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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725486/consequences-of-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-during-pregnancy-in-pakistan
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Aatik Arsh, Haider Darain, Syed Muhammad Ilyas, Amir Zeb
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the major causes for poor outcomes of pregnancy. Injury during pregnancy is uncommon; therefore, outcome data are scarce. This case series presents outcomes of pregnancy in five women who sustained SCI during their pregnancies. CASE PRESENTATION: Five women who sustained SCIs during pregnancy (age range: 24-38 years) were identified and included in this case series. The causes of SCI in this population were fall from heights (cases 1 and 2), road traffic accidents (cases 3 and 4) and firearm injury (case 5)...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724500/a-20-year-review-of-pediatric-pregnant-trauma-from-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Tanya L Zakrison, Xiomara Ruiz, Nicholas Namias, Marie Crandall
BACKGROUND: Trauma in pregnancy remains an important but understudied public health issue. We aimed to determine the prevalence of interpersonal violence in our pregnant trauma population (including pediatric) over the last 20 years, from our Level I trauma center. METHODS: We conducted a descriptive, retrospective chart review to identify all pregnant trauma patients between Jan 1993 and Sept 2013. Pediatric was ≤18 years of age. We evaluated demographics, mechanism of injury, injury location, disposition, and outcome data...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721637/cost-of-hospitalization-for-firearm-injuries-by-firearm-type-intent-and-payer-in-the-united-states
#3
Corinne Peek-Asa, Brandon Butcher, Joseph E Cavanaugh
BACKGROUND: Firearm injuries disproportionately affect young, male, non-White populations, causing substantial individual and societal burden. Annual costs for hospitalized firearm injuries have not been widely described, as most previous cost studies have focused on lifetime costs. We examined a nationally-representative database of hospitalizations in the US to estimate per-hospital and overall hospital costs for firearm injuries by intent, type of weapon, and payer source. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all firearm injury hospitalizations in the National Inpatient Sample from 2003 through 2013...
December 2017: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717964/wound-morphology-in-contact-shots-from-blank-cartridge-handguns-a-study-on-composite-models
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Rebecca Pircher, Markus Große Perdekamp, Annette Thierauf-Emberger, Lena Kramer, Stefan Pollak, Dorothee Geisenberger
It is a well-known fact that blank cartridge guns can cause penetrating and even fatal injuries when discharged in contact or at very close ranges. In these cases, the gas jet perforates the skin leaving an entrance wound similar to that from a conventional gun. In order to investigate the wound morphology in contact shots from blank firearms, test shots were fired at composite models of pig skin and gelatin blocks using three different calibre 9-mm blank cartridge handguns (two pistols and one revolver) and two types of ammunition...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716473/characteristics-of-mandibular-injuries-caused-by-bullets-and-improvised-explosive-devices-a-comparative-study
#5
S Y H Bede, W K Ismael, D Al-Assaf
The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference in mandibular trauma caused by two mechanisms for the delivery of missile injuries: firearms and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The data investigated included sex, age, mechanism of injury, and other clinical and radiographic manifestations. Seventy consecutive patients, predominantly male, with a mean age of 28.6±14 years (range 2-60 years) were enrolled: 38 patients (54.3%) sustained mandibular fractures caused by bullet injuries and 32 patients (45...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700315/serious-nonlethal-firearm-related-injuries-in-the-united-states-compiling-the-evidence
#6
Jason L Salemi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697020/good-news-bad-news-an-analysis-of-11-294-gunshot-wounds-gsws-over-two-decades-in-a-single-center
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Nathan R Manley, Timothy C Fabian, John P Sharpe, Louis J Magnotti, Martin A Croce
INTRODUCTION: Gun violence is a substantial public health problem accounting for significant physical, psychological and financial costs. While aggregate data sources demonstrate decreasing rates of firearm violence, analyses from individual trauma centers have shown that mortality and injury severity from GSWs are increasing. To evaluate the evolving characteristics of gun violence in our region, we studied all GSWs admitted to our trauma center over a twenty-year period. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all newly admitted patients with GSWs was performed from 1996 to 2016...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683519/a-ballistics-examination-of-firearm-injuries-involving-breast-implants
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Christopher J Pannucci, Adam J Cyr, Neal G Moores, Jason B Young, Martin Szegedi
This ballistics study examines whether saline breast implants can decrease tissue penetration in firearm injuries. We hypothesize that the fluid column within a saline breast implant can alter bullet velocity and/or bullet pattern of mushrooming. The two experimental groups included saline implants with 7.4 cm projection and a no implant group. The experimental design allowed the bullet to pass-through an implant and into ballistics gel (n = 10) or into ballistics gel without passage through an implant (n = 11)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682802/nineteen-victims-of-homicide-and-attempted-homicide-in-sweden-their-injuries-cause-of-death-and-offender-relationship
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Ardavan Khoshnood, Marie Väfors Fritz, Ulf Ekelund
Victims of homicide and attempted homicide are not uncommon in Sweden. We therefore aimed to study these victims to understand their injuries, their cause of death, and their relationship to the offender. All cases during five years in a district court in Sweden, where an offender had been convicted for homicide or attempted homicide, were identified and the court documents reviewed. Nineteen victims were identified; 14 males and five females, with an average age of 39.1 years. Although knife/sharp weapon was the most common weapon used, the use of firearm caused more deaths...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672134/facial-fractures-in-patients-with-firearm-injuries-profile-and-outcomes
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Shelly Abramowicz, Veerasathpurush Allareddy, Sankeerth Rampa, Min Kyeong Lee, Romesh P Nalliah, Veerajalandhar Allareddy
