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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458065/nosocomial-ventriculitis-caused-by-a-meticillin-and-linezolid-resistant-clone-of-staphylococcus-epidermidis-in-neurosurgical-patients
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Carlos Rodríguez-Lucas, Javier Fernández, José Antonio Boga, Lucia López-Amor, Lorena Forcelledo, Eva Lázaro-López, M Rosario Rodicio
BACKGROUND: Post-neurosurgical ventriculitis is mainly caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci. The rate of linezolid resistant S. epidermidis (LRSE) is increasing worldwide. AIMS: To report clinical and microbiological data from a series of ventriculitis cases caused by LRSE in a Spanish hospital between 2013 and 2016. METHODS: LRSE ventriculitis cases were retrospectively reviewed in a Spanish hospital during a four-year period. Clinical/epidemiological data of the infected patients were reviewed, the isolates involved were typed by PFGE and MLST, and the molecular basis of linezolid resistance was determined...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457746/cardiac-rupture-caused-by-traffic-accident-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
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Stefania Zerbo
The commonest cause of blunt cardiac injuries is from traffic accidents followed by violent falls, sport activities, accidents or a fight but rupture of the heart is rare and lethal. The precise incidence of cardiac injury after a blunt chest trauma is unknown as rates vary greatly in the literature from between 7% and 76% of cases. Autopsy studies have shown that the right ventricle is the most frequently ruptured, followed by the left ventricle, right atrium, intraventricular septum, left atrium and interatrial septum with decreasing frequency...
January 1, 2018: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457228/usefulness-of-ultrasonography-in-diagnosis-percutaneous-management-and-follow-up-of-post-traumatic-scalp-pseudoaneurysms
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Sivasubramanian Srinivasan, Rahul Lohan, Hsien Khai Tan, Raymond Chung, Suresh B Babu
Pseudoaneurysms of the scalp are rare. Most common etiology is trauma. The patients usually present clinically with persistent painful swelling in the scalp few days after the trauma. The lesion may or may not be pulsatile clinically. Ultrasonography (US) is the best modality to assess these pseudoaneurysms. It not only helps in the diagnosis, but also to trace the offending arterial branch and helps in treatment. We present two cases of post-traumatic scalp pseudoaneurysms which were diagnosed with US and were managed by US-guided thrombin injection...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456943/transnasal-endoscopic-optic-nerve-decompression-in-post-traumatic-optic-neuropathy
#4
Devang Gupta, Monica Gadodia
To quantify the successful outcome in patients following optic nerve decompression in post traumatic unilateral optic neuropathy in form of improvement in visual acuity. A prospective study was carried out over a period of 5 years (January 2011 to June 2016) at civil hospital Ahmedabad. Total 20 patients were selected with optic neuropathy including patients with direct and indirect trauma to unilateral optic nerve, not responding to conservative management, leading to optic neuropathy and subsequent impairment in vision and blindness...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454710/experiences-of-guilt-shame-and-blame-in-those-affected-by-burns-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Rachel Kornhaber, Charmaine Childs, Michelle Cleary
BACKGROUND: A significant burn can severely impact the lives of survivors and their carers. This systematic review sought to incorporate the experiences of guilt, blame and shame across the lifespan for burn survivors, their families as well as the experiences of the parents of burned children. METHODS: A systematic review of qualitative studies on the experiences and perspectives of guilt, blame and shame by those affected by burn trauma across the lifespan. The databases, Pubmed, Scopus, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsychINFO were systematically searched...
February 14, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452365/indigenous-medicine-and-biomedical-health-care-in-fragile-settings-insights-from-burundi
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Jean-Benoît Falisse, Serena Masino, Raymond Ngenzebuhoro
This study contributes to the health policy debate on medical systems integration by describing and analysing the interactions between health-care users, indigenous healers, and the biomedical public health system, in the so far rarely documented case of post-conflict Burundi. We adopt a mixed-methods approach combining (1) data from an existing survey on access to health-care, with 6,690 individuals, and (2) original interviews and focus groups conducted in 2014 with 121 respondents, including indigenous healers, biomedical staff, and health-care users...
February 14, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452065/past-year-nonmedical-use-of-prescription-drugs-among-women-on-probation-and-parole-a-cross-sectional-study
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Martin T Hall, Diana Ball, Jeanelle Sears, George E Higgins, T K Logan, Seana Golder
BACKGROUND: Prescription drug-related overdose deaths have increased dramatically in recent years. Women in the justice system experience high rates of drug use, victimization, trauma symptoms, and other health problems, and would appear to be at high risk for nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD). This study will be among the first to describe prevalence and correlates of NMUPD among this population. METHODS: This cross-sectional study collected data from 406 victimized women on probation and parole between 2010 and 2012...
