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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338852/simulation-based-multidisciplinary-team-training-decreases-time-to-critical-operations-for-trauma-patients
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Margaret Murphy, Kate Curtis, Mary K Lam, Cameron S Palmer, Jeremy Hsu, Andrea McCloughen
BACKGROUND: Simulation has been promoted as a platform for training trauma teams. However, it is not clear if this training has an impact on health service delivery and patient outcomes. This study evaluates the association between implementation of a simulation based multidisciplinary trauma team training program at a metropolitan trauma centre and subsequent patient outcomes. METHOD: This was a retrospective review of trauma registry data collected at an 850-bed Level 1 Adult Trauma Centre in Sydney, Australia...
January 8, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334570/the-effect-of-prehospital-transport-time-injury-severity-and-blood-transfusion-on-survival-of-us-military-casualties-in-iraq
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Russ S Kotwal, Laura L F Scott, Jud C Janak, Bruce W Tarpey, Jeffrey T Howard, Edward L Mazuchowski, Frank K Butler, Stacy A Shackelford, Jennifer M Gurney, Zsolt T Stockinger
BACKGROUND: Reducing time from injury to care can optimize trauma patient outcomes. A previous study of prehospital transport of US military casualties during the Afghanistan conflict demonstrated the importance of time and treatment capability for combat casualty survival. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive analysis was conducted to analyze battlefield data collected on US military combat casualties during the Iraq conflict from March 19, 2003 to August 31, 2010...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330634/corrective-osteotomies-using-patient-specific-3d-printed-guides-a-critical-appraisal
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Wouter Rosseels, Michiel Herteleer, An Sermon, Stefaan Nijs, Harm Hoekstra
INTRODUCTION: Over the last decade, the technique of 3D planning has found its way into trauma surgery. The use of this technique in corrective osteotomies for treatment of malunions provides the trauma surgeon with a powerful tool. However, this technique is not entirely straightforward. We aimed to define potential pitfalls of this technique and possible solutions to overcome these shortcomings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients with either a uni-, bi- or triplanar malunion of the long bones were included in this study...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323835/recurring-vivid-dreams-in-an-older-hmong-man-with-complex-trauma-experience-and-cognitive-impairment
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Wajih Askar, Ariba Khan, Soo Borson, Michael L Malone
INTRODUCTION: Health care workers need to consider the culture and ethnic preferences prevalent in the Hmong community in order to provide optimal care. We describe an older Hmong man to illustrate the challenges faced and competencies needed by primary care. CASE PRESENTATION: An 80-year-old non-English speaking Hmong man with diabetes, nerve sheath tumor, and hypertension presented to the outpatient clinic with his grandson complaining of sleep problems. He had had 2 vivid recurring dreams during the previous few months...
August 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321209/issues-and-challenges-for-research-in-major-trauma
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EDITORIAL
Sharon Ann Swain, Graham Stiff
The starting point for evidence-based guidelines is the systematic review and critical appraisal of the relevant literature. This review highlights the risk of bias identified while critically appraising the evidence to inform the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guideline on the assessment and initial management of major trauma.
January 10, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321113/top-cited-publications-on-point-of-care-ultrasound-the-evolution-of-research-trends
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Shao-Feng Liao, Pai-Jung Chen, Chung-Hsien Chaou, Ching-Hsing Lee
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been a rapidly growing and broadly used modality in recent decades. The purpose of this study was to determine how POCUS is incorporated into clinical medicine by analyzing trends of use in the published literature. METHODS: POCUS-related publications were retrieved from the Web of Science (WoS) database. The search results were ranked according to the number of times an article was cited during three time frames and average annual number of citations...
