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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338922/the-hidden-epidemic-of-firearm-injury-increasing-firearm-injury-rates-during-2001-2013
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Bindu Kalesan, Chandana Adhikarla, Joyce C Pressley, Jeffrey A Fagan, Ziming Xuan, Michael B Siegel, Sandro Galea
Investigating firearm injury trends over the past decade, we examined temporal trends overall and according to race/ethnicity and intent in fatal and nonfatal firearm injuries (FFIs and NFIs) in United States during 2001-2013. Counts of FFIs and estimated counts of NFIs were obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System. Poisson regression was used to analyze overall and subgroup temporal trends and to estimate annual change per 100,000 persons (change)...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330801/innocuous-cardiac-gunshot-that-proved-fatal-a-bitter-lesson-learned
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Biplab Mishra, Mohit Kumar Joshi, Subodh Kumar, Atin Kumar, Amit Gupta, Amulya Rattan, Sushma Sagar, Maneesh Singhal, Mahesh Chandra Misra
The management of hemodynamically normal patients with retained intra-pericardial foreign body remains a matter of conjecture. The available literature supports non-operative management of such innocuous foreign bodies. We report our experience of a hemodynamically normal patient with a retained intra-pericardial pellet from a firearm injury. He initially received successful non-operative management but developed fatal hemopericardium 21 days after injury. In this paper, we discussed the pitfalls in the management of such injuries in light of the available literature and summarized the clinical experience...
March 1, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328610/removable-partial-denture-after-gunshot-injury-five-year-follow-up
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Eduardo Piza Pellizzer, Marcelo Coelho Goiato, Daniel Augusto de Faria Almeida, Rosse Mary Falcon-Antenucci, Cleidiel Aparecido Araujo Lemos, Victor Eduardo de Souza Batista, Fellippo Ramos Verri
The aim of this study was to report a patient of rehabilitation with removable partial denture retained by implants in-patient who suffered injury after firearm shooting. A 19-year-old man presented to the hospital of the Val Paraíso city after being hit by a bullet in the right on the face, affecting the teeth 12 to 16. The surgery to remove the shards of teeth, and bullet was performed. Surgical team opted for installation of implants without bone grafts; however, due to extensive loss of alveolar bone, only 3 tilted implants (2 Ø3...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326453/violent-trauma-recidivism-does-all-violence-escalate
#4
R M Nygaard, A P Marek, S R Daly, J M Van Camp
PURPOSE: Rates of trauma patients presenting with history of prior trauma range from 25 to 44%. Outcomes involving recidivists in the setting of intentional trauma, especially penetrating trauma, are conflicting. We hypothesized that if violence does escalate with successive incidence, then injuries due to successive violence should escalate or become increasingly severe with successive admissions. METHODS: The trauma registry from an urban level I adult and pediatric trauma center was queried for injuries due to blunt assault, stabbing, and firearm injury...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323465/costs-and-financial-burden-of-initial-hospitalizations-for-firearm-injuries-in-the-united-states-2006-2014
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Sarabeth A Spitzer, Kristan L Staudenmayer, Lakshika Tennakoon, David A Spain, Thomas G Weiser
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the inflation-adjusted costs associated with initial hospitalizations for firearm-related injuries in the United States. METHODS: We used the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample to identify patients admitted for firearm-related injuries from 2006 to 2014. We converted charges from hospitalization to costs, which we inflation-adjusted to 2014 dollars. We used survey weights to create national estimates. RESULTS: Costs for the initial inpatient hospitalization totaled $6...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302240/a-rare-fetal-firearm-injury
#6
Imran Hashim, Nabila Talat
Firearm injury (FAI) in pregnant women is reported in the literature; however, no reference to date was found to address the neonatal abdominal surgery performed after maternal FAI. FAI during fetal life is extremely rare and very few cases have been reported. We present a report of a 37-week gestation newborn whose mother had an accidental FAI. The neonate was delivered by emergency caesarian section along with emergency laparotomy of the newborn. The baby presented at eight hours of life, who was managed surgically in emergency for multiple small and large bowel perforations and a piece of bullet was recovered from anterior part of thigh...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290970/severe-systemic-lead-toxicity-resulting-from-extra-articular-retained-shrapnel-presenting-as-jaundice-and-hepatitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ian A Grasso, Matthew R Blattner, Tyler Short, John W Downs
