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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079530/can-intoxication-status-be-used-as-a-prediction-tool-for-manner-of-death-a-comparison-of-the-intoxication-status-in-violent-suicides-and-homicides
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D Kimberley Molina, Veronica M Hargrove
Determining the manner of death in medicolegal death investigations can be difficult. The investigator relies on many facets of death investigation, including the circumstances of death and autopsy examination. A study was designed to analyze whether the intoxication status of the decedent could be used as another tool in death investigations. The intoxication status of violent (nonoverdose or poisoning) suicides and homicides was retrospectively reviewed and compared. A total of 625 deaths were identified, including 366 suicides and 259 homicides...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074458/endovascular-treatment-of-peripheral-and-visceral-arterial-injuries-in-patients-with-acute-trauma
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Aysun Erbahçeci Salık, Filiz Saçan İslim, Barbaros Erhan Çil
BACKGROUND: The present study is an evaluation of the efficacy of endovascular treatment in emergency setting for patients with acute peripheral and visceral arterial injury secondary to penetrating or blunt trauma. METHODS: Twelve patients (11 men) aged 35.8±11.3 years (range: 18-56 years) with penetrating or blunt trauma who underwent endovascular treatment in our department between March 2010 and June 2014 for peripheral and visceral arterial injury were retrospectively reviewed...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064351/orthopedic-trauma-surgery-and-hospital-cost-analysis-in-refugees-the-effect-of-the-syrian-civil-war
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Altuğ Duramaz, Mustafa Gökhan Bilgili, Berhan Bayram, Nezih Ziroğlu, Alkan Bayrak, Mustafa Cevdet Avkan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the musculoskeletal injury types, injury mechanisms, surgical techniques and treatment costs of Syrian refugees. METHODS: Totally 158 patients (67 female, 91 male) treated in our clinic in 34 months period between January 2012 and October 2014 were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 39.3 years (range: 18-82 years). The patients were evaluated for age, gender, mechanism of injury, location and type of fracture, presence of accompanying injuries, injury severity score, surgical technique, complications, mortality/morbidity and treatment cost...
January 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064088/asylum-seekers-alleging-torture-in-their-countries-evaluation-of-a-french-center
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Renaud Clément, David Lebossé, Lucia Barrios, Olivier Rodat
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a 6-year period, 570 survivors gave consent to this study and were examined by forensic medical doctors in academic French hospital. They evaluated with the aim of cataloguing the physical evidence of torture. Sociological data, declared violence (single physical altercation, repeated physical violence less than one year or more than one year, incarceration not more than one week or more than 1 week), and method of violence (blows by blunt object, crushing, burns, electrical shocks, attempted drowning, smothering, incision, or gunshot) were studied...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055070/modeling-contagion-through-social-networks-to-explain-and-predict-gunshot-violence-in-chicago-2006-to-2014
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Ben Green, Thibaut Horel, Andrew V Papachristos
Importance: Every day in the United States, more than 200 people are murdered or assaulted with a firearm. Little research has considered the role of interpersonal ties in the pathways through which gun violence spreads. Objective: To evaluate the extent to which the people who will become subjects of gun violence can be predicted by modeling gun violence as an epidemic that is transmitted between individuals through social interactions. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study was an epidemiological analysis of a social network of individuals who were arrested during an 8-year period in Chicago, Illinois, with connections between people who were arrested together for the same offense...