January 6, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320322/multidetector-ct-of-midfacial-fractures-classification-systems-principles-of-reduction-and-common-complications
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David Dreizin, Arthur J Nam, Silviu C Diaconu, Mark P Bernstein, Uttam K Bodanapally, Felipe Munera
The advent of titanium hardware, which provides firm three-dimensional positional control, and the exquisite bone detail afforded by multidetector computed tomography (CT) have spurred the evolution of subunit-specific midfacial fracture management principles. The structural, diagnostic, and therapeutic complexity of the individual midfacial subunits, including the nose, the naso-orbito-ethmoidal region, the internal orbits, the zygomaticomaxillary complex, and the maxillary occlusion-bearing segment, are not adequately reflected in the Le Fort classification system, which provides only a general framework and has become less relevant in contemporary practice...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319654/trauma-and-intensive-care-nursing-knowledge-and-attitude-of-foley-catheter-insertion-and-maintenance
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Brenda Shaver, Stephanie A Eyerly-Webb, Zoe Gibney, Linda Silverman, Candace Pineda, Rachele J Solomon
In the acute care setting, the majority of urinary tract infections are associated with indwelling urinary catheters. Despite guidelines for proper use, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) continue to occur in critically ill/injured patients. There is a paucity of data on the translation between CAUTI prevention education and behavioral change. This project evaluated nurse's clinical knowledge and attitude toward Foley catheter insertion and maintenance to determine the benefits of addressing gaps in knowledge and inconsistencies in attitude through education...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319647/transition-to-critical-care-practice-within-an-academic-service-partnership-a-case-report-of-the-first-3-years-of-clinical-immersion-in-trauma-burn-and-neuroscience-critical-care
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Esther Bay, Andrea Sherzer, Emily Darnbrook
In response to regulators of nursing education and the Institute of Medicine, an academic-service partnership was formed between a research-intensive school of nursing and a tertiary health care facility. In that partnership, clinical experiences occurred mostly within 1 organization. This case report showcases the development, implementation, and revisions within our capstone immersion course, designed to ease the new graduates' transition into practice, including transitions to critical care nursing. Herein, we highlight our successes and challenges of implementing the clinical component within 2 critical care units focused on trauma and neurosurgical care of complex patients...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318344/severe-casualties-from-bastille-day-attack-in-nice-france
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Federico Solla, Joseph Carboni, Arnaud Fernandez, Audrey Dupont, Nathalie Chivoret, Gilles Brézac, Virginie Rampal, Jean Bréaud
PURPOSE: To describe the most severe casualties from the July 14th, 2016 terror attack in Nice that were treated at the Lenval University Children's Hospital (LUCH) of Nice (France). METHODS: Retrospective study about casualties treated at LUCH from Bastille Day Attack with injuries resulting in the need for surgery, resuscitation, or death. The type of lesions and surgery, duration of hospitalizations, complications, psychological status, and outcome at discharge were collected...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310377/fat-grafting-for-resurfacing-an-exposed-implant-in-lower-extremity-a-case-report
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Yun-Nan Lin, Chieh-Han Chuang, Shih-Hao Huang, Shu-Hung Huang, Tsai-Ming Lin, I-Wen Lin, Sin-Daw Lin, Yur-Ren Kuo
RATIONALE: Although numerous reconstruction protocols have been reported for lower leg trauma, those for distal leg trauma remain few. We present the case of a woman with an implant exposure wound, who was successfully treated through fat grafting, without major flap surgery. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 83-year-old woman with an exposed implant in lower extremity received reconstruction surgery once and the surgery failed. She refused additional major surgery and negative pressure wound therapy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308760/-diagnostic-value-of-dynamic-extended-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-in-patients-with-multiple-trauma
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Yongsong Xu, Runze Wang, Mengmeng Zhu, Xuexue Li, Xiaodong Pan, Tong Ni, Shusheng Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic value of dynamic-extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma (D-EFAST) in patients with multiple trauma in intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A prospective clinical study was conducted. Eighty patients with multiple trauma admitted to ICU of Anhui Provincial Hospital from September 1st, 2014 to December 31st, 2016 were enrolled. Extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma (E-FAST) check was conducted at first, for those who had positive findings diagnosis was confirmed by immediately CT examination or surgical exploration...
January 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305711/early-management-of-retained-hemothorax-in-blunt-head-and-chest-trauma
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Fong-Dee Huang, Wen-Bin Yeh, Sheng-Shih Chen, Yuan-Yuarn Liu, I-Yin Lu, Yi-Pin Chou, Tzu-Chin Wu
BACKGROUND: Major blunt chest injury usually leads to the development of retained hemothorax and pneumothorax, and needs further intervention. However, since blunt chest injury may be combined with blunt head injury that typically requires patient observation for 3-4 days, other critical surgical interventions may be delayed. The purpose of this study is to analyze the outcomes of head injury patients who received early, versus delayed thoracic surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2005 to February 2012, 61 patients with major blunt injuries to the chest and head were prospectively enrolled...
January 5, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300144/grief-poetry-and-the-sweet-unexpected
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Richard Gold, Elizabeth Jordan
This paper explains the healing benefits, the "sweet unexpected" of the title, which results from using poetry to engage trauma, including traumatic grief. The benefits of poetry are presented alongside a discussion of a 22-year-old nonprofit called The Pongo Poetry Project. The sweet unexpected includes the ease with which trauma survivors engage their trauma narrative, the critical insights that emerge in poetry, the beneficial social context of sharing poetry, and the healing benefits of poetry for writers, care providers, and readers alike...