February 16, 2018: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451220/critical-role-of-sdf-1-cxcr4-signaling-pathway-in-stem-cell-homing-in-the-deafened-rat-cochlea-after-acoustic-trauma
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Ali Asghar Peyvandi, Navid Ahmady Roozbahany, Hassan Peyvandi, Hojjat-Allah Abbaszadeh, Niloofar Majdinasab, Mohammad Faridan, Somayeh Niknazar
Previous animal studies have shown that stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1)/CXC chemokine receptor-4 (CXCR4) signaling pathway plays an important role in the targeted migration of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) to the injured area. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the potential role of chemotactic SDF-1/CXCR4 signaling pathway in the homing of transplanted BMSCs to the injured cochlea after noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in a rat model. White noise exposure (110 dB) paradigm was used for hearing loss induction in male rats for 6 hours in 5 days...
January 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451058/developmental-differences-in-stress-responding-after-repeated-underwater-trauma-exposures-in-rats
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Daniel E Altman, Laurence P Simmons, Chau T Vuong, Rachel M Taylor, Jason C Sousa, Sean R Marcsisin, Victor E Zottig, Nicole L T Moore
Adolescence is a distinct developmental period characterized by behavioral and physiological maturation. Rapid ongoing changes during neurodevelopment in particular present potential opportunities for stress to have lasting effects on longitudinal outcomes of behavioral and neuroendocrine function. While adult stress effects on outcomes during adulthood have been characterized, little is known about the lasting effects of adolescent repeated stressor exposure on outcomes during adolescence. We have previously reported different stress responses in adolescent rats relative to adult rats, including a blunted fear response outcome in adulthood in rats stressed during adolescence...
February 16, 2018: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450911/it-is-important-not-to-assume-an-aetiology-for-the-triad-before-the-outcomes-of-diagnostic-investigations
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Jacob Andersson, Ingemar Thiblin
We did not diagnose eight cases with AHT. They were diagnosed by the forensic pathologists who performed the post mortems. Considering that most cases had risk factors for subdural haematoma, such as prematurity, trauma from alleged falls or disease, we argue that some of the cases may have other explanations than AHT for the findings that led to the AHT diagnoses. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 16, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449604/intravenous-synthetic-platelet-synthoplate-nanoconstructs-reduce-bleeding-and-improve-golden-hour-survival-in-a-porcine-model-of-traumatic-arterial-hemorrhage
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DaShawn A Hickman, Christa L Pawlowski, Andrew Shevitz, Norman F Luc, Ann Kim, Aditya Girish, Joyann Marks, Simi Ganjoo, Stephanie Huang, Edward Niedoba, Ujjal D S Sekhon, Michael Sun, Mitchell Dyer, Matthew D Neal, Vikram S Kashyap, Anirban Sen Gupta
Traumatic non-compressible hemorrhage is a leading cause of civilian and military mortality and its treatment requires massive transfusion of blood components, especially platelets. However, in austere civilian and battlefield locations, access to platelets is highly challenging due to limited supply and portability, high risk of bacterial contamination and short shelf-life. To resolve this, we have developed an I.V.-administrable 'synthetic platelet' nanoconstruct (SynthoPlate), that can mimic and amplify body's natural hemostatic mechanisms specifically at the bleeding site while maintaining systemic safety...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448990/open-abdomen-in-liver-transplantation
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T Chan, M S Bleszynski, D S Youssef, M Segedi, S Chung, C H Scudamore, A K Buczkowski
INTRODUCTION: Damage control laparotomy with vacuum assisted closure (VAC) is used for selective cases in trauma. In liver transplantation, VAC has also been applied for management of intra-operative hemorrhage. The primary objective was to evaluate peri-operative blood loss and blood product utilization in VAC compared to primary abdominal closure (PAC) at the index transplant operation. METHODS: Retrospective review of all adults undergoing deceased donor liver transplantation (2007-2011) at a single center tertiary care institution...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448136/improving-functional-outcomes-in-women-with-borderline-personality-disorder-and-ptsd-by-changing-ptsd-severity-and-post-traumatic-cognitions
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Melanie S Harned, Chelsey R Wilks, Sara C Schmidt, Trevor N Coyle
Although functional impairment typically improves during evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) for borderline personality disorder (BPD), functional levels often remain suboptimal after treatment. The present pilot study evaluated whether and how integrating PTSD treatment into an EBP for BPD would improve functional outcomes. Participants were 26 women with BPD, PTSD, and recent suicidal and/or self-injurious behavior who were randomized to receive one year of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) or DBT with the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol for PTSD...