January 3, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045826/free-hand-perforator-concept-in-osteocutaneous-free-fibula-flap-through-posterior-approach
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Yigit Ozer Tiftikcioglu, Ersin Gur, Tahir Gurler
BACKGROUND: The fibula flap is a workhorse flap for bony reconstruction of oro-mandibular area and can be modified to include soft tissue for reconstruction of composite defects. However, the design of a reliable skin paddle that can be used for composite tissue reconstruction remains a challenge. The authors described the applicability of perforator concept for a more reliable free osteomusculocutaneous fibula flap. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2015, 29 patients underwent free fibula osteocutaneous flap reconstruction...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030496/temporary-arterial-shunts-in-damage-control-experience-and-outcomes
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Sarah Matthew, Brian P Smith, Jeremy W Cannon, Patrick M Reilly, C William Schwab, Mark J Seamon
BACKGROUND: Arterial shunting is a well-described method to control hemorrhage and rapidly re-establish flow, but optimal shunt dwell times remain controversial. We hypothesized that prolonged shunt dwell times of >6 hours are related to adverse outcomes after major arterial injury. METHODS: A review (2005-2013) of all patients with arterial shunts placed after traumatic injury at our urban Level-I trauma center was undertaken. Patients who expired prior to shunt removal (n=7) were excluded...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005765/functional-reconstruction-in-mandibular-avulsion-injuries
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Yoav Leiser, Dekel Shilo, Amir Wolff, Adi Rachmiel
The present report describes the planning and surgery as well as pitfalls and management of a patient with a near total mandibular avulsion injury that was rehabilitated using three-dimensional (3D) laser printing of a titanium lower jaw. Laser-sintering involves zapping layers of powdered metal to recreate a 3D implantable skeletal defect. The process involves using either mirror imaging of the unaffected side or using archival image database of healthy individuals. A 25-year-old man presented with a gunshot injury that left him with a near total avulsed mandible...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005712/gunshot-wound-to-the-chest-with-retained-projectile-in-intraventricular-septum
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Joshua Nash, James Reidar Yon, Matthew Kaminsky, Douglas Smego, Faran Bokhari, Matthew J Wall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000209/evaluation-of-non-natural-deaths-among-veterans-new-mexico-medical-examiner-investigated-deaths-2002-2011
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Melissa R LeBlanc, Camille P Clifford, Sarah L Lathrop
While it is recognized that veterans have increased rates of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide, and substance use disorders, rates of homicide and unintentional injury deaths in veterans have been minimally investigated. We evaluated all non-natural deaths in New Mexico veterans between 2002 and 2011 in comparison with non-natural deaths among non-veterans. We reviewed all decedents in New Mexico with a history of military service and investigated by the medical examiner, excluding natural deaths and deaths due to fall from standing height...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993205/trauma-experts-versus-pediatric-experts-comparison-of-outcomes-in-pediatric-penetrating-injuries
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Shin Miyata, Jayun Cho, Olga Lebedevskiy, Kazuhide Matsushima, Esther Bae, David W Bliss
BACKGROUND: While pediatric trauma centers (PTCs) can uniquely care for pediatric patients, adult trauma centers (ATCs) may be more accessible. Evidence is scarce regarding outcomes of pediatric patients with penetrating trauma treated at PTCs versus ATCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study using the National Trauma Data Bank to identify pediatric patients aged ≤18 y with penetrating injuries from 2007 to 2012, treated at stand-alone PTCs or ATCs...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990647/discharge-of-a-pistol-out-a-car-window-with-the-breech-within-the-interior-of-the-car-analysis-of-gunshot-residue-on-a-car-s-interior-surfaces
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Bryan R Burnett, Jozef Lebiedzik
The defendant, the driver of the questioned car, allegedly extended his right arm over the passenger seat and fired a single shot from a 380 pistol out the passenger window with the pistol's breech within the car. A simulation of this shooting scenario using the same model car, but different year, was conducted to quantitate gunshot residue (GSR) contamination of interior surfaces within the car. The test car's dash and headliner/window frame above the pistol had the heaviest GSR contamination. The dash GSR from airborne deposition documents a firearm discharge within the vehicle...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988035/selective-nonoperative-management-of-abdominal-gunshot-wounds-with-isolated-solid-organ-injury
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Benjamin L Reed, Nimitt J Patel, Amy A McDonald, William C Baughman, Jeffrey A Claridge, John J Como
OBJECTIVE: To review selective nonoperative management (SNOM) of gunshot wound (GSW) patients with isolated abdominal solid organ injury. METHODS: Patients who sustained isolated solid organ injury secondary to GSW from 2003 to 2014 were studied. The use of SNOM over time was analyzed, and comparisons of initial SNOM and operative management (OM) groups were performed. RESULTS: Of 127 patients, 63 (50%) underwent SNOM. There were no significant differences between the early/late or SNOM/OM groups in demographics, physiologic presentation, or Injury Severity Score...