INTRODUCTION: Despite greater than 60,000 nonfatal firearm injuries per year in the United States, retained shrapnel is a relatively rare cause of systemic lead toxicity with less than 100 cases reported in the medical literature since 1867. While intra-articular retained shrapnel as a cause of lead toxicity is well-described, extra-articular fragments are less well known to cause symptomatic disease. CASE REPORT: A 31-year-old man initially presented with abdominal pain, constipation, jaundice, and elevated liver transaminases approximately 3 weeks after suffering a left lower extremity injury during athletic activity...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263235/unusual-case-of-suicide-with-a-modified-trap-gun
#8
Amal Vadysinghe, Prasanna Dassanayake, Medhani Wickramasinghe
INTRODUCTION: Trap gun is an illegal, locally manufactured gun with a basic trip system used to hunt wild animals. CASE REPORT: The body of a 28-year-old man was found in the jungle in supine position with both legs apart. A trap gun was between the legs pointing toward the cranial side of the body. It had 2 free wires that were not connected together. There was no evidence of foul play.The body had a single-entry wound (2.5-cm diameter) in the anterior chest, with blackening, burning, and tattooing...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261772/physical-violence-among-elderly-analysis-of-admissions-to-an-emergency-department
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Yasemin Kılıç Öztürk, Erhan Düzenli, Cem Karaali, Faruk Öztürk
BACKGROUND: Physical violence is defined as deliberate use of physical force likely to result in trauma, bodily injury, pain, or impairment. Present study is pioneering effort to evaluate mechanisms and sociodemographic features of physical violence targeting the elderly in Turkey and to investigate preventive measures. METHODS: Database records and forensic reports were analyzed in this retrospective study of 54 elderly patients with trauma as result of physical violence who were admitted to emergency department of Şanlıurfa Training and Research Hospital between January 2012 and July 2013...
January 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248124/-multiple-firearm-injury-caused-with-a%C3%A2-blank-pistol
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Eva Nevická, Rastislav Rozboril, Boris Ťažký, Ivan Závodný, Martin Zdarílek, Jozef Šidlo
The authors present a case of a complex suicide of a 60-year-old woman found dead on her bed. A blank pistol Umarex caliber 9-mm, several blank cartridges and a lot of drug packages were discovered near the body. The woman suffered from a psychiatric depression. There were three gunshot wounds on the body: in the right temporal region, on the palatum of the mouth and on the left chest wall. The gunshot wounds in the right temporal region and in the mouth had central circle defects with the margins of stellate or star-like appearance and blackening...
2017: Soudní Lékarství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247449/computational-approach-to-identify-different-injuries-by-firearms
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Sarah Teixeira Costa, Alexandre Rodrigues Freire, Rodrigo Ivo Matoso, Eduardo Daruge Júnior, Ana Cláudia Rossi, Felippe Bevilacqua Prado
Complications arise in the analysis of gunshot wounds to the maxillofacial region, when neither the projectile nor the gun is found at the crime scene. We simulated 5- and 15-cm firing distances at a human mandible to investigate the external morphology of entrance wounds based on fire range. The ammunition models, .40-caliber S&W, .380-caliber, and 9 × 19-mm Luger, were constructed with free-form NURBS surfaces. In a dynamic simulation, projectiles were fired against mandibular body 3D model at 5 and 15 cm...
March 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240673/survey-of-american-college-of-surgeons-committee-on-trauma-members-on-firearm-injury-consensus-and-opportunities
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Deborah A Kuhls, Brendan T Campbell, Peter A Burke, Lisa Allee, Ashley Hink, Robert W Letton, Peter T Masiakos, Michael Coburn, Maria Alvi, Trudy J Lerer, Barbara A Gaines, Michael L Nance, Douglas J E Schuerer, Tina L Palmieri, James W Davis, Douglas M Geehan, James K Elsey, Beth H Sutton, Mark P McAndrew, Ronald I Gross, Donald N Reed, Donald H Van Boerum, Thomas J Esposito, Roxie M Albrecht, Babak Sarani, David S Shapiro, Katie Wiggins-Dohlvik, Ronald M Stewart
BACKGROUND: In the U.S. there is a perceived divide regarding the benefits and risks of firearm ownership. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Injury Prevention and Control Committee designed a survey to evaluate Committee on Trauma (COT) member attitudes about firearm ownership, freedom, responsibility, physician-patient freedom and policy, with the objective of using survey results to inform firearm injury prevention policy development. METHODS: A 32 question survey was sent to 254 current U...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183726/injury-region-and-risk-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-among-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Gretchen J Cutler, Anupam B Kharbanda, Jeffrey Nowak, Henry W Ortega
OBJECTIVE: To describe the relationship between injury region and risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) in pediatric trauma patients. METHODS: Analyses included patients <19 years of age from the National Trauma Data Bank, during 2009-2011. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine the association between injury region and odds of developing HAP stratified by age group. RESULTS: A total of 71 377 patients were eligible for analysis, and 1818 patients developed pneumonia...