PURPOSE: Firearm injuries (FAIs) are a major public health issue in the United States. The objective of this study was to examine characteristics and outcomes of patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with facial fractures attributed to FAIs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for the years 2008 to 2013 was used. All patients who visited EDs with FAIs and facial fractures were selected. The study focused on the following variables: 1) demographic characteristics, 2) types of facial fractures, 3) disposition status after ED visit or subsequent hospitalization, 4) charges (ED and hospitalization), and 5) patient outcomes...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658379/mortality-and-years-of-life-lost-by-interpersonal-violence-and-self-harm-in-brazil-and-brazilian-states-analysis-of-the-estimates-of-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-1990-and-2015
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Deborah Carvalho Malta, Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo, Adauto Martins Soares, Marta Maria Alves da Silva, Marli de Mesquita Silva Montenegro, Roberto Marini Ladeira, Otaliba Libanio de Morais, Ana Paula Melo, Meghan Mooney, Mohsen Naghavi
Objective: To analyze mortality and years of life lost due to death or disability (disability-adjusted life years - DALYs) for interpersonal violence and self-harm, comparing 1990 and 2015, in Brazil and Federated Units, using estimates produced by the Global Burden of Disease 2015 (GBD 2015). Methods: Secondary data analysis of estimates from the GBD 2015, producing standardized death rates and years of life lost due to death or disability. The main source of death data was the Mortality Information System, submitted to correction of underreporting of deaths and redistribution of garbage codes...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658014/penetrating-injuries-to-the-duodenum-an-analysis-of-879-patients-from-the-national-trauma-data-bank-2010-2014
#12
B Phillips, L Turco, D McDonald, A Mause, R W Walters
OBJECTIVE: Despite wide belief that the duodenal organ injury scale has been validated, this has not been reported in the published literature. Based on clinical experience, we hypothesize that the American Association for Surgery of Trauma Organ Injury Scale (AAST-OIS) for duodenal injuries can independently predict mortality. Our objectives were threefold: 1) describe the national profile of penetrating duodenal injuries; 2) identify predictors of morbidity and mortality; and 3) validate the duodenum AAST-OIS as a statistically significant predictor of mortality...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657971/laryngeal-mask-airway-as-a-rescue-device-for-failed-endotracheal-intubation-during-scene-to-hospital-air-transport-of-combat-casualties
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Itai Shavit, Eliad Aviram, Yoav Hoffmann, Oded Biton, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: Advanced airway management of combat casualties during scene-to-hospital air transport is challenging. Because of the short transport time, flight physicians of the Israeli military airborne combat evacuation unit are approved for the use of a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) in the event of failed endotracheal intubation (ETI). The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of LMA use during scene-to-hospital transport of combat casualties in Israel. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis of all combat casualties treated with ETI during scene-to-hospital transport over a 3-year period was carried out...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657951/firearm-deaths-in-america-can-we-learn-from-462-000-lives-lost
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Shelby Resnick, Randi N Smith, Jessica H Beard, Daniel Holena, Patrick M Reilly, C William Schwab, Mark J Seamon
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether state firearm legislation correlated with firearm-related fatality rates (FFR) during a 15-year period. BACKGROUND: The politicized and controversial topic of firearm legislation has been grossly understudied when the relative impact of American firearm violence is considered. Scientific evidence regarding gun legislation effectiveness remains scant. METHODS: Demographic and intent data (1999-2013) were collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System database and compared by state firearm legislation rankings with respect to FFR...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642248/evaluation-of-a-community-based-safe-firearm-and-ammunition-storage-intervention
#15
Joseph A Simonetti, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Cassie King, Elizabeth Bennett, Frederick P Rivara
BACKGROUND: Safe firearm storage practices are associated with a lower risk of unintentional and self-inflicted firearm injuries among household members, though many firearms remain unlocked and/or loaded. OBJECTIVES: Conduct a preliminary evaluation of a community-based firearm safety intervention and assess participants' preferences for firearm locking devices and their comfort with potential firearm safety counsellors. DESIGN/METHODS: Baseline event and follow-up surveys among adult participants to assess changes in firearm storage practices, including whether all household firearms were stored locked, all were unloaded, all ammunition was locked, and a composite measure assessing whether all firearms were locked and unloaded and all ammunition was stored locked...
June 22, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641392/alcohol-is-not-protective-against-mortality-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#16
Jennifer S Albrecht, Majid Afshar, Deborah M Stein, Gordon S Smith
Alcohol exposure results in reduced mortality following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in animal models, yet clinical studies reported conflicting results and clinical trials based on proposed mechanisms have been disappointing. Methodological issues common to many of the clinical studies may have contributed to spurious results. Our objective was to evaluate the association between blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and in-hospital mortality following TBI, overcoming methodological problems of prior studies. We conducted a retrospective cohort study on individuals treated for isolated TBI at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center between 1997-2012 (n = 1,084)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640677/constant-lethality-of-gunshot-injuries-from-firearm-assault-united-states-2003-2012
#17
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...
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630118/childhood-firearm-injuries-in-the-united-states
#18
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/28630117/confronting-the-firearm-injury-plague
#19
Eliot W Nelson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624036/firearm-injuries-due-to-legal-intervention-in-children-and-adolescents-a-national-analysis
#20
Noor Joudi, Jun Tashiro, Samuel Golpanian, Sarah A Eidelson, Eduardo A Perez, Juan E Sola
BACKGROUND: Firearm injuries related to legal intervention have come under scrutiny because of recent events. METHODS: The Kids' Inpatient Database (1997-2012) was searched for firearm injuries due to legal interventions (International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, Clinical Modification E970) requiring inpatient admission in children aged <20 y. Cases were weighted to provide national estimates. The Brady Campaign criteria were used to identify lenient versus strict gun law states...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
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