November 19, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960577/endothelial-cell-count-in-eye-bank-corneal-grafts-impact-of-death-cause-and-donor-diseases
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Filip Filev, Olaf J C Hellwinkel, Mau-Thek Eddy, Stephan J Linke, Birgit Wulff
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of death causes and documented donor diseases on initial endothelial cell counts (after retrieval) and the development of corneal graft endothelia during organ culture. METHODS: The retrospective statistic analyses was conducted on a data set of 10,185 human corneas prepared at the Hamburg Eye Bank. RESULTS: Although we observed that death by gunshot trauma or alcoholism seems to be associated with marginally higher endothelium cell counts (independently from donor age), we could prove that only donor age is a relevant predictive parameter for the initial cell-density of the endothelium and its development in vitro...
December 14, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957744/characteristics-and-frequency-of-chipping-effects-in-near-contact-gunshot-wounds
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Alberto Amadasi, Debora Mazzarelli, Daniele Merli, Alberto Brandone, Cristina Cattaneo
The presence of "chipping" or "flaking" around the edges of gunshot entry wounds has been described among the characteristics of gunshot wounds in bone. In this study, the real frequency of such a peculiar feature was investigated. The presence of "chipping" was assessed on 22 gunshot wounds fired at a near-contact range on bovine ribs with 9-mm bullets. As controls, five samples were shot with a 3 cm range, and five from 40 cm. In 77% of cases shot at near-contact range, a detachment of small fragments of the upper layers of bone was detected, mainly with a circumferential disposition, whereas this feature was lacking in control samples...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957642/radiology-response-in-the-emergency-department-during-a-mass-casualty-incident-a-retrospective-study-of-the-two-terrorist-attacks-on-22-july-2011-in-norway
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Victoria Solveig Young, Heidi B Eggesbø, Christine Gaarder, Pål Aksel Næss, Tone Enden
OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of radiology in the emergency department (ED) in a trauma centre during a mass casualty incident, using a minimum acceptable care (MAC) strategy in which CT was restricted to potentially severe head injuries. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the initial use of imaging on patients triaged to the trauma centre following the twin terrorist attacks in Norway on 22 July 2011. RESULTS: Nine patients from the explosion and 15 from the shooting were included...
December 12, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942941/migratory-low-velocity-intradural-lumbosacral-spinal-bullet-causing-cauda-equina-syndrome-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-literature
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Sachin Baldawa, Vijay Shivpuje
BACKGROUND: Migration of the bullet within the spinal subarachnoid space has long been recognized as unusual complication of spinal gunshot injury. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of migratory low velocity intradural lumbosacral spinal bullet causing cauda equina syndrome. The relevant literature is reviewed and all cases of migratory spinal bullet are summarised, and management strategies are discussed. STUDY DESIGN: Literature review. METHODS: A 32-year-old male suffered abdominal gunshot injury for which emergency laparotomy and repair of colonic perforation were performed...
December 9, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936564/application-of-the-mof-eu-btc-as-a-luminescent-marker-for-gsr-a-synthesis-characterization-and-toxicity-study
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Marcella Auxiliadora de Melo Lucena, Marina F L Oliveira, Aline M Arouca, Márcio Talhavini, Eduardo A Ferreira, Severino Alves Júnior, Fabiane H Veiga-Souza, Ingrid Tavora Weber
The 3D metal-organic framework (MOF) [Eu(BTC)] (where BTC = trimesic acid) was synthetized in 20 minutes by a microwave-assisted hydrothermal method with a yield of 89%. A structural and spectroscopic study, performed by X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetry and photoluminescence spectroscopy, showed that this framework has high crystallinity, thermal stability and luminescence. This MOF had a red-orange luminescence when excited with UV radiation (λ = 254 nm) and a high potential for use as a luminescent marker for gunshot residues (GSR)...
December 12, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927019/treatment-of-a-giant-vertebral-artery-pseudoaneurysm-secondary-to-gunshot-wound-to-the-neck-using-pipeline-embolization-device
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Mena Kerolus, Lee A Tan, Michael Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920989/dartos-fascia-interposition-flap-for-penetrating-cavernosal-and-urethral-trauma
#20
Hailiu Yang, Robert D Brown, John Chovanes, Allen D Seftel
We present an unusual case of a single gunshot to the genitalia in which the bullet trajectory injured the urethra, corpus cavernosum, and both testicles. All injuries were successfully repaired during initial exploration. Our report serves as a reminder to clinicians to have a high index of suspicion in this circumstance and consider immediate exploration of all the injured areas. We also demonstrate the use of a dartos fascia interposition flap to cover and separate the concomitant urethral and corporal sutures lines...
January 2017: Urology Case Reports
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