February 9, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182606/elevated-blood-lead-levels-associated-with-retained-bullet-fragments-united-states-2003-2012
#14
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/28178967/geo-demographics-of-gunshot-wound-injuries-in-miami-dade-county-2002-2012
#15
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/28164258/the-epidemiology-of-homicide-perpetration-by-children
#16
David Hemenway, Sara J Solnick
BACKGROUND: The United States has by far the highest rates of homicide perpetration among high-income countries. The perpetration of homicide by children is often newsworthy, but little is known about the incidence or the circumstances of child homicide perpetration. METHODS: We use data from the sixteen states reporting to the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) for all years 2005-2012. We read every violent death report that was classified a homicide with a child suspect (aged 0-14)...
December 2017: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164044/accidental-bolt-gun-injury-to-femur-a-case-report
#17
Ravi Prasad Kattimani, Sanath Shetty, Humayun Mirza
INTRODUCTION: Bolt gun or slaughterer's guns are used in meat industry for "humane killing" of animals. Injuries caused by bolt gun are rare, reported exclusively from central European countries. We report a case of 28 year old male, who accidentally shot himself with a bolt gun to his right thigh. CASE REPORT: A 28 years old male presented to our Accident and Emergency department after accidental injury to his right thigh with bolt gun. He had an entry wound measuring 2 cm in length and 1 cm in breadth over anterior aspect of lower one third of thigh at lower and sustained Grade II compound fracture of right femur shaft at distal one third...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149826/firearm-injury-in-a-child-an-uncommon-case-of-penile-trauma
#18
Mustafa Erman Dorterler, Mehmet Emin Boleken
Genitourinary system injuries generally occur due to blunt and penetrating trauma. Approximately 10% of all injuries encountered in the emergency department are related to the genitourinary system. Male genital trauma is a urological emergency because of the high risk of infection and the priority of protecting the sexual, endocrine, and reproductive functions. Blunt injuries to the penis are more often seen due to the mobility and localization of the penis than due to penetrating injuries caused by firearms or cutting instruments...
October 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142384/the-cumulative-burden-of-mental-substance-use-and-general-medical-disorders-and-rehospitalization-and-mortality-after-an-injury
#19
Douglas F Zatzick, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Jin Wang, Joan Russo, Doyanne Darnell, Leah Ingraham, Lauren K Whiteside, Roxanne Guiney, Margot Kelly Hedrick, Frederick P Rivara
OBJECTIVE: Each year in the United States, 1.5-2.5 million individuals require hospitalization for an injury. Multiple mental, substance use, and chronic general medical disorders are endemic among injury survivors with and without traumatic brain injury (TBI), yet few studies have assessed the association between the cumulative burden of these conditions and health care outcomes. This study of patients hospitalized for an injury assessed associations between comorbid mental, substance use, and general medical disorders, TBI, and violent events or suicide attempts and the postinjury outcomes of recurrent hospitalization and death...
February 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139108/-late-presentation-of-traumatic-diaphragmatic-hernia
#20
J R Leiva Flores, J I Ramírez Rivera, M E Ramírez Rivera
Four years old male, who was operated four months ago to present chest injuries caused by a firearm projectile, where injuries in the diaphragm were not observed. Now is admitted because of an intestinal obstruction. By medial laparotomy, a defect of 3 cm in diameter was exposed in the left diaphragm, containing a transverse colonic segment of 5 cm and omentum. The treatment performed is described.
April 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
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