January 4, 2018: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298240/increased-risk-of-fibrinolysis-shutdown-among-severely-injured-trauma-patients-receiving-tranexamic-acid
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Jonathan P Meizoso, Roman Dudaryk, Michelle B Mulder, Juliet J Ray, Charles A Karcutskie, Sarah A Eidelson, Nicholas Namias, Carl I Schulman, Kenneth G Proctor
BACKGROUND: The association between tranexamic acid (TXA) and fibrinolysis shutdown is unknown. We hypothesize that TXA is associated with fibrinolysis shutdown in critically injured trauma patients. METHODS: 218 critically injured adults admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at an urban level 1 trauma center from 08/2011-01/2015 who had thromboelastography performed upon ICU admission were reviewed. Groups were stratified based on fibrinolysis shutdown, which was defined as LY30<0...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294931/unique-interactions-of-interpersonal-trauma-and-positive-peer-and-family-experiences-on-traumatic-distress-among-pediatric-primary-care-patients
#16
Shirley B Wang, Joanna Herres, Guy Diamond
Individuals with histories of interpersonal trauma are at increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Risk of PTSD is particularly salient during critical periods of development, such as adolescence and emerging adulthood. However, little is known about the unique effects and interactions of protective factors and interpersonal trauma on PTSD symptoms in adolescents and young adults. The current study tested whether positive peer and family experiences decrease the associations between interpersonal trauma and PTSD symptoms and whether these associations differed by victim-perpetrator relationships...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294679/childhood-trauma-social-networks-and-the-mental-health-of-adult-survivors
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F David Schneider, Cynthia A Loveland Cook, Joanne Salas, Jeffrey Scherrer, Ivy N Cleveland, Sandra K Burge
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of childhood trauma to the quality of social networks and health outcomes later in adulthood. Data were obtained from a convenience sample of 254 adults seen in one of 10 primary care clinics in the state of Texas. Standardized measures of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), stressful and supportive social relationships, medical conditions, anxiety, depression, and health-related quality of life were administered. Using latent class analysis, subjects were assigned to one of four ACE classes: (a) minimal childhood abuse (56%), (b) physical/verbal abuse of both child and mother with household alcohol abuse (13%), (c) verbal and physical abuse of child with household mental illness (12%), and (d) verbal abuse only (19%)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287058/activities-of-the-thor-aabb-working-party
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Mark H Yazer, Philip C Spinella
The AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) is an international authority on transfusion medicine and tissue banking. The Trauma, Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research (THOR) Network is an international multidisciplinary network of civilian and military providers ranging from first responders and medics to critical care physicians, and from basic scientists to clinical trialists. The THOR Network's vision is to improve outcomes from traumatic hemorrhagic shock by optimizing the acute phase of resuscitation...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283966/under-triage-in-trauma-does-an-organized-trauma-network-capture-the-major-trauma-victim-a-statewide-analysis
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Michael A Horst, Shreya Jammula, Brian W Gross, Alan D Cook, Eric H Bradburn, Juliet Altenburg, Danielle Von Nieda, Madison Morgan, Frederick B Rogers
BACKGROUND: Proper triage of critically injured trauma patients to accredited trauma centers (TCs) is essential for survival and patient outcomes. We sought to determine the percentage of patients meeting trauma criteria who received care at non-trauma centers (NTCs) within the statewide trauma system that exists in the state of Pennsylvania. We hypothesized that a substantial proportion of the trauma population would be undertriaged to NTCs with undertriage rates (UTR) decreasing with increasing severity of injury...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282579/accuracy-of-outside-radiologists-reports-of-computed-tomography-exams-of-emergently-transferred-patients
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Jeffrey D Robinson, Ken F Linnau, Daniel S Hippe, Kellie L Sheehan, Joel A Gross
PURPOSE: Growing numbers of patient with advanced imaging being transferred to trauma centers has resulted in increased numbers of outside CT scans received at trauma centers. This study examines the degree of agreement between community radiologists' interpretations of the CT scans of transferred patients and trauma center radiologists' reinterpretation. METHODS: All CT scans of emergency transfer patients received over a 1 month period were reviewed by an emergency radiologist...
December 27, 2017: Emergency Radiology
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