February 6, 2018: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447384/antimicrobial-prophylaxis-with-combat-related-open-soft-tissue-injuries
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Bradley A Lloyd, Clinton K Murray, Faraz Shaikh, M Leigh Carson, Dana M Blyth, Elizabeth R Schnaubelt, Timothy J Whitman, David R Tribble
Introduction: All Department of Defense (DoD) guidance documents recommend cefazolin or clindamycin as post-trauma antibiotic prophylaxis for open soft-tissue injuries. Although not advocated, some patients with open soft-tissue injuries also received expanded Gram-negative coverage (EGN) prophylaxis based on the judgment of front-line trauma providers. During the study period, revised guidelines in 2011/2012 re-emphasized recommendations for using cefazolin or clindamycin, and stewardship efforts in the DoD trauma community aimed to reduce the practice of adding EGN to guideline-recommended antibiotic prophylaxis...
February 13, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446964/gender-and-age-interact-to-predict-the-development-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-following-a-motor-vehicle-accident
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Ihori Kobayashi, Eve M Sledjeski, Douglas L Delahanty
OBJECTIVE: Women have a greater overall risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than men after exposure to trauma. In addition to gender, other sociodemographic factors have been identified as risk factors for PTSD; however, research has typically examined these factors separately. Age has been found to contribute to the development of psychiatric disorders, and both linear and curvilinear relationships have been reported between age and risk of developing PTSD. Recent research has suggested that this relationship may vary depending on gender...
February 15, 2018: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445965/traumatic-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-related-to-ophthalmic-artery-avulsion-a-case-report
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Alessandro Prior, Luca Allegretti, Ilaria Melloni, Marta Bovio, Francesco Laganà, Marco Ceraudo, Gianluigi Zona
We present a case of ophthalmic artery (OA) traumatic avulsion, leading to a post-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) with ventricular blood invasion and hydrocephalus, mimicking an internal carotid aneurysm rupture. This is the third case of such an event reported in literature and the first without orbital fractures and optic nerve avulsion. Conservative treatment was sufficient for the avulsion, but surgery was needed for the coexisting eye luxation. Traumatic OA avulsion is a rare but possible event and should be suspected in case of basal cisterns SAH, evidence of orbital trauma and CT angiogram or angiographic absence of opacification of the OA...
February 14, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445906/the-neuropsychological-consequences-of-armed-conflicts-and-torture
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REVIEW
Pedro Weisleder, Caitlin Rublee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: At any point in time, there are hundreds of armed conflicts throughout the world. Neuropsychological disorders are a major cause of morbidity during and after armed conflicts. Conditions such as closed and open head injuries, acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and psychosis are prevalent among survivors. Herein, we summarize information on the various forms of torture, the resultant neuropsychological pathology, and treatment strategies to help survivors...
February 14, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442522/the-impact-of-ptsd-clusters-on-cannabis-use-in-a-racially-diverse-trauma-exposed-sample-an-analysis-from-ecological-momentary-assessment
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Julia D Buckner, Emily R Jeffries, Ross D Crosby, Michael J Zvolensky, Courtenay E Cavanaugh, Stephen A Wonderlich
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates a link between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cannabis use and suggests that this link may vary as a function of the PTSD symptom cluster type. Consistent with negative reinforcement models of substance use, individuals with elevated Cluster D (Hyperarousal) symptoms may be more likely to use cannabis in response to elevated state anxiety and experience decreases in state anxiety after using cannabis. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to test hypotheses that the interaction of Cluster D and state anxiety would be related to subsequent cannabis use and that those with elevated Cluster D symptoms who used cannabis would report the greatest decreases in state anxiety...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438815/new-onset-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-previous-split-thickness-skin-graft-donor-site
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Vincent J Noori, Kanika Trehan, Alisa Savetamal, Damien W Carter
INTRODUCTION: Marjolin' s ulcer, an aggressive ulcerating squamous cell carcinoma, is a well-known phenomenon that occurs in chronically inflamed or scarred tissue; however, squamous cell carcinoma arising in the acute setting after tissue trauma - specifically autograft donor harvest sites for burns - is a rare, but notable event. METHODS: This case series describes three instances of squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed in split-thickness skin graft donor sites in the immediate post-operative period...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438226/racial-differences-in-presentations-and-predictors-of-acute-pain-following-motor-vehicle-collision
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Francesca L Beaudoin, Roee Gutman, Wanting Zhai, Roland C Merchant, Melissa A Clark, Kenneth A Bollen, Phyllis Hendry, Michael C Kurz, Christopher Lewandowski, Claire Pearson, Brian O'Neil, Elizabeth Datner, Patricia Mitchell, Robert Domeier, Samuel A McLean
African-Americans experience a greater burden of acute pain than non-Hispanic white individuals across of variety of acute medical conditions, but it is unknown if this is the case following trauma. We evaluated pain, pain-related characteristics (e.g. peri-traumatic distress), and analgesic treatment in two cohorts of individuals (African-American (n=931) and non-Hispanic white (n=948)) presenting to the emergency department after a motor-vehicle crash (MVC). We performed a propensity-matched analysis (n=796 in each group) to assess racial differences in acute pain in the ED...
February 9, 2018: Pain
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