck pain, seek treatment from different health professionals such as general practitioners, physiotherapists, chiropractors and alternative medicine practitioners. The interventions for neck pain are typically provided in a primary care or specialised healthcare setting depending on the general practitioners' referral patterns. Clinicians are interested to know the various prognostic factors that can explain the recovery from neck pain...
May 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601597/hmgb1-il-1%C3%AE-complexes-in-plasma-microvesicles-modulate-immune-responses-to-burn-injury
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Leon G Coleman, Robert Maile, Samuel W Jones, Bruce A Cairns, Fulton T Crews
Modulating immune responses to sepsis and trauma remain one of the most difficult challenges in modern medicine. Large burn injuries (LBI) are a severe form of trauma associated with sepsis, immune impairment, and mortality. Immune dysfunction after LBI is complex, involving both enhanced and impaired immune activation. The release of Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns (DAMPs), such as HMGB1, and cytokines (e.g. IL-1β) creates an environment of immune dysfunction often leading to end organ failure and death...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596291/interprofessional-simulations-promote-knowledge-retention-and-enhance-perceptions-of-teamwork-skills-in-a-surgical-trauma-burn-intensive-care-unit-setting
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Katie L George, Beth Quatrara
BACKGROUND: The current state of health care encompasses highly acute, complex patients, managed with ever-changing technology. The ability to function proficiently in critical care relies on knowledge, technical skills, and interprofessional teamwork. Integration of these factors can improve patient outcomes. Simulation provides "hands-on" practice and allows for the integration of teamwork into knowledge/skill training. However, simulation can require a significant investment of time, effort, and financial resources...
May 2018: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594074/effect-of-early-vestibular-rehabilitation-on-vertigo-and-unsteadiness-in-patients-with-acute-and-sub-acute-head-trauma
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Sadegh Jafarzadeh, Akram Pourbakht, Eshagh Bahrami, Shohreh Jalaie, Arash Bayat
Introduction: Vestibular rehabilitation is a treatment option for the management of vertigo and unsteadiness, which are very common in head trauma patients and more challenging in the early months after trauma. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a vestibular rehabilitation program in the recovery of acute and sub-acute head trauma patients. The goal of this study was evaluation of the effect of early vestibular rehabilitation on patients with acute and sub-acute head trauma. Materials and Methods: This study was performed in 20 head trauma patients with vertigo and unsteadiness...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590238/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa-an-updated-review
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Marcelo Augusto Fontenelle Ribeiro Júnior, Megan Brenner, Alexander T M Nguyen, Célia Y D Feng, Raíssa Reis DE-Moura, Vinicius C Rodrigues, Renata L Prado
In a current scenario where trauma injury and its consequences account for 9% of the worlds causes of death, the management of non-compressible torso hemorrhage can be problematic. With the improvement of medicine, the approach of these patients must be accurate and immediate so that the consequences may be minimal. Therefore, aiming the ideal method, studies have led to the development of Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA). This procedure has been used at select trauma centers as a resuscitative adjunct for trauma patients with non-compressible torso hemorrhage...
March 26, 2018: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589042/-hemostyptics-for-treatment-of-junctional-vascular-injuries-management-of-traumatic-vascular-injuries-at-the-transition-from-trunk-to-extremities
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REVIEW
D C Hinck, S Wipper, E S Debus
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled post-traumatic bleeding is still the leading cause of death among trauma patients. In situations of mass casualty incidents (MASCAL) and military conflicts the treatment of uncontrolled critical bleeding is a challenge and associated with a worse outcome due to the austere environment; however, even under optimal treatment circumstances in situations of individual medicine the severity of vascular trauma is underestimated. As a consequence, this leads to a poorer prognosis for patients with (vascular) injuries...
March 27, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588876/ectopic-telomerase-expression-fails-to-maintain-chondrogenic-capacity-in-three-dimensional-cultures-of-clinically-relevant-cell-types
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Tina P Dale, Nicholas R Forsyth
The poor healing capacity of cartilage and lack of effective treatment for associated disease and trauma makes it a strong candidate for a regenerative medicine approach. Potential therapies tested to date, although effective, have met with a number of intrinsic difficulties possibly related to limited autologous chondrocyte cell yield and quality of cartilage produced. A potential mechanism to bypass limited cell yields and improve quality of differentiation is to immortalize relevant cell types through the ectopic expression of telomerase...
2018: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587869/perspectives-of-health-professionals-on-the-best-care-settings-for-pediatric-trauma-casualties-a-qualitative-study
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Raya Madar, Bruria Adini, David Greenberg, Yehezkel Waisman, Avishay Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Critically-injured children are frequently treated by providers who lack specialty pediatric training in facilities that have not been modified for the care of children. We set out to understand the attitudes and perspectives of policy makers, and senior nursing and medical managers in the Israeli healthcare system, concerning the provision of medical care to pediatric trauma casualties in emergency departments. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with 17 health professionals from medical centers across Israel and the Ministry of Health...
March 28, 2018: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584506/ais-scores-in-spine-and-spinal-cord-trauma-epidemiological-considerations
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Dennis Maiman, Frank Pintar, Waqar Malik, Narayan Yoganandan
BACKGROUND: The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) is an internationally accepted coding system created by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, utilized to code traumatic injuries as a function of severity, the latter often defined as mortality risk. Periodic reassessment of that risk is prudent, in light of advances in health care and relationship of nonanatomic factors to death. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to reevaluate the risk of death associated with spine fractures with and without neurologic deficit, age factors associated with it, and the impact of hospital coding on the accuracy of these efforts...
February 28, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582951/-from-the-lab-bench-to-the-patient-can-injured-skeletal-tissues-regenerate
#20
REVIEW
Amir Haze, Josh Schroeder, Anat Blumenfeld, Meir Liebergall, Shaul Beyth
Regenerative medicine research has evolved significantly in recent years. There is a great un-met clinical need for developing new treatments that will induce regeneration of injured skeletal tissues in cases such as large bony defects caused by trauma or tumor resection, articular cartilage defects and torn or degenerate tendons and ligaments. Except for bone that can regenerate small defects, all other skeletal tissues do not hold the natural capability for regeneration after injury and rather form a less functional scar tissue...
March 2018: Harefuah
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